Adhd Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old adhd quotes, adhd sayings, and adhd proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


ADD is like going through life, carrying a one-man band contraption with a broken strap.     

Julia Smith-Ruetz

Every person with ADHD already knows that destination addiction is part of their disorder. However, if it doesn’t have a positive outlet, it can destroy your life. It is not another person that will make your life better; it is the qualities in them that you admire. Incorporate those attributes into your own life and you won’t miss a thing.     

Shannon L. Alder

Do not say, that child has ADHD. Say it: He wears the 7R gene.

Gert Van Mol

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.     

William James

That’s the other thing: Even if you’re on medication, you still have to treat your body properly and take care of yourself. The idea that ADHD goes away or you grow out of it isn’t true.     

Ty Pennington

I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.     

G.K. Chesterton

Forgive your child and yourself nightly. You didn't ask to live with the effects of ADHD any more than did your child.

Martin L. Kutscher

It’s like trying to listen to your favorite show with really bad noise disrupting the signal. All the while, loud children are screaming around you and throwing things.

Christine Ashley

It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.     

Vincent Van Gogh

ADHD is real and valid. The sooner we recognize the patterns and learn to work with these kids, the better assured we will be that they as adults with be healthy members of society.

Rhonda Van Diest

ADHD is not about knowing what to do, but about doing what one knows.

Dr. Russell Barkley

In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits.     

Robert Hall

Picture a room with 1,000 TVs with each TV showing something different. Now try and concentrate on just one TV with out getting distracted.     

Damian DaViking Aird

Nothing like ADHD and a good fight to the death to make time fly.

Rick Riordan

ADHD is a neurological and behavioral disorder that affects not only the person with it, but the entire family, including parents and the extended family of parental siblings and grandparents. It tests the limits of the family’s ability to be supportive, understanding and loving.     

Dresher Larry

Behavior isn't something someone has. Rather, it emerges from the interaction of a person's biology, past experiences, and immediate context.

L. Todd Rose

It’s like being a cat with 100 people with lazer pointers.

Jamie Hynds

People with ADHD often have a special feel for life, a way of seeing right into the heart of matters, while others have to reason their way methodically.     

Edward M. Hallowell

It is difficult to instruct children because of their natural inattention; the true mode, of course, is to first make our modes interesting to them.     

John Locke

ADHD isn't a bad thing, and you shouldn't feel different from those without ADHD.

Adam Levine

It’s like opening 100 tabs in your browser at once and trying to do something different in each one at the same time. Then someone walks up and wants to have a conversation.     

Jennifer Arnott

ADHD is just another word for fun, exciting and adventurous.     

Julie Posey

I prefer to distinguish ADD as attention abundance disorder. Everything is just so interesting, remarkably at the same time.     

Frank Coppola

This is a mental health issue not a behavior issue! People including doctors and schools need to recognize it as such!

Ridge Meadows

It’s more than lack of focus.

Jennifer Lynn

Living with ADHD is like walking up a down escalator.You can get there eventually but the journey is exhausting.     

Kathleen Ely

Be patient with me. Understand why I do the things I do. Don’t yell at me. Believe me, I don’t want to have ADHD.     

Joane E Richardson

If we run every class the way we run it for kids with ADHD, we’d probably have a much stronger education system.

Robert Reid

When you have ADHD your home reflects our thought. disorganized and in disoray. And like with a disorganized house. you can only appologize for your disorganized brian so many time before it becomes exhausting.     

Sarah Young

Living with ADHD is like being locked in a room with 100 Televisions and 100 Radios all playing. None of them have power buttons so you can turn them off and the door is locked from the outside.

Sarah Young