Quotes About Autism

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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

Patricia Highsmith
“Obsessions are the only things that matter.”
Patricia Highsmith

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

Matthew Dicks
“You have to be the bravest person in the world to go out every day, being yourself when no one likes who you are.”
Matthew Dicks, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

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

Temple Grandin
“I don’t want my thoughts to die with me, I want to have done something. I’m not interested in power, or piles of money. I want to leave something behind. I want to make a positive contribution - know that my life has meaning.”
Temple Grandin

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

“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

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

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

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“Wit seduces by signaling intelligence without nerdiness.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The best way to measure the loss of intellectual sophistication - this "nerdification," to put it bluntly - is in the growing disappearance of sarcasm, as mechanic minds take insults a bit too literally.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

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

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

Nicholas Sparks
“A person with autism lives in his own world, while a person with Asperger's lives in our world, in a way of his own choosing”
Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

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

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: A Love Story

“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

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

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

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

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

Corinne Duyvis
“I look at the sky and the dust that separates us from the stars that will be my home. I breathe in the night air, the rotten night air, and I miss,
I miss,
I miss.”
Corinne Duyvis, On the Edge of Gone

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