47 Quotes About Misunderstanding Someone


In a world with so much differences, misunderstandings arise many times. These quotes about misunderstanding someone will encourage you to set your differences aside and seek a way to communicate with others in a fashion that can be understood by all.

“All the good times evaporated like naphtha, the moment some air of misconceptions touched it.”

“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.”

“Assuming less does not make you naive, it makes you a better listener.”

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

“Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can’t you see who I truly am?”

“Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.”

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

“How often, you wonder, has the direction of your life been shaped by such misunderstandings? How many opportunities have you been denied–or, for that matter, awarded–because someone failed to see you properly?”

“I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.”

“I kept my eyes on the road, and felt tunnel vision setting in. I wanted to talk—I wanted Weaver to explain why he fucking ignored me this past year! And I wanted him to shut up and never say another word to me.”

“I live in terror of not being misunderstood.”

“I look at him and realize, maybe I overreacted. Maybe more than once.”

“I wanted to wash away our past misgivings in those tears that would run from our eyes and weave a new start by folding her in my arms. I wanted to, but I did not!”

“If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.”

“If there is no communication then there is no respect. If there is no respect then there is no caring. If there is no caring then there is no understanding. ”

“If we can accept those who disagree with us, who are hurt and full of misunderstandings, we must treat them like Christ himself and love them as part of his body.”

“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.”

“It’s dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other.”

“It’s hard to imagine hate that I am facing from allover the world yet I am not alone with mistakes.”

“Let us know our differences! Let us understand our differences! Let us know and understand that we are all different people with different differences! ”

“Looking but not seeing is the hearing but not understanding of the eye.”

“Misunderstandings are a normal part of life, and the outcomes of these depend upon how we choose to react to them.”

“Misunderstandings arise only in undefined relationships.”

“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?”

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

“Not everybody will get it. People will misinterpret you and what you do. They might even call you names. So get comfortable with being misunderstood, disparaged, or ignored — the trick is to be too busy doing your work to care.”

“Our words are often only vague, inadequate descriptions of our thoughts. Something gets lost in translation every time we try to express our thoughts in words.”

“Sometimes in life, we may have to experience solitude, the baseless accusations of people, the betrayal and misunderstanding of trusted and loyal ones, the great judgments and suggestions of ‘they that know better’, and a moment of a state of double mindedness.”

“Somewhere between love and hate lies confusion, misunderstanding and desperate hope.”

“Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be.”

“The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar.”

“The growth of my love story had been gradual but my success had always existed and both coupled together formed a deadly combination that was detrimental to our love.”

“The sad truth is so many people are in love and not together and so many people are together and not in love.”

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

“The text has disappeared under the interpretation.”

“The world is an arena where things represents things. It is a stage where the same thing is seen from different lenses as a different thing.”

“The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.”

“They have the unique ability to listen to one story and understand another.”

“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.”

“We cannot control the way people interpret our ideas or thoughts, but we can control the words and tones we choose to convey them. Peace is built on understanding, and wars are built on misunderstandings. ”

“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.”

“We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.”

“What hurts the most is being misunderstood. They tell me that’s an Aquarian trait – that that’s the thing we don’t like.”

“When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.”

“When we miss understanding, we meet misunderstanding. Misunderstanding always pushes understanding far away!”

“When you are angry with a friend, or a friend is angry with you, it’s important to remember that there is always hurt underneath anger.”

“When you make it an issue, it does not just become an issue, but it also grows to become a history and a footprint! Don’t just make anything at all an issue, and don’t let anything at all be a footprint!”

Miscommunication happens for all types of reasons. Realizing what the issue is before it arises will encourage you to self correct.

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