A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.— Christopher Reeve
The most charming Christopher Reeve quotes that are little-known but priceless
Once you choose hope, anything's possible
At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.
Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out.
Once you choose hope, anythings possible.
Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
Misfortune can force you into doing things you should be doing anyway.
Lessons come from adversity. Anything can happen to anyone... You can find a new lease on life - more meaning than you thought possible in simple things... Let go. Live in the moment. Go forward.
At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.
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.
Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.
The key to success is letting the relationships in your life grow to the highest levels they possibly can . . . not putting yourself first in life and remembering that the more you give away, the more you have.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
In the face of adversity, hope often comes in the form of a friend who reaches out to us.
We can either watch life from the sidelines, or actively participate.
.. Either we let self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy prevent us from realising our potential, or embrace the fact that when we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless.
We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them.
A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.
You've got to give more than you take.
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.
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.
Your body is not who you are. The mind and spirit transcend the body.
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 think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us.
It may be God, I don't know. But I think that if we shut out all the noise and clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the right thing to do.
I remember telling a neurosurgeon, "Don't give me too much information, because at the moment my ignorance is my best asset."
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.
Either you vegetate and look out a window, or activate and try to effect change.
You can do anything you think you can.
On the wall of his rehabilitation room was a picture of the space shuttle blasting off, autographed by every astronaut now at NASA. On top of the picture it says, "We found nothing is impossible." That should be our motto.
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.
In the second half of the 20th century, people are becoming more limited: Vocabularies are smaller, thoughts are smaller, aspirations are smaller, everything is very scaled down. Everyone is typecast.
I am a very lucky guy. I can testify before Congress. I can raise funds. I can raise awareness.
If you don't have a vision, nothing happens.
You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile.
It's important to me to say what I really mean.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
A hero is an ordinary person doing things in an extra ordinary way.
Once you choose anything is possible.
I never said I will stand, I said I hoped to stand. It wasn't a prediction.
The bigger the canvas, the better I do. I'm not so good at understated, kitchen-sink kinds of parts.
Don't put a limit on what can be accomplished.
I'm starting a new chapter in my [[life], and you have no idea how much that means.
Maybe one way I am original is that at heart I really am a classical actor.
I haven't had my chance yet in the commercial world to show that. Movies aren't really made about classical people so much any more.
Living a life with meaning means spreading the word.
Even if you can't move, you can have a powerful effect with what you say.
I get pretty impatient with people who are able-bodied but are somehow paralyzed for other reasons.
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Having that college-town atmosphere with a live repertory company available was a real gift. I found myself gravitating toward the theater from about the age of nine. I guess it was the environment that got me started.