Quotation by Shirley Chisholm

It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.
Shirley Chisholm (b. 1924), U.S. educator, congresswoman. Testimony, September 17, 1969, to House Select Committee on Crime.
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