Wounding Quotes

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Ambrose of Milan
“No one heals himself by wounding another.”
St. Ambrose

John Bunyan
“Conversion is not the smooth, easy-going process some men seem to think... It is wounding work, this breaking of the hearts, but without wounding there is no saving... Where there is grafting there will always be a cutting, the graft must be let in with a wound; to stick it onto the outside or to tie it on with a string would be of no use. Heart must be set to heart and back to back or there will be no sap from root to branch. And this, I say, must be done by a wound, by a cut.”
John Bunyan

Thornton Wilder
“It was full of wounding remarks rather brilliantly said, perhaps said for the sheer virtuosity of giving pain neatly. Each of its phrases found its way through the eyes of the Marquesa, then, carefully wrapped in understanding and forgiveness, it sank into her heart.”
Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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