68+ Best Epilepsy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. Anyone can develop epilepsy. Inspirational epilepsy quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Epilepsy Quotes

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

People think that epilepsy is divine simply because they don’t have any idea what causes epilepsy. But I believe that someday we will understand what causes epilepsy, and at that moment, we will cease to believe that it’s divine. And so it is with everything in the universe – Hippocrates

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 mean’s there’s a God. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

I’m not disabled, I’m Differently Able! – Montel Williams

The only disability in life is a bad attitude. – Scott Hamilton

Motivation depends what you do… attitude determines how well you do it! – Lesley Donnelly

epilepsy quotes

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

We can fight seizures if we fight for our dreams everyday and appreciate the little things we accomplish. – Rachel Scott

We got there without being spotted. I pulled her in, then shut the door, pressing my back to it and exhaling like an epileptic pilot who’d just landed a cargo plane full of dynamite. – Brandon Sanderson

There’s nothing more debilitating about a disability than the way people treat you over it. – Solange nicole

I’m not an epileptic but you’re an arsehole. I’m important. I matter. I can do anything. I’m a sexy, strong woman that happens to have epilepsy. Do you get it? I have epilepsy but it’s not who I am. – Ray Robinson

A big seizure just kind of grabs the inside of your skull and squeezes. It feels as if it’s twisting and turning your brain all up and down and inside out. Have you ever heard a washing machine suddenly flip into that bang-bang-bang sound when it gets out of balance, or a chain saw when the chain breaks and gets caught up in the gears, or an animal like a cat, screeching in pain? Those are what seizures felt like when I was little. – Terry Trueman

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

Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they do not understand it. We will one day understand what causes it, and then cease to call it divine. And so it is with everything in the universe. – Hippocrates

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – Christopher Robin

I am very glad there are quite a number of people born with a gift and a liking for all of this; like great chessplayers 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

I feel so lucky that I met the love of my life. You know somebody’s in it to win it when…you’re having a seizure and they’re holding you. – Kathleen Hanna

Electricity is life but electricity is an invisible fist punching up your spine, knocking your brains right out of your skull. – Ray Robinson

I’m not only my spirit buy 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

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 s a strobe light in an epilepsy ward. – Cintra Wilson

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

Epilepsy Warrior Quotes

Life is merely a fracas on an unmapped terrain, and the universe a geometry stricken with epilepsy. Emile M. Cioran

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

Life is merely a fracas on an unmapped terrain, and the universe a geometry stricken with epilepsy. – Emile M. Cioran

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

We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps. – Francis Bacon

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. – George C. Scott

I don’t need easy. I just need possible. – Bethany Hamilton

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

Autism reaches out in many different directions. It can be associated with language delays. It can be associated with epilepsy. It can be associated with some degree of intellectual disability, but the two core features of autism, I see, is impairments and social cognition, understanding and in restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. – Gerald Fischbach

There’s a part of the human brain, the temporal lobe, that is associated with religious experiences as well as with epilepsy. – Ken MacLeod

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

The ribbon is like a visual hug for someone with epilepsy. – Mary Loughling

…But he was a good landlord. When my heater stopped working in mid-December, it took him only two weeks to get it fixed. Of course, it took me knocking on his door in need of a warm place to sleep to get it that way, but one night on his sofa, where I’d suddenly developed night terrors and epilepsy, and that puppy was running like a Mercedes the next day. It was awesome. – Darynda Jones

It’s easier for me to make sense of it that way than it is for me to face the other way reality. And yet, those evil spirits that were unleashed be they fake entities from a stupid carnival ride, or cruel malevolencies from dark spiritual chasms of our universe have stayed with me all these years. – Tim Cummings

for me to face the other way reality. And yet, those evil spirits that were unleashed be they fake entities from a stupid carnival ride, or cruel malevolencies from dark spiritual chasms of our universe have stayed with me all these years – Tim Cummings

People always thought I was laid back, but I was basically doped for 30 years on epilepsy drugs. I ran out of my meds filming in the desert and went cold turkey. I was on a moderately high dose and it was masking a nervous anxiety I didn’t know I had. – Hugo Weaving

I think the definition will change as we learn more, but my working definition of solving the brain is: one, we can model, maybe in a computer, the processes that generate things like thoughts and feelings, and two, we can understand how to cure brain disorders, like Alzheimer’s and epilepsy. Those are my two driving goals. One is more human-condition oriented, and one more clinical. – Edward Boyden

Epilepsy changes people. It sculpts us into someone who understands more deeply, hurts more often, appreciates more quickly, cries more easily, hopes more desperately, loves more openly, and lives more passionately. – Support Epilepsy Fighters

If an epileptic seizure is focused in a particular sweet spot in the temporal lobe, a person won´t have motor seizures, but instead something more subtle. The effect is something like a cognitive seizure, marked by changes of personality, hyperreligiosity (an obsession with religion and feelings of religious certainity), hypergraphia (extensive writing on a subject, usually about religion), the false sense of an external presence, and, often, the hearing voices that are attributed to a god. Some fraction of history´s prophets, martyrs, and leaders appear to have had temporal lobe epilepsy. – David Eagleman

Dear Epilepsy. Just so you know, I won’t give up. I won’t give in. I have endless hope, endless faith. You may be in my life, but you don’t own my life. – The Epilepsy Network

You take somebody – one person has definitely got autism, you got another person that maybe has some of those traits and maybe there’s some anxiety, depression, some epilepsy or something in the family history. Put them together, you’re more likely to have a severely autistic kid than if you don’t have any neurological problems in the family history. – Temple Grandin

CBD has been shown to be beneficial in experimental models of several neurological disorders, including those of seizure and epilepsy. Anna K. Abram

It has to do with having a radioactive dye injected into your nervous system — basically into your back, so it goes right into your nervous system … They usually get some bubbles of air and stuff in there too, so when those go through your brain, it’s excruciating. – Neil Young

CBD has been shown to be beneficial in experimental models of several neurological disorders, including those of seizure and epilepsy. – Anna K. Abram

We are compelled by the theory of God’s already achieved perfection to make Him a devil as well as a god, because of the existence of evil. The god of love, if omnipotent and omniscient, must be the god of cancer and epilepsy as well…. Whoever admits that anything living is evil must either believe that God is malignantly capable of creating evil, or else believe that God has made many mistakes in His attempts to make a perfect being. – George Bernard Shaw

An epileptic is not insane, nor is he evil as men have imagined in the past. He is possessed of a disability as logically explainable as a lame leg. But the stigma of fear lives on, a reminder of man’s superstitious past. This the doctor must treat, as well as the epilepsy. The practice of medicine does not stop with the administration of a pill or the use of a knife. It must also immunize against ignorance, intolerance, and superstition. These, too, are forms of sickness, and the practice of medicine is directed toward health. – Dr. Konrad Styner

[Epilepsy] gave her an adversity to fight against. It had shaped her personality, the need to be careful and secretive, and the ability to see things a bit differently from the neurotypical. She granted that this feeling of having a broken brain that required her to be sensitive, to look always inward to survive, might be why she turned artist. – Thomm Quackenbush

By all means, there should be no children when either mother or father suffers from such diseases as tuberculosis, gonorrhea, syphilis, cancer, epilepsy, insanity, drunkenness and mental disorders. In the case of the mother, heart disease, kidney trouble and pelvic deformities are also a serious bar to childbearing No more children should be born when the parents, though healthy themselves, find that their children are physically or mentally defective. – Margaret Sanger

His splendid heart is set within a frame / Of manly massiveness, and giant limbs. / And strong to move, he helps the maimed and the lame, / While his pride of strength the laugher brims / His eyes and spreads. He heaves his might chest / In mirth at every feeble joke and jest. / But sometimes in the height of joy he’ll start / Pale-cheeked, as though within his ear he heard / Some shocking whisper calling at this heart, / And knew the call, and trembled at its word. / And so he passes into horridness, / Within the claw of some hot fiend of prey, / And fights with blinded hands and pitiless, / Till back again he lisps his dreary way. – Leon Gellert

Our scientific understanding of seizures and epilepsy has grown dramatically over the last decades, revealing that epilepsy is not a single disease. Rather, it is a heterogeneous set of disorders with genetic and acquired etiologies better described as “the epilepsies.” There is a wide diversity of seizure types, epilepsy syndromes, outcomes and etiologies. For some, epilepsy is a manageable chronic illness — affected individuals have risen to the highest echelons of professional success. However, for others, epilepsy is a devastating and progressive disease leading to developmental delay, regression and early death. – Epilepsy Foundation

You know, there’s a big fear factor about having seizures in public, of maybe having one in front of other people. And I like to tell people not to worry so much about that. Epilepsy can be managed, and you can go on and do whatever you want to do. I was able to fight my fears and overcome a lot of things; having epilepsy has actually built my character. – Jason Snelling

Short Epilepsy Quotes

We can fight seizures if we fight for our dreams everyday and appreciate the little things we accomplish – Rachel Scott

Having epilepsy does not mean you have to expect and cope with depression. You have as much right to help and support as anyone else. – Anonymous

If treatments were more targeted, and if there was a way of preventing memory loss due to recurrent seizures, this would improve the lives of people with epilepsy enormously. – Margaret Hay

To the world, you are someone. But to someone, you are the world!

Research into epilepsy is the only way that things will get better for those who live with it. – Mark Blackshaw

There are other diseases besides epilepsy; it is not only epilepsy that knocks people to the floor. – Yoruba Proverb

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change. – Barbara De Angelis

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.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know I was born and I know I will die, the in between is mine. – Eddie Veddar

Don’t limit your challenges…challenge your limits.

Your flaws do not make you imperfect; they make you human. – Jessica P.

Know me for my abilities, not my disability. – Robert M. Hensel

My disability has opened my eyes to see my true abilities. – Robert M. Hensel

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

Hysteria, epilepsy, tuberculosis, and cancer were all found to result from the erratic propensities of a past life. – Max Heindel