Here are some great quotes from some famous and not-so-famous people.
"The best non-pharmacological treatment for ADD is exercise, sex, and humor.
Dr. Ned Hallowell, Co-author of Driven to Distraction.
"I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering."
Steven Wright, comedian
"I'm sorry, I wasn't paying attention to what I was thinking."
I prefer to distinguish ADD
as attention abundance disorder. Everything is just so interesting . . . remarkably at the same time.”
Frank Coppola, MA, ODC, ACG
"I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with a soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments."
Jim Morrison, late member of the rock group; The Doors
"I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers."
"The only problem with the
world is a lot of people DON'T have ADD" Andy Pakula, CEO Think! Interactive
“Man, I love my ADD. It always reminds me how much I don’t remember.”
Frank Coppola MA, ODC, ACG
"Ah! the clock is always slow,
it is later than you think."
Robert W. Service
"On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time."
"Never do today what you can put off til tomorrow." Matthew Browne
"To invent, you
need a good imagination and a pile of junk." — Thomas Edison
"All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room."
"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."
"Too much rest becomes a pain."
person with ADD feels as if their mind is moving as fast as a speeding train."
-- Frank Coppola MA, ODC, ACG
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
Henry David Thoreau
"It's a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word!"
"Five minutes! Zounds! I have been five minutes too late all my lifetime!"
"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored."
Evelyn Waugh, diary entry (Diaries of Evelyn Waugh)
"I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent."
"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible."
"ADD is like going through life carrying a one man band contraption, with a broken strap."
"Something a guy never wants to hear, 'Tim, the school called!"
"Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with," the Mock Turtle replied, "and then the different branches of Arithmetic, Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision." Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
"If they try to rush me, I always say, 'I've only got one other speed and it's slower."
"I love my dust. It shows I had something better to do."
"My parents and my former faculty members would be surprised that I'm standing here. While my name appeared on several list in the dean's office, none of them was the dean's list my parents wanted."
Steve Croft, 60 Minutes Correspondent during a college graduation speech.
"My room may be a mess, but it's an organized mess. I know right where everything is." Brandon Curtiss