80 Dyslexia Quotes To Motivate Kids And Learners

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Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects your ability to read, spell, write, and speak. Also called reading disability, dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language.

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Kids with dyslexia often have normal vision and are just as smart as their peers. But they struggle more in school because it takes them longer to read. They have difficulties processing words can also make it hard to spell, write, and speak clearly.

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and currently 14.5 to 43.5 million children and adults, in the world have dyslexia. However, despite these large numbers, many students struggle in traditional classroom settings.

Dyslexia Awareness Week is an annual event aimed at further understanding and raising awareness amongst your pupils about dyslexia; what it means, what it is and what can be done to support people who have dyslexia.

Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, George Washington, Leonardo Da Vinci, are some of the famous leaders, authors, celebrities, teachers, politicians, who were dyslexic but were greatly successful in their careers. These encouraging dyslexia sayings are powerful enough to motivate your dyslexic child and give them a positive perspective.

Dyslexia Quotes

  1. “I may have dyslexia… but dyslexia does not have me.”                                                                           

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    Dyslexia Quotes

  2. “Dyslexia isn’t a disease. It’s a Community.” – Ben Foss

  3. “Dyslexia is the affliction of a frozen genius.” – Stephen Richards

  4. “Dyslexia is a neurological issue, not a character flaw.” – James Redford                             

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    Dyslexia Quotes For Kids

  5. “The shame that accompanies dyslexia can be paralyzing.” – Cali Nichols

  6. “Being dyslexic, I was told that I was an idiot all the time.” – David Bailey

  7. “My coping mechanism with my dyslexia is to use wit and humor.” – Max Brooks                                                                                                                                                     

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    Inspirational Dyslexia Quotes

  8. “Dyslexia doesn’t come with a manual it comes with a mother who never gives up.”

  9. “Dyslexia is not a disease or an identifiable physical condition, but a learning style.”

  10. “Dyslexia, for me, is rather like being a six-fingered typist on LSD!” – Stephen Richards

  11. “Dyslexia is not a disease to have and to be cured of but a way of thinking and learning.”

  12. “I used to love reading when I was little, and then  it became difficult and I didn’t understand why.”

  13. “They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.” – Kurt Cobain

  14. “Because of my history, it’s hard for me to learn things, so I practiced 20 times as hard.” – Jewel, Singer

  15. “His teachers said that he was mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift in his foolish dreams.” – Albert Einstein

  16. “Parents need to be more accepting of who their kids are and less about what society thinks they need them to be.”

  17. “Dyslexia: You can view it as an anchor, or you can embrace the gifts that accompany dyslexia and choose to soar!”

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

  19. “Dyslexia has turned my daughter into the hardest working person I know, and she’s only 8 years old.” – Amanda                                                                                               

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    child dyslexia quotes

  20. “I used comedy as a way to combat my dyslexia. I was barely getting by scholastically, so I used a lot of humor.” – Joel McHale

  21. “The one advantage of being dyslexic is that you are never tempted to look back and idealize your childhood.” – Richard Rogers

  22. “An incredibly high percentage of successful entrepreneurs are dyslexic. That’s one of the little-known facts.” – Malcolm Gladwell

  23. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life thinking it’s stupid.” – Albert Einstein

  24. “The advantage of dyslexia is that my brain puts information in my head in a different way.” – Whoopi Goldberg, Actress and Singer

  25. “I myself cannot spell. Have never been able to. I do not pay attention to spelling and mix letters.” – Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway

  26. “I failed in some subjects in my exams, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer for Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.” – Bill Gates

  27. “You can take this obstacle [dyslexia] and make it a reason to have a big heart. It takes obstacles to learn, grow, be better.” – Orlando Bloom, English Actor

  28. “The biggest problem with dyslexic kids is not the perceptual problem, it is their perception of themselves. That was my biggest problem.” – Caitlyn Jenner

  29. “If you ask a child, “how many times does 4 go into 12?” – it is possible that the only words the dyslexic child has heard that make sense are four and twelve.”

  30. “I was dyslexic before anybody knew what dyslexia was. I was called ‘slow’. It’s an awful feeling to think of yourself as ‘slow’ – it’s horrible.” – Robert Benton

  31. “Being diagnosed with dyslexia at age 60 was like the last part of the puzzle in a tremendous mystery that I’ve kept to myself all these years.” – Steven Spielberg

  32. “Dyslexia makes things hard for me, but not impossible…I’ve learned to face problems, not run away from them.” – Bella Thorne, American Actress & Singer

  33. “An incredibly high percentage of successful entrepreneurs are dyslexic. That’s one of the little-known facts.” – Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian Journalist and Author

  34. “For me, in my life, dyslexia has been a little bit of a blessing. It helped me find my strength and directed me towards what I really wanted to do.” – Darcey Bussell

  35. “I’d like to help other kids with dyslexia, because I’m dyslexic. It was very hard, and I know that what I went through, other kids are going through.” – Bella Thorne                                                                                                                                 

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    learning disability quotes

  36. “I had to train myself to focus my attention. I became very visual and learned how to create mental images in order to comprehend what I read.” – Tom Cruise, Actor

  37. “I definitely have managed to overcome dyslexia now to become a fully functional human being but things were a lot more difficult when I was younger.” – Ahmet Zappa

  38. “When a child knows that he or she is dyslexic, that it’s the way their brain is programmed, and it’s not their fault, that makes all the difference in the world.” – Philip Schultz

  39. “Five common myths about Dyspraxia: It is extremely rare. It causes clumsiness in kids. Kids with it have low intelligence. It is the same as dysgraphia. There are no treatments.”

  40. “It is the lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no one can see or understand, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid.”

  41. “I don’t suffer from dyslexia. I live with and work with it. I suffer from the ignorance of people who think they know what I can and cannot do.” – Erica Cook, Learning Ally Member

  42. “Dyslexia is not due to a lack of intelligence, it’s a lack of access. It’s like, if you’re dyslexic, you have all the information you need, but find it harder to process.” – Orlando Bloom

  43. “If anyone ever puts you down for having dyslexia, don’t believe them. Being dyslexic can actually be a big advantage, and it has certainly helped me.” – Richard Branson, Virgin CEO                                                                                           

    Famous Quotes About Dyslexia
    Famous Quotes About Dyslexia

  44. “When someone helping you gets frustrated, don’t let them. Take a step back, because you can’t learn anything under pressure. And don’t worry about the label [dyslexia]!” – Erin Brockovich

  45. “Being dyslexic can actually help in the outside world. I see some things clearer than other people do because I have to simplify things to help me and that has helped others.” – Richard Branson

  46. “Being dyslexic has made me realize that the best readers and writers in the world can be very dull if they don’t use their imagination.” – Benjamin Zaphaniah, British Poet, Playwright and Author

  47. “If you are dyslexic, your eyes work fine, your brain works fine, but there is a little short circuit in the wire that goes between the eye and the brain. Reading is not a fluid process.” – Caitlyn Jenner

  48. “My 9-year-old daughter’s dyslexia makes her feel both confident and self-conscious. She likes having a ‘different’ brain that loves color and creativity.” – Lyn Pollard, Co-founder, Decoding Dyslexia-TX

  49. “A teacher educated about dyslexia can be the one person who saves a child and his/her family from years of frustration and anxiety. That teacher can play a pivotal role in changing the whole culture of a school.”

  50. “Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write, and count. It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child. Earlier is not better.” – Magda Gerber

  51. “My greatest gift in life was being dyslexic. It made me special. It made me different. If I had not been dyslexic, I wouldn’t have needed sports.” – Caitlyn Jenner, Olympic Gold Medalist & American Television Personality

  52. “Dyslexia is a different brain organization that needs different teaching methods. It is never the fault of the child, but rather the responsibility of us who teach to find methods that work for that child.” – Dr. Maryanne Wolf

  53. “When someone helping you gets frustrated, don’t let them. Take a step back, because you can’t learn anything under pressure. And don’t worry about the label [dyslexia]!” – Erin Brockovich, Lawyer and Advocate, USA Today

  54. “Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.” – Albert Einstein

  55. “Dyslexia made me more introspective. Made me more thoughtful, maybe slightly slower in how I do things because it takes me a minute sometimes to figure things out.” – Whoopi Goldberg, American Television Personality

  56. “If you have kids who are struggling with dyslexia, the greatest gift you can give them is the sense that nothing is unattainable. With dyslexia comes a very great gift, which is the way that your mind can think creatively.” – Orlando Bloom

  57. “I read so slow. If I have a script, I’m going to read it five times slower than any other actor, but I’ll be able to tell you everything in it. It kills me that there are standardized tests geared towards just one kind of child.” – Channing Tatum

  58. “Creativity is the key for any child with dyslexia, or for anyone for that matter. Then you can think outside of the box. Teach them anything is attainable. Let them run with what you see is whatever they need to run with.” – Orlando Bloom

  59. “Some people read really fast, but you’ll ask them questions about the script and they’ll forget. I take a long time to read a script, but I read it only once. I directed a movie, and I never brought the script to the set.” – Salma Hayek, Actress

  60. “Dyslexia is not a pigeonhole to say you can’t do anything. It is an opportunity and a possibility to learn differently. You have magical brains, they just process differently. Don’t feel like you should be held back by it.” – Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice

  61. “I try to get the point across that not everybody thinks the same way. There are obvious benefits to being ‘book smart,’ but I think common sense and creativity is just as good (maybe even better).” – Dav Pilkey, Author of the Captain Underpants Series, USA Today

  62. “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

  63. “Dyslexia is a different brain organization that needs different teaching methods. It is never the fault of the child, but rather the responsibility of us who teach to find methods that work for that child.” – Dr. Maryanne Wolf, Education Researcher And Dyslexia Advocate

  64. “It is more common than you can imagine. You are not alone. And while you will have this the rest of your life, you can dart between the raindrops to get where you want to go and it will not hold you back.” – Steven Spielberg, Award-winning Director, Friends of Quinn

  65. “Allowing a student with a hidden disability (ADHD, Anxiety, Dyslexia) to struggle academically or socially when all that is needed for success are appropriate accommodations and explicit instruction, is no different than failing to provide a ramp for a person in a wheelchair.”

  66. “Once freed from archaic schooling practices and preconceptions, my mind opened up. Out in the real world, my dyslexia became my massive advantage: it helped me to think creatively and laterally, and see solutions where others saw problems.” – Richard Branson, British Business Magnate

  67. “If I wasn’t dyslexic, I probably wouldn’t have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily [and] sports would have come easily. And I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.” – Caitlyn Jenner, Olympic Gold Medalist, ESPN

  68. “After three decades as an educationist, first as a teacher of children with learning difficulties, then as an educational psychologist and, latterly, as an academic who has reviewed the dyslexia literature, I have little confidence in my (or others) ability to offer a diagnosis of dyslexia.” – Julian Elliott

  69. “Whenever people talk about dyslexia, it’s important to know that some of the smartest people in the world, major owners of companies, are dyslexic. We just see things differently, so that’s an advantage. I just learn a different way; there’s nothing bad about it.” – Charlotte McKinney, American Actress

  70. “You can be extremely bright and still have dyslexia. You just have to understand how you learn and how you process information. When you know that, you can overcome a lot of the obstacles that come with dyslexia. When you figure out how you learn, you can accomplish whatever you want.” – Tim Tebow

  71. “Dyslexia was the last puzzle part in a tremendous mystery that I’ve kept to myself all these years. Remember! You are not alone, and while you will have dyslexia for the rest of your life, you can dart between the raindrops to get where you want to go. It will not hold you back.” – Steven Spielberg, American Filmmaker

  72. “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at the feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” – Professor Stephen Hawking

  73. “If I’m in a meeting I just see the problems differently and I obsess about things differently. Some bits of work need to be sweated over and cried over and crafted. Because I’m dyslexic, sometimes, when it requires a load of stuff to be done, I just do it. It’s like I’m a massive ten-tonne boulder rolling down the hill.” – Jamie Oliver, Famous British Chef

  74. “I have learned to live with it and make the best of it. I read all the time. When I was diagnosed with dyslexia, I was told to read everything from street signs to cereal boxes, and that my mom shouldn’t read the menu for me. I should read it to her! It has helped a great deal. I am reading well, but it is something I work on every day.” – Bella Thorne, Actress

  75. “I didn’t succeed despite my dyslexia, but because of it. It wasn’t my deficit, but my advantage. Although there are neurological trade-offs that require that I work creatively [and] smarter in reading, writing and speaking, I would never wish to be any other way than my awesome self. I love being me, regardless of the early challenges I had faced.” – Scott Sonnen, Professional Athlete

  76. “One of the greatest struggles for me was that I couldn’t write fast enough for the words, so I would have all these ideas and things that I want to put down on the page and I could never get them down, and when eventually I did, it wasn’t quite as it had been in my mind. It’s still a problem now because even when I’m talking my mind moves faster than the words can come out.” – Orlando Bloom, Actor

  77. “As a boy, I wasn’t very bright. I didn’t even know the time of day I was in school. I think I had dyslexia or some learning disability. I certainly didn’t fit in anywhere. The years passed and a feeling of failure was always with me until by accident I came across this career, and look at what has happened! Of course, I don’t regret anything because, in the long run, look what I’ve accomplished.” – Sir Anthony Hopkins, Oscar Winning Actor

  78. “The real fear that I have for dyslexic people is not that they have to struggle with jumbled input or that they can’t spell, but that they will quit on themselves before they get out of school. Parents have to create victories whenever they can, whether it’s music, sports or art. You want your dyslexic child to be able to say: ‘Yeah, reading’s hard. But I have these other things that I can do.’” – Stephen J. Cannell, Emmy-winning TV Producer, Newsweek

  79. “Science has moved forward at a rapid pace so that we now possess the data to reliably define dyslexia … For the student, the knowledge that he is dyslexic is empowering … [It provides him] with self-understanding and self-awareness of what he has and what he needs to do in order to succeed.” – Sally Shaywitz, MD, Co-director of Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, Testimony Before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, United States House of Representatives

  80. “Dyslexic kids are creative, ‘outside-the-box’ thinkers. They have to be, because they don’t see or solve problems the same way other kids do. In school, unfortunately, they are sometimes written off as lazy, unmotivated, rude or even stupid. They aren’t. Making Percy dyslexic was my way of honoring the potential of all the kids I’ve known who have those conditions. It’s not a bad thing to be different. Sometimes, it’s the mark of being very, very talented.” – Rick Riordan, Author of the Percy Jackson Series


Dyslexia is different for everyone. Some people have a mild form that they eventually learn how to manage. Others have a little more trouble overcoming it.

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