Quotations About / On:
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.)
Many pains are imaginary, but all joys are real.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
So much for Mrs. Hollis' nine months of pain and 20 years of hope.
(Alvah Bessie, Ranald MacDougall, and Lester Cole. Raoul Walsh. Nameless GI, Objective Burma, cutting dog tags off a dead GI (1945).)
You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language.
(Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-British philosopher. Trans. by G.E.M. Anscombe, Blackwell, second edition (1958). Philosophical Investigations, I, par. 384.)
When the heart flies out before the understanding, it saves the judgment a world of pains.
(Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy by Mr. Yorick (1768), ch. "The Remise Door. Calais." Ed. Gardner D. Stout, Jr., University of California Press (1967).)
It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debtsyou have no idea of the pain it gives one.
(George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. letter, Oct. 26, 1819. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 6, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).)
I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.
(Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, March 13, 1789.)
Dancers dance through their pain. I shrink from mine.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
The stars are scattered all over the sky like shimmering tears, there must be great pain in the eye from which they trickled.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act IV (1835).)