71+ Best Asthma Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Asthma is a medical condition that makes breathing difficult by causing the air passages to become narrow or blocked. Profoundly inspirational asthma quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Asthma Quotes

Imagine if Congress always put the interests of polluters ahead of the health of our families. Our rivers and lakes would be choked with sewage. Acid rain would pour down from smog-filled skies. Hundreds of thousands more of our neighbors, friends, and loved ones would be victims of cancer, heart disease, and asthma. — Jeff Merkley

Medicine, which I wouldn’t be without, has also been a force for… less good. For example, if you look at our mishandling of the immune system, using antibiotics in children and avoiding infection, we’ve certainly increased the risk of asthma. — Robert Winston

I don’t know whether other asthma sufferers find this, but I’ve noticed that even when I’ve got my asthma under control, I often develop another problem such as an ear, chest or sinus infection and sometimes even joint pains. — Kevin McCloud

Growing up, I had a hair condition where my hair would fall out easily, and I had bad asthma. — Paige Spiranac

I was diagnosed with asthma when I was 18 during my freshman year at UCLA. I refused to accept it – and I hid it from my coaches and teammates. But ignoring my problem didn’t make it go away. — Jackie Joyner-Kersee

So I remember both medicine, because I frequently sick, particularly with asthma for which there was no proper treatment then, and in religion I had a strong sense of there being a patriarchy. — Thomas Keneally

I have exercise-induced asthma. — Chyler Leigh

There is abundant science out there that connects mercury exposure in vaccines to not only autism, but to ASD, to SIDS, to ADD, ADHD, language tics – which is like Tourette Syndrome – OCD, asthma, food allergies, and diabetes. — Robert Kennedy, Jr.

I grew up as a really sick kid; I had really bad childhood asthma and was at home all the time in New York. — Josh Peck

When they first told me, ‘Oh yeah, you developed asthma,’ I was like, ‘What? There’s no way. How do you develop asthma? You’re supposed to be born with that.’ — DeAndre Jordan

I don’t take any of the medications I took when I was younger: antibiotics, antacids, aspirin, asthma inhalers, ulcer medication, allergy shots. — Alicia Silverstone

As a result of the asthma I was sent to school in the country, and only visited Sydney for brief, violently asthmatic sojourns on my way to a house we owned in the Blue Mountains. — Patrick White

Asthma doesn’t affect me, even though I have it. It can seem like it wants to act up a little if I’m nervous before going on stage, but that’s natural to many performers. If I think it’s going to be a problem, I just reach for my inhaler. — Gary Valentine

I was very, very sick when I was growing up in Russia. The ambulance constantly came to our house. I had horrible asthma that is easily treated in America, but they didn’t even have inhalers back in Russia. — Gary Shteyngart

My dad passed on asthma to me. It’s kind of ironic because he outgrew it at 13. — Gary Valentine

I’ve got asthma. When I was 17 I forgot to take my medication and was taken to a hospital for almost two weeks. After that I’ve taken better care of my illness. — Ville Valo

I’m still a farm boy at heart. If I hadn’t suffered from asthma as a child, I would be a farmer today. — Jim Davis

The reasons asthma doesn’t affect my work or play is that I had accurate diagnostics and follow treatment regimens closely. It’s when someone thinks they’re fine and that they don’t need help that they usually get in trouble. — Gary Valentine

The key in controlling my asthma is pretty simple: I have a good professional diagnosis, and I follow my doctor’s instructions closely. You need to acknowledge both. — Gary Valentine

My denial and irresponsible attitude about asthma put me at great risk and caused me so much needless suffering. My hope is that the kids I talk to learn to open up about their asthma, become educated about their condition, and seek help. — Jackie Joyner-Kersee

I do a lot of research on the placebo effect, not just in depression but in irritable bowel syndrome, pain, arthritis of the knee, migraine, asthma. — Irving Kirsch

The physical demands of cycling is that it actually lowers your immune system, and you expose yourself to a tremendous amount of elements – so certain people might get a chronic overload and develop, say, bad asthma. — Greg LeMond

I discovered the wife’s got asthma. Thank God – I thought she was hissing at me. — Les Dawson

I’ve had asthma my whole life. My mom used to hook the generator up to the Suburban and roll the extension cord all the way down to the football field and have my nebulizer hooked up to that so I could take treatments in between offense and defense. I was in the fifth grade when she started doing that. — Von Miller

I wasn’t always overweight. I was a skinny little punk of a kid with severe asthma. When I got married at the age of 22, I wore a cut-down size eight wedding gown. — Mary Kay Andrews

I’ve had asthma my entire life. — Jackie Joyner-Kersee

I’m that person at school who always had a cold and an eye patch and asthma. — Karla Crome

Between 1991 and 1997 I had really serious asthma. — Cathy Freeman

We have a responsibility to protect public housing residents from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, especially the elderly and children who suffer from asthma and other respiratory diseases. — Julian Castro

I missed a lot of school. I was always sick. I was in the hospital a lot. Asthma kicked my butt. — Shannon Briggs

When we breathe it in, soot can interfere with our lungs and increase the risk of asthma attacks, lung cancer and even premature death. The smallest particles can pass into the blood stream and cause heart disease, stroke and reproductive complications. — Sheldon Whitehouse

Luckily I have never missed a day’s filming or work due to asthma. — Kevin McCloud

If we ensure access to health care and ‘best practice’ asthma treatment for children, especially those at high risk, there is the potential to save the health care system billions of dollars. — Irwin Redlener

I had asthma when I was a kid, asthma so bad that it would turn into pneumonia and I almost died several times. Nobody knew why back then, but now it’s obvious. — Don McLean

I feel like there was a belief that I couldn’t play more than 10 minutes in the league because of asthma or because of anything. — JaVale McGee

When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack. — Gwen Moore

The only medication that I am on, I am on asthma, and I have had that since I was a child. That’s just a normal use. — Mo Farah

Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on, my literary efforts from the age of about nine running chiefly to poetry and plays. — Patrick White

As a child I had terrible asthma. — Martin Scorsese

Without the EPA and the national pollution safeguards it enforces, more children would have asthma. Our water would be less safe. More chemicals would poison our bodies. And more people would die prematurely from respiratory diseases and heart attacks. — Amber Valletta

I know from my constituency what is going on. Doctors that are told, begged, by mothers, ‘Please don’t write down that my child as asthma. Please lie and say it’s bronchitis, because if you write down asthma, when my child turns 18 or 20 and has to get his or her own insurance, it will be a pre-existing condition.’ — Barbara Boxer

As someone who lives with adult-onset asthma, I know how bad air quality in the capital has become. I want to be the greenest mayor London has ever had – it is not acceptable that 10,000 people die in London every year because our air is so filthy. — Sadiq Khan

Money often determines not only who gets elected, but what gets done. Which voices do lawmakers listen to, the banks or home owners, coal companies, or asthma sufferers, the CEOs or the unemployed? — Madeleine M. Kunin

Hindered by asthma since I was six weeks old, I had begun experimenting with my diet and discovered a disquieting correlation. When I stopped eating the normal American diet of sugar, fats, alcohol, chemicals, and additives, I felt better. I could breathe freely. When I tried to sneak in a hamburger and a Coke, my body rebelled. — Paul Hawken

When I was 25, I was in a show called ‘Bajour,’ and I was going to leave the show because I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t sing, and I couldn’t do the basic dance steps I had to do. Fortunately, two actors in the production – who were also yoga instructors – taught me some breathing exercises, and my asthma was cured that day. — Paul Sorvino

I began writing poems when I was about eight, with a heavy assist from my mother. She read me Arthur Waley’s translations and Whitman and Robinson Jeffers, who have been lifelong influences on me. My father read Keats to me, and then he read more Keats while I was lying on the sofa struggling with asthma. — Carolyn Kizer

I miss being able to play my instruments – I’m too much of a physical wreck these days. Playing the vibraphone gives me backache, leg ache, and everything-else ache, and the asthma means I no longer have enough puff to play harmonica. — Kenny Baker

Asthma doesn’t seem to bother me any more unless I’m around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar. — Steve Allen

As long as they are medicated the right way with the asthma medicine they won’t have any problems. — Dominique Wilkins

What kind of pupil was I? Well, I was a swot, but I was allowed to be without any ill effects by my contemporaries because I was excused from games due to my asthma. So being a swot was something to compensate for not being to play football. — Peter Higgs

When I was a kid, I had asthma, so I would have to take cod liver oil all the time. So anything fishy that reminds me of that taste, I can’t eat. I love Chilean sea bass because I don’t taste it there. But salmon? No, no, no. — Tyler Perry

I had terrible ear problems and asthma and allergies. I spent quite a bit of time in hospital up to the age of eight so was not – am still not – extraordinarily intelligent. — Tim Minchin

I was a kid who had asthma and bifocals and wore sweater vests. — Garrett Clayton

There are few restrictions on your life with asthma, as long as you take care of yourself. — Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Sometimes I wish I could go back through time to meet Proust, just so I could give him my asthma inhaler. The poor guy. — Rebecca Makkai

If your child gets asthma, the fossil fuel industry doesn’t pay. Or if there’s a natural disaster, the bill is paid by the taxpayer, not the fossil fuel company. — James Hansen

I’m an asthmatic so if you want to ask someone about asthma, ask a doctor. I’m asthmatic but I’m not an expert on it. — Anh Do

Asthma research is a lot better and new medicines are always coming out to help young people. — Dominique Wilkins

At the age of 15 months my daughter was diagnosed with very bad asthma, and essentially I put my career on hold for a good eight years. — Paula Cole

A lot of the problems in society nowadays are down to diet and lifestyle – be that obesity, diabetes, asthma caused by smoking or drinking. — Jeremy Kyle

Being an athlete in a cold-weather sport is really difficult to deal with the asthma. — Charlie White

For years I felt that I didn’t have enough stamina and then, four years ago, I felt like I was not getting enough air but I was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma. The medicine for asthma never worked. — Venus Williams

What people need to know is that asthma isn’t a minor ‘wheeze-disease.’ It kills over five thousand people in America every year, and I could’ve been one of them. — Jackie Joyner-Kersee

My own great-grandfather suffered so much from asthma that he had to walk a mile or two behind the covered wagons crossing the plains to avoid the dust. However, he always arrived at his destination and did his share of the work. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

When children are hungry, sleepy from a night spent fighting untreated asthma, or hobbled by symptoms of undiagnosed illnesses, they are less likely to do well in school. — Irwin Redlener

I’m a hot mess when it comes to any physical activity. My body just pours sweat. Not a lot of people know, but I always have my trusty inhaler with me. When I start to have even a little bit of an asthma attack, I just start dripping sweat. It’s my body’s emergency system. — Garrett Clayton

My parents had three kids right after the Second World War, and we were all sort of sickly. Then I had a fourth sibling, with very serious asthma. The medical bills… So my parents always struggled. — Patti Smith

If you ever get injured or have an asthma attack, the last words you get out are, ‘Sammy Davis suite, please.’ That’s, like, three rooms on the eighth floor of Cedars-Sinai. — Charles Nelson Reilly

I suffered from asthma when I was a kid. — Joey Jordison

My interest was directed, from my medical student days, to Immunology, and particularly to the mechanism of hypersensitivity. I had suffered from bronchial asthma as a child and had developed a deep curiosity in allergic phenomena. — Baruj Benacerraf

I went jogging up on Mulholland. In the middle of my run I had some form of asthma attack and couldn’t even walk. I couldn’t get a ride one block to my house. I thought I was going to die. — Esai Morales

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