„I know the reason why you keep your silence up,
No you don't fool me.
The hurt doesn't show
But the pain still grows
It's no stranger to you and me.“
— Phil Collins English musician, songwriter and actor 1951
Face Value (1981), "In the Air Tonight"
„We who are like senseless children shrink from suffering, but love its causes. We hurt ourselves; our pain is self-inflicted! Why should others be the object of our anger?“
— Šantidéva 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk and scholar 685 - 763
— Francine Rivers, buch An Echo in the Darkness
„Those who have hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment.“
— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
„Don't be afraid. The dead cannot hurt you. They give you no pain, except that of seeing your own death in their faces. And one can face that, I find.“
— Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, Shards of Honor (1986)
„The hutzpah of our love is pleasing to you, O Lord, just as it pleased you that we should steal from your bounty.“
— Ephrem the Syrian Syriac deacon and a prolific Syriac-language hymnographer and theologian of the 4th century 306 - 373
Hymns on Faith 16:5
„Holding anger is a poison… It eats you from inside… We think that by hating someone we hurt them… But hatred is a curved blade… and the harm we do to others… we also do to ourselves.“
— Mitch Albom, buch The Five People You Meet in Heaven
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2003)
— Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves