It seems as if every season comes with reasons to drink. Today I want to provide a powerful reminder that some of the most successful people in our culture are where they are in a big part because they don’t waste their time, money, and health on booze. Enjoy this list of these celebrities who don’t drink as well as some of my favorite quotes by them.
Meet A Few Celebrities Who Don’t Drink
Dave Coulier has kept so many of us laughing but his honesty was no joke when he shared why he made the choice to be a celebrity who does not drink.
“Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can’t do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that’s all a direct result of getting sober.”
– Jamie Lee Curtis
“I just felt like I was chasing chaos and making my life difficult, all the time thinking I was having fun. So it feels very nice to not be putting myself in danger, to be waking up in the mornings and not thinking, ‘Oh my god, who am I going to hear from? What did I do? It’s a life lived without dread and fear and it’s lovely.”
– Daniel Radcliff (sober at age 21 – August 2010)
“When I knocked the jar on the head (quit drinking) seven years ago, it was a BIG life change. I’d been drinking since I was 14. I was probably profoundly bored. I had moments of elation. Now…that’s quite simply the coolest thing. Everything is real now.”
– Colin Farrell
“It is 10 years since I used drugs or drank alcohol and my life has improved immeasurably.”
– Russell Brand
More Celebrities Who Do Not Drink
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Holly Ramsay bravely shared why her mental health could not include alcohol. By doing so she inspired and encouraged an entire generation of young adults as well.
“Simple as this, I quit drinking. It’s really not that big a deal. It has no real bearing on anything else in my life. Your lifestyle changes at a certain age. As you grow older, you have more responsibilities and you have to step up to them.” – Ben Affleck
“I don’t miss it. Now it’s as if I never had a drink in my life. At one point, I could never have conceived going out and not drinking but, as time goes on, you lose the urge and the insecurity that often makes people drink in the first place.”
– Gerard Butler
“I don’t think alcohol helped me at all. It anesthetized me. When Charlie was born I realized I had to be a responsible human being, so I have given up drink and don’t miss it.”
“Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child.”
“I find it easier to keep fit if I don’t drink. I have given it up for two years and don’t miss it in the slightest.”
– Simon Pegg
“Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself. I don’t put it on a platform. I don’t campaign about it. It’s just something that works for me.”
– Rob Lowe
“I bought myself an extra ten years as a DJ by quitting drinking. I would have either been burnt-out or dead by now.” -Fatboy Slim
Still More Celebrities Who Don’t Drink
Here is a list of some other people who haven’t ever or no longer drink: Frank Zappa, Eminem, Mark Wahlberg, Blake Lively, Bradley Cooper, Chuck D., Donald & Melania Trump, Tim McGraw, Liam Neeson, Anthony Hopkins, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Gene Simmons, Moby, Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron, Bobcat Goldthwait, Ted Nugent, David Beckham, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Anthony Hopkins, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jessie J., Elle McPherson, Naomi Campbell, Leona Lewis, J-Lo, Michael Buble, AA Gill, Frank Skinner, Jason Hook, Tony Robbins, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Perry, Joe Manganiello, Edie Falco, Christina Ricci, Kristin Davis, Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall, Keith Urban, Tyra Banks, Tobey Maguire, Eva Mendes, Kat Von D, Robert Downey Jr., and Alice Cooper.
Finally, remember, you are in some of the best company. Add yourself to the list of celebrities who don’t drink because you’re definitely a star in my book!
“I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. Just to be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone. Keep your blood clean, your body lean, and your mind sharp. I don’t go out and party. I don’t smoke, drink or do drugs.”
– Henry Rollins