Quotations About / On: PAIN

  • 51.
    It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion.
    (Yves Saint Laurent (b. 1936), French couturier. Ritz (London, 1984), no. 85. In the same article, Saint Laurent described fashion as a "kind of vitamin for style.")
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  • 52.
    Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.
    (Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), French essayist, moralist. Notebooks, entry recorded in 1796 (1938) trans. 1983.)
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  • 53.
    No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
    (William Penn (1644-1718), British religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania. No Cross, No Crown (pamphlet) (1669).)
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  • 54.
    Sometimes we can't avoid giving pain, even to friends.
    (Kenneth Langtry. Herbert L. Strock. Margaret (Phyllis Coates), Teenage Frankenstein, apologizing to the monster for hurting him with an injection (1957).)
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  • 55.
    Children enjoy inflicting pain until unhappiness teaches them tenderness.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 56.
    Pain narrows consciousness; pleasure blurs it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 57.
    Comedy distances pain, but leaves signs of it everywhere.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 58.
    Pain makes hens and poets cackle.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 362, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Thus Spoke Zarathustra, p. 291, trans. by Walter Kaufmann, New York, Viking Press (1966). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Fourth and Last Part, "On the Higher Man," section 12 (issued privately in 1885, publication in 1892).)
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  • 59.
    The vocabulary of pleasure depends on the imagery of pain.
    (Marina Warner (b. 1946), British author, critic. "Fighting Talk," The State of the Language, eds. Christopher Ricks and Leonard Michaels (1990).)
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  • 60.
    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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