Best 321 of Disability quotes - MyQuotes
To find magic in the mending.
The hyping of disabled athletes into superhuman status by Channel 4 only deepens our wounds, inflicted by continual assaults on our daily lives. It truly seems that the only acceptable disabled person is a Paralympian – and then only for a few weeks.
The worst disability in life is a bad attitude.
Your attitude will either make or break you, we cannot change fate and the tragedies that enter our lives but we can choose how we want them to change us.
Disability is the inability to see ability.
We’ll be fighting [Transverse Myelitis] our whole lives, but we’ve also proven that we are more than capable of not letting it beat us.
I thought of the many people who had said to me, 'You're young; you've got plenty of time to recover.' This seemed the coldest comfort, the grimmest fact of all.
He's just like the rest of us - amazing in his own right, and no better or worse than anyone else.
Dad would call it my Sisyphus toll. Push a boulder up a hill, pretending it’s okay, and come nightfall it - and I - come crashing down. But he forgets the view each time I make it to the top.
It [feminism] needs to recognise that disabled people aren’t inherently defective, but rather that non-disabled people have failed at creating a physical world that serves all.
Finally, especially in the case of medical-response canines and those that serve handlers with invisible disabilities, it's not merely the necessity of the dog that's questioned but also the existance of the disability itself. And for these partnerships, some of the greatest problems arise.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
I take advantage of every thing I can - age, hair, disability - because my cause is just.
The strong, ferocious wind just made the chill worse, and as it blew around me, electric bursts of pain shot through my body.
Most USA citizens never realize that the systems of public protection are essentially useless until they try to use them. At that point they learn the hard way that government agencies like OSHA, FCC, FDA, police internal affairs, disability, and the like do not work for them.
I'd like to rebrand the whole thing that's called 'disability'. It's an unsuitable title in the modern world.
I guess it's human nature to question yourself, to question why all the pain has had to happen? sometimes there isn't any answers it just is what it is and how we make ourselves feel and see through that, is what will determine how we move forward.
Nothing like quoting Silence of the Lambs for people to question what kind of disability you have.
Sometimes I wonder if I'm as famous for my wheelchair and disabilities as I am for my discoveries.
Disrespecting one's ethnicity or their religious preference, on and on and on, if they have a disability, is not anything that has to do with when we talk about democracy. Equality.
Not being able to talk sucks. There's no doubt about that. There's a lot of times when I almost feel like I'm trapped inside of myself. Like if I don't talk or yell or scream or laugh I'm going to explode. A lot of the time it almost feels like I'm suffocating.
Often times, celebrated disability is a excuse to cover up real abilities.
I have a strong sense that I have to educate people about disability.
You ask if I miss having my vision. And I give you polite answers and deflections so you won't worry about me. But I'm not afraid of blindness. I made sure when I was young to see everything. The ocean, the sky, every kind of person on Earth, all the animals that were left before they were gone. I even saw space from inside, the Earth as it trailed away behind us - even if only in my mind. I've seen sunrise on Mars and my own baby, though she's nearly grown up now and doesn't talk to me much. "I'm about as afraid to die as I am of being blind. What else is there to do or see? I've seen it all, and all that's left is reminders that it's gone, all of it gone.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Your mental problem becomes a solution when it can be used to solve problems.
Lois Mcmaster Bujold
Had getting rid of his uneven limp, leg braces, and most of the crookedness in his back made that much difference? Or was the difference in the Barrayarans?
I hated school . . . . One of the reasons was a learning disability, dyslexia, which no one understood at the time. I still can't spell . . .
The only disability in life is a bad attitude. -Scott Hamilton
While our life remains more chaotic than not, we continue to land on our blistered feet, drag each other out of the quicksand, beg for forgiveness as we wander out of the doghouse, and dig for the humor beneath our grief. So our family, four-pawed members included, continues to bound forward celebrating our canine connection and sharing hope with all who need healing.
What a relief it was to discover that I wasnt realy an idiot! I simply had a learning disability.
The more love and support your child receives, the richer his or her life becomes, and nurses can certainly add to the circle of love surrounding your child.
During the time I went through the corporate government disability system, I was aware that I had a strange sickness that would eventually kill me if not properly diagnosed and treated.
The USA government seems to have conveniently forgotten that its disability system is an insurance program to award disability benefits to ALL people that can no longer be employed due to their long term sickness.
I am disabled but I'm not my disability. Disability is just a little piece of me but it is not my whole personality
We are a society that treats people with disabilities with condescension and pity, not dignity and respect.
There is no evidence, that I am aware of, that points to a link between vaccines and developmental disability.
Social security and workers compensation are following the policy of deny, deny, deny for occupational diseases.
Based on what I saw in my disability hearing, my lawyer won my case. It was very surprising to receive the disability denial letter several months later.
People often said to me what I couldn't do things when I was younger such as sports, writing, mathematics, geography, science etc - I pathway can always be tailored can change and that change itself is possible what did I excel in well art was one of those things of have gone BACK to to move FORWARD and have taken up poetry and creativity something that occupies my mind in way that creates happy thoughts, happy feelings, and happiness all round really. To invest in your strengths and understand but not over-define yourself by your deficits is something that has worked for me over the years and this year in particular (the ethos was always there instilled that I am human being first like anyone else by my parents and family but it has been tenderly and quite rightly reaffirmed by a friend also) it has made me a more balanced person whom has healthy acknowledgment of my autism who but also wants to be known as a person first - see me first, see that I have a personality first. I say this not in anger or bitterness but as a healthy optimistic realisation and as a message of hope for people out there.
Do not take the world too seriously, nor let too many social conventions oppress you.
The corporate government disability system is blatantly corrupted and you may be in serious trouble if you ever need to use it.
The world has a fast-growing problematic disability, which forges bonds in families, causes people to communicate in direct and clear ways, cuts down meaningless social interaction, pushes people to the limit with learning about themselves, whilst making them work together to make a better world. It’s called Autism – and I can’t see anything wrong with it, can you? Boy I’m glad I also have this disability!
Before Huey was 5, I could take him to work with me. Now, though, he has sports and lessons and friends, and it's not fair to remove him from his whole life.
While the corporate government wants you to believe many people that apply for disability are fraudulent, the reality is that the far bigger corporate government fraud are the massive numbers of eligible sickened people that are being denied their earned disability payments.
There's nothing more debilitating about a disability than the way people treat you over it.
I think that everyone has something about themselves that they feel is their weakness... their 'disability.' And I'm certain we all have one, because I think of a disability as being anything which undermines our belief and confidence in our own abilities.
Even though our journey as parents of a medically fragile child began with emotional turmoil, it has since become a purposeful odyssey that brings meaning and depth to our lives. This is the road we were born to travel.
Being denied disability payments shatters your faith in corporate government.
The corporate government is completely okay with sending sickened people into extreme poverty for the rest of their lives by blatantly denying their genuine disability claim.
William J. Brennan
Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment.
I’m really tired”, you come to understand, is meaningless, giving the impression all will be well with a good rest and that if you’ve ever been tired, you know what it is to be exhausted.