Pain Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Pain

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I took to wearing a black tie known as the Ascot, with long drooping ends. I had seen pictures of painters, sculptors, poets, wearing this style of tie.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


But, when I had this feeling and started painting sacred art, as I had this feeling to do, then it come to me: my problem is I'll get a lot of criticism and another problem is my work's not good enough to sell.
~By Howard Finster ~


The painter must give a completely free rein to any feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing to which he is naturally drawn.
~By Lucian Freud ~


Somehow, the painting soothed him. It verified his fears. But it also informed him that fear was wonderful.
~By Timothy Findley ~


My grandfather was not a musician but he was an artist - a painter, a decorative painter.
~By Gyorgy Ligeti ~


My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life, for he had no resources other than the proceeds of his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family.
~By Albrecht Durer ~


It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy.
~By August Strindberg ~


Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.
~By Ellen Key ~


Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.
~By George Byron ~


I am a night painter, so when I come into the studio the next morning the delirium is over.
~By Philip Guston ~


We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.
~By Konstantin Stanislavisky ~


Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


I'm not a very good painter, but I'm learning a lot.
~By Cleo Moore ~


No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.
~By John Ruskin ~


Remorse is the pain of sin.
~By Theodore Parker ~


It does not matter how badly you paint so long as you don't paint badly like other people.
~By George Edward Moore ~


Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.
~By John Selden ~


I know this sounds strange, but as a kid, I was really shy. Painfully shy. The turning point was freshman year, when I was the biggest geek alive. No one, I mean no one, even talked to me.
~By Jim Carrey ~


Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
~By Christopher Morley ~


Up until 35 I had a slightly skewed world view. I honestly believed everybody in the world wanted to make abstract paintings, and people only became lawyers and doctors and brokers and things because they couldn't make abstract paintings.
~By Frank Stella ~


Slowly poetry becomes visual because it paints images, but it is also musical: it unites two arts into one.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


The painter's obsession with his subject is all that he needs to drive him to work.
~By Lucian Freud ~


The majority of my work is from life. I spend most fine days from May to October painting outside.
~By John Dyer ~


In our own time it has been seen... that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness, have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius, instructed solely by the example of these beautiful paintings and sculptures of Nature.
~By Giorgio Vasari ~


The animation of the canvas is one of the hardest problems of painting.
~By Alfred Sisley ~


Usually I am on a work for a long stretch, until a moment arrives when the air of the arbitrary vanishes, and the paint falls into positions that feel destined.
~By Philip Guston ~


Black people were very angry with me for writing the book. A lot of people didn't believe me, or didn't want to believe me, and that used to really bother me. It was a very painful and difficult time.
~By LaToya Jackson ~


Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again.
~By Philip Guston ~


I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
~By Claude Monet ~


I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life's wisdom.
~By Wislawa Szymborska ~


The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws will fall short of making art.
~By Joyce Maynard ~


From the age of six I wanted to be an artist. At that point I meant a painter, but it turned out what I really meant was I was someone who was very interested in watching the world and making copies of it.
~By Reynolds Price ~


I am proud of the President's leadership. I am proud to support him in saying: Yes, we are going to do what is necessary now when it is less painful and less expensive.
~By Kay Bailey Hutchison ~


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.
~By Tertullian ~


The dance commonly begins about the middle of the afternoon or later, after sundown. When it begins in the afternoon, there is always an intermission of an hour or two for supper. The preliminary painting and dressing is usually the work of about two hours.
~By James Mooney ~


One learns about painting by looking at and imitating other painters.
~By Frank Stella ~


My only objective is to paint a Christ so moving that those who see him will be converted.
~By Georges Rouault ~


Painting and music were the only things I worked at industriously and faithfully.
~By Pierre Loti ~


I like to draw and paint. It is a river to me.
~By John Lurie ~


I'm a pain in the ass to all of the costume designers with whom I work because I have very strong feelings about the subject.
~By Meryl Streep ~


I guess the painkillers wipe out your memory along with your ethics.
~By Keith Olbermann ~


The left no longer stands for common sense, as it did in the days of Tom Paine.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


You're lucky I took me a vow of non-violence, or you'd be suffering some pain right now.
~By Mike Fink ~


A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
~By Abraham Maslow ~


I think everyone holds back. I am always censoring myself and I'm sorry about it. But I always have to consider whether my remarks might cause someone pain.
~By John Hall ~


The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself.
~By Caspar David Friedrich ~


Painting completed my life.
~By Frida Kahlo ~


Especially while television I think is going through some growing pains or is in need of - I think current comedy is a bit, uh, not happening, you know?
~By Jenna Elfman ~


With a painting, you don't have to go back and paint it again.
~By Joni Mitchell ~


There are unwanted emotions and pain that goes along with any birth.
~By John Travolta ~


I have wanted to be a fine artist painter, and I reached the point in art schools were I'd like to understand more about images and how images communicate information to people. And I was not getting very far in that from my professors.
~By John Hench ~


All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.
~By Joseph De Maistre ~


Yes, I did, I mean I painted er, in a kind of abstract expressionist way, because of course that was exciting.
~By David Hockney ~


I was not out to paint beautiful pictures; even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth.
~By Alice Miller ~


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.
~By Chuck Close ~


A doctor is fascinated by death, and pain. And how much pain a man can endure.
~By David Boehm ~


By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.
~By Edvard Munch ~


The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.
~By Edmund Burke ~


Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.
~By Mary Antin ~


Successful model? That's a myth. The year I modeled was the most painful year of my life. Editors would always talk to you in the third person as though you were merely a piece of merchandise.
~By Jessica Lange ~


It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully share the hell of someone close to you.
~By Lady Bird Johnson ~


Today painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves. Most modern painters work from a different source. They work from within.
~By Jackson Pollock ~


I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


When I get my hands on painting materials I don't give a damn about other people's painting... every generation must start again afresh.
~By Maurice de Vlaminck ~


It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to have to paint it.
~By Steven Wright ~


All the fingerprint paintings are done without a grid.
~By Chuck Close ~


This is always a pain because it's injustice too and so my response to it, I tell you what I am more surprised or horrified at Jews who forget to be humanists than I am at anybody else.
~By Janet Suzman ~


The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
~By Tony Robbins ~


History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
~By Maya Angelou ~


A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
~By Gertrude Stein ~


A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.
~By G. H. Hardy ~


I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold.
~By Howard Lindsay ~


Hush! Check those words. Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still heavier than it is.
~By Sophocles ~


When I'm writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail: the color a room is painted, the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain.
~By Donna Tartt ~


Pain is never permanent.
~By Saint Teresa of Avila ~


I've always said that playing rugby in Spain is like being a bullfighter in Japan.
~By Javier Bardem ~


When you love someone so much that you are in pain when you are apart it ends up being destructive. I never want to be in that place again.
~By Sadie Frost ~


If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


My sister-in-law is a painter, and I'll say, how long did it take you to paint that painting. She'll say, It took me maybe three days, but it took me all my life to get the skills to paint that painting.
~By Anthony Doerr ~


90% of every art form is garbage - dance and stand-up, painting and music. Focus on the 10% that's good, suck it up, and drive on.
~By Patton Oswalt ~


I think that has been a benefit to me because I think most people understand quilts and not a lot of people understand paintings. But yet they're looking at one.
~By Faith Ringgold ~


Language is much closer to film than painting is.
~By Sergei Eisenstein ~


For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.
~By Paul Cezanne ~


Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
~By Edward Koch ~


I realize now I didn't really want to die. I just wanted to stop the hurt and pain.
~By LaToya Jackson ~


On some level, now, we are joining the larger world and realizing that we are connected with people in these very scary ways, sometimes. What happened recently in Spain affects us here and brings questions up. It is too bad that people have to be shaken up in that way.
~By Edwidge Danticat ~


I fantasize about going back to high school with the knowledge I have now. I would shine. I would have a good time, I would have a girlfriend. I think that's where a lot of my pain comes from. I think I never had any teenage years to go back to.
~By Spalding Gray ~


The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings. I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the reader what I was advertising.
~By David Ogilvy ~


One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
~By Sophocles ~


I have always been making art from an early age but for nearly forty years did computer programming to earn a living. I bought a house and put my wife and three children through college. Now that diversion is over so I can finally paint full time.
~By Mike Thompson ~


When part of what you're trying to get at is the truth hidden under a taboo, or when you want to nail a hypocrisy, laughter is a very useful tool. I want to show the painful side of existence, but there is no question I also want to make people laugh.
~By Todd Solondz ~


I think good art happens on that edge between comfortable and in a lot of pain, you know what I mean?
~By Liz Phair ~


If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
~By Ethel Barrymore ~


Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting.
~By Robert Delaunay ~


It's interesting to fantasize having a man sink his teeth into your neck for sustenance, knowing that it isn't going to be terribly painful but rather very exciting.
~By Frank Langella ~


Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges.
~By Anna Lindh ~


Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
~By Albert Einstein ~

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February 2 ,2023
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