101+ Emotional Pain Quotes About Life

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The question is not how to get cured, but how to live.

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. — Khalil Gibran

Because even the smallest of words can be the ones to hurt you or save you.– Natsuki Takaya

Forgive me, I don’t know, why I was, how I was!

What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us wind up in parentheses. –John Irving

Emotional Pain Quotes About Life

I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.― Henry Rollins

We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present

It’s strange that, despite all of the advances, no one has ever measured how much emotional pain the heart can hold.

The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure but to avoid pain. — Aristotle

Did I want to stay on this road longer, knowing it was only going to end in devastation? – Becca Fitzpatrick

Tears come from the heart and not from the brain

You weren’t just a star to me. You were my whole damn sky. —Unknown

Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them. –George Eliot

Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is. — Atticus

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.

A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.

One day, I learned that a single look can change everything. And since then, I have seen it countless times. I have grappled to understand it and failed. For instance, all it took was a look from another man for my wife to fall out of love with me. It baffles me that a simple alignment of eyes can cause so much devastation. —Ali Shaw

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is it better to have had a good thing and lost it, or never to have had it? – Jennifer E. Smith

Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell. —Edna St. Vincent Millay

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. –Harriet Beecher Stowe

Depression, suffering, and anger are all part of being human. – Janet Fitch.

Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life.

Shame is among the most powerful and destructive of human emotions

I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love

I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning. – Haruki Murakami

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far. – Theodore Roosevelt

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.

Love gave someone the power to break you. I’d been broken beyond repair. —Stephanie Meyer

It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. –J.K. Rowling

When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people understood that. — Anonymous

What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.

What is the point of living when I am so clearly less than human?

As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else

Our most beautiful dreams are born from our most unpleasant nightmares.― Matshona Dhliwayo

Take it from me: If you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging up your back and running its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do, the only thing is run. – Lauren Oliver

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.

I don’t know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken too. —Terri Guillemets

It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you know. –Henry Rollins

Depression is melancholy minus its charms. ― Susan Sontag

People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your reality. If you feel ashamed of them and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.

The loss of a parent or a family member lingers long after they’re gone, the pain lessening but never fading. Years later, you’ll still find yourself thinking that you’d do anything to get them back.

I still own my heart, which I know because it hurts so much. – Emilie Autumn

Wounding and healing are not opposites. They’re part of the same thing. It is our wounds that enable us to be compassionate with the wounds of others. It is our limitations that make us kind to the limitations of other people. It is our loneliness that helps us to find other people or to even know they’re alone with an illness. I think I have served people perfectly with parts of myself I used to be ashamed of.

Bad things happen to our lives to favor the good things that will happen next.― Maria Karvouni

You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless. —Stelle Atwater

There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go. –Tennessee Williams

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. – Miguel de Unamuno.

It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. The fulfillment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us toward our dreams.

Her grief formed iron shackles around my ankles, weighing me down as it tightened around my neck. Emotion clogged my throat, tasting… like bitter desperation and sour hopelessness.

The sun shall always rise upon a new day and there shall always be a rose garden within me. Yes, there is a part of me that is broken, but my broken soil gives way to my wild roses.

Suffering is an extraordinary teacher. – Ryan Hall

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus. – Wallace Stegner

My heart no longer felt as if it belonged to me. It now felt as if it had been stolen, torn from my chest by someone who wanted no part of it. —Meredith Taylor

You meet everyone twice in this life when they come and when they go. –C.C Aurel

Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you. ­–Veronica Roth

Tears are God’s heartshield wipers. They clear the ‘pain’ from our hearts so we can see the ‘path’ clearly.

It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces. – Ella Harper.

..the grief would always linger, a ghost that would haunt every happy moment in her life until it became all she knew.

Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain. – George Gordon Noel Byron

The only person who deserves a special place in your life is someone who never made you feel like you were an option in theirs. – Shannon L. Alder

Loving you was like going to war; I never came back the same. —Warsan Shire

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. – Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you have control over is yourself.

Mental, and emotional pain is like… like bathing in ice on the coldest day.

Letting ourselves be forgiven is one of the most difficult healings we will undertake. And one of the most fruitful.

When your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks and you pray for rain. —Andrea Gibson

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it! — Charlie Chaplin

I couldn’t stand here, hanging on, when the very thing I held disappeared more with each passing day. –Becca Fitzpatrick

Death is a great revealer of what is in a man, and its solemn shadow appears as the naked lineaments of the soul. –E.H. Chapin

So it’s true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love. – E.A. Bucchianeri.

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have — life itself.”– Walter Anderson

Being emotionally hurt is frequent but long-lasting damage from being emotionally hurt is not. Being traumatized is not necessarily the result of emotional hurt

Even when muddy your wings sparkle bright wonders that heal broken worlds

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. — Joseph Campbell

Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you because it will. –Cheryl Strayed

I will never love another. Not like I loved you. I just don’t have the love for it again. —Atticus

Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell. –Henry Ward Beecher

Tonight I can write the saddest lines, I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too. – Pablo Neruda.

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, to have the life that is waiting for us.

You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

MEMO TO SELF: the best justification for emotional pain is that the path to mature consciousness runs through a gauntlet of sorrow and loss.

Pain is immune to empathy…like love. – Barbara Lazear Ascher

Someone who smiles too much with you can sometimes frown too much with you at your back. – Michael Bassey Johnson

What a painful thing to taste forever in the eyes of someone who doesn’t see the same. —Perry Poetry

You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating, just the same. –Fannie Flagg

Love is the best medicine for all kinds of pain in the world but there is no medicine in the world for the pain given by Love. – Mano.

One of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you want out of life? Right after a breakup.

People need to know that no matter what lies in their past, they can overcome the dark side and press on to a brighter world.

Pain is a part of growing up. It’s how we learn. – Dan Brown

When someone stabs you it’s not your fault that you feel pain. –Louise Penny

She’s gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen. —Lloyd Dobler

It’s amazing how someone can break your heart, and you can still love them with all the little pieces. –Ella Harper

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Letting go means to realize that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.

Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create by avoiding pain is avoidable.

Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure. – Rumi

It was the moment I realized what music can do to people, how it can make you hurt and feel so good all at once. – Nina LaCour

The saddest thing is to be a minute to someone when you’ve made them your eternity. —Sanober Kahn

I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end, it’s just too much. The current’s too strong. They’ve got to let go, and drift apart. That’s how it is with us. – Kazuo Ishiguro

When one has lost a friend, one’s eyes should be neither dry nor streaming. Tears, yes, there should be, but not lamentation. – Seneca.

Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen. What appears to be the END may be a new BEGINNING.

Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. —Walt Disney

You’ll stop hurting when you stop hoping. – Guillaume Musso

To fall in love is simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful. —Bess Myerson

There is a distinct, awful pain that comes with loving someone more than they love you. –Steve Maraboli

Ever has it been that friendship knows not its depth until the hour of separation? – Kahlil Gibran.

Sometimes a ‘goodbye’ simply means you’re that much closer to a new ‘hello’! Everything will change and it is going to be beautiful and better than ever before. Have faith.

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