Quotes About Headache

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Richelle Mead
“Adrian!" Something inside of me burst. "Will you shut the hell up for five seconds?”
Richelle Mead, Shadow Kiss

Leah Spiegel
“You give me things too," he said in a hushed voice as he bit off the cap.
"Like what?"
"A headache," his smile widened.”
Leah Spiegel, Foolish Games

Jarod Kintz
“I had a headache on the left side of my brain, so I took half an aspirin. I cut the pill in half and took the left half, just to be sure it went to the right side of my brain. 
Jarod Kintz

“The return of the voices would end in a migraine that made my whole body throb. I could do nothing except lie in a blacked-out room waiting for the voices to get infected by the pains in my head and clear off.

Knowing I was different with my OCD, anorexia and the voices that no one else seemed to hear made me feel isolated, disconnected. I took everything too seriously. I analysed things to death. I turned every word, and the intonation of every word over in my mind trying to decide exactly what it meant, whether there was a subtext or an implied criticism. I tried to recall the expressions on people’s faces, how those expressions changed, what they meant, whether what they said and the look on their faces matched and were therefore genuine or whether it was a sham, the kind word touched by irony or sarcasm, the smile that means pity.
When people looked at me closely could they see the little girl in my head, being abused in those pornographic clips projected behind my eyes?
That is what I would often be thinking and such thoughts ate away at the façade of self-confidence I was constantly raising and repairing.

(describing dissociative identity disorder/mpd symptoms)”
Alice Jamieson, Today I'm Alice: Nine Personalities, One Tortured Mind

Jay Asher
“I didn't feel physically sick. But mentally. My mind was twisting in so many ways. (...) We once saw a documentary on migraines. One of the men interviewed used to fall on his knees and bang his head against the floor, over and over during attacks. This diverted the pain from deep inside his brain, where he couldn't reach it, to a pain outside that he had control over.”
Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

Mohsin Hamid
“Slowly, even though I thought it would never happen, New York lost its charm for me. I remember arriving in the city for the first time, passing with my parents through the First World's Club bouncers at Immigration, getting into a massive cab that didn't have a moment to waste, and falling in love as soon as we shot onto the bridge and I saw Manhattan rise up through the looks of parental terror reflected in the window. I lost my virginity in New York, twice (the second one wanted to believe he was the first so badly). I had my mind blown open by the combination of a liberal arts education and a drug-popping international crowd. I became tough. I had fun. I learned so much.

But now New York was starting to feel empty, a great party that had gone on too long and was showing no sign of ending soon. I had a headache, and I was tired. I'd danced enough. I wanted a quiet conversation with someone who knew what load-shedding was.”
Mohsin Hamid, Moth Smoke

Frigyes Karinthy
“My head ached. I was thinking of the pain, and wondering how it was possible for physical agony to be so intense. I had never imagined that such a torture could be endured. Yet here was I, both conscious and able to think clearly. And not only to think, but to observe the process and make calculations about it. The steel circle round my skull was closing in with faint cracking noises. How much farther could it shrink? I counted the cracking sounds. Since I took the triple dose of pain-killer, there had been two more. …I took out my watch and laid it on the table.

“Give me morphia,” I said in a calm, hostile, icy tone.

“You mustn’t take morphia! You know perfectly well. The very idea! And what are you doing with that watch?”

“You will give me morphia within three minutes.”

They looked me uneasily up and down. No one moved. Three minutes went by. Then ten more. I slipped the watch calmly into my pocket and rose unsteadily to my feet.

“Then take me to the Fiakker Bar. They say it’s a good show, and to-night I want to enjoy myself.”

The others jumped up with a feeling of relief.

I never confessed the secret to anyone, either then or afterwards. I had made up my mind at the end of those three minutes — for the first and last time in my life — that if my headache had not stopped within the next ten I should throw myself under the nearest tram.

It never came out whether I should have kept to my resolve, for the pain left with the suddenness of lighting.”
Frigyes Karinthy, A Journey Round My Skull

Kelley Armstrong
“Headache, hmm?" His expression went serious. "Do you know what's the best cure for that?"



He said it so matter-of-factly I had to sputter a laugh.

"Multiple, if possible," he continued. "It's a proven medical fact that one physiologic event, like orgasm, can cancel out the effects of another physiological process, such as a headache."

His expression was perfectly serious, but I said, "You're full of shit."

"Perhaps. If so, you should call my bluff. Just open the door and we'll test it out.”
Kelley Armstrong, No Humans Involved

Patricia C. Wrede
“I am determined to have the headache Thursday, if I have to hit myself with a rock to do it.”
Patricia C. Wrede, Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot

Ian Fleming
“His headache was still sitting over his right eye as if it had been nailed there.”
Ian Fleming, Moonraker

John Barth
“His head always felt about to ache, but never began to.”
John Barth

“She usually worked at night, claiming that the racket he made about the house distracted her during the day; she needed silence, total silence, in which to pursue her inspiration - else it fled away and left her with a splitting headache to show for it.”
Helen Hodgman, Jack and Jill

“Ow. Stop that. It hurts my brain.

Isn't your brain distributed through your entire body?

See why I want you to stop with the doublethink?
-Sergeant Schlock & Captain Tagon”
Howard Tayler, Resident Mad Scientist

Cole Alpaugh
“Taking a couple short backup swigs, Flint’s crippling headache started to release its grip, sort of the way he imagined an octopus would release an inedible bowling ball.”
Cole Alpaugh, The Bear in a Muddy Tutu

Osayi Osar-Emokpae
“You may eventually decide to breakup, and that’s fine, because headaches are not cute, but at least you know you tried.”
Osayi Osar-Emokpae, Because You Deserve Love

Jarod Kintz
“I have a hangover and a headache. It’s called my conscience.
Jarod Kintz, The Merits of Marthaism, and How Being Named Susan Can Benefit You

Susan Fanetti
“Her head felt like elephants were doing the merengue on her cerebellum.”
Susan Fanetti, Move the Sun

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Sitting to think of what to write will only set your ass on fire, give you headache, twist your face to look stupid, instead, walk around with a blank mind and something from somewhere will fill it up.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

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