Here’s a list of inspirational recovery quotes from various sources. Feel free to submit your own!

  • "Fall down seven times, stand up eight"
  • "In order to heal you must eat every meal"
  • My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.”  - Kate Le Page
  • "It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, so long as you dont stop"
  • "I’m not telling you it will be easy, I am telling you it is worth it"
  • "a journey of 1000 miles begins with a first step"
  • "Being strong isn’t being able to starve yourself for three weeks. Being strong is being able to get out of your eating disorder and becoming healthy, even when the voice in your head won’t let you. Ignoring this voice, ana or mia or both, IS being the strongest, so don’t ever give up"
  • I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.”  - Wintergirls
  • "Strive for progress, not perfection"
  • "Today I will do my best. If I have a good day, I will be proud of myself. If I have a bad day, I will not dwell on it, I will forgive myself, I will put it behind me and I will continue to move forward in my recovery"
  • Stop comparing yourself to others. You’re your own person.
  • I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.
  • Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
  • You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
  • Determination will get you through this.
  • Fairytales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
  • Destroy what destroys you
  • Hate is easy. Love takes courage.
  • Perhaps strength doesn’t reside in never having been broken, but in the courage required to grow strong in the broken places.
  • You are beautiful. And nobody has the right to make you feel like you’re not.
  • Forget what hurt you in the past. But never forget what it taught you.
  • It will all turn out fine in the end. If it’s not fine, it’s not the end.
  • When the world says ‘give up’, hope says ‘try one more time’.
  • Keep your face in the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.
  • Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
  • Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.
  • Faith is taking the first step, even if you don’t see the whole staircase.
  • The past can hurt, but the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.
  • The past is a good place to visit, but certainly not a good place to stay.
  • While we cannot direct the wind, we can adjust the sails.
  • You are always living the life you create. If it does not feel right, create something better.
  • Blue skies are coming.
  • If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a hello.
  • You are braver than you think you are and you will be free.
  • Maybe it’s not about trying to fix something that’s broken. Maybe it’s about starting over to create something new.
  • Every day might not be a good day but there is good in every day.
  • Everything is going to be alright. Maybe not today, but eventually.
  • Good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
  • If you want to fly, you have to give up the crap that weighs you down.
  • The minute you think of giving up, remember the reason why you held on for so long.
  • It doesn’t matter how long it takes, all that matters is getting there.
  • To believe a thing is impossible is to make it so.
  • Inner beauty never needs makeup.
  • Live life like the lion and be as brave as you can be.
  • We’re all in the gutters, but some of us are looking at the stars.
  • You can never cross the ocean unless you first lose sight of the shore.
  • You are loved. You are lovely and you are loved. End of story
  • Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
  • The only thing harder than letting go is moving on.
  • There is no failure except in no longer trying.
  • No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.
  • At any given moment you have the power to say, this is not how the story is going to end.
  • Once you realise your past is just a story, it has no power over you.
  • If you want to sing out, sing out.
  • There comes a time when you have to stop beating yourself up over the mistakes that you’ve made.
  • To anyone who told you you are not good enough, they are no better.
  • Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and where you want to be.
  • Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. That’s why they call it a present.
  • Turn the page and leave the past behind.
  • Who knows where this path will take us, but let’s promise never to give up because it may lead us somewhere vast and amazing.
  • You are a victim of the rules you live by.
  • Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think instead of what could go right.
  • Turn your wounds into wisdom.
  • Never forget you are worth more than the value you place on yourself.
  • You have to be brave with your life so others can be brave with theirs.
  • It takes more bravery to find out who you are beyond your pain than to merely survive it.
  • letting go is not the same as loss of control; it is intentional surrender.