Quotes from the Movie At First Sight

Some seeing eye dog, more like sleeping eye dog.

Virgil Adamson

I may not have been a lot of places - but I read about things, then make an image up here --(points to his head)--that works for me.

Virgil Adamson

Listening - the rain - it brings out the contours of everything, gives life to a room I can't see. You hear it?...on the roof dripping down the walls on every side. On the right, on the drainpipe, it's drumming with a deeper, steadier sound - - like a timpani - echoing across the room - tells me the room is large - open. You feel it - in your chest? On the left, the rain says...a fire escape, with it's own rhythm - ping - ping. Then listen - there...

Virgil Adamson

The world is invisible to me - with my touch it comes alive. But only one thing at a time. But when it's raining, I feel everything at once. Sometimes, I wish it could rain inside rain all around us.

Virgil Adamson

Of course, most people avoid the subject. You tell them you're blind and they act surprised. "You're blind? Really? I didn't know - you hide it so well." And then they wave their hand in front of your face just to make sure.

Virgil Adamson

Just for a second I felt like I could see you - all of you.

Virgil Adamson

Amy. I want the chance to see. The chance to see Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, apples, raisins, a buffalo, a carburetor and the man in the moon. But I would give all that up - just to see this face.

Virgil Adamson

This is just great - I don't believe this. What's that saying - stop the world I wanna get off.

Virgil Adamson

I feel like Rip Van Winkle. I've woken up from a thirty year sleep - and the world's passed me by.

Virgil Adamson

I was better off blind. People don't have these expectations of you you can't live up to. You're blind - fine - they deal with it.

Virgil Adamson

Growing up blind - I had two dreams. One was to see. The other - to play for the New York Rangers. After the 'miracle' of my short period of sight - I realize - I'd rather play for the Rangers. It's not that it was so awful - I saw many things - some good, some back some that I'm already forgetting. But I realized that our eyes aren't what make us see. We only live in darkness when we don't look - look at what is genuine about ourselves - genuine about others - you don't need eyes for that.

Virgil Adamson

I saw the horizon. It's out there. And though I may not ever be able to touch it, it's worth reaching for.

Virgil Adamson

I've spent the last five years of my adult life with a man who has the emotional content of a soap dish. The only time I saw him cry was doing our tax return three years ago. I need more than that, Betsy. For once in a long, long time I feel like I can breathe again. Just the way he touches me I know I found someone I can connect with.

Amy Benic

I can tell he's sensing everything about me with a simple touch. He listens to my every word as if it's the only sound on the planet - I feel like even though he can't see me, he knows everything about me. He just moves me - does that sound crazy.

Amy Benic

When there's something you've adapted to, accepted - you'd just want to change it without even thinking about it?

Jennie Adamson

Hope is like fire, it can keep you warm - or it can burn you.

Jennie Adamson

Amy - when Virgil was very young, he couldn't see those close to him - so he never learned to reach out. Don't expect him to reach out when he's in pain, or confused, or unhappy. If you really care about him you have to just be there for him.

Jennie Adamson

Virgil - look - you have to learn to see - just like you learned to speak. Only this is not like learning a new language - it's like learning language for the first time. Perception - sight - life, is about experience - about reaching out and exploring the world for yourself. It's not enough to just see Virgil-- we've got to look as well.

Phil Webster

Limbo is like New Jersey. You can see all the good stuff, you just have to get there.

Phil Webster

You always make the girls cry.

Amy

Not since grade school.

Virgil

Eyes, mouth, chin, cheek...you are very beautiful.

Virgil

Thank-you. So are you - more than I could describe.

Amy

Are you blind?

Ethan

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