Quotes About Damaged

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Emma Donoghue
“Everybody's damaged by something.”
Emma Donoghue, Room

Jodi Picoult
“And that was the greatest heartbreak of all- no matter how spectacular we want our children to be, no matter how perfect we pretend they are, they are bound to disappoint. As it turns out, kids are more like us than we think: damaged, through and through.”
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

Libba Bray
“Sometimes I see things, I think. Out of the corner of my eye, taunting me, and then it’s gone. And dreams. Such horrible dreams. What if something terrible happened to me? What if I am damaged?"
The rain is a cool kiss on my sleeve as I link my arm with hers. "We’re all damaged somehow.”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Tracy Letts
“I don't know what it says about me that I have a greater affinity with the damaged. Probably nothing good.”
Tracy Letts, August: Osage County

Angela N. Blount
“Everybody’s damaged. It’s just a question of how badly, and whether you’re healing or still bleeding.”
Angela N. Blount, Once Upon a Road Trip

Melody Carlson
“I have become convinced that God thoroughly enjoys fixing and saving things that are broken. That means that no matter how hurt and defeated you feel, no matter how badly you have been damaged, God can repair you. God can give anyone a second chance.”
Melody Carlson, Damaged: A Violated Trust

Mark Barrowcliffe
“...an obsession is a way for damaged people to damage themselves more.”
Mark Barrowcliffe, The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons And Growing Up Strange

Dean Koontz
“Most people tend to think the best of those who are blessed with beauty; we have difficulty imagining that physical perfection can conceal twisted emotions or a damaged mind.”
Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas

Julie   Johnson
“No amount of soul searching would fix my past. There was no magical Band-Aid I could stick on my heart, no special glue I could use to make myself whole again. I had shattered to pieces like a fragile vase on concrete; some fragments could be roughly cobbled back together, but many of my vital parts had simply turned to dust, pulverized and scattered by the first gust of wind.”
Julie Johnson, Like Gravity

Dannika Dark
“The most self-damaging words in the English language are: try, might, and if. These are words of uncertainty. Will you fail? That is possible. But continue doubting your abilities and you’ll never succeed.”
Dannika Dark, Gravity

Kandi Steiner
“I don’t know what it is, but he makes me want to knock down all the walls I’ve put up and let him inside. And it scares the shit out of me.”
Kandi Steiner, Tag Chaser

H.M. Ward
“Don’t make me climb across this desk and slap you, because I will.”
H.M. Ward, Damaged

Mark Z. Danielewski
“Because the enormous narcissism of their parents deprived Will and Tom of suitable role models, both brothers learned to identify with absence. Consequently, even if something beneficial fortuitously entered their lives they immediately treated it as temporary. By the time they were teenagers they were already accustomed to a discontinuous lifestyle marked by constant threats of abandonment and the lack of any emotional stability. Unfortunately, "accustomed to" here is really synonymous with "damaged by.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

“The library knows that it is a temporary fix. We have a stamp for the inside front cover: BROKEN SPINE NOTED. It is like a bracelet worn by a diabetic. When you return the book with this message stamped inside, we know you're not the one responsible for this horrible thing. It was some other bastard before you. The book has a preexisting condition.”
Don Borchert

Paul Hoffman
“...the heart of a child can take forty-nine blows before it’s damaged for ever and what’s done can never be undone.”
Paul Hoffman, The Last Four Things

Nina D'Angelo
“She’s wild, unpredictable and dangerous as hell. Not just to my sanity, but to my health. She’s the kind of girl you know you’ll want forever with and forever will still not be enough. But she’s not the type of girl to give forever to you willingly. I’m pretty sure you’d have to drag it out of her kicking and screaming.” - Dominic Delaney -Damaged”
Nina D'Angelo, Damaged

Nia Forrester
“Brendan's not the guy you use to figure your shit out, Brendan's the guy you hope you get once you have figured your shit out.”
Nia Forrester, Unsuitable Men

Taylor Stevens
“Lumani had never managed a failed delivery because, in the end, no matter how skilled or how hard they fought back, pressure applied in the right places caused even the strongest men to fracture.
But this one? He'd watched her. Studied her. Observed what maybe even Uncle, the reader of people, had missed. This one was already fractured, and the lines between her broken pieces were not fissures but scar material stronger than whatever had once filled those spaces.”
Taylor Stevens, The Doll

Jane Devin
“I was fucked-up in some essential way that other people could see, but I couldn’t.”
Jane Devin

Kandi Steiner
“I knew from that moment on that all the fairy tale bullshit I was fed by Disney and everyone else was nonexistent. I stopped looking for it, got more realistic, and I’ve been fine. Until now,” I look up into Corbin’s eyes. “Until you.”
Kandi Steiner, Tag Chaser

Nina D'Angelo
“Don’t fall in love with me,” She whispered harshly, a sob catching in her throat. “I know you probably think I’m egotistical saying this, but I need your promise that you won’t do that. If you want to stay friends – or whatever the hell we’re heading towards, you have to promise me you won’t love me – not now, not ever.” - Stephanie Carovella, Damaged.”
Nina D'Angelo, Damaged

Karen Abbott
“Mother was,' June thought, 'a beautiful little ornament that was damaged.' Her broken edges cut her daughters in ways both emotional and physical, and only sharpened with age.”
Karen Abbott, American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee

Kandi Steiner
“Corbin, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to break down all the walls I have. I can’t promise you that I’ll never run again, or that I’ll never shut down. But what I can promise is that I’ve felt more alive in the past two weeks than I ever will again if you walk out of my life.”
Kandi Steiner, Tag Chaser

Nina D'Angelo
“His instincts told him he should stay the hell away from her. That he was on a road paved to hell, but he couldn’t stay away. He’d watched her every night for a month, played a silent game with her of pretending the other didn’t exist, and it never worked. He wanted to know the secret behind her eyes. He wanted to know why she carried a gun at night, ordered a glass of Johnny Walker Blue she never drank, and why she carried so much pain inside.”
Nina D'Angelo, Damaged

“Yes," I said, staring at the way the sunshine glinted, quite prettily, on the broken fragments. Odd that something so wrecked could be so beautiful.”
Harlem Dae, The Player

“That throbbing thing in my chest can hardly be called a heart. It has been wrung out and deformed into something merely functional. Nothing can revive it.”
Anna Jae

Dianna Hardy
“If she wanted this man to trust her, to open up to her, she would have to strip every last piece of herself away, like he had been stripped. That's the only way he would let her in. The challenge seemed insurmountable, maybe because he seemed insurmountable.”
Dianna Hardy, Heart Of The Wolf

Nina D'Angelo
“Stephanie has walls around her that could rival Fort Knox. She’s determined not to let me in, but I’m going to do my damnedest to get inside.”
Nina D'Angelo, Damaged

Francine Rivers
“singing has to come from the inside, and i don’t have anything left inside.’
‘really?’ Ruth said, amazed, ‘How did that happen?’
‘it all just drained out.”
Francine Rivers, Redeeming Love

“Destroy what destroys you, right?”

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