quotes about invisible disability - quotes about disability and fashion

We all have had days when it’s a struggle to put on our positivity pants (especially the kind with tiny zippers that are hard to grasp). Believe me, I get it…. Living with Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder (start here to learn more about me) is not all everyday rainbows and lollipops. When I’m feeling down on myself for whatever reason (like eating an entire bag of chocolate covered almond) scrolling through social media like Facebook (aka Fakebook), can send me into a self-pitying, body-loathing, tailspin.

When life with a disability gets hard and/or complicated, sometimes all we need is a different lens to look through and some on-point perfectly imperfect quotes can help us do just that. An inspirational quote or disability quotes can help us to shift our mindset & feel validated & less alone. For more tips on boosting your self-confidence, check out my post on how to photoshop your self image with a disability.

When I’m feeling down and need a quick redirect, it helps to pull out my Bag of Good Feelings where among other things (photos, letters, cards) I store quotes I like. Here are 50 great ones about invisible disability,  fashion, and resilience. The ones modeled by some of our Perfectly Imperfect tribe members are available in the Trend-Able Store.


quotes about invisible disability - quotes about disability and fashion

1. “You don’t inspire others by being perfect. You inspire them by how you deal with your imperfections.” Brene Brown

2. “Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.” -Martina Navratilova

3. “When you hear the word ‘disabled,’ people immediately think about people who can’t walk or talk or do everything that people take for granted. Now, I take nothing for granted. But I find the real disability is people who can’t find joy in life and are bitter.” -Teri Garr

4. “My ability is stronger than my disability.”

5. “Everyone you meet is fighting an invisible battle you know nothing about. Be kind always.”

6. “Chronic Illness, you don’t get it until you get it.”

7. “Don’t judge a disability by its visibility.”

8. “A lot of disabilities are invisible, your reaction to them isn’t.”

9. Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” – Morticia Adam

10. Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision.” – Stevie Wonder

quotes about invisible disability - quotes about disability and fashion

11. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.” – Brene Brown

12. “You’re Imperfect and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” -Brene Brown

13. “EmBRACE the glorious mess that you are” – Elizabeth Gilbert

14.  “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” – John Steinbock

15.  “Once you have accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”George RR Martin

16. “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to see past the imperfections.”

17.  “You’re not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have.”

quotes about invisible disability - quotes about disability and fashion

18. “My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.” -Stephen Hawkin

19. “Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” – Ovid

20. “The measure of a man, or woman, is not so much what they have accomplished, though   that has weight. It often is much more though what that man or woman has overcome to accomplish what they have.” ― Leif Gregersen

21. “When someone says you can’t do it, Do it twice, and take pictures.”

22. “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” – Abraham Lincoln

23. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

24. Know me for my abilities, not my disability.” Robert M. Hensel

25. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s learning to dance in the rain.”

26. “On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% – so that’s pretty good.”

27. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” -Francis of Assisi

28. A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” –Christopher Reeve

quotes about invisible disability - quotes about disability and fashion

29. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” –Jimmy Dean

30. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” –Walt Whitman

31. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” ― Paulo Coelho, “The Alchemist”

32. “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

33. “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

quotes about invisible disability - quotes about disability and fashion

34. “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” —Miuccia Prada

35. “I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.” —Bette Midler

36. “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” —Carrie Bradshaw

37. “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” —Oscar de la Renta

38. “I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.”—Alexander McQueen

39. “Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” — Diane von Furstenberg

40. “Self-confidence is the best outfit; Rock it and own it.”

quotes about invisible disability - quotes about disability and fashion

You might want to bookmark this page so the next time you are feeling sad or need encouragement, you can come back here. Reading quotes about invisible disability is a great way to gain confidence and know you aren’t alone.

I hope this helped and if you have any favorite quotes that I didn’t mention, please share them below or on our Facebook Page.




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