25+ Best Cutting Yourself Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational cutting yourself quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Cutting Yourself Quotes

Never praise a sister to a sister, in the hope of your compliments reaching the proper ears, and so preparing the way for you later on. Sisters are women first, and sisters afterwards; and you will find that you do yourself harm. — Rudyard Kipling

Ooccasionally I wished I could walk through a picture window and have the sharp, broken shards slash me to ribbons so I would finally look like I felt. — Elizabeth Wurtzel

When I was younger, I did self-mutilate. I’d be upset, so I’d do it, & it would calm me down. It’s a horrible way to feel better. But there are two parts of your brain – one that really wants to destroy the other. & sometimes the idea of self-destruction is very romantic. I got over that. — Christina Ricci

One night she hid the pink cotton scarf from her raincoat in the pillowcase when the nurse came around to lock up her drawers and closets for the night. In the dark she had made a loop and tried to pull it tight around her throat. But always just as the air stopped coming and she felt the rushing grow louder in her ears, her hands would slacken and let go, and she would lie there panting for breath, cursing the dumb instinct in her body that fought to go on living — Sylvia Plath

A pill to make you numb A pill to make you dumb A pill to make you anybody else But all the drugs in this world Won’t save her from herself. — Marilyn Manson

You have so much pain inside yourself that you try & hurt yourself on the outside because you want help. — Princess Diana

Delia’s arms were inscribed with a grid of self- inflicted wounds, an intricate text of self-loathing — Jay McInerney

Would you carry a razor, in case, just in case of depression? — David Bowie

There is only one effective antidote for mental suffering and that is physical pain. — Karl Marx

Hush little baby, Dont you cry, Dont cut your arms, Dont say goodbye. Put down that razor, Put down that light, It maybe hard but, You’ll win this fight. — Emily Giffin

My body is a journal in a way. It’s like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist. — Johnny Depp

Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live. — Charles Caleb Colton

Some people go shopping – I cut myself. — Angelina Jolie

Sometimes I even cut myself to see how much it bleeds It’s like adrenaline, the pain is such a sudden rush for me. — Eminem

I may not be in control of anything else, but I am in control of my body. — Karen Carpenter

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

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

There were times I felt so anxious, almost like I was crawling out of my skin, that if I didn’t do something physical to match the way I felt inside, I would explode. I cut myself to take my mind off that. I just didn’t care what happened. I had no fear. — Demi Lovato

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

I think that’s all a form of wanting to let go, of wanting to get out… It’s not something easily described or understood. — Marilyn Manson

Yes, there was something special about me, and I knew what it was. I was the kind of girl they found dead in a hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand. — Marilyn Monroe

For exactly the same reason, it is sometimes satisfying to cut yourself and bleed. On those gray [sic] days where eight in the morning looks no different from noon and nothing has happened and nothing is going to happen and you are washing a glass in the sink and it breaks – accidentally – and punctures your skin. And then there is this shocking red, the brightest thing in the day, so vibrant it buzzes, this blood of yours. That is okay sometimes because at least you know you’re alive. — Augusten Burroughs

Withholding love is a form of self-sabotage, as what we withhold from others we are withholding from ourselves. — Marianne Williamson

I wish adults would spend less energy freaking out about the cutting itself and work harder to understand what drives kids to self-harm. — Laurie Halse Anderson

I know there are some voices calling for a punitive deal that punishes Britain. That would be an act of calamitous self-harm for the countries of Europe, and it would not be the act of a friend. — Theresa May