„Being with her I feel a pain, like a frozen knife stuck in my chest. An awful pain, but the funny thing is I'm thankful for it. It's like that frozen pain and my very existence are one.
The pain is an anchor, mooring me“
— Haruki Murakami, kniha Kafka on the Shore
Zdroj: Kafka on the Shore
„What makes an experience yours is none of the specification of its content or of the particularity or other properties of its possessor. All that is required for an experience to be yours, to be 'mine', is that it be immediate in its character as its character is experienced within it, that it be first person. My pains are pains that are not remote like those that belong to another. My pains are those that are immediate. They have internality. They are experienced in a first person way. They are subjectively at the center of the world, here in me. But all real pains must be had with this quality of immediacy that makes them 'mine.'“
— Arnold Zuboff American philosopher 1946
What could really be a pain without its thus hurting?
" My 8 Big Ideas https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286624424_My_8_Big_Ideas" (2011), p. 8
„To belong to someone—I didn’t know it, but now that I think about, it seems like that’s all I’ve ever wanted. To really be somebody’s, and to have them be mine.“
— Jenny Han, kniha To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Zdroj: To All the Boys I've Loved Before
„A sense of what the world is really like can be maddening; cannabis has brought me some feelings for what it is like to be crazy, and how we use that word "crazy" to avoid thinking about things that are too painful for us.“
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
Essay as "Mr. X" (1969)
Kontext: I do not consider myself a religious person in the usual sense, but there is a religious aspect to some highs. The heightened sensitivity in all areas gives me a feeling of communion with my surroundings, both animate and inanimate. Sometimes a kind of existential perception of the absurd comes over me and I see with awful certainty the hypocrisies and posturing of myself and my fellow men. And at other times, there is a different sense of the absurd, a playful and whimsical awareness. Both of these senses of the absurd can be communicated, and some of the most rewarding highs I've had have been in sharing talk and perceptions and humor. Cannabis brings us an awareness that we spend a lifetime being trained to overlook and forget and put out of our minds. A sense of what the world is really like can be maddening; cannabis has brought me some feelings for what it is like to be crazy, and how we use that word "crazy" to avoid thinking about things that are too painful for us. In the Soviet Union political dissidents are routinely placed in insane asylums. The same kind of thing, a little more subtle perhaps, occurs here: "did you hear what Lenny Bruce said yesterday? He must be crazy."
„Here saw I a great oneing betwixt Christ and us, to mine understanding: for when He was in pain, we were in pain.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
The Eighth Revelation, Chapter 18
Kontext: Here saw I a great oneing betwixt Christ and us, to mine understanding: for when He was in pain, we were in pain.
And all creatures that might suffer pain, suffered with Him: that is to say, all creatures that God hath made to our service. The firmament, the earth, failed for sorrow in their Nature in the time of Christ’s dying. For it belongeth naturally to their property to know Him for their God, in whom all their virtue standeth: when He failed, then behoved it needs to them, because of kindness, to fail with Him, as much as they might, for sorrow of His pains.
„…I suspect that pain means little to you as your life--but both your life and your pain are very important to me.“
— Matthew Stover, kniha Blade of Tyshalle
(XII.2) Del Rey, p. 412
Blade of Tyshalle (2001)
„I understand pain. I've lived with pain my entire life. But pain is nothing compared to betrayal. And betrayal is nothing compared to knowing that the javelin in your back was rammed there by the one person in your life you actually trusted.“
— Brad Meltzer, kniha The Book of Lies
Zdroj: The Book of Lies
— Trent Reznor American musician 1965
Hurt, from The Downward Spiral (1994).
„I fear that I am losing my mind. But really, it would not be such a precious thing to lose, as it only causes me pain.“
— L.A. Meyer American writer 1942 - 2014
Zdroj: The Mark of the Golden Dragon: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Jewel of the East, Vexation of the West, and Pearl of the South China Sea
„I am everything
Tonight I'll be your mother— I will
Do such things to ease your pain
Free your mind and you won't feel ashamed.“
— Sophie B. Hawkins American musician 1967
Tongues and Tails (1992), Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
„I have learned what suffering means. In a way that was impossible, I think I can understand something of the pain black people have come to endure. I know I contributed to that pain, and I can only ask your forgiveness.“
— George Wallace 45th Governor of Alabama 1919 - 1998
Address to the Montgomery Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (1979), as quoted in "George Wallace – From the Heart" (17 March 1995), The Washington Post.
„Harry Dresden: Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it.“
— Jim Butcher, kniha White Night
Zdroj: The Dresden Files, White Night (2007), Chapter 31
„To neglect your own mind, that's like to neglect your consciousness. That’s like to give up all hope of joy and happiness, really. You're the only one that can discover for you the meaning of anything. What it means to you. By that, I don't mean intellectual meaning. I mean, what it means, how it makes you feel. You have to see whether you really are happy or not. Whether you really are sad or not. And you have to investigate what goes through your mind.“
— Agnes Martin American artist 1912 - 2004
1970's, interview, K. Horsfield & L. Blumenthal
„I think it's really a good thing…. It's the best thing for the show, and I feel really good about it.“
— Lauren Graham American actress, producer and novelist 1967
On the end of Gilmore Girls, while taping an interview for the May 8, 2007 Ellen DeGeneres Show
Gilmore's Graham: Cancellation Is "Best" for Show, TVGuide.com, 2007-05-04 http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Todays-News/Gilmores-Graham-Cancellation/800014283,
„I think art is the only thing that's spiritual in the world. And I refuse to forced to believe in other people's interpretations of God. I don't think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.“
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
Varianta: I think art is the only thing that's spirtual in the world. And I refuse to be forced to believe in other people's interpretations of God. I don't think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.
„When you feel someone else's pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.“
— Ann Brashares, kniha Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
Varianta: Live, laugh, love.
When you can feel someone else's pain and joy as if it's your own, thats when you know you really love them - Tina Lowell
Zdroj: Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
— Haruki Murakami, kniha Kafka on the Shore
Zdroj: Kafka on the Shore
„…I finally understood what true love really meant. …that love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.“
— Nicholas Sparks, kniha Dear John
John Tyree, Epilogue, p. 275
Zdroj: 2000s, Dear John (2006)