13 January 2009


Here are some quotes you might enjoy or relate to:

"I'm sorry...I wasn't paying attention to what I was thinking" -Shelley Curtiss

"I was trying to daydream but my mind kept wandering." -Steven Wright

"Punctuality is the virture of the bored." -Evelyn Waugh

"ADD is like going through life, carrying a one-man band contraption with a broken strap." -Julia Smith-Ruetz

"My room may be a mess but it's an organized mess. I know right where everything is." -Brandon Curtiss

"The best non-pharmacological treatment for ADD is exercise, sex, and humor." — Dr. Ned Hallowell, Co-author of Driven to Distraction.

"I prefer to distinguish ADD as attention abundance disorder. Everything is just so interesting . . . remarkably at the same time.” — Frank Coppola, MA, ODC, ACG

"I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with a soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments." — Jim Morrison, musician

"I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers." — Woody Allen

"The only problem with the world is a lot of people DON'T have ADD" — Andy Pakula, CEO of Think! Interactive Marketing

“Man, I love my ADD. It always reminds me how much I don’t remember.” — Frank Coppola MA, ODC, ACG

"Ah! the clock is always slow, it is later than you think." — Robert W. Service

"Never do today what you can put off til tomorrow." — Matthew Browne

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." — Thomas Edison

"All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room." — Blaise Pascal

"It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness." — George Borrow

"Too much rest becomes a pain." — Homer

"Sometimes a person with ADD feels as if their mind is moving as fast as a speeding train." -- Frank Coppola MA, ODC, ACG

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." — Henry David Thoreau

"It's a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word!" — Andrew Jackson

"Five minutes! Zounds! I have been five minutes too late all my lifetime!" — Hannah Cowley

"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." — Frank Zappa, musician

"Something a guy never wants to hear, 'Tim, the school called!' " — Tim Allen

"If they try to rush me, I always say, 'I've only got one other speed and it's slower." — Glenn Ford

"My parents and my former faculty members would be surprised that I'm standing here. While my name appeared on several list in the dean's office, none of them was the dean's list my parents wanted." — Steve Croft, 60 Minutes Correspondent during a college graduation speech.

Here is a link you might find interesting: Famous People with ADHD



Wendy said...

Thank you for posting these. They remind me that humor can be found in the challenges of ADD.

Past Expiry said...

Great blog post. Inspired me to do a cartoon on the subject. http://su.pr/3mP1Nf

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting all the quotes. :) They are so true. If we can focus on the strong points and not think of ADHD as a problem there is such good possibility of succeeding in anything we want. For example, just look at how fast and far it is possible to think and imagine than those without it!

Anonymous said...

These quotes are really encouraging, please put some more up to help me deal with my ADHD.

Anonymous said...

These quotes are really encouraging, please put some more up to help me deal with my ADHD.

Adam Muller said...

I love these!
I think my favorite is Frank Coppola's, "...Everything is just so interesting . . . remarkably at the same time."

I wanted to add two from Enistein:
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”

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