Wheelchair Quotes

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Glenn Beck
“Look, calling somebody in a wheelchair handicapable doesn`t all of a sudden give them the power to climb stairs or the ability to grab Ho-Hos off the top shelf.”
Glenn Beck

Francine Pascal
“He smiled all the way to physics class. He almost laughed out loud when he passed through the door and saw her shadowy, hunched-over form casting around for a seat in the back.

She was in his class; this was excellent. Maybe she’d call him a name if he struck up another conversation. Even curse him out. That might fun. God, he’d probably earn himself a restraining order if he tried to sit next to her.

He was so tired of saccharine smiles and cloying tones of voice. People always plastered their eyes to his face for fear of looking anywhere else. He was fed up with everybody being so goddamned nice.

That’s why he’d already fallen in love with this weird, maladjusted, beautiful girl who carried a chip the size of Ohio on her shoulder. Because nobody was ever mean to the guy in the wheelchair.”
Francine Pascal, Fearless

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

“In America access is always about architecture and never about human beings. Among Israelis and Palestinians, access was rarely about anything but people. While in the U.S. a wheelchair stands out as an explicitly separate experience from the mainstream, in the Israel and Arab worlds it is just another thing that can go wrong in a place where things go wrong all the time.”
John Hockenberry, Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence

Jerry Lewis
“Pity? [If] you don't want to be pitied because you're a cripple in a wheelchair, stay in your house!”
Jerry Lewis

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We ought to be thankful not for our eyes but for our ability to see.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“I was told I must change my rigid attitude.

and it would surely change my mood...

I was told I appeared to always be down...

Never a smile...always a frown...

So I lifted myself out of my wheelchair..

and made up my mind to mend my " err "

But then the inevitable happened you see...

I fell flat on my face...however

I now actually now do look up...at everything around me...

* ps..stupid horoscope !!!!”
k.j. force

“For lots of us, disabled people are not our teachers or our doctors or our manicurists. We're not real people. We are there to inspire. And in fact, I am sitting on this stage looking like I do in this wheelchair, and you are probably kind of expecting me to inspire you.”
Stella Young

A. Louise Robertson
“There's only three things you need to do when you are finished editing your book - Sleep! Sleep! and Sleep!”
A. Louise Robertson, Chained to Mineola

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Carrie Jones
“We all line up except for this guy in a wheelchair, Devyn. He smiles at me when I line up, introduces himself. He has a movie star smile, just white teeth and charisma, big eyes, dark skin. He’d be perfect looking if he didn’t have such a large nose, but the truth is it looks good on him, natural and powerful. He winks at Issie, who blushes.
“You can do it, Is,” he says.
She rolls her eyes, twists her lip, and says, “As long as I don’t pass out.”
“If you pass out, I’ll put you in my lap and wheel you across the finish line,” he says, and it somehow isn’t sleazy because you can tell by his eyes how much he cares about Issie. I instantly like him.
She blushes worse. Her face looks like she’s already sprinted a mile.”
Carrie Jones, Need

Mitch Albom
“Morrie was in a wheelchair full-time now, getting used to helpers lifting him like a heavy sack from the chair to the bed and the bed to the chair.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Sharon J. Harrison
“His eyes followed Laura’s movements down the hall. She had come out of a side room and was greeting the residents as she went. Listening and chatting, while bending down to give her attention to someone in a wheelchair who was reaching up to stroke Laura’s head, calling out,” Missy, missy!”

Laura responded, smiling, standing back up and putting her arm around the frail body.

Several residents in wheelchairs along the hallway reached out to Laura, Jacob could sense the yearning for attention. At the time of life when all else falls away, and the body fails, and the mind retracts, what is left but the hunger for human touch? Long gone is the appetite of the body, but not forgotten the tender touch and the gentle voice, in the cradle of a mother’s arms. Jacob, too, understood this yearning and more keenly now than ever.

Jacob saw the elderly who were alone being revived by Laura as she chatted, acknowledging their needs: each responding like a wilting plant feeling relief from unexpected rain. Watching Laura nurture, through her words and gestures, triggered a deep emotion in him.

He wanted to receive her touch, her smile, her comfort to lift him when life seemed to retract and roll downhill. He desired to gather her close, nurture her and raise her up when life’s unexpected turns shook her world.

Will we get to that? he wondered?”
Sharon J. Harrison

Erin  Clark
“My flesh is of the earth, like all bodies. But so is the body of my wheelchair, the titanium extracted from the crust of the earth, an element that happens to be found in Canada. The same crust of ancient rock I crawled across as a kid contains the element needed to build my wheelchair.”
Erin Clark