Best PTSD Quotes
I have suffered pains and torture of all natures. I have heard many say, “I am a survivor.” I am not in a boat in a sea of torture awaiting to be rescued. I am a Conqueror, I am a Victor…
I am one with myself.
I AM FREE!
– Stanley Victor Paskavich
If the sound of happy children is grating on your ears, I don’t think it’s the children who need to be adjusted.
– Stefan Molyneux
A person said on a PTSD site they weren’t happy with their life but they were still breathing. I replied. Personally I love breathing I try to do it as often as I can between cigarettes..
– Stanley Victor Paskavich
War becomes a part of you. It is a feeling just as much as an experience. If you can’t feel it, you weren’t paying attention. And if you weren’t paying attention, you are probably dead anyway.
– Clint Van Winkle, Soft Spots: A Marine’s Memoir of Combat and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Understanding trauma and that we each respond to it differently will help us be supportive and nonjudgmental toward each other.
– Stephanie S. Covington, Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey For Women
Hiding my pain and acting strong, afraid to cry and show my tears, I struggle with all this years later.
– Erin Merryn, Living for Today: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness
Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.
– Peter A. Levine
I’m a stranger behind the same set of eyes that the girl in the photo holds.
– Amanda Steele, The Cliff
There are edges around the black and every now and then a flash of color streaks out of the gray. But I can never really grasp any of the slivers of memories that emerge.
– Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits
Always remember, if you have been diagnosed with PTSD, it is not a sign of weakness; rather, it is proof of your strength, because you have survived!
– Michel Templet
Complex PTSD Quotes
“People are not addicted to alcohol or drugs, they are addicted to escaping reality.” – Unknown
“You’re never truly lost if someone cares enough to come find you. Lost is waiting to be found.” — Barbara Claypole White
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Haruki Murakami
“The world is full of nice people. If you can’t find one, be one.” — Unknown
“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” — Robin Sharma
“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” — Steve Martin
“Not everyone you lose is a loss.” – Unknown
“I didn’t come this far, to only come this far.” – Unknown
“People start to heal the moment they feel heard.” – Cheryl Richardson
“On the journey to myself I’ve been so many people.” – Indigo Williams
“The best things in life aren’t things.” – Art Buchwald
“Angry people want you to see how powerful they are… loving people want you to see how powerful You are.” – Chief Red Eagle
“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Dr Seuss
“Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.” – Annette Funicello
“Let go or be dragged.” — Zen Proverb
Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again … we are survivors. If you are here today… you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it thru hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors.
– Lori Goodwin
I am Frustration. I am Memory-Lost. Sometimes I read a line a dozen times before it sticks. My creative force has slipped. I type slower, speak slower, think at a snail’s pace. I’m Life shape shifted by Post Traumatic Stress, bastardized by Fate.
– Chila Woychik, On Being a Rat and Other Observations
It is as though some old part of yourself wakes up in you, terrified, useless in the life you have, its skills and habits destructive but intact, and what is left of the present you, the person you have become, wilts and shrivels in sadness or despair: the person you have become is only a thin shell over this other, more electric and endangered self. The strongest, the least digested parts of your experience can rise up and put you back where you were when they occurred; all the rest of you stands back and weeps.
– The Throat by Peter Straub
Rose lived the same life I did, but she doesn’t have PTSD. No bad dreams, no missing memories. Sometimes I’m jealous that she seems to deal with everything better than I do. But then I’ll catch her with this hollow look in her eyes and think maybe she just disguises everything for my benefit.
Maybe she’s broken on the inside too.
– Paula Stokes, Vicarious
Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.
– Danielle Bernock, Emerging with Wings: A True Story of Lies, Pain, and the Love That Heals
I spent many years trying to make up reasons about why I had the ﬂashbacks, memories, continuous nightmares. When I ﬁnally decided to quit trying to hide from truth, I began to heal.
– Karen Marshall, Amongst Ourselves: A Self-Help Guide to Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder
Best PTSD Quotes
“It’s a war within yourself that never goes away.”
“It becomes difficult to deal with everyday life because you have hid your soul in a dark corner so it doesn’t have to face the dangerous world of the Trauma. Without your soul, you are only half a person, a machine who is constantly running from reality.”
“We were not allowed to speak of the unseen wounds of war. We were not allowed to prepare for them.”
“He is a guy who is trying to have all his stuff together, keep his head straight, but is just sort of falling apart on the inside.”
“It would have been a helluva lot easier to fall down over there and just not get back.”
“You are stronger than you think. You have gotten through every bad day in your life, and you are undefeated.” — Unknown
“PTSD: It’s not the person refusing to let go of the past, but the past refusing to let go of the person.” — Unknown
“To close your eyes will not ease another’s pain.” – Chinese Proverb
“There is nothing more dangerous than a woman who can no longer weep.” – Alfa
“When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.” — Mark Twain
“We tend to forget that baby steps still move you forward.” — Unknown
“Instead of being ashamed of what you’ve been through, be proud what you have overcome.” – Dr. Phil
“Wherever you are, be all there.” – Jim Elliot
“Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.” — Unknown
“Pain changes people.” – Unknown