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I don't like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain.
If you are a card-carrying human being, chances are that you share the same fear as all other humans: the fear of losing love, respect and connection to others. And if you are human, in order to avoid or prevent the pain, trauma and perceived devastation of the loss, you will do anything to avoid your greatest fear from being visited on you.
I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry... just make me feel alive.
Joey Lauren Adams
Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.
If danger arises in the present moment, there may be an emotion. There may even be pain. But that's a challenge, not a problem. For a problem to exist, you need time and repetitive mind activity.
I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place, yet when my release came and I knew that God's sunlight was to be free for me again, there was a certain pain in leaving.
The word of the oldest of the old of our peoples didn't stop. It spoke the truth, saying that our feet couldn't walk alone, that our history of pain and shame was repeated and multiplied in the flesh and blood of the brothers and sisters of other lands and skies.
If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent, those funds are well spent.
Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it - short-term pain for long-term gain.
It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.
People assume I'm out there having this great life, but money doesn't erase the pain. When you're young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there.
Some people will deny anything that displeases or scares them: unusual pain in their chests, unwanted lumps beneath their skin, or the fact that humans share ancestry with apes are a few examples. Another is climate change.
A prerequisite to empathy is simply paying attention to the person in pain.
There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.
I don't have the feelings of self-worth that a woman should have... and that's been the center of a lot of my mistakes and a lot of my pain.
An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature.
There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.
You are all things. Denying, rejecting, judging or hiding from any aspect of your total being creates pain and results in a lack of wholeness.
I think it's the pain and suffering that drive you to become an artist. The art itself should be the pain, sort of exorcising every demon and making you feel like you're a person that matters.
Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.
The marathon always starts after 30K. That's where the problems start. You start without any problems, without any pain. All the pain comes after 30K. Sometimes, it's possible to have pain even in the finger.
I've certainly experienced physical pain in my life.
Our glory is hidden in our pain, if we allow God to bring the gift of himself in our experience of it.
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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