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Katherine Cornell writes, "Today the name of Helen Keller is known by millions all over the world. But not because she is deaf and blind. Thousands have been, are, and will be deaf and blind. And not because, being deaf and blind, she learned to read and write and speak. But because although she is deaf and blind, she learned to think with a philosophical depth of understa ...more
Hardcover, 140 pages
Published 1957 by Doubleday
(first published 1902)
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Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan Macy
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La puerta abierta es un libro sobre los pensamientos más íntimos de Hellen Keller (1880-1968), una mujer sorda y ciega que a pesar de su discapacidad se graduó en la universidad y consiguió muchísimo en su vida. Es como... no sé, mal comparado, como si hubiera tenido Twitter y te metes a leer su perfil. Las cosas que cuenta son sueltas, inconexas, pero a la vez todas dentro de la misma temática de optimismo, esperanza y buenos pensamientos. Habla de tolerancia, de trabajo y esfuerzo, de ayudar a los de ...more
These words in The Open Door speak for themselves. Don’t forget, as you read them, who is speaking. A woman who had no sight and no hearing. She only had taste and touch and smell. I might give up smell, taste and reluctantly, touch, but as I write a review of a book I read, I am listening to music, and cherish each second after reading this collection of Helen Keller’s words. Furthermore, this book was published in 1902, over a hundred years ago, and still, still moves and inspires and is still ...more
Helen Keller would not be bound by conditions. Rendered deaf and blind at 19 months by scarlet fever, she learned to read (in several languages) and even speak, eventually graduating with honors from Radcliffe College in 1904, where as a student she wrote The Story of My Life. That she accomplished all of this in an age when few women attended college and the disabled were often relegated to the backgr ...more
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”More quotes…