Opium is an intoxicating drug that is widely used by the addicts. It has the tendency to affect the nervous system and ultimately leads to loss of life. “Opium teaches only one thing which is that aside from physical suffering there is nothing real “said Andre Malraux. As in other forms of drug addiction, users of opium also first try it for fun and gradually become addicts. So, this is a voluntary form of addiction and hence must be completely banned. Such is the intoxication of opium that it has been compared with other things like religion, wine and even women. It is hard to get out of this habit once you get to used it. Here is a compilation of quotes on opium given by various people who have advised against its use and also from those who have used them personally.