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1. "In both cases, it is the prejudice, not the condition, that does the harm. It may be, as some would have it, that blacks are inherently inferior to whites or that homosexuals are all, by definition, sick. So what? Even if either condition truly is inherently undesirable, no manner of social pressure will turn blacks into whites or gays into straights. Social pressure will only exaggerate the handicap. It is still the prejudice, more than the condition, that does the harm."
Author: Andrew Tobias
2. "Before I was known, I would go on stage and pretend I was other people. Once I pretended I was mentally handicapped. It was really wrong. One time I was a bad magician. And one time I pretended I was a Christian comic."
Author: Andy Dick
3. "The biggest handicap in research is an ability to think outside the box. The handicap is being encumbered by all the conventional wisdom in a given field."
Author: Aubrey De Grey
4. "I am so tired of ruggedly handsome heroes. I don't know too many ruggedly handsome people who are necessarily nice people. In fact, the beautiful people have a big handicap because they rely too much on their appearance and don't bother to become interesting."
Author: Barbara Mertz
5. "You parents and you families whose lives must be reordered because of a handicapped one, whoseresources and time must be devoted to them, are special heros. You are manifesting the works of Godwith every thought, with every gesture of tenderness and care you extend to the handicapped loved one.Never mind the tears nor the hours of regret and discouragement; never mind the times when you feelyou cannot stand another day of what is required. You are living the principles of the Gospel of JesusChrist in exceptional purity. And you perfect yourself in the process", 6 April 1991"
Author: Boyd K. Packer
6. "I love full on, like 65 mph in a handicapped parking spot."
Author: Dark Jar Tin Zoo
7. "(both circumvented the handicap of deafness by answering only those questions they believed had been asked & accepting only those answers they believed had been uttered"
Author: David Mitchell
8. "Beyond that, states had to also have electronic voting machines that made it possible for people who are physically handicapped to vote in private... and the computerized voting machine made it very easy for, particularly, the blind."
Author: DeForest Soaries
9. "I sort of play golf because a lot of my friends are into it, but I'm awful - my handicap is about six or seven thousand."
Author: Dennis Lehane
10. "As a volunteer reader to the blind, Babette had some reservations about the old gent's appetite for the unspeakable and seamy, believing that the handicapped were morally bound to higher types of entertainment. If we couldn't look to them for victories of the human spirit, who could we look to? They had an example to set just as she did as a reader and morale-booster. But she was professional in her duty, reading to him with high earnestness, as to a child, about dead men who leave messages on answering machines."
Author: Don DeLillo
11. "But there is no doubt that to attempt a novel of ideas is to give oneself a handicap: the parochialism of our culture is intense. For instance, decade after decade bright young men and women emerge from their universities able to say proudly: 'Of course I know nothing about German literature.' It is the mode. The Victorians knew everything about German literature, but were able with a clear conscience not to know much about the French."
Author: Doris Lessing
12. "Dwarf mothers didn't handicap their young by teaching them to be polite. My neighbors were as short on manners as they were on stature."
Author: Erik Bundy
13. "Feminists will not be satisfied until every abortion is performed by a gay black doctor under an endangered tree on a reservation for handicapped Indians."
Author: Florence King
14. "Prior to that I produced a couple of TV movies for CBS, but the truth of the matter is that I burned out for a couple of years. I didn't do anything for a while, apart from taking up golf, for which I got a four handicap."
Author: Gil Gerard
15. "Look, calling somebody in a wheelchair handicapable doesn`t all of a sudden give them the power to climb stairs or the ability to grab Ho-Hos off the top shelf."
Author: Glenn Beck
16. "You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time."
Author: Gordie Howe
17. "I thank God for my handicaps. For through them, I have found myself, my work and my God."
Author: Helen Keller
18. "It was frankly sort of confusing, the way everyone stared at our bodies exactly as they tried to erase the ideas of our bodies from our minds. We were supposed to get over ourselves but no one was supposed to get over us. The female body was our worst handicap and our best advantage -- the surest means to success, the surest course to failure. (p. 72)"
Author: Hilary Thayer Hamann
19. "Let's face it, the great comedians now that are handicapped in the looks department are tremendous writers."
Author: Jack Black
20. "Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap"
Author: Jacques Barzun
21. "At Childerstown High School and at college he had never led his class nor taken prizes; but, without being aware that he did, he really blamed this on his failure to work hard, or any harder than he needed to. . . . What he did not know, what Paul Bonbright, among others, showed him, was that those abilities of his that got him, without distinction but also without much exertion, through all previous lessons and examinations, were not first rate abilities handicapped by laziness, but second rate, by no degree of effort or assiduity to be made the equal of abilities like Bonbright's."
Author: James Gould Cozzens
22. "So, Angel?" I said, looking over at her. She was gliding through the night, her eight-foot wings looking like a dove's. "Have you picked up anything from Anne, about anything? Anything off?"Not really." Angel thought. "From what I can tell, she does work for the FBI. She does care about us and wants us to be happy. She thinks the boys are slobs. I'm blind," Iggy said irritably. "How am I supposed to make everything all tidy?"Yeah, because you're so handicapped," I said sarcastically. "Like- you can't build bombs or cook or win at Monopoly. You can't tell us apart by the feel of our skin or feathers."
Author: James Patterson
23. "Lack of confidence, sometimes alternating with unrealistic dreams of heroic success, often leads to procrastination, and many studies suggest that procrastinators are self-handicappers: rather than risk failure, they prefer to create conditions that make success impossible, a reflex that of course creates a vicious cycle."
Author: James Surowiecki
24. "Pendant que je leur parlais de leurs études, je regardais dans le rétroviseur leurs petites têtes hirsutes au regard vague. Peut-être que j'espérais qu'ils allaient me répondre sérieusement, qu'on allait arrêter là la comédie des enfants handicapés, que c'etait pas drôle, ce jeu, qu'on allait redevenir enfin sérieux comme tout le monde, qu'ils allaient enfin devenir comme les autres... J'ai attendu un moment la réponse. Thomas a dit plusieurs fois "Où on va, papa? Où on va, papa?" tandis que Mathieu faisait "vroum-vroum"... Ce n'était pas un jeu."
Author: Jean Louis Fournier
25. "There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music."
Author: Jim Davis
26. "My family believe you should never be flashy about anything. Maybe that handicapped me a little bit, that extreme humility."
Author: Kelly Reilly
27. "A week before shooting, they told me, You don't have the part, yet. We're still trying to find a handicapped kid who can act. Either that or we break your legs."
Author: Kieran Culkin
28. "For fear of dropping the troops in the sea, the pilots tended to drop them too far inland - some of them actually in the British lines. The weapon containers often fell wide of the troops, which was another handicap that contributed to our excessive casualties."
Author: Kurt Student
29. "The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion."
Author: Lewis Mumford
30. "Slide, turn, slide. I smile as we're snowboarding, knowing that Bob and the kids are hanging back to watch me, knowing that Bob is probably smiling, too. I'm at the top of Rabbit Lane instead of the summit, and I'm on a handicapped snowboard instead of skis, but nothing about this experience feels less than 100 percent, less than perfect. I'm on the mountain with my family. I'm here. Slide, turn, slide, Smile..."
Author: Lisa Genova
31. "Start dating someone who is funny, someone who has what in high school you called a "really great sense of humor" and what now your creative writing class calls "self-contempt giving rise to comic form." Write down all of his jokes, but don't tell him you are doing this. Make up anagrams of his old girlfriend's name and name all of your socially handicapped characters with them. Tell him his old girlfriend is in all of your stories and then watch how funny he can be, see what a really great sense of humor he can have."
Author: Lorrie Moore
32. "The unfortunate are not as miserable as the world imagines. That urchins, the handicapped, orphans, prisoners and others are much happier than people think. And that language is a trap, that a dark evolutionary force has created languages to limit human thought. That writers are overrated fools. That all religions come from ancient comic writers. And the ultimate goal of comics is same as the purpose of humanity – to break free from language."
Author: Manu Joseph
33. "The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind."
Author: Marlee Matlin
34. "This way of settling differences is not just. This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love."
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
35. "My handicap will be a weapon of seduction? Do you really think so?"
Author: Mathias Malzieu
36. "Costis flinched and looked away from this compensation to the king's handicap, only to find himself looking into the king's face instead. Eugenides matched Costis look for look, his expression grave, his eyes like pools of darkness deeper than Costis could penetrate. For a moment Costis could see, not so much what was hidden but that there were things hidden that the king did not choose to reveal. Things that were not for Costis to see. There was no understanding him, but Costis knew he would march into hell for this fathomless king."
Author: Megan Whalen Turner
37. "This same habitual blindness to spiritual, substantive dimensions of every significant challenge continues to handicap Hollywood."
Author: Michael Medved
38. "The disease of the soul is both more common and more deadly than the disease of the body. Just as medicine is the art devoted to healing the body, so philosophy is the art devoted to healing the soul, curing it of improper emotions, false beliefs, and faulty judgments, which are the causes of so much hardship and handicap. To heal the body one turns to the practitioner of the art of healing the body, but to heal the soul there is no doctor to turn to, and each of us is left to become that doctor unto himself. Yet, this need not stop us from exhorting others to imitate us in the godly art, in the forlorn hope that they might transform themselves into better citizens for Athens and better companions for us."
Author: Neel Burton
39. "But I had little knowledge of Marxism, and in political discussions with my communist friends I found myself handicapped by my ignorance of their philosophy. I decided to remedy this."
Author: Nelson Mandela
40. "But the worst handicap we had the prohibition of naming individual units who had done the fighting."
Author: Philip Gibbs
41. "While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap."
Author: Ray Kroc
42. "Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
43. "The ultimate weakenss of a man is when his spirit is crushed with no hope rather than how disable or handicapped he is ."
Author: Rudzani Ralph
44. "The man behind the counter seemed to have stopped listening to him. He slid a room key across the fake-wood-grain counter and returned to his scribbled lorem ipsums. Neethan could have gone on for hours with this guy, chatting him up about music made by mentally handicapped people and the myriad challenges of international aid organizations, but this was a person programmed to hand out room keys and swipe credit cards and engage in only the amount of conversation needed to keep such transactions rolling along smoothly. If that meant asking about a guest's gigantic celestial head, then that's just what good customer service was all about."
Author: Ryan Boudinot
45. "It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning."
Author: Salvador Dali
46. "If you're a teenaged babysitter caring for a mute toddler in a remote Maine cabin during a once-in-a-century blizzard while and escaped killers (bearing a strange resemblance to the handicapped boy you and your friends bulled of an embankment and left for dead all those years ago) roams the woods, you're probably in a horror movie."
Author: Seth Grahame Smith
47. "I understand why marriages break up over golf. I can't even talk about my own handicap because it's too upsetting."
Author: Shia LaBeouf
48. "Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black."
Author: Shirley Chisholm
49. "Control is as much an effect as a cause, and the idea that control is something you exert is a real handicap to progress"
Author: Steve Grand
50. "A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped."
Author: William Dunbar

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