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Gallery of ADHD Quotes

ADHD Quotes for Information and Inspiration

A good quote can change the way we think. I have Evernote's full of saved quotes from a variety of subjects. When I come across one that clarifies a truth, makes me think differently, or gives me the chills, I scoop it up.

We spent a little time gathering some of the best quotes from "Delivered From Distraction" and "The Gift of Adult ADD", books we keep on our shelf at home for their insight. We wanted them to be visually interesting so people could pin them on their Pinterest profiles.

Scroll through them below, and if you see one that you dig, hit the "Pin It" button on the top left of the photo to share it with your friends on Pinterest!

(Do you have any quotables? Share a quote about ADHD that has meant something to you in the comments below, and we'll add it to this list--all doctored up and pretty too!)


ADHD Expert Quotes


“Typically their parents, teachers, and others who recognized their strong potential and wanted to help them fulfill it would urge, cajole, and pressure them to exercise “willpower” to show the same strength, effort, and success in those other domains that could significantly improve their future options in life. Most often, those with ADHD joined in criticizing themselves for continuing failure to “just make myself do it.” Both the well-intentioned critics and the guilt-ridden criticized shared the erroneous assumption that symptoms of ADHD could be overcome with sufficient determination and continuing exercise of presumably available willpower.”
Dr. Thomas Brown - Smart But Stuck

“This is a burden carried by many of those who have both high IQ and ADHD. At least until their ADHD is diagnosed and treated, they tend to suffer repeated reminders of how they are not performing up to the level expected by those who know that they are extraordinarily intelligent. They tend to feel disappointed in themselves, and they sense the disappointment of their parents and teachers.”
Dr. Thomas Brown - Smart But Stuck

"Most do not understand that when a person is faced with a task in which he has strong and immediate personal interest, either because he really enjoys it or because he fears that not doing the task will quickly bring some very unpleasant consequence, the chemistry of the brain is instantly altered to mobilize. And most don't know that this alteration of brain chemistry is not under voluntary control. ADHD clearly appears to be a problem of willpower failure, but it is actually a problem with the interacting dynamics of emotion, working memory, and the chemistry of the brain.”
Dr. Thomas Brown - Smart But Stuck

"Most do not understand that when a person is faced with a task in which he has strong and immediate personal interest, either because he really enjoys it or because he fears that not doing the task will quickly bring some very unpleasant consequence, the chemistry of the brain is instantly altered to mobilize. And most don't know that this alteration of brain chemistry is not under voluntary control. ADHD clearly appears to be a problem of willpower failure, but it is actually a problem with the interacting dynamics of emotion, working memory, and the chemistry of the brain.”
Dr. Thomas Brown - Smart But Stuck

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