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Marlee Matlin Quotes and Sayings

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I am writing my second novel for children for Simon and Schuster.
- Marlee Matlin

I've been around since I was 19, I won the Oscar when I was 21,
I've had a couple of TV series.
I've continued to work despite the predictions of some naysayers.
- 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

I got a good handshake.
A lot of executives tell me I have the best handshake in Hollywood.
- Marlee Matlin

 

It was ability that mattered, not disability,
which is a word I'm not crazy about using.
- Marlee Matlin

The hearing aids are very helpful for speech reading.
Without the hearing aids, my voice becomes very loud,
and I cannot control the quality of my voice.
- Marlee Matlin

I learned to speak first, and then to sign.
I have never really known what it was like to hear,
so I can't compare hearing aids to normal hearing.
- Marlee Matlin

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I listen to Billy Joel.
He is fabulous.
I saw him with Elton John when they toured together,
it was so great.
- Marlee Matlin

I'm different, and my manner invites questions.
I'm never afraid to answer.
- Marlee Matlin

At some point we have to stop and say,
There's Marlee, not, There's the deaf actress.
- Marlee Matlin

If I were offered a cochlear implant today,
I would prefer not to have one.
But that's not a statement about hearing aids or cochlear implants.
It's about who you are.
- Marlee Matlin

I was the youngest and only girl in a family of two older brothers.
- Marlee Matlin

There is nothing better than being a parent.
It is the most challenging job one could ever ask for.
I love being a mom and I love being a friend to my children as well.
- Marlee Matlin

It seems we're always in transition and that it's more
about trends than it is about what's meaningful.
- Marlee Matlin

The best feeling in the world is when your child comes
up to you and lays their head in your lap,
for no other reason but just because.
I can't wait to have more.
- Marlee Matlin

Differences are scarier now.
The dollar isn't so guaranteed if you don't follow
what they see as the norm.
But I don't moan about it.
I just keep working.
- Marlee Matlin

I have made the choices that work best for me.
I know I cannot please everyone, and that's fine.
- Marlee Matlin

I have a great husband, great parents and in-laws,
and I have help with a nanny.
It's not easy, but there are others who do it every
day and don't have a high-profile job as I do.
- Marlee Matlin

When it comes down to it, it's about who you know,
and who's a fan.
It's about whether you're the right age,
whether you're hot or not, whether the studio is into you or not.
- Marlee Matlin

I find the mantle of, she works hard for the money,
or, she's overcome so many obstacles a bit overused.
- Marlee Matlin

Maybe my way of communicating through sign made me
more in tune with my body and how it moved.
Who knows? I just know when I saw a stage for the first time,
I wanted to be on it.
- Marlee Matlin

What parent has it easy? I just never make the difficulty of it an obstacle.
I just do it.
- Marlee Matlin

Everybody's got a job to do, and I do mine as best I can.
- Marlee Matlin

I can hear you and I can watch your mouth move,
and then I put together the sounds and the visual image,
and I can understand the words as I integrate the two signals.
- Marlee Matlin

I'm gonna be unemployed when people read this.
Ha.
- Marlee Matlin

Hollywood embraced me in the late '80s because there
was a good project I was in and it was different.
Nowadays, it's about corporate mentality,
box office, youth.
- Marlee Matlin

When I was 13, I told Henry Winkler I wanted to act.
He said, Do it and don't let anyone stand in your way.
His validation just made it all the more true.
I haven't stopped thanking him since.
- Marlee Matlin

How many deaf people do you know in real life? Unless they live in a cave,
or are 14, which seems to be true for most people in this business,
what could I possibly tell them that they don't already know?
- Marlee Matlin

The only thing I can't do is hear.
I can drive, I have a life with four kids,
I work on TV, I do movies, so the deafness question,
is it that they want to know because,
what? Not sure.
- Marlee Matlin

I've always wanted to write a book relating my experiences
growing up as a deaf child in Chicago.
Contrary to what people might think,
it wasn't all about hearing aids and speech classes or frustrations.
- Marlee Matlin

What the Bleep Do We Know was not written with a deaf person in mind,
but when they met me, it clicked with them to have me in it.
But that happens with a lot of actors in Hollywood,
not just with me.
- Marlee Matlin

Every one of us is different in some way,
but for those of us who are more different,
we have to put more effort into convincing the less
different that we can do the same thing they can,
just differently.
- Marlee Matlin

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

I enjoy writing, sometimes; I think that most writers
will tell you about the agony of writing more than the joy of writing,
but writing is what I was meant to do.
- Leon Uris

I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s.
I've been reading so many novels.
- John Cale

You would go mad if you began to speculate about the
impact your novel might have while you were still writing it.
- Jonathan Coe

Writing is an antidote for loneliness.
- Steven Berkoff

I also don't have organized religion on Pern.
I figured - since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing -
that religion was one problem Pern didn't need.
- Anne McCaffrey

Shakespeare in Love...
such smart writing of an alternative view of history,
and such beautiful acting.
Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
- Anita Diament

Writing is the only thing I've ever done with persistence,
except for being married.
- Richard Ford

What I said about John was that he liberated me from
my anxieties about writing in a correct,
acceptable way.
- Harry Mathews

Unless I'm really uneasy with what I'm writing,
I lose interest very quickly.
- Paul Haggis

Good critical writing is measured by the perception
and evaluation of the subject;
bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining
the professional standing of the critic.
- Raymond Chandler

I've been writing full-time since 1978.
- Alan Dean Foster

Writing that's not working for a living.
- Robert Asprin

I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and
I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform,
where she has done very well for herself.
- James A. Michener

When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano.
I got so far and then lost interest.
Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs.
- Otis Blackwell

Rock is all about writing your own script;
it's all about pioneering.
- Courtney Love

Writing is an incredibly lonely job.
- R. A. Salvatore

We're the only branch of government that explains itself
in writing every time it makes a decision.
- Byron White

And eventually as I kept writing it,
something emerged that was not quite me but a version of me.
- Larry David

The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in
new reality was even greater given that the level of
similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage.
- Andrzej Wajda

I hoped that it would be possible to slide slowly from
my public life back to the life of teaching and writing
that I had always wanted.
But things didn't work out that way.
- Charles Van Doren

I wanted to do Playboy to get across the same ideas
I'm singing and writing about these days.
It's all about proving that a woman can defy stereotypes.
- Jody Watley

We all have these tendencies in us that could go this way or that.
I think that's the real key in writing.
To look at a character without judgment.
- Paul Haggis

Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing
a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.
- Olivia Wilde

I am a drinker with writing problems.
- Brendan Behan

I forget a book as soon as I finish writing it,
which is not always a good thing.
- Anne Tyler

A Train was born without any effort -
if was like writing a letter to a friend.
- Billy Strayhorn

What's the challenge in writing a novel that few people
will read? I'm more than happy writing what I do and
have no plans to change that.
- Nicholas Sparks


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