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1. "A cripple, likewise, an accomplice and noisy, have I not shouted among the stones? Consequently, I strive to forget, I walk in our cities of iron and fire, I smile bravely at the night, I hail the storms, I shall be faithful. I have forgotten, in truth: active and deaf, henceforth. But perhaps someday, when we are ready to die of exhaustion and ignorance, I shall be able to disown our garish tombs and go and stretch out in the valley, under the same light, and learn for the last time what I know."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "The interior life is often stupid. Its egoism blinds it and deafens it; its imagination spins out ignorant tales, fascinated. It fancies that the western wind blows on the Self, and leaves fall at the feet of the Self for a reason, and people are watching. A mind risks real ignorance for the sometimes paltry prize of an imagination enriched. The trick of reason is to get the imagination to seize the actual world—if only from time to time."
Author: Annie Dillard
3. "Yes, it is hard to discover a truth. But it is much harder to be unable to do anything about it. It's as if you know for certain a building will collapse and not one soul?not even those within?will listen to your warning. Hearing truth makes many deaf."
Author: Avi
4. "There was no such person as Mrs. Wayne Wilmot; there was only a shell containing the opinions of her friends, the picture post cards she had seen, the novels of country squires she had read; it was this that he had to address, this immateriality which could not hear him or answer, deaf and impersonal like a wad of cotton."
Author: Ayn Rand
5. "Perhaps your own reiterated cries deafen you to the voice you hoped to hear"
Author: C.S. Lewis
6. "If I dropped a tear upon your hand, may it wither it up! If I spoke a gentle word in your hearing, may it deafen you! If I touched you with my lips, may the touch be poison to you! A curse upon this roof that gave me shelter! Sorrow and shame upon your head! Ruin upon all belonging to you!"
Author: Charles Dickens
7. "The sun was deaf'nin' so high up, yay, it roared an' time streamed from it."
Author: David Mitchell
8. "The power of the man, with a mind shut down. The strength of the super human. The survival of the species. The deafness of a beast. That's the power of the penis."
Author: Deborah Ainslie
9. "Livia grinned. He peeled his attention from the sizzling meal and put his hands on the counter behind her, trapping her.Livia held her spatula as Blake whispered in her ear. "I see us just like this a hundred years from now, old and deaf. I'll be the luckiest man."Emotion caught her—this was all she wanted. Simple, beautiful frittata moments with this man."Someday, Livia, I'll be man enough to buy the food," he continued. "I'll give you an oven. I'll try so hard."Livia leaned up and stopped his proclamations with her lips. After tender kisses, she gave her mouth enough room to promise back. "Blake, I'll never care if I have an oven. Just you."
Author: Debra Anastasia
10. "By deafening ourselves to the emotional consequences of violence we have become confused by its relationship to sex. We have come to believe that violence equals aggression, and we have come to base our model of sexuality on our model of violence... converting an act of aggression into an act of consensual sexuality."
Author: Derrick Jensen
11. "The silence was deafening, pressing more heavily on Hollyleaf's ears than the stones that pinned her to the cold floor."
Author: Erin Hunter
12. "And so, as quietly as he had lived, he slipped out of town, leaving only a note behind:Well, that's that. I'm off, and if you don't believe I'm leaving, just count the days I'm gone. When you hear the phone not ringing, it'll be me that's not calling. Goodbye, old girl, and good luck.Yours truly,Earl AdcockP.S. I'm not deaf."
Author: Fannie Flagg
13. "Hear only the things you should hear - be deaf to others."
Author: Ford Frick
14. "The deaf who deny they are deaf will never hear; the sinners who deny there is sin deny thereby the remedy of sin, and thus cut themselves off forever from Him Who came to redeem."
Author: Fulton J. Sheen
15. "The weaver-god, he weaves; and by that weaving is he deafened, that he hears no mortal voice; and by that humming, we, too, who look on the loom are deafened; and only when we escape it shall we hear the thousand voices that speak through it. For even so it is in all material factories. The spoken words that are inaudible among the flying spindles; those same words are plainly heard without the walls, bursting from the opened casements. Thereby have villainies been detected. Ah, mortal! then, be heedful; for so, in all this din of the great world's loom, thy subtlest thinkings may be overheard afar."
Author: Herman Melville
16. "You might almost say, that this strange uncompromisedness in him involved a sort of unintelegence; for in his numerous trades, he did not seem to work so much by reason or instinct, or simply because he had been tuitored into it, or by any intermixture of all of these , even or uneven; but merely by a kind of deaf and dumb , sponteneous literal process."
Author: Herman Melville
17. "I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes."
Author: J.D. Salinger
18. "I shot a deaf man. And just to be sure, I used a silencer."
Author: Jarod Kintz
19. "It's Violent.You imagine it deafening, red, boiling-hot. It's like a comic book: the bright colors, the crude outlines, the words in capital letters: BANG!SMASH!CRUNCH! You think "smithereens."You crave the explosion."
Author: Joan Wickersham
20. "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."
Author: Jorja Fox
21. "He would have admired one of those fantastic visions, those magic apparitions one sometimes sees in the great theaters of Europe, in which the deafening melodies of an orchestra are made to appear among a deluge of light, a torrent of oriental diamonds and gold surrounded by a diaphanous mist, from which a deity, a sylph comes forward, her feet barely touching the floor encircled and accompanied by a luminous cloud. In her wake flowers shoot forth, a dance bursts out, harmonies awaken, and choirs of devils, nymphs, satyrs, spirits, country maidens, angels, and shepherds dance, shake tambourines gesticulate wildly, and lay tribute at the goddess's feet."
Author: José Rizal
22. "The moon had spread over everything a thin layer of silver--over the rank grass, over the mud, upon the wall of matted vegetation standing higher thanthe wall of a temple, over the great river I could see through a somber gap glittering, glittering, as it flowed broadly by without a murmur.All this was great, expectant, mute, while the man jabbered about himself. I wondered whether the stillness on the face of the immensity looking at us two were meant as an appeal or as a menace. What were we who had strayed in here? Could we handle that dumb thing, or would it handle us? I felt how big, how confoundedly big, was that thing thatcouldn't talk, and perhaps was deaf as well. What was in there?"
Author: Joseph Conrad
23. "Why,' I said, quite surprised by my own eloquence in inventing all this stuff, 'it happens every day. The old old story. Boys and girls fall in love, that is, they are driven mad and go blind and deaf and see each other not as human animals with comic noses and bandy legs and voices like frogs, but as angels so full of shining goodness that like hollow turnips with candles put into them, they seem miracles of beauty. And the next minute the candles shoot out sparks and burn their eyes. And they seem to each other like devils, full of spite and cruelty. And they will drive each other mad unless they have grown some imagination. Even enough to laugh."
Author: Joyce Cary
24. "You are blind and I am deaf and dumb, so let us touch hands and understand."
Author: Kahlil Gibran
25. "I had to keep on acting deaf if i wanted to hear at all."
Author: Ken Kesey
26. "I know why your gift was deaf to me"~ Dillon"
Author: Laura Wright
27. "Love is blind, there was no doubt about it. In Tara's case it was also deaf, dumb, dyslexic, had a bad hip and the beginnings of Alzheimer's"
Author: Marian Keyes
28. "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
Author: Mark Twain
29. "I live my life like everyone else; everyone has their own obstacles. Mine is deafness."
Author: Marlee Matlin
30. "I hope that through my example, such as my role on 'The West Wing,' I can help change attitudes on deafness and prove we can really do everything... except hear."
Author: Marlee Matlin
31. "He mentioned a dear friend Morrie had, Maurie Stein, who had first sent Morrie's aphorisms to the Boston Globe. They had been together at Brandeis since the early sixties. Now Stein was going deaf. Koppel imagined the two men together one day, one unable to speak, the other unable to hear. What would that be like?"We will hold hands," Morrie said. "And there'll be a lot of love passing between us. Ted, we've had thirty-five years of friendship. You don't need speech or hearing to feel that."
Author: Mitch Albom
32. "Take me to my new trailer," Ezra ordered Dennis.Dennis didn't move."What, did you not hear me?" Ezra raged. "I'm standing on your deaf ear?"Dennis just stood there calmly.Ezra slapped his own forehead with his right hand and sighed—civility didn't come easy. And here Dennis was standing his ground and demanding he be treated right."Please," Ezra said, defeated.Dennis turned away from Elton and walked confidently toward the new RV the U.S. government had brought in for Ezra."Some people and their inflated egos," Ezra sniffed.Dennis just smiled."
Author: Obert Skye
33. "The way I miss my daughter Esme is to worry about her. It is not a pleasurable longing. It contorts my body and scrambles my brain, makes me stop breathing, clench my jaw and my fists, it makes me frown, and makes me blind and deaf, in fact entirely without sensory perception."
Author: Olivia Williams
34. "There are chickens, there are eggs, there are deaf girls singing karaoke. Nothing makes sense anymore."
Author: Paul Neilan
35. "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."
Author: Paul Tournier
36. "I have terrible hearing trouble. I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type of music that makes its principal proponents deaf."
Author: Pete Townshend
37. "I already know the words. I just need to learn the beat. This tone-deaf white girl will try to make music out of recovery."
Author: Rachel Cohn
38. "There is no relation to sound for deaf people. It is a totally different mental process."
Author: Richard Masur
39. "You are too kind, my lady. Indeed, you are the most amiable Englishwoman I have ever met."She laughed. The viscount was rapidly rising on her list. "Some people don't find me amiable." Like a certain unfeeling Bow Street Runner.He struck a hand to his chest. "I cannot believe that! You are such an alma brilhante...a bright soul. How can anyone not see it?"She grinned at him. "They must all be blind.""And deaf." He tapped his temple. "And not very right in the head.""Excellent, my lord," she said. "Your grasped that idiom quite well."He looked surprised by that, then smiled. "I have to learn if I am to impress the senhora."She cast him a coy glance. "And why would you want to impress me, sir?"Picking up her hand, he pressed a kiss to it again and this time didn't release it. "Why would I not?" His wistful expression tugged at her sympathies."You'd better eat your eggs before they get cold," she said, gently withdrawing her hand."
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
40. "Until I lose my soul and lie Blind to the beauty of the earth, Deaf though shouting wind goes by, Dumb in a storm of mirth;Until my heart is quenched at length And I have left the land of men, Oh, let me love with all my strength Careless if I am loved again."
Author: Sara Teasdale
41. "Cruelty is a language that the blind can see, the deaf can hear, and the heart feels forever."
Author: Shannon L. Alder
42. "The big men are all deaf; they don't want to hear the little squeaking as they walk across the street on cleated boots."
Author: Sylvia Plath
43. "Ah, dear Jude; that's because you are like a totally deaf manobserving people listening to music. You say 'What are theyregarding? Nothing is there.' But something is."
Author: Thomas Hardy
44. "Real data is messy. ...It's all very noisy out there. Very hard to spot the tune. Like a piano in the next room, it's playing your song, but unfortunately it's out of whack, some of the strings are missing, and the pianist is tone deaf and drunk- I mean, the noise! Impossible!"
Author: Tom Stoppard
45. "In its silence, a book is a challenge: it can't lull you with surging music or deafen you with screeching laugh tracks or fire gunshots in your living room; you have to listen to it in your head. A book won't move your eyes for you the way images on a screen do. It won't move your mind unless you give it your mind, or your heart unless you put your heart in it ... To read a story well is to follow it, to act it, to feel it, to become it--everything short of writing it, in fact. Reading is not interactive with a set of rules or options, as games are; reading is actual collaboration with the writer's mind. No wonder not everyone is up to it."
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
46. "Never give all the heart, for loveWill hardly seem worth thinking ofTo passionate women if it seemCertain, and they never dreamThat it fades out from kiss to kiss;For everything that's lovely isBut a brief, dreamy, kind delight.O Never give the heart outright,For they, for all smooth lips can say,Have given their hearts up to the play.And who could play it well enoughIf deaf and dumb and blind with love?He that made this knows all the cost,For he gave all his heart and lost."
Author: W.B. Yeats
47. "It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of doom."
Author: William Dean Howells
48. "The Mona Lisa, the Mona Lisa....Leonardo had eye trouble....Art couldn't explain it....But now we're safe, since science can explain it. Maybe Milton wrote Paradise Lost because he was blind? And Beethoven wrote the Ninth Symphony because he was deaf..."
Author: William Gaddis
49. "Let me have war, say I: it exceeds peace as far as day does night; it's spritely, waking, audible, and full of vent. Peace is a very apoplexy, lethargy; mulled, deaf, sleepy, insensible; a getter of more bastard children than war's a destroyer of men."
Author: William Shakespeare
50. "Your tale, sir, would cure deafness."
Author: William Shakespeare

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