— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
— John O'Donohue Irish writer, priest and philosopher 1956 - 2008
— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Love
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
„It is very sad to me that some people are so intent on leaving their mark on the world that they don't care if that mark is a scar.“
— John Green American author and vlogger 1977
As quoted from Hank Green http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Green on his Twitter feed http://twitter.com/#!/hankgreen
„Some day you will know for yourself that it is almost as true to say that one recovers from all things as that there is nothing which does not leave its scar.“
— Paul Bourget French writer 1852 - 1935
Pierre Fauchery, as quoted by the character "Jules Labarthe"
The Age for Love
Context: I had a friend, a companion of my own age, who, when he was twenty, had loved a young girl. He was poor, she was rich. Her family separated them. The girl married some one else and almost immediately afterward she died. My friend lived. Some day you will know for yourself that it is almost as true to say that one recovers from all things as that there is nothing which does not leave its scar. I had been the confidant of his serious passion, and I became the confidant of the various affairs that followed that first ineffaceable disappointment. He felt, he inspired, other loves. He tasted other joys. He endured other sorrows, and yet when we were alone and when we touched upon those confidences that come from the heart's depths, the girl who was the ideal of his twentieth year reappeared in his words. How many times he has said to me, "In others I have always looked for her and as I have never found her, I have never truly loved any one but her."
„The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected rather than the endearments. What's left of kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars.“
— Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956
„The scars of your love remind me of us
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all.
The scars of your love they leave me breathless.
I can’t help feeling
We could have had it all.
Rolling in the deep.
You had my heart inside of your hand
And you played it
To the beat.“
— Adele (singer) British singer-songwriter 1988
Rolling in the Deep.
Song lyrics, 21 (2011)
„Is he all scarred now?”
“Magic gets rid of most physical scars, but I like to think I scarred him emotionally.“
— Derek Landy Irish children's writer 1974
Source: Playing with Fire
„I Am China is a parallel story about two Chinese lovers in exile – the external and internal exile that I had felt since leaving China.“
— Xiaolu Guo Chinese-British novelist and film director 1973
Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up, Chatto & Windus, 2017, page 269 (ISBN 9781784740689).
„It is also in theory, conceivable that some universal empire some day might cover the whole globe, leaving no external "barbarians" to serve as invaders.“
— Carroll Quigley American historian 1910 - 1977
Source: The Evolution of Civilizations (1961) (Second Edition 1979), Chapter 5, Historical Change in Civilizations, p. 163
„There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.“
— Harry Crews Novelist, short story writer, essayist 1935 - 2012
— Paddy Chayefsky American playwright, screenwriter and novelist 1923 - 1981
Context: Television is not the truth. Television is a goddamned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers, a football players. We're in the boredom-killing business.
— Alex Garland English novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director 1970