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  • Of course the question will arise whether, if Helen Keller had not been guarded from the knowledge of evil, she would have been what she is to-day ....

    The Story of My Life

  • Gillian Tooley, for example, was weird to the point of obnoxiousness, Kevin Frink was almost scary, and Sarah Volley had a disturbing tendency to grasp my arm with both hands while we walked, as if she were Helen Keller and I was Anne Sullivan.

    The Six Rules of Maybe

  • The impression that Miss Sullivan educated Helen Keller "under the direction of Mr. Anagnos" is erroneous.

    The Story of My Life

  • No teacher could have made Helen Keller sensitive to the beauties of language and to the finer interplay of thought which demands expression in melodious word groupings.

    The Story of My Life

  • All day long in their play-time and work-time Miss Sullivan kept spelling into her pupil's hand, and by that Helen Keller absorbed words, just as the child in the cradle absorbs words by hearing thousands of them before he uses one and by associating the words with the occasion of their utterance.

    The Story of My Life

  • Helen Keller said that, and she could not see, could not hear, and could not speak as a result of a childhood illness.

    Make Yourself Unforgettable


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