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Aimee Mullins, American Athlete ( - )

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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


Life Time Dreams

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


Home Daily Day

Kids are naturally curious about what they don't know, or don't understand, or what is foreign to them. They only learn to be frightened of those differences when an adult influences them to behave that way and censors that natural curiosity.~Aimee Mullins


Curiosity Learn Know

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


Confidence Disability

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


Beautiful Humanity

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


Life Happiness Living

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


Life Age Medical

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 Society Quality

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


Beauty True Someone

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 Disability

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


Life Ups And Downs Giving

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


Disability Me Human

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


Confidence Believe Body

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


Love Children Day

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


Myself Words Hate

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


May Belief Momentum

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


Women Men Disability

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


Life Adversity Living

My varying pairs of legs can be quite practical or quite impractical, and I don't judge them either way. Some are for getting around a 12-hour day, pounding the pavement, and some are to feel like I can transform my own body into a workable, changing piece of art.~Aimee Mullins


Art Day Body

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


Body Her Nobody

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


Feel Go Curious

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


People Disability Me

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


Work Trust I Am

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 Words Language

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


Possibility Idea Athletics

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


Me Everything Get