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

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

If I kind of like a guy, then I'm a fantastic flirt.
But with a guy I truly like, I get painfully shy.
- Shannen Doherty

I was painfully initiated into boxing,
because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

 

But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion.
We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly,
painfully sad and lonely.
- Janice Dickinson

The do-it-yourself version of pensions is a flop,
as many Americans have painfully learned.
- William Greider

I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get
revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist.
- Robert Crumb

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I'm painfully middle class.
- Valerie Harper

Then about 1951 I began writing again,
painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth,
but which developed into The Tree of Man.
- Patrick White

The man for whom time stretches out painfully is one waiting in vain,
disappointed at not finding tomorrow already continuing yesterday.
- Theodor Adorno

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.
- Neale Donald Walsch

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.
- Albrecht Durer

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.
- Jim Carrey

My overall message for labor members is...
that we understand that the benefits of trade are clear,
but the disruption and the dislocation are painfully
concentrated and we can't ignore them.
- Alexis Herman

A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together,
adding to it, shaping it; and one's religion is never complete and final,
it seems, but must always be undergoing modification.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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.
- Anna Lindh

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

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

The most painful and debilitating fear is fear of the unknown.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

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

A good-bye is never painful unless
you're never going to say hello again.
- Anonymous

It hurts to love someone
and not be loved in return,
but what is more painful is to love
someone and never find the courage
to let that person know how you feel.
- Anonymous

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

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

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.
- Alice Duer Miller

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

I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and,
sometimes, very painful.
- Regis Philbin

The unflattering reviews are painful for short periods of time;
the badly written ones are deeply,
deeply insulting.
That reviewer took no time to really read the book.
- Toni Morrison

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

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

Getting emotional about things is a peacetime luxury.
In wartime, it's much too painful.
- Edmund H. North

Everything that has happened to me is of value to me.
As painful as certain things are, and have been,
and were, there's a use for those things in my life and in my work.
- Martin Landau

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far
away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it.
- James Newman

It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough,
grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor
of California who went through a painful defeat in
the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later.
- Michael Medved

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
- George Eliot

He was living in an age much more dangerous,
more painful, much more on the edge than our own particular age.
- Derek Jacobi

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
- Coco Chanel

People die because they find living too painful.
- Malcolm Fraser

Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful
of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude
of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
- John Dos Passos

The degree of leverage now being reversed is staggering,
and the underlying global imbalances -
notably between the savers and the spenders -
will require long and painful adjustment.
- Vince Cable

But I don't write so much now, because they're too painful.
- Bryan Ferry

Movie music is noise...
even more painful than my sciatica.
- Thomas Beecham

I thought I was learning about show business.
The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be.
Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable.
- Judy Holliday

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows
immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
- Swami Sivananda

It's painful for me to watch someone who isn't funny.
It's horrifying to sit in the back and watch some guy who just totally sucks.
- Joe Rogan

When I have a full schedule like that,
I don't see myself sitting there for a couple of months,
doing the research, going through a painful process,
it's just not my thing anymore.
- Ang Lee

If you have been divorced, you know it hurts -
especially if your marriage had lasted many years.
Whatever the circumstances of your relationship,
and whatever the nature of its ending,
there is always grief and regret -
perhaps regret over the ending,
or perhaps regret over not ending the relationship sooner -
or perhaps both.
Nonetheless, move past the grief and regret.
No matter how painful, divorce, like all endings,
opens the door to new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There was a special challenge in describing the awful
childhood of a person who happens to be my own husband.
It was very painful at times, for both of us.
- Pamela Stephenson

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease.
It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather deteriorate.
We must find a cure for this horrible disease.
- David Hyde Pierce

So we just hope that all of these governors who are
grappling will be able to provide the basic services
to our citizens and not have to cut things that really are painful.
- Jennifer Granholm

It's also very painful, because I feel,
and I know, probably all women my age and older feel
like we're better and have more to give and are more fun now.
- Barbara Hershey

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
- Thomas Jefferson

Sometimes life's so much cooler when you just don't
know any better and all the painful lessons have not
hammered your head open yet.
- Anthony Kiedis

Repetition on things like that becomes quite painful.
If you do a stunt sometimes it can look like a stunt.
- Marton Csokas

But I've never considered myself any kind of heartthrob.
It sounds painful.
- Gavin DeGraw

I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere
when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring
themselves to write about it.
A writer has to draw blood.
- Robert Morgan

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

I can't say it's not painful being estranged from most of my family.
I wish it could be otherwise.
- LaToya Jackson

Socialism is good when it comes to wages,
but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions
in life that are more private and painful,
for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
- Karel Capek

The being without an opinion is so painful to human
nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
- Walter Bagehot

I don't know of any other creature on earth other than
man that will sit in a corner and cry because of some
painful experience in the past.
- Pat Morita

Life is painful, nasty and short...
in my case it has only been painful and nasty.
- Djuna Barnes


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