Jacques Lusseyran

Jacques
Lusseyran
1924
1971

Blind French Writer and Political Activist

Author Quotes

Joy clarifies everything.

The seeing commit a strange error. They believe that we know the world only through our eyes. For my part, I discovered that the universe consists of pressure, that every object and every living being reveals itself to us at first by a kind of quiet yet unmistakable pressure that indicates its intention and its form. I even experienced the following wonderful fact: A voice, the voice of a person, permits him to appear in a picture. When the voice of a man reaches me, I immediately perceive his figure, his rhythm, and most of his intentions. Even stones are capable of weighing on us from a distance. So are the outlines of distant mountains, and the sudden depression of a lake at the bottom of a valley.

Our fate is shaped from within ourselves outward, never from without inward.

Joy does not come from outside, for whatever happens to us, it is within... Light does not come to us from without. Light is in us, even if we have no eyes.

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First Name
Jacques
Last Name
Lusseyran
Birth Date
1924
Death Date
1971
Bio

Blind French Writer and Political Activist