Paralysis Quotes

Quotes tagged as "paralysis" (showing 1-30 of 45)
John Ruskin
“To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.”
John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice

Winston S. Churchill
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.”
Winston S. Churchill, The River War

Criss Jami
“Truth is not fully explosive, but purely electric. You don't blow the world up with the truth; you shock it into motion.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Steve Maraboli
“Get out of your own way… stop the paralysis by analysis… decide what you want, create a simple plan, and get moving!”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Jennifer Starzec
“I often wished that more people understood the invisible side of things. Even the people who seemed to understand, didn't really.”
Jennifer Starzec, Determination

Jennifer Starzec
“People who don't see you every day have a hard time understanding how on some days--good days--you can run three miles, but can barely walk across the parking lot on other days,' [my mom] said quietly.”
Jennifer Starzec, Determination

Sarah Todd Hammer
“I had learned quickly that life doesn't always go the way I want it to, and that's okay. I still plod on.”
Sarah Todd Hammer, Determination

Criss Jami
“Gloating is a superficial glowing, floating is an idle flowing, and bloatedness is the paralysis of blowing up; because silent movement results in loud victories.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“Karate is action, survival, living; hesitation is paralysis, reaction, mortality”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Shorinjiryu Ryujin Kenpo

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Fear tells me that while there might be a host of people who wish to stand beside me in times of crisis, the tangled wreckage is sometimes so enormous that the best of their efforts leave them stranded at a great distance. And standing desperately alone surveying the carnage that holds all others a bay, God suddenly taps me on the shoulder, leans over and whispers, 'how about a little demolition?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Sarah Todd Hammer
“With determination, it is possible to block out the negative things and enjoy the positive ones, despite the cons. Most importantly, it is possible to dance through everything pernicious.”
Sarah Todd Hammer, Determination

Chris Dee
“Magic. It was worse than feline logic. Leave it to magic to re-fracture and re-herniate his vertebrae in the middle of a battle. A powerful sigh forced itself through the controlled exhale of his Ki breathing, decimating the thin slow line of smoke curling up from the incense. It reformed itself a moment later, right before Bruce’s eyes, and he glared at it with Batman’s most malevolent stare. What a metaphor. A few seconds’ disruption and all was set right again. That was magic’s attitude. No harm done. As if it was as simple as a few seconds’ paralysis.”
Chris Dee, World's Finest: Red Cape, Big City

Sarah Todd Hammer
“The video was still playing, although I didn't know why. It seemed as if the able-bodied dancers were mocking me.”
Sarah Todd Hammer, Determination

Jennifer Starzec
“As I sat up I turned my head to the side, but immediately straightened it again when I felt a sharp pain shoot through my neck.”
Jennifer Starzec, 5k, Ballet, and a Spinal Cord Injury

“If you always think before you act you'll never get off the couch.”
Marty Rubin

Tim LaHaye
“Fear is the paralyzing emotion that inhibits or restricts normal feelings of love, confidence, and well-being.”
Tim LaHaye, Transforming Your Temperament

Sarah Todd Hammer
“I was really happy because the doctor had said I would be better by then, and I was ready for this terrible nightmare to be over.”
Sarah Todd Hammer, 5k, Ballet, and a Spinal Cord Injury

Jennifer Starzec
“Before I knew it, I was once again being whisked down the hallways at the new hospital into an even bigger room, one that, unbeknownst to me, would be my home for what would feel like a long, long time.”
Jennifer Starzec, 5k, Ballet, and a Spinal Cord Injury

Sarah Todd Hammer
“Before I knew it, I was racing across the highway. For the first time in my life, I didn’t know what to think.”
Sarah Todd Hammer, 5k, Ballet, and a Spinal Cord Injury

Jennifer Starzec
“The weekend was a much-needed breath of fresh air; Monday always seemed to not only take that breath right back, but add a few extra pounds to my shoulders as well.”
Jennifer Starzec, Determination

Sarah Todd Hammer
“When the doctors came in a little while later saying they thought they knew my diagnosis, I was afraid to know.”
Sarah Todd Hammer, 5k, Ballet, and a Spinal Cord Injury

Sarah Todd Hammer
“Dancing with a spinal cord injury is a challenge like no other, but I aspired to prove to myself that I could still be phenomenal dancer even with an SCI”
Sarah Todd Hammer, 5k, Ballet, and a Spinal Cord Injury

Sarah Todd Hammer
“The thought of being able to [move my arms] made me want to give up my legs [instead] since I was accustomed to using them. But, I figured that after a few hours of sitting in a wheelchair...I would switch back...in a flash.”
Sarah Todd Hammer, Determination

“As the new year began, [Patricia Highsmith] felt completely paralysed, incapable of reading or picking up the phone. 'I can feel my grip loosening on my self,' she wrote. 'It is like strength failing in the hand that holds me above an abyss.' She wished there was a more awful-sounding word for what she was feeling than simply 'depression'. She wanted to die, she said, but then realised that the best course of action would be to endure the wretchedness until it passed. Her wish was, 'Not to die, but not to exist, simply, until this is over'.”
Andrew Wilson, Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

Sōseki Natsume
“He had always been a middle-of-the-road sort. He had never submitted word for word to anyone's command, but neither had he passionately rebelled against anyone's advice. Depending upon the interpretation, this was the posture of a schemer or the strategy of a born vacillator. If he himself had been confronted with either of these charges, he could not have avoided wondering if they might not be true. But in large part, this was to be attributed neither to artifice nor to vacillation but rather to the flexibility of his vision, which allowed him to look in both directions at once. To this day, it was precisely this capacity that had always dampened his determination to advance singlemindedly toward a particular goal. It was not unusual for him to stand paralyzed in the midst of a situation. His posture of upholding the status quo was not the result of poverty of thought, but the product of lucid judgment; but he had never understood this truth about himself until he acted upon his beliefs with inviolable courage. The situation with Michiyo was precisely a case in point.”
Sōseki Natsume, And Then

Jennifer Starzec
“All of a sudden, my right hand was dead, unplugged, and my left was definitely not working right.”
Jennifer Starzec, 5k, Ballet, and a Spinal Cord Injury

Javier Marías
“[...] come se provasse tanto timore da preferire la paralisi assoluta di tutte le cose e rimanere almeno nello stato e nella posizione che le permettessero di continuare a vivere anziché osare una variazione, sia pure minima, che avrebbe potuto compromettere la sua momentanea stabilità del tutto precaria - la sua calma ormai temibile - e che le procurava il panico. Questo è ciò che fa il panico ed è ciò che di solito porta alla perdizione quanti lo subiscono: fa credere loro che, immersi nel male o nel pericolo, siano tuttavia in salvo.”
Javier Marías, Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“More often than not, the thing we fear is less than half the size of the fear it creates.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jennifer Starzec
“A blur. That’s what it felt like to me”
Jennifer Starzec, 5k, Ballet, and a Spinal Cord Injury

“A wheelchair may keep me from walking, but it doesn't stop me from rolling along.”
Anthony T. Hincks

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