We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Millicent Simmonds Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
If you’re disabled or different from what general society deems normal, it’s fine. There will always be people who won’t accept you, but there are others you can find who will. You’re never alone.
I want to travel the world – like Egypt. I love history. That’s my favorite subject at school. From the building of the pyramids to… King Tut. Their way of working without technology. I find all that fascinating.
We have a wonderful world. I feel very lucky to be in it.
I’m actually a fan of horror films.
I wouldn’t mind if I had to travel every single day. I love meeting new people and experiencing new things, making new connections with people in different places.
I’d love to continue acting. Maybe start a business.
My advice for young people is to just be yourself. There’s no pressure. Do what you want to do. And if you want to do something, then go after it and make it happen.
I love to read. My favorite book series is ‘Cherubs’.
I have no problem with how people communicate. But I think it’s important… for everyone to be open to learn sign language.
I don’t really like fashion.
We do need more deaf people in Hollywood. But I don’t think that deaf people always have to play a deaf role. I think we can play different roles. We need to see more diversity period. More people of color. More disabled people. More gender diversity. All kinds of diversity.
I want to study philosophy. That fascinates me.
When I read the script for ‘A Quiet Place’, I immediately wanted to be a part of the film. It is such a unique story and I love my character, Regan.
One of my favorite movies is ‘Paper Moon.’
When I lost my hearing, my mom got a deaf mentor to come into the home.
I don’t know that hearing people have ever felt that experience of truly being left out. They have easy communication, while deaf people can’t join in. It takes more time to communicate with us.
I don’t use my voice a lot in public.
I’m not as savvy and knowledgable about all of the directors that are out there, but as a person, I’m really open-minded and love meeting new people and watching the way directors film and their perspectives and following their lead.
I’m happy being deaf. I’m happy with my life and my family.
What I want to do is encourage more of that, more deaf presence in TV, movies, acting, modeling – that’s really what I want to work toward.
I was very shy. I didn’t really hang around with hearing people very much. Mostly I had deaf friends.
But I was always comedic and would tell stories and use a lot of expressions.
To really understand a deaf person’s experience, you need someone that is deaf to be able to tell you what their experience is.
I ride my motorcycle with my dad, I hang out with my sisters.
New York is my favorite city. I would love to move there one day.
I’m from a really nice town. Full of nature, mountains, clean air, rock climbing. But I’d prefer New York City. I love the diversity here, the religions, the food – especially the food.
In third or fourth grade, I loved to sign stories and monologues.
I think signing gave ‘A Quiet Place’ a unique quality. I think sign language is represented as beautiful and helpful.
I’d like to meet more people and gain more experiences and travel.
American Sign Language is a language. It’s fun to learn, and it’s different from other languages because you use your hands, you use your face, your facial expressions, and there is also an incredible culture that comes with it and an amazing community too, and through that, we can support each other.