50 Important Epilepsy Quotes To Inspire You And Your Family

Epilepsy is a serious health disorder.

In technical terms, disability is a complex notion that involves limited opportunities and people’s unique needs.

“I’m not disabled. I’m differently able!” Montel Williams is right, in no way does it mean the inferiority of individuals compared to those who do not have a disability.

Lil Wayne, Theodore Roosevelt, Dai Greene, Danny Glover, Jason Snelling, Neil Young, and Susan Boyle are many famous faces with epilepsy. Though Purple Day is the global day for epilepsy awareness and is celebrated annually on 26 March, support for the community should be shown throughout the 365 days. Make sure to scroll down to read 50 important epilepsy quotes to inspire you and your family that we have laid down for you.

If you like this article, make sure to check out special education quotes and [ADHD quotes] once you’re done with this. Always stay motivated.

Inspirational Epilepsy Quotes

It is vital for us as a society to not look at the epileptic community as ‘disabled’ and discriminate against them, rather accept them for who they are. Here are a few quotes to inspire you and motivate you and your family.

Epilepsy patients need inspiration to stay strong.

1. “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”

- Scott Hamilton.

2. “I’m not disabled, I’m differently eble!”

- Montel Williams.

3. “Motivation depends what you do… attitude determines how well you do it!”

- Lesley Donnelly.

4. “I certainly don’t regret my experiences because without them, I couldn’t imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything!”

- Sasha Azevedo.

5. “Support. Something that speaks volumes and shouldn’t cost a penny.”

- Anonymous.

6. “I want people with epilepsy to know that there are ways in which they can play a role in their own recovery. It’s all in how they approach what is happening and how they can use that as a catalyst for their own growth. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, it’s that people are willing to embrace you if you share your story.”

- Danny Glover.

7. “For centuries, epilepsy was the exact expectation of someone being possessed by the devil. There was no better explanation, and it allows you to admit the existence of the devil. If there’s a devil, that means there’s a God.”

- Neil deGrasse Tyson.

8. “Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they do not understand it. But if they called everything divine which they do not understand, why, there would be no end to divine things.”

- Hippocrates.

9. “Stage fright, like epilepsy, is a divine ailment, a sacred madness. It is a grace that is sufficient in the old Jesuit sense - that is, insufficient by itself but a necessary condition for success.”

- Charles Rosen.

10. “Electricity is life but electricity is an invisible fist punching up your spine, knocking your brains right out of your skull.”

- Ray Robinson.

11. “Epilepsy is a disease in the shadows. Patients are often reluctant to admit their condition - even to close family, friends or co-workers.”

- Lynda R.

12. “When people affected by epilepsy are reluctant to expose their condition, the public remains in the dark about it - a tragic irony that has made patient care and raising funds for research more than challenging.”

- Lynda Resnick.

13. “We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.”

- Francis Bacon.

14. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”

- Nido Qubein.

15. “Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly. But the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.”

- Mary Kay Ash.

Epilepsy Awareness Quotes

Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system (neurological) where the brain activity becomes abnormal resulting in seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes even loss of awareness. Being differently-abled is very prominent in our society. Read on for some inspirational epilepsy quotes and sayings for the much needed motivation.

16. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

- Confucius.

17. “I don’t need easy. I just need possible.”

- Bethany Hamilton.

18. “I know I was born and I know I will die, the in between is mine.”

- Eddie Veddar.

19. “We are all in the gutter.  But some of us are looking up at the stars”. We all live in hope, and die in despair”.

- PC.

20. “I run a race called epilepsy. If I reach a hurdle, stumble and fall I pick myself up, dust myself off and keep running the race until epilepsy exists no longer. God, please let this be a race that we all finish together.”

– Sagitarian Ricky.

21. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

22. “Don’t limit your challenges...challenge your limits.”

- Unknown*.

23. “Your flaws do not make you imperfect; they make you human.”

- Jessica P.

24. “Stage fright, like epilepsy, is a divine ailment, a sacred madness...It is a grace that is sufficient in the old Jesuit sense - that is, insufficient by itself but a necessary condition for success.”

- Charles Rosen.

25. “We can fight seizures if we fight for our dreams every day and appreciate the little things we accomplish.”

- Rachel Scott.

26. “Homeopathy has been of tremendous value in reversing diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, bronchial asthma, epilepsy, skin eruptions, allergic conditions, mental or emotional disorders, especially if applied at the onset of the disease.”

- George Vithoulkas.

27. “If Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana were “candles in the wind,” and Anna Nicole Smith was a bonfire in a hailstorm, and Lindsay Lohan is an electric toaster thrown intentionally into a Jacuzzi, then Paris Hilton is a strobe light in an epilepsy ward.”

- Cintra Wilson.

28. “Know me for my abilities, not my disability.”

- Robert M. Hensel.

29. “I choose not to place “DIS”, in my ability.”

- Robert M. Hensel.

30. “I don’t have a dis-ability, I have a different-ability.”

- Robert M. Hensel.

Famous Epilepsy Quotes

We must live and work in communities that are inclusive to those with limitations and provide necessary support to them in any way, shape, or form. Most of the time, being differently abled can limit individuals’ learning abilities and further prevents them from fulfilling the target education and making a successful career over time. Read for some of the most famous quotes about epilepsy along with seizure quotes that are important to know about.

31. “My disability has opened my eyes to see my true abilities.”

- Robert M. Hensel.

32. “When everyone else says you can’t, determination says, “yes you can.”

- Robert M. Hensel.

33. “I have a disability yes that’s true, but all that really means is I may have to take a slightly different path than you.”

- Robert M. Hensel.

34. “Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

- Helen Keller.

35. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

- Jimmy Dean.

36. “Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up, I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.”

- Kevin Aucoin.

37. “For me, disability is a way of getting some extremity, some kind of very difficult situation, that throws an interesting light on people.”

- Mark Haddon.

38. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

- Christopher Reeve.

39. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

- Helen Keller.

40. “I am very glad there are quite a number of people born with a gift and a liking for all of this; like great chess players who play sixteen games at once blindfold and die quite soon of epilepsy. Serve them right! I hope the Mathematicians, however, are well rewarded. I promise never to blackleg their profession nor take the bread out of their mouths.”

- Winston Churchill.

41. “Electricity is life but electricity is an invisible fist punching up your spine, knocking your brains right out of your skull.”

- Ray Robinson.

42. “I’m not only my spirit but my body, and who can decide how much I, my individual self, am conditioned by the accident of my body? Would Byron have been Byron but for his club foot, or Dostoyevsky without his epilepsy?”

- W. Somerset Maugham.

43. “...There’s still a great deal of stigma and mystery surrounding the disease that plagued such historical figures as Julius Caesar, Edgar Allan Poe and Lewis Carroll.”

- Lynda Resnick.

44. “Life is merely a fracas on an unmapped terrain, and the universe a geometry stricken with epilepsy.”

- Emile M. Cioran.

45. “There’s nothing more debilitating about a disability than the way people treat you over it.”

- Solange Nicole.

46. “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”

- Martin Luther King.

47. “There’s a part of the human brain, the temporal lobe, that is associated with religious experiences as well as with epilepsy.”

- Ken MacLeod.

48. “The ribbon is like a visual hug for someone with epilepsy.”

- Mary Loughling.

49. “If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, it’s that people are willing to embrace you if you share your story.”

- Danny Glover.

50. “Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything!”

- Sasha Azevedo.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for epilepsy quotes, then why not take a look at human rights quotes and women's rights quotes.


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