80+ Popular Self-Harm Quotes to Serve As a Reminder That There Is Hope.

Self-Harm Quotes

Self-harm is something you struggle with? You can feel better without harming yourself by reading the self-harm quotes that are provided here.

In order to cope with challenges and emotional concerns, some people self-harm. It manifests itself in a variety of ways, including self-inflicted wound cuts, burns, and hits as well as poisonous drug ingestion.

Self-harm could seem to be the only way to get rid of painful emotions if you’re struggling with ones that seem uncontrollable. Self-harm might serve as a temporary diversion from your issues and a temporary mood booster. Its short-term nature presents a problem. The issues’ fundamental causes are not addressed. Instead of addressing the root cause of the issue, it just offers a temporary respite.

Self-injury sufferers are aware that the temptation to hurt oneself worsens when old emotional problems resurface. The quotations below will support you on your path if you wish to stop yourself from harming yourself in the future. Knowing that you possess the necessary tools to solve your difficulties without harming yourself is crucial. The problem is not resolved by damaging your body. Problems and emotional distress should be handled from the ground up rather than self-mutilating. You may improve your life by using the quotations about self-harm that are provided here.

I can’t stop.- Shane Koyczan

It’s okay to have scars. It means you’re healing.

Stars are the scars of the universe – Ricky Maye

The wound is the place where the light enters you. – Rumi

The lines I wear around my wrist are there to prove that I exist.

The scars you can’t see are the ones that hurt the most.― Michelle Hodkin

It hurts but you don’t care, it is your therapy, with no talking – Sabrina Salas

Scars tell the story of where you’ve been. They don’t dictate where you’re going.

I made the first cut razor-thin. A gentle kiss on virgin skin.- Madeleine Kuderick

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Your scars are battle wounds, but you don’t see them that way. Yet.- Tammara Webber

Told I talked too much and made too much noise. I took up a silent hobby – Bleeding.- S. Marie

The way you speak of yourself, the way you degrade yourself into smallness is abuse. – Rupi Kaur

Evolution has taught them that pointless harm will ultimately harm themselves.- Carl Zimmer

Throughout it all, you are still, always, you: beautiful and bruised, known and unknowable.- Leila Sales  

Why do people self-harm? It’s a way to have control over my body because I can’t control anything else in my life. – Unknown

Self-Harm Quotes about Pain

Self-Harm Quotes about Pain

She cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream inside.

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

When will people understand that words can cut as sharply as any blade and that those cuts leave scars upon our souls?

Real cutters don’t cut for attention or the pain, real cutters cut for the satisfaction of being in control of something.

Why people self-harm: I feel relieved and less anxious after I cut. The emotional pain slowly slips away into the physical pain.

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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People say things meant to rip you in half but you hold the power to not turn their words into a knife and cut yourself.- Rupi Kaur

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

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

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

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

I wear my self-harm scars proudly. They represent the battles through which I have gone, and I am proud because of those battles I have won.- Aly

Hush baby, Don’t you cry, Don’t cut your arms, Don’t say goodbye. Put down that razor, Put down that light, It may be hard but, You’ll win this fight.- Emily Giffin

Self-harm doesn’t just mean cutting. It could also be: Burning, bruising, breaking, pinching, hitting, punching, hair pulling, isolating yourself, or overdosing. It’s not always obvious.

We are not proud of what we did but we are not ashamed of our scars. Every scar has its own story, and the fact that the wounds healed reminds us that things get better.

 Self-Harm Quotes to Help You to Understand


Relief from self-harming is only temporary and is followed by feelings of guilt and shame. It also takes you away from getting to know the actual ways that will make you feel better.

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

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

I was thinking about stabbing myself in the face—not actually considering stabbing myself in the face, but thinking that it would be a physical expression of how I felt.- Catherine Lacey

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

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

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

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

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To me, I see scars of courage. Inflicting them gave him the strength to survive the pain that’s plagued him all his life. I’m grateful to every one of them because he’s still here with me.- Nicola Haken

I can only take so much pain until my body is slowly overflowing with hurtful words and repressed memories, and soon they have no other way to escape so I have to cut out places for the pain to bleed from.

Self-harming is addicting. You cut because you’re angry, depressed, frustrated, sad, and desperate. But then you start cutting even without a reason. You only want to feel the pain, to see the blood, to have a scar.

… it’s remembering what it’s like to cut and cut hard. The way you have to dig the glass in, deeply, right away, to break the skin and then drag, and drag fiercely, to make a river worth drowning in.- Kathleen Glasgow

That’s when I wanted to cut. I cut to quiet the cacophony. I cut to end this abstracted agony, to reel myself back to one present and physical whole, whose blood was the proof of her tangibility.- Caroline Kettlewell

Girls are always saying things like, I’m so unhappy that I’m going to overdose on aspirin, but they’d be awfully surprised if they succeeded. They have no intention of dying. At the first sight of blood, they panic.- Rachel Klein

Inspirational Self-Harm Quotes

Inspirational Self-Harm Quotes

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

Punishments include such things as flashbacks, flooding of unbearable emotions, painful body memories, flooding of memories in which the survivor perpetrated against others, self-harm, and suicide attempts.- Alison Miller

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

My hand no longer trembled out of fear, but out of anticipation. I knew I was addicted to the rush it provided, to the release it provided from the emotional mess I had become, but I didn’t care. It wasn’t drugs. It was just a few cuts on my arm.- S.M. Koz

The blade sings to me. Faintly, so soft against my ears, its voice calms my worries and tells me that one touch will take it all away. It tells me that I just need to slide a long horizontal cut and make a clean slice. It tells me the words that I have been begging to hear: this will make it ok. – A. S.

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

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.- Cheryl Rainfield

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But the fucked-up part is once you start self-harming, you can not be a creepy freak, because your whole body is now a scarred and charred battlefield and nobody likes that on a girl, nobody will love that, and so all of us, everyone, is screwed, inside and out. Wash, rinse, fucking repeat.- Kathleen Glasgow

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. – Caroline Kettlewell

Self-harm is a state of mind which is very difficult to express and more difficult to live with. It is one of the most powerful forms of mental illness people have to deal with.

When you feel depressed and demotivated in life, you tend to get upset and get sleepless nights. Sad feelings may sink deep down in your heart and you may harm yourself.

If you are injuring yourself in any way, or even if you have the thoughts of self-punishment, then you should reach out for help.

Talking to someone you trust such as a loved one, friend, counselor, or doctor will help you to take the first step toward a successful treatment. These self-harming quotes and self-injury quotes will help you to be calm and get a hold of your overwhelming emotions.

Self-Harm Quotes that Will Uplift You

Self-Harm Quotes that Will Uplift You

This pain is comfort. It is the solace of physicality, like a touch. ― Johnny Rich

Each scar’s a cipher rimmed with old barbs and landmines, protecting its truth.- JLB

It’s like self-harm is the only friend I have who can make me feel better. ― Unknown

Numbing to the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. ― J.K. Rowling

I found out to wait it out that it gets better. I wrote music instead of going to the blade. ― Vic Fuentes

When you feel like giving up, just remember the reason why you held on for so long. ― Unknown

I can feel the hurt. There’s something good about it. Mostly it makes me stop remembering.- Albert Borris

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

Self-injury awareness day: It’s not about cuts or bruises. It’s about coping with stress, distress, and despair. ― Unknown

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Self-injury is a sign of distress, not madness. We should be congratulated on having found a way of surviving. – Cory Anderson

…when I look at my arms, I don’t think revolutionary. I think sad and painful, but not revolutionary. ― Kathleen Glasgow

How will you know I am hurting if you cannot see my pain? To wear it on my body tells what words cannot explain.- C. Blount

Unspeakable feelings need to find expression in words. However… verbalization of very intense feelings may be a difficult task. ― James A. Chu

I can’t stop thinking about cutting myself up. Visual bruises can be covered with make-up, but down to the core, I’m all bruises.- Majandra Delfino

Self-mutilation is a very different issue from suicide. It is a controlled pain personal to you, allowing you to live/exist to some degree. ― Richy Edwards

Self-Harm Quotes to Improve Your Feeling

Self-Harm Quotes to Improve Your Feeling

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

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

Scars on our souls frequently lead to scars on the outside from self-inflicted wounds. Together we can empower one another and move toward healing.- Amy Tippins

Rehashing thoughts of painful events from the past or imagining negative events of the future is self-abuse and can be more destructive than physical harm. ― Maddy Malhotra

Cutting: It is underrated, overlooked, and mocked. What people need to learn is that self-harm is a problem that needs to be solved not a fashion statement, phase, or joke of any kind. ― Unknown

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Myths About Self-Harm: Self-harm is attention-seeking. Self-harm is a goth thing. Only girls self-harm. People who self-harm must enjoy it. People who self-harm are suicidal. ― Unknown

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

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. ― Caitlin Moran

When you have a persistent sense of heartbreak and gut-wrench, the physical sensations become intolerable and we will do anything to make those feelings disappear. And that is the origin of what happens in human pathology. People take drugs to make it disappear, and they cut themselves to make it disappear, and they starve themselves to make it disappear, and they have sex with anyone who comes along to make it disappear and once you have these horrible sensations in your body, you’ll do anything to make it go away. ― Bessel A. van der Kolk