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1. "You can't have an animal in here, Sheen.""I'm in a wheelchair, man. You gonna tell me I can't have my seeing-eye cat with me? Actually, it can be your seeing-eye cat, since you're blind and all. One of the perks to being a pathetic figure is that I tend to get what I want."
Author: Amy Harmon
2. "There is so much pain in the world, and most of these people keep theirs secret, rolling through agonizing lives in invisible wheelchairs, dressed in invisible bodycasts."
Author: Andrew Solomon
3. "For me, the wheelchair symbolizes disability in a way a cane does not."
Author: Annette Funicello
4. "Some damage is too severe, some harm endures. And what you have to do is accept it. And by accept it I mean, don't be the paralyzed person in the bed who is waiting to walk again. Realize, it's never gonna happen. And find some other way to get around –swing from a vine, get a Mad Max wheelchair. Anything but…wait."
Author: Augusten Burroughs
5. "We settled Mama into the wheelchair and loaded her down with both our pocketbooks and a vase of flowers I had picked to present to our host in hopes of softening the effects of any opinions Mama might vent during the evening."
Author: Bailey White
6. "It's just been so heartwarming to see my clothes on people in wheelchairs and people needing physical support."
Author: Betsey Johnson
7. "My bike is my gym, my wheelchair and my church all in one. I'd like to ride my bike all day long but I've got this thing called a job that keeps getting in the way."
Author: Bill Walton
8. "Oh my God! Issie's a bunny, isn't she? Do they have those? Do they have werebunnies?""Big leap there,Zare." Nick cracks up. He shakes with laughter.I pout. "She'd be a good bunny.""True.But it's not her.It's Devyn.""Devyn? Devyn is cute and normal."He scrapes at the bottom of the hash pan. His voice comes out dead calm. "He's an eagle.""Oh.Okay.I am not going to freak out about this, but let me say that I am surprised.""Because he's in a wheelchair?""No! Because he's a bird."
Author: Carrie Jones
9. "In the next room a freckly girl Julia's age sat in a wheelchair. One of her legs wasn't there. She'd probably love to have my stammer if she could have her leg back, and I wondered if being happy's about other people's misery."
Author: David Mitchell
10. "Is the guy in the wheelchair in Glee acting or is he a real parallelogram?"
Author: David Thorne
11. "Some days I still miss fumigating. I did get three beautiful children from the process. Fumigation can be wonderful." She settled back into her wheelchair.Livia jumped around to kneel in front of her. "Oh, please don't say anything to anyone. It's my sister in there with him. I bet he feels so guilty about it."Bea gave a delighted cackle. "I'm sure guilty isn't exactly the right description of Mr. Cole right now." Her eyes softened. "Sweet Livia, young people can only learn with time, but maybe you can get a leg up. There's no shame in true love. And if Mr. Cole thinks he has some big secret, he's wrong. At my age, you can spot a man in love from a mile away. My friends and I probably knew before he did."
Author: Debra Anastasia
12. "I can tell you the day The Beach Boys will no longer exist - never. We'll be on stage in wheelchairs."
Author: Dennis Wilson
13. "Can you stand on your legs?" Sydelle Pulaski asked. "Can you walk at all?"People never asked Chris those questions; they whispered them to his parents behind his back. "N-n-no. Why?""What better disguise for a thief or a murderer than a wheelchair, the perfect alibi."Chris enjoyed being taken for the criminal type. Now they really were friends."
Author: Ellen Raskin
14. "What sucked was that her room was on the fourth floor of a four-story house because she hated walking past every other room on her way in and out. She was like a latter-day Rapunzel except her hair was only a few inches below her shoulders, slightly fried, not all that blond, and furthermore, who the hell was ever going to climb up to give her a hand? The guy in the wheelchair from school?What she — and Rapunzel, frankly — needed was a decent ladder."
Author: Francine Pascal
15. "Outside I saw her sitting in the wheelchair, hands folded on her lap, and I knew I was living the moment that says nothing, that will allow nothing said of consequence."
Author: Gerard Donovan
16. "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
17. "[He]... watches the Joker rising from his wheelchair, the way a rabbit watches car headlights bearing down, unable to move a single, spotlit muscle. The madman's limbs appear to unlatch as though some psychotic god has chosen to give life to a complicated Swiss Army knife. The Joker's head rotates... the green lasers of his eyes target the keys at the big man's belt, and he shakes his head."
Author: Grant Morrison
18. "My dad gave me my first bike at 16. I soon fell off and was in a wheelchair for weeks. I haven't fallen since."
Author: Hugh Laurie
19. "The months roll by like wheels on a wheelchair. Pretty soon it'll be July. Feels like just last month it was May."
Author: Jarod Kintz
20. "Love is like walking while riding a bicycle. It's pretty hard to do when you're curled up like a cat, sleeping in a wheelchair."
Author: Jarod Kintz
21. "Faith: a device of the mind, fed by the soul, that functions like crutches to a man in a wheelchair."
Author: Jarod Kintz
22. "Running, it runs in my family. Wheelchairs also run in my family. Is it possible to race in a marathon while sitting down?"
Author: Jarod Kintz
23. "No wheelchair can support damaged self-esteem until it learns to stand upright. No cane can help emotions limp along until they can walk. A cast or brace can't protect a vulnerable spirit, and not even the strongest painkiller can stop the ache cause by a failed relationship. No, the only way a broken heart mends itself is with stitches of time and the sticky tape of hastily rearranged dreams."
Author: Jay Bell
24. "Pity? You don't want to be pitied because you're a cripple in a wheelchair? Stay in your house!"
Author: Jerry Lewis
25. "I thought being in the wheelchair might be kind of limiting for me as an actor. It turned out cool in a lot of ways. Of course, at the end of the day, I can get up out of the chair and go home, but I'm very acutely aware that most people can't, so I try to give the situation that depth."
Author: Jim Beaver
26. "All healthy babies eventually walk, but we treat those first steps like someone has just risen out of a wheelchair at a healing revival. "He's walking! It's a miracle!"
Author: Jim Gaffigan
27. "We should do another 10 Bad Boys movies. I could come in in one of those electric wheelchairs, like Peter Sellers in Dr Strangelove, just shouting away."
Author: Joe Pantoliano
28. "If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is President, people like Christopher Reeve will get up out of that wheelchair and walk again."
Author: John Edwards
29. "In America access is always about architecture and never about human beings. Among Israelis and Palestinians, access was rarely about anything but people. While in the U.S. a wheelchair stands out as an explicitly separate experience from the mainstream, in the Israel and Arab worlds it is just another thing that can go wrong in a place where things go wrong all the time."
Author: John Hockenberry
30. "Jesus Christ," said my father. "Can you imagine? If it wasn't punishment enough ending up in a ruddy wheelchair, then you get our Lou turning up to keep you company." "Bernard!" my mother scolded. Behind me, Granddad was laughing into his mug of tea."
Author: Jojo Moyes
31. "He also said that if anyone did anything to mess up the rest of the testing, he was going to call 911 personally.Yeah, like that wouldn't make it into the nightly news again: WHEELCHAIR-BOUND CANCER PATIENT ARRESTED FOR FREE SPEECH."
Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
32. "People aren't familiar with wheelchair sports. The only film crew in Athens for the Paralympics was the documentary crew."
Author: Mark Zupan
33. "Just because we are in wheelchairs doesn't mean we can't play a fast-paced, full-contact sport."
Author: Mark Zupan
34. "As I get older, the tyranny that football exerts over my life, and therefore over the lives of people around me, is less reasonable and less attractive. Family and friends know, after long years of wearying experience, that the fixture list always has the last word in any arrangement; they understand, or at least accept, that christenings or weddings or any gatherings, which in other families would take unquestioned precedence, can only be plotted after consultation. So football is regarded as a given disability that has to be worked around. If I were wheelchair-bound, nobody close to me would organise anything in a top-floor flat, so why would they plan anything for a winter Saturday afternoon."
Author: Nick Hornby
35. "It's like people you see sometimes, and you can't imagine what it would be like to be that person, whether it's somebody in a wheelchair or somebody who can't talk. Only, I know that I'm that person to other people, maybe to every single person in that whole auditorium. To me, though, I'm just me. An ordinary kid."
Author: R.J. Palacio
36. "Kids say stupid stuff all the time,' but it hurts even as I am writing this. It's like everywhere I go I am pointed at and stared at by EVERYONE and it's like my weight is there to be discussed and laughed at. But if I was in a wheelchair they wouldn't do it. If I had terrible scars they wouldn't do it - but it's OK to do it to me. Because they know. I caused this. This is self-inflicted,This is lazy, stupid, careless, crap, fat me."
Author: Rae Earl
37. "The universe is an example of love. Like a tree. Like the ocean. Like my body. Like my wheelchair. I see the love."
Author: Ram Dass
38. "I feel bad for people in wheelchairs and people who have to use crutches."
Author: RJ Mitte
39. "The lingerie department is the only one that she can reach in her wheelchair. Nevertheless, she is fired the next day because of complaints that a woman who is so obviously not sexually attractive selling alluring nightgowns makes customers uncomfortable. Daunted by her dismissal, she seeks consolation in the arms of the young manager and soon finds herself pregnant. Upon learningof this news, he leaves her for anondisabled woman with a fullerbustline and better homemaking skills in his inaccessible kitchen."
Author: Rosemarie Garland Thomson
40. "While still practising law, he'd run a hearse-rental agency. Then, later, he'd bought into a handkerchief factory in Baker Park. Their most famous innovation was the funeral hankerchief, a plain white cotton handkerchief with a black border. Not long afterwards he patented the first black-edged tissue. He'd made millions, apparently, though nobody knew what he'd done with the money. His only extravagance had been to install an elevator in the house, so he could move between floors without getting out of his wheelchair. 'So what did he mean about hearing money?' Jed asked. 'It's his factory across the river. He claims he can hear the money being made."
Author: Rupert Thomson
41. "Sometimes the monotony of bingo and sing alongs, ancient dusty people parked in the hallway in wheelchairs makes me long for death, particularly when -- remember that I'm one of the ancient dusty people, filed away like some worthless chotski."
Author: Sara Gruen
42. "The gun lobby finds waiting periods inconvenient. You have only to ask my husband how inconvenient he finds his wheelchair from time to time."
Author: Sarah Brady
43. "She talked to me like I was just like any other student, not a kid in a wheelchair."
Author: Sharon M. Draper
44. "In 2005, a man diagnosed with multiple myeloma asked me if he would be alive to watch his daughter graduate from high school in a few months. In 2009, bound to a wheelchair, he watched his daughter graduate from college. The wheelchair had nothing to do with his cancer. The man had fallen down while coaching his youngest son's baseball team."
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
45. "Does anyone know if Lamborghini makes wheelchair vehicles? If not, I want to change that."
Author: Steve Gleason
46. "I'm not moping," I whisper back. "Of course you're not. A girl like you, spending time with a warrior demigod like me. What's to mope about? Leaving a wheelchair behind couldn't possibly show up on the radar compared to that." "You've got to be kidding me.""I never kid about my warrior demigod status."
Author: Susan Ee
47. "Poets are regarded as handicapped writers whose work must be treated with a tender condescension, such as one accords the athletic achievements of basketball players confined to wheelchairs."
Author: Thomas M. Disch
48. "She bit the inside of her cheek. "You wouldn't keep secrets from me, would you? I mean we've been friends how long?""We have been friends, thirteen years, eight months, two weeks, four days," The wheelchair stopped and Ari watched the long shadow look at his watch. "Sixteen hours, four minutes and forty seven seconds and counting I'd say; give or take thirty minutes. Or if you want the short version: five thousand and four days plus or minus a few hours."She put her hands to her face and laughed to keep from crying. "Please tell me you made half of that up. Who actually keeps track of time like that?"
Author: Victoria Escobar
49. "I've found that it's actually more of a disability to be tall than short. I have no problem fitting into plane toilets etc, and the adaptations made for wheelchair users - such as the lowering of bank machines - work for me as well."
Author: Warwick Davis
50. "As a wheelchair user, you can't move about freely. That's the only thing that bothers me a little. When I'm in the Euro Group in Brussels, colleagues who want to talk to me have to come to me. But I hope they know that this has nothing to do with arrogance."
Author: Wolfgang Schauble

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