Agony Quotes

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George Orwell
“Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.”
George Orwell, 1984

George Eliot
“Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.”
George Eliot

Charles Bukowski
“To experience real agony is something hard to write about, impossible to understand while it grips you; you're frightened out of your wits, can’t sit still, move, or even go decently insane.”
Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last

Nancy Pelosi
“Organize, don't agonize.”
Nancy Pelosi

François Truffaut
“Today, I demand that a film express either the joy of making cinema or the agony of making cinema. I am not at all interested in anything in between; I am not interested in all those films that do not pulse.”
Francois Truffaut, The Films in My Life

Nalini Singh
“Love was an agony beyond compare”
Nalini Singh, Archangel's Kiss

Munia Khan
“Some pain has no relief,it can only be sealed
You can grasp the wound to feel the scar unhealed.”
Munia Khan

“Passion is wholehearted devotion; it is fervor and agony; it is temper and zeal.”
Rebecca Ross, The Queen’s Rising

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Truly there are different kinds of pain.  But the most agonizing is the pain of regret, for which there is no lasting relief and no remedy.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Vera Nazarian
“Since the dawn of existence, you mortals have feared dying, feared the unknown and the pain of it, and yet, pain is a part of life, not death. And I—I am the first moment after pain ceases,” he [Death] pronounced. “It is life that fights and struggles and rages; life, that tears at you in its last agonizing throes to hold on, even if but for one futile instant longer... Whereas I, I come softly when it is all done. Pain and death are an ordered sequence, not a parallel pair. So easy to confuse the correlations, not realizing that one does not bring the other.”
Vera Nazarian, Cobweb Bride

Anton Chekhov
“Anna Petrovna: Kolya, my dearest, stay at home.

Ivanov: My love, my unhappy darling, I beg you, don't stop me going out in the evenings. It's cruel and unjust on my part, but let me commit that injustice. It's an agony for me at home. As soon as the sun disappears, my spirit begins to be weighed down by depression. What depression! Don't ask why. I myself don't know. I swear by God's truth I don't know. Here I'm in anguish, I go to the Lebedevs and there it's still worse; I return from there and here it's depression again, and so all night... Simply despair!”
Anton Chekhov, Ivanov

“The healing is my working out my salvation. The need constant because my desire for seperateness constantly wrestles with my need for oneness with Jesus. The search for Jesus is bigger, deeper and agonizing.”
W. Scott Lineberry

Chelsea Sedoti
“You’d think I’d be used to this agony by now , but it always catches me off guard. Anyone who says grief fades over time is a fucking liar. It never goes away. It just gets better at hiding. You never know when it’s going to spring out of the shadows and sucker punch you in the gut.
Grief is a real asshole.”
Chelsea Sedoti, As You Wish

Sherif A. El-Mawardy
“Everyone was busy down in the town streets. Some are searching for wealth, others seeking glory. Some want to be become famous, while others want to be worthy…it’s a rotten world actually.”
Sherif A. El-Mawardy, The Truth Behind Truth: What Lies Beyond...

P.A. Minyard
“You are a most effective killer, Michel. Is it true you wept like a child when they killed your sister? That you cried out in agony as if the sword had pierced your own heart? Such compassion. Does your handiwork not bring you to tears as well?”
P.A. Minyard, The Beloved

Sherif A. El-Mawardy
“Amy! Never underestimate the rare tears of man..because that's always a sign that he has lost hope,out of options and more dangerously has nothing to lose...”
Sherif A. El-Mawardy, The Truth Behind Truth: What Lies Beyond...

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

“To truly strip a man of everything, one must take away his money, community, and the core of his beliefs until he is bathed in the agony of isolation.”
Leinad Eibam, Published Poet

Ayelet Waldman
“As if one's capacity for pain had anything to do with life's apportionment of agonies, Mr. Kimmelbrod thought. Such idiocy.”
Ayelet Waldman, Red Hook Road

“I wrestled through many sleepless nights after God became real to me. I can only describe this period of my life as 2 years of mental agony.”
C.L. Cagan

Claudia Pavel
“His eyes undress his ancient unrevealable emotions.

A suffocating pain is hidden in his eyes.
His heart is locked in the depth of the eternal abyss.

His smile ripped my soul and hypnotized my brain,

Seduced in an indescribable agony of dreams.

I had dreams haphazardly about a phantasmagorical creature,
unbelievably beautiful,

I felt his touch disintegrating my entire body,
it was the apogee of an unborn world
and the fallen of the existing one,

(fragment from Bewitched, chapter Passion)”
Claudia Pavel, The odyssey of my lost thoughts

“When I look back at moments of the past year, I only see agony and despair. But when I look up to the open sky, I see hope and strength with no compare.”
Nadine Sadaka Boulos


"Success is the outcome
struggles and the evidence of all agonies."
Cloudnine Fairmane c9fm

Abhijit Naskar
“Pain delivers progress.”
Abhijit Naskar, Neden Türk: The Gospel of Secularism

“Cea mai bună punte dintre disperare și speranță este un somn bun de o noapte.”
E. Joseph Cossman

“We all enter a period of agony, when our heart is hungry and the only one who could feed it, never will.”
RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 2014

Anthony Liccione
“Pain comes strangely, but is never a stranger.”
Anthony Liccione

“If there is a possibility that this life will last twice, and I had a chance to choose to be anyone. I would rather choose to become myself again, because no matter how hard my life is, now and then, only me the one who completely understands my agony.”
Robi Aulia Abdi

Octavia E. Butler
“It hurts like hell," I warned.

He shrugged. "Most things do.”
Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower

Abhijit Naskar
“Unbearable pain delivers unthinkable ascension.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

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