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Be blind.
by Virginia Graham

Be blind.
Be stupid.
Be British.
Be careful.
- Virginia Graham

Good shot, bad luck and hell are the five basic words
to be used in a game of tennis,
though these, of course, can be slightly amplified.
- Virginia Graham

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran PHOTO

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

 

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

Haste is blind and improvident.
- Titus Livius (Livy)

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Love is blind.
- William Shakespeare

The universe we observe has precisely
the properties we should expect
if there is, at bottom, no design,
no purpose, no evil, no good,
nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
- Charles Darwin

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
- Anonymous

Look your best - who said love is blind?
- Mae West

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne

Science without religion is lame,
religion without science is blind.
- Albert Einstein

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

Faith... must be enforced by reason...
when faith becomes blind it dies.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who
carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in
love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do.
- Josh Billings

In faith there is enough light for those who want to
believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
- Blaise Pascal

Question with boldness even the existence of a God;
because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason,
than that of blind-folded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson

That first writing session, what Dan Hill calls a creative blind date,
is always a real challenge, and you bring that back
to your partner when you return to writing with them.
- Cynthia Weil

The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to
myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Well when I made my first record I thought it would
be a good joke to have me on one side,
have the lable say John Fahey on one side,
and this guy Blind Joe Death on the other side.
- John Fahey

I am convinced that our movement will be more demoralized
and weakened by blind and uncritical admiration than
by frank admission of past mistakes.
- Marie Louise

At times one feels that what is being said in the West
is that the fact that you are a Muslim predisposes you to this blind,
stupid terrorism.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

The fact disclosed by a survey of the past that majorities
have been wrong must not blind us to the complementary
fact that majorities have usually not been entirely wrong.
- Herbert Spencer

Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue:
it is an intellectual crime.
- Imre Lakatos

I will not go on a blind date.
- Jordana Brewster

Hi, I'm Jeff Healy of the Jeff Healy band.
Don't drink and drive.
I don't...
you're blind!
- Jeff Healey

A blind man can make art if what is in his mind can
be passed to another mind in some tangible form.
- Sol LeWitt

Last night I dreamed of a small consolation enjoyed only by the blind:
Nobody knows the trouble I've not seen!
- James Thurber

Bogart could have been color blind.
He got to know a man before he decided if he liked him or not.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness,
that is miserable.
- John Milton

I did it to myself.
It wasn't society...
it wasn't a pusher, it wasn't being blind or being black or being poor.
It was all my doing.
- Ray Charles

Because you're not what I would have you be,
I blind myself to who, in truth, you are.
- Madeleine L'Engle

No man's brain is so dull, and no man's eye so blind,
that they cannot catch food for dreams.
- Donald G. Mitchell

Some readers allow their prejudices to blind them.
A good reader knows how to disregard inappropriate responses.
- John Barton

If the word has the potency to revive and make us free,
it has also the power to blind, imprison,
and destroy.
- Ralph Ellison

All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry;
haste is blind and improvident.
- Titus Livius

Still falls the rain - dark as the world of man,
black as our loss - blind as the nineteen hundred and
forty nails upon the Cross.
- Edith Sitwell

Subjective artists are one-eyed, but objective artists are blind.
- Georges Rouault

I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes...
I really do not see the signal!
- Horatio Nelson

The number of Latino roles is very limited,
and it's unfortunate there isn't more color-blind casting.
- Jai Rodriguez

Well it has been very exciting and very changing as well.
Celebrating the 40th year and having the album out
and the Channel 4 documentary and I resigned from Blind Date.
- Cilla Black

Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively,
he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind,
yet she is not invisible.
- Francis Bacon

I hooked up everybody in Sidney, including one guy who was blind.
- Dave Willis

I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through.
- Peter Straub

I try to live my life every day in the present,
and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need.
- Susan Sarandon

I think we are blind.
Blind people who can see, but do not see.
- Jose Saramago

What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.
- Helen Keller

Every man can see things far off but is blind to what is near.
- Sophocles

There is danger in reckless change, but greater danger in blind conservatism.
- Henry George

I had plenty of pimples as a kid.
One day I fell asleep in the library.
When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face.
- Rodney Dangerfield

But I tend to think of the expressive part of me as rather tedious -
never curious or responsive,
but blind and self-serving.
- Mark Strand

When the blind lead the blind, no wonder they both fall into -
matrimony.
- George Farquhar

The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses
to acknowledge authority,
as such.
For him, skepticism is the highest of duties;
blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
- Thomas Huxley

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.
- Henry Ellis

Peace was declared, but not all of us were drunk with joy or stricken blind.
- George Grosz

A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher;
but he who goes from country to country,
guided by the blind impulse of curiosity,
is a vagabond.
- Oliver Goldsmith

It is we that are blind, not fortune.
- Thomas Browne

None so deaf as those that will not hear.
None so blind as those that will not see.
- Matthew Henry

Before we decide to trust you with this power,
we ask you to stand before the public and explain your views.
Justice may be blind, but it should not be deaf.
- Herb Kohl

I am not blind to the shortcomings of our own people.
- Mary Harris Jones

Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash,
must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.
- Helen Rowland

I have a very pessimistic view of life.
You should know this about me if we're gonna go out.
You know, I - I feel that life is -
is divided up into the horrible and the miserable.
Those are the two categories, you know.
The - the horrible would be like, um,
I don't know, terminal cases, you know,
and blind people, crippled. I don't know how they get through life.
It's amazing to me. You know, and the miserable is everyone else.
That's - that's - so - so - when you go through life -
you should be thankful that you're miserable
because you're very lucky to be miserable.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall


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