1. Scars represent survival.
“A scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.” -Chris Cleave, Little Bee.
2. They symbolize healing.
“If your body is game enough to knit itself back together after a hard physical lesson, to make scar tissue, that means you’re still alive, means you’re on the path toward healing.” -Dana Jennings, The New York Times.
3. Scars prove that you’re tough.
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” -Kahlil Gibran.
4. They mean that you’re human.
“It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.” -Garrison Keillor.
5. Scars serve as tangible evidence of lessons you’ve learned.
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” -Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī.
6. They relate tales of overcoming adversity.
“Our scars tell stories. Sometimes they’re stark tales of life-threatening catastrophes, but more often they’re just footnotes to the ordinary but bloody detours that befall us on the roadways of life.” -Dana Jennings, The New York Times.
7. Scars tell stories of hope.
“Sad words are just another beauty. A sad story means, this storyteller is alive. The next thing you know something fine will happen to her, something marvelous, and then she will turn around and smile.” -Chris Cleave, Little Bee.
8. They make us unique.
“There is absolutely not just one story of what a scar is. Everybody makes their own meaning, and these meanings can be totally different.” -Gretchen Case.
9. Scars are beautiful.
“If I could design something, I don’t think I could do it better.” -Seal, on the scars on his face.