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 Richard Masur - “When I am around a deaf person for about an hour I start relaxing and it starts coming to me easier. Right now I'm pretty rusty though.”  
 Richard Masur - “There is no relation to sound for deaf people. It is a totally different mental process.”  
 Richard Masur - “Most profoundly deaf people have speech that is very difficult to understand.”  
 Richard Masur - “For example, the first time McDonald's put a deaf person in a commercial they saw a jump in sales. I think that happens with other kinds of disabilities and products and that is something that is being realized more and more.”  
 Richard Masur - “But people who think they can project themselves into deafness are mistaken because you can't. And I'm not talking about imagining what a deaf person's whole life is like I even mean just realizing what it is like for an instant.”  
 Marlee Matlin - “Watch me when people say deaf and dumb, or deaf mute, and I give them a look like you might get if you called Denzel Washington the wrong name.”  
 Marlee Matlin - “At some point we have to stop and say, There's Marlee, not, There's the deaf actress.”  
 Camryn Manheim - “I placed over a thousand deaf people in jobs throughout my career working for the deaf.”  
 Carl Karcher - “In other restaurants you'll see employees signing to each other, since we also hire many deaf men and women.”  
 Ford Frick - “Hear only the things you should hear - be deaf to others.”  
 Clea Duvall - “I respect music way too much to even attempt it. I'm completely tone-deaf. It's really embarrassing. I didn't even realize it until recently.”  
 Wilfred Burchett - “France turned a deaf ear to the demands, but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina.”  
 Thomas Brooks - “God hears no more than the heart speaks and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf.”  
 Marc Bolan - “All rock musicians are deaf... Or insensitive to mellow sounds.”  
 Stephanie Beacham - “I can not remember even thinking that I was deaf when I was dancing.”  
 Stephanie Beacham - “But as far as my work is concerned, I see no impediment, and various advantages, to being deaf.”  
 Proverb - “Theres none so deaf as those who will not hear.”  
 John Berger - “Today the discredit of words is very great. Most of the time the media transmit lies. In the face of an intolerable world, words appear to change very little. State power has become congenitally deaf, which is why --but the editorialists forget it --terrorists are reduced to bombs and hijacking.”  
 William Shakespeare - “The will is deaf and hears no heedful friends.”  
 Helen Keller - “''Knowledge is power.'' Rather, knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -- broad, deep knowledge -- is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man's progress is to feel the great heartthrobs of humanity through the centuries and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life.”  
 C.S. Lewis - “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”  
 Baruch Spinoza - “One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.”  
 Don Jr - “God talks incessantly. But, as it turns out, mankind is deaf.”  
 Eric Martinez - “It's a way for the deaf and hearing communities in the Valley to come together.”  
 Bob Riley - “I ask you turn a deaf ear to the special interests. Let politics stand down for a while. don't waste anytime thinking about future elections until we've done our jobs here.”  

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