“The only way to defeat pain is to recognize pain exists.” 

– Ray Lewis
“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”

-Zora Neale Hurston
“I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, 
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles. 
You will hardly know who I am or what I mean, 
But I shall be good health to you nevertheless, 
And filter and fibre your blood. 
Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged, 
Missing me one place search another, 
I stop somewhere waiting for you.”

-Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass