"I'm a visual thinker, really bad at algebra. There's others that are a pattern thinker. These are the music and math minds. They think in patterns instead of pictures. Then there's another type that's not a visual thinker at all, and they're the ones that memorize all of the sports statistics, all of the weather statistics."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Temple Grandin on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Temple Grandin on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Temple Grandin on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Temple Grandin on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Temple Grandin on Henry David Thoreau
"Mild autism can give you a genius like Einstein. If you have severe autism, you could remain nonverbal. You don't want people to be on the severe end of the spectrum. But if you got rid of all the autism genetics, you wouldn't have science or art. All you would have is a bunch of social 'yak yaks.'"
"People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet."
"I get satisfaction out of seeing stuff that makes real change in the real world. We need a lot more of that and a lot less abstract stuff."
"If you have autism in the family history, you still vaccinate. Delay it a bit, space them out."
"Normal people have an incredible lack of empathy. They have good emotional empathy, but they don't have much empathy for the autistic kid who is screaming at the baseball game because he can't stand the sensory overload. Or the autistic kid having a meltdown in the school cafeteria because there's too much stimulation."