Painful experience quotes:

  • The pain of powerlessness is excruciating. It is the most painful experience in the earth school, and everyone shares it. -- Gary Zukav
  • 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
  • Well, I've been politically involved for a really long time. Growing up in the segregated South, it was a very painful experience for me to live through the open racism of the time. -- Cybill Shepherd
  • I love bad movies, whereas going to the theater for me is a painful experience. I think it's really hard to sit and watch actors do something live and have it not go well. -- Zoe Kazan
  • Certainly we want to protect our children from new and painful experiences that are beyond their emotional comprehension and that intensify anxiety; and to a point we can prevent premature exposure to such experiences. -- Maurice Sendak
  • I had a C-section, and I found it fascinating. I didn't find it a sacrifice, and I didn't find it a painful experience. I found it a fascinating miracle of what a body can do. -- Angelina Jolie
  • You spend so much time in the world of virtual that the actual - which nothing is more actual than stand-up - it's a painful experience for the audience, and the comedian a lot of time - we miss that. -- Jerry Seinfeld
  • Our most challenging and painful experiences become our credentials for helping people. -- Millen Livis
  • Her stare was direct and unwavering, full of confidence earned from painful experience... -- Dean Koontz
  • Neglect is a major reason for some of the most painful experiences we suffer in life. -- Sunday Adelaja
  • Have you ever sought God with your whole heart, or have you simply given Him a feeble cry after some emotionally painful experience? -- Oswald Chambers
  • Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. -- C. S. Lewis
  • Blisters are a painful experience, but if you get enough blisters in the same place, they will eventually produce a callus. That is what we call maturity. -- Harry Herbert Miller
  • 1992 was the worst year of my life, to watch my dad lose. It was a painful experience. Yet when I became president, it was so much easier to be president. -- George W. Bush
  • Any painful experience makes you see things differently. It also reminds you of the simple truths that we purposely forget every day or else we would never get out of bed. -- Amy Poehler
  • There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster. -- Dalai Lama
  • There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster. -- Dalai Lama
  • I've had some painful experiences in my life, but I feel like I'm trivializing them by using them for a scene in a movie. I don't want to do that. It just makes me feel kind of dirty for having done that. -- Christian Bale
  • I think being jilted is one of life's most painful experiences. It takes a long time to heal a broken heart. It's happened to all of us and never gets any easier. I understand, however, that playing one of my albums can help. -- Frank Sinatra
  • I think there's just a lot of compassion in art. Again, when you're doing something that resonates with somebody else, you're going through an experience another person has had, whether it's been a painful experience or a joyous experience or a happy experience. -- Linda Ronstadt
  • By what sort of experience are we led to the conviction that spirit exists:;? On the whole, by searching, painful experience. The rose Religion grows on a thorn-bush, and we must not be afraid to have our fingers lacerated by the thorns if we would pluck the rose. -- Felix Adler
  • You as the press secretary have to protect the president's interests and the White House's interests more broadly. And a lot of people inside the White House, as you learned, sometimes with painful experience, have competing agendas, have differing points of view, have priorities they're trying to protect. -- Dee Dee Myers
  • Differences give rise to disagreements, and the combination of these disagreements can give rise to even greater misunderstandings. As a result, sometimes people are unfairly criticized. This goes without saying. It's not much fun to be misunderstood or criticized, but rather a painful experience that hurts people deeply. -- Haruki Murakami
  • As I look back at the entire tapestry of my life, I can see from the perspective of the present moment that every aspect of my life was necessary and perfect. Each step eventually led to a higher place, even though these steps often felt like obstacles or painful experiences. -- Wayne Dyer
  • I had been a Maoist, and then when the Gang of Four was overthrown, I was completely distraught. I was bedridden for three weeks; it was a very painful experience for me. Not only because I had been wrong, but because I felt really embarrassed that I had been lecturing and pontificating with such self-confidence. -- Norman Finkelstein
  • In a single moment we can understand we are not just facing a knee pain, or our discouragement and our wishing the sitting would end, but that right in the moment of seeing that knee pain, we're able to explore the teachings of the Buddha. What does it mean to have a painful experience? What does it mean to hate it, and to fear it? -- Sharon Salzberg
  • Death is not painful. It is the most beautiful experience you will have. -- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Asking for forgiveness is just one of the most painful kind of experiences. -- Nick Nolte
  • Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. -- Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion. -- Amy Grant
  • There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience. -- Archibald MacLeish
  • Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience. -- Denis Waitley
  • Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger; I resisted thinking about him. I did not reread his letters to me. The experience had been too painful. -- Joyce Maynard
  • In 'Growing Stronger,' I expose my most painful moments and open my heart, thoughts and person, so that my experiences can inspire alleviation, consolation and decisiveness. -- Thalia
  • I've been around the world and I've had bras made in different places, and each time I'm experiencing the same troubles: the painful shoulders, the underwire cutting into my flesh. -- Jill Scott
  • 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
  • Life is life, and one has experiences that are painful and some that are very pleasant, and one has reward and sacrifice and more reward and disappointment and joy and happiness, and it's always going to be the same. -- Mel Gibson
  • When they call the slightest spending reductions 'painful', we will say 'If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?' And 'If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.' -- Mitch Daniels
  • Most people who have grown up introverted in this very extroverted culture of ours have had painful experiences of feeling like they are out of step with what's expected of them. Parenting can pose unique challenges for introverted parents, who fear that their own painful experiences will be repeated in their children's lives. -- Jonathan Cain
  • I will have to rely on that painful teacher, experience. -- Kirby Larson
  • The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret -- Leo Buscaglia
  • We cannot afford to forget any experience, not even the most painful. -- Dag Hammarskjold
  • We often find comfort in telling what is painful in actual experience. -- Saint Basil
  • Waxing was an interesting experience. Not quite as painful as I expected. -- Channing Tatum
  • Attitudes are capable of making the same experience either pleasant or painful. -- John Powell
  • The notion that I had become a political lightning rod was painful for me to experience. -- Susan Rice
  • As you experience love and relationships, you start to realize that love tends to end in a very painful goodbye. -- Taylor Swift
  • If a person's basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience. -- Dalai Lama
  • Depression can seem absurdly self aggrandizing to those who do not experience it, But that does not make it any less painful to those who do. -- Richard Brookhiser
  • Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live in every experience, painful or joyous, to live in gratitude for every moment, to live abundantly. -- Dorothy Thompson
  • Watching my own past heartache and experience day after day - it was gut-wrenching, cathartic, beautiful, and painful. That and shooting the film in less than a month. -- Leslye Headland