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Quotes on Pain

Creativity is intelligence having fun according to Einstein. Teedi likes to explore that creativity in different areas

In linking trauma to creativity, pain could be seen as a force that propels one into immense creativity. Yes no one deserves go through some traumatic experiences in life but going through them doesn’t make it the end, we could turn them into power in deeds or words.

The quotes, sayings and poems can be seen as perfect examples of how pain can be turned into inspiration not just to their creators but the audience as well.

People seek to be understood and personally some of the words below simply capture how I feel about pain sometimes.

They are not a lot but I feel like the capture the feeling I want to pass across


I know this transition is painful, but you’re not falling apart; you’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful – William C. Hannan

In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you – Andrea Dykstra

This life
has been
a landscape
of pain

And still,
bloom in it – Sanober Khan

If you’re laying in bed
wrapped up in sheets
of miserable thoughts,
go to sleep

if thumbing through old messages
only causes your heart to ache
and long for something unattainable
erase them

if it hurts to keep
everything you’re feeling
bottled up inside
let it out

if you’re clinging onto someone
that doesn’t treat you like
you’re worth the world
let them go

because sometimes
we choose to believe
that things are only
indistinguishable shades of gray
when in reality,
life is more black and white
than it seems

if you’re unhappy
with the way
you are living your life
change it – m.k.


I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel – Maya Angelou

Perhaps some day I’ll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of my sorrow – Sylvia Plath

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness – Robert Frost

The world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it, there is nothing purer than that – rupi kaur

If I can stop one heart
from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,
or cool one pain

Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain – Emily Dickinson


Pain is a gift as it can be the most helpful teacher – Anonymous

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

The pain you feel right now, will be your greatest testimony someday – Anonymous

Turn the pain into power – Anonymous

As artists it’s our job to feel our feelings because we create the art that gives people permission to feel their feelings. And so, if you want to create, you have to stay open to your own heart and you have to discover the heart of your story and have the courage to tell that story – Kelly McRae

At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer – Rachel Naomi Remen

Some people survive and talk about it. Some people survive and go silent. Some people survive and create. Everyone deals with unimaginable pain in their own way, and everyone is entitled to that, without judgment. So the next time you look at someone’s life covetously, remember… you may not want to endure what they are enduring right now, at this moment, whilst they sit so quietly before you, looking like a calm ocean on a sunny day. Remember how vast the ocean’s boundaries are. Whilst somewhere the water is calm, in another place in the very same ocean, there is a colossal storm – Nikita Gill


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

Turn your wounds into wisdom – Oprah Winfrey

Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain – Bob Dylan

Most people carry that pain around inside them their whole lives, until they kill the pain by other means, or until it kills them. But you, my friends, you found another way: a way to use the pain. To burn it as fuel, for light and warmth. You have learned to break the world that has tried to break you - Lev Grossman

Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self – Anonymous

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

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