Quotations About / On: PAIN

  • 51.
    Violence stops thought. Hence its popularity as a pain-killer.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 52.
    I never knew a writer yet who took the smallest pains with his style and was at the same time readable.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 290, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
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  • 53.
    Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
    (Cesare Pavese (1908-1950), Italian poet, novelist, translator. The Burning Brand: Diaries 1935-1950, entry for January 19, 1938 (1952, trans. 1961).)
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  • 54.
    He is strong and pain is worse to the strong, incapacity is worse.
    (Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962), U.S. poet. Hurt Hawks (l. 9). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.)
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  • 55.
    Pain is as diverse as man. One suffers as one can.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).)
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  • 56.
    All loss, all pain, is particular; the universe remains to the heart unhurt.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Spiritual Laws," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
  • 57.
    He has seen but half the universe who never has been shown the house of pain.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 2, ed. Edward W. Emerson (1909-1914).)
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  • 58.
    To not know would be a source of pain.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Women of Trachis, l. 458.)
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  • 59.
    The violence and obscenity are left unadulterated, as manifestation of the mystery and pain which ever accompanies the act of creation.
    (Anaïs Nin (1903-1977), Franco-American novelist, diarist. Quoted in Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, preface (1934).)
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  • 60.
    Sleep, ignorant of pain, sleep, ignorant of grief, may you come to us blowing softly, kindly, kindly come king.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 827.)
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