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1. "Not being understood may be taken as a sign that there is much in one to understand."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood - never."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "Educationalists who think they can understand the young are enthusiasts. Youth does not want to be understood; it wants only to be let alone. It preserves itself immune against the insidious bacillus of being understood. The grown-up who would approach it too importunately is as ridiculous in its eyes as if he had put on children's clothes. We may feel with our youth, but youth does not feel with us. That is its salvation."
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
4. "I've always rejected being understood. To be understood is to prostitute oneself. I prefer to be taken seriously for what I'm not, remaining humanly unknown, with naturalness and all due respect"
Author: Fernando Pessoa
5. "I'm on record as being understood to be a supporter of a reformed establishment, in which other Christian denominations, and other faiths, play a major part."
Author: George Carey
6. "We are all very anxious to be understood, and it is very hard not to be. But there is one thing much more necessary.'What is that, grandmother?'To understand other people.'Yes, grandmother. I must be fair - for if I'm not fair to other people, I'm not worth being understood myself. I see."
Author: George MacDonald
7. "When he was young, he had thought love had something to do with understanding, but with age he knew that no human being understood another. Love was the wish to understand, and presently with constant failure the wish died, and love died too perhaps or changed into this painful affection, loyalty, pity…"
Author: Graham Greene
8. "Being understood is not the most essential thing in life."
Author: Jodie Foster
9. "I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us."
Author: Kahlil Gibran
10. "I'm not driven by being understood."
Author: Kary Mullis
11. "Look into words for the tomb of spacewhere beauties & stones & eternities untangle.(...)In them is the flood which bothers the seaand the songs which need no music.Say these words that evolve into silence,whose language survives not being understood.Pronounce those which are unpalatable &untangle from all the world wants to hear."
Author: M.T.C. Cronin

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"This compound should be available from most good drugstores." I got increasingly annoyed with this phrase because in the world I lived in, even ordinary soap was available only intermittently............In an economy that operated by central planning, shortages of just about everything were commonplace." the author dexcribing life in Hungary in the 1950s under Communist Russian rule."
Author: Andrew S. Grove

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