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"Art is not about understanding, it's about experience." - Antony Gormley

"Workflow is understanding your job, understanding your tools, and then not thinking about it any more." - Merlin Mann

"I want to block some common misunderstandings about understanding: In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy footwork about the word understanding." - John Searle

"A good one iron shot is about as easy to come by as an understanding wife." - Dan Jenkins

"You can't think about presence, and the mind can't understand it. Understanding presence is being present." - Eckhart Tolle

"Your emotional understanding about the preciousness of your human birth comes through conscious, repetitive mind training." - Tsoknyi Rinpoche

"If something is worth being rude about, it is worth understanding as well." - David Bentley

"Patience is about understanding the right moment for action and the right moment for stillness." - Alberto Villoldo

"Behavioral design is all about feeling in control. Includes: usability, understanding, but also the feel." - Donald A. Norman

"May each family rediscover family prayer, which helps to bring about mutual understanding and forgiveness." - Pope Francis

"Understanding comes about through feeling, from moment to moment in the mirror of relationship." - Bruce Lee

"For me, Christmas is about family, loving, forgiveness, compassion, understanding and comradery." - Anthony Mackie

"The most difficult part about understanding something is that we understand it all." - Albert Einstein

"Suffering is there because there's something we're not understanding about our full divinity, and there are so many ways we could go into understanding." - Maya Tiwari

"A weak understanding of what the Bible says about sin is tied to a weak understanding of what the Bible says is achieved by the cross." - D A Carson

"Man with all his shrewdness is as stupid about understanding by himself the mysteries of God, as an ass is incapable of understanding musical harmony." - John Calvin

"It's about understanding! Understanding the world!" - Peter Higgs

"Man talks about everything, and he talks about everything as though the understanding of everything were all inside him." - Antonio Porchia

"[A community chalkboard is] about knowing you're not alone. It's about understanding our neighbors in new and enlightening ways." - Candy Chang

"Leading an organization is as much about soul as it is about systems. Effective leadership finds its source in understanding" - Herb Kelleher

"Writing about people helps us to understand them, and understanding them helps us to accept them as part of ourselves." - Alice Walker

"One's spirituality is about one's deepest personal understanding of and interactions with Life and God... whatever those may be." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Understanding is, after all, what science is all about - and science is a great deal more than mindless computation." - Roger Penrose

"Architecture is about the understanding of the world and turning it into a more meaningful and humane place." - Juhani Pallasmaa

"I have no understanding as to why you wouldn't try to make what you're passionate about work for you." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"The way we are educated and entertained keep us from knowing about or understanding the pain of others." - Robert Jensen

"This is not a democracy," I said, understanding he fear but unable to do anything about it. "It's a Maxocracy." - James Patterson

"You can choose to acknowledge that there is something you don not understand about God and about Life, the understanding of which will change everything." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Is political discourse still just shouting opinions about subjective, hot-button issues based on poor understanding and outright ignorance about which agreements can never be reached?" - Jeffrey Rowland

"The whole duty of man consists in being reasonable and just I am reasonable because I know the difference between understanding and not understanding and I am just because I have no opinion about things I do' understand." - Gertrude Stein

"Franklin [D. Roosevelt] had a good way of simplifying things. He made people feel that he had a real understanding of things and they felt they had about the same understanding." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"The whole duty of man consists in being reasonable and just I am reasonable because I know the difference between understanding and not understanding and I am just because I have no opinion about things I don't understand." - Gertrude Stein

"It's about people coming to an understanding, a realisation that we must bridge the gap, build bridges and make people aware of what's happening. The award gives me the kind of pride and understanding that most people wouldn't think of. It is strengthening the Yolgnu people, but it's also giving strength to Balanda people who otherwise don't have that kind of understanding..." - Mandawuy Yunupingu

"Education is understanding relationships." - George Washington Carver

"Peace comes through understanding" - Albert Einstein

"Intellectual understanding blocks empathy." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Experience precedes understanding." - Jean Piaget

"Understanding arises through making" - Giambattista Vico

"Knowledge about the process being modeled starts fairly low, then increases as understanding is obtained and tapers off to a high value at the end." - Harold Chestnut

"If we had a better understanding of the ways we think about enemies, we might be able to think of more rational ways of settling conflict." - Sam Keen

"I don't think I would have spent time learning about the immune system if understanding vaccines weren't something I considered very important." - Bill Gates

"Sometimes I think too much fuss is made about marriage. Century after century of carnal embracement and we're still no nearer to understanding one another." - E M Forster

"Care about understanding and before you know it, in just a few decades, you'll have a system of thinking that gives you answers whenever you ask." - Richard Bach

"At a certain point the audience shouldn't worry about catching every word and understanding every twist and turn, because at a certain point that's pretty much impossible." - David Cronenberg

"It's all about understanding that God is behind every performance, good or bad, and that trusting Him will always leave you satisfied." - Lauryn Williams

"The best advice I got throughout my career was understanding what my current managers' pains and challenges are - it's not always just about hitting the number." - Jim McDonough

"Many people treat their bodies as if they were rented from Hertz - something they are using to get around in but nothing they genuinely care about understanding." - Chungliang Al Huang

"Learning is all about connections, and through our connections with unique people we are able to gain a true understanding of the world around us." - Peter Senge

"Do not think about sin, he thought. There are enough problems now without sin. Also I have no understanding of it." - Ernest Hemingway

"I think if you've suffered, if you've experienced loss, you're probably more open to understanding it and more comfortable talking about it and experiencing it." - Anderson Cooper

"As I come to understand Vietnam and what it implies about the human condition, I also realize that few humans will permit themselves such an understanding." - Alan Moore

"Ive worked very hard at understanding myself, learning to be assertive. Im past the point where I worry about people liking me." - Pam Dawber

"I think one of the greatest things about the Republican Party is the understanding, we don't point fingers and we have class..." - Angie Harmon

"They're talking about things of which they don't have the slightest understanding, anyway. It's only because of their stupidity that they're able to be so sure of themselves." - Franz Kafka

"Ignorance of each other is what has made unity impossible in the past. Therefore we need enlightenment. We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity. Once we have more knowledge (light) about each other, we will stop condemning each other and a United front will be brought about." - Malcolm X

"I'm always interested in understanding the math of things and understanding as much as I can about all aspects of business. And what I learn today may be useful to me two years from now. That'sreally the wonderful thing about investments is your knowledge is cumulative." - Warren Buffett

"... Michael Bloomfields' musical understanding was broad and deep, and he knew how to turn that understanding into communication .. his influence was phenomenal ... his story is about those kinds of things and about the people he knew and the audiences he thrilled and the times he had ..." - Mark Naftalin

"Science talks about very simple things, and asks hard questions about them. As soon as things become too complex, science can't deal with them... But it's a complicated matter: Science studies what's at the edge of understanding, and what's at the edge of understanding is usually fairly simple. And it rarely reaches human affairs. Human affairs are way too complicated." - Noam Chomsky

"I love being a mother...I am more aware. I feel things on a deeper level. I have a kind of understanding about my body, about being a woman." - Shelley Long

"I wasn't understanding enough about drug addition. No one seemed to know much about drug addiction. Things like LSD were all new. No one knew the harm. People thought cocaine was good for you." - Mick Jagger

"The kids are the ones that have a clarity about what they want. They don't have any wisdom, but they do have a clear understanding about what they want to have happen." - Wes Anderson

"Collage is more than just an art style. Collage is all about bringing different elements together. Once you form a sensibility about connection, how different elements relate to each other, you deepen your understanding of yourself and others." - Bryan Collier

"Forget the boring old dictum, 'Write about what you know.' Instead, seek out an unknown yet knowable area of experience that's going to enhance your understanding of the world and write about that." - Rose Tremain

"Leadership is about creating a domain in which human beings continually deepen their understanding of reality and become more capable of participating in the unfolding of the world. Ultimately leadership is about creating new realities." - Joseph Jaworski

"The understanding soul prays; the praying soul gets understanding." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Understanding of life begins with the understanding of patterns." - Fritjof Capra

"Through interpretation, understanding; through understanding, appreciation; through appreciation, protection." - Freeman Tilden

"Understanding why is never enough." - Lucy Freeman

"All understanding begins in wonder!" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Knowledge without understanding is useless." - Thucydides

"Some things were beyond understanding." - Nicholas Sparks

"Conceit is incompatible with understanding." - Leo Tolstoy

"Many confuse understanding with believing." - Watchman Nee

"Criminals thrive on society's understanding." - Newt Gingrich

"As we get better at understanding how little we know about the body, we begin to realize that the next big frontier in medicine, is energy medicine. It's not the mechanistic part of the joints moving. It's not the chemistry of our body. It's understanding for the first time how energy influences how we feel." - Mehmet Oz

"While we can learn or study techniques for almost anything we might want to accomplish, real understanding is not the mere accumulation of knowledge. Understanding cannot be realized by listening or reading about the realization of others. It must be achieved firsthand via substantive, direct perception in the moment." - H. E Davey

"If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change. In my view, science and Buddhism share a search for the truth and for understanding reality. By learning from science about aspects of reality where its understanding may be more advanced, I believe that Buddhism enriches its own worldview." - Dalai Lama

"He spoke of human solitude, about the intrinsic loneliness of a sophisticated mind, one that is capable of reason and poetry but which grasps at straws when it comes to understanding another, a mind aware of the impossibility of absolute understanding. The difficulty of having a mind that understands that it will always be misunderstood." - Nicole Krauss

"It's hard to come up with a 'quote' about myself. Perhaps I could say that most of my writing has been concerned with understanding between people. Whether of different races, or religions, or even in the same family I tried in my books... to deal with the subject of understanding the other fellow." - Phyllis A. Whitney

"I cannot think of a single field in biology or medicine in which we can claim genuine understanding, and it seems to me the more we learn about living creatures, especially ourselves, the stranger life becomes." - Lewis Thomas

"witches try to 'connect' with the world around them. Witchcraft, they say, is about the tactile, intuitive understanding of the turn of the seasons, the song of the birds; it is the awareness of all things as holy ..." - Tanya Luhrmann

"I learned everything I ever need to know about questioning artful dodgers by covering the most artful of them all, Ronald Reagan. For Reagan, performance was as much a part of governing as understanding the details of the federal budget." - Andrea Mitchell

"I havent had a single thought for 26 years. I have only understanding. Its somewhat complicated to understand that. Ive hardly ever spoken about it. Youre in a state of total peace of mind. A kind of nirvana." - Byron Katie

"Ayurveda is not just about nutrition or herbology, it has a unique tool for diagnosis, diagnosis of understanding the human constitution is different from person to person. Each one has a unique metabolic system." - Maya Tiwari

"Never for a moment have I had one doubt about my religious beliefs. There are people who believe only so far as they can understand-that seems to me presumptuous and sets their understanding as the standard of the universe." - Woodrow Wilson

"What greater prestige can a man like me (not too gifted, but very understanding) have than to have taken a cheap, shoddy and utterly lost kind of writing, and have made of it something that intellectuals claw each other about?" - Raymond Chandler

"At the moment you are most in awe of all there is about life that you don't understand, you are closer to understanding it all than at any other time." - Jane Wagner

"Parenthood brings profound pleasure and satisfactions-the unparalleled pleasure of caring so intensely for another human being, of watching growth, of reliving childhood, of seeing oneself in a new perspective, and of understanding more about life." - Ellen Galinsky

"The federalism term is a good term, but it's just below the surface; it's just about to come up into wider public understanding that these practices are happening and are politically viable." - Gar Alperovitz

"I used to be hyper, throw crazy and not think about what I wanted to do with each pitch. Now I have a better understanding of what it is to be a major league pitcher." - Johan Santana

"I was a long time learning that wisdom and experience are things apart; that to taste life is not to be confused with understanding what life is really all about." - Wallis Simpson

"In each meditation session, we gather knowledge about the mind through observation, questioning, and testing. We do this over and over, until we gradually develop a meaningful understanding of our own mind." - Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

"Of course you want to do all the research that you can, but it's impossible to take a life and the boundaries of an hour and a half, so there is hope there will be understanding about that also." - Angela Bassett

"In our world photographs of one dead terrorist mastermind carry no real news or information about the nature or horror of war. They just create sensation instead of deeper understanding." - Philip Gourevitch

"We are looking for a complete, coherent, and simple understanding of reality. Given what we know about the universe, there seems to be no reason to invoke God as part of this description." - Sean M Carroll

"It is always the case, with mathematics, that a little direct experience of thinking over things on your own can provide a much deeper understanding than merely reading about them." - Roger Penrose

"You have to know human behaviour ... And the quality of your writing is absolutely capped at your understanding of human behaviour. You'll never write above what you know about people." - Tony Gilroy

"But I try not to think with my gut. If I'm serious about understanding the world, thinking with anything besides my brain, as tempting as that might be, is likely to get me into trouble." - Carl Sagan

"One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision." - Bertrand Russell

"It is through our extended family that we first learn to compromise and come to an understanding that even if we don't always agree about things we can still love and look out for each other." - Sara Sheridan

"I know friends of mine who have never changed their mind about anything in their lives, despite evidence from all directions. And I think if you can keep an open mind and some understanding, that helps you stay young." - Dick Van Dyke

"Actually we're not hearing a lot about gas prices right now from constituents. And I think that reflects a growing understanding on the part of the public, that there really is very little that the government and politicians can do." - John Yarmuth

"Because so many people use goodreads, it is an amazingly good-and amazingly underutilized-resource for understanding what people read, why, and how they feel about their reading experiences." - John Green

"I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cut-throat, competitive world in which I spent my life." - Anthony Perkins

"So it's possible that someday, by understanding a little bit more about how the world works, it will come back to help us in some other way that will be surprising" - Saul Perlmutter

"If love is in our hearts, every thought, word, and deed can bring about a miracle. Because understanding is the very foundation of love, words and actions that emerge from our love are always helpful." - Nhat Hanh

"It is quite possible for people who have never met us and who have spent only twenty minutes thinking about us to come to a better understanding of who we are than people who have known us for years." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Early humans, bursting with questions about Nature but with limited understanding of its dynamics, explained things in terms of supernatural persons and person-animals who delivered the droughts and floods and plagues. . . ." - Ursula Goodenough

"I'm afraid that, in this chapter we must talk about sex in a very explicit manner, because we want to expand the Frontiers of Human Understanding and also we want to sell as many books as possible to adolescent boys." - Dave Barry

"It is my belief that children are full of understanding and know as much as and more than adults, until they are about seven, when they suddenly become stupid, like adults." - Doris Lessing

"What Richard is talking about is instead admitting to the existence of negative thoughts, understanding where they came from and why they arrived, and then - with great forgiveness and fortitude - dismissing them." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label. Now I have a clearer understanding of what's wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself." - Susan Boyle

"At the deepest level of ecological awareness you are talking about spiritual awareness. Spiritual awareness is an understanding of being imbedded in a larger whole, a cosmic whole, of belonging to the universe." - Fritjof Capra

"Every business is about understanding people. Which people you have to get through. Which people you have to embrace. Which people you have to jump over. Which people you have to push out of the way. That's the game." - Donny Deutsch

"What's so funny about peace, love and understanding" - Nick Lowe

"What's so funny about peace, love and understanding" - Elvis Costello

"See, Colie, it's all about understanding. We're all worth something." - Sarah Dessen

"There are lots of cases where we know more about how the world works than we do about how we know how it works. That's no paradox. Understanding the structure of galaxies is one thing, understanding how we understand the structure of galaxies is quite another. There isn't the slightest reason why the first should wait on the second and, in point of historical fact, it didn't. This bears a lot of emphasis; it turns up in philosophy practically everywhere you look." - Jerry Fodor

"Becoming a strategic thinker is about opening your mind to possibilities. It's about seeing the bigger picture. It's about understanding the various parts of your business, taking them apart, and then putting them back together again in a more powerful way. It's about insight, invention, emotion and imagination focused on reshaping some part of the world." - Max Mckeown

"Becoming a strategic thinker is about opening your mind to possibilities. It's about seeing the bigger picture. It's about understanding the various parts of your business, taking them apart, and then putting them back together again in a more powerful way. It's about insight, invention, emotion and imagination focused on reshaping some part of the world." - Max Mckeown

"For me at this time in my life I recognize that everything is about moving closer to that which is God. And without a full, spiritual center - and I am not talking about religion, I am talking about without understanding the fullness from which you've come you can't really fulfill your supreme moment of destiny...." - Oprah Winfrey

"Insecure about my body, about my personality, sometimes even about my understanding of everything." - Eminem

"Regarding this Dhamma, it is not something that we can simply talk about or take another's word for it. We need to develop meditation so that the understanding arises clearly within oneself. It is not the case that merely by listening to another's explanation our defilements will disappear. When we gain some understanding we need to chew on it again so that we see it for ourselves with certainty: paccattam." - Ajahn Chah

"Gaia's main problems are not industrialization, ozone depletion, overpopulation, or resource depletion. Gaia's main problem is the lack of mutual understanding and mutual agreement in the noosphere about how to proceed with those problems. We cannot rein in industry if we cannot reach mutual understanding and mutual agreement based on a worldcentric moral perspective concerning the global commons. And we reach the worldcentric moral perspective through a difficult and laborious process of interior growth and transcendence." - Ken Wilber

"There is one brain organ that is optimised for understanding and articulating logical processes and that is the outer layer of the brain, called the cerebral cortex. Unlike the rest of the brain, this relatively recent evolutionary development is rather flat, only about 0.32 cm (0.12 in) thick and includes a mere 6 million neurons. This elaborately folded organ provides us with what little competence we do possess for understanding what we do and who we do it." - Ray Kurzweil

"It's not that humans and non-humans are identical... but the lack of understanding that led to the slave trade is the same lack of understanding many people have about animals today. When slaves were brought over from Africa, many people believed they were not humans, that they didn't have feelings. Many people believe that primates and other animals don't have feelings, too, but they do." - Jane Goodall

"We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity." - Malcolm X

"Teaching is the highest form of understanding." - Aristotle

"The man of understanding finds everything laughable." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Understanding and connection can transcend conflict." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Transmitting information is easier than creating understanding." - Harold Evans

"Understanding replaces imaginary fears with real ones." - Mason Cooley

"Understanding is the reward of faith." - Saint Augustine

"In all your getting, get understanding." - Jacqueline Woodson

"Life in its highest state is understanding." - L Ron Hubbard

"True love is born from understanding." - Gautama Buddha

"[Our understanding is] not intellectual, but instinctive." - Ann Richards

"Realization is more important than understanding" - John de Ruiter

"Understanding is the wages of faith." - Saint Augustine

"Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding." - Friedrich Hayek

"Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair." - Ronald David Laing

"Mathematics is an art of human understanding." - William Thurston

"There's nothing wrong with not understanding yourself." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Understanding is the key to true knowledge" - Liam Williams

"Understanding is but the sum of misunderstandings." - Haruki Murakami

"There is no hospitality like understanding." - Vanna Bonta

"Man's best candle is his understanding." - James Howell

"The understanding of fear cures fear." - Robert Anthony

"Risk discomfort and solitude for understanding." - Wade Davis

"American exceptionalism requires understanding biblical view." - Jim Demint



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