300 Pain Quotes to Make You Feel Stronger

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Pain Quotes

1. “The marks humans leave are too often scars.” – John Green

2. “It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” – Chuck Palahniuk

3. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” – J.K. Rowling

4. “I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.” – Haruki Murakami

5. “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” – James Baldwin

6. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

7. “Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” – William Goldman

8. “If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.” – Paulo Coelho

9. “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” – Lois Lowry

10. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” – Laurell K. Hamilton

11. “Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.” – George R.R. Martin

12. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong Sally Jenkins

13. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” – Ernest Hemingway

14. “It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” – Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

15. “Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.” – Markus Zusak

16. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – José N. Harris

17. “I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.” – Edgar Allan Poe

18. “One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.” – John Lennon

19. “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” – C.S. Lewis

20. “Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on. I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

21. “One word Frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” – Sophocles

22. “Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.” – Roy T. Bennett

23. “Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.” – Bob Dylan

24. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” – J.K. Rowling

25. “Did you really want to die?” “No one commits suicide because they want to die.” “Then why do they do it?” “Because they want to stop the pain.” – Tiffanie DeBartolo

26. “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

27. “The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see – the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.” – Katie McGarry

28. “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.” – C.S. Lewis

29. “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.” – James Baldwin

30. “Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” – John Keats

31. “The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd – The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.” – Fernando Pessoa

32. “Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.” – Neil Gaiman

33. “Another secret of the universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder.” – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

34. “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius

35. “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.” – Margaret Atwood

36. “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” – David Richo

37. “You,” he said, “are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain.” – Emilie Autumn

38. “If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.” – Shannon L. Alder

39. “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

40. “I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.” – Haruki Murakami

41. “We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.” – Charles Bukowski

42. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens

43. “Since I was young, I have always known this: Life damages us, every one. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other.” – Veronica Roth

44. “… unrequited love does not die; it’s only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and mean, and those who come after pay the price for the hurt done by the one who came before.” – Elle Newmark

45. “Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.” – Rabindranath Tagore

46. “Don’t be scared…Women can handle the worst kind of pain. You’ll find out one day.” – Gayle Forman

47. “Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.” – C.R. Strahan

48. “There are ships sailing to many ports, but not a single one goes where life is not painful.” – Fernando Pessoa

49. “The unendurable is the beginning of the curve of joy.” – Djuna Barnes

50. “Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others – it only changes yours.” – Shannon Alder

51. “I know that pain is the most important thing in the universes. Greater than survival, greater than love, greater even than the beauty it brings about. For without pain, there can be no pleasure. Without sadness, there can be no happiness. Without misery there can be no beauty. And without these, life is endless, hopeless, doomed and damned. Adult. You have become adult.” – Harlan Ellison

52. “Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.” – Criss Jami

53. “Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it, but also the father who wipes away the tears.” – Criss Jami

54. “Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?” – Shannon L. Alder

55. “Tender,” she said again. “Tender is kind and gentle. It’s also sore, like the skin around an injury.” – Brenna Yovanoff

56. “The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this pain of mine is individual, this nerve that winces belongs to me and to no other. But happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity.” – Graham Greene

57. “The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist; a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.” – Ursula K. LeGuin

58. “But when I do feel all the strength go out of me, and I fall to my knees beside the table and I think I cry, then, or at least I want to, and everything inside me screams for just one more kiss, one more word, one more glance, one more.” – Veronica Roth

59. “The cure for pain is in the pain.” – Rumi

60. “There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” – Erma Bombeck

61. “The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.” – C.S. Lewis

62. “He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that’s what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.” – Hannah Harrington

63. “Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful…” – José N. Harris

64. “If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.” – C.S. Lewis

65. “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” – Rumi

66. “I could never hurt him enough to make his betrayal stop hurting. And it hurts, in every part of my body.” – Veronica Roth

67. “If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” – Zora Neale Hurston

68. “I always hated when my scars started to fade, because as long as I could still see them, I knew why I was hurting.” – Jodi Picoult

69. “The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” – Pema Chödrön

70. “Memories are bullets. Some whiz by and only spook you. Others tear you open and leave you in pieces.” – Richard Kadrey

71. “Adventures are all very well in their place, but there’s a lot to be said for regular meals and freedom from pain.” – Neil Gaiman

72. “If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.” – Criss Jami

73. “When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.” – Alexandre Dumas

74. “he hardly ever thought of him. He had worn a place for himself in some corner of her heart, as a sea shell, always boring against the rock, might do. The making of the place had been her pain. But now the shell was safely in the rock. It was lodged, and ground no longer.” – T.H. White

75. “Being with her I feel a pain, like a frozen knife stuck in my chest. An awful pain, but the funny thing is I’m thankful for it. It’s like that frozen pain and my very existence are one. The pain is an anchor, mooring me here.” – Haruki Murakami

76. “It doesn’t get better,” I said. “The pain. The wounds scab over and you don’t always feel like a knife is slashing through you. But when you least expect it, the pain flashes to remind you you’ll never be the same.” – Katie McGarry

77. “It isn’t right to wish pain on other people just because they hurt me first.” – Veronica Roth

78. “Moral wounds have this peculiarity – they may be hidden, but they never close; always painful, always ready to bleed when touched, they remain fresh and open in the heart.” – Alexandre Dumas

79. “If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.” – Santosh Kalwar

80. “If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it- to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger.” – Sarah J. Maas

81. “If you desire healing, let yourself fall ill let yourself fall ill.” – Rumi

82. “Why is there ever this perverse cruelty in humankind, that makes us hurt most those we love best?” – Jacqueline Carey

83. “Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.” – J.D. Stroube

84. “Take it from me: If you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging up your back and runing its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do-the only thing-is run.” – Lauren Oliver

85. “I’m not really sure why. But… do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don’t think so. That’s what makes the betrayal hurt so much – pain, frustration, anger… and I still loved her. I still do.” – Brandon Sanderson

86. “In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn.” – Octavia Butler

87. “Pain is only what you allow it to be.” – Cassandra Clare

88. “If you hurt me, I wouldn’t cry. I would hurt you back.” – Holly Black

89. “When you feel someone else’s pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.” – Ann Brashares

90. “When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine.” – Alanis Morissette

91. “Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.” – Jennifer Brown

92. “Warriors should suffer their pain silently.” – Erin Hunter

93. “The unending paradox is that we do learn through pain.” – Madeleine L’Engle

94. “We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation.” – Paulo Coelho

95. “… when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.” – Jane Austen

96. “The saddest thing is to be a minute to someone, when you’ve made them your eternity.” – Sanober Khan

97. “Other times, I look at my scars and see something else: a girl who was trying to cope with something horrible that she should never have had to live through at all. My scars show pain and suffering, but they also show my will to survive. They’re part of my history that’ll always be there.” – Cheryl Rainfield

98. “I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.” – Henry Rollins

99. “The worst wounds, the deadliest of them, aren’t the ones people see on the outside. They’re the ones that make us bleed internally.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

100. “I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.” – Wm. Paul Young

101. “Everyone always wants to know how you can tell when it’s true love, and the answer is this: when the pain doesn’t fade and the scars don’t heal, and it’s too damned late.” – Jonathan Tropper

102. “Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.” – George Orwell

103. “You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.” – Shaun Hick

104. “A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.” – Shannon l. Alder

105. “We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” – C.S. Lewis

106. “You get use to someone—start to like them, even—and they leave. In the end, everyone leaves.” – Rachel Ward

107. “It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.” – A.W. Tozer

108. “If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever.” – Dan Millman

109. “He was a mystery to her, and every time she tried to solve him it caused her a little more pain. But when she tired to give him up he pursued her in her thoughts, stronger each time.” – Anna Godbersen

110. “Pain is the feeling. Suffering is the effect the pain inflicts. If one can endure pain, one can live without suffering. If one can withstand pain, one can withstand anything. If one can learn to control pain, one can learn to control oneself.” – James Frey

111. “Rejection, though–it could make the loss of someone you weren’t even that crazy about feel gut wrenching and world ending.” – Deb Caletti

112. “And I pray one prayer – I repeat it till my tongue stiffens – Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you – haunt me, then! Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!” – Emily Brontë

113. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?” – Lance Armstrong

114. “It’s much easier to wear your pain on the outside…” – E.L. James

115. “When no one you know tells the truth, you learn to see under the surface.” – Cassandra Clare

116. “I just looked at her, feeling utterly empty. I didn’t know what I was supposed to say to her. My life is in that bed. Please let me stay.” – Maggie Stiefvater

117. “So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

118. “There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one’s head spin. But the way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people’s pain.” – James Baldwin

119. “When someone stabs you it’s not your fault that you feel pain.” – Louise Penny

120. “The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.” – Sophocles

121. “She’s sensitive, too. Takes to hurt the way water takes to paper.” – Junot Díaz

122. “Accept the pain, but don’t accept that you deserved it.” – Brandon Sanderson

123. “You wanted to feel alive, right? It doesn’t matter if you’re monster or human. Living hurts.” – Victoria Schwab

124. “For this moment, this one moment, we are together. I press you to me. Come, pain, feed on me. Bury your fangs in my flesh. Tear me asunder. I sob, I sob.” – Virginia Woolf

125. “I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it.” – Orson Scott Card

126. “Does anything in nature despair except man? An animal with a foot caught in a trap does not seem to despair. It is too busy trying to survive. It is all closed in, to a kind of still, intense waiting. Is this a key? Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.” – May Sarton

127. “I want to reach out and grab his hand and hold it to me, right over my heart, right where it aches the most. I don’t know if doing that would heal me or make my heart break entirely, but either way this constant hungry waiting would be over.” – Ally Condie

128. “I know what you are learning to endure. There is nothing to be done. Make sure nothing is wasted. Take notes. Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind. In life, knowledge of poisons is essential. I’ve told you, nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.” – Janet Fitch

129. “If there was a God. I would spit in his face for subjecting me to this. If there was a Devil, I would sell my sould to make it end. If there was something Higher that controlled out f***ing fates, I would tell it to take my fate and shove it up its fucking ass. Shove it hard and far, you motherf***er. Please end. Please end. Please end.” – James Frey

130. “She knew I could tell with one glance, one look, one simple instant. It was her eyes. Despite the thick makeup, they were still dark-rimmed., haunted, and sad. Most of all though, they were familiar. The fact that we were in front of hundreds of strangers changed nothing at all. I’d spent a summer with those same eyes-scared, lost, confused-staring back at me. I would have known them anywhere.” – Sarah Dessen

131. “Remembering. Forgetting. I’m not sure which is worse.” – Kelley Armstrong

132. “When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn’t climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened.” – Criss Jami

133. “Talking won’t change it. But sometimes it was what she wanted most, to tell someone; often, though, she just wanted to escape those horrid feelings, to escape herself, so there was no pain, no fear, no ugliness.” – Melissa Marr

134. “You were unsure which pain is worse – the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will.” – Simon Van Booy

135. “She was a free bird one minute: queen of the world and laughing. The next minute she would be in tears like a porcelain angel, about to teeter, fall and break. She never cried because she was afraid that something ‘would’ happen; she would cry because she feared something that could render the world more beautiful, ‘would not’ happen.” – Roman Payne

136. “We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell Of saddest thought.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

137. “One of the challenges with pain – physical or psychic – is that we can really only approach it through metaphor. It can’t be represented the way a table or a body can. In some ways pain is the opposite of language.” – John Green

138. “There are all kinds of addicts, I guess. We all have pain. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away.” – Sherman Alexie

139. “Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies.” – Rumi

140. “If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.” – Sophocles

141. “Wisdom comes through suffering. Trouble, with its memories of pain, Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep, So men against their will Learn to practice moderation. Favours come to us from gods.” – Aeschylus

142. “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.” – Emily Dickinson

143. “The first step to the knowledge of the wonder and mystery of life is the recognition of the monstrous nature of the earthly human realm as well as its glory, the realization that this is just how it is and that it cannot and will not be changed. Those who think they know how the universe could have been had they created it, without pain, without sorrow, without time, without death, are unfit for illumination.” – Joseph Campbell

144. “Just a tiny little pain, Three days of heavy rain, Three days of sunlight, Everything will be alright, Just a tiny little pain.” – Antonia Michaelis

145. “There is a LIGHT in this world. A healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometime lose sight of this force when there is suffering, and too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.” – Richard Attenborough

146. “There is so much hurt in this game of searching for a mate, of testing, trying. And you realize suddenly that you forgot it was a game, and turn away in tears.” – Sylvia Plath

147. “Forgetting about our mistakes and our wounds isn’t enough to make them disappear.” – Ai Yazawa

148. “It’s the hardest thing in the world to go on being aware of someone else’s pain.” – Pat Barker

149. “If pain doesn’t lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.” – Katerina Stoykova Klemer

150. “I think sometimes when we find love we pretend it away, or ignore it, or tell ourselves we’re imagining it. Because it is the most painful kind of hope there is.” – Rae Carson

151. “Time didn’t heal, but it anesthetized. The human mind could only feel so much.” – P.D. James

152. “A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.” – Criss Jami

153. “The practice of love offers no place of safety. We risk loss, hurt, pain. We risk being acted upon by forces outside our control.” – Bell Hooks

154. “It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us.” – Jackson Pearce

155. “And so I wait. I wait for time to heal the pain and raise me to my feet once again – so that I can start a new path, my own path, the one that will make me whole again.” – Jack Canfield

156. “I would like to be able to breathe to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart aches. I love you continuously, intensely.” – Albert Camus

157. “Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is… The only problem in your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds.” – Dan Millman

158. “No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one’s heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.” – Cormac McCarthy

159. “Most people carry that pain around inside them their whole lives, until they kill the pain by other means, or until it kills them. But you, my friends, you found another way: a way to use the pain. To burn it as fuel, for light and warmth. You have learned to break the world that has tried to break you.” – Lev Grossman

160. “You cannot know how frightened gods are of pain. There is nothing more foreign to them, and so nothing they ache more deeply to see.” – Madeline Miller

161. “There’s a sorrow and pain in everyone’s life, but every now and then there’s a ray of light that melts the loneliness in your heart and brings comfort like hot soup and a soft bed.” – Hubert Selby Jr.

162. “Don’t make it worse by thinking it’s more painful than it actually is.” – John Boyne

163. “I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk throught the rain.” – Audre Lorde

164. “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

165. “Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt.” – Meša Selimović

166. “I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.” – Criss Jami

167. “Contrary to what we may have been taught to think, unnecessary and unchosen suffering wounds us but need not scar us for life. It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our own hands.” – bell hooks

168. “Humor was a good way to hide the pain.” – Rick Riordan

169. “Sometimes a little discomfort in the beginning can save a whole lot of pain down the road.” – Wendelin Van Draanen

170. “Some things scratch the surface while others strike at your soul.” – Gianna Perada

171. “Feel, he told himself, feel, feel, feel. Even if what you feel is pain, only let yourself feel.” – P.D. James

172. “Scars are just a treasure map for pain you’ve buried too deep to remember.” – Jodi Picoult

173. “Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.” – Danielle Bernock

174. “I cannot be with someone who takes pleasure in inflicting pain on me, someone who can’t love me.” – E.L. James

175. “Loneliness sometimes gives me a quantity of creativeness – you’re drinking another glass of wine and you’re feeling even worse. Art doesn’t work without pain; art also exists for compensating pain.” – Till Lindemann

176. “A young outcast will often feel that there is something wrong with himself, but as he gets older, grows more confident in who he is, he will adapt, he will begin to feel that there is something wrong with everyone else.” – Criss Jami

177. “We do not get to choose when in our lives we feel pain,” said Matthew. “It comes when it comes, and we try to remember, even though we cannot imagine a day when it will release its hold on us, that all pain fades. All misery passes. Humanity is drawn to light, not darkness.” – Cassandra Clare

178. “Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

179. “To experience real agony is something hard to write about, impossible to understand while it grips you; you’re frightened out of your wits, can’t sit still, move, or even go decently insane.” – Charles Bukowski

180. “It hurts too much so I don’t want to talk about it.” – Alex Flinn

181. “I know that it’s easier to look at death than it is to look at pain, because while death is irrevocable, and the grief will lessen in time, pain is too often merely relentless and irreversible.” – Robert Goolrick

182. “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. The prevention of many suicides will continue to be hindered until there is a general awareness of the nature of this pain.” – William Styron

183. “After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.” – Walt Disney Company

184. “Pain makes you strong, Madoc once told me, making me lift a sword again and again. Get used to the weight.” – Holly Black

185. “Pain was a fascinating horror.” – Aldous Huxley

186. “Sometimes, pain is all that lets you know you’re alive.” – Robert Jordan

187. “All that is left to bring you pain, are the memories. If you face those, you’ll be free. You can’t spend the rest of your life hiding from yourself; always afraid that your memories will incapacitate you, and they will if you continue to bury them.” – J.D. Stroube

188. “The demon that you can swallow gives you its power, and the greater life’s pain, the greater life’s reply.” – Joseph Campbell

189. “… because never in my life have I ever been picked when there was another alternative.” – Jasmine Warga

190. “In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that’s the way new leaves grow.” – Amit Ray

191. “The most basic and somehow forgettable thing is this: Love is not pain. Love is goodness. And real love – it’s less shiny than solid and simple.” – Deb Caletti

192. “People cannot win against their loneliness because loneliness is this world’s worst kind of pain.” – Gaara

193. “I’ve perfected the art of the fake smile. It’s not so difficult when you are completely numb.” – Bethany Griffin

194. “Your heart literally hurts when it’s breaking. You can feel it, every beat another ache, and nothing you can do will stop it, either from beating or breaking.” – Alison McGhee

195. “Life’s pain. You just have to get over as much of it as you can.” – Maggie Stiefvater

196. “There’s a pleasure to loving someone even when you know there’s no chance in them loving you back. The pain I felt let me know I was still alive.” – Gabrielle Zevin

197. “It lit up like a Christmas Tree Hazel Grace…” – John Green

198. “Every loss is unprecedented. You can’t ever know someone else’s hurt, not really – just like touching someone else’s body isn’t the same as having someone else’s body.” – John Green

199. “I am crying over the loss of something I never had. How ridiculous. Mourning something that never was – my dashed hopes, dashed dreams, and my soured expectations.” – E.L. James

200. “Excruciating agony makes me cranky.” – Brandon Mull

201. “I just let the pain take over, allowing it to numb the pain of being left behind.” – Jessica Sorensen

202. “My mother says that pain is hidden in everyone you see. She says try to imagine it like big bunches of flowers that everyone is carrying around with them. Think of your pain like a big bunch of red roses, a beautiful thorn necklace. Everyone has one.” – Francesca Lia Block

203. “Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, or to diminish something of their pains.” – Jeremy Bentham

204. “Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.” – Mark Twain

205. “For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one’s life.” – Aeschylus

206. “Pain is a byproduct of life. That’s the truth. Life sometimes sucks. That’s true for everyone. But if you don’t face the pain and the suck, you don’t ever get the other things either. Laughter. Joy. Love. Pain passes, but those things are worth fighting for. Worth dying for.” – Jim Butcher

207. “Luck always seems like it belongs to someone else.” – David Levien

208. “Some pains are physical, and some pains are mental, but the one that’s both is dental.” – Ogden Nash

209. “Hey, if you’d wanted to avoid ‘this,’ you shouldn’t have lured me last night. Now it’s too late. You might as well avoid the long, drawn-out pain and get it over with quickly. Sort of like taking off a Band-Aid. Or cutting off a limb.” “Wow, who says there’s no romance left in the world?” – Richelle Mead

210. “If my eyes have pain, I close them; If my body aches, I rest it; If my heart breaks, I mend it; If my soul is lost, I pray for it.” – Jeremy Aldana

211. “Joy came always after pain.” – Guillaume Apollinaire

212. “Where there is anger there is always pain underneath.” – Eckhart Tolle

213. “Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free-wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.” – C.S. Lewis

214. “Falling in love is painful on the knees.” – Bon Jovi

215. “That’s life for you,” said MacDunn. “Someone always waiting for someone who never comes home. Always someone loving something more than that thing loves them. And after a while you want to destroy whatever that thing is, so it can’t hurt you no more.” – Ray Bradbury

216. “I may be in pain, but I am not weak.” – Veronica Roth

217. “Everything is ridiculous if one thinks of death.” – Thomas Bernhard

218. “You can see when someone’s been hurt the way I was. It’s obvious. Something changes in their eyes; pain becomes their center, even when they try to hide it.” – Cheryl Rainfield

219. “The pain of not knowing what to do was exceeded only by that of knowing what I had done.” – Erich Segal

220. “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

221. “Stop punishing yourself for being someone with a heart. You cannot protect yourself from suffering. To live is to grieve. You are not protecting yourself by shutting yourself off from the world. You are limiting yourself.” – Leigh Bardugo

222. “Without pain, without sacrifice we would have nothing. Like the first monkey shot into space.” – Chuck Palahniuk

223. “But pain’s like water. It finds a way to push through any seal. There’s no way to stop it. Sometimes you have to let yourself sink inside of it before you can learn how to swim to the surface.” – Katie Kacvinsky

224. “Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.” – Jonathan Harnisch

225. “The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.” – Shannon L. Alder

226. “But you know Hajime, some feelings cause us pain because they remain.” – Haruki Murakami

227. “You really think joy is easier to come by than pain? What have you had more of?” – Laini Taylor

228. “I have need of angels. Enough hell has swallowed me for too many years. But finally understand this – I have burned up one hundred thousand human lives already, from the strength of my pain.” – Antonin Artaud

229. “When a person screams in pain, the actual pain is only half the noise they make. The other half is the terror at being forced to accept that they exist.” – Noah Cicero

230. “It was long since I had longed for anything and the effect on me was horrible.” – Samuel Beckett

231. “And yet it takes only the smallest pleasure or pain to teach us time’s malleability.” – Julian Barnes

232. “It’s easier to run Replacing this pain with something numb It’s so much easier to go Than face all this pain here all alone.” – Linkin Park

233. “That’s all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story. You keep going.” – Robyn Schneider

234. “Poor God, how often He is blamed for all the suffering in the world. It’s like praising Satan for allowing all the good that happens.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

235. “All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one’s heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.” – Cormac McCarthy

236. “There are few phrases that annoy me more than I won’t bite. The only line that pisses me off faster is when some drunk, ham-faced dude in a bar sees me trying to get past him and barks: Smile,it can’t be that bad! Yeah, actually, it can, jackwad.” – Gillian Flynn

237. “No anguish I have had to bear on your account has been too heavy a price to pay for the new life into which I have entered in loving you.” – George Eliot

238. “Without a word or hesitation, Pain took the mop from Nick. Suffering moved to pick up glass.

239. “Wow. Where have you two been all my life?” Pain quirked and eyebrow as he mopped the floor.”Walking hand in hand with you. Haven’t you noticed?” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

240. “And then I became aware of all the magnificent silk wrapped around my body, and had the feeling I might drown in beauty. At that moment, beauty itself struck me as a kind of painful melancholy.” – Arthur Golden

241. “It was sadness, lostness, and the worst thing about it was the way it seemed like a default—like it was there all the time, and all her other expressions were just an array of masks she used to cover it up.” – Laini Taylor

242. “Make friends with pain, and you will never be alone.~Ken Chlouber, Colorado miner and creator of the Leadville Trail 100 mile race.” – Christopher McDougall

243. “There is no loss, if you cannot remember what you have lost.” – Claire North

244. “Pain will leave you, when you let go.” – Jeremy Aldana

245. “They’ll say you are bad or perhaps you are mad or at least you should stay undercover. Your mind must be bare if you would dare to think you can love more than one lover.” – David Rovics

246. “Though you may hear me holler, And you may see me cry– I’ll be dogged, sweet baby, If you gonna see me die.” – Langston Hughes

247. “In the midst of happiness or despair in sorrow or in joy in pleasure or in pain: Do what is right and you will be at peace.” – Jess Rothenberg

248. “Tears had poured from her eyes without any change in her facial expression. It’s pure pain and pure surrender when your soul cries without any fight from your body and that’s how I knew she was deeply affected.” – Renee Carlino

249. “Her scent blazed in my throat and I was glad. It was a pain that meant she was alive. As long as I burned, she was safe.” – Stephenie Meyer

250. “It’s calm under the waves in the blue of my oblivion.” – Fiona Apple

251. “And I wonder what the sound of a heart breaking might be. And I think it might be quiet, unperceptively so, and not dramatic at all. Like the sound of an exhausted swallow falling gently to earth.” – Sarah Winman

252. “Some of the most beautiful things we have in life comes from our mistakes.” – Surgeo Bell

253. “I see enormous loves growing immense and finally crushing me.” – Anais Nin

254. “The pain of an injury is over in seconds. Everything that comes after is the pain of getting well.” He gave her a heartfelt look, full of apology. “I’d forgotten that you see. Coming back to life … It hurts.” – Tessa Dare

255. “How could you give me life, and take from me all the inappreciable things that raise it from the state of conscious death? Where are the graces of my soul? Where are the sentiments of my heart? What have you done, oh, Father, What have you done with the garden that should have bloomed once, in this great wilderness here? Said louisa as she touched her heart.” – Charles Dickens

256. “Sorrow is food swallowed too quickly, caught in the throat, making it nearly impossible to breathe.” – Jesmyn Ward

257. “You didn’t get past something like that, you go through it — and for that reason alone, I understood more about her than she ever would have guessed.” – Jodi Picoult

258. “In a world gushing blood day and night, you never stop mopping up pain.” – Aberjhani

259. “You aren’t old enough to have such regrets.” “Pain doesn’t respect age, my lady.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

260. “After being hurt by the world so much, they began to see the demons within humans. So without hiding it through trickery, they worked to express it.” – Osamu Dazai

261. “I’ve always known we were two puzzle pieces that fit together in a hollow that is our pain. There was a time when I was certain we were too damaged not to destroy each other. Now I think we are saving each other.” – Lisa Renee Jones

262. “One pain is lessened by another’s anguish. Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of the old will die.” – William Shakespeare

263. “Perhaps not willingly, but pain can make a man do things he wouldn’t willingly do.” – Anne Bishop

264. “Sure it will hurt. But so what? Pain is just a state of mind. You can think your way out of anything, even pain.” – Rodman Philbrick

265. “If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain.” – John Green

266. “It will hurt.” said Petra. “But let’s make the most of what we have, and not let future pain ruin present happiness.” – Orson Scott Card

267. “What do people mean when they say, ‘I am not afraid of God because I know He is good’? Have they never even been to a dentist?” – C.S. Lewis

268. “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” – Tera Lynn Childs

269. “Her only thought was of getting away, as if she were carrying a live grenade from inside the house, so that when it exploded, it would destroy just herself.” – Jennifer Egan

270. “Sometimes you can learn, even from a bad experience. By coping you become stronger. The pain does not go away, but it becomes manageable.” – Somaly Mam

271. “But he won’t let the pain blot out the humor no more’n he’ll let the humor blot out the pain.” – Ken Kesey

272. “We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity.” – H.G. Wells

273. “She’d felt more pain from Nico in their brief connection than she had from her entire legion during the battle against the giant Polybotes.” – Rick Riordan

274. “It’s regrets that make painful memories. When I was crazy I did everything just right.” – Mark Vonnegut

275. “Nico’s anger turned as cold and dark as his blade. He’d been morphed into a few plants himself, and he didn’t appreciate it. He hated people like Bryce Lawrence, who inflicted pain just for fun.” – Rick Riordan

276. “What the eyes don’t see, the heart can’t feel.” – Dia Reeves

277. “Funny, how it took a little bit of pain to remember that certain parts of yourself were alive.” – Adi Alsaid

278. “This is your karma. You do not understand now, but you will understand later. The source of pain is within your own larger expression of being.” – H. Raven Rose

279. “Those who overcome great challenges will be changed, and often in unexpected ways. For our struggles enter our lives as unwelcome guests, but they bring valuable gifts. And once the pain subsides, the gifts remain. These gifts are life’s true treasures, bought at great price, but cannot be acquired in any other way.” – Steve Goodier

280. “I am in the middle of it: chaos and poetry; poetry and love and again, complete chaos. Pain, disorder, occasional clarity; and at the bottom of it all: only love; poetry. Sheer enchantment, fear, humiliation. It all comes with love.” – Anna Akhmatova

281. “Farewell, my great one, my own, farewell, my pride, farewell, my swift, deep, dear river, how I loved your daylong splashing, how I loved to plunge into your cold waves.” – Boris Pasternak

282. “The two of them looked so comfortable together it made Nico glad. But it also it caused an ache in his heart – a ghostly pain, like an old war wound throbbing in bad weather.” – Rick Riordan

283. “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

284. “He read it for the same reason an animal tears at a wounded foot: to hurt the pain.” – Nathanael West

285. “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

286. “Hearing him talk about his mother, about his intact family, makes my chest hurt for a second, like someone pierced it with a needle.” – Veronica Roth

287. “I wondered how long it could last. Maybe someday, years from now.If the pain would decrease to the point where I could bear it.I would be able to look back on those few short months that would always be the best of my life.” – Stephenie Meyer

288. “Say I feel all sad and self-indulgent, then get stung by a wasp, my misery feels quite abstract and I long just to be in spiritual pain once more – ‘damn you tiny assassin, clad in yellow and black, how I crave my former innocence where melancholy was my only trial’.” – Russell Brand

289. “Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can’t you see who I truly am?” – Shannon L. Alder

290. “Sometimes I think of you and I feel giddy. Memory makes me lightheaded, drunk on champagne. All the things we did. And if anyone has said this was the price I would have agreed to pay it. That surprises me; that with the hurt and the mess comes a shift of recognition. It was worth it. Love is worth it.” – Jeanette Winterson

291. “I can see his pain, see it in the way he runs his fingers through his hair, over and over, and I understand what it costs him to hide it all.” – Libba Bray

292. “Pain is necessary. Pain is life. Without pain there can be no joy.” – Rick Yancey

293. “We are not strong enough to stand up against endless grief, And yet pain is the constant drone of life. So if we are to have any happiness at all, it is only in the passing instant.” – Charles Frazier

294. “I realised my life would be full of mundane physical suffering, and that there was nothing special about it. Suffering wouldn’t make me special, and pretending not to suffer wouldn’t make me special. Talking about it, or even writing about it, would not transform the suffering into something useful.” – Sally Rooney

295. “we are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our body, which is doomed to decay…, from the external world which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless force of destruction, and finally from our relations with other men… This last source is perhaps more painful to use than any other.” – Sigmund Freud

296. “Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain; every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be.” – Steve Maraboli

297. “There are kinds of pain that you can’t speak out loud.” – Jodi Picoult

298. “Maybe the only good thing about death is that you never have to relive it. You never have to remember the pain.” – Pittacus Lore

299. “God whispered, “You endured a lot. For that I am truly sorry, but grateful. I needed you to struggle to help so many. Through that process you would grow into who you have now become. Didn’t you know that I gave all my struggles to my favorite children? One only needs to look at the struggles given to your older brother Jesus to know how important you have been to me.” – Shannon L. Alder

300. “Don’t make light of any man’s pain.” – Patricia Briggs