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Ulcer Quotes


"Envy is the ulcer of the soul." - Socrates

"I have an ulcer. It has an IQ of 185." - Paul Lynde

"Unfortunately, only a small number of patients with peptic ulcer are financially able to make a pet of an ulcer." - William James Mayo

"I received a card the other day from Steve Early which said, "Don't Worry Me-I am an 8 Ulcer Man on 4 Ulcer Pay." - Harry S Truman

"Ugliness is a point of view; an ulcer is wonderful to a pathologist." - Austin O'Malley

"Ugliness is a point of view: an ulcer is wonderful to a pathologist." - Austin O'Malley

"Golf is a game where guts and blind devotion will always net you absolutely nothing but an ulcer." - Tommy Bolt

"There are many other possibilities more enlightening than the struggle to become the local doctor's most affluent ulcer case." - Nelson Rockefeller

"I'm going to do my best to do both and die of an ulcer at age 30." - Shane West

"The view that a peptic ulcer may be the hole in a man's stomach through which he crawls to escape from his wife has fairly wide acceptance." - John Allan Dalrymple Anderson

"I hate putting negative energy out into the world. But it's either inside or out. I mean, it's either get an ulcer or have a fight." - Sharon Van Etten

"I don't take any of the medications I took when I was younger: antibiotics, antacids, aspirin, asthma inhalers, ulcer medication, allergy shots." - Alicia Silverstone

"I have read your lousy review of Margaret's concert. I've come to the conclusion that you are an eight ulcer man on a four ulcer job ... Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens you'll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes and perhaps a supporter below." - Harry S Truman

"Vice leaves repentance in the soul, like an ulcer in the flesh, which is always scratching and lacerating itself; for reason effaces all other griefs and sorrows, but it begets that of repentance." - Michel De Montaigne

"Whose wound no salve can cure. Each blow doth leave A lasting sear, that with a poison eats Into the marrow of their fame, and lives; Th' eternal ulcer to their memories." - Thomas Randolph

"You must lance an ulcer to heal it. You must tear down parts of an old building to restore it, and so it is with a sensual life that has no spirit in it." - Rumi

"I have just read your lousy review [of a concert by Truman's daughter, Margaret] buried in the back pages. You sound like a frustrated old man who never made a success, an eight-ulcer man on a four-ulcer job, and all four ulcers working. I have never met you, but if I do you'll need a new nose and plenty of beefsteak and perhaps a supporter below." - Harry S Truman

"I have just read your lousy review. You sound like a frustrated old man who never made a success, an eightulcer man on a four ulcer job ... I have never met you but if I do, you'll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and a supporter below." - Harry S Truman

"I know a lot of people in Washington would say, well, you know, indigent people can't manage their health savings account. They're too stupid. But they're not too stupid. Somebody has a diabetic foot ulcer, they learn very quickly not to go the emergency room where it costs five times more to take care of it. They go to the clinic." - Benjamin Carson

"I wanted to do 'Texas Trilogy' on stage. But it didn't do well in New York. In fact, it did very badly there, thanks to the critics. It was said that Preston Jones, the author, died of ulcer complications, but the truth was that the critics killed him." - Diane Ladd

"Being conscious of having done a wicked action leaves stings of remorse behind it, which, like an ulcer in the flesh, makes the mind smart with perpetual wounds; for reason, which chases away all other pains, creates repentance, shames the soul with confusion, and punishes it with torment." - Plutarch

"For me, titles are either a natural two-second experience or stressful enough to give you an ulcer. If they don't pop out perfect on the first try, they can be really hard to repair. Or, worse, if the author thinks they pop out perfect, but the publishing house does not agree, it's difficult to shift gears. And then? Then you go insane." - Sloane Crosley

" in fear and hunger destroy their stomachs in the fight to secure certain food, where men hungering for love destroy everything lovable about them.... In the world ruled by tigers with ulcers, rutted by strictured bulls, scavenged by blind jackals.... What can it profit a man to gain the whole world and to come to his property with a gastric ulcer, a blown prostate, and bifocals?" - John Steinbeck

"I get very tense working, so I often have to get up and wander around the house. It is very bad on my stomach. I have to be mad to be working well anyway, and then I am mad about the way things are going on the page in addition. My ulcer flourishes and I have to chew lots of pills. When my work is going well, I am usually sort of sick." - William H Gass

"All of the sudden people say, "She's got tits and legs and blond hair. Let's talk to her!" I've been paying dues for years in modeling. Not only that, it took a month and a half of Chuck Russell, The Mask's director, and Jim Carrey trying to get New Line to say O.K. on me. I didn't sleep; I had an ulcer. Of course, when people talk of paying their dues, they mean years of going to acting school and auditionin." - Cameron Diaz