Quotes About Wounds

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Cassandra Clare
“Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?"
"If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Oprah Winfrey
“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
Oprah Winfrey

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

Iyanla Vanzant
“You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them”
Iyanla Vanzant, Yesterday, I Cried

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

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

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“The worst wounds, the deadliest of them, aren't the ones people see on the outside. They're the ones that make us bleed internally.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Infamous

Brennan Manning
“In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Euripides
“Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.”
Euripides, Medea

W.B. Yeats
“THAT crazed girl improvising her music.
Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,

Her soul in division from itself
Climbing, falling She knew not where,
Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship,
Her knee-cap broken, that girl I declare
A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing
Heroically lost, heroically found.

No matter what disaster occurred
She stood in desperate music wound,
Wound, wound, and she made in her triumph
Where the bales and the baskets lay
No common intelligible sound
But sang, 'O sea-starved, hungry sea”
W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

Clive Barker
“Nothing else wounds so deeply and irreparably. Nothing else robs us of hope so much as being unloved by one we love”
Clive Barker

Isobelle Carmody
“The deepest wounds aren't the ones we get from other people hurting us. They are the wounds we give ourselves when we hurt other people.”
Isobelle Carmody, Alyzon Whitestarr

J.K. Rowling
“Some wounds run too deep for the healing.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“You don't need another Human Being to make your life complete, but let's be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn't see them as disasters In your soul, but cracks to put their love into, Is the most calming thing In this World.”
Emery Allen

Steve Goodier
“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

Ai Yazawa
“Forgetting about our mistakes and our wounds isn't enough to make them disappear.”
Ai Yazawa

Marie Lu
“Time heals all wounds. But not this one. Not yet.”
Marie Lu, Champion

Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
“There are some wounds that one can heal only by deepening them and making them worse.”
Villiers de L'Isle-Adam

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

Brennan Manning
“In Love's service, only wounded soldiers can serve.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Shannon L. Alder
“I don't understand women that call themselves a "bitch". It doesn't empower a woman. Rather, it reveals to everyone that you were deeply hurt at one time. Because of the pain your still carrying, you will continue to hurt anyone that reminds you of those moments when you let your guard down and were fooled. Sadly, it sends a clear message to the observant that you are still hurt. If only women would realize that "we all" have moments of stupidity then they would stop comparing themselves to the masses.”
Shannon L. Alder

William Shakespeare
“He jests at scars that never felt a wound.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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

J. Kenner
“Everyone breaks a little sometimes. That doesn't make you weak. It makes you wounded. And I will always be there to help you heal”
J. Kenner, Release Me

Brennan Manning
“The unwounded life bears no resemblance to the Rabbi.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Gabrielle Zevin
“Wounds are like water set to boil – they heal best left unwatched...”
Gabrielle Zevin

“Our deepest wounds surround our greatest gifts.”
Ken Page

Walter de la Mare
“God has mercifully ordered that the human brain works slowly; first the blow, hours afterwards the bruise.”
Walter de la Mare, The Return

Emily Thorne
“They say let he who is without sin cast the first stone. And to be without sin requires absolute forgiveness. But when your memories are freshly opened wounds, forgiveness is the most unnatural of human emotions.”
Emily Thorne

Sharon E. Rainey
“Time heals even the deepest wounds.”
Sharon E. Rainey, Making a Pearl from the Grit of Life

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