Please find below a curated list of 347 of The Best Deaf Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the Deaf Quotes that resonate.
My brother was a year younger than I am and he was never in the home with me hardly at all, … My mom had to take him to every school there possibly was to get him some education. He ended up first in Columbus, Ohio, for grade school, then went to a high school for the deaf and Galludet in Washington.
The late Président de Montesquieu told me that he knew how to be blind–he had been so for such a long time–but I swear that I do not know how to be deaf: I cannot get used to it, and I am as humiliated and distressed by it today as I was during the first week. No philosophy in the world can palliate deafness.
If you are deaf, you need captions for spoken elements. If you are blind, you need voiced descriptions of Web contents and spoken renderings of e-mail. The range of physical disabilities is very large, and we need many different tools to overcome the consequential barriers to Internet use. Let us commit ourselves to truly assuring that the Internet really is for everyone.
Once in a while it vanishes – in the sense that I become deaf to beauty for a week or two or three. This coming and going of the inner life – because this is what it is – is a curse and a blessing. I don’t need to explain why it’s a curse. A blessing because it brings about a movement, an energy which, when it peaks, creates a poem. Or a moment of happiness.
The woman doesn’t look up. It’s as if she’s deaf. Maybe she is. Maybe she’s like the Cambodian women I’ve read about, the ones who witnessed so many atrocities that they have willed themselves blind. Maybe that’s what you have to do sometimes to survive. You kill off part of yourself, your hearing or eyesight, your capacity for hope.
Even Helen Keller, who was born blind and deaf, could see God. No doubt, in her silent darkness, every fragrant flower, every ray of the warm sun, every taste that touched her tongue told her that there was a God who created all things. Jodie Foster shouldn’t therefore be surprised that people are surprised that she’s an atheist.