„It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.“
Attributed in "Citius, Altius, Fortius" ("Swifter, Higher, Stronger"), an unsigned article from Khaleej Times, 8 August 2008 (Galadari Printing and Publishing Co.) http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/weekend/2008/August/weekend_August25.xml§ion=weekend&col=
„A long-playing full shot is what always separates the men from the boys. Anybody can make movies with a pair of scissors and a two-inch lens.“
— Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985
Quoted by Peter Bogdanovich, from the DVD audio commentary on The Lady from Shanghai (1947).
„The pain night will be ended
And separation pain will be remedied
Unaware of this fact that this night is so long
And from that night to morning there are hundred years.“
— Jami Persian poet 1414 - 1492
Joseph and Zuleika, p. 113
Poetry, Poetry from Joseph and Zuleika
„The paradox of vengefulness is that it makes men dependent upon those who have harmed them, believing that their release from pain will come only when their tormentors suffer.“
Source: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
„So little is said about the scholarship boy in pages and pages of educational literature. Nothing is said of the silence that comes to separate the boy from his parents.“
— Richard Rodríguez American journalist and essayist 1944
Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez (1982)
„Without pain, there would be no suffering. Without suffering, we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.“
— Angelina Jolie American actress, film director, and screenwriter 1975
„Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.“
Il y a beaucoup d'hommes dont le cœur est puissamment ému par la seule apparence de la souffrance chez une femme: pour eux la douleur semble être une promesse de constance ou d'amour.
Source: A Woman of Thirty (1842), Ch. I: Early Mistakes.
Infinite Jest (1996)
„Most of the wailings of the awliya [pious believers] is caused by the pain of separation and detachment from the Beloved and His Generosity.“
— Ruhollah Khomeini Religious leader, politician 1902 - 1989
Pithy Aphorisms: Wise Saying and Counsels, Edited by Mansoor Limba, Tehran: The Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s Works -- International Affairs Department, p. 3.
Theology and Mysticism
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (1883), XIX Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations.
„I discovered when we suffer, we suffer as equals. And in their capacity to suffer, a dog is a pig is a bear..... is a boy“
— Philip Wollen Australian philanthropist 1950
"Animals Should Be Off the Menu" (2012)
„Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.“
By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept (1994)
Variant: Waiting Hurts. Forgetting Hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering.
Source: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
— Lurlene McDaniel American writer 1944
Source: Someone Dies, Someone Lives