60 Quotes About Deep Pain


The feeling of deep pain is all too real.  While physical pain is seen from the outside by others, emotional pain goes unseen.  But which is worse, physical or mental pain?  

Sometimes we can’t tell the difference.  The emotional pain suffered goes unseen by others and it still takes it toll on the body also causing physical pain.  Eventually the two are so intertwined that it’s hard to tell the difference between the two.  All you feel is simply deep pain that’s indescribable.  

To help you describe and identify the pain you are experiencing, here are 60 quotes about deep pain.

Quotes About Deep Pain



Sit with the pain until it passes, and you will be calmer for the next one

Naval Ravikant

Great things never came from comfort zones

Neil Strauss

One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside

John Lennon

Smile, though your heart is aching. Smile, even though it’s breaking. When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by if you smile through your pain and sorrow. Smile and maybe tomorrow, you’ll see the sun come shining through for you

Charlie Chaplin

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you

Maya Angelou

That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt

John Green

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain

Robert Gary Lee

Don’t let pain define you, let it refine you

Tim Fargo

Stay focused on your purpose, not your pain

Ranal Currie

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Learn to wait and embrace your pain. Fleeing it will simply bring more confusion. Facing it will bring clarity

Maxime Lagace

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


After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here

Walt Disney

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


There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength’. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster

Dalai Lama

Behind every beautiful thing, there’s been some kind of pain

Bob Dylan

You may have had unfair things happen to you, but the depth of your pain is an indication of the height of your future

Joel Osteen

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

Kenji Miyazawa

You must go through that short-term pain to reach long-term gains. A meaningful life is about growth, not comfort

Maxime Lagace

Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you

Mary Tyler Moore

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The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you

Bruce Lee

Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation

Michael Jordan

Turn your wounds into wisdom

Oprah Winfrey

If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain—in time you will move through your pain

Bryant McGill

Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding

Khalil Gibran

I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning

Haruki Murakami

Our most beautiful dreams are born from our most unpleasant nightmares

Matshona Dhiiwayo

You gave me pain wrapped in love

Krishna Chhetri

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

Joseph Campbell

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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

The pain started years ago, but I’d lived with it for so long at that point that I’d accepted it as an inevitable part of me

Diwakar Sharma

Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it

J.K. Rowling

There is no coming to consciousness without pain

Carl Jung

Pain is like a love affair. When it’s over it’s over

Elyse Sommer

The pain is never without purpose, and it never lasts forever. This is a chapter in your life—this is not the whole book!

Patsy Burnette

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body

Publilius Syrus

Pain can make us lash out in unexpected ways. Pain can make us hurt those we care about. Pain can build walls between two human souls

Faheemah Isaacs

The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is

Eckhart Tolle

God gave us pain to remind us we are alive, so we will learn to value the joys and beauty of the world

Tom Corr

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If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it

Zora Neale Hurston

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

The more you victimize yourself and romanticize your pain, the more you will stay stuck in cycles of misery and resentment

Rabin Paudel

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

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds

Laurell K. Hamilton

Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word

George R. R. Martin

Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go

Roy T. Bennett

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain

James Baldwin

You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it

J.K. Rowling

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

David Richo

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I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it

Orson Scott Card

For this moment, this one moment, we are together. I press you to me. Come, pain, feed on me. Bury your fangs in my flesh. Tear me asunder. I sob, I sob

Virginia Woolf

You were unsure which pain is worse — the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will

Simon Van Booy

And so I wait. I wait for time to heal the pain and raise me to me feet once again – so that I can start a new path, my own path, the one that will make me whole again

Jack Canfield

I just let the pain take over, allowing it to numb the pain of being left behind

Jessica Sorensen

Sometimes, pain is all that lets you know you’re alive

Robert Jordan

I’ve perfected the art of the fake smile. It’s not so difficult when you are completely numb

Bethany Griffin

Pain is a byproduct of life. That’s the truth. Life sometimes sucks. That’s true for everyone. But if you don’t face the pain and the suck, you don’t ever get the other things either. Laughter. Joy. Love. Pain passes, but those things are worth fighting for. Worth dying for

Jim Butcher

Your heart literally hurts when it’s breaking. You can feel it, every beat another ache, and nothing you can do will stop it, either from beating or breaking

Alison McGhee

Some scars don’t hurt. Some scars are numb. Some scars rid you of the capacity to feel anything ever again

Joyce Rachelle


Works Cited

100 Pain Quotes To Help You Stay Calm And Hopeful (wisdomquotes.com)

115 Pain Quotes Honoring Your Strength and Power (2022) (everydaypower.com)

Pain Quotes (7634 quotes) (goodreads.com)

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