Quotes about journey, identity and trauma



"To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.”

— Chinese Proverb 


"when we decide to own our stories and live our truth we bring our light to the darkness."

- Brene Brown


“What is to give light must endure burning”

- Viktor Frankl


"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places"

- Ernest Hemingway


“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it.”  

- Charlie Chaplin


“And it’s no use to go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”

- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” 

- C.S. Lewis


"You have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs"

- Brene Brown


“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” 

- Nelson Mandela


“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, or evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.”

-Henry Miller


"You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

-Stephen King


The 2 most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
- Mark Twain

“you can`t be brave if you only have wonderful things happen to you”

- Mary Tyler Moore

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you will understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
- Benjamin Franklin


“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

-Joseph Campbell


“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” 

- Rumi