58+ Inspirational Chronic Pain Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts at least 12 weeks. It can have real effects on your day-to-day life because it not only harms physically, but also mentally and emotionally. It destroys your inspiration, resolve, and strength. Most famous chronic pain quotes will offer up their best advice and help you cope to lift you up when you’re in pain.

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Best Chronic Pain Quotes

You can’t go through life allowing pain to dictate how you behave. It’s easy to sit here in your bedroom and wallow in your hurt feelings. It’s hard to rise above it. Adam Braverman

You can’t go through life allowing pain to dictate how you behave. It’s easy to sit here in your bedroom and wallow in your hurt feelings. It’s hard to rise above it. Adam Braverman, Parenthood

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Buddhist Proverb

The further you go, the more you have to be proud of. At the same time, in order to come a long way, you have to be behind, to begin with. In the end, though, maybe it’s not how you reach a place that matters. Just that you get there at all. Author Sarah Dessen

Time is not a cure for chronic pain, but it can be crucial for improvement. It takes time to change, to recover, and to make progress. Dr. Mel Pohl

Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together. Marilyn Monroe

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Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come. The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future. Audrey Hepburn

Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it. Michael J. Fox

It’s supposed to be hard! If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. A League of Their Own

Top Chronic Pain Quotes

I don’t believe in pain management anymore, I believe in trying to cure persistent pain. Dr. Moskowitz

Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In reality, the strongest people are the ones who feel it, understand it, and accept it. Unknown

Fairytales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist; but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. G.K. Chesterton

When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them that they didn’t understand life. John Lennon

When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sunshine. Alanis Morissette

The longer you have pain, the better your spinal cord gets at producing danger messages to the brain, even if there is no danger in the tissue. Dr. Lorimer Moseley

There is a point to changes like these. I have to move on to other things, to other conceptions of myself. I play golf. I still work. And I can be pretty happy just walking the land. Morgan Freeman

Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together Marilyn Monroe

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzky

Healing severe or chronic pain, I believe, includes transforming our relationship to the pain, and, ultimately, it is about transforming our relationship to who we are and to life. Sarah Anne Shockley

I thought I was going to die [but] I’ve gone from where I can’t function, where ‘I just can’t live like this’ to ‘I’ve got a bad headache.’ George Clooney

Chronic pain is not all about the body, and it’s not all about the brain—it’s everything. Target everything. Take back your life. Sean Mac

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. Alice Walker

Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In reality, the strongest people are the ones who feel it, understand it, and accept it. Unkown 

Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. John Wayne

Pain is always accompanied by emotion and meaning so that each pain is unique to the individual. The word pain is used to group together a class of combined sensory-emotional events. The class contains many different types of pain, each of which is a personal, unique experience for the person who suffers. Patrick Wall

There is an element and a very strong piece of me that believes pain is a microphone. My pain does me no good unless I transform it into something that is [good]… I hope that people watching it that do struggle with chronic pain know that they are not alone… I want people that watch it that think there’s no way I live that way because they see me dance and sing, to know I struggle with things like them and that I work through it and that it can be done. Lady Gaga

I’m not an early bird or a night owl, I’m a permanently exhausted pigeon. Unknown

The body does not give up on us, so we can’t give up on it. My goal is always to work with my body, not against it so that it can function efficiently… I also try to remember that there have been pain-free days—which means that this difficult time will be over and give way to a better time… That’s where gratitude is so important. Writing gratitude lists to remember all the wonderful things I’ve experienced has also been really helpful for me. Paula Abdul

Amazing Chronic Pain Quotes

The key to finding happiness in this life is realizing that the only way to overcome is to transcend; to find happiness in the simple pleasures, to master the art of just being. Brianna Wiest

When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sunshine. Alanis Morissette

The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about. Unknown

My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself when I was knocked down. Bob Moore

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. Haruki Murakami

I’m not looking for sympathy or anyone to care about it. This is my life and I’ve moved forward. It doesn’t stop me from being anywhere I want to be. Frankie Muniz

It’s not about getting over things, it’s about making room for them. It’s about painting the picture with contrast. Brianna Wiest

It’s been a long recovery… You can’t mourn for how you used to feel… You have to come to terms with it. George Clooney

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. Haruki Murakami.

I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again. F. Scott Fitzgerald 

It never gets easier you just get better. Vince Lombardi

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I will always have pain. But I exercise as much as I can, and I find that makes a huge difference. And if my body does seize up, I have a pain plan in place. I go back to my doctor. Jennifer Grey

Laughter truly is medicine. Though this won’t fix everything, finding ways to smile and laugh more will change your body’s chemistry in many positive ways. This is not just a distraction: It is an effective way to find some respite from your pain. It’s okay to have fun when you’re in pain. Smiling and laughing may be difficult, but it’s both okay and possible. Keep trying! Dr. Neil Pearson

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

I felt like I’d been living underground, and for a moment, I’d been given this glimpse of the sky. Once you’ve seen that, how can you go back where you came from? Author Jodi Pocult

You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it. We Bought A Zoo

Wisdom means to choose now what will make sense later. I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be, to inspire me and not terrify me.  Tracee Eliis Ross

You are not defeated when you lose. You are defeated when you quit. Paulo Coelho

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. Wayne Dyer

I’ve had it for so many years…that rebellion of not taking care of myself can’t exist anymore. Gina Rodriguez

For those who are chronically ill and in chronic pain: Have you had the experience of doctors not listening to you? If so, how do you not tear their heads off with your bare hands? Sarah Hyland

I have lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV, because I can’t process information or any stimulation for that matter. It feels like someone came in and confiscated my brain and tied my hands behind my back to just watch and see life go by without me participating in it. Yolanda Hadid

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength. Ralph W. Sockman 

Things will happen in your life that you can’t stop. But that’s no reason to shut out the world. Now and Then

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway

I may not have an umbrella to block the rain… but it doesn’t mean I’m not ready to weather the storm. Arminda Meer

Endometriosis is not life-threatening. I know I’m lucky in the grand health scheme, but I also know that I am one of many women who grasp for a sense of consistent well-being, fight against the betrayals of their bodies, and who are often met with skepticism by doctors trained to view painful periods as a lot of women who should learn to grin and bear it. Lena Dunham

You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it; you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about your business of living. That’s how I have done it. There’s no other way. Elizabeth Taylor

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