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"You can't live principals you can't understand." - Stephen Covey

"I can't understand it. I can't even understand the people who can understand it." - Juliana of the Netherlands

"I can't understand nothingness. I can't understand it and I can't imagine it." - Haruki Murakami

"If we can't program it, we can't understand it." - David Deutsch

"If I can't picture it, I can't understand it." - Albert Einstein

"If you can't understand it without an explanation, you can't understand it with an explanation." - Haruki Murakami

"We can understand almost anything, but we can't understand how we understand." - Albert Einstein

"Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand." - Jean Francois Paul de Gondi

"If I can't understand something, then it's probably nonsense." - Stephen Wolfram

"You can't understand where someone's going unless you understand where they've been." - Jerry B Jenkins

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

"Don't criticize what you can't understand, son. You never walked in that's man shoes." - Elvis Presley

"I understand that nobody understands me, but I can't be someone I'm not." - Audrey Tautou

"And the world so hard to understand is the world you can't live without." - Billy Corgan

"If you can understand human behavior, it can't hurt you nearly as much." - Carol Plum-Ucci

"People want to ignore what they can't understand. They're looking for logic at any cost." - Alice Hoffman

"Someone had to be blamed. Someone had to die. (...) What you can't understand, you destroy." - Melina Marchetta

"I don't really understand why when I'm not making music, I feel like I can't breathe." - Son Lux

"Investment must be rational; if you can't understand it, don't do it." - Warren Buffett

"When I observe other animals, I understand their behavior. I can't say the same for mankind." - Anthony D. Williams

"We can't understand the universe in any clear way without the supernatural." - Allan Sandage

"Because it is so hard, in any life, to believe in what you can't fully understand." - Sarah Dessen

"When a person knows and can't make the others understand, what does he do?" - Carson Mccullers

"I still can't understand why anyone cares about what I do or what I say." - Eva Longoria

"How do you expect to communicate with the ocean, when you can't even understand one another?" - Stanislaw Lem

"How do you expect to communicate with the ocean, when you can't even understand one another?" - Stanislaw Lem

"It's too late. I've seen things...I've lost things you can't understand." - Lauren Oliver

"Anyone who understands Jazz knows that you can't understand it. It's too complicated. That's what's so simple about it." - Yogi Berra

"A child is a person who can't understand why someone would give away a perfectly good kitten." - Doug Larson

"Things you can't understand are always the hardest to bear. To know why is the first step to consolation." - Patricia Wentworth

"I'd rather see a woman elected...They understand they can't spend more money than the old man brings home." - Barry Goldwater

"What is the point of singing wonderful lyrics if the audience can't understand what is being said or heard?" - Frank Sinatra

"I can't understand why most people believe in medicine and don't believe in art, without questioning either." - Damien Hirst

"In contemporary society [the typical lady] is an archaism, and can't hardly understand herself unless she knows her own history." - Emily James Smith Putnam

"[Americans] can't understand that the water in our toilet is cleaner than 880 million have access to." - Matt Damon

"You can't right the wrongs because you'll never understand the cause and you'll be too busy dodging the effect." - Henry Rollins

"You can't possibly judge your ability to control something until you've experienced the extremes of its capabilities. Do you understand?" - Richard Russo

"The biggest thing is getting our guys to understand, you can't let one mistake compound into another mistake" - Thad Matta

"I can't understand why people use religion to hurt each other when there's already so much pain in the world." - Stephen King

"Reviewers are forever telling authors they can't understand them. The author might often reply: Is that my fault?" - A.W. Hare

"I'm sorry,' said the shopkeeper. 'I can't understand your ridiculous accent.' 'My accent?' 'It is quite silly.' 'So you can't understand me?' 'Not a word.' 'Then how did you understand that?' 'I didn't.' 'You didn't understand what I just said?' 'That's right.' 'You understood that, though.' 'Not at all.' The American glowered." - Derek Landy

"But sometimes you can't figure everything out because you can't ever really understand other people. You can't understand why they do what they do. You just have to accept a little mystery, Ben. People are mysterious, the world is mysterious. You can't know everything. You're not supposed to. This isn't a history book. It's just the world. It's a messy place." - William Landay

"One can't understand everything at once, we can't begin with perfection all at once! In order to reach perfection one must begin by being ignorant of a great deal. And if we understand things too quickly, perhaps we shan't understand them thoroughly." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"I can't understand God by feelings. I can't understand the Lord Jesus Christ by feelings. I can only understand God the Father and Jesus Christ by what the Word says about them. God is everything the Word says He is. We need to get acquainted with Him through the Word." - Smith Wigglesworth

"I can't understand it. I can't even understand the people who can understand it." - Queen Juliana

"So what we have is a president that has brought this issue before the American people. We now understand that we can't wait. We understand every year we wait it gets $600 billion worse." - Ken Mehlman

"I need to concede a considerable area to what I don't know and can't know, and perhaps don't wish to know. Only to understand in a way I do not quite understand." - John Haines

"I can't understand guys who just have to have your autograph. What do you do when you get home, take it out & look at it?" - Artie Shaw

"I can't understand how anyone is able to paint without optimism. Despite the general pessimistic attitude in the world today, I am nothing but an optimist." - Hans Hofmann

"The 8 key words that will move practically anyone to your side of the issue: 'If you can't do it, I'll definitely understand.'" - Bob Burg

"One-hundred percent, even now I doubt myself. I don't understand what people hear in my voice. I can't hear it myself, if you know what I mean." - Sam Smith

"I think I should understand that better, if I had it written down: but I can't quite follow it as you say it." - Lewis Carroll

"Vladimir: I don't understand. Estragon: Use your intelligence, can't you? Vladimir uses his intelligence. Vladimir: (finally) I remain in the dark." - Samuel Beckett

"[O]nce you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." - The Skin Horse from The Velveteen Rabbit" - Margery Williams

"I think you have to be left-brained, to a certain extent, to understand science. I can talk about it, but I can't do it." - Morgan Freeman

"People's ignorance really pisses me off. Stupidity is when you can't help it-ignorance is when you choose not to understand something." - Sarah Mclachlan

"Where questions of style and exposition are concerned I try to follow a simple maxim: if you can't say it clearly you don't understand it yourself" - John Searle

"Rodeoing is about the only sport you can't fix. You'd have to talk to the bulls and horses, and they wouldn't understand you." - Bill Linderman

"Understand-it ALWAYS makes sense. Sense can't be avoided. If it first seems to be non-sense, wait: roots will reveal themselves." - Richard Foreman

"I have a much easier time imagining how we would understand the big bang, even though we can't do it yet, than I can imagine understanding consciousness." - Edward Witten

"As time goes on, you'll understand. What lasts, lasts; what doesn't, doesn't. Time solves most things. And what time can't solve, you have to solve yourself." - Haruki Murakami

"Definitely not-you optimists just can't understand that a depressed person doesn't want you to try and cheer them up.It makes us sick." Brandon Sanderson(Elantris)" - Brandon Sanderson

"Categories are gibberish to me. I understand - it helps people organize their thoughts. But you can't go too far with it." - Fiona Apple

"What I can't understand is, how can anybody figure now that the government can support us, when we support the government." - Rose Wilder Lane

"I can't understand what's holding up our missile program. It's the first time the government ever had trouble making the taxpayers' money go up in smoke." - Bob Hope

"There's no going back from what happened. You can go back and understand the past, but you can't go back and change it." - Dana Reinhardt

"Have you ever felt really close to someone? So close that you can't understand why you and the other person have two separate bodies, two separate skins?" - Nancy Garden

"I can see that now. I can see everything once it's already happened - I'm very good at the past. It's the present I can't understand." - Nick Hornby

"Stories are what death thinks he puts an end to. He can't understand that they end in him, but they don't end with him." - Ursula K Le Guin

"And don't worry about the bits you can't understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music." - Roald Dahl

"What I can't create I don't understand" - Richard P Feynman

"Don't criticize what you can't understand." - Bob Dylan

"You can't change what you don't understand." - Orson Scott Card

"The senator has got to understand if he's going to have - he can't have it both ways. He can't take the high horse and then claim the low road." - George W Bush

"Holdsworth is so damned good that I can't cop anything. I can't understand what he's doing. I've got to do this [does two-hand tapping], whereas he'll do it with one hand." - Eddie Van Halen

"I will never understand why they cook on TV. I can't smell it. Can't eat it. Can't taste it. The end of the show they hold it up to the camera, 'Well, here it is. You can't have any. Thanks for watching. Goodbye.'" - Jerry Seinfeld

"If we can't understand the Afghan family, we can't understand Afghanistan." - Asne Seierstad

"It's not that I can't fall in love. It's really that I can't help falling in love with too many things all at once. So, you must understand why I can't distinguish between what's platonic and what isn't, because it's all too much and not enough at the same time." - Jack Kerouac

"It's not that I can't fall in love. It's really that I can't help falling in love with too many things all at once. So, you must understand why I can't distinguish between what's platonic and what isn't, because it's all too much and not enough at the same time." - Jack Kerouac

"It's essential that we understand that taking care of the planet will be done as we take care of ourselves. You know that you can't really make much of a difference in things until you change yourself." - Alice Walker

"Bush is a very stupid man. The American people are not stupid, they are very clever. I can't understand how such clever people came to elect such a stupid president." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"When people can't use you, they ridicule what you represent. I was lucky that I understood that, because when one does not understand that, it is very easy to be broken and to be subdued." - Wangari Maathai

"I try to not overthink anything. I don't understand why nipples are nudity. Who cares? Men can show their nipples but if we have breasts we can't show them?" - Chelsea Handler

"When you understand the fear then you can begin to move past it. So when I hear the people say it's innate, you can't learn it, I just want to hit them in the head." - Robert Greene

"You can't expect insights, even the big ones, to make you suddenly understand everything. But I figure: Hey it's a step in the right direction if they leave you confused in a deeper way." - Lily Tomlin

"It seems to me, though, that you always understand very well what I can't say very well. Trouble is I end up being even worse at saying things well." - Haruki Murakami

"If you want to understand the jungle, you can't be content just to sail back and forth near the shore. You've got to get into it, no matter how strange and frightening it might seem." - Carl Jung

"...everything has a narrative, really, and if you can't understand a story and relate to it, figure out how you fit inside it, you're not really alive at all." - Catherynne M Valente

"Girls like you can't understand," Julia said, and it was true. Ellie had been popular. She didn't know that some hurts were like a once-broken bone. In the right weather, they could ache for a lifetime." - Kristin Hannah

"America is like a dog. I'm sorry, but it is. It cannot understand actual words. It understands inflection. It understands fear. But you can't actually explain issues to a dog." - Bill Maher

"The censors don't bother with fantasy books, especially old ones. They can't understand them. They think it's all kids' stuff. They'd die if they knew what The Chronicles of Narnia were really about." - G. Willow Wilson

"I'm a strange person. Sometimes I hardly know what I'm going to do or say next. Sometimes I seem a stranger to myself. Sometimes what I do surprises me and I can't understand why I do it." - Philip K Dick

"The specific danger is us; we are rampant; this earth is our only friend; we are destroying it increment by increment at a horrific rate. We must understand that we can't buy it back." - William Kittredge

"I can't bring you absolute truth in the detailed factual sense. All I can do is bring you an interpretation as I understand it. That's all you can ever get from an actor." - Colin Firth

"Obviously there have been historically many different theories of the atonement and I think each of them has a part. But I think fundamentally it is the substitutionary understanding that God - Jesus took our payment and you can't understand." - Rick Warren

"They always ask me the same questions. Where was I born? When did I start singing? Who have I worked with? I don't understand why they can't just talk to me without all that question bit." - Sarah Vaughan

"She pulled away. "That doesn't make any sense." "Neither does this," he said, "but I don't care. I'm sick of trying to pretend I can live without you. Don't you understand that? Can't you see it's killing me?" - Cassandra Clare

"My mother walks forward. She's crying, but there's a smile on her face. For God's sake, is it any wonder I can't ever understand what you people are feeling?" - Jodi Picoult

"To experience real agony is something hard to write about, impossible to understand while it grips you; you're frightened out of your wits, can't sit still, move, or even go decently insane." - Charles Bukowski

"I still can't understand how Cecil and my old tutor, Fitz, got along so well, when we often called Fitz 'the Genius' and avoided calling Cecil anything at all, so as not to be rude." - Franny Billingsley

"I think audiences are a lot more intelligent than what we give them credit for and understand that an actor is playing a role and that doesn't mean he can't play different types of roles." - Cillian Murphy

"There are some great teachers who have had great students, but they themselves can't play a note. I don't understand it, because the most I learned from my teacher was just hearing him play." - Joshua Bell

"Our religion has defined a position for women (in society): motherhood. Some people can understand this, while others can't. You cannot explain this to feminists because they don't accept the concept of motherhood." - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

"Some people come to Old Trafford and can't spell football, let alone understand it. They have a few drinks and a prawn sandwich but don't realise what's happening on the pitch" - Roy Keane

"We are not the people who made this world, Lukas, but it's up to us to survive it. You need to understand that." "We can't control where we are right now," he mumbled, "just what we do going forward." - Hugh Howey

"Never invest in a business you can't understand" - Warren Buffett

"You can't recover from what you do not understand." - Lillian Hellman

"What is really important you can't understand with your mind." - Adyashanti

"The healthy can't understand the emptied, the broken." - David Mitchell

"Anything that I don't understand or can't do is stupid." - Doug Stanhope

"Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand." - Cardinal de Retz

"Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand." - Jean Francois Paul De Gon

"You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners." - Rita Mae Brown

"I was brought up with the sense that I was absolutely no different from my brothers. I went to college thinking I was absolutely no different from the men in college. But that's not true. I'm fundamentally different. The problem was not being able to understand difference and equality at the same time. It's something that we can't seem to comprehend. You can't state difference and also state equality. We have to state sameness to understand equality. It's a mistake." - Zadie Smith

"I feel like I can't fully understand what's happening now until I really understand what's happened before. But you do get sort of bogged down a little bit when you're trying to study so many years' worth of music. It can be a little bit overwhelming." - Zooey Deschanel

"In considering the ledger equal, understand the greatest gift you have given your parents is the opportunity to raise you. The things a child gets from parents can't compare to the things a parent gets from raising a child. Only by experiencing this can you understand the degree to which children give meaning to parents' lives." - Frank Pittman

"It's freaking football. There are going to be big hits. I don't understand how they can do this after one weekend of hitting. And I can't understand how they can suspend us for it. I think it's a bunch of bull." - Brian Urlacher

"You want the audience to get your movie, and you want the audience to like it. It's as simple as that. If they don't understand what you're trying to say, you've failed. Of course, you can't get 100 percent of the crowd to understand the movie, but you know when you've reached the people you want to reach." - Judd Apatow

"I can understand other people's situations in their own terms, but I still can't understand mine." - Edie Sedgwick

"I understand cricket - what's going on, the scoring - but I can't understand why." - Bill Bryson

"You can't even begin to understand biology, you can't understand life, unless you understand what it's all there for, how it arose - and that means evolution." - Richard Dawkins

"We live in time, it bounds us and defines us, and time is supposed to measure history, isn't it? But if we can't understand time, can't grasp its mysteries of pace and progress, what chance do we have with history-even our own small, personal, largely undocumented piece of it?" - Julian Barnes

"I can't tell you. I can't tell you of all people. Throughout my life you were the one person I could turn to. The one person I could always count on to understand. And now that I've lost you, I've lost everything." - Tabitha Suzuma

"Niggas hate what they can't understand, fear what they can't conquer" - Nas

"You can't love anyone until you understand that you can't love everyone." - Real Live Preacher

"The next level, by definition, is something you can't see and you can't understand..." - Eben Pagan

"Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can't measure something, you can't understand it. If you can't understand it, you can't control it. If you can't control it, you can't improve it." - James Harrington

"If we don't have historical consciousness we can't really understand problems in all their dimensions, and if we can't understand problems than we can't find solutions." - Dale Jamieson

"I'm tired of living unable to love anyone. I don't have a single friend - not one. And, worst of all, I can't even love myself. Why is that? Why can't I love myself? It's because I can't love anyone else. A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else. Do you understand what I am saying? A person who is incapable of loving another cannot properly love himself." - Haruki Murakami

"She turned to Frizz. "So you understand the problem? You can't let Tally know about Radical Honesty. There's no telling what she'll do if she finds out you could ruin her plans." Frizz's eyebrows rose. "So let me get this straight, Aya-chan. You want me, a person who can't lie, to lie about the fact that I can't lie?" "We need another plan," Hiro said." - Scott Westerfeld

"Unless you have suffered and wept, you really don't understand what compassion is, nor can you give comfort to someone who is suffering. If you haven't cried, you can't dry another's eyes. Unless you've walked in darkness, you can't help wanderers find the way. Unless you've looked into the eyes of menacing death and felt its hot breath, you can't help another rise from the dead and taste anew the joy of being alive." - Takashi Nagai

"We understand through resemblance." - Mason Cooley

"We must understand variation." - W Edwards Deming

"You understand my music." - Cassandra Clare

"... but if I've learned one thing, it's this: forgiveness is crucial. If you can't forgive someone you're mad at, that anger will poison you. You have to learn to let it go"... "people have reasons for doing the things that they do, especially when they care about you. You may not always understand what they are, but if you can try to understand the person then you might see that they really care, despite what happened." pg 100 Meredith to Vlad" - Heather Brewer

"Foreign languages, I think they are important but I don't think it should be required because-actually I think they should be teaching you English and then teaching you how to understand double talk-a politician's double talk-not teaching you how to understand French and Spanish and German, when am I going to Germany? I can't even afford to pay my rent in America, how am I going to Germany?" - Tupac Shakur

"It's called male bonding. You'll never get it. I believe women are as capable as men, deserve equal pay-and that one day, should be sooner than later, in my opinion, the right woman can and should be leader of the free world. But you can't understand the male bonding rituals any more than men can understand why the vast majority of women are obsessed with shoes and other footwear." - Nora Roberts

"You can make the argument that there's no such thing as the past. Nobody lived in the past. They lived in the present. It is their present, not our present, and they don't know how it's going to come out. They weren't just like we are because they lived in that very different time. You can't understand them if you don't understand how they perceived reality." - David Mccullough

"As soon as you understand 2 x 4 you can't believe there was a time when you didn't understand it." - Cynthia Lewis

"As a director, you have to understand what is happening - if I don't understand it, you can't make changes." - Marjane Satrapi

"You can't really be scientifically literate if you don't understand evolution. And you can't be an educated member of society if you don't understand science." - Eugenie Scott

"I never went into physics or the astronaut corps to become a role model. But after my first flight, it became clear to me that I was one. And I began to understand the importance of that to people. Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can't be what you can't see." - Sally Ride

"I have a problem with writer/directors, personal. I can't work well with both of them on the set, if both of them are giving instructions. Writers tend to be in love with what they wrote. You can't always translate the words into the meaning, sometimes the meaning is better served without the words, difficult to make a writer to try to understand that. It gets, sometimes, tense." - Morgan Freeman

"You've got to bring the emotion, and you have to understand that you can't touch other people if you're not touched. You can't move other people if you're not moved. So if you're just giving some frickin talk you've memorized over and over again, you're going to have a flat affect. If you've just got a bunch of visuals on the screen that are leading your talk, hang up your shoes and get the hell out of there." - Tony Robbins

"If you ask a Saudi Imam why women in Saudi Arabia can't drive, he'll say, 'Because Islam demands it.' But that's absurd, because - first of all - Islam demands no such thing; and secondly, the only country in the world in which women can't drive is Saudi Arabia. The inability to understand the difference between a cultural practice and religious belief is shocking among self-described intellectuals." - Reza Aslan

"Once you accept the fact that people have 'individual choices' and they're 'free' to make those choices. Free to make choices means without being influenced and I can't understand that at all. All of us are influenced in all our choices by the culture we live in, by our parents, and by the values that dominate. So, we're influenced. So there can't be free choices." - Jacque Fresco

"I am sitting here 93 million miles from the sun on a rounded rock which is spinning at the rate of 1000 miles an hour... and my head pointing down into space with nothing between me and infinity but something called gravity which I can't even understand, and which you can't even buy any place so as to have some stored away for a gravityless day..." - Russell Baker

"I simply can't understand the stereotyping women as film makers who make soppy family dramas. Look at Katherine Bigelow: she has directed Point Break and Strange Days. I hate labels of any kind. Just because you are a woman you can't do this or that? Twenty years ago women entering the work force was enough of a shock. People just like the predictable; they feel safe with it. You know, it's such a bore" - Deepa Mehta

"If they can't hear it, they're not supposed to hear it. It's not for them if they can't understand it." - Joe Strummer

"Swimming: From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. From the inside looking out, you can't explain it." - Anonymous



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