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    I think many people with a chronic illness would prefer not to have their chronic illness, simply because it's high maintenance.

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    It is dainty to be sick if you have leisure and convenience for it.

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    I think that most of us instinctively avoid people with mental illness.

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    I think that that's the wisest thing - to prevent illness before we try to cure something.

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    It is human nature to look away from illness. We don't enjoy a reminder of our own fragile mortality.

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    it is the worst humiliation and grievance of the suffering, that they cause suffering.

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    It is not enough to belong to a religion. You also have to put it into practice. Religion is like medicine. You have to ingest it to combat the illness.

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    It's for personal reasons," I say stiffly, which is what my mother had always told me to say about things that had to do with fighting with your brothers, getting any sort of illness that had intestinal ramifications, starting your period, and money.

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    It's a different sort of love taht puts up with illness. Old love.

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    It was like I had a curse on me. I couldn't believe how much God was piling on. There was so much death around me.

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    It's like a convent, the hospital. You leave the world behind and take vows of poverty, chastity, obedience.

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    It's not a query of staying wholesome. It's a query of discovering a illness you want.

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    I understood that menstruation - the indication that you're a real woman - stopped if you grew weak from illness

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    ... I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Suddenly I had to spend all my time getting well.

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    I was diagnosed with Graves' disease, an illness of the thyroid gland. Instead of surgery, I was given radiation treatment.

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    Just look at the list of who the lowest-paid people are. Pediatricians are at the bottom. You would also look at internists. You would look at psychiatrists. You would look at family physicians, HIV specialists. People who take care of chronic illnesses by seeing people carefully over time, those are the people who get the least money. The people who have the most are people like orthopedic surgeons, interventional cardiologists. And my point isn't that there is something wrong with heroism.

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    I went through a pretty serious illness early in my life and I made a movie about that.

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    I will find a way out or make one.

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    I was just sort of moving through time.

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    My health is so often impaired that I begin to be as weary of it as mending old lace; when it is patched in one place, it breaks out in another.

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    Knowing that you do not know is the best. Not knowing that you do not know is an illness.

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    Loneliness as a situation can be corrected, but as a state of mind it is an incurable illness.

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    Many doctors spend their time looking For the symptoms of illness, Rarely acknowledging that illness is itself a symptom.

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    Many tribal peoples consider illness to be one of the most reliable sources of revelation. Many of the practices that traditional religions impose upon seekers-abstinence, isolation, stillness-are practices that illness imposes upon us, so it is in a sense a cocoon that allows revelation to unfold.

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    Most illness is just stress from not living in harmony

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    Larry Grobel has the illness of all writers, he can't help himself. You're talking to him and all of a sudden, you say, "He's puttin' that in his cash register!

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    Love is a grave mental illness.

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    Love often leads to healing, while fear and isolation breed illness. And our biggest fear is abandonment.

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    Make sickness itself a prayer.

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    Man's destiny is to know, if only because societies with knowledge culturally dominate societies that lack it. Luddites and anti-intellectuals do not master the differential equations of thermodynamics or the biochemical cures of illness. They stay in thatched huts and die young.

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    Most illness begins with a negative mind.

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

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

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    My illness is excruciating and difficult to cope with. It takes over your entire life and causes more suffering than I can describe.

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    My main memories of my father are of his illness.

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    Nutritional complements, wisely used, can prevent many age-related illnesses and dramatically reverse your biological age.

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    My whole family, all they talk about is food and disease. And they're competitive with illness: I have a cold. I wish I had a cold! I don't even have sinuses anymore.

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    Nature alone cures. ... what nursing has to do ... is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him.

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    Nothing more isolating than a mental illness.

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    One in four of us will have a mental illness at some point. That is a lot of people.

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    Once a restless or frayed mood has turned to anger, or violence, or psychosis, Richard, like most, finds it very difficult to see it as illness, rather than being willful, angry, irrational or simply tiresome.

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    Once you are diagnosed with cancer, time changes. It both speeds up insanely and stops altogether.

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    Rescue someone unwilling to look after himself, and he will cling to you like a dangerous illness.

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    One USDA scientist went so far as to claim that there has never been a documented case of food-borne illness from eating fermented vegetables.

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    Part of my approach to my illness has been to say I want to choose life, I want to keep going, I want to live fully until I die.

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    Processed foods cause inflammation, a source of most chronic illnesses as well as stress.

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    Realize that illness and other temporal setbacks often come to us from the hand of God our Lord, and are sent to help us know ourselves better, to free ourselves of the love of created things, and to reflect on the brevity of this life and, thus, to prepare ourselves for the life which is without end.

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    Recovery from illness often seems like beginning life all over again.

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    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.

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    Sickness sensitizes man for observation, like a photographic plate.

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