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Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood.
There's never been a doctor who served many patients who, despite their best efforts, did not lose some of them to death. But they understood that was part of life itself.
I really understood a lot more about comedy after listening to Bill Hicks, who died at 32 years old. He's probably the best comedian who ever lived. Although you can't say that because of Carlin, Cosby and Pryor.
Now financial liberalization is just a catastrophe waiting to happen, and there are very well understood reasons for that.
What air is to the body, to feel understood is to the heart.
I've never understood the cult of Hitchcock. Particularly the late American movies... Egotism and laziness. And they're all lit like television shows.
As Bromberger observed, rules are understood to be elements of the computational systems that determine the sound and meaning of the infinite array of expressions of a language; the information so derived is accessed by other systems in language use.
Well before September 11, it was understood that with modern technology, the rich and powerful will lose their near monopoly of the means of violence and can expect to suffer atrocities on home soil.
As we mature through the years, we access more deeply information we had only abstractly understood before.
Any 'artist' makes a living by expressing what others can't - because they're unaware of their feelings, they're too afraid to express those feelings, or they lack the skills to communicate and be understood.
Yes, now I understood for the first time that my soul was not so poor and empty as it had seemed to me, and that it had been only the sun that was lacking to open all its germs, and buds to the light.
Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.
I've always been a science fiction fan since I had understood the conception of what a story was.
J. Michael Straczynski
Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Chekhov understood that people are mysterious and can't be reduced to what we nowadays call 'motivation.'
As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by the contemplation of a single bone, so the observer who has thoroughly understood one link in a series of incidents should be able to accurately state all the other ones, both before and after.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I had problems getting my words out. If people spoke directly to me, I understood what they said. But when the grownups got to yakking really fast by themselves, it just sounded like 'oi oi.' I thought grownups had a separate language. I've now figured out I was not hearing the hard consonant sounds.
I know some people say it's not the best to work with your family, but I have never understood that because it's always worked so well for me.
Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.
I never quite understood these actors - though I envy them sometimes - who can lie out for a year or two. I feel as though time is a real pressing issue, and I want to get as much work done in the time that I have left.
There are a lot of sacrifices a mother makes when she's raising a child by herself. I saw it when I was growing up, watching all my mother did for me. But it wasn't until recently that I fully understood the price she paid because of how we had to struggle.
I've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal.
Be it understood you are never rich when you get no advantage from it.
I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
As an athlete, I understood the value of my health insurance. I knew that in my profession, injuries were common and could happen at any time.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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