Epilepsy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old epilepsy quotes, epilepsy sayings, and epilepsy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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
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
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
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin
We can fight seizures if we fight for our dreams everyday and appreciate the little things we accomplish. Rachel Joy
Electricity is life but electricity is an invisible fist punching up your spine, knocking your brains right out of your skull. Ray Robinson
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
There's nothing more debilitating about a disability than the way people treat you over it. Solange nicole
Life is merely a fracas on an unmapped terrain, and the universe a geometry stricken with epilepsy. Emile M. Cioran
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. George C. Scott
There's a part of the human brain, the temporal lobe, that is associated with religious experiences as well as with epilepsy. Ken MacLeod
The ribbon is like a visual hug for someone with epilepsy. Mary Loughling
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
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
We can fight seizures if we fight for our dreams everyday and appreciate the little things we accomplish Rachel Scott
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
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
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
[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
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
The doctor gave me several warnings: Never tell anyone unless necessary, because I might be ostracized. Call it 'seizure disorder,' not epilepsy, because fewer people would be frightened. Try to choose a profession as free from stress as possible. Kurt Eichenwald
When I had to have a little seizure, I looked up videos of people having seizures. I remember looking up symptoms and what happens to your body. You kind of just lock up and I had to prepare for that. A lot. Noah Schnapp
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
I'm not only my spirit but 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 Dostoevsky Dostoevsky without his epilepsy? W. Somerset Maugham
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
Hysteria, epilepsy, tuberculosis, and cancer were all found to result from the erratic propensities of a past life. Max Heindel
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
There are other diseases besides epilepsy; it is not only epilepsy that knocks people to the floor. Yoruba Proverb
No woman is available free; even if she has epilepsy, she costs money. Yoruba Proverb
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
CBD has been shown to be beneficial in experimental models of several neurological disorders, including those of seizure and epilepsy. Anna K. Abram
Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries. World Health Organization
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
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
Epilepsy does shape who you are, but it isn't the only thing that makes you who you are. Cassie Wilton
Research into epilepsy is the only way that things will get better for those who live with it. Mark Blackshaw
50% of children with drug-resistant epilepsy successfully achieve remission on a gluten-free diet. Dr. Tom O'Bryan
It's not dancing, it's epilepsy. Mr. Gormsby
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
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
No warning, no nothing, I don’t feel sick. I get headaches real bad. And the headaches? I didn’t get no headaches or nothing. Lil Wayne
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
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
There’s no reason why a person with epilepsy can’t play sports or pursue their dreams. I’ve learned to live with it, the fear of the unknown, because I want to really live life and for me that means playing ice hockey. Chanda Gunn
At school I used to faint a lot. It’s something I’ve never talked about. I had epilepsy. People in the public eye don’t have things like that. All through my childhood they’d say epilepsy is to do with mental function. And now I realize it’s not. I was up against all those barriers. It wasn’t easy. Susan Boyle
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

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