"I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Christopher Reeve on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Christopher Reeve on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Christopher Reeve on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Christopher Reeve on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Christopher Reeve on Ernest Hemingway
"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."
"At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable."
"Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out."
"I have more awareness of other people and, I hope, more sensitivity to their needs. I also find that I'm more direct and outspoken."
"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."