Illness And Hope Quotes

Quotes tagged as "illness-and-hope" (showing 1-29 of 29)
Edie Littlefield Sundby
“I love to walk. Walking is a spiritual journey and a reflection of living. Each of us must determine which path to take and how far to walk; we must find our own way, what is right for one may not be for another. There is no single right way to deal with late stage cancer, to live life or approach death, or to walk an old mission trail.”
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
“I am not sick.
I am broken.
But I am happy to be alive.”
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, Frida: Viva La Vida! Long Live Life!

Abigail George
“Yes, I know that now that there is truth in beauty and beauty in truth. My nature is to be depressive and come out of it and write, and enjoy writing and feeling as if I have a passion and excitement and love and euphoria for it and then I go 'back to sleep again' where I can eat and watch television and not work, not be productive and then just as if a magic switch is turned on I can do it all over again. I don't mind the being depressed part. Sometimes it seems to fuel me. The anger though is gone now that was there in my twenties and even earlier in my youth. Your voice is Tolstoy’s, Hemingway’s, Updike’s, Styron’s, Mcewan’s, Greene’s, Fugard’s, Kundera’s, Rilke’s while I am the incarnate of Radcliffe Hall crossing both genders effortlessly. You betray nothing. There is son in the picture. A small boy but you don’t introduce him to me. Obsessions are unhealthy creatures. They make you mentally ill, emotionally unstable; leave you with a chemistry of deep sadness in your life. I have my writing. It keeps me from disintegrating into fractions. I should stop now before I begin to make myself cry.”
Abigail George, Winter in Johannesburg

Jerry Pinto
“One day I told him about the boys of the neighborhood, about their mocking.
He said, "That's because they don't understand."
"They should understand, I said. I didn't want to cry, but I was crying.
"If your mother had diabetes, what would they say?"
"I don't know."
"This is like diabetes. She's not well. That's all."
Was that what he told himself? That she was not well? That she might get better? I don't know.”
Jerry Pinto, Em and The Big Hoom

Fulton J. Sheen
“Illness especially, may be a blessed forerunner of the individual’s conversion. Not only does it prevent him from realizing his desires; it even reduces his capacity for sin, his opportunities for vice. In that enforced detachment from evil, which is a Mercy of God, he has time to search himself, to appraise his life, to interpret it in terms of larger reality. He considers God, and, at that moment, there is a sense of duality, a confronting of personality with Divinity, a comparison of the facts of his life with the ideal from which he fell. The soul is forced to look inside itself, to inquire whether there is more peace in this suffering than in sinning. Once a sick man, in his passivity, begins to ask, “What is the purpose of my life? Why am I here?” the crisis has already begun. Conversion becomes possible the very moment a man ceases to blame God or life and begins to blame himself; by doing so, he becomes able to distinguish between his sinful barnacles and the ship of his soul. A crack has appeared in the armor of his egotism; now the sunlight of God’s grace can pour in. But until that happens, catastrophes can teach us nothing but despair.”
Fulton J. Sheen, Peace of Soul: Timeless Wisdom on Finding Serenity and Joy by the Century's Most Acclaimed Catholic Bishop

Edie Littlefield Sundby
“We all die. Not all of us live.”
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

Edie Littlefield Sundby
“I thank God every day for this life, and I want there to be more, though that’s not known. What is known is that I’m alive today, this minute. And that’s pretty much what we all have – this day, this moment.”
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“To evade arrogance, remind yourself (from time to time) that your talent or success could have been better. To be thankful, remind yourself (every now and then) that your illness or failure could have been worse.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Gratitude pours forth continually, as if the unexpected had just happened—the gratitude of a convalescent—for convalescence was unexpected…. The rejoicing of strength that is returning, of a reawakened faith in a tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, of a sudden sense and anticipation of a future, of impending adventures, of seas that are open again.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

Donna Goddard
“We do not engage in idle or intentional gossip which undermines someone else's integrity or which spreads the seeds of fear by talking unthinkingly about illness, disasters, and all the other fears which run rampant in the world.”
Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

Gillian Deacon
“No matter how much exercise or energy healing I do how many soothing restorative walks I take through the woods, how many heads of raw kale I juice or don't...there is no inoculation against illness. No guarantees, no way to wrestle life under control. There are merely best attempts. But surrendering the false hope that there is a single way to make everything Just So might just be the best strategy of all.”
Gillian Deacon, Naked Imperfection: A Memoir

Alexej Savreux
“I don't need to write light, to see light.
You are only disabled, if you disable yourself.
I may have an illness, but I am not the illness
Truth is, despite what they may say, I'll get out of this world alive.

I am the Gospel of Myself.”
Alexej Savreux, Graffiti on the Window

“I have this one little life to live with, it's not the plan I had in mind but I can accept its the calling of my soul. The irony in gaining freedom through the heartbreak of stillness.”
Nikki Rowe

Lailah Gifty Akita
“You have a responsibility to keep your homes, surroundings and city clean.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Edie Littlefield Sundby
“This story is not about avoiding death, but living life.”
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

Diogo Mainardi
“My words to Anna, as we stood contemplating the Scuola Grande di San Marco, moments before entering Venice Hospital, came true: 'With a façade like that, I could even accept having a deformed child.'

I accepted Tito's cerebral palsy.

I accepted it as if it were the most natural thing in the world. I accepted it with delight. I accepted it with enthusiasm. I accepted it with love.”
Diogo Mainardi, The Fall: A Father's Memoir in 424 Steps

Edie Littlefield Sundby
“Acceptance of death and cancer did not mean I intended to give up, just the opposite. I was prepared to fight cancer not out of fear of dying, but out of joy of living.”
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

Edie Littlefield Sundby
“I am fighting to stay alive not because I fear death, but because I love life.”
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

Edie Littlefield Sundby
“A long walk is a slow remembering of how profound and wonderful life is; God is everywhere and in everything. Wherever I look I am looking at God.”
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

Edie Littlefield Sundby
“I walk to rid myself of the terror of cancer, and to overcome the fear of it coming back. The fear may never completely fade, but actively engaging life – whatever that may involve – reminds me of the joy each day can bring.”
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

Edie Littlefield Sundby
“I came to realize we are held in the arms of God and are utterly completely safe - in life and in death; whether walking alone or with others.”
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

Edie Littlefield Sundby
“I started to walk the day I was told I was dying of cancer. I believe walking has kept me alive. I live with a constant, pressing awareness of death. Once I start to walk, I am not afraid anymore; all is well.”
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

Doug "Ten" Rose
“When a physical illness or other adverse circumstance arises, humans tend to add to the problem by worrying and increasing the mental anxiety in their situation. Let’s take illness as an example. We have to face the fact that life is not always perfect and that disease occasionally happens. When you fall into a painful situation or get sick, the best thing to do is to think about the greater anguish being suffered by so many of our fellow creatures. This is more productive than being concerned about one’s own suffering and compounding it with worry, giving too much attention to the pain”
Doug "Ten" Rose, Fearless Puppy on American Road

Edie Littlefield Sundby
“Through the Grace of God and His medicine I am healed.” The prayer was accompanied by a vision straight out of Braveheart, a line of Scottish Highland warriors in kilts with huge shields and long spears marching in brave unison and attacking and killing the cancer. They were advancing, towards the cancer, striking and killing it with strong accurate thrusts from their sharp spears. The vision was so strong I could hear marching feet, and visibly see the cancer in me dying. “Through the Grace of God and His medicine I am healed,” became my constant prayer. The prayer awakened with me each day, coming on the wings of the morning. It followed in my heart through the day, and was on my lips as I drifted to sleep at night.”
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

Edie Littlefield Sundby
“When I put down Lance Armstrong’s book, I understood something profoundly. Edie, if you can move, you’re not sick. I decided right then and there that no matter what cancer did to me I would continue to move. Movement was what the physical body was designed to do; it was how it coped and functioned. Movement was vitality. It was life.
I would move. Always. No matter what. Until my last breath, I would move.”
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...

Dragos Bratasanu
“Because Truth and life are one, when you reject the Truth, you cut yourself off from the source of life.”
Dragos Bratasanu, The Pursuit of Dreams: Claim Your Power, Follow Your Heart, and Fulfill Your Destiny

Anne Clendening
“Whatever made this world and everything in it isn’t wrong, it’s miraculous. Typos are wrong. That’s about it.”
Anne Clendening, Bent: How Yoga Saved My Ass