"The thing about being autistic is that you gradually get less and less autistic, because you keep learning, you keep learning how to behave. It's like being in a play I'm always in a play."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Temple Grandin on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Temple Grandin on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Temple Grandin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Temple Grandin on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Temple Grandin on Earl Nightingale
"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."