Quotes About Autism

Quotes tagged as "autism" (showing 1-30 of 114)
Debra Ginsberg
“Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did - that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that - a parent's heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.”
Debra Ginsberg

Temple Grandin
“What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool?

You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.”
Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's

Jodi Picoult
“On the other hand, I think cats have Asperger's. Like me, they're very smart. And like me, sometimes they simply need to be left alone.”
Jodi Picoult, House Rules

Paul  Collins
“Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It's that you're destroying the peg.”
Paul Collins

“I know of nobody who is purely autistic, or purely neurotypical. Even God has some autistic moments, which is why the planets spin.”
Jerry Newport, Your Life is Not a Label

Will Rogers
“You know, everybody's ignorant, just on different subjects.”
Will Rogers

Temple Grandin
“If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am.”
Temple Grandin

“If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn”
O. Ivar Lovaas

Paul  Collins
“Think of it: a disability is usually defined in terms of what is missing. … But autism … is as much about what is abundant as what is missing, an over-expression of the very traits that make our species unique.”
Paul Collins, Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism

S.L. Coelho
“Autism, is part of my child, it's not everything he is. My child is so much more than a diagnosis.”
S.L. Coelho, The World According to August - One Good Friend

Elizabeth Moon
“I like it that order exists somewhere even if it shatters near me.”
Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark

T.K. Thorne
“Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.--Ray Bradbury”
T.K. Thorne

Temple Grandin
“I believe there is a reason such as autism, severe manic-depression, and schizophrenia remain in our gene pool even though there is much suffering as a result.”
Temple Grandin, Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

Karen Kingsbury
“But the Beast was a good person...the Prince looked on the outside the way the Beast was on the inside. Sometimes people couldn't see the inside of the person unless they like the outside of a person. Because they hadn't learned to hear the music yet.”
Karen Kingsbury, Unlocked

Eileen Miller
“Autism: Where the "randomness of life" collides and clashes with an individual"s need for the sameness~”
Eileen Miller, The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures: Autism Through Art

Eileen Miller
“Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.”
Eileen Miller, The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures: Autism Through Art

Tara Kelly
“Why was it considered normal for a girl to live for fashion and makeup, but not car engines or bugs? And what about sports fanatics? My mom had a boyfriend who would flip out if he missed even a minute of a football game. Wouldn't that be what doctors considered autistic behavior?”
Tara Kelly, Harmonic Feedback

Anne Nesbet
“I myself am opaque, for some reason. Their eyes cannot see me. Yes, that's it: The world is autistic with respect to me.”
Anne Nesbet, The Cabinet of Earths

Paul Isaacs
“Do not fear people with Autism, embrace them, Do not spite people with Autism unite them, Do not deny people with Autism accept them for then their abilities will shine”
Paul Isaacs

Eileen Miller
“In reference to Einstein's definition of insanity...
No Mr. Einstein, that is not insanity, that is autism.”
Eileen Miller, The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures: Autism Through Art

“When you see an object, it seems that you see it as an entire thing first, and only afterwards do its details follow on. But for people with autism, the details jump straight out at us first of all, and then only gradually, detail by detail, does the whole image float up into focus.”
Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

Franny Billingsley
“Wearing a cloak is on Rose's list of the thousand things she hates most. The problem is that each of the thousand problems is ranked number one.
'But Dr. Rannigan says you must and anyway, it hardly weighs a thing, it's so full of holes.' I swung mine round my shoulders. Rose hates any bit of clothing that constricts, but I say Chin up and bear it. Life is just one great constriction.
'Ventilated,' I said, 'that's the word. Our cloaks are terrifically ventilated.”
Franny Billingsley, Chime

Tony Attwood
“Universities are renowned for their tolerance of unusual characters, especially if they show originality and dedication to their research. I have often made the comment that not only are universities a 'cathedral' for worship of knowledge, they are also 'sheltered workshops' for the socially challenged.”
Tony Attwood, The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Nour Albawardi
“سَمِعتُها البارحة تتحدّث لوميضِ شاشتها
بنبرةٍ هزيلة،
كَانتْ تُعاتِب الضوء أنُّه لا ينام،
كَانتْ تنصحهُ بِضرورةِ التمدُّد قُربَها.”
Nour Albawardi, النصف المضيء من الباب الموارب

Jodi Picoult
“Jacob's room is the place entropy goes to die.”
Jodi Picoult, House Rules

Nicholas Sparks
“ويمكن في بعض الأحيان تلخيص الفارق بين التوحد ومرض متلازمة آسبرجر بما يلي : يعيش الشخص المصاب بالتوحد في عالمه الخاص ، بينما يعيش المصاب بمرض متلازمة آسبرجر في عالمنا ، بطريقة من اختياره”
Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

“I think I am normal. I am normal for me.”
Arlene Hunt, The Outsider
tags: autism

“He drew some relief from knowing that she was happy doing whatever the hell it was she did. Sometimes it seemed to him she was the only happy person he knew, and that frightened him so badly it made him want to curl up and die.”
Arlene Hunt, The Outsider
tags: autism

“Who knows what goes on in that girl’s head? Who knows what goes on in anybody’s head really?”
Arlene Hunt, The Outsider

“[...] nobody anywhere seemed to be willing to ponder for a moment the possibility that a human being who refused to participate, who refused to speak or listen, who failed to ‘interact with his peer group‘, might not be all that crazy, and might even have arrived at an understandable response to the world in which we lived.”
Craig Harrison

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