Top 474 Painful Quotes

In this post, you will find great Painful Quotes from famous people, such as Jo Durie, Jean de la Bruyere, Roger Bannister, Rachel Dolezal, Karen Gillan. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I didn't miss training because it had become so painful

I didn’t miss training because it had become so painful for me. I filled the void pretty quickly as I went straight into coaching and it was great; I had to start learning all over again, and then when I went into TV I knew nothing about it so I had to start from the very beginning.
Jo Durie
If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other.
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
It’s a painful thing to talk about my childhood. I kind of don’t talk about it much.
I don’t actually do any exercise, which is really bad. But I wear heels a lot. My theory is that it’s painful, so it’s gotta do something.
If we don’t hope, if we don’t stay positive – at least about love, or finding love – then the rest of life becomes really just painful to think about, because for the most part, you know, day-to-day stuff is monotonous.
Nev Schulman
Through a long and painful process, I’ve learned that happiness is an inside job – not based on anything or anyone in the outer material world. I’ve become a different and better personnot perfect, but still a work in progress.
I would love to do a film with a lot of humor in it: a comedy with pain instead of a painful film with some comedy.
Randa Haines
It’s really painful when four singers are asked to sing one track, and in the end, only one of them is kept. What about the other three artists?
Do you know the solo at the end of ‘Why Don’t You Love Me Any More?’ that sounds like a chainsaw breaking through? That is what I can’t do with my voice. That’s when you hear how painful this has been to me.
Being a singer, I can easily break facial extremities, but breaking my nose in Luxembourg was extremely painful.
There are certain things that are too painful for people to even write about sometimes, and there are certain things that are too hard to read about again.
Using something that is really painful, generally, as the percussive element for a beat, I think is cool.
It’s very painful for me to sit back and watch people get sick and die due to preventable lifestyle choices.
Life is life, and one has experiences that are painful and some that are very pleasant, and one has reward and sacrifice and more reward and disappointment and joy and happiness, and it’s always going to be the same.
Breaking apart from someone you love very much can be unbearably painful, but finding yourself again can be a beautiful thing if you do your solitude right.
It’s painful to see that after Independence, India hasn’t won a single Olympic medal in athletics.
The government needs to defend its people, to take necessary actions even if they are extremely painful and tragic.
At one of my lowest points, sugar had a painful grip on me. I’d buy/binge and then beat myself up over my behavior.
When I was small, my most serious handicap was a painful bashfulness in the presence of strangers.
We all have our painful pasts we have to get through.
I can train players and talk about football. But losing as a manager was so painful, I couldn’t live with it.
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Tax Day is often a source of frustration for taxpayers, so anything that can make the process less painful is appreciated.
I think it’s always interesting to me how we keep secrets from the ones we love the most. You could be so close to someone, but still there was something you can’t express, you can’t tell them, because it’s almost too painful and too hard for you to articulate yourself, because you don’t fully understand it.
America’s victory in the Cold War was not without painful social costs.
My parents tried to sell me. I was looking for a way to share my feelings, so I started to rap to talk about the painful experience of being a girl.
When I do solo material I definitely tend to overthink it. I make a lot of rules for myself that are a little bit arbitrary and… it’s just painful.
The two most painful things in my life are arthritis and divorce.
Donna McKechnie
As leaders, we’ve all seen the painful effects of team members not keeping pace with company growth – it’s called up-leveling, and it’s all too common when a company goes from zero to something to hopefully an IPO.
Nice clothes fall apart. Nice clocks don’t work. Bits fall off the nice cooker. It is hard to accept that pricing is unrelated to quality, but it’s plainly true. Nowadays, we pay the price that satisfies our particular personality type; and then we live with the painful consequences.
Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only be

Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one.
That darn luxury tax is pretty painful.
Part of my evolution has been to learn how painful most people’s childhoods are. They grow up not liking themselves, not loving themselves. Ask people if they were lovable the minute they were born, and watch them sit back and have to think about it. One lady said, ‘I suppose so.’ That’s painful.
I don’t want to be typed as a villain or a comedian. One would be as bad as the other. I had to fight that sort of thing several times in my life. And it’s painful because it consists of turning down money to do a role.
I have 16 metal screws in my right arm, from the elbow to the shoulder, and they are extremely painful at the beginning of a training camp and also when the temperature changes. I also had a surgery on my left arm and two on my hips. Those four surgeries were pivotal in my decision to retire.
I find it painful and angering to look in a mirror.
Jack Henry Abbott
Sometimes it feels very homophobic when people try to make their stance and their beliefs, and there’s been some very painful, ugly things that have been said… that not have always been in the essence of a heart for Christ.
I love bad movies, whereas going to the theater for me is a painful experience. I think it’s really hard to sit and watch actors do something live and have it not go well.
I hated it when people tried to force me out when I wasn’t ready. It was very painful, and it actually pushed me away from doing so.
Dysphoria will always be a painful place.
Being honest means being forthright about information, no matter how painful disclosing that information might be.
You don’t sign up for a divorce when you get married. It’s very painful. But it’s taught me a great deal about myself.
One of the most painful parts of a breakup is having the feeling that your life is a story, and then the other person leaves and takes the story with them. And you’re left there without it. You’re left in this version of life that’s basically a succession of events and interactions that don’t seem to be going anywhere.
One of life’s most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn’t do our homework, that we are not prepared.
Merlin Olsen
The last time I was pulled over was in 2005. I was going 55 in a 35 mile per hour zone – which I don’t understand because you can barely even idle at 35 miles per hour. Anyway, I was ordered to go to traffic school. It was an 8-hour class and really painful.
I don’t know of any other creature on earth other than man that will sit in a corner and cry because of some painful experience in the past.
Pat Morita
I’ve had some painful experiences in my life, but I feel like I’m trivializing them by using them for a scene in a movie. I don’t want to do that. It just makes me feel kind of dirty for having done that.
If people who cherish freedom, who know the importance of mutual respect and are aware of the imperative necessity to establish a constructive and critical debate, if these people are not ready to speak out, to be more committed and visible, then we can expect sad, painful tomorrows. The choice is ours.
Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
‘The Killing’ has a really great combination of qualities: Even though it’s very sad and deals with mourning and grief, it’s still exciting. It’s about real people and it doesn’t shy from the painful points of life.
My life has actually been full of challenges and painful moments – but I tried to bury such circumstances and work with complete dedication.
I think the idea that life ends when we physically die is as painful as the idea in Cromwell’s time that there’s some awful purgatory, and you have to give money to the Catholic church to get your loved ones out. I certainly have experienced a lot of evidence that there’s a consciousness that isn’t physical.
What I love about natural climate solutions is that we should be doing all these things anyway. Instead of making painful choices and deploying miserable means to a desirable end, we can defend ourselves from disaster by enhancing our world of wonders.
Plays are painful. But the very act of writing is a basic freedom denied some women. Some would call it a privilege. So what’s a little pain?
Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful.
Giles Andreae
It’s not compatible to expect multilateralism to work and, at the same time, to expect to walk out with everything you wanted. This is a recipe for failure. If we prize the system, we have to come knowing that we will need to make compromises. Sometimes painful compromises.
I think money is important for everyone, because the lack of it is so painful.
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
It is painful to watch children trying to show off for parents who are engrossed in their cell phones. Children are nostalgic for the ‘good old days‘ when parents used to read to them without the cell phone by their side or watch football games or Disney movies without having the BlackBerry handy.
As you get older, you can suffer from painful hips, and our joints wear a lot quicker than for people of average height.
I don’t want to say that sanctions are ridiculous and that we couldn’t care less; these are not pleasant things… We find little joy in that, but there are no painful sensations. We have lived through tougher times.
Black people were very angry with me for writing the bo

Black people were very angry with me for writing the book. A lot of people didn’t believe me, or didn’t want to believe me, and that used to really bother me. It was a very painful and difficult time.
There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth, or in affectation.
The more painful incidents of racism I chose to forget, to suffer in silence, or use humour to deflect rather than confront. I didn’t want to be the angry black man.
There’s a point at which writing a book, or a long article, begins to feel like mental labor, and it’s too painful to connect in the world in any real way mid-process. The only way to survive is to write until it is all said and done.
I used to say it was painful to write lyrics about myself and looking inward.
No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them.
‘The Haters‘ has some of the generalities of band experiences that I’ve had – the camaraderie, the grubbiness, the outsized collective ambitions and frequent painful collisions with reality – but very few of the specifics. I guess it was a way for me to take some of my experiences to their logical crazy extremes.
I love going to see musicals. That was one of the major reasons why losing the chance to produce ‘La La Land’ was so painful.
What I find very painful are all these charges that democracy is really shaken in Poland, that we have been switching into some authoritarian regime.
There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.
Archibald MacLeish
So much of contemporary crime fiction is painful to read and obsessed with violence, particularly against women, and I can’t read that.
I think comedy and satire are the strongest ways to deal with very serious themes and very painful themes.
My songwriting process is painful. Songwriting is brilliant. It’s a load of fun – when it works. It’s really difficult as well.
I think the only thing that really can be done – it would be painful, but less painful than the calamity we’re heading toward – is to demand that people be responsible for their private obligations. No more bailouts, no more stimulus, no cash for clunkers.
As a Polish American, I grew up hearing the phrase ‘nothing about us without us.’ To Eastern Europeans, the vow is a painful reminder of how Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt carved up their small countries after World War II, placing them, against their will, under Soviet domination.
Yea, there is no way you can get away from critics. It’s all over the net. Sometimes it’s useful to read things, good or bad. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it stupid because they say stupid things.
When people are struggling, that’s a painful place to be in, to not know who you are and where you belong and what you desire.
Pain is the mind. It’s the thoughts of the mind. Then I get rid of the thoughts, and I get in my witness, which is down in my spiritual heart. The witness that witnesses being. Then those particular thoughts that are painful – love them. I love them to death!
This was possible only by dint of extended periods of frequently quite painful reflection and digestion.
But for me, it is when a student has died. I find the death of a young person the most difficult and painful of times. To explain it to other young people, to see a bright future snuffed out, is just awful. I am haunted by those deaths.
Sometimes being trapped with my thoughts can be more painful than any injury I’ve suffered in the ring.
Honest talk about the deficit is risky. Voters are more enthusiastic about the abstract notion of deficit reduction than about the painful details of accomplishing it.
I’m not a fast writer, and I find the process of writing a first draft to be painful and frustrating. Usually, I start with a character, a premise, and some image that gives me a particular feeling.
He was living in an age much more dangerous, more painful, much more on the edge than our own particular age.
Walking in the mountains helps me unwind, but it also reminds me in a painful way that the real beauty in life is nature and animals, and that the human race, in all its arrogance, is intent on destroying it.
Pain is part of the past. There isn’t one of us who doesn’t still carry childhood wounds. Some are more horrific than others, but no matter how painful your young memories are, there were also glorious moments that kept you alive, or you would not be here today.
Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor of California who went through a painful defeat in the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later.
Michael Medved
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
It wasn’t easy to shoot for ‘Baahubali.’ It was very painful and annoying.
‘The Restraint of Beasts‘ is a painful subject. We’d shot 60% of the film when I had to stop. The material looks great, like nothing I’ve ever done or even seen before. It could have been really great, definitely original.
My mother‘s death was very painful as it occurred over a period of a week. Watching her die was the hardest thing my dad ever went through.
The more painful it is, tragically, the more you do lea

The more painful it is, tragically, the more you do learn, though, that’s the good part.
Sylvia Browne
Painful experiences can be the most powerful teacher.
If you’re performing music that is not who you are or where you’re at, it is painful. It’s painful for the performer and for the audience.
Dating can be painful, can be great, can be confusing, can be weird, but I don’t do it online because I’m not really an online person.
Death is not painful. It is the most beautiful experience you will have.
Sweet peas should smell. Half the point of growing sweet peas is to cut them for the house; they should fill a room with an almost painful olfactory inarticulateness. But most sweet peas smell of nothing. This does not stop them being beautiful, but they are like food with no flavour.
Everyone sees something different in ‘Endgame‘: a biblical apocalypse, a portrait of painful co-dependency, a confession of guilt and dignity in the face of death, a night of baffling hopelessness, a meaningless babble. Each interpretation reveals an absurd truth – not about the play, but about the person watching it.
I’ve been in a lot of fiery relationships, and it is so exciting. But there’s a more profound feeling when the love is just real and not so painful.
Ali Larter
On the contrary, if they are treated with justice and humanity, proper example and the advantages of education given them, the coming years will be as bright and prosperous to the unfortunate race as the past has been dark and painful.
I had been a Maoist, and then when the Gang of Four was overthrown, I was completely distraught. I was bedridden for three weeks; it was a very painful experience for me. Not only because I had been wrong, but because I felt really embarrassed that I had been lecturing and pontificating with such self-confidence.
For me, writing in public is actually super energizing and so much fun. Especially when writing can typically be really painful and certainly hard, and often, you’re staring at the page and thinking, like, ‘Uh, is this any good? What am I doing?’
This is a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful.
There are cruel, terrible things that happen in this world that are even more traumatizing than the existence of Jeff Sessions. Yes, it can be painful to read about them – but we can never hope to change what we cannot first recognize.
I thought I was learning about show business. The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be. Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable.
I remember giving birth in Bromley Hospital annexe. It was painful. Zowie was 8 lb. 8 oz. David was there the whole time. It was the first and only time I saw David cry.
Angela Bowie
I take 18 to 19 tablets a day, plus an injection every other day. I get side-effects from some of the medication that aren’t ideal. Plus, I hate having to inject myself. It’s painful and it creates a few dramas.
I go through a lot of painful things. There are sessions when I will be on my back afterwards, crawling.
Britain is no longer one of the world’s price setters. It is painful. It is a challenge to us in government to explain all that, and it is a pity that the political class is not preparing the public for it to understand how massive the problem is.
Saving was slow and painful.
William Christopher Handy
There is a painful joke that Europeans often tell of their Gallic neighbors: God created France, the most beautiful country in the world with so much good in it, and ended up feeling guilty about it. He had to do something to make it fair. And so, he created the French people.
Aside from doing everything possible to provide programs for people who are seriously ill, I want to do everything humanly possible to help create a more caring society so that we can begin to counter the painful loneliness and sense of helplessness which has engulfed too many of our people.
Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.
Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy.
August Strindberg
For me, it’s painful to make a movie. It’s not my normal rhythm.
Alexander Siddig
Israel is prepared for a compromise. The majority of Israelis understand this compromise will be serious, will be meaningful, and will be painful.
When I get a really bad bout of painful bloating and that urgency that I need to go to the toilet, and I’m out on a night out with my friends, there’s been times when I’ve had to leave and go back. Because there’s no way I want to be in that situation where I’m in a club and really unwell.
I got married two weeks before my mom passed away, and then a year later, I was receiving some kind of artistic success that I’d never had. All of these really beautiful things happened where I was in love and I had a career I loved, but it was all kind of under the shadow of this really dark and painful thing.
Love is the best school, but the tuition is high and the homework can be painful.
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Bill Cosby
Coming out, for me, was slightly painful. It was a relief, but it was also painful.
I don’t dwell on it. But I guess everybody hopes that they go in their sleep and that it won’t be long and painful.
I've had problems with my eyes, and my legs hurt if I w

I’ve had problems with my eyes, and my legs hurt if I walk a great deal. That’s due to very bad circulation. It’s called claudication, and it’s painful. So I have to stop if I’m walking, and pretending I’m looking in the window, so that I can rest them a little bit and then start off again.
The pain of powerlessness is excruciating. It is the most painful experience in the earth school, and everyone shares it.
As much of a privilege as it is to pass, it’s painful. You have to compartmentalize your life. That’s awkward. Dating can be horrible.
Relationships ending are painful, and you can choose to carry that, or you can choose to reframe it.
I think being creative is incredibly difficult and painful.
It’s very painful to have something that’s not true written about you.
Jayson Blair
The people in Poland had to deal with painful reforms.
We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful.
Mary Antin
There was a special challenge in describing the awful childhood of a person who happens to be my own husband. It was very painful at times, for both of us.
Pamela Stephenson
Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
If I had not passed through trial – through passion, one could say – through these years so painful and so rich, I don’t believe I could take on my life and my career as I do today.
It’s so embarrassing and painful to be young.
The civilian wants to respect what the veteran has gone through. The veteran wants to protect memories that are painful and sacred to him from outside judgment.
It is true that the U.S. could and should have been more generous as Russia made its painful transition to a market economy in the 1990s.
We learn differently as children than as adults. For grown-ups, learning a new skill is painful, attention-demanding, and slow. Children learn unconsciously and effortlessly.
It was painful, but I really wanted to get ‘Hollow City’ right, and I’m glad I put in the time because I’m really proud of it.
People say I am the king of painful shoes. I don’t want to create painful shoes, but it is not my job to create something comfortable. I try to make high heels as comfortable as they can be, but my priority is design, beauty and sexiness. I’m not against them, but comfort is not my focus.
Since I began making movies, I’ve always looked for screenwriters instead of going through the long and painful process of writing.
Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Maurice Maeterlinck
The familiar mood that awaits the sensitive young who are poor and dispossessed is a mood of sharp and painful inferiority, of violently angry tensions, of desperate and overwhelming longings.
Cancer treatment is very expensive, and the process is painful and long. This is something that we have to collectively think about, on how to make it affordable.
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
It is time to recognise that austerity alone condemns not just Greece but the whole of Europe to the probability of a painful and protracted era of little or no economic growth. This would be a tragedy not just for Greece and for Europe, but for the world.
Life is painful, nasty and short… in my case it has only been painful and nasty.
Djuna Barnes
Entrepreneurship is really hard and painful – I’m not sure I’d recommend it for anyone who can’t handle the extreme stress.
My own image of my work is that I no sooner settle into something than a break occurs. These breaks are always painful and depressing but despite them I see that there’s a consistency that holds out, but is hard to define.
Lee Krasner
A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful.
Certain things can’t be approximated, so I’m always interested in getting in another way, one which makes the reader bend in closer to the scene even if that scene, especially if that scene, is painful… Brutal language isn’t necessarily the most truthful way of describing a brutal moment.
Anne Michaels
I never imagined that divorce would be part of my life history or my family’s legacy. When people say that divorce can be more painful than death, I understand why. But like any great trial, God uses everything for good, if we allow Him to heal us.
I held my father’s hand while he died of cancer, and it’s really painful when you do something like that up close and personal. My mother was already gone, and I was very, very close to my father.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
I remember going to a music company and while I was sitting there I saw Panchamda. He saw me and hid from me – because he had come there asking for work. That was the most painful moment of my life – that one of the greatest composers, a living legend, was looking for work.
I know I’m not a conventional beauty. You can read a lot of painful things on the Internet, which criticise you aesthetically – but as far as I’m concerned, that’s not what an actress is.
I live in southern Appalachia, so I’m surrounded by people who work very hard for barely a living wage. It’s particularly painful that people are working the farms their parents and grandparents worked but aren’t living nearly as well.
If we divine a discrepancy between a man’s words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted.
My love for the band is still there. It hasn’t changed, maybe that’s why it’s so painful these days.
There’s an unconscious bias in our society: girls are wonderful; boys are terrible. And to be a boy, or young man, growing up, having to listen to all this, it must be painful.
There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not in pain. Multiple joints and things that I experience on a daily basis. It can be very frustrating sometimes and painful, but I’m very blessed.
Bruce Smith
We should not forget, no matter how we quantify it: ‘Freedom is not free.’ It is a painful lesson, but one from which we have learned in the past and one we should never forget.
Stone’s Rules exist because sometimes the truth is too painful, and the lies will land you in prison.
I first read ‘An American Tragedy’ in college, and in my entire life I had never read anything so painful.
The government has made $44 trillion in promises we can’t afford to keep. We must get serious now about our long-term budgetary problems, recognizing that the sooner we act, the less painful the choices will be.
I believe that mothers should tell the truth, even – no, especially – when the truth is difficult. It’s always easier, and in the short term can even feel right, to pretend everything is okay, and to encourage your children to do the same. But concealment leads to shame, and of all hurts shame is the most painful.
It’s always a pity to lose or draw at the end of the game; it’s always painful.
No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.
Grief starts to become indulgent, and it doesn’t serve anyone, and it’s painful. But if you transform it into remembrance, then you’re magnifying the person you lost and also giving something of that person to other people, so they can experience something of that person.
The idea of somebody suffering is really painful to every human. In our collective language, we all too often see those who are suffering as a victim to be pitied, to be feared, and even sometimes to be despised. I want to redirect that narrative.
However dark and profitless, however painful and weary, existence may have become, life is not done, and our Christian character is not won, so long as God has anything left for us to suffer, or anything left for us to do.
Frederick William Robertson
If you want to achieve a real labour of love, it can be painful, too.
I’m upset that ‘Dastaan’ is ending. After working so hard, to see it end abruptly is painful.
Because we men have been physically stronger and more arrogant, we’ve influenced much of the cool stuff of the world, like basing the definition of courage on what we do on battlefields rather than on the patience or endurance or tolerance necessary for a sometimes painful daily grind that includes small children.
For many of us, this is very painful, pulling the lever for someone many think odious. But please consider this: A vote for Donald Trump is not necessarily a vote for Donald Trump himself. It is a vote for those who will be affected by the results of this election. Not to vote is to vote. God will not hold us guiltless.
The grinding of the intellect is for most people as painful as a dentist‘s drill.
Leonard Woolf
If you don’t like a film or do a film out of obligation in a comfortable zone, it would be very painful, but when you do something with passion, interest, and belief in it, it excites you.
But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion.
I always say writing a play is like toothache: I find it incredibly painful, and it’s only once the play’s out that the pain is gone.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now.
To survive, China had to open up to the West. It could not survive otherwise. This was after many millions have died of hunger in a country that was like North Korea is today. Once we became part of global competition, we had to agree to some rules. It’s painful, but we had to. Otherwise there was no way to survive.
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.
I like that I’ve been through things, that when something happens, it resonates with something that already happened. It’s not that things like loss are more or less painful. But they’re deeper. I find that fascinating.
Losing is very painful for me.

Losing is very painful for me.
When I was going through all the divorce things, that was really hard to discuss, because nobody wants to talk about their failures. Nobody wants to talk about how painful those kinds of things are.
Conformity is painful. You know, it’s too tight. Conformity leads to rebellion. So a desire for happiness is in direct conflict with a desire for freedom.
Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course.
To walk behind others on a road you are traveling together, to give precedence to others without envy – this is painful for an individual and painful for a nation.
I’m very honest in my music and I’m often asked to explain the lyrics; as an introvert, I find that quite hard. And I always wear high heels on stage, which can be painful.
Natasha Bedingfield
It is painful beyond measure to lose a loving father and grandmother to violence.
It’s really, really painful for me to actually say the words out loud: ‘I got beat.’
I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It’s a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process.
Reforming is about curbing government power. It is a self-imposed revolution; it will require real sacrifice, and it will be painful.
There is almost nothing more painful for a leader than seeing good people leave a growing organization, whether it’s a priest watching a Sunday school teacher walk out the door or a CEO saying goodbye to a co-founder.
The painful truth is that in its attempt to remainmorally neutral,’ Hollywood is causing us to raise a nation of cads and harlots… Thanks again, Sean Penn!
People say I am the king of painful shoes.
Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger; I resisted thinking about him. I did not reread his letters to me. The experience had been too painful.
I struggle with candida – usually it manifests on the skin and can be so pesty, painful, and irritating! It also feeds off sugar and gluten and is nearly impossible to rid yourself of.
The Prime Minister in the UK thinks spending and borrowing more is the right thing to do in the circumstances, and is busily trying to bail out chunks of the private sector which would otherwise have to adjust more quickly to the painful reality that we have been living beyond our means.
Part of the bargain of being alive is that one takes a chance at dying a premature or painful death, be it from violence, accident, or disease.
As you get older, the defeats become more painful. They definitely hurt more.
When I was younger, my family suddenly and unexpectedly lost all of our life savings to a man we had trusted as a friend. The financial loss was difficult, especially because my sister and I were both in college. But the breach of trust was even more painful.
Asking for forgiveness is just one of the most painful kind of experiences.
I think when dance is mediocre, it’s painful. But when dance is really impressive, it destroys.
It’s bloody tough, bloody painful, trying to get sober on your own.
However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.
Robert Neelly Bellah
Every time I copy something, I can draw it for the rest of my life. But research is so painful – I mean just opening up a magazine looking for a picture of a car or looking out the window looking for a car is just hard!
Jaime Hernandez
I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I’ve just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book.
Antonia Fraser
There is nothing more painful than watching a child with a terminal disease.
Divorce is probably as painful as death.
Race is such a contentious issue because of the painful history of racism. Race didn’t create racism, but racism created race.
In any movie, there are a number of scenes that get cut in an effort to keep the film from running too long. Some are of little consequence, but others are important scenes that are very painful to lose.
One day I looked at something in myself that I had been avoiding because it was too painful. Yet once I did, I had an unexpected surprise. Rather than self-hatred, I was flooded with compassion for myself because I realized the pain necessary to develop that coping mechanism to begin with.
We should tell the honest, painful stories of 9/11 because it dishonors the memory of heroes to invent a phony cast of villains when the actual terrorists were terrible enough to tear open this nation’s heart.
Alzheimer's is a devastating disease. It was painful fo

Alzheimer‘s is a devastating disease. It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather deteriorate. We must find a cure for this horrible disease.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.
For me, breastfeeding was even more painful than giving birth. And despite a lactation consultant, I felt incompetent. I forged on, barely sleeping, always either breastfeeding or pumping and never getting the hang of it.
In these days of our new materialistic Irish state, poetry will have a harder, less picturesque task. But the loss of Yeats and all that boundless activity, in a country where the mind is feared and avoided, leaves a silence which it is painful to contemplate.
Austin Clarke
There’s no control in life, is there? There’s only one who’s in control, and He’ll take me when He wants me. I don’t want to know about it. It’s none of my business. But when it happens, I just ask that it won’t be painful and that He forgives me my sins.
A lot of my stories about the old days, they’re delicious and funny. But every time I recall the early days, it’s painful. With every anecdote, it’s painful because you’re summoning up the terribly, terribly difficult life of my parents. And it’s painful because I didn’t realize at the time how hard it was for them.
I guess that’s what art is: Turning something painful into something people can relate to.
Life’s fairly excruciating. Painful things happen. Every now and then, you drag yourself out of the stream and stand on the bank gasping for air. I think that’s how I work.
My favorite movies are gory horror films. I love Faulkner. I wanted to see the most painful things possible.
Successful model? That’s a myth. The year I modeled was the most painful year of my life. Editors would always talk to you in the third person as though you were merely a piece of merchandise.
School was unbelievably painful. It was five years of being pretty sad.
Even though it has been very painful, lots of opportunities have come forward journalistically. Once all of this blows over, I think it might actually help that I have gotten this attention.
Jeff Gannon
It tastes sweeter when you come close and suffer some really painful losses.
You can’t try to be somebody you’re not; that’s not style. If someone says, ‘Buy this – you’ll be stylish,’ you won’t be stylish because you won’t be you. You have to learn who you are first, and that’s painful.
When you get a bad review, you hate the writer. It’s very painful; whoever says the opposite lies. It’s humiliating. Sometimes it comes from an honest place, but most times, it comes from a desire to trash someone.
Thomas Vinterberg
There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for.
The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
It’s also very painful, because I feel, and I know, probably all women my age and older feel like we’re better and have more to give and are more fun now.
Barbara Hershey
Entrepreneurs, guys that start businesses, grow with them. It’s more painful than it would appear.
Les Wexner
On Warped Tour in Boise, Idaho, I broke my tooth on the mic. I took a pretty significant chunk out of my tooth and had to have it sanded down. It wasn’t the most painful injury, but it was the most unexpected one.
People’s behaviour towards you changes when your films don’t work. It’s a painful period.
Uday Kiran
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us – and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning.
The ’60s may be idealized in the movie from a cultural point of view, but the decade was all about discord and a big generational split that was very painful.
I didn’t have to say it. I just had to write it. It was painful enough.
You have to dig deep to make great music, and it gets harder and harder. It’s a difficult, painful process to reach deep in there and pull out the real gems. And you have to have that little bit of anxiety of, ‘Can I really do this? Am I good enough?’ You need that in the recipe to really get down in there.
Some things are very low profile, but if they excite me creatively, I accept them. Sometimes there are high-profile projects, and you have to do it. We all have human limitations. It is a painful decision to turn things down. Even accepting ‘Slumdog Millionaire‘ was a decision that I had to sacrifice another project.
I think that we’ll see the concept of ‘genrecontinue to die a slow and painful death.
And in this respect, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a tragedy, a clash between one very powerful, very convincing, very painful claim over this land and another no less powerful, no less convincing claim.
I believe in the institution of marriage. Of course being a Mormon, we believe in eternity rather than just till death do us part. If you really try hard, if you make it work, it’s blissful. But I also know a marriage that isn’t working can be painful.
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
Live records of mine are very painful to listen to because you always think you can do it better. I don’t think I have a single favorite one.
At the center of the religious life is a peculiar kind

At the center of the religious life is a peculiar kind of joy, the prospect of a happy ending that blossoms from necessarily painful ordeals, the promise of human difficulties embraced and overcome.
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.
Some people get very confused about my game. They think it’s better if the court is slow, because I have a good defence. But the faster it is, the better for me. My spin is more painful for my opponents, my aggressive game works better.
I find the subject of childhood fascinating. I explored this subject in Speak to me of love and I am curious about portraying the often painful transition into the adult world.
Sophie Marceau
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Elizabeth Appell
I have this system where if I buy three or four new things, I give away three or four things. Sometimes, it’s a very painful system, but shopping is even better when you know that someone else who needs it will be getting. Keep the clothing karma going, I say.
Remembering is painful, it’s difficult, but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom.
I didn’t understand how difficult it would be to transition in the public eye and look back at pre-transition videos – it’s sort of humiliating and painful.
If I criticize my country, it is indeed very painful for me. It doesn’t make me happy. But, if I see something wrong, it becomes my duty to speak up.
Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance.
Robert Blair
It’s hard to constantly delve into your psyche and unearth these deep and often painful feelings and hold them out in front of people and say, ‘Here’s the most vulnerable part of me.’
I love spicy food, love it. But wasabi is just painful.
Devon Werkheiser
Seeing myself as female every time I look in the mirror is painful in a way I will never be able to describe.
Lachlan Watson
Now I finally know how painful it is for a mother to be working when her child needs her.
I grew up in the Deep South, where sexism, racism, and homophobia were and still are alive and well. I have early, early memories of words and actions of this type being very painful.
My story wasn’t one of those cliched stories of being an ugly duckling, I had a pretty good time at school. But then I think being six foot by the age of 15 meant that I couldn’t help but be noticed, and that was when my physical being felt quite painful – I could not any longer walk into a room without being noticed.
I did suffer from sciatica, which was one of the most painful things I’ve ever experienced. Lots of women love being pregnant and say they feel really womanly, but I felt really ungraceful and struggled a bit with that!
No matter how painful something is, you have to take it. I saw that in both my parents.
Bernard Lagat
If we talked about heartbreak more, would we feel as bad about it? Or would it kind of be more mundane in a less painful way.
The remoteness of my parents from the schools, so unfashionable today, was often painful for me, but I learned early to deal with an outside and sometimes hard world.
Martin Lewis Perl
God is a God of the present. God is always in the moment, be that moment hard or easy, joyful and painful.
I can’t say it’s not painful being estranged from most of my family. I wish it could be otherwise.
Growth is a painful process.
Wilma Mankiller
When you make an album, you have to decide how much you want to give away; you have to decide how much you want to open up. Because the more you open up the more rewarding it can be but the more dangerous it can be. If you really open up and it gets panned it’s really painful.
My 20s were pretty painful.
The different kinds of injuries, you go through a lot of different kinds of pain. But the most painful thing is actually the rehab. You have to go through pain in order to get better. The pain you feel during rehab is actually a good thing, it’s something you have to go through in order to get better.
Because I find writing painful, I try to get it over with as fast as possible. But I write every day, or I lose the thread.
Getting emotional about things is a peacetime luxury. In wartime, it’s much too painful.
Edmund H. North
Stock market corrections, although painful at the time, are actually a very healthy part of the whole mechanism, because there are always speculative excesses that develop, particularly during the long bull market.
I have been around for more than 30 years and it has been quite a journey. It had its glorious moments on camera and painful moments off camera.
I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it’s a painful, difficult search within.
Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
I had a very turbulent and painful childhood, like many

I had a very turbulent and painful childhood, like many people. I left for college when I was 16 years old and up until that point I’d lived in five different family configurations. Each one ended or changed through a death or some terrible loss.
I’m for all the actor‘s struggle, the self-indulgent, painful journey, but I would rather have fun.
You retire when you are sick and when you can’t do it any more or when the public retires you. That’s the most painful, because that’s the one that leaves you wanting to accomplish more.
Julio Iglesias
Apart from the most obvious cases, like the Oriental Bittersweet vine, escaped from private gardens and smothering the mountains one acre at a time, the most painful proof of man’s destruction is not what you can see right in front of you; it’s what you will never see again.
Wil S. Hylton
Repetition on things like that becomes quite painful. If you do a stunt sometimes it can look like a stunt.
Marton Csokas
Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money.
It’s been one of the most painful things I’ve ever been through in my whole life: trying to understand the degree to which behaviors that I thought were totally appropriate were destructive.
When part of what you’re trying to get at is the truth hidden under a taboo, or when you want to nail a hypocrisy, laughter is a very useful tool. I want to show the painful side of existence, but there is no question I also want to make people laugh.
But there is just no way to adequately prepare a 10-year old for the sudden loss of a much-loved father. It was a confusing time, with many painful moments.
Developing expendable rockets is always going to be painful and expensive. Throwing the whole rocket away on each attempt not only costs a lot, it also hampers figuring out just what went wrong because you don’t get the rocket back for inspection.
I’ve always been interested in how other people live their lives, which is why it’s important to engage fully even in painful times. And out of that, I get to laugh.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
I guess patriarchal stereotypes have, as is true for most people, created painful moments in my life. As a result, I’m an activist. I’m for women’s rights, children’s rights, human rights, animal rights. I want to be part of the solutions to try to correct imbalance. And ‘Westworld,’ for me, is that.
With drama, you need to be laughing, in between takes, ’cause you’re going to those recesses of your soul and those dangerous parts. Normally, if you’re not an actor or some crazy artist, you don’t feel the need to run around in those areas. You keep them separate because it’s painful.
Josh Peck
I used to get painful crushes on really unavailable guys.
I’m on stage 13. I’m at that can’t-be-replaced stage. The transformation I’ve been through personally with my wife is amazing, but having two girls and a boy, man, that’s the painful stuff.
Life is about growth and that is sometimes painful.
How do we navigate and process painful biases and conflicting emotions and press on to be sacrificial and suffer in the struggle? And what do we do with images and depictions that, known or unknown to those perpetuating them, may contribute to the impediment of human progress?
Self-exploration is very painful, but unless you do that, you will never know who you are and who you want to be.
I knew it would be painful to write a memoir.
It is always painful when you see a teammate leaving. You create a bond, and you have been together for so long, and you are going to do your best with your guys.
A lot of these guys come up and say, ‘Man, you were my influence, the way you thrashed the drums.’ They don’t seem to understand I was thrashing in order to hear what I was playing. It was anger, not enjoyment – and painful.
We shouldn’t force ourselves to do something that really is just painful to us. If there is a discrepancy between what we are doing or putting our bodies through and then what our minds are telling us, you really have to look at yourself, and the most essential part of it is the pleasure aspect.
David Belle
It’s very difficult to think that you’re with someone that you know, and all of a sudden you don’t know them: it turns out that they betray you. It’s painful, but it’s best to turn the page.
The required cheerfulness that characterizes many of our churches produces a suffocating environment of pat, religious answers to the painful, complex questions that riddle the lives of hurting people.
First time you step on these new legs, it’s bloody hard. It’s painful on your pelvic bones. But every day I get more of a feel for where my feet are.
No-one tells you about being in episodic television and it ending. No-one tells you how painful it is. How bizarre it is when you’ve dedicated your life to one character for five years.
Sometimes I feel like a human pin cushion. Every painful emotion hits me with ridiculously exaggerated force. And the anxiety feels like hands inside of me, squeezing my guts really hard.
I deeply regret that those with the authority and responsibility to deal appropriately with Brendan Smyth failed to do so, with tragic and painful consequences for those children he so cruelly abused.
Sean Brady
As I get older, my perspective changes, and I just see how relationships aren’t always what they appear to be. It’s one of those sad but true things. We can see sometimes when people are becoming distant in all the things that create breaking apart, as painful as it is, and at the same time, still appreciating that person.
For me to do interviews is painful. People don’t know that. To do an interview is going back in time. And to go back in time, maybe it wasn’t all the time that good.
Work is a salvation. Work is how you connect with who y

Work is a salvation. Work is how you connect with who you are, no matter how painful it might be.
Filming ‘The Road to Riches‘ was surprisingly difficult for me. I learned that going back to career successes and failures can be emotionally exhausting as you are forced to revisit the euphoric highs and painful lows in high speed.
I can remember I lost three and a half stone weight loss. It was painful, it was excruciating, it was hell. I had to exercise eight hours a day. It was very tiring, very exhausting. I came away seeing exercise as punishment.
My first novel didn’t sell well. It was really painful and humiliating and shocking to me.
Divorce is hard and painful and complicated, and something you have to grow through.
It’s a fantastic privilege to spend three or four hundred pages with a reader. You have time to go into certain questions that are painful or difficult or complicated. That’s one thing that appeals to me very much about the novel form.
Anne Michaels
One of the most painful things in the Western States and Territories is the extinction of childhood. I have never seen any children – only debased imitations of men and women, cankered by greed and selfishness, and asserting and gaining complete independence of their parents at ten years old.
I think I’m much less self confident today. I actually went through a quite painful period because of that thinking that I was completely hopeless. But I think that’s something that we all go through at various times of our lives and it was quite a sustained thing with me.
That Yo La Tengo record, ‘Painful,’ has got some real awesome, noisy, mellow heartbreakers.
It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
I was playing baseball, and I tripped over first base – I’m very clumsy – and I fell and broke my wrist. That was pretty painful.
Gravity Falls’ was a labor of love, but like all labor it could be painful at times.
I’m on television far too much. I’m not sure why. I’ve watched myself on TV from time to time. It’s painful.
It’s never easy to adapt a book, especially as the author, because it’s as if you’re chopping off appendages. It really feels painful to decide what has to go.
Something that’s very painful for me is when people wear pants that are too short.
Men mark the passion of Christ, and print it on their heart somewhat to follow it. It was the most voluntary passion that ever was suffered, and the most painful. It was most voluntary, and so most meritorious.
We extend our hand towards peace. Our people are committed to peace. We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.
For many societies, the journey to modernity has been painful and costly.
It can get discouraging – ‘Oh, it didn’t work,’ or, ‘Oh, I lost the baby,’ or, ‘I can’t do this again.’ You can. And when you get the kid, you’ll be happy that you did. But it’s a very painful process for a lot of people. You just have to figure out how it’s gonna get done.
What else does anyone have except for a collection of slightly painful memories?
Ed Weeks
I got what they called a diabetic stroke. Here’s what it is, my left hand and my left leg. You know when your leg falls asleep? It’s like that constantly. It’s not painful, but it’s so annoying. My leg is all tingly and my arm is all tingly.
Listen, my day job is also Chief Creative Officer for Marvel, and it’s a very painful job because we publish a lot of books, and there are things I see where I can punch people out. Therefore, we have some new people now, and the kids are going to read our books.
Avi Arad
I have had so much at heart. Defeated, not conquered; disappointed, not discouraged. I have but to be more energetic and more faithful in the difficult and painful vocation to which my life is devoted.
Stuttering is painful. In Sunday school, I’d try to read my lessons, and the children behind me were falling on the floor with laughter.
Homosexuals reject the process of healing because it’s too painful and time-consuming.
I owe everything to Nirvana. But I can’t let that overshadow the future. For the first few years, I didn’t even want to talk about Nirvana. Partly because it was just painful to talk about losing Kurt but also because I wanted the Foo Fighters to mean something.
I went to hospital and they gave me an MRI scan and thought it was a non-cancerous tumour, because I had bled in my pituitary gland. It was very painful, so they ended up delivering John early. That whole process was terrifying. All I cared about was John.
Awkward conversations are painful, but they’re way easier than divorce, resentment, and heartbreak.
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.
I believe that music can encourage you to move on from painful events. It helps to make a scar fade.
Sometimes life’s so much cooler when you just don’t know any better and all the painful lessons have not hammered your head open yet.
My stepfather was fond of letting me know, quote, 'I ai

My stepfather was fond of letting me know, quote, ‘I ain’t your… damn daddy.’ That was something that was painful, to put it mildly.
I found, after the experience of making ‘Shaun Of The Dead‘ and then returning to the blank page – because ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ was the first screenplay I ever wrote properly – the experience of returning to the blank page and having nothing in the drawer was intensely painful.
I was always one who thought that if something is painful, you just ignore it and it will go away. That’s not true.
It astonished me in the early Nineties to suddenly have musicians admit that they had been inspired and influenced by us. That meant a lot at that time. But of course, being human, the… disrespect isn’t even strong enough a word, is it? The opprobrium was painful. Being popular and hated is not satisfying.
Once I was in a cafe in Portland and the woman at the next table and I began chatting and in the course of our conversation she strongly recommend I visit this web site called ‘The Rumpus’ so I could read this advice column called ‘Dear Sugar.’ It was so painful not to tell her that in fact I was Sugar, but I didn’t.
Cheryl Strayed
Life requires things from you – if you’re really living it and are really alive – that are really difficult and painful, and you can’t avoid those things if you’re really participating.
When they call the slightest spending reductions ‘painful’, we will say ‘If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?’ And ‘If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.’
During the song ‘Chai Mein Chini’ Sridevi had to keep her Chinese make-up on for hours. It was very painful since her eyes had been narrowed and there were pins all over her head, but she kept the make-up on without any complaint.
The process of getting conscious, for me, was a very, very uncomfortable, disturbing, and sometimes physically painful process. And so that’s the standard to which I write, because it was what I’ve experienced over my time.
I had gone to a talent show – I was interested in American hip-hop music – with my older brother, to another town, and my town was attacked. I went from having an entire family to the next minute not having anything. It was very painful.
I know what baldness can do to a man. When you see guys with a toupee that should come with a chinstrap, or somebody whose been through hair replacement surgery and tapped out early because it’s too painful, you realize guys will do anything to maintain their sense of virility. They don’t want to give up looking young.
As they say in the bible, that you’re supposed to rejoice when people die and mourn when they’re born, because it’s one of the most painful acts you go through in life, is being born, and dying.
My twenties were painful. You had to go out to nightclubs. I love not having to pretend to enjoy those things anymore.
I feel a terrifically painful disturbance in the natural law of things between men and women that must be balanced in the next few thousand years. What has been done in the name of holding up masculine energy as God and feminine energy as subservient has really wiped out everything.
Divorce is no joke and is painful for whatever reason it breaks down.
Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.
Horatio Nelson
At its best, American music is the soundtrack of our long – and often painful – march toward a more perfect union.
The first thing I said if I sat on the Iron Throne would probably be, ‘Ouch!’ It’s actually painful because it’s made of swords. But my first Royal Edict would be, ‘Somebody get rid of this damn chair!’
Eugene Simon
Paris is in a tranquil state; the infernal cabal that besieges me appears guided by foreigners. This idea consoles me, for nothing is so painful as being persecuted by one’s own fellow-citizens.
‘Ghost City’ was actually one of the few instances of non-fiction that I had written, and I felt that I probably said what I wanted. I think it must be different for every author; I haven‘t done very much of it, and perhaps, in a way, I found it rather painful, which is why I don’t really do it very often.
Do not consider painful what is good for you.
I made just about every mistake a person could make before God came into my heart. If some of those painful experiences can help someone avoid the same mistakes I made, then perhaps my heartache was not totally in vain.
Creating art is painful. It takes time, practice, and the courage to stand alone.
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
When I begin to write a story, I usually know how things will end. It’s the journey toward that point I must discover. The process is sometimes painful, but also exciting.
I would submit a balanced budget if elected president, and it would be painful.
It is funny how it is almost more painful to fall over and scrape your knee than to be blown up. Your body goes into incredible protection mode.
Giles Duley
The hardest thing that I had to do every day as a working single parent was child care, to have to leave my child with people that I did not know and hope everything was OK, that was the most painful part of every day.
Discontent with this world gives such a painful longing to quit it that, if the heart finds comfort, it is solely from the thought that God wishes it to remain here in banishment.
Losing both my daughter and my mother was real painful but it’s made me stronger. Fighting for their memory is a motivating factor for me.
When I realised that I had feelings for men as well as women, at first I was worried and frightened, and there was a certain amount of ‘Who am I? Am I a criminal?’ and so on. It took me a long time to come to terms with myself. Those were painful years – painful then and painful to look back on.
The economics of theater are painful. I still think tha

The economics of theater are painful. I still think that the theater community should be looking much more rigorously at how to let the playwright keep the money they make.
Staying more controlled mentally stemmed from taking my fitness more seriously. When you’re doing track work, sprints and so on, it’s pretty painful, but that does make you feel better prepared and therefore mentally stronger when you’re going into a match. You know, without a doubt, that you are strong enough to last.
The thought of somebody pulling and cutting around my face gives me stomach ache. Plastic surgery would be so painful. What if it doesn’t look good? What if they made a mistake? I couldn’t do it.
Oh may He look on us with love and pity and then we shall be able to do anything He wishes us to do, no matter how difficult to accomplish or painful to our feeling.
Catherine McAuley
When my father passed away, he had his organs donated. In that painful moment, I was deeply comforted knowing that my father would be able to give others a second chance at life. That is why I encourage everyone to sign up to be a donor.
John Perez
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
Ethel Barrymore
The fact is, after a certain age, high heels can feel as painful as someone sticking hot pins into the soles of your feet.
Liberty never had to file bankruptcy, thanks to God’s blessings, but we did go through tough times and painful debt restructuring in the 1990s.
So many people in the world would rather stay in a situation that’s painful but familiar because they’re comfortable with it. Not a lot of people have the strength or heart to realize when something’s not good for them and to turn around and be alone.
I am keenly aware that in writing about my mother, I am writing about my aunts‘ sister, and that in writing about my grandmother, I’m writing about their mother. I know that my honesty about how my view of these people has changed over the years may be painful.
I have prayed to God that he give me the strength to survive each day and to face those times in my life that will be extremely painful. I have put my total faith in God, and he will take care of me.
Susan Smith
Because we make ourselves deaf to feedback, because we overestimate our abilities, because we become consumed with ourselves, we end up subjecting ourselves not just to the inevitable stumbles or difficulties of life but catastrophic, painful failures.
Being mentally ill is not a joke. It is a most painful thing.
In my brief sojourn in college, my favorite classes were political science because I loved the idea of systems we can set up that benefit society – rules we can put in place that sometimes you run against, sometimes they’re painful, but ultimately they benefit the world.
Like most people, I have painful memories of trying to fit in as a child. I wore, said, and did pretty much what everyone else did.
Crushes start out as that teenage phenomenon, life-affirming and cute, but as you wander into adulthood, they seem to end up more painful, harrowing, and uncertain, especially if you have just come out of the relationship you thought would finally, maybe, maybe be the one that stuck.
Gertrude’s Secret’ is highly entertaining. Some of the monologues are very funny, some very surprising and some painful.
In boxing, you get hit, it’s painful, then you sit on the stool when the adrenaline is gone and you feel that pain. And then you fight the next round.
It’s painful to consider anything but writing.
I said it several times: a blow you are getting from a friend is still a blow, but more painful.
Everyone wants to learn the same thing from painful situations: how to avoid repeating them.
When I first started to learn to run the ropes, that was really painful for me: it’s just cable wire wrapped in tape. It bruised my ribs so bad, it hurt to be hugged; it hurt to lay down.
Memo to future presidents: Never stake your entire survival on the painful passing of a bad bill. Never take the country down the road to ‘Demon Pass.’
A lot of people fear death because they think that so overwhelming an experience has to be painful, but I’ve seen quite a few deaths, and, with one exception, I’ve never known anyone to undergo anything like agony. That’s amazing when you think about it. I mean, how complicated the mechanism is that’s being taken apart.
Movie music is noise… even more painful than my sciatica.
Thomas Beecham
Comparison is painful. Don’t be cowed by other people’s pretty pictures. When you feel unimpressive, or irrelevant, that has nothing to do with what you’re actually capable of.
However painful it may be for me to accept this conclusion, I am obliged to state it: for the black man there is only one destiny. And it is white.
Frantz Fanon
I think there’s something really painful about your identity being entirely composed of ghosts. For me, I didn’t want to be this kid whose Dominicanness was something caught utterly in the past, is an abstraction, the thing that I write about. Instead I wanted it to be, first and foremost, a thing that I lived.
In the 1970s, New York City defaulted on its debt, and yes, the consequences were painful. Enrollment plummeted at City University campuses, which until then had offered free education. Seven thousand police officers were laid off. Crime skyrocketed. Services for the poor disappeared.
I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China.
Jung Chang
All painful events have a purpose, and mine has made my

All painful events have a purpose, and mine has made my life what it is today.
While ‘The Help’ is in so many ways a celebration of these women’s friendships and what they overcome, it’s also very truthful and very painful, and it was intense for my mom to read that.
Women who give up their children for adoption are years and years later talking about how painful it was, much more than women who have abortions.
When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.
I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It’s a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process. It’s not something that happens overnight. It’s an evolution of the heart.
We all struggle. Life is not fun. A lot of times, it’s really painful and hard. Sometimes it’s really funny. ‘Foxcatcher’ is kind of like a metaphor for that.
Mark Schultz
I can’t even read a script. I’ve tried and it’s painful to watch.
The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil, but between the good and the lesser good.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
It was the ‘Gaucho’ album that finished us off. We had pursued an idea beyond the point where it was practical. That album took about two years, and we were working on it all of that time – all these endless tracking sessions involving different musicians. It took forever, and it was a very painful process.
I had a C-section, and I found it fascinating. I didn’t find it a sacrifice, and I didn’t find it a painful experience. I found it a fascinating miracle of what a body can do.
Corruption is Ukraine‘s main enemy; we must destroy it. It’s really painful to hear that Ukraine is the most corrupt country in Europe.
The more I thought to myself, ‘Are my thoughts right, am I being obedient enough?’ the worse it was… one of the most painful things you can experience in life is not so much physical pain, but being self-occupied. Because to the extent you are self-occupied, that’s the extent you will be in pain.
I’ve said many times that there only two things to write about: love and death. And when you have children, you remember that the world is full of sharp corners and dangerous things, and suddenly you have these small, soft creatures, which you love in almost painful way.
Change is always preceded by a little pain. Some people can change and they don’t have to go through so many painful things. But I think that I’m of a personality that I’m a little stubborn, so it’s tough for me.
It’s exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.
That’s why I’m never happy. Every tragedy, I really feel very painful – especially about a child or old people. This is reality. We try to close eyes and ears, but it’s happening every second, and somehow, unfortunately, I feel a connection.
Kristine Opolais
It was very painful to be so close to a World Cup final.
I like the idea of a place that is dealing with painful, messy, frightening, and very human events that is also so beautiful and ethereal.
The problem with movies is that you see from the first day – you’re on a train, and if the movie is not going in the right direction you know it right away. Sometimes, you can’t get off the train, and the whole experience is painful.
I am proud of the President’s leadership. I am proud to support him in saying: Yes, we are going to do what is necessary now when it is less painful and less expensive.
One thing I have learned in my painful career as a gambler is that bragging when you get lucky and win a few games will plunge you into gloom and unacceptable beatings very soon. It happens every time.
I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I’ve done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful.
I’ve just been growing right along. It’s painful, but it’s a great pain, and I like suffering for great results. It’s like going to the gym. It hurts really bad at first, but after a couple of months and after that diet, you’re looking so hot.
Just like in medicine, when the normal medicine no longer works, one resorts to surgery. And the revolutions is like the surgery: It’s painful, and it’s the last resort for nations.
Rashid al-Ghannushi
The wake up machine was actually pretty painful after some time.
I wish I could teleport and cut out the travelling in between gigs. I want the luxury of the shows without the painful bits stuck on a tour bus.
Stand up comedy can be a tough world to break into. It can take years of painful soul searching, disappointing performances, and pounding the pavement day in and day out with very little reward.
Where belief is painful we are slow to believe.
Benign envy can sound a lot like admiration. The difference is that, while admiration feels good, envy is painful.
Writing is very cathartic for me. As a teacher, I hear many students say that writing can be painful and exhausting. It can be, but ultimately I believe that if you push through, the process is healing and exhilarating.
Francesca Lia Block
Everything that has happened to me is of value to me. As painful as certain things are, and have been, and were, there’s a use for those things in my life and in my work.
Comparing President Obama with the great leaders who ha

Comparing President Obama with the great leaders who have come before him is painful.
Sometimes, trying to make a work of art can be very difficult and very painful.
The embarrassment of a situation can, once you are over it, be the funniest time in your life. And I suppose a lot of my comedy comes from painful moments or experiences in life, and you just flip them on their head.
Baseball loyalists cite the game’s legendary numbers – 300 wins, 500 homers, 3,000 hits – as evidence of the sport‘s elegance, beauty, and gravitas. What no one mentions is how wretched and painful it is to actually watch a former star gasp and sputter his way toward a legendary number.
Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance.
Sometimes compromise is painful.
Unrequited affection is very painful for the lover, but it can have unexpected, creative consequences.
Millions of Mexicans leave their kids in order to take care of other kids. That’s a very painful thing.
When kids ask questions there is a painful honesty at times and they will ask things that throw me.
When something’s painful, you just avoid it. Why bother dredging up the past if it’s nothing but bad stuff?
Shane Koyczan
I have an extremely tight, extremely big family, and I love them so much it’s almost painful.
I faced challenges as a kid, but who hasn’t? A lot of people have experienced far worse. I was bullied, sure, and it was painful at the time. I even quit high school to get away from it. But I’ve never been the kind of person to let my past predict my future.
I can feel pretty critical of people, and I understand that sort of feeling of when you’re going through something that’s painful, taking it out on the world and projecting onto other people, finding faults with other people because it’s harder to find faults in yourself.
What Facebook wants to create an association with is every time you’re bored, every time you have a few minutes. We know that, psychologically speaking, boredom is painful. Whenever you’re feeling bored, whenever you have a few extra minutes, this is a salve for that itch.
The cognitive dissonance, the denial and cowardice that spare us painful truths and prevent us from acting in defense of innocent victims while allowingbelovedindividuals to continue their heinous behavior must be jettisoned from the bottom of our souls.
I think that the shame of being different is very painful for a lot of people.
That’s painful always to lose.
Running is great, but it kills me – Im 38 and my body has been through a lot of painful challenges. I do a 10k run and I can feel it the next couple of days.
We just have to be crystal clear that if we were to abandon all the reforms made over some very painful years in the Labour party, we would be consigned back to opposition.
As with anything that involves emotional pain, comedy isn’t too far behind. There’s that element of no matter how painful something is – as long as it is not you that is going through it – it can be funny.
I feel like I’ve had a lot of painful situations that I intentionally delete from my memory.
For five years of my life, I was just getting by – every day was painful. I couldn’t wear heels, I couldn’t run, and I could only walk for, like, 20 minutes. That’s not living.
There is this tradition, stretching back to Tacitus and Plutarch, that history belongs to the heroes, the emperors. But I grew up among simple people, and their stories just shattered me. It was painful that no one but me was listening to them.
But I’ve never considered myself any kind of heartthrob. It sounds painful.
Gavin DeGraw
A maturing process, and growth, is always painful. You ask any teenager, they will tell you, and it’s just like that for the country. We need to grow; we need to evolve.
As to those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in God’s path, give them, then, the tidings of a painful agony: on a day when these things shall be heated in hell-fire, and their foreheads, and their sides, and their backs shall be branded therewith.
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
If I’m looking at life without a spiritual perspective, it’s a lot more painful, a lot more confusing, and there’s so much that I don’t understand.
My mother gave me singing lessons; that was totally painful, because I couldn’t do what she wanted to hear. She used to say: there’s more there, there’s more voice but I just didn’t want to give it to her.
Linda Lavin
Our country has a painful history of mistrust between police departments and people of color. The overuse of stop-and-frisk has made those divisions much worse.
Every product you have ever loved was a compromise from the ideal vision of its creators to the realities of shipping on time, on budget, and on price point. Anyone who has ever manufactured a physical product that had to be on the shelves for Christmas shopping knows how painful these choices can be.
Change and growth is so painful. But it's so necessary

Change and growth is so painful. But it’s so necessary for us to evolve.
I empathise with the fact that people want to look their best. A hat is all about how it makes you feel – it’s so much better than a nip and tuck, and a lot less painful.
I do sometimes painful things to my body in an effort to conform to culturally imposed beauty ideals.
Listen, I wish economic growth only went in one direction. It doesn’t. There are economic downturns. They’re painful, they’re harmful, and they hurt families.
Automation will significantly change many people’s lives in ways that may be painful and enduring.
I loved acting, which was never about money, the fame. It was about a search for meaning. It was painful.
We need to do teacher training to educate them about what temperament means. Shyness is painful and you want to help a child with shyness – but the underlying temperament of being a careful, sensitive person is to be honoured, valued and respected.
Pain is important, and changing who you are is difficult, painful, and scary. Most of the self-help industry sees change as this euphoric, liberating thing and tells you that you can be happy all the time. I think the opposite.
The process of really changing your skin is painful and difficult and endless. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.