Quotes About Misunderstanding

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Jane Austen
“There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome."
"And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody."
"And yours," he replied with a smile, "is wilfully to misunderstand them.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Shannon L. Alder
“Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.”
Shannon L. Alder

George Bernard Shaw
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw, Leadership Skills for Managers

Criss Jami
“If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Shannon L. Alder
“Sometimes the best and worst times of your life can coincide. It is a talent of the soul to discover the joy in pain—-thinking of moments you long for, and knowing you’ll never have them again. The beautiful ghosts of our past haunt us, and yet we still can’t decide if the pain they caused us out weighs the tender moments when they touched our soul. This is the irony of love.”
Shannon L. Alder

Rudyard Kipling
“We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.”
Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed

Natsuki Takaya
“We're all born with selfish desires, so we can all relate to those feelings in others. But kindness is something made individually by each person...so it's easy to misunderstand when others are trying to be kind to you.”
Natsuki Takaya, Fruits Basket Ultimate Edition, Vol. 3

Criss Jami
“When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Jarod Kintz
“When my now ex wife said she wanted a separation, I was horrified. So I said, “You want me to wear a condom?!”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

Kevin Brockmeier
“How often, you wonder, has the direction of your life been shaped by such misunderstandings? How many opportunities have you been denied--or, for that matter, awarded--because someone failed to see you properly? How many friends have you lost, how many have you gained, because they glimpsed some element of your personality that shone through for only an instant, and in circumstances you could never reproduce? An illusion of water shimmering at the far bend of a highway.”
Kevin Brockmeier, The View from the Seventh Layer

L.M. Montgomery
“It's dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other.”
L.M. Montgomery, Emily's Quest

Shannon L. Alder
“You are going to do some really stupid and mean things in the name of love. Don’t be so hard on yourself when things don’t turn out. You are a good person that loved deeply. Anybody worth having will know that hurting someone is not showing someone who you really are. You’re a sensitive person that showed the depth of your love, by the depth of your pain. Fairytale love will show you only one face. Real love will show you as many faces as it takes to get you to see how much that person really wanted you in their life.”
Shannon L. Alder

Marcel Duchamp
“As soon as we start putting our thoughts into words and sentences everything gets distorted, language is just no damn good—I use it because I have to, but I don’t put any trust in it. We never understand each other.”
Marcel Duchamp

L.M. Montgomery
“Most of the trouble in life comes from misunderstanding, I think,' said Anne.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

Pandora Poikilos
“They have the unique ability to listen to one story and understand another.”
Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

Friedrich Nietzsche
“The text has disappeared under the interpretation.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Criss Jami
“The common man prays, 'I want a cookie right now!' And God responds, 'If you'd listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you 100 cookies.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Shannon L. Alder
“Being kind to someone, only to look kind to others, defeats the purpose of being kind.”
Shannon L. Alder

Toba Beta
“You know, I can't stop thinking about you.
Oh really? Why you so obsessed about me?
Because..you're so full of shit yet still alive.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Jarod Kintz
“I’m standing in misunderstanding. I must have just stepped in it.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife,' I said, sighing.
'Is it?' said Veronica, looking surprised. 'Universally acknowledged? Surely that presupposes life similar to human societies beyond this planet, and besides--'
'No, no, it's a quote from ... Never mind,' I said.”
Michelle Cooper, The FitzOsbornes in Exile

“Genna: “My straw has a hole in it!”
Tim: *gives her a Really? look*
Genna: “One that it’s not meant to have!”
Timmothy Radman

Karen Chance
“Dorina?" Louis Cesare's voice was loud in my ear. The one I had squeezed against the
phone, which was squeezed against my sore shoulder, becuase I was using both hands to
keep Ray's point in his pants.
"The fey, damm it!" I told him. "They're for the fey!"
"Which one?" Louis Cesare asked, his voice going velvety soft.
"All of them- No Ray! Ray, cut it out!"
"All of them?”
Karen Chance, Fury's Kiss

Jarod Kintz
“I am the red wheelbarrow of communism. William Carlos Williams wrote a poem about me.”
Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Fame is finally only the sum total of all the misunderstanding that can gather around a new name.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

Ben Marcus
“To refrain from storytelling is perhaps one of the highest forms of respect we can pay. Those people, with no stories to circle them, can die without being misunderstood.”
Ben Marcus, The Flame Alphabet

Jarod Kintz
“-I’m looking for a man—

-There are several suspects in Topeka, Ks. that match that description. Why don’t you try there first?”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

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