‘One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.’ – Bob Marley

‘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

‘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

‘Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.’ – Joseph Campbell

‘Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.’ – Aristotle

‘Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He’s sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.’ – Charles Stanley

‘Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.’ – Rumi

‘Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.’ – Kevyn Aucoin

‘The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.’ – Karl Marx

‘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

‘Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.’ – Mary Tyler Moore

‘We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.’ – Jim Rohn

‘Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.’ – Khalil Gibran

‘Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.’ – Lance Armstrong

‘Pain is weakness leaving the body.’ – Chesty Puller

‘To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!’ – Charlie Chaplin

‘Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.’ – Paul Tillich

‘Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.’ – Walter Anderson

‘Most people want to avoid pain, and discipline is usually painful.’ – John C. Maxwell

‘Life comes with pain.’ – Rod Wave

‘History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.’ – Maya Angelou

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

‘In moments of pain, we seek revenge.’ – Ami Ayalon

‘I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.’ – James Baldwin

‘We cannot always control everything that happens to us in this life, but we can control how we respond. Many struggles come as problems and pressures that sometimes cause pain. Others come as temptations, trials, and tribulations.’ – L. Lionel Kendrick

‘There is no coming to consciousness without pain.’ – Carl Jung

‘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

‘Grace is what matters in anything – especially life, especially growth, tragedy, pain, love, death. That’s a quality that I admire very greatly. It keeps you from reaching out for the gun too quickly. It keeps you from destroying things too foolishly. It sort of keeps you alive.’ – Jeff Buckley

‘Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.’ – Winston Churchill

‘We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.’ – Alan Watts

‘Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.’ – Angelina Jolie

‘Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.’ – Ayn Rand

‘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

‘The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.’ – Charles Dickens

‘The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.’ – Arnold Schwarzenegger

‘The climb might be tough and challenging,but the view is worth it. There is a purpose for that pain; you just can’t always see it right away.’ – Victoria Arlen

‘Punk is musical freedom. It’s saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster’s terms, ‘nirvana’ means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that’s pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.’ – Kurt Cobain

‘It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.’ – Benjamin Britten

‘To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.’ – Eckhart Tolle

‘There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.’ – Erma Bombeck

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

‘Betrayal can be extremely painful, but it’s up to you how much that pain damages you permanently.’ – Emily V. Gordon

‘Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.’ – Cesare Pavese

‘It’s not who’s the best – it’s who can take the most pain.’ – Steve Prefontaine

‘The greatest evil is physical pain.’ – Saint Augustine

‘Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.’ – Arthur Schopenhauer

‘How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.’ – Thomas Jefferson

‘There’s no comfort in the truth, pain is all you’ll find.’ – George Michael

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

‘They who go Feel not the pain of parting; it is they Who stay behind that suffer.’ – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

‘One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.’ – Sophocles

‘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

‘Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.’ – Frank Leahy

‘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

‘Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.’ – Hypatia

‘To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.’ – Summer Sanders

‘The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.’ – Lord Byron

‘The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.’ – Michael Jordan

‘We all die, we all get sick, we all feel hunger and lust and pain, and therefore human life is consistent from one generation to the other. We all – most of us, anyway – want connections with other people and spend our lives looking for them.’ – Paul Auster

‘It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.’ – Marquis de Sade

‘The pain passes, but the beauty remains.’ – Auguste Renoir

‘You can’t get around pain and opposition, but you can try to be joyful in the trial, and thank yourself for the trial, and thank God for the strength to get through it.’ – Mary J. Blige

‘Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.’ – Ovid

‘You don’t have to hold onto the pain to hold onto the memory.’ – Janet Jackson

‘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

‘Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.’ – John Patrick

‘Life is short. You have to be able to laugh at our pain or we never move on.’ – Jeff Ross

‘Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.’ – William Goldman

‘Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.’ – Sigmund Freud

‘The effects of unresolved trauma can be devastating. It can affect our habits and outlook on life, leading to addictions and poor decision-making. It can take a toll on our family life and interpersonal relationships. It can trigger real physical pain, symptoms, and disease. And it can lead to a range of self-destructive behaviors.’ – Peter A. Levine

‘Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?’ – Mary Manin Morrissey

‘High heels are pleasure with pain.’ – Christian Louboutin

‘Jazz, to me, is one of the inherent expressions of Negro life in America: the eternal tom-tom beating in the Negro soul – the tom-tom of revolt against weariness in a white world, a world of subway trains, and work, work, work; the tom-tom of joy and laughter, and pain swallowed in a smile.’ – Langston Hughes

‘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’ – Leslie Caron

‘Pain is never permanent.’ – Saint Teresa of Avila

‘I think that any time of great pain is a time of transformation, a fertile time to plant new seeds.’ – Debbie Ford

‘No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary. No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good.’ – Josh McDowell

‘Everyone can relate to love, hurt, pain, learning how to forgive, needing to get over, needing the power of God in their life.’ – Tyler Perry

‘Death is the king of this world: ‘Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.’ – George Eliot

‘I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.’ – Mary Roach

‘Delusional pain hurts just as much as pain from actual trauma. So what if it’s all in your head?’ – Octavia E. Butler

‘Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.’ – Havelock Ellis

‘The problem with revenge is that it never evens the score. It ties both the injured and the injurer to an escalator of pain. Both are stuck on the escalator as long as parity is demanded, and the escalator never stops.’ – Lewis B. Smedes

‘A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.’ – Michelangelo

‘Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.’ – Laurence Sterne

‘There’s beauty in pain, and everyone experiences it – and it’s a lesson.’ – Wynter Gordon

‘If my art has nothing to do with people’s pain and sorrow, what is ‘art’ for?’ – Ai Weiwei

‘True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.’ – Daniel Goleman

‘I’m willing to take any amount of pain to win.’ – Lewis Hamilton

‘The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.’ – Jennifer Aniston

‘The only pain in pleasure is the pleasure of the pain.’ – Anne Rice

‘Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don’t. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.’ – Martha Beck

‘When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.’ – Toni Morrison

‘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

‘My husband and I lost four babies to miscarriage. I could not have got through the pain of losing those pregnancies without my husband to comfort me – and for me to be there to comfort him.’ – Julia Hartley-Brewer

‘When you lose a parent, you realize how vital they are to the foundation of your life. It’s impossible to understand what it means until that curtain is pulled. You’re an orphan. But then I think that life is kind of remarkable, and the thing that causes the biggest pain can also bring amazing energy.’ – Neneh Cherry

‘Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.’ – Barbara Kingsolver

‘If it doesn’t work out there will never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain.’ – Jimmy Buffett

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

‘Sarcasm helps me overcome the harshness of the reality we live, eases the pain of scars and makes people smile.’ – Mahmoud Darwish

‘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

‘Pain is temporary, film is forever.’ – Michael J. Fox

‘Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.’ – Simone Weil

‘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 struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.’ – Oprah Winfrey

‘Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.’ – Ellen Key

‘I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.’ – James Taylor

‘Animators can only draw from their own experiences of pain and shock and emotions.’ – Hayao Miyazaki

‘Suicide is a serious thing. And if you know anyone who is suicidal, you need to get them help. No one should be in pain. Everyone should love themselves.’ – Gerard Way

‘Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.’ – Chilon

‘Positive thinking is a valuable tool that can help you overcome obstacles, deal with pain, and reach new goals.’ – Amy Morin

‘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

‘My comedy comes from pain. I can’t stand to see someone hurting.’ – Bernie Mac

‘The travail of freedom and justice is not easy, but nothing serious and important in life is easy. The history of humanity has been a continuing struggle against temptation and tyranny – and very little worthwhile has ever been achieved without pain.’ – Robert Kennedy

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

‘You learned the concept ‘pain’ when you learned language.’ – Ludwig Wittgenstein

‘Bullying is killing our kids. Being different is killing our kids and the kids who are bullying are dying inside. We have to save our kids whether they are bullied or they are bullying. They are all in pain.’ – Cat Cora

‘Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!’ – Joseph Addison

‘Nonfiction speaks to the head. Fiction speaks to the heart. Poetry speaks to the soul. It’s the essence of beauty. The essence of pain. It pleases the eye and the ear.’ – Ellen Hopkins

‘Shared joy is increased, shared pain is lessened.’ – Spider Robinson

‘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

‘Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.’ – Pope John Paul II

‘It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.’ – Epictetus

‘Pain is the mind. It’s the thoughts of the mind. Then I get rid of the thoughts, and I get in my witness, which is down in my spiritual heart. The witness that witnesses being. Then those particular thoughts that are painful – love them. I love them to death!’ – Ram Dass

‘I’ve always been at war with myself, for right or wrong. I don’t know how to explain it more. It’s universal. Some people are better at dealing with it, and they sleep with no pain – not pain, arguments. I’ve grown quite comfortable with being at war.’ – Brad Pitt

‘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 difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior.’ – M. Scott Peck

‘We live in a world of constant juxtaposition between joy that’s possible and pain that’s all too common. We hope for love and success and abundance, but we never quite forget that there is always lurking the possibility of disaster.’ – Marianne Williamson

‘People always say time heals. Time doesn’t necessarily heal anything. It allows you to manage things. There are occasions where you feel the pain as if it just happened, but you know that it’s a fleeting moment.’ – Jason Reynolds

‘I think one of the major results of the psychology of decision making is that people’s attitudes and feelings about losses and gains are really not symmetric. So we really feel more pain when we lose $10,000 than we feel pleasure when we get $10,000.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.’ – Emily Dickinson

‘Where the marathon starts is after 30 kilometers. That’s where you feel pain everywhere in your body. The muscles are really aching, and only the most prepared and well-organized athlete is going to do well after that.’ – Eliud Kipchoge

‘There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.’ – Thomas Hardy

‘There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.’ – R. D. Laing

‘I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place, yet when my release came and I knew that God’s sunlight was to be free for me again, there was a certain pain in leaving.’ – Nellie Bly

‘The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.’ – Ted Engstrom

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

‘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

‘I think that passion and love and pain are all bearable, and they go to make love beautiful.’ – Robert Plant

‘The smallest wound or pain of the ego is examined under a microscope as if it were of eternal importance. The artist considers his isolation, his subjectivity, his individualism almost holy.’ – Ingmar Bergman

‘Starting a business is not for everyone. Starting a business – I’d say, number one is have a high pain threshold.’ – Elon Musk

‘I think it’s the pain and suffering that drive you to become an artist. The art itself should be the pain, sort of exorcising every demon and making you feel like you’re a person that matters.’ – Marilyn Manson

‘I do my best work when I am in pain and turmoil.’ – Sting

‘In the country of pain we are each alone.’ – May Sarton

‘And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o’er silent seas again.’ – Thomas Moore

‘There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.’ – Oscar Wilde

‘One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.’ – Morris West

‘Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.’ – Khalil Gibran

‘When I meet children and people who suffer, when they mention any kind of pain, emotional pain, physical pain, I know what they need, because it’s the same thing I need. They need healing, they need peace, they need joy, they need hope.’ – Phan Thi Kim Phuc

‘You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.’ – Pearl S. Buck

‘In my view, the best of humanity is in our exercise of empathy and compassion. It’s when we challenge ourselves to walk in the shoes of someone whose pain or plight might seem so different than yours that it’s almost incomprehensible.’ – Sarah McBride

‘Then there is a still higher type of courage – the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead.’ – Howard Cosell

‘If you try to protect yourself from pain, it becomes a stone in your heart. But the more you learn to face things, the more likely that stone can become a pearl.’ – Aurora

‘There are only three events in a man’s life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.’ – Jean de la Bruyere

‘We can alleviate physical pain, but mental pain – grief, despair, depression, dementia – is less accessible to treatment. It’s connected to who we are – our personality, our character, our soul, if you like.’ – Richard Eyre

‘Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.’ – John Stuart Mill

‘You can’t let fear paralyze you. The worse that can happen is you fail, but guess what: You get up and try again. Feel that pain, get over it, get up, dust yourself off and keep it moving.’ – Queen Latifah

‘You get talent when you discover the ground of your pain.’ – H. R. Giger

‘I have long understood that losing always comes with the territory when you wander into the gambling business, just as getting crippled for life is an acceptable risk in the linebacker business. They both are extremely violent sports, and pain is part of the bargain. Buy the ticket, take the ride.’ – Hunter S. Thompson

‘Young people have a right to optimism, and rightly so; human beings have grown and developed and accomplished wonderful feats in the world. But what mires me in pessimism is the fact that so much of life is pain and sorrow and willful ignorance and violence, and pushing back against that tide takes so much effort, so much steady fight. It’s tiring.’ – Jesmyn Ward

‘Creating something beautiful out of pain helps ease the pain. So, that’s kind of how I got to songwriting – quite honestly out of desperation.’ – Mary Gauthier

‘The end is the beginning of all things, Suppressed and hidden, Awaiting to be released through the rhythm Of pain and pleasure.’ – Jiddu Krishnamurti

‘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

‘Adrenaline is wonderful. It covers pain. It covers dementia. It covers everything.’ – Jerry Lewis

‘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

‘There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.’ – Aeschylus

‘There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry.’ – Matt Lauer

‘If we think that this life is all there is to life, then there is no interpretation of our problems, our pain, not even of our privileges. But everything changes when we open up to the possibility that God’s story is really our story too.’ – Max Lucado

‘My life is based on pain, passion, and purpose.’ – Elijah Cummings

”Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; the loss of heaven’s the greatest pain in hell.’ – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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

‘Extreme pain to extreme pleasure has been the story of my entire life.’ – Prodigy

‘Runners exalt the marathon as a public test of private will, when months or years of solitary training, early mornings, lost weekends, rain and pain mature into triumph or surrender. That’s one reason the race-day crowds matter, the friends who come to cheer and stomp and flap their signs and push the runners on.’ – Nancy Gibbs

‘Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero

‘I think modern medicine has become like a prophet offering a life free of pain. It is nonsense. The only thing I know that truly heals people is unconditional love.’ – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.’ – Ingrid Newkirk

‘The worst pain in the world is shame. I spend a lot of time trying to not do anything bad to anyone, but you can’t live your life and not hurt people.’ – Fiona Apple

‘As I have always said, those closest to the pain should be closest to the power.’ – Ayanna Pressley

‘We are becoming able to see the pursuit of external power for what it is and the futility of trying to escape the pain of powerlessness by changing the world. When we look inward, not outward, we can dismantle the parts of our personalities that have controlled us for so long – such as anger, jealousy, vindictiveness, superiority, inferiority.’ – Gary Zukav

‘Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body’s final fall, nor the barrels of death’s rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.’ – Roger Waters

‘God is a concept by which we measure our pain.’ – John Lennon

‘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

‘So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish, that he did not only sigh but roar.’ – Matthew Henry

‘What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have.’ – Lionel Trilling

‘If I had terminal cancer, I had a few weeks to live, I was in tremendous amount of pain – if they just effectively wanted to turn off the switch and legalise that by legalising euthanasia, I’d want that.’ – John Key

‘Moral Injury is differentiated from PTSD in that it directly relates to guilt and shame veterans experience as a result of committing actions that go against their moral codes. Therapists who study and treat moral injury have found that no amount of medication can relieve the pain of trying to live with these moral burdens.’ – Chuck Norris

‘Being gritty doesn’t mean not showing pain or pretending everything is O.K. In fact, when you look at healthy and successful and giving people, they are extraordinarily meta-cognitive. They’re able to say things like, ‘Dude, I totally lost my temper this morning.’ That ability to reflect on yourself is signature to grit.’ – Angela Duckworth

‘What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.’ – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

‘I used to be afraid of pain, didn’t take a lot of risks, especially in love. I’m not as afraid anymore. I’m more spontaneous, more likely to say what I think.’ – Melody Beattie

‘Whether you are pro-choice or strongly pro-life, as I am, there should be common ground that abortion ceases to be an option when a baby can live outside the mother’s womb or experience excruciating pain from a procedure.’ – Kevin Brady

‘I don’t think there’s ever a winner in a feud. It’s about emotional pain and an inability to conquer the pain.’ – Ryan Murphy

‘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

‘The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.’ – William Hazlitt

‘That’s the great paradox of living on this earth, that in the midst of great pain you can have great joy as well. If we didn’t have those things we’d just be numb.’ – Kathy Mattea

‘I just block out the demons. I sing. I block them away. I put my pain into my music. I paint. I make my own videos. I direct myself. No one directs me anymore. I am in charge of my destiny.’ – Dolores O’Riordan

‘Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.’ – Arthur Schopenhauer

‘You are all things. Denying, rejecting, judging or hiding from any aspect of your total being creates pain and results in a lack of wholeness.’ – Joy Page

‘Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.’ – Tom Waits

‘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

‘Pain is the question mark turned like a fishhook in the human heart.’ – Peter De Vries

‘One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.’ – Walter Bagehot

‘Since I was a little girl, I have witnessed the strength and courage that energized my mother, who left every sorrow and pain in the past, who would work unyieldingly to obtain her goals, who was the great warrior from whom I learned all the values that are today fundamental pillars of my every day.’ – Thalia

‘Because God gave you your makeup and superintended every moment of your past, including all the hardship, pain, and struggles, He wants to use your words in a unique manner. No one else can speak through your vocal cords, and, equally important, no one else has your story.’ – Charles R. Swindoll

‘The exercise of benevolence is joy to loving hearts: the more pain it costs, the more joy it is. Kind actions make us happy, and in such joy we find communion with the great heart of Jesus.’ – Charles Spurgeon

‘I think that humans have a huge capacity to carry pain and sadness. There are things that haunt us our entire lives; we are unable to let them go. The good times seem almost effervescent and dreamlike in comparison with the times that didn’t go so well.’ – Henry Rollins

‘It’s an art to live with pain… mix the light into gray.’ – Eddie Vedder

‘Soul music is pain – you can hear the slaves, the beatin’ and the hurtin’.’ – Link Wray

‘While we yearn for peace, we live in a world burdened with hunger, pain, anguish, loneliness, sickness, and sorrow.’ – Joseph B. Wirthlin

‘In tough times, everyone has to take their share of the pain.’ – Theresa May

‘Like the experience of warfare, the endurance of grave or terminal illness involves long periods of tedium and anxiety, punctuated by briefer interludes of stark terror and pain.’ – Christopher Hitchens

‘I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.’ – Lupita Nyong’o

‘Like everybody, I’ve had a lot of pain in my life and I’m a work in progress. You must have a true desire to see the world from a different point of view, and that comes with growing up.’ – Walton Goggins

‘Give me life, give me pain, give me myself again.’ – Tori Amos

‘My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.’ – Jim Carrey

‘When life is good and we have no problems, we can almost let ourselves believe we have no need for God. But in my experience, sometimes the richest blessings come through pain and hard things.’ – Anne Graham Lotz

‘Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. It’s about a man and a woman. So the pain and the struggle in the blues is that universal pain that comes from having your heart broken. Most blues songs are not about social statements.’ – Wynton Marsalis

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

‘Since the day I was born, wrestling has sustained me and my family. It’s the way my father fed me; it’s the way I feed my kids. More importantly, wrestling is my greatest release. It’s been such a blessing for me. I can step into the ring and let it all go – all my anger, all my frustration, all my pain.’ – Eddie Guerrero

‘History shows us that in times of people feeling like they are in need of some sort of rebellion or protests, the artists rise because the poetry we create about pain and its relationship to culture in the world begins to soothe and heal people who are feeling confused or afraid.’ – Lady Gaga

‘Physical pain is temporary.’ – Oleksandr Usyk

‘Joy always came after pain.’ – Guillaume Apollinaire

‘Underneath our nice, friendly facades there is great unease. If I were to scratch below the surface of anyone I would find fear, pain, and anxiety running amok. We all have ways to cover them up. We overeat, over-drink, overwork; we watch too much television.’ – Joko Beck

‘I have faith that God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling.’ – Yolanda Hadid

‘As we wander, grieving, in yet another dark moment, amid our pain we must struggle to remember the redemptive power of love and hope.’ – Ephraim Mirvis

‘I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry… just make me feel alive.’ – Joey Lauren Adams

‘In the face of excruciating pain and uncertainty, I never lost hope, and it never occurred to me to stop fighting – not ever.’ – Farrah Fawcett

‘Vodka does not ease back pain. But it does get your mind off it.’ – Fuzzy Zoeller

‘Life is hard. It is. And it’s like, I don’t want anybody feeling any pain.’ – Bebe Rexha

‘One of the ways that people avoid taking responsibility for their role in their own pain is what I call the BPs – blame and projection.’ – Iyanla Vanzant

‘My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It’s psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I’m always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.’ – Kurt Cobain

‘You must take the first step. The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain. But after that, everything that has to be done is real-life movement.’ – Ben Stein

‘As a dad, you are the Vice President of the executive branch of parenting. It doesn’t matter what your personality is like, you will always be Al Gore to your wife’s Bill Clinton. She feels the pain and you are the annoying nerd telling them to turn off the lights.’ – Jim Gaffigan

‘Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.’ – Robert Browning

‘I am deeply aware of the pain caused to any victim of child abuse, especially at the hands of a trustworthy person within the church. I do encourage any person who believes they have been a victim of abuse to come forward and to inform the police.’ – David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes

‘For me, documentary photography has always come with great responsibility. Not just to tell the story honestly and with empathy, but also to make sure the right people hear it. When you photograph somebody who is in pain or discomfort, they trust you to make sure the images will act as their advocate.’ – Giles Duley

‘Emotions are continually affecting our thought processes and decisions, below the level of our awareness. And the most common emotion of them all is the desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain.’ – Robert Greene

‘What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it’s because that’s what’s inside.’ – Wayne Dyer

‘My hair’s a pain in live performance. I’m always inhaling it: I almost choked to death a couple of times.’ – Dimebag Darrell

‘Only when the sense of the pain of others begins does man begin.’ – Yevgeny Yevtushenko

‘If no pain, then no love. If no darkness, no light. If no risk, then no reward. It’s all or nothing. In this damn world, it’s all or nothing.’ – Glennon Doyle Melton

‘Pain is love.’ – Ja Rule

‘The limit of every pain is an even greater pain.’ – Emil Cioran

‘Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.’ – Christopher Morley

‘Love is not always bed of roses. When its unfulfilled, it causes immense pain and anger.’ – Ankit Tiwari

‘The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.’ – Thomas Babington Macaulay

‘My painting carries with it the message of pain.’ – Frida Kahlo

‘I find the greatest songs in the world come out of pain, and I don’t like it! Here’s what it does: It strips away all of your facade. It makes you so honest. It’s cleansing.’ – Lionel Richie

‘I pay my own bills. I feel my own pain.’ – Romario

‘Creative output, you know, is just pain. I’m going to be cliche for a minute and say that great art comes from pain.’ – Kanye West

‘A teleporter would be nice. There are lots of places I want to go, but getting there is a pain.’ – Akira Toriyama

‘Empathy is the faculty to resonate with the feelings of others. When we meet someone who is joyful, we smile. When we witness someone in pain, we suffer in resonance with his or her suffering.’ – Matthieu Ricard

‘You listen to my music, I’ma tell you how I’m feeling, the pain that I go through on a daily basis, my real life, you know what I’m saying? Reality – I feel like a lot of people living in fairytale land, wonderland.’ – Rod Wave

‘The nature of the game is pain.’ – LL Cool J

‘Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.’ – Khalil Gibran

‘Animal abuse is rampant in the U.S., right under everyone’s eyes, for the entertainment of the public. The brutal confinement and pain of training methods of wild animals in the circus, the aquatic and theatrical shows, leads to retaliation by the animals. Eventually they find the right time to strike out, and they will.’ – Tippi Hedren

‘No one can escape life’s pain. That’s life.’ – Pierce Brosnan

‘If you’ve been betrayed by a spouse or a partner, it’s much easier to focus on causing that person pain than it is to turn forward and actually create a life that’s worthy of you in the future.’ – Martha Nussbaum

‘There’s a lot of oppressed people in Tottenham, but people in Tottenham also know how to turn pain into triumph.’ – Skepta

‘A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.’ – Samuel Johnson

‘For years I bore the crippling weight of anger, bitterness and resentment toward those who caused my suffering. Yet as I look back over a spiritual journey that has spanned more than three decades, I realize the same bombs that caused so much pain and suffering also brought me to a place of great healing. Those bombs led me to Jesus Christ.’ – Phan Thi Kim Phuc

‘Comedy is only funny when there’s real pain.’ – Sebastian Stan

‘I don’t know what to say to that, but I have to agree with Johnny that, yeah, we do touch upon things that most men would rather not admit: That we feel pain, we cry, get sad and sometimes don’t deal well with disappointment.’ – Peter Steele

‘My father’s death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery.’ – Brooke Shields

‘Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.’ – John Selden

‘This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and… if I think of human beings I’ve known and of my own life, such as it is, I can’t recall any case of pain which didn’t, on the whole, enrich life.’ – Malcolm Muggeridge

‘For years, I’ve admired wrist tattoos, but I was always afraid that they would hurt – I’m kind of a weenie about pain. In fact, it’s why I wear so many bracelets on my left wrist. The bracelets represented the words or phrases I’d want to get tattooed but didn’t have the courage to.’ – Rachel Hollis

‘You have to understand the Newark Riots – a lot of people understand that the pain was the initial explosion of anger and alienation, but after that, the response, sending the National Guard troops – a lot of violence was carried out and perpetrated by those who were allegedly coming here to protect residents.’ – Cory Booker

‘I have a high tolerance for pain – both physical and mental.’ – Dr. Dre

‘Music saved my life. The voice you hear, the soul, the pain, is that of a person who deeply, deeply, deeply appreciates the opportunity they’ve been given.’ – CeeLo Green

‘I thought ‘Game of Thrones’ had this challenge in filming, and it’s one of those things you think, ‘It can’t get worse than this,’ because it’s really cold, and you’re in pain, and it’s miserable.’ – Richard Madden

‘Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.’ – Lance Armstrong

‘It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.’ – John Henry Newman

‘Fear is a great signal. It’s like a pain signal. Hey, look at me, look at me. Get your focus right over here, at the pain.’ – Wim Hof

‘My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother’s anxiety.’ – Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

‘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

‘When I have criticism that I feel is unfair, the rejection does disturb me, but it also strengthens me. I used to get turned down for all sorts of jobs. I used to writhe in pain, but then I would say, ‘Good. Good. I will get stronger for this.” – Steven Berkoff

‘On a 60-mile trek with a 200-kg. bergen on my back, I felt my ankle break. Some might have given up. I broke my other ankle to even up the pain. And carried on.’ – Ant Middleton

‘Sometimes you almost have to laugh to keep from crying to deal with the pain associated with the ‘hood.’ – Gucci Mane

‘I’m healthy as can be – not an ache or a pain. A lot of my prayer is thanking the Lord that I am healthy. I pray for long life and good health.’ – Joel Osteen

‘Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment.’ – William J. Brennan, Jr.

‘You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don’t matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it done.’ – Jack Youngblood

‘Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each eye, like blinders on a horse.’ – Regina Brett

‘I wanted to understand pain and the human condition, which is full of pain and regret and sadness – and some happiness, if you’re lucky.’ – Kim Cattrall

‘I’m from a city where the tears never end and the pain never stops.’ – Gervonta Davis

‘I don’t like rules of any kind. And I seek people who break rules with happiness – and not bringing pain to themselves.’ – John Waters

‘I’m a pain in the ass to all of the costume designers with whom I work because I have very strong feelings about the subject.’ – Meryl Streep

‘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

‘I’ve never formally trained for pain management, but I have a good understanding of how to conquer it. I just analyze the pain, feel it in the moment, and then mentally become numb to it.’ – Criss Angel

‘Wage theft, worker rights and workplace discrimination should not be swept under the rug. The United States cannot have a functional economy where all the gains go to the corporate class while all the pain goes to regular workers.’ – James P. Hoffa

‘The happiest people I know as a nation are the Burmese; their brightness and cheeriness are proverbial. Kindness to animals is one of their greatest ‘weaknesses’; no Burmese will kill an animal, even if it is to put it out of pain.’ – Robert Baden-Powell

‘The two things in the world we all share in this world are laughter and pain. We’ve all got problems. The levels of those problems vary, but we’ve all got problems. When you can take things that are painful and make them funny, that’s a gift – to you and your audience.’ – Kevin Hart

‘Parents become very good at not hearing the explicit words and listening instead to what the child means but doesn’t yet know how to say: ‘I’m lonely, in pain, frightened’ – distress which then unfairly comes out as an attack on the safest, kindest, most reliable thing in the child’s world: the parent.’ – Alain de Botton

‘Whenever I finish filming, it always feels like I’m going through puberty. I’ve realized that I’ve come to enjoy this, though it had brought me much pain at first.’ – Bae Suzy

‘Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.’ – Rumi

‘Moral evil is the immorality and pain and suffering and tragedy that come because we choose to be selfish, arrogant, uncaring, hateful and abusive.’ – Lee Strobel

‘I don’t like to see animals in pain. That was very uncomfortable to me. I don’t like factory farming. I’m not an advocate for the meat industry.’ – Anthony Bourdain

‘Pain’s always been the root of my music. I just write what I feel.’ – NF

‘We can’t underestimate the power that we have as individuals to provide the support that people need to provide that transition from a place of pain to a place of possibility.’ – Vivek Murthy

‘Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.’ – John Stuart Mill

‘I became a clown when these docs came to the house in Berkeley and asked me to come cheer up kids. I’d just had my third spinal fusion and I was looking for something to take my mind off the pain I was in.’ – Wavy Gravy

‘I think those who have a terminal illness and are in great pain should have the right to choose to end their own life, and those that help them should be free from prosecution.’ – Stephen Hawking

‘The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.’ – Aristotle

‘I wanted Jesus in ‘A.D.’ to be very, very, very human – to have those qualities of vulnerability and doubt and pain and sadness and loneliness. Once the resurrection happens and we see that Jesus has risen, it’s almost complete, right? It’s all about the joy and the smile and the happiness and the closeness to the disciples.’ – Juan Pablo Di Pace

‘There is no birth of consciousness without pain.’ – Carl Jung

‘The loss of my father was the most traumatic event in my life – I can’t forget the pain.’ – Frank Lowy

‘The whole notion of pain, and how every individual experiences pain, is up for debate. We don’t know how another person experiences pain – physical pain or psychic pain. Some of these clinics where assisted suicide or euthanasia is practiced, they call it ‘weariness of life.” – Miriam Toews

‘In the pain, the agony, and the heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a refiner’s fire, and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright, intact, and strong.’ – James E. Faust

‘I can handle pain.’ – Adam Sandler

‘It’s a funny relationship that makeup artists have. I always feel kind of like a dentist. People look at me and think of pain.’ – Rick Baker

‘Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us.’ – Charles Kingsley

‘Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.’ – Charlie Chaplin

‘Life is not always easy to live, but the opportunity to do so is a blessing beyond comprehension. In the process of living, we will face struggles, many of which will cause us to suffer and to experience pain.’ – L. Lionel Kendrick

‘Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one.’ – John Sterling

‘To those who do not love God, all things must work together immediately for pain and torment, until, by means of the tribulation, they are led to salvation at last.’ – Johann Gottlieb Fichte

‘Living in somebody else’s pain for an actor man, it’s actually nice when you get to feel that kind of emotion. That’s what I like.’ – Miles Teller

‘The coming and going of the seasons give us more than the springtimes, summers, autumns, and winters of our lives. It reflects the coming and going of the circumstances of our lives like the glassy surface of a pond that shows our faces radiant with joy or contorted with pain.’ – Gary Zukav

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

‘If danger arises in the present moment, there may be an emotion. There may even be pain. But that’s a challenge, not a problem. For a problem to exist, you need time and repetitive mind activity.’ – Eckhart Tolle

‘It’s not okay to be fat – not because of the way you look, but because it’s unhealthy. I have experienced hormonal problems, bad skin, immense laziness, and back and knee pain. It’s not fine to be too fat or too thin! Anything in extremes is wrong. I am afraid of putting on weight because I don’t want to develop health problems.’ – Sonam Kapoor

‘By getting hurt, you might realize that what you thought you wanted and needed wasn’t actually right for you. And that’s a lesson only heartbreak and pain can teach you.’ – Matthew Hussey

‘If I can bring joy into the world, if I can get people to stop thinking about their pain for a moment, or the fact the tomorrow morning they’re going to get up and tell their boss off… then I’ll be successful.’ – Bobby McFerrin

‘None of us get to divorce ourselves from the world. We walk into the theater and bring all of our grief and our pain and our joy with us.’ – Leslie Odom, Jr.

‘Change comes with both fear and some pain. Those two ingredients create mistrust, misunderstanding and misinformation. Such is the process of democracy.’ – David Mixner

‘What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?’ – Margaret Oliphant

‘All of us have ways in which we mask and cover our pain.’ – Iyanla Vanzant

‘All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.’ – Joseph de Maistre

‘To be always in a state of wonder is a kind of sensitivity that can sometimes be an extraordinary blessing and sometimes a real pain.’ – Holly Near

‘The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.’ – Arthur Schopenhauer

‘When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.’ – Ingrid Newkirk

‘No matter what anybody thinks about any of them, every record I’ve done has been done with the same amount of care, anguish, pain, suffering, and joy.’ – Patti Smith

‘When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser.’ – Whittaker Chambers

‘Truth is a pain which will not stop. And the truth of this world is to die. You must choose: either dying or lying. Personally, I have never been able to kill myself.’ – Louis-Ferdinand Celine

‘You start projecting hurt and pain onto yourself when you don’t find closure. Be honest with the situation and yourself, clean the wound, and move on.’ – Jay Shetty

‘The commendable conduct of man is shown by his discriminate treatment of merits and sympathetic regard for pleasure and pain, profit and loss of others. The contrary course is reprehensible.’ – Dayananda Saraswati

‘We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.’ – Jim Morrison

‘There are times you break up with a loved one, a friend, or whatever. You feel alone. It’s a very easy feeling to understand – the feeling of loss, heartache, and pain.’ – Kenny Omega

‘The pain of childbirth is not remembered. It’s the child that’s remembered.’ – Freeman Dyson

‘I may be too craving of that rich gift, the power of sharing other minds. I have drunk deeply, long, and oh! how blissfully at this fountain in a foreign clime. Hearts met hearts, minds joined with minds; and what were the secondary trials of pain to the enfeebled, suffering body when daily was administered the soul’s medicine and food!’ – Dorothea Dix

‘Anything that gives us pain can be transformed into this, into beautiful moments shared with friends.’ – Natalia Lafourcade

‘We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence… on pain of liquidation.’ – George Bernard Shaw

‘A lot of time, my inspiration comes from pain: growing pains, hunger pains, or money pains.’ – Machine Gun Kelly

‘I love my tattoo and I think it looks great. It’s like an old pair of jeans, it’s beat up. I remember when I first got it outlined. I’m like ‘why don’t more guys do this?’ Then I realized the pain.’ – Tim Commerford

‘I don’t believe in heaven, and I don’t believe in hell as a place with flames where people are burning and having eternal pain. I don’t believe in that at all. I believe in a place I call ‘beyond.” – King Diamond

‘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

‘There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience.’ – Marquis de Sade

‘Our pain hides beneath these fluttering, random thoughts that run through our heads in an endless loop. But there’s so much freedom in getting to know what’s under there, the bedrock.’ – Dani Shapiro

‘My message is that happiness is the first principle of life. But you must choose it. We all have pain, but suffering is a choice. You can be happier if you make some changes in your life.’ – Alexandra Stoddard

‘Cultivating a relationship with discomfort will help you discern the difference between good pain and bad.’ – Laird Hamilton

‘I’ve been to a lot of places and done a lot of things, but writing was always first. It’s a kind of pain I can’t do without.’ – Robert Penn Warren

‘When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.’ – Sydney J. Harris

‘When you have a fighter willing to do that, when he is seriously hurt and in pain but still fights, you’ve got a dangerous man on your hands.’ – Deontay Wilder

‘When I retired, I stopped playing because of my body, so much pain and injuries.’ – Ronaldo

‘Yoga is great for easing my back pain. It also helps me keep stress at bay, which is something I can suffer from.’ – Dervla Kirwan

‘We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.’ – Saint Augustine

‘Applause felt like approval, and it became a drug that soothed the pain, but only temporarily.’ – Anita Baker

‘Everybody has losses – it’s unavoidable in life. Sharing our pain is very healing.’ – Isabel Allende

‘A lot of very beautiful women can be a pain because all they’re thinking about is how they look.’ – Emma Thompson

‘Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.’ – Honore de Balzac

‘It’s so essential to happiness to speak your truth out loud – because this sharing of your core pain is what creates a necessary healing shift – from negative beliefs about the world – to positive beliefs – and frees you up to be able to fully view life with meaning, purpose and connection with others.’ – Karen Salmansohn

‘I wanted to write a novel that would make others feel the history: the pain and fear that black people have had to live through in order to endure.’ – Octavia E. Butler

‘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

‘I believe that everybody comes from pain and a certain amount of dysfunction.’ – Mariel Hemingway

‘When I lost my sister Bernie to cancer, I knew she’d had enough of the pain and, while I was feeling absolutely heartbroken, I also felt relieved she was at peace.’ – Coleen Nolan

‘The mind is more powerful than anything. So, during the birth I wasn’t thinking about the pain. I was in a meditation state. I was concentrating the whole time, thinking, ‘Oh my God, it’s time. I am going to meet my baby. What is he going to look like?” – Gisele Bundchen

‘The experience of pain or loss can be a formidably motivating force.’ – John C. Maxwell

‘A personal offense is like a scratch on a phonograph record. I couldn’t move my thoughts beyond my pain. It kept repeating, as if I were stuck within its grooves. There was only one way to play beyond it. I had to forgive them, so my heart could take its form again.’ – Laurel Lea

‘You must photograph where you are involved; where you are overwhelmed by what you see before you; where you hold your breath while releasing the shutter, not because you are afraid of jarring the camera, but because you are seeing with your guts wide open to the sweet pain of an image that is part of your life.’ – Harold Feinstein

‘Those who have gone through a divorce know the pain and special challenges of raising a child under such circumstances.’ – Mike McGavick

‘As long as I reach one person that goes, ‘I feel what Eddie’s saying, I feel Eddie’s anger or pain,’ whatever you want to say, in the ring or on promos, if there’s one person, I can be like, ‘OK, good, I did my job.” – Eddie Kingston

‘Try not to be alone with your own pain. Try to find someone you can trust your pain with.’ – Bill Ward

‘We do not know what love is. We know the symptoms of it, the pleasure, the pain, the fear, the anxiety and so on. We try to solve the symptoms, which becomes a wandering in darkness. We spend our days and nights in this, and it is soon over in death.’ – Jiddu Krishnamurti

‘To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.’ – Samuel Butler

‘Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.’ – Khalil Gibran

‘Part of my training was learning how to refer patients to cardiologists for heart problems, gastroenterologists for stomach issues, and rheumatologists for joint pain. Given that most physicians were trained this way, it’s no wonder that the average Medicare patient has six doctors and is on five different medications.’ – Mark Hyman

‘Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.’ – Barbara Kingsolver

‘As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises.’ – David Wilkerson

‘The marathon always starts after 30K. That’s where the problems start. You start without any problems, without any pain. All the pain comes after 30K. Sometimes, it’s possible to have pain even in the finger.’ – Haile Gebrselassie

‘I actually had kind of one of those crazy experiences where when I hit, it was black out excruciating pain, and then white out absence of pain, and the subconscience thought that I want to go back.’ – Brooke Burns

‘Suffering is always hard to quantify – especially when the pain is caused by as cruel a disease as Alzheimer’s. Most illnesses attack the body; Alzheimer’s destroys the mind – and in the process, annihilates the very self.’ – Jeffrey Kluger

‘All of my books come from pain.’ – Bret Easton Ellis

‘The pain of loneliness seems to be part of the mortal experience. But the Lord in His mercy has made it so that we need never deal with the challenges of mortality alone.’ – Sheri L. Dew

‘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

‘Pain is the root of knowledge.’ – Simone Veil

‘I hate pain, despite my ability to tolerate it beyond all known parameters, which is not necessarily a good thing.’ – Hunter S. Thompson

‘There are unwanted emotions and pain that goes along with any birth.’ – John Travolta

‘I learned a lot about pain and suffering during ‘Pan Am.’ We had to wear very constricting period-correct girdles and bras. After that, I learned to read a script with an eye toward the undergarments.’ – Margot Robbie

‘Am I ever going to be able to play football again? What’s going on with my career? I was just thinking things like that. You’ve got tears going down your eyes. You’ve got your trainers right there and my parents right there. I was just thinking, “Is this it?” I didn’t know what a knee injury was. I’d never felt pain like that.’ – Rob Gronkowski

‘If you’re never able to tolerate a little bit of pain and discomfort, you’ll never get better.’ – Angela Duckworth

‘I think I’d like to be able to heal people’s pain, whether it is hunger, loneliness or whatever.’ – Brandi Chastain

‘The manager is always on at us about mental strength anyway. He just comes in and stresses how important it is to be strong mentally, to succeed you’ve got to go through pain both mentally and physically.’ – Kalvin Phillips

‘I am a bull. I am Taurus. My will is awful. If I like something, there is nothing else. I was a pain in the neck. I still am a pain in the neck.’ – Elsa Peretti

‘I never really liked Hollywood. I found it unreal – unreal and full of men and women whose lives were confused and full of pain.’ – Grace Kelly

‘It is unnatural to deny effort, adversity, and pain.’ – Guillermo del Toro

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

‘The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.’ – Herb Caen

‘What I find compelling is the moment in which people realize, with suffering and pain, that in the past there was a time when they were happy, because back then the present and the future coincided – they were one and the same thing.’ – Paolo Sorrentino

‘Those who become mentally ill often have a history of chronic pain.’ – Gene Tierney

‘Windows Updates have sometimes been a pain point for users. The update pop-ups can interrupt a movie or a video game, and the automatic restarts can result in lost data or confused users.’ – Ben Parr

‘Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women’s rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.’ – Ingrid Newkirk

‘I look away at car crashes, and I know people who look away at car crashes, because it makes us uncomfortable to watch other people in pain.’ – John Mayer

‘The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.’ – Gary Zukav

‘No one wants pain. Not even long-time, mature Christians who want to grow. We will always find ways to avoid pain. Pain itself is a bad thing.’ – John Ortberg

‘A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I’m sure that’s true, but they aren’t willing to make healing a high priority. They aren’t willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it.’ – Lindsay Wagner

‘Like I can’t cry for myself so I will let this song take all of the things inside I can’t let anyone else see and offer it up, as if the sound were some kind of god, and my pain is some kind of sacrifice.’ – Robert Smith

‘Anti-Asian racism is very real, and it will not be solved with an opulent rom-com or Marvel superhero, but with you – the bystanders – acknowledging the validity of our pain.’ – Simu Liu

‘So when it came to role models, I looked at presidents’ wives. Of course, you’re talking about a farm girl who stood in the fields, dreaming, years ago, wishing she was that kind of person. But if I had been that kind of person, do you think I could sing with the emotions I do? You sing with those emotions because you’ve had pain in your heart.’ – Tina Turner

‘All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero

‘Oh, man. I think if anybody deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Pain, it’s Donald Trump.’ – Mark Henry

‘Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.’ – Percy Bysshe Shelley

‘Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.’ – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

‘I will say this: one of the things that is a pain when you’re expecting children is how much advice unsolicited people give you when you’re not asking for it.’ – Matthew McConaughey

‘Humor does not diminish the pain – it makes the space around it get bigger.’ – Allen Klein

‘Grace is God as heart surgeon, cracking open your chest, removing your heart – poisoned as it is with pride and pain – and replacing it with his own.’ – Max Lucado

‘It’s almost like a self-fulfilling prophecy: the great comedy that comes from great pain.’ – Brian Dunkleman

‘The ecstasy of driving a new Ferrari is now almost always eradicated by the pain of dealing with the organisation.’ – Chris Harris

‘When I came to this country in 1958, to be a dying patient in a medical hospital was a nightmare. You were put in the last room, furthest away from the nurses’ station. You were full of pain, but they wouldn’t give you morphine. Nobody told you that you were full of cancer and that it was understandable that you had pain and needed medication.’ – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‘Even prior to my herniated disc, Id been to an acupuncturist in Oxford for general muscular pain, and to an osteopath.’ – Tony Hadley

‘I’ve never experienced chronic pain myself, but I have known many people over the years who have.’ – Naomi Judd

‘I have learnt that women are superior beings. They have a higher threshold of pain and are more understanding and accepting than men. Also, if you listen to them, you’ll understand them better.’ – Arjun Kapoor

‘While the resurrection promises us a new and perfect life in the future, God loves us too much to leave us alone to contend with the pain, guilt and loneliness of our present life.’ – Josh McDowell

‘Long for me as I for you, forgetting, what will be inevitable, the long black aftermath of pain.’ – Malcolm Lowry

‘I’m a royal pain in the behind.’ – Cristina Saralegui

‘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

‘Love always, in one way or another, means pain as well as joy.’ – Susan Glaspell

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

‘I’ve had this terrible stomach problem for years, and that has made touring difficult. People would see me sitting in the corner by myself looking sick and gloomy. The reason is that I was trying to fight against the stomach pain, trying to hold my food down. People looked me and assumed I was some kind of addict.’ – Kurt Cobain

‘As a father and grandfather, I have witnessed firsthand the joy of new life entering the world. I know the pain and apprehension that goes along with premature births and birth defects.’ – Solomon Ortiz

‘My dad was a roofer when I was young. I believe he owned his own roofing company in Florida. And then he fell through a roof, broke his back. Permanently. I mean, he’s not paralyzed or anything, but he’s had to deal with pain for all of his life since then.’ – Channing Tatum

‘You have to use your pain as your gift. If you’re able to take something really negative and repackage it as something positive, you’ve nailed it.’ – Julia Fox

‘The trouble is not that schools don’t work; they do. They’re excellent machines for achieving historically accepted purposes. In suburban schools are children of the rich, who grow up to privilege and anesthetic oblivion to pain – and who then use the servants produced by ghetto schools.’ – Jonathan Kozol

‘There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.’ – Cyril Connolly

‘I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives.’ – Ann Voskamp

‘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

‘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

‘I want to bust the stigma attached to alcoholism in our country. Women particularly are discouraged from seeking help because it’s a matter of shame for the family. We don’t share our pain or frailties; we cover our weaknesses, and it becomes a cancer.’ – Pooja Bhatt

‘My son is living proof that those like him can not only be treated, but can live lives free of the pain that plagued them and the disease that controlled them.’ – David Sheff

‘The single ‘Pray 4 Love’ was a summary for the album, but there are a lot of different messages about the way to deal with relationships from dealing with your homeboys to dealing with your pain. This is life that we all go through.’ – Rod Wave

‘Once you are in full Sharon Needles mode, you don’t feel fear, you don’t feel physical pain, and you also don’t feel your own moral filter any longer.’ – Sharon Needles

‘I clearly remember the pain of partition; the whole of Delhi was seeing the struggle of refugees. We stayed near Roshanara Bagh, and the whole city appeared like a refugee camp.’ – Gulzar

‘To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking.’ – Alcaeus

‘I’m no stranger to pain. It’s what made me.’ – DeMar DeRozan

‘Pain forces even the innocent to lie.’ – Publilius Syrus

‘Laughter does not deny pain. Laughter – like a wail – acknowledges and replies to pain.’ – Tim O’Brien

‘We reveal our joys and successes, we conceal our pain.’ – Jesse Jackson

‘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

‘There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too.’ – Simone Weil

‘I’ve always loved the blues, ever since I was a kid. It has a depth to it that a lot of contemporary music doesn’t have. It has pain and suffering in it, but funny stories, too. And it is built on storytelling, which is something I really love.’ – Nickolas Ashford

‘It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.’ – Arthur Schopenhauer

‘No matter what is happening in life or in the world – war, natural disaster, poor health, pain, the death of loved ones – if existence is filled with art, music and literature, life will be fulfilling, a joy.’ – Karen DeCrow

‘They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide?’ – Adrienne Rich

‘It’s good to have a little bit of pain here and there.’ – Erling Haaland

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

‘Before we make love my husband takes a pain killer.’ – Joan Rivers

‘I’d never eaten lobster before. I was 21. I didn’t know what the heck I was doing. I was scooping guts. But I tied for third. And the two men who beat me didn’t look good. One was Bob Shoudt. He seemed in pain. And I felt fine! I was ‘Oh, my God, they look like they’re dying. And I can eat so much more!’ I knew I was made for it after that contest.’ – Joey Chestnut

‘I’m from Samoan heritage, and with the rugby in our blood and everything, I always felt I’ve been tough, and that my tolerance for pain is pretty high.’ – Tony Finau

‘Despite the pain of his death, George is still very much alive in my memory today. A few years on from that tragic Christmas, I’ll sometimes catch myself thinking of our friendship and those years together as young kids in Wham!’ – Andrew Ridgeley

‘The pain of retirement means loss.’ – John Murray

‘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

‘From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born.’ – Michelangelo

‘I hate this idea that there are some people who have a right to express their suffering and others who don’t, that there are those in this hierarchy of pain who own it more than you do.’ – Eric Fischl

‘I fear dying. Anything with pain associated with it, I don’t like.’ – Carrie Fisher

‘I understand the pain of working-class Americans because I have experienced the pain.’ – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

‘I live in Chandigarh and people have become more conscious there. Especially the younger generation, they are very aware and proactive. People take pain to stop and throw trash in dustbins.’ – Badshah

‘I grew up a clumsy kid with bad hand-eye coordination. Yet here on El Cap, I felt as though I had stumbled into a world where I thrived. Being up on those steep walls demanded the right amount of climbing skill, pain tolerance, and sheer bull-headedness that came naturally to me.’ – Tommy Caldwell

‘Imitation is the sincerest form of pain.’ – Roy Horn

‘Marathons are hard because of the physical pain, the pounding on the muscles, joints, tendons.’ – Lance Armstrong

‘I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.’ – Henry Rollins

‘The Christian experiences and lives a paradox. He possesses joy in sorrow, fulfillment in exile, light in darkness, peace in turmoil, consolation in dryness, contentment in pain and hope in desolation.’ – Mother Angelica

‘I was really devastated following the loss of my first pregnancy, not just a physical pain, but an aching sense of loss and loneliness like my body had let me down.’ – Porsha Williams

‘Easter tells us of something children can’t understand, because it addresses things they don’t yet have to know: the weariness of life, the pain, the profound loneliness and hovering fear of meaninglessness.’ – Frederica Mathewes-Green

‘As soon as ‘General Admission’ came out, there was a whole new pain that hit me that was rougher than I could imagine.’ – Machine Gun Kelly

‘Adrenaline really numbs out all pain.’ – Alissa White-Gluz

‘After being diagnosed with cancer, one is in a lot of fear and anxiety about the anticipated pain and the painful treatment.’ – Manisha Koirala

‘Our culture is bloodthirsty for stories about women in pain; we hunger for women to expose their traumas and to be rescued by the love of a good man.’ – Jenny Zhang

‘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

‘The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.’ – Edmund Burke

‘Whenever there was a crisis, I found a man to help me take the edge off the feelings of helplessness and pain.’ – Susan Cheever

‘I try to think of things in levels, pain levels and such, injury levels, like, ‘How bad is this injury supposed to be? How much should I be selling?’ And I think it also helps with the emotional attachment of fans when you’re trying to tell a story as well.’ – Kenny Omega

‘For a sensation to be felt as pain is for it to be pain.’ – Saul Kripke

‘I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don’t seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.’ – Emo Philips

‘Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away.’ – Derek Jarman

‘Of course fear does not automatically lead to courage. Injury does not necessarily lead to insight. Hardship will not automatically make us better. Pain can break us or make us wiser. Suffering can destroy us or make us stronger. Fear can cripple us, or it can make us more courageous. It is resilience that makes the difference.’ – Eric Greitens

‘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

‘The joy and the pain for me is about tightroping between being a cynic and being a romantic – the tug between barely believing in anything and hoping for everything.’ – Phoebe Waller-Bridge

‘I’m extremely grateful I was born in North Korea. If that didn’t happen, there’s no way I could understand other people’s pain.’ – Park Yeon-mi

‘The establishment of Israel was accompanied by much pain and suffering and a real trauma for the Palestinians.’ – Reuven Rivlin

‘A prerequisite to empathy is simply paying attention to the person in pain.’ – Daniel Goleman

‘Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.’ – Khalil Gibran

‘Entrepreneurship is enduring pain for a long time without relinquishing.’ – Dan Pena

‘I went through 17 operations. I had to deal with the pain every single day. I used to compare my scars with buffalo skin. And because my skin wasn’t have any pores, I cannot sweat, make me feel so tired, so headache.’ – Phan Thi Kim Phuc

‘If I’m going to hand over my classic Italian sports car, and you’re going to be driving it down Pacific Coast Highway with the top down, while I watch, I want to be certain that I’m adequately compensated for the pain of that vision.’ – Gabe Kapler

‘Whether or not we are religious, respecting others should be seen as just as important as looking out for ourselves, yet it requires discipline to change our bad habits that cause pain to animals.’ – Ingrid Newkirk

‘I go out there and get my eyes gouged, my nose busted, my body slammed. I love the pain of the game.’ – Dennis Rodman

‘Football helped me with confidence that I needed. It gave me a sense of independence and earning my own money and my own keep. That’s what it served. It gave me the strength to be able to deal with rejection, politics, hard work, and being introduced to pain and embracing what’s uncomfortable.’ – John David Washington

‘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

‘All the best parts of art come from pain turned to celebration.’ – Natalia Kills

‘I’ve been in pain for so long now I’m just used to it.’ – Ronnie Coleman

‘It was among farmers and potato diggers and old men in workhouses and beggars at my own door that I found what was beyond these and yet farther beyond that drawingroom poet of my childhood in the expression of love, and grief, and the pain of parting, that are the disclosure of the individual soul.’ – Lady Gregory

‘Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.’ – Max Eastman

‘All desirable things… are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain.’ – John Stuart Mill

‘Thirty-three-years-old, still creating art. It’s rage, it’s creativity, it’s pain, it’s hurt, but it’s the opportunity to still have my voice get out there through music.’ – Kanye West

‘Hush! Check those words. Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still heavier than it is.’ – Sophocles

‘The years of imprisonment hardened me… Perhaps if you have been given a moment to hold back and wait for the next blow, your emotions wouldn’t be blunted as they have been in my case. When it happens every day of your life, when that pain becomes a way of life… there is no longer anything I can fear.’ – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

‘If you took away all pain, if everyone lived forever, everything would be bland, flat and boring; there would be no reason for art, music, newspapers, love because we would all be in a mono state of happiness.’ – Matt Haig

‘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

‘I first noticed my varicose veins when I was pregnant with my second child, and I’d always thought that it was something that affected older, inactive people. I looked at my lifestyle and thought, ‘I can’t be a candidate for this.’ Eventually, the pain became something I couldn’t ignore.’ – Summer Sanders

‘There is such a thing as old emotional pain living inside you. It is an accumulation of painful life experience that was not fully faced and accepted in the moment it arose. It leaves behind an energy form of emotional pain.’ – Eckhart Tolle

‘Pain is life – the sharper, the more evidence of life.’ – Charles Lamb

‘Young people can be disruptive and screw up classes. But even if they are being a pain in the arse it’s a cry for help – they don’t feel like they are being listened to.’ – Jamie Oliver

‘I’m the biggest hypochondriac you’ve ever seen in your life. When I get real stressed out, every little ache and pain I have is something major. If I’ve got a headache, it’s a brain tumor; if I’ve got a chest pain, it’s a heart attack.’ – Lorrie Morgan

‘Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.’ – Aldous Huxley

‘The anointing, which is God’s power, comes on me… I can actually feel it. And people start getting healed. From the cancer, the pain is gone.’ – Benny Hinn

‘My history helps other people in terms of treatment and lessons in recovery. It affects my daily routine, as my body is not the same as someone who has not had that kind of a situation, but only adds to the joy once the challenge of overcoming physical pain is met.’ – Melody Gardot

‘I was at business school doing pretty well for myself, had a few offers from some great companies. But when I traveled across the world, I was shocked by just how much pain, struggle, and anguish people had to go through to have basic necessities.’ – Jay Shetty

‘There are many ways to be the odd girl out. Your pain can brief or lasting, visible to all or none, with one or many. One of the longest, quietest ways to be the odd girl out is to be friends with two girls who are closer to each other than to you.’ – Rachel Simmons

‘In the school of mortality, we experience tenderness, love, kindness, happiness, sorrow, disappointment, pain, and even the challenges of physical limitations in ways that prepare us for eternity.’ – David A. Bednar

‘I don’t think it’s different to be a black girl in England than it is to be a black girl from America. We all collectively share in a pain of displacement and not feeling like we quite belong in places.’ – Cynthia Erivo

‘Everything that’s worth making has to involve some sort of pain.’ – Tony Todd

‘Life is too short to give pain to others. I eat to the fullest, sleep long and make people laugh whole heartedly.’ – Bharti Singh

‘For these cultures, getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutting off a fire alarm while the fire’s still going.’ – David Foster Wallace

‘Just having conversations with God, begging God to make the pain go away, and then the pain wouldn’t go away. So I’m like ‘Who the hell am I talking to? God is not responding.” – Prodigy

‘Most damage that others do us is out of fear, humiliation and pain. Those feelings occur in all of us, not just in those of us who profess a certain religious or racial devotion.’ – Alice Walker

‘The stroke has given me another way to serve people. It lets me feel more deeply the pain of others; to help them know by example that ultimately, whatever happens, no harm can come. ‘Death is perfectly safe,’ I like to say.’ – Ram Dass

‘I am so stressed that my dentist told me I am grinding my teeth due to stress. So, every evening, I get shooting pain from my jaw to my head.’ – Alia Bhatt

‘I want to take all the pain that I feel and celebrate and turn it around.’ – Stevie Wonder

‘Some pain is simply the normal grief of human existence. That is pain that I try to make room for. I honor my grief.’ – Marianne Williamson

‘Pain is pain, hurt is hurt, fear is fear, anger is anger, and it has no color.’ – Iyanla Vanzant

‘Everyone has some secret and some source of pain or sadness and I just said mine first and then everybody went after me. I get it every day in my Instagram direct messages, people thanking me for talking about depression and telling me how it helped them.’ – Neal Brennan

‘The thought that all experience will be lost at the moment of my death makes me feel pain and fear… What a waste, decades spent building up experience, only to throw it all away… We remedy this sadness by working. For example, by writing, painting, or building cities.’ – Umberto Eco

‘I don’t like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain.’ – Jonathan Davis

‘The pain is bad magicians ripping off good ones, doing magic badly, and making a mockery of the art.’ – Ricky Jay

‘What can be more stupid than to be in pain about future things and absent ones which at present are not felt?’ – Giordano Bruno

‘Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain.’ – William Styron

‘I honestly can’t describe what goes on in my head when I’m out there. People who don’t wrestle can’t possibly understand it. When I’m in the ring, I don’t feel any pain. I’m in another world out there.’ – Eddie Guerrero

‘For many people, managing pain involves using prescription medicine in combination with complementary techniques like physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga and massage. I appreciate this because I truly believe medical care should address the person as a whole – their mind, body, and spirit.’ – Naomi Judd

‘Adopted kids are such a pain – you have to teach them how to look like you.’ – Gilda Radner

‘Love and pain become one in the same in the eyes of a wounded child.’ – Pat Benatar

‘Anything that we do to make ourselves feel worthy and safe is a flight from the pain of powerlessness. Every pursuit of external power – every attempt to change the world or a person in order to make yourself feel valuable and safe – is a distraction from the pain of powerlessness.’ – Gary Zukav

‘I’m not going to have the TV personality and be like, ‘There’s no bitterness. There’s no ugliness.’ There’s bitterness. There’s ugliness. There’s pain. There’s greed. There’s malice, and there’s hurt. That’s all good stuff for any kind of art. I’m not necessarily feeding that side of myself, and I try not to encourage it too much.’ – Pete Holmes

‘I feel blessed that I haven’t seen or felt real pain to be immune to it. But I am dreading the time it comes. I feel blessed to have everything going fine. My parents’ health is good, my brothers are well-settled, I have a great brother-in-law and my own career is doing fine. I hope and pray that I am fit and fine always.’ – Salman Khan

‘Pain seems to be easier, or melancholy seems to be easier to portray in a character. I don’t know if that’s because I’m a human being or because I’m an Irishman or both.’ – Colin Farrell

‘I’ve learned that intelligence alone doesn’t mean a damn thing. It only leads to violence and pain.’ – Daniel Keyes

‘People assume I’m out there having this great life, but money doesn’t erase the pain. When you’re young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there.’ – Jennifer Lopez

‘Clinton was super attuned to other people to the point where he talks about feeling other people’s pain. Clinton is probably the most buoyant, resilient person in American political history.’ – Daniel H. Pink

‘Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain? – Aeschylus’ – Aeschylus

‘Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and Paradise.’ – George William Russell

‘Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.’ – William Hazlitt

‘I believe L. Ron Hubbard resolved the human mind, and in resolving it he has also resolved human pain – that’s what I really think has happened here.’ – John Travolta

‘Pain is a beautiful thing. When you feel pain, you know you’re alive.’ – Criss Angel

‘Because of my sickle-cell disease, I have a high tolerance for pain.’ – Tionne Watkins

‘Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.’ – Mark Strand

‘After I quit dancing, for a while it felt strange not to be in pain. It was as if an old friend – not a good friend, but a presence, always tagging along – had left me.’ – Alicia Vikander

‘A pain plan is something that’s very understood between you and your healthcare provider.’ – Travis Kelce

‘My pain threshold is quite high when it comes to vanity.’ – Trinny Woodall

‘We know that we’ve done and said things that hurt people. Inflicting pain on others wasn’t the goal, but it was one of the outcomes. We wish it weren’t so, and regret that hurt.’ – Megan Phelps-Roper

‘It’s essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life’s pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.’ – John Bradshaw

‘Pain is important, and changing who you are is difficult, painful, and scary. Most of the self-help industry sees change as this euphoric, liberating thing and tells you that you can be happy all the time. I think the opposite.’ – Mark Manson

‘The word of the oldest of the old of our peoples didn’t stop. It spoke the truth, saying that our feet couldn’t walk alone, that our history of pain and shame was repeated and multiplied in the flesh and blood of the brothers and sisters of other lands and skies.’ – Subcomandante Marcos

‘I’ve taken Midol before. My daughters find that hilarious. I had a headache and cramps, and there were no other pain relievers with caffeine in the house.’ – Bob Saget

‘My purpose is far greater than my pain.’ – Foxy Brown

‘Somewhere deep inside me was the will and determination not only to live, but to be a more present mother for my kids, instead of one who was emotionally unavailable because she was in so much pain, as my own mother was.’ – Alana Stewart

‘Girls are worried about the same things: loneliness, falling out with friends, the pain of being excluded, another girl trying to poach their best friend, and worrying about how to make friends or keep friends.’ – Carrie Hope Fletcher

‘Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment, you think if I can go through such pain and that level of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything. It can be quite scary, you can’t function your brain, forget your vocabulary.’ – Anna Friel

‘He preacheth patience that never knew pain.’ – Henry George Bohn

‘The Savior has suffered not just for our iniquities but also for the inequality, the unfairness, the pain, the anguish, and the emotional distresses that so frequently beset us.’ – David A. Bednar

‘Cyclists live with pain, if you can’t handle it you will win nothing.’ – Eddy Merckx

‘In personal life, the warm glow of nostalgia amplifies good memories and minimizes bad ones about experiences and relationships, encouraging us to revisit and renew our ties with friends and family. It always involves a little harmless self-deception, like forgetting the pain of childbirth.’ – Stephanie Coontz

‘I loved that playing the guitar wasn’t easy. It was pain, but it was my pain. And then it became joy. My joy.’ – Joe Satriani

‘I have suffered a lot from both physical and emotional pain.’ – Phan Thi Kim Phuc

‘My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast. Turned out to be a trick knee.’ – Phyllis Diller

‘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

‘Our glory is hidden in our pain, if we allow God to bring the gift of himself in our experience of it.’ – Henri Nouwen

‘I feel my knees changing – like, why do I have this pain when I’m running on the treadmill? What’s going on with my lower back when I wake up in the morning? I just feel changes. And I’m definitely fearful in a very vain manner about my body ageing.’ – Jessica Biel

‘If you’re an artist, you have to use everything to your advantage, even the pain.’ – FKA twigs

‘The pain of losing my child was a cleansing experience. I had to throw overboard all excess baggage and keep only what is essential. Because of Paula, I don’t cling to anything anymore. Now I like to give much more than to receive.’ – Isabel Allende

‘For me, acting comes straight from the heart. In that sense I don’t act at all. I think that to feel the character’s pain I have to be myself. Somewhere audiences see that.’ – Salman Khan

‘Salvation is the state of emancipation from the endurance of pain and subjection to birth and death, and of the life of liberty and happiness in the immensity of God.’ – Dayananda Saraswati

‘The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.’ – Jacob Bronowski

‘Only where there is sentient life can there be feelings of pleasure and pain, sorrow or joy.’ – Max Heindel

‘In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.’ – John Leonard

‘I’ve never been in any pain, ever, like that in my whole life. Now it’s set me so far back, I just don’t’ have the lung capacity to swim the way I can.’ – Diana Nyad

‘When I was a kid, I used to play a game called ‘Grand Prix Two.’ Interlagos was always the first race of the season on that, and I never really got much past the second race. I would always restart the season, so I always seemed to be doing Interlagos – it was a real pain!’ – Lewis Hamilton

‘You see, what is my purpose of performance artist is to stage certain difficulties and stage the fear the primordial fear of pain, of dying, all of which we have in our lives, and then stage them in front of audience and go through them and tell the audience, ‘I’m your mirror; if I can do this in my life, you can do it in yours.” – Marina Abramovic

‘The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness.’ – Saint Ignatius

‘I laugh when I see people in pain. Sometimes I think it is a defense mechanism from childhood, where you’re in so much pain you have to laugh. It is a survival mechanism.’ – Andy Dick

‘When I was a small child in London in the early 1960s, I had whooping cough. Then, when I was ten, I had a bone infection called osteomyelitis. I was given antibiotics, and I remember being really groggy and in pain.’ – Tony Hadley

‘I always say writing a play is like toothache: I find it incredibly painful, and it’s only once the play’s out that the pain is gone.’ – Abi Morgan

‘I have two children of my own. Crying is not evidence of pain or any real suffering. It’s really just the way children communicate.’ – Jill Greenberg

‘I asked why me? Why did I have to suffer so much pain and scars? I was just a little girl – I didn’t do anything wrong.’ – Phan Thi Kim Phuc

‘If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven’t been born yet.’ – Neil Simon

‘The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one’s mind.’ – Margaret Mead

‘The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.’ – Bertrand Russell

‘What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.’ – Ovid

‘Writing a novel is like making love, but it’s also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it’s like making love while having a tooth pulled.’ – Dean Koontz

‘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

‘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

‘I reached for sleep and drew it round me like a blanket muffling pain and thought together in the merciful dark.’ – Mary Stewart

‘Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health.’ – Martin Farquhar Tupper

‘Sooner or later the arm goes bad. It has to… Sooner or later you have to start pitching in pain.’ – Whitey Ford

‘It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful.’ – Sylvester Stallone

‘A babe at the breast is as much pleasure as the bearing is pain.’ – Marion Zimmer Bradley

‘Researches tested a new form of medical marijuana that treats pain but doesn’t get the user high, prompting patients who need medical marijuana to declare, ‘Thank you?” – Jimmy Fallon

‘What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning.’ – Barbara De Angelis

‘The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.’ – Henry Ward Beecher

‘None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.’ – Edith Hamilton

‘For we are born in other’s pain, and perish in our own.’ – Francis Thompson

‘If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.’ – George Santayana

‘The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight.’ – Joseph Joubert

‘There are only three sins – causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing.’ – Roger Caras

‘The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.’ – William Hazlitt

‘It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.’ – John Henry Newman

‘Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.’ – Francis Picabia

‘Remorse is the pain of sin.’ – Theodore Parker

‘Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria.’ – Naomi Wolf

‘Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls away like dry husks from the mind, whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul.’ – Alice James

‘I get a fine warm feeling when I’m doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let’s face it, writing is hell.’ – William Styron

‘Men pass in front of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a brief season. We love them; they are brave, proud, beautiful, clever; and they die almost at once. They die so soon that our hearts are continually racked with pain.’ – Philip Pullman

‘There has never been a great athlete who died not knowing what pain is.’ – Bill Bradley

‘Unborn children do not have a voice, but they are young members of the human family. It is time to look at the unborn child, and recognize that it is really a young human, who can feel pain and should be treated with care.’ – Sam Brownback

‘Jerry Weintraub, the producer, might be a pain in the ass, but he really knows how to treat his actors.’ – Bernie Mac

‘We know enough to stand here in truth – facing pain, cry and suffering of those who were murdered here. Face to face with the victims’ families who are here today. Before the judgment of our own conscience.’ – Aleksander Kwasniewski

‘Do not be afraid that joy will make the pain worse; it is needed like the air we breathe.’ – Goran Persson

‘I don’t know if we ever fully get over the pain of watching a child trying to find their way through a world that too often doesn’t understand.’ – Anne Ford

‘To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be. But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight – and thank God for that.’ – Courtney Thorne-Smith

‘Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case.’ – John Rawls

‘Pain is such an important thing in life. I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering.’ – Naomi Watts

‘There’s a lot of pain in my heart because what I accomplished was second to none. I’m not losing any sleep, but I do pay attention every year at this time.’ – Bob Hayes

‘The football season is like pain. You forget how terrible it is until it seizes you again.’ – Sally Quinn

‘There is an element of autobiography in all fiction in that pain or distress, or pleasure, is based on the author’s own. But in my case that is as far as it goes.’ – William Trevor

‘I used to do this big rant at the end of some gigs with Ben Folds Five. The band broke into this big heavy metal thing and I started as a joke to scream in a heavy metal falsetto. I found myself saying things like: Feel my pain, I am white, feel my pain.’ – Ben Folds

‘I hate people who splash their own pain on covers, like the whole world should hear about them. Why are we all supposed to be interested in one individual’s suffering?’ – Andrea Corr

‘I think everyone holds back. I am always censoring myself and I’m sorry about it. But I always have to consider whether my remarks might cause someone pain.’ – John Hall

‘Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.’ – Anne Grant

‘Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.’ – William Cullen Bryant

‘There was no reality to pain when it left one, thought while it held one fast all other realities failed.’ – Rachel Field

‘And yet I think of Christopher Reeve who said he would pay two million dollars to be able to feel pain again. What a courageous man! So I have to think that pain is a blessing.’ – Ricardo Montalban

‘Ali had a break that was an inch and a half long, and you keep getting hit as hard and as much as I hit Ali, the pain would take over and you would pass out.’ – Ken Norton

‘But all lost things are in the angels’ keeping, Love; No past is dead for us, but only sleeping, Love; The years of Heaven with all earth’s little pain Make Good Together there we can begin again, In babyhood.’ – Helen Hunt Jackson

‘The toughest workout can never match the pain of being out of work.’ – George Montgomery

‘We know the pain the president has caused our society and his family and his friends, but we know, too, how much the president has done for this country.’ – Charles Ruff

‘I’ve always been scared to death of pain – afraid, even, to think of it.’ – Loretta Young

‘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

‘Whenever my body heals and the pain and all the swelling goes away is when I’ll be ready.’ – Patrick Ewing

‘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 comes from knowing that we have never been safe, and therefore will never be safe again. It comes from knowing we can never be so ignorant again. It comes from knowing we can never be children again. Losing innocence. Remembering heaven. That was the essence of hell.’ – John Jakes

‘Russia has gone through eight years of continuing economic pain.’ – Jeffrey Sachs

‘A lot of other things come along with Chapter 11, which basically end up in a lot of pain.’ – Rick Wagoner

‘When the Negro cries with pain from his deep hurt and lays his petition for elemental justice before the nation, he is calling upon the American people to kindle about that crucible of race relationships the fires of American faith.’ – Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

‘And old affront will stir the heart Through years of rankling pain.’ – Jean Ingelow

‘Every time you play a bad girl or guy in a movie, you really come from a place of pain.’ – Patricia Velasquez

‘There is pain and sacrifice in everyone’s world. That’s why, when I was dancing, I had no pain.’ – Suzanne Farrell

‘In California in the early Spring, There are pale yellow mornings, when the mist burns slowly into day, The air stings like Autumn, clarifies like pain – Well, I have dreamed this coast myself.’ – Robert Hass

‘I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.’ – Nicolas Malebranche

‘I fantasize about going back to high school with the knowledge I have now. I would shine. I would have a good time, I would have a girlfriend. I think that’s where a lot of my pain comes from. I think I never had any teenage years to go back to.’ – Spalding Gray

‘Pain always produces logic, which is very bad for you.’ – Frank O’Hara

‘Everything I was feeling, all the hurt and the pain and the emotion I was going through, I put into my music.’ – Keith Sweat

‘The language of America changed with the election of Bill Clinton, because with all due respect to my friends on the Republican side, Bill Clinton is the best communicator of the last 50 years. He felt your pain.’ – Frank Luntz

‘There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That’s not what the American people want to hear.’ – Frank Luntz

‘I, more or less, love camping out, so I dug it, but I didn’t enjoy other people’s pain.’ – Casper Van Dien

‘Finally I had a place where I could express my pain and I felt safe because I didn’t have to put my name on it. I think acting kept me alive back then.’ – Lindsay Wagner

‘The lesion is in the area of my brain that is responsible for motor function, so I have continual chronic pain in my left arm from elbow to fingertips and the right side of my body from my ear to my breast area.’ – Karen Duffy

‘I think you have to remember that Americans saw their purpose as so innately good that they could excuse the pain they would inflict on others to carry out those purposes. Because the purposes were so good, they would justify this pain we were inflicting on other people.’ – Neil Sheehan

‘When you love someone so much that you are in pain when you are apart it ends up being destructive. I never want to be in that place again.’ – Sadie Frost

‘Pain is pain, joy is joy – you can’t avoid bringing pieces of yourself into a role.’ – Joshua Leonard

‘It seems to me morally a decent society will try to take some of the increased benefit and use that to alleviate the pain of the few who are bearing the cost that made it possible.’ – Tim Bishop

‘Just having the pain of being alive without anything else, whether it’s good or bad. There’s a lot of serious songs on the record, you know. That song is just about feeling like a fish out of water, feeling like you don’t belong on the planet sometimes.’ – Jon Crosby

‘Last tour my bass rig was breaking down every other night. That was a pain. We would get on stage and Trey would count off the song, and I’d play the first note and nothing would be there. Those guys would just roll their eyes.’ – Mike Gordon

‘Congress’s definition of torture in those laws – the infliction of severe mental or physical pain – leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation.’ – John Yoo

‘It’s the business I’m in, I can’t say that signing things is the favourite part of my career but you know that it has to be done and that there is no pain involved.’ – Cliff Richard

‘Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.’ – Keith Miller

‘Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease.’ – Keith Miller

‘I was taught that pain is bad.’ – Keith Miller

‘I grew up and I became very successful at what I did as a young man. I became a work addict because this was the only way I could get any relief from this pain.’ – Keith Miller

‘My spine healed incorrectly. There were long periods when I’d be perfectly all right, and then there were many other times when I wasn’t, when my back would give out and throw me down to the floor amid waves of nauseating pain.’ – Dick York

‘I was seeing everything through pain. I would roll out of bed and do my exercises. I had to do that to work out the remainder of the pain pills. I would drink coffee and go to the set and plunge myself so far into my work.’ – Dick York

‘I took pain pills to get to sleep because I didn’t want to go to work the next day exhausted.’ – Dick York

‘I realize now I didn’t really want to die. I just wanted to stop the hurt and pain.’ – LaToya Jackson

‘I feel that the thing that probably aided me the most in that scene with the dog was the utilization and using an actual recreation, affective memory, if you want to call it, of pain.’ – Ray Walston

‘One of the things that has always motivated me to write is the desire to get it out and look at it in an objective way, so that it doesn’t cause me any serious pain by staying inside.’ – Carly Simon

‘I’m always more motivated by the pain of a funny character than by what makes him funny.’ – Jason Alexander

‘This moment in time, on this tour, you know, I’m discovering a lot of new things. And to be 45 and doing that, it’s a mixture of pleasure and pain, I can assure you.’ – Eric Clapton

‘I think I probably would have enjoyed to keep my own private pain out of my work. But I was changed by my audience who said your private pain which you have unwittingly shown us in your early songs is also ours.’ – Pete Townshend

‘Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating.’ – Andrew Cohen

‘I’m a much nicer person since my wife died. I found out what pain is, so on that level I’m much nicer.’ – Hugh Leonard

‘I was always a great bundle of energy. As a child, instead of walking, I would run. And so running, which is a pain to a lot of people, was always a pleasure to me because it was so easy.’ – Roger Bannister

‘You get very tired, and there was a certain amount of pain and you slow up. Your legs are so tired that you are in fact slowing. If you don’t keep running, keep your blood circulating, the muscles stop pumping the blood back and you get dizzy.’ – Roger Bannister

‘As a young child, I was never a crier. I never cried to get my way, or even when I was in pain.’ – Dan O’Brien

‘I really feel like the gift is also the curse. It’s always half-and-half. Whatever brings you the most joy will also probably bring you the most pain. Always a price to pay.’ – Alice Hoffman

‘This was nostalgia in the literal Greek sense: the pain of not being able to return to one’s home and family.’ – John Thorn

‘The British system denied any role for human creativity, and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires, pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain, objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve the best allocation of wealth.’ – Robert Trout

‘From this bestial view that the human mind consists of only sense certainty, pleasure and pain, Locke developed an equally bestial theory of the nation. Man originally existed in a State of Nature of complete liberty.’ – Robert Trout

‘Janis Joplin is definitely one of my biggest influences. She taught me how to feel music, and I don’t think there’s anyone like her that could bring such pain and emotion to a song.’ – LeAnn Rimes

‘Being ill like this combines shock – this time I will die – with a pain and agony that are unfamiliar, that wrench me out of myself.’ – Harold Brodkey

‘Elaine is just in pain. I think Elaine has become very, very sad woman. She is someone who is in deep need of many hours of analysis and I like to think that I’m not that type of person.’ – Julia Louis-Dreyfus

‘Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial.’ – Allen Klein

‘Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations.’ – Ernst Mach

‘Our stories are different; our pain is the same.’ – Betty Buckley

‘I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me.’ – Lorna Luft

‘It was in San Diego and I was onstage and couldn’t remember how to play the guitar properly. I was in terrible pain and my nervous system was just going wild, like somebody had just run a car over me.’ – Andy Partridge

‘Therefore coercion of the non-invasive, when justifiable at all, is to be justified on the ground that it secures, not a minimum of ‘ invasion, but a minimum of pain.’ – Benjamin Tucker

‘Elvis was rock’n’roll. He came from the poverty and the pain.’ – Link Wray

‘To give and receive love, you have to be in touch with pain, you have to be capable of provoking it and feeling it.’ – Jeanne Moreau

‘Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable.’ – Rene Daumal

‘Pain was something we were expected to endure. But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife.’ – Roald Dahl

‘You develop a third eye where you kind of know where they are in a room at all times but no matter how vigilant you are as a parent, at some point, you’ll look around a room and can’t find them and there’s a searing pain that goes through your body.’ – Jodie Foster

‘I can’t explain why one wants to pass a particular sort of pain onto other people, but you do.’ – Alexis Korner

‘Directors say that you should get actors before they are recognized. They will be a pain or have an opinion.’ – Dianne Wiest

‘I don’t think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available.’ – Layne Staley

‘After I got over the terrible pain of having something of mine taken from me, I began to think how bad everybody else must be feeling. It wasn’t a nice time.’ – Lena Horne

‘Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain.’ – Lillie Langtry

‘I’m not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.’ – Carol Leifer

‘This is always a pain because it’s injustice too and so my response to it, I tell you what I am more surprised or horrified at Jews who forget to be humanists than I am at anybody else.’ – Janet Suzman

‘I still find that a kind of stricture of the heart happens when I see any form of bigoted or racist behaviour. I get an actual pain in my heart.’ – Janet Suzman

‘An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature.’ – Auguste Renoir

‘I fell in love with Neil’s pain. We were in this cocoon of intensity. Neil and I were uniquely in the same position at the same time, having overwhelming success facing us.’ – Carrie Snodgress

‘The wages of pedantry is pain.’ – Carroll O’Connor

‘Some people are born gardeners, some are politicians. I was an actor. It took a great deal of pain before I figured that out. I didn’t relate to most of it.’ – Kathleen Quinlan

‘Compared to dancing, films seemed to me to be the work of lay bums. There was no physical pain; it was enough to say and imagine what was in the script. It was very easy for me.’ – Victoria Abril

‘Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy – not defeat or death.’ – Whittaker Chambers

‘I was tortured fifteen times, that’s total submission. They did that with shutting off your blood circulation with ropes, giving you claustrophobia and pain at the same time, bending you double.’ – James Stockdale

‘In some ways that fight gave me more respect around the world and helped me be even more popular because so many people felt my pain and saw that I was robbed.’ – Marvin Hagler

‘We all have to face pain, and pain makes us grow.’ – James Taylor

‘But, then again, I had to stop because there was too much pain or too much trouble. After I retired I still had one more elbow surgery just to be able to do normal things.’ – Richard Krajicek

‘I think good art happens on that edge between comfortable and in a lot of pain, you know what I mean?’ – Liz Phair

‘Jewelry, to me, is a pain in the derriere, because you have to be watching it all the time.’ – Eartha Kitt

‘It is now possible to quantify people’s levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy.’ – Polly Toynbee

‘One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives.’ – Polly Toynbee

‘Thresholds of pain, indignity and incapacity are entirely personal.’ – Polly Toynbee

‘I felt along with her – not the physical pain, of course, but all her mental anguish. You can’t be detached. She needed to have someone who understood what was happening in her mind.’ – Charles Bronson

‘We need to make sure that the fast-growing States and the balance of States in this country have as much information as available because I cannot imagine the pain as a parent myself of having my child molested by someone in our schools.’ – Jon Porter

‘Lives have been altered in fundamental ways, and later, after they acquire a more complete understanding of what goals are actually attainable, many are left facing a lot of pain and frustration. And yet, there’s no culture of complaint.’ – Garry Trudeau

‘I think you can feel the pain I’ve experienced in my music. It’s something that a lot of people can relate to.’ – Blu Cantrell

‘I told him that I can play it if he wanted to write it, and I would be willing to try and go there emotionally. I did not know as an actress if I would be able to get there, because when you feel really deep emotions or pain, you don’t want to go back there.’ – Hunter Tylo

‘I am told that the majority of Iraqis wanted Saddam removed from power, but they were unwilling and were incapable of doing the job themselves because they feared Saddam and knew the pain and torture he was capable of inflicting upon them.’ – Howard Coble

‘I think the idea that you can go this alone is – was a huge mistake. And unfortunately, there was a price paid in terms of suffering and pain for people in New Orleans.’ – Michael Chertoff

‘When I’m playing a character like Jonathan in Ripley’s Game I want to be in the moment when he’s feeling pain; this very ordinary person who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances.’ – Dougray Scott

‘Pain’s not bad, it’s good. It teaches you things. I understand that.’ – Charles Manson

‘There was a whole language that I could never make function for myself in relationship to painting and that was attitudes like tortured, struggle, pain.’ – Robert Rauschenberg

‘I know it’s a film and all of that, and it’s a Hollywood film, but it kind of feels like this sometimes, when you’re in pain and it hurts, and you’re desperate. Or you are about to cross some moral line and it’s so seductive and you just do… and all that.’ – Patrick Marber

‘This is a tough game. There are times when you’ve got to play hurt, when you’ve got to block out the pain.’ – Shaquille O’Neal

‘I started out as a football player. I liked to inflict pain. In basketball, it was the same thing.’ – Shaquille O’Neal

‘I am heartbroken that this movie would cause anyone pain. It should be a source of joy. The story is a metaphor about how we try to stay in our own little bubbles, we don’t let life in, we don’t take the journey.’ – Swoosie Kurtz

‘If you have a guy like Jermaine, it’s a pain in the neck. When we were on the road together in Europe, Jesus, I had to kick the girls off of him. I mean, they throw themselves on the floor and take off their hats.’ – Pia Zadora

‘I admit there’s an element of brutality in all my work – it’s part of the truth about human existence I always want to explore – but the last thing I’m trying to do is put on some kind of freak show, inviting people to get off on other people’s pain and humiliation.’ – Todd Solondz

‘Because one of the benefits of getting older, I guess-there are very few benefits, really – most of them are a pain in the butt. People depend on me more; they believe in me more, they think I’m good.’ – Lawrence Halprin

‘Everybody needs a way out of that pain. Many people choose drugs and alcohol. Some people obsessively exercise or develop strange dietary habits, which is what I did. At least it got me toward a path of healthier living.’ – Mariel Hemingway

‘I wanted out of my pain and that silliness, but I wanted an easy out. That’s before realizing that there is no easy out. Before accepting that you just have to do the work.’ – Mariel Hemingway

‘I have lived most my life with chronic inflammation and constant pain with immediate diarrhea.’ – Mike McCready

‘If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent, those funds are well spent.’ – Carl Karcher

‘Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.’ – Joseph Butler

‘By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We’re like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other. But a marriage is three of us.’ – Barbara Mandrell

‘It is with pain that I read of the dire effects of my book upon the minds of young girls.’ – Mary MacLane

‘If we do not want to be pained by anybody we must not pain anybody; and how can man consider himself humane if he wants to live at the cost of others.’ – Morarji Desai

‘As long as I was breathing with the contractions and not pushing against them, I felt better. That idea is fundamental-to feel pain and not to resist; to go towards it. It is an incredibly spiritual practice.’ – Christy Turlington

‘At my age, you need to verify that everything is fine. I put a lot of pressure on my body, and I feel sometimes pain in my back and in my knees, so I have to be sure that I can keep on training hard before going on.’ – Hermann Maier

‘A Catholic is raised with the idea that he will die any minute now and if he doesn’t live his life in a certain way, this death is an introduction to an eternity of pain.’ – Don DeLillo

‘I could be a bit of a pain in the arse. Since I’ve come out of my cancer, I must say I intend to be even more of a pain in the arse.’ – Harold Pinter

‘Bruce Willis. Pain in my ass, no problem about that. We just didn’t get along. We got along off camera, but shooting we just didn’t get along.’ – Antoine Fuqua

‘What kind of man would I have been if I had not been there to help her? I felt along with her – not the physical pain, of course, but all her mental anguish. You can’t be detached.’ – Charles Bronson

‘In this cry of pain the inner consciousness of the people seems to lay itself bare for an instant, and to reveal the mood of beings who feel their isolation in the face of a universe that wars on them with winds and seas.’ – John Millington Synge

‘The first thing we become convinced of is that man is organized so as to be far more sensible of pain than of pleasure.’ – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

‘Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions.’ – Pierre Charron

‘Being a mother adds another emotional dimension, a feel for children that I didn’t have before I had one. They were a pain before.’ – Julie Walters

‘Whenever we condemn, we cloak the world in pain.’ – Hugh Prather

‘The real reason for comedy is to hide the pain.’ – Wendy Wasserstein

‘We all know pain doesn’t exist without some coexisting depression.’ – Jerry Hall

‘I don’t think any of us can speak frankly about pain until we are no longer enduring it.’ – Arthur Golden

‘World’s use is cold, world’s love is vain, world’s cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain.’ – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

‘To us sin has not become any less of a mystery or a pain.’ – George A. Smith

‘The vocabulary of pleasure depends on the imagery of pain.’ – Marina Warner

‘Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.’ – Freya Stark

‘I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It’s a pain in the ass.’ – Jennifer Aniston

‘There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.’ – Samuel Johnson

‘What has happened to architecture since the second world war that the only passers-by who can contemplate it without pain are those equipped with a white stick and a dog?’ – Bernard Levin

‘It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one.’ – Lord Byron

‘If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?’ – Samuel Johnson

‘He is strong and pain is worse to the strong, incapacity is worse.’ – Robinson Jeffers

‘Pain is as diverse as man. One suffers as one can.’ – Victor Hugo

‘The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain.’ – Tertullian

‘Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis, more than it is about winning.’ – Joyce Carol Oates

‘Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain; here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility.’ – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

‘Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.’ – Germaine Greer

‘The stars are scattered all over the sky like shimmering tears, there must be great pain in the eye from which they trickled.’ – Georg Buchner

‘Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime’s length?’ – Aeschylus

‘When I was onstage doing the work, adrenaline killed the pain because I never hurt in front of an audience.’ – Jerry Lewis

‘There’s been a lot of speculation about every single girl I’m with and it actually does quite irritate me after a while, more so because it’s a complete pain for the girls.’ – Prince William

‘I meditate a lot, but I am constantly in pain. I’m trying to live with this. You just have to accept it.’ – Roy Horn

‘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

‘We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater, but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain and Grief rather than commit the least Sin.’ – Mary Astell

‘Whether they run a record company or a grocery store, every boss will tell you you’re in big trouble if you’re borrowing more than you can ever afford to pay back. Delaying the pain for future generations is suicidal. We’ve got to start getting the deficit down right now, not next year.’ – Simon Cowell

‘Given my last position, that I was the first U.S attorney post 9/11 in New Jersey, I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day at the hands of radical Muslim extremists. And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account.’ – Chris Christie

‘You know, in a workplace, when you shrink the size of a workforce, there is pain there. But there is no question: we have a government that we can no longer afford. That is the cold, hard fact. So we have to make this more efficient. We have to sunset programs that no longer work. We have to eliminate waste and fraud. We must do this.’ – Meg Whitman

‘When they call the slightest spending reductions ‘painful’, we will say ‘If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?’ And ‘If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.” – Mitch Daniels

‘We’re going to need to absorb some pain. The Republicans want to pile all the pain on people who can least afford it and the middle class and Democrats under his leadership want to make sure that we can address deficit reduction and continue to make investments and shared sacrifice is going to be imperative in order to be able to do that.’ – Debbie Wasserman Schultz

‘I’m now convinced that I’m a doctor. I mean, if someone says they have a pain, I’m like, ‘Well, that’s your spleen.” – Olivia Wilde

‘It’s really beautiful. But you know, fancy footwear is a pain!’ – Sarah Michelle Gellar

‘When you get down to it, at it’s root, Comedy is truth, absurdity, and pain. One of my little mottos is: ‘Do you remember the Peanuts cartoon where Charlie Brown kicked the football and kissed the Little Red Haired Girl? Neither do I.” – Lev Yilmaz

‘I know there is pain when sawmills close and people lose jobs, but we have to make a choice. We need water and we need these forests.’ – Wangari Maathai

‘I got sick when I was 19, and I’d been a really healthy 19-year-old, so I don’t have a lot to compare it to. Does it feel like the pain after you give birth? I don’t know.’ – Laura Hillenbrand

‘I’ve just been growing right along. It’s painful, but it’s a great pain, and I like suffering for great results. It’s like going to the gym. It hurts really bad at first, but after a couple of months and after that diet, you’re looking so hot.’ – Mary J. Blige

‘Golf isn’t first on my list anymore. There are a lot of things ahead of golf and I have to go ahead and do those things so I can play golf. I’m tired of hurting. Tired of fighting pain.’ – Fuzzy Zoeller

‘I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant.’ – Walter Isaacson

‘I didn’t have a catharsis for my childhood pain, most of us don’t, and until I learned how to forgive those people and let it go, I was unhappy.’ – Tyler Perry

‘I was able to do Classics, the U.S. national championships and the Pan American Games and feel like I improved with each meet, but I was still struggling with a lot of residual pain from the two surgeries.’ – Shawn Johnson

‘We’re not excusing the ones who are mean, but I want girls to understand the psychology. It’s not in everyone. But the bully needs to put this pain somewhere.’ – Elizabeth Berkley

‘If you feel pain, you have to make up your mind whether you can play with it or not.’ – James Worthy

‘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

‘Doctors have told me I have a high pain threshold, but I can only know what I feel. I think I’m good at minimising the pain and being indifferent to it.’ – Johnny Knoxville

‘Whenever you get a sharp pain, you need to back it off.’ – Stephanie Rice

‘For some Chicago expats, food is the medicine that blunts the pain of separation.’ – Mary Schmich

‘I can take more pain than anyone.’ – Breaux Greer

‘Showing young children in these communities, that there are outlets for their feelings, that there is room in a space for their stories to be told, and that they will be applauded – and it’s not about ego, it’s about connection: that their pain is everybody else’s pain.’ – Tom Hiddleston

‘I’ve never been a good patient. I’m not good with pain. It is not for me.’ – Angie Harmon

‘Black patients were treated much later in their disease process. They were often not given the same kind of pain management that white patients would have gotten and they died more often of diseases.’ – Rebecca Skloot

‘I have been blessed with a good, fun, and wonderful life, but I’ve also seen a whole lot of pain.’ – Giada De Laurentiis

‘Detroit is a city that really stands out. It’s been through a very difficult time. There’s been a lot of pain here, and the city, physically, has suffered. You can see it in certain neighborhoods, and there’s buildings downtown that have been abandoned.’ – Michael Imperioli

‘It causes me great pain to sue the company I work for. Nevertheless, I had to do it. Suffice it to say, there’s a dispute and I believe I haven’t been given what is mine.’ – Howard Stern

‘I don’t care what people think about me because I know I am more than all the pain and strife they hold inside.’ – Ricky Williams

‘I don’t feel there’s any kind of pain in my life.’ – Wes Borland

‘I was quite fat as a kid. And swimming is a sport you can enjoy whatever size you are. If you’re fat, running is a pain. I’m not really built for running.’ – David Walliams

‘I’m now wearing suits on stage, so I’ve kinda stepped up my game as far as image. Which I have to admit is kind of a pain the butt, but it’s fun. It gives you a certain amount of confidence to walk on stage and look nice, but I can’t say that I’m totally buying into the whole image factor.’ – Christopher Cross

‘All they teach you in drama school is how to do stage fights and be a pain in rehearsals.’ – Craig Ferguson

‘You can call me a pain. I’ll accept that as a compliment.’ – Darrell Issa

‘I’m very, very sensitive to pain and to people who suffer.’ – Patricia Cornwell

‘I get along great with directors, but I think some producers would tell you I’m a pain. They may say I’m tough to work with, but I have a great passion for what I do. I believe in fighting for it.’ – Amy Irving

‘I want to express myself to feel that what I feel is real. My joy, my pain, my anger.’ – Annabella Sciorra

‘I have been recently diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease which is an ongoing medical condition that affects my energy level and causes fatigue and joint pain.’ – Venus Williams

‘To all my fans who planned to come to the Future History World tour, the pain of letting you down cuts me way deeper than this injury I’ve sustained.’ – Jason Derulo

‘I don’t have muscle tone. I’m just flab. I’m not a daredevil. I don’t like pain, I don’t like cold, I don’t want to feel exhausted. But the sense of accomplishment is something I’ve never felt before, in a physical sense.’ – Charlene Tilton

‘What I think I’ve been able to do well over the years is play with pain, play with problems, play in all sorts of conditions.’ – Roger Federer

‘I can’t write about your pain; I only know my own.’ – Shelby Lynne

‘A lot of times when you play… you get this adrenalin that blocks pain.’ – Venus Williams

‘I don’t think you can have pain and soul-searching doing the right thing for your child.’ – Diane Abbott

‘You’re always going to survive the pain of loss. I can live with that confidence inside of me.’ – Hope Solo

‘I want ‘Flesh Of My Flesh’ to be like my connection to the community, I want to say what’s on my peoples’ minds, soak up all their pain. I’ve learned that when I take it all in, I can make one brotha’s pain be understood by the world.’ – DMX

‘Michael Vick may enjoy watching dogs fight. Someone else may find that repulsive but see nothing wrong with eating an animal who has had a life as full of pain and suffering as the lives of the fighting dogs. It’s strange that we regard the latter as morally different from, and superior to, the former.’ – Gary L. Francione

‘The first year with ABT I learned 13 new roles. Most were lengthy ballets, more complicated than I was used to. I have suffered from tendinitis since I was 13, and it flared up again until the pain was paralyzing. There were times I prayed I’d be sick so I wouldn’t have to go on.’ – Gelsey Kirkland

‘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

‘You find out in life that people really like you funny. So what do you give ’em? Humor. And then if you show them the other side, they don’t like you as much. I find, too, that I can hide behind the idiot’s mask being funny, and you never see the sorrow or the pain.’ – Terry Bradshaw

‘If I found the cure for dystrophy tomorrow, I would do a telethon in four weeks for acute pain that in this country is a bigger problem than cancer, heart, sickle cell, anemia, name it. It is – it’s hitting 70 million Americans.’ – Jerry Lewis

‘This is the pain pacemaker. I’ve got a battery under my skin. From that battery are two electrodes that go into the spine where they cut bone away to accommodate it. Now I put on the power here. If I have the pain, the stimulator starts. It’s tingling, like when your foot falls asleep, you know?’ – Jerry Lewis

‘I’ve made millions of dollars with the body I have, so where’s the pain in that?’ – Tyra Banks

‘I love heels, I’m telling you. When I walk in flats, I get knee pain.’ – Sofia Vergara

‘I don’t think you should exploit your own pain.’ – Laura Linney

‘I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the President. I know what it means to send young Americans into battle, for I have held in my arms the mothers and fathers of those who didn’t return. I’ve shared the pain of families who’ve lost their homes, and the frustration of workers who’ve lost their jobs.’ – Barack Obama

‘Self-awareness is value-free. It isn’t scary. It doesn’t imply that you will subject yourself to needless pain.’ – Deepak Chopra

‘While eschewing emotion – and its companion, vulnerability – Obama should be careful not to sacrifice empathy, the ‘I feel your pain’ connection that sustained Clinton. This connection is the shorthand people use to measure their leaders’ intentions. If people believe you’re on their side, they will trust your decisions.’ – Dee Dee Myers

‘Actors have an opportunity to use storytelling as a way to solve pain.’ – Nicolas Cage

‘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

‘No problems are ever resolved by violence. It only aggravates the pain and the hurt on every side.’ – Pranab Mukherjee

‘With big, emotional roles it’s very easy, especially if you’ve grown up in the American school of acting, to exploit your own pain. You have to be careful about that, because 9 times out of 10, your pain is not appropriate to the character.’ – Laura Linney

‘The work gets more difficult as you get older. You learn more and you gather more experiences, there is deeper pain and higher highs.’ – Gwyneth Paltrow

‘I’m an artist, therefore I think I am sensitive to human pain.’ – Shirley MacLaine

‘Really, every woman is an example to me, because as women we go through so much pain. We have to live this perfect life when we are messed up inside. We all go through trials and tribulations.’ – Mary J. Blige

‘People talk about the pain of writing, but very few people talk about the pleasure and satisfaction.’ – Paul Theroux

‘I do get the comics online I guess but it’s such a pain. I’d rather just get them in the paper and read them.’ – Drew Carey

‘Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion.’ – Christina Aguilera

‘I’ve certainly experienced physical pain in my life.’ – Katey Sagal

‘Let me put it this way: I definitely need to understand the villains I play. The best cause pain to anesthetize themselves against their own pain.’ – Ron Perlman

‘I don’t deal with death very well. My brother, John Candy, my dad, my mom, Brandon Tartikoff just a couple of weeks ago. I mean, you lose a lot of people in your life, and that’s one thing I am constantly working on – pain management.’ – James Belushi

‘When you get older, your health becomes important to you, things start breaking down, you’ve always got a different ache or pain.’ – Tom Petty

‘There’s really no such thing as the agony of dying. I’m quite sure that pain is shut off at the moment of death. You see, something happens when the body knows it’s about to go. Peptide hormones are released by cells in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. Endorphins. They attach themselves to the cells responsible for feeling pain.’ – Lewis Thomas

‘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 you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain.’ – Jennifer Aniston

‘I do understand what it is to not want to commit to someone, knowing that might bring pain or commit to a life that has to do with being responsible to people other than myself. These things, I think, are normal things.’ – Philip Seymour Hoffman

‘When fish experience something that would cause other animals physical pain, they behave in ways suggestive of pain, and the change in behaviour may last several hours.’ – Peter Singer

‘We may feel the pain of falling back from a level of affluence to which we have grown accustomed, but most people in developed countries are still, by historical standards, extraordinarily well off.’ – Peter Singer

‘You can relate to somebody’s pain and you have compassion, which can lead to intimacy.’ – Jeff Bridges

‘The body is sort of a pain. It has to go to the bathroom. It has to be comfortable. But the spirit is indestructible. It can move at the speed of light.’ – Robert Ballard

‘You can’t quantify human pain the way you can measure out sugar. Death comes one individual at a time.’ – Yann Martel

‘I think I’m in better shape now than I was 10 years ago, but it takes a bigger toll – I get back pain!’ – Alessandra Ambrosio

‘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

‘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

‘I’d like to see a world free of strife, stress, pain, hunger, war – a cool place where everyone could live.’ – Dionne Warwick

‘Pain is something that’s common to human life. When we ignore it, we aren’t engaging in the whole reality, and the pain begins to fester.’ – Karen Armstrong

‘Let’s use our stories to encourage listening to one another and to hear not just the good news, but also the pain that lies at the back of a lot of people’s stories and histories.’ – Karen Armstrong

‘Some people take certain things and they try to forget what that pain felt like. I don’t. I take that same pain and I chase it every time I walk in a weight room.’ – Ray Lewis

‘I don’t particularly like going on about being gay or making a big thing about it, but I think it’s a bit of a pain to be secretive about it.’ – Evan Davis

‘Whatever your supposed politics are – left, right – if you put it in a human connection, most people will rise to the occasion and feel the human pain in a way that they might not if it was presented in a more conceptual way.’ – George Saunders

‘What gay culture is before it is anything else, before it is a culture of desire or a culture of subversion or a culture of pain, is a culture of friendship.’ – Andrew Sullivan

‘I had a baby with no pain medicine, mainly because most people I talked to didn’t think I’d be able to do it. So there!’ – Busy Philipps

‘I chose to present myself as one who comes from among the people, and I can be touched by their pain because I have my own.’ – T. D. Jakes

‘I think children in general have a very hard time – at least I did – expressing any pain because I didn’t want to hurt the people that I loved.’ – Aleksa Palladino

‘I love pain. Love pain.’ – Cam Gigandet

‘I don’t think any other emotion is the equivalent of laughter. So I do whatever I can to laugh all the time and to hide my pain.’ – Rashida Jones

‘There’s no better way to process pain than to write.’ – Rashida Jones

‘There is no word for feeling nostalgic about the future, but that’s what a parent’s tears often are, a nostalgia for something that has not yet occurred. They are the pain of hope, the helplessness of hope, and finally, the surrender to hope.’ – Michael Ian Black

”Lost’ holds a very special place in people’s hearts and I wouldn’t presume to say that ‘FlashForward’ will replace ‘Lost.’ I think it provides a lot of the same adrenaline and fascination and entertainment. It will help ease the pain of losing ‘Lost!’ I think it will appeal to the very same audience.’ – Sonya Walger

‘I primarily have had my career in comedy, and that is something that I have never been too concerned about because I know there is really no room for vanity in comedy. Comedy comes from pain and it is a lot easier to empathize with somebody who is out of shape.’ – Chris Pratt

‘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

‘After spending time with the rescued turkeys at Farm Sanctuary’s shelter and seeing how similar they are to my furry companion animals at home, I knew I needed to do everything in my power to protect these friendly and curious birds from the daily pain and suffering they endure on factory farms.’ – Ginnifer Goodwin

‘I’m in the camp that needs to discover and take risks, sometimes it’s with the promise of something special and new, sometimes it’s to stay awake, either way it’s much more stressful with all the uncertainty but worth the pain in the end.’ – Karen O

‘PETA’s campaign should be included in school curricula. If we can open children’s hearts and minds to animals’ needs, teach them to treat a dog or a chicken as if they feel fear and love and pain – as they do – then they will grow up to understand that we are all worthy of respect.’ – Ingrid Newkirk

‘I don’t look on the Internet; it’s a world of pain.’ – Max Irons

‘The big relationships you make in your life are with those that you love and if things do go wrong then it’s a source of great pain and that lasts.’ – Michael Morpurgo

‘I wouldn’t want to see any animal in pain, no matter what.’ – Jeremy Irvine

‘You shouldn’t be ashamed of your pain. You have the right to have your pain treated.’ – Naomi Judd

‘I hadn’t even released my first proper single when I started to feel the strain of attention. But I don’t believe that it was the attention that was giving me panic attacks. I think it was everything in my life colliding at the same time. It really did get to a serious point where I couldn’t even walk down the street without getting the pain.’ – Ellie Goulding

‘Christian Louboutin, I love you, but honey, please! But when you have this much weight, you’ve got to give us a little platform. Sorry! The shoes are stunning though. An ounce of pain, it’s worth it.’ – Octavia Spencer

‘Many Republicans have always reminded me of professional W.W.F. wrestlers. They come into the ring all pumped up and acting like they’re invincible and that they’re going to destroy their opponent. Then they get hit once and fall down and roll around in agony and suddenly seem immobilized by pain, calling for the ref to intervene.’ – Paul Feig

‘I think there is a big difference between expressing the pain and anger that many African Americans and other people of color may feel versus language that I think now crosses the line and goes into hate.’ – Michael Nutter

‘Randomness I love. And I still love just a holler right in the middle of an ongoing narrative. Pain or joy, ecstasy.’ – Barry Hannah

‘I intentionally shoot violence to make the audience feel real pain. I have never and I will never shoot violence as if it’s some kind of action video game.’ – Takeshi Kitano

‘When I started studying acting in New York, I didn’t plan to be an action hero. I just wanted to learn acting because I felt it was something I needed to try to do for myself, to express something, my inner pain, or something I couldn’t get out.’ – Dolph Lundgren

‘My father’s death from prostate cancer in 1993 was tragic. He never complained about pain. He was a fighter. By the time he was ready to die he wasn’t able to die in the way that he wanted to, which seemed an outrage to me.’ – Zoe Wanamaker

‘When you are in unrelenting, excruciating and debilitating pain that never goes away for years on end, your life is over.’ – Bill Walton

‘My life changed irrevocably four-and-a-half years ago when my spine failed and collapsed. I spent two years on the floor, in excruciating, debilitating and unrelenting pain. I can only describe the pain as being submerged into a vat of scalding acid that has an electric current running through it. And you can never get out, ever.’ – Bill Walton

‘Nostalgia is something we think of as fuzzy. But it’s pain. Pain concerning the past.’ – Peter Carey

‘I don’t expect too much from the afterlife, I think that I know very well what pain is. When I think of the end of my life, I think mainly: I didn’t do nothing, but I could have done more.’ – Sylvia Kristel

‘When compassion wakes up in us, we find ourselves more willing to become vulnerable, to take the risk of entering the pain of others.’ – Sue Monk Kidd

‘You can hear the Celtic heartbeat all over Europe and America, from Bing Crosby to Jack White, from the Smiths to My Bloody Valentine, from House of Pain to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.’ – Rob Sheffield

‘You want to be burning calories after you work out. The problem becomes for most people – it’s not pleasant, it’s painful. You have to have the pain tolerance to be able to deal with that, which a lot of people do not.’ – Brett Hoebel

‘It sounds strange to say it, but you can be in a war zone and have a lot of fun. Even though war is essentially pain on all sides, human beings have the capacity to enjoy themselves. The soldiers are mostly young people, full of enthusiasm and energy, and that’s an exciting thing for an old guy like me.’ – Bruce Cockburn

‘If we were going to default, we would have decided that many months ago. It would be wrong for the Greek economy, it would be wrong for the European economy, it would make things worse in the end. That’s why we’re taking the pain and making these structural reforms, and we’re on target.’ – George Papandreou

‘It’s good for actors to confront those things we have to act: panic, pain and death.’ – Antony Sher

‘Cooks build muscles; we can stand all day long on our feet and not feel the pain.’ – Eric Ripert

‘In terms of withstanding incredible amounts of pain – both physical and emotional – I don’t think there’s any better training than ballet.’ – Julia Jones

‘Fear and pain and suffering is not OK for any being to feel intentionally at the hands of us.’ – Leona Lewis

‘Writing scripts is a laborious job that can be a real pain.’ – Shane Black

‘Everybody loves to spend money at least some of the time – because everybody loves the stuff you can buy with it. The key to the pleasure level of any transaction is the balance between the pain of the payment and the reward of the purchased object.’ – Jeffrey Kluger

‘Spending $1 for a brand new house would feel very, very good. Spending $1,000 for a ham sandwich would feel very, very bad. Spending $19,000 for a small family car would feel, well, more or less right. But as with physical pain, fiscal pain can depend on the individual, and everyone has a different threshold.’ – Jeffrey Kluger

‘Many immigrants do not talk about what they endured back home. They were fleeing that world, and when they left they didn’t want to talk about it because there had been pain and heartbreak under the caste system of the South. They didn’t want to burden their children with what they had endured.’ – Isabel Wilkerson

‘Implants were something I thought I wanted when I was younger, and now I don’t. It was hard being active with them, because my chest was always sore. It hurt a lot, and I didn’t like always being in pain, so they had to go!’ – Heather Morris

‘Exercise helps my back. If I don’t exercise, that’s when it starts to hurt. The pain is a good motivator to run and exercise.’ – Bear Grylls

‘I always have this image of a woman running across a desert carrying children, trying to find water and food, not knowing when they’ll get that. And her feet are slashed up from the dry, hard earth… Even when I’m uncomfortable, sometimes in pain, or just cold… I think, ‘Thank God for what I’ve got.” – Sue Townsend

‘Surgeons always underestimate the pain and disability involved in what they do to people.’ – Robert Winston

‘Animal rights activists talk about cruelty and torture, some backing their assertions by publishing out-of-date photographs of ‘experiments’ banned long ago. This is a misrepresentation. The work we do is performed with compassion, care, humanity and humility. I have never seen an animal suffer pain.’ – Robert Winston

‘When it comes to serious cuts to major programs like Medicaid, the American people are not calling for leadership but magic. They want cuts with no pain.’ – Juan Williams

‘I think people think filmmaking is fun, but I’ve never thought that. For me it’s always been a lot of work and pain and stress.’ – Ben Lewin

‘In our lives, we have good things and bad things, happiness and pain.’ – Park Chan-wook

‘In my 20s I was in constant pain from undiagnosed endometriosis. With no prospect of a cure, I decided I needed a career – writing – that could accommodate being ill.’ – Hilary Mantel

‘I think a novel has to be about where you are at a given moment in time. I think it really needs to represent some specific pain you’re going through. it’s not just a story.’ – Maria Semple

‘For one thing, I don’t think art needs to be about suffering; sometimes it really seems like it’s only the art about pain that is interpreted as profound, and in my work for years I’ve really tried to deal with subjects that are substantial, not just fluffy, but presented in a more playful, approachable kind of way.’ – Ellen Forney

‘For me, writing isn’t a way of being public or private; it’s just a way of being. The process is always full of pain, but I like that. It’s a reality, and I just accept it as something not to be avoided.’ – Jamaica Kincaid

‘If you are a card-carrying human being, chances are that you share the same fear as all other humans: the fear of losing love, respect and connection to others. And if you are human, in order to avoid or prevent the pain, trauma and perceived devastation of the loss, you will do anything to avoid your greatest fear from being visited on you.’ – Iyanla Vanzant

‘I want all my pain to count for something.’ – Ann Jillian

‘If you’ve ever had a brush with cancer, you’re always thinking a pain might be something serious.’ – Ann Jillian

‘Pain doesn’t have a face and pain doesn’t have a certain way of adjusting. Pain is universal.’ – Aunjanue Ellis

‘The basic rhymes in English are masculine, which is to say that the last syllable of the line is stressed: ‘lane’ rhymes with ‘pain,’ but it also rhymes with ‘urbane’ since the last syllable of ‘urbane’ is stressed. ‘Lane’ does not rhyme with ‘methane.” – James Fenton

‘How can our hearts not break? How can we hold our tears? How can we bear the pain of losing those loving children and their guardians, who were slain in Newtown, Conn.? Why can’t we face the reality of our times and restrict deranged people from having these destructive powers?’ – Radhanath Swami

‘May God forgive us for the times when we as individuals and as a Church failed to seek out and care for those little ones who were frightened, alone and in pain because someone was abusing them. That we did not always respond to your cries with the concern of the Good Shepherd is a matter of deep shame.’ – Sean Brady

‘It is very difficult to give a 15 second sound bite on why there is pain and suffering in this world and not have it come off as being flippant or surface level or superficial.’ – Lee Strobel

‘There are Eastern religions that deny the reality of pain and suffering. They just try to wipe it away by saying it’s all an illusion.’ – Lee Strobel

‘It’s difficult to admit to ourselves that we suffer. We feel humiliated, like we should have been able to control our pain. If someone else is suffering, we like to tuck them away, out of sight. It’s a cruel, cruel conditioning. There is no controlling the unfolding of life.’ – Sharon Salzberg

‘In our own lives and in our communities, we need to find a way to include others rather than exclude them. We need to find a way to allow our pain and suffering, individually and collectively.’ – Sharon Salzberg

‘If we have a very strong commitment, so that we can trust ourselves and be beacons of trust for others no matter what the circumstance, then we’re protected from suffering the consequences of many actions. We can be protected from that pain.’ – Sharon Salzberg

‘In a single moment we can understand we are not just facing a knee pain, or our discouragement and our wishing the sitting would end, but that right in the moment of seeing that knee pain, we’re able to explore the teachings of the Buddha. What does it mean to have a painful experience? What does it mean to hate it, and to fear it?’ – Sharon Salzberg

‘What you learn about pain in formal meditation can help you relate to it in your daily life.’ – Sharon Salzberg

‘If our hearts are ready for anything, we will spontaneously reach out when others are hurting. Living in an ethical way can attune us to the pain and needs of others, but when our hearts are open and awake, we care instinctively.’ – Tara Brach

‘The Bible doesn’t sugarcoat pain and suffering; it gives you something to move past it.’ – Jud Wilhite

” Torn’ is hopeful. It’s a book that meets you in your pain and shows you how to move forward with life and in your walk with God.’ – Jud Wilhite

‘When you elevate the heels more so than you elevate the sole of the foot, you trigger a cascade of compensations in the knees and hips that cause tight hip flexors, and then those hip flexors cause lower-back pain.’ – Tim Ferriss

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

‘September 11 reinforced for me that whatever I’m writing about, it better be something that really matters to me because we don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. And for me it’s stories about people in pain in New York.’ – Stephen Adly Guirgis

‘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 think a lot of actors need validation. If you see truly amazing actors perform, they expose themselves to such an incredible degree. You can really see their pain.’ – Alex Kingston

‘The thing that comes most frequently to me on yoga retreats is excruciating pain in my hips.’ – Taiye Selasi

‘I like to be in pain when I’m getting massaged. That way I know I’m getting my money’s worth.’ – Alison Brie

‘I do Pilates because it’s important for me to have a healthy back when I’m 70 so I’m not hunched over and in pain. That’s more important to me than being thin.’ – Cobie Smulders

‘There is that awful moment when you realize that you’re falling in love. That should be the most joyful moment, and actually it’s not. It’s always a moment that’s full of fear because you know, as night follows day, the joy is going to rapidly be followed by some pain or other. All the angst of a relationship.’ – Helen Mirren

‘If there is something occurring that is so bad that it could be considered a crime against humanity, it has to be transmitted with anguish, with pain, and create an impact in people – upset them, shake them up, wake them out of their everyday routine.’ – James Nachtwey

‘If falling into desperation worked to make things better, then I would say, ‘Let’s all jump into despair.’ But it doesn’t help. The only way to truly find meaning and fulfillment is to look at the disaster, the pain, the difficulty, and know with complete certainty that good can come from this.’ – Yehuda Berg

‘Oh yes, my generation liked to be in some pain when they read. The harder it was, the more good we believed it was doing us.’ – Zadie Smith

‘It’s occurred to me I need to laugh at myself more, and that I don’t need to be some sad folk singer all the time. I don’t want to be the queen of pain.’ – Patty Griffin

‘I think the way we think about cancer, the way we treat cancer, has dramatically changed in the last century. There is an enormous amount of options that a physician can provide today, right down from curing patients, treating patients or providing patients with psychic solace or pain relief.’ – Siddhartha Mukherjee

‘I think either you’re creative or you’re not. In general, I don’t think you need to be in pain to actually be creative unless you’re writing love songs. Then you might need to have some ups and downs within your emotions to start to capture that.’ – Curtis Jackson

‘We tend to run our whole life trying to avoid all that hurts or displeases us, noticing the objects, people, or situations that we think will give us pain or pleasure, avoiding one and pursuing the other.’ – Joko Beck

‘I feel pain everywhere. A lot of guys in chairs do feel their legs. But if you don’t, there’s a thing called disreflex, so you know if something happens, say, you can’t feel your foot or your leg and your body reacts. You know something’s not right and you survey what’s going on.’ – Mark Zupan

‘I don’t mind being called snobbish, a pain and a social climber, but being called unkind really hurts.’ – Rachel Johnson

‘On really hot days, I try to motivate friends and family to come into the pool for an aqua jogging session which I teach. Aqua jogging is a great way to avoid the impact of regular walking or jogging on land. This is especially beneficial for those who have joint pain or who are healing from an injury.’ – Dylan Lauren

‘For a football coach, there’s nothing that matches the pain of a team not playing up to its capabilities.’ – Joe Greene

‘Risk is the sort of word that is easy to discuss upfront but tough to handle when it comes time to pay the piper. There will always be some who wimp out and second-guess when the pain hits, but that is a childish reaction.’ – Nathan Myhrvold

‘Being an athlete helps me get those grandiose emotions of pleasure and pain that are involved in sports.’ – Yanni

‘You can only exist as far as your mind will allow you to exist, and I think chronic pain will stop time dead in its tracks. You feel like you’re the only one, and how unfair it is, and a million different feel-sorry-for-yourself type feelings.’ – Phil Anselmo

‘My first fear was about the devil, when I was around fire, something I saw in a movie. I think it’s about pain, in whichever form it comes.’ – Penelope Cruz

‘It gives a fellow an awful shiver to hear the first shovelful of dirt and gravel rattle down upon the coffin; but after it is covered, it falls gently and makes no sound. The feeling of rest is perfect. There’s no more nagging, no more pain!’ – William Morris Hunt

‘Sometimes my body wakes me up and says ‘Hey, you haven’t had pain in a while. How about pain?’ And sometimes I can’t breathe, and that’s hard to live with. But I still celebrate life and don’t give up.’ – Mattie Stepanek

‘People will come up to me everywhere and say, ‘Ah, I saw you on ‘Larry King,’ and, ‘Ah, I saw you on ‘Oprah.’ And it’s really nice, and a lot of people say, ‘Is it a pain?’ And I say ‘No.’ And it’s not annoying.’ – Mattie Stepanek

‘The moment something happens to one you love, it’s twenty times more intense. You experience pain and enlightenment on a much vaster scale.’ – Rufus Wainwright

‘There’s always pain around. That’s one thing you can guarantee in life – there will always be a surplus of pain.’ – Nick Cave

‘When you deal with something like compassion for physical pain, which we know is very, very old in evolution – we can find evidence for it in nonhuman species – the brain processes it at a faster speed. Compassion for mental pain took many seconds longer.’ – Antonio Damasio

‘Imagine, for example, birds. When they look out at the world, they have a sense that they are alive. If they are in pain, they can do something about it. If they have hunger or thirst, they can satisfy that. It’s this basic feeling that there is life ticking away inside of you.’ – Antonio Damasio

‘When people have lost their jobs or are afraid of losing their jobs in the future, they lash out. They want others to know about their fears, their pain.’ – Madeleine M. Kunin

‘I think it’s true that the 1 Percent or the elite are living in a world of, maybe, excessive privilege, and they don’t fully realize how much pain and suffering, how much anxiety exists out there.’ – Nouriel Roubini

‘The difference between blues, jazz, rock n’ roll and rap is that rap stayed poor. Even the white rappers are poor. It’s scarier to look at poor people; it makes everyone uncomfortable. Their pain is something that people would like to see swept under the rug.’ – Russell Simmons

‘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

‘Frankly, I have always dreaded writing – there always seemed to be pain involved, unpleasant self-examination and a lot of fear.’ – Trent Reznor

‘I’ve followed the lives of great musicians and have learned that you don’t have to always write in pain. You have all of your past experiences, feelings, and thoughts that you can turn on when you need them and turn off when you don’t.’ – Kaki King

‘I think magic, whether I’m holding my breath or shuffling a deck of cards, is pretty simple. It’s practice, it’s training, and it’s – It’s practice, it’s training and experimenting, while pushing through the pain to be the best that I can be.’ – David Blaine

‘I could beat my mike stand into the stage, but I was still in pain. Maybe fans liked it, but sometimes people forget you’re a person and they’re more into the entertainment value. It’s taken a long time to turn that around and give a strong show without it being a kamikaze show.’ – Axl Rose

‘I would say probably my least favorite costume ever was in ‘Van Helsing.’ That was a huge pain because it had thigh-high boots with 30 buckles on them that had to be done up individually.’ – Kate Beckinsale

‘There is a growing scientific consensus that animals have emotions and feel pain. This awareness is going to effect change: better treatment of animals in agribusiness, research and our general interaction with them. It will change the way we eat, live and preserve the planet.’ – April Gornik

‘When you’re young, all the accidents, all the pain you take them, but at least you’re very strong. In fact through time, it’s just adding more and more pain, more and more loss and it makes you more fragile.’ – Carole Bouquet

‘I have no problem with the idea of comfort, but it is not an important thing aesthetically. If you look at a shoe and immediately say it looks very comfortable, in terms of design, it is not going to excite me. Of course, I am not putting nails in my shoes to ensure everybody is in pain, but a heel is not a pair of slippers and never will be.’ – Christian Louboutin

‘Change is always preceded by a little pain. Some people can change and they don’t have to go through so many painful things. But I think that I’m of a personality that I’m a little stubborn, so it’s tough for me.’ – Mel Gibson

‘When I decided to become a doctor, I was very, very young, when my mother, her seventh child, became pregnant, and she was feeling terrible pain, and I could not know how to help her. And my mother died in front of my eyes, without knowing why, which diagnosis. So I decided to be a doctor.’ – Hawa Abdi

‘During war time, when people were injured, I was really frustrated I did not become a doctor. It’s painful not being able to save people, witnessing their pain.’ – Janine di Giovanni

‘I think, as an artist, you have to have experienced some deep turmoil, some kind of pain, because that’s what connects you with the world. That’s what makes it juicy!’ – Jill Scott

‘The simplest and clearest motivation for taking animal welfare seriously is the recognition that pain is in and of itself a bad thing, and that to inflict significant amounts of it unnecessarily is wrong.’ – Julian Baggini