Christopher Reeve Quotes
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.
All the scientists who are working on solving the problem of curing paralysis say that it won't do you any good if you don't keep your body in shape.
At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.
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.
Even though I don't personally believe in the Lord, I try to behave as though He was watching.
I am a very lucky guy. I can testify before Congress. I can raise funds. I can raise awareness.
I am optimistic. But I also know that, with time, I'm beginning to fight issues of aging as well as long-term paralysis.
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.
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.
I learned years ago to come to terms with having so much done for me by others.
I never said I will stand, I said I hoped to stand. It wasn't a prediction.
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
I've still never had a dream that I'm disabled. Never.
It never occurred to me that I was a leading man until I was 19 years old. I had been acting since I was 10, so that's nine years and 30 or 40 plays, in school and summer stock, professional theater, too.
It's defeatist to harp on what might have been, and yet, it's hard to resist considering what might have been.
It's important to me to say what I really mean.
My father is an intellectual and physical man, which is a rather unusual combination. He's great. As he brought up me and my brothers and sisters, he ingrained in us that your appearance is not your responsibility, other than that you should not be a slob.
Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.
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September 25, 1952
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