Quotes from Famous People with Dyxlexia

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Who knew these people had a hidden disability?

I was one of the “puzzle children” myself–a dyslexic…. And I still have a hard time reading today. Accept the fact that you have a problem. Refuse to feel sorry for yourself. You have a challenge; never quit!–Nelson Rockefeller, former Governor of New York and Vice-President of the United States (pictured)

I never read in school. I got really bad grades–D’s and F’s and C’s in some classes, and A’s and B’s in other classes. In the second week of the 11th grade, I just quit. When I was in school, it was really difficult. Almost everything I learned, I had to learn by listening. My report cards always said that I was not living up to my potential.–Cher

The looks, the stares, the giggles…. I wanted to show everybody that I could do better and also that I could read.–Magic Johnson, basketball legend

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

You should prefer a good scientist without literary abilities than a literate one without scientific skills.–Leonardo da Vinci

I couldn’t read. I just scraped by. My solution back then was to read classic comic books because I could figure them out from the context of the pictures. Now I listen to books on tape.–Charles Schwab, founder of stock brokerage

I hated school…. One of the reasons was a learning disability, dyslexia, which no one understood at the time. I still can’t spell….–Loretta Young, actress

When I had dyslexia, they didn’t diagnose it as that. It was frustrating and embarrassing. I could tell you a lot of horror stories about what you feel like on the inside.–Nolan Ryan, baseball Hall of Famer and former pitcher

Having made a strenuous effort to understand the symbols he could make nothing of, he wept giant tears . . .
–Caroline Commanville, on her uncle, author Gustave Flaubert

I was, on the whole, considerably discouraged by my school days. It was not pleasant to feel oneself so completely outclassed and left behind at the beginning of the race.–Winston Churchill

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