A Salman Rushdie quote

13 Jan 2014

Something inspirational:

“Nobody can judge an internal injury by the size of the superficial wound.”

SALMAN RUSHDIE, The Satanic Verses

8 Responses to “A Salman Rushdie quote”

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  1. Lisa Cyr 13. Jan, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    Yes, words hurt worse than being beat up and they don’t heal as easy as a wound.

    • Ilana 13. Jan, 2014 at 10:49 am #

      Thanks Lisa. You’re absolutely right, they don’t.

  2. Brad 13. Jan, 2014 at 11:52 am #

    Good quote and great explanation by Lisa too. No-one can see the internal emotional harm.

    • Ilana 13. Jan, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

      Yes Lisa’s explanation is a good one. You’re right, no-one can see the internal emotional harm.

      There are those of us who wear our heart on our sleeve and there are others who close rank around their emotions and saying nothing; but as we probably have all come to realise at some point in our lives, negative emotions can take years to heal, unlike a superficial wound which will take weeks to heal.

  3. Maria Wilson 13. Jan, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    Most people walk around looking OK, but deep inside they carry pain that is not visible to the public.

    • Ilana 13. Jan, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

      Thanks Maria. Yes you’re absolutely right they do; although from my own experience over the years, people aren’t always so great at hiding their pain.

  4. Tim 14. Jan, 2014 at 2:27 am #

    We may not be able to see the scope of someone’s emotional/internal injuries, but we can certainly see the pain in the eyes if we look deep enough.

    They say the eyes are the portal to the soul.

    • Ilana 14. Jan, 2014 at 8:10 am #

      Thanks Tim. You’re absolutely right; I have also heard it said that the eyes are the portal to the soul, through the significance of ones gaze.

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