Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis, more than it is about winning.

By : Joyce Carol Oates 0 Likes          


I was always a great bundle of energy. As a child, instead of walking, I would run. And so running, which is a pain to a lot of people, was always a pleasure to me because it was so easy.

By : Roger Bannister

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A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.

By : Jack Kerouac

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Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.

By : Khalil Gibran

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The painter must enclose himself within his work

By : Paul Cezanne

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I do house things. I paint. I do portraits. I also paint my house.

By : Willa Ford

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Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.

By : Robert Smithson

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I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced that my looks were hideous. Adolescence is painful for everyone, I know, but mine was plain weird.

By : Uma Thurman

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I'm not, by nature, a collaborator. My biggest influences were people like painters and poets. These are solitary workers.

By : Robert Wyatt

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The processes of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher.

By : Anne Sullivan Macy

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My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the same amount of interest throughout.

By : Jackson Pollock

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He was living in an age much more dangerous, more painful, much more on the edge than our own particular age.

By : Derek Jacobi

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Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.

By : Max Eastman

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