Quotation Explorer - 'Painful'

When a memory dies, the truth takes its place. Losing a memory is more painful than losing an arm. Because memories cannot be amputated. In familiarity, we find a sense of security. When this security leaves, the unfamiliar remains. - P. Wish
Sometimes when we find love we pretend it away, or ignore it, or tell ourselves we're imagining it. Because it's the most painful kind of hope there is. By indifference . By death. - Leigh Bardugo
We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness. - Brené Brown
our hearts break, and take us out of relationships that are too painful for us - John Geddes
People said experience is the best teacher. Until they found a fact that experience is the worst and most painful teacher. - Glad Munaiseche
Isn't it obvious in in today's world from people's preoccupation with self-medication, drug and alcohol use, rationalization and avoidance distraction that the truth doesn't just hurt, it's extremely painful. - James Turner
Those moments are painful when our loved ones leave us and say that we should not cry,although they know how we are feeling and what we are going through... - Amit Aarav
Always resist the temptation to forget the painful parts of your past. - Runescape
There is such a thing as crazy-mother bonding. . . . It happens when one realizes the other also has had a crazy mother, and it is both painful and pleasurable. There are more crazy mothers than you might think. - Minrose Gwin
Although I deeply love oceans, deserts and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more. - Victoria Erickson
If you want to be strong, smile! He who can smile, even when he's so sad that he wants to die, when it's so painful that he wants to give it all up and run away, is the one who becomes strong. - Atro Spiker
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
Reality is Like Mother NatureSometimes BeautifulSometimes Painful Sometimes Memorable Sometimes ForgetfulSometimes CaringSometimes HarshBut we all Accept it Because its the Same For EVERYONE! - Look Im A Cat
I am not protecting myself or preaching you my story, Reasons will be many but life will move on even in painful journey. - Santosh Kalwar
Yes, writing comes easy for me and it's also a painful, arduous process. I love writing. I hate writing. I never want to write again, and I want to write all day, everyday. - Tyrone Jaeger
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience. - Denis Waitley
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Some are born virtuous, some become virtuous. To be good by nature is indeed fortunate but to become good is like walking on a double-edged sword; it takes a longer time and is more painful. - Umera Ahmed
And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anaïs Nin
. . . it is true, even people with painful childhoods. . . grow up to be more interesting people. So, there's always a positive to a negative. - Barbra Streisand
One day, you will stand at the summit of a figurative mountain and look back on your life's journey. And, to your utter amazement, you will see how your experiences with depression, dark and painful as they were, only added to the overall beauty of your life. - Seth Adam Smith
... Odette seemed a fascinating and desirable woman, the attraction which her body held for him had aroused a painful longing to secure the absolute mastery of even the tiniest particles of her heart. - Marcel Proust
Storms don't come to teach us painful lessons, rather they were meant to wash us clean. - Shannon L. Alder
My heart aches. I wish it was me. If I can relieve the pain, I could probably handle it much better. I know I could, but to witness someone you love suffer is the most painful punishment. Love is a soothing balm for dying spirit. - Nikki Firefly
If it's painful for you to criticize your friends, you're safe in doing it; if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue. - Alice Duer Miller
I also remember it was Sunday night because that was the time I felt most depressed and vulnerable. Somehow have a moment to contemplate the miserable, low-paying week that lay ahead was more painful than living it. - Adam Carolla
There isn't a need to sugar coat life anymore, Cant we see we live through enough lies, deciet and painful realities to create more, by stagnating the growth of the ones your suppose to make an Impact on and more importantly yourself. Let life be funny, but never a joke. - Nikki Rowe
Training was all I could think about. One Sunday when I found the stadium locked, I broke in and worked out in the freezing cold. Every painful set, every extra rep, was a step toward my goal of winning. - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Depression can seem absurdly self aggrandizing to those who do not experience it, But that does not make it any less painful to those who do. - Richard Brookhiser
It is painful to face the self we know we have never had the integrity to honor and assert. - Nathaniel Branden
April and May were painful, lonely months for me because I couldn't talk to you. I never knew that spring could be so painful and lonely. Better to have three Februaries than a spring like this. - Haruki Murakami
My life is the story of a man who always wants to carry too much. My spiritual quest is the painful process of learning to let go of things not essential. - Gordon Atkinson
The people you are closest to tend to be able to hurt you the most - that is why heartbreak is so hard to deal with, why death is so painful, and why fights can destroy things that matter. - Megan Wilson
Parting is inevitably painful, even for a short time. It's like an amputation, I feel a limb is being torn off, without which I shall be unable to function. And yet, once it is done... life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid and fuller than before. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Majority of women like to fantasize and men like to romanticize. I saw a painful mountain in her eyes. - Santosh Kalwar
Love is like a rose. So beautiful to look at, yet so painful to touch. - Anonymous
Blame doesn't empower you. It keeps you stuck in a place you don't want to be because you don't want to make the temporary, but painful decision, to be responsible for the outcome of your own life's happiness. - Shannon L. Alder
Discussions should always be held just before going to bed, your rear protected by sleep. How painful, after an intellectual conversation, to have to go about with your mind so stirred up. - Thomas Mann
Gratitude magnifies the sweet parts of life and diminishes the painful ones. - Yuval Levin
I have found awareness to be one of the most rewarding, and yet one of the most painful journeys one can embark on. - Kierra C.T. Banks
Neglect is a major reason for some of the most painful experiences we suffer in life. - Sunday Adelaja
Adults need to teach the children they love about sexual abuse so they know what to do if they encounter it. We need to prepare them so they know who to tell, should a violation occur, so they don't have to live with a painful secret, long into adulthood. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
Coachable people seek out those who speak truth to them, even if it is a painful truth, because it protects them and it makes them a better person and leader. - Gary Rohrmayer
The bell tolls with a painful note afarWhen man drops in the dreadful jaws of deathBut human beasts watch death with mouth ajarWhile lifeless church bell feels the pangs of death - Manuel Newton-Management Consultant Poet MA M.Com LLB ICWA FIBAM FIMM etc
It is usually unbearably painful to read a book by an author who knows way less than you do, unless the book is a novel. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The place where the sea kisses the sky is a beautiful beginning to a painful end. - Vanshika Dhyani
I don't regret my painful times, i bare my scars as if they were medals. I know that freedom has a high price, as high as that of slavery; the only difference is that you pay with pleasure and a smile, even when that that smile dimmed by tears - Paulo Coelho
From an author's point of view, the most painful and dangerous weapon ain't no gun or blade, but a piece of paper with the word rejected on it. - Anonymous
‎"Well, It's just painful to see them without nothing to eat and at the same time no God. So let's share our food and our God. - Jestoni Revealed
Feels pain when the love of one hand clapping but more painful when the person you love turns out never happy living with you.Sakit rasanya bila cinta bertepuk sebelah tangan tapi lebih sakit bila orang yang kamu cintai ternyata tak pernah bahagia hidup bersamamu - M.Rivai
There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.'No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster. - Dalai Lama XIV
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. - George Orwell
Life teach you lessons and those lessons are very painful. - Adnan Khan
Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths. - Criss Jami
Sometimes writing everyday is like pulling teeth, painful, but necessary. - Wendy Swore
When the person you love can't see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this: Love is blind. - Shannon L. Alder
Negativity is a debilitating disease. It is a slow and painful way to experience life. It attacks the immune system, creates anxiety, and can lead to loneliness and depression. Finding your inner harmony is the quickest way to alleviate the methodical destruction of this dark energy - Gary Hopkins
The painful truth about life is not death but death while you are alive. - Santosh Kalwar
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant perhaps the one is as painful as the other.
Life is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself. - Daisaku Ikeda
I don't regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals. - Paulo Coelho
It is doubtful that real personal change can occur without the conscious and painful process of self-criticism that is required to reject power and ego. - Janis Birkeland
Cos every breath is unbearably painful - Nomzamo Nhlumayo
The moment passed but the darkness is so dark, and the pain is so painful. But I accept whatever He gives and I give whatever He takes. - Mother Teresa
If solitude feels painful, it's only because we don't know how to be alone. - Michael Harris
I put my hands behind my head and lay on my back, trying to hold on to the memories of my family. Their faces seemed to be far off somewhere in my mind, and to get to them I had to bring up painful memories. - Ishmael Beah
We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be. - C.S. Lewis
What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. - George Eliot
Joy is not a denial of painful circumstances, but a certainty that He is at work while we are in them. EL - Evinda Lepins
Death would be an extremely bad thing like most of us paint it, if being dead were painful. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
But to mean it when I say that I want my life to count for His glory is to drive a stake through the heart of self - a painful and determined dying to me that must be a part of every day I live. - Louie Giglio
I want to believe that I'm not wrong. I want to believe that life isn't full of darkness. Even if storms come to pass, the sun will shine again. No matter how painful and hard the rain may beat down on me. - Natsuki Takaya
It is painful those feelings of pain,but accept it with love to see the gain. - Debasish Mridha
Forging fake smiles to hide painful truths doesn't take away the hurt, but sometimes safeguards our emotions from those adamant not to understand. - Aisha Mirza
I remember friends from wars all but we forgot. All of them distilled into each wound we caught. Those wounds are all painful places where we fought. Battles never left behind, ones we never sought. What is it that we spent and what was it we bought? - Frank Herbert
I am not a day dreamer, I am a believer, that after every painful love I have gone through, it is just an experience to crack open the deepest parts of my core and allow to me to delve into a passion so rare, that I will find a love that was almost, never meant to be. - Nikki Rowe
I just realized that there's going to be a lot of painful times in life, so I better learn to deal with it the right way. - Trey Parker and Matt Stone
The opposite of depression isn't feeling happy but being fully alive, however painful - Gwyneth Lewis
Death and birth are solitary experiences. We are born alone and we die alone. When we are expelled from the maternal womb, we begin the painful struggle that finally ends in death. - Octavio Paz
It's painful when the phantom of the past keeps on lingering you even you wanted to move on. - Kenneth C. Agudo
High heels? Painful pleasure. - Christian Dior
Theological formation is the gradual and often painful discovery of God's incomprehensibility. You can be competent in many things, but you cannot be competent in God. - Henri J.M. Nouwen
The truth is an excruciatingly painful son of a bitch. - Colleen Hoover
The damage was permanent; there would always be scars. But even the angriest scars faded over time until it was difficult to see them written on the skin at all, and the only thing that remained was the memory of how painful it had been. - Jodi Picoult
There is no 'cat language.' Painful as it is for us to admit, they don't need one! - Barbara Holland
There is so much power in choosing to love yourself against all odds and I hope with every kind of painful experience you become more aware who you are and what you are truly capable of. Life hurts but it's also remarkabley beautiful if you look past the chaos. - Nikki Rowe
When you're having a depressive surge painful memories can start to emerge. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
During the most painful moments in life,we almost tend to miss the sweetest thing which can ever happen too... - Amit Aarav
In every friendship hearts grow and entwine themselves together, so that the two hearts seem to make only one heart with only a common thought. That is why separation is so painful; it is not so much two hearts separating, but one being torn asunder. - Fulton J. Sheen
Letting go looks different for everyone, I think. Sometimes it's as simple as waking up one day and deciding not to let your past rule you. Other times it's a process; slow moving and painful, like trudging through a forest of thorny vines in hopes that you'll find freedom on the other side. - Allison J. Kennedy
I want to believe that memories, even sad and painful ones, should not be forgotten forever. - Natsuki Takaya
It was a kind of sado-masochism. I would take the things that were painful to me and elevate them and, through the mantra of music, make them into a release. - Michael Gira
Control doesn't validate love; it validates the nonexistence of trust and the painful unwillingness to accept the truth. - Shannon L. Alder
...Refusing to feel desire is the only thing more painful than failing to get what you want, and that learning not to yearn, far from preventing disappointment, ultimately guarantees it. - Martha N. Beck
Do not consider painful what is good for you. - Euripides
I know it's painful growing,I bet the changes was painful too.But nothing is as painful as being somewhere you don't belong. Obviously. - Touaxia Vang
Silver knives! Painful and sometimes deadly to all paranormals!''Tasey!' I counterd 'Hot pink and sparkly! - Kiersten White
Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music. - Woflgang Amadeus Mozart
Yes, please leave us, the mere presence of beings like yourselves is intensely painful to us. - Gene L. Coon
The most welcome and painful moments of the life is within marriage. - jahangir khosravi shakib
I tried sex once with a woman and it was Gala. It was overated. I tried sex once with a man and that man was the famous juggler Frederico Garcia Lorca. It was very painful. - Salvador Dalí
The moment we find the reason behind an emotion...the wall we have built is breached, and the positive memories it has kept from us return too. That's why it pays to ask those painful questions. The answers can set you free. - Gloria Steinem
It's very healthy for a young girl to be deterred from promiscuity by fear of contracting a painful, incurable disease, or cervical cancer, or sterility, or the likelihood of giving birth to a dead, blind, or brain damaged baby (even ten years later when she may be happily married).
Be thankful to those painful moments of your life, because that has what shaped you to become who you are now. - Pradeepa Pandiyan
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anaïs Nin
Obedience is less painful than regret. - Christine Caine
At that moment, beauty itself struck me as a kind of painful melancholy. - Arthur Golden
Jokes are hilarious only when you take them unreal and dreamlike, otherwise it becomes painful. So I always live otherworldly... - Saket Assertive
The most painful moments and memories eventually lead to the greatest strengths and growth in life. - Kemi Sogunle
Christmas has a dark side. It’s painful for those of us who lost loved ones during the holidays. What puts it back into sparkling perspective is knowing that Christ was born so that we might all be reunited again. That’s the real sparkle in Christmas. - Toni Sorenson
Death is easy. To live is the most painful thing I could imagine and I'm weak and no longer willing to fight. - Hannah Wright
There is nothing inherently painful about being cheated on. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Change is hard, difficult, painful, and often messy - David W. Earle
When we make appreciation the central theme of our value system, then all the painful elements of our past become meaningful lessons we could not have done without. Acceptance becomes natural when we become adept at finding the silver lining, even in the most challenging circumstances. - Pooja Ruprell
There comes a stage in the life of a person having feelings, when both i.e speaking out and keeping mum on a matter that concerns everyone becomes equally painful. - Anuj Somany
My trials may not be as hard as yours or as painful as yours but hey, I've gone through tough times as well! And yes God's love may be invisible, but I know the wonder of invisible Love... God is the Greatest! - Aireen C. Pontillo
Knowing a person's true identity - it feels wonderful & painful at the same time. It feels wonderful because you will know a lot more about him. It feels painful because you only have one choice, it is "acceptance". - Jan
Compromise isn't so painful if you're the one setting the terms. - Nora Roberts
Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty. - Oscar Wilde
Our most challenging and painful experiences become our credentials for helping people. - Millen Livis
She wore his flowerIn her hairScent of amberSweetened the airHer dress was whiteHer feet bareHe found heavenWaiting thereShe is aliveIn his painful sigh... - Dinesh Kumar Biran
Set backs and failures are the major motivations in life.Some are so painful that don't kill maybe that's why they make me strong, immune and a reason to fight with myself. - Himmilicious
Love can only be true and free when you are fully healed from painful past and any form of brokenness. - Kemi Sogunle
- How about flipping a coin; she made a pretty remark and the two women turned around andlooked at her irritated.- That's right, go ahead, jock about it. You are not the one trying to change her heart, I am, and youknow damn well how painful that can be!Sand of Passion - Georgia Kakalopoulou
There are various wounds to describe our hurts;the deepest one is the most painful. - Munia Khan
She never got a chance to fall out of love, to do it properly, slowly and thoroughly, and the result was he was like a phantom limb. Gone but still there. And like a true phantom limb, the preponderance of feelings associated with him were painful. - Sarah Dunn
Life is difficult and painful, but if you keep moving forward the final destination makes all of the pain worth it. - Seth Adam Smith
It's Painful Experiences... That Makes You Wise! - Ibrahim Khidair Ali
Memory is sweet.Even when it's painful, memory is sweet. - Li-Young Lee
I am trying to find ways to live honestly and hopefully in the world without ignoring or denying the universe´s cold and painful indifference to us. - John Green
Falling in love is painful on the knees. - Jon Bon Jovi
Loneliness is more painful than being hurt - Eiichiro Oda
Ironically, torture requires empathy, too, in the sense that one cannot deliberately inflict pain without realizing what is painful. - Frans de Waal
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office. - Thomas Jefferson
Nothing is more painful than the loneliness of being with someone who is never completely there. - Rick Yancey
Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. - Bill Cosby
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering. - Paulo Coelho
Honesty can be painful, but it's always better than bullshit. - RC deWinter
And that is the problem with a society that doesn't read books. The most painful form of censorship does not come from a centralized, repressive government. It is a cast, black cloak of a nation's indifference. - Lourd de Veyra
Do the roots reveal everything to the branches, or do they keep what is painful to themselves? - Sinan Antoon
Competition is a painful thing, but it produces great results. - Jerry Flint
I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now. - Sophia Loren
At a time when the joy of living is more painful than imagining the beauty of eternal life, we leave our life behind. - Debasish Mridha
WHO IS LEARNED? A definition One who, consuming midnight oilin studies diligent and slow,teaches himself, with painful toil,the things that other people know. - Piet Hein
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning. - Louisa May Alcott
And so, wish becomes pang; the crave, an ache; pleasure, pain. Losing all its pleasure, anticipation cuts the opposite direction and becomes merely a constant, painful reminder of what they’ve lost, forever. - Geoffrey Wood
He had been standing still; for an artist, one of the more painful forms of death. - Irving Stone
When you look back at the painful and difficult events of your life, you find that they were the times of your greatest personal growth. The challenges of our lives provide us the opportunity to develop our highest potentials. - John Bruna
As someone said, inthe School of Hard Knocks they give the test first, then thelesson. That is a slow, costly and surely painful way to learn.Unfortunately, it’s the only school that teaches many thingsyou need to know. - Derric Yuh Ndim
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. - Albert Einstein
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
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking. - John Kenneth Galbraith
And since, in our passage through this world, painful circumstances occur more frequently than pleasing ones, and since our sense of evil is, I fear, more acute than our sense of good, we become the victims of our feelings, unless we can in some degree command them. - Ann Radcliffe
Writing therapy is my form of healing. Try and detach yourself from painful memories by infusing characters and then stepping back. - Phil Wohl
I think how hope may be the thing that pulls you forward, may be the thing that keeps you going, but that it's dangerous, too, that it's painful and risky, that it's making a dare into the world and when has the world ever let us win a dare? - Patrick Ness
I think you have more fun as a human being even though it is much more painful. - Ernest Hemingway
The experience of returning to the blank page and having nothing in the drawer was intensely painful. I just thought, I never want that to happen again. - Edgar Wright
The most painful state of living is remembering the future. - Soren Kierkegaard
I never heard sound and thrill of my painful heart until that very day she touched it. - Santosh Kalwar
When you are at the end of the road, turn around and take another road. I promise it will be less painful. - Debasish Mridha
We do not have to dig deep into history to understand the reality. The examples of Saddam Hussain, who was executed after a sham trial and the case of Muammar Gaddafi, who killed after surrendering in broad daylight, have given enough factual reality to understand the painful truth. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Yes, silence is painful, but if you endure it, you will hear the cadence of the entire universe. - Kamand Kojouri
If love becomes too painful, then it's time to let that love go and save yourself. You have to keep this in mind because you'll be able to find another love but not another self. - Robert Tew
Change without learning is painful. Learning without change is pointless. - Graham O'Connell
I always believed that If I’m not carrying at least a slight poetically painful crack in my heart I’ve been cheated by nature. - Annie Ali
I believed I was too sensitive and weak. To prove I wasn’t a victim anymore, I moved closer to painful experiences rather than away from them. Remaining in harm’s way and exposing myself to more pain kept me in the victim role rather than moving me out of it. - Christina Enevoldsen
It is good to stay in a peaceful poverty than to stay in a painful wealth. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The more you resist change, the more it will be painful for you to accept it. - Chanda Kaushik
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong. - Mandy Hale
New beginnings can be painful ends. What your attitude is changes ends into new beginnings. - Maurice Duffy
were the last words that I wrote for you enough to tell youthat in my death the light that shone through my painful darknesswas a blinding vision of your eternal smile?cold scalpel's steel whispers tear at my very coreas I cling to my memories of you... - Xavier
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship. - Henry Ward Beecher
So of course time is necessary. But nevertheless damn painful, for it transforms all the pieces of your life - joy and sorrow, youth and age, love and hate, terror and bliss - from fire into smoke rising up the air and dissipating on a breeze. - Charles Frazier
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. - Theodore Roosevelt
Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. The sun might shine, or the clouds might lour: but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before. - Mary Shelley
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