It took cancer to realize that being self-centered is not the way to live. The answer is to try and help others.

— Terry Fox

The most controversy Terry Fox quotes that will add value to your life

The night before my amputation, my former basketball coach brought me a magazine with an article on an amputee who ran in the New York Marathon. It was then I decided to meet this new challenge head on and not only overcome my disability, but conquer it in such a way that I could never look back and say it disabled me.


I'm not a dreamer... but I believe in miracles. I have to


I remember promising myself that should I live I would prove myself deserving of life.


When I started this run, I said that if we all gave one dollar, we’d have $22 million for cancer research, and I don’t care man, there’s no reason that isn’t possible. No reason!


I'm not a dreamer, and I'm not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles. I have to.


Everybody seems to have given up hope of trying.

I haven't. It isn't easy and it isn't supposed to be, but I'm accomplishing something. How many people give up a lot to do something good. I'm sure we would have found a cure for cancer 20 years ago if we had really tried


It snowed all day long, fortunately it didn't stay on the road.

It was very, very cold today. Fortunately, the wind was at my back. The terrain was rolly but not big hills. The first miles were like usual tough, but I felt quite good from there till the end of 10 miles.


Even though I'm not running anymore, we still have to try to find a cure for cancer. Other people should go ahead and try to do their own thing now.


I'm not doing the run to become rich or famous.


It almost hurts me to walk down a road and have people grab my hand and ask for my autograph and not sit and talk. When I'm finished I'm not going to be on the front page, but I'm going to be just as happy without the publicity.


Our privacy is starting to be invaded and we can't get anything done.

I'm happy with the fundraising but upset we don't have time to talk and meet with people.


I bet some of you feel sorry for me. Well don't. Having an artificial leg has its advantages. I've broken my right knee many times and it doesn't hurt a bit.


About Terry Fox

Quotes 28 sayings
Nationality Canadian
Profession Athlete
Birthday October 16

Some people can’t figure out what I’m doing.

It’s not a walk-hop, it’s not a trot, it’s running, or as close as I can get to running, and it’s harder than doing it on two legs. It makes me mad when people call this a walk. If I was walking it wouldn’t be anything.


It’s one thing to run across Canada, but now, people are really going to know what cancer is.


How many people ever get a chance to do something that they really believe in?


Dreams are made possible if you try.


Somewhere the hurting must stop.


Maybe that’s why I’ve made it as far as I have – 2,521 miles.

If I ran to a doctor every time I got a little cyst or abrasion I’d still be in Nova Scotia. Or else I’d never have started. I’ve seen people in so much pain. The little bit of pain I’m going through is nothing. They can’t shut it off, and I can’t shut down every time I feel a little sore.


I don’t feel that this is unfair. That’s the thing about cancer. I’m not the only one, it happens all the time to people. I’m not special. This just intensifies what I did. It gives it more meaning. It’ll inspire more people. I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try


I know that you can do the impossible.


I do what I do for the people who believe in me, not for the jerks who don't.


Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going without me.


I want to try the impossible to show that it can be done.


If you’ve given a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope .


I just wish people would realize that anything's possible if you try;

dreams are made possible if you try.


I guess that one of the most important things I've learned is that nothing is ever completely bad. Even cancer. It has made me a better person. It has given me courage and a sense of purpose I never had before. But you don't have to do like I did...wait until you lose a leg or get some awful disease, before you take the time to find out what kind of stuff you're really made of. You can start now. Anybody can.


I want to set an example that will never be forgotten.