Words matter. These are the best Millicent Simmonds Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I’m actually a fan of horror films.
But I was always comedic and would tell stories and use a lot of expressions.
I’m happy being deaf. I’m happy with my life and my family.
Texting has definitely improved the communication between the deaf and hearing communities, but it shouldn’t be… a substitute for learning the language to really connect with someone, especially someone you want to date or have a relationship with.
When I lost my hearing, my mom got a deaf mentor to come into the home.
When I was younger I didn’t want to hang around with anyone. But now I feel so comfortable. I convey my thoughts, my emotions, I can communicate better, I have a better understanding of the world. Now I have a sense of purpose. It makes me think a lot more about things.
To really understand a deaf person’s experience, you need someone that is deaf to be able to tell you what their experience is.
We have a wonderful world. I feel very lucky to be in it.
I think hearing kids my age miss out on genuine connections already because they text so much, and then they feel awkward when they are face to face with someone.
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.
I think signing gave ‘A Quiet Place’ a unique quality. I think sign language is represented as beautiful and helpful.
I have no problem with how people communicate. But I think it’s important… for everyone to be open to learn sign language.
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.
I’d like to meet more people and gain more experiences and travel.
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.
One of my favorite movies is ‘Paper Moon.’
I was in several school performances, mainly Shakespeare and comedic roles. I just accidentally became an actor. I totally didn’t expect this.
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.
The deaf community relies so much on eye contact, expression and body language. It’s such a huge part of who we are.
I love to read. My favorite book series is ‘Cherubs’.
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.
When I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, the drama teacher at my deaf school noticed that I liked to tell stories and had really good expression. I could entertain people with my stories.
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.
New York is my favorite city. I would love to move there one day.
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.
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.
In third or fourth grade, I loved to sign stories and monologues.
I always wanted to be a cop or a fireman or do something dangerous.
I don’t really like fashion.
I’d love to continue acting. Maybe start a business.
I think it’s really important that we have diversity – whether it’s different languages, cultures – be involved in film and in the arts.
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.
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.