Hypochondria Quotes

Quotes tagged as "hypochondria" (showing 1-11 of 11)
Stephen Colbert
“After obsessively Googling symptoms for four hours, I discovered 'obsessively Googling symptoms' is a symptom of hypochondria.”
Stephen Colbert

Tracy H. Tucker
“You’re not a doctor. Remember that.
No, but I play one on the internet.”
Tracy H. Tucker, I Kill Me: Tales of A Jilted Hypochondriac

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are so used to eating unhealthy food that we deem obsessed with health people who watch what they eat.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“My heartfelt appreciation goes out to Jan Zwicky, Don McKay, John Barton, Barry Dempster, Carolyn Forché and Elizabeth Philips for their masterful eyes and minds.”
Leigh Kotsilidis, Hypotheticals

Théophile Gautier
“It sometimes happens that a man who, up until now has believed himself to be gifted with perfect health, opens a medical book, either by chance or to pass the time, and on reading the pathological description of an illness, recognises that he is afflicted by it; enlightened by a fateful flash of insight, he feels at every symptom mentioned some obscure organ shuddering within him, or some hidden fibre of whose role in the body he had been unaware, and he pales as he realises that a death he thought was still a long way off is so imminent.”
Théophile Gautier, The Jinx

Brian Spellman
“My psychiatrist diagnosed me a Hypochondriac. I said, "Okay, can you prescribe me a placebo?"

"Not for Type-2 Hypochondriacs," he said. Your types would just fake faking. Then we'd have a real problem.”
Brian Spellman, If the mind fits, shrink it

“(Billy) Graham went through passages of hypochondria and his closest friends had to assure him that he was not about to die.”
Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy, The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House

David Sedaris
“For my fifty dollars, I want to leave the doctor's office in tears, but instead I walk out feeling like a hypochondriac, which is one of the few things I'm actually not.”
David Sedaris, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Immanuel Kant
“The disease of the hypochondriac consists in this: that certain bodily sensations do not so much indicate a really existing disease in the body as rather merely excite apprehensions of its existence: and human nature is so constituted – a trait which the animal lacks – that it is able to strengthen or make permanent local impressions simply by paying attention to them, whereas an abstraction – whether produced on purpose or by other diverting occupations – lessen these impressions, or even effaces them altogether.”
Immanuel Kant, Anthropologie; Fortschritte Der Metaphysik Vorlesungen Kants �ber P�dagogik; Vorlesungen Kants �ber Logik

Kathy Griffin
“Mom’s a hypochondriac, too, so the best part was that every week she would get the disease that the medical shows were dramatizing. I’ll never forget, they did an episode on sickle cell anemia, which as far as I know, is almost exclusively an African-American affliction.”
Kathy Griffin

Lucy Worsley
“JANE THROUGHOUT HER life had given short shrift to the sick. A ‘Poor Honey’ was her name for a woman who revelled in weak health, relishing ‘spasms & nervousness & the consequences’.”
Lucy Worsley