Quotes About Deaf

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Ludwig van Beethoven
“Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Edward T. Hall
“One of the most effective ways to learn about oneself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you.”
Edward T. Hall, The Silent Language

David  Sullivan
“Live the life you wish to, date the man you wish to date, and stop looking to your family for affirmation for the choices that you make. Life is full of risks. You can't live your life in fear of how people will judge you for following your dreams.”
David Sullivan, The Sound of Your Voice

Criss Jami
“There is a master way with words which is not learned but is instead developed: a deaf man develops exceptional vision, a blind man exceptional hearing, a silent man, when given a piece of paper...”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Paul Tournier
“Listen to all the conversations of our world, between nations as well as between individuals. They are, for the most part, dialogues of the deaf.”
Paul Tournier

“If I hadn't lost my hearing, I wouldn't be where I am now. It forced me to maximize my own potential. I have to be better than the average person to succeed.”
Lou Ferrigno

Kelly Moran
“People tend to pay attention to the guy who shouts and ignore the one who whispers.”
Kelly Moran, Tracking You

Orson Scott Card
“Do not shout at me, Mr. Quill," said John [Adams]. "Justice may be blind, but she is not deaf.”
Orson Scott Card, Heartfire

Z.A. Maxfield
“Ken brought my hand to his lips and kissed it. I'd been paying so much attention to Ken, I didn't know what happened during the game. I don't think anyone cared too much what the outcome was after Ken's at bat.

"Do you know who won?" I asked Cooper, who automatically translated into sign language for Shawn.

Shawn laughed his odd laugh and signed something back. He looked at Ken, who had an arm wrapped possessively around my waist.

Cooper grinned. "Shawn says it looks like you did, Jordie.”
Z.A. Maxfield, Physical Therapy

Neil Gaiman
“Scissors! Scissors! Have ye got yer ane scissors?? Are ye deaf??”
Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Kamand Kojouri
“Make no mistake about it.
We are born blind, deaf, and mute.
It is neither these eyes that give us sight,
nor these ears that give us sound.
It is not even these lips that give us voice.

It is only love.
Love makes us seek beauty and truth.
Love yearns to connect. To experience.
To understand.

So close your eyes at once.
Don’t utter a word.
Perk up your ears and listen
to that silent sound inside you
where all this is found.”
Kamand Kojouri

Sherman Alexie
“For the rest of our lives, all we can hear are our names chanted over and over, until we are deaf to everything else.”
Sherman Alexie, Reservation Blues
tags: deaf, name

Sebastian Faulks
“We're deaf men working as musicians; we play the music but we can't hear it.”
Sebastian Faulks, Engleby

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Self-serving biases and self-centered agendas are cotton jammed in the ears of our conscience. Even if truth shouts, we can’t hear it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Maggie Stiefvater
“Every time I can’t tell where someone’s calling me from in a room and every time I accidentally start to put my earbuds in both ears I think about you.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Kcat Yarza
“Even if all our senses fail to function − eyes turn blind and ears fail to listen − the heart will still listen, see and beat.”
Kcat Yarza, KCAT CAN: I have a pen that writes

Rosie Malezer
“Your hearing status doesn't make you a better person. Your humanity does.”
Rosie Malezer, How to be Deaf

“A world without radio is a deaf world. A world without television is a blind world. A world without telephone is a dumb world. A world without communication is indeed a crippled world.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Francine Rivers
“Julia was blind and deaf to to the truth. She was ignorant. Did one reprove a blind woman for inability to see? Did one become angry with the deaf for not hearing?”
Francine Rivers, An Echo in the Darkness

Jodi Picoult
“When the elevator doors open there is only one other person inside it, a homeless man with electric blue sunglasses and six plastic grocery bags filled with rags. "Close the doors, dammit," he yells as soon as we step inside. "Cam't you see I'm blind?"
[¶¶¶¶¶¶...]
From the back, the homeless man shoves between us, his bounty rustling in his arms. "Stop yelling," he shouts. though we stand in utter silence. "Can't you tell that I'm deaf?”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Robin Hobb
“...You won't even see what is put right on the table before you. Men. If it was raining soup you'd be out there with a fork.”
Robin Hobb, Golden Fool

Jodi Picoult
“When the elevator doors open there is only one other person inside it, a homeless man with electric blue sunglasses and six plastic grocery bags filled with rags. "Close the doors, dammit," he yells as soon as we step inside. "Can't you see I'm blind?"
[¶¶¶¶¶¶...]
From the back, the homeless man shoves between us, his bounty rustling in his arms. "Stop yelling," he shouts. though we stand in utter silence. "Can't you tell that I'm deaf?”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Rosie Malezer
“Your hearing status does not make you a better person. Your humanity does.”
Rosie Malezer, How to be Deaf

Mia Sheridan
“He invited me to his home for Christmas dinner and his little girl learned a few signs before I got there, and I taught her a few more."
I smiled, thinking of little Claudia.
"She asked me the sign for love and I spelled out your name.”
Mia Sheridan, Archer's Voice
tags: deaf, love

“Before you look down upon the cripple, understand why you walk. Before you judge the dumb, understand why you talk. Before you judge the deaf, understand why you listen and hear. Before you judge the blind, understand why you look and see. Before you speak negative, understand why positive speech exists. Before you think negative, understand why positive thinking exists. Before you react negatively, understand why reacting positively exist. There exist positive and negative choices always. You have a choice. Good or bad, you choose!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Saim .A. Cheeda
“Find your happiness before the music of this world falls on deaf ears.”
Saim .A. Cheeda

Jasleen Kaur Gumber
“He is deaf, and keen to accept,
any economical operation,
that will correct his situation.
He visited the doctor best,
and started talking on subject,
like the after-effects, and if any threats.

The doctor medically checked,
and asked him what he expects?
He expressed, he wants to be addressed-
in words, and not in signs.
And how keen he is, to have his ears listening.

He wants to listen the echo of,
sun-set over that crimson dawn.

He is keen to know, the sound of,
a blooming rose.

He wants to know what it sounds like,
when a seedling grows.

But Doctor- if you say: You are incapable,
then I better get away,
for then there is- nothing worth to be heard,
in your seemingly wordy world.”
Jasleen Kaur Gumber

“I was born with my voice in my hands.”
Kathryn Lomer, Talk Under Water

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