Pain Quotes

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887
Percy bysshe shelley - we look before and after, and pine for what is...

Swami brahnmananda - the world is so constructed, that if you wish to...
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Maurice Masterlinck
If more than ten percent of the population likes a painting it should be burned, for it must be bad.
George Bernard Shaw
They were going to die. They knew it, and their last words were I love you. Even in great pain, their last words were of love... People who could have saved themselves and they ran back in to save others instead. If humanity is capable of that, how can I lose hope in humanity?
Elie Wiesel, Chicago Sun - Times, November 5, 2001

If a person commit a crime against you, have not the right to forgive him; but the law must punish him in order to prevent a repetition of that same crime by others, as the pain of the individual is unimportant beside the general welfare of the people.
Abdul Baha, Paris Talks, p. 154
When the head aches, all the members partake of the pain.
Miguel de Cervantes
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin
He who makes a beast of himself relieves himself the pain of being a man.
Hunter S. Thompson
The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
Jackson Pollock
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith
A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree or draw a child by studying the outlines of its form merely... but by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at every attitude...
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond the pain.
Bartholomew
Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam.
A. Whitney Griswold
We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
C. S. Lewis
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Maya Angelou
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 Johannes Tillich
He saw that it was an ironical thing for him to be running thus toward that which he had been at such pains to avoid. But he said, in substance, to himself that if the earth and the moon were about to clash, many people would doubtless plan to get upon the roofs to witness the collision.
Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage, chapter 8
Martha singleterry - pain is a very precious gift. do not waste it....
You know how to paint a room real fast Just put paint rollers on your feet and somehow figure out how to skate up the walls and across the ceiling.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it. The pains of power are real; its pleasures imaginary.
C. C. Colton
No kind of sensation is keener and more active than that of pain its impressions are unmistakable.
Marquis de Sade
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
William Penn
Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Anne Sullivan
Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.
Danny Kaye
What greater pain could mortals have than this To see their children dead before their eyes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Time has laid its healing hand upon the wound when we can look back at the the pain we once fainted under, and no bitterness or despair arises in our heart.
Jerome K. Jerome, "Idle thought of an Idle Fellow".
A strange thing is memory, and hope one looks backward, and the other forward one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
Anna Mary Robertson Moses
It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
Henry David Thoreau, "Where I Live".
What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
George Eliot, Middlemarch
This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus
Do not consider painful what is good for you.
Euripides
If I can stop one heart from breaking, If I can ease one pain, Then my life will not have been in vain.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
Isaac Bashevis Singe
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
John Adams
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
John Patrick
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul.
John Keats
The trouble with born - Again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.
Herb Caen