A hurt is at the center of all addictive behaviors. . . . The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden—but it’s there. As we’ll see, the effects of early stress or adverse experiences directly shape both the psychology and the neurobiology of addiction in the brain— Gabor Mate
Cheerful Excruciating quotations
I had my bully, and it was excruciating. Not only the bully, but the intimidation I felt.
Be avid. Create apart from perfection. Risk failure. Cover your words with sweat. Run a little Touch excruciatingly. Laugh until you cry. Dance with your eyes closed. Care. Understand you die a little in every moment. Be Enlivened
Go ahead. Weep for the rare, the never seen this way again, the excruciating, ineffable, unmitigated beauty of love.
In the face of excruciating pain and uncertainty, I never lost hope, and it never occurred to me to stop fighting - not ever.
Divine love, agape, is self-sacrificing love, which sounds difficult, as it is, and not very attractive. If the best image we have of love is of a man who's been tortured and hung upon a cross to die an excruciating death, this is something that human beings find very, very hard to understand as love. But it is the highest Christian image of love.
Something about the joy and pain of that moment, something about the excruciating contrast, made me feel that no matter what happens now, my life has been worth it. What a ride.
What an amazing voice! Sally Barris has an excruciatingly beautiful voice.
You know, fans who think we were made for each other and describe it in excruciating detail. You get peculiar things and beautiful things. But either way they're clearly thinking about you, which is nice.
Some geopolitical conflicts are morally complicated.
The Israel-Gaza war is not. It possesses a moral clarity not only rare but excruciating. [...] For Hamas, the only thing more prized than dead Jews are dead Palestinians.
My life changed irrevocably four-and-a-half years ago when my spine failed and collapsed. I spent two years on the floor, in excruciating, debilitating and unrelenting pain. I can only describe the pain as being submerged into a vat of scalding acid that has an electric current running through it. And you can never get out, ever.
I think many people can relate to that excruciating pain of love gone wrong.
I'd rather have a broken arm than a broken heart.
Every movie I make I find kind of excruciating.
I get a lot back from it, but I feel like I'm kind of always working at the edge of my ability. I guess that's what I'm looking for when I go to work. I am trying to become the edge.
Marathoning is like cutting yourself unexpectedly.
You dip into the pain so gradually that the damage is done before you are aware of it. Unfortunately, when the awareness comes, it is excruciating.
I'm fine." It's a lie. I am not fine. My head is a symphony of pain, a sadistic master maestro conducting an opus of excruciating, devastating perfecting.
They are committing the greatest indignity human beings can inflict on one another: telling people who have suffered excruciating pain and loss that their pain and loss were illusions. (v)
Excruciating agony makes me cranky.
Wouldn't it be great,as Scott Peck suggests, if all medical students had to undergo the symptoms and feeling of a spectrum of illnesses. From acute infections to terminal cancer - and Kuru, the laughing sickness. Just a month for each exposure, controlled of course, and a good heavy dose of excruciating pain. So they'll know what that feels like.
I remember the excruciating school task of writing a three-page term paper.
But, oh, that feeling when I was done! I think I drive myself for that feeling of accomplishment.
My illness is excruciating and difficult to cope with.
It takes over your entire life and causes more suffering than I can describe.
Artists create out of a sense of desolation.
The spirit of creation is a excruciating, intricate exploration from within the soul.
Edward Heath and Richard Nixon took personal awkwardness with each other to new and excruciating levels.
Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating.
The world seems to me excruciatingly, almost painfully beautiful at times, and the goodness and kindness of people often exceed that which even I expect.
When you are in unrelenting, excruciating and debilitating pain that never goes away for years on end, your life is over.
I think most British people who say they can do an American accent are so bad at it. I find it excruciating. I find it excruciating the other way around, too.
My mom said giving birth was the most excruciating thing she's ever gone through in her life. So...if [a cesarean] doesn't happen, I'll be like, `Epidural, please!' Hopefully my athletic abilities will take over.
Because there was nothing more terrifying to me, more excruciating, than the thought of turning away from him. it was an impossibility.
I haven't watched it [the film 'Pink Floyd at Pompeii'] in years. I find it excruciating.
Smile, my friends, my soulful friends, smile.
Let us smile. True, this world of ours is full of suffering and excruciating pangs, but that is no reason why we should not smile.
You may cure yourself of a depression by forcing yourself to perform, in rapid order and with excruciating concentration, half a dozen or so unpleasant chores, especially if they have long been postponed. This is a kind of homeopathic purgative, a treatment of like with like.
Without feelings insignificant decisions become excruciating attempts to compare endless arrays of inconsequential things. It's just easier to handle those with emotions.
My boredom threshold is low at the best of times but I have spent more time being slowly and excruciatingly bored by children than any other section of the human race.
As a child, I was very shy. Painfully, excruciatingly shy. I hid a lot in my room. I was so terrified to read out loud in school that I had to have my mother ask my reading teacher not to call on me in class.
There weren't any villains though. The world was just complicated in various ways, and there weren't any obvious villains to be found. It was excruciating.