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Christopher Reeve Quotes

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Christopher Reeve quotes: Superman’s best sentences.

“We can either watch life from the sidelines, or actively participate.  Either we let self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy prevent us from realizing our potential, or embrace the fact that when we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless.”

“We all have powers within us that we don’t know exist until we’re tested.  There are no limitations to what you can do if you have the determination.”

“I truly feel that if you understand yourself and set goals without the regulations and limitations others put on you, then nothing is impossible.”

“It is not a question of if, but when.”

“You should have a dream and absolutely go for it.  Don’t let anybody say you can’t do it.”

“If we don’t dream of the possible, the possible never happens.”

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”

“As the old saying goes, ‘You better know what you want because you might get it and you’ve got to accept it.’  Whether you succeed or whether you encounter adversity, you always have to believe in your worth as a person.  That’s what counts.”

“At some time, often when we least expect it, we all have to face overwhelming challenges.  When the unthinkable happens, the lighthouse is hope.  Once we find it, we must cling to it with absolute determination.  When we have hope, we discover powers within ourselves we may have never known – the power to make sacrifices, to endure, to heal, and to love.  Once we choose hope, everything is possible.”

“Nothing of any consequence happens unless people get behind an idea.  It begins with an individual and they share the idea with more individuals… and eventually it becomes a movement.”

“We all have many more abilities and internal resources than we know.  My advice is that you don’t need to break your neck to find out about them.”

“The vast majority of people live within a comfort zone that is relatively small.  The comfort zone is defined by fear and our perception of limitations.”

“Living in fear is not living at all.”

“Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith first; the trust part comes later.”

“The only way to know how strong you are is to keep testing your limits.”

“Don’t put a limit on what can be accomplished.”

“If you don’t have a vision, nothing happens.”

“There is no such thing as ‘can’t.'”

“Don’t give up.  Don’t lose hope.  Don’t sell out.”

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

“In the face of adversity, hope often comes in the form of a friend who reaches out to us.”

“Either you vegetate and look out a window, or activate and try to effect change.”

“Misfortune can force you into doing things you should be doing anyway.  Lessons come from adversity.  Anything can happen to anyone.”

“I think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us.  It may be God, I don’t know.  But I think that if we shut out all the noise and clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the right thing to do.”

“Pain is inevitable.  Misery is a choice.”

“Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.”

“Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.”

“What can I do today to take a step forward?”

“You play the hand you’re dealt.  I think the game’s worthwhile.”

“There is only one way to go in life and that is forward.”

“You should take some responsibility for the way you present yourself.  But you should not be hung up on your looks, whether you are ugly or handsome, because it isn’t an achievement.”

“The key to success is letting the relationships in your life grow to the highest levels they possibly can… not putting yourself first in life and remembering that the more you give away, the more you have.”

“Success is not about money and power.  Real success is about relationships.  There’s no point in making $50 million a year if your teenager thinks you’re a jerk and you spend no time with your wife.”

“As parents we all have different ideas of what success means for our children.  I think the most important aspect of success has to do with finding a real passion for something in life.  It means a responsibility to live up to one’s potential.  That has to be discovered; it can’t be forced upon a youngster growing up.  We cannot expect children to be replicas of us.  From the minute they emerge from the womb they are already themselves.  That must be honored, and they must be given the tools and opportunities to go as far as they possibly can on their own.”

“Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take.”

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

“What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely.  From an acting point of view, that’s how I approached the part.”

“To say that I believed in Superman is quite an understatement.  Of course I knew it was only a movie, but it seemed to me that the values embodied by Superman on the screen should be the values that prevail in the real world.”

“There is a superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape.”

“America is better when all of us take care of all of us.”

”Gratitude, like love, needs to be active.”

“I gradually stopped wondering, ‘What life do I have?’ and began to consider, ‘What life can I build?'”

“Some people are walking around with full use of their bodies and they’re more paralyzed than I am.”

“What I do is based on powers we all have inside us; the ability to endure; the ability to love, to carry on, to make the best of what we have – and you don’t have to be a ‘Superman’ to do it.”

“Life is like a game of cards.  Sometimes you get lucky, and sometimes you don’t.”

“I’m not living the life I thought I would lead, but it does have meaning, purpose.  There is love… there is joy… there is laughter.”

“You can find a new lease on life – more meaning than you thought possible in simple things.  Let go.  Live in the moment.”

“I want to thank you for giving me my life.”

Maybe munch on some Gene Hackman quotes next.

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