Quotes for Survivors
These quotes are about something I have thinking hard about lately, overcoming. We all have something we have to persevere through, whether it be health issues, abuse, assault, economic problems – we all struggle. Hopefully these thoughtful people will inspire you, like they have me, to overcome your obstacles.
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
give me life, give me pain, give me myself again
In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it.
Every time I say something they find hard to hear, they chalk it up to my anger, and never to their own fear.
When you live in the shadow of insanity, the appearance of another mind that thinks and talks as yours does is something close to a blessed event.
If you always watch the demons behind you, then you will never see the angels ahead.
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
to be nobody-but-myself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make me everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting
Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.
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.
Though I can’t change what happened, I can choose how to react. And I don’t want to spend the rest of my life being bitter and locked up.
And my absolute favorite:
If you’re going through hell, keep going.