quotations about pain
Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly ... and if left unresolved for very long, you can almost forget that you were ever created to fly in the first place.
WM. PAUL YOUNG, The Shack
Every nerve that can thrill with pleasure, can also agonize with pain.
HORACE MANN, A Few Thoughts for a Young Man
Pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible.
ECKHART TOLLE, The Power of Now
Lord, help us to accept the pains and conflicts that come to us each day as opportunities to grow as people and become more like you.
MOTHER TERESA, A Gift for God
Pain can be endured and defeated only if it is embraced. Denied or feared, it grows.
DEAN KOONTZ, Velocity
No pain, no gain.
JANE FONDA, Jane Fonda's Workout
A little bit of pain is good for you. I feel alive. Everybody needs struggle. Once you overcome an obstacle, you springboard into the future. Life is interesting and short and it's not supposed to be easy, and if it is, you're probably just in denial and you're existing here like a zombie.
PAMELA ANDERSON, interview
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 no one will ever save you.
ORSON SCOTT CARD, Ender's Game
Politeness only teaches us to save others from unnecessary pain.... You are not bound by politeness to tell any falsehoods.
MARIA EDGEWORTH, The Flowerpot
Pain is a part of growing up. It's how we learn.
DAN BROWN, Angels & Demons
Of all the things we can feel with our minds and bodies, severe pain is the purest, for it drives everything else from our awareness and focuses us as perfectly as we can ever be focused.
DEAN KOONTZ, Dark Rivers of the Heart
That's the thing about pain.... It demands to be felt.
JOHN GREEN, The Fault in Our Stars
I hate all pain,
Given or received; we have enough within us
The meanest vassal as the loftiest monarch,
Not to add to each other's natural burden
Of mortal misery.
LORD BYRON, Sardanapalus
There are cases in which it is necessary to inflict pain now to avoid greater pain later on, or to gain future pleasure that is worth the current pain.
SUSAN HUBBARD, The Society of S
It would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life.
AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound
It's much easier to wear your pain on the outside.
E. L. JAMES, Fifty Shades of Freed
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
JOSÉ ORTEGA Y GASSET, attributed, Building a Life of Value
Pain is rewarding, in every capacity.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA, Rolling Stone, August 24, 2006
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
Pain is very often a maimed creature without a mouth.
JEANETTE WINTERSON, The Guardian, November 14, 2008