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Pain Quotes

Pain and afflictions cast a dark shadow over our lives. These clouds of despair, gloom and depression spare none. A few of us are brave and they come out of the phase with very little damage. But there are those among us who cannot take the grief and look for short cuts like suicide and various addictions. The pain quotes collected here are meant to bring some relief to your anguish; these quotations with their tales of woe will make your burden a tad lighter and easier to bear. Read the following quotations to find out more.

Roger Federer

What I think I've been able to do well over the years is play with pain, play with problems, play in all sorts of conditions.

Pranab Mukherjee

No problems are ever resolved by violence. It only aggravates the pain and the hurt on every side.

Charles Dickens

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

Bob Marley

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Marilyn Manson

I think it's the pain and suffering that drive you to become an artist. The art itself should be the pain, sort of exorcising every demon and making you feel like you're a person that matters.

Toni Morrison

When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.

Erma Bombeck

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.

Charles Kingsley

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us.

Jim Carrey

If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.

Charlie Chaplin

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!

Rob Lowe

There's this unbelievable bias and prejudice against quote-unquote good-looking people, that they can't be in pain or they can't have rough lives or be deep or interesting.

Julius Caesar

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

Joseph Campbell

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

Frank Sinatra

You gotta love livin', baby, 'cause dyin' is a pain in the ass.

Kate Beckinsale

I would say probably my least favorite costume ever was in 'Van Helsing.' That was a huge pain because it had thigh-high boots with 30 buckles on them that had to be done up individually.

Kurt Cobain

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.

Laurence Sterne

Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.

Angelina Jolie

Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.

Phyllis Diller

My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast. Turned out to be a trick knee.

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens.

Michael J. Fox

Pain is temporary, film is forever.

Rita Rudner

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage - they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.

Jim Carrey

My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.

George Michael

There's no comfort in the truth, pain is all you'll find.


When I retired, I stopped playing because of my body, so much pain and injuries.

Alan Watts

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.

Thomas More

Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

Jennifer Aniston

The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.

Lord Byron

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.

Salvador Dali

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

You develop a third eye where you kind of know where they are in a room at all times but no matter how vigilant you are as a parent, at some point, you'll look around a room and can't find them and there's a searing pain that goes through your body.

Jim Morrison

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.

Brie Larson

I look at something like 'Short Term 12,' and that character has a lot of pain, and I wouldn't have known how to portray that if I hadn't experienced pain myself.

Dennis Rodman

I go out there and get my eyes gouged, my nose busted, my body slammed. I love the pain of the game.

Pearl S. Buck

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.

James Baldwin

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.

Thomas Paine

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.

Emo Philips

I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don't seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.

Joseph Addison

Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!

Frida Kahlo

My painting carries with it the message of pain.

Karl Marx

The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.


The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

Samuel Johnson

There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.

Yoko Ono

Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.

Maya Angelou

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

John Travolta

I believe L. Ron Hubbard resolved the human mind, and in resolving it he has also resolved human pain - that's what I really think has happened here.

Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.

Jennifer Aniston

My parents' divorce left me with a lot of sadness and pain and acting, and especially humour, was my way of dealing with all that.

Kangana Ranaut

Ever since I was a child, I would start crying seeing anyone in pain.

Tom Petty

When you get older, your health becomes important to you, things start breaking down, you've always got a different ache or pain.

John Stuart Mill

Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.

Jared Kushner

I'm definitely scared about newspapers. The problem is nobody wants to catch a falling knife, and nobody knows where things will stabilise. The value of newspapers has dropped significantly. I think we still have more pain to be felt.

Charles Lamb

Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life.

Machine Gun Kelly

I don't think that my music without pain is good music - and I wouldn't know, because I haven't made any music without pain.

Preity Zinta

To act, you must know pain. You must know what it means to be in love, what it means to be rejected.

Jill Biden

I know the injustice of outliving a child, the pain of a future stolen away, of mourning forever a voice you'll never hear.

Dr. Dre

I have a high tolerance for pain - both physical and mental.

Simone Weil

Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.

Shaquille O'Neal

This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.

Rashida Jones

I don't think any other emotion is the equivalent of laughter. So I do whatever I can to laugh all the time and to hide my pain.

Carl Jung

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.

Khalil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Robert Browning

Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.


It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.

Kanye West

Creative output, you know, is just pain. I'm going to be cliche for a minute and say that great art comes from pain.

Lewis Hamilton

I'm willing to take any amount of pain to win.

Margaret Mead

The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one's mind.

John Stuart Mill

All desirable things... are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain.

My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It's psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I'm always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.

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Sofia Vergara

I love heels, I'm telling you. When I walk in flats, I get knee pain.

Pierce Brosnan

No one can escape life's pain. That's life.

John Stuart Mill

Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.

Diana Rigg

I don't mind getting old except for the pain. I have two new knees, so going downstairs is not perfect. Nobody tells you about the pain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

They who go Feel not the pain of parting; it is they Who stay behind that suffer.

Jennifer Garner

People have pain - they do regrettable things, they feel shame, and shame equals pain.

Khalil Gibran

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

Don DeLillo

A Catholic is raised with the idea that he will die any minute now and if he doesn't live his life in a certain way, this death is an introduction to an eternity of pain.

Machine Gun Kelly

A lot of time, my inspiration comes from pain: growing pains, hunger pains, or money pains.

I primarily have had my career in comedy, and that is something that I have never been too concerned about because I know there is really no room for vanity in comedy. Comedy comes from pain and it is a lot easier to empathize with somebody who is out of shape.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

It's really beautiful. But you know, fancy footwear is a pain!


Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

Machine Gun Kelly

As soon as 'General Admission' came out, there was a whole new pain that hit me that was rougher than I could imagine.

Rashida Jones

There's no better way to process pain than to write.

I think either you're creative or you're not. In general, I don't think you need to be in pain to actually be creative unless you're writing love songs. Then you might need to have some ups and downs within your emotions to start to capture that.

Rita Rudner

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.

Emily Dickinson

After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.

John Travolta

There are unwanted emotions and pain that goes along with any birth.

Carl Jung

There is no birth of consciousness without pain.

John Lennon

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

Carrie Fisher

I fear dying. Anything with pain associated with it, I don't like.

Hugh Grant

Comedy is probably a way of dealing with anxiety. Sometimes it's a way of dealing with pain.

Henry Miller

The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.

Simone Weil

There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too.

Adam Sandler

I can handle pain.

So when it came to role models, I looked at presidents' wives. Of course, you're talking about a farm girl who stood in the fields, dreaming, years ago, wishing she was that kind of person. But if I had been that kind of person, do you think I could sing with the emotions I do? You sing with those emotions because you've had pain in your heart.

Aaron Rodgers

I've dealt with a lot of injuries over the years, and you just learn about pain management and how to keep yourself in the best shape to play on Sunday, and then playing with pain.

Khalil Gibran

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

Saint Augustine

The greatest evil is physical pain.

Gwyneth Paltrow

The work gets more difficult as you get older. You learn more and you gather more experiences, there is deeper pain and higher highs.

Madonna Ciccone

I'm attracted to artists like Frida Kahlo, because her work was her life, her questions, her outrage, her suffering, her pain. Everything is in her work.