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The Trans-Sensory Transcendence of Music: Helen Keller’s Electrifying Letter About “Hearing” Beethoven’s Ode to Joy
The Trans-Sensory Transcendence of Music: Helen Keller’s Electrifying Letter About “Hearing” Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

“I felt the chorus grow more exultant, more ecstatic, upcurving swift and flame-like, until my heart almost stood still.”

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Legendary Optimist Helen Keller on Her Greatest Regret
Legendary Optimist Helen Keller on Her Greatest Regret

“Out of this sorrowful experience I understand more fully all human strivings, thwarted ambitions, and the infinite capacity of hope.”

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Alexander Graham Bell on Originality, Plagiarism, Language, and Education
Alexander Graham Bell on Originality, Plagiarism, Language, and Education

“Our most original compositions are composed exclusively of expressions derived from others.”

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Hello Goodbye Hello: Rudyard Kipling Meets Mark Twain Meets Helen Keller
Hello Goodbye Hello: Rudyard Kipling Meets Mark Twain Meets Helen Keller

“His voice seemed to say like the river, ‘Why hurry? Eternity is long; the ocean can wait.'”

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May 9, 1933: Helen Keller’s Searing Letter to the Nazis About Censorship and the Inextinguishable Freedom of Ideas
May 9, 1933: Helen Keller’s Searing Letter to the Nazis About Censorship and the Inextinguishable Freedom of Ideas

“You can burn my books… but the ideas in them have seeped through a million channels and will continue to quicken other minds.”

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Helen Keller on Optimism
Helen Keller on Optimism

“Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.”

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Dance Is Like Thought: Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham’s Studio
Dance Is Like Thought: Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham’s Studio

“Oh, how wonderful! How like the mind it is!” A stirring encounter at the pinnacle of the human spirit.

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All Ideas Are Second-Hand: Mark Twain’s Magnificent Letter to Helen Keller About the Myth of Originality
All Ideas Are Second-Hand: Mark Twain’s Magnificent Letter to Helen Keller About the Myth of Originality

“The kernel, the soul — let us go further and say the substance, the bulk, the actual and valuable material of all human utterances — is plagiarism.”

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