>Being the quote freak I am I couldn’t resist finding a few [ok, a lot] quotes to post for BADD. I have more that I want to say but there is the small matter of having to go to bed now my pain meds have kicked in and I feel able to sleep.
So… quotes for now, a Monday Memory on Disablism and maybe some other stuff later (half have something in mind)…
“Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.”
— Martina Navratilova
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
— Jack London
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
— African Proverb
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.
— Anne Lamott
Nothing is miserable unless you think it so.
— Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy
I will no longer take on the fears and insecurities that others have about me.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence, determination and hard work make the difference.
— Calvin Coolidge
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible. And then they seem improbable. And then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
— Christopher Reeve
“Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile.
The precious moments are all lost in the tide.
They’re swept away and nothing is what it seems,
The feeling of belonging to your dreams…”