Quotes

When I think of past famous people, I think of quotes… things they’ve said that people have put into books or just continue to share. For the most part, that’s all that is left of these famous people. Motivational, inspirational, wise, etc. things that they’ve said that endure the test of time long after they’re gone.

Now, it may be selfish of me to say it but… I want that. I am not rich, nor famous, nor powerful. I have no lasting impression to leave and no way to make a mark on the world. I would love to be remembered for having made a difference in the world, especially in the world of Autism. But the sad reality is that once I’m gone, family and friends will miss me but that’ll be that.

So it got me to thinking, what do I have to contribute if not money or knowledge? Well, I can write a decent quote, it turns out. At least, that’s what I’m told. And since it’s not usually the charitable work or amazing things that people have done that get them remembered by the vast majority of the people, it’s their quotes, then maybe I can do that too.

Maybe one day, way off in the future, someone will happen upon something I said once and they’ll share it. And even though I will no longer be around, I will not have been forgotten. My words may just touch someone and help them feel a little better, a little wiser or maybe just put a smile on their face.

Yes, it is selfish of me to want that. But it’s all I have to give when I think to the future. And so, I write, and I record the things I say. Maybe one day, it’ll be worth it. I hope you like them.

Below I’ve put together a list of them… some are by others, I’ve put their name in if it is. The rest truly are from me.

  • “Autism is the filter through which all my other senses must pass, both input and output.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “One of the hardest things for a person with autism to do is believe in themselves. But autistics have every right to be as proud as anyone.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “The whole world can believe in you but that won't mean a thing if you don't believe in yourself too.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “If you can't see the gift in having a child with autism, you're focusing too much on the autism and not enough on the child.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “If a person calls themself 'autistic' and you tell them they have to use 'person first language'... you're not putting the person first.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “Never ask for someone's thoughts on autism unless you are prepared to hear a story that doesn't resemble your own.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “Yes some people say ignorant things about autism but silencing them solves nothing. They need to be educated. That's how things change.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “Forget the shoes, forget the mile long walk... just stop judging each other.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “While fighting for acceptance, we must remember that our own self worth is not determined by whether or not we get it.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “Autism; It's not new just because you haven't heard of it until now.”
    by Stuart Duncan

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