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Positive left-handed sayings

We often see so many negative things said about lefthanders and language often works against us so we thought we would start this newsletter by focussing on some POSITIVE quotes and sayings about lefthanders. Here are some of the best ones we have seen and you can use this link to see this article online and add any more you know by commenting there.

“If the left side of your brain controls the right side of your body, and the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body, then left-handed people must be the only ones in their right minds.”
~ W.C. Fields

I may be left-handed but I am always right!

This was actually created many years ago by Keith Milsom and his father Reg when brainstorming for ideas to put on badges, but can now be found all over the internet. We actually did a set of 3 badges to change depending on your mood – the picture on the right is from one of our very old catalogues.

Left-handers are wired into the artistic half of the brain, which makes them imaginative, creative, surprising, ambiguous, exasperating, stubborn, emotional, witty, obsessive, infuriating, delightful, original, but never, never, dull.
James T deKay


Lef handed badges

The next two are a couple of variations on a theme:

Everybody is born right handed, but only the strongest of people are able to over come it!

Everybody is born left handed, you only turn right handed after you commit your first sin

An early biblical reference to left-handers being very talented fighters:

And the children of Benjamin were numbered at that time out of the cities twenty and six thousand men that drew sword. Among all this people there were 700 chosen men lefthanded; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth and not miss.
Bible: Judges 20 v 15

Lefties – in great demand but limited supply!
Origin unknown, but we like it.

Please add any more you know as comments below.

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31 comments on “Positive left-handed sayings
  1. Wynand Edward says:

    I may not be right, but one day Southpaws may be the only ones left on earth…

  2. Wendy Day says:

    Why are left-handed people not featured in adult education brochures? The same goes for magazines – you never see a lefty in these publications doing some cookery, or writing! – do adult education centres not want us taking part in their courses? ! I used to take part in working holidays with British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and on one project, I was helping to prepare some vegetables – the leader – male- criticised me for holding the knife the wrong way round, he later apologised when he realised I was left-handed – he was a lefty himself!

  3. RAR says:

    I do a Biomedical Sciences Degree at a University, I’m in my final year. But I am also a Film screenwriter, I enjoy delving into my own emotions and conveying them onto scripts in the areas of action/adventure/unconditional love/resilience and struggle. In other words, I write scripts that have emotional value, I write scripts in such a way that literally amazes people who read it around me. I have never taken a workshop or a class of any sort in screenwriting/filmmaking. Yet, I write as if I have been doing forever. I am only 21, but I am left-handed guy. I am emotional but only for things that matter to me dearly – a special girl, my friends and my family.

    I am able to process an abstract idea *clicks fingers* just like that.

    As someone in the comment section wrote, we can write poetry and do artistic things easily (even without prior experience) because for us to creatively self-express is so easy yet powerful – it can fan out people around us because they don’t understand our psychology. We are not better than anyone, we are just different.

    We are empathetic, gentle, emotionally upright and firm in our convictions in being there for those we love and doing the things we enjoy.

    I am proud to be left-handed. We left-handers went to the moon, we were the Presidents of the United States, we were the musicians that sent shockwaves around the world in the 20th Century, we are the artists, the writers, the poets the visionary filmmakers (like Christopher Nolan) and we are the humanitarian activists.

    A privilege indeed.

  4. Sandy says:

    I am the only person in my entire family that is left handed including both sets of grandparents, aunts and uncles. Cousins and everyone. I am a only child, both parents are right handed, I have a daughter and a son both right handed. So I’m am not sure where I got to be left handed

  5. Delene says:

    The left hand doesn’t care what the right hand is doing. Original: The right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing.

  6. Betheny says:

    I’m so pleased to see all the positive left-handed qutoes, as a left-handed woman it’s make me feel all warm. I also want to give a hello to all my left-handed brothers and sisters.

  7. aabha says:

    left handed
    creative and empathetic
    gentle yet emphatic….
    Science math..they learn with ease
    Can write poetry on cool breeze

  8. Brian says:

    I may not be right, but I am usually correct.

  9. Rhiannon Britney says:

    I’m the one that can up with the quote of “Everyone is born lefthanded, you don’t become right-handed until you commit your first sin”
    But here is another that my cousin Julie came up with when she was at a gi ela Catholic school in Michigan.
    “The bible is talking about left-handed people, the bible says that God’s children shall be picked on and persecuted and have no place to put their heads, well left-handers are picked on and persecuted and have no place to put their hands!
    So the bible is talking about left-handed people!

  10. Amber says:

    I am a very proud left handed woman, I hear there’s not much of us so shout out to all my beautiful unique left handed women!!

  11. Vicki Summerfeldt says:

    If right- handed people use the left side of the brain, then left-handers are the only people in their right minds!

  12. Jamie says:

    Love my cack-handedness proud to be lefthanded

  13. Sagar says:

    I am right handed and always wanted a left handed girl as my love and my beloved wife and married one too
    The thought that was the driving force for it was
    Left handed people are special edition of human and hence limited
    I wanted my life partner to be special and my choice for a left hander made it even more special

  14. Linda says:

    No matter how hard a nun tried they can’t make a left hander change.

  15. Cristina says:

    Only lefties are in their right minds!

  16. Ana Caton says:

    LEFT hand people are RIGHT minded people.

  17. Rhiannon Britney says:

    This is logic based, “when you are sitting at your desk and you are right-handed your right side of your desk isn’t obstructed because you use the mouse for the computer and it needs an uncluttered area in order to use. And when someone comes to you for help you have them sit on your left side so your right hand is unobstructed…well left-handers do all that on the opposite side (the left side) with people sitting on their right.
    Now we do this without even thinking about it, we do this naturally!
    Now with this in mind God is LEFT-HANDED, because when Jesus died he rose again to sit at God’s right hand making God left-handed!

    And the bible talks about God’s children being picked on and persecuted…left-handers are picked on and persecuted, so the bible is talking about left-handed people! πŸ˜‰

  18. Ayodeji says:

    “Everything is right with being left-handed. It is left to you to believe it.” – Ayodeji Omole

  19. Wayne Linn says:

    Greetings from across the “pond”! My wife buys every shirt she finds with a Left Handed saying on it for me. Two recent ones are: “Anything worth doing is worth doing left handed” (As opposed to the saying “Anything worth doing is worth doing right”) and “I’m left handed, what’s your super power?”

    Keep up the good work!!!

  20. Linda says:

    Everybody is born left handed, you only turn right handed after you tell your first lie –

  21. Saralinda says:

    My T-shirt gets many smiles. “God created a few perfect people, the rest are right handed.”

    • Angi says:

      Saralinda, that gets an Amen from me…I have three of four children who are lefthanded. And the fourth one couldn’t make up her mind. I guess she decided to keep her dad company.

    • Tiffany says:

      That’s awesome! Where did you get your t-shirt?

  22. Monica says:

    As a left-handed golfer, I am always being “accused” of standing on the “wrong” side of the ball but in reality Lefites are the ONLY ones who stand on the RIGHT SIDE of the ball.

  23. Kathy says:

    Left-handers are the most discriminated-against minority in the world!!!!!!!!!!

  24. maryann says:

    God created a few perfect people, the rest are right handed.4mn

  25. carlos gonzalez says:

    i think ,all the comments here are very interesting , i like it very much.i need to ask you something.
    is really. the left hander lift less than the right hander?

  26. mary says:

    Leftys use the right half of their brain and rights use what’s left of their brain! πŸ˜€

  27. Gwen says:

    “Lefties use the correct hand, not the right hand.”
    -Gwen Kazlouskas-Noyes

  28. Roger Linkhorn says:

    God made a few perfect people, the rest are right handed.

  29. Leonie says:

    What about putting the FB, Twitter etc share icons in the mails so I can share them directly from there? I don’t always go the website.

    Thanks for describing me in detail in the mail ;-))