Quotes About Miscommunication

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Shannon L. Alder
“I am tired of people saying that poor character is the only reason people do wrong things. Actually, circumstances cause people to act a certain way. It's from those circumstances that a person's attitude is affected followed by weakening of character. Not the reverse. If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others and judging their lives as either black or white, good or bad. We all live our lives in shades of gray.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“Defensiveness is usually someone silently screaming that they need you to value and respect them in disguise. When you look for deeper meanings behind someone’s pain you can then begin to heal not only yourself, but others.”
Shannon L. Alder

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Words are the source of misunderstandings.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Jarod Kintz
“I asked her to wear something revealing, so she showed up in a prophet's toga.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jack Gilbert
“Are the angels of her bed the angels
who come near me alone in mine?
Are the green trees in her window
the color is see in ripe plums?
If she always sees backward
and upside down without knowing it
what chance do we have? I am haunted
by the feeling that she is saying
melting lords of death, avalanches,
rivers and moments of passing through,
And I am replying, "Yes, yes.
Shoes and pudding.”
Jack Gilbert

Orson Scott Card
“So the whole war is beause we can't talk to each other.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Kahlil Gibran
“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.”
Kahlil Gibran

Bernard Werber
“Between two brains, there will always be misunderstandings and lies caused by parasitic smells, drafts and poor-quality reception.”
Bernard Werber, Empire of the Ants

Malcolm Bradbury
“Well, it's really no use our talking in the way we have been doing if the words we use mean something different to each of us...and nothing.”
Malcolm Bradbury, Eating People is Wrong

Tim FitzHigham
“In a French accent developed through a lifetime of using English I said, 'Hello sir, I would like to row the English Channel in a bath please.'
What actually arrived in the ear of the French Navy man was, 'Hello sire, I would like to fight a condom across a bath if you please.”
Tim FitzHigham, In The Bath: Conquering the Channel in a Piece of Plumbing

Oliver Gaspirtz
“Our words are often only vague, inadequate descriptions of our thoughts. Something gets lost in translation every time we try to express our thoughts in words. And when the other person hears our words, something gets lost in translation again, because words mean different things to different people. "A long time" may mean 10 hours to one person, but 10 days to another. So when a thought is formed in my brain, and my mouth expresses it in words, and your ears hear it, and your brain processes it, your brain and my brain never truly see exactly the same thing. Communication is always just an approximation.”
Oliver Gaspirtz

“No Communication is better then Miscommunication.”

Jarod Kintz
“Renaldina told Renaldo and Renaldo told me, so that’s two points for possible miscommunication, especially when you consider that she’s deaf and he’s blind, so it went through two language variations and two incompatible methods of travel, like mule to submarine.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Darnell Lamont Walker
“You asked me to be an open book. As I've already told you, I am. Anything you need to know about me can be found. Don't confuse me, a paperback, with a book on tape.”
Darnell Lamont Walker

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