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Cancer Pain Quotes


"If you've ever had a brush with cancer, you're always thinking a pain might be something serious." - Ann Jillian

"Pain is pain. It needs no description." - Christopher Paolini

"Sometimes only pain can obliterate pain." - Alma Katsu

"Pain is love." - Ja Rule

"Time cancels young pain." - Euripides

"I could be a bit of a pain in the arse. Since I've come out of my cancer, I must say I intend to be even more of a pain in the arse." - Harold Pinter

"Pain is never added to pain. It multiplies." - Sherman Alexie

"Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain." - Eckhart Tolle

"Isn't the fear of pain next brother to pain itself?" - Enid Bagnold

"Even the promiscuous feel pain." - Warren Beatty

"Joy came always after pain." - Guillaume Apollinaire

"Nothing lasts-not even pain." - Ray Stannard Baker

"There's no gain, without pain." - Benjamin Franklin

"Exercising can exorcise emotional pain." - Regina Taylor

"Pain with the thousand teeth." - William Watson (poet)

"Pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible." - Eckhart Tolle

"Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable." - R D Laing

"I spent five years of my life being treated for cancer, but since then I've spent fifteen years being treated for nothing other than looking different from everyone else. It was the pain from that, from feeling ugly, that I always viewed as the great tragedy of my life. The fact that I had cancer seemed minor in comparison." - Lucy Grealy

"I think the way we think about cancer, the way we treat cancer, has dramatically changed in the last century. There is an enormous amount of options that a physician can provide today, right down from curing patients, treating patients or providing patients with psychic solace or pain relief." - Siddhartha Mukherjee

"So, more times than not, but not every time, it can be linked to a medical problem, such as menopause, cancer, chronic pain, it can be linked to anxiety and depression. Those are the more common causes." - Shelby Harris

"I hate cats. But this cancer cat made me feel bad, so I was like, Okay, I'll take her back to L.?A. and give her her last six months of pain-free life." - Emmy Rossum

"If I had terminal cancer, I had a few weeks to live, I was in tremendous amount of pain - if they just effectively wanted to turn off the switch and legalise that by legalising euthanasia, I'd want that." - John Key

"My family understands the pain of struggling with a loved one who's suffering from a blood-related cancer, and we seek to support those who are working to find a cure." - Nadia Bjorlin

"Without cancer, I never would have won a single Tour de France. Cancer taught me a plan for more purposeful living, and that in turn taught me how to train and to win more purposefully. It taught me that pain has a reason, and that sometimes the experience of losing things - whether health or a car or an old sense of self-has its own value in the scheme of life. Pain and loss are great enhancers." - Lance Armstrong

"Cancer don't respect nothing." - David Chase

"Cancer is everybody's cause." - Laura Ziskin

"Cancer is always funny." - Jim Gaffigan

"Cancer is very chaotic." - Kris Carr

"Cancer does not discriminate." - Kellie Pickler

"You can't just cry about the pain. You can't just pray about the pain. You must eliminate the pain." - Iyanla Vanzant

"There are two kinds of pain: the pain of change and the pain of never changing and remaining the same." - Joyce Meyer

"I bought the sweetness with this pain." - Anne Reeve Aldrich

"Every pain has a gain behind it" - Swami Satchidananda

"Rest as soon as there is pain." - Hippocrates

"pain can work form the outside in." - Jack Ketchum

"Pain is fear, and I'm not afraid." - Ann Brashares

"Pain narrows consciousness; pleasure blurs it." - Mason Cooley

"Life is beautiful and living is pain." - Hunter S Thompson

"The excess of pleasure is pain" - Almeida Garrett

"Pain is inevitable. Misery is optional" - Barbara Johnson

"Much of your pain is self-chosen." - Khalil Gibran

"Depression is pain in its purest form." - J.A. Redmerski

"Warriors should suffer their pain silently." - Erin Hunter

"For too much rest becomes a pain." - Homer

"Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain." - Robert E Lee

"One pain is lessened by another's anguish." - William Shakespeare

"Die of a rose in aromatic pain." - Alexander Pope

"Maybe my pain was my motivation." - Lebron James

"Even pain pricks to livelier living." - Amy Lowell

"That sweet sleep which medicines all pain." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Pain wastes the Body, Pleasures the Understanding." - Benjamin Franklin

"Can't nothing heal without pain, you know." - Toni Morrison

"Pain is the outcome of sin." - Gautama Buddha

"Something flickers across his bloodshot eyes. Pain." - Suzanne Collins

"Pain that is not transformed is transmitted." - Richard Rohr

"A joy as intense as pain" - Nicholas Sparks

"You're entering a world of pain." - John Goodman

"There is no gains without pain." - Benjamin Franklin

"Pain is only temporary, glory is forever" - Rebecca Bulley

"Sometimes the pain outweighs the good things." - Carolyn Hax

"Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." - Anonymous

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." - M. Kathleen Casey

"The labor we delight in physics pain." - William Shakespeare

"Pain is an outcry of sin." - Robert South

"Pain hurts, sir. I don't court it." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"Pain or pleasure? I say pleasure." - Epictetus

"All recurring joy is pain refined." - Amy Lowell

"There was some justice in his pain" - Colleen Mccullough

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." - Haruki Murakami

"Love is the sweetest pain inside." - Tarkan

"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." - Lance Armstrong

"In moments of pain, we seek revenge." - Ami Ayalon

"All humor is rooted in pain." - Richard Pryor

"Absence of pain makes anything possible" - Nicole Blackman

"Often the thought of pain is actually worse that the pain itself." - Greg Behrendt

"Pain is nothing. Pain is in the mind. If you can walk you can run." - Cam Neely

"Yes, pain meant life. But the symmetric property did not apply; Life did not mean pain." - Barry Lyga

"Pain comes from the darkness. And we call it wisdom. It is pain." - Randall Jarrell

"The pain of preparation is nothing like the pain of losing." - John Smith

"Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others." - Yasmin Mogahed

"Pain obliterates everything else. In pain, there is only the eternal present." - Jacqueline Carey

"Pain shared is pain lessened; joy shared is joy increased. Thus do we refute entropy." - Spider Robinson

"Why, all delights are vain; but that most vain, Which, with pain purchas'd, doth inherit pain." - William Shakespeare

"In the only way that pain can be truly remembered, through a new pain." - Monica Denise Brown

"Top results are achieved only through pain. But eventually you like this pain." - Juha Vaatainen

"There will be pain. I'll scream. A great deal of pain. I'll scream very loudly." - George R R Martin

"Knowing that there is worse pain doesn't make present pain hurt any less." - Real Live Preacher

"Pain revealed the paltry dimensions of love. The paltry dimensions of everything, in fact, except pain." - Glen Duncan

"Pain is a gift. Humanity, without pain, would know neither fear nor pity." - Dean Koontz

"The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It's a perpetual wound." - Maureen Duffy

"When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain." - Jennifer Aniston

"They've spread like cancer. ISIS has spread like cancer." - Donald Trump

"It was a fine cancer experience, as cancer experiences go." - Julia Sweeney

"Screening for colon cancer can stop cancer in its tracks." - Hill Harper

"I love the cancer spoon!" - Vicki Pettersson

"It's a scary word, 'cancer." - Alan Jackson

"Cancer is a demonic pregnancy." - Susan Sontag

"Cancer is not for sissies." - Suzanne Somers

"Cancer changes your whole life." - Rachel Naomi Remen

"Jealousy... is a mental cancer." - B C Forbes

"There's nothing sexy about cancer." - Kris Carr

"Cancer is an emotional disease." - Marina Abramovic

"It's a scary word, 'cancer.'" - Alan Jackson

"The cancer in me became an awareness of the cancer that is everywhere. The cancer of cruelty, the cancer of carelessness, the cancer of greed." - Eve Ensler

"You're born in pain and pain is what we're in most of the time. And I think that the bigger the pain, the more gods we need." - John Lennon

"Pain is itself a god: the taskmaster of life. Pain cracks the whip, and all that lives will move. To live is to be a slave to pain." - Matthew Woodring Stover

"Pain is pain, and the importance of preventing unnecessary pain and suffering does not diminish because the being that suffers is not a member of our own species." - Peter Singer

"Most people manage pain by eating, drinking, smoking, distracting themselves, working harder. That's just managing pain, the pain that comes from not feeling fully alive from not growing." - Tony Robbins

"Cancer taught me a plan for more purposeful living, and that in turn taught me how to train and to win more purposefully. It taught me that pain has a reason, and that sometimes the experience of losing things-whether health or a car or an old sense of self-has its own value in the scheme of life. Pain and loss are great enhancers." - Lance Armstrong

"When I came to this country in 1958, to be a dying patient in a medical hospital was a nightmare. You were put in the last room, furthest away from the nurses' station. You were full of pain, but they wouldn't give you morphine. Nobody told you that you were full of cancer and that it was understandable that you had pain and needed medication." - Elisabeth Kublerross

"The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana can relieve certain types of pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms caused by such illnesses as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS - or by the harsh drugs sometimes used to treat them. And it can do so with remarkable safety. Indeed, marijuana is less toxic than many of the drugs that physicians prescribe every day." - Joycelyn Elders

"Low income is related to poorer housing, poorer diet, fewer social amenities, worse working conditions. (...) After adjustment for age, sex, race, smoking, alcohol consumption, sleep habits, leisure-time physical activity, chest pain, diabetes, or cancer, there was still an increase risk of 1.6 for those with inadequate incomes." - Michael Marmot

"Wouldn't it be great,as Scott Peck suggests, if all medical students had to undergo the symptoms and feeling of a spectrum of illnesses. From acute infections to terminal cancer - and Kuru, the laughing sickness. Just a month for each exposure, controlled of course, and a good heavy dose of excruciating pain. So they'll know what that feels like." - William S Burroughs

"My father's death from prostate cancer in 1993 was tragic. He never complained about pain. He was a fighter. By the time he was ready to die he wasn't able to die in the way that he wanted to, which seemed an outrage to me." - Zoe Wanamaker

"If I found the cure for dystrophy tomorrow, I would do a telethon in four weeks for acute pain that in this country is a bigger problem than cancer, heart, sickle cell, anemia, name it. It is - it's hitting 70 million Americans." - Jerry Lewis

"Don't get me wrong: I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Even the word 'cancer' brings back the nausea and pain, the fear I felt, and the heartbreak I saw in my parents' faces. The smells that fill hospitals and the constant tired feeling that comes with treatment are also permanently stuck in my memory." - Jon Lester

"I had prostate cancer that, for me, was debilitating. I didn't touch a guitar for two years, but when I realized I was seeing the light at the end of the recovery tunnel and was going to live pain-free, I realized again that it was a fun little instrument to play." - Ronnie Montrose

"If a man dies of cancer in fear and despair, then cry for his pain and celebrate his life. The other man, who fought like hell and laughed in the end, but also died, may have had an easier time in his final months, but took his leave with no more humanity." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Use pain as a stepping stone, not a camp ground." - Alan Cohen

"Till taught by pain, men know not water's worth." - Lord Byron

"There is something very morbid about modern sympathy with pain." - Oscar Wilde

"It is pain that ages us, not years." - Bonnie Prudden

"Bottoms are alchemists who magically transform pain into sex." - Dossie Easton

"Love is the distance between reality and pain." - Robyn Hitchcock

"Pain is just a feeling, and feelings aren't real." - Michelle Hodkin

"Dame Poverty gave me my name, And Pain godfathered me." - Countee Cullen

"More than most, I know the pain of surviving." - Ann Aguirre

"Tonight I'm stepping lightly and I'm feeling no pain." - Bruce Springsteen

"Pain wanders through my bones like a lost fire" - Theodore Roethke

"The only sure way to maturity is through pain." - Steve Saint

"There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain." - Aeschylus

"When we cling to pain, we end up punishing ourselves." - Leo Buscaglia

"Dying is nothing, but pain is a very serious matter." - Henry Jacob Bigelow

"Children enjoy inflicting pain until unhappiness teaches them tenderness." - Mason Cooley

"Violence stops thought. Hence its popularity as a pain-killer." - Mason Cooley

"Pain pays no attention to moans or excuses." - Mason Cooley

"That's always a concern with a player when he's injured. There's a difference between injured and pain. If a guy's injured, he's injured. Pain is pain. Guys can play with pain. Guys can't play when they're injured." - Herman Edwards

"Each must drain His share of pleasure, share of pain." - Walter Scott

"Women are more susceptible to pain than to pleasure." - Michel De Montaigne

"The wise healer endures the pain. Cry. Tears bring joy." - Erykah Badu

"Go where the pain is, go where the pleasure is." - Anne Rice

"Art is only a way of expressing pain." - John Lennon

"Compassion is to share the pain without sharing the suffering." - Shinzen Young

"Pain is the body's way of ridding itself of weakness." - Dean Karnazes

"Humor was a good way to hide the pain." - Rick Riordan

"Sometimes, pain is all that lets you know you're alive." - Robert Jordan

"So through identification you have pleasure and pain." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation" - Michael Jordan

"If pain were water, the world would drown" - Dennis Prager

"Where there is love, there is vulnerability to pain." - Laura Ramirez



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