quote by Anne Lamott

Some people have a thick skin and you don’t. Your heart is really open and that is going to cause pain, but that is an appropriate response to this world. The cost is high, but the blessing of being compassionate is beyond your wildest dreams.

— Anne Lamott

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Causing pain quote The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.

Who is it that loves and who that suffers? He alone stages a play with Himself;

who exists save Him? The individual suffers because he perceives duality. It is duality which causes all sorrow and grief. Find the One everywhere and in everything and there will be an end to pain and suffering.

Those we most love cause us not only great joy but also great pain.

LOVE is stronger than fear, life stronger than death, hope stronger than despair. We have to trust that the risk of loving is always worth taking.

Causing pain quote New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

Because I'm a civil rights activist, I am also an animal rights activist.

Animals and humans suffer and die alike. Violence causes the same pain, the same spilling of blood, the same stench of death, the same arrogant, cruel and vicious taking of life. We shouldn't be a part of it.

People say that bad memories cause the most pain, but it's actually the good ones that drive you insane.


It isn't what happens to us that causes us to suffer;

it's what we say to ourselves about what happens.

Causing pain quote The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.

I was very sad for many days when I discovered that in the world there were poor people and rich people; and the strange thing is that the existence of the poor did not cause me as much pain as the knowledge that at the same time there were people who were rich.

All suffering is caused by ignorance.

People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction.

We . . . must try to live without causing unnecessary harm, not just to fellow humans but to all beings. We must try not to be stingy, or to exploit others. There will be enough pain in the world as it is.

Causing pain quote Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others.

From powerful causes spring the empiric's gains, Man's love of life, his weakness, and his pains; These first induce him the vile trash to try, Then lend his name, that other men may buy.


All paths cause pain, so to chose the safe over the audacious will not give you less pain, only less beauty.

[P]ain is a marvelous purifier. . . It is not necessary to beat the child into submission; a little bit of pain goes a long way for a young child. However, the spanking should be of sufficient magnitude to cause the child to cry genuinely.

Causing pain quote The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too m
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

This is my time, this is my hour, This is my pain, this is my name, this is my power. If it's my reign, then it's my shower, This pole position...I made a lane 'cause they blocked ours.

Sunny days wouldn't be special, if it wasn't for rain.

Joy wouldn't feel so good, if it wasn't for pain. Death gotta be easy, 'cause life is hard; It'll leave you physically, mentally, and emotionally scarred.

Memories begin to creep forward from hidden corners of your mind.

Passing disappointments. Lost chances and lost causes. Heartbreaks and pain and desolate, horrible loneliness. Sorrows you thought long forgotten mingle with still-fresh wounds.

Causing pain quote Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.

Trying to “fix” the people in your life that cause you pain is like massaging your shoes because your feet ache.

You couldnt erase everything that caused you pain with recollection.

Every memory was valuable; even the bad ones

If you engage in positive thinking to overcome negative thoughts, the negative thoughts are still there acting. That's still incoherence. It's not enough just to engage in positive thoughts when you have negative thoughts registered, because they keep on working and will cause trouble somewhere else.

Causing pain quote No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.

The very thing that is causing you pain is building you up.

We may have to face God's truth about our pain--it is real, but we must be careful not to get God and life mixed up. God does not cause the pain and sorrow. He suffers with us and desires to comfort us as only he can.


I miss you so much your absence causes me, at times, accute pain.

I don't mean sexually. I mean in connection with my writing.

Causing pain quote Someday this pain will be useful to you.
Someday this pain will be useful to you.
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Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.

I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available.

Razors pain you; rivers are damp; acids stain you; and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful; you might as well live.

Causing pain quote When you are dead, you don't even know that you are dead. It's only pain for oth
When you are dead, you don't even know that you are dead. It's only pain for others. Same thing when you are stupid.

Your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel.


My body is damaged from music in two ways.

I have a red irritation in my stomach. It's psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I'm always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.

Joy, happiness ... we do not question. They are beyond question, maybe. A matter of being. But pain forces us to think, and to make connections ... to discover what has been happening to cause it. And, curiously enough, pain draws us to other human beings in a significant way, whereas joy or happiness to some extent, isolates.

Causing pain quote Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.

Forgiving is, first of all, a way of helping yourself to get free of the unfair pain somebody caused you.

... causes (pains) are not logical constructions out of their effects (behaviour).

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.

Causing pain quote Healing comes from gathering wisdom from past actions and letting go of the pain
Healing comes from gathering wisdom from past actions and letting go of the pain that the education cost you.

The record-breaking extreme weather events causing chaos across the globe should be a wake-up call. The transition to a low-carbon economy will be much more painful if we wait until there is a climate crisis before recognising that more than half of the world's fossil fuel reserves will have to remain in the ground.

Stress does not cause pain, but it can exacerbate it and make it worse.

Much of chronic pain is 'remembered' pain. It's the constant firing of brain cells leading to a memory of pain that lasts, even though the bodily symptoms causing the pain are no longer there. The pain is residing because of the neurological connections in the brain itself.

Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return. It is estimated that approximately 3 million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year in the United States.

There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It's caused by the absence of you.

The whole idea of being in captivity in such limited space, especially in a zoo, causes elephants to suffer. They develop all kinds of foot diseases. They die. They get cysts. Not only is it painful, it eventually kills them.

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