Top 77 Wheelchair Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Wheelchair Quotes from famous people such as Bernard Sumner, David Oshinsky, Clyde Edgerton, Jamie Brewer, Victoria Arlen, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

My mother, Laura Sumner, had cerebral palsy. She was bo

My mother, Laura Sumner, had cerebral palsy. She was born absolutely fine, but after about three days, she started having convulsions that left her with a condition that would confine her to a wheelchair her entire life.
Bernard Sumner
When FDR died in 1945, he was still paralyzed from the waist down. After he died, his portrait was put on the dime. Through his illness, he went out of his way to minimize his difficulties. Of the thousands of pictures taken of him, only two show him in a leg brace or a wheelchair.
David Oshinsky
It’s nice to have more than one little one because then you’ll have – while one is pushing you in a wheelchair, the other one can open the doors for you.
Clyde Edgerton
There are many role models I’ve been around, and kind of the biggest one – there’s a show called ‘Push Girls,’ with all women in wheelchairs, and they’re all really good friends of mine. And one, Angela Rockwood, is still modeling, in a wheelchair. After a car accident.
Jamie Brewer
I thought my sports career was over once I got into a wheelchair. That was the hardest reality I had to face.
Victoria Arlen
Disability is as visual as race. If a wheelchair user can’t play Beyonce, then Beyonce can’t play a wheelchair user.
Maysoon Zayid
On the first day I got my wheelchair, I was also given all my clothes for the next day, a little pile on the chair. I was so proud of myself for getting it all on – the socks and everything. Dressing is a struggle, and it can take up to an hour and a half.
Michael Graves
I spent a lot of my infancy in hospital and actually started school in a wheelchair with this enormous plaster, and then into a surgical boot and callipers, none of which helps assimilation with other children.
David Starkey
Who says men don’t cry? I used to sob like a baby as I was forced to move around in a wheelchair for two months after twin surgeries on my toes.
S. Sreesanth
Let me make this clear: my impairment is such that without a wheelchair, I can’t do very much for myself. I can’t get out of bed. I can’t get myself to the toilet. I certainly can’t get myself to work.
Stella Young
Sometimes I think I don’t want to grow old as an actress and deal with the fact that I’m getting less jobs ’cause my face is changing, and then the men… But at the same time, I’m pretty competitive. I don’t know if I’d bow out. I might still be acting when I’m in a wheelchair.
Kerry Condon
I was too big to even contemplate exercise. I had to use a walking stick and a wheelchair to get around.
Adnan Sami
I just want to get to the places I can’t get in the wheelchair, you know? I want to stand up.
Jeff Bauman
At my wedding, I was dancing so furiously that I fell hard on my kneecaps. The next morning, my knees were so swollen that I had to get a wheelchair at the airport to go on my honeymoon.
Casey Wilson
I played a paraplegic on a show called ‘Neighbours.’ Just turned up on set, sat in a wheelchair. The producer came up to me one day and said, ‘We have to cut around that entire scene because your leg was moving.’
Liam Hemsworth
I’m a full-time wheelchair user. And yet, given the right circumstances, I am able to work.
Stella Young
I feel very badly about anybody that’s sick and in a wheelchair or not doing well. But you know, you have to go, ‘Life is a poker game, and we’re going to play our cards somehow.’
Teri Garr
Equipment sellers can pocket more than $2,500 every time they send a powered wheelchair to a patient and bill Medicare.
Charles Duhigg
Even now, a year later, people ask me about the Wheelchair Photo: what do I think about it? Does it bother me? The honest answer: I don’t think about it. I glanced at the photo once, about a week after the bombing. I knew immediately I never wanted to look at it again.
Jeff Bauman
When I was a child, doctors sent my grandmother home in a wheelchair to die. Diagnosed with end-stage heart disease, she already had so much scar tissue from bypass operations that the surgeons had essentially run out of plumbing. There was nothing more to do, they said; her life was over at 65.
Michael Greger
I can see myself as a very old man in a terrific wheelchair. Only, I won’t be photographing the tree outside my window, the way Steichen did. I’ll be photographing other old people.
Richard Avedon
If we see someone in a wheelchair, we assume they cannot walk. It may be that they can walk three, four, five steps. That, to them, means they can walk.
Evelyn Glennie
We always joke that our road crew will have to wheelchair us up onstage soon because this is what we do. This is what we love to do. This is what God put us on earth to do until the day we take our last breath.
Johnny Van Zant
I was told that I would be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life.
Victoria Arlen
The gun lobby finds waiting periods inconvenient. You have only to ask my husband how inconvenient he finds his wheelchair from time to time.
Sarah Brady
I’m pretty physically vulnerable, just being in a wheelchair.
Madison Cawthorn
If I can be an inspiration for someone, that’s fine, but just don’t look down on me. Don’t say, ‘Oh, you’re in a wheelchair.’
Mark Zupan
Throughout human history, some of our most influential inventors, entrepreneurs, and leaders have had disabilities. For example, Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, and Charles Schwab are all dyslexic, while scientist Stephen Hawking has used a wheelchair for decades.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
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.
Hugh Laurie
I firmly believe that everybody in America needs a safe place to walk or to wheelchair roll.
Vivek Murthy
Melvin Guillard went to a split decision with me, he left the third round in a wheelchair. He did not walk to the back – he left in a wheelchair.
Justin Gaethje
There are people I would like to work with. It's a bit

There are people I would like to work with. It’s a bit harder, because I live out in the sticks anyway, and plus being in a wheelchair means that I can’t really circulate. So I tend to stick to my own thing.
Robert Wyatt
The wheelchair and the prosthesis give me a soapbox to stand on. If it helps me get my message across, I’m glad; then we need to talk about what we need to do for this country.
Tammy Duckworth
It’s really bad sometimes to be crippled in a wheelchair, and it reminds you that you can’t fight back when someone’s trying to rob you.
Fredrick Brennan
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.
Wolfgang Schauble
As a wheelchair user, I am utterly obsessed with toilets, and all my friends know it. A simple invitation to the pub is consistently followed by, ‘Do you know if they have an accessible toilet?’
Stella Young
Being competitive is in my nature. I actually think being competitive saved my life. It’s given me the constant drive to be better, and when I was in that hospital bed and that wheelchair, it made me want to get better.
Victoria Arlen
The universe is an example of love. Like a tree. Like the ocean. Like my body. Like my wheelchair. I see the love.
Ram Dass
You wouldn’t want me to play Frost in a wheelchair, would you? ‘Frost’ is getting a little long in the tooth. I still enjoy doing it, and it’s a great part, but I just think he’s got to retire.
David Jason
Everyone I tell that I had an aneurysm always says, ‘Oh, my cousin died from that.’ Well, I didn’t, so I’m amazed. I was in a wheelchair, and I had to go to rehab. And now I’m walking!
Teri Garr
My wheelchair is like the Cadillac of wheelchairs; it goes up and down and back, and I can lay down in it.
Abby Lee Miller
I got up from the wheelchair thanks to natural products like tulsi, aloe vera, kali mirch, and awla.
Sangram Singh
My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film. I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part.
Stephen Hawking
I got bullied and got pulled backwards in my wheelchair and laughed at. I was the only Black person at my school, so I was very singled out.
Nicolas Hamilton
Today, I am a touring standup comic who cannot stand up. Within three minutes, I begin to wilt, lose my balance, and topple over. I can tap dance and run in heels, but I need to use a wheelchair to navigate airports.
Maysoon Zayid
I just wanted to try and overcome my condition, with a lot of people telling me I couldn’t do things and the only thing I could do was sit in my wheelchair and get bullied. Which is what I did.
Nicolas Hamilton
My disability exists not because I use a wheelchair, but because the broader environment isn’t accessible.
Stella Young
I played an old woman in a wheelchair at 18.
Margo Martindale
Well, I’m using a cane, so what? So what if they shot me sitting in a wheelchair? That’s life!
Dick Clark
I was bullied from fifth grade on. They started making fun of me because my mom was in a wheelchair, then they started making fun of me because I was poor and then it evolved to my size.
Tess Holliday
I’ve never been tall. So it’s not like I was six-foot, got paralyzed, and now I’m in a wheelchair. It doesn’t really faze me all that much.
Verne Troyer
The cost is minimal, but one of the things that you want in a universal design is to make the plan as open as you can… and to still have walls around bedrooms and that sort of thing, and to keep the corridors wide enough so the wheelchair can do a 360 in the corridor.
Michael Graves
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.
Bill Walton
I don’t want to lose my legs, you know. I don’t want to be wheeled around in a wheelchair. I don’t want to be attached to a catheter. I saw all that stuff happen to my father, and as much as it upset me because I loved my father so much, it also really traumatized me.
Dan Hill