Pain Quotes (1570)

Quotes and citations about pain

I had some money, I made the best paintings ever. I was completely reclusive, worked a lot, took a lot of drugs. I was awful to people... view

By: Jean-Michel Basquiat

To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them... view

By: Georges Bataille

There are pockets of great food in Spain, but there are also pockets of very mediocre food in Spain, and the same in Morocco and the same in Croatia and the same in Germany and the same in Austria... view

By: Mario Batali

Our religion is itself profoundly sad - a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language - so long as he knows anguish and is a painter... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

I found I have to stay painting... view

By: Alan Bean

I feel like there's too many paintings left unpainted that I just don't want to take the time away... view

By: Alan Bean

But I'm the only one who can paint the moon, because I'm the only one who knows whether that's right or not... view

By: Alan Bean

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth... view

By: Martha Beck

We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury... view

By: Franz Beckenbauer

I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality... view

By: Max Beckmann

I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already, so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting... view

By: Max Beckmann

I believe the reason I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective... view

By: Max Beckmann

Painting is a very difficult thing. It absorbs the whole man, body and soul, thus have I passed blindly many things which belong to real and political life... view

By: Max Beckmann

Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement... view

By: Max Beckmann

Movie music is noise... even more painful than my sciatica... view

By: Thomas Beecham

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Most women are not as young as they are painted... view

By: Max Beerbohm

However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home... view

By: Robert Neelly Bellah

There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for... view

By: Saul Bellow

Love and pain become one in the same in the eyes of a wounded child... view

By: Pat Benatar

The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what happened in Stalin's Russia: it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain... view

By: Tony Benn

Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success... view

By: Bo Bennett

Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does... view

By: John Berger

In Holland and Spain and France, where so many of us come from, people aren't interested in the sex lives of their players. We don't hear these stories - even in Italy where the media is right on top of football... view

By: Dennis Bergkamp

I want to direct films, because I am a painter and a sculptor and I've done a lot of writing... view

By: Xander Berkeley

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art... view

By: Ambrose Bierce

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic... view

By: Ambrose Bierce

My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form, with a limited audience, I recognized film as this extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event... view

By: Theodore Bikel

He painted me when I was young because he was in love with me, but now that he has loved me he doesn't paint me anymore... view

By: Jane Birkin

I think music has gone through a period of something very severe, rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism... view

By: Harrison Birtwistle

It seems to me morally a decent society will try to take some of the increased benefit and use that to alleviate the pain of the few who are bearing the cost that made it possible... view

By: Tim Bishop

I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don't have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty... view

By: Jacqueline Bisset

A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel... view

By: Elizabeth Blackwell

Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance... view

By: Robert Blair

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish... view

By: William Blake