Quotations About / On:
If you want to know the feeling [of labor pain], just take your bottom lip and pull it over your head.
(Carol Burnett (20th century), U.S. comedian. As quoted by Bill Cosby in Fatherhood, chapter 2 (1986).)
The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it.
(Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author. Tristram Shandy, bk. 1, ch. 25 (1759-1767).)
... causes (pains) are not logical constructions out of their effects (behaviour).
(Hilary Putnam (b. 1926), U.S. professor of philosophy (worked mainly at Harvard). "Brains and Behaviour," Blackwell (1965), p. 7, Analytical Philosophy, second series, ed. R. J. Butler.)
With every physical pain, my moral fiber unravels a little.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
Women love those best (whether men, women, or children) who give them most pain.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Lovelace, in Clarissa, vol. 6, p. 281, AMS Press (1990).)
All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.
(Joseph De Maistre (1753-1821), French diplomat, philosopher. repr. In The Works of Joseph de Maistre, ed. Jack Lively (1965). The Senator, in "Fifth Dialogue," Les Soirées de Saint-Pétersbourg (1821).)
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 446 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
A father's pride, laid on thick, has always made me wish that the fellow had at least experienced some pain during procreation.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
You can't have operations without screams. Pain and the knifethey're inseparable.
(Jean Scott Rogers. Robert Day. Mr. Blount (Frank Pettingell), Corridors of Blood, mocking Mr. Benton, who is trying to discover an anesthetic (1958).)
What good is it to live a life that brings pains?
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 163.)