37+ Best Self Harm Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational self harm quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Self Harm Quotes

There’s something in us that is very much attracted to madness. Everyone who looks off the edge of a tall building has felt at least a faint, morbid urge to jump. And anyone who has ever put a loaded pistol up to his head… All right, my point is this: even the most well-adjusted person is holding onto his or her sanity by a greased rope. I really believe that. The rationality circuits are shoddily built into the human animal. — Stephen King

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

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

Yes I try to kill myself in small amounts, an innocuous occupation. Actually I’m hung up on it. — Anne Sexton

Occasionally 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

i’m back at my cliff still throwing things off i listen to the sounds they make on their way down i follow him with my eyes ’till they crash imagine what my body would sound like slamming against those rocks. — Bjork

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

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

They’ll just cut our wrists like Cheap coupons and say that death Was on sale today. — Marilyn Manson

What is good for you creatively is usually bad commercially. You thrive financially by sticking to a series and not fiddling about too much. You do yourself harm by moving away from the series and the genre. By trying things not based in that particular mode of writing, you will just lose readers. — John Connolly

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

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

My words of encouragement for teen girls suffering with eating disorders, self-harm, anything… is to get help. It’s the most important thing you can do for yourself, and it can change your life and potentially save your life. — Demi Lovato

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

If I commit suicide, it will not be to destroy myself, but to put myself back together again. Suicide will be for me only one means of violently reconquering myself, of brutally invading my being, of anticipating the unpredictable approaches of God. By suicide, I reintroduce my design in nature, I shall for the first time give things the shape of my will. — Antonin Artaud

Got a little red line that tells you, boy where the razor’s been. — Tori Amos

Help, I have done it again I have been here many times before Hurt myself again today And the worst part is There’s no-one else to blame. — Sia Furler

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

It’s just I might get distracted, and I get lost kind of easily, and sometimes I have really bad days…when, you know, I just want to hide or scream or bleed or something, and…all that… — Neil Gaiman

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

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

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

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

You never come back, not all the way. Always there is an odd distance between you and the people you love and the people you meet, a barrier thin as the glass of a mirror, you never come all the way out of the mirror; you stand, for the rest of your life, with one foot in this world and no one in another, where everything is upside down and backward and sad. — Marya Hornbacher

The woman is perfected. Her dead Body wears the smile of accomplishment. — Sylvia Plath

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

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

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

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. — Caitlin Moran

A successful suicide demands good organization and a cool head, both of which are usually incompatible with the suicidal state of mind. — Susanna Kaysen

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

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

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

Blood transforms the warm bath water and, in it, I see weakly that this was a mistake. The razor’s cut is not deep, nevertheless the blood rushes out happily in the warm water as if kin to it, the same tender substance. Rising a new person transformed with an icy sense of error I go to the sink and turn on cold water which is not friendly to blood. The cut is deeper than imagined. — Joyce Carol Oates

Moderation resembles temperance. We are not so unwilling to eat more, as afraid of doing ourselves harm by it. — Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

The window was still open.” Mr Lisbon said. “I don’t think we’d ever remembered to shut it. It was all clear to me. I knew I had to close it or else she’d go on jumping out of it forever — Jeffrey Eugenides

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