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Quotes About Scars

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John Green
“The marks humans leave are too often scars.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Chuck Palahniuk
“I don't want to die without any scars.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Rumi
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
Rumi

Rose Kennedy
“It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”
Rose Kennedy

Khalil Gibran
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Khalil Gibran

Cormac McCarthy
“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

Kiera Cass
“The best people all have some kind of scar.”
Kiera Cass, The One

Janet Fitch
“In a perverse way, I was glad for the stitches, glad it would show, that there would be scars. What was the point in just being hurt on the inside? It should bloody well show.”
Janet Fitch

Bertolt Brecht
“The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected rather than the endearments. What's left of kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars.”
Bertolt Brecht

John Green
“I want to leave a mark.

But Van Houten: The marks humans leave are too often scars.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Leonard Cohen
“Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as a secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.”
Leonard Cohen, The Favorite Game

China Miéville
“Scars are not injuries, Tanner Sack. A scar is a healing. After injury, a scar is what makes you whole.”
China Miéville, The Scar

Wallace Stegner
“Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to
wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.”
Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird

Chris Cleave
“On the girl's brown legs there were many small white scars. I was thinking, Do those scars cover the whole of you, like the stars and the moons on your dress? I thought that would be pretty too, and I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them. We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.”
Chris Cleave, Little Bee

Jonathan Tropper
“Everyone always wants to know how you can tell when it's true love, and the answer is this: when the pain doesn't fade and the scars don't heal, and it's too damned late.”
Jonathan Tropper, The Book of Joe

M.L. Stedman
“Scars are just another kind of memory.”
M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans

Cheryl Rainfield
“Other times, I look at my scars and see something else: a girl who was trying to cope with something horrible that she should never have had to live through at all. My scars show pain and suffering, but they also show my will to survive. They're part of my history that'll always be there.”
Cheryl Rainfield, Scars

Catherine Fisher
“I have walked a stair of swords,
I have worn a coat of scars.
I have vowed with hollow words,
I have lied my way to the stars
-Songs of Sapphique”
Catherine Fisher, Incarceron

Linda Hogan
“Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there is healing.”
Linda Hogan

Jarod Kintz
“Scars exist to show that I existed. I myself don’t have any scars, but every single one of my friends has a healed up knife wound deep in their back.
”
Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

J.K. Rowling
“Jealous?...Of what? I don't want a foul scar right across my head, thanks. I don't think getting your head cut open makes you that special, myself.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Mark  Lawrence
“We die a little every day and by degrees we’re reborn into different men, older men in the same clothes, with the same scars.”
Mark Lawrence, King of Thorns

Marcia Lynn McClure
“Scars are but evidence of life," Coquette said. "Evidence of choices to be learned from...evidence of wounds...wounds inflicted of mistakes...wounds we choose to allow the healing of. We likewise choose to see them, that we may not make the same mistakes again.”
Marcia Lynn McClure, The Whispered Kiss

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Sorrow spares no one, and scars respect no person.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Infamous

“Scars show us where we have been, they do not dictate where we are going.”
David Rossi

Erin McCarthy
“Scars fade with time. And the ones that never go away, well, they build character, maturity, caution.”
Erin McCarthy, The Pregnancy Test

“My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.”
Steve Goodier

Wallace Stegner
“The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.”
Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird

Maggie Stiefvater
“As I handed her the bag, the old scars on my wrist throbbed with buried memories.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Linger

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