29+ Best Burnout Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Burnout is the state of having no energy or enthusiasm because of working too hard, or someone who shows the effects of this state. Profoundly inspirational burnout quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Burnout Quotes

Creative burnout and physical burnout is real. I mean, there are moments when I get home – after overseeing, you know, almost 16 collections a year – where I can’t move. — Zac Posen

Burnout is grist to the mill. I write every day, for most of the day, so it’s just about turning into metaphor whatever’s going on in my life, in the world, and in my head. Every nightmare, every moment of grief or joy or failure, is a moment I can convert into cash via words. — Grant Morrison

I’m glad we’re not splattered all over MTV, because I don’t think that’s entirely the right way to go about building a career. Look at Green Day – they were built up – and then came crashing down. The overexposure is just too much of a burnout for most people. — Kim Shattuck

I get asked all the time how much sleep I get. That’s what happens when you write a book called ‘The Sleep Revolution,’ travel around the world talking about it, and found a company committed to ending our global burnout crisis. — Arianna Huffington

Burnout is a way of telling you that your form of activism was perhaps not very full circle. — Gloria Steinem

I had a general burnout: I got extremely tired; I couldn’t do anything anymore. I canceled tours; I cancelled everything in my life. For a year and a half, I was completely sick; I couldn’t do anything. So yeah, I wanted to write about it in my lyrics. ‘Anatomy Of A Nervous Breakdown’ is really about that, the inspiration behind it. — Floor Jansen

The land of burnout is not a place I ever want to go back to. — Arianna Huffington

It’s important that you don’t lie to yourself. If you lie to yourself, you end up with burnout. — Patrick Pichette

Doing the press has become as much of a job as getting in front of the camera. You have to avoid burnout, avoid saying anything stupid, but still come across as yourself. — Taron Egerton

Women need to lead the way to change our culture of burnout – both for their sake and also for the sake of successful men who desperately need a new model of success. And the still-very-macho world of STEM is a great place to start. — Arianna Huffington

That’s the thing: You don’t understand burnout unless you’ve been burned out. And it’s something you can’t even explain. It’s just doing something you have absolutely no passion for. — Elena Delle Donne

That’s the great irony of allowing passionate people to work from home. A manager’s natural instinct is to worry that her workers aren’t getting enough work done. But the real threat is that they will wind up working too hard. And because the manager isn’t sitting across from her worker anymore, she can’t look in the person’s eyes and see burnout. — Jason Fried

Burnout comes easy in the high-pressure world of television, and when the opportunity arose to move to Las Vegas and bring my friends and star chefs to open their restaurants at the Venetian, I made the move here. — Robin Leach

The city – as the theater of experience, the refuge, the hiding place – has, in turn, been replaced by an abstraction, the fast lane. In the fast lane, the passive observer reduces everything – streets, people, rock lyrics, headlines – to landscape. Every night holds magical promises of renewal. But burnout is inevitable, like some law of physics. — Darryl Pinckney

Listen, there’s an expiration date for everything, but I mean, we’re not burning out on ‘Top Models,’ are we? We’re not burning out on making things in a ‘Runway’ room, are we? We’re not getting enough ‘Got Talent,’ right? We’ll never run out of talent. So, how could there be a ‘Drag’ burnout? — Michelle Visage

Driving with one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake is likely to get you nowhere, but certainly will burn out vital parts of your car. Similarly, cutting taxes on the middle class, but increasing them on the ‘rich’ is likely to result in an economic burnout. — Terry Savage

Time spent in nature is the most cost-effective and powerful way to counteract the burnout and sort of depression that we feel when we sit in front of a computer all day. — Richard Louv

I think that burnout happens because of resentment. That notion that, ‘Wow, I worked 100 hours last week, and I couldn’t even have this thing that I really wanted.’ — Marissa Mayer

Leadership is an active role; ‘lead’ is a verb. But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout, and in a powerful hurry. — Bill Owens

I feel burnout comes as a result of consistent over-simulation. — Dinesh Paliwal

I just love what I do. I’m not worried about any burnout. — Canelo Alvarez

I don’t believe in playing just one sport. I believe it results in burnout, and each sport trains your body in a different way. — Keith Hernandez

In a culture fueled by burnout, a culture that has run itself down, our national resilience becomes compromised. And when our collective immune system is weakened, we become more susceptible to viruses that are part of every culture because they’re part of human nature – fear-mongering, scapegoating, conspiracy theories, and demagoguery. — Arianna Huffington

Swimming is probably the ultimate of burnout sports. It’s ironic because millions of people who swim as their regular exercise love the meditation aspect of it; you don’t wind up with any orthopedic injuries. But when you swim at a world class level for hours and hours – the loneness of the long distance runner. — Diana Nyad

Ministry burnout is a real problem because it’s never-ending. — Tony Evans

I think some of the best pieces of advice for me was when I talked to some of the great players who have had success in this league how much they emphasized the importance of rest, that you can’t just go 100 miles an hour all 12 months of the year every day and just keep going. That is a recipe for burnout. — Kirk Cousins

Sports exact too harsh a toll on our beautiful women. Like engendered species, they should be protected, and instead, we exploit them and demand they fly too close to the sun for our amusement. We send them into the arena for an exhausting three-setter, an 18-hole playoff, a 200th lap. The burnout factor is insurmountable. — Kevin Bleyer

We don’t have enough people going into those fields and there is a high burnout rate in some health care professions, so it is very important that we get more people into the pipeline right now. — Dave Obey

I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful. — Marissa Mayer