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Sifting Quotes

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The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought,
sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
- The Buddha

Related topics: Buddhist

It is quite extraordinary how very various are the
opinions entertained on this point,
and, before sifting them, one must be careful in the
first place to eliminate from our inquiry the cases
of that considerable class of persons who pinch themselves.
- James Payn

And when is there time to remember, to sift,
to weigh, to estimate, to total?
- Tillie Olsen

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

 

We would sift through every inch of what it was that worked,
or if it didn't, and wonder what was effective in it,
in terms of paint, the subject matter,
the size, the drawing.
- Helen Frankenthaler

Trouble is a sieve through which we sift our acquaintances.
Those too big to pass through are our friends.
- Arlene Francis

The use of criticism, in periodical writing,
is to sift, not to stamp a work.
- Margaret Fuller

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You cannot sift out the poor from the community.
The poor are indispensable to the rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher

While it's wonderful that investors have access to
all the data now available to them,
it has become a full-time job to sift through it and
separate out the valuable news from the useless noise.
- Maria Bartiromo

An illness is like a journey into a far country;
it sifts all one's experience and removes it to a point
so remote that it appears like a vision.
- Sholem Asch

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

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged
sooner or later to find time for illness.
- John Wanamaker

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being
and walk away from every illness.
I have walked myself into my best thoughts,
and I know of no thought so burdensome
that one cannot walk away from it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You can die of the cure before you die of the illness.
- Michael Landon

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because
we don't know how to replenish its source.
It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals.
It dies of illness and wounds;
it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
- Anais Nin

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed;
to kindness,
to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
- Marcel Proust

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

When there's a terrible illness like AIDS sweeping through,
you help people.
- Bernadette Peters

Besides, wouldn't it be wonderful if no one ever had
to worry about the random cruelty of fatal illness
or the woes of old age attacking them or their loved ones?
- Joan D. Vinge

My mother's illness fitted into this protest against
the treatment of the sick who could not pay,
the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste,
the extravagance, and the poverty.
- Ellen Wilkinson

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

I'd read things, like people criticizing me.
But no one likes to read stuff about that,
and probably the main thing that was getting to me was me mum's illness.
- Jack Osbourne

Everybody believes in psychiatry; it's supposed to be for our own good.
Let psychiatry prove that anybody has an illness,
and I'd concede, but there is no physical proof.
- Kate Millett

I think illness is a family journey,
no matter what the outcome.
Everybody has to be allowed to process it and mourn
and deal with it in their own way.
- Marcia Wallace

I believe that all the important people in my life
prior to 1982 were victimized by my illness.
- Patty Duke

I've got asthma.
When I was 17 I forgot to take my medication and was
taken to a hospital for almost two weeks.
After that I've taken better care of my illness.
- Ville Valo

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania,
that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.
- Margaret Atwood

Though bitter, good medicine cures illness.
Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.
- Sima Qian

One always has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary,
and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual.
- Thomas Mann

When a man is ill nothing is so important to him as his own illness.
- Anthony Trollope

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

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

I don't believe you have to have eating disorders and
mental illness to screw up.
- Kirstie Alley

I don't really live like a musician myself.
I think music is just something that I do,
but I'd like to be doing lots of other things.
I like to cure all kinds of illness.
- Ornette Coleman

Factions are a sign of illness in a party.
- Ernest Mandel

The easiest time to cure an illness is before it is
accepted as a part of the self-image.
- Jane Roberts

A lot of our entertainment throws into detail the stagnation
and illness of how we live today-it's sad and it's sick...
and it's profitable.
- Heather Donahue

What worse illness can there be than acute conventionality.
You should pray every night that you don't wake up with it.
- George Weinberg

Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.
- Edvard Munch

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions.
It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison.
It is the effect, not the cause.
- Jack Henry Abbott

Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
- Herodotus

Most of the albums that have taken long have been related
to illness and fatigue or producer problems.
- David Coverdale

It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth,
but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its
ruthless ambitions and moral decay,
can learn on my dime.
- Lee Atwater

A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation.
Although illness is profound, too, but medicine's a business today.
It's a business.
- Jack Kevorkian

I didn't want to do a zoo show.
I didn't want to do a study of someone with mental illness.
I just wanted to show someone who was trying to live their life.
- Daniel Craig

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.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore.
- Alan Bennett

We will continue to do all we can to protect the public
health against these dietary supplements that have
been found to cause serious illness and injury.
- Andrew von Eschenbach

A collection makes its own demands.
Many artists have been collectors.
I think of it rather as an illness.
I felt it was using up too much energy.
- Howard Hodgkin

In childhood I developed a serious throat infection,
and my heart stopped beating.
I recovered from that illness with a voice that boomed forth like Kate Smith's!
- Patsy Cline

America had taken my father from me.
And over most of the years of his illness,
I gradually started feeling this support system from
this country who-people grieving along with us.
- Patti Davis

A man's illness is his private territory and,
no matter how much he loves you and how close you are,
you stay an outsider.
You are healthy.
- Lauren Bacall

Since my illness, I've felt the presence of my angels.
- Fran Drescher

The good thing about having this illness is that it
allows me to be a little bit crazy.
- Neil Cavuto

Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil,
and attaches blame to its victims.
- Susan Sontag

To the fantastic mental illness of Rationalism,
hard facts are regrettable things, and to talk about them is to create them.
- Francis Parker Yockey

I have not missed a day from work because of illness since 1956.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

I was diagnosed with the illness right before the 1995 World Cup.
- Jonah Lomu

For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet...
and hoped that they would go away.
- Richard J. Codey

Through my illness I learned rejection.
I was written off.
That was the moment I thought, Okay,
game on.
No prisoners.
Everybody's going down.
- Lance Armstrong

I did as much research as I could and I took ownership of this illness,
because if you don't take care of your body,
where are you going to live?
- Karen Duffy

Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it
regards itself as therapy.
- Karl Kraus

We have much to be judged on when he comes,
slums and battlefields and insane asylums,
but these are the symptoms of our illness and the result of our failures in love.
- Madeleine L'Engle

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

But Gulf War Syndrome is not one cause,
not one illness.
It is many causes, many illnesses.
- Christopher Shays

I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life -
you know,
loss, whether it be death, illness, separation.
I mean, the failed expectations...
We all have dreams.
- Annie Lennox

Art is a kind of illness.
- Giacomo Puccini

Please believe that I do this because I am convinced
that my illness cannot be helped for any length of
time and I cannot bear to be a burden on anyone any longer.
- Susannah McCorkle

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

I did not fully understand the dread term 'terminal
illness' until I saw Heathrow for myself.
- Dennis Potter


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