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Quotes on Pain

Some words, or to be more specific, some quotes reflect the intensity of our feelings and also help us overcome them at the same time. This Buzzle article makes you enter into the world of those quotes, that give you ways to address your pain, and make you feel stronger and assured, as well.

Physical pain can come to an end, even if it leads to death, there is an end to it. But emotional pain can never end, not even after death. These quotes are just a medium through which the writers have worded their feelings using different approaches―some being funny, some being extremely sentimental, some sharing a practical approach. However, the bottom line is, that although the writers have had different ways to express their feelings, they all reflect pain in their writing. Below are some of such quotes that speak beyond words.
  • "Where there is love, there is pain." ― Spanish Proverb
  • "One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life: that word is love." ― Sophocles
  • "The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain." ― Jennifer Aniston
  • "Loving is a feeling that brings both joy and pain to my heart. Joy from being with you, being filled with an emotion so deep and tender that no other feeling can compare. Pain from knowing that I'm so in love, that I'm more vulnerable than I've ever." ― Author Unknown
  • "You say that love is nonsense..., I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength." ― Henry Brooks
  • "Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love." ― Neil Gaiman
  • "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
  • "May the love hidden deep inside your heart find the love waiting in your dreams. May the laughter that you find in your tomorrow wipe away the pain you find in your yesterdays." ― Author Unknown
  • "You'll get over it...' It's the clichés that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever. You don't get over it because 'it' is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not erased by anyone but death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no one else can fit. Why would I want them to?" ― Jeanette Winterson
  • "If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater." ― Author Unknown
  • "Maybe if I share the path I walk then a little more of your pain will vanish. I want you to heal, whoever you are. I don't care what pain you've brought the world, I just want yours to subside. No matter what, your path is yours. Don't follow misery or worry. Devote every moment of your life to improving your dreams. Love your world. Cherish the good you do. Let go of hatred. Dream of love." ― Author Unknown
  • "Real love is more than a physical feeling. If there's even the slightest doubt in your head about a guy, then forget about it. It's not real." ― Ethan Embry
  • "O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray, To come to me: of cureless ills thou art The one physician. Pain lays not its touch Upon a corpse." ― Aeschylus
  • "Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain." ― Cicero
  • The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. ― Karl Marx
  • "I don't accept the maxim 'there's no gain without pain', physical or emotional. I believe it is possible to develop and grow with joy rather than grief. However, when the pain comes my way, I try to get the most growth out of it." ― Alexa McLaughlin
  • "Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things." ― Winston Churchill
  • "Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: "We would be more alive if we did more of this," and, "Life would be more lovely if we did less of that." Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away." ― Peter McWilliams
  • "The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body" ― Publilius Syrus
  • "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
  • "Man endures pain as an undeserved punishment; woman accepts it as a natural heritage." ― Anonymous
  • "I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good behavior." ― Frida Kahlo
  • "The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people" ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence...on pain of liquidation." ― George Bernard Shaw
  • "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
  • "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." ― Author Unknown
  • "Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering." ― Paulo Coelho
  • "If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble and pain as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me." ― Ann Landers
  • "Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with it." ― Ernest Hemingway
  • "So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish, that he did not only sigh but roar." ― Mathew Henry
  • "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
These were some of the best quotes which have portrayed pain through emotions, sensation, and humor. I hope you enjoyed reading these amazing lines, as much as I did compiling them. To conclude, all I would say is that, pain is undoubtedly inevitable, but without it, there would be no emotions, and an emotionless life isn't worth living, period.

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