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Deaf Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Deaf are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

 

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom:
the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
- Walter Lippmann

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne

I ask you: turn a deaf ear to the special interests.
Let politics stand down for a while.
don't waste anytime thinking about future elections
until we've done our jobs here.
- Bob Riley


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I have terrible hearing trouble.
I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type
of music that makes its principal proponents deaf.
- Pete Townshend

I can not remember even thinking that I was deaf when I was dancing.
- Stephanie Beacham

I took some classes in sign language when I was in
my early teens because I was told that I would be completely deaf very early.
But I never really wanted to learn.
- Stephanie Beacham

Most profoundly deaf people have speech that is very difficult to understand.
- Richard Masur

I placed over a thousand deaf people in jobs throughout
my career working for the deaf.
- Camryn Manheim

I actually then went on to direct an after-school special
where one of the characters was deaf.
They hired me without even knowing I had any connection to the community.
- Richard Masur

If you're powerful, you are much more likely to be
blind and deaf to signals from outside.
- Adam Michnik

I was deaf and dumb and blind to all but me,
myself and I. - Loretta Young

Hear the birds? Sometimes I like to pretend that I'm
deaf and I try to imagine what it's like not to be able to hear them.
It's not that bad.
- Larry David

I would write plays for my grandmother,
who was stone deaf, my mother and the dog,
that was our audience.
- Jayne Meadows

None so deaf as those that will not hear.
- Matthew Henry

I think you have everyone kind of pulling on the same end of the rope.
It's not like you're Robin Williams and everyone else is a deaf mute.
It's like - there's plenty of help.
- Michael McKean

Watch me when people say deaf and dumb,
or deaf mute, and I give them a look like you might
get if you called Denzel Washington the wrong name.
- Marlee Matlin

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering
questions that no one has asked them.
- Leo Tolstoy

But as far as my work is concerned, I see no impediment,
and various advantages, to being deaf.
- Stephanie Beacham

People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder,
but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still.
- Milan Kundera

The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to
myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Success listens only to applause.
To all else it is deaf.
- Elias Canetti

One of the things I did when I was in New York,
which has a wonderful deaf community,
is I have worked on making Broadway more accessible to deaf people.
- Camryn Manheim

In effect, I feel like a blind, deaf,
and illiterate person working through the sensibilities and multiple,
real talents of other people.
Everything I do is collaborative.
- Godfrey Reggio

In other restaurants you'll see employees signing to each other,
since we also hire many deaf men and women.
- Carl Karcher

At some point we have to stop and say,
There's Marlee, not, There's the deaf actress.
- Marlee Matlin

None so deaf as those that will not hear.
None so blind as those that will not see.
- Matthew Henry

God hears no more than the heart speaks;
and if the heart be dumb,
God will certainly be deaf.
- Thomas Brooks

Before we decide to trust you with this power,
we ask you to stand before the public and explain your views.
Justice may be blind, but it should not be deaf.
- Herb Kohl

One and the same thing can at the same time be good,
bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy,
bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
- Baruch Spinoza

Cocaine made people deaf, it made people dead and it
made people real obnoxious.
- Linda Ronstadt

All rock musicians are deaf...
Or insensitive to mellow sounds.
- Marc Bolan

If thou art a master, be sometimes blind;
if a servant,
sometimes deaf.
- Thomas Fuller

France turned a deaf ear to the demands,
but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity
in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina.
- Wilfred Burchett

There is no relation to sound for deaf people.
It is a totally different mental process.
- Richard Masur

Hear only the things you should hear -
be deaf to others.
- Ford Frick

The deaf community is in a favorable position because
they have a national theatre and training groups of
their own to get them started.
Deaf actors have often acquired very valuable skills
and experience before they get their break.
- Richard Masur

Grissom comes from a place where we know he had a deaf mother,
he was raised in a silent household,
on some level,
had a father who potentially was not around and he
learned what he knew by himself in the back yard,
with bugs and animals.
He's not comfortable being a supervisor and that's his problem.
- William Petersen

I've always wanted to write a book relating my experiences
growing up as a deaf child in Chicago.
Contrary to what people might think,
it wasn't all about hearing aids and speech classes or frustrations.
- Marlee Matlin

Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism.
Destructive conduct is made personally and socially
acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends.
This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
- Albert Bandura

Those who tell you that the territorial question is an abstraction,
that you can never colonize another territory without the African slavetrade,
are both deaf and blind to the history of the last sixty years.
- Robert Toombs

I know deaf people.
I have discussed the issues with them I've also thought
about them a lot so I have some insights that go a
little further than people who haven't had contact with the deaf community.
- Richard Masur

For example, the first time McDonald's put a deaf person
in a commercial they saw a jump in sales.
I think that happens with other kinds of disabilities
and products and that is something that is being realized more and more.
- Richard Masur

One of the reasons I wanted to teach deaf children
was because it made me very sad that they spoke so
clumsily and that they moved with less grace that I
knew was possible of deaf people.
- Stephanie Beacham

How many deaf people do you know in real life? Unless they live in a cave,
or are 14, which seems to be true for most people in this business,
what could I possibly tell them that they don't already know?
- Marlee Matlin

I am astonished each time I come to the U.S.
by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population,
which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world.
It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen
outside the frontiers of the U.S.
- Eduardo Galeano

Advertising is a business of words, but advertising
agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write.
They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans.
They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
- David Ogilvy

But people who think they can project themselves into
deafness are mistaken because you can't.
And I'm not talking about imagining what a deaf person's
whole life is like I even mean just realizing what
it is like for an instant.
- Richard Masur

What the Bleep Do We Know was not written with a deaf person in mind,
but when they met me, it clicked with them to have me in it.
But that happens with a lot of actors in Hollywood,
not just with me.
- Marlee Matlin

This meeting was like many of the meetings that I would
go to over the course of two years.
The only way I can describe it is that,
well, the president is like a blind man in a roomful of deaf people.
There is no discernible connection.
- Paul O'Neill

Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear.
Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses
do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us?
- Frank Herbert

By deafness one gains in one respect more than one loses;
one misses more nonsense than sense.
- Horace Walpole

The plain man is familiar with blindness and deafness,
and knows from his everyday experience that the look
of things is influenced by his senses;
but it never occurs to him to regard the whole world
as the creation of his senses.
- Ernst Mach

We have made mistakes.
In our haste to do all things for all people,
we did not foresee the full consequences of our actions.
And when the people raised their voices,
we didn't hear.
But our deafness was only a temporary condition,
and not an irreversible condition.
- Barbara Jordan

The only thing I can't do is hear.
I can drive, I have a life with four kids,
I work on TV, I do movies, so the deafness question,
is it that they want to know because,
what? Not sure.
- Marlee Matlin

On the other hand, there are only so many people who
really knew how she was exactly,
like what did her accent sound like,
and the fact that she developed profound deafness when
she was first running the Harriet Lane.
- Mary Stuart Masterson

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein


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