“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I am in, therein to be content.
“I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, and every war has to me the horror of a family fued.
“I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.
“Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the sense shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
“I thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.
“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousand of miles and all the years you have lived.
United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968)
“You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here.
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