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    illness Quotes

    Many people find themselves with illness as they become successful: higher blood pressure and diabetes.
    — Zong Qinghou
    tags: people  illness  blood 
    Sexual desire may burn like fire, but when you give a thought to when you are ill, then your excitement dies down. Fame and fortune may be sweet as candy, but when you give a thought to when you die, then their flavor is like chewing wax. Therefore, if people are usually concerned about death and illness, this can also dissolve unreal activities and develop longing for the way.
    — Zicheng Hong
    Grief is illness. You cannot breathe; you cannot walk or eat or sleep. The sickness is entire, the body and the spirit.
    — Zelda Popkin
    tags: grief  sleep  illness  body  spirit 
    Nostalgia is an illness for those who haven't realized that todayis tomorrow's nostalgia.
    — Zeena Schreck
    Ill health is an important factor that forces the poor to remain poor. If they make a little bit of money, one episode of illness can wipe them out.
    — Zafrullah Chowdhury
    tags: health  illness  poor  money 
    AIDS today is not a death sentence. It can be treated as a chronic illness, or a chronic disease.
    — Yusuf Hamied
    tags: death  illness 
    There is no greater illness than discouragement!
    — Yisroel Salanter
    tags: illness 
    It was clear: I was sick. I never used to dream. They say in the old days it was the most normal thing in the world to have dreams. Which makes sense: Their whole life was some kind of horrible merry-go-round of green, orange, Buddha, juice. But today we know that dreams point to a serious mental illness. And I know that up to now my brain has checked out chronometrically perfect, a mechanism without a speck of dust.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    It is a technique ideally suited to prevent physical and mental illness and to protect the body generally, developing an inevitable sense of self-reliance and assurance.
    — Yehudi Menuhin
    tags: mental  illness  body 
    Now our Earth is swarmed with issues such as life, death, illness, wars, economic crises and many others. It is time that we sing out loud the message, 'Love forever.'
    — Yayoi Kusama
    I fight pain, anxiety, and fear every day, and the only method I have found that relieves my illness is to keep creating art. I followed the thread of art and somehow discovered a path that would allow me to live.
    — Yayoi Kusama
    tags: fear  pain  live  anxiety  illness  fight  path 
    I have been struggling with mental illness and emptiness throughout my life. Now I want people to understand my glorious quest for the truth. Working on paintings is a process toward my artistic creation. It is a new spiritual theme of my whole philosophy for pursuing the truth. Each painting represents a process in all of my art.
    — Yayoi Kusama
    Every type of evil we've got in us is the result of that one true illness of the human mind - that is, of being self-centered.
    — Wojciech Kurtyka
    tags: evil  human  true  illness  mind 
    I had a series of childhood illnesses... scarlet fever.... pneumonia.... Polio. I walked with braces until I was at least nine years old. My life wasn't like the average person who grew up and decided to enter the world of sports.
    — Wilma Rudolph
    Negative thoughts were treated by Cherokee healers with the same medicines as wounds, headaches, or physical illness. It was believed that unchecked negative thoughts can permeate the being and manifest themselves in negative actions.
    — Wilma Mankiller
    Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: mental  illness  shame 
    It sure is boring to be around people who are in character all the time. I always find it's closer to mental illness than acting excellence.
    — William H. Macy
    Simon became inarticulate in his effort to express mankind's essential illness.
    — William Golding
    tags: illness  mankind 
    Psychic health depends on orgastic potency, i.e., upon the degree to which one can surrender to and experience the climax of excitation in the natural sexual act. It is founded upon the healthy character attitude of the individual's capacity for love. Psychic illnesses are the result of a disturbance of the natural capacity for love.
    — Wilhelm Reich
    If we do not allow for a rhythm of rest in our overly busy lives, illness becomes our Sabbath- our pneumonia, our cancer, our heart attack, our accidents create Sabbath for us.
    — Wayne Muller
    tags: heart  live  illness 
    You can't make a woman happy. That's like trying to cure a fatal disease. The goal is to treat the symptoms so you can comfortably live with the illness.
    — Wanda Sykes
    tags: women  live  illness  goal 
    A diet rich in fruits and vegetables plays a role in reducing the risk of all the major causes of illness and death
    — Walter Willett
    tags: death  illness  risk 
    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.
    — W. H. Auden
    tags: death  illness  poem  poet 
    It's usually the stupid people that develop long illnesses. You need more than indolence and selfishness, you need endurance to make a good patient.
    — W. H. Auden
    The Noonday Demon explores the subterranean realms of an illness which is on the point of becoming endemic, and which more than anything else mirrors the present state of our civilization and its profound discontents. As wide-ranging as it is incisive, this astonishing work is a testimony both to the muted suffering of millions and to the great courage it must have taken the author to set his mind against it.
    — W. G. Sebald
    The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.
    — Vladimir Lenin
    tags: heart  illness 
    The surgeon general is responsible for sharing scientifically-based information with the public so that they can improve their health. But I will say personally that my goal as surgeon general is to help build a culture of prevention in America so that we are a nation that is as good at preventing illness as we are at treating it.
    — Vivek Murthy
    Perhaps lovers aren't supposed to look down at the ground. That kind of story is told in symbols-and earth represents reality, and reality represents frustrations, chance illnesses, death, murder, and all kinds of other tragedies. Lovers are meant to look up at the sky, for up there no beautiful illusions can be trampled upon.
    — Virginia C. Andrews
    I wanna never have birth and fail as a father. I would never want the illness that killed in my Nana
    — Vinnie Paz
    tags: illness  birth  father  fail 
    I've got asthma. When I was 17 I forgot to take my medication and was taken to a hospital for almost two weeks. After that I've taken better care of my illness.
    — Ville Valo
    tags: illness  care 
    I enjoy the fact that, as a gay man, there's relatively little pressure on me to act like a grown-up, but also I see the pitfalls that we're susceptible to, addiction, isolation, loneliness, mental illness, not to mention the embarrassing fashion choices.
    — Vestal McIntyre
    Pessimism is mental disease. It means illness in the person who voices it, and in the society which produces that person.
    — Upton Sinclair
    Jesus showed patience and love to all who came to Him seeking relief for their physical, emotional, or spiritual illnesses and who felt discouraged and downtrodden.
    — Ulisses Soares
    You can have a disordered relationship with food, but to have an eating disorder is indicative of a mental illness, which I think needs treatment and recognition in a different way.
    — Troian Bellisario
    Having a mood disorder is not synonymous with having artistic talent, but it is true that people in the so-called creative professions-writers, actors, artists, musicians-have a higher than normal incidence of such illnesses, and there are also a disproportionate number of alcoholics in these fields whose drinking may be an attempt to medicate the anxiety of depression.
    — Tracy Thompson
    The secret of learning to be sick is this: Illness doesn't make you less of what you were. You are still you.
    — Tony Snow
    tags: secret  illness  learning 
    Words can make the illness a subject I can master, and not one that one simply emotes over.
    — Tony Judt
    tags: master  illness 
    I've lost count of the interviews I've done about my illness and its relationship to my ideas and writing.
    — Tony Judt
    People need to pay attention to their bodies and go get a checkup. If you do that, you have a chance to help illnesses from getting even worse.
    — Tony Dorsett
    If ever we needed in this country to adopt a new attitude towards homosexuality, this is the time. Instead of treating it as a crime, and driving it underground, we ought to recognize it for what it is: it's a mental illness, it's a psychiatric condition which ought to be treated sympathetically by psychiatrists and social workers.
    — Tommy Douglas
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