20 Quotes to Commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day

cancer survivors day 300x202 20 Quotes to Commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day PhotoEach year National Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated around the world. It’s a celebration of life that honors those who have beat cancer and those who are currently battling it to provide inspiration, support and awareness about survivorship and its associated issues.

In commemoration of the day, here are 20 quotes about strength, fear and life:

  1. “Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.”—Ingrid Bergman
  2. “Scars are tattoos with better stories.”—Anonymous
  3. “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
  4. ‘My cancer scare changed my life. I’m grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.”—Olivia Newton-John
  5. “Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment — you just have to be willing to take it.”—Emily Hollenberg
  6. “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
  7. “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”—Emory Austin
  8. “The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.”—C.C. Scott
  9. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”—Eleanor Roosevelt
  10. “Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That’s how he finds that he can bear anything.”—William Faulkner
  11. “The important thing is not how many years in your life but how much life in your years.”—Edward J. Stieglitz
  12. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”—Christopher Reeve
  13. “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.”—Norman Vincent Peale
  14. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”—Friedrich Nietzsche
  15. “Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.”—Philip Gulley
  16. “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.”—Gilda Radner
  17. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”—Stuart Scott
  18. “Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.”—Michael Douglas
  19. “Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn’t afraid of anything anymore.”—Melissa Etheridge
  20. “Cancer changes your life, often for the better. You learn what’s important, you learn to prioritize, and you learn not to waste your time. You tell people you love them.”—Joel Siegel