Misunderstanding Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Misunderstanding Quotes from famous authors such as Elaine Pagels, Peter DeFazio, Ken Liu, Courtney Act, Phil Lord. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

The Gospel of Judas really has been a surprise in many ways. For one thing, there’s no other text that suggests that Judas Iscariot was an intimate, trusted disciple, one to whom Jesus revealed the secrets of the kingdom, and that conversely, the other disciples were misunderstanding what he meant by the gospel.
Elaine Pagels
Second, the resolution contains the blatantly false assertion that negotiating a timeline for bringing U.S. troops home with the Iraqi government undermines U.S. national security. Such a statement shows a misunderstanding of the enemy we face in Iraq.
Peter DeFazio
It’s true that misunderstanding and lack of understanding are often themes in my fiction, but I am grateful for the moments when true understanding is achieved, especially between writer and reader. It’s miraculous.
Ken Liu
It’s a common misunderstanding, that when a bisexual person is dating someone of the opposite sex that they are now straight, or if they are dating someone of the same sex they are now gay.
Courtney Act
You always risk people misunderstanding you when you say anything.
Phil Lord
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The media’s apoplectic reaction to 2018 tax refunds displays a fundamental misunderstanding of the U.S. tax code and the very notion of what a refund actually is.
Kayleigh McEnany
Let us not act out of fear and misunderstanding, but out of the values of inclusion, diversity, and regard for all that make our country great.
Loretta Lynch
Change comes with both fear and some pain. Those two ingredients create mistrust, misunderstanding and misinformation. Such is the process of democracy.
David Mixner
I think there’s a misunderstanding that feminism is about bringing men down to bring women up and it’s certainly not that.
Desi Lydic
A judge sometimes must release a criminal. He doesn’t like it, she doesn’t like it, but the law requires it. And the context of an election in which you are “soft on crime” betrays a misunderstanding of the judicial process and a misunderstanding of the Constitution.
Anthony Kennedy
Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
Andre Gide
It does grieve me to think there are people misunderstanding my heart on an issue.
Kirk Cameron
In South America, I heard the 8th Symphony of Beethoven. And the young conductor thought, Beethoven must be heroic. But this is piece which shouldn’t be heroic. And this was such a misunderstanding, such a deep misunderstanding.
Kurt Masur
I’m so sick of people misunderstanding Asians in America and what we’re about.
Eddie Huang
Research shows that if people are talking and listening to like-minded others, they become more dogmatic, more unified, and more extreme. Personalized Facebook experiences are a breeding ground for misunderstanding and miscommunication across political lines and, ultimately, for extremism.
Cass Sunstein
To be misunderstood can be the writer’s punishment for having disturbed the reader’s peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
Anatole Broyard
Religion is very important to me. One of my aims is to try to show that you can have faith and play cricket. There can be a lot of negativity and misunderstanding of Islam.
Moeen Ali
If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding.
Zora Neale Hurston
‘Basic Black with Pearls’, upon its publication in 1980, was greeted with a mix of praise and misunderstanding. Critics sensed its daring and applauded its formal inventiveness, but those qualities also kept people at bay.
Sarah Weinman
I was walking downtown and the drunk tank stopped and picked me up… I was like, ‘Wait a minute here fellas, there’s a misunderstanding. I’m not drunk. I have cerebral palsy.’ They were like, ‘That’s a pretty big word for a drunk.’
Josh Blue
We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.
Kevin Kelly
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.
John Yoo
There was a misunderstanding with Barca. Something happened that I didn’t like, but I prefer to keep it for myself.
Adama Traore
When we talk about pay equality, I think we’re misunderstanding where the problem lies.
Stacy Martin
When ‘Ruby Sparks’ came out, I had to do so many interviews where I had to explain the film and my politics. And I think there was a willful misunderstanding by some people. They thought the movie was trying to perpetrate the thing the movie was deconstructing.
Zoe Kazan
We don’t need no more danger, we don’t need no more difficulties, we don’t need no more misunderstanding, and we don’t need no more violence. We need the people to see each other and know of each other, feel each other, touch each other, share with each other, and change hearts with each other.
Burning Spear
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Albert Schweitzer
A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.
Bob Dylan
To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.
Dick Cavett
Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.
Diane Arbus
In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as misunderstanding.
Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
As the Persians wrote very little about how they ran their affairs, the Greek propaganda of the 5th century B.C. has for centuries gone virtually unchallenged – indeed, for Edward Said, it was the beginning of Europe’s long habit of misunderstanding and ill-informed contempt of the Middle East.
Neil MacGregor
There is far more misunderstanding of Islam than there is, I think, of the other religions of the world. So many things are said of it by those who do not belong to that faith.
Annie Besant
I think there’s a lot of misunderstanding about genetic information and what you can and cannot learn. One of the things we try to do is educate individuals that knowing information is empowering.
Anne Wojcicki
There’s never going to be a great misunderstanding of me. I think I’m a little whacked.
Pamela Anderson
Music is supposed to create an associate level, wherein I and you and you and I can associate without any misunderstanding.
Burning Spear
There’s a lot of healing that needs to happen between the LGBT community and the cisgender heterosexual world. There’s a ton of misunderstanding.
Carmen Carrera
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.
Peter Welch
There’s an ocean of misunderstanding. It’s called the civilian-military divide. I had a lot to learn about our military – who they are, what burdens they carry.
Mary Gauthier
My biggest concern is the abundance of public doubt and misunderstanding when it comes to Twitter’s vision and the near future for the service.
Chris Sacca
The biggest misunderstanding about me is that I’m just a bratty, gobby idiot.
I always think that in nearly every instance things that turn ugly, they almost invariably do so because of a misunderstanding, or because of poor communication.
Alexander Armstrong
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
Ambrose Bierce
It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding, that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last phrase as objects of contemplation, the act of contemplation itself is of course an enjoyment.
Samuel Alexander
I think the New Aesthetic is a series of observations. I think most of the trouble people have had with it comes from a misunderstanding of it as a movement.
Warren Ellis
The neighbor’s kid was bullying my kid. Crossing the line. Threatening him all the time. I went over there to tell him what was going on. I had on flip-flops. I wasn’t there to fight. It was a misunderstanding between a couple of dudes where one thing led to another.
Rex Ryan
Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.
Lionel Trilling
In minority communities there’s a sensitivity, often a knee-jerk reaction, to critical representations. There’s a misunderstanding of what an artist does.
Junot Diaz
I’ve always liked pop music. There was a bit of a misunderstanding with the avant-garde rock scene, because I think I was sort of swimming the wrong way, really.
Robert Wyatt
A big barrier to people getting help with online harassment is the general attitude either that it’s not a real issue – that it’s ‘only’ online – or that it’s limited to someone saying they don’t like you, and all of that stems from a basic misunderstanding of what we mean when we say ‘online harassment.’
Zoe Quinn
People like to say that my work is about making the invisible visible, but that’s a misunderstanding. It’s about showing what invisibility looks like.
Trevor Paglen
There’s a lot of misunderstanding out there, particularly in the difference between religion and culture. For example, I hear people criticise Islam for arranged marriages, but that’s nothing to do with Islam. It is the culture in some places, but it’s actually against Islam.
Moeen Ali
Whenever I see a forecast written out to two decimal places, I cannot help but wonder if there is a misunderstanding of the limitations of the data, and an illusion of precision.
Barry Ritholtz
So many great ideas come out of a misunderstanding.
Ryan Fleck
We can pursue peaceful diplomacy with the Iranian regime while also continuing our maximum economic pressure campaign, while also defending ourselves… To say that it’s a war with Iran or nothing is just a fundamental misunderstanding of how foreign policy actually works.
Morgan Ortagus
Worrying that banning flag desecration would inhibit free speech reveals a misunderstanding of the flag’s fundamental nature.
Adrian Cronauer
When you look at the goals he has been criticised for, at some point they could have been prevented by a defender, or it was a misunderstanding. It is not down to Joe Hart on his own.
Peter Schmeichel
My biggest concern is people misunderstanding me.
Karishma Tanna
It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.
Charles Baudelaire