Deafness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "deafness" (showing 1-19 of 19)
“Relatedness is vital in a time when so many people suffer from social deafness. Emotional insensitivity being caused by a redoubtable “tin ear” makes it impossible to hear any signs of empathy or capture the vibrant qualities of ‘sharing’. ("Only needed a light ")”
Erik Pevernagie

“Art can blow us out of our pigeon hole. In deafness it may shout or scream, in blindness it may arrest our attention, in numbness it may shake up our mind. If we don’t sense anything at all and take everything for granted, art can kick us in the ass, give a conscience and make us aware. ("When is Art?")”
Erik Pevernagie

Myron Uhlberg
“My father spoke with his hands. He was deaf. His voice was in his hands. And his hands contained his memories.”
Myron Uhlberg, Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love

Kelly Moran
“We all have our handicaps. You're not mine.”
Kelly Moran, Tracking You

“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

Joseph Conrad
“Or you may be such a thunderingly exalted creature as to be altogether deaf and blind to anything but heavenly sights and sounds. Then the earth for you is only a standing place- whether to be like this is your loss or your gain I won't pretend to say.”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Myron Uhlberg
“Does sound have rhythm? Does it rise and fall like the ocean? Does sound come and go like wind?”
Myron Uhlberg, Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“And the blind man said to the deaf man, "Do you see what I hear?”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Ludwig van Beethoven
“My misfortune is doubly painful to me because I am bound to be misunderstood; for me there can be no relaxation with my fellow-men, no refined conversations, no mutual exchange of ideas, I must live alone like someone who has been banished.”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Luis Buñuel
“One of the greatest tragedies in my life is my deafness, for it's been over twenty years now since I've been able to hear notes. When I listen to music it's as if the letters in a text were changing places with one another, rendering the words unintelligible and muddying the lines. I'd consider my old age redeemed if my hearing were to come back, for music would be the gentlest opiate, calming my fears as I move toward death. In any case, I suppose the only chance I have for that kind of miracle involves nothing short of a visit to Lourdes.”
Luis Buñuel, My Last Sigh

Kahlil Gibran
“A bigot is a stone-deaf orator.”
Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam

“Old age doth in sharp pains abound;
We are belabored by the gout,
Our blindness is a dark profound,
Our deafness each one laughs about.
Then reason's light with falling ray
Doth but a trembling flicker cast.
Honor to age, ye children pay!
Alas! my fifty years are past!”
Pierre-Jean de Béranger

Chrissie Perry
“I'm always trying to figure out what's really going on. Always having to fill in the gaps, but never getting all the details. It's like trying to do a jigsaw when I don't even know what the picture is, and I'm missing one of the vital middle pieces.”
Chrissie Perry, Whisper

Olinda Pina Gil
“Ajoelhou-se ao piano, acariciou as teclas, os pedais, a madeira, e abraçou-o, parecendo abraçar um homem gordo e grande para o qual os seus braços franzinos não chegavam. Homem amado, tantos anos doce, agora amargo de silêncio.”
Olinda Pina Gil, Piano Surdo

Ahmed Mostafa
“Good music was meant to be loud!”
Ahmed Mostafa

“I may be deaf to the world, but I'm not deaf to your love.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Rosie Malezer
“It's ironic that it was not until I lost my hearing that I finally found my voice. Sign language saved my soul.”
Rosie Malezer, Change Your Name and Disappear : A Terrifying True Tale of Survival

“If deafness is like polio Then what started it? The hearing or the people who hate the deaf.”
Phoenix Z Courtney

Ludwig van Beethoven
“O you men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me, you do not know the secret causes of my seeming. I sometimes ran counter to it yielding to my inclination for society, but what a humiliation when one stood beside me and heard a flute in the distance and I heard nothing, or someone heard the shepherd singing and again I heard nothing, such incidents brought me to the verge of despair, but little more and I would have put an end to my life - only art it was that withheld me, ah it seemed impossible to leave the world until I had produced all that I felt called upon me to produce, and so I endured this wretched existence.”
Ludwig van Beethoven