great leader who is going to
save is is not there.
workshops are retarded."
"Disabled people are always at risk
of fancy scientific ideas which allow old
prejudices to strut around
in the clothing of compassion."
-- Marcia Tewell
"Service systems teach people that
lies in their deficiencies.
They are built on 'inadequacies' called illteracy, visual
deficit, teenage pregnancy. But communities are built on the
capacities of drop-out, illiterate, bad-scene,
dollar first became disabled
when it was
is a war, right? Our people
are dying. You are taking hundreds of casualties every day
in the U.S. alone. It's just that nobody counts our
casualties on the six o'clock news."
your catheter get caught in an elevator
door while your attendant
was applying her makeup? It says right here it's your own
psych drugs do work. But so
does suicide and so do a lot of other stupid things."
taught to be nice, you're
taught to be liked. Then here you are going out, breaking
all those rules. It takes a whole lot of courage for people
to come out and do it. It's a really tense thing."
"The place reeked with the sweat of
professionals who were envisioning the ends of their careers
in the Choice
time I do civil disobedience,
I get scared. But you can't stop pushing. You know what's
going to happen if you don't do anything: nothing's going to
teacher is a witch. One day
I hope to be able to use my Liberator well enough to tell
her where to go."
"As soon as the government starts
paying people, they become advocates for the government
the long term, who do you think is going to
win? The government, the one
with the money."
has our blood on its hands.
HUD knows this, but HUD has other priorities. We are
beginning to learn what it is that makes HUD tick: corporate
wearing of shorts may be a
trivial thing. But for me it was the practical expression of
my liberation as a disabled man. I love my body."
"If you have faced social workers
with Joan Crawford shoulder padding, you realize that
Suit is as deadly as the male."
"In personal relationships and
business dealings, you must be a person of honor, integrity,
and compassion. But in
dealings with the system,
you must be a heartless mercenary -- a lean, mean, cheating
machine with a killer instinct."
to more juicy pictures and quotes from the Mouth
photo of Justin Dart is by Tom Olin.
The photo for You Choose is by Lydia Gans. The photo of the "Brit Flip" is by Eleanor Bentall.