30 Marlee Matlin Quotes On Success In Life

This Marlee Matlin quotes will motivate you. Marlee Beth Matlin is an American actress, author, and deaf activist. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Children of a Lesser God (1986) and to date is the only deaf performer to have won an Academy Award. Having won the award at the age of 21, she is also the youngest winner in the category. Her work in film and television has resulted in a Golden Globe award, with two additional nominations, and four Emmy nominations. Deaf since she was 18 months old, due to illness and high fevers, she is also a prominent member of the National Association of the Deaf. Her longtime interpreter is Jack Jason. This Marlee Matlin quotes will motivate you.

Best Marlee Matlin Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  3. “Deaf people can do anything, except hear.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  4. “I’m a proud person who happens to be deaf. I don’t want to change it. I don’t want to wake up and suddenly say, ‘Oh my God, I can hear.’ That’s not my dream. It’s not my dream. I’ve been raised deaf. I’m used to the way I am. I don’t want to change it. Why would I ever want to change? Because I’m used to this, I’m happy.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  5. “I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and in spite of what most people might have expected from a young girl growing up deaf, life for me was like one long episode of The Brady Bunch. Despite whatever barriers were in my way, I imagined myself as Marcia Brady skating down the street saying “hi” to everyone, whether they knew me or not.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  6. “It was ability that mattered, not disability, which is a word I’m not crazy about using.” ~ Marlee Matlin

  7. “You can do anything if you set your mind to it. Look out for kids, help them dream and be inspired. We teach calculus in schools, but I believe the most important formula is courage plus dreams equals success.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  8. “I hope I inspire people who hear. Hearing people have the ability to remove barriers that prevent deaf people from achieving their dreams.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  9. “Silence is the last thing the world will ever hear from me.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  10. “I’m different, and my manner invites questions. I’m never afraid to answer.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  11. “When I learned to sign and speak at the same time, the whole world opened up to me. That’s the beauty of encouraging kids who are deaf to use whatever it takes to communicate.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  12. “I have made the choices that work best for me. I know I cannot please everyone, and that’s fine.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  13. “I live my life like everyone else; everyone has their own obstacles. Mine is deafness.” ~ Marlee Matlin

  14. “At some point we have to stop and say, There’s Marlee, not, There’s the deaf actress.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  15. “I have always resisted putting limitations on myself, both professionally and personally.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  16. “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
  17. “Im in my mid-30s, Ive won an Oscar, I have four children. You figure out if my deafness has adversely affected my life.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  18. “There are so many people, deaf or otherwise abled, who are so talented but overlooked or not given a chance to even get their foot in the door.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  19. “All I can say is I’ve been reading the lips of bleeped-out words, angry baseball players, and stoned-out rock stars on awards shows for years and it’s been hilarious. Everyone is always asking me what the bleeped-out parts are saying.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  20. “I’m not really deaf; I just faked it to win the Oscar KIDDING.” ~ Marlee Matlin

  21. “I’m the only one in my family who is deaf, and there are still conversations that go around me that I miss out on. And I ask what’s going on, and I have to ask to be included. But I’m not going to be sad about it. I don’t live in sad isolation. It’s just a situation I’m used to.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  22. “At the end of the day, it’s about the best interests of the children.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  23. “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
  24. “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
  25. “I find the mantle of, she works hard for the money, or, she’s overcome so many obstacles a bit overused.” ~ Marlee Matlin

  26. “It seems we’re always in transition and that it’s more about trends than it is about what’s meaningful.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  27. “During a visit to California, when a friend of my grandmother’s told my parents that I must be deaf because I was not responding to sounds, my father was absolutely convinced that I was simply being stubborn.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  28. “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
  29. “I guess not being able to hear just made me adventurous and daring. And in most cases, that didn’t make my parents very happy with me.” ~ Marlee Matlin
  30. “I’m gonna be unemployed when people read this. Ha.” ~ Marlee Matlin

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