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Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 1

Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 1

Tom Cruise Actor Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 2

Tom Cruise Actor Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 2

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I had to train myself to focus my attention.

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I had to train myself to focus my attention. I became very visual and learned how to create mental images in order to comprehend what I read. " Tom Cruise Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 3

Whoopi Goldberg Actress Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 4

Whoopi Goldberg Actress Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 4

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "No matter what you do. . . just give

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "No matter what you do. . . just give it your best shot!" Whoopi Goldberg Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 5

Robin Williams Actor Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 6

Robin Williams Actor Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 6

Henry Winkler Actor Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 7

Henry Winkler Actor Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 7

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "As a child, I was called stupid and lazy.

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "As a child, I was called stupid and lazy. On the SAT I got 159 out of 800 in math. My parents had no idea that I had a learning disability. If you will it, it is not a dream. The great thing about a learning problem is it forces you to become a problem solver. " Henry Winkler Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 8

Tommy Hilfiger Clothing Designer Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 9

Tommy Hilfiger Clothing Designer Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 9

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I performed poorly at school, when I attended, that

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I performed poorly at school, when I attended, that is, and was perceived as stupid because of my dyslexia. I still have trouble reading. I have to concentrate very hard at going left to right, otherwise my eye just wanders to the bottom of the page. " Tommy Hilfiger Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 10

Alexander Graham Bell Inventor Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 11

Alexander Graham Bell Inventor Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 11

George Burns Entertainer Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 12

George Burns Entertainer Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 12

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "For me the toughest thing about dyslexia was learning

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "For me the toughest thing about dyslexia was learning to spell it. " George Burns Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 13

Thomas Edison Inventor Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 14

Thomas Edison Inventor Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 14

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "My teachers say I'm addled. . . my father

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "My teachers say I'm addled. . . my father thought I was stupid, and I almost decided I must be a dunce. " Thomas Edison Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 15

Albert Einstein Scientist Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 16

Albert Einstein Scientist Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 16

Bruce Jenner Athlete Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 17

Bruce Jenner Athlete Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 17

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I just barely got through school. The problem was

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I just barely got through school. The problem was a learning disability, at a time when there was nowhere to get help. A champion lives deep down inside each one of us. Find the area in your life you can excel in and dare yourself to be the best you can possibly be. " Bruce Jenner Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 18

Leonardo Da Vinci Artist Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 19

Leonardo Da Vinci Artist Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 19

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l You should prefer a good scientist without literary abilities

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l You should prefer a good scientist without literary abilities than a literate one without scientific skills. " Leonardo da Vinci Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 20

“Stonewall” Jackson Military Hero Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 21

“Stonewall” Jackson Military Hero Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 21

Erin Brockovich Ellis Investigator Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 22

Erin Brockovich Ellis Investigator Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 22

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "Life is full of challenges. How you handle this

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "Life is full of challenges. How you handle this challenge is what builds character. Never be afraid to be who you are. " Erin Brockovich Ellis Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 23

Gen. George Patton Military Hero Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 24

Gen. George Patton Military Hero Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 24

Cher Musician Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 25

Cher Musician Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 25

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I never read in school. I got really bad

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I never read in school. I got really bad grades--D's and F's and C's in some classes, and A's and B's in other classes. In the second week of the 11 th grade, I just quit. When I was in school, it was really difficult. Almost everything I learned, I had to learn by listening. My report cards always said that I was not living up to my potential. Don't focus on how Dyslexia makes life tougher. . . instead. . . . hear the invisible voices of creativity that sing louder in your heart that those less fortunate people who have not been given our gift (curse) to challenge them to greater heights. Make peace with it and fly!" Cher Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 26

John Lennon Musician Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 27

John Lennon Musician Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 27

Harry Belafonte Musician Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 28

Harry Belafonte Musician Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 28

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I grew up in a school system. . .

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I grew up in a school system. . . where nobody understood the meaning of learning disorder. In the West Indies, I was constantly being physically abused because the whipping of students was permitted. " Harry Belafonte Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 29

Muhammad Ali Athlete Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 30

Muhammad Ali Athlete Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 30

Magic Johnson Athlete Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 31

Magic Johnson Athlete Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 31

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "The looks, the stares, the giggles. . . I

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "The looks, the stares, the giggles. . . I wanted to show everybody that I could do better and also that I could read. " Magic Johnson Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 32

Nolan Ryan Athlete Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 33

Nolan Ryan Athlete Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 33

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "When I had dyslexia, they didn't diagnose it as

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "When I had dyslexia, they didn't diagnose it as that. It was frustrating and embarrassing. I could tell you a lot of horror stories about what you feel like on the inside. Keep pitching! Don't let failure of your last pitch affect the success of your next pitch. " Nolan Ryan Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 34

Henry Ford Car Maker Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 35

Henry Ford Car Maker Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 35

Walt Disney Filmmaker Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 36

Walt Disney Filmmaker Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 36

Winston Churchill Political Leader Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 37

Winston Churchill Political Leader Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 37

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I was, on the whole, considerably discouraged by my

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "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. " Winston Churchill Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 38

Andrew Jackson President Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 39

Andrew Jackson President Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 39

Thomas Jefferson President Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 40

Thomas Jefferson President Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 40

John F. Kennedy President Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 41

John F. Kennedy President Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 41

Woodrow Wilson President Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 42

Woodrow Wilson President Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 42

George Washington President Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 43

George Washington President Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 43

Agatha Christie Writer Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 44

Agatha Christie Writer Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 44

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I, myself, was always recognized. . . as the

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "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 Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 45

F. Scott Fitzgerald Writer Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 46

F. Scott Fitzgerald Writer Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 46

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I hated school. One of the reasons was a

Quotes from Famous Dyslexics l "I hated school. One of the reasons was a learning disability, dyslexia, which no one understood at the time. I still can't spell. " Loretta Young Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia 47