Famous Dyslexics

Famous People With Dyslexia: 

 

  • Pablo Picasso

  • Agatha Christie

  • Leonardo Da Vinci

  • Thomas Edison

  • John Irving

  • Jay Leno

  • Whoopi Goldberg

  • Walt Disney

  • Albert Einstein

  • Alexander Graham Bell

  • General George S. Patton

  • Winston Churchill

  • Danny Glover

  • Edgar Allen Poe

  • Woodrow Wilson

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Fred Astaire

  • George Bush

  • Henry Ford

  • Hans Christian Anderson

  • Harvey Cushing“Stonewall” Jackson

  • Robin Williams

  • Harrison Ford

  • Sylvester Stallone

  • Charles Schwab

  • William Butler Yeats

  • Henry Winkler “The Fonz”

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics:

 

Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson Rockefeller

“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

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

“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.” He was regularly punished in school for failure or lack of effort, sometimes failing the same class numerous times. — Winston Churchill

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

“I, myself, was always recognized . . . as the “slow one” in the family. It was quite true, and I knew it and accepted it. Writing and spelling were always terribly difficult for me. My letters were without originality. I was . . . an extraordinarily bad speller and have remained so until this day.” — Agatha Christie

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

“He told me that his teachers reported that . . . he was mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.” — Hans Albert Einstein, on his father, Albert Einstein

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

A teacher sent the following note home with a six-year-old boy: “He is too stupid to learn.” That boy was Thomas A. Edison. — Thomas Edison