Illness Quotes


Others imply that they know what it is like to be depressed because they have gone through a divorce, lost a job, or broken up with someone. But these experiences carry with them feelings. Depression, instead, is flat, hollow, and unendurable. It is also tiresome. People cannot abide being around you when you are depressed. They might think that they ought to, and they might even try, but you know and they know that you are tedious beyond belief: you are irritable and paranoid and humorless and lifeless and critical and demanding and no reassurance is ever enough. You're frightened, and you're frightening, and you're "not at all like yourself but will be soon," but you know you won't.

The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.

Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it. There is no honor in dying of.

Cancer    Death    Illness

People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the one person that will betray them the most.

A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.

Acceptance    Adversity    Best friend    Breakups    Caring    Child    Cruelty    Dad    Dumped    Endings    Family    Friendship    Hurt    Illness    Love    Mental disorders    Misunderstood fights    Mom    Pain    Rejection    Sorrow    Spouse    Support    Support system    Tough times    Trials    True friendship

Sometimes I think illness sits inside every woman, waiting for the right moment to bloom. I have known so many sick women all my life. Women with chronic pain, with ever-gestating diseases. Women with conditions. Men, sure, they have bone snaps, they have backaches, they have a surgery or two, yank out a tonsil, insert a shiny plastic hip. Women get consumed.

Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects
Illness    Sick    Women

Sensitive people usually love deeply and hate deeply. They don't know any other way to live than by extremes because thier emotional theromastat is broken.

Adhd    Anger    Bipolar    Disorders    Extremes    Feelings    Hate    Illness    Love    Mental disorders    Ocd    Out of balance    Sensitiveness

One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you're living with this illness and functioning at all, it's something to be proud of, not ashamed of.
They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.

Wishful Drinking

Carrie Fisher

Wishful Drinking

A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.

Accidents    Adversity    Artist    Craftiness    Craftsmanship    Crafty    Creativity    Disaster    Envy    Hardships    Illness    Imperfections    Loneliness    Lyrics    Pain    Perspective    Poetry    Poets    Sadness    Suffering    Tragedy    Wit    Words

I seem to myself, as in a dream,
An accidental guest in this dreadful body.

My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences.

Cancer    Differences    Feminism    Illness    Silence    Speaking out    Truth    Women    Words

The question is not how to get cured, but how to live.

I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.

Manic-depression distorts moods and thoughts, incites dreadful behaviors, destroys the basis of rational thought, and too often erodes the desire and will to live. It is an illness that is biological in its origins, yet one that feels psychological in the experience of it, an illness that is unique in conferring advantage and pleasure, yet one that brings in its wake almost unendurable suffering and, not infrequently, suicide.

I swear, gentlemen, that to be too conscious is an illness - a real thorough-going illness.

Feelings are something you have; not something you are.

Anger    Confusion    Emotions    Feelings    Hate    Identity    Illness    Joy    Love    Overcoming    Paranoia    Self    Suspician    Who you are

Worry is itself an illness, since worry is an accusation against Divine Wisdom, a criticism of Divine Mercy.

Illness    Islam    Nursi    Sufism    Worry

Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.

Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to taking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young.

Whatever condition we are in, we must always do what we want to do, and if we want to go on a journey, then we must do so and not worry about our condition, even if it's the worst possible condition, because, if it is, we're finished anyway, whether we go on the journey or not, and it's better to die having made the journey we're been longing for than to be stifled by our longing.

The ever more sophisticated weapons piling up in the arsenals of the wealthiest and the mightiest can kill the illiterate, the ill, the poor and the hungry, but they cannot kill ignorance, illness, poverty or hunger.

Saving You
The darkness takes him over,
the sickness pulls him in;
his eyes—a blown out candle,
I wish to go with him.
Sometimes I see a flicker—
a light that shone from them;
I hold him to me tightly,
before he's gone again.

Death    Grief    Hope    Illness    Loss

Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.

I am not afraid to die; I am only afraid of saying goodbye to you forever.

Cancer    Dying    Fear    Goodbye    Hope    Illness    Living    Love    Scared    Sickness    Truth

At the end of the day your ability to connect with your readers comes down to how you make them feel.

Anger    Art    Authors    Babies    Birth    Books    Boredom    Death    Depression    Disdain    Disease    Disgust    Distance    Dying    Enjoyment    Family    Fondness    Friendship    Grieving    Happiness    Hate    Illness    Knowlege    Literature    Love    Marriage    Mourning    Obsession    Passion    Reading    Romance    Sadness    Thirst

I didn't expect to recover from my second operation but since I did, I consider that I'm living on borrowed time. Every day that dawns is a gift to me and I take it in that way. I accept it gratefully without looking beyond it. I completely forget my physical suffering and all the unpleasantness of my present condition and I think only of the joy of seeing the sun rise once more and of being able to work a little bit, even under difficult conditions.

Gift    Gratefulness    Healing    Illness    Joy    Operation    Suffering    Surgery

Sometimes you have to get sicker before you can get better.

The Glass Castle

Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

Every sickness has an alien quality, a feeling of invasion and loss of control that is evident in the language we use about it.

A weak but steady throb lay beneath Kev's searching fingertips. Win's heartbeat...the pulse that sustained his universe.

Seduce Me at Sunrise

Lisa Kleypas - El diablo no invierno

Seduce Me at Sunrise
Hope    Illness    Kev    Love    Merripen    Soulmates    Win

Sometimes there's nothing you can do. [...] Sometimes they don't have enough to fight with.

Briar's Book

Tamora Pierce (Author)

Briar's Book
Briar    Death    Flick    Helplessness    Henna    Illness    Sickness

I tell you solemnly, that I have many times tried to become an insect. But I was not equal even to that. I swear, gentlemen, that to be too conscious is an illness- a real thorough-going illness.

Until you have stood in another woman’s stilettos, you will never begin to know the year of pain she felt breaking them in.

Were she better, or you sicker, then the stars would not be so terribly crossed, but it is the nature of stars to cross, and never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he had Cassius note, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars/But in ourselves.

Fault    Illness    Sickness    Starcrossed    Stars

To wish a healthy man to die is the wish from a mind of sickness. To wish an ailing man to die is the wish of the ambitious.

Ambition    Desire    Health    Ill    Illness    Sickness    Wish    Wishes

You know how most illnesses have symptoms you can recognize? Like fever, upset stomach, chills, whatever.
Well, with manic depression, it's sexual promiscuity, excessive spending, and substance abuse - and that just sounds like a fantastic weekend in Vegas to me!

Wishful Drinking

Carrie Fisher

Wishful Drinking

I tried to imagine him capital-S Somewhere as we prayed, but even then I could not quite convince myself that he and I would be together again. I already knew too many dead people. I knew that time would now pass for me differently then it would for him- that I, like everyone in that room, would go on accumulating loves and losses while he would not. And for me, that was the final and truly unbearable tragedy: Like all the innumerable dead, he'd once and for all been demoted from haunted to haunter.

Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.

Qualities of a Good Nurse: Go," I said.
"1. Doesn't pun on your disability," Isaac said.
"2. Gets blood on the first try," I said.
"Seriously, that is huge. I mean is this my freaking arm or a dartboard? 3. No condescending voice."
"How are you doing, sweetie?" I asked, cloying. "I'm going to stick you with a needle now. There might be a little ouchie."
"Is my wittle fuffywump sickywicky?" he answered. "Most of them are good, actually. I just want to get the hell out of this place.

Humor    Illness    Lists    Nurses

Sometimes painfully lost people can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know, or be reminded of---the more history changes, the more it stays the same.

I mean, that's at least in part why I ingested chemical waste - it was a kind of desire to abbreviate myself. To present the CliffNotes of the emotional me, as opposed to the twelve-column read.
I used to refer to my drug use as putting the monster in the box. I wanted to be less, so I took more - simple as that. Anyway, I eventually decided that the reason Dr. Stone had told me I was hypomanic was that he wanted to put me on medication instead of actually treating me. So I did the only rational thing I could do in the face of such as insult - I stopped talking to Stone, flew back to New York, and married Paul Simon a week later.

Wishful Drinking

Carrie Fisher

Wishful Drinking

Not every person wants the prettiest, smartest, talented or spiritually uplifting person to build a life with. Sometimes we just want that special someone that makes sense, puts up with us, has patience, comes without drama, gives us focus and is willing to run with our half-baked ideas.

The story of the young woman whose death I witnessed in a concentration camp. It is a simple story. There is little to tell and it may sound as if I had invented it; but to me it seems like a poem. This young woman knew that she would die in the next few days. But when I talked to her she was cheerful in spite of this knowledge. "I am grateful that fate has hit me so hard," she told me. "In my former life I was spoiled and did not take spiritual accomplishments seriously." Pointing through the window of the hut, she said, "This tree here is the only friend I have in my loneliness." Through that window she could see just one branch of a chestnut tree, and on the branch were two blossoms. "I often talk to this tree," she said to me. I was startled and didn't quite know how to take her words. Was she delirious? Did she have occasional hallucinations? Anxiously I asked her if the tree replied. "Yes." What did it say to her? She answered, "It said to me, 'I am here-I am here-I am life, eternal life.

Death    Fate    Friendship    Illness    Life    Loneliness    Nature

People are going to come into your life, and God is going to use them to help you. To them you’re insignificant and don’t matter. They are not going to understand you, or even see the point of why God had you hang in there with them for so long. Remember this: Sometimes meeting someone has nothing to do with what you can provide for him or her and everything to do with what God needs you to recognize in that person. If you didn’t understand the message, God will keep sending the same person or situation into your life.

If you were to go, and hopefully someday you will, you would see a lot of paintings of dead people. You'd see Jesus on the cross, and you'd see a dude getting stabbed in the neck, and you'd see people dying at sea and in battle and a parade of martyrs. But Not. One. Single. Cancer. Kid. Nobody biting it from the plague or smallpox or yellow fever or whatever, because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it. There is no honor in dying of.

Doctors are great--as long as you don't need them.

In one way, I suppose, I have been "in denial" for some time, knowingly burning the candle at both ends and finding that it often gives a lovely light. But for precisely that reason, I can't see myself smiting my brow with shock or hear myself whining about how it's all so unfair: I have been taunting the Reaper into taking a free scythe in my direction and have now succumbed to something so predictable and banal that it bores even me.

victim
noun \ˈvik-təm\
1. The moment you tell everyone you have a mental disorder, in order to excuse your behavior.

Love is an illness which doesn't have good nor recompense.

Ali    Illness    Imam ali    Love    Lovers

Statistics say that a range of mental disorders affects more than one in four Americans in any given year. That means millions of Americans are totally batshit.
but having perused the various tests available that they use to determine whether you're manic depressive. OCD, schizo-affective, schizophrenic, or whatever, I'm surprised the number is that low. So I have gone through a bunch of the available tests, and I've taken questions from each of them, and assembled my own psychological evaluation screening which I thought I'd share with you.
So, here are some of the things that they ask to determine if you're mentally disordered
1. In the last week, have you been feeling irritable?
2. In the last week, have you gained a little weight?
3. In the last week, have you felt like not talking to people?
4. Do you no longer get as much pleasure doing certain things as you used to?
5. In the last week, have you felt fatigued?
6. Do you think about sex a lot?
If you don't say yes to any of these questions either you're lying, or you don't speak English, or you're illiterate, in which case, I have the distinct impression that I may have lost you a few chapters ago.

Wishful Drinking

Carrie Fisher

Wishful Drinking

We're famous" iggy whispered so low that Fang could barely hear him.
"So's Swine Flu" Fang whispered back.

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