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I would come, many years later, to understand why 'To Kill A Mockingbird' is considered 'an important novel', but when I first read it at 11, I was simply absorbed by the way it evoked the mysteries of childhood, of treasures discovered in trees, and games played with an exotic summer friend.

Tags: Friend, Why  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology, which has all the inevitability of fate, so long as he does not understand it.

Tags: Fate, Individual  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

I only understand friendship or scorched earth.

Tags: Earth, Friendship  ✍ Author: Roger Ailes

There are people who have never been taught anything, and know everything, have never been anywhere, and understand everything, have never given a moment's thought to anything, and comprehend everything. 'Blessed hands' is the name bestowed on these fortunate beings. The world envies, honours and respects them.

Tags: Blessed, Thought  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.

Tags: Teach  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.

Tags: Brainy, Desire  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.

Tags: Means, Society  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.

Tags: May, Seek  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.

Tags: Minds, True  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Tags: Cannot, Half  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain.

Tags: Husbands, Vain  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

Tags: End, Faith  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Tags: Deep, Nature  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.

Tags: Money, Tax  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

Tags: Enough, Simply  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.

Tags: Country, Husband  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

Tags: Heart, Mind  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

Tags: Bible, Bother  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.

Tags: Explain  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.

Tags: Saying, Single  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.

Tags: Money, Why  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world.

Tags: Past, Society  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

The sky above us is something we have very little control of, and the space beyond is something we don't completely understand.

Tags: Control, Sky  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats.

Tags: Real, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

I don't understand the mentality of a rock fan, being obsessed with two or three songs from 25 years ago. I'm not that kind of a fan.

Tags: Rock, Three  ✍ Author: Sebastian Bach
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It's not getting any better, is it? I don't want my 19-year-old boy going into the army. I love these little kids. They understand how passionate I am.

Tags: Kids, Love  ✍ Author: Burt Bacharach

We have been given a role to play. We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here, so the people who are Muslims there would understand what the role of Islam is.

Tags: Give, Islam  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

I'm Jamaican, man. I'm Jamaican first. You gotta understand that's where I'm from. That's home. That you can never take away from me. I'm a Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter.

Tags: Away, Home  ✍ Author: Donovan Bailey

Waging war we understand, but not waging peace, or at any rate less consciously so.

Tags: Peace, War  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

I would have thought it possible to choose delegates for these larger conferences who, even if they could not speak the principal languages, could at least understand them or could have friends seated beside them who could keep them informed on essential points.

Tags: Friends, Thought  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death.

Tags: Death, Sometimes  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

I understand personally that it is frustrating to lose presidential elections by narrow margins.

Tags: Elections, Lose  ✍ Author: James Baker

For an actor working in television or film, I think it's important to understand how the medium works - how the camera and lenses work and how the sound and the editing works.

Tags: Work, Working  ✍ Author: Simon Baker

I've seen the odd tarot reader and had my palm read in various countries and explained to me in many strains of broken English. Did I believe a word? To be honest, I didn't understand much, but I loved watching the presentation.

Tags: Broken, Honest  ✍ Author: Simon Baker

It is natural to try to understand one's own time and to seek to analyse the forces that move it.

Tags: Time, Try  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

There is a great interest in comparative religion and a desire to understand faiths other than our own and even to experiment with exotic cults.

Tags: Great, Religion  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

Where I am right now I'm pretty good at. You know, I understand that there's a problem. I'm addressing it. I'm doing the work that I have to do.

Tags: Good, Work  ✍ Author: Daniel Baldwin

It's got to do with putting yourself in other people's shoes and seeing how far you can come to truly understand them. I like the empathy that comes from acting.

Tags: Acting, Yourself  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

There are occasions when I've pretended to be in a firefight, and then there are people who have really been in a firefight. Clearly it's absolutely ridiculous, and even disrespectful, to suggest that I understand what that is.

Tags: Clearly, Ridiculous  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

If you're against globalisation, it doesn't achieve much by sort of bombing the head offices of Shell or Nestle. You unsettle people much more by blowing up an Oxfam shop because people can't understand the motive.

Tags: Against, Head  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

When you talk about rap you have to understand that rap is part of the Hip-Hop culture.

Tags: Culture, Talk  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

We also want to try and slow down all this foolishness that's going on between the East and West. We gotta understand that Hip Hop is now universal. Hip Hop is not East coast or West coast.

Tags: Between, Try  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

I am quite surprised, that with all my work, and some of it is very, very good, that nobody talks about The Miracle Worker. We're talking about Mrs. Robinson. I understand the world... I'm just a little dismayed that people aren't beyond it yet.

Tags: Good, Work  ✍ Author: Anne Bancroft

I think Shrek makes an effect in older people. And there are many things in the movie that you saw that are not for kids. Kids would not understand certain things.

Tags: Kids, Makes  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

I did my first movie, 'The Mambo Kings,' in America without speaking the language. I learned the lines phonetically. I had an interpreter actually just to understand directions from my director.

Tags: America, Learned  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

I think the durability of the sedan as well as its worldwide appeal argues well for it as a concept that resonates with people's ideas about how their lives are oriented. They understand the difference between an area for powertrain, an area for people, and an area for their stuff.

Tags: Between, Lives  ✍ Author: Chris Bangle

Before college, I hadn't voluntarily read anything that might be called literature; I didn't think I'd understand it; I never seemed to understand my English teacher's interpretations of what we read.

Tags: College, Teacher  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness.

Tags: Anyone, Hard  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.

Tags: Investors, Wide  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

Britain is no longer one of the world's price setters. It is painful. It is a challenge to us in government to explain all that, and it is a pity that the political class is not preparing the public for it to understand how massive the problem is.

Tags: Government, Political  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.

Tags: Old, Why  ✍ Author: John Cage

It's not about me, it's about the grandkids. That's what a lot of people don't understand about what Herman is up to.

Tags: Grandkids, Herman  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

On a personal note, myself, I find religion - I can understand it, I can understand why we have it, as a kind of force on the planet. And I also at the same time think it's ludicrous.

Tags: Religion, Time  ✍ Author: James Callis

Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?

Tags: Church, Faith  ✍ Author: John Calvin

Too many radiologists still believe there is a risk from a chest x-ray. Few radiologists can explain radiation to the patient in words the patient can understand.

Tags: Few, Words  ✍ Author: James Cameron

Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand and explain the many mysteries of our bodies, such as the basic mechanism of memory or imagination.

Tags: Good, Research  ✍ Author: James Cameron

I am not suggesting that all those missionary organizations working in Haiti should pack up and go home, but I am urging them to understand that Haiti does not need clever Americans with newly contrived schemes for saving their country.

Tags: Country, Home  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.

Tags: Away, Order  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.

Tags: Art, Music  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

For I do not seek to understand in order to believe, but I believe in order to understand. For I believe this: unless I believe, I will not understand.

Tags: Order, Unless  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

And basically, the sense of the 'Pledge to America' is this: Republicans understand when we were in charge, we got fired in '06. We spent too much money. We defied the trust that the people had put in us. And we know that there is a better way.

Tags: Money, Trust  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

We as Republicans understand that we have got to protect these... entitlement programs - these entitlement programs for our seniors today. And we have to sit down and have a discussion. We need more ideas on the table.

Tags: Ideas, Today  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

Wall Street wants to keep its schemes too complicated to understand so that the roulette wheel can keep turning.

Tags: Keep, Wants  ✍ Author: Maria Cantwell

I understand people want to hold on to their roots.

Tags: Hold, Roots  ✍ Author: Joyce Carey

I thought I would be an organic chemist. I went off to university, and when I couldn't understand the chemistry lectures I decided that I would be a zoologist, because zoologists seemed like life-loving people.

Tags: Off, Thought  ✍ Author: Peter Carey

I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I am.

Tags: Great, Universe  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand... Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.

Tags: Fools, Pretend  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.

Tags: Cannot, Him  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

People do not understand what a great revenue economy is.

Tags: Economy, Great  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.

Tags: Enough, Humble  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

My readers - and I get 400 emails for a day, my readers normally they say, well, you understand me, and I answer, you do understand me also. We are in the same level.

Tags: Answer, Level  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.

Tags: Happen, Life  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.

Tags: Brainy, Remember  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Tags: Forget, Remember  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

I cannot understand how the education of this United States of America has been fooled time and time again. Either make it separate but equal or integrate, therefore it will be equal. And it has been separate and unequal.

Tags: Education, Time  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

So, President Obama wants to change America. I understand that. We don't need to change America. We need to change the White House. We need to change the leadership in the White House.

Tags: Change, Leadership  ✍ Author: Mario Diaz-Balart

I don't like the Samba; it's nonsense. With a lot of these Latin dances I can't really understand what they're all about. I like the Rumba and the Paso Doble but the others I could take or leave.

Tags: Leave, Others  ✍ Author: Anton du Beke

The fact is that the economy is really posed for the kind of recovery that people can see and understand.

Tags: Economy, Fact  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

If you want to understand what is going on in the White House today, you have to begin with Barack Obama.

Tags: House, Today  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

I went further and further back through the centuries to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions.

Tags: History, Strong  ✍ Author: James D\'arcy

One thing that people don't really understand is that as celebrity you rarely get fair treatment. You either get love or hate. It's never really fair.

Tags: Hate, Love  ✍ Author: DMX

I'm no different to anyone else; I want people to like me. I just don't particularly want them to understand me.

Tags: Anyone, Else  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

It takes a long time to understand nothing.

Tags: Takes, Time  ✍ Author: Edward Dahlberg

Twenty-eight years in business and you understand the importance of problem solving and the importance of efficiency, because if you don't become efficient, you don't run a business well, and you are out of business. And I think some of those principles could be applied to leadership in Washington.

Tags: Business, Leadership  ✍ Author: Steve Daines

Once you see the entertainment world from both sides, you really get a greater understanding of how it all operates. As an actor going into screenwriting, I was able to understand what type of dialogue feels natural and what an actor could actually say.

Tags: Able, Once  ✍ Author: John Francis Daley

We all like to hear a man speak out on his convictions and principles. But at the same time, you must understand that when you're running on a ticket, you're running with a team.

Tags: Team, Time  ✍ Author: Richard J. Daley

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.

Tags: Mistakes, Nature  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

What I'm trying to say is that for the average investor, what I would encourage them to do is to understand that there's inflation and growth. It can go higher and lower and to have four different portfolios essentially that make up your entire portfolio that gets you balanced.

Tags: Growth, Trying  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

I'm just saying that if you understand how the economic machine works, it just works like a machine. There are cause-effect relationships.

Tags: Economic, Saying  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

First of all, you have to understand that I'm like anybody else. When I hear my voice on a record I absolutely loathe my voice. I cannot stand my voice.

Tags: Cannot, Else  ✍ Author: Roger Daltrey

Every generation of rock musician will understand that we wouldn't be anywhere without the support of teenagers buying the records.

Tags: Rock, Support  ✍ Author: Roger Daltrey

You need at least six or seven years to understand the philosophy and concentration of karate to know to clean your spirit of everything and dedicate your mind and body to the sport.

Tags: Mind, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

I don't understand some people, using biblical terms to criticize me when this is just a game.

Tags: Criticize, Game  ✍ Author: Johnny Damon

I need the money. People don't understand how little money you make in a band.

Tags: Band, Money  ✍ Author: Evan Dando

He's computerized, but I won't let him come on cold. I created KITT. I understand the personality of the car.

Tags: Car, Him  ✍ Author: William Daniels

Rome should sometimes intervene and say this or that is not in conformity with the Catholic faith. Theologians should understand that. Some theologians go too far, for example, reducing the Catholic faith to a universal philosophy.

Tags: Faith, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Mychael Danna

On some levels, you can also have this feeling that we are being duped, somehow. And that the world is at play for something you would understand more if it were pure ideology. It is a very strange time and also basic things are being taken away.

Tags: Feeling, Time  ✍ Author: Edwidge Danticat

I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn.

Tags: Hope, Saying  ✍ Author: Ron Davies

It's not just for its influence on us, but to know that we can play a part in it, to understand the influence that we have outside our own existence.

Tags: Existence, Influence  ✍ Author: Russell T Davies

I didn't go in there and tell them I think you should move me, but I also understand the nature of this business.

Tags: Business, Nature  ✍ Author: Antonio Davis
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