Tiredness Quotes

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J.R.R. Tolkien
“I am old, Gandalf. I don't look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can't be right. I need a change, or something.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

James Joyce
“Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned.”
James Joyce

William Golding
“He found himself understanding the wearisomeness of this life, where every path was an improvisation and a considerable part of one's waking life was spent watching one's feet.”
William Golding, Lord of the Flies

William Goldman
“I must be overtired', Buttercup managed. 'The excitement and all.'
'Rest then', her mother cautioned. 'Terrible things can happen when you're overtired. I was overtired the night your father proposed.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Kay Redfield Jamison
“I am tired of hiding, tired of misspent and knotted energies, tired of the hypocrisy, and tired of acting as though I have something to hide.”
Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Maureen Johnson
“Tired, but not the kind of tired that sleep fixes.”
Maureen Johnson, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

Hubert Selby Jr.
“He didnt know what was defeating him, but he sensed it was something he could not cope with, something that was far beyond his power to control or even at this point in time comprehend. ”
Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream

Dejan Stojanovic
“When the star dies,
Its eye closes; tired of watching,
It flies back to its first bright dream.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

Elizabeth Wurtzel
“I want to explain how exhausted I am. Even in my dreams. How I wake up tired. How I’m being drowned by some kind of black wave.”
Elizabeth Wurtzel

Tove Jansson
“The hemulen woke up slowly and recognised himself and wished he had been someone he didn't know.”
Tove Jansson, Moominvalley in November

Lemony Snicket
“I am so tired, I can hardly type these worfs.”
Lemony Snicket, The Carnivorous Carnival

Markus Zusak
“It was one of those moments of perfect tiredness, of having conquered not only the work at hand, but the night who had blocked the way.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

George Orwell
“Winston was gelatinous with fatigue.”
George Orwell, 1984

Stephen King
“Some of these guys will go on walking long after the laws of biochemistry and handicapping have gone by the boards. There was a guy last year that crawled for two miles at four miles an hour after both of his feet cramped up at the same time, you remember reading about that? Look at Olson, he's worn out but he keeps going. That goddam Barkovitch is running on high-octane hate and he just keeps going and he's as fresh as a daisy. I don't think I can do that. I'm not tired -not really tired- yet. But I will be." The scar stood out on the side of his haggard face as he looked ahead into the darkness "And I think... when I get tired enough... I think I'll just sit down”
Stephen King, The Long Walk

Charles Bukowski
“I am too sick to lay down
the sidewalks frighten me
the whole damned city frightens me,
what I will become
what I have become
frightens me.”
Charles Bukowski, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck

Joyce Rachelle
“Sometimes exhaustion is not a result of too much time spent on something, but of knowing that in its place, no time is spent on something else.”
Joyce Rachelle

“Why won't they let me be? I just need to rest, that's all, to rest and sleep some, and maybe die a little.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Naturalists tell of a noble race of horses that instinctively open a vein with their teeth, when heated and exhausted by a long course, in order to breathe more freely. I am often tempted to open a vein, to procure for myself everlasting liberty.

Cento volte ho impugnato una lama per conficcarmela nel cuore. Si dice di una nobile razza i cavalli,che quando si sentono accaldati e affaticati, si aprono istintivamente una vena, per respirare più liberamente. Spesso anche io vorrei aprirmi una vena che mi desse libertà eterna.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

“I just realized that sleep sometimes is the only precious wage for the hard working man.”
Akilnathan Logeswaran

Melanie Cusick-Jones
“Oh! I know what I wanted to tell you – you’ll never guess who Thomas is chasing after now…”

Hmmm, never guess or can’t be bothered to guess – it was a hard call. I yawned again, glancing at the bed, which was inviting me to clamber back inside and pull the sheet over my head. So tempting, but not practical.”
Melanie Cusick-Jones, Hope's Daughter

Charles Yu
“There must be some kind of internal time distortion effect in here, because when I look at myself in the little mirror above my sink, what I see is my father's face, my face turning into his. I am beginning to feel how the man looked, especially how he looked on those nights he came home so tired he couldn't even make it through dinner without nodding off, sitting there with his bowl of soup cooling in front of him, a rich pork-and-winter-melon-saturated broth that, moment by moment, was losing - or giving up - its tiny quantum of heat into the vast average temperature of the universe.”
Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Sarah Gailey
“the bags under my eyes were definitely well past the carry-on limit”
Sarah Gailey, Magic for Liars

Kelli Russell Agodon
“In my head, I am Zelda
and this is my party, but the truth is
it’s almost morning, truth is
I’m the worker bee and not the queen.”
Kelli Russell Agodon, Dialogues with Rising Tides

Ursula K. Le Guin
“He was very weary: the day had been long, and full of dragons. And the way ahead grew dark.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

Susan  Henderson
“It’s early morning and I’m already tired of the day.”
Susan Henderson, The Flicker of Old Dreams

“Kool - Kalm & Knackered is more like it”
Kevin Kolenda

Haruki Murakami
“I'm just kind of tired. Like a monkey in the rain.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Kelli Russell Agodon
“No one expects perfection, except when they do, which is always.”
Kelli Russell Agodon, Dialogues with Rising Tides

“The most extraordinary thing about life is that when you reconnect with your sensuality, tiredness goes.”
Lebo Grand


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