Quotations on Illness

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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
(Keywords: Cause, Effect, Illness, Paranoia, Prison, Reason, Reform, School)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Illness, Rejection)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Vision, Country, Illness, Journey)

My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything.
- Lee Atwater
(Keywords: Nature, Love, Truth, Brotherhood, Humanity, Illness, Relationships)

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.
- Margaret Atwood
(Keywords: Canada, Illness, states, United)

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
(Keywords: Americans, Friends, Illness, Sanity, Statistics, Suffering)

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.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Keywords: People, Illness, Man)

We saw in 2003 the beginnings of an outbreak of an illness called SARS. SARS ended up killing 800 people which is a significant number of deaths, but nowhere near as high as it could have been.
- Michael Burgess
(Keywords: People, Beginnings, Illness, Killing)

All countries should immediately now activate their pandemic preparedness plans. Countries should remain on high alert for unusual outbreaks of influenza-like illness and severe pneumonia.
- Margaret Chan
(Keywords: Countries, Illness, Now)

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
(Keywords: Heart, Childhood, Illness, Voice)

I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.
- Irvin S. Cobb
(Keywords: Hope, Illness, Nothing)

In this most powerful nation in the world, lack of access to health care should not force local and state governments, companies and workers into bankruptcy, while causing unnecessary illness and hospitalization.
- John Conyers
(Keywords: Health, Care, Force, Illness, Nation, State, Workers, World)

Most of the albums that have taken long have been related to illness and fatigue or producer problems.
- David Coverdale
(Keywords: Fatigue, Illness, Problems)

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
(Keywords: Life, Illness, Study, Trying, Want)

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
(Keywords: Father, America, Country, Feeling, Illness, Support, Years)

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
(Keywords: Detail, Entertainment, Illness, Today)

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
(Keywords: History, Nature, Illness, Myths, Spirits)

I still when I wake up hit the ground running; and having an illness, I'm only one of hundreds of thousands of people that live with an illness, and I'm just in awe of the bravery and dignity of the people I see at the hospital.
- Karen Duffy
(Keywords: People, Bravery, Dignity, Illness, Running)

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
(Keywords: Body, Care, Illness, Ownership, Research)

Concealing an illness is like keeping a beach ball under water.
- Karen Duffy
(Keywords: Beach, Illness, Water)

I believe that before anybody makes the journey to the other side, we have to know on a soul level that we are leaving, whether it's an accident or illness, and we prepare ourselves to a certain degree that we won't be there in the future.
- John Edward
(Keywords: Soul, Accident, Future, Illness, Journey)

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
(Keywords: Health, Cause, Illness, Injury, Public, Will)

Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them.
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Keywords: Health, Fear, Illness, Information, Self, Treasure)

This illness made it impossible for me to give my best effort to our audience, but now that it's been identified, I'm looking forward to a complete, quick recovery and to get back out there with John as soon as possible.
- Daryl Hall
(Keywords: Effort, Illness, Now, Quick)

Advances in technology and in our understanding of illness and disease together with an expanded workforce and greater resources will allow us to provide more services to a higher quality.
- John Hutton
(Keywords: Technology, Quality, Disease, Illness, Understanding, Will)

The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.
- Holbrook Jackson
(Keywords: Art, Health, Time, Day, Illness, Joy, Night, Reading, Sorrow)

They're trying to tell us that we're not right, so we have to buy their products. The number one cause of mental illness is not knowing who you are and you can't know who you are if you don't spend time honoring yourself, and living in the present.
- Naomi Judd
(Keywords: Time, Cause, Illness, Living, Present, Right, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Business, Money, Illness, Medicine, Today)

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
(Keywords: Love, Illness, Result)

Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw.
- Fran Lebowitz
(Keywords: Love, Illness, Reality, Romantic)

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
(Keywords: Dreams, Life, Death, Expectations, Illness, Loss, Old, Separation, Years)

I still have in my memory, almost agonizing impressions of a serious illness which I had when I was about eight years old. Those about me called it scarlet fever, and its very name seemed to have a diabolical quality.
- Pierre Loti
(Keywords: Quality, Illness, Memory, Name, Old, Years)

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
(Keywords: Idea, Illness, Man)

One 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
(Keywords: Idea, Illness, Man)

You have this mounting aggressive ignorance with the rabbit's foot of their particular religion. You don't really have any kind of spiritual law, just a kind of a rabid mental illness. The songs are a little slice of life.
- Joni Mitchell
(Keywords: Life, Religion, Ignorance, Illness, Law, Songs, Spiritual)

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's 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
(Keywords: Love, Death, Blindness, Errors, Illness, Wounds)

Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.
- Abbe Pierre
(Keywords: Grace, Illness, State)

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.
- Marcel Proust
(Keywords: Knowledge, Body, Illness, Moments)

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
- Marcel Proust
(Keywords: Knowledge, Illness, Kindness, Pain, Promise)

Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.
- Sima Qian
(Keywords: Criticism, Hurt, Illness, May, Medicine, Will)

In opposition to this detachment, he finds an image of man which contains within itself man's dreams, man's illness, man's redemption from the misery of poverty - poverty which can no longer be for him a sign of the acceptance of life.
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Keywords: Life, Dreams, Acceptance, Illness, Man, Misery, Opposition, Poverty)

The easiest time to cure an illness is before it is accepted as a part of the self-image.
- Jane Roberts
(Keywords: Time, Cure, Illness, Self)

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
(Keywords: War, Illness, May, Years)

Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil, and attaches blame to its victims.
- Susan Sontag
(Keywords: Blame, Evil, Illness, Victims)

No further evidence is needed to show that 'mental illness' is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious.
- Thomas Szasz
(Keywords: Nature, Purpose, Illness, Name, Obvious)

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
(Keywords: Age, Cruelty, Illness, Old, Worry)

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
(Keywords: Family, Illness, Journey)

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.
- John Wanamaker
(Keywords: Time, People, Illness, Recreation)

If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.
- Simone Weil
(Keywords: Day, Illness, Misfortune, Poverty, Suffering)

What worse illness can there be than acute conventionality. You should pray every night that you don't wake up with it.
- George Weinberg
(Keywords: Conventionality, Illness, Night)



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