Category: Quotes

“Once again, I wanted to kill something in myself, wanted to bleed it out until I was left with the bare, clean baseline, the absolute zero from which point I could rebuild a better version of myself.” – Caroline Kettlewell

“To deliberately hurt yourself is too counter-intuitive. It’s not as if I’ve never been self-destructive before, but it was always in the context of trying to make life more bearable, to make living through some sad moment more tolerable. But a deliberate overdose is not part of a night out or a party: It is self-destruction for its own sake, and it is consequently the purest and most deliberate act deliberate act of hatred I have ever committed.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel

“My scars ought to be a charm bracelet of mnemonics, each a permanent reminder of its precipitating event, but maybe the most disturbing thing I can say about my history of cutting is that for the most part I can’t even remember the whens and the whys behind those wounds. It didn’t take much to make me cut.” – Caroline Kettlewell

“So many moments of supposedly unendurable pain, now utterly forgotten. You start to think, Maybe I don’t need this any more. 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

“Almost all my life I’ve been frightened and afraid
I’ve been best friends with a razor blade
With the fissure on my wrist
I’ve felt the sharp edge of a knife its bitter blade deep inside me”
– (unknown)

“What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.” – Aristotle

“Suddenly I grasped what was happening- they were all trying to save me. I never thought I was worth saving.” – Albert Borris

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

“Suddenly I grasped what was happening- they were all trying to save me. I never thought I was worth saving.” – Albert Borris

“You are the person who can truly cry, not the blade” – MysteriousAndDelirious