Dyslexia Quotes

Quotes tagged as "dyslexia" (showing 1-20 of 20)
David Foster Wallace
“Mario, what do you get when you cross an insomniac, an unwilling agnostic and a dyslexic?"

"I give."

"You get someone who stays up all night torturing himself mentally over the question of whether or not there's a dog.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Rick Riordan
“Percy, we're going to Polyphemus' island! Polyphemus is an S-i-k...a C-y-k..." She stamped her foot in frustration. As smart as she was, Annabeth was dyslexic, too. We could've been there all night while she tried to spell Cyclops. "You know what I mean!”
Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

Eddie Izzard
“Scrabble was invented by Nazis to piss off kids with dyslexia.”
Eddie Izzard

Cassandra Clare
“Julian had heard stories-whispers really-of other Shadowhunter children who thought or felt differently. Who had trouble focusing. Who claimed letters rearranged themselves on the page when they tried to read them. Who fell prey to dark sadnesses that seemed to have no reason, or fits of energy they couldn't control.

Whispers were all there were, though, because the Clave hated to admit that Nephilim like that existed. They were disappeared into the 'dregs' portion of the Academy, trained to stay out of the way of other Shadowhunters. Sent to the far corners of the globe like shameful secrets to be hidden. There were no words to describe Shadowhunters whose minds were shaped differently, no real words to describe differences at all.

Because if there were words, Julian thought, there would have to be acknowledgement. And there were things the Clave refused to acknowledge.”
Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

“Children with disabilities are stronger than we know, they fight the battles that most will never know.”
Misti Renea Neely

“I put the sexy in dyslexia.”
Mariah Gonzales

“Dyslexia isn't a disease. It's a Community”
Ben Foss, The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning

M.E. Vaughan
“When I told my teachers I wanted to be a writer, alot of them encouraged me to lower my expectations and to be more realistic. So I rode away on my magical, winged horse, spraying faerie dust behind me, and laughing manically as I went.”
M.E. Vaughan

Tiffany Sunday
“We are the visionaries, inventors, and artists. We think differently, see the world differently, and solve problems differently. It is from this difference that the dyslexic brain derives its brilliance.”
Tiffany Sunday, Dyslexia's Competitive Edge: Business and Leadership Insights and Strategies for Dyslexic Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and Professionals

Carolina Frohlich
“Understanding our children’s frustrations with dyslexia and giving them the tools to blossom will give them the confidence to reach their true potential. We can help our children channel their interests and talents and ignite the passion within.”
Carolina Frohlich

Adele Devine
“Love every child without condition, listen with an open heart, get to know who they are, what they love, and follow more often than you lead.”
Adele Devine, Flying Starts for Unique Children: Top Tips for Supporting Children with SEN or Autism When They Start School

Adele Devine
“Teachers should be made aware of visual stress symptoms and the potential difference coloured lights, overlays and lenses could make to a learners perception.”
Adele Devine, Colour Coding for Learners with Autism: A Resource Book for Creating Meaning through Colour at Home and School

Tiffany Sunday
“If you are going to dream then dream big, why spend time dreaming small?”
Tiffany Sunday, Dyslexia's Competitive Edge: Business and Leadership Insights and Strategies for Dyslexic Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and Professionals

Kristine Barnett
“A great mind is just a great mind, and try not to worry too much about what package it's in.”
Kristine Barnett

Sandra K. Cook
“Using assistive technology with your child prevents your child from missing out on content solely because he can’t yet read or write. If your child cannot (yet) read, providing audiobooks, text-to-speech capability with content on computers, etc., for science, social studies, literature, and other subjects that are content-based just makes sense.”
Sandra K. Cook, How To DEFEAT Your Child's DYSLEXIA: Your Guide to Overcoming Dyslexia Including Tools You Can Use for Learning Empowerment

Jim Lynch
“Some people blamed his oddities on his dyslexia, which was so severe that one giddy pediatrician called it a gift: While he might never learn how to spell or read better than the average fourth grader, he’d always see things the rest of us couldn’t.”
Jim Lynch, Border Songs

Caroline Starr Rose
“I am
Mavis Elizabeth Betterly.
I am
used to hard work.
I can
run a household better
than Mrs. Oblinger ever could.
What does it matter,
those things
hold me back?

What does it matter
when I make mistakes?
They don't
make me
Caroline Starr Rose, May B.

“For reasons we've explored, children struggling to read aren't going to be helped by the one-size-fits-all approach that is typical in so many schools. Rather, we need teachers who are trained to use a toolbox of principals that they can apply to different types of children.”
Maryanne Wolf