“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” 

Ernest Hemingway 


“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.” 

Edgar Allan Poe


“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” 

John Keats


“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” 

Charles Dickens


“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but
for the heart to conquer it.” 

Rabindranath Tagore


“The cure for pain is in the pain.” 



“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” 



“When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.” 

Alexandre Dumas


“...when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.” 

Jane Austen


“The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.” 



“Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies.” 



“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.” 

Percy Bysshe Shelley


“Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.” 

Kahlil Gibran


“For this moment, this one moment, we are together. I press you to me. Come, pain, feed on me. Bury your fangs in my flesh. Tear me asunder. I sob, I sob.” 

Virginia Woolf


“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.” 

Emily Dickinson


“Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size.” 

Mark Twain