21 Inspiration Quotes to Empower Cancer Patients and Survivors
Cancer Quotes to Inspire and Share Courage

Cancer Quotes to Inspire and Share Courage

Cancer can feel like the most lonely, isolated experience so finding quotes from others who have shared a similar journey can offer comfort and support. We've pulled 21 quotes together to offer care, inspiration and support.

For those of us with loved ones battling cancer we can struggle of demonstrate our true feelings of love and compassion. Sometimes a quote from another can express our love far better than we could hope to imagine. You can use the ideal quote in a card or email to support and encourage, to show your love and empathy.

Here are 21 inspirational quotes we hope speak to you:

"I feel more inspired than ever, and think that I will finally achieve what I have long been wishing for: a balance of work and privacy - a harmony." Kylie Minogue

"My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life." Olivia Newton-John

"The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart." Nikolai Lenin

"Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me." Ingrid Bergman

"With breast cancer, nothing is straightforward. It makes sense for most people to make their dietary decisions based on what it does for heart disease. That's where the data are most strong."Walter Willet

"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell." Lance Armstrong

"People should be afraid of the cancer, not the mammogram." Nancy Reagan

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." Winston Churchill

"If you're going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill

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"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face." Eleanor Roosevelt

"An individual doesn't get cancer, a family does." Terry Tempest Williams

"The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived." Gilda Radner

"The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next." Mignon McLaughlin

"Early detection is key. And if I hadn't found my lump early, I don't know what would have been. I am still here and I want to encourage women to do that on a regular basis." Olivia Newton-John:

"During chemo, you're more tired than you've ever been. It's like a cloud passing over the sun, and suddenly you're out. You don't know how you'll answer the door when your groceries are delivered. But you also find that you're stronger than you've ever been. You're clear. Your mortality is at optimal distance, not up so close that it obscures everything else, but close enough to give you depth perception. Previously, it has taken you weeks, months, or years to discover the meaning of an experience. Now it's instantaneous." Melissa Bank

"Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it is a life sentence; it pushes one to live." Marcia Smith

"Getting cancer can become the beginning of living. The search for one's own being, the discovery of the life one needs to live, can be one of the strongest weapons against disease." Lawrence Leshan

"She had breast cancer. No one said she shouldn't run for governor." Jodi Rell

"Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action." Mahatma Gandhi

"Anger is the real destroyer of our good human qualities; an enemy with a weapon cannot destroy these qualities, but anger can. Anger is our real enemy." His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Sharing Inspiring Quotes

Sharing inspiring quotes can make such a difference to a loved ones day. Delve into these quotes about hope and flowers and from treasures like the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa and Elizabeth Taylor.



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