Chronic Pain Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old chronic pain quotes, chronic pain sayings, and chronic pain proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Living in the past is like choosing to cling to a chronic illness.

Asa Don Brown

Positive self-talk is to emotional pain as pain pill is to physical pain.

Edmond Mbiaka

Those who become mentally ill often have a history of chronic pain.

Gene Tierney

Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting.

Siri Hustvedt

One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives.

Polly Toynbee

The demon that you can swallow gives you it's power, and the greater life's pain, the greater life's reply.

Joseph Campbell

You don't know pain until you're staring at yourself in the mirror with tears streaming down your face and you're begging yourself to just hold on and be strong.

Anonymous

Chronic pain shatters productive lives. Chronic pain almost always is accompanied by depression, anxiety, frustration, fatigue, isolation, and lowered self-esteem.     

Jed Diamond

Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.

Bob Dylan

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

Lance Armstrong

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Kahlil Gibran

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.

Kenji Miyazawa

Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.

George Orwell

Chronic pain or other challenges are invitations; gifts that challenge us to learn how to manage the mind.     

Cheryl Richardson

My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain.     

Charlie Chaplin

What a person did when they were in pain said a lot about them.

Veronics Roth

It's a complete physical, mental and emotional assault on your body.

Jamie Wingo

Pain is not the same as suffering. Left to itself, the body discharges pain spontaneously, letting go of it the moment that the underlying cause is healed. Suffering is pain that we hold on to. It comes from the mind's mysterious instinct to believe that pain is good, or that it cannot be escaped, or that the person deserves it.     

Deepak Chopra

There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.

R.D. Laing

If your body is screaming in pain, whether the pain is muscular contractions, anxiety, depression, asthma or arthritis, a first step in releasing the pain may be making the connection between your body pain and the cause. Beliefs are physical. A thought held long enough and repeated enough becomes a belief. The belief then becomes biology.     

Marilyn Van Derbur

Pain will come with time, but time will heal the pain.     

Anthony Liccione

If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain, in time you will move through your pain.

Bryant McGill

Pain is when you're slowly dying on the inside and you're way too weak to speak about it so you keep silent and suffer alone.

Anonymous

God uses chronic pain and weakness, along with other afflictions, as his chisel for sculpting our lives. Felt weakness deepens dependence on Christ for strength each day. The weaker we feel, the harder we lean. And the harder we lean, the stronger we grow spiritually, even while our bodies waste away. To live with your ‘thorn' uncomplainingly, that is, sweet, patient, and free in heart to love and help others, even though every day you feel weak, is true sanctification. It is true healing for the spirit. It is a supreme victory of grace.     

J. I. Packer

The body cannot take chronic terror; it must defend itself by refusing to harbor the spirit that wants to soar through it and experience life to the fullest.

Carmen Aguirre

That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.

John Green

You feel your strength in the experience of pain.     

Jim Morrison

Avoiding our pain is needlessly exhausting. Pain can not be killed. When we attempt to bury our pain, it rises up from the grave of our emotions, haunting us, until we acknowledge its presence. We can heal our pain when we allow it to move through us.     

Jaeda Dewalt

Generally speaking, chronic pain and other physical and mental disorders have been categorized as 'silent disorders' in the workplace simply because most employees are afraid of the consequences if employers find out.     

Wayne Hochwarter

Pain may create misery, pain may give you sorrow. It may trouble you today, but will be gone tomorrow.

Anonymous