Jacoby I'm gonna teach you the meaning of pain. Elizabeth You like pain Try wearing a corset.
Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin

The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
George Bernard Shaw

A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree or draw a child by studying the outlines of its form merely . . . but by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at every attitude . . .
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What greater pain could mortals have than this To see their children dead before their eyes
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
La Rochefoucauld

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

We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavoring to think so ourselves.
Confucius

But wherefore thou alone Wherefore with theeCame not all hell broke loose Is pain to themLess pain, less to be fled, or thou than theyLess hardy to endure Courageous chief,The first in flight from pain, hadst thou allegedTo thy deserted host this cause of flight,Thou surely hadst not come sole fugitive.
John Milton

This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power.
Herodotus

Do something every day that you don't want to do this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
Mark Twain

I remember being handed a score composed by Mozart at the age of eleven. What could I say I felt like de Kooning, who was asked to comment on a certain abstract painting, and answered in the negative. He was then told it was the work of a celebrated monkey. 'That's different. For a monkey, it's terrific.'
Igor Stravinsky

Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are.
John Dryden

Mosaic is the 1990's equivalent of forcing friends to sit through slides of your trip to Florida - painful for everyone but the host.
Steve G. Steinberg

I can sympathise with people's pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
Thomas Fuller

I feel my immortality over sweep all pains, all tears, all time, all fears, - and peal, like the eternal thunders of the deep, into my ears, this truth, - thou livest forever
George Gordon Byron

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

Nay, tempt me not to love again There was a time when love was sweet Dear Nea had I known thee then, Our souls had not been slow to meet But oh this weary heart hath run So many a time the rounds of pain, Not even for thee, thou lovely one Would I endure such pangs again.
Sir Thomas More

To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it.
Charles Caleb Colton

Rarely do we find men who willingly to engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Henry Ward Beecher

Through me you pass into the city of woeThrough me you pass into eternal painThrough me among the people lost for aye.Justice the founder of my fabric movedTo rear me was the task of power divine,Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.Before me things create were none, save thingsEternal, and eternal I shall endure.All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Dante Alighieri

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Kahlil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
Kahlil Gibran

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
Kahlil Gibran

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Kahlil Gibran

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
Walter Bagehot

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Pablo Picasso

When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope. 'Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
Pablo Picasso

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Pablo Picasso

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Pablo Picasso

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
John Kenneth Galbraith

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

It is natural for a man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut out eyes against a painful truth and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms into beasts.
Patrick Henry

Painting The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
Ambrose Bierce

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

There are only three sins - causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing.
Roger Caras

The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy
Robert Burns

Do not consider painful what is good for you.
Euripides

Time cancels young pain.
Euripides

Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.
Euripides

Personality is born out of pain. It is the fire shut up in the flint.
J. B. Yeats

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
David Bailey

A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain.
William Shakespeare

I have heard of your paintings too, well enough God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
William Shakespeare

Alas, poor Yorick I knew him, Horatio a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is my gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now your gambols, your songs your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar Not one now, to mock your own grinning Quite chap-fallen Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come.
William Shakespeare

The problem with the person who thinks he's a long-term investor and impervious to short-term gyrations is that the emotion of fear and pain will eventually make him sell badly.
Robert Wibbelsman

It is as natural to die as to be born and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
Francis Bacon

The way money goes so fast these days, they should paint racing stripes on it.
Mark Russell

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to. . . . The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Vincent Van Gogh

Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.
Vincent Van Gogh

Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart.
William Wordsworth

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything --even poverty--you can survive it.
Bill Cosby

There are times when fear is good It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.
John Updike

Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller

When a man or woman loves to brood over a sorrow and takes care to keep it green in their memory, you may be sure it is no longer a pain to them.
Jerome K. Jerome

Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black.
Danish proverb

Where there is love, there is pain.
Danish proverb

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.
Henri Matisse

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.
Lady Bird Johnson

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

I believe a man is born first unto himself-for the happy developing of himself, while the world is a nursery, and the pretty things are to be snatched for, and pleasant things tasted some people seem to exist thus right to the end. But most are born again on entering manhood then they are born to humanity, to a consciousness of all the laughing, and the never-ceasing murmur of pain and sorrow that comes from the terrible multitudes of brothers.
D. H. Lawrence

Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell.
G. K. Chesterton

Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.
Samuel Johnson

There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good.
Samuel Johnson

How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
Thomas Jefferson

The superiority of chocolate (hot chocolate), both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain. . .
Thomas Jefferson

The pain of a disappointed wish necessarily produces less effect upon the mind if a man has not certainly promised himself success. - De Tranquillitate Animi
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If theres a clash between the two, its bad art.
Marc Chagall

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

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Albert Einstein

...One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Albert Einstein

'Tis an old saying, the Devil lurks behind the cross. All is not gold that glitters. From the tail of the plough, Bamba was made King of Spain and from his silks and riches was Rodrigo cast to be devoured by the snakes.
Miguel de Cervantes

It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain and some of our griefs . . . have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all.
Miguel de Cervantes

When the head aches, all the members partake of the pain.
Miguel de Cervantes

They can expect nothing but their labour for their pains.
Miguel de Cervantes

I say that good painters imitated nature but that bad ones vomited it.
Miguel de Cervantes

You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.
Henry Adams

Let us talk sense to the American people. Let us tell them the truth, that there are not gains without pains.
Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.
Aeschylus

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
Sri da Avabhas

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
James Arthur Baldwin

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Roger Bannister

For memory has painted this perfect day With colors that never fade, And we find at the end of a perfect day The soul of a friend we've made.
Carrie Jacobs Bond

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life--learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Robert

The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.
Herb Caen

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
Truman Capote

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
M. Kathleen Casey

When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser.
Whittaker Chambers

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
Mary Cholmondeley

Look for a long time at what pleases you, and for a longer time at what pains you.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Know that the pain will pass, and, when it passes, you will be stronger, happier, more sensitive and aware.
Mel Colgrove

A mighty pain to love it is, and 'tis a pain that pain to miss but of all the pains, the greatest pain is to love, but love in vain.
Abraham Crowley

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
Bette Davis

No kind of sensation is keener and more active than that of pain its impressions are unmistakable.
Marquis de Sade

Do not speak harshly to any one those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful blows for blows will touch thee.
The Dhammapada

If I can stop one heart from breaking, If I can ease one pain, Then my life will not have been in vain.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find something to worship...What is essential is that all may be together in it. The craving for community worship is the chief misery of...all humanity. For the sake of common worship they've slain each other with the sword.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

I have felt it and lived it and now it leaves me here, love is the ultimate pain and joy, without it you die with it you perish.
Christopher S. Drew

The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.
Ted W. Engstrom

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
Jean Pierre Claris De Florian

The sacrifice which causes sorrow to the doer of the sacrifice is no sacrifice. Real sacrifice lightens the mind of the doer and gives him a sense of peace and joy. The Buddha gave up the pleasures of life because they had become painful to him.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

A friend is someone, who upon seeing another friend in immense pain, would rather be the one experiencing the pain than to have to watch their friend suffer.
Amanda Grier

Life is pain, highness Anyone who says differently is selling something.
William Goldman

Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam.
A. Whitney Griswold

You did touch me but didn't feel my pain.
B. J. Gupta

I remember how my Great Uncle Jerry would sit on the porch and whittle all day long. Once he whittled me a toy boat out of a larger toy boat I had. It was almost as good as the first one, except now it had bumpy whittle marks all over it. And no paint, because he had whittled off the paint.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

You know how to paint a room real fast Just put paint rollers on your feet and somehow figure out how to skate up the walls and across the ceiling.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Most people don't realize that large pieces of coral, which have been painted brown and attached to the skull by common wood screws, can make a child look like a deer.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

A friend drops their plans when you're in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you're in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice--but when you don't follow it, they still respect and love you.
Doris Wild Helmering

I've learned that we cannot forget or throw away our past, But we must not allow our past to control us either. We must learn and grow from our past failures, Disappointments, pains and experiences. Reset our goals and priorities... and move forward. Start TODAY, by Un-Ty-ing the knots that LIMIT you
Ty Howard

You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time.
Gordie Howe

Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls away like dry husks from the mind, whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul.
Alice James

The most painful death in all the world is the death of a child. When a child dies, when one child dies-not the 11 per 1,000 we talk about statistically, but the one that a mother held briefly in her arms-he leaves an empty place in a parent's heart that will never heal.
Thomas H. Kean

Life is a great big canvas throw all the paint on it you can.
Danny Kaye

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.
Jean de la Bruyere

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Frank Leahy

For the memory of love is sweet, though the love itself were in vain. And what I have lost of pleasure, assuage what I find of pain.
Lyster

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Maurice Masterlinck

The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones.
Peter McWilliams

Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories We would be more alive if we did more of this, and, Life would be more lovely if we did less of that. Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away.
Peter McWilliams

Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
Mary Tyler Moore

A strange thing is memory, and hope one looks backward, and the other forward one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
Anna Mary Robertson Moses

How glorious it is - and also how painful - to be an exception.
Alfred De Musset

A ship is always referred to as 'she' because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.
Chester William Nimitz

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean 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. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen

Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.
Blaise Pascal

Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
John Patrick

No pain, no palm no thorns, no throne no gall, no glory, no glory no cross, no crown.
William Penn

In painting, as in the other arts, there's not a single process, no matter how insignificant, which can be reasonably made into a formula. You come to nature with your theories, and she knocks them all flat.
Auguste Renoir

If the painter works directly from nature, he ultimately looks for nothing but momentary effects he does not try to compose, and soon he gets monotonous.
Auguste Renoir

Never invest in anything that eats or needs repainting.
Billy Rose

We don't make mistakes here, we just have happy accidents. - from the Joy of Painting
Bob Ross

The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

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.
John Ruskin

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.
Simonides

You are looking as fresh as paint.
F. E. Smedley

If your religion does not make you holy, it will damn you. It is simply painted pageantry to go to hell in.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

You cannot slander human nature it is worse than words can paint it.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Let us talk sense to the American people. Let us tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
Harriet

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Annie Sullivan

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
Paul Johannes Tillich

Millions must plough and forge and dig in order that a few thousand may write and paint and study.
Heinrich Gotthard von Treitschke

Why is it that, as we grow older, we are so relunctant to change It is not so much that new ideas are painful, for they are not. It is that old ideas are seldom entirely false, but have truth, great truth in them. The justification for conservatism is the desire to preserve the truths and standards of the past its dangers, of which we are seldom aware, is that in preserving those values, we may miss the infinitely greater riches that lie in the future.
Dr. Dale E. Turner

It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born.
Ulysses

If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.
Unknown

Pain is inevitable suffering is optional.
Unknown

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Denis Watley

Have you even been in love Horrible, isn't it It makes you so vulnrable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like 'maybe we should just be friends' or 'how very perceptive' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.
Rose Walker

God's people have no assurances that the dark experiences of life will be held at bay, much less that God will provide some sort of running commentary on the meaning of each day's allotment of confusion, boredom, pain, or achievement.
David Wells

With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.
Oprah Winfrey

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

You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done.
Jack Youngblood

Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly.
Mao Zedong

It is a pain in the ass waiting around for someone to try to kill you.
Roger Zelazny

The same refinement which brings us new pleasures, exposes us to new pains.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain
Lois McMaster Bujold

Each painting has its own way of evolving...When the painting is finished, the subject reaveals itself.
William Baziotes

We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It's a messy business, life. It's hard to figure--full of surprises. Some good. Some bad.
Henry Bromel

What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain.
Cicero

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
Edmond de Concourt

Personally I think birthdays and anniversaries are like menstrual cramps, a regular pain in the ass thats somehow connected to birth.
Hugh Elliott

Competition is a painful thing, but it produces great results.
Jerry Flint

I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed.
Etty Hillesum

Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.
Robert F. Kennedy

That's not painting, that's Paint-By-Numbers. That's therapy for the artistically challenged. That's what they prescribe for cretins in dayrooms.
Jeff Melvoin

It's not your painting anymore. It stopped being your painting the moment that you finished it.
Jeff Melvoin

The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
Jackson Pollock

I just realized that there's going to be a lot of painful times in life, so I better learn to deal with it the right way.
Trey and Matt Stone Parker

My life is the story of a man who always wants to carry too much. My spiritual quest is the painful process of learning to let go of things not essential.
Real Live Preacher

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

Property left to a child may soon be lost but the inheritance of virtue--a good name an unblemished reputation--will abide forever. If those who are toiling for wealth to leave their children, would but take half the pains to secure for them virtuous habits, how much more serviceable would they be. The largest property may be wrested from a child, but virtue will stand by him to the last.
William Graham Sumner

'Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.' Under the influence of this pestilent morality, I am forever letting tomorrow's work slop backwards into today's, and doing painfully and nervously today what I could do quickly and easily tomorrow.
J. A. Spender

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
John Singer Sargent

I reached for sleep and drew it round me like a blanket muffling pain and thought together in the merciful dark.
Mary Stewart

If you were in a burning house and there was a cat and a Rembrandt, what would you save The cat...you would save the cat, because the cat is alive. The art is dead. It's just paint on a canvas, ink on a page. To live for art is to deny life. It's just to destroy life.
Andrew Schneider

Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings.
George Tooker

Absence, with all its pains, is, by this charming moment, wiped away.
James Thomson