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Cripple Quotes

We’ve collected the best Cripple Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Arundhati Roy, Stella Young, Jim Dale, Cyd Charisse, RJ Mitte. Use them as an inspiration.

I’m a social cripple in a cocktail party. My idea of a nightmare is people standing very elegantly dressed in a room with a drink in their hand. I’m just like, ‘Urghh!’
People get all up in arms when I describe myself as a crip because what they hear is the word ‘cripple,’ and they hear a word you‘re not allowed to say anymore.
I’d get more applause than some because I was just seventeen. If they didn’t clap at the end of my act I would limp off stage and boy would they feel guilty. They would all burst into tremendous applause as they saw this poor cripple kid walking off.
Jim Dale
I had a mild case of polio as a child. Not enough to cripple me, but it was polio. I still have an atrophy on the right side of my back.
Anything you rely on can become a crutch. And disabled or not, when you rely on something, that is what will cripple you.
We cannot afford to deliberately cripple our cities by transferring public tax dollars to private entities for benefits that are unclear at best.
When you put in place regulations that are so burdensome, so tough, so much so that they cripple your economy, we then don’t have the resources to invest in technologies that are going to make that difference, because it’s just going to shut everything down. That’s not going to help us as an economy.
In specific circumstances the period of aging decline can set in earlier in a particular organ than in the organism as a whole which, in a certain general or theoretical sense, is left a cripple or invalid.
Wilhelm Ostwald
Ernest Bramah
Poetry criticism at its worst today is mean in spirit and spiteful in intent, as if determined to inflict the wound that will spur the artist to new heights if it does not cripple him or her.
David Lehman
Think what evil creeps liberals would be if their plans to enfeeble the individual, exhaust the economy, impede the rule of law, and cripple national defense were guided by a coherent ideology instead of smug ignorance.
Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.
My mother is a fighter. After she battled polio and learned to walk again, the doctors told her she would be a cripple her entire life. Instead of accepting defeat, she refused this fate and went on to become the West African Women‘s Singles tennis champion in college.
Keep a meter on your fear. Fear can cripple you.
Because I’m no longer a pop star 24 hours a day, I’m no longer bogged down by the stupid stuff that used to cripple me. I don’t bruise easily any more.
I took a break from theater after ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ to make some money, to be honest, and also to feel more confident in front of a camera, and before long it was two years since I’d been acting onstage and I found that I really missed it.
I know from personal experience how fear and low self worth can cripple one’s ability to succeed in life. But with a little support, caring and inspiration, miracles can happen.
Richard Hatch
Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it’s usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.
Ghettos and barrios and abusive homes and trauma wards may produce scarred souls; they can cripple more human spirits than they strengthen.