Misunderstanding Quotes

Quotes tagged as "misunderstanding" Showing 1-30 of 190
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zora Neale Hurston
“It was not death she feared. It was misunderstanding.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

“We cannot control the way people interpret our ideas or thoughts, but we can control the words and tones we choose to convey them. Peace is built on understanding, and wars are built on misunderstandings. Never underestimate the power of a single word, and never recklessly throw around words. One wrong word, or misinterpreted word, can change the meaning of an entire sentence and start a war. And one right word, or one kind word, can grant you the heavens and open doors.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“When we cannot share our values any longer and our incipient intentions have become blurry, common understanding may turn into irredeemable misunderstanding. If the spirit of common perspectives and commitments has irreversibly been broken, we might patently drift down into suspicion, remorse or regret. As such, shared initiatives ought to be reasoned and well thought-out to avoid ‘understanding’ becoming ‘misunderstanding’ and ‘hope’ breaking down into ‘heartbreak’. ("The unbreakable code " )”
Erik Pevernagie

“We may like to know the relevance of loyalty in an ever-shifting world and comprehend the essence of "commitment" in a rapidly altering relationship. In a frame of the "easy come easy go syndrome” many interpretations are brought to mind like "It was all a misunderstanding" or "I liked what the other did, but at this moment I must recognize he didn't do what I really do like". ("Was it all worthwhile?")”
Erik Pevernagie

“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

Michelle   Cooper
“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

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

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

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

Albert Camus
“My soul’s a burden to me, I’ve had enough of it. I’m eager to be in that country, where the sun kills every question. I don’t belong here.”
Albert Camus

Alice Oseman
“I stopped speaking. There was no point trying to argue. There was no way she was going to even attempt to listen to me.
They never do, do they? They never even try to listen to you.”
Alice Oseman, Radio Silence

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Your mind can go ahead and imagine what it wants to imagine, but a true friend will always remain true, in spite of the false messages running through your mind.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Criss Jami
“When enemies, the intellect and the heart only see one another as the hater and the fool.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7