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Top 15 Emotional Scars Quotes

Emotional Scars Quotes

This post contains some of the best emotional scars quotes.

Emotional Scars Quotes

1.“Betrayal is a more subtle, twisted feeling than terror. It burns and eats, but terror stabs right through.” ― Wendy Hoffman

2. “Except it lasts longer and leaves deeper scars. A divorce releases the most primitive emotions; the ugliest, raw feelings. Emotionally wounded people do their best to inflict pain upon the other party, but rather than using claws they use divorce lawyers.” — William Shatner

3. “I don’t want people to fall in love with my smile, my face or my body. I am waiting for somebody to love the mess I can be and fall in love with my emotional scars.” ― Karon Waddell

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4. “I’ve always felt safer at night. You can be much more forgiving of yourself, not to mention the world and everyone in it, when your shortcomings aren’t threatened by the brazen light of day. And by shortcomings, I mean damage. The scars are still there, but at least they’re easier to hide. I never understood why they shine a fluorescent spotlight in the faces of alleged culprits in old movies to get them to tell the truth. Put me to bed and turn off the lights. I’ll tell you everything. I’ll be who you want me to be, I’ll be honest. I’ll be who I want to be, I’ll be braver. Just don’t ignore me. I really do want to be stronger, sweeter, less afraid all the time. Maybe it’s a within-the-womb thing, but it’s safer in the dark. What they should really warn you about is the light.” ― Anne Clendening

5. “I’d never known that I could feel this broken and whole at once.” ― Rachel L. Schade

“Many people feel like they were born into the wrong family. Nevertheless, adults must take responsiblity for the pain of the past and create a productive life in the present.” ― James P. Krehbiel

6. “Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being.” ― Jean-Yves Leloup

7. “The damage and invisible scars of emotional abuse are very difficult to heal, because memories are imprinted on our minds and hearts and it takes time to be restored. Imprints of past traumas do not mean a person cannot change their future beliefs and behaviors. as people, we do not easily forget. However, as we heal, grieve, and let go, we become clear-minded and focused to live restore and emotionally healthy.” ― Dee Brown

8. “The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not as obvious. In fact, even among women who have experienced violence from a partner, half or more report that the man’s emotional abuse is what is causing them the greatest harm.” — Lundy Bancroft

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9. “These kinds of wounds can never be seen with the eye. When tears leave scars, they are left on the heart.” – Allison K. Dagney

10. “We’ve been through a lot, and though many of the wounds have healed, the scars they’ve left behind still throb every now and then.” ― Neha Yazmin

“When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves.” ― Jess C. Scott

11. “Yet emotional abuse still imprinted those invisible scars that would remain in me forever. Within me, there was evidence of love bombs, verbal lashings, and emotional bruises. Defeat from mental mixed martial arts left me stunned.” – Allison K. Dagney

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

13. “Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there is healing.”  – Linda Hogan

14. “When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.” – Rabindranath Tagore

15. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” – Rumi

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