57 Of The Most Inspiring Chronic illness Quotes

Chronic Illness Quotes can be super useful during those moments of despair, pain and loneliness. And not only for those moments – what about all those times you try to explain what it’s like to live with chronic illness, and you are short on words?! 

I find that one way to deal with those moments is by having quotes or affirmations ready, on repeat and close to hand. You are not alone and I hope these quotes can help you out.

Here are my 57 amount of most inspirational chronic illness quotes that will hopefully help, support and inspire you.

* Below you also find a link for Canva templates I have created for you to share your favourite quotes on your socials! Don’t forget to tag me in it, I’d love to find out what your favourites are!

57 Chronic Illness Quotes

  • “I will be by your side your whole journey. You are not in this alone.” Unknown
  • “You may not get it now, but you are exactly where you are supposed to be.” – Unknown
  • Fear starts in your mind. Courage as well.” – Unknown
  • “Breathe, this is just a chapter, not your whole story.” – SC Lourie
  • “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – John Lennon or Paulo Coelho or an Indian proverb.
  • “If you’re in a dark place, you’re not buried, you’re planted. So you will bloom again.” – Unknown
  • “Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandi
  • “Being positive doesn’t mean everything goes by plan. It means to think you will be okay, despite how it will end” – Unknown
  • “There’s no right way to live with your chronic illness. There is only YOUR way” – Unknown
  • “The only way is through” Maika van Diemen
  • “Remember, you didn’t come this far, to only come this far” Maika van Diemen
  • “Lazy means energy saving. Not a lack of character.” – Laura Suzanne Camille
  • “Being chronically ill doesn’t make you a burden. A chronic illness is a burden on you” – Allison Tennyson
Life Quotes and Affirmations that will help out spoonies/people with chronic illness
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  • “I’m not faking being sick. I’m faking being well.” – Unknown
  • “You only see me when I’m well enough to be seen” – Unknown
  • “Quitting is an option. Surviving isn’t. You both consider them, but already doing it” – Maika van Diemen
  • “Every day is a good day. There’s something to learn, care & celebrate” – Unknown
  • “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like wings” – Ariana Dancu
  • “My path may be different, but I am not lost.” — Unknown
  • “Your worth isn’t defined by your health, but by the light you shine despite the darkness.” – Eline Duk
  • “In the dance with chronic illness, some days you lead, some days you follow, but every step counts towards resilience.” – Eline Duk
  • “Strength isn’t just about what you can handle; it’s also about what you can let go of.” – Sarah Carter
  • “In the journey of chronic illness, resilience is not a destination; it’s the path we walk every day.” – Emily Harper
  • “Living with chronic illness isn’t a sprint; it’s a marathon of courage, patience, and self-compassion.” – David Patel
  • “Your worth isn’t defined by your health; it’s measured by the love and light you bring into the world despite your challenges.” – Rachel Summers
  • “Every setback is a setup for a comeback. Your strength lies in your ability to rise, again and again.” – Lily Evans
  • “Self-care isn’t selfish; it’s survival. Prioritize your well-being, because you deserve every ounce of love and care.” – Michael Thompson
  • “Adaptability isn’t weakness; it’s your superpower. Embrace your ability to evolve and thrive in the face of adversity.” – Sophia Nguyen
Selflove and Strength Quotes that will help out spoonies/people with chronic illness

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  • “Your journey with chronic illness isn’t a burden to bear alone; it’s a canvas to paint your resilience and triumphs upon.” – Daniel Scott
  • “Your value isn’t diminished by your limitations; it’s magnified by your courage to navigate life’s challenges with grace and determination.” – Rebecca Turner
  • “Living with chronic illness isn’t a life half-lived; it’s an opportunity to redefine what it means to be truly alive, resilient, and whole.” – Christopher Reynolds
  • “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip-toe if you must, but take a step.” Naeem Callaway
  • “Sometimes you will be in control of your illness and other times you’ll sink into despair, and that’s okay! Freak out, forgive yourself, and try again tomorrow.” Kelly Hemingway
  • “Chronic illness doesn’t define me; it refines me.” – Emily Johnson
  • “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” – Alice Morse Earle
  • “Life is tough, but so are you.” – Unknown
  • “You are not your illness; you are your strength, your courage, and your resilience.” – Sarah Adams
  • “It’s okay to not be okay, but it’s not okay to give up.” – Unknown
  • “Your illness doesn’t make you weak; it makes you strong in ways others can’t understand.” – Rachel White
  • “You are not alone in your journey. Reach out, connect, and find your support system.” – Jennifer Lee
  • “Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.” – Unknown
  • “Your journey with chronic illness is unique, valid, and worthy of acknowledgement and support.” – James Smith
  • “The hardest battles often lead to the most beautiful destinations.” – Unknown
  • “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne
  • “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and to make your happiness a priority.” – Mandy Hale
  • You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. Calm yourself. The storm will pass.” – Timber Hawkeye
Chronic Illness Quotes that will help out spoonies/people with chronic illness
  • “The strongest people I’ve met have not been given an easier life. They’ve learned to create strength and happiness from dark places.” – Kristen Butler
  • “In the midst of pain, you can still find peace. In the depths of fatigue, you can still find strength.” – Mia Roberts
  • “Your journey may be filled with twists and turns, but each curve brings you closer to resilience and understanding.” – Ethan Harris
  • “Every setback is a setup for a stronger comeback. Your resilience knows no bounds.” – Olivia Bennett
  • “Embrace the ebb and flow of your health journey; it’s a testament to your adaptability and courage.” – Noah Thompson
  • “Your body is a warrior, not a battlefield. Treat it with kindness and respect, for it fights battles you may never see.” – Ava Carter
  • “Though your path may be lined with uncertainty, your heart knows the way. Trust in your inner compass.” – Harper Scott
  • “Strength isn’t found in perfection; it’s discovered in the midst of imperfection. Embrace your journey, scars and all.” – Mia Wilson
  • “Each day is a new opportunity to rewrite your story, to redefine what it means to thrive despite the odds.” – Owen Davis
  • “Your worth isn’t measured by your productivity or achievements; it’s inherent in your existence. You are enough, just as you are.” – Maya Thompson
  • “Even on your darkest days, remember that you carry a light within you—a light that illuminates the path to hope and healing.” – Ethan Turner

Disclaimer: I have tried the best I can to give credits to the people creating these quotes. If any of these are yours, please do not hesitate to let me know, so I can add your name to the blog!


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