Handicap Quotes

Quotes tagged as "handicap" (showing 1-16 of 16)
Stephen Cosgrove
“As you walk, hop, hobble, or wheel
Meeting people of different kinds,
Remember that being handicapped
Is only a state of mind”
Stephen Cosgrove, Fanny

Stephen Hawking
“If one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be *psychologically* disabled as well.”
Stephen Hawking

Michael Bassey Johnson
“People with disabilities are sometimes very humble and approachable, if you want a seasoned reputation, then behave like one of the handicaps.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Samuel Johnson
“Nothing has more retarded the advancement of learning than the disposition of vulgar minds to ridicule and vilify what they cannot comprehend.”
Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, Vol. 4

JohnA Passaro
“Sometimes life is your opponent and just showing up is a victory.”
John Passaro, In the Zone and Other Sports Essays

Mathias Malzieu
“My handicap will be a weapon of seduction? Do you really think so?”
Mathias Malzieu, La Mécanique du cœur

Criss Jami
“On athleticism, God knows no favor. It seems rather he is in the business of teaching winners how to lose and losers how to win.”
Criss Jami, Healology

“Pride is a very dangerous disease that can turn your talent, asset, and achievements into a handicap.”
Uzoma Nnadi

“Unbridled talent can handicap you with hubris.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

“Een handicap is dichterbij dan u denkt. Probeer maar eens een website te bedienen met een gebroken pols of RSI-klachten.”
Peter Kassenaar, Handboek Website Usability

Jean-Dominique Bauby
“You can handle the wheelchair," said the occupational therapist, with a smile intended to make the remark sound like good news, whereas to my ears it had the ring of a life sentence.”
Jean-Dominique Bauby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“As impossibly paradoxical as is seems, is it possible that our limp is the very thing that allows us to run? And without a limp, could we in reality run?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If we fail to instill a fixed sense of confidence in our children, we will raise handicapped children who have no handicap other than the conviction that they believe they do.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Sam Kean
“In fact, his travelogues spend amazingly little time discussing his blindness. Only one passage stands out for its frank discussion of his handicap and how it changed his worldview. In it, Holman was reminiscing about a few rendezvous from his past. Disarmingly, he admitted that he had no idea what his paramours looked like, or even whether they were homely. Moreover, he didn't care: by abandoning the standards of the sighted world, he argues, he could tap into a more divine and more authentic beauty. Hearing a woman's voice and feeling her caresses -- and then filling in what was missing with his own fancy -- gave him more pleasure than the mere sight of a women ever had, he said, a pleasure beyond reality. "Are there any who imagine," Holman asked, "that my loss of eyesight must necessarily deny me the enjoyment of such contemplation? How much more do I pity the mental darkness which could give rise to such an error.”
Sam Kean, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

“Anguish is the most dangerous disease that makes you handicap for lifetime.”
Yash Thakur

“Often times, celebrated disability is a excuse to cover up real abilities.”
Paul Bamikole