Painful Quotes

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C. JoyBell C.
“Pain is a pesky part of being human, I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can't be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.”
C. JoyBell C.

Warsan Shire
“later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

it answered
everywhere
everywhere
everywhere.”
Warsan Shire

Jackson Pearce
“It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us.”
Jackson Pearce, Fathomless

عبد الوهاب مطاوع
“من المؤلم حقاً أن يعرف الإنسان "داءه" ولا يستطيع أن يتخلص منه”
عبد الوهاب مطاوع, لا تنسني

Shannon L. Alder
“Be leery of silence. It doesn't mean you won the argument. Often, people are just busy reloading their guns.”
Shannon L. Alder

Amit Ray
“In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that's the way new leaves grow.”
Amit Ray

Shannon A. Thompson
“Among my stillness was a pounding heart.”
Shannon A. Thompson, Seconds Before Sunrise

Veronica Roth
“It's strange how a word, a phrase, a sentence, can feel like a blow to the head.”
Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Shannon L. Alder
“The daggers of silence last longer than anything ever spoken.”
Shannon L. Alder

Paula Danziger
“Good writing is remembering detail. Most people want to forget. Don't forget things that were painful or embarrassing or silly. Turn them into a story that tells the truth.”
Paula Danziger

Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is
“Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable.”
R.D. Laing

Alysha Speer
“On a second note, though, I have something to say about pain. There are lots of kinds of pain. Pain of smashing your fingers in a car door, pains of loosing a baby, pain of failing a test. But in their own little ways, these pains are all agonizing. Which is sad, and yet, happy, if you really think about it. If we never lost our car keys, or stepped in gum, or had a bad hair day, what kind of people would we be? In a word? Boring. We wouldn't be passionate; we wouldn't know it was exciting to get pregnant, or score an A on a final. So that's why, today at least, I am grateful for pain. Because it's part of what makes me the whacky, goofy, jaded, person that I am. Peace.”
Alysha Speer

Haruki Murakami
“From the moment of my birth, I lived with pain at the center of my life. My only purpose in life was to find a way to coexist with intense pain.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Benjamin Franklin
“Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that.”
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

“She knew that when she got old it would be more fun to look back on a life of romance and adventure than a life of quiet habits. But looking back was easy. It was the doing that was painful. There were plenty of things she would like to look back on but wasn't willing to risk ...”
Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

Israelmore Ayivor
“Whenever you feel a little stricken down in pain, think about this. The knife has to be sharpened by striking and rubbing it against something strong before it can become useful! You are going to be great after the struggles.”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Larry McMurtry
“At times he felt that he had almost rather not be in love with her, for it brought him no peace. What was the use of it, if it was only going to be painful?”
Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Flattery does not encourage the perfect flow of love in the vein of your relationship. Be genuine and speak out what you feel for each other without hiding the painful truth.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Santosh Kalwar
“I never heard sound and thrill of my painful heart until that very day she touched it.”
Santosh Kalwar

Marisha Pessl
“To be sensitive is fine, but it makes day-to-day living- life -rather painful.”
Marisha Pessl, Special Topics in Calamity Physics

CLAMP
“It's tough when anyone is hurt, it's painful and awful.”
CLAMP, Kobato 04

J.R. Ward
“And for all he had learned to bandage himself up on the outside, the wound remained just as bad and deep as the moment it had been made - when it became obvious that the one male he wanted above all others was never, ever going to be with him.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Unleashed

Thomas Ligotti
“In the recumbence of depression, your information-gathering system collates its intelligence and reports to you these facts: (1) there is nothing to do; (2) there is nowhere to go; (3) there is nothing to be; (4) there is no one to know. Without meaning-charged emotions keeping your brain on the straight and narrow, you would lose your balance and fall into an abyss of lucidity. And for a conscious being, lucidity is a cocktail without ingredients, a crystal clear concoction that will leave you hung over with reality. In perfect knowledge there is only perfect nothingness, which is perfectly painful if what you want is meaning in your life.”
Thomas Ligotti

Amy Tintera
“The memory of how he felt when he cared about her was going to be the most painful thing after he began to hate her.”
Amy Tintera, Ruined

Israelmore Ayivor
“No matter how sweet is smells, if you know it will give you a discomfort later, don't even attempt to taste it. Discipline yourself to stay out of sin!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“Every unpleasant worldly experience in life exposes our sensitive nervous systems to painful phenomena. Despite all the beer commercial advertisement slogans urging us to live with gusto, life is unavoidably painful. Life is a battering ram that inflicts trauma upon human beings. People blunt the traumatic force of enduring a lifetime of pain, fearfulness, and unremitted anguish and boredom with religion, sex, booze, drugs, fantasy, and other indulgent acts and forms acts of escapism.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Toba Beta
“Man will never reach the higher wisdom,
If he can't yet accept the pain of change.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“Induratize Heart beats too...Before, unlocking a heart, someone has to mend a key with one's own hands.A key by bending each notch by fidgeting each nerve of a cold heart with innocence and purity of love and care.No doubt,hands will receive the equl amount of pain, wounds with dripping blood.That will create a mutual sensation with a soothing touch of a smile to build a bridge of trust.An eternal trust that could tingle the pain with tears.The flowing tears that bring out an eternal tenderness ripping out the soul of an induratized heart.Washing away those anguish filled moments drop by drop till the heart could feel an eternal love.A love running into the veins of a soul even death couldn't apart.Induratize is the story of two painful hearts who found peace within each other...”
MysticalFaiqa

“Young widows are always a painful sight to see. Jilted brides are even more pitiful than young widows—at least widows had been loved and cherished.”
Cristiane Serruya, Not A Book

K. Weikel
“You can’t claim you’re the victim when you’re the one inflicting the pain.”
K. Weikel, Waterlogged: Part 2 - Swell

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