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The Healing Quotes Thread!
Posted 26 October 2008 - 11:06 PM
Posted 27 October 2008 - 11:08 PM
Posted 30 November 2008 - 01:57 PM
There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
- Harry Crews
I own my insecurities, I try to own my destiny...
That I can make or break it if I choose
- Sarah McLachlan, "Perfect Girl"
Posted 17 December 2008 - 01:56 PM
- Zig Ziglar
"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye."
– Helen Keller
"No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves."
- Dwight Eisenhower
Edited by prezioso, 17 December 2008 - 01:56 PM.
Posted 21 December 2008 - 10:18 PM
- Jimi Hendrix
Edited by tasteslikecanadian, 21 December 2008 - 10:18 PM.
Posted 30 December 2008 - 08:16 PM
--Candy Finnegan, Intervention
Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:36 AM
"The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself." -Lao Tzu
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another" -Charles Dickens
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -Anne Frank
"Brave hearts don't back down" -Sophocles
"I'd like to add some beauty to life,' said Anne dreamily. 'I don't exactly want to make people know more... though I know that is the noblest ambition. But I'd love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me...To have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born.'" -Anne of Avonlea, T.M. Montgomery
Posted 27 January 2009 - 12:18 AM
two (or to) do,
four (or for) you,
I love you."
It's from 1234 by The Plain White Tees.
It makes me happy.
Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:06 PM
Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:40 AM
And it hit something inside me, and in the card isle at Schuler's, I started to cry. Really cry, like the kind of tears that have been waiting to come out for a long time. That night, I didn't need big, great, beautiful words from important people. I just needed to know that I wasn't alone. "You too? I thought I was the only one.""
Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines
Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:22 PM
Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:10 PM
"All the darkness in the world can not extinguish the light of a single candle."
~ Saint Francis
Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:24 PM
"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
"It's about realizing, painfully, you've kept that voice inside yourself, locked away from even yourself. And you step back and see that your jailer has changed faces. You realize you've become your own jailer."
"Remember that people are the least lovable when they are most in need of love."
"You decide whether you look at your reality or live pretending these feelings don't exist."
"Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin."
“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.”
"The pain of the truth is not nearly as bad as pretending the truth does not exist"