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Best 119 Chronic Pain Quotes

Chronic Pain Quotes

This post contains some of the best Chronic Pain Quotes.

Chronic Pain Quotes

1. «[Diabetes] is a disease I was diagnosed with when I was It was a moment in my life when I was just getting ready to start making music with my brothers and touring and it was something I thought would slow me down before I even got started.» —Nick Jonas

2. «…when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.» – Jane Austen

3. «Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it.» —Michael J. Fox

4. «Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.» – Helen Keller

5. «And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.» —Haruki Murakami

6. «Bad things happen to our life so as to favor the good things that will happen next.» – Maria Karvouni

7. «Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.» – Ovid

8. «Behind every beautiful thing, there’s been some kind of pain.» – Bob Dylan

9. «Chronic pain is not all about the body and it’s not all about the brain—it’s everything. Target everything. Take back your life.» —Sean Mackey, MD, PhD

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

11. «Endometriosis is not life-threatening. I know I’m lucky in the grand health scheme, but I also know that I am one of many women who grasp for a sense of consistent well-being, fight against the betrayals of their bodies and who are often met with skepticism by doctors trained to view painful periods as a lot of women who should learn to grin and bear it.» —Lena Dunham

12. «Even pain has its joy.» – Russian Proverb

13. «Even pain pricks to livelier living.» – Amy Lowell

14. «Even to this day, I don’t subscribe—like, Lupus doesn’t have me. Some doctor said this. But I’m going to do everything I can do to maintain my physical, mental and spiritual health.» —Nick Cannon

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15. «Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.» – Neil Gaiman

16. «Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.» – Joseph Campbell

17. «For those who are chronically ill and in chronic pain: Have you had the experience of doctors not listening to you? If so, how do you not tear their heads off with your bare hands?» —Sarah Hyland

18. «From hurt comes pain, from pain comes change. If it hurts enough, change will happen.» – Tripp Evans

19. «Healing severe or chronic pain, I believe, includes transforming our relationship to the pain and ultimately, it is about transforming our relationship to who we are and to life.» —Sarah Anne Shockley

20. «History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.» – Maya Angelou

21. «Humor was a good way to hide the pain.» – Rick Riordan

22. «I can’t stress this enough, but pain is part of the process. It’s important to feel it.» – Mark Manson

23. «I don’t believe in pain management anymore, I believe in trying to cure persistent pain.» —Dr. Moskowitz

24. «I guess that’s what pain can do if you allow it: crack you open, let light in, and show you what’s on the inside.» – Michelle Cuevas

25. «I had no idea what was going on and I didn’t have any way of solving it. Very recently I was diagnosed with PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome, [a] hormone imbalance. And finally, I knew why this was happening to me.» —Sasha Pieterse

26. «I have lost the ability to read, write or even watch TV, because I can’t process information or any stimulation for that matter. It feels like someone came in and confiscated my brain and tied my hands behind my back to just watch and see life go by without me participating in it.» —Yolanda Hadid

27. «I thought I was going to die [but] I’ve gone from where I can’t function, where ‘I just can’t live like this’ to ‘I’ve got a bad headache.’« —George Clooney

28. «I will always have pain. But I exercise as much as I can, and I find that makes a huge difference. And if my body does seize up, I have a pain plan in place. I go back to my doctor.» —Jennifer Grey

29. «I’m willing to accept any kind of pain to win a race.» – Rick Wohlhutter

30. «I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it.» – Orson Scott Card

31. «If pain doesn’t lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.» – Katerina Stoykova Klemer

32. «If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.» – Zora Neale Hurston

33. «If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it, to love it.» – Sarah J. Maas

34. «If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.» – C.S. Lewis

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35. «I’m not a ‘Vitiligo Sufferer.’ I’m not a ‘Vitiligo model.’ I am Winnie. I am a model. And [I] happen to have Vitiligo. Stop putting these titles on me or anyone else. I am not suffering! If anything I’m succeeding at showing people that their differences don’t make them who they are!» —Winnie Harlow

36. «I’m not an early bird or a night owl, I’m a permanently exhausted pigeon.» —Unknown

37. «I’m not looking for sympathy or anyone to care about it. This is my life and I’ve moved forward. It doesn’t stop me from being anywhere I want to be.»—Frankie Muniz

38. «It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don’t agree. The wounds remain. Time—the mind, protecting its sanity—covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone.» – Rose Kennedy

39. «It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.» – Marquis de Sade

40. «It is when we hurt that we learn.» – Steve Maraboli

41. «It isn’t right to wish pain on other people just because they hurt me first.» – Veronica Roth

42. «It starts with brain fog; for a while I couldn’t put sentences together. I’m really tired a lot. A few weeks ago I had a big campaign shoot that I had to reschedule. It’s hard, but I push through, because at the end of the day, if you’re not working, somebody else is.» —Bella Hadid

43. «It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.» – Chuck Palahniuk

44. «It’s about taking it seriously first and foremost and getting real and being diligent about what you need to do to manage the disease. It takes time and it takes a plan but once you have a plan in order it’s about making healthier choices, getting active, and staying diligent on the program your doctors put you on.» —Anthony Anderson

45. «It’s been a long recovery… You can’t mourn for how you used to feel… You have to come to terms with it.» —George Clooney

46. «It’s not about getting over things, it’s about making room for them. It’s about painting the picture with contrast.» —Brianna Wiest

47. «I’ve always thought that if you work really hard at something, you can get it. But I was faced with the reality that this just wasn’t happening. Especially given my celiac disease, my body tends to shut down when I’m under stress, like when I’m training for a marathon or when I was starving in Australia. So I decided to be kinder to my body.» —Elisabeth Hasselbeck

48. «I’ve had it for so many years…that rebellion of not taking care of myself can’t exist anymore.»—Gina Rodriguez

49. «Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.» – Jennifer Brown

50. «Laughter truly is medicine. Though this won’t fix everything, finding ways to smile and laugh more will change your body’s chemistry in many positive ways. This is not just a distraction: It is an effective way to find some respite from your pain. It’s okay to have fun when you’re in pain. Smiling and laughing may be difficult, but it’s both okay and possible. Keep trying!» —Dr. Neil Pearson

51. «Learn the lesson of your pain.» – Gary Null

52. «Maybe I wasn’t necessarily really good at knowing what that meant so it actually got to a point where it was life-or-death.» —Selena Gomez

53. «Of pain, you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.» – George Orwell

54. «One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.» – Bob Marley

55. «One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.» – John Lennon

56. «One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.» – Sophocles

57. «Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.» —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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58. «Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.» – David Richo

59. «Pain and pleasure like light and darkness, succeed each other.» – Lawrence Stone

60. «Pain can be controlled, you just disconnect it.» – James Cameron

61. «Pain is always accompanied by emotion and meaning so that each pain is unique to the individual. The word pain is used to group together a class of combined sensory-emotional events. The class contains many different types of pain, each of which is a personal, unique experience for the person who suffers.» —Patrick Wall

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

63. «Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.» – Buddhist proverb

64. «Pain is only temporary. Quitting is forever!» – Lance Armstrong

65. «Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually, it will subside. And something else take its place.» – Eric Thomas

66. «Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.» – Lance Armstrong Sally Jenkins

67. «Pain is the only evil I know about. It’s the only one I can fight.» – Walter M. Miller

68. «Pain is weakness leaving the body.» – Chesty Puller

69. «People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel?» – Jim Morrison

70. «Recycle your pain, allow your pain to reach you to greatness.» – Eric Thomas

71. «Scars are just a treasure map for pain you’ve buried too deep to remember.» – Jodi Picoult

72. «Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.» – George R.R. Martin

73. «Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In reality, the strongest people are the ones who feel it, understand it, and accept it.» —Unknown

74. «Sometimes pain can drive a man harder than pleasure.» – Don Ingall

75. «Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.» —Marilyn Monroe

76. «Sometimes you weren’t supposed to share pain. Sometimes it was best just to deal with it alone.» – Sarah Addison Allen

77. «Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.» —Arnold Schwarzenegger

78. «Sweet is pleasure after pain.» – John Dryden

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79. «Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.» – José N. Harris

80. «The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.» – Aristotle

81. «The best way of handling pain was to study it objectively.» – Arthur C. Clarke

82. «The body does not give up on us, so we can’t give up on it. My goal is always to work with my body, not against it so that it can function efficiently… I also try to remember that there have been pain-free days—which means that this difficult time will be over and give way to a better time… That’s where gratitude is so important. Writing gratitude lists to remember all the wonderful things I’ve experienced has also been really helpful for me.» —Paula Abdul

83. «The cure for pain is in the pain.» – Rumi

84. «The emotional side of MS is the toughest part. Depression is one of the most common symptoms that people with MS share… There are times it just comes out of nowhere and really kicks me in the ass.» —Jack Osbourne

85. «The fatigue is hard to explain unless you have it. Some mornings I feel really sick, like when you don’t get a lot of sleep or you have the flu or cold. I always have some level of tiredness. And the more I tried to push through it, the tougher it got.» —Venus Williams

86. «The journey of recovery from chronic disease is a long and winding road of small victories.» —Yolanda Hadid

87. «The longer you have pain, the better your spinal cord gets at producing danger messages to the brain, even if there is no danger in the tissue.» —Dr. Lorimer Moseley

88. «The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.» – Ernest Hemingway

89. «The pain and boredom we experience in the initial stage of learning a skill toughens our minds.» – Robert Greene

90. «The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.» – Charles Dickens

91. «The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.» – Publilius Syrus

92. «The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is.» – Eckhart Tolle

93. «The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.» —Unknown

94. «The trick is not how much pain you feel – but how much joy you feel.» – Erica Jong

95. «The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.» —Ernest Hemingway

96. «The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.» – Lois Lowry

97. «There is a point to changes like these. I have to move on to other things, to other conceptions of myself. I play golf. I still work. And I can be pretty happy just walking the land.» —Morgan Freeman

98. «There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.» – Erma Bombeck

99. «There is an element and a very strong piece of me that believes pain is a microphone. My pain does me no good unless I transform it into something that is [good]… I hope that people watching it that do struggle with chronic pain know that they are not alone… I want people that watch it that think there’s no way I live that way because they see me dance and sing, to know I struggle with things like them and that I work through it and that it can be done.» —Lady Gaga

100. «These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.» – Rumi

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101. «Time is not a cure for chronic pain, but it can be crucial for improvement. It takes time to change, to recover and to make progress.» —Dr. Mel Pohl

102. «Tough times never last, but tough people do.» —Robert H. Schuller

103. «Truly, a life in constant pain is the life of the damned.» – Christopher Pike

104. «Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful.» – José N. Harris

105. «We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice or misfortune.» – Bryant McGill

106. «We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.» – Alan Watts

107. «We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.» – Charles Bukowski

108. «We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.» – Kenji Miyazawa

109. «When I was diagnosed, my doctor said, ‘I don’t want you to think you can’t do anything that you don’t want to do in this life.’ MS is part of me, but it’s not who I am.»—Jamie-Lynn Sigler

110. «When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine.» – Alanis Morissett

111. «When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sunshine.» —Alanis Morissette

112. «When you fall, feel the pain. And then stand up. You were born for victory. And failure has no place in your world.» – Robin Sharma

113. «With time the pain eases, the body recovers and the brain figures out new ways to go on.» – Federico Chini

114. «You are not defeated when you lose. You are defeated when you quit.» —Paulo Coelho

115. «You can’t go through life allowing pain to dictate how you behave. It’s easy to sit here in your bedroom and wallow in your hurt feelings. It’s hard to rise above it.» —Adam Braverman

116. «You gave me pain wrapped in love.» – Krishna Chhetri

117. «You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it; you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about your business of living. That’s how I have done it. There’s no other way.»—Elizabeth Taylor

118. «You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.» – Bob Marley

119. «Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.» – Khalil Gibran

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