37 Quotes About Exhaustion

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Finding the right balance in our life is an important part of suffering from burnout. These quotes about exhaustion capture the feelings we can experience when life just gets to become too much.

“Acting might bring on emotional exhaustion, but writing tired your brains out. Writing led to depression and insomnia and walking around all day with a haggard look.”

“An artist spends himself like the crayon in his hand, till he is all gone.”

“Anything is of course inexhaustible, because at each moment the brain has a different pattern to construct.”

“Don’t want to slump over the oars.”

“Evidence exhausts the truth.”

“Fatigue makes fools of us all. It robs us of our skills, our judgment, and blinds us to creative solutions.”

“Glory is sacrifice, glory is exhaustion, glory is having nothing left to give.”

“I have an overactive brain, and as a result of that, I can really get in my own mind. So I like to try and exercise it to the point of exhaustion.”

“I never manage to get to bed early on Sunday night but this doesn’t matter, as I don’t know one level of exhaustion from another.”

“I want to collapse. I want to fall on the sidewalk right there and drag myself to the ivy.”

“If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.”

“If, because of anxiety and self-doubt, you procrastinate and only think about working, you’ll feel more exhausted than if you’d created for hours.”

“I’m knocked out, I’ve never felt so physically and mentally exhausted, I’m quite stupid with it and long only for bed; but I am happy…”

“It is impossible to get exhausted in work for God. We get exhausted because we try to do God’s work in our own way.”

“It is not the dream of what you’re feeling laziness, if not, the sleep of exhaustion.”

“It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality to quantity.”

“It’s believing you can push through the exhaustion just to be able to sing after you do a cartwheel or a split.”

“I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.”

“I’ve worked myself to exhaustion before. I was so young, and I thought I could do everything; it was just too much for my body and my mind.”

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”

“Living in a constant chase after gain compels people to expend their spirit to the point of exhaustion.”

“Momentum was part of the exhilaration and the exhaustion of the twentieth century which Coward decoded for the British but borrowed wholesale from the Americans.”

“More things in politics happen by accident or exhaustion than happen by conspiracy.”

“Muscle-work can only make one weary-it takes brain-work to create true exhaustion.”

“Nervous exhaustion from mental overwork is most often due to neglect of this rule and the brain worker should limit his regular day’s work to a reasonable number of hours per day and those when the brain is at its best.”

“Now I understand what exhaustion is. It’s not just a code word for heroin addiction. People don’t teach you how to handle the workload that comes from a little bit of success, and it’s something I’d never had to handle, because I’d been rejected for so long.”

“Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion… the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate.”

“Spending some time getting quiet can really be the best remedy for tangled situations. Taking a step back from all the emotion, frustration, and exhaustion to sit quietly with Jesus will do more to untangle a mess than anything else I’ve ever found.”

“The antidote to exhaustion may not be rest but wholeheartedness… we are typically exhausted because we are not doing our TRUE work.”

“The becoming of man is the history of the exhaustion of his possibilities.”

“The biggest problem has been exhaustion. I’ve spent about 6 of the last 14 years completely bedridden.”

“The exhaustion of the passions is the beginning of wisdom.”

“The lower one’s vitality, the more sensitive one is to great art.”

“The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.”

“There’s no narcotic like exhaustion.”

“We are finally driven to monogamy not by morality but by exhaustion.”

“When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again.”

Dealing with stress can be exhausting enough in itself. Finding a way to deal with these types of situations of fatigue and stress will help to give you more energy.