What having a Down's syndrome child isn't - and I feel very strongly about this - is a tragedy. All those pregnancy books you read when you are expecting refer to Down's syndrome as if it were the worst possible outcome, and it's not.
People tend to treat people with disabilities sort of like they're aliens from another planet. It doesn't come from a bad place; it comes from a place of, 'I have no idea what this disability entails, and I don't want to offend anyone or make them feel awful.'
I feel strongly that having a disability in one area makes you explore others instead.
There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically!
Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.
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Maintaining good health should be the primary focus of everyone.
A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.
All the money in the world can't buy you back good health.
Health is not valued till sickness comes.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
Good health is the most important thing. More than success, more than money, more than power.
Hyman Roth in The Godfather - Teil 21
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Lance Armstrong - about his cancer
My parents armed me with an amazing sense of humor, and it's what you need when, well, it's what anyone needs in this world.
My life is quite physical anyway. When you are three-foot-six you kind of have to climb stuff now and again, and you find yourself in quite precarious situations just to manage in what is quite a big world.
Professor Flitwick in "Harry Potter", I kind of defined how I saw him from reading the book, and luckily that matched up with the director's vision.
There's nothing better than going to the movies and going into another world, and forgetting about everything that's happening outside.
I wouldn't change a thing about my family.
All I want to do really is get married and be a matriarch.
When I got pregnant with my first child, I gained nearly 5st. I did a bit of pretending: 'I'm just really small, so I just put on a lot of weight when I'm pregnant.' That is true, but I also ate a lot of cake.
I don't have the self-discipline for diets; I break rules I set for myself, so I try and eat more healthily, juice more, and avoid sugar.
Religion is something we don't talk about, and it is used by uneducated people as a weapon to divide us as opposed to connect with each other.
Humour allows people to exhale a little.
I've accepted that we've all got crap to deal with and problems that we're fighting not to be defined by. At the end of the day, we all want the same stuff: fulfillment, love, support, comfort, and a hot-air balloon with laser guns attached to it. The most important thing is that we appreciate the crazy ride we're on.
Publishers and record companies love a broken heart.
A writer without a pen would be like a duck without water.
I learned that if you wait long enough, you just grow older.
I will stand strong to defend people even if I don't agree with them.
I used to gamble when I was young. I'm wiser now.
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Quiet people have the loudest minds.
I deal with tough mathematical questions every day, but please don’t ask me to help with Brexit!
The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
Sport doesn't know barriers, really. You are judged on your performance... how far you can jump, how fast you can run, how well you can hit a tennis ball.
Goodbye 2010. If you were a fish, I'd throw you back.
I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.