35 Quotes About Love and Pain


It can be difficult to understand how our pain and love play an integral part in our lives. These quotes about love and pain highlight the reality that not everything is peaches and cream in the world of relationships.

“All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.”

“But nothing that can be said can begin to take away the anguish and the pain of these moments. Grief is the price we pay for love.”

“Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.”

“For every day that there is sunshine, there will be days of rain, it’s how we dance within them both that shows our love and pain.”

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”

“I think that passion and love and pain are all bearable, and they go to make love beautiful.”

“I think there’s always a bit of pain in everything that’s ecstatic – relationships and love, they always come with pain.”

“I wanted to cry, loud and wet with the pain of love.”

“If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.”

“If you love large, you’ve got to hurt large. If you’ve got a lot of light, you’ve probably got an equal amount of darkness.”

“If you want to know what love is, have a child. If you want to know what pain is, bury him.”

“It’s very easy to feel someone’s pain when you love them.”

“Love and pain become one in the same in the eyes of a wounded child.”

“Love is the burning point of life, and since all life is sorrowful, so is love. The stronger the love, the more the pain. Love itself is pain, you might say -the pain of being truly alive.”

“Love is the sweetest pain inside.”

“Love leads to present rapture, then to pain; But all through Love in time is healed again.”

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.”

“Only two things can reveal life’s great secrets: suffering and love.”

“Pain and love — the whole of life, in short — cannot be looked on as a disease just because they make us suffer.”

“Pain revealed the paltry dimensions of love. The paltry dimensions of everything, in fact, except pain.”

“Pains of love be sweeter far than all the other pleasures are.”

“Pleasure of love lasts a moment, pain of love lasts a lifetime.”

“The big relationships you make in your life are with those that you love and if things do go wrong then it’s a source of great pain and that lasts.”

“The blood of love welled up in my heart with a slow pain.”

“The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.”

“The greatest pain that comes from love is loving someone that you can never have.”

“The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.”

“The true love is a state of half-madness, of some kind of soft obsession, ruling a so delicate kind of feeling that can lead a person from the greatest happiness to the most dreadful pain.”

“To act, you must know pain. You must know what it means to be in love, what it means to be rejected.”

“To give and receive love, you have to be in touch with pain, you have to be capable of provoking it and feeling it.”

“We live in bodies that are fearfully and wonderfully made, yet they are not immune to illness and pain. We have hearts that are capable of experiencing great love, but sometimes they get broken.”

“When the people we love stop paying attention, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in.”

“When you love someone so much that you are in pain when you are apart it ends up being destructive. I never want to be in that place again.”

“Where there is love, there is vulnerability to pain.”

“With love, you should go ahead and take the risk of getting hurt because love is an amazing feeling.”

Experiencing pain on a joint scale with another can lead to a deepened sense of love and respect for them.

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