Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: stop doing drugs, and you have more time for the other two.
My mother said to get things done
You better not mess with Major Tom.
"Don't Use Drugs"
— People's Drug Stores
— PSA found on 1980s Washington, D.C.-based People's Drug Stores shopping bags
"Drugs are so bad!"
— Super 8
Come on you've gotta listen unto me
Lay off that whiskey and let that cocaine be
— Johnny Cash, "Cocaine Blues"
And you twitch in your seat, 'cause you wanna hit the street when you're on drugs
And you cause such a fuss, 'cause there's no one you can trust when you're on drugs
And the best of your days will vanish into haze when you're on drugs
And you wish you could quit, 'cause you're really sick of it, but you're on drugs
— Weezer, "We Are All on Drugs"
Hey, old Sniffinhammer takes another whiff
Wait, you didn't think they'd treat you quite like this
— Doctor Steel, Marionette
"Drugs. Now there's a real nightmare."
— Freddy Krueger, Freddy's Nightmares
Weaver: I always hated the speeches when I was in school, the preaching in auditoriums, the one-note message. Stuff like saying drugs are bad. Itís wrong. Drugs are fantastic. People wouldnít do them if they werenít. They make you feel good, make your day brighter, give you energy-
Mrs. Yamada: (Warningly) Weaver.
Weaver: -until they donít. People hear the message that drugs are bad, that theyíll ruin your life if you do them once. And then you find out that isnít exactly true because your friends did it and turned out okay, or you wind up trying something and youíre fine. So you try them, try them again. It isnít a mind-shattering moment of horrible when you try that first drug. Or so I hear. Itís subtle, it creeps up on you, and you never really get a good, convincing reason to stop before it ruins your life beyond comprehension. I never went down that road, but I knew a fair number of people who did. People who worked for me, when I was a supervillain.
"Drugs pull you down and shut the lid on life. Pot opens everything up. All the anxieties, the creepy crawly blues, it all just drifts away and you can slowly remember what it feels like to be alive. Even more importantly, you can take a step back from the crap that's flying and see what really is important, which of the many things in your life really deserves worrying about. Not much!"
(On seeing ex-supervillain Bane as a shriveled up vegetable.) "What happened to him?"
"Too many years on Venom. That's what the stuff'll do to you."
—Batman Beyond, The Winning Edge.
"Cocaine is God's way of telling you you make too damn much money."
"Wheelin' 23rd we saw nuthin' but thugs
The girlies was too skinny from smokin' all them drugs
Cause the rock man got 'em and their butts just dropped
The freaks looked depressed 'cause the Benz won't stop"
—Sir Mix-a-Lot, "Posse on Broadway"