Category: Quotes

When I cut myself I feel so much better. All the little things that might have been annoying
me suddenly seem so trivial, because I’m concentrating on the pain. –Richey Edwards

It serves a lot of functions in my life. I use it as a way to punish myself, I use it as a way to medicate myself, I use it for the tension release when things get too strong or too built up. –Meredith, in Jane Wegscheider Hyman’s Women Living with Self-Injury

A decade of cutting away dead flesh,
cauterizing old scars ripped open over and over
and still it is not enough.
–Adrienne Rich, “Toward the Solstice”

And she has bite marks on her tongue from everything she never said. She would rather
bleed than say what she needs. – (Unknown)

Scar tissue has no character. It’s not like skin. It doesn’t show age or
illness or pallor or tan. It has no pores, no hair, no wrinkles. It’s like a
slip cover. –Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

Let the blood run down your arms then try and tell me everything’s okay. -(unknown)

Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
Hurt myself again today
And, the worst part is there’s no-one else to blame
-SIA, Breath Me

Scars are souvenirs you never lose. –Goo Goo Dolls, “Name”

Blood transforms the warm bath water
and, in it, I see weakly
that this was a mistake.
–Joyce Carol Oates, “Passing an Afternoon”

The plain fact of it was that I was miserable—though my misery wasn’t so much
sadness as it was a shrieking unease, a gnawing despair, which I had been trying
that morning to cut out of myself. –Caroline Kettlewell, Skin Game