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Misunderstanding quotes by Honore De Balzac
#1. They ended as all great passions do end - by a misunderstanding. #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Misunderstanding quotes by Bill Hicks
#2. See we just had a misunderstanding. I thought we lived in the U.S. of A., the United States of America. But actually we live in the U.S. of A., the United States of Advertising. Freedom of expression is guaranteed? If you've got the money! #Quote by Bill Hicks
Misunderstanding quotes by Virginia Woolf
#3. For it is a curious fact that though human beings have such imperfect means of communication, that they can only say 'good to eat' when they mean 'beautiful' and the other way about, they will yet endure ridicule and misunderstanding rather than keep any experience to themselves. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Misunderstanding quotes by Monica Furlong
#4. If envy was not such a tearing thing to feel it would be the most comic of sins. It is usually, if not always, based on a complete misunderstanding of another person's situation. #Quote by Monica Furlong
Misunderstanding quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#5. In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Misunderstanding quotes by R.A. Salvatore
#6. Such a typical misunderstanding. He is broken. Something within him is damaged. You can no more expect Drizzt to clearly unwind his twisting thoughts than you could expect a man with shattered legs to run. Just because you cannot see the injury does not mean that it isn't there. Nor is it one that can be cured by force of will, any more than simple determination could mend shattered bones." Jarlaxle #Quote by R.A. Salvatore
Misunderstanding quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#7. The real form of abuse is not a physical torture; it's mismanagement of purpose by misunderstanding God! #Quote by Israelmore Ayivor
Misunderstanding quotes by John Piper
#8. I want you to see persecution and opposition and slander and misunderstanding and disappointment and self-recrimination and weakness and danger as the normal portion of faithful pastoral ministry. #Quote by John Piper
Misunderstanding quotes by Jeaniene Frost
#9. I dare because I want no misunderstanding between us. I am everything you think I am, but I love your daughter, and what I love, I protect with all of the violence in me, which, as you've guessed, is considerable. #Quote by Jeaniene Frost
Misunderstanding quotes by Chuck Wendig
#10. Not every writer needs a plan, but in my experience many believe they don't need a plan when, frankly, they do. I was that kind of writer: I thought, ha ha ha, stupid people saying I should outline or do preparatory work, those silly assholes with their misunderstanding of my genius. If you find you're lost in the woods of your own fiction and feel like giving up
it might be because you have no plan. You can retrofit one. Doing that will help put you back on track and give your current writing a jolt of needed organization. #Quote by Chuck Wendig
Misunderstanding quotes by Vivian Amis
#11. All problems, though appearing outside of you, must be resolved within YOU. #Quote by Vivian Amis
Misunderstanding quotes by Joseph Hansen
#12. I told myself all that's wrong with us is misunderstanding. That's not good, but it's not the worst. The worst is not having anyone to have a misunderstanding with. #Quote by Joseph Hansen
Misunderstanding quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#13. The morning Julia found the phone, my parents were over for brunch. Everything was falling apart around Benjy, although I'll never know what he knew at the time, and neither will he. The adults were talking when he reentered the kitchen and said, "The sound of time. What happened to it?"

"What are you talking about?"

"You know," he said, waving his tiny hand about, "the sound of time."

It took time - about five frustrating minutes - to figure out what he was getting at. Our refigerator was being repaired, so the kitchen lacked its omnipresent, nearly imperceptible buzzing sound. He spent virtually all his home life within reach of that sound, and so had come to associate it with life happening.

I loved his misunderstanding, because it wasn't a misunderstanding.
My grandfather heard the cries of his dead brothers. That was the sound of his time.
My father heard attacks.
Julia heard the boys' voices.
I heard silences.
Sam heard betrayals and the sounds of Apple products turning on.
Max heard Argus's whining.
Benjy was the only one still young enough to hear home. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Misunderstanding quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#14. Our forms of government - though both cast in the democratic pattern - are greatly different. Indeed, sometimes it appears that many of our misunderstandings spring from an imperfect knowledge on the part of both of us of the dissimilarities in our forms of government. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Misunderstanding quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#15. Very often, people embarking on such guesswork make the vulgar assumption that the lower the motives, the more likely they are to be authentic. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Misunderstanding quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#16. Misunderstanding is my cornerstone. It's everyone's, come to think of it. Illusions mistaken for truth are the pavement under our feet. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Misunderstanding quotes by Erik Pevernagie
#17. 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 " ) #Quote by Erik Pevernagie
Misunderstanding quotes by Charles Horton Cooley
#18. If the man succeeds in becoming indifferent to the opinions of his neighbors he runs into another danger, that of a distorted and extravagant self of the pride sort, since by the very process of gaining independence and immunity from the stings of depreciation and misunderstanding, he has perhaps lost that wholesome deference to some social tribunal that a man cannot dispense with and remain quite sane. #Quote by Charles Horton Cooley
Misunderstanding quotes by Kingsley Amis
#19. Jake did a quick run-through of women in his mind, not of the ones he had known or dealt with in the past few months of years so much as all of them: their concern with the surface of things, with objects and appearances, with their surroundings and how they looked and sounded in them, with seeming to be better and to be right while getting everything wrong, their automatic assumption of the role of injured party in any clash of wills, their certainty that a view is the more credible and useful for the fact that they hold it, their use of misunderstanding and misrepresentation as weapons of debate, their selective sensitivity to tones of voice, their unawareness of the difference in themselves between sincerity and insincerity, their interest in importance (together with noticeable inability to discriminate in that sphere), their fondness for general conversation and directionless discussion, their pre-emption of the major share of feeling, their exaggerated estimate of their own plausibility, their never listening and lots of other things like that, all according to him. #Quote by Kingsley Amis
Misunderstanding quotes by Shunryu Suzuki
#20. It is said that there are four kinds of horses: excellent ones, good ones, poor ones, and bad ones. The best horse will run slow and fast, right and left, at the driver's will, before it sees the shadow of the whip; the second best will run as well as the first one does, just before the whip reaches its skin; the third one will run when it feels pain on its body; the fourth will run after the pain penetrates to the marrow of its bones. You can imagine how difficult it is for the fourth one to learn how to run!

When we hear this story, almost all of us want to be the best horse. If it is impossible to be the best one, we want to be the second best. That is, I think, the usual understanding of this story, and of Zen. You may think that when you sit in zazen you will find out whether you are one of the best horses or one of the worst ones. Here, however, there is a misunderstanding of Zen. If you think the aim of Zen practice is to train you to become one of the best horses, you will have a big problem. This is not the right understanding. If you practice Zen in the right way it does not matter whether you are the best horse or the worst one. When you consider the mercy of Buddha, how do you think Buddha will feel about the four kinds of horses? He will have more sympathy for the worst one than for the best one.

When you are determined to practice zazen with the great mind of Buddha, you will find the worst horse is the most valuable one. In your very imper #Quote by Shunryu Suzuki
Misunderstanding quotes by William Lawrence Bragg
#21. [Presently, science undergraduates] do not learn to write clearly and briefly, marshalling their points in due and aesthetically satisfying order, and eliminating inessentials. They are inept at those turns of phrase or happy analogy which throw a flying bridge across a chasm of misunderstanding and make contact between mind and mind. #Quote by William Lawrence Bragg
Misunderstanding quotes by Dee Juusan
#22. Grey is… such a mean word. I don't remember a time when I thought grey was anything but… pain. No matter how many clothes I've designed, I've always avoided that one colour. It's a colour that is undecided. A colour that is full of heartache, confusion and misunderstanding. Yet it seems… Everyone else chose to be grey. Left all other colours. Left black and it's darkness. Left white and it's lightness. And just, hold on to all shades of grey. To me… Grey is not a colour no a feeling. Grey is… you and me. #Quote by Dee Juusan
Misunderstanding quotes by Lyman Bryson
#23. Philosophers are capable of almost endless enjoyment of mutual misunderstanding. #Quote by Lyman Bryson
Misunderstanding quotes by Himmilicious
#24. Hesitation and the fear of being judged kills more relationships than misunderstanding and arguments. #Quote by Himmilicious
Misunderstanding quotes by Criss Jami
#25. If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him. #Quote by Criss Jami
Misunderstanding quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#26. Glaring at the doctor, Kev spoke in Romany. "Ka xlia ma pe tute" (I'm going to shit on you.)

"Which means," Rohan said hastily, "'Please forgive the misunderstanding; let's part as friends.'"

"Te malavel les i menkiva," Kev added for good measure. (May you die of a malignant wasting disease.)

"Roughly translated," Rohan said, "that means, 'May your garden be filled with fine, fat hedgehogs.' Which, I may add, is considered quite a blessing among the Rom. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Misunderstanding quotes by Oscar A. Romero
#27. Let us not forget: we are a pilgrim church, subject to misunderstanding, to persecution, but a church that walks serene, because it bears the force of love. #Quote by Oscar A. Romero
Misunderstanding quotes by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
#28. Once I heard my mother say that each of us lives in a separate universe, one we have dreamed into being. We love pople when their dream coincides with ours, the way two cutout designs laid one on top of the other might match. But dream worlds are not static like cutouts; sooner or later they change shape, leading to misunderstanding, loneliness and loss of love. #Quote by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Misunderstanding quotes by Shunryu Suzuki
#29. People say that practicing Zen is difficult, but there is a misunderstanding as to why. It is not difficult because it is hard to sit in the cross- legged position, or to attain enlightenment. It is difficult because it is hard to keep our mind pure and our practice pure in its fundamental sense. #Quote by Shunryu Suzuki
Misunderstanding quotes by Mathew Staver
#30. The Supreme Court refuses to abandon its convoluted Lemon test. The Lemon test has created havoc, misunderstanding, and hostility toward religion. #Quote by Mathew Staver
Misunderstanding quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#31. If you want to wed two people better, kill misunderstanding ! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Misunderstanding quotes by Sarah Tork
#32. But I love you." His green eyes looked sad. "It was a fucked up week, a misunderstanding that we both took too far. How come I can forget, but you can't?" "Because, I'm not a masochist." I smirked, bitterly. "Last time, was really the last time for us. #Quote by Sarah Tork
Misunderstanding quotes by Bell Hooks
#33. As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism or if they do they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Misunderstanding quotes by Bernard Werber
#34. Between two brains, there will always be misunderstandings and lies caused by parasitic smells, drafts and poor-quality reception. #Quote by Bernard Werber
Misunderstanding quotes by Ronald Reagan
#35. They preach the supremacy of the state, declare its omnipotence over individual man and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on the Earth. They are the focus of evil in the modern world ... So, in your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride, the temptation of blithely declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Misunderstanding quotes by Jacques Derrida
#36. No one can deny seriously any more, or for very long, that men do all they can in order to dissimulate this cruelty or to hide it from themselves; in order to organize on a global scale the forgetting or misunderstanding of this violence, which some would compare to the worst cases of genocide (there are also animal genocides: the number of species endangered because of man takes one's breath away). One should neither abuse the figure of genocide nor too quickly consider it explained away. It gets more complicated: the annihilation of certain species is indeed in process, but it is occurring through the organization and exploitation of an artificial, infernal, virtually interminable survival, in conditions that previous generations would have judged monstrous, outside of every presumed norm of a life proper to animals that are thus exterminated by means of the continued existence or even their overpopulation. As if, for example, instead of throwing a people into ovens and gas chambers (let's say Nazi) doctors and geneticists had decided to organize the overproduction and overgeneration of Jews, gypsies, and homosexuals by means of artificial insemination, so that, being continually more numerous and better fed, they could be destined in always increasing numbers for the same hell, that of the imposition of genetic experimentation, or extermination by gas or by fire. #Quote by Jacques Derrida
Misunderstanding quotes by Sheila Walsh
#37. Be still, and know that I am God. I know I sometimes do. Countless times I've sat down to try to be still and holy. It's never worked very well. Only recently when I was studying this passage did I realize my misunderstanding of the text: the original Hebrew root of Be still doesn't mean "be quiet"; it means "let go." That's very different, don't you think? Let go and know that I am God! Let go of trying to control your spouse! Let go of your worry about your finances! Let go of your unforgiveness! Let go of your past! Let go of what you can't control - and rest in the knowledge that God is in control! #Quote by Sheila Walsh
Misunderstanding quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#38. Fernanda was scandalized that she did not understand the relationship of Catholicism with life but only its relationship with death, as if it were not a religion but a compendium of funeral conventions. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Misunderstanding quotes by Graeme Goldsworthy
#39. Some may object that to speak of election or predestination is to limit the kingdom of God to a few. Does it make God a capricious tyrant? We must answer that such objections usually stem from a refusal to accept that we are faced here with a mystery that is not given to us to solve. There is also a radical misunderstanding which maintains that God's sovereignty in election removes man's responsibility. Such is not true. How divine sovereignty and human responsibility work together we cannot know. The Bible makes it clear that they do. // Let us remember that Jesus discriminated and limited the numbers of the saved: 'Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it' (Matthew 7:13-14). This is in line with the Old Testament teaching that only a faithful remnant of Israel would be saved. #Quote by Graeme Goldsworthy
Misunderstanding quotes by Girdhar Joshi
#40. Big skirmishes over small misunderstanding make things bad in a relationship. #Quote by Girdhar Joshi
Misunderstanding quotes by Jase Robertson
#41. We were looking for opportunities to share the message with people who wouldn't be caught in a church - unless they were wheeled in via a casket! Matthew 11: 19 says this of Jesus: "The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners."'  " Jesus didn't get that kind of reputation from hanging out only in temples and church buildings. Going to a bar or pool hall doesn't mean you're a drunk, just like sitting in a henhouse doesn't make you a chicken. It's the same in the opposite setting. Sitting in a church building doesn't make you a follower of Christ. In fact, Acts 17: 24 says: "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands." God lives in heaven and in the hearts of men and women on earth. Misunderstanding this principle is one of the reasons so many people act one way in a church building and the total opposite everywhere else. #Quote by Jase Robertson
Misunderstanding quotes by Franz Kafka
#42. It is to us artisans and tradesmen that the salvation of the fatherland is entrusted; but we are not equal to such a task; never, indeed, have we claimed that we were capable of performing it. It is a misunderstanding; and it is proving our ruin. #Quote by Franz Kafka
Misunderstanding quotes by Peter Kreeft
#43. Why would the apostles lie? ... Liars always lie for selfish reasons. If they lied, what was their motive, what did they get out of it? What they got out of it was misunderstanding, rejection, persecution, torture, and martyrdom. Hardly a list of perks! #Quote by Peter Kreeft
Misunderstanding quotes by Cara Chow
#44. When I look back, my greatest accomplishment in high school has nothing to do with competition and winning. I learned to use my own judgement and not to follow others blindly. I learned to judge myself based on my own standards. I learned to find my own voice. I learned to speak my own truth. I have nothing to show for these achievements, no grades, no medals, trophies, or diploma. Yet these are the achievements that can't be taken away by loss, failure, or misunderstanding. #Quote by Cara Chow
Misunderstanding quotes by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
#45. It is a common error to assume that the lack of a formal education means that shoemakers, weavers, peasants or indigenous peoples cannot be intellectuals. We may even find it difficult to believe that they could acquire a significant book collection, let alone be interested in or engage in philosophy or pass on proper knowledge, not just 'culture' or 'traditions,' to others. Such a misunderstanding excludes many people from history because it assumes they can have no impact on history, or even be affected by it.
Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup Against Salvador Allende, September 11, 1973 #Quote by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
Misunderstanding quotes by Karen Chance
#46. 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? #Quote by Karen Chance
Misunderstanding quotes by Philip K. Dick
#47. The termination of a relationship," he said, "is not a misunderstanding. It's a reorganization of life. #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Misunderstanding quotes by Mitch Kapor
#48. There's a great deal of suspicion and misunderstanding about IT among practicing doctors. One hears things like, 'I don't want to be turned into a data entry clerk, and I don't want some machine between me and my patients.' #Quote by Mitch Kapor
Misunderstanding quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#49. To us consciousness, or "the spirit," appears as a symptom of a relative imperfection of the organism, as an experiment, a groping, a misunderstanding, as an affliction which uses up nervous force unnecessarily - we deny that anything can be done perfectly so long as it is done consciously. The "pure spirit" is a piece of pure stupidity: take away the nervous system and the senses, the so-called "mortal shell," and the rest is miscalculation - that is all! ... #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Misunderstanding quotes by R.H. Sin
#50. a child
a young soul
an innocent heart

forced to raise yourself
in a world content
with misunderstanding you

a child
a young soul
an innocent heart
in need of guidance
and so you reached
for your own hand
because others
have failed you #Quote by R.H. Sin
Misunderstanding quotes by Criss Jami
#51. When enemies, the intellect and the heart only see one another as the hater and the fool. #Quote by Criss Jami
Misunderstanding quotes by Bernard Williams
#52. ... while transparency is a natural associate of liberalism, it falls short of implying rationalism. It is one aspiration, that social and ethical relations should not essentially rest on ignorance and misunderstanding of what they are, and quite another that all the beliefs and principles involved in them should be explicitly stated. That these are two different things is obvious with personal relations, where to hope that they do not rest on deceit and error is merely decent, but to think that their basis can be made totally explicit is idiocy. #Quote by Bernard Williams
Misunderstanding quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#53. Have you ever considered, beloved other, how invisible we are to each other? We look at each other without seeing. We listen to each other and hear only a voice inside out self.
The words of others are mistakes of our hearing, shipwrecks of our understanding. How confidently we believe OUR meanings of other people's words. #Quote by Fernando Pessoa
Misunderstanding quotes by Boris Johnson
#54. Andrea Leadsom, I think, has all the qualities that you need at the moment. She's got a lot of zap, a lot of drive, and all the experience. Plus I think she can articulate what's needed at the moment, which is a bit of an antidote to some of the gloom and negativity and misunderstanding about what the Brexit vote means. #Quote by Boris Johnson
Misunderstanding quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#55. People try to persuade us that the objections against Christianity spring from doubt. That is a complete misunderstanding. The objections against Christianity spring from insubordination, the dislike of obedience, rebellion against all authority. As a result, people have hitherto been beating the air in their struggle against objections, because they have fought intellectually with doubt instead of fighting morally with rebellion. #Quote by Soren Kierkegaard
Misunderstanding quotes by Nora Sakavic
#56. Speaking of getting some," Nicky said in German. He wheeled on Aaron and flailed at him. "How is he suddenly okay with this? What the hell did you do?"
"I returned the favor," Aaron said with a cool look in Neil's direction. "Neil used Katelyn against me, so I used Neil against Andrew. Depending on how you look at it, Neil's as much a violation of our deal as Katelyn was. Andrew could break our deal and let me go or break things off with Neil."
Neil was fluent in German, but Aaron's words were a jumbled mess he couldn't make sense of. Aaron had warned Neil he was ready to fight for Katelyn, but if Neil was the ammunition he'd used Aaron should have lost. This had to be a misunderstanding or Aaron's skewed take on Andrew's intentions.
Nicky found his tongue first. "Wait, he chose Neil over you? That sounds a little serious for a fling, don't you - " Nicky glanced at Neil's blank face and faltered. "News to you too, huh? #Quote by Nora Sakavic
Misunderstanding quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#57. Why the difference? We are one! Yes, we are one! We are one because we breathe the same air no matter where we go! Just as the fingers lean on the same hand for survival, so are we! God knew why He created the fingers with spaces! We are one! Let us not harm ourselves just because you don't understand me and I don't understand you! Let us miss misunderstanding, and we shall surely see that understanding! We are one! Just as the fingers come together to feed the same stomach that gives the hand they all stand on strength, so are we! When it is time for work, some of the fingers are very active and some stay dormant, but they all receive the same nutrient from the body! When it is time for thumbs-up, the thumb rises for the approval and glory and all other fingers come together in support of it! All the fingers have their own unique function that is vital for the good functioning of the hand! Let one finger get hurt, and you shall see how the others would never be comfortable! We are separated for a purpose, and we are one for a purpose! The glory of the thick forest is not in how the trees stand alone when you have a closer view, but how it looks so beautiful like a canopy from a distance! The difference is in how we see it! The difference is in how we understand it! Hello, we are one! The love of God is for all! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Misunderstanding quotes by Yasunari Kawabata
#58. A feeling of nagging, hopeless impotence came over Shimamura at the thought that a simple misunderstanding had worked its way so deep into the woman's being. #Quote by Yasunari Kawabata
Misunderstanding quotes by Jacque Fresco
#59. We must learn to outgrow our egos in exchange for constructive dialogue rather than debate. In addition, we must be capable of stating problems and proposing solutions clearly and succinctly, without distortion of meaning or misunderstanding, even when these solutions are radically opposed to accepted norms. #Quote by Jacque Fresco
Misunderstanding quotes by Buck Rodgers
#60. Don't make misrepresentations to anyone you deal with. If you believe the other person may have misunderstood you, correct any misunderstanding you find exists. Honesty is integral to ethical behavior, and trustworthiness is essential for good, lasting relationships. #Quote by Buck Rodgers
Misunderstanding quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#61. Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Misunderstanding quotes by Natsuki Takaya
#62. 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. #Quote by Natsuki Takaya
Misunderstanding quotes by John Gray
#63. When men and women are on the verge of arguing, they are generally misunderstanding each other. #Quote by John Gray
Misunderstanding quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#64. You are not a one dimensional human being. You are not your social media etiquette, a picture, a few things said under stress or through misunderstanding. You are much more. You are a fearless and wonderful soul who loves greatly. The people that matter are the ones that see all the dimensions of your soul, not just the superficial. They will climb inside that box with you not because they are not sure if they will ever find your uniqueness in another person. They do so because they feel safe enough to share their uniqueness with you. They see your faults and know that they have them also. They feel the walls lowered and the freedom of being themselves. Honesty is never guarded or regretted. That is what makes that box home. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Misunderstanding quotes by Graham Moore
#65. When you use the language of 'fact checking' to talk about a film, I think you're sort of fundamentally misunderstanding how art works. You don't fact check Monet's 'Water Lilies.' That's not what water lilies look like; that's what the sensation of experiencing water lilies feel like. That's the goal of the piece. #Quote by Graham Moore
Misunderstanding quotes by David G. Benner
#66. If we are honest, most of us have to admit that prayer is often more of an obligation than something arising spontaneously from desire . . . the core of the misunderstanding lies in thinking of prayer as something that we do. Understood more correctly, prayer is what God does in us. Our part has much more to do with consent than initiative. #Quote by David G. Benner
Misunderstanding quotes by Jean Liedloff
#67. Our own system of trying to guess what or how much a child's mind can assimilate results in cross purposes, misunderstanding, disappointments, anger and a general loss of harmony. #Quote by Jean Liedloff
Misunderstanding quotes by Terry Eagleton
#68. One criticism of Freud still sometimes heard on the political Left is that his thinking is individualist - that he substitutes 'private' psychological causes and explanations for social and historical ones. This accusation reflects a radical misunderstanding of Freudian theory. There is indeed a real problem about how social and historical factors are related to the unconscious; but one point of Freud's work is that it makes it possible for us to think of the development of the human individual in social and historical terms. What Freud produces, indeed, is nothing less than a materialist theory of the making of the human subject. We come to be what we are by an interrelation of bodies - by the complex transactions which take place during infancy between our bodies and those which surround us. This is not a biological reductionism: Freud does not of course believe that we are nothing but our bodies, or that our minds are mere reflexes of them. Nor is it an asocial model of life, since the bodies which surround us, and our relations with them, are always socially specific. #Quote by Terry Eagleton
Misunderstanding quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#69. The notion that fantasy is only for the immature rises from an obstinate misunderstanding of both maturity and the imagination. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Misunderstanding quotes by Yukio Mishima
#70. As usual, it occurred to me that words were the only thing that could possibly save me from this situation. This was a characteristic misunderstanding on my part. When action was needed, I was absorbed in words; for words proceeded with such difficulty from my mouth that I was intent on them and forgot all about action. It seemed to me that actions, which are dazzling, varied things, must always be accompanied by equally dazzling and equally varied words. #Quote by Yukio Mishima
Misunderstanding quotes by Thomas Merton
#71. What is serious to men is often very trivial in the sight of God. What in God might appear to us as "play" is perhaps what he Himself takes most seriously. At any rate, the Lord plays and diverts Himself in the garden of His creation, and if we could let go of our own obsession with what we think is the meaning of it all, we might be able to hear His call and follow Him in His mysterious, cosmic dance. We do not have to go very far to catch echoes of that game, and of that dancing. When we are alone on a starlit night; when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when they are really children; when we know love in our own hearts; or when, like the Japanese poet Bashō we hear an old frog land in a quiet pond with a solitary splash--at such times the awakening, the turning inside out of all values, the "newness," the emptiness and the purity of vision that make themselves evident, provide a glimpse of the cosmic dance.

For the world and time are the dance of the Lord in emptiness. The silence of the spheres is the music of a wedding feast. The more we persist in misunderstanding the phenomena of life, the more we analyze them out into strange finalities and complex purposes of our own, the more we involve ourselves in sadness, absurdity and despair. But it does not matter much, because no despair of ours can alter the reality of things; or stain the joy of the cosmic dance whi #Quote by Thomas Merton
Misunderstanding quotes by Walter Lippmann
#72. It is doubtful whether a supreme master of style could pack all the elements of truth that complete justice would demand into a hundred word account of what had happened in Korea during the course of several months. For language is by no means a perfect vehicle of meanings. Words, like currency, are turned over and over again, to evoke one set of images to-day, another to-morrow. There is no certainty whatever that the same word will call out exactly the same idea in the reader's mind as it did in the reporter's. Theoretically, if each fact and each relation had a name that was unique, and if everyone had agreed on the names, it would be possible to communicate without misunderstanding. In the exact sciences there is an approach to this ideal, and that is part of the reason why of all forms of world-wide cooperation, scientific inquiry is the most effective. #Quote by Walter Lippmann
Misunderstanding quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#73. You should have a chance to observe him when he sleeps. Look deeply, and see the tenderness that is revealed, the suffering, the hope, the despair that can be expressed during sleep. Sit there for fifteen minutes or half an hour, and just look. Understanding and compassion will arise in you, and you will know how to be there for your partner. #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Misunderstanding quotes by Johannes De Silentio
#74. Should one of them after having caught the greatness of Abraham's deed, but also the appallingness of it, venture out on the road, I would saddle my horse and ride along with him. At every stop before we came to the mountain in Moriah I would explain to him that he could still turn back, could rue the misunderstanding that he was called to be tried in a conflict of this nature, could confess that he lacked the courage, so that if God wanted Isaac God must take him himself. #Quote by Johannes De Silentio
Misunderstanding quotes by Andre Aciman
#75. 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. #Quote by Andre Aciman
Misunderstanding quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#76. I love you sons of bitches. You're all I read any more. You're the only ones who'll talk all about the really terrific changes going on, the only ones crazy enough to know that life is a space voyage, and not a short one, either, but one that'll last for billions of years. You're the only ones with guts enough to really care about the future, who really notice what machines do to us, what wars do to us, what cities do to us, what big, simple ideas do to us, what tremendous misunderstanding, mistakes, accidents, catastrophes do to us. You're the only ones zany enough to agonize over time and distance without limit, over mysteries that will never die, over the fact that we are right now determining whether the space voyage for the next billion years or so is going to be Heaven or Hell. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Misunderstanding quotes by M. Scott Peck
#77. The overall purpose of human communication is - or should be - reconciliation. It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings, one from another. #Quote by M. Scott Peck
Misunderstanding quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#78. If your love is true love, it will benefit not only humans, but also animals, plants, and minerals. When you love one person, it's an opportunity for you to love everyone, all beings. Then you are going in a good direction, and that is true love. But if you love someone and you get caught up in suffering and attachment, then you get cut off from others. That's not true love. #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Misunderstanding quotes by Johann Georg Hamann
#79. Not only the entire ability to think rests on language ... but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself. #Quote by Johann Georg Hamann
Misunderstanding quotes by George Clooney
#80. If there is such a thing as platonic love between a man and a woman it is the result of a profound misunderstanding, a stifling of their true and authentic impulses. #Quote by George Clooney
Misunderstanding quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#81. The fact that one becomes what one is presupposes that one has not the remotest idea of what one is. From this standpoint even the blunders of one's life have their own meaning and value, the temporary deviations and aberrations, the moments of hesitation and of modesty, the earnestness wasted upon duties which lie outside the actual life-task. In these matters great wisdom, perhaps even the highest wisdom comes into play: in these circumstances in which nosce te ipsum would be the sure road to ruin, forgetting one's self, misunderstanding one's self, belittling one's self, narrowing one's self and making one's self mediocre is reason itself. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Misunderstanding quotes by Olga Tokarczuk
#82. The best conversations are with yourself. At least there's no risk of a misunderstanding. #Quote by Olga Tokarczuk
Misunderstanding quotes by Dan Brown
#83. No more unnerving than Christians praying at the feet of a man nailed to a cross, or Hindus chanting in front of a four-armed elephant named Ganesh. Misunderstanding a culture's symbols is a common root of prejudice. #Quote by Dan Brown
Misunderstanding quotes by Ian McEwan
#84. In a language as idiomatically stressed as English, opportunities for misreadings are bound to arise. By a mere backward movement of stress, a verb can become a noun, an act a thing. To refuse, to insist on saying no to what you believe is wrong, becomes at a stroke refuse, an insurmountable pile of garbage. #Quote by Ian McEwan
Misunderstanding quotes by Joseph Fink
#85. This episode isn't about spiders. Nor owls. It's about looking at something and thinking you understand what it is. It's about assuming the best of what you see only to find out quite suddenly that it is the worst.

This kind of misunderstanding has always been, to me, the most compelling kind of horror. The StrexPet here is that issue of Zoobooks. #Quote by Joseph Fink
Misunderstanding quotes by George Sand
#86. I was born to love - but none of you wanted to believe it, and that misunderstanding was crucial in forming my character. It's true that nature was strangely inconsistent in giving me a warm heart, but also a face that was like a stone mask and a tongue that was heavy and slow. She refused me what she bestowed freely on even the most loutish of my fellow men ... People judged my inner character by my outer covering, and like a sterile fruit, I withered under the rough husk I couldn't slough off. #Quote by George Sand
Misunderstanding quotes by Alice Oseman
#87. 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. #Quote by Alice Oseman
Misunderstanding quotes by Jeramy Dodds
#88. We are only allowed to live
due to some colossal misunderstanding. #Quote by Jeramy Dodds
Misunderstanding quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#89. A great woe underpinning the sorrows of the world today is this: so many people think they are far better than others and they are too righteous than others, and they know far better than others, and such thoughts give them reasons for an otherwise action! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Misunderstanding quotes by Yasmina Khadra
#90. I just want to be able to live my share of existence without being obliged to detract from the existence of others. I don't belive in prophecies that favor suffering over common sense. I came naked into the world, I'll leave it naked, what I possess doesn't belong to me, and neither do other people's lives. All human unhappiness comes from this misunderstanding. You have to be prepared to give back what God has loaned you. No earthly thing belongs to you, not really. Neither the homeland you talk about nor the grave where you'll be dust among the dust. #Quote by Yasmina Khadra
Misunderstanding quotes by David Simon
#91. It isn't about the welfare check. It never was.
It isn't about sexual permissiveness, or personal morality, or failures in parenting, or lack of family planning. All of these are inherent in the disaster, but the purposefulness with which babies make babies in places like West Baltimore goes far beyond accident and chance, circumstance and misunderstanding. It's about more than the sexual drives of adolescents, too, though that might be hard to believe in a country where sex alone is enough of an argument to make anyone do just about anything.
In Baltimore, a city with the highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation, the epidemic is, at root, about human expectation, or more precisely, the absence of expectation. #Quote by David Simon
Misunderstanding quotes by Beloo Mehra
#92. Based on our badly borrowed misunderstanding of the words 'secular' and 'spiritual' we seem
to have become blinded by the dominant intellectual ideology of our times, according to which schools as secular organizations are supposed to not have anything to do with matters of the spirit. Education has, therefore, become concerned only with matters of material life (eventually leading to commodification)... This dichotomy between 'education for social success' and education for spirit' must go if we want to make Indian Education more relevant for the future of India. Education needs to become more integral, more complete through a meaningful synthesis of the two. #Quote by Beloo Mehra
Misunderstanding quotes by Matt Dillon
#93. The growing pains of ... being an actor, that was a little frustrating at times because you feel like you have great capacity to do many things. And yet there seems to be a misunderstanding about who you are and what you're trying to do. And that requires patience, and people eventually will understand. #Quote by Matt Dillon
Misunderstanding quotes by Isobel Irons
#94. See, the thing is, I had a little misunderstanding with Trent Gibson in Pre-Calculus earlier. I dropped my textbook on his face - accidentally, while we were discussing some ... equations - and he thought I was trying to brain him. So of course, he narked to Shoemaker, and apparently accidents are grounds for disciplinary action these days. #Quote by Isobel Irons
Misunderstanding quotes by Aja Gabel
#95. But he couldn't even see that he got from the quartet whatever other people got from their partners. Consistency, obligation, nonverbal understanding and misunderstanding - a deformed, ugly-pretty kind of love, knowledge that what was there wouldn't change, for better or worse. #Quote by Aja Gabel
Misunderstanding quotes by Edie Sedgwick
#96. I want to reach people and express myself. You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate. You have to put up with people projecting their own ideas, attitudes, misunderstanding you. But it's worth being a public fool if that's all you can be in order to communicate yourself. #Quote by Edie Sedgwick
Misunderstanding quotes by E.F. Benson
#97. Miss Mackintosh waved her arms wildly.

"Oh, please stop, and let me guess," she cried. "I shall go crazy with joy if I'm right. It was an old Peerage, and so she found that Lady Deal was Helena Herman--"

"Whom she had seen ten years ago at a music hall as a male impersonator," cried Diva.

"And didn't want to know her," interrupted Miss Mackintosh.

"Yes, that's it, but that is not all. I hope you won't mind, but it's too rich. She saw you this morning coming out of your house in your bath-chair, and was quite sure that you were that Lady Deal."

The three ladies rocked with laughter. Sometimes one recovered, and sometimes two, but they were re-infected by the third, and so they went on, solo and chorus, and duet and chorus, till exhaustion set in.

"But there's still a mystery," said Diva at length, wiping her eyes. "Why did the Peerage say that Lady Deal was Helena Herman?"

"Oh, that's the last Lady Deal," said Miss Mackintosh. "Helena Herman's Lord Deal died without children and Florence's Lord Deal, my Lady Deal, succeeded. Cousins."

"If that isn't a lesson for Elizabeth Mapp," said Diva. "Better go to the expense of a new Peerage than make such a muddle. But what a long call we've made. We must go."

"Florence shall hear every word of it to-morrow night," said Miss Mackintosh. "I promise not to tell her till then. We'll all tell her."

"Oh, that is kind of you," said D #Quote by E.F. Benson
Misunderstanding quotes by Oscar Wilde
#98. The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Misunderstanding quotes by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
#99. Many well-meaning Dutch people have told me in all earnestness that nothing in Islamic culture incites abuse of women, that this is just a terrible misunderstanding. Men all over the world beat their women, I am constantly informed. In reality, these Westerners are the ones who misunderstand Islam. The Quaran mandates these punishments. It gives a legitimate basis for abuse, so that the perpetrators feel no shame and are not hounded by their conscience of their community. I wanted my art exhibit to make it difficult for people to look away from this problem. I wanted secular, non-Muslim people to stop kidding themselves that Islam is peace and tolerance. #Quote by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Misunderstanding quotes by Robin Hobb
#100. It is my way, to speak directly. I do not mean to give offense by it. It has always seemed to me that honest words leave the least room for misunderstanding. #Quote by Robin Hobb
Misunderstanding quotes by Kristen Roupenian
#101. I didn't mean to hurt anyone, he tries to tell them. I just wanted to be seen, and loved for who I am. The problem was, it was all a misunderstanding. I pretended to be a good person, and then I couldn't stop. #Quote by Kristen Roupenian
Misunderstanding quotes by Glen Wilson
#102. Gestural codes differ from place to place and there is great scope for misunderstanding. #Quote by Glen Wilson
Misunderstanding quotes by Wayne Gerard Trotman
#103. Today, I attended a friend's birthday party dressed as a ninja. I soon discovered that ninjas are very misunderstood. #Quote by Wayne Gerard Trotman
Misunderstanding quotes by Richard Lamm
#104. Many seniors understand that Social Security is social insurance as opposed to a program where we put money aside for our own retirement. But most elderly individuals think they're getting their money back. So it isn't selfishness as much as a misunderstanding. #Quote by Richard Lamm
Misunderstanding quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#105. There are three key practices that can transform your suffering and allow you to truly make a home for yourself so that you have solidity and understanding to give your partner. They also lead you to great joy. They are the practices of mindfulness (smrti), concentration (samadhi), and insight (prajña). With mindfulness, concentration, and insight, we can purify our mind so that the afflictions will be lighter, we can connect more deeply with our loved ones, and we can be free. #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Misunderstanding quotes by Helen Perelman
#106. Clearing up a little misunderstanding is important before things get really messy. #Quote by Helen Perelman
Misunderstanding quotes by Berkeley Breathed
#107. Neither knew it at the time, but a line had been crossed that could not be uncrossed- a running leap over a chasm of ignorance and misunderstanding between species and worlds ... and a baby step taken into life's endless possibilities for wonder and joy and surprise that could no more be reversed than one's first taste of chocolate.
A dog kiss. #Quote by Berkeley Breathed
Misunderstanding quotes by Maryam Hasnaa
#108. Thank you for misunderstanding me, rejecting me and not seeing me and teaching me to always see myself. #Quote by Maryam Hasnaa
Misunderstanding quotes by Pamela Clare
#109. I'm a simple man, Janet. I say what I mean and have no talent for games. I want to show you how I feel about you so there's no chance for misunderstanding. If you think I'm trying to romance you, you're right. I am. #Quote by Pamela Clare
Misunderstanding quotes by Mona Charen
#110. Though President Obama was at his smooth and polished best the other night, two aspects of his worldview came into sharper relief - his reflexive hostility toward and misunderstanding of business and his reliable resort to left-wing fables about race relations. #Quote by Mona Charen
Misunderstanding quotes by Mary McCarthy
#111. The breakdown of our language, evident in the misuse, i.e., the misunderstanding of nouns and adjectives, is most grave, though perhaps not so conspicuous, in the handling of prepositions, those modest little connectives that hold the parts of a phrase or a sentence together. They are the joints of any language, what make it, literally, articulate. #Quote by Mary McCarthy
Misunderstanding quotes by Roman Vishniac
#112. A man with a camera was always suspected of being a spy. Moreover, the Jews did not want to be photographed, due to a misunderstanding of the prohibition against making graven images (photography had not been invented when the Torah was written!). I was forced to use a hidden camera ... #Quote by Roman Vishniac
Misunderstanding quotes by Edgar Guest
#113. The lectures you deliver
may be wise and true,
But I'd rather get my lessons
by observing what you do.
I may not understand
the high advise you like to give,
But there's no misunderstanding
how you act and how you live. #Quote by Edgar Guest
Misunderstanding quotes by Alanis Morissette
#114. I have a profound empathy for people who are in the public eye, whether they manifest it themselves or whether it happened by accident - it doesn't matter to me. I think there's a great misunderstanding of what it is to be famous. #Quote by Alanis Morissette
Misunderstanding quotes by Tim Powers
#115. What's a pandemonium?" whispered one of the men in the rear.
"It's like a calliope," answered a companion. "I heard one played at the Harmony Fair last summer, when I went there to see my sister's boy play his organ."
"His what?"
"His organ."
"Lord. People pay money to see things like that? #Quote by Tim Powers
Misunderstanding quotes by Oswald Chambers
#116. Are you debating whether you should take a step of faith in Jesus, or whether you should wait until you can clearly see how to do what He has asked? Simply obey Him with unrestrained joy. When He tells you something and you begin to debate, it is because you have a misunderstanding of what honors Him and what doesn't. Are you faithful to Jesus, or faithful to your ideas about Him? #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Misunderstanding quotes by Kevin Kelly
#117. We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work. #Quote by Kevin Kelly
Misunderstanding quotes by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
#118. John says I musn't lose my strength, and has me take cod liver oil and lots of tonics and things, to say nothing of ale and wine and rare meat.
Dear John! He loves me very dearly, and hates to have me sick. I tried to have a real earnest reasonable talk with him the other day, and tell him how I wish he would let me go and make a visit to Cousin Henry and Julia.
But he said I wasn't able to go, nor able to stand it after I got there; and I did not make out a very good case for myself, for I was crying before I had finished.
It is getting to be a great effort for me to think straight. Just this nervous weakness I suppose.
And dear John gathered me up in his arms, and just carried me upstairs and laid me on the bed, and sat by me and read to me till it tired my head.
He said I was his darling and his comfort and all he had, and that I must take care of myself for his sake, and keep well. #Quote by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Misunderstanding quotes by Daniel C. Dennett
#119. We can now expose perhaps the most common misunderstanding of Darwinism: the idea that Darwin showed that evolution by natural selection is a procedure for producing Us. Ever since Darwin proposed his theory, people have often misguidedly tried to interpret it as showing that we are the destination, the goal, the point of all that winnowing and competition, and our arrival on the scene was guaranteed by the mere holding of the tournament. This confusion has been fostered by evolution's friends and foes alike, and it is parallel to the confusion of the coin-toss tournament winner who basks in the misconsidered glory of the idea that since the tournament had to have a winner, and since he is the winner, the tournament had to produce him as the winner. Evolution can be an algorithm, and evolution can have produced us by an algorithmic process, without its being true that evolution is an algorithm for producing us. #Quote by Daniel C. Dennett
Misunderstanding quotes by Mary Stewart
#120. Mother and daughter got on very well indeed, with a deep affection founded on almost complete misunderstanding. #Quote by Mary Stewart
Misunderstanding quotes by Amber Dawn
#121. Lying is the work of people who are told their truths have no value.
The labour of survival is laden with myth and misunderstanding.
Silence is the work of people who can't comprehend that change is possible. #Quote by Amber Dawn
Misunderstanding quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#122. We may have suffered a lot because of our attachment to those things, but we don't have the courage to release them; it doesn't feel safe to do so. But it may be that we continue to suffer because of our attachment to those things. It may be a person, a material object, or a position in society, anything. We think that without that person or thing we will not be safe, and that is why we're caught by it. #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Misunderstanding quotes by Daniel H. Pink
#123. It's easy to dismiss design - to relegate it to mere ornament, the prettifying of places and objects to disguise their banality. But that is a serious misunderstanding of what design is and why it matters - especially now. #Quote by Daniel H. Pink
Misunderstanding quotes by Monica Seles
#124. I knew I used food to cope with emotions, but just knowing it wasn't enough to completely stop it. That's why I created the twenty-second rule: Before letting myself rip into a bag of junk food, I forced myself to sit down and county to twenty. Slowly. During those twenty seconds I made myself answer a very simple question: What was really bothering me? Almost every single time, I came up with the answer before the twenty seconds were up. The next question was: What can I do right this minute to help fix it? Do I need to call someone to sort out a misunderstanding? Do I need to get paperwork done? Do I need to run overdue errands? . . .By the time I came up with something that I could do right at that moment my urge to eat had subsided and I was tacking the underlying problem. #Quote by Monica Seles
Misunderstanding quotes by Girdhar Joshi
#125. Misunderstanding leads to more misunderstanding, as success leads to more success. #Quote by Girdhar Joshi
Misunderstanding quotes by Paulo Freire
#126. No one goes anywhere alone, least of all into exile - not even those who arrive physically alone, unaccompanied by family, spouse, children, parents, or siblings. No one leaves his or her world without having been transfixed by its roots, or with a vacuum for a soul. We carry with us the memory of many fabrics, a self soaked in our history, our culture; a memory, sometimes scattered, sometimes sharp and clear, of the streets of our childhood, of our adolescence; the reminiscence of something distant that suddenly stands out before us, in us, a shy gesture, an open hand, a smile lost in a time of misunderstanding, a sentence, a simple sentence possibly now forgotten by the one who had said it. #Quote by Paulo Freire
Misunderstanding quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#127. With our faith in our community of two or more, we can go anywhere.When the three roots of faith, practice, and community support have fed us deeply, then we will be solid both alone and in our relationships. We will not just survive; we will flourish. Often in our daily lives, we are just focused on survival. But fidelity is not a question of survival. It is one of vitality. #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Misunderstanding quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#128. In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Misunderstanding quotes by Karl Kraus
#129. Sorrento, August. For two weeks now I haven't heard a German word or understood an Italian one. This way one can manage to live with people; everything goes like clockwork and no irksome misunderstanding can arise. #Quote by Karl Kraus
Misunderstanding quotes by Matthew Bortolin
#130. Fear itself is born out of misunderstanding the true nature of reality. #Quote by Matthew Bortolin
Misunderstanding quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#131. The enthusiasm of today's youth is as pure and bright as it was in our time. Only one thing has happened: a shift of goals, the replacement of one beauty with another! The entire misunderstanding lies merely in the question of which is more beautiful: Shakespeare or a pair of boots, Raphael or petroleum? #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Misunderstanding quotes by Paul Ryan
#132. It's a fundamental misunderstanding of human nature and of the concepts of liberty, freedom, and self-determination. It's a fundamental misunderstanding of economics. He (Obama) believes that the pie is fixed and that he needs to more equitably divide up the slices. #Quote by Paul Ryan
Misunderstanding quotes by Bear Grylls
#133. In 1996 the disasters on the mountain had robbed Neil of the chance to go above camp four. Two years on he was here again--only this time the summit was within his reach.
He felt strong and waited anxiously for Mick to arrive. They would need to be together to manage the last ridge and the Hillary Step.
Something told Neil that things were not going right.
As the precious minutes slipped by, as he waited for Mick and the others to reach him, he sensed that the dream that had eluded him once was going to do so again.
Somewhere along the way, there had been a misunderstanding between the climbers over who had what rope. It happens at high altitude. It is a simple mistake.
But mistakes have consequences.
Suddenly, here, at four hundred feet beneath the summit of Mount Everest, it dawned on them all that they had run out of rope. They would have no choice now but to retreat. Continuing was not even an option.
Neil stared through his goggles at the summit: so close, yet so very far. All he felt was emptiness.
He turned and never looked back. #Quote by Bear Grylls
Misunderstanding quotes by Paulo Freire
#134. No one leaves his or her world without being transfixed by its roots, or with a vacuum for a soul. We carry with us the memory of many fabrics, a self soaked in our history, our culture; a memory, sometimes scattered, sometimes sharp and clear, of the streets of our childhood, of our adolescence; the reminiscence of something distant that suddenly stands out before us, in us, a shy gesture, an open hand, a smile lost in time and misunderstanding, a sentence, a simple sentence, possibly now forgotten by the one who said it. A word for so long a time attempted and never spoken, always stifled in inhibition, in the fear of being rejected- which as it implies a lack of confidence in ourselves, also means refusal to risk. #Quote by Paulo Freire
Misunderstanding quotes by Karl Popper
#136. Always remember that it is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood: there will always be some who misunderstand you. #Quote by Karl Popper
Misunderstanding quotes by Peter Welch
#137. If you ask the question of Americans, should we pay our bills? One hundred percent would say yes. There's a significant misunderstanding on the debt ceiling. People think it's authorizing new spending. The debt ceiling doesn't authorize new spending; it allows us to pay obligations already incurred. #Quote by Peter Welch
Misunderstanding quotes by Tennessee Williams
#138. There are no "good" or "bad" people. Some are a little better or a little worse, but all are activated more by misunderstanding than malice. #Quote by Tennessee Williams
Misunderstanding quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#139. The term 'young adults' which is so often used today seems to me a misnomer, and one which, if taken seriously, may lead the adolescent into misunderstanding as to his nature and his role in life. 'Young he is; 'adult' he is not. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
Misunderstanding quotes by Nicole Williams
#140. If I ever mess things up again, whether it's a misunderstanding, or shit luck, or I just do what I was created to do and screw everything up," he paused, exhaling, "I want you to promise me you'll leave. Drop me like a bad habit and don't look back because god knows, it can't be me that walks away since I'm incapable of it. #Quote by Nicole Williams
Misunderstanding quotes by Katlyn Charlesworth
#141. You're right. The fact that the entire party of fifty guests caught you and Jill Moench kissing in the closet was a complete misunderstanding." Theo snorted, turning to Penny, "His girlfriend certainly got a surprise at her party. And it wasn't the kind where everyone jumps out from behind the couch to yell, 'Surprise! #Quote by Katlyn Charlesworth
Misunderstanding quotes by Arthur Wallis
#142. Those whom God calls to such a ministry - and a call is essential - must be prepared for a pathway of unpopularity and misunderstanding. "You troubler of Israel" was the way Ahab addressed Elijah. #Quote by Arthur Wallis
Misunderstanding quotes by Ben Marcus
#143. 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. #Quote by Ben Marcus
Misunderstanding quotes by Robin DiAngelo
#144. There is a difference between agreement and understanding: When discussing complex social and institutional dynamics such as racism, consider whether "I don't agree" may actually mean "I don't understand. #Quote by Robin DiAngelo
Misunderstanding quotes by Bud Selig
#145. So that there is no misunderstanding from my perspective, I will suspend any player who tests positive for an illegal steroid. There will be no exceptions. The (players) union is aware of that and they accept it. #Quote by Bud Selig
Misunderstanding quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#146. A small change in mind can greatly change misunderstanding to understanding! Until we really understand misunderstanding, we shall always misunderstand misunderstanding! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Misunderstanding quotes by Czesław Miłosz
#147. This World"

It appears that it was all a misunderstanding.
What was only a trial run was taken seriously.
The rivers will return to their beginnings.
The wind will cease in its turning about.
Trees instead of budding will tend to their roots.
Old men will chase a ball, a glance in the mirror–
They are children again.
The dead will wake up, not comprehending.
Till everything that happened has unhappened.
What a relief! Breathe freely, you who have suffered much. #Quote by Czesław Miłosz
Misunderstanding quotes by Robby Dumanon
#148. CONFLICT is the unhealthy fruit from the tree of MISUNDERSTANDING
which was once a seed of INSECURITIES that
sprout from the isolation of MIND,
sipping slowly the liquid of PRIDE... #Quote by Robby Dumanon
Misunderstanding quotes by Edward T. Welch
#149. Many depressed people have been hurt and rejected by others. They feel as though basic relational needs have not been met, and they will be stuck in depression until they are. Rejection from parents, spouses, or friends has left a profound emptiness that feels like an emotional handicap. What does this have to do with the heart? Consider first the example of Jesus. He is God, but he was truly human. If anything is clear from his life, he didn't get love from people, he never prayed that he would know the love of other people, and he didn't seem emotionally undone by rejection and misunderstanding. Rather, his deepest needs, as noted in his prayers, were for the glory of his Father to be revealed and for his spiritual children to be protected from the evil one and united in love (John 17). The #Quote by Edward T. Welch
Misunderstanding quotes by Arlo Guthrie
#150. If readers understand that they do not understand what they are reading then they must possess an understanding which is superior to the meaning which caused that misunderstanding. #Quote by Arlo Guthrie
Misunderstanding quotes by Ludwig Wittgenstein
#151. One age misunderstands another; and a petty age misunderstands all the others in its own nasty way. #Quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Misunderstanding quotes by Robert Hotchkin
#152. Pride is all about selfishness. Valuing and preferring ourselves, our agendas, our perspectives over anything or anyone else. Pride is easily o ended ("How dare he say that!"). Pride is easily irritated (" at's not what I said!"). Pride is easily embittered ("I am never speaking to her again!"). Pride has no problem breaking up relationship based on misunderstanding. #Quote by Robert Hotchkin
Misunderstanding quotes by Mahmoud Darwish
#153. A poem exists only in the relation between poet and reader. And I'm in need of my readers, except that they never cease to write me as they would wish, turning their reading into another writing that almost rubs out my features. I don't know why my poetry has to be killed on the altar of misunderstanding or the fallacy of ready-made intent. I am not solely a citizen of Palestine, though I am proud of this affiliation and ready to sacrifice my life in defending the radiance of the Palestinian fact, but I also want to take up the history of my people and their struggle from an aesthetic angle that differs from the prevalent and repeatable meanings readily available from an unmediated political reading. #Quote by Mahmoud Darwish
Misunderstanding quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#154. I do not understand this man," [Tempi] said. "Is he attempting to buy sex with me? Or does he wish to fight? #Quote by Patrick Rothfuss
Misunderstanding quotes by Angelica Hopes
#155. Pathological liars call a situation a "misunderstanding" most especially when their deceptions return to them as karmic whirlwind.
~ Angelica Hopes, The F. Trilogy #Quote by Angelica Hopes
Misunderstanding quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#156. In the main, I agree more with the artists than with any philosopher hitherto: they have not lost the scent of life, they have loved the things of 'this world'-they have loved their senses. To strive for 'desensualization': that seems to me a misunderstanding or an illness or a cure, where it is not merely a hypocrisy or self-deception. I desire for myself and for all who live, may live, without being tormented by a puritanical conscience, an ever-greater spiritualization and multiplication of the senses; indeed, we should be grateful to the senses for their subtlety, plenitude and power and offer them in return the best we have in the way of spirit. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Misunderstanding quotes by Billy Dee Williams
#157. There's always been a lot of misunderstanding about Lando's character. I used to pick up my daughter from elementary school and get into arguments with little children who would accuse me of betraying Han Solo. #Quote by Billy Dee Williams
Misunderstanding quotes by Michael S. Horton
#158. Only a misunderstanding of Calvin's theology could prompt the question Why pray if God is sovereign? The Reformer himself might turn the question back on us: Why pray if God isn't sovereign? #Quote by Michael S. Horton
Misunderstanding quotes by Joanna Lohman
#159. I do realize, however, while striving to be your true self to the level I do, there will be pushback, resistance, and misunderstanding. I look at each of these experiences as an opportunity to educate and make the path potentially less daunting for anyone else that follows in my footsteps. #Quote by Joanna Lohman
Misunderstanding quotes by Marcel Duchamp
#160. 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. #Quote by Marcel Duchamp
Misunderstanding quotes by Richard M. Nixon
#161. I have a theory, too, that the best and only answer to a smear or to an honest misunderstanding of the facts is to tell the truth #Quote by Richard M. Nixon
Misunderstanding quotes by David Foster Wallace
#162. The 46-year-old recipient of the Jarvik IX Exterior Artificial Heart was actively window shopping in Cambridge, Massachusetts' fashionable Har­vard Square when a transvestite purse snatcher, a drug addict with a crimi­nal record all too well known to public officials, bizarrely outfitted in a strapless cocktail dress, spike heels, tattered feather boa, and auburn wig, brutally tore the life sustaining purse from the woman's unwitting grasp.
The active, alert woman gave chase to the purse snatching 'woman' for as long as she could, plaintively shouting to passers by the words 'Stop her! She stole my heart!' on the fashionable sidewalk crowded with shop­pers, reportedly shouting repeatedly, 'She stole my heart, stop her!' In response to her plaintive calls, tragically, misunderstanding shoppers and passers by merely shook their heads at one another, smiling knowingly at what they ignorantly presumed to be yet another alternative lifestyle's re­lationship gone sour. A duo of Cambridge, Massachusetts, patrolmen, whose names are being withheld from Moment's dogged queries, were publicly heard to passively quip, 'Happens all the time,' as the victimized woman staggered frantically past in the wake of the fleet transvestite, shouting for help for her stolen heart. #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Misunderstanding quotes by Kirk Cameron
#163. It does grieve me to think there are people misunderstanding my heart on an issue. #Quote by Kirk Cameron
Misunderstanding quotes by Elisabeth Elliot
#164. If we do anything to further the kingdom of God, we may expect to find what Christ found on that road abuse, indifference, injustice, misunderstanding, trouble of some kind. Take it. Why not? To that you were called. #Quote by Elisabeth Elliot
Misunderstanding quotes by Thor Heyerdahl
#165. Through a misunderstanding one native visitor was shot on board one of the ships, and a dozen others were shot ashore, while the Europeans got off with the loss of one tablecloth and of a few hats which were stolen while they had them on their heads. #Quote by Thor Heyerdahl
Misunderstanding quotes by Anton Chekhov
#166. Once you've married, be strict but just with your wife, don't allow her to forget herself, and when a misunderstanding arises, say: Don't forget that I made you happy. #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Misunderstanding quotes by Edward Steichen
#167. The boy and girl going hand in hand through a meadow; the mother washing her baby; the sweet simple things in life. We have almost lost track of them. On the one side, we over-intellectualize everything; on the other hand, we are over-mechanized. We can understand the danger of the atomic bomb, but the danger of our misunderstanding the meaning of life is much more serious. #Quote by Edward Steichen
Misunderstanding quotes by Eugene Ionesco
#168. I believe that what separates us all from one another is simply society itself, or, if you like, politics. This is what raises barriers between men, this is what creates misunderstanding.
If I may be allowed to express myself paradoxically, I should say that the truest society, the authentic human community, is extra-social - a wider, deeper society, that which is revealed by our common anxieties, our desires, our secret nostalgias. The whole history of the world has been governed by nostalgias and anxieties, which political action does no more than reflect and interpret, very imperfectly. No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa. #Quote by Eugene Ionesco
Misunderstanding quotes by Marty Rubin
#169. Nothing is easier than for two people in love to misunderstand each other. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Misunderstanding quotes by 'SON Of GOD' P.S.Jagadeesh Kumar
#170. I am responsible for what I said, I am not responsible for what you have not understood #Quote by 'SON Of GOD' P.S.Jagadeesh Kumar
Misunderstanding quotes by Anthony Burgess
#171. The book I am best known for, or only known for, is a novel I am prepared to repudiate: written a quarter of a century ago, a jeu d'esprit knocked off for money in three weeks, it became known as the raw material for a film which seemed to glorify sex and violence. The film made it easy for readers of the book to misunderstand what it was about, and the misunderstanding will pursue me till I die. I should not have written the book because of this danger of misinterpretation. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Misunderstanding quotes by George W. Bush
#172. I've coined new words, like, misunderstanding and Hispanically. #Quote by George W. Bush
Misunderstanding quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#173. Everybody makes mistakes, but you can't keep asking people to forgive you again and again.

True repentance makes you happy and makes the other person happy. Without it, trust will disappear and both of you will be less happy.

The other person will know by the way you act that you're truly beginning anew. Even if the other person doesn't see it right away, don't quarrel or be afraid. Just practice well and steadily, and slowly the truth will be revealed and the relationship will improve. #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Misunderstanding quotes by Mark Twain
#174. Word it as softly as you please, the spirit of patriotism is the spirit of the dog and wolf. The moment there is a misunderstanding about a boundary line or a hamper of fish or some other squalid matter, see patriotism rise, and hear him split the universe with is war-whoop. The spirit of patriotism being in its nature jealous and selfish, is just in man's line, it comes natural to him - he can live up to all its requirements to the letter; but the spirit of Christianity is not in its entirety possible to him. #Quote by Mark Twain
Misunderstanding quotes by Vicente Fox
#175. I think there's a big misunderstanding on the value of migrants. #Quote by Vicente Fox
Misunderstanding quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#176. Judgement of others and ourselves always comes from a place of fear. It is fear that keeps us from living authentically all that we say we value. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Misunderstanding quotes by H.L. Mencken
#177. I have often misunderstood men grossly, and I have misrepresented them when I understood them, sacrificing sense to make a phrase. Here, of course, is where even the most conscientious critic often goes aground; he is apt to be an artist before he is a scientist, and the impulse to create something passionately is stronger in him than the impulse to state something accurately. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Misunderstanding quotes by Michael A. Johnson
#178. You Never Know A True Friend Until You get Into A Serious Misunderstanding With Him Or Her #Quote by Michael A. Johnson
Misunderstanding quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#179. Don't answer every critic. Sometimes, the answers you give may be right but misconceived and misunderstood. #Quote by Israelmore Ayivor
Misunderstanding quotes by George Orwell
#180. A Party member is expected to have no private emotions and no respites from enthusiasm. He is supposed to live in a continuous frenzy of hatred of foreign enemies and internal traitors, triumph over victories, and self-abasement before the power and wisdom of the Party. The discontents produced by his bare, unsatisfying life are deliberately turned outwards and dissipated by such devices as the Two Minutes Hate, and the speculations which might possibly induce a sceptical or rebellious attitude are killed in advance by his early acquired inner discipline. The first and simplest stage in the discipline, which can be taught even to young children, is called, in Newspeak, CRIMESTOP. CRIMESTOP means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. CRIMESTOP, in short, means protective stupidity. But stupidity is not enough. On the contrary, orthodoxy in the full sense demands a control over one's own mental processes as complete as that of a contortionist over his body. #Quote by George Orwell
Misunderstanding quotes by Charles F. Glassman
#181. It's very important to choose our words very carefully because miscommunication leads to misunderstanding, which rarely leads to anything good. #Quote by Charles F. Glassman
Misunderstanding quotes by Navnath Godse
#182. Sometimes a writer is punished by misunderstanding from what he had written... #Quote by Navnath Godse
Misunderstanding quotes by James Baldwin
#183. A great deal of what I say just leaves me open, I suppose, to a vast amount of misunderstanding. A great deal of what I say is based on an assumption which I hold and don't always state. You know my fury about people is based precisely on the fact that I consider them to be responsible, moral creatures who so often do not act that way. But I am not surprised when they do. I am not that wretched a pessimist, and I wouldn't sound the way I sound if I did not expect what I expect from human beings, if I didn't have some ultimate faith and love, faith in them and love for them. You see, I am a human being too, and I have no right to stand in judgment of the world as though I am not a part of it. What I am demanding of other people is what I am demanding of myself. #Quote by James Baldwin
Misunderstanding quotes by Cherie Carter-Scott
#184. Without good communication, a relationship is merely a hollow vessel carrying you along on a frustrating journey fraught with the perils of confusion, projection, and misunderstanding. #Quote by Cherie Carter-Scott
Misunderstanding quotes by Peter Carey
#185. (From the story The Last Days of a Famous Mime)
He said nothing. He was mildly annoyed at her presumption: that he had not thought this many, many times before.
With perfect misunderstanding she interpreted his passivity as disdain.
Wishing to hurt him, she slapped his face.
Wishing to hurt her, he smiled brilliantly. #Quote by Peter Carey
Misunderstanding quotes by Garrison Keillor
#186. We have nearly complete misunderstanding between people of different faiths in Lake Wobegon, and that's probably one reason why we get along so very well. It's when you are trying to convince another person to think the same way that you do that there is friction and trouble between people. But when you feel that the other person is dumber than dirt, too dumb for words - why waste your breath - you get along pretty well. There's no bond between people that's quite so strong as when people each feel slightly superior towards the other one. #Quote by Garrison Keillor
Misunderstanding quotes by Michel De Certeau
#187. The panorama-city is a 'theoretical' (that is, visual) simulacrum, in short a picture, whose condition of possibility is an oblivion and a misunderstanding of practices. #Quote by Michel De Certeau
Misunderstanding quotes by Trish Cook
#188. When we don't directly ask for clarification, we tend to fill in the gaps with negative thoughts. These eventually become rooted in our minds as truths, and then everyone gets stuck in a cycle of misunderstanding and miscommunication. #Quote by Trish Cook
Misunderstanding quotes by Neetesh Dixit
#189. The worst distance between two people is misunderstanding #Quote by Neetesh Dixit
Misunderstanding quotes by Hermann Hesse
#190. It was fortunate that love did not need words; or else it would be full of misunderstanding and foolishness. #Quote by Hermann Hesse
Misunderstanding quotes by Karen Lord
#191. However, one can be telepathically connected to one with whom it is difficult to live peaceably. The ability to know another's mind does not preclude the likelihood of misunderstanding it. #Quote by Karen Lord
Misunderstanding quotes by Vironika Tugaleva
#192. Fear is just a misunderstanding of your immortality. #Quote by Vironika Tugaleva
Misunderstanding quotes by K.M. Shea
#193. Stil snorted. "I am not in love with Angelique. I'm in love with you," he said, scooting closer.

Gemma pushed her chair away.
"Well, that's not proper."

"Why not?" Stil asked, butting his chair up against Gemma's.

"Because of the age difference."

"Age difference?"

"Of course. Surely you can't be a day younger than fifty or sixty," Gemma said in surprise.

Stil's jaw dropped.

"You think I'm an OLD MAN?!" Stil thundered.

"Most magic users are not the age they physically appear to be," Gemma said."And it is well known that they age much more slowly."

"You think I'm an OLD MAN?!" he repeated, his voice even louder.

"I'm not even twenty-five yet, you mean-spirited mule, and my clothes are fashionable among mages!" Stil said.

"This whole time you've thought I am OLD?"

"I get the impression that offends you."


Gemma only lifted her eyebrows.

"Aren't you going to apologize?" Stil asked.

"For what?"

"For thinking I'm OLD!"

Gemma shrugged. "It seems you have only yourself to blame for that misunderstanding."

Stil glowered #Quote by K.M. Shea
Misunderstanding quotes by Deborah Harkness
#194. Fear.' My mother had warned me of its power, but I had misunderstood, as children often do. I'd thought it was the fear of others that I needed to guard against, but it was my own terror. Because of that misunderstanding, I'd let the fear take root inside me until it clouded my thoughts and affected how I saw the world. Fear #Quote by Deborah Harkness
Misunderstanding quotes by John Yoo
#195. The effort to blur the lines between Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib reflects a deep misunderstanding about the different legal regimes that apply to Iraq and the war against al Qaeda. #Quote by John Yoo
Misunderstanding quotes by Charles Baudelaire
#196. It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree. #Quote by Charles Baudelaire
Misunderstanding quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#197. The socialists are sometimes wont to reproach liberalism with a lack of
consistency, It is, they maintain, illogical to restrict the activity of the state in the economic sphere exclusively to the protection of property. It is difficult to see why, if the state is not to remain completely neutral, its intervention has to be limited to protecting the rights of property owners.
This reproach would be justified only if the opposition of liberalism to all governmental activity in the economic sphere going beyond the protection of property stemmed from an aversion in principle against any activity on the part of the state. But that is by no means the case. The reason why liberalism opposes a further extension of the sphere of governmental activity is precisely that this would, in effect, abolish private ownership of the means of production. And in private property the liberal sees the principle most suitable for the organization of man's life in society.
The Foundations of Liberal Policy
Liberalism is therefore far from disputing the necessity of a machinery of state, a system of law, and a government. It is a grave misunderstanding to associate it in any way with the idea of anarchism. For the liberal, the state is an absolute necessity, since the most important tasks are incumbent upon it: the protection not only of private property, but also of peace, for in the absence of the latter the full benefits of private property cannot be reaped. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Misunderstanding quotes by Michael Bassey Johnson
#198. Those without an idea of who you are make you become what they think. #Quote by Michael Bassey Johnson
Misunderstanding quotes by Efrat Cybulkiewicz
#199. I've begun to realize that behind every story there is a gap that nourishes wisdom with great strength. And people misunderstand it as the end. #Quote by Efrat Cybulkiewicz
Misunderstanding quotes by Laozi
#200. There is a big misunderstanding about the idea of naturalness. Most people who come to us believing in some freedom or naturalness, but their understanding is what we call [heretical naturalness] ... a kind of "let-alone policy" or sloppiness ... For a plant or stone to be natural is no problem. But for us there is some problem, indeed a big problem. To be natural is something we must work on. #Quote by Laozi

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