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To be great is to be misunderstood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.
We all have times when we go home at night and pull out our hair and feel misunderstood and lonely and like we're falling. I think the brain is such that there is always going to be something missing.
I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.
Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
Frank Lloyd Wright
It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.
I have nothing to explain. As for being misunderstood, I have grown accustomed to that.
I sort of enjoy the fact that I'm misunderstood most of the time. That's fine.
Billie Joe Armstrong
I don't look at her like she's a bad girl. She just misunderstood sometime, she's a little troubled, she's a little dysfunctional. She's a survivor.
I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said.
I like being misunderstood.
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.
No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
Richard M. Nixon
I love my mom. My mom loves me. We don't have an easy relationship. I don't think we ever will, but I'd rather have a complicated, misunderstood relationship than have no relationship at all.
There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him.
Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.
William Howard Taft
The really good idea is always traceable back quite a long way, often to a not very good idea which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting.
Forgiveness really is so misunderstood, as well as the power it can release in an individual.
I am greatly misunderstood by politically correct idiots.
I'm the most misunderstood, misquoted person I know, honestly.
More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding of the English language than any other single factor.
John W. Vessey, Jr.
I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate.
Hitchcock loves to be misunderstood, because he has based his whole life around misunderstandings.
I think that Scottish people, like Canadians, are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger. It's a great dynamic.
The surest method of being incomprehensible or, moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense; especially words from the ancient languages.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
Everyone at some point in their lives feels excluded and misunderstood.
The public think the politicians don't know or care about their lives; and the politicians feel misunderstood.
If one is rich and one's a woman, one can be quite misunderstood.
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