125 Learning Disorder Quotes to Motivate You

Learning Disorder Quotes

In this blog post, we will talk about what learning disorders are and what are their red flags.

We also collected the most inspirational learning disorder quotes, dyscalculia, syslexias, autism, ADHD quotes; and also famous quotes from people who overcame learning disorders.

What are learning disorders?

Interestingly, there is no clear and widely accepted definition of a learning disability.

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the field, there is an ongoing debate on the issue of definition; Currently, in the literature, there are at least 12 definitions.

These separate definitions based on certain factors:

  • Those with learning difficulties who have problems with school progress. Discrepancies exist between a person’s potential to learn and what they actually learn.
  • The one with learning difficulties presents an unequal development model (language development, physical development, school and / or perceptual development).
  • Learning disorders that are not caused by environmental factors.
  • Learning disorders that are not caused by mental retardation or emotional disorders.

What are the causes of learning disorders?

The causes of learning disabilities are not yet known. However, some general remarks can be made:

  • Some children develop and mature more slowly than others of the same age. Therefore, they may not be able to perform the required tasks at school. This type of learning disability is called developmental delay.
  • Some children with normal eyesight and hearing may misinterpret everyday images and sounds due to unexplained nervous system disorders.
  • Problems before birth or early childhood can negatively affect the child’s subsequent ability to learn.
  • Babies born prematurely and children who have had medical problems shortly after birth may have learning disabilities.
  • Learning disorders can be inherited genetically.
  • Learning disabilities are more common in boys than in girls, possibly because boys tend to mature more slowly.
  • Some learning difficulties seem to be related to problems with spelling, pronunciation or language structure.

If your child or someone you know suffers from a learning disorder, remember to have a lot of patience, empathy and help him understand that he is a different person, and that does not mean something negative.

If you suffer from a learning disorder, I hope these learning disorder quotes motivate and inspire you. You got this!

125 Learning Disorder Quotes to Motivate You

Learning disorder quotes

  1. “I am not gifted. When I read, the words twist

twirl across the page.

When they settle, it is too late.

The class has already moved on.

I want to catch words one day. I want to hold them

then blow gently,

watch them float

right out of my hands.” ― Jacqueline Woodson

  1. “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
  1. “Even though I’m an ordinary writer, I too have trouble when it comes to writing along the way. But at least I manage to self-publish my book with no errors (hopefully). Just check out Agatha Christie, an author who also has a learning disability. She managed to be successful. And I hope that I will be as successful as her and Abishek Bachan.” ― Simi Sunny
  1. “Turn your obstacles to your advantage. If you can find a plus out of a negative, then it cannot weigh you down. I like to think I have a superpower called dyslexia. I am creative, intuitive, and empathetic. I am great with problem-solving, and I can think outside the box. Just the other day, I was helping my daughter with a crossword puzzle, and she said, “Dad, how do you find the answers so fast? And I said, “I have dyslexia, and it helps me see things differently. To which she replied, “Aw, I want that.” If we can see our differences or unique qualities as gifts, we can bypass the stigmas that come with them and impress upon ourselves and society we can do anything any other person can do, just differently, and sometimes better.” ― Lorin Morgan-Richards
  1. “I like to think I have a superpower called dyslexia. I am creative, intuitive, and empathetic. I am great with problem-solving, and I can think outside the box.” ― Lorin Morgan-Richards
  1. “Today, with tears in my eyes, I telephoned the mother of one of our children (aged thirteen) who had spoken for the first time since the age of three…” ― Michael Braccia
  1. “There were no back doors with Rosemary, no ulterior motives, manipulation, or mind games. She may not notice race, creed or disability differences in other kids, but she noticed every nuance, every look, every inflection in their voices. Her emotions ran deep, an empath if ever there was. She was, and still is, a sensitive soul. I have a lot to thank autism for.” ― Bernadette Ruthangela
125 Learning Disorder Quotes to Motivate You

Dyscalculia quotes

  1. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
  2.  “If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton
  3.  “Somebody came up to me after a talk I had given, and said, “You make mathematics seem like fun.” I was inspired to reply, “If it isn’t fun, why do it?”” – Ralph P. Boas
  4. “I advise my students to listen carefully the moment they decide to take no more mathematics courses. They might be able to hear the sound of closing doors.” – James Caballero
  5. “We only think when confronted with a problem.” – John Dewey
  6. “The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.” – S. Gudder
  7. “I’ve missed 3000 shots. Twenty-six times the game-winning shot has been trusted to me, and I’ve missed. I’ve lost over 300 games. I’ve failed over and over and over again, and that is why I’ve succeeded.” – Michael Jordan
  8.  “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Chinese Proverb
  9.  “There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not someday be applied to the phenomena of the real world.” – Nicolai Lobachevsky
  10. “Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that mine are greater.” – Albert Einstein
  11. “If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.’ — John von Neumann, American-hungarian mathematician
  12. “Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.” — David Hilbert
  13. “Dear Math, please grow up and solve your own problems. I’m tired of solving them for you.” — Anonymous
  14. “I am still waiting for the day I’ll use mathematics integration in real life.” — Derrick Obedgiu
  15. “Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer.” — Carl Sandburg, American poet
125 Learning Disorder Quotes to Motivate You

Dyslexia quotes

  1. “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

  1. “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
  1. “Scrabble was invented by Nazis to piss off kids with dyslexia.” ― Eddie Izzard
  1. “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 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

  1. “Children with disabilities are stronger than we know, they fight the battles that most will never know.” ― Misti Renea Neely
  1. “Dyslexia is the affliction of a frozen genius.” ― Stephen Richards
  1. “I put the sexy in dyslexia.” ― Mariah Gonzales
  1. “Dyslexia isn’t a disease. It’s a Community” ― Ben Foss
  1. “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 maniacally as I went.” ― M.E. Vaughan
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “Dyslexia, for me, is rather like being a six-fingered typist on LSD!” ― Stephen Richards
  1. “A great mind is just a great mind, and try not to worry too much about what package it’s in.” ― Kristine Barnett
  1. “If you are going to dream then dream big, why spend time dreaming small?” ― Tiffany Sunday
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “Turn your obstacles to your advantage. If you can find a plus out of a negative, then it cannot weigh you down. I like to think I have a superpower called dyslexia. I am creative, intuitive, and empathetic. I am great with problem-solving, and I can think outside the box. Just the other day, I was helping my daughter with a crossword puzzle, and she said, “Dad, how do you find the answers so fast? And I said, “I have dyslexia, and it helps me see things differently. To which she replied, “Aw, I want that.” If we can see our differences or unique qualities as gifts, we can bypass the stigmas that come with them and impress upon ourselves and society we can do anything any other person can do, just differently, and sometimes better.” ― Lorin Morgan-Richards
  1. “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

that

hold me back?

What does it matter

when I make mistakes?

They don’t

make me

who

I

Am.” ― Caroline Starr Rose

  1. “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
  1. “I like to think I have a superpower called dyslexia. I am creative, intuitive, and empathetic. I am great with problem-solving, and I can think outside the box.” ― Lorin Morgan-Richards
  1. “If I had known what was the matter with me and why I couldn’t read, would everything have been easier just because my difficulties had a name? Yes, it would. Perhaps the need to survive would not have been so strong, perhaps I would not have been so resilient, but it would have been easier, just knowing that I was not mentally retarded, or lazy, or backward, or emotionally disturbed, but that the small part of my brain governing language was not functioning, either through heredity, or contitions at birth, and that the malfunction had a NAME. To know that it was not a disease but a disability, a condition that could be improved, would have made all the difference.” ― Susan Hampshire
  1. “But there is yet another prejudice that dyslexics, and those who try to help them, have to combat. This is the deep-rooted idea that all learning, all education, any expression of ideas, must be done through language, through words. The idea that is possible to learn and communicate visually, through colour and shape, seems to be heresy, though it is one that naturally occurs to dyslexics.” ― Susan Hampshire
  1. “When Society allows a dyslexic to sink, through ignorance or prejudice, it is not only the dyslexic who loses.” ― Susan Hampshire
125 Learning Disorder Quotes to Motivate You

Autism quotes 

  1. “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
  1. “Obsessions are the only things that matter.” ― Patricia Highsmith
  1. “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

  1. “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,
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “If you want to annoy a poet, explain his poetry.” ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  1. “You know, everybody’s ignorant, just on different subjects.” ― Will Rogers
  1. “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
  1. “Wit seduces by signaling intelligence without nerdiness.” ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  1. “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
  1. “If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am.” ― Temple Grandin
  1. “If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn” ― O. Ivar Lovaas
  1. “The best way to measure the loss of intellectual sophistication – this “nerdification,” to put it bluntly – is in the growing disappearance of sarcasm, as mechanical minds take insults a bit too literally.” ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  1. “She didn’t know how to be semi-interested in something. She was either indifferent . . . or obsessed.” ― Helen Hoang
  1. “This crusade to fix herself was ending right now. She wasn’t broken. She saw and interacted with the world in a different way, but that was her. She could change her actions, change her words, change her appearance, but she couldn’t change the root of herself. At her core, she would always be autistic. People called it a disorder, but it didn’t feel like one. To her, it was simply the way she was.” ― Helen Hoang
  1. “I like it that order exists somewhere even if it shatters near me.” ― Elizabeth Moon
  1. “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
  1. “Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.–Ray Bradbury” ― T.K. Thorne
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1.  “Autism is part of my child, it’s not everything he is. My child is so much more than a diagnosis.” ― Sandra L Westendorf-Coelho
  1. “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
  1.  “She had a disorder, but it didn’t define her. She was Stella. She was a unique person.” ― Helen Hoang
  1. “Autism: Where the “randomness of life” collides and clashes with an individual”s need for the sameness~” ― Eileen Miller
  1. “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
  1. “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

  1. “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
  1. “She ached so badly to be held it felt like a sickness had invaded her muscles and bones. As usual, her own arms provided little comfort.” ― Helen Hoang
  1. “Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.” ― Eileen Miller
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “In reference to Einstein’s definition of insanity…

No Mr. Einstein, that is not insanity, that is autism.” ― Eileen Miller

125 Learning Disorder Quotes to Motivate You

ADHD quotes

  1. “I’m ADD and psychic. I know things ahead of time but lose track of which is which.” ― S. Kelley Harrell
  1. “Do you think I’m weird because I’m wired, or wired because I’m weird?” ― Jack Gantos
  2. “Taken together, it’s almost a sure sign. The letters float off the page when you read, right? That’s because your mind is hardwired for ancient Greek. And the ADHD-you’re impulsive, can’t sit still in the classroom. That’s your battlefield reflex. In a real fight, they’d keep you alive. As for the attention problems, that’s because you see too much, Percy, not too little. Your senses are better than a regular mortal’s.” ― Rick Riordan
  3. “The degree to which the psychiatric community is complicit with abusive parents in drugging non-compliant children is a war crime across the generations, and there will be a Nuremberg at some point in the future” ― Stefan Molyneux
  4. “You can’t compare men or women with mental disorders to the normal expectations of men and women without mental orders. Your dealing with symptoms and until you understand that you will always try to find sane explanations among insane behaviors. You will always have unreachable standards and disappointments. If you want to survive in a marriage to someone that has a disorder you have to judge their actions from a place of realistic expectations in regards to that person’s upbringing and diagnosis.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  1. “Eden,” Cyrus snapped bringing her back to the present. “I have a sword pointed at you. Will you please focus” ― Samantha Young
  2. “There’s a huge difference for taking responsibility for one’s actions, and taking credit, and in this scenario I think we need to give credit where credit is due. I won’t take responsibility for my teacher’s drinking problem, but I will take credit for it.” ― Benjamin Tomes
  3. “What lies between where you are and where you want to be sometimes requires traveling through the Twilight Zone.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  4. “It is extremely difficult to obtain a hearing from men living in democracies, unless it be to speak to them of themselves. They do not attend to the things said to them, because they are always fully engrossed with the things they are doing. For indeed few men are idle in democratic nations; life is passed in the midst of noise and excitement, and men are so engaged in acting that little remains to them for thinking. I would especially remark that they are not only employed, but that they are passionately devoted to their employment. They are always in action, and each of their actions absorbs their faculties: the zeal which they display in business puts out the enthusiasm they might otherwise entertain for idea.”  ― Alexis de Tocqueville
  1. “Doctors described Jonah as having poor impulse control, which basically meant that Jonah’s entire world was a series of decisions that balanced precariously on the razor’s edge of clever vs. stupid.” ― Paolo Bacigalupi
  2. “Life itself tricks us, plays us, misleads us, and even

paints one man as a good guy when he may as well be a bad one. Good or bad? Or maybe neither. Maybe life is playing the role it should: forever taking us on a journey where it makes it impossible for us to predict what will happen next.” ― Nico J. Genes

  1. “I’m not ashamed of who I am, but I’m tired of being defined by a disorder.” ― Gloria Joynt-Lang
  2. “PTSD and ADHD happen due to excessive unconscious access to the pain body. You can come out of that by accessing the bliss body through meditation.” ― Amit Ray
  3. “For Anne to take things calmly would have been to change her nature. All “spirit and fire and dew,” as she was, the pleasures and pains of life came to her with trebled intensity. Marilla felt this and was vaguely troubled over it, realizing that the ups and downs of existence would probably bear hardly on this impulsive soul and not sufficiently understanding that the equally great capacity for delight might more than compensate.” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery
  1. “For Anne to take things calmly would have been to change her nature. All ‘spirit and fire and dew,’ as she was, the pleasures and pains of life came to her with trebled intensity. Marilla felt this and was vaguely troubled over it, realizing that the ups and downs of existence would probably bear hardly on this impulsive soul and not sufficiently understanding that the equally great capacity for delight might more than compensate. Therefore Marilla conceived it to be her duty to drill Anne into a tranquil uniformity of disposition as impossible and alien to her as to a dancing sunbeam in one of the brook shallows. She did not make much headway, as she sorrowfully admitted to herself. The downfall of some dear hope or plan plunged Anne into ‘deeps of affliction.’ The fulfillment thereof exalted her to dizzy realms of delight. Marilla had almost begun to despair of ever fashioning this waif of the world into her model little girl of demure manners and prim deportment. Neither would she have believed that she really liked Anne much better as she was.” ― L.M. Montgomery
  1. “Man has made the artificial world in which he lives, but he is clearly not made for it.” ― J.S.B. Morse
  2.  “Parenting” an ADHD spouse is always destructive to your relationship because it demotivates and generates frustration and anger.” ― Melissa Orlov
  3. “Each one of us is different, but one thing that is true; Each one of us is wonderfully made, and so, my dear, are you!” ― Donna Anello
  4. “Knowing and being able to predict everything would make life lose its charm. They say that without sadness, we wouldn’t be able to know happiness.” ― Nico J. Genes
  5. “Maybe life is playing the role it should: forever taking us on a journey where it makes it impossible for us to predict what will happen next.” ― Nico J. Genes
  1. “They say, and I have reason to believe, that in times of intellectual laziness we are at our most genius when we find someone who is better in some way; it allows us to dismiss the reality that all our pride and profundity comes from our aptitude to copy and paste their intelligence. Except for memes, we get to share those by definition – and further watch the ADHD evolve them to golden cancer.” ― LampoonTop’s 1925 autobiographical
  2. “Our egalitarian culture has encouraged us to be friends to our children rather than authority figures, and we hesitate to say no for fear of losing that friendship.” ― Marilyn Wedge
  3. “[T]he biological model of psychiatry appealed to parents who had often felt blamed when they took their child to a psychoanalytically oriented therapist. Parents became resistant when therapists began suggesting making changes to their parenting model as part of their children’s treatment.

[…] [P]arents found relief in the idea that their child suffered from a real biological illness, in whose origins they or other family members played no role. […] Instead of “blaming” parents for their children’s problems, the new biological way of diagnosing children let parents off the hook entirely.” ― Marilyn Wedge

  1. “[W]e are apt to forget that mental health categories are tied closely to culture. […] A striking example of how cultural beliefs and social forces figured in the invention of new categories of “mental illness” occurred in the nineteenth century, when a prominent Southern physician named Samuel Cartwright described two types of “insanity” peculiar to slaves[,] drapetomania and dysaesthesia aethiopica. The first was to be diagnosed whenever a slave attempted to run away. The second was thought to be present when a slave displayed idleness or disrespect for his master’s property. Cartwright  recommended light whippings as a cure for both ailments.” ― Marilyn Wedge
  1. “In our pharmed culture, mischievous boys like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn would not be seen as active, adventure-loving kids who skipped school now and then because they were bored in a classroom that offered them little of interest. Society today would label them “mentally disabled” and give them drugs to make them behave like “normal” children.” ― Marilyn Wedge
  2.  “They say, and I have reason to believe, that in times of intellectual laziness we are at our most genus when we find someone who is better in some way; it allows us to dismiss the reality that all our pride and profundity comes from our aptitude to copy and paste their intelligence. Except for memes, we get to share those by definition – and further watch the ADHD evolve them to golden cancer.” ― LampoonTop’s 1925 autobiographica
  3. “Sometimes I’ve got too many thoughts at once. It’s like there’s a four-way intersection in my brain where everyone’s trying to go at the same time.” ― A.J. Finn
  4. “That’s what happens to Snow in Texas, lady. It freaking MELTS!!” Leo Valdez- The Lost Hero” ― Rick Riordan
  5. “Not enough people realize that ADHD is not a disorder about loss of focus. It is a disorder of loss of emotional control, which is triggered by outside influences, self-esteem and our interpretation of events. Whether this is positive or negative it triggers us to hyper focus on what consumes our thoughts. Staying positive is critical and distancing oneself from hurtful people is essential, in order to live a life with purpose.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  1. “My thoughts are like butterflies. They are beautiful, but they fly away.” ― Anonymous
  2. “The good part about having a mental disorder is having a valid reason for all the stupid things we do because of a damaged prefrontal cortex. However, the best part is seeing someone completely sane do the exact same things, without a valid excuse. This is the great equalizer of God and his little gift for all us crazy people to enjoy.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  3. “The children who need love the most will always ask for it in the most unloving ways” ― Russel Barkley
  4. “Nothing says work efficiency like panic mode.” ― Don Roff
  5. “Don’t waste your time being what someone wants you to become, in order to feed their list of rules, boundaries and insecurities. Find your tribe. They will allow you to be you, while you dance in the rain.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  6. “Every person with ADHD already knows that destination addiction is part of their disorder. However, if it doesn’t have a positive outlet, it can destroy your life. It is not another person that will make your life better; it is the qualities in them that you admire. Incorporate those attributes into your own life and you won’t miss a thing.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  7. “So, please people, if you know someone with AD(H)D, don’t try to change that about them. Don’t take that one skill away, or make them feel ashamed to use it. Sometimes procrastination is all they have in their little superhero tool belt!” ― Stacey Turis
  8. “Living with ADHD is like being locked in a room with 100 Televisions and 100 Radios all playing. None of them have power buttons so you can turn them off and the door is locked from the outside.” ― Sarah Young
  1. “Forgive your child and yourself nightly. You didn’t ask to live with the effects of ADHD any more than did your child.” –  Martin L. Kutscher
  2.  “When you have ADHD your home reflects our thoughts. disorganized and in disarray. And like with a disorganized house. you can only apologize for your disorganized brian so many times before it becomes exhausting.” ― Sarah Young
  1. “If you can still wipe your own backside then life’s not that bad!” ― E.J. Plows
  2. “It turns out that up to 35 percent of people with bipolar disorder also have ADHD.” ― Julie A. Fast
  3. “I am totally convinced my guardian angel is an addict because I can’t find my Adderall and she is not talking.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  4. “Someone told me that their child was diagnosed with ADHD. They wanted to know how I handle the day to day. It’s hard on me but it’s harder on them. I cry sometimes which means they probably do too. I worry that the world will never give them the chance they deserve but I am. I get frustrated when they are treated badly but they feel worse. I keep trying, I keep learning, and I keep telling their story. Just love your child and don’t give up. They need you to be the person that understands.” ― Brenda Lochinger
  1. “The future of my child is unknown but I have loved him, supported him, and taught him right from wrong. I will continue to do so…” ― Brenda Lochinger
  1. “It’s a sad day when your iPhone becomes a horcrux, witches hunt your soul and you have to seek the resurrection stone just to find yourself. I was hardly Harry Potter. There was no lightning bolt on my forehead, but if you knew my life you would have met a storm.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  1. “Technology sometimes encourages people to confuse busyness with effectiveness.” ― Douglas B. Reeves
  1. “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
  1. “For one second I thought I saw it and I reached down and snatched up a little flesh-colored round thing, but it was just a used round Band-Aid. My mother slapped it out of my hand and that was the first moment I realized she was mad at me too. And suddenly it was as if my heart was as uncontrollable as my legs. All this time I thought she was on my side, because I was on her side. But maybe she had given up on me too. So I didn’t say anything more because I was scared she was going to be against me like everyone else.” ― Jack Gantos
  2.  “They’re distracted. Good thing about living in the landfill,” he said. “Lots here to catch the attention of the fae. They’re so ADHD.” ― Red Tash,
  1. “The distressing internal state is not examined: the

focus is entirely on the outside: What can I Receive from the world that

will make me feel okay, if only for a moment? Bare attention can show

her that these moods and feelings have only the meaning and power

that she gives them. Eventually she will realize that there is nothing to

run away from. Situations might need to be changed, but there is no

internal hell that one must escape by dulling or stimulating the mind.” ― Gabor Maté

125 Learning Disorder Quotes to Motivate You

Quotes from Successful People Who Overcame Learning Disabilities

  1. “I always felt a bit alone and isolated from other people…I did a lot of pretending as a child. It was my way of coping with the fact that I didn’t feel like I fit in.”- Keneau Reeves, actor, dyslexic
  1. From a note signed by this dyslexic and his mother: “If I don’t miss one day of school this year I got $1.00.” – Nelson A. Rockefeller, former VP USA, dyslexic
  1. “When a man does all he can, though it succeeds not well, blame not him that did it.”- George Washington, 1st President of USA, problem with reading and writing
  1. “Failure in school does not mean failure in life.” – Steven J. Cannell, author and Emmy winning TV producer, dyslexic
  1. ”My mom and I used to go to Hollywood and look at all the rich people. I said then that someday I was going to be somebody. I even practiced signing my autograph.” – Cher, entertainer, dyslexic
  1. “I firmly believe that deep in their soul everyone has a champion that can overcome obstacles and do great things.” – Bruce Jenner, former Olympic Gold medalist, dyslexic
  1. “The looks, the stares, the giggles…I wanted to show everybody that I could do better and also that I could read.” – Magic Johnson, former NBA star, d 
  2. “My childhood was extremely lonely. I was dyslexic and lots of kids made fun of me. That experience made me tough inside, because you learn to quietly accept ridicule.” – Tom Cruise, actor, dyslexic
  1. He did not speak until the age of three and teachers labeled him mentally slow: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein, scientist
  1. “My diary is a disaster…I can’t spell at all…I’ll spell the same word completely differently in the same sentence.” – Liv Tyler, actress, writing disability (dysgraphia)
  1. “Life is full of challenges. How you handle these challenges is what builds character. Never be afraid to be who you are.” – Erin Brockovich, activist, dyslexic
  1. In reference to his being the class clown: “I didn’t want anyone to know that I didn’t get it. – Tommy Hilfiger, designer, dyslexic
  1. “I used to love reading when I was little, and then it became difficult and I didn’t understand why. I thought, what a bummer, my passion all drained out of me. So when I found out I had dyslexia, it was like, oh, that’s what it was.” – Jewel, singer, dyslexic
  1. “My learning disabilities pushed me to discover talents that I wasn’t aware of having. It has also led me to develop products to help others who struggled through school as I did.” – Reyn Geyer, inventor of Nerf balls & Twister, dyslexic
  1. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Agatha Christie, author, dysgraphic (dictated her work)
  1. “My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me and I felt I had someone to live for, someone I must not disappoint.” – Thomas Edison, inventor, struggled with math, did not read until 12 years old, teachers told him he wasn’t smart
  1. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney, struggled with reading
  1. “I get stubborn and dig in when people tell me I can’t do something and I think I can. It goes back to my childhood when I had problems in school because I have a learning disability. I never wanted to be perceived as handicapped or limited in any way.” – Ann Bancroft, polar explorer, dyslexic
  1. “Your brain is much better than you think; just use it!” – Leonardo Da Vinci, artist, scientist, inventor, trouble with spelling, had so many ideas and inventions he had trouble staying on track
  1. “Many times I can see a solution to something differently and quicker than other people. I see the end zone and say ‘This is where I want to go.’” – Charles Schwab, business man, dyslexic, read classic comic’s versions of literature to keep up with reading assignments
  1. “If you read to me I could tell you everything that was read. They didn’t know what it was. They knew I wasn’t lazy, but what was it?” – Whoopi Goldberg, actress, dyslexic
  1. “One thing about mildly dyslexic people – they’re good at setting everything else aside to pursue one goal.” – Jay Leno, entertainer, dyslexic
  1. “I felt like an alien. I always felt like I never belonged to any group that I wanted to belong to.” – Steven Spielberg, movie maker, dyslexic, struggled with math, dropped out of high school
  1. “It is not easy to compete when you have LD, but it is possible.” – Henry Winkler, actor, dyslexic
125 Learning Disorder Quotes to Motivate You

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Conclusions

In this blog post, we talked about what learning disorders are.

We also collected the most inspirational learning disorder quotes, dyscalculia, syslexias, autism, ADHD quotes; and also famous quotes from people who overcame learning disorders.

With specialized help, most children with learning disorders can make excellent progress.

There are many successful adults, such as lawyers, businessmen, doctors, teachers, etc., who have had learning difficulties, but have overcome them and become successful people.

Which learning disorder quote is your favorite? Let us know!

125 Learning Disorder Quotes to Motivate You

Nadejda Romanciuc

Nadejda Romanciuc holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a diploma in Addiction studies. She is part of the Romanian Association of Integrative Psychotherapy as a psychotherapist under supervision. She's practicing online counselling for over two years and is a strong advocate for mental health.