The following is an interview performed by Ofer Chermesh, the founder of Ghotit, the leading writing and reading assistive technology for dyslexics, and Mr. Albert Einstein that suffers from learning disability like many other famous people, the man synonymous with the word GENIUS and the world’s most famous dyslexic. All of Mr. Albert Einstein texts are exact quotes.

Ofer: Thank you, Mr. Albert Einstein, for joining this interview. And thank you also very much for being a dyslexic genius. One of the major misconceptions that people have is that people with dyslexia have a lower intelligence. That is ridiculous of course…

Mr. Albert Einstein: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe”.

Ofer: Your son Hans Einstein has be quoted as saying that your “ teachers reported that . . . you were mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in his foolish dreams”. How do you describe your experiences at school and with your teachers?

Mr. Albert Einstein: “Most teachers waste their time by asking questions which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know. Whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what the pupil knows or is capable of knowing”.

Ofer: Any insights for dyslexics who are struggling with their studies at school?

Mr. Albert Einstein: “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school”. “The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

Ofer: You know, Ghotit, the company I have founded offers a unique spelling and grammar checker. It offers a solution that I as a heavy dyslexic have been dreaming about my whole life. What guidance can you provide for Ghotit?

Mr. Albert Einstein: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

Ofer: Developing an intelligent spell checker that offers word suggestions based on the context of the sentence has taken a longer time then expected?

Mr. Albert Einstein: “When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity!”

Ofer: So what do you see in the future of Ghotit?

Mr. Albert Einstein: “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”

Ofer: Any business recommendations for Ghotit?

Mr. Albert Einstein: “Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.”

Ofer: Any final words?

Mr. Albert Einstein: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”.

* Nobody really knows if Einstein was indeed dyslexic.

Since we published this blog, we have learned about its popularity. I wonder why so many dyslexics look with admiration at Einstein?

I believe that the following solution would have been appealing to Mr. Albert  Einstein.


Understanding how dyslexics write


7 thoughts on “Albert Einstein Interviewed about Dyslexia

  • June 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Clearly the man was a genius and an inspiration for dyslexic people everywhere. Some wonderful quotes. As a dyslexic tutor and writer of books for dyslexic children, I know how much this group of people needs to be inspired and believe in their potential.

    • June 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm


      Thanks for your comment.

      As a dyslexic myself, I can’t agree with you more.
      Either by chance, or by the mere fact that dyslexics might be natural out-of-the-box thinkers, and keen from day one to prove themselves there is quite a long list of very talented and successful dyslexics. Hope you have seen the “The Power Of Dyslexia about Famous Dyslexics” youtube video at I recommend it.


  • June 13, 2010 at 1:08 am

    I have identified an orientation preference which show that certain people scan from right to left Da vinci had a preference to read and write from right to left.
    If you are dyslexic so do The primary cause of dyslexia
    Trust Leonardo Da Vinci
    Regards stan.

  • December 5, 2010 at 12:25 am

    People without dyslexia look and construct their reality one way while people with dyslexia look and construct their reality in a different way; one’s not better then the other, just different and difficult for the other to comprehend how it works. The two are dichotomies of human thought.

  • April 13, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Why doesn’t Einstein ever use the word dyslexia himself?

    • July 20, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      Because he is not dyslexic, also because a good deal of what he said can be attributed to sources other than himself, and Mr. Chermesh has never met him nor interviewed him. Also, Santa is a lie.

  • July 20, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I have never seen so much horseshit in my life. Einstein was not a dyslexic, so that is a lie. Furthermore, those other ‘quotes’ are quotes alright, but not necessarily attributed to him either. There was no such interview. My question is are you delusional, stupid, or simply trying to mislead people?
    Your issues aside, who cares if he was dyslexic. It doesn’t mean a dyslexic person can just pick up a pen and calculate the conversion of energy to matter.
    I know plenty of intelligent dylexics, they can be talented and sharp people. But from the chumps you assume your readers to be, I’d say you believe otherwise.
    Don’t try to manipulate. Try and focus in areas you’re better at, such as comedy.

    Now imagine I said all of this with a British accent.

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