Pain Quotes (1570)

Quotes and citations about pain

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things... view

By: Winston Churchill

I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting... view

By: Winston Churchill

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea... view

By: John Ciardi

Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment... view

By: Madonna Ciccone

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain... view

By: Marcus Tullius Cicero

All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured.. view

By: Marcus Tullius Cicero

The limit of every pain is an even greater pain... view

By: Emile M. Cioran

Imaginary pains are by far the most real we suffer, since we feel a constant need for them and invent them because there is no way of doing without them... view

By: Emile M. Cioran

This moment in time, on this tour, you know, I'm discovering a lot of new things. And to be 45 and doing that, it's a mixture of pleasure and pain, I can assure you... view

By: Eric Clapton

I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change... view

By: Kenneth Clarke

Collaboration is no longer painful - or precious... view

By: Vince Clarke

I don't know if it was the whole audience getting stoned out of their minds getting ready for the Floyd thing or what it was, but it was like playing to a painting... view

By: Les Claypool

Not only are Christians writing about Jesus, but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus... view

By: John Clayton

There is no scientific discoverer, no poet, no painter, no musician, who will not tell you that he found ready made his discovery or poem or picture - that it came to him from outside, and that he did not consciously create it from within... view

By: William Kingdon Clifford

You know, the way art history is taught, often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great. The description of a lousy painting and the description of a great painting will very much sound the same... view

By: Chuck Close

Sometimes I really want to paint somebody and I don't get a photograph that I want to work from... view

By: Chuck Close

Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience... view

By: Chuck Close

I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made. I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have... view

By: Chuck Close

I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings... view

By: Chuck Close

I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around... view

By: Chuck Close

All the fingerprint paintings are done without a grid... view

By: Chuck Close

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock... view

By: Kurt Cobain

I am told that the majority of Iraqis wanted Saddam removed from power, but they were unwilling and were incapable of doing the job themselves because they feared Saddam and knew the pain and torture he was capable of inflicting upon them... view

By: Howard Coble

As the books grew bigger and more ambitious, the situations in question sometimes became political ones, and so it became necessary to start painting in the social background on a scale which eventually became panoramic... view

By: Jonathan Coe

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering... view

By: Paulo Coelho

Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating... view

By: Andrew Cohen

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again... view

By: Paula Cole

Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you... view

By: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted... view

By: Phil Collins

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives... view

By: Cyril Connolly

If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful.. view

By: Charles Horton Cooley

It's Frank's painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more... view

By: Alice Cooper

I hate people who splash their own pain on covers, like the whole world should hear about them. Why are we all supposed to be interested in one individual's suffering?.. view

By: Andrea Corr

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it... view

By: Bill Cosby

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it... view

By: Bill Cosby

Then there is a still higher type of courage - the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life.. view

By: Howard Cosell

I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody, they can't. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don't equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films... view

By: Kevin Costner

Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal... view

By: Gustave Courbet

Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things... view

By: Gustave Courbet

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself... view

By: Norman Cousins