“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” ― Helen Keller

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16 thoughts on ““One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” ― Helen Keller

    1. I remember being in 5th grade and reading a biography about her. It was the first time I ever realized there were disabled people. It shocked me that she could ever overcome any of it. I spent many boring days in class staring out the window imagining life for Helen as a child.

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    1. Hi Ben. Wow, you’ve given me an intriguing question…now I’m more interested in who you think embodies the sentiment.

      I think goat kids–unless you mean humans. 🙂 I can think of lots of fearless people but at the moment I’ll say me.

      I was taught to creep and crawl and settle. It was a truly painful existence since right beneath the surface was a strong desire to break free.

      Riding horses finally let me experience soaring and then there was no real turning back–though the fear and loathing sometimes slither in the shadows.
      And now it’s your turn 🙂 I’m dying to know!

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      1. eminimen specifically? Probably because he was on the radio as I typed my reply. 😛

        More generally, it seems to be a central part of the gangster rap ethos – a determination to either escape or die.

        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0430308/

        Actually, now that I think of it, the quote could just as easily apply to people like Wu Zetian, Augustus and Ghengis Khan.

        Hope I didn’t go too far down the rabbit hole, here.

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