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  • #1
    “I have met many, many severely distressed people whose daily lives are filled with the agony of both remembered and unremembered trauma, who try so hard to heal and yet who are constantly being pushed down both by their symptoms and the oppressive circumstances of post traumatic life around them.”
    Carolyn Spring

  • #2
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

  • #3
    Virginia Woolf
    “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #4
    John Berger
    “When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.”
    John Berger, Keeping a Rendezvous

  • #5
    Margaret Atwood
    “We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
    We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

  • #6
    “Our biggest fear is not in expressing the truth but that we will be attacked or belittled because of our truth.”
    Kelli Wilson, The Clutter Breakthrough: Your Five-Step Solution to Freedom from Clutter Forever

  • #7
    Gilda Radner
    “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
    Delicious Ambiguity.”
    Gilda Radner

  • #8
    Alice   Miller
    “To forget and to repress would be a good solution if there were no more to it than that. But repressed pain blocks emotional life and leads to physical symptoms. And the worst thing is that although the feelings of the abused child have been silenced at the point of origin, that is, in the presence of those who caused the pain, they find their voice when the battered child has children of his own.”
    Alice Miller, Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries

  • #9
    “As long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself…The critical issue is allowing yourself to know what you know. That takes an enormous amount of courage.”
    Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

  • #10
    John Lennon
    “I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence.”
    John Lennon

  • #11
    “Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.”
    Robert Brault

  • #12
    Thomas More
    “But what they find most amazing and despicable is the insanity of those who all but worship the rich, to whom they owe nothing and who can do them no harm; they do so for no other reason except that they are rich, knowing full well that they are so mean and tightfisted that they will certainly never give them one red cent during their whole lives.”
    Thomas More, Utopia

  • #13
    William Faulkner
    “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
    William Faulkner

  • #14
    John Steinbeck
    “An unbelieved truth can hurt a man much more than a lie. It takes great courage to back truth unacceptable to our times. There's a punishment for it, and it's usually crucifixion.”
    John Steinbeck, East of Eden

  • #15
    Franz Kafka
    “Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #16
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #17
    Spencer Johnson
    “Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.”
    Spencer Johnson

  • #18
    Theodore Roosevelt
    “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • #19
    Czesław Miłosz
    “In a room where
    people unanimously maintain
    a conspiracy of silence,
    one word of truth
    sounds like a pistol shot.”
    Czesław Miłosz

  • #20
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “It may well be that we will have to repent in this generation. Not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say, "Wait on time.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

  • #21
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #22
    Theodore Roosevelt
    “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • #23
    Terry Hayes
    “In war, the first casualty is truth.”
    Terry Hayes, I Am Pilgrim

  • #24
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    “The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. "One word of truth outweighs the world.”
    Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

  • #25
    Joseph Campbell
    “Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.”
    Joseph Campbell

  • #26
    Susan Sontag
    “The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is.”
    Susan Sontag, The Benefactor

  • #27
    Anne Lamott
    “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should've behaved better.”
    Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

  • #28
    Hélène Cixous
    “We should write as we dream; we should even try and write, we should all do it for ourselves, it’s very healthy, because it’s the only place where we never lie. At night we don’t lie. Now if we think that our whole lives are built on lying-they are strange buildings-we should try and write as our dreams teach us; shamelessly, fearlessly, and by facing what is inside very human being-sheer violence, disgust, terror, shit, invention, poetry. In our dreams we are criminals; we kill, and we kill with a lot of enjoyment. But we are also the happiest people on earth; we make love as we never make love in life.”
    Helene Cixous

  • #29
    Pablo Neruda
    “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
    Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

  • #30
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

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