Pain Quotes That Will Make You Stronger To Face Your Pain

“You can’t go through life allowing pain to dictate how you behave. It’s easy to sit here in your bedroom and wallow in your hurt feelings. It’s hard to rise above it.”

—Adam Braverman

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.”

—Buddhist Proverb

“Time is not a cure for chronic pain, but it can be crucial for improvement. It takes time to change, to recover, and to make progress.”

—Dr. Mel Pohl

“Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.”

—Marilyn Monroe

“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it.”

—Michael J. Fox

“I don’t believe in pain management anymore, I believe in trying to cure persistent pain.”

—Dr. Moskowitz

“Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In reality, the strongest people are the ones who feel it, understand it, and accept it.”


“When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sunshine.”

—Alanis Morissette

“The longer you have pain, the better your spinal cord gets at producing danger messages to the brain, even if there is no danger in the tissue.”

—Dr. Lorimer Moseley

“There is a point to changes like these. I have to move on to other things, to other conceptions of myself. I play golf. I still work. And I can be pretty happy just walking the land.”

—Morgan Freeman

“I thought I was going to die [but] I’ve gone from where I can’t function, where ‘I just can’t live like this’ to ‘I’ve got a bad headache.'”

—George Clooney

“Chronic pain is not all about the body, and it’s not all about the brain—it’s everything.  Target everything. Take back your life.”

—Sean Mackey

“I’m not an early bird or a night owl, I’m a permanently exhausted pigeon.”


“Don’t fight your pain; you can’t win. The paradox of recovery is that you have to surrender to win. Accepting what you cannot change makes the difference.”


“I’m not looking for sympathy or anyone to care about it. This is my life and I’ve moved forward. It doesn’t stop me from being anywhere I want to be.”

—Frankie Muniz

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