quote by Hans Asperger

Not everything that steps out of line, and thus "abnormal", must necessarily be "inferior".

— Hans Asperger

Courageous Autism quotations

It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential.

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.

I am different, not less

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.


We are talking only to ourselves. We are not talking to the rivers, we are not listening to the wind and stars. We have broken the great conversation. By breaking that conversation we have shattered the universe. All the disasters that are happening now are a consequence of that spiritual 'autism.'

A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.

I strongly recommend that students with autism get involved in special interest clubs in some of the areas they naturally excel at. Being with people who share your interests makes socializing easier.

I see people with Asperger's syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life.

Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud.


I have a condition called Aspergers Syndrome, which is like a mild form of autism It means I don't interact properly in certain social situations.

Do the best you can and never stop.

The recent medical controversy over whether vaccinations cause autism reveals a habit of human cognition — thinking anecdotally comes naturally, whereas thinking scientifically does not.

And now I know it is perfectly natural for me not to look at someone when I talk. Those of us with Asperger's are just not comfortable doing it. In fact, I don'treally understand why it's considered normal to stare at someone's eyeballs.

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


Nobel prize-calibre geniuses often have certain core autistic features at their heart.

I know of nobody who is purely autistic, or purely neurotypical.

Even God has some autistic moments, which is why the planets spin.

As a mom, you worry about protecting your kid.

But there are extra added layers of fears when you're talking about a kid with autism or who has some special needs issue.

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in our nation.

Normal' is a dryer setting.


I have two young children with autism.

What could they have ever done to deserve that? What kind of a God allows the innocent to suffer? It's a mystery. Yet still, I believe in God.

It's not just the child that has autism.

It's the whole family that has autism. It's not a one person thing.

Social thinking skills must be directly taught to children and adults with ASD.

Doing so opens doors of social understandings in all areas of life.

It does not matter what sixty-six percent of people do in any particular situation. All that matters is what you do.

People on the autism spectrum don't think the same way you do.

In my life, people who made a difference were those who didn't see labels, who believed in building on what was there. These were people who didn't try to drag me into their world, but came into mine instead.


Asperger's syndrome has probably been an important and valuable characteristic of our species throughout evolution.

If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism.

If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am.

If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.

Autism, like a rainbow, has a bright side and a dark side and even though it can mean rough weather, it can be beautiful!


I do not suffer from Autism, but I do suffer from the way you treat me.

Autism is not a disability, it's a different ability.

Never underestimate someone with Autism, because there could be Brilliance struggling to get out.

True, God hates Alzheimer's, spinal cord injury, mental illness, autism, and the rest (these conditions are all symptoms of the Fall). Yet he permits these things to accomplish something far more precious in our lives: patience, endurance, compassion for others who hurt, and refined faith and trust in God, to name a few.

Sometimes people say that kids with autism aren't capable of love.

That's ridiculous. My son loves deeply. He's just doesn't communicate well.

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