Christopher Reeve

Actor, Author, Activist

September 25, 1952 - October 10, 2004

September 25, 1952 - October 10, 2004

Actor, Author, Activist


42 Greatest Quotes By Christopher Reeve

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. Christopher Reeve
I learned years ago to come to terms with having so much done for me by others. Christopher Reeve
What can I do today to take a step forward? Christopher Reeve
It's important to me to say what I really mean. Christopher Reeve
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Christopher Reeve
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. Christopher Reeve
Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take. Christopher Reeve
Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean. Christopher Reeve
Don't put a limit on what can be accomplished. Christopher Reeve
America is better when all of us take care of all of us. Christopher Reeve
Pain is inevitable. Misery is a choice. Christopher Reeve
You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile. Christopher Reeve
A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway. Christopher Reeve
Even though I don't personally believe in the Lord, I try to behave as though He was watching. Christopher Reeve
Your body is not who you are. The mind and spirit transcend the body. Christopher Reeve
Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes. Christopher Reeve
there is a relationship between the mind and the body that can both create a physical condition and enable us to recover from it. Christopher Reeve
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. Christopher Reeve
To be able to feel the lightest touch really is a gift. Christopher Reeve
If you don't have a vision, nothing happens. Christopher Reeve
Some people are walking around with full use of their bodies and they're more paralyzed than I am. Christopher Reeve
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! Christopher Reeve
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. Christopher Reeve
Either you vegetate and look out a window, or activate and try to effect change. Christopher Reeve
In the face of adversity, hope often comes in the form of a friend who reaches out to us. Christopher Reeve
I am optimistic. But I also know that, with time, I'm beginning to fight issues of aging as well as long-term paralysis. Christopher Reeve
We all have many more abilities and internal resources than we know. My advice is that you don't need to break your neck to find out about them. Christopher Reeve
I am a very lucky guy. I can testify before Congress. I can raise funds. I can raise awareness. Christopher Reeve
All the scientists who are working on solving the problem of curing paralysis say that it won't do you any good if you don't keep your body in shape. Christopher Reeve
We have a government that, generally speaking, does not respond to the people. Christopher Reeve
I've still never had a dream that I'm disabled. Never. Christopher Reeve
You should have a dream and absolutely go for it. Don't let anybody say you can't do it. Christopher Reeve
I never said I will stand, I said I hoped to stand. It wasn't a prediction. Christopher Reeve
A hero is an ordinary person doing things in an extra ordinary way. Christopher Reeve
Every scientist should remove the word 'impossible' from their lexicon. Christopher Reeve
I gradually stopped wondering, ‘What life do I have?' and began to consider, ‘What life can I build? Christopher Reeve