Scars Quotes

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

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

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

Rose Fitzgerald 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 Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had healed.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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

Stephen King
“Writers remember everything...especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he'll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar.
Art consists of the persistence of memory.”
Stephen King, Misery

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

Madeline Miller
“He showed me his scars, and in return he let me pretend that I had none.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Yohji Yamamoto
“I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.”
Yohji Yamamoto

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

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

bell hooks
“Contrary to what we may have been taught to think, unnecessary and unchosen suffering wounds us but need not scar us for life. It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our own hands.”
bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

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

Gillian Flynn
“My dad had limitations. That's what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

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