Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The MMOB Daily Quote - Anne Sullivan

Today, our birthday celebrant and notable quotable is Anne Sullivan

Here's a little background on the famous friend of
Helen Keller from Answers.com:

Anne Sullivan was the tutor and lifelong friend and assistant to Helen Keller, the famous deaf and blind activist. Sullivan lost her own sight as a child and attended Boston's Perkins School for the Blind (where Keller later went to school). Operations restored her vision and she graduated as valedictorian of her class in 1886. The next year she was hired to tutor the 6-year-old Keller, and eventually became Keller's permanent companion and guide. In 1905 Sullivan married Harvard teacher John Macy; they were separated in 1913 but never divorced. Sullivan remained with Keller until her own death in 1936. Their relationship was celebrated in the 1962 movie The Miracle Worker; Anne Bancroft (as Sullivan) and Patty Duke (as Keller) won Oscars for their work in the film.

Here are some quotes selected from ThinkExist.com:

“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.”

“Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction”

“I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.”

“People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.”

“We all like stories that make us cry. It's so nice to feel sad when you've nothing in particular to feel sad about.”

Cheers! - Jason

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