anguish

A Quote by May Sarton on anguish, violence, anger, alone, temperament, fear, silence, heaven, hell, routines, silent, and clamor

The anguish of my life here - its rages - is hardly mentioned...There is violence there and anger never resolved.  I live alone, perhaps for no good reason, for the reason that I am an impossible creature, set apart by a temperament I have never learned to use as it could be used, thrown off by a word,a glance, a rainy day, or one drink too many.  My need to be alone is balanced against my fear of what will happen when suddenly I enter the huge empty silence if I cannot find support there.  I go up to Heaven and down to Hell in an hour, and keep alive only by imposing upon myself inexorable routines...It may be outwardly silent here but in the back of my mind is a clamor of human voices, too many needs, hopes and fear.  I hardly ever sit still without being haunted by the "undone"...

May Sarton

Source: Journal of a Solitude

Contributed by: Kimpossible

A Quote by William Shakespeare on anguish and pain

One fire burns out another's burning, One pain is lessen'd by another's anguish.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 2

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Walt Mason on anguish, present, and worth

It's hard to look pleasant when anguish is present, and yet it is strictly worth while; Not all of your scowling and fussing and growling can show off your grit like a smile.

Walt Mason

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Virginia Woolf on anguish, beauty, heart, laughter, and world

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: A Room of One's Own, 1929

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on anguish

in

He knew the anguish of the marrow The ague of the skeleton; No contact possible to flesh Allayed the fever of the bone.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Whispers of Immortality, 1920

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on anguish, heart, music, poets, and unhappiness

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Source: EITHER/OR VOL. 1 1843

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on angels, anguish, pain, uncertainty, and women

O woman! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on anguish and children

Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on anguish, death, loneliness, and misery

In misery's darkest cavern known, His useful care was ever nigh Where hopeless anguish pour'd his groan, And lonely want retir'd to die.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Verses on the Death of Mr. Robert Levet. Stanza ?.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Saint Anselm of Canterbury on anguish, beauty, children, compassion, death, despair, fear, forgiveness, goodness, grace, hatred, heaven, hope, jesus, joy, life, love, mercy, motherhood, people, preparation, pride, purity, songs, sorrow, and te

A Song of Anselm Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you: you are gentle with us as a mother with her children; Often you weep over our sins and our pride: tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement. You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds: in sickness you nurse us, and with pure milk you feed us. Jesus, by your dying we are born to new life: by your anguish and labour we come forth in joy. Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness: through your gentleness we find comfort in fear. Your warmth gives life to the dead: your touch makes sinners righteous. Lord Jesus, in your mercy heal us: in your love and tenderness remake us. In your compassion bring grace and forgiveness: for the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us.

Saint Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033 - 1109)

Source: Preface to the Proslogion

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content