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Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones. (Antonin Artaud)

The lower one's vitality, the more sensitive one is to great art. (Max Beerbohm)

-My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut...
Waiting's exhausting. (Toba Beta)

I painted until I was exhausted. Then I forced myself to do another and it was the best thing I've done for weeks. (Joseph P. Blodgett)

Evidence exhausts the truth. (Georges Braque)

A man of genius is inexhaustible only in proportion as he is always renourishing his genius. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Life is one long process of getting tired. (Samuel Butler, novelist)

No one will ever know what In Cold Blood took out of me. It scraped me right down to the marrow of my bones. It nearly killed me. I think, in a way, it did kill me. (Truman Capote)

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment. (Dale Carnegie)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out. (Anton Chekhov)

Better to wear out than to rust out. (Bishop Richard Cumberland)

An artist spends himself like the crayon in his hand, till he is all gone. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again. (Karl Freiderich Gauss)

Don't want to slump over the oars. (James Genn)

-The Wind in the Willows, 1908...
...when tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea. (Kenneth Grahame)

It's not the load that breaks you down - its the way you carry it. (Lou Holtz)

You never get tired unless you stop and take time for it. (Bob Hope)

Burnout is nature's way of telling you, you've been going through the motions, your soul has departed, you're a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system. (Sam Keen)

If you see a whole thing, it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. (Ursula K. LeGuin)

-Move a Little, Lose a Lot...
Tired of being tired? Reduce fatigue by 65 percent with low-intensity... workouts. (James A. Levine)

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

Fatigue makes cowards of us all. (Vince Lombardi)

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour - his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear... is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious. (Vince Lombardi)

No one ever went broke by saying no too often. (Harvey Mackay)

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. (Eric Maisel)

My flame has gone out / My fuel has been spent / I forgot how to love / I can't pay the rent. (Hugh McLeod)

Anything is of course inexhaustible, because at each moment the brain has a different pattern to construct. (Guido Molinari)

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... (Claude Monet)

-painting in Bordighera, Italy...
I am exhausted... A task like this is possible for a month but for more than two it's murderous... (Claude Monet)

Living in a constant chase after gain compels people to expend their spirit to the point of exhaustion. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Fatigue makes cowards of us all. (George Smith Patton, Jr.)

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary... (Edgar Allan Poe)

Everything worth doing is exhausting. (John Polanyi)

Every seed knows its time – all in good time. (Russian proverb)

The tired spirit is a hungry spirit. (Faith Puleston)

I've reached a peak of stimulation and exhaustion - painting like a wild woman from daybreak to past sunset, up hills, down mountains, bungied myself and my easel to the pier as gale force winds blew all the fog away and caused the ocean to trip the light fantastic. (Liz Reday)

About three years went by and I had become exhausted - really at the end of my rope almost - and I thought I couldn't last much longer... and at the very end, when I thought of giving it all up, suddenly I thought it was good. I knew that I now understood something about it and I painted it as easily as you can imagine. (Milton Resnick)

The mind is but a barren soil – a soil which is soon exhausted, and will produce no crop, or only one, unless it be continually fertilized and enriched with foreign matter. (Sir Joshua Reynolds)

I'm tired, but proud. (Norman Rockwell)

Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile. (Bertrand Russell)

For every mountain there is a miracle. (Robert H. Schuller)

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe. (Robert W. Service)

Talked my head off / Worked my tail off / Cried my eyes out / Walked my feet off / Sang my heart out / So you see, / There's really not much left of me. (Shel Silverstein)

The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted. (Samuel Smiles)

There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work. (Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

I can be so involved that I am no longer conscious of my needs or even of any pains. But there also have been many times when I felt the exhaustion - when it was physically painful, but I just couldn't stop. (Alton S. Tobey)

Oh Lord, you give us everything at the price of fatigue! (Leonardo da Vinci)


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