Category: Quotes

“The past can’t hurt you any more, not unless you let it.” – Alan Moore

“For a torture to be effective, the pain has to be spread out; it has to come at regular intervals, with no end in sight.” – Yoko Ogawa

“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.” – Rita Mae Brown

“I don’t think it’s weak to admit you made a mistake. That takes strength, if you ask me.” – Terry Pratchett

“A drop of blood
A parting of skin
A solemn vow to never do it again”

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” – Tecumseh

Not everyone who self-injures was or is abused as a child or adult. Often, self-injury is triggered by chronic invalidation, which means you’re constantly told by others and/or by yourself that your ideas, feelings, and concerns are wrong or bad.

“Being angry is not the same as being upset or hurt. It’s worse and can do more damage.” – Unknown

“Don’t let the past destroy what you have now” Jenny Latimer, ITV’s Heartbeat

“My head was full of wild ambitious urges to hurt myself. I tasted the ambrosia of maddened impulse. I wanted my interior pain out in my body somehow. I wanted this vague pain to be specific. That’s how I explain it.” – Charles Baxter, The Feast of Love