“People understand me so poorly that they don’t even
understand my complaint about them not
Welcome back to my series of Motivational Quotes for writers working on a big project. As we pass our way through the alphabet on the A-Z Challenge, today we find ourselves at U and “Understood”. Or, perhaps for many of us, it’s more of a case of being misunderstood. Perhaps, it is the search for understanding, grappling with our seemingly unique perspectives of the world and people around us, which leads us to write. I guess all of us write for different reasons, but there must also be much common ground.
“The reality of the other person is not in what he reveals to you, but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather what he does not say.”
“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.”
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
– Henry David Thoreau
“Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.”
“I’m a misunderstood genius.”
“Nobody thinks I’m a genius.”
Do you think it’s important to feel understood by those around you are you quite content with being different? Or, perhaps you’re one of the crowd. Have that sense of belonging. Is that important to you?
I’d love to hear from you!
PS The featured image is me as a baby…The Thinker.