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72+ Best Guillain-Barre Syndrome Quotes for Inspiration

by | Updated: Feb 17, 2023

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a rare and serious autoimmune disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system. It can cause muscle weakness, paralysis, and in some cases, respiratory failure.

Despite its impact on daily life, there is hope and inspiration to be found in the experiences and perspectives of those who have lived with this condition.

In this article, we will explore some of the best quotes about Guillain-Barre Syndrome to provide encouragement and comfort for those affected by this condition and their loved ones.

Best Quotes About Guillain-Barre Syndrome:

1. Many people who suffer from Guillain-Barre syndrome feel as though they are losing control over their bodies and over their lives. – Frederick Earlstein

2. Know that anyone who has this syndrome can survive, and that there is light at the end of the tunnel  — I did. – Michael Kiser

3. Patients, medical professionals, and family members alike can utilize the details of this journey to better understand how to help others overcome the unimaginable physical, mental, and emotional distress of their own battle against Guillain-Barré Syndrome. – Carole Williams

4. It seemed one minute I knew myself, the next…I was in hospital; my body painfully and rapidly shutting down. And there were things like partying nurses, a crowd of New Romantics, visitors in gorilla costumes, and a grumpy Volkswagen designer in the intensive care ward to get my head around. The unexpected can be a very big surprise. Like coming down with Guillain-Barré Syndrome. – Simon Smith

5. One day at a time with Guillain-Barré Syndrome. – Michael Kiser

6. Geeyahn what? – Wenesday Ketron

7. If you or a loved one suffers from this disease, do yourself a favor and learn everything you can about it. The more you know, the more equipped you will be to combat the condition. – Frederick Earlstein

8. This Syndrome causes one’s Immune System to reverse on itself to the point of attacking your body, which causes the nerves to be attacked to a point where the Myelin Sheath that protects the nerves to be eaten.– Michael Kiser

9. When catastrophic disease strikes, it finds its victims unprepared. They aren’t mentally primed to grapple with the complexities of the medical system. – Carole Williams

10. Guillain-Barré Syndrome is one of those: a rare and frightening disease that comes stealthily out of nowhere, debilitating its victims with little warning. – Carole Williams

11. A bizarre syndrome I had never heard of, came from nowhere, and started its work on me. What would it do to me? Or to life as I knew it? – Simon Smith

12. Trapped in his body, Jerry’s mind continued to work, searching for answers. In a prayerful moment, Jerry felt a calm he had never felt before. He knew that, no matter what GBS sent to him, he would be able to bear it. – Jerry Jacobson

13. It’s hard to describe what happens when you get Guillain-Barré Syndrome. – Simon Smith

14. It is an insidious condition that affects people in a variety of ways and differing degrees of severity. – Jerry Jacobson

15. There is no single answer to the question as to how life may change after recovery from this disorder. Each case appears to be unique. – Brain Langton

16. Probably the worst face of Guillain-Barr Syndrome is the effect it has on loved ones. Severe, or not, chronic or not, it matters little to the supporting family at the bedside of a patient. – Brain Langton

17. No one is exempt from problems. But how do you face those problems when there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel? How do you face problems when all hope seems to be lost? – Brain Beeks

18. A positive mindset can overcome the most dire of situations. – Scott Earle

19. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip Toe if you must, but take a step. – Naeem Callaway

20. Behind every chronic illness is just a person trying to find their way in the world. We want to find love and be loved and be happy just like you. We want to be successful and do something that matters. We’re just dealing with unwanted limitations in our hero’s journey. – Glenn Schweitzer

21. She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings. – Ariana Dancu

22. Throughout life, there are moments you never forget – your first car, first job, the day your child is born, first date with a partner and I will always remember the day I died. I have memory of the fifth time my heart stopped, as clear as day. – Scott Earle

23. You either get bitter or you get better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you. – Josh Shipp

24. Resting is not laziness, it’s medicine! – Glenn Schweitzer

25. Never let the things you cannot do prevent you from doing the things you can. – John Wooden

26. The grass is greener where you water it. – Neil Barringham

27. I fight for my health every day in ways that most people don’t understand. I’m not lazy. I’m a warrior! – Unknown

28. Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher

29. When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t. – Thomas Edison

30. Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys. – Rita Schiano

31. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. – Charles R. Swindoll

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

33. Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. – Arthur Golden

34. The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela

35. We do not have to be defined by our illness. We are much more than our symptoms. – Dr. Brent Shaefer

36. Struggle is a sign that you’re alive, that you’re human, and that you’re trying. – Zander Blancher

37. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs

38. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. – Margaret Thatcher

39. A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright

40. If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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

42. Sometimes you will be in control of your illness and other times you’ll sink into despair, and that’s OK! Freak out, forgive yourself, and try again tomorrow. – Kelly Hemingway

43. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take a step. – Naeem Callaway

44. You are strong when you know your weaknesses. You are beautiful when you appreciate your flaws. You are wise when you learn from your mistakes. – Unknown

45. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine

46. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller

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

48. Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene

49. A difficult illness is like a dark tunnel. But just as light always follows darkness, hope always follows despair. – Unknown

50. We are not defined by our illness. We are defined by our strength, our courage, and our determination. – Unknown

51. Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. – C.S. Lewis

52. One day at a time, one step at a time, one breath at a time. That’s how you get through the hardest of times. – Unknown

53. Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. – Soren Kierkegaard

54. Never let a stumble in the road be the end of the journey. – Unknown

55. Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a rare disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system.

56. Guillain-Barre Syndrome can cause weakness or paralysis in the legs, arms, and face.

57. The exact cause of Guillain-Barre Syndrome is unknown, but it is believed to be triggered by an infection.

58. Guillain-Barre Syndrome can affect people of all ages and genders.

59. Guillain-Barre Syndrome is often treated with intravenous immunoglobulin or plasma exchange.

60. In severe cases, Guillain-Barre Syndrome can lead to respiratory failure and require mechanical ventilation.

61. It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. – Mandy Hale

62. Some days are better, some days are worse. Look for the blessing instead of the curse. Be positive, stay strong, and get enough rest. You can’t do it all, but you can do your best. – Doe Zantamata

63. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller

64. Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. – Iain S. Thomas

65. You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions. – Steve Case

66. You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it. – Unknown

67. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. – Marianne Williamson

68. Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. – Napoleon Hill

69. Never let the things you cannot do prevent you from doing the things you can. – Coach John Wooden

70. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

71. When the unthinkable happens, the lighthouse is hope. Once we choose hope, everything is possible. – Christopher Reeve

72. Behind every chronic illness is just a person trying to find their way in the world. We want to find love and be loved and be happy just like you. We want to be successful and do something that matters. We’re just dealing with unwanted limitations in our hero’s journey. – Glenn Schweitzer

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Final Thoughts

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a debilitating condition that affects many people around the world. However, despite the challenges it brings, these quotes remind us of the importance of perseverance, strength, and hope.

They inspire us to remain optimistic and never give up, even in the face of adversity.

Whether it’s through the words of famous figures or the experiences of those who have lived with the condition, these quotes offer a powerful message of inspiration and encouragement to anyone affected by this condition.

Written by:

John Landry, BS, RRT

John Landry is a registered respiratory therapist from Memphis, TN, and has a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. He enjoys using evidence-based research to help others breathe easier and live a healthier life.