Category: Quotes

“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” – Maya Angelou

“When a hurricane damaged my father’s house, my brother rushed over with a gas grill, three coolers of beer, and an enormous Fuck-It Bucket – a plastic pail filled with jawbreakers and bite-size candy bars. (“When shit brings you down, just say ‘fuck it,’ and eat yourself some motherfucking candy.”)” – David Sedaris

“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

“Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne

“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

“So many moments of supposedly unendurable pain, now utterly forgotten. You start to think, Maybe I don’t need this anymore. Maybe I never did. I stopped cutting because I always could have stopped cutting; that’s the plain and inelegant truth. No matter how compelling the urge, the act itself was always a choice. I had no power over the urge, but the act itself was always a choice.” – Caroline Kettlewell/

“Replacement skills are crucial in overcoming SI. If people SI to reduce emotional distress, they obviously need to learn healthier ways to regulate emotions, such as mindful breathing, calming visualizations, noncompetitive exercise, journaling, or whatever they find reduces emotional arousal” – Barent Walsh Ph.D.

“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

“Don’t waste your time looking back at what you’ve lost. Move on, life is not meant to be traveled backwards.” – unknown”

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead