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Pain Quotes

33 of the best book quotes about pain
  1. #1
    “When I knew my mother would be dead in a few months, I had two choices . . .” She looked at him. “I could distance myself from the pain or get closer to it. Maybe because I’d lost my dad without getting a chance to tell him what he meant to me, I decided to get closer. I got so close, her pain and fear became my own. We shared everything and loved each other like we never had when death was some distant thing.”
  2. #2
    “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”
  3. #3
    “Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain.”
    author
    George Orwell
    book
    1984
    concept
    Pain
  4. #4
    “You have allowed yourself to become angrier than you should . . . Anger has its place, but it will not help you here. The way of the warrior is the way of knowing. If that knowledge requires you to use anger, then you use anger, but you cannot wrest forth knowledge by losing your temper. Pain and frustration will be your only reward if you try.”
  5. #5
    “Dealing with the pain was a day-by-day ordeal.”
  6. #6
    “For never can true reconcilement grow
    Where wounds of deadly hate have peirc’d so deep.”
  7. #7
    “Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.”
  8. #8
    Time only blunts the pain of loss. It doesn’t erase it.
  1. #9
    “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”
  2. #10
    “In the face of pain there are no heroes.”
    author
    George Orwell
    book
    1984
    concepts
    HeroesPain
  3. #11
    “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
  4. #12
    He left her. She was dissatisfied with him. He had preferred to incur her anger rather than cause her pain. He had kept all the pain for himself.
  5. #13
    “I’m jus’ pain covered with skin.”
  6. #14
    “...when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.”
  7. #15
    “The more we diminish our own pain, or rank it compared to what others have survived, the less empathetic we are to everyone.”
  8. #16
    “They have never known pain, he thought. The realization made him feel desperately lonely.”
    author
    Lois Lowry
    book
    The Giver
    character
    Jonas
    concepts
    LonelinessPain
  1. #17
    “The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.”
  2. #18
    “Take pains. Be perfect.”
  3. #19
    “I am what you designed me to be. I am your blade. You cannot now complain if you also feel the hurt.”
  4. #20
    “In my experience, this is the hardest lesson of them all. After a certain age, we are all walking around this world in bodies made of secrets and shame and sorrow and old, unhealed injuries. Our hearts grow sore and misshapen around all this pain - yet somehow, still, we carry on.”
  5. #21
    “Pain is pain. It needs no description.”
  6. #22
    “She knew this pain would fade again; like a sunburn, it would heal itself and leave her slightly more protected from the glare.”
  7. #23
    “But who can remember pain, once it’s over? All that remains of it is a shadow, not in the mind even, in the flesh. Pain marks you, but too deep to see. Out of sight, out of mind.”
  8. #24
    “Augustus nodded at the screen. ‘Pain demands to be felt,’ he said, which was a line from An Imperial Affliction.”
  1. #25
    “Without pain, how could we know joy?′ This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.”
  2. #26
    “Ah how shameless -- the way these mortals blame the gods. From us alone, they say, come all their miseries, yes, but they themselves, with their own reckless ways, compound their pains beyond their proper share.”
  3. #27
    “[Y]ou cannot wrest forth knowledge by losing your temper. Pain and frustration will be your only reward if you try.”
  4. #28
    “Her hazel eyes seemed to have experienced all possible tragedy and to have mounted pain and suffering like steps into a high calm and a superhuman understanding.”
  5. #29
    A short time before Christmas, the discontented fir-tree was the first to fall. As the axe cut through the stem, and divided the pith, the tree fell with a groan to the earth, conscious of pain and faintness, and forgetting all its anticipations of happiness, in sorrow at leaving its home in the forest.
  6. #30
    “Good luck to you, even so. Farewell! But if you only knew, down deep, what pains are fated to fill your cup before you reach that shore.”
  7. #31
    “I said I would not hurt him. But I never for a moment said he would not suffer pain. You will do the actual tormenting.”
  8. #32
    [S]he made haste to light the whole bundle of matches, for she wished to keep her grandmother there. And the matches glowed with a light that was brighter than the noon-day, and her grandmother had never appeared so large or so beautiful. She took the little girl in her arms, and they both flew upwards in brightness and joy far above the earth, where there was neither cold nor hunger nor pain, for they were with God.
  9. #33
    “When someone refuses to tell me a certain piece of information, it only makes me that much more determined to find out the truth. I hate being ignorant. For me, a question unanswered is like a thorn in my side that pains me every time I move until I can pluck it out.”
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