One Liners Self Harm Quotes
“To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.”
“But the problem with battling yourself is that even if you win, you lose. At some point – scarred and exhausted – you either accept that you must become a woman – that you are a woman – or you die. This is the brutal, root truth of adolescence – that it is often a long, painful campaign of attrition. Those self-harming girls, with the latticework of razor cuts on their arms and thighs, are just reminding themselves that their body is a battlefield.”
“Having a strong urge is like having a child throw a temper tantrum inside you, screaming “Hurt yourself!” But if you repeatedly ignore the urge’s request and don’t harm yourself, your brain will learn that urges don’t work, just as a child learns that throwing a tantrum won’t work.”
Kim L. Gratz
“There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.”
Anthon St. Maarten
“There is no advantage in my harming myself.”
“Those who don’t know how to suffer are the worst off. There are times when the only correct thing we can do bear out troubles until a better day.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Your scars are battle wounds, but you don’t see them that way. Yet.”
“You might imagine that a person would resort to self-mutilation only under extremes of duress, but once I’d crossed that line the first time, taken that fateful step off the precipice, then almost any reason was a good enough reason, almost any provocation was provocation enough. Cutting was my all-purpose solution.”
“You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul, but cracks to put their love into, is the most calming thing in this World.”
“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.”
“You are not created to stifle and suppress your emotions… taming and training what you do not understand. You just have to be courageous enough to face the unknowns, meet the wild you might not understand, and let each teach you a thing or two about love.”
“I found out to wait it out that it gets better. I wrote music instead of going to the blade.”
“Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.”
“Every lineament of the girl’s wasted body is a testament to her inner turmoil. Willow can only imagine what kind of pain she must be in to destroy herself that way. She knows there’s something ironic in her compassion for the other girl, but she can’t help feeling that this utter mortification of the flesh is far worse than anything that she herself has done.”
“One of the things that strikes me most though is how some people don’t realize they’re self-harming. The phrase ‘self-harm’ brings up thoughts of ‘cutting’, but that’s only a small portion of it. When you drink excessively to drown your sorrows to the point you throw up and can’t see straight and/or, like a girl at my school, ended up being driven to hospital to have her stomach pumped, you’ve brought harm to yourself.”
Carrie Hope Fletcher
“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.”
“I am more than my scars.”
“Only the harshest personal experiences open our eyes to the immaculate possibilities and the splendor of our world.”
Kilroy J. Oldster
“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 Fletche
“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
“I used self-injury as a coping mechanism to help me overcome the emotional stress that I was incapable of dealing with in any other way. Self-injury was a means of escape, a way to relieve the numbness, and an expression of the pain within me. Something that the police wouldn’t care about.”
“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.”
“He kisses me, and I can forget pain, forget the urges I still have to cut for the pain that erases the emotions.”
“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.”
“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
“[Those] that cut or use anything to do with self-harm, promise me tonight that you will throw away all the blades and go to what you love instead of the blade. I believe you can do it. I will be here if you feel like giving in. I love you guys so so much.”
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
“Self-harm – the world will come at you with knives anyway. You do not need to beat them to it.”
“We need to start treating ourselves how we deserve to be treated, even if you feel that no one else does. Prove to the world you ARE worth something by treating yourself with the utmost respect and hope that other people will follow your example. And even if they don’t, at least one person in the world is treating you well: YOU.”
Carrie Hope Fletcher
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
“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.”
“Never feel this bad again. Never come back to this place, where only a knife will do. Live a gentle and kind life. Don’t do things that make you want to hurt yourself. Whatever you do, every day, remember this – then steer away from here.”
“If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain — in time you will move through your pain.”
“Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.”
“Throughout it all, you are still, always, you: beautiful and bruised, known and unknowable.”
“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.”
“We all have scars; both inside and out. Use your experience to support those who are going down the same road of destruction you once went down. Know that your past is worth more than the pain you once carried, because it can now be used to comfort and give strength to another soul who is suffering. Cherish your trials and tribulations as gifts; embrace these opportunities to share the grace you have been given.”
“Being cut off from our own natural self-compassion is one of the greatest impairments we can suffer. Along with our ability to feel our own pain go our best hopes for healing, dignity, and love. What seems nonadaptive and self-harming in the present was, at some point in our lives, an adaptation to help us endure what we then had to go through. If people are addicted to self-soothing behaviors, it’s only because in their formative years they did not receive the soothing they needed. Such understanding helps delete toxic self-judgment on the past and supports responsibility for the now. Hence the need for compassionate self-inquiry.”
“Self-harm is an addiction and it’s serious whether it’s 5 cuts or 100. I myself have dealt with self-harm. I was young and alone and got beat up on all the time, and I cut to ease the pain.”
“Remember, it is not enough to be hit or insulted to be harmed, you must believe that you are being harmed. If someone succeeds in provoking you, realize that your mind is complicit in the provocation. Which is why it is essential that we do not respond.”
Self Harm Quotes
I cut myself because you wouldn’t let me cry.
I cried because you wouldn’t let me speak.
I spoke because you wouldn’t let me shine.
I shone because I thought you loved me…
To be honest I just wanna die.
It’s crazy how much one person can fuck you up, mentally.
Sometimes when I say “I’m okay”, I want someone to look me in the eyes, hug me and say “i know you’re not”
Look at your cuts. Or your burns. Or those bruises you gave yourself. Each one, is a battle with yourself that you lost.
I’m here, I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long. I will stay with you. If you need the medication again, go ahead and take it. I will love you through that, as well. If you don’t need the medication, I will love you too. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die. And after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will exhaust me.
You can’t tell how much suffering is on face thats always smiling.
Words hurt.I have scars to prove it.
Nobody cares unless you’re good popular or dead.
“I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins.”
“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.”
“As we begin to see that people who self-harm can be found in nearly every neighborhood, school, college, house of worship, or school group, we must become better informed so that we can better understand their language of pain and help them find a way out of their suffering.”
“Scars don’t matter, little one. They are the marks of the battles we have won.”
“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.”
Somehow however just knowing that I could fully expect unhappiness to return – if not predictably then nevertheless reliably – was strangely liberating. The point was that even chaos had a structure a beginning and eventually an end. It was possible to live through it. I’d been doing as much for twenty years.”
One Liners Self Harm Quotes
My scars are fading and i feel lost without them.
You keep it on the inside because that’s the safest place to hide.
No one really cares until something dramatic happens.
I don’t know if I’m getting better or just used to the pain.
Self harm isn’t just cutting.
Depression is like a war.You either win.
It sucks because i was getting better and now I’m not.
Everyone has scars that they don’t want to talk about. Mine are just on my body as well as in my head.
Most girl of my age have a pretty face , I have scars.
self harm is addictive.
You are beautiful. And you’re worth more than harming yourself.
If you give up on me, I’m going to give up on me too.
It’s funny how i can seem so happy when I’m so sad.
I will make you proud one day, i promise.
I know that as much as being broken up hurts, being aline is way worse.