Quotes About Wounded

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Nora Roberts
“The wounded recognized the wounded.”
Nora Roberts, Rising Tides

Shannon L. Alder
“Sensitive people care when the world doesn't because we understand waiting to be rescued and no one shows up. We have rescued ourselves, so many times that we have become self taught in the art of compassion for those forgotten.”
Shannon L. Alder

“We are all broken and wounded in this world. Some choose to grow strong at the broken places.”
Harold J. Duarte-Bernhardt

Emm Cole
“...our souls may be consumed by shadows, but that doesn't mean we have to behave as monsters.”
Emm Cole, The Short Life of Sparrows

Sarah J. Maas
“And I didn't think even eternity would be long enough to fix me.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

Ann Aguirre
“So I make no effort to hide my pain. I don’t ever put it all on display like this—but for today and all the rest of the days of the trial, I must. My every flinch, every flicker of pain, will be
magnified a hundred times over, then dissected by the pundits and talking heads. But I’m told it’s necessary; the world needs to see me vulnerable and wounded. I cannot appear not to care or to lack remorse, but that removes a crucial component of my self- defense mechanism and leaves me bleeding for all the world to see. I suppose that’s rather the point.”
Ann Aguirre, Aftermath

Sally  Green
“You've been away a long time. Were you lost?' He sounds lost himself, half strangled and fighting to stay conscious.
'Wounded, not lost,' I tell him, but I do feel lost.”
Sally Green, Half Lost

Lisa Tenzin-Dolma
“Chiron reminds us that only through recognising and accepting our inner wounds can we find true healing.”
Lisa Tenzin-Dolma

Munia Khan
“Some pain has no relief,it can only be sealed
You can grasp the wound to feel the scar unhealed.”
Munia Khan

Toba Beta
“When you saw a wounded who cry out for help,
you may be the one sent by God to bring a favor.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

John L'Heureux
“What a strange thing it is to recognize a sound like the shriek of a wounded animal, when you've never heard the shriek of a wounded animal.”
John L'Heureux, An Honorable Profession: A Novel

Peter S. Beagle
“If he had even blinked, she would have been gone; but he did not blink, and he held her, as he had learned to hold griffins and chimeras motionless with his steady gaze. Her bare feet wounded him deeper than any tusk or riving talon ever had, but he was a true hero.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Dianna Hardy
“Some wounds were worth bearing for the healing they brought.”
Dianna Hardy, Summer's End

Gemma B. Benton
“Let your heart sing from those wounded places.
When you sing your song with everything you've got,
it will not only heal you, but it will heal all of us through you.”
Gemma B. Benton, Then She Sang A Willow Song: Reclaiming Life and Power with the Ancestors

bell hooks
“As more people have found the courage to break through shame and speak about woundedness in their lives, we are now subjected to a mean-spirited cultural response, where all talk of woundedness is mocked. The belittling of anyone's attempt to name a context within which they were wounded, were made a victim, is a form of shaming. It is psychological terrorism. Shaming breaks our hearts. All individuals who are genuinely seeking well-being within a healing context realize that it is important to that process not to make being a victim a stance of pride or a location from which to simply blame others. We need to speak our shame and our pain courageously in order to recover. Addressing woundedness is not about blaming others; however, it does allow individuals who have been, and are, hurt to insist on accountability and responsibility both from themselves and from those who were the agents of their suffering as well as those who bore witness. Constructive confrontation aids our healing.”
bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

John Mark Green
“I am no blank slate for love to write on.
My heart has walls marred with cracks,
bloodstains, and bullet holes;
graffitied over by past lovers.”
John Mark Green

John Mark Green
“Rusted Flowers

From her heart’s
tear-salted soil,
rusted flowers grew.
A serrated beauty;
wounding all those
who bent near.”
John Mark Green

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I must be ever so careful to remember that my pain is a precious salve that when used in the service of others can heal a thousand wounds and more. And I must likewise remember that if I do not use it as such, I have done nothing more than wound myself yet again.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

T.F. Hodge
“That sassy low classy, but dress real cheap-fly-n-fancy, with a chip on her shoulder -- she's just a bitterly wounded dove, wanting to be sieged by love.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Stéphane Audeguy
“One dead body required two men either to bury it or to transport it to the rear. A wounded soldier, on the other hand, immobilized five men for an indeterminate amount of time; and who knew whether it was even worth the effort.”
Stéphane Audeguy, The Theory of Clouds

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I am wounded," he answered, "wounded; it will never really heal.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

George R.R. Martin
“A real wolf would finish a wounded animal.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

Krystal Sutherland
“I know you want her back, kid. And I know that people saying things like 'there are plenty more fish in the sea' is only going to make you hurt more. And I could tell you all about the science of what your brain is going through right now. How it's processing a pain as intense as hitting a nerve in your tooth, but it can't find a source for that pain, so you kind of feel it everywhere. I could tell you that when you fall for someone, the bits of your brain that light up are the same as when you're hungry or thirsty. And I could tell you that when the person you love leaves you, you starve for them, you crave them, Heartbreak is a science, like love. So trust me when I say this: you're wounded right now, but you'll heal.”
Krystal Sutherland, Our Chemical Hearts

“Sensitive people are the heart of the world. Sensitive hearts will save this world if they are empowered. Caring deeply and feeling deeply is a gift. But it's important to shift it out of victim and wounded and into the strength and blessing that it truly is and can be.”
Eileen Anglin

“Ever since she was a young girl, [Patricia Highsmith] had felt an extraordinary empathy for animals, particularly cats. The creatures, she said, 'provide something for writers that humans cannot: companionship that makes no demands or intrusions, that is as restful and ever-changing as a tranquil sea that barely moves'. Her affection for cats was 'a constant as was feline companionship wherever her domestic situation permitted,' says Kingsley. 'As for animals in general, she saw them as individual personalities often better behaved, and endowed with more dignity and honesty than humans. Cruelty to or neglect of any helpless living creature could turn her incandescent with rage.' Janice Robertson remembers how [...] Highsmith was walking through the streets of Soho when she saw a wounded pigeon lying in the gutter. 'Pat decided there and then that this pigeon should be rescued,' says Janice. 'Although I think Roland persuaded her that it was past saving, she really was distraught. She couldn't bear to see animals hurt.' Bruno Sager, Highsmith's carer at the end of her life, recalls the delicacy with which the writer would take hold of a spider which had crawled into the house, making sure to deposit it safely in her garden. 'For her human beings were strange - she thought she would never understand them - and perhaps that is why she liked cats and snails so much,' he says.”
Andrew Wilson, Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

Paul Auster
“The walking wounded, opening their veins and bleeding in public.”
Paul Auster, Sunset Park

Edna Ferber
“A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.”
Edna Ferber, A Kind of Magic

André Aciman
“I think everyone is wounded in their sex,” I said. “I can’t think of one person who isn’t.”
André Aciman, Enigma Variations

Shannon L. Alder
“Her wounds brought her a great source of power because they lived in the same place as her heart.”
Shannon L. Alder

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