„A mighty pain to love it is,
And 't is a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain.“
— Abraham Cowley British writer 1618 - 1667
From Anacreon, vii. Gold; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Pain itself is merely a consequence of the desire for pleasure, the desire t destroy, to annihilate; in its supreme form, pain is a variety of pleasure.“
— Elfriede Jelinek, livro The Piano Teacher
The Piano Teacher (1988), P 107
— George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne 1st Baron Lansdowne 1666 - 1735
The British Enchanters (1705), Act III, scene iii.
„The repulsion, the anxiety, the wish for removal and the anger at pain and the means thereof, which stick in the mind in consequence of feeling of pain, in the case of him who has felt the pain, preceded by a remembrance of the pain, is aversion.“
— Vyasa central and revered figure in most Hindu traditions
Sources, In p. 104.
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
1780s, Annotations to Lavater (1788)
„Nothing satisfies God but the voluntary sacrifice of love. The pain of Christ gave God no pleasure — only the love that was tested by pain — the love of perfect obedience.“
— Frederick William Robertson British writer and theologian 1816 - 1853
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 401.
„She was in pain and I loved her, sort of loved her, I guess, so I kind of had to love her pain, too.“
— Sherman Alexie, livro The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
— Antoni Lange Polish writer and philosopher 1862 - 1929
— Pierce Brown, livro Morning Star
Morning Star (2016), Ch. 65: The Vale