„Nothing begins, and nothing ends,
That is not paid with moan,
For we are born in other's pain,
And perish in our own.“
— Francis Thompson British poet 1859 - 1907
Daisy http://www.bartleby.com/103/26.html (1893), st. 15.
„I got these questions always running through my head. So many things that I would like to understand. If we are born to die and we all die to live, then whats the point of living life if it just contradicts?“
— Ronnie Radke American singer 1983
In the song "The Drug in Me Is You"
„Behold, we live through all things,—famine, thirst,
Bereavement, pain; all grief and misery,
All woe and sorrow; life inflicts its worst
On soul and body,—but we can not die,
Though we be sick and tired and faint and worn,—
Lo, all things can be borne!“
— Elizabeth Chase Allen American author, journalist, poet 1832 - 1911
Endurance, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.“
— Herb Caen American newspaper columnist 1916 - 1997
Dell, Diana. Memorable Quotations: Humorists, Wits, and Satirists of the Past, p. 54 http://books.google.com/books?id=IhgDPQvUM6YC&pg=PA54. iUniverse, 2000.
— Laozi semi-legendary Chinese figure, attributed to the 6th century, regarded as the author of the Tao Te Ching and founder of… -604
Context: The tao that can be described is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be spoken is not the eternal Name. The nameless is the boundary of Heaven and Earth. The named is the mother of creation. Freed from desire, you can see the hidden mystery. By having desire, you can only see what is visibly real. Yet mystery and reality emerge from the same source. This source is called darkness. Darkness born from darkness. The beginning of all understanding. Ch. 1, as translated by J.H.McDonald (1996) http://www.wright-house.com/religions/taoism/tao-te-ching.html [Public domain translation]
— Hayao Miyazaki Japanese animator, film director, and mangaka 1941
At the New York Film Festival http://www.slate.com/id/43805/
„Laura was born an authentic artist, and, coming together, my job was to help her bring all of it forward and out. […] The artist is a shaman; a wounded healer. We have wounds that we want to bring forth through the material. It's joyful, it's painful, but not painful in a bad way. And when you do that, you also heal people in the audience.“
— Sandra Seacat American acting teacher and actress 1936
As heard in "Laura Dern and Sandra Seacat: Hollywood Mentors," https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpqQwfq5tqg The Hollywood Reporter (February 18, 2015)
„There are but three events in a man's life: birth, life and death. He is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.“
— Jean de La Bruyère 17th-century French writer and philosopher 1645 - 1696