170 True Self Harm Quotes and Sayings

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“In case you didn’t know, dead people don’t bleed. If you can bleed-see it, feel it-then you know you’re alive. It’s irrefutable, undeniable proof. Sometimes I just need a little reminder.”

@Amy Efaw

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“Life will throw all kinds of obstacles our way. It’s our job to scramble over them and hunt for the little miracles tucked away, then leave some reminders for the people that follow behind us.”

@Emily Page

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“I can feel the hurt. There’s something good about it. Mostly it makes me stop remembering.”

@Albert Borris

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“Wounds turn into scars and scars make you tough.”

@Aisha Tyler

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“I stopped. She was bleeding after all. Perfect lines crossed her wrists, not near any crucial veins, but enough to leave wet red tracks across her skin. She hadn;t hit her veins when she did this; death hadn’t been her goal.”

@Richelle Mead

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“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

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“I asked her if she believed in love, and she smiled and said it was her most elaborate method of self-harm.”

@Benedict Smith

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“He’s seen it before, on other girls around her age. Sometimes on boys, but mostly it’s the girls. Cutting. Self-harm. A physical release to anesthetize mental pain.”

@Alex A. King

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“People should know about us. Girls who write their pain on their bodies. ~Louisa”

@Kathleen Glasgow

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“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

@Rikki Rogers

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“I just want to feel better. My own body is my deepest enemy. It wants, it wants, it wants and when it does not get, it cries and cries and I punish it. How can you live in fear of your own body?”

@Kathleen Glasgow

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“Emotional suffering comes as a result of trying to control the uncontrollable”

]@Matt Purcell

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“A pattern of raised crisscrossed scars, some old and white, others more recent in various shades of pink and red. Exposing the stress of the structure underneath its paint”

@Amy Efaw

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“In most cases, the more you search for a physical cause of your pain, the further away you get from the true origins.”

@Charles F. Glassman

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“stars are the scars of the universe”

@Ricky Maye

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“I told her once I wasn’t good at anything. She told me survival is a talent.”

@Susanna Kaysen

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“Throughout it all, you are still, always, you: beautiful and bruised, known and unknowable.”

@Leila Sales

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“The courage to live brings its own rewards.”

@Rachel L. Schade

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“Self-harm – the world will come at you with knives anyway. You do not need to beat them to it.”

@Caitlin Moran

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“The shadows of life add depth and dimension to our journey, like route markers along our path. They are never intended to dominate our life with darkness, neither do they determine our ultimate destiny.”

@Anthon St. Maarten

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Short Quotes for Self Harm

“…when I look at my arms, I don’t think revolutionary. I think sad, and pain, but not revolutionary.”

@Kathleen Glasgow

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“Self-destructiveness may be a primary form of communication for those who do not yet have ways to tame their excruciating inner conflicts and feelings and who cannot yet turn to others for support.”

@James A. Chu

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“Hush little baby, Dont you cry, Dont cut your arms, Dont say goodbye. Put down that razor, Put down that light, It maybe hard but, You’ll win this fight.”

@Emily Giffin

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“Self-harm is not an uncommon experience, nor is it a shameful defect or personal failure, it happened to me because I wasn’t able to manage intense emotional distress.”

@Ruby Elliot

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“And wishes, truly wishes, that she could say the same herself. Because hurting herself would be so much easier.”

@Amy Efaw

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“Self-harm or substance abuse being common ways in which BPD sufferers tend to block their unwanted emotions; this is not weakness but simply that the condition makes it so difficult to regulate your reactions.”

@Emily Laven

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“No neurotic harbors thoughts of suicide which are not murderous impulses against others redirected upon himself.”

@Sigmund Freud

The results of these investigations validate the century-old insight that traumatized people relive in their bodies the moments of terror that they can not describe in words.”

@Judith Lewis Herman

“I made the first cut razor thin. A gentle kiss on virgin skin.”

@Madeleine Kuderick

“Negative self-talk will not change your habitual thinking; it will only make you feel bad and start to solidify a lack of self-esteem which will invariably crush developing leadership attributes. Few things are more harmful than negative self-talk.”

@Chris Ewing

“The use of self control is like the use of brakes on train. It is useful when you find yourself in wrong direction but merely harmful when the direction is right”

@Bertrand Russell

“As convincing as it may seem, physical pain often arises merely to distract us from emotional pain.”

@Charles F. Glassman

“The scars you can’t see are the ones that hurt the most.”

@Michelle Hodkin

“I know good things have happened, don’t mistake an expression of pain for a lack of thankfulness.”

@Ashley Nikole

“Why bother inflicting enormous pain on yourself when sooner or later Life would certainly get around to doing it for you?”

@Jeff Lindsay

“Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome.”

@E.A. Bucchianeri

“That’s when I wanted to cut. I cut to quiet the cacophony. I cut to end this abstracted agony, to reel my selves back to one present and physical whole, whose blood was the proof of her tangibility.”

@Caroline Kettlewell

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”

@Chuck Palahniuk

“Loving the wrong person is self-harm”

@R.H. Sin

“If you want to help people, ask why they are in so much pain that they are driven (there’s that word again) to escape from it through ultimately self-harming habits or substances.”

@Timothy Ferriss

Just Quotes On Self Harm

“Self-pity is spiritual suicide. It is an indefensible self-mutilation of the soul.”

@Anthon St. Maarten

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”

@George R.R. Martin

“It’s the truth I’m after, and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance.”

@Marcus Aurelius

“If you expect life to be easy, challenges will seem difficult. If you accept that challenges may occur, life will be easier.”

@Rob Liano

“If people could just understand how it actually felt to be depressed, obsessed, frightened, out of control, maybe they’d be more tolerant, more understanding.”

@Victoria Leatham

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”

@J.K. Rowling

“In all of your living, don’t forget to live.”

@Ricky Maye

“We both knew what it was to hurt our bodies. It’s a strange reason to bond with someone, but I think we both needed to feel understood, and, even though we couldn’t love ourselves, we could love each other.”

@Melissa C. Water

“I didn’t feel that I had any good qualities. Or rather, none were good enough. Nothing I did or said was good enough, but I couldn’t make anyone understand the way I felt.”

@Victoria Leatham

“When you feel at sea in an abyss of emotions, reconnecting to the beauty of your soul can be difficult, but it is never impossible.”

@Lorraine Nilon

“I had no idea that the simple act of running a sharp blade across my wrist would change everything so completely. I wasn’t after happiness anymore. I just wanted to survive.”

@Victoria Leatham

“You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drowning in its monstrosity.”

@Alysha Speer

“Unspeakable feelings need to find expression in words. However… verbalization of very intense feelings may be a difficult task.”

@James A. Chu

“You don’t feel like you’re hurting yourself when you’re cutting. You feel like this is the only way to take care of yourself.”

@Marilee Strong

“What I wanted was a simple response. I didn’t want to feel, that was too difficult. I wanted to hurt, I wanted real, tangible, physical pain. That I could understand.”

@Victoria Leatham

“We all bear scars,… Mine just happen to be more visible than most.”

@Sarah J. Maas

“it hurts but you don’t care , it is you therapy , with no talking”

@Sabrina Salas

“God is so much bigger than our ‘what ifs’ that he can turn them into ‘why not’s”

@Gary Rohrmayer

“Love can be a form of self-harm. Craving affection can devastate”

@Mohamed Ghazi

“Whatever awful things you go through, however miserable you feel, those feelings will pass. But don’t think for one second you can’t show them now anyway. Who does it help keeping them in?”

@Alexandra Duffy

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“That’s what was in my head in the attic when I took broken glass from my tender kit and began to cut myself into tiny pieces.”

@Kathleen Glasgow

“She felt so much emotionally, she would say, that a physical outlet – physical pain – was the only way to make her internal pain go away. It was the only way she could control it.”

@Richelle Mead

“I moved in front of the medicine cabinet. If I looked in the mirror while I did it, it would be like watching somebody else, in a book or a play.”

@Sylvia Plath

“Many times we are our worst enemy. If we could learn to conquer ourselves, then we will have a much easier time overcoming the obstacles that are in front of us.”

@Stephan Labossiere

“They should tell you, right when you get here, that that part of wishing is over. What we’ve done, no one will love us. Not in a normal way.”

@Kathleen Glasgow

“If you take drugs to feel numb and it becomes an addiction that you can’t break, you’ve self-harmed. When you starve yourself or binge eat to fit the latest fashions, you’re pushing your body further than it can go.”

@Carrie Hope Fletcher

“Some days, it was enough just to know that I had a packet of blades in the house. They were a cold, very sharp, security blanket.”

@Victoria Leatham

“Only the harshest personal experiences open our eyes to the immaculate possibilities and the splendor of our world.”

@Kilroy J. Oldster

“There are too many people in my head. I claw at my body to get them out, to peel out the blackness spreading inside me. I’m running blind, ghosts swallowing me.”

@Kathleen Glasgow

“I am more than my scars.”

@Andrew Davidson

“The past does not define me, it ignites me. The past is not a piece of me, it has placed me”

@Ricky Maye

“When clients self-harm, for example, these days, we understand their actions to be instinctive, rather than thought out—an effort to regulate or relieve, rather than punish.”

@Janina Fisher

“Self-mutilation is a very different issue to suicide. It is a controlled pain personal to you, allowing you to live/exist to some degree.”

@Richy Edwards

“Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.”

@Vironika Tugaleva

“Trying to destroy yourself gives a pretty clear message and it’s not one I think you’d like. Sounds a bit like, “I’m too self-centered to be constructive, so I have to open a vein…”

@Thomm Quackenbush

“I found out to wait it out that it gets better. I wrote music instead of going to the blade.”

@Vic Fuentes

“Half the harm that is done in this world Is due to people who want to feel important.”

@T.S. Eliot

“If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any thought or action, I shall gladly change. I seek the truth, which never harmed anyone: the harm is to persist in one’s own self-deception and ignorance.”

@Marcus Aurelius

“Nobody wants to tell a truth which harms himself.”

@Toba Beta

“Your scars are battle wounds, but you don’t see them that way. Yet.”

@Tammara Webber

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“When I felt as though I had reached land, it was like I was on a deserted sandy beach, feeling isolated and afraid to share with anyone the memories that haunted me.”

@Erin Merryn

“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

“My heart is sinking and my chest physically aches from the heavy sadness that it carries within.”

@Shannon Perry

“Denial can be a most useful, temporary shield. Unfortunately, such flimsy armor will not last a lifetime. It is best to face your past, and do so quickly before your past returns to face you.”

@André Chevalier

“Perhaps the most tragic way that self-deception harms us is that we start believing our lies and we teach them to others.”

@Cortney S. Warren

“I am not “cured” – I know I never will be. I will always crave that pain to keep me centered. I will always be just a little astounded when I get through a crisis without putting a blade to my flesh.”

@J. Kenner

“This pain is comfort. It is the solace of physicality, like a touch.”

@Johnny Rich

“Those who don’t know how to suffer are the worst off. There are times when the only correct thing we can do is to bear out troubles until a better day.”

@Deng Ming-Dao

“Nobody ever stays the same after someone they know tries to kill themselves…”

@dee Juusan

“Self-injury is a sign of distress not madness.”

@Corey Anderson

“Take control of your emotions before your emotions take control of you.”

@Scott Dye

“He kisses me, and I can forget pain, forget the urges I still have to cut for the pain that erases the emotions.”

@Jasinda Wilder

“Being self-sufficient is not selfish; it is a need. Harming others or yourself is not selfish because it will never benefit the self; it is just stupid.”

@Elizabeth Cartwright

“Trying to destroy yourself gives a pretty clear message and it’s not one I think you’d like. Sounds a bit like, “I’m too self-centered to be constructive, so I have to open a vein.”

@Thomm Quackenbush

“What possesses them, these young girls with a talent for self-immolation?”

@Margaret Atwood

“Self-destructiveness may be a primary form of communication for those who do not yet have ways to tame their excruciating inner conflicts and feelings and who cannot yet turn to others for support.”

@James A. Chu

“Remember who you really are. You cannot be destroyed or hurt. You cannot be harmed or killed. You, the real you, will always be present and powerful.”

@Vironika Tugaleva

“There is no advantage in my harming myself.”

@Alice Jamieson

“Don’t ever forget you are beautiful, although your life, your past and your present situation may be ugly. You are beautiful.”

@Ricky Maye

“To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.”

@Arthur Schopenhauer

“If we truly loved ourselves, we’d never harm another. That is a truly revolutionary, celebratory mode of self-care.”

@Sharon Salzberg

“The tests we face in life’s journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face.”

@Kemi Sogunle

“I am so angry all the time, and so sad, and it screams inside me and never stops. Cutting is the only thing that eases me.”

@Zoë Marriott

“Scars don’t matter, little one. They are the marks of the battles we have won.”

@Helen Dunmore

“When you are authentic without an intent to harm others, you give yourself an awesome feeling which is the feeling of self-love.”

@John Kuypers

“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.”

@Henry Rollins

“Evolution has taught them that pointless harm will ultimately harm themselves.”

@Carl Zimmer

“I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins.”

@Hermann Hesse

“Change is inevitable. Progression is a choice. We all move, but are you going to move forward?”

@Ricky Maye

“The depth of the feeling continued to surprise and threaten me, but each time it hit again and I bore it…I would discover that it hadn’t washed me away.”

@Anne Lamott

“I no longer have any fear of pain because I’m the one inflicting it and can decide when it stops.”

@Maude Julien

“Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.”

@Conrad Joseph

“It’s important to keep in mind that most people have no idea how to respond effectively to someone who self-harms.”

@Kim L. Gratz

“If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain — in time you will move through your pain.”

@Bryant McGill

“A lot is being done to cure physical self-harm, and yet it’s a by-product of mental self-harm!”

@Maddy Malhotra

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

@Kahlil Gibran

“But it is only a fool who does not know that freedom is paid for in old clotted blood, in fresh reapings of it, in renewed scarifications.”

@Akwaeke Emezi

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

@Oprah Winfrey

“I wonder if it’s meant to be punishment for something one can’t forgive oneself for. Or an external expression, Lady Queen, of an internal pain? Or perhaps it’s a way to realise that you actually do want to stay alive.”

@Kristin Cashore

“This might surprise you, but one of the best ways to manage your emotions is simply to experience that emotion and let it run its course.”

@Kim L. Gratz

“Self-harm is not an uncommon experience, nor is it a shameful defect or personal failure, it happended to me because I wasn’t able to manage intense emotional distress.”

@Ruby Elliot

“Every action that you take – that your disorder tells you to take – is self-harming in the short and long term.”

@Priyavrat Thareja

“I want her sinful arms wrapped around me, bloodied and angry and triumphant in shame.”

@Miriam Joy

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