„I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.“

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Henry Rollins
US-amerikanischer Musiker, Schriftsteller und Schauspieler 1961

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„I feel your pain.“

—  Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States 1946

Response to AIDS activist Bob Rafsky at the Laura Belle nightclub in Manhattan (March 27, 1992)
1990s

George Wallace Foto

„I have learned what suffering means. In a way that was impossible, I think I can understand something of the pain black people have come to endure. I know I contributed to that pain, and I can only ask your forgiveness.“

—  George Wallace 45th Governor of Alabama 1919 - 1998

Address to the Montgomery Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (1979), as quoted in "George Wallace – From the Heart" (17 March 1995), The Washington Post.
1970s

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„A sense of what the world is really like can be maddening; cannabis has brought me some feelings for what it is like to be crazy, and how we use that word "crazy" to avoid thinking about things that are too painful for us.“

—  Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996

Essay as "Mr. X" (1969)
Kontext: I do not consider myself a religious person in the usual sense, but there is a religious aspect to some highs. The heightened sensitivity in all areas gives me a feeling of communion with my surroundings, both animate and inanimate. Sometimes a kind of existential perception of the absurd comes over me and I see with awful certainty the hypocrisies and posturing of myself and my fellow men. And at other times, there is a different sense of the absurd, a playful and whimsical awareness. Both of these senses of the absurd can be communicated, and some of the most rewarding highs I've had have been in sharing talk and perceptions and humor. Cannabis brings us an awareness that we spend a lifetime being trained to overlook and forget and put out of our minds. A sense of what the world is really like can be maddening; cannabis has brought me some feelings for what it is like to be crazy, and how we use that word "crazy" to avoid thinking about things that are too painful for us. In the Soviet Union political dissidents are routinely placed in insane asylums. The same kind of thing, a little more subtle perhaps, occurs here: "did you hear what Lenny Bruce said yesterday? He must be crazy."

Trent Reznor Foto

„I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel.
I focus on the pain,
the only thing that's real.“

—  Trent Reznor American musician 1965

Hurt, from The Downward Spiral (1994).
Song lyrics

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„One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Variante: One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Axel Munthe Foto

„One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.“

—  Axel Munthe Swedish physician 1857 - 1949

Quelle: supanet.com/find/famous-quotes-by/axel-munthe/a-man-can-stand-a-lot-as-fqb50991/

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„Here saw I a great oneing betwixt Christ and us, to mine understanding: for when He was in pain, we were in pain.“

—  Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416

The Eighth Revelation, Chapter 18
Kontext: Here saw I a great oneing betwixt Christ and us, to mine understanding: for when He was in pain, we were in pain.
And all creatures that might suffer pain, suffered with Him: that is to say, all creatures that God hath made to our service. The firmament, the earth, failed for sorrow in their Nature in the time of Christ’s dying. For it belongeth naturally to their property to know Him for their God, in whom all their virtue standeth: when He failed, then behoved it needs to them, because of kindness, to fail with Him, as much as they might, for sorrow of His pains.

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„…I suspect that pain means little to you as your life--but both your life and your pain are very important to me.“

—  Matthew Stover, buch Blade of Tyshalle

(XII.2) Del Rey, p. 412
Blade of Tyshalle (2001)

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„Each person feels pain in his own way, each has his own scars.“

—  Haruki Murakami, buch Kafka am Strand

Quelle: Kafka on the Shore

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„When you feel someone else's pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.“

—  Ann Brashares, buch Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood

Variante: Live, laugh, love.

When you can feel someone else's pain and joy as if it's your own, thats when you know you really love them - Tina Lowell
Quelle: Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood

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„That’s the best thing about being dead. It’s like being stupid. It’s only painful for others.“

—  Ricky Gervais English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter 1961

„I fear that I am losing my mind. But really, it would not be such a precious thing to lose, as it only causes me pain.“

—  L.A. Meyer American writer 1942 - 2014

Quelle: The Mark of the Golden Dragon: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Jewel of the East, Vexation of the West, and Pearl of the South China Sea

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„I think it's really a good thing…. It's the best thing for the show, and I feel really good about it.“

—  Lauren Graham American actress, producer and novelist 1967

On the end of Gilmore Girls, while taping an interview for the May 8, 2007 Ellen DeGeneres Show
Gilmore's Graham: Cancellation Is "Best" for Show, TVGuide.com, 2007-05-04 http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Todays-News/Gilmores-Graham-Cancellation/800014283,

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