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Positive Quotes about Illness

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Stress is nothing more than a
socially acceptable form of mental illness.
- Richard Carlson

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because
we don't know how to replenish its source.
It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals.
It dies of illness and wounds;
it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
- Anais Nin

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being
and walk away from every illness.
I have walked myself into my best thoughts,
and I know of no thought so burdensome
that one cannot walk away from it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed;
to kindness,
to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
- Marcel Proust

Serious illness doesn't bother me for long
because I am too inhospitable a host.
- Albert Schweitzer

You can die of the cure before you die of the illness.
- Michael Landon

 

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged
sooner or later to find time for illness.
- John Wanamaker

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

I believe that all the important people in my life
prior to 1982 were victimized by my illness.
- Patty Duke

I'd read things, like people criticizing me.
But no one likes to read stuff about that,
and probably the main thing that was getting to me was me mum's illness.
- Jack Osbourne

The easiest time to cure an illness is before it is
accepted as a part of the self-image.
- Jane Roberts

Concealing an illness is like keeping a beach ball under water.
- Karen Duffy

I have not missed a day from work because of illness since 1956.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

I did not fully understand the dread term 'terminal
illness' until I saw Heathrow for myself.
- Dennis Potter

A collection makes its own demands.
Many artists have been collectors.
I think of it rather as an illness.
I felt it was using up too much energy.
- Howard Hodgkin

It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth,
but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its
ruthless ambitions and moral decay,
can learn on my dime.
- Lee Atwater

Most of the albums that have taken long have been related
to illness and fatigue or producer problems.
- David Coverdale

What worse illness can there be than acute conventionality.
You should pray every night that you don't wake up with it.
- George Weinberg

Please believe that I do this because I am convinced
that my illness cannot be helped for any length of
time and I cannot bear to be a burden on anyone any longer.
- Susannah McCorkle

My mother's illness fitted into this protest against
the treatment of the sick who could not pay,
the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste,
the extravagance, and the poverty.
- Ellen Wilkinson

Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it
regards itself as therapy.
- Karl Kraus

A lot of our entertainment throws into detail the stagnation
and illness of how we live today-it's sad and it's sick...
and it's profitable.
- Heather Donahue

Though bitter, good medicine cures illness.
Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.
- Sima Qian

MS is not really a degenerative illness.
It is not fatal, nor is it always progressive.
- Annette Funicello

One always has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary,
and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual.
- Thomas Mann

We will continue to do all we can to protect the public
health against these dietary supplements that have
been found to cause serious illness and injury.
- Andrew von Eschenbach

To the fantastic mental illness of Rationalism,
hard facts are regrettable things, and to talk about them is to create them.
- Francis Parker Yockey

An illness is like a journey into a far country;
it sifts all one's experience and removes it to a point
so remote that it appears like a vision.
- Sholem Asch

I've just learned about his illness.
Let's hope it's nothing trivial.
- Irvin S. Cobb

I think illness is a family journey,
no matter what the outcome.
Everybody has to be allowed to process it and mourn
and deal with it in their own way.
- Marcia Wallace

I did as much research as I could and I took ownership of this illness,
because if you don't take care of your body,
where are you going to live?
- Karen Duffy

We have much to be judged on when he comes,
slums and battlefields and insane asylums,
but these are the symptoms of our illness and the result of our failures in love.
- Madeleine L'Engle

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every
four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness.
Think of your three best friends.
If they're okay, then it's you.
- Rita Mae Brown

Since my illness, I've felt the presence of my angels.
- Fran Drescher

I was diagnosed with the illness right before the 1995 World Cup.
- Jonah Lomu

When a man is ill nothing is so important to him as his own illness.
- Anthony Trollope

Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore.
- Alan Bennett

Through my illness I learned rejection.
I was written off.
That was the moment I thought, Okay,
game on.
No prisoners.
Everybody's going down.
- Lance Armstrong

Everybody believes in psychiatry; it's supposed to be for our own good.
Let psychiatry prove that anybody has an illness,
and I'd concede, but there is no physical proof.
- Kate Millett

Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
- Herodotus

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania,
that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.
- Margaret Atwood

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

A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation.
Although illness is profound, too, but medicine's a business today.
It's a business.
- Jack Kevorkian

I don't believe you have to have eating disorders and
mental illness to screw up.
- Kirstie Alley

Factions are a sign of illness in a party.
- Ernest Mandel

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

I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life -
you know,
loss, whether it be death, illness, separation.
I mean, the failed expectations...
We all have dreams.
- Annie Lennox

For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet...
and hoped that they would go away.
- Richard J. Codey

I have suffered from depression for most of my life.
It is an illness.
- Adam Ant

America had taken my father from me.
And over most of the years of his illness,
I gradually started feeling this support system from
this country who-people grieving along with us.
- Patti Davis

Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil,
and attaches blame to its victims.
- Susan Sontag

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.
- Jack Henry Abbott

A man's illness is his private territory and,
no matter how much he loves you and how close you are,
you stay an outsider.
You are healthy.
- Lauren Bacall

I don't think there is one cause of Gulf War illness.
- Christopher Shays

Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.
- Edvard Munch

Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.
- Abbe Pierre

Art is a kind of illness.
- Giacomo Puccini

The good thing about having this illness is that it
allows me to be a little bit crazy.
- Neil Cavuto

In childhood I developed a serious throat infection,
and my heart stopped beating.
I recovered from that illness with a voice that boomed forth like Kate Smith's!
- Patsy Cline

I didn't want to do a zoo show.
I didn't want to do a study of someone with mental illness.
I just wanted to show someone who was trying to live their life.
- Daniel Craig

Besides, wouldn't it be wonderful if no one ever had
to worry about the random cruelty of fatal illness
or the woes of old age attacking them or their loved ones?
- Joan D. Vinge

Refuse to be ill.
Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself.
Illness is one of those things which a man should resist
on principle at the onset.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

But Gulf War Syndrome is not one cause,
not one illness.
It is many causes, many illnesses.
- Christopher Shays

When there's a terrible illness like AIDS sweeping through,
you help people.
- Bernadette Peters

My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer's block,
as if it was some kind of illness.
- Mary Garden

I don't really live like a musician myself.
I think music is just something that I do,
but I'd like to be doing lots of other things.
I like to cure all kinds of illness.
- Ornette Coleman

For most of the history of our species we were helpless
to understand how nature works.
We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally.
We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature.
- Ann Druyan

There are psychological repercussions to illness and
we need a little more help to get through the effects
not only on the afflicted but on the family.
And I think there's even a place for humor in that.
- Alan Thicke

What some of us believe is that it is possible that
if chemicals are related to Gulf War illness that some
of the more severe symptoms may not erupt until 10
or 20 years down the line.
- Bernard Sanders

I don't hide my feelings, but when it comes to illness,
I guess I don't panic.
My father was the same way.
I'm the provider for the family and the caretaker.
If I panic, who is anybody going to run to?
- Curt Schilling


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