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Illness quotes by Anton Chekhov
#1. If there's any illness for which people offer many remedies, you may be sure that particular illness is incurable, I think. #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Illness quotes by Tony Parsons
#2. Sometimes the fog in his eyes would clear, that fog caused by the pain and the killers of pain, and when it cleared, I saw regret and fear in those eyes swimming with tears and I was convinced that this was it, this was the end, this was surely the end. #Quote by Tony Parsons
Illness quotes by Robin Rose Bennett
#3. One aspect of soulful healing that is most challenging and therefore most fruitful is the need to release a part of your story that may be lying underneath and behind the illness. Healing requires a willingness to rewrite the story you tell yourself about what has happened in your life and
why it's happened. There is often an emotional attachment to the pattern
that doesn't allow for easy change. #Quote by Robin Rose Bennett
Illness quotes by Dorothea Dix
#4. Of all the calamities to which humanity is subject, none is so dreadful as insanity ... All experience shows that insanity seasonably treated is as certainly curable as a cold or a fever. #Quote by Dorothea Dix
Illness quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#5. Keep that in mind, and always remember that you have a choice to listen or to walk away because you are somebody special. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Illness quotes by Nelson DeMille
#6. Basically, all women are nurturers and healers, and all men are mental patients to varying degrees. #Quote by Nelson DeMille
Illness quotes by Theophile Gautier
#7. It sometimes happens that a man who, up until now has believed himself to be gifted with perfect health, opens a medical book, either by chance or to pass the time, and on reading the pathological description of an illness, recognises that he is afflicted by it; enlightened by a fateful flash of insight, he feels at every symptom mentioned some obscure organ shuddering within him, or some hidden fibre of whose role in the body he had been unaware, and he pales as he realises that a death he thought was still a long way off is so imminent. #Quote by Theophile Gautier
Illness quotes by Marcel Proust
#8. Alexis had entered that ardent period in which the body labors so robustly at raising its palaces between the flesh and the soul that the soul quickly seems to have vanished, until the day when illness or sorrow has slowly undermined the barriers and transcended the painful fissure, allowing the soul to reappear. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Illness quotes by Theodore Roethke
#9. Oh, to be something else, yet still to be! #Quote by Theodore Roethke
Illness quotes by Julian Seifter
#10. You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle. #Quote by Julian Seifter
Illness quotes by Byron Hyde
#11. Several years ago I was lecturing in British Columbia. Dr [Simon] Wessely was speaking and he gave a thoroughly enjoyable lecture on M.E. and CFS. He had the hundreds of staff physicians laughing themselves silly over the invented griefs of the M.E. and CFS patients who according to Dr Wessely had no physical illness what so ever but a lot of misguided imagination. I was appalled at his sheer effectiveness, the amazing control he had over the minds of the staid physicians….His message was very clear and very simple. If I can paraphrase him: "M.E. and CFS are non-existent illnesses with no pathology what-so-ever. There is no reason why they all cannot return to work tomorrow.

The next morning I left by car with my crew and arrived in Kelowna British Columbia that afternoon. We were staying at a patient's house who had severe M.E. with dysautanomia and was for all purposes bed ridden or house bound most of the day. That morning she had received a phone call from her insurance company in Toronto. (Toronto is approximately 2742 miles from Vancouver). The insurance call was as follows and again I paraphrase:
"Physicians at a University of British Columbia University have demonstrated that there is no pathological or physiological basis for M.E. or CFS. Your disability benefits have been stopped as of this month. You will have to pay back the funds we have sent you previously. We will contact you shortly with the exact amount you owe us".

That night I s #Quote by Byron Hyde
Illness quotes by Rebecca McNutt
#12. I don't like psychiatrists," Alecto told her. "Not because they don't think I'm real, but because they have no idea what they're doing. #Quote by Rebecca McNutt
Illness quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#13. The voices in my head that tell the other voices what to do are mean. #Quote by Stanley Victor Paskavich
Illness quotes by Norman Cousins
#14. Not every illness can be overcome. But many people allow illness to disfigure their lives more than it should. They cave in needlessly. They ignore and weaken whatever powers they have for standing erect. There is always a margin within which life can be lived with meaning and even with a certain measure of joy, despite illness. #Quote by Norman Cousins
Illness quotes by Ignatius Of Loyola
#15. The servant of God earns half a doctorate through illness #Quote by Ignatius Of Loyola
Illness quotes by Candace Pert
#16. Love often leads to healing, while fear and isolation breed illness. And our biggest fear is abandonment. #Quote by Candace Pert
Illness quotes by Lorrie Moore
#17. Pulling through is what people do around here. There is a kind of bravery in their lives that isn't bravery at all. It is automatic, unflinching, a mix of man and machine, consuming and unquestionable obligation meeting illness move for move in a giant even-steven game of chess – an unending round of something that looks like shadowboxing, though between love and death, which is the shadow? "Everyone admires us for our courage," says one man. "They have no idea what they're talking about."

"Courage requires options," the man adds.

"There are options," says a woman with a thick suede headband. "You could give up. You could fall apart."

"No you can't. Nobody does. I've never seen it," says the man. "Well, not really fall apart. #Quote by Lorrie Moore
Illness quotes by George Michael
#18. It was like I had a curse on me. I couldn't believe how much God was piling on. There was so much death around me. #Quote by George Michael
Illness quotes by Virginia Woolf
#19. In illness words seem to possess a mystic quality. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Illness quotes by Jack Henry Abbott
#20. Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause. #Quote by Jack Henry Abbott
Illness quotes by Abigail George
#21. To me she was beautiful, this artist's model, this film extra, a woman who had been married three times. I think she would understand my chronic illness, my fatigue, and me. I think we would be best friends or pen pals. #Quote by Abigail George
Illness quotes by Kristin Hunter
#22. I have wanted to believe people could make their dreams come truethat problems could be solved. However, this is a national illness. As Americans, we believe all problems can be solved, that all questions have answers. #Quote by Kristin Hunter
Illness quotes by Libba Bray
#23. Promise. Don't misunderstand me - you are quite vexing." He touches his tender jaw. "And you hit like a man. But you didn't cause his illness. That is his doing. #Quote by Libba Bray
Illness quotes by Ben H. Winters
#24. A pool of melancholy blooms in my chest and rushes into my body like deep-blue blood. #Quote by Ben H. Winters
Illness quotes by Viktor E. Frankl
#25. A positive attitude enables a person to endure suffering and disappointment as well as enhance enjoyment and satisfaction. A negative attitude intensifies pain and deepens disappointments; it undermines and diminishes pleasure, happiness, and satisfaction; it may even lead to depression or physical illness. #Quote by Viktor E. Frankl
Illness quotes by Aboriginal Healer,
#26. Unless the root is pulled out, the weed continues to thrive. The root of an illness, where it all began, is what carries its power, not the symptoms. #Quote by Aboriginal Healer, "Secrets Of Aboriginal Healing"
Illness quotes by Maya Angelou
#27. Take a month and show some kindness for the folks who thought that blindness was an illness that affected eyes alone. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Illness quotes by Shannon Winslow
#28. Writing novels is not an illness that need be recovered from. It is my work; it is what I do. #Quote by Shannon Winslow
Illness quotes by Alison Singh Gee
#29. It was during those years that I discovered that loving [my father] was like sticking a blade into my own heart. It got me nowhere, except awake in the middle of the night, recalling the years when my father was the strongest, the smartest, the funniest, and I lay curled in my bed, wondering why I had been cheated out of a father who loved me, and one I could love in return. #Quote by Alison Singh Gee
Illness quotes by Halo Scot
#30. I want to be a fly on the wall. Unseen. Unnoticed. But then I'd have to stop lighting things on fire. That's not going to happen. #Quote by Halo Scot
Illness quotes by Ken Kesey
#31. They've still got their problems, just like all of us. They're still sick men in lots of ways. But at least there's that: they are sick men now. No more rabbits, Mack. Maybe they can be well men someday. I can't say. #Quote by Ken Kesey
Illness quotes by Nikki Rowe
#32. I find myself enjoying being alone a lot of the time, people come and people go and you have to find a way to be ok with both. #Quote by Nikki Rowe
Illness quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#33. I am trying my best to build a solid foundation. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Illness quotes by David Agus
#34. Take charge of hidden, sneaky sources of chronic inflammation that can trigger illness and disease by wearing comfortable shoes daily, getting an annual flu vaccine, and asking your doctor why you're not on a statin and baby aspirin if you're over the age of forty. #Quote by David Agus
Illness quotes by Mary Alice Monroe
#35. I thought of my mother and her wise advice. She'd always been there for me. Even when I was at my worst. She made me want to be a better son. #Quote by Mary Alice Monroe
Illness quotes by Lois Lowry
#36. I've always been interested in medicine and was pleased when my brother became a doctor. But after thinking seriously about that field, I realized that what intrigued me was not the science, not the chemistry or biology of medicine, but the narrative - the story of each patient, each illness. #Quote by Lois Lowry
Illness quotes by Lydia Davis
#37. I have never associated myself with such an unexpected part of the body as the thyroid #Quote by Lydia Davis
Illness quotes by Kiera Van Gelder
#38. Accepting a psychiatric diagnosis is like a religious conversion. It's an adjustment in cosmology, with all its accompanying high priests, sacred texts, and stories of religion. And I am, for better or worse, an instant convert. #Quote by Kiera Van Gelder
Illness quotes by Tony Judt
#39. I've lost count of the interviews I've done about my illness and its relationship to my ideas and writing. #Quote by Tony Judt
Illness quotes by Tansy Boggon
#40. ...no lifestyle program, superfood, supplement or exercise regime can guarantee optimal health or even the prevention of disease and illness. #Quote by Tansy Boggon
Illness quotes by Jack Kornfield
#41. Embodied courage chooses not to wait until illness or notice of death demands attention. #Quote by Jack Kornfield
Illness quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#42. The pain did not subside, but Ivan Ilyich forced himself to think he was getting better. And he managed to deceive himself as long as nothing upset him. But no sooner did he have a nasty episode with his wife, a setback at work, or a bad hand at cards, than he immediately became acutely aware of his illness. In the past he had been able to cope with such adversities, confident that in no time at all he would set things right, get the upper hand, succeed, have a grand slam. Now every setback knocked the ground out from under him and reduced him to despair. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Illness quotes by Laura Anderson Kurk
#43. With a damp palm, I turned the knob and cracked open the door. She was asleep in her freshly made bed. I can't explain how relieved I felt for this simple mercy. She was here and safe on clean sheets. #Quote by Laura Anderson Kurk
Illness quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#44. I want to be myself, but how can I be myself when I do not know who to be? #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Illness quotes by Richard Avedon
#45. People, unprotected by their roles, become isolated in beauty and intellect and illness and confusion. #Quote by Richard Avedon
Illness quotes by Amanda Leigh
#46. If you have a
strong stomach
read on. #Quote by Amanda Leigh
Illness quotes by Tan Twan Eng
#47. Time is eating away my memory. Time, and this illness, this trespasser in my brain. #Quote by Tan Twan Eng
Illness quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#48. Never say never. It is possible. I know it is because I didn't think I would have gotten this far. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Illness quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#49. I compare myself with my former self, not with others. Not only that, I tend to compare my current self with the best I have been, which is when I have been midly manic. When I am my present "normal" self, I am far removed from when I have been my liveliest, most productive, most intense, most outgoing and effervescent. In sort, for myself, I am a hard act to follow. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Illness quotes by Catherine Lacey
#50. Every few minutes or so I would remember the look from the man who had wanted fifty cents, and I'd look at that framed memory hanging in myself and it meant I was here, back in this sick city, but in other ways I was not here at all and anyone who looked closely could see that I had nothing to give, that I was a junk drawer, a collection of things that may or may not have had a use. #Quote by Catherine Lacey
Illness quotes by Jodi Bassett
#51. The single biggest factor determining recovery and remission from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) at this point is undoubtedly appropriate rest in the early and/or severe stages of the illness.

The importance of avoiding overexertion in M.E. can not be overestimated. #Quote by Jodi Bassett
Illness quotes by Anonymous
#52. You are a warrior in a dark forest, with no compass and are unable to tell who the actual enemy is, So you never feel safe .. #Quote by Anonymous
Illness quotes by David Foster Wallace
#53. This story ["The Depressed Person"] was the most painful thing I ever wrote. It's about narcissism, which is a part of depression. The character has traits of myself. I really lost friends while writing on that story, I became ugly and unhappy and just yelled at people. The cruel thing with depression is that it's such a self-centered illness - Dostoevsky shows that pretty good in his "Notes from Underground". The depression is painful, you're sapped/consumed by yourself; the worse the depression, the more you just think about yourself and the stranger and repellent you appear to others. #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Illness quotes by Margaret Deland
#54. Home is the best place to be sick in. #Quote by Margaret Deland
Illness quotes by Tim Daly
#55. Thank God for acupuncture. It's been around for 2000 years. It's not going anyplace and people use it all of the time for a variety of cures and to avoid illnesses. #Quote by Tim Daly
Illness quotes by Joanna  Campbell
#56. The Bad-Moon Girls appear on days when Dad doesn't know what he is thinking, or even if he is thinking. Those days can weigh less than air or more than an ocean. He has blank thoughts without feelings, followed by heavy feelings without thoughts. Time means nothing. A minute ticks by in the same rhythm as an entire day. He can look at one thing for an hour without moving. He can see me or Victor without knowing we are in the room, peering at us as if we are underwater, moving in warped slow motion.

After the nothingness, he wades through a stagnant lake with the moon reflected in it, waiting for the daylight to rinse it away. He almost drowns while time ticks on. The sky is filled with black milk. No stars. Two days can pass before he surfaces.

Dad's brain-switch, the focusing thing the rest of us switch on to make things look better, is a bit buggered. Those are his words, not mine.

The Bad-Moon Girls whisper evil in Dad's ear, the sort of women who would set their own mother on fire if there were no other way to light their cigarettes. The trouble is, they can follow. Just as we were setting off to Clacton last autumn, they hunted him down. #Quote by Joanna Campbell
Illness quotes by Michael F. Stewart
#57. I hear a siren and, if we weren't already in a hospital, I would have assumed they were coming for nearly everyone in this room. #Quote by Michael F. Stewart
Illness quotes by E.T.A. Hoffmann
#58. There are ... otherwise quite decent people who are so dull of nature that they believe that they must attribute the swift flight of fancy to some illness of the psyche, and thus it happens that this or that writer is said to create not other than while imbibing intoxicating drink or that his fantasies are the result of overexcited nerves and resulting fever. But who can fail to know that, while a state of psychical excitement caused by the one or other stimulant may indeed generate some lucky and brilliant ideas, it can never produce a well-founded, substantial work of art that requires the utmost presence of mind. #Quote by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Illness quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#59. I assume that to prevent illness in later life, you should never have been born at all. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Illness quotes by Suzanne Collins
#60. Haymitch isn't thinking of arenas, but something else. "Johanna's back in the hospital."
I assumed Johanna was fine, had passed her exam, but simply wasn't assigned to a sharp shooters' unit. She's wicked with a throwing axe but about average with a gun. "Is she hurt? What happened?"
"It was while she was on the Block. They try to ferret out a soldier's potential weakness. So they flooded the street, " says Haymitch.
This doesn't help. Johanna can swim. At least, I seem to remember her swimming around some in the Quarter Quell. Not like Finnick, of course, but none of us are like Finnick. "So?"
"That's how they tortured her in the Capitol. Soaked her then used electric shocks," says Haymitch. "In the Block, she had some kind of flashback. Panicked, didn't know where she was. She's back under sedation."
Finnick and I just stand there as if we've lost the ability to respond.
I think of the way Johanna never showers. How she forced herself into the rain like it was acid that day. I had attributed her misery to morphling withdrawal.
"You two should go see her. You're as close to friends as she's got," says Haymitch.
That makes the whole thing worse. I don't really know what's between Johanna and Finnick, but I hardly know her. No family. No friends.Not so much as a token from District 7 to set beside her regulation clothes in her anonymous drawer.
Nothing. #Quote by Suzanne Collins
Illness quotes by Antonio Lobo Antunes
#61. Whenever anyone declares having read a book of mine I am disappointed by the error. That's because my books are not to be read in the sense usually called reading: the only way it seems to me to approach the novels that I write is to catch them in the same manner that one catches an illness. #Quote by Antonio Lobo Antunes
Illness quotes by Octave Mirbeau
#62. There is a diabolical streak in me, a troublesome and inexplicable perversity. #Quote by Octave Mirbeau
Illness quotes by Juliann Garey
#63. The moment he leaves, the bees are back. Buzzing. I breathe in and feel their tiny feet in my bronchi. Buzz. Wings beeting in my alveoli. Flutterbuzz.
[ ... ]
Flutterflutterzzzzzzzzbuzzzzzz. I have to do something to make it stop. I have to feel something simple. This
flutterflutterflutterbuzzzzz
is too complicated. Too confusing. I want to feel something about which there can be no argument or debate. Soemthing about which everything will be known. Here. Now. Something that will make all the rest stop.
There is an exquisite and audible pop when the hooked tip of the center tine in the fish fork punctures the fat purple vein. #Quote by Juliann Garey
Illness quotes by Stephen Levine
#64. An interesting way to practice dying is by opening to illness. Each time you get a cold or the flu use it as an opportunity to soften around the unpleasant and investigate how resistance turns pain into suffering, the unpleasant into the unbearable. Notice how discomfort attracts grief. Watch the shadows gather in the aching body. Hear them mutter in complaint and self-pity. #Quote by Stephen Levine
Illness quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#65. How much better is it going to get than this?" I do not know - but I cannot wait to find out! #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Illness quotes by Ottessa Moshfegh
#66. People would be so much more at ease if they acted on impulse rather than reason. That's why drugs are so effective in curing mental illness - because they impair our judgment. Don't try to think too much. #Quote by Ottessa Moshfegh
Illness quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#67. I had to fake it until I made it, but sadly, I never made it until today. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Illness quotes by Pat Conroy
#68. Craziness attacks the softest eyes and hamstrings the gentlest flanks. #Quote by Pat Conroy
Illness quotes by Norman Cousins
#69. The more serious the illness, the more important it is for you to fight back, mobilizing all your resources-spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical. #Quote by Norman Cousins
Illness quotes by Tim Ryan
#70. Millions of working, uninsured Americans go to bed every night worrying what will happen to them and their families if a major illness or injury strikes. #Quote by Tim Ryan
Illness quotes by Saint Francis De Sales
#71. Make sickness itself a prayer. #Quote by Saint Francis De Sales
Illness quotes by Wesley Stace
#72. They're not doing much for themselves. I'm sure they'd rather slip away, relax their fingers and float, but they can't. They're not allowed. Effort is so painful; our knuckles are white, yet we keep clinging. The alternative is suicide- and we are too fearful for that. #Quote by Wesley Stace
Illness quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#73. I have people who love me and who wouldn't give up on me - and that is a wonderful feeling. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Illness quotes by Thomas Trask
#74. Souls, Ms. Ellis, are for people who blame devils for their illness and praise angels for the cure. I do neither. #Quote by Thomas Trask
Illness quotes by Mira Bartok
#75. What will life be like without her? I am dreadfully sad she is leaving. What if she just disappears; gets tired of all this trouble at home? What if she leaves me too? How heavy is a dresser when you're the only one pushing it against the door? I feel truly on my own. #Quote by Mira Bartok
Illness quotes by Mark Vonnegut
#76. As well as being one of the worst things that can happen to a human being, schizophrenia can also be one of the richest learning and humanizing experiences life offers. #Quote by Mark Vonnegut
Illness quotes by Raphael Montes
#77. What you feel is infatuation. It's an illness, an obsession. It's anything but love. #Quote by Raphael Montes
Illness quotes by Stanley Kubrick
#78. The world's religions, for all their parochialism, did supply a kind of consolation for this great ache ... This shattering recognition of our mortality is at the root of far more mental illness than I suspect even psychiatrists are aware. #Quote by Stanley Kubrick
Illness quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#79. If every Genius has a touch of Madness, does every Normal person have a touch of Ignorance ? #Quote by Stanley Victor Paskavich
Illness quotes by Andrew Solomon
#80. Treating an identity as an illness invites real illness to make a braver stand. #Quote by Andrew Solomon
Illness quotes by Diogo Mainardi
#81. My words to Anna, as we stood contemplating the Scuola Grande di San Marco, moments before entering Venice Hospital, came true: 'With a façade like that, I could even accept having a deformed child.'

I accepted Tito's cerebral palsy.

I accepted it as if it were the most natural thing in the world. I accepted it with delight. I accepted it with enthusiasm. I accepted it with love. #Quote by Diogo Mainardi
Illness quotes by Guillaume Faye
#82. Conscience is perhaps, on the evolutionary scale, an illness and intelligence a burden. Man has lost touch with his natural survival instincts. We have not been on the Earth for a long time and it may be that, from life's point of view, or Gaïa's, we are a failed species, an abortive experiment; and that, especially by destroying the ecosystem that supports it, the suicidal human race is hastening its own disappearance. #Quote by Guillaume Faye
Illness quotes by Sarah Kane
#83. the capture
the rapture
the rupture
of a soul
a solo symphony #Quote by Sarah Kane
Illness quotes by Mike DeWine
#84. I have seen the cycle of a non-violent, mentally ill offender who is arrested repeatedly and put into the system repeatedly-never being treated for his illness and, as a result, becoming more and more ill. #Quote by Mike DeWine
Illness quotes by Tom Ford
#85. Perfection is almost an illness with me, but sometimes I have moments where everything is absolutely clear and you can feel, rather than think. #Quote by Tom Ford
Illness quotes by Caroline Myss
#86. Of great significance to me was the realization that "healing" does not always mean that the physical body recovers from an illness. Healing can also mean that one's spirit has released long-held fears and negative thoughts towards oneself or others. This kind of spiritual release and healing can occur even though one's body may be dying physically. #Quote by Caroline Myss
Illness quotes by Tom Bosley
#87. Just like other illnesses, depression can be treated so that people can live happy, active lives. #Quote by Tom Bosley
Illness quotes by Betty Eadie
#88. When I awaken in the morning, I am thankful for a new day. I am thankful for everything that I have materially. I am thankful for everything I have spiritually. I thank God for allowing me to experience these things, even the experiences that may not seem so positive, such as developing an illness. I may not understand why I have the illness, but I sense that it is there for a purpose, and so I thank God for it. I ask Him to allow me to expand beyond my narrow-mindedness and self-centeredness so that I can see the good that comes from everything. #Quote by Betty Eadie
Illness quotes by Siddhartha Mukherjee
#89. The novelist Thomas Wolfe, recalling a lifelong struggle with illness, wrote in his last letter, "I've made a long voyage and been to a strange country, and I've seen the dark man very close." I had not made the journey myself, and I had only seen the darkness reflected in the eyes of others. But surely, it was the most sublime moment of my clinical life to have watched that voyage in reverse, to encounter men and women returning from the strange country - to see them so very close, clambering back. #Quote by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Illness quotes by Elizabeth Wurtzel
#90. 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. #Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Illness quotes by Heidi Julavits
#91. To believe you're being psychically attacked gives you an understanding of your illness that no Western doctor can provide; this can be reassuring when you've exhausted the Western doctor tool kit, and the doctors are sending you to acupuncturists for pain relief. #Quote by Heidi Julavits
Illness quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#92. I graciously survived depression, mental-illness and attempt of suicide. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Illness quotes by Halo Scot
#93. A man with morals is a rarity at the end of the world. #Quote by Halo Scot
Illness quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#94. Nothing in life is easy. If it is, I don't think it is worth having. But if you work hard at it and never give in, once the doors open, it is rightfully yours because you've worked for it. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Illness quotes by Tyler Hamilton
#95. We got through it. Haven made excuses for me to friends, and made an appointment with a terrific doctor, who put me on Effexor, 150 milligrams a day, enough to get my brain straightened out. #Quote by Tyler Hamilton
Illness quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#96. The process of healing is draining, but it has to be done because this time around I am not half-stepping - I am going all the way. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Illness quotes by Bonnie Shimko
#97. My insides contract- bad. "who are you?" I ask right out loud. And he says what I've been afraid of since I killed Lester's father. Haven't you guessed? I'm you. The real you. #Quote by Bonnie Shimko
Illness quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#98. I am not afraid to die; I am only afraid of saying goodbye to you forever. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Illness quotes by Carson Kressley
#99. It's really important to share the idea that being different might feel like a problem at the time, but ultimately diversity is a strength. #Quote by Carson Kressley
Illness quotes by Marsha Linehan
#100. I honestly didn't realize at the time that I was dealing with myself. But I suppose it's true that I developed a therapy that provides the things I needed for so many years and never got. #Quote by Marsha Linehan
Illness quotes by Smiley Blanton
#101. For without love we will lose the will to live. Our mental and physical vitality is impaired, our resistance is lowered, and we succumb to illnesses that often prove fatal. We may escape actual death, but what remains is a meager and barren existence, emotionally so impoverished that we can only be called half alive. #Quote by Smiley Blanton
Illness quotes by Liberty Forrest
#102. If we can accept the fact that we create illness, it follows naturally that we can also create wellness. And therein lies a most empowering nugget of truth and healing. #Quote by Liberty Forrest
Illness quotes by Tracy Thompson
#103. It seemed to me the basic definition of mental illness, this persistent, painful inability to simply be with someone else. It might be lifelong, or it might descend like a sudden catastrophe, this blankness between ourselves and the rest of the world. The blankness might not even be obvious to others. But on our side of that severed connection, it was hell, a life lived behind glass. The only difference between mild depression and severe schizophrenia was the amount of sound and air that seeped in. #Quote by Tracy Thompson
Illness quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#104. When you have mental illness it's common to be shunned by your family or friends it wouldn't happen if they knew the pain you were in. #Quote by Stanley Victor Paskavich
Illness quotes by Shannon Mullen
#106. Sleeping is much safer than the nightmare I'm living.
When I sleep I feel nothing and I do nothing and I see nothing and nothing matters and no one cares. There's no one to hurt or disappoint or notice when I'm low and I don't need to face anyone not anyone in the world or not even myself. #Quote by Shannon Mullen
Illness quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#107. I have often asked myself whether, given the choice, I would choose to have manic-depressive illness. If lithium were not available to me, or didn't work for me, the answer would be a simple no ... and it would be an answer laced with terror. But lithium does work for me, and therefore I can afford to pose the question. Strangely enough, I think I would choose to have it. It's complicated ... #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Illness quotes by Sarah Wilson
#108. One of the dear, dear things about getting older, is that it does eventually dawn on you that there is no guidebook. One day it suddenly emerges: No one bloody gets it! None of us knows what we're doing.
Thing is, we all put a lot of effort into looking like we did get the guide, that of course we know how to do this caper called life. We put on a smile rather than tell friends we are desperately lonely. And we make loud, verbose claims at dinner parties to make everyone certain of our certainty. We're funny like that. #Quote by Sarah Wilson
Illness quotes by Peter Boghossian
#109. Faith is an unclassified cognitive illness disguised as a moral virtue. #Quote by Peter Boghossian
Illness quotes by Robin Spielberg
#110. Sometime in high school it dawned on me that perhaps I was a little different...I realized music wasn't swirling in the minds of my friends drowning out conversations and making it difficult to concentrate in class. I concluded I had a some sort of mental illness and that it was best to keep it to myself. #Quote by Robin Spielberg
Illness quotes by Ernest Becker
#111. It is all right to say, with Adler, that mental illness is due to "problems in living,"-but we must remember that life itself is the insurmountable problem. #Quote by Ernest Becker
Illness quotes by Abigail George
#112. Yes, I know that now that there is truth in beauty and beauty in truth. My nature is to be depressive and come out of it and write, and enjoy writing and feeling as if I have a passion and excitement and love and euphoria for it and then I go 'back to sleep again' where I can eat and watch television and not work, not be productive and then just as if a magic switch is turned on I can do it all over again. I don't mind the being depressed part. Sometimes it seems to fuel me. The anger though is gone now that was there in my twenties and even earlier in my youth. Your voice is Tolstoy's, Hemingway's, Updike's, Styron's, Mcewan's, Greene's, Fugard's, Kundera's, Rilke's while I am the incarnate of Radcliffe Hall crossing both genders effortlessly. You betray nothing. There is son in the picture. A small boy but you don't introduce him to me. Obsessions are unhealthy creatures. They make you mentally ill, emotionally unstable; leave you with a chemistry of deep sadness in your life. I have my writing. It keeps me from disintegrating into fractions. I should stop now before I begin to make myself cry. #Quote by Abigail George
Illness quotes by Hieromonk Tihon
#113. What do you have in here?" [the Archbishop] asked, pointing to one of the little bottles. "Quinine, Vladika," answered the father confused. "Preparation against fever… How often must one take it per day and for how many days?" "Three, four times a day, depending on the gravity of the illness. One should take it until the fever breaks down." "Therefore, in order to get rid of such a disease that, in fact, is a just trifle, one has to take this medicine three or four times a day and pay the doctor a few visits. Do the same with the Great Medicine that our Lord gave us. The Apostles and the first Christians would commune daily, spending their time in love and continuous praying. And we, the haters, the flatterers, always ready to trip someone, come to our Heavenly Doctor once a year and want immediate cure from all diseases, distresses and sufferings inherited from our ancestors; we want nature, which deteriorated over thousands of years, to instantly revive and we want ourselves to become new people. [Chapter IX] #Quote by Hieromonk Tihon
Illness quotes by Primo Levi
#114. You who live safe
In your warm houses,
You who find warm food
And friendly faces when you return home.
Consider if this is a man
Who works in mud,
Who knows no peace,
Who fights for a crust of bread,
Who dies by a yes or no.
Consider if this is a woman
Without hair, without name,
Without the strength to remember,
Empty are her eyes, cold her womb,
Like a frog in winter.
Never forget that this has happened.
Remember these words.
Engrave them in your hearts,
When at home or in the street,
When lying down, when getting up.
Repeat them to your children.
Or may your houses be destroyed,
May illness strike you down,
May your offspring turn their faces from you. #Quote by Primo Levi
Illness quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#115. I know mentally, I'm able to do whatever I put my mind to. It just takes time, love, dedication, strength, and the will to keep pushing forward. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Illness quotes by Bruce H. Lipton
#116. Most illness is just stress from not living in harmony #Quote by Bruce H. Lipton
Illness quotes by Holly Bourne
#117. It was like I'd climbed Everest, had the summit in my sight, the flag in my hand, all ready to pierce it into the top of the mountain and say, "Whoopdedoo, I made it," and then an avalanche from out of nowhere swept me right back to the bottom of the mountain again. Was it worth bothering to try and climb it again? I was exhausted. I'd already climbed it. I didn't want to...but, then, what other choice was there? #Quote by Holly Bourne
Illness quotes by Halo Scot
#118. Bring it all down, love. Let it all burn. #Quote by Halo Scot
Illness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#119. A closed conforming society is a sick society waiting to die from stagnation and inner illness. Only openness is the treatment. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Illness quotes by Christine A. Courtois
#120. The act of consciously and purposefully paying attention to symptoms and their antecedents and consequences makes the symptoms more an objective target for thoughtful observation than an intolerable source of subjective anxiety, dysphoria, and frustration. In ACT, the act of accepting the symptoms as an expectable feature of a disorder or illness, has been shown to be associated with relief rather than increased distress (Hayes et al., 2006). From a traumatic stress perspective, any symptom can be reframed as an understandable, albeit unpleasant and difficult to cope with, reaction or survival skill (Ford, 2009b, 2009c). In this way, monitoring symptoms and their environmental or experiential/body state "triggers" can enhance client's willingness and ability to reflectively observe them without feeling overwhelmed, terrified, or powerless. This is not only beneficial for personal and life stabilization but is also essential to the successful processing of traumatic events and reactions that occur in the next phase of therapy (Ford & Russo, 2006). #Quote by Christine A. Courtois
Illness quotes by Russ Ramsey
#121. With all due respect to my surgeon, in a perfect world he would be out of a job. #Quote by Russ Ramsey
Illness quotes by Armin Navabi
#122. A study of heart patients in 6 separate hospitals sought to determine whether prayers from strangers would have any effect on a person's recovery (1). After carefully following the recovery of 1,800 heart surgery patients for 30 days after the surgery, researchers found absolutely no link between prayer and recovery. However, there was a significant difference between those who were aware of the fact that they were being prayed for and those who did not know. Those who knew ended up suffering more complications, possibly due to the additional stress it caused. Being told that a high number of people are praying for your recovery might increase how severe you would perceive your illness to be and thus negatively affect your recovery. To date, there have been no reputable scientific studies showing any clear link between prayer and healing. #Quote by Armin Navabi
Illness quotes by Benedict Freedman
#123. But, Mike, I don't want to wear a brace."
"You'll give it a chance, won't you?"
"Well, if I can wear it under my clothes."
"Sure and you can. I've made it that soft it won't chafe."
I took off my shirt and undid the top buttons of my underwear. "You'll have to put it on me, Mike. I'll never figure out how it works."
"Lift up your arms, then, and I'll slip it on."
I did. But instead of slipping it over my arms, it was himself he slipped between them. He kissed me in the hollow of my throat, and it was a long time before we got those braces on. #Quote by Benedict Freedman
Illness quotes by John Darnielle
#124. Diagnoses exist to help get people services they need - but there's no such thing as mental illness. We're all mentally ill. #Quote by John Darnielle
Illness quotes by Jonathan Michel Metzl
#125. Mental illness is a real thing. It has real material consequences for people who suffer from it and at the time even the most biological finding reflects social context in very important ways, and so I think psychiatry is better off looking both at biology and at social context and really trying to think of the relationship between these and I think doctors and patients are better off that way. #Quote by Jonathan Michel Metzl
Illness quotes by Charles Dickens
#126. The gout is a complaint as arises from too much ease and comfort. If ever you're attacked with the gout, sir, jist you marry a widder as has got a good loud woice, with a decent notion of usin' it, and you'll never have the gout agin ... I can warrant it to drive away any illness as is caused by too much jollity. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Illness quotes by Lauren Slater
#127. Illness was a temporary respite, a release from the demands of an alienating world. #Quote by Lauren Slater
Illness quotes by Esther Perel
#128. Because I believe that some good can come out of the crisis of infidelity, I have often been asked, "So, would you recommend an affair to a struggling couple?" My response? A lot of people have positive, life-changing experiences that come along with terminal illness. But I would not recommend having an affair than I would recommend getting cancer. #Quote by Esther Perel
Illness quotes by Eric McCormack
#129. Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like 'Modern Family,' but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change. #Quote by Eric McCormack
Illness quotes by Sherwin B. Nuland
#130. You know, ever since man had any notion that some of his other people, his colleagues, could be different, could be strange, could be severely depressed or what we now recognize as schizophrenia, he was certain that this kind of illness had to come from evil spirits getting into the body. #Quote by Sherwin B. Nuland
Illness quotes by Adam Duritz
#131. Over and over again in my life, I find closeness to other people and proximity to other people really painful; that's part of my mental illness, social anxiety. Closeness to other people is really hard, but it's also a shame because it's all you want too. But it doesn't always work. #Quote by Adam Duritz
Illness quotes by W. H. Auden
#132. Far from his illness The wolves ran on through the evergreen forests, The peasant river was untempted by the fashionable quays; By mourning tongues The death of the poet was kept from his poems. #Quote by W. H. Auden
Illness quotes by Elizabeth Taylor
#133. The day comes in slowly to those who are ill. The night has separated them from the sleepers, who return to them like strangers from a distant land, full of clumsy preparations for the living, the earth itself creaking towards the light. #Quote by Elizabeth Taylor
Illness quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#134. When I first thought about writing this book, I conceived of it as a book about moods, and an illness of moods, in the context of an individual life. As I have written it, however, it has somehow turned out to be very much a book about love as well: love as sustainer, as renewer, and as protector. After each seeming death within my mind or heart, love has returned to recreate hope and restore life. It has, at its best, made the inherent sadness of life bearable, and its beauty manifest. It has, inexplicably and savingly, provided not only cloak but lantern for the darker seasons and grimmer weather. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Illness quotes by Deb Caletti
#135. But the one thing my illness did make me realize is how necessary it is to ignore the dangers of living in order to live. And how much trouble you can get into if you can't. We all have to get up every morning and go outside and pretend we aren't going to die ... We concentrate on having little thoughts so we don't have BIG THOUGHTS. It's like those days when you've got a really bad pimple but you still have to go to school. You've got to convince yourself it's not so bad just so you can leave the house and actually talk to people face to face. You've got to ignore the one big truth
life is fatal. #Quote by Deb Caletti
Illness quotes by Joan Rivers
#136. I'm tired of dealing with crazies. When did it become my job to manage your mental illness? #Quote by Joan Rivers
Illness quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#137. I am light. I am not invisible when I look in the mirror - I am my own light that will shine, shine, and shine. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Illness quotes by David Suzuki
#138. Thanks to evolution, our bodies have powerful ways to ward off illness and infection and enable us to live long and healthy lives. Why, then, do health costs continue to climb at unsustainable and frightening rates? #Quote by David Suzuki
Illness quotes by Cindee Snider Re
#139. God has graciously sewn laughter into our days, bright moments tucked among the shadows of illness and pain, and while those moments don't change our circumstances, they can lessen our pain and shift our hearts toward joy. #Quote by Cindee Snider Re
Illness quotes by Melinda Gates
#140. I felt suicidal. I couldn't stop crying. I remember thinking, wouldn't it be great if the car crashed and I died? #Quote by Melinda Gates
Illness quotes by Lucilla Andrews
#141. The most irrational things can make a power of difference to a very ill woman. #Quote by Lucilla Andrews
Illness quotes by Mary Elizabeth Clark
#142. It isn't the sign of a good sport to go out among other people when one has a cold: it is the sign of a selfish and ill-advised person. #Quote by Mary Elizabeth Clark
Illness quotes by Pat Conroy
#143. You're worried about your mother dying, aren't you," Leah said, putting her cheek on my forearm. "I can tell."
For a moment I hesitated, but I could hear the call for intimacy in her voice, the desire for me to let her enter those grottoes where I tended my own fear of my mother's illness. #Quote by Pat Conroy
Illness quotes by Laekan Zea Kemp
#144. Because the truth was I was tired. I was tired of fighting but more importantly I was tired of losing, of being disappointed. #Quote by Laekan Zea Kemp
Illness quotes by Robert M. Pirsig
#145. When you look directly at an insane man all you see is a reflection of your own knowledge that he's insane, which is not to see him at all. #Quote by Robert M. Pirsig
Illness quotes by Bryant McGill
#146. If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain - in time you will move through your pain. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Illness quotes by Vernon Howard
#147. Remember above all that mental stability comes by examining the contents of the mind, not by avoidence. #Quote by Vernon Howard
Illness quotes by Marion Coutts
#148. Maintaining the thinnest facade of a functioning family that tries to act as others do - plan ahead, drive somewhere, go on holiday, relax - is beyond us. We are smashed. Insecurity jams the gears on every action. Each time we are toppled. I feel a fool over and over again for trying. #Quote by Marion Coutts
Illness quotes by Kenneth Oppel
#149. The baby was warm against my chest. I knew I was broken too. I wasn't like other people. I was scared and weird and anxious and sad lots of the time, and I didn't know why. My parents thought I was abnormal, I was pretty sure. They said I wasn't, but you don't get sent to a therapist if you're normal.
Sometimes we really aren't supposed to be the way we are. It's not good for us. And people don't like it. You've got to change. You've got to try harder and do deep breathing and maybe one day take pills and learn tricks so you can pretend to be more like other people. Normal people. But maybe Vanessa was right, and all those other people were broken too in their own ways. Maybe we all spent too much time pretending we weren't. #Quote by Kenneth Oppel
Illness quotes by Tamara Valentine
#150. Valentine reminds us that to be fully human is to be both a story teller and a story dweller."
--- Christina Meldrum, author of Madapple and Amaryllis in Blueberry #Quote by Tamara Valentine
Illness quotes by Sun Myung Moon
#151. If there is illness in your home, do you not need a doctor from outside? If your home catches on fire, do you not need fire fighters from outside? God has sent me to America in the role of a doctor, in the role of a fire fighter. #Quote by Sun Myung Moon
Illness quotes by Hoda Kotb
#152. Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it's giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you'd be amazed over the course of 10 years, the strides you've taken. #Quote by Hoda Kotb
Illness quotes by Jane Green
#153. Going through an illness and then death of a close friend has changed my attitudes to friendship enormously. #Quote by Jane Green
Illness quotes by Carrie Fisher
#154. 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. #Quote by Carrie Fisher
Illness quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#155. Moods are by nature compelling, contagious, and profoundly interpersonal, and disorders of mood alter the perceptions and behaviors not only of those who have them but also of those who are related or closely associated. Manic-depressive illness - marked as it is by extraordinary and confusing fluctuations in mood, personality, thinking, and behavior - inevitably has powerful and often painful effects on relationships. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Illness quotes by Anthony De Mello
#156. Do you want a sign that you're asleep? Here it is: you're suffering. Suffering is a sign that you're out of touch with the truth. Suffering is given to you that you might open your eyes to the truth, that you might understand that there's falsehood somewhere, just as physical pain is given to you so you will understand that there is disease or illness somewhere. Suffering occurs when you clash with reality. When your illusions clash with reality, when your falsehoods clash with truth, then you have suffering. Otherwise there is no suffering. #Quote by Anthony De Mello
Illness quotes by Thomas M. Kostigen
#157. Five million people die unnecessarily each year because of illness related to lack of potable water. Half of them are children under the age of five. To bring it home, think about this: one child dies from lack of clean water every twelve seconds. #Quote by Thomas M. Kostigen
Illness quotes by David Foster Wallace
#158. a manual for how to build a mentally ill child #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Illness quotes by Andrew Solomon
#159. I have no ambitions. I only have obsessions. #Quote by Andrew Solomon
Illness quotes by Joss Sheldon
#160. An hour seldom passed in which she didn't either sneeze, pick her nose, or wipe a bogie onto her snot-encrusted sleeve. But she had such a lovely colour. That pink glow which comes with the flu used to engulf her like an aura. It suited her. She always looked so damn effervescent. #Quote by Joss Sheldon
Illness quotes by Hoda Kotb
#161. 'Ten Years Later' is about the journey six extraordinary people take with time. Each has experienced a game-changing event - perhaps a life-threatening illness or a catastrophic personal loss. #Quote by Hoda Kotb
Illness quotes by Kristiane Backer
#162. According to Islam, whenever we are struck by illness or misfortune or someone hurts us, there is a higher purpose behind it, which we may not understand at the time,' one of them said to me. 'That's where trust comes in. Through suffering, God helps us to better ourselves and make good our mistakes. It is a form of purification and also God's way of testing the strength of our faith and the goodness of our character.' Another lady suggested I look on the bright side.

'Suffering draws us closer to God and that is our aim in life,' she said. Then she quoted Rumi who had said, 'It is pain that draws man to his Lord, because when he is well, he doesn't remember the Lord.' I tried to look at the positive and believe that there was a higher, spiritual perspective on what I had just been through, and all the advice I was given helped me a lot. But it took quite a while for my heart to catch up with my mind. #Quote by Kristiane Backer
Illness quotes by Justine Larbalestier
#163. I continued blogging, but between illness and deadlines, did not manage to blog nearly as much as last year. I'm hoping to do better in 2016. #Quote by Justine Larbalestier
Illness quotes by Mary Garden
#164. My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer's block, as if it was some kind of illness. #Quote by Mary Garden
Illness quotes by John Green
#165. I was left on the shore with the waves washing over me, unable to drawn. #Quote by John Green
Illness quotes by Antonio R Damasio
#166. The distinction between diseases of "brain" and "mind," between "neurological" problems and "psychological" or "psychiatric" ones, is an unfortunate cultural inheritance that permeates society and medicine. It reflects a basic ignorance of the relation between brain and mind. Diseases of the brain are seen as tragedies visited on people who cannot be blamed for their condition, while diseases of the mind, especially those that affect conduct and emotion, are seen as social inconveniences for which sufferers have much to answer. Individuals are to be blamed for their character flaws, defective emotional modulation, and so on; lack of willpower is supposed to be the primary problem. #Quote by Antonio R Damasio
Illness quotes by Anton Chekhov
#167. If many remedies are prescribed for an illness, you may be certain that the illness has no cure. #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Illness quotes by Thomas Bernhard
#168. We have relinquished and abandoned and left behind and forgotten what we believed we had to relinquish, abandon and leave behind and ultimately forget; we have let ourselves go and we have gone away and we have gone under, but we have relinquished nothing and abandoned nothing and left behind nothing and forgotten nothing; we have in reality extinguished nothing whatsoever, because our parents did not inform us of or enlighten us about the fact that our life-process is in reality nothing but a process of illness. We were up above, in the company of our parents, locked up in our walls and in our rooms and in our books and papers and everything around us and in us was nothing but lethal and we are down below, without our parents, again locked up in these walls and in our rooms and in our books and papers and everything around us and in us is nothing but lethal. #Quote by Thomas Bernhard
Illness quotes by Napoleon Hill
#169. Most illness begins with a negative mind. #Quote by Napoleon Hill
Illness quotes by Jewel
#170. Life in a shelter or on the streets puts homeless kids and youth at a higher risk for physical and sexual assault and abuse, physical illness, including HIV/AIDS #Quote by Jewel
Illness quotes by RoAnna Sylver
#171. I wish bad brain stuff was an actual guy I could punch in the face. PTSD, panic attacks, anxiety, flashbacks, hallucinations, anything that gives you hell, could just send'em to me, I'd fight them all. [...] Stuff's a lot harder to fight when they're stuck in your own head."
"Yeah... didn't stop me from trying, though. #Quote by RoAnna Sylver
Illness quotes by Esther Hicks
#172. You could stand here sick with ten illnesses today, and tomorrow have no evidence of any of them. Your body has the ability to replenish itself that fast. But most of you do not have the ability to change your thoughts that fast. So the amount of time that it takes between sickness and wellness is only the amount of time that it takes for me to figure out how to let it in - for me to figure out how to feel good, when I'm looking at something that makes me feel bad. #Quote by Esther Hicks
Illness quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#173. I AM MAKING THE DECISION TO MAKE THE BEST OUT OF EVERYTHING AND EVERY SITUATION. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Illness quotes by Hannah Hart
#174. Our society is stuck between problem and solution when it comes to treating mental illness. We cannot find a solution until we agree on the problem. And it is my humble opinion that the problem is fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of the misunderstood. Instead, let us seek to pursue knowledge over fear. Let's find a way to save lives that can be saved. #Quote by Hannah Hart
Illness quotes by John Wilmot
#175. The theatre is my drug. And my illness is so far advanced that my physic must be of the highest quality. #Quote by John Wilmot
Illness quotes by Asa Don Brown
#176. While there is a real urgency for caution, there is also an overwhelming urgency for calm. My greatest concern is that the driving force of this pandemic may cause those who have no signs or symptomology to develop other chronic fears, anxieties and medical conditions. Heightened fears and anxieties will not make you feel safer. Compulsive and impulsive purchases will not protect you from the virus. It is important that you take care of your physical and mental health. Follow what your state and county are advising you to do. The sky is not falling and life will return to normal. The most prudent thing that people can do at this time, is to take commonsense approaches to reduce your risk of exposure. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Illness quotes by Olga Trujillo
#177. I was shocked and terrified to hear Dr. Summer say I had what was formerly known as multiple personality disorder. Is that like Sybil? Am I like the woman in The Three Faces of Eve? My head began to spin. What do I have inside of me? Is there a crazy person in there? What am I? I felt like a freak. I was afraid to have anyone know. I have a mental illness. People make fun of people like me. Upon hearing my diagnosis, I stopped thinking of myself as smart, creative, or clever. Even though Dr. Summer had worked hard to help me understand that I had developed an amazingly adaptive survival technique, I no longer thought of it that way at all.

I was overwhelmed by fear and shame. The words multiple personality disorder echoed in my mind. I thought of all the ways people with multiple personalities were ridiculed and marginalized: They're locked away in mental institutions. They are really sick. I'm not going to be the subject of people's jokes. I am a lawyer. I work at the U.S. Department of Justice. The more I thought about it, the deeper my despair grew. #Quote by Olga Trujillo
Illness quotes by Stefan Cembrowicz
#178. There is some evidence that chronic severe depression causes some atrophy or shrinkage in the hippocampus. Depressive illness could therefore be seen as a very subtle form of degeneration in some nerve cells. #Quote by Stefan Cembrowicz
Illness quotes by Kara Petrovic
#179. I have a mind like a sieve,
where sadness sits
and happiness slips #Quote by Kara Petrovic
Illness quotes by Lucy H. Pearce
#180. You, dear sister, may be the last bastion of sanity in a culture gone mad. In a world so toxic it cannot function, so numb it cannot even cry out for help, so disconnected it cannot heal. Except through the cells of our bodies.
Our sisters are dying right now to tell you,
Enough suffering, it is time to heal. #Quote by Lucy H. Pearce
Illness quotes by Daniel O'Brien
#181. FDR's struggle with illness and subsequent metal-filled life are remarkably similar to the story of another great leader who was part robot: Iron Man. FDR, much like Tony Stark, was cocky and arrogant before his life-changing diagnosis, but the years of suffering changed all of that, and he emerged more humble, more fearless, and ready to defend America. Also, FDR wore iron braces and used a wheelchair, which, for the purposes of this comparison, is exactly like a well-armed robot suit. #Quote by Daniel O'Brien
Illness quotes by Jane Pauley
#182. My goal is to see that mental illness is treated like cancer. #Quote by Jane Pauley
Illness quotes by Aimee Herman
#183. I never want to be known. I'd rather be alone than have everyone talk about me and bother about my life. That's why I want to be an astronaut. I just want to travel into space and stay there. Be somewhere where no one else goes. #Quote by Aimee Herman
Illness quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#184. Loneliness as a situation can be corrected, but as a state of mind it is an incurable illness. #Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Illness quotes by Sonja Lyubomirsky
#185. No one in our society needs to be told that exercise is good for us. Whether you are overweight or have a chronic illness or are a slim couch potato, you've probably heard or read this dictum countless times throughout your life. But has anyone told you-indeed, guaranteed you-that regular physical activity will make you happier? I swear by it. #Quote by Sonja Lyubomirsky
Illness quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#186. I am exactly where I need to be - and that is in a better place mentally and physically. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Illness quotes by Jack Newman
#187. Women should know the truth. They can take it; they are adults, not children. If a mother opts for formula rather than breastfeeding, there is good evidence that her baby will score lower on IQ tests and will have a higher risk of many illnesses including some cancers, diabetes, respiratory illnesses, diarrhea and ear infections. She should know that her own risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer will be higher, as well as her daughter's risk of breast cancer. The mother increases her own risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and becoming overweight by "choosing" formula feeding. There is accumulating evidence that the risk of mental illness (alcoholism, ADHD, schizophrenia) is increased by not breastfeeding. A recent study suggested that even behaviour problems in adolescents are more likely if the child was formula fed. The longer the child is breastfed, the lower the risk both for the child and the mother. #Quote by Jack Newman
Illness quotes by Stellah Mupanduki
#188. There is complete hope for terminal illness in the power of the Almighty God. The hands of Jesus are healing hands...the hands of Jesus are saving hands. Jesus brought peace and restoration, reconciliation, power, purpose, love, understading, purity and compatibility with him and the world we live in. we are healed through him. He mends brokenness and gives us back our lives which are stollen by the trials and suffering of this dark world. He is the light and life giving God. We ought to pray in our daily lives to receive from God, his help, upholding power and healing in the Name of Jesus Christ his one and only Son. When we ask from him...then we receive healing, relief from suffering, we stop living in fear of death. Read these books and experience the real presence of the supernatural, almighty sovereign and loving God. #Quote by Stellah Mupanduki
Illness quotes by Kathryn Perez
#189. We never know the battles others are facing. We don't know the demons they are hiding. Everyone you have ever met is fighting something. You may have thought no one could've had the kind of raw deal you were dealt in life, being ailed with a mental illness, yet the truth is, many have the same or worse problems than that of your own. #Quote by Kathryn Perez
Illness quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#190. The clinical hallmark of manic-depressive illness is its recurrent, episodic nature. Byron had this in an almost textbook manner, showing frequent and pronounced fluctuations in mood, energy, sleep patterns, sexual behavior, alcohol and other drug use, and weight (Byron also exhibited extremes in dieting, obsession with his weight, eccentric eating patterns, and excessive use of epsom salts). Although these changes in mood and behavior were dramatic and disruptive when they occurred, it is important to note that Byron was clinically normal most of the time; this, too, is highly characteristic of manic-depressive illness. An inordinate amount of confusion about whether someone does or does not have manic-depressive illness stems from the popular misconception that irrationality of mood and reason are stable rather than fluctuating features of the disease. Some assume that because an individual such as Byron was sane and in impressive control of his reason most of the time, that he could not have been "mad" or have suffered from a major mental illness. Lucidity and normal functioning are, however, perfectly consistent with-indeed, characteristic of-the phasic nature of manic-depressive illness. This is in contrast to schizophrenia, which is usually a chronic and relatively unrelenting illness characterized by, among other things, an inability to reason clearly. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Illness quotes by Pablo Neruda
#191. Never an illness, nor the absence
of grandeur, no,
nothing is able to kill the best in us,
that kindness, dear sir, we are afflicted with:
beautiful is the flower of man, his conduct,
and every door opens on the beautiful truth
and never hides treacherous whispers.
I always gained something from making myself better,
better than I am, better than I was,
that most subtle citation:
to recover some lost petal
of the sadness I inherited:
to search once more for the light that sings
inside of me, the unwavering light. #Quote by Pablo Neruda
Illness quotes by Theresa Larsen
#192. Progression and regression go hand in hand with mental health. It is a tough illness. You often take one step forward and ten steps back. #Quote by Theresa Larsen
Illness quotes by Sady Doyle
#193. Not only is the actual word "hysteria" gendered - it once referred to an exclusively female disease, a mental illness thought to be caused by a malfunctioning uterus - there is a very long history of critics using accusations or innuendo about women's mental health or emotional stability in order to shut down their political voices. #Quote by Sady Doyle
Illness quotes by Siri Hustvedt
#194. There's a phenomenology of being sick, one that depends on temperament, personal history, and the culture which we live in. #Quote by Siri Hustvedt
Illness quotes by Kellie Elmore
#195. You're surrounded by people and voices and noises, but there you are, alone and trembling inside. And you want to be invisible. (thinking) Please, don't notice me. #Quote by Kellie Elmore
Illness quotes by Marianne Williamson
#196. The Project Angel Food Program's mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS and other serious illness. The Project Angel Food Program delivers free and nutritious meals prepared with love. We act out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness cannot wait. #Quote by Marianne Williamson
Illness quotes by Bob Costas
#197. We're used to comeback stories in the world of sports, but the Gail Devers story is remarkable. This is a comeback from an illness which almost killed her. #Quote by Bob Costas
Illness quotes by G. Thomas Couser
#198. From the cover blurb on the University of Wisconsin Press edition, writer unknown:

Discussing memoirs, diaries, collaborative narratives, photo documentaries, essays, and other forms of life writing, G. Thomas Couser shows that these books are not primarily records of medical conditions; they are a means for individuals to recover their bodies (or those of loved ones) from marginalization and impersonal medical discourse. Responding to the recent growth of illness and disability narratives in the United States.... #Quote by G. Thomas Couser
Illness quotes by William Styron
#199. The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne. The prevention of many suicides will continue to be hindered until there is a general awareness of the nature of this pain. #Quote by William Styron
Illness quotes by Lucy H. Pearce
#200. I am, you are, a cell in a bigger living organism. We have been taught to forget this. But our bodies are remembering.
We are not the only ones who are suffering. We are not the only ones who are sick.
But we are the ones with the power to make a change.
The time has come to take back our power to heal from this sickness.
This is the time to heal. It is time to purge the toxic masculine from our bodies and beings. And to choose life. #Quote by Lucy H. Pearce

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