Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Deaf Quotes from famous persons: Millicent Simmonds, Nyle DiMarco, Menachem Begin, Roger Taylor, E. F. Benson. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Deaf Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.
Texting has definitely improved the communication between the deaf and hearing communities, but it shouldn’t be… a substitute for learning the language to really connect with someone, especially someone you want to date or have a relationship with.
I love it when I surprise photographers that, despite the fact that I am deaf, I am capable of meeting their vision. I love it that I can read their body language and know what they do not like and what they do like.
While taking sign language in high school, one of our assignments was to go out and participate in the deaf community, so I really got to know a lot of the group from that. I felt like they needed a little bit more of a voice because people treat them different just because they’re hearing impaired.
Be it terrorists or ‘blinded by greed‘ capitalists or ‘deaf and dumb and siloed’ officials, special interests will always tyrannize the common good.
I lived in New York until I was eleven years old, when my mother left my two older sisters and my father. My mother is 90 percent blind and deaf. She left and moved all the way to California. So I left my two older sisters and my father behind at the age of eleven and moved cross-country to take care of her.
I am the fourth generation of being deaf.
In the deaf community, there are different types of people who have different philosophies. Some believe that they should only sign. Some believe they should only speak. Some people say you should use cued speech. Some say you should use cochlear implants. Some say you shouldn’t sign. Some people say you should sign.
With the right support, a deaf child can do exactly the same as a hearing child, yet constantly, they’re being failed.
The cause is very close to my heart, and I’m proud to be supporting NDCS in helping deaf children overcome the challenges they face in everyday life.
As Christians, we are responsible for our fellow brothers and sisters suffering and fighting for the basic resources we all need to survive. To deny this is to turn a deaf ear to God’s teachings.
‘Mosaic‘ is about what we see and what we don’t see. I learned how people can develop other senses to compensate for a missing one when I was a child. My best friend, Carol, who is profoundly deaf, saved me from an approaching car that she ‘heard‘ when I didn’t.
I actually then went on to direct an after-school special where one of the characters was deaf. They hired me without even knowing I had any connection to the community.
The deaf community is hungry to see itself in the most positive way.
Most profoundly deaf people have speech that is very difficult to understand.
I feel the need to reframe our community positively and better deaf youth‘s lives, and with the ‘DWTS’ platform, I can – but it’s not enough until I win.
I am not deaf. I hear the anger. I see the dissatisfaction, and I have to go faster.
I am going a bit deaf and I am hoping that technology is going to come on leaps and bounds and that one day I will hear better.
There are two worlds: the deaf world and the hearing world. There are some people in the deaf community that feel that hearing people look down on us.
I was raised by a single black deaf woman, so I am as independent as they come.
I think the easiest application to help people understand what quorum sensing is and why it’s important to study is to tell them that if we could make the bacteria either deaf or mute, we could create new antibiotics.
Despair is a cop-out, the ultimate abdication of all responsibility, in which people feel justified in their feelings of impotence. But if, on the other hand, you feel that your work in the world does make a difference and that you do have the power to change things, the nay-sayers will turn a deaf ear.
I was deaf and dumb and blind to all but me, myself and I.
My brother was listening to his transistor radio. He kept switching the earpiece from one ear to the other, which I thought was his idea of a joke. ‘You can’t do that,’ I said. ‘You can only hear out of one ear.’ ‘No, I can hear out of both,’ he answered. And that was how I discovered I was deaf in my right ear.
I am tone deaf.
In other restaurants you’ll see employees signing to each other, since we also hire many deaf men and women.
The deaf community relies so much on eye contact, expression and body language. It’s such a huge part of who we are.
Deaf people are struggling to find their favorite show or something that represents them. It’s hard. There are some examples of shows that have a deaf storyline in one episode, like Cold Case, or another show where they are focusing on the cochlear implant or the medical aspect.
I’m not a deaf musician. I’m a musician who happens to be deaf.
Cancer cells have a lot of other things that are really wrong with them, and we should never forget that these are cells that have become deaf to all the signals that the body sends out, such as you can multiply a certain amount, you can be in a certain place in the body, where to stay, where to move, and so on.
None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.
I grew up outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a little town, and went to a regular high school. I was a… very average student in that high school. Then I joined the Navy, and while I was in the Navy, I was in a motorcycle accident and woke up deaf in a hospital.
I must confess that I lead a miserable life. For almost two years, I have ceased to attend any social functions, just because I find it impossible to say to people, ‘I am deaf.’ If I had any other profession, I might be able to cope with my infirmity; but in my profession, it is a terrible handicap.
I think the biggest misconception is that people think deaf people are not able to do things.
The deaf community and the hearing community, there’s not always a ton of interaction.
If I’d been born into a hearing family and went to a public school, I would have probably felt much more isolated, and being deaf would have become my identity.
The deaf community is nearly never portrayed accurately on television/film because most writers never took the time to immerse themselves in the deaf culture before portraying it on television. They also never got to know their deaf actors.
We have our own culture, our own community. A lot of people don’t realize that. They just assume that deaf people are very unfortunate, very disabled, but no.
Hear only the things you should hear – be deaf to others.
In effect, I feel like a blind, deaf, and illiterate person working through the sensibilities and multiple, real talents of other people. Everything I do is collaborative.
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
There are so many people, deaf or otherwise abled, who are so talented but overlooked or not given a chance to even get their foot in the door.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing need all the support we can give them.
I think being deaf gave me an increased sense of sight.
Our war cries opened the deaf ears of the almighty government and its accomplices.
Anybody with my background in the airline business who is not deaf is a fraud.
I am one hundred percent ready to be a spokesperson for the deaf community.
Before working with Deaf West, I had never met a deaf person, and now I can’t imagine life without ASL.
Although I’m deaf in only my left ear, when there is noise all around, I’m unable to distinguish sounds and can’t hear anything.
When I signed up for ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ I was nervous. If I threw everything off, there are 10-15 million people watching, and that would be a negative viewpoint of deaf people, and I didn’t want that.
The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
But as far as my work is concerned, I see no impediment, and various advantages, to being deaf.
I met a girl when I was in third grade. Kids were beating her up – she was deaf – so I walked her home. Her parents were deaf and they gave me the alphabet on a card. I learned it and taught my friends how to do the alphabet – which was outlawed in our school because we used to talk to each other in class.
Written communication is a tremendous help for me, and so when electronic mail was invented in ’71, I got very excited about it, thinking well, gee, the deaf community could really use this, or the hard-of-hearing community as well.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
I am going slightly deaf in my right ear. It’s tinnitus… something like that.
I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It’s quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S.
Grissom comes from a place where we know he had a deaf mother, he was raised in a silent household, on some level, had a father who potentially was not around and he learned what he knew by himself in the back yard, with bugs and animals. He’s not comfortable being a supervisor and that’s his problem.
I was born deaf, and I gained my hearing back when I was six months old – it was a miraculous event.
I would say that we are living in an age that is increasingly spiritually blind and morally deaf. The man who does not shout is not going to be heard.
When I was young I knew I was deaf. I couldn’t accept it.
Those who tell you that the territorial question is an abstraction, that you can never colonize another territory without the African slavetrade, are both deaf and blind to the history of the last sixty years.
Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
Dumbness comes from the fact that a child is born deaf and that it consequently never learns how to articulate, for it is by the medium of hearing that such instruction is acquired.
Differences among deaf people are okay, but we need to recognize those differences and work together.
All rock musicians are deaf… Or insensitive to mellow sounds.
I don’t know that hearing people have ever felt that experience of truly being left out. They have easy communication, while deaf people can’t join in. It takes more time to communicate with us.
Because we make ourselves deaf to feedback, because we overestimate our abilities, because we become consumed with ourselves, we end up subjecting ourselves not just to the inevitable stumbles or difficulties of life but catastrophic, painful failures.
I became deaf when I was 18 months old. And I learned to sign when I was 5 years old.
At the end of the day, ‘My Deaf Family’ is about a typical family that all of us can identify with but told from an unusual and what I believe will be a fascinating perspective.
I wanted to be a lead singer in a band. I can’t sing. I’m almost tone deaf. I still play. Next life, rock’n’roll for sure.