Tired Quotes – For When You’re Emotionally, Mentally or Physically Exhausted

Are you feeling emotionally, mentally, or physically tired? Are you just ‘done’?

Because this collection of quotes all focuses on that overwhelming feeling of being tired.

Not just from lack of sleep, but the heavy burden of emotional stress, mental overload and physical exhaustion. It’s all consuming when you’re running on empty and absolutely exhausted!

All areas of life just become harder, decision making is impaired and it’s much harder to manage our thoughts, feelings and actions. Interestingly though, there are also a couple of quotes about the tiredness we can get when we are idle for too long. Now that’s an interesting concept!

I hope you enjoy these quotes all about emotionally tiredness, mental tiredness and of course physical tiredness. 

Take care of yourself!


I’m Tired Quotes


A man grows most tired while standing still. Chinese Proverbs


“People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” Rosa Parks


“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago” Friedrich Nietzsche


“You never get tired unless you stop and take time for it.” Bob Hope


“I’m so tired, but I can’t sleep. Standing on the edge of something much too deep.” Sarah McLachlan


“We all grow tired eventually; it happens to everyone. Even the sun, at the close of the year, is no longer a morning person.” Joyce Rachelle


“I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done.” Marilyn Monroe


“What we need is love without getting tired.” Mother Teresa


“I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question.” Yogi Berra


“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer


“Before forty, you think that exhaustion is something like a long-lasting hangover. But at forty you learn all about it. Even your passions exhaust you.” Kevin Barry


“I am somewhat exhausted; I wonder how a battery feels when it pours electricity into a non-conductor?” Arthur Conan Doyle


“The tired sunsets and the tired people – it takes a lifetime to die and no time at all.” Charles Bukowski


Emotionally Tired Quotes


“The most critical time in any battle is not when I’m fatigued, it’s when I no longer care.” Craig D. Lounsbrough


“Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.” F. Scott Fitzgerald


“One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.” John Lennon


“People cry, not because they’re weak, it’s because they’ve been strong for too long.” Johnny Depp


“I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.” Rumi


“Sometimes all you can do is lie in bed and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart.” William C. Hannan


“It’s so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your health.” Joyce Meyer


Physically Tired Quotes


“You feel fine, and then, when your body can’t keep fighting, you don’t.” Nicholas Spark


“Tired minds don’t plan well. Sleep first, plan later.” Walter Reisch


“It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired – you quit when the gorilla is tired.” Robert Strauss


“When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be a superwoman today.’” Jada Pinkett Smith


 Mentally Tired Quotes


“I’m not tired of challenges. I’m tired of people challenging me for nothing.”Ces Peta


“When you’ve exhausted all possibilities, remember this you haven’t.” Robert H. Schuller


“You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself that strong.” Holly Black


“Even when you have every right to be tired of everything, never be tired of living.” Terry Mark


“If one could run without getting tired I don’t think one would often want to do anything else.”

C.S. Lewis


“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” Newt Gingrich


“Being tired isn’t anything. What’s important is the mind. The body being tired isn’t important. You can get over the body being tired by resting for a half-hour or an hour. What’s important is whether the mind is tired.” Salt Bae


Related: 15 Funny Quotes About Being Tired (Might As Well Laugh!)


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