In the face of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil, you’ve looked out for each other, and you’ve cared for one another, and you’ve loved one another. This is how Newtown will be remembered. And with time, and God’s grace, that love will see you through.
Coach Taylor: Give all of us gathered here tonight the strength to remember that life is so very fragile. We are all vulnerable and we will all at some point in our lives fall; we will all fall. We must carry this in our hearts…that what we have is special. That it can be taken from us and that when it is taken from us we will be tested…we will be tested to our very souls. We will now all be tested. It is these times…it is this pain that allows us to look inside ourselves.
Greg: Are you crying?
Andy: I am not crying, okay? I’m allergic to jerks!
Inara: Are you in pain?
Mal: Absolutely. I got stabbed, you know, right here.
I do a good job of blocking painful, unnecessary things from my memory.
The shell must break before the bird can fly.
…she would have derived only pain, and no pleasure, from giving me pain; she would far rather have wounded her own breast than mine.
C.S. Lewis: Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers any more. Only the life I have lived. Twice in that life I’ve been given the choice: as a boy and as a man. The boy chose safety, the man chooses suffering. The pain now is part of the happiness then. That’s the deal.
Pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
Alex: Does it hurt?
Alex: Where does it hurt?
Alex: Maybe it hurts for a reason.
Dexter Morgan: I see their pain. On some level I even understand their pain. I just can’t feel their pain.