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Painful Quotes


"Sometimes compromise is painful." - Madeleine M Kunin

"Romantic love is painful." - William

"Painful things are quickly forgotten." - Janet Morris

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

"Growth is a painful process." - Wilma Mankiller

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

"And painful pleasure turns to pleasing pain." - Edmund Spenser

"Loneliness is more painful than being hurt" - Eiichiro Oda

"Growth is often a painful process." - Elbert Hubbard

"Living too long exacts a painful price." - Mason Cooley

"Pleasure itself is painful at the bottom." - Michel De Montaigne

" mysteriously painful and elusive..." - William Styron

"That which is painful sharpens one's love." - Andrew Davidson

"It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful." - Anton Szandor LaVey

"Looking back doesn't have to be painful." - Chita Rivera

"Church of painful love - unfulfilled,unrequited & unattained" - Dan Brown

"It's too bad that stupidity is' painful." - Anton Szandor LaVey

"Grace changes us and change is painful"." - Flannery O'Connor

"Alas! how deeply painful is all payment!" - Lord Byron

"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

"Life is painful, suffering is optional." - Sylvia Boorstein

"Life is painful to be meaningful." - Kedar Joshi

"It's a shame stupidity isn't painful." - Anton Szandor LaVey

"When it's personal and painful, humble yourself." - James MacDonald

"Collaboration is no longer painful - or precious." - Vince Clarke

"It's painful to consider anything but writing." - Emma Donoghue

"Divorce is probably as painful as death." - William Shatner

"There's nothing more painful than writing." - Paul Haggis

"Obedience is less painful than regret." - Christine Caine

"The life of men is painful." - Euripides

"Life is painful, nasty and short.. in my case it has only been painful and nasty." - Djuna Barnes

"Change is never painful, only the resistance to change is painful" - Gautama Buddha

"Life is painful, nasty and short... in my case it has only been painful and nasty." - Djuna Barnes

"New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings." - Laozi

"It is unbearably painful for the soul to love silently." - Anna Akhmatova

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

"Awareness is a blissful state, not a painful one." - Gary Zukav

"Racism is very painful. That's life. It never ends." - Sidney Poitier

"Love tends to end in a very painful goodbye." - Taylor Swift

"To me the world seems grotesque, absurd, ridiculous, painful." - Eugene Ionesco

"Of joys departed, Not to return, how painful the remembrance!" - Robert Blair

"Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"To Remember Is Painful, To Forget Is Impossible." - Maureen Connolly

"Worry itself is one of the most painful conditions." - Albert Ellis

"I will have to rely on that painful teacher, experience." - Kirby Larson

"One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier." - Helen Keller

"To an active mind, indolence is more painful than labor." - Edward Gibbon

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

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

"Why do we wear them? They're so painful." - Emma Thompson

"I've been in love. It's painful, pointless and overrated." - Ian Somerhalder

"Competition is a painful thing, but it produces great results." - Jerry Flint

"It's painful to listen to the barking of dogs." - Nizar Qabbani

"Mortifications are often more painful than real calamities." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Worrying was painful .... but compared to the alternative, a privilege" - Laura Moriarty

"Isn't joyful or painful this pain in which I rejoice" - Fernando Pessoa

"It's not a small world! It's a painful, ugly world!" - Kane

"Survival is both an exalted privilege and a painful burden." - Gerda Weissmann Klein

"It's not the physical scars that are the most painful." - Julie Kagawa

"There was nothing more painful than hurting someone you loved." - Veronica Rossi

"The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"I prefer a painful truth over any blissful fantasy." - Chelsea Manning

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

"Painful life is brutal and painless life is superficial." - Kedar Joshi

"Memory is sweet. Even when it's painful, memory is sweet." - Li-Young Lee

"Waiting is the most exquisitely painful part of loving someone." - Denise Chavez

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

"Liberation is thus a childbirth, and a painful one." - Paulo Freire

"The pilgrimage to Swaraj is a painful climb." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I think that shame is a universal, paralyzing, painful emotion." - Brene Brown

"Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance" - Robert Blair

"The most painful thing for me is to be misunderstood." - Matthew Collings

"If life is an illusion it's a pretty painful one." - Michel Houellebecq

"Falling in love is painful on the knees." - Jon Bon Jovi

"Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death." - Coco Chanel

"This writing wasn't painful. It was like being high." - William McKeen

"Even a painful longing is some form of presence." - Anna Kamienska

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

"Movie music is noise... even more painful than my sciatica." - Thomas Beecham

"People die because they find living too painful." - Malcolm Fraser

"Public downfalls are more painful and humiliating than private ones." - Jane Velezmitchell

"The people in Poland had to deal with painful reforms." - Lech Walesa

"Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance." - Robert Blair

"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

"Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial." - Ross Perot

"When things are really painful, I turn it into comedy." - Peter Mullan

"When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy." - Salman Rushdie

"Acting is the most demanding, painful job in the world." - Arthur Smith

"Do not consider painful what is good for you." - Euripides

"People say I am the king of painful shoes." - Christian Louboutin

"Where belief is painful we are slow to believe." - Ovid

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

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

"Losing would be painful, but not as painful as knowing there was something else you could've done." - Joe Trippi

"To a hikikomori, winter is painful because everything feels cold, frozen over, and lonely. To a hikikomori, spring is also painful because everyone is in a good mood and therefore enviable. Summer, of course, is especially painful..." - Tatsuhiko Takimoto

"Growth can be painful, change can be painful but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow it only empties today of it strengths" - Charles Spurgeon

"What is the ape to man? A laughing-stock or a painful embarrassment. And just that shall man be for the superman: a laughing-stockor a painful embarrassment." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If it's so painful to love and absorb electricity, how much more painful it is to be a woman, to be the electricity, to inspire love." - Boris Pasternak

"Yes, loving is a painful thrill, And not to love more painful still; But oh, it is the worst of pain, To love and not be lov'd again." - Thomas Moore

"We don't seek the painful experiences that hew our identities, but we seek our identities in the wake of painful experiences." - Andrew Solomon

"Holding on to painful images of the past in order to avoid painful experiences in the future serves only to color the present with pain." - Bill Crawford

"It was painful, but sometimes you must have these painful moments where you tear yourself away from something that isn't working." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"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

"Foolishness is indeed painful, and verily so is youth, but more painful by far than either is being obliged in another person's house." - Chanakya

"Never gaining a good reputation is not nearly as painful as losing one." - Raymond Burr

"The attitude of unhappiness is not only painful, it is mean and ugly." - William James

"We cannot afford to forget any experience, not even the most painful." - Dag Hammarskjold

"The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret" - Leo Buscaglia

"It is painful to reflect upon your failures knowing that you alone caused them." - Clarence H. Burns

"Sometimes life seems so painful it hurts even to move my arms." - Sara Paretsky

"Identify your painful thought, question it, and wake yourself up. No one else can." - Byron Katie

"The light is too painful for someone who wants to remain in darkness." - Eckhart Tolle

"Your career will be a painful one. I divine something in you which offends the vulgar." - Stendhal

"Because even though the truth can set you free, that doesn't mean it won't be painful." - Ally Carter

"Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness." - George Orwell

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

"You make a joke out of everything. Life's too painful not to." - Richelle Mead

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

"This is one moment, / But know that another / Shall pierce you with a sudden painful joy." - T S Eliot

"Into every life there come the painful, despairing days of adversity." - James E Faust

"At that moment, beauty itself struck me as a kind of painful melancholy." - Arthur Golden

"The most welcome and painful moments of the life is within marriage." - Jahangir

"Fine artists deal with finery, but I deal with painful material." - Zanele Muholi

"Running from your fear can be more painful than facing it, for better or worse." - Chuck Norris

"Fear is far more painful to cowardice than death to true courage." - Philip Sidney

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

"In spite of warnings, nothing much happens until the status quo becomes more painful than change." - Laurence J Peter

"Attitudes are capable of making the same experience either pleasant or painful." - John Powell

"Finish what you start, no matter how painful it may be." - Nastia Liukin

"It is very painful to love someone and believe you cannot be with them." - Terry Kay

"When life becomes painful, it means God is saying, "I have a better plan for you" - Bo Sanchez

"Painful memories are gone! Together, we can build up good memories." - Jung Woo

"Everything is painful, so why not be honest about the pain?" - John Patrick Shanley

"I don't regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals." - Paulo Coelho

"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

"You don't have enough time to be both unhappy & mediocre. It's not just pointless; it's painful." - Seth Godin

"You need to remember who God is, forget the painful wounds and let Him renew you." - Erwin Mcmanus

"Examination of the world without is never as personally painful as examination of the world within." - M Scott Peck

"Creatively, editing was the most painful part of the process for me." - Desiree Akhavan

"Even if it is painful and lonely, associate with worthy companions." - Chris Prentiss

"No matter how painful your past has been, you have made it through." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Writing a book is like loving someone. It can be very painful." - Joel Dicker

"Sometimes I wanted to believe something so badly, I deliberately manufactured excuses and ignored painful reality." - Sylvia Day

"Once you let yourself grow close to someone, cutting the ties could be painful." - Haruki Murakami

"I want to believe that memories, even sad and painful ones, should not be forgotten forever." - Natsuki Takaya



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