The 49 Most Rebellious Emo Quotes to Help You Through the Dark Times

Are you having a bad day? Are you ridiculed for being different? Do you have trouble fitting in with people your age? Bad experiences, abusive environments and standing out from the crowd can fill any normal person with frustration, angst, and anger and throw them in the deepest and darkest pits.

However, knowing that you’re not the only one going through this can be somewhat of a relief. Just having someone who understands how you feel can make a world of difference. So if you’re going through this dark phase, here are 49 rebellious emo quotes to help give you strength and help channel away your anguish.

The Darkest Emo Quotes to Help You Channel Your Anger

 Emo Quotes to give you strength

1.“Poetry is just so emo. Oh, the pain. The pain. It always rains. In my soul.” ― John Green
2.“Life is but a dream for the dead.” ― Gerard Way
3.“She can paint a pretty picture but this story has a twist. The paintbrush is a razor and the canvas is her wrist.” ― Amy Efaw
4.“So how was Christmas for you guys? Did you all get lots of nice black t-shirts?” ― Gerard Way
5.“And I rose. In rainy autumn. And walked abroad in a shower of all my days…” ― Dylan Thomas
6.“Just because I wear black and keep a private journal, that doesn’t mean I’m going to blow up the school. Or terrorize mindless cheerleaders, for that matter.” ― Kelly Creagh
7.“You can’t blame these kids for not being thankful or satisfied with what they have. Their mentality eludes them from the reality.” ― Thisuri Wanniarachchi
8.“We are our own greatest fears” ― Chris Colfer
9.“she…let the blood spill down instead of tears.” ― Cassandra Clare
10.“I spend my nights thinking the worst. And telling myself that everything’s going to work out. I keep kicking myself in the mouth. Opening up every cut that should be a scar by now” ― Real friends
11.“What foolishness it is to desire more life, after one has tasted a bit of it and seen the world; for each day, after each endless day, piles up ever more misery into a mound. As for pleasures: once we have passed youth they vanish away, never again to be seen. Death is the end of all. Never to be born is the best thing. To have seen the daylight and be swept instantly back into dark oblivion comes second.” ― Sophocles
12.“What do you do when the alienating silence deafens your ‘bootless cries” ― Solange Nicole
13.“Those times when someone you thought was your friend talks about you behind your back really hurt. Even if you act like you don’t care, deep inside, you care.” ― Zoey-Rose
14.“You used to make me feel like I could walk on water. Now most nights I’m just sinking down and down. You’re the reason why I can’t listen to the same songs I used to” ― Real Friends
15.“She wasn’t soft or pretty; she was hard-edged and cold, like one of those cold bronze statues surrounded by high fences and crowned in razor wire. Don’t touch me, such defenses said, but it wasn’t enough to halt a breach, no. She had thought people only picked the soft-petaled, sweet-smelling flowers, but some people took thorns as a challenge.” ― Nenia Campbell
16.“I fell over twice. It was loud. The garden was black outside our circle of light. The endless night stretched all around us, so we told each other that we had to be close together, together in the dark.” ― Laure Eve
17.“It is a thousand pities never to say what one feels.” — Virginia Woolf

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Emo quotes you can relate to

18.“I’m sorry for breaking down when I should’ve been stitching myself back up” ― Real Friends
19.“I wear black, got dem boots, nothing more to say” ― Hailie
20.“I remember only images, snapshots burned into me, bleeding into each other until I no longer knew the order in which they had happen.” ― Laure Eve
21.“I turned my bedroom into a bat-cave of band posters, dark curtains, and the occasional skull. I think by now my distraught parents were seeking advice from their pastor. Andy, meanwhile, calmly remarked, “I like how you’ve found a way to use Halloween decorations year-round.” ― Molly Ringle
22.“I was pure and good. I loved it that they couldn’t understand how profound I was.” ― Ian McEwan
23.“Being emo is both the best and worst thing that has happened to me” ― MEE
24.“I’m numb and I’m tired. Too much has happened today. I feel as if I’d been out in a pounding rain for forty-eight hours without an umbrella or a coat. I’m soaked to the skin with emotion.” — Ray Bradbury,
25.“Each person’s heart breaks in its own way. Every cure will be different, but there are some things we all need. Before anything else, we need to feel safe.” — Erica Bauermeister,
26.“The more I try to explain myself, the less I understand myself.” — Eugène Ionesco
27.“The heart grows brutal from feeding on fantasies.” — Robert Pinsky,
28.“There is something about her eyes. Eyes don’t breathe. I know that much. But hers looked breathless.” — Mary E. Pearson


29.“There is something about her eyes. Eyes don’t breathe. I know that much. But hers looked breathless.” — Mary E. Pearson
30.“You’re not in love with me, not really, you just love the way I always made you feel. Like you were the center of my world. Because you were. I would have done anything for you.” — Abby McDonald
31.“I hid my deepest feelings so well I forgot where I placed them.” — Amy Tan
32.“Feel, he told himself, feel, feel, feel. Even if what you feel is pain, only let yourself feel.” — P.D. James
33.“She hated him and loved him, longed for him and loathed him, and cursed herself for feeling anything at all.” — Rick Yancey
34.“Already I realize certain feelings I was not aware of, like the fear of being hurt.
I despise my own hypersensitiveness, which requires so much reassurance. It is certainly abnormal to crave so much to be loved and understood.” — Anaïs Nin,
35.“Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling grown aggressive and dangerous. You’re responsible for its consequences, you’re responsible for treating it. But Michael, you’re not responsible for causing it. You’re not morally at fault for it. No more than you would be for a tumor.” — Patrick Ness
36.“It’s not what happens to us, but our response to what happens to us that hurts us.” — Stephen R. Covey
37.“Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you’re offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone’s feelings.” — David Sedaris
38.“After all, how did you say goodbye to someone who wasn’t exactly gone?” — Richelle Mead
39.“When all you got is these four walls. It’s not hard to feel so small.” — Sleeping With Sirens
40.“Still Love remained — a Love, chastened and sad, with drooping wings and somewhat doubting smile — yet it was Love . . .” — Marie Corelli
41.“I stare at accidents in a sick attempt to feel at all.” — via YouTube
42.“Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” — J.K. Rowling
43.“I am furious, nails digging into my palms, tears stinging my eyes. I feel a flash of intense anger. I feel as though something has been taken away from me.” — Paula Hawkins,
44.“Then you look at her and smile a smile your dissembling face will remember until the day you die. Baby, you say, baby, this is part of my novel. This is how you lose her.” — Junot Dìaz
45.“If I didn’t think, I’d be much happier.” — Sylvia Plath
46.“Sometimes I shrink from your knowing what I have felt for you, and sometimes I am distressed that all of it you will never know.” — Thomas Hardy
47.“It hurt my feelings. I was getting jokes made at my expense on every late-night show, people were making fun of me. I was really depressed. And because of that, and because my show was cancelled, I was looked at as a failure in this business. No one would touch me. I had no agent, no possibility of a job, I had nothing.” — Ellen Degeneres
48.“You’d still have me, you tried to reassure her, but Paloma looked at you like the apocalypse would be preferable.” — Junot Dìaz

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Emo Quotes, Poems, and Sayings

This collection of emo quotes, poems, and sayings will help you in feeling understood and will help you channel away your anger and frustration.


Being filled to the brim with anger, angst and frustration will do you further damage by deteriorating your health and isolating you from the world.

However, knowing there are others who can relate to you can help you channel these dark feelings into something more productive such as writing can make a huge difference. This is exactly what makes these quotes an excellent companion for anyone going through a dark and testing phase in their life.

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