Aimee Mullins quotes

  • Adversity is just change that we haven't adapted ourselves to yet.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Adversity #Adapted

  • Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It's much sexier than any body part.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Beauty #Body #Sexiest

  • I think that everyone has something about themselves that they feel is their weakness... their 'disability.' And I'm certain we all have one, because I think of a disability as being anything which undermines our belief and confidence in our own abilities.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Thinking #Weakness #Belief

  • Giving up is conceding that things will never get better, and that is just not true. Ups and downs are a constant in life, and I've been belted into that roller coaster a thousand times.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Giving Up #Get Better #Roller Coaster

  • Our responsibility is not simply shielding those we care for from adversity but preparing them to meet it well.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Adversity #Responsibility #Care

  • True beauty is when someone radiates that they like themselves.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Inner Beauty #True Beauty

  • The only true disability is a crushed spirit
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Spirit #Disability #Crushed

  • If we want to discover the full potential in our humanity, we need to celebrate those heartbreaking strengths and those glorious disabilities that we all have...it is our humanity, and all the potential within it that makes us beautiful.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Beautiful #Humanity #Heartbreaking

  • It's society that disables an individual by not investing in enough creativity to allow for someone to show us the quality that makes them rare and valuable and capable.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Creativity #Creative #Quality

  • There’s an important difference and distinction between the objective medical fact of my being an amputee and the subjective societal opinion of whether or not I’m disabled. Truthfully, the only real and consistent disability I’ve had to confront is the world ever thinking that I could be described by those definitions.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Real #Thinking #Differences

  • If left to their own devices a child will achieve.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Children #Achieve #Devices

  • Pamela Anderson has more prosthetic in her body than I do. Nobody calls her disabled.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Body

  • Adversity isn't an obstacle that we need to get around in order to resume living our life. It's part of our life.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Adversity #Order #Needs

  • We all bullet point our triumphs, but I am who I am because of everything you don't see on my CV. The stuff that doesn't work out teaches you how to trust your instincts and adapt.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Who I Am #Work Out #Triumph

  • The best beauty secret, besides sleep and plenty of water, is do whatever it is - before you go out, before you need to feel beautiful - do whatever makes you feel confident. If it's putting on a great dance record and rocking out in your apartment, do it. If kissing someone for 10 minutes makes you feel confident, do it.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Beautiful #Sleep #Kissing

  • The idea of prosthetics is a tool. Most peoples cell phones are prosthetics. If you leave your cell phone at home, you feel impacted by not having it. Its an important part of your daily function and what you can do in a day.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Home #Phones #Cells

  • At some point in every person's life, you will need an assisted medical device - whether it's your glasses, your contacts, or as you age and you have a hip replacement or a knee replacement or a pacemaker. The prosthetic generation is all around us.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Glasses #Age #Needs

  • I haven't had an easy life, but at some point ,you have to take responsibility for yourself and shape who it is that you want to be. I have no time for moaners. I like to chase my dreams and surround myself with other people who are chasing their dreams, too.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Dream #Responsibility #People

  • You know, I think there are certain words like 'illegitimate' that should not be used to describe a person. And certainly, we have come far enough in our technology that our language can evolve, because it has an impact.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Technology #Thinking #Impact

  • I've said this before, but I believe more than ever that confidence is sexier than any body part.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Believe #Body #I Believe

  • I had a paper round and every night I would put the dinner on before Mum came home from work. I was capable because I had to be.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Home #Night #Paper

  • I hate the words 'handicapped' and 'disabled'. They imply that you are less than whole. I don't see myself that way at all.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Hate #Way #I Hate

  • Sure, I'd love to have children some day. But world domination comes first.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Children #World #Firsts

  • In athletics, the idea of possibility is presumed. It's not 'if;' it's 'how.'
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Ideas #Possibility #Athletics

  • If you watch any John Hughes film of the eighties, that was my childhood experience.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Childhood #Watches #Film

  • In sports, I refused to do any interviews that were just going to become human-interest stories. Don't turn me into a tragic heroine.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Sports #Stories #Interviews

  • It's hard enough for women to walk on high heels. And I'm on stilts!
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #High Heels #Enough #Walks

  • Life is about making your own happiness - and living by your own rules.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Life Is

  • I'm not running around as a continual ray of sunshine. It's just I don't believe in wasting time feeling sorry for myself. Get over it.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Running #Sorry #Believe

  • I'm not an advocate for disability issues. Human issues are what interest me.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Issues #Disability #Interest

  • The legs that I have made are far more perfect than the ones nature would have given me - my mother's side of the family have awful legs.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Mother #Perfect #Legs

  • People presume my disability has to do with being an amputee, but that's not the case; our insecurities are our disabilities, and I struggle with those as does everyone.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Struggle #People #Insecurity

  • For me, I never ever felt the ownership or any identity with any community of disabilities. I didn't grow up being told that I was a disabled child.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Children #Growing Up #Community

  • I've had journalists asking me, 'What do we call you - is it handicapped, are you disabled, physically challenged?' I said, 'Well hopefully you could just call me Aimee. But if you have to describe it, I'm a bilateral below-the-knee amputee.'
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Amputees #Asking #Knees

  • A lot of my life is about will - having the will to prove what my body can do.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Body #Life Is #Prove

  • I'm not an advocate for disability issues. Human issues are what interest me. You can't possibly speak for a diverse group of people. I don't know what it's like to be an arm amputee, or have even one flesh-and-bone leg, or to have cerebral palsy.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Issues #People #Amputees

  • Beauty is not skin-deep; it can be a means of self-affirmation, a true indicator of personality and confidence.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Mean #Self #Personality

  • Belief in oneself is incredibly infectious. It generates momentum, the collective force of which far outweighs any kernel of self-doubt that may creep in.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Self #Doubt #May

  • Half of Hollywood has more prosthetic in their body than I do, but we don't think of them as disabled. You amputate part of a nose, that's 'enhancement'. You put a prosthetic in a breast cavity, that's 'augmentation'. But you amputate part of a limb and put a prosthetic there, it's 'disability'?
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Thinking #Hollywood #Noses

  • Everyone is really afraid of getting out there and not being good. That's the challenge: To be afraid and know people are staring at you and know you might not do all that well, but you do it anyway. What singles out the successful athlete from the ones who never make it past a plateau, it that successful athletes risk failure, even though they are terrified.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • With L'Oreal, I get to be Aimee Mullins, model. No qualifier. And that means everything to me.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Mean #Models

  • I have learned not to overlook the advantages of being me. From when I was a softball player, and I held the stolen bases record. I would slide into second with my prostheses, and the girl on the base could either step aside or meet two wooden sticks.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Girl #Softball #Player

  • I like that Pilates compromises the mind and body. It's not just about being able to run around the block a few times. It's about alleviating stress and controlling breathing. It's about being balanced.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Running #Block #Stress

  • When I watch 'Mad Men' and I see the patronising attitudes to women that are so shocking for all of us to watch now, I feel that I've lived and see the same evolution in this regard around disability.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Attitude #Men #Mad

  • When I'm curious about something, I do it full on and take it as far as I go, but when I feel like I've really explored it, I'm OK with putting it aside and going on to something else.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Curious #Feels

  • The power of the human will to compete and the drive to excel beyond the body's normal capabilities is most beautifully demonstrated in the arena of sport.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Sports #Athlete #Body

  • An athlete experiences the emotions of pain and elation through triumph and defeat, through teamwork and individuality, as nothing more than a human being...that is the true glory of sport.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Sports #Teamwork #Pain

  • Success isn't winning every time. A lot of different factors go into every race, and you can't control all of them. Success means doing as excellent a job as you can on that particular day. The people I admire most aren't necessarily the most wonderful athletes. I admire the ones who keep coming back and doing it, time after time.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Softball #Sports #Jobs

  • The Pentagon isn't a place that champions individuality and innovation.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Champion #Innovation #Individuality