Quotes and Sayings about Exhaustion



"I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Ambition, Boredom, Exhaustion)

"Exhaustion and exasperation are frequently the handmaidens of legislative decision."
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.
(Related: Decision, Exasperation, Exhaustion)

"As a necessary prerequisite to the creation of new forms of expression one might, I suppose, argue that current sensibilities respond uniquely to the notion of exhaustion as exhaustion, although that does de facto seem rather limiting."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Creation, Exhaustion, Expression)

"More things in politics happen by accident or exhaustion than happen by conspiracy."
- Jeff Greenfield
(Related: Politics, Accident, Exhaustion)

"The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking."
- Mia Hamm
(Related: Vision, Exhaustion)

"The biggest problem has been exhaustion. I've spent about 6 of the last 14 years completely bedridden."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: Exhaustion, Years)

"I am not stopped by low funds, physical exhaustion, mental exhaustion, or temptations to stop and work on some other production that would be more financially rewarding."
- Richard King
(Related: Work, Exhaustion, Production, Temptations)

"Signs of fatigue soon manifested themselves more and more strongly, and slowly the men dropped out one by one, from sheer exhaustion. No murmur of complaint, however, would be heard."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: Men, Complaint, Exhaustion, Fatigue)

"Human nerves quickly get accustomed to the most unusual conditions and circumstances and I noticed that quite a number of men actually fell asleep from sheer exhaustion in the trenches, in spite of the roaring of the cannon about us and the whizzing of shrapnel over our heads."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: Men, Circumstances, Exhaustion, Nerves)

"Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion... the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate."
- Dorothea Lange
(Related: Love, Work, Exhaustion, Hate)

"It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality to quantity."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Work, Quality, God, Exhaustion, Quantity)

"Once my doctor began treating my kidney disease, my greatest challenge was the constant exhaustion. Fortunately, my doctor explained that anemia was causing my exhaustion and that people with serious illnesses, like kidney disease, may be at increased risk for anemia."
- Alonzo Mourning
(Related: People, Challenge, Disease, Exhaustion, May, Risk)

"Tom Cruise's attorney said he is going to sue anyone who claims he is gay. In a related story, Ricky Martin's attorney has been hospitalized for exhaustion."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Exhaustion, Gay, Martin)

"The worst manifestations of exhaustion were successfully cured by a long period of rest but it was immediately apparent to me that I had lost once and for all my former capacity for carrying out experimental work until physically tired."
- Wilhelm Ostwald
(Related: Work, Exhaustion, Rest)

"The men are walking. They are fifty feet apart, for dispersal. Their walk is slow, for they are dead weary, as you can tell even when looking at them from behind. Every line and sag of their bodies speaks their inhuman exhaustion."
- Ernie Pyle
(Related: Men, Exhaustion, Feet, Walking)

"First, it doesn't surprise me that traditional music has experienced a kind of exhaustion in the 20th century - not forgetting that many musicians started to look outside the traditional structures of tonality."
- Pierre Schaeffer
(Related: Music, Exhaustion, First, Musicians)

"In one hotel, the maid who built the fire fainted in our room. Exhaustion was the cause. We talked with her later and learned that she worked 17 hours a day and makes 95 marks a month - about 50 cents."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Cause, Day, Exhaustion, Fire)

"The becoming of man is the history of the exhaustion of his possibilities."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: History, Exhaustion, Man, Possibilities)

"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: Exhaustion, Frustration, Laughter, Tears)