Tattoo Ideas: Quotes and Lyrics About Pain
I've been through a normal amount of pain in my life: the pain of sickness, the pain of addiction, the pain of loss, love, disappointment, regret. There have been moments where I've felt I was on the brink of insanity, and I've literally fallen to the floor clutching at my chest because my heart hurt so bad and I couldn't reach deep enough inside to find the strength to soothe it. Pain is inevitable. But without it, there would be no good, there would be no joy. We only know that something is good because we have, at some point, experienced something bad. Eminem's new album "Recovery" was just released and I've been listening to it non-stop. Now there is a man who has been through an above average amount of pain--abandoned by his father, abused by his mother, a poor upbringing, a sadistic love/hate relationship with Kim, the loss of his best friend Proof, and finally a several year long drug addiction to painkillers from which he is just now recovering. The brutal truth of it all shows in his lyrics. A sharp rhyme and brilliant flow, a couple of methodically placed words and suddenly he's expressing something we feel as well. It's amazing how lyricists can give voice to our own emotions, reminding us that our suffering really is universal.
Tattoo Ideas: Quotes about Pain
Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Let your joy scream across the pain.
One must still have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star. -Nietzsche
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. -Kahlil Gibran
But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world. -C.S. Lewis
Dreams and anguish bring us together. -Eugene Ionesco
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer. -Albert Camus
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. -Edgar Allan Poe