6 inspiring cancer quotes from our QCGC Research team this Christmas

6 inspiring cancer quotes from our QCGC Research team this Christmas

Christmas can be a difficult time for some people for many different reasons. It can be a time of social gatherings, of isolation, of high emotion and high expectation. To help you through any tough times you may experience this festive season, we have gathered quotes that inspire members of the QCGC Research team. We hope they help to bring you comfort and joy this Christmas.

Trudi Cattley’s favourite quote is the Chinese proverb, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step."  She says this is because a clinical trial begins with an idea – the first step on a long road to trial development, implementation and completion.

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness." In her work Lisa Harrold is touched by the experience of meeting and getting to know donors as they give from the heart. This is why she is inspired by Seneca’s quote.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” This Helen Keller quote inspires Vanessa Taylor because, as she says, without patients volunteering to participate in trials, we could not achieve outcomes.

For Anne Hughes, this quote from Thomas S. Monson reminds her how important it is to listen and be receptive to others: “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.” Emma Capaldi shares this quote from author Mary Anne Radmacher because she says while everything she does is for the benefit of all women and she loves it, she has to remember that what doesn’t get done today, can be tackled tomorrow.

Finally, Vanessa Behan offers this Chinese proverb “Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness”. She explains that a cancer diagnosis brings a feeling of darkness, but with each idea for a clinical trial a candle is lit to brighten the darkness. We must never give up hope.

From all of us at the QCGC Research team, we wish you a safe and Merry Christmas.

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Last updated:
24 December 2016