10 Great Autism Quotes

Autism Quotes

Quotes help us to understand meaning of things they don’t teach in school and it serves as a way to connect and understand what people make out of a condition or situation in life. I have listed 10 great autism quotes below.


“I see people with Asperger’s syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life” – Tony Attwood.


“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


“It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential” – Hans Asperger.


“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, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger’s



“Nobel prize-calibre geniuses often have certain core autistic features at their heart” – Allan Snyder, director of Sydney University’s Centre for the Mind.


“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, Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism


“After all, the really social people did not invent the first stone spear. It was probably invented by an Aspie who chipped away at rocks while the other people socialized around the campfire. Without autism traits we might still be living in caves” – Temple Grandin.


“I wouldn’t be where I am today if I were neurotypical because I would have been interested in social things. Having a little autism helped me achieve my goals and not miss what most people thought I was missing out on” – Evan Delaney Rodgers, autistic politician.


“I like it that order exists somewhere even if it shatters near me.” ― Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark


The difference between high-functioning and low-functioning is that high-functioning means your deficits are ignored, and low- functioning means your assets are ignored.”  –  Laura Tisoncik


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