1001 Inspiring Quotes about Pain

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Pain quotes

When we refuse to do what we are supposed to do at the right time, the consequence is that of pain and tragedy.

— Sunday Adelaja

There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.

— Milan Kundera

The man who looks for security even in the mind is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.

— Henry Miller

Life is pain and everyone dies, but true love lives forever.

— J.T. Geissinger

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

— Aeschylus

What a person did when they were in pain said a lot about them.pg 459

— Veronica Roth, Carve the Mark

This pain is comfort. It is the solace of physicality, like a touch.

— Johnny Rich, The Human Script

…it’s not the stories – it’s the pain and the joy and the people who stay with you long after the stories are told …

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

The tears and the pain all but blinding her, she forced open her eyes one more time, to a curtain of dark hair; to a waterfall of black ink spilling across the last page of her life. No. I’m not nothing. I was loved.

— Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.

— Kanye West

The fullness of existence is the experience of joy and sorrow, good times and dark times, pain and healing..

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Music takes me to places of illimitable sensual and insensate joy, accessing points of ecstasy that no angelic lover could ever locate, or plunging me into gibbering weeping hells of pain that no torturer could ever devise”.

— Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot

That was what counted, she told herself: those unexpected moments of appreciation, unanticipated glimpses of beauty or kindness – any of the things that attached us to this world, that made us forget, even for a moment, its pain and its transience.

— Alexander McCall Smith, The Novel Habits of Happiness

Your pain is trying to tell you something. It is not an accident, a curse, or an inconvenience. Pain is a form of self-communication.

— Vironika Tugaleva

Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.

— Vironika Tugaleva

I considered not getting up, but recognized the pain of staying down was worse than the pain of attempting to stand.

— Reba Riley, Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing in 30 Religions

Sienna Rivers, ex-nerd, undisputed reigning chess champion of the class of 09 and the proverbial all round wise-ass degenerate pain in your backside.

— Ali Harper, Beautiful Bedlam

Sometimes you might miss that person, sometimes you’ll feel like running back to them… sometimes you’ll suffer from unbearable pain but sometimes you have to forget what you feel. And simply remember what you deserve, smile and move on!

— Nehali Lalwani

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

— Aristotle

The pain of childhood walks beside me as a friend, it teaches me how to invite the stillness of compassion – Shavasti

— Shavasti, Embracing the Power of Truth

How much pain they have cost us the evils which have never happened.

— Thomas Jefferson

Do you know how many people would give anything for what you have? Not the fame or wealth—the opportunity to wake up tomorrow healthy, pain free and with a future stretching out before them?

— Sarah Grimm, Wrecked

We don’t necessarily need to know each other’s name, age, profession, drug of choice, childhood trauma or recent tragedy to understand what pain feels like and offer comfort. We are strangers drawn together by a shared desire for lasting peace.

— Marta Mrotek, Miracle in Progress: A Handbook for Holistic Recovery

And as their penile pain began to subside, the two men were able to form more complex thoughts, resulting in a collaborative work: the development of a worldview that might be described as “penilosophy.

— Zack Love, Sex in the Title: A Comedy about Dating, Sex, and Romance in NYC

Had she learned to feel again, only to have to feel this? Could any amount of love ever be worth the pain of losing it?

— Robin Hobb, The Mad Ship

The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow.

— Vasso Charalambous

Peace is the fruit of love, a love that is also justice. But to grow in love requires work — hard work. And it can bring pain because it implies loss — loss of the certitudes, comforts, and hurts that shelter and define us.

— Jean Vanier, Finding Peace

Pain is essential for survival, pain is the tangible material that creeps into our mind and screams at us to recognize that something is terribly wrong.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Remembered pain tightened his mouth into a grim line. The weeks he’d spent looking for her had left permanent scars on his heart.

— Tara Janzen, Dateline: Kydd and Rios

Love without pain is like the earth without rain.It wouldn’t be the same, it would die to quickly and people would be helpless

— Alex Guidroz

Love is my drug of choice, even if it comes laced with pain and disaster.

— Jennifer Elisabeth

The pain that comes from unrequited love is more than outweighed by the revelation that my heart is not dead.

— Rmg

I’m a great admirer of Primo Levi’s work. It’s always mind-boggling, the idea of how much pain people can endure and still come back from the edge with a sense of humor, with this tremendous animal desire we have to get on with life.

— Allan Gurganus

Tear filled eyes glisten in the firelight. She’s so fucking beautiful that it hurts to look at her, but it’s an ache I hope to feel for as long as I live, because the pain of losing her again…that I don’t think I’d survive.

— Heather M. Orgeron, Boomerangers

But pain is an impatient customer. It wouldn’t be long before it demanded attention.

— Jill Alexander Essbaum

It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.

— Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

Saturday 12 July 1823 [Halifax]Could not sleep last night. Dozing, hot & disturbed … a violent longing for a female companion came over me. Never remember feeling it so painfully before … It was absolute pain to me.

— Anne Lister

today’s pain is yesterdays latent gain we did not take

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Distinctive Footprints of Life: Where Are You Heading Towards?

They’re simply seeking an interlude from emotional pain and searing mental agony, a sleep from which they’ll awaken to discover they’re the person they always wanted to be.

— Gillibran Brown

Pain withheld becomes hate, pain shared becomes love.

— Seekerohan

The pain you endure today will lead to a better tomorrow. Don’t dwell so much on the pain but focus on the lessons learned. There in lies your strength to rise above all odds. Your best is yet to come.

— Kemi Sogunle

The best part of my life is , My death will not cause pain for anyone.

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

One who has conquered every aspect of his pain except the deepest.

— Mary Balogh, Simply Love

Hiding my pain and acting strong, afraid to cry and show my tears, I struggle with all this years later.

— Erin Merryn, Living for Today: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness

I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.

— Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

You surround yourself with your pain or you avoid it and let it find you when you are trying to do other things

— Ann Brashares, The Last Summer

When you are avoiding your pain you are really only avoiding your growth.

— Bryant McGill

If you could see into a woman’s heart you’d be shocked at the cracks and chasms of self-doubt, fear, and pain it holds. It’s a wreck and yet it manages to love like it’s never been broken.

— Toni Sorenson

…if that energy could have been channelled into anything more than noise, waste and pain it would have lighted up Indochina for a thousand years.

— Michael Herr

Violence and resistance are the only answer. Empire has to feel pain or it will never stop devouring you. It is only when a gun is put in a person’s face that anything changes. All empires are hungry cannibals…

— Rawi Hage, Carnival

When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Become a parent. Lose your autonomy, but gain the wondrous superpower of The Magic Kiss that instantly dries tears and makes the pain of boo-boos disappear.

— Patricia V. Davis, Harlot’s Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss, and Greece

Living is a process of developing oneself. Without experiencing pain from disconcerting periods of our lives, we would be different person, perhaps a lesser person.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.

— Jim Morrison

Every bit of pain can be a blessing if we choose to listen to its message.

— Vironika Tugaleva

Happiness is something you lay siege to, it is a battle like a game of go. I will take hold of all the pain and snuff it out.

— Shan Sa, The Girl Who Played Go

A person who thinks he is right, causes great hurt to others and that is why hurt will come to him. A person who believes ‘I am right’, causes a lot of pain to others.

— Dada Bhagwan

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.

— Paula Cole

You were unsure which pain is worse — the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will.

— Simon Van Booy, Everything Beautiful Began After

Each generation becomes more addicted to the sedatives of life, to dull the pain of living.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

When I was younger, my feet would hurt a lot, but you build up calluses and strength, and you don’t feel as much pain there. But then again, it’s a give and take. The older you get, you may feel pain in your back or your hips.

— Misty Copeland

No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.

— Eugene Ionesco

Only the right pain gets the right gain.

— Max McKeown, #NOW: The Surprising Truth About the Power of Now

What they don’t tell you about the illusionis that I am as much lion as I am lion tamer.And I got good at inflicting pain the same way I got goodat soothing it.This, we call unfortunate, but inevitable.

— Ashe Vernon, Belly of the Beast

Hatred does not help us alleviate our pain even in the slightest.

— Sharon Salzberg, Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier

Maybe you receive pain selfishly — thinking only of yourself. The cycle of pain wounds every participant.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

One thing I do believe is I’m a believer in the presence of God. I believe that God is close. Whether it’s in joy, pain or personal failure, I believe that God is close. That much I feel in my life.

— David Gregory

Happiness is just like a glacier-the visible one eighth tip sitting on seven eighth mass of pain and suffering under the surface

— Shahid H. Raja

The heart did ache, actually. She felt a dull grind of lack somewhere near her diaphragm, a pain that occupied the space of something removed. A phantom limb. A scratchy hunger. The wasting muscle fatigue of want.

— Sylvia Brownrigg, Pages for You

You don’t have to go through someone’s pain to understand it. Empathy is enough.

— Saru Singhal

I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It’s a voice of pain and victory.

— Anthony Hamilton

The pain of hunger beneath everything. At the end of all love-making, the dreamless sleep after the orgasm, which is like death.

— Christopher Isherwood, Prater Violet

1.01 MY PRAYERNo stone may turn when I walk, No being may pain when I talk, No man may dread of my knock, And this I ask of You to stock.[1] – 1

— Munindra Misra, Eddies of Life

the severe pain and the great trials we go through teach us the real essence of great joy

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Ah, child and youth, if you knew the bliss which resides in the taste of knowledge, and the evil and ugliness that lies in ignorance, how well you are advised to not complain of the pain and labor of learning.

— Christine de Pizan, The Treasure of the City of Ladies

If one chews a problem over long enough, it becomes apparent that the jaw is aching, and what started as weighing heavy on the heart ends up a pain in the neck.

— Anthony Marais

I forget, because it’s hard to realize that the same person who gives you so much love, and to whom you give so much in return, can go through the kinds of pain and suffering that nothing you do can alleviate.

— Esther Earl, This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl

Something about the joy and pain of that moment, something about the excruciating contrast, made me feel that no matter what happens now, my life has been worth it. What a ride.

— Chris Crutcher, Stotan!

All the pain on the outside can not undo what is felt on the inside.

— Liz Zombie

I begin to cry as my walls of my resolve break down. I don’t know how long I can hold on. The pain is horrid and I curl into myself wrestling with a wish to die and a wish to live. Both have their perks. Only one will release me from this agony.

— Celia McMahon, Skye

The heart aches in brokenness as daylight awakens the pain of knowing.

— Phindiwe Nkosi

The truth is I do love you. Admitting that means opening myself up to all that pain when you leave. After you realize this wasn’t love, but gratitude.

— Kelly Moran, The Drake House

The pain you feel is simply because you do not yet have the strength to forgive. But you will grow strong again, that is for sure.

— Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

At the end of it all, it is our relationship with people that will determine whether they will share in our pain if we fall into dangers.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

I think it’s really cool to embrace the pain of something that may have hurt you and be able to express it through music.

— Ciara

Feeling of crying hard and expressing your deepest pain in the arms of your loved one is much deeper and worth experience than to have laugh and fun with your loved one.

— Shrey Srivastava

When someone wrongs you, you both share the burden of that wrongdoing – the pain of it weighs on both of you. Forgiveness, then, means choosing to bear the full weight all by yourself.

— Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Acorn struggles in pain to crack the hard shell and emerge. For it senses that out there… exists more and it knows it. It feels that there is a sun, even if Acorn hasn’t seen it. It has felt some warmth and energy and it aches for more.

— Robin Rumi, Naked Morsels: Short Stories of Spiritual Erotica

Your pain could be God prying open your life and heart to remove a gift of His that you’ve been holding on to more dearly than Him.

— Tullian Tchividjian, Jesus + Nothing = Everything

Empathy? What’s that?” Glokta winced as he rubbed at his aching leg. “It’s a sad fact, but pain only makes you sorry for yourself.

— Joe Abercrombie, Before They Are Hanged

You’re such a pain in the ass. (Butch) Said the SIG to the Glock. (V)

— J.R. Ward, Lover Revealed

It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.

— Emil Zatopek

I know this: there is no sense to grief. There is no pattern or shape or texture, and there are no books or stories which can lessen the pain at losing a person you have loved, and will always love. There are no rules, with loss.

— Susan Fletcher, The Silver Dark Sea

The nature of humanity, its essence, is to feel another’s pain as one’s own, and to act to take that pain away, . There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.

— John Connolly, The Killing Kind

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and boughr jewelry.

— Rita Rudner

She liked who she was becoming, despite the pain and frustration it brought.

— B. Barmanbek, Culpa Innata

Life as we find it is too hard for us it entails too much pain too many disappointments impossible tasks. We cannot do without palliative remedies.

— Sigmund Freud

You didn’t understand the poem, but that was because it wasn’t for you. It was for me to understand the pain you put me through.

— Dominic Riccitello

…[I]t is pain to think of innocence in ruin.

— Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley

Riff needed the pain in his body to mask the pain inside. Once he’d enjoyed the pain only because it brought pleasure with it, but that distinction had gotten lost.

— Marguerite Labbe, Pandora

Forgiveness is empowering for the forgiver. Years of resentment, frustration, and pain are set FREE!

— Dana Arcuri

Pain is temporary- The pain you feel today is only to get strength to face tomorrow.

— Sivaprakash Sidhu

Bringing light of our personal and social consciousness to dark corridors of human pain that have long been neglected and suppress.

— William Keepin

She averted his eyes, but not before he recognized the pain in them, a tormented and languished gaze, a stare preserved for people who were able to love deeply enough that they could be destroyed by it.

— Jacqueline Simon Gunn, Noah’s Story

You don’t have a monopoly on pain or loss. It’s a level playing field—we all lose—we all grieve. It’s what remains afterwards that defines us. Guilt is the poison we pump into our own veins. It’s self-inflicted torture.

— R. W. Patterson

Men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children. None of their pain or achievement is registered in feminist rhetoric, which portrays men as oppressive and callous exploiters.

— Camille Paglia

Through spiritual maturity you will see new ways to avoid unnecessary suffering; wiser ways to endure unavoidable hardships with grace, and opportunities to turn your pain into lessons of service and healing for others.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

A leader’s cross is the temporal pain they go through and his crown is the permanent gain when at last victory is achieved.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

It is a pain in the ass waiting around for someone to try to kill you.

— Roger Zelazny, Trumps of Doom

Maybe this was now normal for Olivier. Maybe every now and then he simply wept. Not in pain or sadness. The tears were just overwhelming memories, rendered into water, seeping out.

— Louise Penny, The Long Way Home

Because of that, he didn’t know how to love someone who actually loved him. He had learned a twisted, tormented kind of love filled with pain and exploitation.

— Jacqueline Simon Gunn, Noah’s Story

Your pain is a divine rite of passage through which you will be reborn as a being of strength, wisdom and purpose.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Laugh with fake id’s but i have permanent license of pain in eyes

— Kjiva

Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.

— C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

The Psalms wrap nouns and verbs around our pain better than any other book.

— Joni Eareckson Tada, Anger: Aim It in the Right Direction

I shall not pass this way again: Then let me now relieve some pain Remove some barrier from the road Or brighten some one’s heavy load.

— Eva Rose Park

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

— Henri Nouwen

There is something about loss and pain that opens the doors of wisdom in your heart, doors that would have remained locked for a whole lifetime.

— Lyrical Treasure

There are three things, and three things only, that can lift the pain of mortality and ease the ravages of life, ” said Spider. “These things are wine, women and song”…”Curry’s nice too” pointed out Fat Charlie

— Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

New pain heals old pain.

— Mahrukh

The eyes were certainly memorable and beautiful, moist calves’ eyes heavily lashed and with the same look of troubled pain at the unpredictability of the world’s terrors.

— P.D. James, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

The deepest pain I ever felt was denying my own feelings to make everyone else comfortable.

— Nicole Lyons

The father hesitated only a moment. He felt the vague pain in his chest. If I run, he thought, what will happen? Is Death important? No. Everything that happens before Death is what counts. And we’ve done fine tonight. Even Death can’t spoil it.

— Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

Though no longer living in silence, I continued to carry pain and memories.

— Erin Merryn, Living for Today: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness

Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale.

— Stephenie Meyer, The Host

It will hurt.” said Petra. “But let’s make the most of what we have, and not let future pain ruin present happiness.

— Orson Scott Card, Shadow Puppets

A person doesn’t know true hurt and suffering until they’ve felt the pain of falling in love with someone whose affections lie elsewhere.

— Rose Gordon, Her Imperfect Groom

I wrote because of their inability to nurture me. I wrote to conceal the truth that life was filled with pain and that true beauty could only come from that pain. I wrote to simply disguise that pain.

— A.P. Sweet, dead, but dreaming

BLAIR: My mom got hit a few times by my dad before she threw him out…….I hated him for what he did because I knew the pain she felt in her face was nothing compared to the pain and distrust that would be in her heart for a long time…….

— T.S. Joyce, Gentry

Everything is about disclosure…. chemistry… love…. reaction… you can’t do anything…….A pain… a biatch… pain the ass… two women… what next?

— Deyth Banger

When you learn to feel the pain of an ant, you will truly learn to love this world.

— Debasish Mridha

And yet it takes only the smallest pleasure or pain to teach us of time’s malleability. Some emotions speed it up, others slow it down; occasionally, it seems to go missing – until the eventual point when it really does go missing, never to return.

— Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

Maybe some type of pain is inevitable, but still, that doesn’t mean that you should always let it control your emotions.

— Mircea Popister

Desires are but pain and torment, and enjoyment is sweet because it delivers us from them.

— Giacomo Casanova, The Story of My Life

The paradox of vengefulness is that it makes men dependent upon those who have harmed them, believing that their release from pain will come only when their tormentors suffer.

— Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

For a dreamer, pain and pleasure are synonyms.

— Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

This life is ironic: for it takes pain to discover pleasure; it takes sadness to know happiness; it takes war to value peace; and it takes hatred to treasure love.[Culled from: “Amara & The Strange Elderly Woman”]

— Emmanuel Aghado

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we have to decide if the pain is worth the reward. We either move forward to see where the path leads or we go back down the same road forever wondering, ‘Did we make the right decision?

— Anthony T. Hincks

But what if you simply don’t have a solid self to return to—if the way you are is seen as basically broken? And what if you can’t conceive of “normal” or “healthy” because pain and loneliness are all you remember?

— Kiera Van Gelder

Life has let me down several times, that I have learnt to cope with my pain in different situations while at the same time, learning through comparing my past problems and the current obstacles am facing.

— Auliq Ice

Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.

— Simone Weil

Our cure for pain is the very root of it: Revenge.

— Felix O. Hartmann, Dark Age

As with all young ones, a deeper perception comes clearer with time… Roe’vaash recieved the grace to release the anger and pain he had carried and suffered for so long…

— K. Farrell St. Germain, Then’diel’s SONG: An Elven Grove Dark Fantasy

. . in Old Karate, you learned you Art through pain. You learned quickly that your techniques had to be fast or powerful or both. If you did not embrace pain and it’s lessons adequately, you simply did not survive

— Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Ryukyu Kobujutsu : Bo – Tanbo – Toifa

We are all hungry for genuine connection and caring, and we will not get this unless we find our Soul’s tribe. If we don’t find this, we’ll kill ourselves, either by finding an addiction to mask the pain or by ignoring what we need to stay healthy.

— Christiane Northrup, Making Life Easy: A Simple Guide to a Divinely Inspired Life

Those who neglect the demands of life, they live in perpetual pain and regret.

— Sunday Adelaja

To move on, you must surrender to your pain and accept it as your own. Only then will you heal inside.

— L.J. Vanier, Ether: Into the Nemesis

There is no shame in what you are feeling, Harry, ‘ said Dumbledore’s voice. ‘On the contrary… the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

To fall in love with pain is to fall in love with art.

— Dominic Riccitello

As if one’s capacity for pain had anything to do with life’s apportionment of agonies, Mr. Kimmelbrod thought. Such idiocy.

— Ayelet Waldman, Red Hook Road

The pain of one-sided love, of knowing that I had loved her more than she had loved me

— Sierra Simone, Priest

My parents’ divorce left me with a lot of sadness and pain and acting, and especially humour, was my way of dealing with all that.

— Jennifer Aniston

When the rain stops falling, the pain comes fooling.

— Faqdil

We experience a discomfort that may be foreign to others, but that pain opens up a world of beauty. Wouldn’t you think?

— Craig Thompson, Blankets

Joy of harvest belongs only to those who endure the pain of sowing.

— Sunday Adelaja

If you want relief from pain just strive to touch more of every part of life.

— Bryant McGill

My loving sister Mary has always shared the pain and pleasure of my heartbeat in a unique and special way. We have sung our sad and warm songs together.

— John Henrik Clarke

I was starting to come to grips with the fact that I had created a lot of pain and suffering around me, not just within me.

— Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue

Emmerich’s heart in his throat, he could only stare down at Monica, who looked up at him with glassy eyes as she shivered with pain and choked on blood.

— Suzanna J. Linton, Clara

My truth asked people to understand and to learn about depths of pain they had previously walked past…. I had kept my silence for a reason. – from Without a Voice by Chris Pepple

— Chris Pepple, Without a Voice

For a pregnant woman to give birth, she’s gotta feel the pain of pulling a watermelon out of her nostril. For an Artist to create a masterpiece, he’s gotta feel the pain of pulling entire galaxies out of his ass.

— Lucifer

Sacred signs always come when your soul calls out in pain or joy.

— Lawren Leo, Love’s Shadow: Nine Crooked Paths

It’s interesting how pain can change a person, eh? How it makes a man abandon his pride and forsake himself.

— Kichiku Neko

It’s much easier to wear your pain on the outside…

— E.L. James, Fifty Shades Freed

Leave the pain behind and let your life be your own again. There is a place where all time is now, and the choices are simple and always your own.Wolves have no kings

— Robin Hobb

Ambition built n the pain of others has no nobility or substance

— rassool jibraeel snyman

Only someone you loved could make you wear that kind of expression. Someone who had once loved you knew how to get to the part of you where the pain lived.

— Dorothy Koomsoon

My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain – and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.

— Tony Robbins

Not that I’m the kind of person who would actually inflict emotional pain on another human being out of a selfish, twisted need for revenge.I just like to think about it.

— Jennifer Gilby Roberts, The Dr Pepper Prophecies

We are not strong enough to stand up against endless grief, And yet pain is the constant drone of life. So if we are to have any happiness at all, it is only in the passing instant.

— Charles Frazier

It’s a cycle… Religion is a source of relief for those who seek to anesthetize the pain that comes from following its beliefs.

— Steve Maraboli

It is hard to hear God, but it is even harder not to hear God. The pain one brings upon oneself by living outside of evident reality is a greater and longer-lasting pain than the brief pain of facing it head on.

— Richard Rohr, Adam’s Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation

Dear to me is sleep: still more, being made of stone, While pain and guilt still linger here below, Blindness and numbness–these please me alone;Then do not wake me, keep your voices low.

— Michelangelo Buonarroti

To my countrymenwho gave unto themselves the constitution but not the ability to keep it, who inherited resplendent heritage but not the wisdom to cherish it, who suffer and endure in pain without the perception of their potential.

— Nani Palkhiwala, We, The People: India, the largest Democracy

Lord, may the pain be ours, And the weakness that it brings, But at least give us the strength, Of not showing it to anyone!

— Fernando Pessoa, Poems of Fernando Pessoa

What haunts me most about her eyes is the pain I put in them… In the corner of my dark soul Her passion is dark like a kohl She is giving new meaning to these feelings She is complete she is whole.

— Dinesh Kumar Biran

For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one’s life.

— Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound

And God’s epic grace shows us how to rise above our pain and circumstances with enduring hope and faith in him.

— Kurt W. Bubna, Epic Grace: Chronicles of a Recovering Idiot

You can see when someone’s been hurt the way I was. It’s obvious. Something changes in their eyes; pain becomes their center, even when they try to hide it.

— Cheryl Rainfield, Scars

Allowing a person or thing to leave your life, without further pain is the basis of humanity. Everything else is the reason (theology).

— Shannon L. Alder

This is why the deepest form of pain comes out as silence.

— Holly Goldberg Sloan, Counting by 7s

All pain is the same.

— Oprah Winfrey

Change comes with pain… But this pain later becomes a gain. To explain it well, “no pain, no gain”! Endure the pain and make a difference!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

It’s only pain which leads us to achieve something special.

— Anonymous

People are talking about immigration, emigration and the rest of the fucking thing. It’s all fucking crap. We’re all human beings, we’re all mammals, we’re all rocks, plants, rivers. Fucking borders are just such a pain in the fucking arse.

— Shane MacGowan

Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves to release us from the shackles of our past. The pain of those who wounded us may linger but it needn’t overshadow our happiness.

— Jaeda DeWalt

I also wanted you to realize that even though the pain will always be there, I’m living proof you can get past this. Right now I know it feels impossible, but one day you’ll look back and see how far you’ve come.

— E.L. Montes, Perfectly Damaged

Whenever you are depressed , write your signature on a paper and write and write finally you ll have pain in you hand than your mind.

— pavankumar nagaraj

You could feel hurt and rejected right now but you must know that both pain and rejection are not here to stay. They just passing by and they’ll never take away the burning fire that resides in you called desire.

— Euginia Herlihy

Poisons pain you Rivers are damp Acid stains you And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren’t lawful Nooses give Gas smells awful You might as well live.

— Dorothy Parker

Every damn breath hurt like hell, but I kept Breathing too. I told myself it would be a privilege to breathe through pain like that for the rest of my life – just knowing each breath was a gift.

— Rachel Van Dyken

I just let the pain take over, allowing it to numb the pain of being left behind.

— Jessica Sorensen, The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden

For love to eliminate pain is to waste it, for it is love alone that possesses sufficient force to bend pain against everything that would break us.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

You’ll notice that pain isn’t solid or constant but rather a series of sensations, sometimes hard, sometimes light, and even sometimes gone altogether

— Ruby Wax, Sane New World: Taming The Mind

Substitute the word gay for straight and she’s the exact same pain in the neck kid sister she was before she told us.

— Amy Kaufman Burk

Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one’s heart; but death is a splendid thing—a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.

— George Bernard Shaw

It’s so important for those living with chronic pain to establish good communication with both their healthcare professionals and caregivers. Clear communication about pain is vital to receiving proper diagnosis and effective treatment.

— Naomi Judd

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

— Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

People have so much pain inside them that they’re not even aware of.

— Marina Abramović

I’m clinging to one last thought: pain is the harbinger of hope. You have to be alive to feel pain. If you are alive, then you have purpose. If you have purpose, then you have hope.

— Tucker Elliot, The Day Before 9/11

We are, or rather our natural desire to evade pain and to attain pleasure is, the primary reason we do or say every single thing we do or say.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

Maybe that’s what writers do-Maybe they exaggerate pain just so that you feel okay about what you’re feeling.

— Sanhita Baruah

It takes courage to live-courage and strength and hope and humor. And courage and strength and hope and humor have to be bought and paid for with pain and work and prayers and tears.

— Jerome P. Fleishman

We invent what we need to get us by, but in doing so we are really continuing to hold on to the pain of yesterday.

— Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that’s what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.

— Hannah Harrington, Saving June

You gotta love livin’, baby, ’cause dyin’ is a pain in the ass.

— Frank Sinatra

He was suddenly aware of the pain rampaging through him. “Where’s Swindler?”“Here.” He crouched beside Sterling. “We got the b

— Lorraine Heath, Surrender to the Devil

She was lucky to be wanted not desired though, worse pain is the feeling of being unwanted in love.

— Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel

We may seem fine, even when the pain remains right there beneath our surface.

— Ashly Lorenzana

Allow your pain to fuel your purpose. Some of the greatest opportunities you will ever experience in life will come from the greatest pain you have experienced in your life.

— Theresa Lewis

We fear pain so much that if the truth hurts, we embrace the lies.

— Debasish Mridha

Do you know what pain is, Cammie? It’s thebody’s physical response to imminent harm.It is the mind’s way of telling us to move ourhand off the stove or let go of the brokenglass.

— Ally Carter, Out of Sight, Out of Time

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don’t agree. The wounds remain. Time – the mind, protecting its sanity – covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone.

— Rose Kennedy

The pain of failure had led me to understand that technical excellence was a moral requirement.

— Paul Kalanithi

Spiritual pain is when you can’t stand another moment not knowing the real truth, and when you finally do know you can’t let go.

— Shannon L. Alder

Sitting still is a pain in the ass.

— Noah Levine, Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries

For it is discomfort’s own essence to be near a man and to feel him in torture of misery, to feel with him the very pain of the misery, and yet to be unable to help.

— Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley

Life is full of disparate details arbitrarily joined together by dreams, pain and yearning. I do not long for sense, but I call for emotion and imagination amidst this chaos.

— Juhani Peltonen

…In this place you could not feel anything, except pain and foreknowledge of pain.

— George Orwell, 1984

Even if this is only nonsense and dreams, I feel the need to perpetuate it all. Especially at this moment, when this pain is taking over my mind and my self. Pretty soon none of this will make any difference.

— Thomas Ligotti, Teatro Grottesco

A pain stabbed my heart, as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.

— Jack Kerouac, On the Road

What was she hoping to gain from his death? That it would numb the pain of his betrayal, or heal her injured pride? Her red sister didn’t know much about love.

— Cornelia Funke, Fearless

My son, Edward, at 4, to a neighbor boy who was being a pain in our backyard: “Oh, don’t whine. my mom will throw you right out of here.

— Cynthia Jo Mahaffey

You can’t fake joy. Authentic joy is the kind that grows out of the soil of pain and doubt and fear, because that is the reality of the world.

— Holly Ordway

The wound has gradually become dearer to me than my own flesh and blood, and I have thought its pain to be the emotion of the wound as it lived or even its murmur of affection

— Osamu Dazai

As my hand found his, bitter salt tears spilled from my eyes, in sorrow and pain and regret that I had so utterly failed him.

— Kim Harrison, For a Few Demons More

Sometimes all you can do is hug a friend tightly and wish that their pain could be transferred by touch to your own emotional hard drive.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Take the pain and grow beauty…You know I’ve always loved volcanoes. I love how they spew searing, deadly lava that goes on to nurture the most beautiful landscapes on earth. It’s from searing pain that the deepest beauty can sprout

— Carrie Firestone, The Loose Ends List

Never had she danced so beautifully; the sharp knives cut her feet, but she did not feel it, for the pain in her heart was far greater.

— Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid

Become disinterested in your pain and suffering. Only then can you make space for your longstanding joy.

— David Ault

A mighty pain to love it is, And ‘t is a pain that pain to miss;But of all pains, the greatest painIt is to love, but love in vain.

— Abraham Cowley, The Poems of Abraham Cowley

What has been done to you is one thing. Yet to really suffer, to truly be burdened with guilt and shame, such pain always begins not with what has been done to you—but with what you have done. André Chevalier

— Nikki Sex, Abuse

Humility adds lessons to our pain and suffering, turning the seemingly senseless into meaning.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Sometime excess pain that we experience may be best reason for birth of our talent and sometime our excess talent may be best reason for our pain. Think about it.

— Rajendra Ojha

Finally, his whole body burst into flames and as the pain became unbearable, he threw his arms in the air and screamed in agony. In his final moments, the words of the Nazarene echoed through his mind: ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

— Alan Kinross, Longinus the Vampire

Then this God does exist according to you?””He does not exist, but He is. In the stone there is no pain, but in the fear of the stone is the pain. God is the pain of the fear of death. He who will conquer pain and terror will become himself a god.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Demons

Let your pain lead you to creativity

— Sunday Adelaja

The challenge of life is regretless decision making, relentless pursuit of vision with faith, forgiving others, enduring pain with a smile & achieving goals with an extra MILE

— Sujit Lalwani, Life Simplified!

I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain so to speak and kind of being able to vent it through my music.

— Chester Bennington

If someone suffers enough pain and abuse, his volitional capacities will diminish to nothing.

— David L. Conroy, Out of the Nightmare: Recovery from Depression and Suicidal Pain

Pain without cause is a pain we can’t trust. We assume it’s been chosen or fabricated.

— Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams: Essays

The heart may freeze, or it can burn. The pain will ease and I can learn. There is no future, there is no past. I live this moment as, my last.

— Jonathan Larson, Rent: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical

You really are a pain in the ass, ” he laughs. I swat him playfully, laughing too as a single tear rolls down my cheek. He wipes it away and tucks my hair behind my ear, “But you’re my pain in the ass.

— Kandi Steiner, Tag Chaser

BELINDA:Your children are a pain in the neck…MASSIMO: They are mine when they misbehave—BELINDA: Which is always.MASSIMO: And yours when they behave like angels.BELINDA: I’ll be old by the time that happens.

— Billy London, A Life Sublime

It was while bent over, trying to breathe through the pain of bruised ribs, with the sensation of spit running down his cheek that Jason decided he was going to die.

— Paul W.S. Bowler, Blue Eyeshadow

We look before and after, And pine for what is not;Our sincerest laughterWith some pain is fraught;Our sweetest songs are those that tell Of saddest thought.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems

If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear the pain of loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.

— Margaret Weis, Dragons of Winter Night

Behind these eyesthere is a girl trapped withinher pain – a girl feeling all the emotionsof anger and sadness.She’s fighting for a way out.” (In her eyes, p. 39)

— Chimnese Davids, Muses of Wandering Passions

Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.

— Albert Schweitzer

There is darkness in light, there is pain in joy, and there are thorns on the rose.

— Cate Tiernan

The greatest writers are the ones not afraid to share their heartbreak and pain for the world to read.They are fearless and freely in sharing their heart to heal other wounds with their story.

— Tamyara Brown

Without mountains, we might find ourselves relieved that we can avoid the pain of the ascent, but we will forever miss the thrill of the summit. And in such a terribly scandalous trade-off, it is the absence of pain that becomes the thief of life.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.

— Rita Rudner

The minute I’m in a little pain … your rough, tough, scary bad boy image totally falls apart.

— Christine Feehan, Dark Hunger

By shutting out the real world we can live peacefully in ours. We know that a world without pain is a world without feeling… But a world without feeling is a world without pain.

— Daniel Keyes, The Minds of Billy Milligan

Morrie, ” Koppel said, “that was seventy years ago your mother died. The pain still goes on?”“You bet, ” Morrie whispered.

— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

The centre of me is always and eternally in terrible pain … A searching for something beyond what the world contains, something transfiguring and infinite.

— Bertrand Russell

There is no pain in losing what you never had.

— Dauglas Dauglas, Roses in the Rainbow

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding… And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy

— Kahlil Gibran

Everybody’s heart is open you know when they have recently escaped from severe pain or are recovering the blessing of health.

— Jane Austen

Poetry will die when love and pain cease to exist.

— Kellie Elmore

I carried around five tons of pain where she used to be.

— C.D. Reiss, Marriage Games

What can we do without pain in front of happiness?

— Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

It’s easier to runReplacing this pain with something numbIt’s so much easier to goThan face all this pain here all alone.

— Linkin Park

Sometimes terror and pain are not the best levers; deception, when it works, is the most elegant and the least expensive manipulation of all.

— Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

-Speaking about Vaccinations – “If you accept the truth after the fact, the pain will last a life time.

— Richard Diaz

What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have.

— Lionel Trilling

God always provides a pleasant memory to help ease the pain of a bad experience.

— Peggy Toney Horton

And yet it takes only the smallest pleasure or pain to teach us time’s malleability.

— Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

Hope distracts you from pain – it’s pain with red lipstick on to seduce you.

— Kevin James Moore, The Go-Go Girl

Maybe she’d remember him as a pain in the ass. Or maybe, he hoped most of all, that she’d remember what she told him: “You can be a real jerk sometimes, but you’re decent.” As epitaphs went, it wasn’t bad.

— Dani Harper, First Bite

The measure of your faith is the measure of the pain you can endure.

— Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

A friend is someone, who upon seeing another friend in immense pain, would rather be the one experiencing the pain than to have to watch their friend suffer.

— Amanda Gier

the more a person smiles… the more is the pain he resides…

— shivangi lavaniya

And for Peter… well, sometimes cruelty is kindness in disguise. Sometimes pain is the best teacher. Sometimes it does you no harm to realize that there’s a limit to what you can get away with.

— Mike Carey, The Devil You Know

People in pain can be very self-destructive. And sometimes they pull in the people who are close to them, often without realizing.

— Sara Barnard

It is not the pain and the wounds that are the worst. The worst is the humiliation.

— Pascal Mercier

The avoidance of pain is the avoidance of life.

— Stefan Molyneux

He left her. She was dissatisfied with him. He had preferred to incur her anger rather than cause her pain. He had kept all the pain for himself.

— Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

My world has just become perfect, midnight is also noonday, pain is also joy, a curse is also a blessing, the night is also a sun – be gone, or you will learn: a wise man is also a fool.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

The pain is real. Flowing as a brook beneath my flesh. I am broken, and yet, I still breathe.

— E.M. Benton

We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change.

— Henry Cloud

Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.

— George Orwell, 1984

For as long as it takes for the sorrow and pain to transfer into acceptance. I’ll stay here. With you. By your side. I won’t leave.”“Promise?”“Vow.” I placed his hands gently on the piano. “I vow.

— Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic

Lydia: Strange how you always remember the pain someone gave you, but seldom the hurt you caused them.

— Sherrilyn Kenyon, The Guardian

Greed is mistaken nobility. Instead of robbing all the pain and hardship from people’s lives and rescuing them from danger, greed robs provisions from providers.

— Justin K. McFarlane Beau

Heloise learned to love Abelard solely for who he was. That forbidden love brought her nothing but pain, but she would rather have shame and pain with Abelard than peace and happiness without him.

— Gary Thomas, Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?

Great pain is repetitive. Grief is repetitive.

— Sherman Alexie, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

More than most, I know the pain of surviving.

— Ann Aguirre, Aftermath

My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.

— Kanye West

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

— Aeschylus

An animal in pain is the saddest thing on Earth.

— Sanober Khan

O Woman! in our hours of ease Uncertain coy and hard to please And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made When pain and anguish wring the brow A ministering angel thou!

— Walter Scott

Transferring my anger and pain onto paper turns it into something tangible, something that can be shredded or burned, or at the very least, sealed shut in a box. ~Call Me Tuesday

— Leigh Byrne

In order to have great happiness, you have to have great pain and unhappiness-otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?

— Leslie Caron

There is this pain of love. You experience it some moments. It starts like a strange gnawing at your heart. It then spreads slowly. Spreads to the whole body. You fall deeply into it. This feeling. And the irony is you like this feeling of pain.

— Avijeet Das

Amidst of all these darkness, soul wrenching pain and disappointments, you have a heart that still believes in love, trust and second chances. And that my dear, is what makes you so beautiful.

— Akshay Vasu

Somewhere close bye, a man is moaning; he’s been trampled or thrown or bitten. He sounds resentful or surprised. Did no one tell him that pain lives in this sand, dug in and watered with our blood?

— Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races

A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance is universally available.

— Daniel Akaka

A little pain now and then is normal;The wounds will heal, and then we’ll be okay.Life goes on, but not forever, So why should we?

— Margo T. Rose, The Words

I draw in a ragged breath, the kind you take when the pain is too deep to cry, when you can’t cry because all you are is pain, and if you let some of it out, you might cease to exist.

— Ally Condie, Reached

I knew that the pain I felt now was here to stay. In many forms. Through many nights.

— Melita Tessy, Battle of the Spheres: Crust, Mantle and Core

I’m Bipolar with PTSD there’s no shortage of pain inside of me

— Stanley Victor Paskavich, Stantasyland: Quips Quotes and Quandaries

Let the pain of past not ruin the happiness of present and dreams of future. Move on.

— Vikrmn, Guru with Guitar

Sometimes sharing your pain helps the hurt and the guilt more bearable. You need to feel that way. I need you to feel that way.

— Yara Greathouse, Dismantled

So often parents of abused children feel helpless. When a child falls, and scrapes her knees parents can erase the hurt by kissing it and putting a Band-Aid on it, but not so with the pain of sexual abuse.

— Erin Merryn, Living for Today: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness

For those who have known pain and suffering and wondered why it all happened… I don’t know the reasons why, I just know that you must keep believing in hope and eventually you will get through.

— Heather Wolf

Philanthropy is. . . greatly overrated. A pain in the gut is not sympathy for the underprivileged, but the result of eating a green apple; the philanthropist gives to ease his own pain.

— Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes, a lie is told in kindness. I don’t believe it ever works kindly. The quick pain of truth can pass away, but the slow, eating agony of a lie is never lost.

— John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Childhood is such a delicate tissue; what they had done this morning could snag somewhere in the little ones, make a dull, small pain that will circle back again and again, and hurt them in small ways for the rest of their lives.

— Lauren Groff, Arcadia

You were a pain, then. You still are. You’re just a different kind of pain to me.

— Amber Silvia, Unspoken

People were crazy with pain and secrets.

— Anna Funder, Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

The world seems to be witnessing a deluge of ‘haterisms’, and racist propaganda because evil’s pain was born to die, and it’s time of tyranny is near the end. Don’t get caught up by the souls of wickedness; this ain’t your fight. ~T.F. Hodge

— T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.

— Tony Robbins

Hell was grey. Dim and lifeless… I felt numb and in pain at the same time and that was not supposed to happen in heaven. But you would think that with all the queers they had sent here since time began, hell would have a better decorating job.

— J.M. Redmann, Death by the Riverside

The heart can bear a tremendous amount of pain and still hold an abundance of happiness. As you experience more of life’s intense pleasures and extreme depths of despair, you will learn just what the heart can hold.

— Charlotte Symonds, What The Heart Can Hold

Some call us unnatural or demons, but that doesn’t change the fact that we too were human once. We have feelings; we feel pain and there is no shame in wanting to live.

— Karmen Lee, Blood Rising

We all want to do something to mitigate the pain of loss or to turn grief into something positive, to find a silver lining in the clouds. But I believe there is real value in just standing there, being still, being sad.

— John Green

For your every tear, know that I’ll always be here. To bare one pain we both will share, know I’ll never disappear.

— Anthony Liccione

Films are big hits when they touch a lot of people. Things are not funny in a vacuum, they’re funny because we respond to some personal dislocation, some embarrassment, some humiliation, some pain we’ve suffered, or some desire we have.

— Harold Ramis

…when the pain subsides the grief remains.

— Jonathan Brett Kennedy, Mad World

No amount of love can cure madness or unblacken one’s dark moods. Love can help, it can make the pain more tolerable, but, always, one is beholden to medication that may or may not always work and may or may not be bearable

— Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Given involuntarily, and in an atmosphere of distrust, pain is torture, whatever the motive, ” suggests David. “But given consensually, between equals, pain can be a most incredible form of love.

— Geoff Mains, Urban Aboriginals: A Celebration of Leathersexuality

His eyebrows pulled in. “You won’t leave me, right? Even when I’m a pain in the ass?”“I vowed in front of God – and Elvis – that I wouldn’t, didn’t I?

— Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

I guess because I had such a horrible life growing up, going from place to place not knowing what I was gonna do and ending up being homeless, there was a lot of pain and a lot of anger that was coming out through my guitar playing.

— Dave Mustaine

How does the moon feel as it sees the ocean lap at your shores? The eternal pain of knowing you are there but forever out of reach…

— – Morris R. Gates

The world is groaning and mourning in pain and ignorance, because the people do not know much about the principles of God

— Sunday Adelaja

I would write my tears, weeping out my pain – I would empty my veins for ink.

— Muse, Enigmatic Evolution

If you like happiness, then worship that wherein happiness is inherent. Happiness is in God. God is an abode of infinite bliss. If you worship the inanimate (the non-Self, [Jad]), then you will have pain because there is only pain in the inanimate.

— Dada Bhagwan

People that hurt others, only act on a pain they feel themselves.

— Vivian Amis

I’m not that much into working out. My philosophy – no pain no pain.

— Toni Anderson

It is natural to be impacted more deeply by pain than by pleasure.

— Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

The pain of dying will surely be nothing, for the pain of love is so much stronger and agonizing.

— Marilena Mexi

Circumstances in life often take us places that we never intended to go. We visit some places of beauty, others of pain and desolation.

— Kristin Armstrong

The inmost spirit of poetry, in other words, is at bottom, in every recorded case, the voice of pain – and the physical body, so to speak, of poetry, is the treatment by which the poet tries to reconcile that pain with the world.

— Ted Hughes

Dig deep and go where the pain and fear and joy are, and put it out there. The minute you shy away from pure honesty in your writing, you become a liar.

— Dan Alatorre

I have finally come to realize that it’s being forced to be honest with myself that’s made my pain painful all along.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Some women have a pulsing energy almost too sharp and salty to endure and when they are in pain their pain is ferocious and shatters all over the place.

— Brian Doyle, Mink River

Love can be simply stated to be the desire of the human being to integrate oneself with other selves in such a way that one starts feeling the pain and pleasure of another person as if of one’s own.

— Awdhesh Singh, Good and Evil: Two Sides of the Same Coin

There is the pain that made me cry, and then there is the strength that made me stop crying.So I am glad the pain camebecause without it I would not have discovered my strength.

— Moffat Machingura, Life Capsules

The pain of running relieves the pain of living.

— Jacqueline Simon Gunn

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.

— Sophocles

Not a drop in her eye because the pain in her heart was too much to cry!

— Sima Mittal

The pleasure of sins is pain in the soul.

— Lailah Gifty, Akita

I think that any time of great pain is a time of transformation, a fertile time to plant new seeds.

— Debbie Ford

Before hurting anyone, especially those who cannot protect themselves, feel their pain with your heart. Take care of them as your little child.

— Debasish Mridha

There were so many desperate people on the street crying for help that you had to shut off your heart or the pain would be too much. After a while, you can´t care anymore. And that is what hell is like.

— Yeonmi Park, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom

When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine.

— Alanis Morissette

The greatest challenge of my life has been to see and accept the actual truth without great pain and struggle against it.

— M.C. Halliday, I Came Up Stairs: A Victorian Courtesan’s Memoirs, 1867 to 1871

Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it – short-term pain for long-term gain.

— George Will

She gave me a pain in the ass, but she was very good looking.

— J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Often pain is not real but just a perception.

— Debasish Mridha

Anti-depressants are just tools, one of many, which we use to try and ease the suffering, numb the pain and disperse the dark clouds in our mind in the hope that maybe, just maybe, a little sunlight will shine through.

— Samuel P Fields

When you commune with your ever-present inner calm, you are released from the madness and pain of all outer turmoil.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

We had each reacted differently in a moment of terror, and yet we both still hurt. Maybe there was no right or wrong, no black or white, only a thousand shades of grey when it came to pain and what we each held ourselves responsible for.

— Mia Sheridan, Archer’s Voice

You can’t stop the gears of capitalism. But you can always be a pain in the ass.

— Jarett Kobek, I Hate the Internet

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.

— Paul Tillich

Like a kiss, the pain which envelops us will leave and in it’s place there will be an empty pit.

— Colten Charles Baker

You were meant to go through the pain not live in pain

— Latorria Freeman, Turn My Life Around Discovering Your Purpose

Any pain that human beings can create, human beings can transcend.

— Sarah Schulman, Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair

One who hates to be driven through suffering has no right to expect the pleasure, for pleasure may give joy but the pain gives meaning; Meaningless Joy is like anchor-less Ship sailing in a shoreless sea

— Ajay Chandan

They say though that we do more to avoid pain than we do to gain pleasure. So it is when the pain becomes too much that we finally find the courage to make changes.

— Bronnie Ware, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

All is good. Don’t worry, the pain will help you. You’ll get into some trouble, but it will work out in the end.

— James Franco

the power to cause pain is the only power that matters, the power to kill and destroy, because if you can’t kill then you are always subject to those who can, and nothing and one will ever save you.

— Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game

I think I know so well the pain we children clutch to our chests, how it lasts our whole lifetime, with longings so large you can’t even weep. We hold it tight, we do, with each seizure of the beating heart: This is mine, this is mine, this is mine.

— Elizabeth Strout, My Name Is Lucy Barton

What is humanity? To feel pain at the sorrows of our neighbours, to feel humiliated at the humiliation of fellow-beings.

— Idries Shah, The World of the Sufi: An Anthology of Writings about Sufis and Their Work

…just remember, darling, it is pain that changes our lives.

— Steve Martin, Shopgirl

One of my greatest lessons of growth was to stop dwelling in the past and forgive myself and others from all the pain and hurt that was caused. When I finally let go and released, I was free with glee.

— Jason Micheal Ratliff

If you were to love, love not for the lust that you yearn but the rather the pain that you earn with it.

— Adhish Mazumder

The worst pain … isn’t the pain you feel at the time, it’s the pain you feel later on when there’s nothing you can do about it, They say that time heals all wounds, But we never live long enough to test that theory …

— José Saramago, The Cave

You couldnt erase everything that caused you pain with recollection.Every memory was valuable

— even the bad ones

it’s unexpected pain brings change in a person’s life. this change brings slowly transformation in same person

— litymunshi

I have been cheated out of being treated like a human being. In my reflection I saw an empty vessel. They had cheated me and I was desperate to make the sharp pain in my head stop.

— M.B. Dallocchio, Quixote in Ramadi: An Indigenous Account of Imperialism

… one fire burns out another’s burning.One pain is lessened by another’s anguish. -Romeo & Juliet

— William Shakespeare

Suddenly, I viddied what I had to do, and that was to do myself in; to snuff it, to blast off forever out of this wicked, cruel world. One moment of pain perhaps and, then, sleep forever, and ever and ever.

— Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

“Okay I have arthritis and this is the way arthritis is.” Take pain as it comes and you can better master it.

— Charles Clifford Peale

Her shut-eyed smile transformed itself into something else: the smile of someone brave and knowing, someone whose pain had made her wise.

— Wally Lamb, She’s Come Undone

Up on the Brooklyn Bridge a man is standing in agony, waiting to jump, or waiting to write a poem, or waiting for the blood to leave his vessels because if he advances another foot the pain of his love will kill him.

— Henry Miller, Black Spring

When I started dating I had this kind of Romeo and Juliet, fateful romantic idea about love which was almost that you were a victim and there was a lot of pain involved and that was how it should be.

— Emma Watson

I wonder if pain comes from surrendering or resisting?

— Donna Lynn Hope

So I fight. I fight the only way I know, with thinking of Ky, even thought the pain of missing him is so strong I can hardly stand it… I think of him, I think of him, I think of him.

— Ally Condie, Matched

Let the pain & suffering of all that appears to be lost, be soothed, healed & comforted.

— Eleesha, The Soulful Pathway to Healing After Loss: Soulfully Inspiring You Whilst Mourning Loss and Working Through Grief

It is rarely in the world’s history that its ideal has been one of joy and beauty. The worship of pain has far more often dominated the world.

— Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism

Your grief is something to be admired – the pain of severance. A scar where something used to be.

— Simon Van Booy, Everything Beautiful Began After

Some people are in misery of carrying the entire world’s pain on their shoulders. They are called writers.


Natasha, in her lilac silk dress trimmed with black lace walked, as women can walk, with the more repose and stateliness the greater the pain and shame in her soul.

— Leo Tolstoy

The most annoying pain is perceived when a man is living without a purpose.

— Amit Kalantri

It was the sheer variety of the pain that stopped me from crying out. It came from so many places, spoke so many languages, wore so many dazzling varieties of ethnic costume, that for a full fifteen seconds I could only hang my jaw in amazement.

— Hugh Laurie, The Gun Seller

I threw tantrums, I acted stubborn, I was a pain sometimes, but I was still loved. In fact, I was their perfect even in my imperfection.

— Kudrat Dutta Chaudhary, Laiza- Sometimes the end is only a Beginning

For me, triathlons were something that was down to me and my fitness. Now, I really enjoy the pain in the triathlon of chasing someone down. It’s a bit like chasing down Nico Rosberg in the last few laps at Silverstone – it makes you feel alive.

— Jenson Button

I wanted to show these people who he really was. And pain always did that, took the insides out.”pg 364

— Veronics Roth

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.

— Paulo Coelho

sometime life is full of joy, and sometime life is full of pain and tears but we have to defeat it

— Meena Khan

If you don’t know about pain and trouble, you’re in sad shape. They make you appreciate life.

— Evel Knievel

Sometimes we are more attached to the pain than the pain is attached to us.

— Luigina Sgarro

We who are like senseless children shrink from suffering, but love its causes. We hurt ourselves; our pain is self-inflicted! Why should others be the object of our anger?

— Śāntideva

Childhood was the germ of all mistrust. You were cruelly joked upon and then you cruelly joked. You lost the remembrance of pain through inflicting it.

— Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana

There is only one thing in this world worse than dying and that’s watching someone you love die instead—you feel their pain with no final solace.

— Caroline George, The Vestige

Our worst pain is confined within our own skin.

— Charles Frazier

Ah! listen the song of storm from my disturbed soul;and it scatters flower buds into its lonely halls;like every pain needs a dirge, with wreaths that awful the world framed one for me, and gives the time it calls.

— Nithin Purple, Venus and Crepuscule: Beauty and Violence on Me Thrown

I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water.

— Amy Tan

The more you try to protect yourself from love, the more pain you bring to yourself and those that love you

— April Mae Monterrosa

You are strong enough to sing as you wish, not as your pain has forced you to. You aren’t your hurt. You’re other than that. You are not the broken things you’ve been.

— Maria Dahvana Headley, Aerie

No pain is too small if it hurts, but any pain is too big if it’s cherished.

— Edward St. Aubyn

Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.

— Paul Tillich

Thanksgiving for God’s faithfulness in our pain is the indisputable proof that we believe God is a part of our pain.

— Erwin W. Lutzer, When You’ve Been Wronged: Moving From Bitterness to Forgiveness

The pain of patience is better the pleasure of sin.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.

— Norman Cousins

It isn’t right to wish pain on other people just because they hurt me first.

— Veronica Roth, Divergent

If you ate nails, your stomach would hurt, and it’s a good thing that it would. Eating nails is deadly, thus the pain is helpful. Like this, sadness, anger, and anxiety are not to be feared or shamed, but listened to and decoded.

— Vironika Tugaleva, The Love Mindset: An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness

Being stigmatied by sex is being marked by its meaning in a human life of loneliness and imperfection, where some pain is indelible.

— Andrea Dworkin, Intercourse

We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

I found that when it hurt, sometimes the most effective response was to feel the pain rather than wish it away or pretend it was not there.

— Phindiwe Nkosi, Behind the Hospital

Weave the circle, tightly sewn, Let nothing evil or unknownEnter within. Stay withoutOn pain of death, we cast you out.

— Yasmine Galenorn, Blood Wyne

If only I could rest for a time in quiet pain and awaken new and willing. He is looking forward and I am inward.

— Camilla Gibb, Mouthing the Words

Instead of dwelling on that pain within, reach out to someone else’s pain.

— Nick Vujicic, Life Without Limits

Another thread snaps loose from my heart, the pain precise and acute. I embrace it, because it reminds me I’m still here. I’m alive. I’m empowered.

— A.G. Howard, Ensnared

Your pain made you strong. It made youpassionate and alive. It made us both who we are. -Cade

— Cora Carmack, Faking It

Good, if you were not part Lycanthrope that blow would have killed you. Now, stop fighting your pain and embrace it.

— Lee Taylor, Bound

As the pain that can be told is but half a pain, so the pity that questions has little healing in its touch. What Lily craved was the darkness made by enfolding arms, the silence which is not solitude, but compassion holding its breath.

— Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

Why should one ever get pain? One is the Absolute Supreme Self (parmatma), how can one have any pain? It is the egoism that causes pain and it is also the egoism that suffers the pain! The absolute Supreme Self doesn’t have any suffering!

— Dada Bhagwan

for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.

— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The pain of the flesh is naught to that of the heart

— Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Chosen

Becoming “new” in Christ is a wonderful beginning, but it isn’t the end of pain or problems in our lives. It is the beginning of our facing up to them. Being a Christian involves a lifetime of hard work, dedicated study, and difficult decisions.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Usually, we believe that our pain is a misfortune that needs to be fixed, but in fact, all pain (physical, mental, and emotional) is a necessary step towards becoming conscious.

— Mada Eliza Dalian

To put it another way, pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world. Why must it be pain? Why can’t he rouse us more gently, with violins or laughter? Because the dream from which we must be wakened, is the dream that all is well.

— William Nicholson, Shadowlands

The pain of being treated like a mere object. And a sense that this pain would turn into pleasure.

— Natsuo Kirino

Emotional pain is a terrible thing to endure, but the solution is not anything unbiblical.

— Lois Mowday Rabey

We stand a professional distance apart, as if I can’t feel his pain screaming in my head. Mine amplifies his; they share a joint sound—that of glass breaking—until they swell to a crescendo that deafens.

— Ann Aguirre, Aftermath

I want to mark him permanently, brand him as mine. I grab my ankles to keep from grabbing him, digging my short, blunt nails into my flesh, the pain heightening my pleasure.

— Cynthia Sax, He Watches Me

The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a-gley And leave us nought but grief and pain For promised joy.

— James Drummond Burns

There`s always a glamour of pain even in pleasure.

— Shivam

Sarcasm helps me overcome the harshness of the reality we live, eases the pain of scars and makes people smile.

— Mahmoud Darwish

How much can we ever know about the love and pain in another heart? How much can we hope to understand those who have suffered deeper anguish, greater deprivation, and more crushing disappointments than we ourselves have known?

— Orhan Pamuk, Snow

The day you call someone “Mother” is the day your pain is hers to bear, you burden hers to carry.

— Sunanda J. Chatterjee

I have felt for the last 10 years I have had this battle I’ve been fighting so hard to have an education. It’s been this uphill struggle. I was Warner Bros’ pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult.

— Emma Watson

When you’re growing up, your dad is your superhero. Once you’ve let yourself fall that in love with someone, once you put him on such a high pedestal and he lets you down, you never want to experience that pain again.

— Jay-Z

You can teach a child the importance of pain by your behavior. You can also teach as child the importance of no pain by your behavior.

— Milton H. Erickson

To live this life. To live it with wholeness and gratitude and trust. In the pain and the glory. In the mess and the grace. In the sacred and the desperation. This is the stuff of which real superheros are born.

— Jeanette LeBlanc

There’s always a glamour of pain even in pleasure.

— ~ Shivam

It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.

— George Bernard Shaw

Death. Life. They are in the air, the water, the earth, and the fire that surround us. They co-mingle like a dance of weeping and rejoicing. The joy and pain become one. We are of a dualistic nature.” —Jennifer Mills

— Dianne Bright, Soul Reader

In my years of global travels, I have seen a world in pain . . . Without God’s guidance, our response to suffering is a futile attempt to find solutions to conditions that cannot be solved.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

i’m in love with every creature on earth.. i don’t want nobody to suffer, because i can feel the pain from all of them.. and i want to gave them love.. every creature on earth…

— Anonymous

Your greatest area of leadership often comes out of your greatest area of pain and weakness.

— Wayde Goodall, Why Great Men Fall: 15 Winning Strategies to Rise Above It All

Humor does not diminish the pain – it makes the space around it get bigger.

— Allen Klein

There will always be a pain in ‘goodbyes’. No matter how much we seem to understand everything, it breaks our hearts to ever see anything beautiful die.

— Jocelyn Soriano, Mend My Broken Heart

Accept the pain cherish the joys resolve the regrets then can come the best of benedictions-“If I had my life to live over I’d do it all the same.”

— Joan Mcintosh

This body, this body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in this body, this body holding me. Feeling eternal. All this pain is an illusion.

— Tool

I don’t like lies, ” said Bran, and I knew I’d failed to keep the pain of his revelation from my face. “Not even lies of omission. Hard truths can be dealt with, triumphed over, but lies will destroy your soul.

— Patricia Briggs, Moon Called

But I saw the pain and sadness in everything, and swirled it round my mouth like a fine wine.

— Emma Forrest, Your Voice in My Head

Never a lip is curved with pain that can’t be kissed into smiles again.

— Bret Harte

But we believe – nay, Lord we only hope, That one day we shall thank thee perfectlyFor pain and hope and all that led or droveUs back into the bosom of thy love.

— George MacDonald, A Hidden Life and Other Poems

Fire is easy to work with if you keep your mind clear, but pain . . . pain fights back. Pain is alive. Pain is the enemy.

— Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface.

— Santosh Kalwar

The lights flickered, the pain went away, and her mother was holding her, singing ‘Sleep sweet sleep’. (The Children of Ankh series) Kim Cormack

— Kim Cormack

Word – An eternal power, In a wrong place at a wrong time, Inflicts more pain than a weapon

— Samir Satam, Postcards From Memory

Sometimes, when something hurts us, our hearts break a little-in a slightly … more literal way than for humans. Our pain sort of spills out and onto anyone around us. We call it a cracked heart.

— Brodi Ashton, Everneath

It is never easy to endure pain nor uncomfortable situation. It is seems easy to quit to avoid the pain.If you quit you will suffer later. It is far better to endure the pain now and enjoy later. Life is all about endurance.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Each memory rips through me, and although I stow myself against the emotions, I can’t prevent the pain that accompanies each image. Pain for a love never acknowledged, pain for a friendship now gone. Pain for a loss I can’t possibly endure.

— Christine Fonseca, Mea Culpa

I’m going to take care of you. I gotcha. Because that’s my job, right? Taking care of my pain in the ass little brother.

— Eric Kripke

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.

— Paul Tillich

May you see the light through the darkness, wisdom through the pain and strength through the suffering.

— Rachel K Kidder, Healing Grace Scripture Journal: 30 Day Bible Study Journal for Emotional Healing

What haunts me most about her eyes is the pain I put in them…In the corner of my dark soul, her passion is dark like a kohl.She is giving new meaning to these feelings…She is complete, she is whole.

— Dinesh Kumar Biran

There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.

— Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

I laugh because your pain is amusing.

— Lauren Dane, Once and Again

How long does the experience of pleasure or pain stay with you? For as long as there is weakness within. Then, further ahead they will not be there. There, one remains the ‘Knower’ of experience of pleasure and pain.

— Dada Bhagwan

Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

How much pain a person detains may be proportionate to the pain they spare others when they’d rather hurt than hurt another.

— Donna Lynn Hope

The presence of pain should not be the reason for your low self-image. Boldness is the ability to stand tall even when the valley seems deep. Your pain will bring gain. Just believe and go to work!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Maybe it shouldn’t have come as such a surprise, but like a tooth extraction, there was a moment of intense pain and then a numbing sense of loss. I was officially unmarried.

— Larry J. Dunlap, Night People, Book 1

Life’s not all about happiness. Take the sad and pain too. But never forget the Almighty ALLAH. Speak to him about every fear, dream and hope

— Altaf ul qadti

It doesn’t get better, ” I said. “The pain. The wounds scab over and you don’t always feel like a knife is slashing through you. But when you least expect it, the pain flashes to remind you you’ll never be the same.

— Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

The soul that is unable to forgive is sentenced to an endless purgatory where time stands still and it is forced to relive its pain over and over onto eternity.

— Max Patrick, Embracing Prosperity By Changing Your Mind: Tap Into Prosperity By Tapping Into You

Your pain is a school unto itself–– and your joy a lovely temple.

— Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

If we are engaged in actions that cause pain and conflict to ourselves and others, it is impossible for the mind to become settled, collected, and focused in meditation; it is impossible for the heart to open.

— Jack Kornfield, Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation

Don’t let pain keep you out of the garden.

— Welwyn Wilton Katz

The way to fight fear is to do what you are afraid of. And the way to fight pain is to live with it, with an open heart.

— Auliq Ice

… he does pledge to reweave your pain for a higher purpose.

— Max Lucado, You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times

The pain you have gone through will give you the strength of character to come through it all, so long as you learn from what you have suffered then it was not suffering at all.

— Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

And he howled in agony, in a pain that would never cease as long as he lived. His tortured voice echoed in those mountains for a long long time…

— Farrah Naseem

One couldn’t be selective when remembering the past. Ignore the turmoil, chaos and pain – and the truly great memories would not shine with such luster.

— Karen Fowler, Memories For Sale

I had also never realized before that I loved him, but I did. And his pain was my pain, and it hurt, but it also felt good in a strange way, knowing that we could share in it together.

— Emma Mills, First & Then

The hardest thing of all is when pain is hidden behind a mask of calm.

— Sergei Lukyanenko, Night Watch

Crying in the rain. No one sees your tears and your pain gets washed away.

— Elizabeth Bourgeret

To see someone you love in so much pain—especially emotional pain that can’t be remedied—was the worst form of torture.

— Laura Kreitzer, Abyss

Whatever it is that you want to do, do it today because you can handle the pain of trying hard now but you won’t be able to handle the pain of regret later.

— Dhaval Gajera

If you have total freedom to design, you won’t get anything interesting. So I give myself restraints in order to kind of push myself through, to create something new. It’s the torture that I give myself, the pain and the struggle that I go through.

— Rei Kawakubo

I wanted to stay locked away from the pain and destruction. I didn’t want to be strong. I didn’t want to be the ‘smart girl’. I was so very tired. I just wanted it all to be over.

— Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

Our cells stimulate our pain receptors in order to get our brain to focus and pay attention. Once my brain acknowledges the existence of the pain, then it has served its purpose and either lightens up in intensity, or goes away.

— Jill Bolte Taylor, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey

Yes. I really love you, Becky, and when you love someone that much, the pain and the pleasure is that much more intense. But forgiveness is a given.

— Linda Warren, Texas Bluff

When we want to see someone in a certain way, we find a way, but when we don’t we have to wake up and see who they truly are and not what our pain or anger chooses to believe.

— Shannon L. Alder

Though we longed not to be lonely, we also feared the pain it would take us to be brought out of our lonely states. And after that fear, could we be guaranteed that we would never be returned to a state of loneliness again? We could not.

— Edward Carey, Observatory Mansions

Why do you always have to put you and McNab and sex in my head? It brings pain no blocker can cure.

— J.D. Robb, Missing in Death

Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people.

— Kenneth Lonergan

I have known the joy and pain of friendship. I have served and been served. I have made some good enemies for which I am not a bit sorry. I have loved unselfishly, and I have fondled hatred with the red-hot tongs of Hell. That’s living.

— Zora Neale Hurston

That’s the cool thing about having a best friend. They know what your pain feels like already, so you don’t have to explain it.

— Susane Colasanti, Take Me There

…-the two look at each other – one full of guilt – other full of pain – both full of unhappiness.

— J.K. Rowling

Memory fills my nightHelp make my pain and memories lightIn your arms I find comfortGuide me in my daysHold me in Thy armsHelp me Lord, this night

— Brent M. Jones

with the pain jealousy instils and the love hate relationship it creates surely its just easier to appreciate what you have then what you could loose

— Richard Kent

The agony of the empath is feeling their pain but being unable to save them from it.

— Donna Lynn Hope

One thing became crystal clear to me when I couldn’t see you anymore. I realized that the only way I had been able to survive until then was having you in my life. When I lost you, the pain and loneliness really got to me.

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

When you can’t remember why you’re hurt that’s when you’re healed. When you have to work real hard to re-create the pain and you can’t quite get there that’s when you’re better.

— Jane Fonda

When a heart gets hurt, its pain comes over the words.”― Samar Sudha

— Samar Sudha

Everyone wants to know how you can tell when it’s true love, and the answer is this: when the pain doesn’t fade and the scars don’t heal, and it’s too damned late. Jonathan Tropper, from The Book of Joe

— Madelon Phillips

The long-term pain suffered by suppressing emotions is far greater than the short-term pain of confronting them.

— Sam Owen, 500 Relationships And Life Quotes: Bite-Sized Advice For Busy People

An empath is capable of taking on the grief of another in order to lessen their suffering. In order to not be consumed with pain, an empath should have an outlet for that pain lest they lose themselves in feeling for others.

— Donna Lynn Hope

I’m an idiot for trying to avoid these feelings because they have caused me pain in the past.

— Kellyn Roth, The Dressmaker’s Secret

Thankfully, the nature of pain reminds us of what the ease of pleasure foolishly allows us to forget.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

The blessings that come out of pain will forever be greater than the pain is even as you have passed through it.

— Auliq-Ice

people do not see your pain , they just search laughing moment to laugh on you

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

One cannot get through life without pain. … What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us.

— Bernie S. Siegel

I loved those eyes , even though they never saw my pain , I loved those ears , even though they heard my stories

— Ratish Edwards

Love is like the human appendix. You take it for granted while it’s there, but when it’s suddenly gone you’re forced to endure horrible pain that can only be alleviated through drugs.

— Reverend Jen, Live Nude Elf

When you start liking pain things start to get interesting.

— Jenny Holzer

I’ve always been able to transform happiness and pain and sorrow and tears into positive energy.

— Thalia

Wisdom is a dreadfully wonderful gift, giving you great insight but terrible pain that you learn from.

— Royal Cromwell

Without pain there is no future or any hope to get better in your life.

— Madis Barnabas

John Hay points to our our history of getting lost in suffering when, “so close together were pain and antidote.

— John Taliaferro, All the Great Prizes : The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt

The joy about our work is spoiled when we perform it not because of what we produce but because of the pleasure with which it can provide us or the pain against which it can protect us.

— Paul Tillich

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.

— Syrus

Never say you understand someone’s pain if you haven’t felt the same, because not only would you sound mocking but also ignorant.

— Lolah Runda, Hikari Okami: Kitsune Series

It bombarded her with instant pleasure, instant pain and instant arousal, fact and fiction all mixed up and blurred together to create an Image. 

— Ruth Harris

When pain is intense, you are at a climax. You can then see the light of transcendence.

— Debasish Mridha

The only reason pain exists is because we let it feed on us and that gives it the power to continue existing (I.R.V)

— Reshma Valliappan, Fallen, Standing: My Life As A Schizophrenist

Just because someone’s a pain in the ass in life, doesn’t mean when they’re dead, we shouldn’t be respectful.

— M. Judeth Nelson, Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed?

A lot of pain that we are dealing with are really only THOUGHTS.

— Abhysheq Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

In poetry you can express almost inexpressible feelings. You can express the pain of loss, you can express love. People always turn to poetry when someone they love dies, when they fall in love.

— Erica Jong

Endure and persist this pain will turn to good by and by.

— Ovid

When we suffer we inspire ourselves to change. Imagine we had no pain to overcome, we would not take action to make our life any more meaningful. Turn your suffering into motivation to change.

— Avina Celeste

Everyone born is on the field of life’s game, but not everyone does wear the jersey of vision! Some people are fair players and others are injury causers; you joke with the later and they hit you down in pain and blood stains!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

What was that?” Rich combined the pain of a crooked arm with the indignity of a flicked ear. I could only hope the situation didn’t escalate to the dreaded purple nurple.

— Molly Harper, Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs

Sometimes a little discomfort in the beginning can save a whole lot of pain down the road.

— Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it.

— Anonymous

Sometimes pain is God’s megaphone, his only way to get our attention.

— Robert Hellenga, Philosophy Made Simple

It was a strange thing, this feeling of empathy. He’d never experienced it before. He realized that what hurt this woman hurt him as well, that what made her bleed caused a hemorrhage of pain within his soul.

— Elizabeth Hoyt, Wicked Intentions

The tendency of the human mind is to see the world with a ‘dualistic’ view that describes everything through comparisons: good and bad, pain and happiness, beauty and ugliness, rich and poor.

— Gyalwa Dokhampa, The Restful Mind

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty hesitation or incongruity.

— William Hazlitt

When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important.

— Andrew Shue

Working to perfect our gift and overcoming the pain of self-discipline, we achieve our goals and move on to our dreams

— Sunday Adelaja

So sad is this that nigh to all are ignorant to the pain and death caused by the hands of evil.

— Michelle A. Lammers, Broken

Life is a manifestation of the unified field of consciousness. Colors, beauty, pleasure and pain are its songs of creation.

— Amit Ray, Beautify your Breath – Beautify your Life

Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty.

— Alice Foote MacDougall

The thing was, if I had found a way to escape- even for just a little while- I knew the pain would be there waiting for me when I got back.

— Neal Shusterman, Bruiser

We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity.

— H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

We need encouragement, not sermonizing, and we need clear-eyed acknowledgement of the situation, not a sanctified gloss that pushes us toward saying, ‘I see I must not admit my pain because, after all, I’m a Christian. I’ll just have to cover it up.

— David Jeremiah, What Are You Afraid Of?: Facing Down Your Fears with Faith

beneath the pain of your fears, wild and ready, lives your truth, the essence of your singular beauty, hoping, waiting for you to set it free.

— Scott Stabile

It is good to be taught humility when we are young. If we do not exeperience pain as children, we will cause pain as adults.

— Darren Shan, Birth of a Killer

Life is a gift, and should be cherished, lived and experienced. Though experience often reveals itself as pain in this world, it is still purposeful, it still has its place in the evolution of our spirit.

— Michael Poeltl, Revelation

He stiffens against me, pain written all over the mess of a face. He grabs my face in his hands. Holds me. “It’s not over. We’re not through, Jacinda.” His eyes blister, glitter darkly.”I’ll find you. I will. We’ll be together again.

— Sophie Jordan, Firelight

Love makes people beautiful, beautiful in the fact that those who are stricken by love become blind. Not being able to see the evils and pain in the world, that’s the part that makes people beautiful on the inside.

— Shannan Jacoby

The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne.

— William Styron

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.

— Marcel Proust

saying goodbye isnt hard, but saying it to something you care about is whats hard, because you dont want to forget the emmotional pain and happiness they caused in you’re life.

— Annoymous

Complaining is a vain way of explaining pain without gaining relief. Keep complains distances away from you.

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

The only way past the pain is through it. Pain, grief, anger, misery…they don’t go away–they just increase and compound and get worse. You have to live through them, acknowledge them. You have to give your pain its due.

— Jasinda Wilder, Falling into Us

I’ll fall for you, if you fall for me”that’s not how love’s supposed to be;its when you seek solace in pain and love retains without complaints.

— Kashish Gurung

Language has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone and the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.

— Paul Tillich

When pain ends gain ends too.

— Robert Browning

Remember, pain and misery are transient and ephemeral but love has the healing power, which is eternal.

— Debasish Mridha

The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.

— C.S. Lewis

If there’s going to be pain anyway, I’d rather it be the pain of growth rather than the pain of staying stuck.

— Suzette R. Hinton

She realized that her undiluted love had also given him the power to hurt her but she decided that spirit of the soul can always transcend the pain of the ego.

— Madhu Vajpayee, Seeking Redemption

Yes. We both have a bad feeling. Tonight we shall take our bad feelings and share them, and face them. We shall mourn. We shall drain the bitter dregs of mortality. Pain shared, my brother, is pain not doubled, but halved. No man is an island.

— Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life:That word is love.

— Sophocles

The most total opposite of pleasure is not pain but boredom, for we are willing to risk pain to make a boring life interesting.

— Peter Kreeft, Jesus-Shock

He was as incapable of imagining pain or danger to himself as he was incapable of conceiving the pain he caused others.

— Graham Greene

One of the most difficult things is to be friends with someone you love so immensely. It hurts. And the worst part is, you have to veil your pain with a smile. And every bit of that smile hurts too.

— Rohit Sharma

You can’t compare and rank heartache. Pain is pain is pain. There is no precise measurement. No quarter cup.

— Kaui Hart Hemmings, The Possibilities

… pain has been with him since birth – the universe’s gift to a poet …

— Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

You praise man who has the ability to perform great actions.I admire man who can deal with great pain and knows no despair.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

I guess no one can be painted with just one brush. There is light and shade in all of us, pain and hardship, and some of us rise from it while others are darkened by it.

— Catherine Doyle, Inferno

Valuable lessons were code words for pain that no one apologized for.

— Jennifer A. Nielsen, The False Prince

To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.

— Samuel Butler

His brain and his heart knew this, but he couldn’t stop himself, and the razor of his conscience lent the undeniable thrill of pain to the act.

— Robert Girardi, The Pirate’s Daughter

I need the pain of loneliness to make my imagination work.

— Orhan Pamuk

Admitting pain humbles us to the reality of our personal histories and our present conditions. We no longer have to pretend we are something that we are not.

— Steven Franssen, Make Self-Knowledge Great Again

There is nothing that exists outside or inside to punish us or take a note of every action of ours, but it’s our own understanding towards life, that allows us to experience, different pain and pleasures of life.

— Roshan Sharma

I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.

— Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

It isn’t death, pain, exile or anything else you care to mention that accounts for the way we act, only our opinion about death, pain and the rest.

— Epictetus, Discourses and Selected Writings

You can learn to heal yourself, learn to understand that the pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow!

— Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

the sever pain and the great trials we go through teach us the real essence of great joy

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

What stirs God most is not physical suffering but sin. All too often we are more afraid of physical pain than of moral wrong. The cross is the standing evidence of the fact that holiness is a principle for which God would die.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

True pain teaches us to grow. You aren’t finished yet. Dylan needs you.

— Rebecca Salas, Lullaby

Cuban eyes often look close to tears. Tears never seem far away because both their pain and their joy are always so close to the surface.

— Brin-Jonathan Butler, The Domino Diaries: My Decade Boxing with Olympic Champions and Chasing Hemingway’s Ghost in the Last Days of Castro’s Cuba

So I ask you, can you walk a mile? Every day, rain or shine, pain or gain, because you know you have to just to stay alive, just to breathe. Can you walk that mile?

— Bella Andre, Reckless In Love

…men are much softer than women, more sentimental. They cry at the movies and pretend not to. The male of the species is weak. He doesn’t tolerate pain well.

— Will Christopher Baer, Penny Dreadful

He was not crying for the pain they had caused him, nor for the humiliation he had suffered when they looked at his foot, but with rage at himself because, unable to stand the torture, he had put out his foot of his own accord.

— W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

Perhaps a better explanation for why it’s so difficult to feel our feelings is that ALL emotion, positive or negative, opens the door to the nature of reality. All of us prefer to avoid pain — but even more, we want to escape reality.

— Dan B. Allender

Every pain is a lesson.

— Frank Delaney, The Matchmaker of Kenmare

What other hope does life hold outBut the miraculous, the skilled and patientExecution, the teamwork, all the pain and worry every miracle involves?

— Weldon Kees, The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees

The pain of being alone is completely out of this world, isn’t it? I don’t know why, but I understand your feelings so much, it actually hurts.

— Masashi Kishimoto

Let go of your pain and heal your wounds.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

My mother was a professional sick person she took a lot of pain pills. There are many people like that. It’s just how they are used to getting attention. I always remember she’s the daughter of alcoholics who’d leave her alone at Christmas time.

— Jim Carrey

Success is assured when a person fears the pain of regret more than the pain of the process.

— Orrin Woodward

I just realized, baby, right now, thinking of how I could take this pain away from you, I just realized that you have to feel it. You gotta make your way through all the bad stuff to get to the good.

— Molly O’Keefe, The Truth About Him

The beginning of all pain and suffering in the world started with one act of disobedience. Christian and non-Christian alike have inherited the consequences from our common ancestors, Adam and Eve—our polluted environment and flawed human nature.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

The future begins when we tear down the walls that keep us in the past. We must be thankful for those who walked through the pain and helped us to see the way out.

— J. Loren Norris

Ly-di-ah! I sit beneath your window, laaaass, singing ’cause I loooove your a—”“For the love of St. Francis of Assisi, someone call a vet. There is an injured animal screaming in pain outside, ” Charlotte interrupted the flow of music in ill-humor.

— Michelle M. Pillow, Love Potions

Only tears can hear the sound of pain when warm blood reddens discolored stain

— Munia Khan

I know you have baggage, I know you’re going to be a pain in my ass, but I love you more that I ever dreamed possible.

— J.M. Madden, Embattled Hearts

The pain and shame felt are unknown to those with planned vacations. They know not of the tsunami that rescinded the homes, goals, and hopes of its victims—swallowed by the sea of greed.

— John-Talmage Mathis, For the (Soon) Unemployed: You Against Them

Comics know that time plus pain equals humor and that we can redeem even awful moments from the past by translating them into a shared experience.

— Gina Barreca

now I’m told that this is life, that pain is just a simple comprimise so we can get what we want out of it. Would someone care to classify a broken heart and some twisted minds so I can find someone to rely on?

— Hayley Williams

The pain in your muscles and the sweat in your brow after doing a work the hard and honest way make you feel proud of yourself!

— Avijeet Das

It’s sad to see how many relationships start as just a distraction from boredom, a cover up so they don’t have to ever deal with the true pain below

— Evan Sutter, Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

In the mornings, my pain was magnified by about a thousand. In the morning there weren’t only those sad facts about my life. Now there was also the additional fact that I was a pile of shit.

— Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

What do we do after things fall apart? Do we run to the familiar once again? Do we attempt to numb the pain with distractions? What do we do after things fall apart?

— Benyf, 11.11.11 After so Many Years of Tears: Letters to My Distant Soul-Mate

Truly there are different kinds of pain.  But the most agonizing is the pain of regret, for which there is no lasting relief and no remedy.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

The pain is what you make of it. You have to find something in it that yields. I understood my guiding imperative as: keep bleeding, but find some love in the blood.

— Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams: Essays

It is better to seek the pain of heaven than the pleasure of hell.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Maturity’ really means: being very unsurprised by, and calm around, pain and disappointment.

— Alain de Botton

It’s probably a merciful thing that pain is impossible to describe from memory

— Christopher Hitchens, Mortality

I was so blinded by her talent that I didn’t recognize the tremendous pain behind her work. She gave me hundreds of images, so many chances to see that she was in trouble. I failed her.

— Nina LaCour

Your pain is your own until you put it to music, then it belongs to everyone. You’ll find it lightens the load.

— Beau North, Longbourn’s Songbird

I am betrayed and played but right now im feeling nothing pain but to forgive, it’s because I love God too much that I can’t hate.


There is a song from this old movie called Arth where a man asks awoman, “You are smiling so much, there must be a deep pain that you’rehiding.” I wonder what your deep pains are and I wonder how I havefailed you.

— Amulya Malladi, Serving Crazy with Curry

It’s odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don’t quite fully share the hell of someone close to you.

— Lady Bird Johnson

Being a highly sensetive person is followed by a lot of infinity pain and grief.

— Abdel Halim

Who the hell was this woman that he shared a bed with? A life with. Anger and raw pain surged through Harrison as he wondered if he really had married a stranger.

— Katie Reus, Fatal Deception

One of the benefits of aligning yourself with an indistinct cluster of people is that claiming to feel their pain is often enough.

— Charlie Brooker

…when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.

— Jane Austen, Persuasion

Through my pain and sorrow, God has prepared me to share His word with others in a way that was made just for me.

— Latorria Freeman, Latorria Pier

How we choose to deal with pain is ultimately the measure of who we are and of the success we have in closing our gaps.

— Hyrum W. Smith, The 3 Gaps: Are You Making a Difference?

Until you have stood in another woman’s stilettos, you will never begin to know the year of pain she felt breaking them in.

— Shannon L. Alder

The truth for every superhero is that beneath the greatest pain lies the greatest power.

— Frederick Espiritu, The Path to Awesomeness: Becoming Super, Being Human

where love n happiness makes us blind, pain n hurt helps to see truth. So, pain in good.

— deepakgogna

When your pain gets tough, your game needs to get rough.

— Janna Cachola

Do not let other to love you if you really do not want as I know the trouble and pain of one side love.

— Jayashan Adhikari

The thick baffling blades of false world customs rip off my views and ideas, like breaking every string of my aesthetic thoughts in disdain and jealousy;pain pain enough your tigrine roars before I die.

— Nithin Purple, Venus and Crepuscule: Beauty and Violence on Me Thrown

Each pain indeed comes with its time limit.

— Dada Bhagwan

Avoiding pain causes endless suffering for you and others. Avoiding pain is really selfishness.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

People who have suffered understand pain and are often the best at helping others.

— Nadia Fezzani, Real Life Super Heroes

I spent the rest of the day in someone else’s story. The rare moments that I put the book down, my own pain returned in burning stabs.

— Amy Plum, Die for Me

…the secret to writing is to get your own pain – shout it out till it hurts your throat – weep it into your pillow – then write it down …

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Loneliness is the worst pain that human can go through specially the period time when technology that is design to keep people away from each other and that period is now (21-Century).

— Nadair Desmar

Physical pain was easy. It would always pass in the end. All it needed was time – a ticking clock.

— Sidney Knight, Alex

Resistance causes pain and lethargy. It is when we practice acceptance that new possibilities appear.

— Anonymous

I called no one, and no one called me. I was suffocating with loneliness. The pain was almost physical. I felt like tearing myself apart. I wanted to escape from my own skin.

— Cat Clarke, Entangled

If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.

— Jim Carrey

I have a big hole in my heart, ” I said. “But it’ll close over.”I don’t want to sound all Dr. Phil, ” she said. “But don’t let the scab seal the pain in, okay?”That’s good advice, ” I said. “I hope I can manage it.

— Charlaine Harris, Definitely Dead

I ran out the door but it was to late….. i felt a sharp pain in my back as i heard the gun shoot

— Andy Lane, Bedlam: Young Sherlock Holmes

There are words like ‘orphan’, ‘widow’ and ‘widower’ in all languages. But there is no word in any language to describe a parent who loses a child. How does one describe the pain of ‘ultimate bereavement’! (Page 50)

— Neena Verma, A Mother’s Cry… A Mother’s Celebration

In the dead of night I stirred. Wakefulness flowed back into me. I was a cup full of sorrow, but that sorrow was stilled, like a pain that abates as long as one does not move.

— Robin Hobb, Fool’s Quest

People should know about us. Girls who write their pain on their bodies. ~Louisa

— Kathleen Glasgow, Girl in Pieces

When you truly face your pain you will only see yourself. Your fear was always you.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Love is love, and loss is loss. We all love, and we all die, and everyone suffers the pain of grieving. The trick is to enjoy what you have while you have it.

— Lynsay Sands, Tall, Dark & Hungry

Happiness will teach you to live your life and pain will tell you the way.

— Anil prajapati

There are all kinds of addicts, I guess. We all have pain. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away. (107)

— Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

I loved everything about her, and I didn’t care how dark she got. If anything it was what I loved the most, the veil of pain that fell across her face most of the day, and all of the night.

— Brendan Cowell, How It Feels

To value learning as a gift, you have to accept pain as a teacher.

— Jury Nel

Pain halts you sometimes to take a moment and potentiate yourself again, pain breaks you sometimes to shed what is faulty in yourself!Pain has a meaning for those who search the answers

— raja shakeel mushtaque

Everyone’s searching for someone to end the pain of loneliness. Even the darkest of souls wants a shot at redemption.

— Katherine McIntyre, Soul Solution

The thing that gave me the most pain in life, psychologically, and it gave me tremendous pain psychologically, is man’s disrespect for nature.

— Joni Mitchell

The physical shock took away the pain of being.

— Sebastian Faulks, Engleby

Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be.

— Steve Maraboli

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given the powers we have not used the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which shirking pain misses happiness as well.

— Mary Cholmondeley

Ironically, torture requires empathy, too, in the sense that one cannot deliberately inflict pain without realizing what is painful.

— Frans de Waal

The pain passes, but the beauty remains.

— Auguste Renoir

When your in pain you slowly killing your self but when your happy you are repairing the pain that slowly killing you

— Dondy Subingsubing

Consciousness is the chronic pain of life, and all higher organisms suffer it every waking moment.

— David Marusek, Mind Over Ship

You’re not broken beyond repair there is hope. There is a God who knows all the pain you endure and will heal, protect and rejuvenate you.

— Pauline Seaport

Pain cannot be ignored. However, it can be endured. When necessary, a great deal of pain can be endured. Just ask my mother.

— Charlie Huston, Sleepless

I was very afraid at the beginning, until Master told me that pain isn’t the truth; it’s what you have to get through in order to find the truth.

— Deepak Chopra, The Return of Merlin

Telling the truth may cause a few seconds of pain, but there’s no medicine that can manage the pain of keeping lies.

— R.M. Ford

Your pain and anger will pass, but the guilt would remain with you for always.

— Dodie Smith, The 101 Dalmatians

A lifetime of lonely regret or happiness with some pain along the way.

— Melissa Nathan, Persuading Annie

One fire burns out another’s burning, One pain is lessen’d by another’s anguish.

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

August stared at her, aghast. “Did I know that kissing you would bring your soul to surface? That – THAT – would have the same effect as pain or music? No, I must have missed that lesson.”She stared at him, agape. “August, was that sarcasm?

— Victoria Schwab, Our Dark Duet

If the pain is not felt or it doesn’t hurt you…it can never change you. Being susceptible to pain is a blessing.

— Mamur Mustapha

When I hear other people’s stories, I like to believe that they contribute to my ‘Encyclopedia of Human Experience.’ The stories I hear help me expand my definition of what love is, what pain feels like, what sacrifice means, what laughter can do.

— Sarah Kay

Just because your pain is understandable, doesn’t mean your behavior is acceptable.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

This pain you are avoiding is a very necessary pain that will make you strong again.

— Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

The guaranteed cure for heartbreak: find pain that’s much, much worse.

— Will McIntosh, Love Minus Eighty

Those who feel the pain of others are the most eligible for all joy of the world, unfortunately this rule is too corrupt.

— Kartik Mehta

The pain is not about having cheap people around…. real pain is the fact that there are some people with a price to start with.

— Sameh Elsayed

Although a lot of pain for a little screen time; Shaving legs, waxing eyebrows, high heels, trying to put on a bra, losing weight because women’s clothes are SO revealing – Ladies you have my respect.

— Lou Diamond Phillips

If she’s in pain now she doesn’t show it; she just closes her eyes and surrenders, and that is worse than her screaming for help, somehow.

— Veronica Roth

Some people seem like a bright light during your darkest moment.. A beautiful refuge… but it’s a trap… there is only more pain there. Now that I think about it… I imagine that’s what bugs feel like when they fly into the zapper.

— Steve Maraboli

I knew immediately something was terribly wrong, but you can know that and not allow the thought in your head, at the front of your head. It dances around at the back, where it can’t be controlled. But the front of the head is where the pain begins.

— Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture

The human mind is often, and I think it is for the most part, in a state neither of pain nor pleasure, which I call a state of indifference.

— Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

The pain was greater than the shame

— Bea Turvey, Banished

Life is a series of deaths and resurrections, losses and gains, pain and joy.

— Torry Martin, Of Moose and Men: Lost and Found in Alaska

Some say pain is the greatest motivator. . . I say it’s love.

— Solange nicole

The happiest is he who suffers the least pain the most miserable he who enjoys the least pleasure.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I’m not alone, my pain walk with me step by step sometime if i go ahead its come fast and catch me sometime its wait for me some step ahead.what a good friend.

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

I know what it’s like to be an outcast in society. I know what it’s like to want to find strength, and more importantly, I know what it’s like to find that internal strength and rise out of the pain of being just sort of a weirdo.

— Andy Biersack

Judgment should never enter into the hearts and minds of others while observing another in a pain that cannot be understood.

— Amy Denise

Experience comes from failure and success comes from experience. Today’s pain will bring tomorrow’s gain.

— Debasish Mridha

Although I’ve been thoroughly conditioned by pain to see it otherwise, an ending is nothing more than the backside of a beginning.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.

— Rita Rudner

Peace is not the absence of pain, but the welcoming of pain as a teacher.

— Vironika Tugaleva

The more enchanted the idyll, greater must be the pain of its ending.

— Georgette Heyer, Venetia

..pain can’t be taken away. It has to leave on its own. And I wasn’t sure mine was the type of pain that wanted to go away.

— Robyn Schneider, Extraordinary Means

Suffering and pain are always obligatory for a broad consciousness and a deep heart. Truly great men I think, must feel great sorrow in this world.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

That which is escaped now is pain to come.

— Proverbs

…I wondered why so much had been written about love’s pain and so little about the glorious relief of being delivered from love’s pain.

— Irene Hunt, Up a Road Slowly

Happiness isn’t about pretending there’s no pain. It’s about accepting the pain as a part of healing and doing your best to nurse your own wounds with love and patience.

— Vironika Tugaleva

If you give pain to someone out there, you will start to feel the pain within you! Such is the science of the Vitraags [the enlightened ones]. If you take everyone’s pain for one lifetime, it will make up for losses of infinite lifetimes!

— Dada Bhagwan

if you don’t play with relations and respect to love you may get hurt And spend life in pain but you will die in rest.

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

The joy that comes from the action lasts forever while the pain is only temporary.

— Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

It is because of pain that you value pleasure, sorrow that you value joy, despair that you value hope, war that you value peace, and hate that you value love.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Speaking a painful truth should be done only in love – like wielding a sword with no hilt – it should pain oneself in direct proportion to the amount of force exerted.

— Criss Jami, Healology

Thought is everything. Pain is something. Hence where there is no thought there can be no pain. Wherefore if you have a pain it is evident that you have a thought. To be rid of the pain stop thinking.

— John Kendrick Bangs

Her love for him was almost like a pain in itself.

— Catherine Cookson, Feathers in the Fire

Trying to engage with an unapproachable person can lead to embarrassment, alienation, and resistance. Why would we set ourselves up for that kind of pain and failure? It’s no wonder that people may avoid them—the risk of rejection is too great.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Body Language: 8 Ways to Optimize Non-Verbal Communication for Positive Impact

You cant hire body guards against punches of life but constant prayers can lessen the impact & pain of each punch

— Mwirigi LG

I will follow anyone… and remind everyone… of the pain of the Yazidi women

— Widad Akreyi

All pain seemed to come with lots of blood, and lots of mental anguish, too. I already knew about that. Maybe that was the worst kind of pain, because nobody knew about it but you.

— V.C. Andrews, My Sweet Audrina

It is not what happens to us that causes our pain and suffering, it is our thinking pattern and perception of our experiences that create our reality and contribute to our well-being or suffering

— Renee Cefalu

When we see that some suffering or some pain is coming up, we don’t try to run away from it. In fact, we have to go back and take care of it.

— Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Communicating

The fear of losing each other is always stronger than the pain we cause.

— Krista Ritchie, Addicted to You

Accepting our pain is a way to say we treasure the sacred gift of life — run to your pain.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

When you initially forgive, it is like letting go of a hot iron. There is initial pain and the scars will show, but you can start living again.

— Stephen Richards, Releasing You From The Past: Healing Past Hurt Through Forgiveness

There’s a sorrow and pain in everyone’s life, but every now and then there’s a ray of light that melts the loneliness in your heart and brings comfort like hot soup and a soft bed.

— Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream

History is not just facts and events. History is also a pain in the heart and we repeat history until we are able to make another’s pain in the heart our own.

— Julius Lester

Being able to write becomes a kind of shield, a way of hiding, a way of too instantly transforming pain into honey.

— John Updike

If you did not live lovingly and love deeply, you would not feel the pain of separation. But neither would you feel the joy, passion, and happiness that living fully and loving deeply bring.

— Susan Barbara Apollon, Touched by the Extraordinary, Book Two

The pain of leaving those you grow to love is only the prelude to understanding yourself and others.

— Shirley MacLaine

Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.

— Yoko Ono

I know that sometimes a lie is used in kindness. I don’t believe it ever works kindly. The quick pain of the truth can pass away, but the slow, eating agonyof a lie is neverlost. That’s a running sore

— John Steinbeck

Just like using drugs and alcohol to numb the pain can — and does — lead to addiction, using social media to fill the void of relationships, or other needs, often leads to addiction, as well.

— Mandy J. Hoffman

A life of action and danger moderates the dread of death. It not only gives us fortitude to bear pain but teaches us at every step the precarious tenure on which we hold our present being.

— William Hazlitt

I believe that often people even stay in bad relationships longer than they should because the fear of the pain of dating is scarier than the pain of a bad relationship!

— Karen Salmansohn

How ya doing?” Gabby’s face came into view, and she grinned down at me. She’d stopped doing her healing thing, and the pain rushed in.“I’m just peachy, ” I quipped, throat scratchy. “Only hurts when I breathe or blink or exist, if I’m being honest.

— Laura Kreitzer, Keepers

The pain of your loss will return. Less, but still considerable. I know you’ve worked hard to release it, but it can still take hold of you. I will help you sing away the fury, but I will not bear it for you.

— Alex Bledsoe, Wisp of a Thing

If not towards his case to give him glimpses of what could be a happy future, it stayed back at least to warrant her happiness, stayed back with the pain that strangely didn’t hurt anymore.

— Faraaz Kazi, Truly, Madly, Deeply

The pain we cause will haunt our memories and eat at our souls. I do not seek forgiveness, only the emptiness of death.

— Harley King

Everything that brings us well being is achieved through allowing ourselves to flow with life and be in harmony. Pain happens, it is our attachment to the pain and our resistance to change that causes suffering.

— Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

Some people seem like a bright light during your darkest moment… a beautiful refuge… but it’s a trap… there is only more pain there. Now that I think about it… I imagine that’s what bugs feel like when they fly into the zapper.

— Steve Maraboli

She wanted to cause him pain for taking a place in her heart she wouldn’t have given him if she’d known the truth.

— Kristin Cashore, Graceling

As nothing is wasted in our life same goes for pain also. It only brings us closer to God and to ourselves too as we come to know our strengths. So allow life to unfold as it should. Just go with the flow.

— Latika Teotia

I would prefer to die than to be depressed for depression can hurt you everyday and it’ll last for a lifetime while on dying, you can only feel pain the moment you’ll die.

— Cedric Go

May your turn your pain into prayer.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

The slightest pain that we have, is the reaction of the pain that we had given. So do what you find comfortable.

— Dada Bhagwan

Move towards your dreams inch by inch or suffer the pain of regret.

— Matthew Donnelly

No one can understand your pain until they experience it. Stop trying to explain.

— Kemi Sogunle

Her heart had grown so familiar to the pain of life without him, that to respond now seemed too large a pleasure she could not endure. If pain was love, then she loved fiercely. Yet knew she could not be near that boy again.

— Coco J. Ginger

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

— Kahlil Gibran

Most of the pain we feel is nothing more than a story that needs telling.

— Ashly Lorenzana

The purpose of the false self is to defend against pain – not deal with reality

— Robert W. Firestone

Scar tissue — it’s a new layer of tender skin, lightly covering the wound. Still a vulnerable spot, the slightest little knock might tear the skin so it bleeds and the remembered ache from the old wound intensifies the pain from the latest blow.

— Jinat Rehana Begum, First Fires

It is one of life’s great ironies that most people’s only connection to success is their attachment to the pain of not having achieved it.

— Stephen Smoke

I feel like we have to deal with things, so we realize change! Change comes after pain and pain comes after truth. Truth is hurtful.

— Sara Keddar

Even then, it hurt. The pain was always there, pulling me inside of myself, demanding to be felt. It always felt like I was waking up from the pain when something in the world outside of me suddenly required my comment or attention.

— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Sometimes I just needed to talk about it, even though it singed like touching the end of a match. I just needed to feel that pain for a moment, to know that it was real. It was my pain. I had earned it by living through it.

— Shelly Crane, The Other Side Of Gravity

Love will hurt. If it doesn’t hurt you are not doing it right. To truly love someone you must open yourself up to the pain that would be losing them.

— Teresa Mummert

Those who choose differently must suffer the consequences. They must take the pain their decisions bring.

— Sachin Kundalkar, Cobalt Blue

Losing me will hurt; it will be the kind of pain that won’t feel real at first, and when it does, it will take her breath away.

— Gayle Forman, If I Stay

Attachment with god keeps you decoupled with worldly things around you. Do your duty but leave the result to super power so that you can relieve yourself from pain and attain peace.

— Haritha Velpureddy

When the guy kissed her, Cassidy felt a stab of pain that was close to physical, and therefore within the penumbra of hurts he told himself he could bear.

— John L. Parker Jr., Once a Runner

When we touch the center of sorrow, when we sit with discomfort without trying to fix it, when we stay present to the pain of disapproval or betrayal and let it soften us, these are times that we connect with bohdichitta.

— Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

I will never give up, just push harder because the thought of quitting if far worse than the temporary pain I’m feeling now.

— Sarah van Waterschoot

I really am super lazy and doing long hair, especially mine, is a big pain in the butt. It’s filled with cowlicks and kinks and curls and frizz – and it was taking too much time in the morning.

— Ginnifer Goodwin

If I can somehow focus on the pain of not focusing on my pain, I will soon find that pain healed simply because I forced myself to do the exact opposite of what my core humanity demanded I do…I sought to heal the pain of someone else instead.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

It is the capacity to feel consuming grief and pain and despair that also allows me to embrace love and joy and beauty with my whole heart. I must let it all in.

— Anna White, Mended: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Leaps of Faith

The pain on the inside is what keeps you human, ‘ she said. ‘Never forget that.

— Taylor Stevens, The Doll

An hour of pain is as long as a day of pleasure.

— Anonymous

The Yogic sages say that all the pain of a human life is caused by words, as is all the joy. We create words to define our experience and those words bring attendant emotions that jerk us around like dogs on a leash.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Sometimes, pain is all that lets you know you’re alive.

— Robert Jordan, Crossroads of Twilight

Go ahead, kill me! But live with this: All those people die!For the rest of your life, somewhere behind the feeds, that human part of you hiding down deep will always wonder how much pain you could have prevented if you hadn’t been so weak!

— Rick Remender, Tokyo Ghost, Vol. 2: Come Join Us

Sometimes you can learn, even from a bad experience. By coping you become stronger. The pain does not go away, but it becomes manageable.

— Somaly Mam, The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine

A powerful vision has the therapeutic effect of numbing the pain of what it will cost you

— Ikechukwu Onwukwe

Mindfulness helps us see the addictive aspect of self-criticism— a repetitive cycle of flaying ourselves again and again, feeling the pain anew.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

We cannot let go of the past enough to live in the present unless we are able to grieve our losses. We must deeply feel our emotional pain in order to accept that what is happening is not what we wanted. pg 155

— John Kuypers, What’s Important Now: Shedding The Past So You Can Live In The Present

It’s hard getting momentum riding a bike up hill… It’s hard getting momentum when you’re dragging around all the pain from your past.

— Tony Curl

Many things might have caused pain this year. The good thing is that we would not have felt them if we weren’t alive. Thankful that I’m alive!

— Assegid Habtewold, The 9 Cardinal Building Blocks: For Continued Success in Leadership

To me, I see scars of courage. Inflicting them gave him the strength to survive the pain that’s plagued him all his life. I’m grateful to every one of them because he’s still here, with me.

— Nicola Haken, Broken

Embrace the pain to inherit the gain.

— Habeeb Akande

The soul suffers to the pain for the neglect of the spirit.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Sore muscles are nothing compared to the pain of regret.

— Toni Sorenson

Being with her I feel a pain, like a frozen knife stuck in my chest. An awful pain, but the funny thing is I’m thankful for it. It’s like that frozen pain and my very existence are one.

— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Every sorrow and every pain is a good reminding to us to be serious because we are living in a dangerous universe!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Opening to love will always involve risk, but a heart safe from pain is one also locked to joy.

— John Mark Green

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

— Julius Caesar

Who was there to guard youth from pain and death – youth who could not, who had never been able to, guard itself? Did they know too little? Or was it that they knew too much, and therefore thought they knew it all?

— Agatha Christie, Nemesis

Temporary, but excruciating, pain is the price of healing.

— Vironika Tugaleva, The Love Mindset: An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness

…spiritual or emotional pain doesn’t become a memory so much as a bruise …

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Fear is more pain than is the pain it fears

— L.M. Montgomery

Suffering can thus be seen in large part as a kind of resistance or reactivity to the pain of the present moment. (p. 74)

— Donald Rothberg, The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World

In the presence of real tragedy you feel neither pain nor joy nor hatred, only a sense of enormous space and time suspended, the great doors open to black eternity, the rising across the terrible field of that last enormous, unanswerable question.

— Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent, those funds are well spent.

— Carl Karcher

Each pain is Unbearable / yet TriflingSeeing the TRUTH is Excruciating / yet ExquisiteThrough Laugher & Tears / Grinning & Fear, we face our demons.

— Jay Woodman

Why do we always think our pain will be less if we can make others suffer more?

— Michael J. Collins, Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon’s First Years

The pain would not leave him. It came to him like the tide that hits the sea.

— Faraaz Kazi, Truly, Madly, Deeply

The medical professionals should fight PTSD at every cost for those living in pain and the battles they’ve lost.

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

Through forgiveness you can be free of the tragedies and pain in other people’s failures.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Nico’s anger turned as cold and dark as his blade. He’d been morphed into a few plants himself, and he didn’t appreciate it. He hated people like Bryce Lawrence, who inflicted pain just for fun.

— Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation.

— Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Thorns with rose petals, beauty with imperfection, softness of insensibility, pain of love; duality of human nature

— Val Uchendu

I hated myself, and the part of me that was cowardly wished for a simple solution: an exchange of pain for forgiveness. But life didn’t work that way, and fucking up was forever.

— Alexis Hall, For Real

It is a misery to be born a pain to live a trouble to die.

— St. Bernard of Clairvaux

The pain of the journey should challenge you to make change, the vision of what could be drives you forward.

— Tony Curl

There is no pain but to genuinely hurt a friend.

— John Demko

Enough pain will keep you humble.Enough grief will keep you compassionate.Enough trouble will keep you strong.Enough hardship will keep you grateful.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

All I could do was escape from reality, but every time I tried to escape from the pain, that same pain told me that I had probably been falling in love with him.

— Hitomi Kanehara, Snakes and Earrings

They sought the pain they knew so well and called it love.

— David W. Earle

There’s a joy and a pain about directing where the dreams you have are becoming concrete but the attention to detail, the need for time is such that it’s overwhelming at times, and the stream of responsibility.

— William Shatner

Fiction is but a moment of bliss that takes the pain away…Like a cookie for the soul…

— Leona Keyoko Pink

…he’d been able to deal with that pain because he’d accepted his own part in causing it

— Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

… We need the sweet pain of anticipation to tell us we are really alive.

— Albert Camus

What is pain to a man? A privilege!

— James Clavell, Shōgun

Your gaze fixated on him, my imagination deducing your conclusion. The agony sets in, this pain is unsurpassable with despair adjoining. But I can feel my heart knocking against my chest. So I’ll attempt to push ahead for my behalf.

— Anonymous

Forget the pain and the one who caused it, but not the lesson you learnt.

— Vikrmn, Guru with Guitar

Adventures kept hidden, words kept silent. You became my greatest secret. And when you left, no one knew the source of the pain I felt. No one knew you existed, except my writhing heart.

— Hubert Martin

The moment we accept our pain is the moment we release our suffering. Suffering is created when we offer life resistance, and what we resist most are the experiences that bring us pain.

— Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

Letting go is not getting rid of memories. Memories will stay, they always do. Letting go is making sure that the pain associated with the memories goes away.

— Arti Honrao

Let your discomfort and pain push you into something new.

— Sunday Adelaja

Science tells us that love not only diminishes the experience of physical pain but can make us—and our beloveds—healthier.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

We bring happiness into the world one day at a time by accepting pain and returning understanding and compassion.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

He came back to the car, long legs lifting high in the snow, and there was snow in his hair and on his eyelashes and I remembered that I love him. It felt like something breaking with a little pain and spilling warm.

— Thomas Harris, Red Dragon

There are two kinds of people. There are those who love you and make your life beautiful. There are those that hurt you and the pain encourages you to be wonderful.

— Debasish Mridha

You must remember that no one lives a life free from pain and suffering.

— Sophocles

..”I let people walk away, the one who loved me, the one who cares for me, I push them to their limits but the saddest part is…I felt nothing, too much pain makes me numb..

— gracetamio

Love gives us happiness, peace then it gives us a lot of pain and you also have to sacrifice your happiness, then you began to hate that person, so fall for friendships. Respect each other’s space and styles, then hangout and enjoy

— Shaikh Ashraf, Friendship, Love & Sacrifice

Maybe love and pain are synonyms.

— Vanshika Dhyani

Everybody feel pain except a woman who kicks a man in the balls.

— Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Before hurting others, feel the pain you will inflict on others.

— Debasish Mridha

Sometimes, life threw up problems that even the wisest, most trusted mentor couldn’t solve for you. It was part of the pain of growing up.And having to stand by and watch was part of being a mentor.

— John Flanagan, The Siege of Macindaw

Though the heart may be cracked wide, pain can still seep in.

— Rachelle Rea Cobb, The Sound of Diamonds

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

— Kahlil Gibran

Emotional pain was the price I paid on the path to becoming a woman. So excuse me if I’m not clueless like a little girl.


People who are hard on others are usually very hard on themselves, and the pain they inflict on others is a reflection of the pain they inflict on themselves.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Your pain is reminding you that the gift of life is tender and precious. Suffering cuts to the quick of aliveness.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Weeping for other people’s pain isn’t true weeping if it doesn’t come from deep down your heart.

— Auliq Ice

Peace does not dwell in outward things but within the soul we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence to not in an exemption from suffering.

— Francois de Fenelon

They continued to run together for the next thirty minutes. Not a word between them, only the unspoken pulse of the run. Jacob believed runners shared an implicit doctrine: push through the pain to hit a point where it doesn’t hurt anymore.

— Jacqueline Simon Gunn, What He Didn’t See

No popularity exists when tragedy strikes. All that’s left are human hearts and love and ache. We all love each other, deep down, and when we see another soul in pain we can’t help but hurt too.

— Maya Van Wagenen, Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

Could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;

— Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Love that causes you pain is better than hate that brings you pleasure.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.

— Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Stars don’t have their own light to glint. It is supplied by sun by burning self. One endures pain for others to survive.

— Sadashivan Nair, Negative-Positive and We

CANDY: I’ll be in a world of pain that no amount of worrying ahead of time will prepare me for. Why suffer in preparation for suffering?

— Bijou Hunter, Whiskey Blues

You release the pain of the past and press on. It’s a new day, and God is doing a new thing. He wants to take you to a new place, to transform you into a new person.

— Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

You do care. You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Your unconscious wants to express the pain you feel about your own lost innocence. But your ego wants to keep it repressed. To the compromise is anxiety.

— Alison Bechdel, Are You My Mother?

It’s often your deepest pain that brings out the best out of you

— Thabiso Monkoe, The Azanian

Many call it the 1000 yard stare and can’t realize the pain when PTSD takes us there

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

We both know that pain comes for us all. It’s almost a relief. Because if all of us are going to someday lose the people we love most, or be lost by them, then what is there to do but live?

— Emily Henry, A Million Junes

Problem is, though, sooner or later, physical pain, it’s… it’s manageable. See, real pain is emotional pain. That is the kind of pain that lasts.

— Theo Raeken

And I don’t even like you, but the pain of life without you is biting.

— Coco J. Ginger

…there’s the suffering from love and the suffering from grief – either pain permanently scars the soul…

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

The hate people hold on to for so long is what keeps them from feeling the pain they’re most afraid of. deal with it. grow.

— Darnell Lamont Walker

In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?

— Leslie Caron

Memories begin to creep forward from hidden corners of your mind. Passing disappointments. Lost chances and lost causes. Heartbreaks and pain and desolate, horrible loneliness. Sorrows you thought long forgotten mingle with still-fresh wounds.

— Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

To pretend is to do nothing more than imagine life as something wonderful so that we don’t have to incur the pain that it takes to actually make life wonderful.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Thy’s bleeding heart confides in the With one’s thoughts and troubles Let the kiss thy’s lips To ease thou’s pain Thy am thou’s comfort Lie thou’s head on mine pillow Of soft consolation And let the drown Thou’s sorrow Away

— Solange nicole

Your pain and struggles only serve to remind you that you are alive.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

…Data itself… was tolerable. It was the constant nerve-web-expanding pain of context that would kill him.

— Dan Simmons, Olympos

It is through our pain that we emerge.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

When we truly allow ourselves to feel our own pain, over time it comes to seem less personal. We start to recognize that what we’ve perceived as our pain is, at a deeper level, the pain inherent in human existence.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

To render ourselves insensible to pain we must forfeit also the possibilities of happiness.

— John Lubbock

When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.

— Yann Martel, Life of Pi

A universal truth of bicycling is this – pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

— Robert Penn, It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels

The worst pain you can imagine is when something you love goes away and nothing you can do will ever bring it back.

— M.K. Meredith, Malibu Betrayals

I know that it’s easier to look at death than it is to look at pain, because while death is irrevocable, and the grief will lessen in time, pain is too often merely relentless and irreversible.

— Robert Goolrick, The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life

It would take me a long time to understand how systems inflict pain and hardship in people’s lives and to learn that being kind in an unjust system is not enough.

— Helen Prejean

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.

— Kahlil Gibran

Everyone’s pain is relative. We’ve learned how to deal with grief, because we’ve had to. But Bree hasn’t. And our grief was shared, because we all felt it at the same time. She had to deal with hers alone.

— Kate Lattey, Dream On

When all you know is pain you don’t know that that is not normal. It is not a woman’s lot to suffer, even if we’ve been raised that

— Susan Sarandon

Not all scars show, not all wounds heal. Often we don’t see, the pain someone feels.A broken heart is like having broken ribs.No one can see but hurts everytime you breathe.

— Hafikah WC

My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone.

— Bret Easton Ellis

In life you find pleasure. In life you find pain. Pain and pleasure is an example of the duality in life. Enjoy them both, they are part of the ride. The key is to not turn the pain into something else – regret.

— J.R. Rim

The only way through pain is love.

— Shannon L. Alder

Anger is an indication of pain and pain is an indication of sadness that grows inward and creates a lot of discomfort.

— Euginia Herlihy

We make the journey back to extraordinary love much more difficult for ourselves when we jump back in too quickly. It creates emotional chaos instead of the escape from pain we were hoping for.

— Staci A. Welch-Bartley

This is your karma. You do not understand now, but you will understand later. The source of pain is within your own larger expression of being.

— H. Raven Rose, Shadow Selves: Double Happiness

Imagining someone else’s pain with too much surety can be as damaging as failing to imagine it.

— Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams: Essays

The protests and pain over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown had me wondering if we can ever experience the world as others do. For no matter how disputed the circumstances of both cases, many people see what happened in black and white.

— Campbell Brown

i use pain to push me to greatness

— Eric Thomas

I don’t fear pain or failure anymore because I’m too grateful for the pains and failures of my past – they have made me who I am, and most of the good things in my life are a direct result of them in some way.

— Scott Derrickson

Soon, the pain will be over!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Six Words Inspiration

The people in your life will either help you shake hands with yourself or they’ll teach you what you don’t want. Everyone, eventually, does one or the other. All pain transforms to learning. All love transforms to self-awareness.

— Vironika Tugaleva

Aeschylus writes, “In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grade of God.

— Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

Let my toes teach the shore how to feel a tranquil lifethrough the wetness of sands Let my heart latch the doorof blackness, as all my pain now blue sky understands

— Munia Khan

I’m trusting that the pain of letting go will be eclipsed by the relief of moving on.

— Scott Stabile

One day the sun will shine brighter than ever, and the stars will twinkle and shine more than ever, One day the pain will feel like it was there never, That’s when I will sing again, even if just in the shower, but louder and happier than ever.

— Mehak Bhalla

I just know there’s no way to live without pain – no matter how long or short your life is. People let you down. You get hurt and do damage in return.

— Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising

One cannot get through life without pain…. What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us.

— Bernie S. Siegel

Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.

— Danielle Bernock, Emerging with Wings: A True Story of Lies, Pain, and the Love That Heals

It is high time that the Palestinian people restore their freedom and independence. It is high time that the decades, the long decades of suffering and pain would stop.

— Mahmoud Abbas

There was no one to be seen so she gave in freely to her sobs as she made her way home, pressed her arms against her stomach; the pain lodged in there like an ill-tempered f

— John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In

If you come away with me, I can promise you pain and disgrace, ” I said. “But I will love you like no other can.

— Steven E. Wedel, Call to the Hunt

I’d rather see your honest pain than a brave front.

— Francine Rivers, An Echo in the Darkness

Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt

— Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason

For many of us, especially being so fortunate to live in a first-world country, the vast majority of pain we experience is due to the seriousness with which we identify with our thoughts.

— Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times

An ending is only happening because at some point it was a beginning. And if an ending is dependent upon a beginning, I would be well advised to focus on the miracle of beginnings verses the pain of endings.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.

— C.R. Strahan

What if, as an act of worship, creating something meant healing and restoration took place instead of pain and frustration?

— Michelle Dennis Evans

…you have to learn where your pain is. You have to burrow down and find the wound, and if the burden of it is too terrible to shoulder, you have to shout it out; you have to shout for help… And then finally, the way through grief is grieving.

— Jane Hamilton

Where there is anger-pride-deceit-greed [kashay], there is fire, and as long as there is fire, there will be scorching pain of the furnace.

— Dada Bhagwan

Happiness is not a life without pain, but rather a life in which the pain is traded for a worthy price.

— Orson Scott Card, Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

At the heart of the pain created by sexual rejection is our habit of interpreting it as a moral judgement, when it might more accurately be categorized as a mere accident.

— Alain de Botton, How to Think More About Sex

As she slid into her fifties, with grace I might add, she learned the art of hatred, pulling on the pain from a broken heart. She kept this pain alive, growing on the outskirts of her soul, like a copse of trees that constantly needed pruning.

— Lawren Leo, Love’s Shadow: Nine Crooked Paths

It is in dialogue with pain that many beautiful things acquire their value.

— Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness

And so I wait. I wait for time to heal the pain and raise me to me feet once again – so that I can start a new path, my own path, the one that will make me whole again.

— Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

— Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam

You do care, you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it all.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Since I sometimes won the race between my fancy and nature’s reality, the deception was bearable. Unbearable pain began when chance entered the fray and deprived me of the smile meant for me.

— Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

The pain you hide leaves the deepest scars.

— Marty Rubin

Continued pain is a signal to the body that there’s something wrong, not right.Lucy ScarboroughNancy Werlin

— Nancy Werlin (Author)

But every stroke of the brush, every lyric, every word whispered between human beings resulted from the pain of being alone. In our haunted heads, our imperfect bodies. Islands carved from clay and bone, our skulls like shells full of mist.

— Leah Raeder, Cam Girl

They hurt you. You hurt ’em back. Or maybe it is the other way around. Whatever. Someday you might find a way to forgive each other. But it won’t be like it used to ’cause that pain never really goes away.

— Brian K. Vaughan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Future for You

Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.

— Milton Erickson, MD

Leverage the pain of excuses into the seeds of greatness.

— Sravani Saha Nakhro

We suck the pain from each other’s lips until everything just blurs away

— Riha. J, Devangel

… the secret in handling fear is to move yourself from a position of pain to a position of power.

— Susan Jeffers, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

The pain of not knowing what to do was exceeded only by that of knowing what I had done.

— Erich Segal, Love Story

Maybe the Buddha was right: pain and suffering are the only true constants in life.

— Dermot Davis, Zen and Sex

Connections only caused a ripping pain no one deserved.

— Jennifer Probst, The Marriage Bargain

The lonesome and desperate kids out there, that pain will translate to magic perhaps.

— Tenacious D

If your pain is the same like somebody else, I think that this will be the best couple it will be.

— Deyth Banger

I have a love/pain relationship with her. Love that caused more pain and pain that changed me.

— Sara Naveed, Our Story Ends Here

When I look at the majority of my own songs they really came from my own sense of personal confusion or need to express some pain or beauty – they were coming from a universal and personal place.

— Annie Lennox

When you made tons of money, had a beautiful wife and three adorable kids-when you were the envy of your community and coworkers-you had no right to behave badly. Stop whining, chin up, take Prozac, and pretend your pain isn’t ravaging your soul.

— C.S. Lakin, Conundrum

The moment passed — but the darkness is so dark, and the pain is so painful. – But I accept whatever He gives and I give whatever He takes.

— Mother Teresa

The end of pain we take as happiness.

— Giacomo Leopardi

Dark Fae are evil. They do evil things to each other, but there is an unspoken rule that you never harm family.” She held him tighter, wishing she could take away his pain with a hug. “Families hurt each other all the time.

— Donna Grant, Dark Alpha’s Embrace

She silenced her pain this time and listened to his.

— Aliyyah Eniath, The Yard

There is so much pain in the world, and most of these people keep theirs secret, rolling through agonizing lives in invisible wheelchairs, dressed in invisible bodycasts.

— Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

When we respond to our pain and suffering with love, understanding, and acceptance—for ourselves, as well as others— over time, we can let go of our anger, even when we’ve been hurt to the core. But that doesn’t mean we ever forget.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

I felt the pain and the glory of growth, was straining and shuddering with it.

— Nnedi Okorafor, Home

Within this raindrop there must be a heart- a heart that weeps the pain of longing. I have her in my palm where the silvery rays of the morn reflect the beauty of the whole cosmos and I kiss her with all my yearning!

— Preeth Nambiar, The Solitary Shores

Man endures pain as an undeserved punishment woman accepts it as a natural heritage.

— Anonymous

Never, ever exercise in front of a TV or while reading. You lose 50 percent of the benefit of the exercise by not hearing and feeling your heart rate, your sweat and the pain levels that need to be encountered in fitness training.

— Kevin R. Stone

Never be bitter, become better. A testimony is pain that has been reassigned

— Johnnie Dent Jr.

In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the same of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.

— John Leonard

There is a lot of pain in being lonely, but a lot of beauty in being alone.

— Steven Aitchison

Bereavement, despair, ache, yearning happen to all. We all bear the pain of grief. We all take them in our own ways. And we are all blessed with the grace to transcend. (Page xii)

— Neena Verma, A Mother’s Cry… A Mother’s Celebration

Warriors should suffer their pain silently.

— Erin Hunter, Into the Wild

The higher consciousness feel the most pain because they search for the darkness in order to bring it to the light and thus feel the most pleasure.

— Matthew Donnelly

A man need is pain to be delivered from the pleasure of sin.

— Lailah Gifty, Akita

Anticipating pain was like enduring it twice. Why not anticipate pleasure instead?

— Robin Hobb, Renegade’s Magic

The pain for her and the love for her was so entwined that neither would function without the other.

— Ivy McClelland (me!)

I remember the pain I felt, and wonder why a man who was such an accomplished liar had to tell the truth that day.

— Toni Maguire, Don’t Tell Mummy: A True Story of the Ultimate Betrayal

Ann prayed because of a gut-wrenching, throbbing pain in her soul. She urgently begged the Lord for her life.

— K. Howard Joslin, Honest Wrestling: Questions of Faith When Attacked by Life

Nobody can see pain. They have no frame of reference for pain that’s happening to someone else. They can only see inactivity – which they interpret as laziness.

— Elizabeth Haynes, Human Remains

No one wants to get hurt but without pain how can we win?

— Debasish Mridha

In life, you either choose to be a powerleess victim or one of the choosen ones, who now has the power to understand the pain of others.

— Linda Alfiori

For how can you remember the feel of pleasure or pain or choking emotion? You can remember only that you had them.

— John Steinbeck, East of Eden

We seem to need the motivation of pain or discomfort to drive us from our current manner of thinking and being to a higher level of reality.

— Rand Olson, Children of Promise: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Healthy Kids

Comedy is not the opposite of darkness, but its natural bedfellow. Pain makes laughter necessary; laughter makes pain tolerable.

— Mindy Greenstein

…what splendid dreams young people build upon a word, and how bitter is the pain when the bright bubbles burst.

— Louisa May Alcott, Jo’s Boys

Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.

— Anthony Hopkins

Generosity without delicacy, like wit without judgement, generally gives as much pain as pleasure.

— Fanny Burney, Evelina

It strikes me that perhaps this is part of what we are fighting to choose. Which pain to feel.

— Ally Condie, Matched

Memory fill the night. Please help make my pain and memories light. In your arms I find comfort. Guide me in my days. Help me Lord, this night

— Brent M. Jones

Many of us will not realize who we are because we do not want to go through the pain and trials

— Sunday Adelaja

Those who have hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment.

— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

But love and pain are two sides of the same coin. You can’t have one without the other. Sometimes that’s how we know we’re alive.

— Alex George, Setting Free the Kites

To be happy means to be free not from pain or fear but from care or anxiety.

— W. H. Auden

You’ll never let me go, will you? Giving me the space and freedom I want isn’t your idea of love, is it? You’d rather cut me deep on earth to spare me pain in hell, whereas I think hell is right here.

— Matthew J. Hefti, A Hard And Heavy Thing

I never really wanted to die. But I followed through anyway. The pain in my heart was excruciating, and death was beautiful.

— Rae Hachton, Pretty In Black

Believe when you are most unhappy that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain life is not in vain.

— Helen Keller

The mind knows the truth when your heart denies what it feels. When you don’t feel safe to let people in it is because you’re not ready to deal with the pain of honesty.

— Shannon L. Alder

Trust opens the door that pain had sealed shut.

— Marty Rubin

I maybe such a pain in the ass, But in a good way.I give you pleasure at the same time!

— Arzum Uzun

Because I was conceived and born and I grew up. I’m breathing and my heart is beating and as much as it hurts ― as much searing, monumental pain it causes me ― I have to exist.

— Brenna Yovanoff, Paper Valentine

She was not in the body of a young woman but just as I remembered her: a little toddler with a beautiful smile. She reached out with her small hand, and I gripped her tiny fingers as I let go of the pain and sank deeper into the lake.

— Erica Sehyun Song, Thorns in the Shadow

When the anesthesia of love wears off, you suffer the pain of consequence.

— Amy Tan, Saving Fish from Drowning

She tries to wear her pain on the inside. She always has. It’s the trademark of the oldest sibling, I think.

— Laura Miller, Butterfly Weeds

Your calling and destiny is where your pain and joy meet

— Sunday Adelaja

My heart was burning for home. For a moment I felt like crying out, but at the moment of greater pain my mother’s voice came back to me. It was as if she was here and talking, Stay and take an education, boy. Take it in, That’s the main thing.

— Michael Anthony, The Year in San Fernando

Turn your pain into purpose.

— Nelou Keramati

Ty didn’t think Middleton was a great girl. He thought Middleton was a pain in the ass. Waltzing around with her shiny hair and long legs and her throaty voice, being cuter than a fistful of buttons. Where did she get off?

— Eve Dangerfield, Act Your Age

the tears finally got the best of him and he pressed his palms to his eyes as his shoulders started to shake. He cried silently, in so much pain that there was no sound to equal it

— Robin Benway, Emmy & Oliver

All my past heartache and pain suddenly made sense. That was who I would not be to the person who deserves the best of me.

— Hubert Martin

–anger because pain would drown me without the protective shell.

— Ann Aguirre, Horde

We may have to face God’s truth about our pain–it is real, but we must be careful not to get God and life mixed up. God does not cause the pain and sorrow. He suffers with us and desires to comfort us as only he can.

— Jill Briscoe, Faith Enough To Finish

Everything does not happen for a reason. Believing this does not ease the pain for anyone. It hides it.

— RJ Blizzard

If pain is a pot of boiling water, humor can be the rising steam.

— Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

Friendship make me feel this world is loving place to stay and have known the pain of missing this wonderful gift.

— Kanwar Dhillon

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.

— Epictetus

The silence of the room was shattered with a wail of pain coming from deep within me.

— Hitomi Kanehara, Snakes and Earrings

And she realized that this is true. Pain has somehow transformed into pleasure, and that pleasure is better than any pain could ever be.

— Julia Hoban, Willow

It takes a strong woman to lose everything, then stand naked in front of the mirror and face herself again. You need time, honey. And I don’t mean time for it to go away. I mean time to learn how to live with it. This is a pain you’ll always carry.

— Sarah Ockler, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

Kids are a pain in the ass.

— Harold Robbins, Piranhas

…with you, I find peace from pain – You are gentle and healing like the landscape—like rain…

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

The balance of this world is not upset by accident. It is not upset by those who blunder accidentally into wrong. Evil comes when those who know better, who have seen the pain they cause, nevertheless cause more pain.

— Michael Grant

If you want to know someone look at what they do when they are in pain and notice what their not doing.

— Isabella Poretsis

I lean my head against my knee and close my eyes. Even the illusion of June is enough to send a stabbing pain through my chest. Hell. I miss her so much.

— Marie Lu, Champion

Though I knew in my mind that others had felt such loss, this loss was mine, and I felt that no one would ever understand it, and to try to explain the lonliness and pain I felt would be futile.

— Linda Hawley, Dreams Unleashed

God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.

— C.S. Lewis

Some of the pain released, and love filled the cleared space, uniting, magnetizing more self-love to it.

— Colleen Chen, Dysmorphic Kingdom

You think he has no will of his own? You are a fool, Charlotte. Lie with him instead of me!’ I laughed at her, and seeing the pain in her eyes, I laughed more.‘I should like to see it, you and your daimon. Lie there and call him to come now.

— Anne Rice, The Witching Hour

Speak with caution. Even if someone forgives harsh words you’ve spoken, they may be too hurt to ever forget them. Don’t leave a legacy of pain and regret of things you never should have said.

— Germany Kent

I wonder if it is the same for women, whether women always feel this pain when they are fucked? Or is it only in sodomy that pain and pleasure are so linked, so inextricable?

— Christos Tsiolkas, Barracuda

The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.

— Tony Robbins

Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.

— Jeremy Bentham

Almost nothing happens by accident. There’s no use getting upset and losing your peace. Sometimes out of your pain comes purpose.

— Tony Warrick

As a lifetime people pleaser, I remember trying to mold myself into the person I thought other people wanted me to be—all for the sake of being liked and accepted. It caused more pain than gain.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

If you are distressed by anything external the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

— Marcus Aurelius

It’s not that I don’t suffer, it’s that I know the unimportance of suffering, I know that pain is to be fought and thrown aside, not to be accepted as part of one’s soul and as a permanent scar across one’s view of existence.

— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Scars are just a treasure map for pain you’ve buried too deep to remember.

— Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf

She craved a family, not having had enough of one to understand what a pain in the ass it was.

— Maile Meloy, Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It

We sometimes have to experience pain for us to have a story to tell.

— Kemi Sogunle

Lies can make harsh truths less painful. But I believe pain is essential for growth.

— Morgan Rhodes, Falling Kingdoms

Before hurting an animal, feel her pain and see her tears. Then question your conscience.

— Debasish Mridha

Where one does not do planning, it is all pure ‘discharge’. ‘Charge’ occurs where there is planning. Discharge is a natural characteristic. There is no pain in it.

— Dada Bhagwan

I am an optimist… I choose to be. There is a lot of darkness in our world, there is a lot of pain and you can choose to see that or you can choose to see the joy. If you try to respond positively to the world, you will spend your time better.

— Tom Hiddleston