Pain Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Pain

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


I wanted to be an artist. I was studying art. I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea. So I began writing, and I began reading a lot.
~By Evan Hunter ~


An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.
~By Ben Shahn ~


I paint to rest from the phenomena of the external world-to pronounce and to make notations of its essences with which to verify the inner eye.
~By Morris Graves ~


I've been trying to pick up painting but it's hard.
~By George Eads ~


To paint is a possessing rather than a picturing.
~By Philip Guston ~


Bowie is a musician, but he works like a painter. Thom always thought that we should aspire to that.
~By Ed O'Brien ~


The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
~By Charles Dickens ~


If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven't been born yet.
~By Neil Simon ~


I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I've done many.
~By Robert Indiana ~


The craft of painting has virtually disappeared. There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it. For evidence one has only to look at the painters of this century.
~By Balthus ~


There was a time when I used to live in Spain that it went really crazy with drugs and stuff like that.
~By Patricia Velasquez ~


If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
~By Alice Duer Miller ~


Now I'm way into suits that I can put on whether I took a shower or not, and wear barefoot and paint my toes black or whatever color the suit is. It's very cool to wear suits like that. Roll up the sleeves and just say yee-haw.
~By Steven Tyler ~


People in this room must have back problems, I'm sure some of us do, and it is really, really one of the worst pains and debilitating parts of your body that you can actually have because you really can't do anything in your life when you have it.
~By Greg Norman ~


But, after all, the aim of art is to create space - space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live.
~By Frank Stella ~


The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks.
~By Emil Nolde ~


Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
~By Henri Matisse ~


If we win, someone else loses. But if someone else loses, we lose. Which is a point we're not getting. The new spirituality will make this just painfully obvious.
~By Neale Donald Walsch ~


Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


I painted one dining room red and I must say, the conversation became very heated in that room.
~By Amanda Pays ~


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


Art, after all, is traditionally displayed against vacancies: paintings on dun walls, sculptures in empty spaces, music in quiet halls.
~By John Hart ~


Every good painter paints what he is.
~By Jackson Pollock ~


The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.
~By Voltaire ~


I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


We extend our hand towards peace. Our people are committed to peace. We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.
~By Ariel Sharon ~


There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


I apply paint directly from the tube and with my fingers.
~By John Dyer ~


What good is it to live a life that brings pains?
~By Aeschylus ~


Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
~By Joseph Campbell ~


When the Negro cries with pain from his deep hurt and lays his petition for elemental justice before the nation, he is calling upon the American people to kindle about that crucible of race relationships the fires of American faith.
~By Mordecai Wyatt Johnson ~


When I work alone, my process is like painting. With Fleetwood Mac, it's more like movie making.
~By Lindsey Buckingham ~


I'm reading a book about Romaine Brooks, a wonderful painter from early in the last century.
~By Lawrence Ferlinghetti ~


And I like the idea of change. Because I don't see why we should hang a painting on the wall and then just not think of it anymore because it's there like a piece of furniture.
~By Minoru Yamasaki ~


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.
~By John Clayton ~


The restaurant chefs in Spain are breaking ground, but in terms of the everyday cooking in Spain I still hear people coming back and saying they were disappointed. I think it's because they're expecting the chef stuff.
~By Sally Schneider ~


An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature.
~By Auguste Renoir ~


I think Tom Paine is one of the greatest men that's ever lived.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


You gotta love livin', baby, 'cause dyin' is a pain in the ass.
~By Frank Sinatra ~


It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
~By Epictetus ~


To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
~By Andre Malraux ~


Where belief is painful we are slow to believe.
~By Ovid ~


My love for the band is still there. It hasn't changed, maybe that's why it's so painful these days.
~By Roger Daltrey ~


The paintings by Van Gough and Chagall had a big influence on me.
~By John Dyer ~


A painstaking course in qualitative and quantitative analysis by John Wing gave me an appreciation of the need for, and beauty of, accurate measurement.
~By Paul D. Boyer ~


Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
~By Lance Armstrong ~


Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course.
~By George Eliot ~


And all of this, all these physical aspects of painting at that time excited me very much. You could do a picture in just black and white. I mean all the things, whether you're soliciting permission or not, do give you permission.
~By Robert Rauschenberg ~


In fact, I thought my calling was to be a painter.
~By Patti Smith ~


Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity and one that depends on spiritual values.
~By Bridget Riley ~


The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
~By Pablo Picasso ~


Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


All pain is per se and especially in excess, destructive and ultimately fatal in its nature and effects.
~By James Young Simpson ~


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 ~


Mourning Ruby is not a flat landscape: it is more like a box with pictures painted on every face. And each face is also a door which opens, I hope, to take the reader deep into the book.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


A painting is finished when the subject comes back, when what has caused the painting to be made comes back as an object.
~By Howard Hodgkin ~


A Catholic is raised with the idea that he will die any minute now and if he doesn't live his life in a certain way, this death is an introduction to an eternity of pain.
~By Don DeLillo ~


I never knew any painter worthy of the name who paid the smallest attention to what a critic says, even in conversation.
~By Robert Baldwin Ross ~


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.
~By Winston Churchill ~


The model should only serve the very private function for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement.
~By Lucian Freud ~


When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.
~By Denis Diderot ~


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 ~


Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon - it is the very heart of painting.
~By Josef Albers ~


The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


I tried painting for a short time and realized that I was not a child prodigy at painting.
~By Kim Weston ~


He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
~By Kate Chopin ~


Pain is temporary, film is forever.
~By Michael J. Fox ~


All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
~By Jackson Pollock ~


People die because they find living too painful.
~By Malcolm Fraser ~


All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


The grinding of the intellect is for most people as painful as a dentist's drill.
~By Leonard Woolf ~


I'm quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern - mankind.
~By Chico Hamilton ~


No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.
~By Antonin Artaud ~


A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
~By Abraham Maslow ~


So many dancers paint. I used to paint. I started again recently. While I was dancing, I was very busy with my career. Start something else that makes use of your creative ability because if you don't you will die inside as a person.
~By Katherine Dunham ~


We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
~By Alan Watts ~


Youth must go ahead and prosper. These young painters are all very talented people, but they all paint frescoes.
~By Edvard Munch ~


He preacheth patience that never knew pain.
~By H. G. Bohn ~


Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.
~By Jimi Hendrix ~


There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see. When you've got it, you've got it. When you haven't, you begin again. All the rest is humbug.
~By Edouard Manet ~


When I travel, I draw and paint sketches which is great fun. And as long as you are fully aware that it has nothing to do with actual art, I think that's all right.
~By Arne Jacobsen ~


After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
~By Emily Dickinson ~


After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant, you see, during three years. And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family, it was a very poor family.
~By Victoria de los Angeles ~


Everybody smokes! Models, actresses, everyone! Don't they realize that it's gross? I understand it's an addiction, but it still pains me to see my friends do it.
~By Kirsten Dunst ~


When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
~By Henri Nouwen ~


The humblest painter is a true scholar; and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
~By William Hazlitt ~


The riot isn't seen in the movie, but it is alluded to. He has this one speech that gives a great sense of texture and paints a picture of what was happening in Harlem then.
~By Debbie Allen ~


We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


Around 1980, I went back to painting with a vengeance.
~By Martin Mull ~


I live in Spain. Oscars are something that are on TV Sunday night. Basically, very late at night. You don't watch, you just read the news after who won or who lost.
~By Javier Bardem ~


Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


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 ~


I paint as if I were Rothschild.
~By Paul Cezanne ~


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


I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.
~By Nicolas Malebranche ~


Whenever my body heals and the pain and all the swelling goes away is when I'll be ready.
~By Patrick Ewing ~


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


There's a lot of reasons you can think of to say why you act, but I can only say that it just felt good. At the same time, it felt really painful. It's still troubling and stressful to me.
~By Skeet Ulrich ~

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