«But there was nothing but the cold, hard truth that loving someone and being loved back was only the beginning, not the end, of all the pain.»

Tiffany Reisz

«During the prayers of the day, there was one less “amen”.»

Phindiwe Nkosi

«Suffering often draws us closer to God. Instead of being a sign of God's punishment or distance, suffering can purify us, lead us into the heart of God, and transform our souls.»

Allen R. Hunt

«Letting go is not getting rid of memories. Memories will stay, they always do. Letting go is making sure that the pain associated with the memories goes away.»

Arti Honrao


Jenny Holzer

«Pride is born as a mountaintop on a valley, but dies as an abyss in which it is too deep and too dark to see the better.»

Criss Jami

«The voice of human nature is nothing but one prolonged cry.»

Alexandre Dumas

«sometimes i don't know, which moment»

Sanober Khan

«I am both numb and oversensitive, overwhelmed by the need, the raw and desperate need of the girls I am listening to and trying to help. I'm overdosing on the trauma of others, while still barely healing from my own.»

Rachel Lloyd

«Nearly everyone has had a box of secret pain, shared with no one.»

John Steinbeck

«Meditation is the way to be with ourselves and to learn to accept our own aloneness. In aloneness, I experiment with being consciously alone as a door to be egoless. In conscious aloneness, the ego can not function. In aloneness, you are not.»

Swami Dhyan Giten

«Everything seems different now. The room I am in looks no more familiar to me than it did this morning when I woke up and stumbled into it, trying to find the kitchen, desperate for a drink of water, desperate to piece together what happened last night. And yet it no longer seems shot through with pain, and sadness. It no longer seems emblematic of a life I cannot consider living. The ticking of the clock at my shoulder is no longer just marking time. It speaks to me.»

S.J. Watson

«It's a thin line between what we're calling acceptable and not acceptable. As a leader, you're supposed to know when not to cross it. But how do you know? Does the army teach us how to control our emotions? Does the army teach us how to deal with a friend bleeding out in front of you? No.»

David Finkel

«Two seconds later, the sound of an alarm filled my ears.»

Michelle Hodkin

«In life there will be pain, suffering, ugliness, but let us be grateful for the beauty, blessing, and miracle of life.»

Debasish Mridha

«You said the words, and they altered the universe. By merely speaking you could create damage and pain, cause tears to fall, drive people away, make yourself feel better, make your life worse.»

Lev Grossman

«Through spiritual maturity you will see new ways to avoid unnecessary suffering; wiser ways to endure unavoidable hardships with grace, and opportunities to turn your pain into lessons of service and healing for others.»

Bryant McGill

«All beauty, according to Lady Katchatka, had its origins in pain.»

Jon Courtenay Grimwood

«The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.»

C.S. Lewis

«You wanted to see the world.»

Sade Andria Zabala

«Men broke into their homes, killed their families, threatened you--and you won't let them do anything for fear you'll be hurt. That's selfish. How would you like it if I took your bow and said I cared too much about you to let you fight?»

Tamora Pierce

«Almost every day I can feel myself suffering mainly in the head, I can explain the pain to myself but knowing it comes from an inflammation of my imagination doesn't prevent it being reality itself. What's more I'd be crazy not to go crazy. We don't know what an illness is. On awful hurts we plaster little old words, as if we could think hell with a paper bandage.»

Hélène Cixous

«To live this life. To live it with wholeness and gratitude and trust. In the pain and the glory. In the mess and the grace. In the sacred and the desperation. This is the stuff of which real superheros are born.»

Jeanette LeBlanc

«Spiritual growth involves giving up the stories of your past so the universe can write a new one.»

Marianne Williamson

«God’s warriors don’t avoid conflict. They fight through it with communication and a positive outlook.»

Shannon L. Alder

«Some people are lucky to find love, others must settle with being liked...»

Seja Majeed

«Forget your past,»

Nitesh Nishad

«Pretend it doesn't hurt, and hope like hell that one day it doesn't anymore.»

C.C. Hunter

«That night it did not rain as much in the sky as it did in his heart.»

Faraaz Kazi

«The Things which hurt, instruct.»

Benjamin Franklin