Quotation Explorer - 'Anguish'

Where there is insistence, there is tenacity and where there is tenacity, there is anguish. - Dada Bhagwan
When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together. - John Berger
It’s okay to cry. Giving in to the tears is terrifying,like freefalling to earth without a parachute. But it’s vital to our wellbeing as we process the deep anguish. - Lynda Cheldelin Fell
Is it true, O Christ in heaven, that the highest suffer the most?That the strongest wander furthest and most hopelessly are lost?That the mark of rank in nature is capacity for pain?That the anguish of the singer makes the sweetness of the strain? - John Milton
Every pain, addiction, anguish, longing, depression, anger or fearis an orphaned part of usseeking joy, some disowned shadow wanting to returnto the lightand homeof ourselves. - Jacob Nordby
What are riches - grandeur - health itself, to the luxury of a pure conscience, the health of the soul; - and what the sufferings of poverty, disappointment, despair - to the anguish of an afflicted one! - Ann Radcliffe
What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear. - Dag Hammarskjöld
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. - Eugene Ionesco
Anguish of mind has driven thousands to suicide; anguish of body, none. This proves that the health of the mind is of far more consequence to our happiness, than the health of the body, although both are deserving of much more attention than either of them receive.
Death anxiety is the mother of all religions, which, in one way or another, attempt to temper the anguish of our finitude. - Irvin D. Yalom
from Open HouseMy truths are all foreknown,This anguish self-revealed.I'm naked to the bone,With nakedness my shield.Myself is what I wear:I keep the spirit spare. - Theodore Roethke
What man seeks, to the point of anguish, in his gods, in his art, in his science, is meaning. He cannot bear the void. He pours meaning on events like salt on his food. - François Jacob
Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe only in the God idea, not God Himself. - Miguel de Unamuno
Those who do not care, escape the anguish of mourning but never know the delights of love. The meaning of life forever eludes them. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
Once the frontiers of horror have been crossed, one will pass from form to form beyond the human and from metamorphosis to metamorphosis to accomplish, in the anguish of an impossible return, the most terrible journey to the depths of darkness. - Georges Limbour
I became aware of a voice inside my head. [...] It was only later that I realized that this voice was my own thinking, that this moment of anguish was my first inkling that I was a ceaseless monologue trapped within myself. - Yann Martel
The human heart does not stay away too long from that which hurt it most. There is a return journey to anguish that few of us are released from making. - Lillian Smith
I am Angel. I am demon. I am woman. I am heaven and hell rolled into one.Kiss me passionately, let me taste your desire, feed my soul and your heaven becomes mine...Beget a maelstrom, feel the abyss shudder. hear the wails of anguish and my hell becomes yours... - Virgina Alison
For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and to provide for it. - Patrick Henry
Affliction equips the suffering to empathize with others in anguish and not only does it strengthen them, it enables them to be consoling comforters in a world full of hurt. - Donna Lynn Hope
Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. - Dag Hammarskjöld
The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne. - William Styron
Fear has silenced the voice of truth in your world, and this is the anguish with which you struggle. - Pat Rodegast
At the first kiss I felt something melt inside me that hurt in an exquisite way. All my longings, all my dreams and sweet anguish, All the secrets that slept deep within me came awake, Everything was transformed and enchanted, everything made sense. - Hermann Hesse
All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up. - James Baldwin
Look at the longing, the anguish of a sad fossil world / that cannot find the accent of its first sob. - Federico García Lorca
In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish. - Simone Weil
On Major Depression, quoted by the great of Sophie's Choice & Darkness Visible:From Darkness Visible, "It is a positive and active anguish, a sort of psychical neuralgia, wholly unknown to normal life. - William Styron
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down. - Hector Berlioz
Mental anguish always results from the avoidance of legitimate suffering. - Stefan Molyneux
The beauty of the world...has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. - Virginia Woolf
... one fire burns out another’s burning.One pain is lessened by another’s anguish. -Romeo & Juliet - William Shakespeare
Anguish is the universal language - Alice Fulton
And when suddenlythe god stopped her and, with anguish in his cry,uttered the words: ‘He has turned round’ –she comprehended nothing and said softly: ‘Who? - Rainer Maria Rilke
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