Miscommunication Quotes

Quotes tagged as "miscommunication" (showing 1-21 of 21)
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Words are the source of misunderstandings.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“remember that misuse of language can lead to miscommunication, and that miscommunication leads to everything that has ever happened in the whole of the world”
joseph fink, jeffrey cranor

André Aciman
“For weeks I had mistaken his stare for barefaced hostility. I was wide of the mark. It was simply a shy man's way of holding someone else's gaze.

We were, it finally dawned on me, the two shyest persons in the world.”
André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name

“No Communication is better then Miscommunication.”

Jodie Andrefski
“So tell me about you. The real you. Not the you that you show to people online.”
Jodie Andrefski, The Girlfriend Request

Jodie Andrefski
“He seemed to think we were on the same page. I wasn’t even sure we were reading the same book.”
Jodie Andrefski, The Girlfriend Request

Ana Claudia Antunes
“How can I shut down
If you don't open up??”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

Emil Hakl
“Ik lees een net ontvangen sms: Ik heb over je nagedacht, jij bent zo postmodern als de pest. Daarom kan je Dostojevski niet lezen en van een vrouw houden. Alles uitsluitend door een filter. Via via. Dingen mogen je alleen via reflexieve curves aanspreken. Babel, Céline. Vooral niets rechtstreeks ervaren. Niettemin zou ik vannacht wel bij je willen blijven slapen, kan dat?
Emil Hakl, Pravidla směšného chování

Sharon Salzberg
“Often in close relationships, the subject being discussed is not the subject at all.”
Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

“Bridge miscommunications by talking to parents, hearing their stories, and learning how they’ve shaped yours.”
Jason L. Ma, Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers

Derrick Jensen
“I saw a stop sign, and it occurred to me that just as no one expects a stop sign to stop a car, I shouldn’t expect words to substitute for experience. That’s not their job, although words certainly can be misused in that way. The job of words is to direct us toward experience, to round out experience, to facilitate experience, and to give us ways to share at least pale shadows of that experience with those we love. And the job of words is to help us learn to be — and act — human.”
Derrick Jensen, Walking on Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution

Lorrie Moore
“I mean …” Dennis was saying, looking pointedly at Mave, but Mave was watching the waitress approach. Oh, life, oh, sweet, forgiven for the ice … He grabbed Mave’s wrist. There was always an emergency. And then there was love. And then there was another emergency. That was the sandwiching of it. Emergency. Love. Emergency. “I mean, it’s not as if you’ve been dozing off,” Dennis was saying, his voice reaching her now, high and watery. “I mean, correct me if I’m wrong,” he said, “but I don’t think I’ve been having this conversation alone.” He tightened his grip. “I mean, have I?”
Lorrie Moore, Like Life

James Baldwin
“But she saw nothing in my eyes—she stared at me as though I had made a long journey on a white charger all the way to her prison house.”
James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room