Quotation Explorer - 'Understood'

If you haven’t been made uncomfortable by the teachings of Jesus, you probably haven’t understood them. - David M. Felten and Jeff Procter-Murphy
Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow. - Lawrence Clark Powell
Life can only be experienced in myriad of intricate forms, but can be understood only in abstract.Here/Now/Present is the doorway to abstract - the divine nothingness - Rashmit Kalra
I wanted to hurt in a way I understood. - Mark Soluka
If only [people] understood that every thought is both false and true! False by one-sidenedness resulting from man's inability to embrace the whole truth, and true as an expression of one fact of human endeavor. - Leo Tolstoy
The real beginning of influence comes as others sense you are being influenced by them--when they feel understood by you--that you have listened deeply and sincerely, and that you are open. - Stephen Cove
What is not fully understood is not possessed. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
VITUPERATION, n. Saite, as understood by dunces and all such as suffer from an impediment in their wit. - Ambrose Bierce
I never understood, what a starving artist was until I became one. - Mary Sage Nguyen
You are free to go, Father," she whispered. "We are all of us free." Olivia finally understood what Mr Tugwell had tried to tell her. This was how it was for every fallen crteature. Christ bore the penalty we each deserve, to purchase our freedom. - Julie Klassen
No comment" is a comment so I never really understood. - Lily O'Brien
Self awareness is only powerful when knowledge is understood and applied, only then can it manifest into true wisdom! - Martin R. Lemieux
The world of a cat is unlike any other. What is seen through their eyes cannot be understood by anyone besides another cat. Their world is filled with secrets and adventures that are always present and forever changing. To look at the world as a cat is to look through the veil of reality. - Alex G. Zarate
Everybody in the world wants to be understood and to have others appreciate them.Being different is scary. Solitude is pain and loneliness. - Mizuki Nomura
Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus. - John Ashcroft
Theories that diseases are caused by mental states and can be cured by will power, are always an index of how much is not understood about the physical terrain of a disease. - Susan Sontag
If you understood him, it would not be God. - Augustine of Hippo
Faith is evidence unseen and never seen, trust is gained from evidence seen and understood. - Gary J. Spaulding
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. - Marie Curie
I've never really understood why people sleep. Wasting a third of your life and becoming vulnerable for almost 8 hours every night. Doesn't seem very appealing to me. - Banksy
Every Profound thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood - Fredrich Nietzsche
The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. - Ralph G. Nichols
Illusion is whatever is fixed or definable, and reality is best understood as its negation… - Northrop Frye
Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve. - Karl R. Popper
i wish you could understand me, but of course it is not the way of this world that we are ever completely understood. - Murasaki Shikibu
Truth can be stated simply, but cannot be understood as such. - Raheel Farooq
The truth of the matter is that window management under X is not yet well understood.
Laughing on the way to your execution is not generally understood by less advanced life-forms, and they'll call you crazy. - Richard Bach
How little we really know about the life all around us. Would we be so cavalier and ruthless with it if we understood it better? - William Longgood
Being liked or not, having company or not, being understood or not, being acknowledged or not are not issues of concern on the spiritual path. - Donna Goddard
In microbiology the roles of mutation and selection in evolution are coming to be better understood through the use of bacterial cultures of mutant strains. - Edward Tatum
Whatever you get out of poetry - take it. take it. take it. Words are better off felt than understood. - Sanober Khan
Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood. - Zhou Weihui
He understood (what so many fautlessly polite people do not understand) that a stiff apology is a second insult. He understood that the injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt. - G.K. Chesterton
Some won’t appreciate you no matter how much you do for them. Release yourself. Go where you’re appreciated and understood. - Robert Tew
No one ever understood disaster until it came.
The man who has never been disappointed has never understood happiness, the man who has never been anxious has never learned patience, the man who has never been depressed will never know ecstasy. - Palle Oswald
Human life is a series of mistakes justified by reason; there is no escape from it since the reason is the first mistake born out of a process subsequently understood as the very life by the very reason! - Thiruman Archunan
Natural marriage, therefore, is fully understood in the light of its fulfilment in the sacrament of Matrimony: only in contemplating Christ does a person come to know the deepest truth about human relationships. - Pope Francis
Knowing you, I understood myself. - Kamand Kojouri
Take your desires for reality!" can be understood as the ultimate slogan of power. - Jean Baudrillard
one of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood - Anonymous
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is a succesion of lessons which must be lived to be understood. - Helen Keller
They never understood what Harry Potter what about. Or maybe they didn't want to understand. - Asmara W.M
A God that can be understood is no God. Who can explain the Infinite in words? - W. Somerset Maugham
Man is this plural and collective unity in which the unity of destination and the differences of destinies are to be understood through each other. - Paul Ricœur
In that nanosecond of enlightenment I knew that the human spirit survives the death of the physical body and I understood that my wandering soul needed to get back into its earthly habitat. - Janet Bettag
And I withdrew into myself when I understood that they wanted to extract every thought in my head, one by one, like decayed teeth. - Alia Mamdouh
I thought I would be understood without words. - Vincent Van Gogh
We should often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood our motives. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I have never understood why people who can swallow the enormous improbability of a personal God boggle at a personal Devil. - Graham Greene
Language, she said, was just our way to explain away the wonder and glory of the world. To deconstruct. To dismiss. She said people can't deal with how beautiful the world really is. How it can't be explained and understood. - Chuck Palahniuk
I’ve always had a lifelong interest in spirit. I was an 8-year-old boy an 8-year-old adorable little boy. I just understood my grandfather had a ‘knowingness.’ I didn’t know the word psychic then. (during interview with Sam Liebowitz on the Conscious Consultant Hour) - John B. Muciaccia
First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand. - Cecil Day-Lewis
I realized that the "thing" and the "concept" were substituted for feeling and understood the falsity of the world of will and idea - Kazimir Malevich
When I was foolish, I detested sagacity. I ate the fruits of my foolishness and ignorance. I thank God because I was once foolish. It was from my foolishness that I learnt and understood the true savour of sagacity. - Ogwo David Emenike
A specification that will not fit on one page of 8.5x11 inch paper cannot be understood. - Mark Ardis
Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood. - Henry Miller
All your thoughts, imagination, feelings, emotions and sensation are part of the mechanical process that can be understood, at the state of self-realization. - Roshan Sharma
The face of self-pity was universally understood. - Vann Chow
Something had lubricated us. Something had washed us clean. I understood, and at the same minute I understood that that they all understood, too. Hate had passed away, and in its place was the other word that's just as big. ("Golden Baby") - Alice Brown
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I reasoned as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things. - Holy Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:11
Properly understood, Imagination and Prayer are directly proportional —the more they pray beyond their bounds, they expand their vision beyond their resources, their experiences, their expectations. - Geoffrey Wood
But then I grew up, experienced some life, and I understood that when you merely switch from being a prisoner to being a guard, no one is freed, not even yourself. - Lisa Crystal Carver
People expect that they should be understood by you but seldom put in an effort to understand you. - Amit Abraham
The wizards were civilized men of considerable education and culture. When faced with being inadvertently marooned on a desert island they understood immediately that the first thing to do was place the blame - Terry Pratchett
Music is powerful. It sets the mind and body and soul free in a way that I've never fully been able to understand. Maybe because it's not meant to be understood. It's simply meant to be experienced. - Jacqueline E. Smith
People are such great mysteries. Just when we think we have understood them, a wonderful new aspect shows in them. - Eucharista Ward
I do not know who God is; but I have witnessed the Healing Power of Love, the Beauty of Nature, and the Wisdom of my Soul. If God can be understood in those terms, then don't you think, we all have already found the truth? I feel humanity needs to Stop Searching and Start Living the Truth. - Manprit Kaur
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. - T.S. Eliot
I understood that it was time to quit postponing the embracing of my own potential. There was nothing more I needed to do to be worthy enough and any other excuse I could muster to explain why I couldn’t step up right away was simply that… an excuse. - Janet Louise Stephenson
I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it. - Igor Stravinsky
ConnubialBecause with alarming accuracy she’d been identifying patterns I was unaware of—this tic, that tendency, like the way I've mastered the language of intimacy in order to conceal how I felt— I knew I was in danger of being terribly understood. - Stephen Dunn
He had a theory that musicians are incredibly complex, and know far less than other artists what they want and what they are; that they puzzle themselves as well as their friends; that their psychology is a modern development, and has not yet been understood. - E.M. Forster
And like nectar inside the bud,my blood drinks from your blood, beloved,and starves to join the salvation in your eyes;to be understood again and again, by your nakedness and certainty, a humbleness that trickles into the crevices of my seasoned mind. - V.S. Atbay
Our love of being right is best understood as our fear of being wrong - Kathryn Schulz
It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree. - Charles Baudelaire
Behind weight gain are the larger hurts and questions that have to be explored, probed, and understood before weight loss and maintenance is a possibility. It's a bigger issue than just calories in, calories out. - Ali Vincent
Ultimately, all arguments against markets are arguments against anarchy. Marx understood this much, at least. - Jeffrey Tucker
I peeled the skin off a grape in slippery little triangles, and I understood then that I would be undressing every item of food I could because my clothes would be staying on. - Aimee Bender
While I was an honorable man in her eyes, she did not love me. But the minute she understood what I was, when she breathed the true and foul odor of my soul, love was born in her for she does love me! Well, well! There is nothing real, then, except evil. - Octave Mirbeau
That’s the dream of sex, isn’t it? That you will be liberated from the prison of the body by the body itself, at long last desired, its strange tongue understood. - Olivia Laing
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. - Frank Herbert
I understood finding the place you are born in an unbearable prison and wanting something completely different from what you are familiar with, knowing it represents a haven. - Jamaica Kincaid
One look at each other and it was immediately understood that they both needed a clean slate,,, The obliteration of memory. - Colum McCann
A time is coming when the whole round world will know that God reigns and that God is Love, when hell and heaven, life and death, sin and salvation, will be read and understood aright at last. - Oswald Chambers
The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others. - Leo. C Rosten
Even as a child, even as my blood-past was drained from me, I understood that if I were strong enough to accept it, I was being offered a second history. - Anne Michaels
Because the fact of not being understood by other people had become my only real source of pride, I was never confronted by any impulse to express things and to make others understand something that I knew. - Yukio Mishima
Parker: She believed, absolutely, that each person, each heart, had a counterpart—had a mate. A rightness. She’d always believed it, and understood that unshakable belief was a reason she was good at what she did. - Nora Roberts
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood. - William Penn
Mum was determinate to crush my spirit and put a stop to my behavior once and for all and she beat me up so violently, so often, that I finally understood I must never question her or so much as look at her directly again. - Joe Peters
Great books help you understand and they help you feel understood. - John Green
As I feel into a darker sleep, I understood that I had learned something. Now that I knew fear, I also knew that it was not permanent. As powerful as it was, its grip on me would loosen. It would pass. - Louise Erdrich
The word ‘sin’ is derived from the Indo-European root ‘es-,’ meaning ‘to be.’ When I discovered this etymology, I intuitively understood that for a [person] trapped in patriarchy, which is the religion of the entire planet, ‘to be’ in the fullest sense is ‘to sin'. - Mary Daly
Everyday, do more than you could; seek more than you should; understand more than is understood. Thus only a man stops being a hood. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Well, first I would ask them if they had read the Bible; then I would ask them if they had understood it. - Jürgen Moltmann
Seek first to understand, and then to be understood. - Stephen Covey
Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation but as a question.[A caution he gives his students, to be wary of dogmatism.] - Niels Bohr
I have never voted in my life... I have always known and understood that the idiots are in a majority so it's certain they will win. - Louis-Ferdinand Céline
I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose. - Charlie Chaplin
The scary thing about the protective properties of dietary intake regarding abnormal human radiation exposures is that NASA has understood this for decades! - Steven Magee
Asked in 1919 whether it was true that only three people in the world understood the theory of general relativity, [Eddington] allegedly replied: 'Who's the third? - Arthur Stanley Eddington
So often I'm like, No, thanks, to all of that stuff, just give me the room to exist both in the shit and stars . . . We have to fight to be understood as being distinct and incongruent. But I think it is worth fighting for. - Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
Remember you come here having already understood the necessity of struggling with yourself only with yourself. Therefore thank everyone who gives you the opportunity. - G.I. Gurdjieff
My discourse leads to the truth; the mind is great and guided by this teaching is able to arrive at some understanding. When the mind has understood all things and found them to be in harmony with what has been expounded by the teachings, it is faithful and comes to rest in that beautiful faith. - Hermes Trismegistus
I'm afraid of time... I mean, I'm afraid of not having enough time. Not enough time to understand people, how they really are, or to be understood myself. I'm afraid of the quick judgements or mistakes everybody makes. You can't fix them without time. I'm afraid of seeing snapshots, not movies. - Ann Brashares
It was a simple truth he had understood for years, people hurt others when they are hurt, and hurting them back won't make a damn difference. - Taylor Adams
I never understood why when you died, you didn't just vanish, everything should just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn't be there. I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say 'figment'. - Andy Warhol
I handle wisdom only after I just looked down, listened to and understood. - Abdul'Rauf Hashmi
Properly understood, then, the scriptures counsel us to be virtuous not because romantic love is bad, but precisely because romantic love is so good. It is not only good; it is pure, precious, even sacred and holy. - Bruce C. Hafen
If my tears spilled spontaneously at that moment it’s because I immediately understood that what was happening, like in a dream, was the treat you had prepared for me I felt your friendship much stronger than if you had thanked me a million times that what pleased and touched me. - Ai Yazawa
We ought not be over anxious to encourage innovation, in case of doubtful improvement, for an old system must ever have two advantages over a new one; it is established and it is understood.
He understood the code of his social class enough to affect an air of indifference about life. - H.W. Brands
I never really understood the word ‘loneliness’. As far as I was concerned, I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature. - Björk
What is chemistry in a relationship, Really? Chemistry can be spontaneous combustion that excites, incites, often harms. But not understood. Chemistry can also be that which is studied, intentional, and knows how to be repeated and improved upon. Do you have the right chemistry? - Lucille Anderson
I've never understood the desire for books with matched bindings. You don't go through life looking for sets of matched people, and books are just as individual. - Susan Lendroth
The body, I had been taught, wants only to live. Suicide, I had understood, is an act not of the body against itself but of the will against the body. Yet here I beheld a body that was going to die rather than change its nature. - J.M. Coetzee
I wished a companion to lie near me in the starlight, silent and not moving, but ever within touch. For there is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect. - Robert Louis Stevenson
She was always at her best with him, with a delightful feeling of being understood. To love is easy and therefore common - but to understand - how rare it is! - L.M. Montgomery
In the end, perhaps we should simply imagine a joke; a long joke that's continually retold in an accent too thick and strange to ever be completely understood. Life is that joke my friends. The soul is the punch line. - Tom Robbins
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite. - Paul Dirac
In your heart there's a way around the criticizers, minimizes, and judgmental people that hurt you. When it's understood their self-confidence is very low. It's then you can pray for them, that they find peace, and allow all righteousness to come from Jesus Christ. Amen. - Ron Baratono
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. - Marie Curie
If you understood everything I said, you’d be me - Miles Davis
Liberty should be understood as freedom from the government, specifically, freedom from the initiation of physical force by the government. - George Reisman
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses. - Plato
I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don't know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East -- you're as good as dead. - Elton John
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. - Mahatma Gandhi
Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed. - William Blake
one does not only wish to be understood when one writes; one wishes just as surely not to be understood. - Friedrich Nietzsche
So this had been all I wanted, a boy who understood how I felt. Now, though, I sometimes wished for more. - Sarah Dessen
Music is the only language which can be understood by everyone—even a tree can understand music. - Debasish Mridha
Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble. - Joseph Campbell
I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. - Robert McCloskey
The language of love is the only language understood but not spoken the world over. - Amit Abraham
When a lie makes a soft bed for everyone, may the truth lie low. God as commonly understood appears to be one such lie. God as non-existence is not everyone's cup of tea and He better remain so. - R. N. Prasher
A student whose life is filled with woes least had and understood the hands of a good teacher that shape lives in a distinctive way - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Thought we explained, but it does matter how that is understood. Is to say - you are not done until you done! - Praveen Chenna
I understood the life around me better, not from love, which everybody acknowledges to be a great teacher, but from estrangement, to which nobody has attributed the power of reinforcing insight - Nirad C. Chaudhuri
If women understood and exercised their power they could remake the world.
What I said never changed anyone. What they understood did. - Unknown
I'm a man. Men cook outside. That outdoor grilling is a manly pursuit has long been beyond question. If this wasn't understood, you'd never get grown men to put on those aprons with pictures of dancing weenies on the front, and messages like 'Come 'n' Get It! - William Geist
I write to understand as much as to be understood. - Elie Wiesel
A high self-esteem having artist works hard to be understood. A low self-esteem having artist works hard to be agreed with. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go. - C. JoyBell C.
When we seek to understand what makes each of us different before we seek to be understood, we learn. Understanding fosters mutual respect for one another. - D'Andre Lampkin
I have no home in the sense that is generally understood and so there is nothing to prevent me enjoying to the uttermost the spirit of wanderlust that has entered my soul. I am never lonely. How can I be when there is so much to see and admire in the world? - Gertrude Benham
Thirty-nine years of my life had passed before I understood that clouds were not my enemy; that they were beautiful, and that I needed them. I suppose this, for me, marked the beginning of wisdom. Life is short. - Iimani David
You have always understood and accepted my most genuine, most intimate impulses and responded to them with surprising accuracy. I wish all people turned into such mirrors for each other. - Igor Eliseev
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language. - Walt Disney Company
In the enjoyment of a great myth we come nearest to experiencing as a concrete what can otherwise be understood only as an abstraction. - C.S. Lewis
The moral is the chosen, not the forced; the understood, not the obeyed. The moral is the rational, and reason accepts no commandments. - Ayn Rand
You can spend the rest of your life fighting to be respected, accepted and understood by the people you have created a life with or you can start living a life where that isn't a daily goal and ambition in your relationship. - Shannon L. Alder
I’ve never quite understood why the knuckleheads of the planet so outnumber the rest of us. - Duane Hewitt
Again Creb grunted. It was the usual noncommittal comment used by men when responding to a woman. It carried only enough meaning to indicate the woman had been understood, without acknowledging too much significance in what she said. - Jean M. Auel
The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies. - Robert Conquest
Faith, that's another word for ignorance, isn't it? I never understood how people could be so proud of believing in something with no proof at all. Like that's an achievement. - House M.D,
My music is best understood by children and animals. - Igor Stravinsky
All positive interactions with other human beings involve, to some degree, the experience of visibility-- that is, the experience of being seen and understood. - Nathaniel Branden
A story has its purpose and its path. It must be told correctly for it to be understood. - Marcus Sedgwick
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Søren Kierkegaard
And in a flash I understood the meaning of sex. It is a craving of mingling of consciousness, whose symbol is the mingling of bodies. Every time a man and a woman slake their thirst in the strange waters of the other's identity, they glimpse the immensity of their freedom. - Colin Wilson
If I had a choice, if I had understood earlier that the reason my days were all the same was because I wanted them like that, perhaps... - Paulo Coelho
I don't know who explained this rule to me; maybe it was the product of my own speculations and fantasies. That would have been typical: I was always inventing stories and machinations to make sense of things I didn't understand, and I understood almost nothing. - César Aira
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way. - Doris Lessing
Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it. - Niels Bohr
Nothing in this world is to be feared... only understood. - Marie Curie
Until he had come up with a name, he was too pathetic to look at -- a real idiot. But now that he had some label like graviconcentrate, he thought that he understood everything and life was a breeze. - Arkady Strugatsky
I hadn’t understood at the time. If sinners were so unhappy,why would they prefer their suffering? But now I knew why.Without my wounds, who was I? My scars were my face, my pastwas my life. - Janet Fitch
The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children. - Mahatma Gandhi
The inner suffering of the evil you do to others is not fully understood until you are wearing their aches. - Darmie Orem
The whole problem with news on television comes down to this: all the words uttered in an hour of news coverage could be printed on page of a newspaper. And the world cannot be understood in one page.
English can be weird. It can be understood through tough thorough thought, though. - Anonymous.
If the brain was simple enough to be understood - we would be too simple to understand it! - Minsky M.A.
. . .how he had loved Christine more than he had understood, that sometimes one forgot what it meant, really, to love, the way the tide of a marriage advances and retreats, . . - Kalotay
They never understood what Harry Potter was about. Or maybe they didn't want to understand. - Asmara W.M
The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.
Nature is never so admired as when she is understood. - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
importance of light cannot be understood if there is no darkness - Hrishikesh J C
Often the deep valleys of our present will be understood only by looking back on them from the mountains of our future experience. - Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Tattooing, when understood in its entirety, must be seen as a religious act. The human being brings forth images from the center of the self and communicates them to the world. Fantasy is embodied in reality and the person is made whole. - Spider Webb
Eldest taught me about ancient religions that worshiped the sun. I never understood why- it's just a ball of light and heat. But if the sun of Sol-Earth swirls in colors and lights like that girl's hair, well, I can see why the ancients would worship that. - Beth Revis
Success is different for everyone; to be successful does not mean it has to be understood or defined by what the world defines it as. - Pauline Seaport
Los Angeles, it should be understood, is not a mere city. On the contrary, it is, and has been since 1888, a commodity; something to be advertised and sold to the people of the United States like automobiles, cigarettes and mouth wash.
The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it. - James Thurber
Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before. - Loris Malaguzzi
Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood. - William Howard Taft
When we try to understand another, we reveal ourselves, and in revealing ourselves we are able to be understood. Our heart declares itself to another heart, and that which is common between us becomes the bridge over which understanding crosses. - Kent Nerburn, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: Living in the Spirit of the Prayer of St. Francis
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits. - Paul Eldridge
Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair. - R.D. Laing
Having seen all of their fathers and husbands walk out the door[...], each woman understood most completely the nature of women's interconnectedness. Being reliant upon only women also had meant that the particulars of problem solving were addressed in ways known to women and using women's methods. - Tracey Lindberg
That is what I have always understood to be the essence of anarchism: the conviction that the burden of proof has to be placed on authority, and that it should be dismantled if that burden cannot be met. - Noam Chomsky
To understand and be understood is to be at peace - Kamand Kojouri
The fact that he and she understood each other without a word seemed to bring them nearer than any explanation would have done. - Edith Wharton
I truly understood the meaning of hope. It is something much bigger than anything physical we may desire. It’s about raising our eyes from a point on the horizon to the heavens and into eternity. And it’s about relying on God’s grace to do it, no matter what the cost. - Laura Sobiech
Judgment should never enter into the hearts and minds of others while observing another in a pain that cannot be understood. - Amy Denise
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. - Ernest Hemingway
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. - George Orwell
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