Hitting Rock Bottom Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hitting rock bottom quotes, hitting rock bottom sayings, and hitting rock bottom proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Once you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way. Justin Kanayurak
When you decide to hit rock bottom, humiliation is part of the deal. Guillaume Musso
I think this is what we all want to hear: that we are not alone in hitting the bottom, and that it is possible to come out of that place courageous, beautiful, and strong. Anna White
There would be no cloud-nine days without rock-bottom moments left below. Richelle E. Goodrich
And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J. K. Rowling
I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death. Stevie Ray Vaughan
I don't believe in rock bottom. Rock bottom is like a fishing term. Charlie Sheen
Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around. Buddy Buie
hitting rock bottom doesn't' mean you have to stay there. Michelle Parsons
Your breakdown is a breakthrough. Andrea Benito
You can't truly appreciate the top if you've never hit rock bottom. Vanna B.
As I grow older, much older, I will experience many things, and I will hit rock bottom again and again. Again and again I will suffer; again and again I will get back on my feet. I will not be defeated. I won't let my spirit be destroyed. Banana Yoshimoto
And the best part about rock bottom is that you can only go up from there. Quinn Loftis
You may think you've hit rock bottom in your life but guess what there's more crud underneath those rocks. Richelle E. Goodrich
Rock bottom demands we pay a price for the ride back to the top. Toni Sorenson
The only good thing about hitting rock bottom is that it can't get any worse. unknown
The first casualty of hitting rock bottom is vanity. Richard Paul Evans
God may allow us at times to hit rock bottom, to show us He's the rock-at the bottom. Kirk Franklin
People say you have to hit rock bottom, and, I can tell you, almost dying is as rock bottom as it gets. George Best
When you hit rock bottom, you have nowhere to go but up. Pattie Mallette
Just when you think you've hit rock bottom, you realize you're standing on another trapdoor. Marisha Pessl
When you feel like you've had it up to here, and you're mad enough to scream, but you're sad enough to tear, that's rock bottom. Eminem
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. Muhammad Ali
To hit bottom is to fall from grace. Douglas Horton
There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight. Vaclav Havel
Hitting bottom and hitting it hard was the worst thing that ever happened to me and the best thing that ever happened to me. Dave Ramsey
I'm always on the go. I love doing things until I hit rock bottom. Then I need my 12 hours of sleep, and I'm on the go again. Maria Sharapova
I think you sometimes have to go hit rock bottom before you can grow and rebuild as a person. Paul Dano
You slam the bottom and either walk away or suck it up and get through it. Gabrielle Reece
Rock bottom for some people is death. Some people never learn from their mistakes. They don't learn from other people's mistakes. Tracy Morgan
I'm satisfied to go in at the bottom - that's the best way to learn what things are all about. Cesar Romero
Everyone hits bottom their own way. Eileen Brennan
Some of my lowest points were the most exciting opportunities to push through to be a better person. Demi Moore
It was the lowest point of my life. I just kept thinking, 'What have I done to deserve this?' I didn't see the point in living. Alesha Dixon
We had reached rock bottom. We didn't want to go bankrupt -- we just thought this was the best way out. Bobby Foster
I think you need to hit rock bottom before you make a decision [about] what you're going to do in the future. Courtney Love
But I was empty inside. I was spiritually at rock-bottom. Jonathan Byrd
It was rock bottom. It couldn't get any worse than that. Martin Biron
Many have to hit rock bottom before they want to make any changes. We show them they're not alone, and we offer them the chance to realize they can make those changes. Susan Hicks
It sounds to me like he's hit rock bottom and he's asking to be disciplined. Tony Banks
Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you've ever been, to stand up taller than you than you ever were. unknown
This is what they call "hitting rock bottom," and they call it that because it rocks. Rob Sheffield
At my lowest I was making nothing, of course. Teri Hatcher
When you're knocked on your back and you life's a flop, When you're down on the bottom and there's nothing else but to shout to the top! Paul Weller
Sober alkies are often asked: When did you hit rock bottom but a more informed question might be: How many times did you hit rock bottom Craig Ferguson
The hitting rock bottom theory is all very well. But it is probably possible to intervene earlier. Michael Appel
Hit the bottom and get back up; or hit the bottle and stay down. Anthony Liccione
Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness. Publilius Syrus
At bottom God is nothing more than an exalted father. Sigmund Freud
The view from rock bottom is often the reason, the inspiration, for getting back up. unknown
For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to the life. He don’t put a bolt to a nut, he don’t tell you the law or give you medicine He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back — that’s an earthquake... A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory. Arthur Miller
The methods by which men have met and conquered trouble, or been slain by it, are the same in every age. Some have floated on the sea, and trouble carried them on its surface as the sea carries cork. Some have sunk at once to the bottom as foundering ships sink. Some have run away from their own thoughts. Some have coiled themselves up into a stoical indifference. Some have braved the trouble, and defied it. Some have carried it as a tree does a wound, until by new wood it can overgrow and cover the old rash. Henry Ward Beecher
My rock bottom went so deep I‘m pretty sure it was hell. I spent a decade climbing out of it. My hands blistered. My feet swelled. My mind said I can't take it anymore. I told my mind you better get yourself together. We came here for joy. And we are going to feel all of it. Rupi Kaur
I just kept digging until I got to the bottom — and there were the basement people. Robert W. Ford Sr.
I found bottom and then I bounced. Robert W. Ford Sr.
There are stages and stages of grieving and they come and go, inconstant. But after a while, even though the dips and swells continue to appear, there seems to seep into the life of the griever a confidence, hard-won, that underlies all the swirls and tides of life's ongoing struggles and joys. A sense that we have hit rock bottom and come slowly back, and that, though we will have further trials and doubts (and we will!), there is a level of stability and confidence which, even in dark hours, we will know is there and will not let us drop through the bottom of the sea. Martha Whitmore Hickman
There is no joy like the joy of those who have hit bottom and survived. Joan Larkin
Strong feelings, even suffering, are part of the process of finding and liberating our true selves. The awakening of our spirits includes moments of intensity and turmoil, darkness and loss. For us to be willing to undergo such fundamental change as redefining our sexuality or facing a problem of addiction, we may first have had to 'hit bottom.' Joan Larkin
And I know, knew for sure, with an absolute certainty, that this is rock bottom, this what the worst possible thing feels like. It is not some grand, wretched emotional breakdown. It is, in fact, so very mundane:…Rock Bottom is an inability to cope with the commonplace that is so extreme it makes even the grandest and loveliest things unbearable…Rock bottom is feeling that the only thing that matters in all of life is the one bad moment…Rock bottom is everything out of focus. It’s a failure of vision, a failure to see the world how it is, to see the good in what it is, and only to wonder why the hell things look the way they do and not—and not some other way. Elizabeth Wurtzel
When this ultimate crisis comes... when there is no way out - that is the very moment when we explode from within and the totally other emerges: the sudden surfacing of a strength, a security of unknown origin, welling up from beyond reason, rational expectation, and hope. Émile Durkheim
No one needs to hit rock bottom to change. And yet so many people do, only because most of us are unskilled in communicating with ourselves. Vironika Tugaleva
Sometimes we need to be knocked down in a place so dark that we have no choice but to trust our heart to illuminate the way. Brittany Burgunder
Rock bottom is the bedrock from which every good thing was ever built. Toni Sorenson
Rock bottom had turned out to be more greasy and hairy than rocky. Mandy Ashcraft
I spent so much time at 'rock bottom' that I was charged rent for staying there. D.C. Hyden
I didn't know that rock bottom had a basement. Isabel Bradford
Today, it's like there's rock bottom 50 feet of crap then me. Rachel Green
Just when I think you've hit rock bottom, you start digging a tunnel. Phyllis Thorne
Every time I think I've hit rock bottom, someone hands me a shovel. Garfield
Lucky for you... you're here for rock-bottom. You absolute horror of a human being. Simon Bishop
Oh my queen; you know you've hit rock-bottom when even drag is a drag. Prior
He hit rock bottom, and then you dug a hole even deeper than that and pushed him in it. Max Lewis
You know, sometimes I think to myself: At least it can't get any worse. But it can! It can get worse! As long as you can say you hit rock bottom, you haven't. Holden
That's rock bottom, when this life makes you mad enough to kill / That's rock bottom, when you want something bad enough to steal / That's rock bottom, when you feel like you've had it up to here / 'Cause you mad enough to scream but you're sad enough to tear Jeff Bass; Mark Bass; Marshall Mathers
Rock bottom's never felt so near before / And if pain is God's megaphone, it's loud and clear Stephen Clark; Dick Lee
Oh, we're on the right side of rock bottom / And I hope that we keep falling / We're on the good side of bad karma / 'Cause we keep on coming back for more Julia Michaels; Justin Tranter; Mattias Per Larsson; Robin Lennart Fredriksson
We're on the right side of rock bottom / Into you, I just keep crawling / You're the best kind of bad something / 'Cause we keep on coming back for more Julia Michaels; Justin Tranter; Mattias Per Larsson; Robin Lennart Fredriksson
All or nada / Through Hell and high water / Gotta do what I gotta / I’ma get high till I hit rock bottom Sunny Levine; Yeshe Perl
When you hit rock bottom / You've got two ways to go / Straight up / And sideways / I have seen my share of hard times / And I'm letting you know / Straight up / Is my way Walter Jacobs
Anyway, rock bottom / Is good solid ground / And a dead end street / Is just a place to turn around Walter Jacobs
I have experienc'd / The worst, the World can wreak on me--the worst / That can make Life indifferent, yet disturb / With whisper'd Discontents the dying prayer-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Thy wings swoop darkening round my soul, Despair! / And on my brain thy shadow seems to brood / And hem me round with stifling solitude, / With chasms of vacuous bloom which are thy lair. Mathilde Blind
No light of human joy, no song or prayer, / Breaks ever on this chaos, all imbrued / With heart's-blood trickling from the multitude / Of sweet hopes slain, or agonising there. Mathilde Blind
This scene, like my own life,' I said, 'is one / Where many glooms abide; / Toned by its fortune to a deadly dun-- / Lightless on every side. Thomas Hardy
Such hope, as is the sick despair of good, / Such fear, as is the certainty of ill, / Such doubt, as is pale Expectation’s food / Turned while she tastes to poison, when the will / Is powerless, and the spirit... Percy Bysshe Shelley
If you weren’t there for me at rock bottom, you don’t deserve me on my mountain tops. Madi Harmer
Rock bottom will teach you lessons the mountain tops never will. Trayce Janae
I figured it out but once again I'm late / It's the same old story on a different day / And I'm willing to change I just don't know how / But I hit rock bottom so I'll start right now Berry Krikken; Sebastiaan Weerman
Nothing says hitting rock bottom like microwaving leftover french fries. The Spicy Disaster Mama
I was asked recently how I got through my rock bottom, my answer: Immerse yourself into helping others! Kindness and sacrifice without expecting a thing in return was huge for me! Sean Salisbury
When you hit rock bottom it’s wild to see who is there to pick you up and who will watch you struggle from afar. Sky Hirsch
Rock bottom isn't always what makes you change your life. Dax Shepard