The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.
Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it — short-term pain for long-term gain.
Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.
Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women's rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
I think many people can relate to that excruciating pain of love gone wrong. I'd rather have a broken arm than a broken heart.
If falling into desperation worked to make things better, then I would say, 'Let's all jump into despair'. But it doesn't help. The only way to truly find meaning and fulfillment is to look at the disaster, the pain, the difficulty, and know with complete certainty that good can come from this.
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.
I want to take all the pain that I feel and celebrate and turn it around.
Pain — quotes and aphorisms
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
They who go Feel not the pain of parting; it is they Who stay behind that suffer.
I know what it's like to have a broken heart. I know what it's like to feel pain: When my songs don't become hits, it breaks my heart. There are a million ways to break a heart. I can relate.
There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
'Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; the loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell.
The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
It's an art to live with pain... mix the light into gray.
Once we decided to be in this industry, we have to be ready for everything. You have to be strong but hard working. No pain, no gain.