Top 10 illness quotes


What are the TOP 10 quotes about illness?


To be too conscious is an illness. A real thorough going illness.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer

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

Richard Carlson, author

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, psychologist

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

Adam Ant, musician



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, writer

We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality.

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.

Marcel Proust, author

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, journalist

I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.

Susan Sontag, author

If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick

Ben Jonson, poet


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