Pain Quotes

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
Euripides, alcestis, 438 b. c. - time cancels young pain....

Thomas jefferson - how much pain have cost us the evils which have...
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Pablo Picasso
The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.
Ted W. Engstrom
It is a sin to persue pleasure as a good and to avoid pain as a evil.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book nine

A painter should not paint what he sees but what should be seen.
Paul Valery
Pain is inevitable suffering is optional.
Unknown
Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to.... The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Vincent Van Gogh
He who makes a beast of himself relieves himself the pain of being a man.
Hunter S. Thompson
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Frank Leahy
No kind of sensation is keener and more active than that of pain its impressions are unmistakable.
Marquis de Sade
Our goal can only be reached through a vehicle of a pain, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
If more than ten percent of the population likes a painting it should be burned, for it must be bad.
George Bernard Shaw
With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive.
James Baldwin
You cannot slander human nature it is worse than words can paint it.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Real live preacher, reallivepreacher. com weblog, december 16, 2002 - my life is the story of a man who always wants to...
The superiority of chocolate hot chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain...
Thomas Jefferson
A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain.
William Shakespeare
I paint self - Portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
Frida Kahlo
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
Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
Unknown
Do not consider painful what is good for you.
Euripides
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
This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus
Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
Truman Capote
The most painful state of living is remembering the future.
Soren Kierkegaard
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
The way money goes so fast these days, they should paint racing stripes on it.
Mark Russell
Let us talk sense to the American people. Let us tell them the truth, that there are not gains without pains.
Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno
The first hope of a painter who feels hopeful about painting is the hope that the painting will move, that it will live outside its frame.
Gertrude Stein
It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.
Mother Teresa
Van Gogh became a painter because he had no ear for music.
Nikki Harris
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gough
Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell.
G. K. Chesterton