Glenn Campbell's tweet archive, searching for "pain"

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1: 2018-11-16: You can’t photograph your dreams or feelings. You can only draw or describe them. This is why we still need paint and words.
2: 2018-07-22: On July 4, 2018, I suffered blackout on the highway in Colorado, leading to a cancer diagnosis. Since then, I've engaged in the nearly painless process of fighting it, mainly in a comfortable hospital bed in Boston. For latest, see
3: 2017-06-12: There are 3 million people in Nairobi and probably 2 million very sad stories. It is painful to get to know people too well.
4: 2016-10-20: Michelangelo works hard but doesn't have what it takes. I could paint that ceiling in a week and it would be fantastic. #trumpbookreport
5: 2015-12-20: Collecting cameras, paintbrushes, musical instruments or typewriters is not the same as making great art. The tool is not the product.
6: 2015-05-26: Every mistake I've made is tattooed on my skin, visible only to me. With time the marks have faded but still there and still painful.
7: 2015-04-19: Whenever we choose to look below the surface, we see pain and desperation, so we choose not to look below the surface.
8: 2014-10-26: Edvard Munch painted countless renditions of The Scream. It makes you look like that just thinking about it: "Noooooo, not another one!"
9: 2014-08-03: Breaking up is hard to do. Deleting all those photos from Facebook is a pain in the ass.
10: 2014-07-04: RT @bybeautydamned: When fate, or karma, or god, or whatever you call it, doesn't give you what you want or gives you pain instead, assume …
11: 2014-05-10: Ironically, the only time an emu feels pain is when you are extracting its oil.
12: 2014-04-27: Norway - not a painting (Apr 12)
13: 2014-03-15: Vladimir is rapidly painting himself into a corner. Alas, instead of promoting prudence, this may mean more rash and paranoid behavior.
14: 2014-03-09: ironically, the only time an emu is in pain is when you try to extract it's oil. Re @BadDalaiLama
15: 2014-01-26: Anyone can paint themselves into a corner, and most people do.
16: 2014-01-06: My flight was delayed six hours. Thinking of suing the airline for the emotional pain and suffering of listening to irate passengers.
17: 2014-01-05: A sad fact of life is that people have to fail, painfully and catastrophically, or there is no incentive to succeed or protect oneself.
18: 2013-12-19: Poverty must be painful; otherwise no one will try to get out of it.
19: 2013-12-09: Keeping track of your own gender such a pain. If you get it wrong, the ladies all go, "Eek, get out of here!"
20: 2013-11-22: My "oil painting" of a town in southern Germany, Nov 8.
21: 2013-10-20: The deepest pain is having done something inconsistent with your own principles.
22: 2013-10-01: Pleasure and pain are like the gas gauge in your car—a reflection of underlying conditions, not an end in themselves.
23: 2013-10-01: "Pleasure and Pain" - sample chapter from The Meaning of Life, my book under construction. (9 pages)
24: 2013-09-11: Experimenting with addiction: Was prescribed Vicodin for tooth pain. Now get a headache when I DON'T take it. No such effect with aspirin.
25: 2013-08-29: RT @MailOnline: Taking painkillers can INCREASE number of headaches
26: 2013-08-22: RT @BoingBoing: Swedish seventies neoretrofuturism: the paintings of Simon Stålenhag
27: 2013-08-15: Disney paint — the greatest innovation in marketing since branded bottled water.
28: 2013-07-31: People will not change their habitual behavior until the consequences become hard and painful. Until then, words have little effect.
29: 2013-07-24: "No pain, no gain" is false if you believe that merely by experiencing pain you are guaranteeing gain.
30: 2013-07-23: My favorite highways in America: I-10 in TX & I-80 in NV. Straight. Fast. Uncomplicated. Nowhere else do the miles fly by so painlessly.
31: 2013-06-28: RT @kamtweeting: Beautiful minds don't just happen. They're welded by pain, then forged by the need to get rid of it.
32: 2013-05-28: Most people won't make painful changes unless forced to. If you become their supportive therapist, you may just be delaying that change.
33: 2013-04-17: Want to destroy someone slowly and painfully? Give them fame and fortune they did not earn.
34: 2013-03-28: New laptop! All the social benefits of a Macintosh without the pain.
35: 2013-03-06: A safety net has to at least be painful or people will use it to avoid making changes in their own behavior.
36: 2013-03-04: My Best Art Photos - photos that look like paintings, taken over past 4 years
37: 2013-02-08: As painful as loneliness may be, do not dismiss the value of regulating your own thermostat, schedule and finances.
38: 2013-02-06: My best art photos: Photo or painting?
39: 2013-01-15: Regret is so painful in humans that they usually rearrange their belief system to make it go away.
40: 2013-01-11: Nature's way, as humans experienced it for most of their history, is a short and painful life.
41: 2013-01-02: RT @nytimes: Used to Hardship, Latvia Accepts Austerity, and Its Pain Eases
42: 2012-12-14: Hobbit advice: If you arrive 45 minutes late, the movie is a lot less painful.
43: 2012-12-14: The joy of nudity is mitigated by the pain of sunburn. Maybe those privates aren't ready for the light of day.
44: 2012-12-11: Addiction is intimately connected to core self-confidence and the willingness to endure temporary pain for a greater reward.
45: 2012-11-12: The fool hears "No pain, no gain," then deliberately chooses a painful path, thinking success must follow.
46: 2012-11-11: The only thing that has a chance of changing personality is swift and painful consequences. Words are not enough.
47: 2012-11-07: Whenever I see "Hand Cooked Potato Chips", I think "Wow, dipping them in hot oil must be really painful!" (Probably Chinese labor.)
48: 2012-09-25: My photo post-processing tools: Corel Paintshop, Dynamic Photo HDR, Photosynth/ICE, Mixel.
49: 2012-09-22: "Personal Growth and the Threshold of Pain" - my new philosophy essay written this morning.
50: 2012-08-27: Handcooked potato chips sound painful. Imagine dipping each chip in hot oil. Must be Chinese workers.
51: 2012-07-28: The pain in Spain comes mainly from the drain.
52: 2012-07-18: An expert is different than an artist. An expert knows everything about paints. A artist uses them and if he is good, makes you forget them.
53: 2012-07-15: Superhero Law: When you rescue someone, they should pay a price. It has to be painful and awkward for them or they'll expect it again.
54: 2012-07-09: hubris — n. a tragic and often fatal condition of believing your own hype. Usually cured only by a painful crash.
55: 2012-07-07: A test of character is how much discomfort you're willing to endure in the present to avoid greater pain in the future.
56: 2012-07-06: The fact that your romantic partner was a shithead doesn't make it any less painful when the bond is broken.
57: 2012-06-27: RT @KilroyCafe: Personality is not open to reason, negotiation or gentle persuasion. Only extended pain has a chance of changing it.
58: 2012-06-10: RT @Kyoks1: @BadDalaiLama why marry in the first place. It doesn't ensure a good relationship long term and makes the breakup more painf ...
59: 2012-05-29: Delusions of Youth #10a: "No pain, no gain." (refusing a direct path to a goal because it seems "too easy")
60: 2012-05-29: Delusions of Youth #10: "No pain, no gain." (doing something painful and expecting to be rewarded just because it was painful)
61: 2012-05-28: Painful consequences are no guarantee of behavioral change, but they yield better results than any other option.
62: 2012-05-27: When you see someone sabotage themselves time after time, you know they're in pain. There's just little you can do.
63: 2012-05-25: Not a painting but a photo! (Mabry Mill, yesterday) More art photos:
64: 2012-05-17: RT @nainysahani: "Life is pain, your highness. Anyone who says differently is trying to sell something". - Princess Bride, 1987
65: 2012-05-17: Poverty has to be painful or no one would want to get out of it.
66: 2012-05-06: Gravity is only a theory until you go out and test it, at which point it becomes a solid and potentially painful reality.
67: 2012-05-06: Some take preemptive action at the earliest hint of a problem. Others must experience extraordinary pain first. Still others never change.
68: 2012-05-05: At birth we are the center of the universe. Maturation is the long and painful process of recognizing we are only a peripheral player.
69: 2012-05-03: RT @philosophytweet: There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Ana ...
70: 2012-03-30: Slogans are cheap, easily distributed, immediately satisfying and far less painful than action or decision.
71: 2012-03-25: How you wake up in the morning says something about your attitude toward life. Do you do it with enthusiasm or is it a painful chore?
72: 2012-03-10: When you know the easy way to do something, it is painful to watch someone do it the hard way.
73: 2012-03-08: Guilt is yours to bear. Self-inflicted pain won't change it. You can only incorporate it into your personality and future behavior.
74: 2012-03-08: Only a vengeful God would demand pain for every pain inflicted. A smart one would say, "It's okay, I forgive you, BUT DON'T DO IT AGAIN."
75: 2012-03-07: Atonement requires acknowledgement of your own guilt—which is good—but its motives are not altruistic. You want to relieve your own pain.
76: 2012-03-07: I have often thought of becoming a self-flagellating monk, but I don't think I could take the pain.
77: 2012-03-07: "Atonement" is accepting pain or discomfort to compensate for ones past sins.
78: 2012-03-07: Not having enough money is painful, but having money in excess of your needs does not bring you more pleasure. Sometimes it brings less!
79: 2012-03-07: I'm like a vampire. I can go into this place with so much pain and draw energy from it. #familycourt
80: 2012-03-05: If you give people the chance to evade their most difficult and painful responsibilities, they'll probably use it.
81: 2012-03-05: Talk won't change an emotionally driven behavior. Only painful consequences have a chance of doing that.
82: 2012-02-25: Idiots in love need their ass kicked NOW, so as to avoid a painful divorce later.
83: 2012-02-17: Having a room to myself for the same price as a hostel is not at all painful. (@ Motel 6 Helena) [pic]:
84: 2012-01-28: RT @MailOnline: Tony Alleyne: Trekkie loses his painstakingly recreated Star Trek flat to ex-wife in divorce
85: 2012-01-11: Learning to paint isn't creativity. Creativity is saying something meaningful and effective on the canvas.
86: 2012-01-10: RT @JennyKens: @BadDalaiLama its more painful than loneliness. Or we would never leave. Doesn't mean the loneliness ain't a bitch tho.
87: 2012-01-10: "Engulfment" is the loss of ones freedom and identity within a relationship. It can be as painful as loneliness.
88: 2011-12-11: To find meaning in life, you need only avoid pain with as much foresight as possible.
89: 2011-12-01: @noahWG Pro Tip: Common aspirin at the first hint of joint pain.
90: 2011-11-30: Given a credit card, most people will use it to delay painful but inevitable life changes. Change will still happen but now you're indebted.
91: 2011-11-27: Slogans are cheap, easily distributed, immediately satisfying and far less painful than action or decision. "We Support Our Troops!"
92: 2011-11-25: Love is not a savior or a miracle but a blank canvas. You have to decide what to paint on it.
93: 2011-11-10: Pain is not just physical. Many things are painful that you wouldn't expect. You have to accommodate them in your plans.
94: 2011-11-10: If you hold your hand over a candle flame, you suffer pain. Now you'll avoid it in the future. That's the starting point of wisdom.
95: 2011-11-10: You can lead a fairly meaningful existence just by avoiding pain—not just now but as far in the future as you can project.
96: 2011-11-10: You can defy the world around you, insist that it conform to your wishes, but then you're in for a whole lot of pain.
97: 2011-11-07: Just because what you are doing is difficult or painful doesn't mean you're leaving your comfort zone.
98: 2011-10-29: .@MinnieGupta “Having my nails painted to match my costume by doppelganger of Kim Jong Il" <== Will you be going as a SEXY Kim Jong Il?
99: 2011-10-27: Extremely painful to me, but actually stepped beyond the threshold of... (@ Bed Bath & Beyond)
100: 2011-10-25: Even gifts of charity should be earned. They must be painful or inconvenient or the recipient will be disinclined to help himself.
101: 2011-10-24: RT @Erekosse: @BadDalaiLama Oh, man, painful beard
102: 2011-10-19: Just passed a billboard saying, "Don't Live With Nagging Pain." Not sure if it was for a medical center or a divorce attorney.
103: 2011-10-19: This photo is not a painting, but sure looks like it. An example of HDR photography.
104: 2011-10-08: "People don’t really want to be cured. They want is relief. A cure is painful.” — @inquestioner
105: 2011-09-30: "Everybody has been living beyond their means for nearly the last decade, so the adjustment will be painful and long."
106: 2011-09-17: We like to take the darkness of the world and paint it over in bright colors.
107: 2011-07-29: You can have great knowledge of brushes, canvas and pigments, but that doesn't mean you can paint.
108: 2011-07-18: @trixieboots We're all suffering sympathetic labor pains. Let's make this happen!
109: 2011-07-15: Many can mix paints, dab them on canvas and talk about painting, but few can actually paint a compelling picture.
110: 2011-07-10: Coyote believes in "No pain, no gain". Why else would he continue pursuing the Roadrunner in the same stupid ways?
111: 2011-07-10: "No pain, no gain" misses the point. Pain alone won't overcome a bad choice of goals.
112: 2011-07-01: Is entertainment the only purpose of art—to pass the time idly and without pain?
113: 2011-06-30: "No pain, no gain" is self-fulfilling. If you've endured pain for something, you value it higher. Also known as the sunk cost fallacy.
114: 2011-05-12: People rarely change course unless change is forced upon them by a crisis or significant pain.
115: 2011-05-12: People are addicted to repetition. Once they find a pattern that isn't too painful, they stick with it.
116: 2011-05-07: @dunebat "Greetings, programs. Shabbat is almost upon us!" <== Man, that thing is a pain in the ass! All of Israel shuts down.
117: 2011-04-14: "Manic-depression" is a recurring cycle in all areas of human endeavor: expansive exuberance leading to a painful crash.
118: 2011-04-10: Pain is the most effective teacher, but even he has a tough time getting through to some people.
119: 2011-03-30: Regret is possibly the most painful human emotion, and people will do anything to avoid it.
120: 2011-03-30: Once people grow up, they start making emotional investments, and then have to defend those investments to avoid painful regret.
121: 2011-03-27: Creativity isn't what you do with paints or clay but what you do with opportunities and details of your own life.
122: 2011-03-25: Some pain may be necessary to get what you want, but pain itself guarantees nothing.
123: 2011-03-25: Pain should be avoided, generally speaking, except when necessary to achieve your goals or avoid even greater pain in the future.
124: 2011-03-23: A painter who talks incessantly about his paints is missing the point. It's what he does with them that matters! #socialmedia
125: 2011-03-22: Today, I travel continuously and painlessly, but it took me years to get here. I had to get rid of a lot of stuff, not always by choice.
126: 2011-03-21: RT @trevlutz: @BadDalaiLama Are you getting phantom 'stache pain?
127: 2011-03-20: Just by virtue of living, you find problems standing in front of you. You earn satisfaction and relief from pain in solving them well.
128: 2011-03-13: It can be painfully obvious to us how someone is heading down a bad path, but we can't tell them because they don't want to hear it.
129: 2011-03-10: The pain of withdrawing from love is just as great as the pleasure falling in.
130: 2011-03-06: The pain of a superhero is that even with his superpowers he must refuse most calls for help, because there are too many.
131: 2011-03-06: Macochism—n. religion that contends you can change the world merely by choice of computers. Believers willing to endure great pain.
132: 2011-02-08: As painful as it is to throw useful things out, that may be the only way to relieve yourself of their burden.
133: 2011-02-02: Message to my snowbound northern friends: I feel your pain.
134: 2011-01-18: If painful surgery must be performed, it is better to do it quickly than slowly. #divorce
135: 2011-01-05: Celebrity becomes a pain in the ass when you can't go to the grocery store without being spotted.
136: 2010-12-20: Parenting is not possible by positive reinforcement alone. From time to time, one has to inflict pain.
137: 2010-12-16: In childhood, there was someone looking out for us. In adulthood there isn't. Between the two is a difficult and painful transition.
138: 2010-12-09: To find meaning in life, you need only avoid pain with as much foresight as possible.
139: 2010-11-27: Slogans are cheap, easily distributed, immediately satisfying and far less painful than action or decision. "We Support Our Troops!"
140: 2010-11-12: The hard decisions of life involve accepting some pain now to avoid even greater pain later.
141: 2010-11-09: The key to great art, in any medium, is restriction. You don't want "hi-def" but "low-def", painting reality with as few pixels as possible.
142: 2010-11-07: Pain is real and reproducible. Pleasure, however, is in the eye of the beholder and may not work the second time around.
143: 2010-10-02: A mark of maturity is being able to feel the pain of others while also accepting that you can do nothing about it.
144: 2010-09-29: Pain is real, but pleasure is in the eye of the beholder.
145: 2010-09-29: Only one thing is undeniably pleasurable: relief from pain.
146: 2010-09-22: Loneliness may be painful but so is the opposite: losing yourself to the needs of others. Sometimes they feel the same!
147: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-22: RT @BadDalaiLama: Loneliness may be painful but so is the opposite: losing yourself to the needs of others. Sometimes they feel the same!
148: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-09: If one has been wronged, one wants to cause equal pain to the person who did it, but this can't change what has already happened.
149: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-09: We stay on the same road not because it is the best but because turning back is so painful.
150: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-01: For migraine pain try Trepanation(tm). Lets the good stuff in, the bad stuff out, and when you die your skull can be used as a saltshaker.
151: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-29: If you declare yourself an "ian" or an "ist", then you've stopped making true moral choices and decided to paint by the numbers instead.
152: KilroyCafe: 2010-07-13: What is familiar is more likely to guide human actions than what is safe, wise or less painful.
153: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-26: Personality is not open to reason, negotiation or gentle persuasion. Only extended pain has a chance of changing it.
154: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-10: Watching TV in Greek is just as painful as English, because I know what they're saying by inflection alone and it's BORING.
155: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-25: The pain of life is largely the product of naïve investments that don't turn out as expected.
156: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-06: Pain is real, but pleasure is in the eye of the beholder. Only one thing is undeniably pleasurable: relief from pain.
157: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-03: Part of maturity is being able to recognize suffering and feel the pain of others while also accepting that you can do nothing about it.
158: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-26: "Pain is inevitable, Suffering is optional." - Buddhist proverb
159: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-11: "Often the biggest favors introduce themselves under the guise of great pain." @nictate
160: KilroyCafe: 2009-09-03: Narcissism - a basic me-centeredness - is the position we all start from as children and escape from only through long, painful experience.
161: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-31: It can be nice to visit a museum but an enormous pain to live in one, even if you constructed it yourself.
162: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-30: Addiction is when you repeat the same activity without much pleasure only because not doing it is so painful.
163: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-24: We may remember Madonna's bustier or KISS' face paint, but whether we sing the song to ourselves 10 years later depends only on the sound.
164: KilroyCafe: 2009-07-03: Without passing judgment in ones religious beliefs, keeping Kosher (or Halal or vegan) seems like a major pain in the butt.
165: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-21: In childhood, there was someone looking out for us. In adulthood there isn't. It's a difficult and painful transition.
166: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-07: Regret is such a painful emotion that people will do anything to avoid it. They'll deny history or cripple their future to make it go away.
167: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-07: "No pain, no gain" -- usually uttered by people with inflexible goals. Better: "No brain, no gain" (Kilroy Cafe #43)
168: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-01: "No Pain, No Gain" -- not true! The subject of my latest philosophy essay: (Kilroy Cafe #43)
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