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Painful Situations Quotes


"Everyone wants to learn the same thing from painful situations: how to avoid repeating them." - Gary Zukav

"Some situations you cause yourself." - Little Richard

"Humor enables us to deal with and overcome many of the most painful and difficult situations in our lives." - Frederick Lenz

"You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find the humor in anything, you can survive it." - Bill Cosby

"That's painful always to lose." - Rafael Nadal

"Other niggas' situations, they are all depressing." - Drake

"Unsustainable situations usually go on longer than most economists think possible. But they always end, and when they do, it's often painful." - Paul Krugman

"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

"You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it." - Bill Cosby

"Lack of understanding is always painful." - Byron Katie

"But without painful experiences, we dont grow" - Betty Williams

"Surviving is much more painful than death." - Tom Clancy

"Dogs don't mind being photographed in compromising situations." - Elliott Erwitt

"Allow situations in your life to become your teacher." - Pema Chodron

"I love any and all situations where you celebrate creativity." - Brad Paisley

"Amateurs in professional situations make me very impatient." - David Coverdale

"Continuity does not rule out fresh approaches to fresh situations." - Dean Rusk

"I do situations and make fun of authority and life." - Don Rickles

"A carefully cultivated heart will, assisted by the grace of God, foresee, forestall, or transform most of the painful situations before which others stand like helpless children saying "Why?" - Dallas Willard

"Most self-laceration is more noisy than painful." - Mason Cooley

"Pleasant experiences make life delightful. Painful experiences lead to growth." - Anthony De Mello

"Memories have to be our most painful blessing." - Kanye West

"Preserving the serious health condition is usually painful." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"You see a lot - your eyes get very painful." - John Le Carre

"Solitude, isolation, are painful things, and beyond human endurance." - Jules Verne

"Criticism is painful when it's not done with love." - Alice Walker

"My joy is as painful as my pain." - Fernando Pessoa

"Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering." - Paulo Coelho

"This is how to avoid re-creating painful situations: Take the time to discover your real intention before you act. If it is to change someone or the world so that you will feel safe or better about yourself, don't act on it, because it is an intention of fear and can create only painful consequences." - Gary Zukav

"I eventually want to do writing on all the films, but not necessarily to be the writer. Writing is a painful, painful thing; it really is." - Cary Fukunaga

"Whether we're prepared or not, life has a habit of thrusting situations upon us." - Lucille Ball

"I love to continue to challenge myself and put myself in situations that are slightly uncomfortable." - Ron Perlman

"Progress cannot be generated when we are satisfied with existing situations." - Taiichi Ohno

"Never let discouraging people and discouraging situations talk you out of your dream." - Joel Osteen

"We must take situations as they are. We must only change our mental attitudes towards them." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"In many situations that seemed desperate, the artillery has been a most vital factor." - Douglas Macarthur

"When I asked God for strength, He gave me difficult situations to face." - Swami Vivekananda

"In real life as in grand opera, arias only make hopeless situations worse." - Kurt Vonnegut

"To sustain your belief through situations that completely undermine it is quite something." - Ben Okri

"There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them." - Clare Boothe Luce

"Modern reality TV sets up these competitive situations to show us real human nature." - Alexander Ludwig

"I always see the absurdity in most situations. It's my experience of how life works." - Natasha Lyonne

"I do think sometimes people get morally superior without understanding situations." - Sienna Miller

"I fall in love every day. Not with people but with situations." - Amy Winehouse

"I think where political issues invade moral situations, spiritual leaders have to speak out." - Billy Graham

"I'm not good at being lionized, and when I'm in 'Grateful Dead'-type situations, that happens." - Robert Hunter

"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

"I am pretty sure that all young human beings have, at one time or another in their growing-up, been actors. They have used their imaginations to carry them away from painful or confusing situations... have imagined themselves to be more powerful or beautiful or brave or loving than they are." - Tyne Daly

"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

"It's regrets that make painful memories. When I was crazy I did everything just right." - Mark Vonnegut

"you'd think that silence would be peaceful. but really, it's painful." - David Levithan

"It is painful to doubt the sincerity of those we love." - Anne Bronte

"Evolution brings human beings. Human beings, through a long and painful process, bring humanity." - Dan Simmons

"Finally, I drew in a long breath. It was noisy and painful and just heaven." - Charlaine Harris

"Affliction is a mother, Whose painful throes yield many sons, Each fairer than the other." - Henry Vaughan

"I am sick of this bad world! The daylight and the sun grow painful to me." - Joseph Addison

"It's the most maddening, beautiful, magical, horrible, painful, wonderful joyous thing in the world, love" - Taylor Swift

"It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born." - James Joyce

"We often find comfort in telling what is painful in actual experience." - Saint Basil

"Your presence in this house is almost as painful and enormous as your absence." - Donald Hall

"Don't make it worse by thinking it's more painful than it actually is." - John Boyne

"But if you've ever felt love, you'll know how painful it is to suffer for love." - Paulo Coelho

"The witnessing of titanic events is always dangerous, usually painful, and often fatal." - Larry Niven

"A goodbye isn't painful unless you're never going to say hello again." - Anonymous

"Night has become painful for me. It brings to light the regrets of the day." - Grey Livingston

"Self-knowledge can be painful, but not half so damaging as self-ignorance." - Orson Scott Card

"One of the advantages of a great sorrow is that nothing else seems painful." - Giacomo Casanova

"It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born." - James Augustine

"Learning by experience often is painful- and the more it hurts, the more you learn." - Ralph Banks

"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature." - Albert Einstein

"He had been standing still; for an artist, one of the more painful forms of death." - Irving Stone

"If you don't define the problem you'll never reach a painful solution." - Jacob Lew

"It is good to stay in a peaceful poverty than to stay in a painful wealth." - Michael Bassey

"I have had an inordinate and painful concern for the audience in my writing career." - Marsha Norman

"If a good word already exists, there is no need to invent something painful." - William Zinsser

"Sometimes compromise is painful." - Madeleine M Kunin

"Romantic love is painful." - William

"How glorious it is - and also how painful - to be an exception." - Alfred De Musset

"Asking for forgiveness is just one of the most painful kind of experiences." - Nick Nolte

"As a woman Penelope Cruz has changed as she has become an adult. But, as an actress she has not changed that much. She has something great, especially in comedy, and she hasn't been exploited as much as she could be in comedy, but particularly in that mix between comedy and drama. She's got a very special quality about her. You can place her in very extreme situations, especially very painful situations, in terms of how her character interprets it. And sometimes, the deeper and more human that pain is, the better she is at it." - Pedro Almodovar

"All fear is in itself painful, and when it conduces not to safety; is painful without use. Every consideration, therefore, by which groundless terrors may be removed adds something: to human happiness." - Samuel Johnson

"We are extremely vulnerable because we take too much time to implement the necessary measures. This is a painful process. When you go through a painful process - make it as short as possible" - Mark Rutte

"How painful it is to find that my figure can be of no help to my future... how painful to see it rejected on account of a slanderous suspicion!" - Auguste Rodin

"Never give up hope. Situations can change over night, problems can dissolve in the light of a new day's sun." - Leon Brown

"He who can turn negative situations into something positive, has learned the law of transformation, his mind empowers life." - Leon Brown

"God specializes in impossible situations." - Gary Smalley

"Some of the funniest moments I've ever experienced have been in the midst of tragic situations in my life." - Sarah Polley

"God can rid your heart of greed, but it's your responsibility to remove yourself from situations that promote greediness." - Linda Dillow

"The power of hanging Pawns is based precisely in their Mobility, in their Ability to create acute situations instantly." - Boris Spassky

"Difficult situations breed astonishing results." - Jeffrey Veen

"Impossible situations are our specialty." - Richelle Mead

"You never know what even the bad situations will lead to, which I guess is true with anything in life." - Emma Stone

"Never have one kid in the room with you, and avoid situations that would look suspect to a passerby." - Raheem Jarbo

"Paranoids are not paranoid because they're paranoid, but because they keep putting themselves, fucking idiots, deliberately into paranoid situations." - Thomas Pynchon

"My strength to work in such situations comes from my family and people who love to watch me." - Shahrukh Khan

"No matter what you do for a living all we have is music to get through certain situations." - Deana Carter

"I find it very easy playing Bond. I think he's hilarious. He gets himself into some extraordinarily funny situations." - Daniel Craig

"I think I tried to control situations within my first marriage and I wasn't the easiest person to live with." - Gary Kemp

"Close scrutiny will show that most 'crisis situations' are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are." - Maxwell Maltz

"Kids don't like being put into boxes, and your kid can act in different ways in different situations." - Rosalind Wiseman

"The character is close to me, except that I haven't lived through those situations, so it's not completely me." - Charlotte Gainsbourg

"I do not believe in free will. Schopenhauer's words: 'Man can do what he wants, but he cannot will what he wills,' accompany me in all situations throughout my life and reconcile me with the actions of others, even if they are rather painful to me. This awareness of the lack of free will keeps me from taking myself and my fellow men too seriously as acting and deciding individuals, and from losing my temper." - Albert Einstein

"Many animals experience pain, anxiety and suffering, physically and psychologically, when they are held in captivity or subjected to starvation, social isolation, physical restraint, or painful situations from which they cannot escape. Even if it is not the same experience of pain, anxiety, or suffering undergone by humans- or even other animals, including members of the same species- an individual's pain, suffering, and anxiety matter." - Marc Bekoff

"Do you know how painful it is to tell someone you love him and not hear him say it back?" - Monica Denise Brown

"You've got to have as many good times as bad, or it all becomes too painful and too much work." - Sylvia Day

"Painful and corporeal punishments should never be applied to fanaticism; for, being founded on pride, it glories in persecution." - Cesare Beccaria

"Painful things are quickly forgotten." - Janet Morris

"Love until it hurts. Real love is always painful and hurts: then it is real and pure." - Mother Teresa

"I don't make friends with the girls I'm playing against. It would be too painful to beat them." - Virginia Wade

"The act of writing the book was painful at times, but it was easier than talking to someone." - Piper Laurie

"There is no hope for us in this painful, mysterious world save in giving ourselves to love." - Byron Caldwell Smith

"There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience." - Laurence J Peter

"We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong." - Laura Stavoe Harm

"The wounds that cannot be seen are more painful than those that can be treated by a doctor." - Nelson Mandela

"I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity." - Albert Einstein

"Saving was slow and painful." - William Christopher Handy

"Growth is a painful process." - Wilma Mankiller

"All humans change. Development is our life. Transition, in labor, is the most painful time. Without change, there's no growth." - Mimi Kennedy

"What keeps you from... living your life as a painful and lovely day in the history of a great pregnancy?" - Rainer Maria Rilke

"Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end." - Sivananda

"Look for the blessing in all situations." - Wayne Dyer

"Without mutual tolerance emerging as the foundation, terrible situations like those of Tibet and Sri Lanka, Bosnia and Rwanda, can never be effectively improved." - Dalai Lama

"You concentrate on what you are doing, to do the best job you can, to stay out of serious situations. And that's the way the X-1 was." - Chuck Yeager

"Pastoral theology and care helps people look deeper at the intersection between their inherited religious traditions and their current life situations." - Larry Graham

"I am convinced that knowledge is power - to overcome the past, to change our own situations, to fight new obstacles, to make better decisions." - Benjamin Carson

"Sometimes you get more creativity when you're in a box than when you can do anything. In really difficult situations, sometimes, you get the most interesting thinking." - Jim Mullen

"Impossible situations can become possible miracles." - Robert H Schuller

"It's easy to want peace and love in hypothetical situations-then reality sets in, and sometimes we have to do what's ugly." - Richelle Mead

"Hopeless situations are never hopeless to God." - Chip Ingram

"God's way of dealing with us is to throw us into situations over our depth, then supply us with the necessary ability to swim." - Catherine Marshall

"Truly different behaviors require truly distinct situations." - Joshua Meyrowitz

"Always engage yourself positively with situations." - Dalai Lama

"What if there were no hypothetical situations?" - Christopher Jones

"Focusing on negative situations is never helpful." - Jacqui Holland

"I think you don't support people based on one or two cases of situations. You deal with their balance over the long run." - Al Sharpton

"I always have a very good relationship with galleries, a lot of galleries and artists, so I don't want any conflict situations." - Patrick Seguin

"Little by little we human beings are confronted with situations that give us more and more clues that we aren't perfect." - Fred Rogers

"We thus make a fundamental distinction between competence (the speaker-hearer's knowledge of his language) and performance (the actual use of language in concrete situations)." - Noam Chomsky

"Women the most delicate get used to strange moral situations. Eve probably regained her normal sweet composure about a week after the Fall." - Thomas Hardy

"Passion, whether violent or not, must never be expressed to the point of exciting disgust, and... music, even in the most terrible situations, must never offend the ear." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Men of action, I notice, are rarely humble, even in situations where action of any kind is a great mistake, and masterly inaction is called for." - Robertson Davies

"Nevertheless during these two seasons, Chapman impressed me a lot because he had the faculty to pull himself out of the most critical situations." - Jacky Ickx

"When we are confronted with extreme situations, we forget about moral issues; we simply act and must then accept the consequences." - Park Chanwook

"Politics and war are remarkably similar situations." - Newt Gingrich

"One of the most important functions of jazz has been to encourage a hope for freedom, for people living in situations of intolerance or struggle." - Herbie Hancock

"These people are real to me, and situations keep coming up where their emergence feels natural. It's like meeting old friends. I hope readers feel the same way." - Jonathan Kellerman

"With my feelings, I hold a lot in, because I didn't always have boundaries and people would take advantage of situations because I'm a nice guy." - Kellan Lutz

"So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it, was and remains for me an effort to make sense out of essentially senseless situations." - Thomas Lynch

"I provide the bricks and mortar with the words and situations - the director and the actors and the designers build the house." - Eric Bogosian

"Eurobonds are absolutely wrong. In order to bring about common interest rates, you need similar competitiveness levels, similar budget situations. You don't get them by collectivizing debts." - Angela Merkel



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