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1. "Life is an incurable disease."
Author: Abraham Cowley
2. "My encounter with another world and another culture and the beginnings of an attachment to them had set up an irritation, barely perceptible but incurable-rather like unrequited love, like a symptom of the hopelessness of trying to grasp what is boundless, or unite what cannot be joined; a reminder of how finite, how curtailed, our experience on earth must be"
Author: Andrei Tarkovsky
3. "We are born with two incurable diseases, life, from which we die, and hope, which says maybe death isn't the end."
Author: Andrew M. Greeley
4. "Come, what do we gain by evasions? We are under the harrow and can't escape. Reality, looked at steadily, is unbearable. And how or why did such a reality blossom (or fester) here and there into the terrible phenomenon called consciousness? Why did it produce things like us who can see it and, seeing it, recoil in loathing? Who (stranger still) want to see it and take pains to find it out, even when no need compels them and even though the sight of it makes an incurable ulcer in their hearts? People like H. herself, who would have truth at any price."
Author: C.S. Lewis
5. "In a word, we may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when I'm as good as you has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish.The few who might want to learn will be prevented; who are they to overtop their fellows? And anyway the teachers--or should I say, nurses?--will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturable conceit and incurable ignorance among men. The little vermin themselves will do it for us."
Author: C.S. Lewis
6. "In The Future of an Illusion, Freud made the obvious point that religion suffered from one incurable deficiency: it was too clearly derived from our own desire to escape from or survive death. This critique of wish-thinking is strong and unanswerable,"
Author: Christopher Hitchens
7. "You, sir, are a romantic, and I'm afraid the condition is incurable.-Eponymous Clent"
Author: Frances Hardinge
8. "My dear fellow," he continued more soberly, "If you have managed to complicate things by forming a sentimental attachment in less than a week, then I doubt there is anything I can do for you. You, sir, are a romantic, and I suspect your condition is incurable."
Author: Frances Hardinge
9. "Ask yourself how many people you have met who grumbled at a thing as incurable, and how many who attacked it as curable? How many people we have heard abuse the British elementary schools, as they would abuse the British climate? How few have we met who realized that British education can be altered, but British weather cannot?...For a thousand that regret compulsory education, where is the hundred, or the ten, or the one, who would repeal compulsory education? …At the beginning of our epoch men talked with equal ease about Reform and Repeal. Now everybody talks about reform; nobody talks about repeal."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
10. "I've forgotten more about bad putting than all the lousy putters in the firmament combined. My mind has been twisted into an incurable, disturbing venue of bad speed and inadequate line. I just want to go out and not feel like I'm putting a Rubik's Cube with a flimsy piece of rope."
Author: Gary McCord
11. "A la rigueur, je suis heureux qu'on ait à rire de ma tristesse : seul m'entend celui dont le cœur est blessé d'une incurable blessure, telle que jamais nul n'en voulut guérir..."
Author: Georges Bataille
12. "Incurable lover of the grotesque"
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
13. "Whenever an occasion arose in which she needed an opinion on something in the wider world, she borrowed her husband's. If this had been all there was to her, she wouldn't have bothered anyone, but as is so often the case with such women, she suffered from an incurable case of of pretentiousness. Lacking any internalized values of her own, such people can arrive at a standpoint only by adopting other people's standards or views. The only principle that governs their minds is the question "How do I look?"
Author: Haruki Murakami
14. "The incessant anxiety and strain of some is a well-nigh incurable form of disease. We are made to exaggerate the importance of what work we do...How vigilant we are! determined not live by faith if we can avoid it; all the day long on the alert, at night we unwillingly say our prayers and commit ourselves to uncertainties."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
15. "Crime is incurable, save by that gradual process of adaptation to the social state which humanity is undergoing. Crime is the continual breaking out of the old unadapted nature -- the index of a character unfitted to its conditions -- and only as fast as the unfitness diminishes can crime diminish."
Author: Herbert Spencer
16. "– De verdad crees que puedes mantener a salvo – me pregunta – Allí afuera, con ellos – Mi honestidad incurable me hace dudar y Julie frunce el ceño.– Sí – responde M por mí, exasperado – Él puede. Y yo… ayudaré.Asiento rápidamente.– M ayudará. Los demás… ayudarán. Además – añado con una sonrisa – puedes mantenerte a salvo tú misma.Se encoge de hombros con indiferencia.– Lo sé. Sólo quería ver lo que dirías."
Author: Isaac Marion
17. "Evidently we look so much alike that your desire to make an incurable dent in my hat must be excused."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
18. "...we're a people who pollute the very air we breathe. And our rivers. We're destroying the great lakes; Erie is already gone, and now we've begun on the oceans. We filled our atmosphere with radioactive fallout that put poison into our children's bones, and we knew it. We've made bombs that can wipe out humanity in minutes, and they are aimed and ready to fire. We ended polio, and then the United States Army bred new strains of germs that can cause fatal, incurable disease. We had a chance to do justice to our Negroes, and when they asked it, we refused. In Asia we burned people alive, we really did. We allow children to grow up malnourished in the United States. We allow people to make money by using our television channels to pursued our own children to smoke, knowing what it is going to do to them. This is a time when it becomes harder and harder to continue telling yourself that we are still good people. We hate each other. And we're used to it."
Author: Jack Finney
19. "Sometimes he caught himself listening to the sound of his own voice. He thought that in her eyes he would ascent to an angelical stature; and, as he attached the fervent nature of his companion more and more closely to him, he heard the strange impersonal voice which he recognised as his own, insisting on the soul's incurable lonliness. We cannot give ourselves, it said: we are our own."
Author: James Joyce
20. "In the early '70s, the nation was afflicted with incurable pattern viruses - small microbes that reproduced and multiplied from a single swatch left on a sofa, and soon covered an entire room."
Author: James Lileks
21. "Le romancier est comme un médecin qui ne s'occuperait que des incurables. Et nous sommes tous des incurables."
Author: John Irving
22. "Zealots: Wild eyed persons afflicted with incurable certainty about the workings of the world, a certainty that can lead to violence when the world doesn't fit."
Author: Jonathan Stroud
23. "At a period when Literature was wont to attribute the grief of living exclusively to the mischances of disappointed love or the jealousy of adulterous deceptions, he had said not a word of these childish maladies, but had sounded those more incurable, more poignant and more profound: wounds that are inflicted by satiety, disillusion and contempt in ruined souls tortured by the present, disgusted with the past, terrified and desperate of the future."
Author: Joris Karl Huysmans
24. "Nací con una cabeza que sufre la incurable enfermedad de justamente preocuparse con lo que sería o podría haber sido."
Author: José Saramago
25. "Many suffer from the incurable disease of writing, and it becomes chronic in their sick minds."
Author: Juvenal
26. "I'm an incurable romantic, and 'Casablanca''s one of the most romantic pictures I've ever seen - the combination of Bogart and Bergman is just magical."
Author: Ken Adam
27. "Lothaire said, "I have a much better plan.""Why help him?" Thad asked pointedly. "When you don't help anybody else?"Lothaire exhaled ruefully. "Incurable romantic."
Author: Kresley Cole
28. "The incurable optimism of the farmer who throws his seed on the ground every spring, betting it and his time against the elements, seemed inextricably to blend with the creed of her pioneer forefathers that "it is better farther on"-- only instead of farther on in space, it was farther on in time, over the horizon of the years ahead instead of the far horizon of the west."
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
29. "If you're unable to catch it in time, the cancer can spread to the lymph nodes and at that point, the cancer is essentially incurable, but that doesn't mean your condition can't be improved."
Author: Len Dawson
30. "Ivan Ilych had been a colleague of the gentlemen present and was liked by them all. He had been ill for some weeks with an illness said to be incurable. His post had been kept open for him, but there had been conjectures that in case of his death Alexeev might receive his appointment, and that either Vinnikov or Shtabel would succeed Alexeev. So on receiving the news of Ivan Ilych's death the first thought of each of the gentlemen in that private room was of the changes and promotions it might occasion among themselves or their acquaintances."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
31. "My husband's personality was filled with serenity and sunlight. Not even the incurable illness which fell upon him soon after our marriage could long cloud his brow. On the very night of his death he took me in his arms, and during the many months when he lay dying in his wheel chair, he often said jokingly to me: 'Well, have you already picked out a lover?' I blushed with shame. 'Don't deceive me,' he added on one occasion, 'that would seem ugly to me, but pick out an attractive lover, or preferably several. You are a splendid woman, but still half a child, and you need toys."
Author: Leopold Von Sacher Masoch
32. "We suffer from an incurable malady: Hope."
Author: Mahmoud Darwish
33. "Cuando hayamos aliviado lo mejor posible las servidumbres inútiles y evitado las desgracias innecesarias, siempre tendremos, para mantener tensas las virtudes heroicas del hombre, la larga serie de males verdaderos, la muerte, la vejez, las enfermedades incurables, el amor no correspondido, la amistad rechazada o vendida, la mediocridad de una vida menos vasta que nuestros proyectos y más opaca que nuestros ensueños - todas las desdichas causadas por la naturaleza divina de las cosas."
Author: Marguerite Yourcenar
34. "Imaginary evils are incurable."
Author: Marie Von Ebner Eschenbach
35. "Wanderlust is incurable."
Author: Mark Jenkins
36. "Life was very sad if there were not - and unbearably so if one's experience with romantic love turned one into an incurable cynic."
Author: Mary Balogh
37. "I can choose to accelerate my disease to an alcoholic death or incurable insanity, or I can choose to live within my thoroughly human condition."
Author: Mercedes McCambridge
38. "Seems once was enough to infect me. From then on you've been lying dormant, like a virus. Or an incurable chronic condition that flares up from time to time.'A long pause, where life transforms from black-and-white to colour.'I'm eczema?'Ben beams. 'Eczema of the heart. That's it. Psoriasis of the soul."
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
39. "Mercy laughed. "You have to excuse them—boys suffer from an incurable disability." "What?" "Testosterone."
Author: Nalini Singh
40. "My archive project is a multiedged sword. It is something I love doing, but it raises some questions about my motives in doing it. A writer accused me of building my archives just to further my own legend, whatever that is. I hope you don't believe that. What a shallow existence that would be! I remember reading that article saying that about me. It pissed me off. It's my life, and I am a collector. I collect everything: cars, trains, manuscripts, photographs, tape recordings, records, memories and clothes, to name a few. The fact that I want to create a chronological history of my recordings and supporting work is proof positive that I am an incurable collector, confronted with an amazingly detailed array of creations that I have painstakingly rat-holed over the years."
Author: Neil Young
41. "Because the Romans did in these instances what all prudent princes ought to do, who have to regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy to remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the medicine is no longer in time because the malady has become incurable; for it happens in this, as the physicians say it happens in hectic fever, that in the beginning of the malady it is easy to cure but difficult to detect, but in the course of time, not having been either detected or treated in the beginning, it becomes easy to detect but difficult to cure. This it happens in affairs of state, for when the evils that arise have been foreseen (which it is only given to a wise man to see), they can be quickly redressed, but when, through not having been foreseen, they have been permitted to grow in a way that every one can see them, there is no longer a remedy"
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
42. "Eventually sinking into despair, [Heinrich von Kleist] shot himself in 1811 as part of a suicide pact made with a woman suffering from incurable cancer."
Author: Nicholas Tucker
43. "Man is a victim of dopeIn the incurable form of hope!"
Author: Ogden Nash
44. "Ah ! croyez-moi, Vicomte, quand une femme frappe dans le cœur d'une autre, elle manque rarement de trouver l'endroit sensible, et la blessure est incurable."
Author: Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
45. "...an optimistic mind-set finds dozens of possible solutions for every problem that the pessimist regards as incurable."
Author: Robert Anton Wilson
46. "Lonely's a temporary condition, a cloud that blocks out the sun for a spell and then makes the sunshine seem even brighter after it travels along. Like when you're far away from home and you miss the people you love and it seems like you're never going to see them again. But you will, and you do, and then you're not lonely anymore.Lonesome's a whole other thing. Incurable. Terminal. A hole in your heart you could drive a semi truck through. So big and so deep that no amount of money or whiskey or pussy or dope in the whole goddamn world can fill it up because you dug it yourself and you're digging it still, one lie, one disappointment, one broken promise at a time."
Author: Steve Earle
47. "Oskar knew people would catch that trolley anyhow. Doors closed, no stops, machine guns on walls—it wouldn't matter. Humans were incurable that way. People would try to get off it, someone's loyal Polish maid with a parcel of sausage. And people would try to get on, some fast-moving athletic young man like Leopold Pfefferberg with a pocketful of diamonds or Occupation zloty or a message in code for the partisans. People responded to any slim chance, even if it was an outside one, its doors locked shut, moving fast between mute walls."
Author: Thomas Keneally
48. "What matters deafness of the ear, when the mind hears? The one true deafness, the incurable deafness, is that of the mind."
Author: Victor Hugo
49. "The real threat to society is darkness. Humanity is our common lot. All men are made of the same clay. There is no difference, at least here on earth, in the fate assigned to us. We come of the same void, inhabit the same flesh, are dissolved in the same ashes. But ignorance infecting the human substance turns it black, and that incurable blackness, gaining possession of the soul, becomes Evil."
Author: Victor Hugo
50. "The incurable sufferer is given very little opportunity to be proud of his suffering and to consider it ennobling rather than degrading" so that "he is not only unhappy, but also ashamed of being unhappy."
Author: Viktor E. Frankl

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