Wheelchair Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old wheelchair quotes, wheelchair sayings, and wheelchair proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Chances are, disabled or not, you don't grow all of your food. Chances are, you didn't build the car, bike, wheelchair, subway, shoes, or bus that transports you. Chances are you didn't construct your home. Chances are you didn't sew your clothing (or make the fabric and thread used to sew it). The difference between the needs that many disabled people have and the needs of people who are not labelled as disabled is that non-disabled people have had their dependencies normalized.     

AJ Withers

Being confined to a wheelchair doesn't bother me as my mind is free to roam the universe, but it felt wonderful to be weightless.     

Stephen Hawking

Be gone, sorrow, sickness, wheelchairs, and cancer! Enough of you, screams of fear and nights of horror! Death, you die! Life, you reign!     

Max Lucado

My disability exists not because I use a wheelchair, but because the broader environment isn't accessible.     

Stella Young

Gather the wheelchairs in a circle, and then summon the cripples. Would anybody care for a glass of discrimination     

Jarod Kintz

For me, the wheelchair symbolizes disability in a way a cane does not.      

Annette Funicello

Faith: a device of the mind, fed by the soul, that functions like crutches to a man in a wheelchair.      

Jarod Kintz

The battle to find a workplace that's wheelchair accessible is a feat in itself, let alone an employer who's going to be cool about employing someone with a disability in a job you actually want to do.     

Stella Young

If There's A Wheel, There's A Way.     

Anonymous

You can take them in a wheelchair and put them in a pool, so they can move their arms and legs. In a pool disabled people can do things that they can't normally do otherwise.     

Jack Lalanne

In wheelchair sports, people thought athletes with disabilities were courageous and inspirational. They never give them credit for simply being competitive.      

Jean Driscoll

Old ladies in wheelchairs with blankets over their legs, I don't think so...retired mermaids.     

Milton Jones

There is so much pain in the world, and most of these people keep theirs secret, rolling through agonizing lives in invisible wheelchairs, dressed in invisible bodycasts.     

Andrew Solomon

Disability is as visual as race. If a wheelchair user can't play Beyonce, then Beyonce can't play a wheelchair user.     

Maysoon Zayid

As far as wheelchairs are concerned, the floors are a dream.     

Liz Craft

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

Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair.     

Dorothy Parker

Every person with a disability has a slightly different kind of disability. Not everybody has the same problems. Usually the wheelchairs are the wheelchairs. It's the same height and so on. It's a problem.     

Itzhak Perlman