Damaged Quotes

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“Instead of saying, "I'm damaged, I'm broken, I have trust issues" say "I'm healing, I'm rediscovering myself, I'm starting over.”
Horacio Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

Nitya Prakash
“I wasn’t willing to pretend I wasn’t damaged anymore.”
Nitya Prakash

“There was retribution for what I had done, For it is evil to destroy,
Useless to restore what one has damaged, To rebuild what one has demolished.”
Miriam Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature, Volume I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms

Lauren Oliver
“You look beautiful.” Lindsay giggles, checks Elody out in the rearview. “There are some bagels under your butt, beautiful.” “Mmm, butt bagels.” Elody reaches into the bag and pulls out a bagel, half squashed, then makes a big deal of taking an enormous bite out of it. “Tastes like Victoria’s Secret.” “Tastes like thong floss,” I say. “Tastes like crack,” Lindsay says. “Tastes like fart,” Elody says, and Lindsay spits coffee on the dashboard, and I start laughing and can’t stop, and all the way to school we’re thinking of flavors for butt bagels, and I’m thinking that this—my life, my friends—might be weird or screwy or imperfect or damaged or whatever, but it’s never seemed better to me.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

L.J. Shen
“I know that they damaged you, and I still want you. I don’t even want to fix you. I just want you as you are. Broken. Misunderstood. Jerk. I want the real version, the dark version, the one who made me the saddest I’ve ever been in my life, but also the happiest.”
L.J. Shen, Vicious Love

Steven Magee
“The next time you look at a wonderful astronomical picture taken from the summit of Mauna Kea, you must remember that workers health was damaged in order to obtain it.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“It has been my experience that the astronomical industry will not rehire past staff members whose health they know was damaged by their biologically toxic high altitude workplaces.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“There is a need to set up a compensation fund for Mauna Kea Sickness (MKS) for damaged employees, their families and their survivors.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I had my long term health severely damaged by very high altitude astronomy and incorrectly thought that the government disability system would look after me.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Writing quotes is therapy for my damaged brain.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Life has turned into a fascinating experiment on how to optimize a damaged mind and body in a biologically toxic environment.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Workers compensation for occupational diseases is compensating so few damaged workers that it should probably be scrapped due to its dysfunction.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“A damaged brain and body is an opportunity to research the root causes and treatments.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“If I go down, I am taking the toxic companies that damaged my health with me.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I had my health damaged by the world’s largest telescopes and that resulted in me becoming a victim of one of the worst social security systems in the world.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Everyday is Sunday when you are disabled.”
Steven Magee

“Perhaps after that tragedy, she had no heart left. Or perhaps it was still there, but small.

However, she had decided to love that person in whatever way she could inside that small heart.”
Sakurase Ayaka (桜瀬彩香), The Kingdom of Everlasting Night and the Last Ball

Michael Bassey Johnson
“It is easy to remove a weevil from a grain, but hard to reverse the damage it does.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

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