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Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Once you choose hope, anything's possible
Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out.
Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.
What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that's how I approached the part.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.
I'm not living the life I thought I would lead, but it does have meaning, purpose. There is love... there is joy... there is laughter.
In the face of adversity, hope often comes in the form of a friend who reaches out to us.
You've got to give more than you take.
A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.
Some people are walking around with full use of their bodies and they're more paralyzed than I am.
Pain is inevitable. Misery is a choice.
When we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless.
Once we choose hope, everything is possible.
What I do is based on powers we all have inside us; the ability to endure; the ability to love, to carry on, to make the best of what we have - and you don't have to be a 'Superman' to do it.
Even if your body doesn't work the way it used to, the heart and the mind and the spirit are not diminished.
Your body is not who you are. The mind and spirit transcend the body.
To be able to feel the lightest touch really is a gift.
For everyone who thought I couldn’t do it… for everyone who thought I shouldn’t do it… for everyone who said, ‘It’s impossible’… see you at the finish line!
I have never been disabled in my dreams.
I remember telling a neurosurgeon, "Don't give me too much information, because at the moment my ignorance is my best asset."
Success is not about money and power. Real success is about relationships. There's no point in making $50 million a year if your teenager thinks you're a jerk and you spend no time with your wife.
I have more awareness of other people and, I hope, more sensitivity to their needs. I also find that I'm more direct and outspoken.
You can do anything you think you can.
Don't put a limit on what can be accomplished.
Either you vegetate and look out a window, or activate and try to effect change.
Even though I don't personally believe in the Lord, I try to behave as though He was watching.
It's important to me to say what I really mean.
If you don't have a vision, nothing happens.
I am a very lucky guy. I can testify before Congress. I can raise funds. I can raise awareness.
You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile.
And if you can channel the truth of your own experience onto the stage, that's what the audience wants to see.
I gradually stopped wondering, ‘What life do I have?' and began to consider, ‘What life can I build?
If we don't dream of the possible, the possible never happens.
I did my first apprenticeship when I was 15, then joined the union when I was 17. I worked every summer in high school and college.
America is better when all of us take care of all of us.
I don't think actors are to blame for poor writing. The culture changes first, and the theater follows it. In the case of the movies, it's the same thing.
If I can laugh, I can live.
You should take some responsibility for the way you present yourself. But you should not be hung up on your looks, whether you are ugly or handsome, because it isn't an achievement.
I refuse to allow a disability to determine how I live my life. There is only one way to go in life and that is forward.
I am optimistic. But I also know that, with time, I'm beginning to fight issues of aging as well as long-term paralysis.
We all have many more abilities and internal resources than we know. My advice is that you don't need to break your neck to find out about them.
there is a relationship between the mind and the body that can both create a physical condition and enable us to recover from it
I have no bones to pick and no fight with society. And I'm willing to be and interested in being in the mainstream of society.
By reaching out, more comes back than you can possibly imagine.
A hero is an ordinary person doing things in an extra ordinary way.
People may never understand this - and perhaps I should give up caring whether they do or not - but the idea of me playing Superman is so far away from what I was brought up to aspire to.
I don't have to prove anything to anyone. As a result, I am ready to take up again the characters who are closer to what I really am.