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25 Quotes: Misunderstandings

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“Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” — Dream Hampton

Communication and miscommunication, understanding and misunderstanding, how hard it seems to us to say what we want to say and be understood by others who want to do the exact same thing. We all want to feel important, feel heard and understood. We all feel certain that what we have to say is important and should be said first. We are naturally selfish, emotional and irrational beings.

How can we connect with and communicate in a healthy and effective way? How can we avoid being misunderstood? Here are 25 quotes on the subject. I hope that they inspire and help you with this very important area of living.

(1) “Miscommunication leads to misunderstanding, which rarely leads to anything good.” — Charles F. Glassman

(2) “We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.” — Rudyard Kipling

(3) “We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.” — Kevin Kelly

(4) “Friendship must never be buried under the weight of misunderstanding.” — Unknown

(5) “Clear up any misunderstanding before it gets to that point.” — Joel Miller

(6) “If you don’t clear your misunderstanding in time they become the reason for distance forever.” — Unknown

(7) “When nails grow long, we cut nails not fingers. Similarly when misunderstanding grows up, cut your ego, not your relationship.” — Unknown

(8) “Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.” — Andre Gide

(9) “Five minutes of communication can save a year’s worth of turmoil and misunderstanding.” — Joyce Meyer

(10) “Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, ‘What else could this mean?’” — Shannon L. Alder

(11) “There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.” — William James

(12) “We feel understood by people who like us; misunderstood by people who don’t — and those feelings are probably realistic.” — Hugh Prather

(13) “So long as you live and work, you will be misunderstood; to that, you must resign yourself once and for all. Be silent!” — Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

(14) “You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate.” — Edie Sedgwick

(15) “No matter how carefully you choose your words, they’ll always end up being twisted by others.” — Unknown

(16) “No adolescent ever wants to be understood, which is why they complain about being misunderstood all the time.” — Stephen Fry

(17) “In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as a misunderstanding.” — Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

(18)“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” — Albert Schweitzer

(19) “Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” — Dream Hampton

(21) “The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them.” — Simone de Beauvoir

“(22) Don’t make friends before understanding and don’t break friendship after misunderstanding.” — Unknown

(23) “A beautiful relationship does not depend on how well we understand someone. But it depends on how well we avoid the misunderstanding.” — Unknown

(24) “It’s dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other.” — L. M. Montgomery

(25) “Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.”John Lennon

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Diana Lynne’s passions are family, traveling, learning, and pursuing a debt-free life. She also loves hanging out with family, friends and being with her dog Skye. Diana is a Quebec City girl. who loves living life.  You can connect with her through Livingandstuff.ca

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