35 Quotes About ADHD


For the person that suffers with ADHD, it can feel like they are failing at being just normal like everyone else. These quotes about ADHD capture the challenges and mindset of an individual that functions differently than the average person.

“ADD is like going through life, carrying a one-man band contraption with a broken strap.”

“ADHD can affect every area of your life.”

“ADHD is just another word for fun, exciting and adventurous.”

“ADHD is not a choice or bad parenting. Kids with ADHD work twice as hard as their peers everyday but receive more negative feedback from the world.”

“ADHD is not about knowing what to do, but about doing what one knows.”

“ADHD is real and valid. The sooner we recognize the patterns and learn to work with these kids, the better assured we will be that they as adults with be healthy members of society.”

“ADHD isn’t a bad thing, and you shouldn’t feel different from those without ADHD.”

“Be patient with me. Understand why I do the things I do. Don’t yell at me. Believe me, I don’t want to have ADHD.”

“Behavior isn’t something someone has. Rather, it emerges from the interaction of a person’s biology, past experiences, and immediate context.”

“Do not say, that child has ADHD. Say it: He wears the 7R gene.”

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

“Forgive your child and yourself nightly. You didn’t ask to live with the effects of ADHD any more than did your child.”

“I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.”

“I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ”

“I prefer to distinguish ADD as attention abundance disorder. Everything is just so interesting, remarkably at the same time.”

“If we run every class the way we run it for kids with ADHD, we’d probably have a much stronger education system.”

“If you’re going through hell, keep going. ”

“I’m add and psychic. I know things ahead of time but lose track of which is which.”

“In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits.”

“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.”

“It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.”

“It is difficult to instruct children because of their natural inattention; the true mode, of course, is to first make our modes interesting to them.”

“It’s like being a cat with 100 people with lazer pointers.”

“It’s like opening 100 tabs in your browser at once and trying to do something different in each one at the same time. Then someone walks up and wants to have a conversation.”

“It’s like trying to listen to your favorite show with really bad noise disrupting the signal. All the while, loud children are screaming around you and throwing things.”

“It’s more than lack of focus.”

“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.”

“Living with ADHD is like walking up a down escalator.You can get there eventually but the journey is exhausting.”

“Nothing like ADHD and a good fight to the death to make time fly.”

“People with ADHD often have a special feel for life, a way of seeing right into the heart of matters, while others have to reason their way methodically.”

“Picture a room with 1,000 TVs with each TV showing something different. Now try and concentrate on just one TV with out getting distracted.”

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

“That’s the other thing: Even if you’re on medication, you still have to treat your body properly and take care of yourself. The idea that ADHD goes away or you grow out of it isn’t true.”

“There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.”

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

For the person with ADHD, it is not a disability as much as a difference they have in functioning daily.

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