Deaf Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Chloe Liese
I want to close my eyes and feel the memory of the moment only when it’s us became only us, forever.
Chloe Liese, Only When It's Us

Victor Vote
“A man who has no discipline to keep a deaf ear to words birthed out of anger, jealousy and envy will spend all his life fighting a defeated war.”
Victor Vote

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“All deaf people would kill for an opportunity to spend the entire day listening to sober adults whine.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Emma Viskic
“Spoken names should be banned. Rose looked like Ross, Matt looked like Pat, Ian looked like nothing at all. Everyone should have a sign name.”
Emma Viskic, Resurrection Bay

Mira Grant
“Heather was still a dreamer. She'd known she could never be an astronaut since she was a child, that no one would put a deaf girl into a rocket and tell her to reach for the stars, so she'd looked around until she'd found the next best thing, and then she'd done whatever she had to do to make it her own. She was one of the best in her field, and a lot of that was because after giving up on one dream, she 'd be damned before she gave up on another.”
Mira Grant, Into the Drowning Deep

“The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind fits right in among St. Augustine’s stately bearded oaks and rock coral walls, looking more like a college campus than anything else. It’s the largest facility of its kind in the world.
Because stomping on cement hurts, deaf students cup one hand against the wall and bark a short hoh to get each other’s attention from a distance. The sound echoes up and down the halls and kids stop to see if it’s them being hailed. Deaf couples stretch the boy’s T-shirt forward, dip their faces into the neck, and sign inside for privacy. Their faces almost touch. Fabric ripples with hidden movements. Watching them, my inner adolescent feels a twinge of jealousy.”
Aaron Curtis, World Book Night 2014 ebook: An Original Collection of Stories and Essays by Booksellers, Librarians, and Authors

Neil Leckman
“When you ask someone, "Can you see what I'm saying?"
They reply, "Huh?"
They are visually deaf and some adjustment may need to be made. Mother mother believed a good smack against the back of the skull helps. Unsure about that one!!”
Neil Leckman

Whitney Gardner
“I want to feel breath on my ears. They aren't dead. They can still feel.”
Whitney Gardner, You're Welcome, Universe
tags: deaf

“A man who saw has turned blind,
A hearer deaf,
A leader now leads astray!”
Miriam Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature, Volume I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms

Libby Lael
“Misery is optional”
Libby Lael, Deaf Beneath

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Deaf audience resilience in the ambiance of loud music is neither inconvenience nor patience because it is not in their experience.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Trevor Noah
“You didn’t know your dog was deaf?” “No, we thought it was stupid.”
Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
tags: deaf, dog

“There are pains that have no name, no shape. Deaf and dumb pain!”
Corina Abdulahm Negura

“Your Homer is here with me; mute or rather in fact deaf am I, in front of him. But I am happy to gaze upon him and often hug him and, sighing, say, 'Great man, how I would love to hear you!”
Petrarch

J.K. Rowling
“Of course we still want to know you!” Harry said, staring at Hagrid.
”You don’t think anything that Skeeter cow – sorry, Professor,” he added quickly, looking at Dumbledore.
”I have gone temporarily deaf and haven’t any idea what you said, Harry,” said Dumbledore, twiddling his thumbs and staring at the ceiling.”
J K Rowling

“Sometimes , I am unable to resist an unknown force which pushes me to go beyond my limits and makes me a deaf for listening to all the fuck that others say and think about me.”
Spriha Kant

Ann Clare LeZotte
“Does being deaf determine my worth?”
Ann Clare LeZotte, Show Me a Sign
tags: deaf, worth

Rin Chupeco
“...and Khalad is too engrossed in his work at the moment to hear us, much less be of use in conversation."

"To be a perfectionist is not the same as being
deaf," Khalad said without looking up, and the bone witch laughed.”
Rin Chupeco, The Heart Forger

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