Crucial Quotes # 9

“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.”

Helen Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968)

Since I could never sum up the life of this intelligent and gifted woman in a simple blog post please visit her Homestead site for the details of her inspiring life.  Helen was blind, deaf and mute from the age of 18 months yet she learned to speak, read and write. She attended college and became an author.

Another of my favorite quotes from Helen is “No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.”

Don’t ever think you can’t do something because of ….

There are no disabilities when it comes to the power of the mind. There is always some way. A hope. A chance. An idea. A road.

If you have never seen The Miracle Worker with Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke from 1962 you should rent it!

It is a wonderful, gripping movie. It portrays Helen’s early years without glossing over the harshness of her situation. I have seen the movie many, many times, including a viewing about two months ago.

No matter how many times I have seen it;  W-A-T-E-R still makes me cry.


One thought on “Crucial Quotes # 9

  1. MOM says:

    Love this movie 🙂

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