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It is now possible to quantify people's levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy.
For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.
If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent, those funds are well spent.
I've always been scared to death of pain - afraid, even, to think of it.
While eschewing emotion - and its companion, vulnerability - Obama should be careful not to sacrifice empathy, the 'I feel your pain' connection that sustained Clinton. This connection is the shorthand people use to measure their leaders' intentions. If people believe you're on their side, they will trust your decisions.
Dee Dee Myers
I don't think you can have pain and soul-searching doing the right thing for your child.
Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled.
I look away at car crashes, and I know people who look away at car crashes, because it makes us uncomfortable to watch other people in pain.
We may feel the pain of falling back from a level of affluence to which we have grown accustomed, but most people in developed countries are still, by historical standards, extraordinarily well off.
I'm a pain in the ass to all of the costume designers with whom I work because I have very strong feelings about the subject.
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
What I think I've been able to do well over the years is play with pain, play with problems, play in all sorts of conditions.
I don't think any other emotion is the equivalent of laughter. So I do whatever I can to laugh all the time and to hide my pain.
There's no better way to process pain than to write.
Shared joy is increased, shared pain is lessened.
We reveal our joys and successes, we conceal our pain.
A lot of times when you play... you get this adrenalin that blocks pain.
There is pain and sacrifice in everyone's world. That's why, when I was dancing, I had no pain.
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
I can handle pain.
When I was onstage doing the work, adrenaline killed the pain because I never hurt in front of an audience.
This is the pain pacemaker. I've got a battery under my skin. From that battery are two electrodes that go into the spine where they cut bone away to accommodate it. Now I put on the power here. If I have the pain, the stimulator starts. It's tingling, like when your foot falls asleep, you know?
You find out in life that people really like you funny. So what do you give 'em? Humor. And then if you show them the other side, they don't like you as much. I find, too, that I can hide behind the idiot's mask being funny, and you never see the sorrow or the pain.
You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done.
Thirty-three-years-old, still creating art. It's rage, it's creativity, it's pain, it's hurt, but it's the opportunity to still have my voice get out there through music.
We all have to face pain, and pain makes us grow.
To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking.
Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it - short-term pain for long-term gain.
Actors have an opportunity to use storytelling as a way to solve pain.
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.
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