46+ Best Survivor Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Survivor is to remain alive or in existencelive on. Inspirational survivor quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

If you’re searching for motivational quotes about strength and inspiring struggle quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of famous awareness quotes, inspiring finishing strong quotes and powerful get over it quotes.

Most Famous Survivor Quotes

Always remember, you are a survivor, you are a warrior, you are strong and capable, and this will be over soon. – Ninya

I am a survivor and not a victim. Life isn’t perfect. When you get a knock, you have to get up, dust yourself down and get on with it. – Patsy Kensit

I’m a survivor of life. I try to give the glory to God and appreciate what’s happening to me. – Mike Epps

Our world is not safe. It is a toxic swamp populated by predators and parasites. The odds are stacked against us from the moment of conception. We survive only because we fight the elements, hunger, disease, each other. And, although civilization promises us safe harbor, that promise is a fairy tale. Only the storm is real. It comes for each of us. And we cannot win. We can only choose how we will suffer our defeat.
We can meekly take our beatings, and die like lemmings, finding solace in the belief that we shall one day inherit the earth.
Or, we can plunge into the chaos with eyes wide open, taking comfort instead from the bruises, scars, and broken bones which prove that we fought to live and die as gods. – J.K. Franko

Let go of the things you cannot control. – Nate Battle

I’m a survivor – a living example of what people can go through and survive. – Elizabeth Taylor

Just because I can’t control what life throws at me doesn’t mean I can’t control how I handle it. – Devin Duncan

But if I’m it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I’m going to let the story end this way. I may be the last one, but I am the one still standing. I am the one turning to face the faceless hunter in the woods on an abandoned highway. I am the one not running but facing. Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity’s last war, then I am the battlefield. – Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly, cancer survivor, has said ‘if you ever get a second chance for something, you’ve got to go all the way.’ – Michael N. Castle – With ‘Survivor’ – I didn’t get any sleep, there was no food, we had to boil our water… plus, it was physically taxing during the day. That’s what made it more difficult than three-a-day practices. – Jimmy Johnson

First of all, anybody who has lasted 30 and went through the 60’s is really a survivor. – Patti Smith

survivor quotes

Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor. – C.R. Strahan

Short Survivor Quotes

I’m a survivor of life. I try to give the glory to God and appreciate what’s happening to me. – Mike Epps –

Of all the programs, I watch sporting events live and I watch ‘Survivor’ live. Everything else I TiVo. – Jimmy Johnson

Sometimes I feel like I’m a contestant in a reality show that probably would be called The Apprentice Survivor Millionaire. – Bob Iger

You are stronger than you know. – Lori Newman

I’ve seen every second of ‘Survivor’ since it started. – Jimmy Johnson

I let you die. To save myself, I let you die. That is the danger in keeping company with survivors. – Leigh Bardugo

I like ‘Bootylicious,’ ‘Survivor’ – my little granddaughter loves ‘Survivor.’ – Aretha Franklin

Be a victor, not a victim. – Joel Osteen

I can’t cry so I have to laugh. – Maria Nhambu

It is important for people to know that no matter what lies in their past, they can overcome the dark side and press on to a brighter world. – Dave Pelzer, A Child Called “It”

I don’t want to be thought of as a survivor because you have to continue getting involved in difficult situations to show off that particular gift, and I’m not interested in doing that anymore. – Carrie Fisher

No amount of me trying to explain myself was doing any good. I didn’t even know what was going on inside of me, so how could I have explained it to them? – Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

I am a victim, I have no qualms with this word, only with the idea that it is all that I am. – Chanel Miller

Inspirational Survivor Quotes

In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens. – Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

It is hard being a football loather, a football unfan. I sometimes feel as lonely as the sole survivor in the last reel of a Zombie film, as, one by one, old friends reveal themselves, with their glassy stares and outstretched arms, to have succumbed to the lure. – Craig Brown

My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present. – Steve Goodier

So often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted. Writing is an important avenue for healing because it gives you the opportunity to define your own reality. You can say: This did happen to me. It was that bad. It was the fault & responsibility of the adult. I was—and am—innocent.” The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis – Ellen Bass

There’s a book that I read, really a great book – it’s called ‘Lone Survivor’ and I think they’re trying to make it into a movie. I would love to play Marcus Luttrell, who was the author and the ‘lone survivor.’ He’s a national hero; he’s very courageous and heroic in insurmountable danger, so it’s something I’d love to explore. – Jared Padalecki

I have survivor skills. Some of that is superficial – what I present to people outwardly – but what makes people resilient is the ability to find humour and irony in situations that would otherwise overpower you. – Amy Tan

I had my first ‘Survivor Series’ in 1991 and I was fortunate enough to be an instrumental part of the shows I was on. – Ric Flair

The thing that most people didn’t understand, if they weren’t in his line if work, was that a rape victim and a victim of a fatal accident were both gone forever. The difference was that the rape victim still had to go through the motions of being alive. – Jodi Picoult

In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens. – Judith Lewis Herman

He looked him right in the eyes and saw a man who was great and good and human, who had done extraordinary things and terrible things and been broken and reassembled as a shell, only then to do the bravest thing of all: He had kept on living, though there are easier paths to take. – Laini Taylor

There’ll be guys who were in wars hearing what we did and thinking, ‘Whoa.’ You and me, we can say, ‘You got yourself some medals solider? Yeah, well, I lived through the FAYZ. – Michael Grant

Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again … we are survivors. If you are here today… you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it thru hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors. – Lori Goodwin

The guarantee of safety in a battering relationship can never be based upon a promise from the perpetrator, no matter how heartfelt. Rather, it must be based upon the self-protective capability of the victim. Until the victim has developed a detailed and realistic contingency plan and has demonstrated her ability to carry it out, she remains in danger of repeated abuse. – Judith Lewis Herman

In her heart she is a mourner for those who have not survived. In her soul she is a warrior for those who are now as she was then. In her life she is both celebrant and proof of women’s capacity and will to survive, to become, to act, to change self and society. And each year she is stronger and there are more of her. – Andrea Dworkin

What a beautiful woman. She moved with grace, she was entirely feminine, and yet, she possessed incredible inner strength. She’s a survivor. – Jan Moran, Scent of Triumph

The good news is you survived. The bad news is you’re hurt and no one can heal you but yourself. – Clementine von Radics, Mouthful of Forevers

As you know, in the past several years, month after month, radio has increased its revenues – some of it even coming from Dot-Com advertisers. So, radio is a survivor. – Casey Kasem

Love is the Answer, God is the Cure! – Aimee Cabo Nikolov

All emotions, even those that are suppressed and unexpressed, have physical effects. Unexpressed emotions tend to stay in the body like small ticking time bombs—they are illnesses in incubation. – Marilyn Van M. Derbur

Over time as most people fail the survivor’s exacting test of trustworthiness, she tends to withdraw from relationships. The isolation of the survivor thus persists even after she is free. – Judith Lewis Herman

“Ardet nec consumitur,” Melina said. “Burned but not destroyed.” – Ransom Riggs, Hollow City

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