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Aimee Mullins

American,  Athlete
Total Quotes : 52
May Infectious Which

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

Adversity Living Resume

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

Giving Up Been Constant

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

Medical Some Pacemaker

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

Cell Phones Idea Part

The idea of prosthetics is a tool. Most people's cell phones are prosthetics. If you leave your cell phone at home, you feel impacted by not having it. It's an important part of your daily function and what you can do in a day.

- Aimee Mullins

My Life Having Lot

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

- Aimee Mullins

Myself Words Imply

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

Soccer Racing Town

I grew up in a town with a great wrestling tradition. Then I was a team sport queen in high school; I played softball, volleyball, and soccer. Oh, and I also did ski racing.

- Aimee Mullins

Grow Being Felt

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

Reason About Part

Part of the reason I wanted to model was to push the boundaries and challenge the perceptions of what a beautiful body is supposed to look like. Why should I feel any differently about looking good than anyone else?

- Aimee Mullins

Two Second Held

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

Over Over It Wasting

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

Disability Advocate Issues

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

Idea How Athletics

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

- Aimee Mullins

Disability Me Interest

I'm not an advocate for disability issues. Human issues are what interest me.

- Aimee Mullins

Disability Own I Think

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

Happiness Living Making

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

- Aimee Mullins

Stomach About Had

I didn't want to be written about as a human-interest story. I didn't want to be a passing thing. You know, now we move on to the fat girl who had her stomach stapled. I didn't want to become a gimmick: the disabled model.

- Aimee Mullins

Beauty Means Indicator

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

- Aimee Mullins

High Heels Hard

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

- Aimee Mullins