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Terry Fox, the one-legged cancer patient who ran 26 miles a day for 143 consecutive days to raise money for cancer. Terry Fox quotes inspiring in itself. Terry Fox began with a dream of raising $1million for cancer patients, Terry Fox started his journey on 12, April 1980.

Terry Fox Quotes
Terry Fox Foundation has raised over $750 million.

When I am running each day, I take one day at a time, when I’m running I take one mile at a time and I take one corner at a time, every signpost I’m looking at and reaching up for that signpost every corner I’m reaching out and this is the type of thing I’m thinking when I’m running.

Terry began his journey on April 12, 1980, by dipping his prosthetic foot in the murky waters of St John’s harbor and set off the greatest adventure of his life, inspiring millions. He collected water from the Atlantic ocean and planned to pour it in the Pacific when the race completes, symbolically uniting the country. The dream soon turned to raise $24 million, $1 for every Canadian.

Terry Fox Quotes

I’m not a dreamer, and I’m not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles. I have to. — Terry Fox

It almost hurts me to walk down a road and have people grab my hand and ask for my autograph and not sit and talk. When I’m finished I’m not going to be on the front page, but I’m going to be just as happy without the publicity. — Terry Fox

Terry Fox was an inspiration to many
Terry Fox was an inspiration to many

I guess that one of the most important things I’ve learned is that nothing is ever completely bad. Even cancer. It has made me a better person. It has given me the courage and a sense of purpose I never had before. But you don’t have to do like I did…wait until you lose a leg or get some awful disease before you take the time to find out what kind of stuff you’re really made of. You can start now. Anybody can. — Terry Fox

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It’s one thing to run across Canada, but now, people are really going to know what cancer is. — Terry Fox

I bet some of you feel sorry for me. Well, don’t. Having an artificial leg has its advantages. I’ve broken my right knee many times and it doesn’t hurt a bit. — Terry Fox

I want to try the impossible to show that it can be done. — Terry Fox

I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try. — Terry Fox

I don’t feel that this is unfair. That’s the thing about cancer. I’m not the only one, it happens all the time to people. I’m not special. This just intensifies what I did. It gives it more meaning. It’ll inspire more people. I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try — Terry Fox

Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going. — Terry Fox

It took cancer to realize that being self-centered is not the way to live. The answer is to try and help others. — Terry Fox

I want to set an example that will never be forgotten. — Terry Fox

Dreams are made possible if you try. — Terry Fox

I’m not a dreamer… but I believe in miracles. I have to — Terry Fox

If you’ve given a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope. — Terry Fox

The night before my amputation, my former basketball coach brought me a magazine with an article on an amputee who ran in the New York Marathon. It was then I decided to meet this new challenge head-on and not only overcome my disability, but conquer it in such a way that I could never look back and say it disabled me. — Terry Fox

How many people ever get a chance to do something that they really believe in? — Terry Fox

Terry Fox Run
Terry Fox meeting people during his run.

I remember promising myself that should I live I would prove myself deserving of life. — Terry Fox

I know that you can do the impossible. — Terry Fox

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When I started this run, I said that if we all gave one dollar, we’d have $22 million for cancer research, and I don’t care, man, there’s no reason that isn’t possible. No reason! — Terry Fox

Everybody seems to have given up hope of trying. I haven’t. It isn’t easy and it isn’t supposed to be, but I’m accomplishing something. How many people give up a lot to do something good. I’m sure we would have found a cure for cancer 20 years ago if we had really tried — Terry Fox

Even though I’m not running anymore, we still have to try to find a cure for cancer. Other people should go ahead and try to do their own thing now. — Terry Fox

Somewhere the hurting must stop. — Terry Fox

I’m not doing the run to become rich or famous. — Terry Fox

Maybe that’s why I’ve made it as far as I have – 2,521 miles. If I ran to a doctor every time I got a little cyst or abrasion I’d still be in Nova Scotia. Or else I’d never have started. I’ve seen people in so much pain. The little bit of pain I’m going through is nothing. They can’t shut it off, and I can’t shut down every time I feel a little sore. — Terry Fox

The 3,339-mile run started from Newfoundland and ended at Thunder Ray.
The 3,339-mile run started from Newfoundland and ended at Thunder Ray.

It snowed all day long, fortunately, it didn’t stay on the road. It was very, very cold today. Fortunately, the wind was at my back. The terrain was rolly but not big hills. The first miles were like usual tough, but I felt quite good from there till the end of 10 miles. — Terry Fox

Some people can’t figure out what I’m doing. It’s not a walk-hop, it’s not a trot, it’s running, or as close as I can get to running, and it’s harder than doing it on two legs. It makes me mad when people call this a walk. If I was walking it wouldn’t be anything. — Terry Fox

Our privacy is starting to be invaded and we can’t get anything done. I’m happy with the fundraising but upset we don’t have time to talk and meet with people. — Terry Fox

As he approached the city of Thunder Bay on September 1st, 1980, Terry Fox had run 3,339 miles, nearly the distance between Miami and Seattle, he asked to be taken to the hospital. — Terry Fox

As he approached the city of Thunder Bay on September 1st, 1980, Terry Fox had run 3,339 miles, nearly the distance between Miami and Seattle, he asked to be taken to the hospital. — Terry Fox

Doctors examined Terry’s lungs then offered a diagnosis, cancer had returned. Terr had a tumor the size of the golf ball on both of his lungs. Terry shared the news from a stretcher about his cancer. — Terry Fox

Terry Fox died on June 28th, 1981, 30 days before his twenty-third birthday, he died surrounded by love, the love of his family and the entire nation. — Terry Fox

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