Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 69
Kind Sure

There's a certain kind of insular, old-fashioned, upper-class Britishness that gives me the spooks. I am sure that comes from a boarding-school trauma.

- Alain de Botton

Art Journey

Trauma happens in relationships, so it can only be healed in relationships. Art can't provide healing. It can be cathartic and therapeutic but a relationship is a three-part journey.

- Alanis Morissette

Lucky Very

Trauma creates one of four types of people: victims, rescuers, or perps - and if you're really lucky and really strong and very willing and brave, survivors.

- Allison Anders

Injuries Grow

As many know, brain injury comes in many forms. The two most prevalent brain injuries - stroke and trauma - affect more than 2.2 million Americans, and these numbers are expected to grow.

- Allyson Schwartz

Biotechnology Could

If only the human body could handle trauma as well as biotechnology stocks do.

- Alex Berenson

Shock Cause

No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.

- Alfred Adler

Idea Imprinted

I did have imprinted on me the idea of trauma that changes things dramatically and suddenly. As a writer, I return to that again and again because it fascinates me, and it's where I come from, in a sense.

- Ann Packer

Goes Psyche

Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma, so does the human psyche go into shock after the impact of a major loss.

- Anne Grant

Next Very

As a children's author, reviewers are generally very nice to you. I only ever wrote one adult book and received such a kicking for it that I was in trauma for the next six months.

- Anthony Horowitz

Stress Literally

I literally should go to a Twitter therapist, just the 10 years of stress and trauma with this company.

- Chris Sacca

Through Been

Most people are remarkably resilient. Even those who have been through war or great loss often find reservoirs of strength. But the legacy of trauma is a heavy burden to bear.

- Christina Baker Kline

Think No Question

I don't think that trauma is an illusion; there is no question in my mind that circumstances beyond our control can shape and define us. But ultimately, we make choices about letting ourselves be defined by our pasts.

- Christina Baker Kline

Other Stories

I would have liked to be on the streets of Manhattan during 9/11. My working theory is that people are much kinder to each other in times of trauma than we tend to portray in our stories.

- Claire Cameron

Think Footloose

I began to think that there was a place for 'Footloose' to get retold again, that there was actually a more conducive political climate, an emotional climate to explore a town that has experienced a trauma and a shock, and starts overreacting.

- Craig Brewer

Always Extent

Any radical change or trauma always makes for interesting subject matter, but then all stories deal, to some extent, with the disjuncture between past and present.

- Damon Galgut

Delusion Became

Vietnam and Iraq are part of the same national trauma and delusion; we folded the war up when Reagan became president and unpacked it with Bush.

- David Means

Grateful Faster

Grateful people may recover faster from trauma.

- Deborah Norville

Childhood Had

I had absolutely no trauma in my childhood. If anyone ever assumed that my books were autobiographical, they'd be sorely disappointed, because none of these things happened to me.

- Jodi Picoult

Veteran Dislocation

No person can escape Einsteinian relativity, and no soldier or veteran can escape the trauma of war's dislocation.

- Joe Haldeman

Loss However

However light-hearted you try to be about it, the loss of youth, and everything that goes with it, is quite a trauma.

- Julian Clary

Think Funny People

I think I knew I was funny in Elementary School. I think most funny people realize it when they're young. It tends to come out of stress or trauma - something that makes you want to be funny.

- Julie Brown

Bad Average

I come from a world where the word 'trauma' doesn't exist, because we are too poor. I didn't have an easy life compared to the average European. But compared to the average African, it wasn't all that bad.

- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Job Psychological

The psychological trauma of losing a job can be as great as the trauma of a divorce.

- Barbara Ehrenreich

Head Over

There are the medical dangers of football in general caused by head trauma over repetitive hits.

- H. G. Bissinger

Damage Principle

Yes, the concept that blunt-force trauma of the head causes brain damage is a generally accepted principle of medicine. That is why I was so appalled by the NFL doctors who were denying my work.

- Bennet Omalu

Traumatic Means

Chronic means long term. Traumatic means associated with trauma. Encephalopathy means a bad brain.

- Bennet Omalu

Normal Minor

The hemorrhages in vitamin K deficiency develop in this way that minute vascular lesions caused by minor mechanical trauma are not closed by rapid clotting, as is the case in normal animals.

- Henrik Dam

Seventies Applying

The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions.

- Henry Kissinger

Through Splitting

I was so tiny when my parents split up that I can't remember them ever being together. That was never an issue, as I guess I never went through the trauma of them splitting up.

- Holliday Grainger

Reason Making

One reason we resist making deliberate choices is that choice equals change and most of us, feeling the world is unpredictable enough, try to minimise the trauma of change in our personal lives.

- Hugh Mackay


I have not changed my opinion that the Holocaust is a trauma of European civilization.

- Imre Kertesz

Defending Firsthand

As a veteran, I know firsthand the satisfaction there is in defending the democracy you so strongly believe in, but I can also attest to the trauma encountered from combat on the battlefield.

- Charles B. Rangel

Impact Spreads

Trauma fractures comprehension as a pebble shatters a windshield. The wound at the site of impact spreads across the field of vision, obscuring reality and challenging belief.

- Jane Leavy

Soldiers Sole

Trauma is not the sole province of victims. If that were true, soldiers returning from Afghanistan wouldn't suffer from PTSD.

- Jane Leavy

Test Through

Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats.

- Diane Arbus

Love Over

'Looper' is about what your 55-year-old self would tell your 25-year-old self over a cup of coffee. It's about finding love in the third act of your life. It's about overcoming trauma and the idea of true sacrifice.

- Jason Reitman

Through Complexity

In your twenties, if you have any amount of complexity in your childhood, or any trauma that you haven't dealt with, it comes out. That's why you have a lot of artists that don't make it through.

- Jeremy Sisto

Mistake Imagine

To imagine that trauma casts out fantasy is a dangerous mistake.

- Ellen Willis

My Life Bad

I was quite shy when I was younger, but I'm not one of those people who can complain of a bad childhood or any trauma. There was none in my life. I had a wonderfully happy childhood.

- Emilia Fox

Grow Deceived

All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma.

- Kazuo Ishiguro

Effect Bodily

Dance has a transformative effect on bodily trauma.

- Eve Ensler

Will Characters

Characters who experience great trauma will sometimes create an escape.

- Geoffrey S. Fletcher

Side Maybe

Maybe I have this fascination with the dark side because I live in the light. I don't have any dysfunction, and I've never experienced trauma.

- Lisa Unger

Normal Over

The fact is that trauma and risk taking hadn't become scarier over the years; it had become more normal.

- Lynsey Addario

Never Times

The Constitution is never tested during times of tranquility; it is during times of tension, turmoil, tragedy, trauma, and terrorism that it is sorely tested.

- Mike Honda

Art Through

I understand what it is to go through emotional trauma and retreat and go into the world of your imagination. I understand how art and music can be a place of safety in a world of reinvention.

- Sam Taylor-Wood

Happen Certainly

If you have suffered from trauma, one of the most healing things that can happen to you is being seen. Being seen doesn't have to mean that someone actually lays their eyes on you, although that certainly helps.

- Timothy Morton

Very Larger

Trauma and pain and suffering can be the very thing that dislodges a person from themselves both in awful ways and larger ways that force one to reckon with one's own life.

- Scott Derrickson

Will Lives

We're all capable of being more than we presently are, and the effort that it takes and the will that it takes and sometimes the trauma and tragedy that it takes to force us into that kind of growth is the story of our lives.

- Scott Derrickson

Mind Dreaming

If you get an infection, you get a fever; the fever is your body dealing with the infection. If you get traumatized, your mind and your brain have a reaction to that trauma. If you're not dreaming about it, something's probably wrong.

- Sebastian Junger

Think I Think

I think the thumb print on the throat of many people is childhood trauma that goes unprocessed and unrecognized.

- Tom Hooper

Vulnerability Also

Someone who has experienced trauma also has gifts to offer all of us - in their depth, their knowledge of our universal vulnerability, and their experience of the power of compassion.

- Sharon Salzberg

Play Always

Conflict is always more interesting to play. Not everyone gets along in the trauma unit. In a hard-pressed job like this, there will always be friction.

- Neve McIntosh

Through Stories

'Option B' draws not just on my story but on the research and stories of many people overcoming all kinds of adversity. No one should have to go through challenges and trauma alone.

- Sheryl Sandberg

Pain Actual

Delusional pain hurts just as much as pain from actual trauma. So what if it's all in your head?

- Octavia E. Butler

Geoffrey Lot

Of course the death of Geoffrey has caused a lot of trauma to me generally.

- Victoria de los Angeles

Friendship Young

Among young people, often a key factor in them committing suicide is the trauma of transient relationships. They throw themselves into a friendship or network of friendships, then it collapses and they're desolate.

- Vincent Nichols

Thoughts Emotions

Most of us have unhealthy thoughts and emotions that have either developed as a result of trauma or hardships in their childhood, or the way they were raised.

- Steven Seagal

My Life Big

I don't need to manufacture trauma in my life to be creative. I have a big enough reservoir of sadness or emotional trauma to last me.

- Sting

Comedy Deal

Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.

- Robin Williams

Financial Crisis

The 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession that followed have had devastating effects on the U.S. economy and millions of American lives. But the U.S. economy will emerge from its trauma stronger and widely restructured.

- Roger Altman

Paradox Transform

The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect.

- Peter A. Levine

Politics Abuse

Trauma and sexual abuse are two of our most pressing human and societal problems. They must be studied by unbiased scientific investigation rather than polarized by hysteria and politics.

- Peter A. Levine

Cruel Will

Whether trauma will be a cruel and punishing Gorgon or a vehicle for soaring to the heights of transformation and mastery depends upon how we approach it.

- Peter A. Levine

However Sentence

Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.

- Peter A. Levine

Internal Organism

Trauma causes us to have an internal experience that is frightening, angry, and shameful. When we feel threatened, as we do when we are traumatized, our entire organism is geared up to find the source of that threat and to do something about it.

- Peter A. Levine

Week TV

The difference between movies and TV is that in TV you have to have a trauma every week, but that event may not be the biggest event in the characters' lives.

- Peter Capaldi

Six Which

When I was on 'Trauma,' the first order was six, which turned to 12, and then there were rumors of getting cancelled. I'm used to that.

- Taylor Kinney

Love Through

There was no market for poetry about trauma, abuse, loss, love, and healing through the lens of a Punjabi-Sikh immigrant woman.

- Rupi Kaur