10 Inspirational Quotes From Famous Cancer Survivors

10 Inspirational Quotes From Famous Cancer Survivors

Inspirational Quotes For Cancer Patients

More and more famous people are opening up about their cancer battles. And when celebrities talk, millions of people listen. Joan Lunden, breast cancer survivor, advocate extraordinaire and former Good Morning America host, says “The best way to get through treatment is with your attitude.”  She’s absolutely right.  Attitude can make all the difference – not only in how we view our lives and our selves, but in how we overcome our challenges and our fears.

Below are 10 of my favorite inspirational quotes from famous cancer survivors:

  •  “At the end of the day, none of it matters but your own joy, your own spiritual journey that you go on, your loved ones, your friends, your animals. These are the things you’ve got to cherish and love and embrace.” – Christina Applegate (American TV actress)
  • “It took having cancer for me to realize that happiness is something I have to cultivate in myself.” – Sheryl Crow (Grammy Award Winner)
  • “Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.” Jim Valvano (NCAA Basketball Championship Coach)
  •  “I’ve learned to make fearless choices. You come up against stuff now and you’re like ‘Alright! Just do it!’” – Melissa Etheridge (Grammy Award Winner)
  •  “Obviously, it wasn’t meant for me to die of cancer at 40. Every day my life surprises me, just like my cancer diagnosis surprised me. But you roll with it. That’s our job as humans.” – Edie Falco (American TV Actress)
  •  “No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days you have had you will have lived.” – Gildna Radner (SNL Comedian and Emmy Winner)
  • “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” – Stuart Scott (ESPN Broadcaster)
  • “Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.” – Ingrid Bergman (Oscar Winning Actress)
  • “While you’re living, live.” – Valerie Harper (American TV Actress)
  • “Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.” – Michael Douglas (Tony, Emmy and Oscar Winning Actor)


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