People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in.
— Margaret Cho

Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.
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London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
— Arthur Conan Doyle

It was so draining. Going to parties to rub elbows with so-and-so and act like it's no big deal, when really all I was doing was hoping I'd have the success they had.
— Katy Perry

The only living works are those which have drained much of the author's own life into them.
— draining quotation by Samuel Butler