Friday, February 10, 2006

Coffee Talk Friday


"The pain was necessary to know the truth but we don't have to keep the pain alive to keep the truth alive."
-Marc Nepo
Discuss.

19 comments:

Will said...

coffee makes everything better.

sue said...

Aw, geez... It's Friday. You know, FRIDAY? TGIF? The weekend... the slow, lazy, jammie-days of winter... Then I come here and you expect me to THINK? Sizzle, Sizzle, Sizzle... what were you thinking? Did you really want us to discuss this or were you just being lazy? Hmmm... Maybe I'll try this. I can have a "something talk Friday" too. Let's see...

j/k - have a good weekend. I'll think about this and get back to you later. :)

Neil said...

I'm not sure who's going to disagree with that. Who wants to keep the pain going? When there is so much good coffee to drink.

gronce said...

OMG! That is an amazing quote! Amazing! Thanks for posting that!

circe said...

I love quotes and this one is excellent.

*grabs the first cute male she sees to discuss..........*
:)

ocg said...

I find myself no diving into the depths of my memories finding this to be too true...

Thank goodness I have Mr. Dexter Gordon to guide me through.

Have a Happy Friday!

Dan said...

"Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy." -- Tertullian

Bill said...

That sounds like something my dentist would say after hitting a nerve. You sure that guy's not a dentist?

Melissa said...

I greived for the loss of my father for years. In my mind the greif was all I had left of him, so letting it go was equal to letting him go. You do what you can when you can, and not before.

sandra said...

Ooh, I like it! I took that as "you can grieve and move on, but that doesn't mean you've lost the lesson, or the knowledge".

Mr_Rodacre said...

I think a lot of people forget this fact - keeping their pain fresh and real many years after the actual event without learning or even remembering why. This is not good.

It's like when you're a kid and you touch a hot stove. You don't keep your hand on the stove when you burn it - you whip your hand away. Now you remember what happens when you put your hand on a hot stove and you don't do it again. It doesn't hurt to remember - but now you know what NOT to do.

alissa said...

Yeah, I look at it as "live, learn and move on" in a sense. Don't forget the truth, but let go of the hurt. Great quote Sizz!

Claire said...

I think it depends on the context and what constitutes 'pain.' Sometimes the absence of pain just ushers in denial.

Jacynth said...

Is this in reference to S&M?

Anonymous said...

it's within the midst of pain that i remember the truth...thus i feel sometimes that i just have to live in pain
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Nihilistic said...

Sometimes pain has a life all its own and we do not have the tools to kill it.

Mikey said...

I really need to read his book.

Bill said...

Seriously ... I don't disagree with the quote - I agree with it. But I think it's misleading. People get caught up in pain and then try to relate it to truth, which is good. But what people don't pay attention to is that pain is enjoyable. We like feeling pain because it allows us to feel sorry for ourselves.

There's s a very good line in the movie Elizabethtown which goes, "Sadness is easier because its surrender."

Maybe that's the truth we need to know.

Krisco said...

I don't think you need pain to learn the truth always.

I do think it can be painful to look at things sometimes, and to realize the truth.

The unexamined life is not worth living. (Plato attributing to Socrates)

I quoted that a long time before I actually did it. Just to avoid the pain.