“Eight years ago I collapsed. It was Guillain-Barré syndrome. I had to learn to walk again”
"In 2000, I crashed a Piccadilly line train. There were no passengers on board because it was the first train of the day, but I cracked my hip"
"The reason I’m still selling The Big Issue is that there is so much job satisfaction"
"People have a nine-to-five job then go to the pub every day, but because I’m working, selling The Big Issue, I get judged"
"I met a girl the other day who took me for a drink... I guess the best things in life are free"
"The Occupy organisers asked me to speak about selling my Big Issues and my experiences, at one of their camp sessions"
“If I don’t sell the Big Issue my children don’t go to school”
"My regular customers chat to me about everything: from what’s in the Issue, to science and literature. Some just want to get stuff off their chests"
"I've come across people feeling down-and-out and I tend to cheer them up a lot"
"My temper’s got me into a lot of trouble - it’s cost me relationships, jobs, the whole lot"
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