Quotations on Understanding

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I think that curiosity happened on these reviews where I was just a guest of the reviewer, because it introduced me to new cuisines and to the idea of cooking as a mechanism for studying other cultures and understanding other parts of the world.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Idea, Cooking, Curiosity, Guest, Understanding, World)

It's almost a responsibility for all the people of the United Kingdom, regardless of race, color or creed, and an understanding that you have an individual connection with each and every one.
- Prince Andrew
(Keywords: People, Connection, Race, Responsibility, Understanding, United)

We define ourselves, in part, by the discriminations we make. The value of what we love is enriched by our understanding of what we dislike.
- David Ansen
(Keywords: Love, Understanding, Value)

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Soul, Eye, Understanding, Woman)

I don't think the news department will have to lie down and play dead like it has in the past. By and large the network has been understanding, but then so have I.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Lie, Network, News, Past, Play, Understanding, Will)

An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Curiosity, Fulfillment, Understanding, World)

We want you to sit down and leave your egos at home and let's get an understanding as to where all this is foolishness coming from. There are others who are putting things out there or throwing a stick and hiding their hand and keeping things built up in the media.
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Keywords: Home, Foolishness, Media, Understanding, Want)

It is an understanding with the Great Spirit or Creator that we will follow these ways.
- Dennis Banks
(Keywords: Spirit, Understanding, Will)

I think the American people are very smart in understanding our country is very trustworthy with nuclear weapons. We've had them from the beginning. But they have also been critical for keeping the world more at peace than it would have been if it hadn't been for the American nuclear umbrella.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Peace, People, American, Beginning, Country, Understanding, Weapons, World)

Most victims of my autobiographical verse are either far too polite, remarkably understanding unaware that I have written poems about them.
- John Barton
(Keywords: Poems, Understanding, Victims)

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Age, Power, Wisdom, Achievement, Growth, Purpose, Innocence, Personal growth, Self, Understanding, Youth)

High value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qa'ida organization that was attacking this country.
- Dennis C. Blair
(Keywords: Country, Information, Understanding, Value)

Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words.
- Steven Bochco
(Keywords: Being, Communication, Film, Television, Understanding, Words)

At MIT, I had the good fortune for seven years to teach network theory, which is basic to many disciplines, to one-third of the undergraduate student body. It was an experiment to see how high we could bring their level of understanding, and it exceeded all of my expectations.
- Amar Bose
(Keywords: Body, Expectations, Fortune, Network, Theory, Understanding, Years)

What we can do now is contribute to a clearer understanding of what happened that day on Everest in the hope that the lessons to be learned will reduce the risk for others who, like us, take on the challenge of the mountains.
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Keywords: Hope, Challenge, Day, Mountains, Now, Risk, Understanding, Will)

More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding.
- Paul D. Boyer
(Keywords: Love, Father, Discipline, Honesty, Compassion, Example, Understanding, Word)

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Keywords: Men, Liberty, Meaning, Understanding, Zeal)

I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it.
- Richard Branson
(Keywords: Old, School, Tests, Understanding, Years)

We here in the North have for many years had a natural tendency to feel that when our representatives come together at an international meeting, we embark on the quest of mutual understanding and support.
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: Meeting, Quest, Support, Understanding, Years)

Understanding how DNA transmits all it knows about cancer, physics, dreaming and love will keep man searching for some time.
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Love, Time, Cancer, Man, Physics, Understanding, Will)

I am passionately interested in understanding how my country works. And if you want to know about this thing called the United States of America you have to know about the Civil War.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: War, America, Country, states, Understanding, United, Want)

I have a problem when people say something's real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I've always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words.
- Tim Burton
(Keywords: People, Meaning, Understanding, Words)

If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.
- Vannevar Bush
(Keywords: Arithmetic, Mathematics, Poker, Understanding, World)

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Evil, Harm, Ignorance, Intentions, May, Understanding, World)

Any acceleration constitutes progress, Miss Glory. Nature had no understanding of the modern rate of work. From a technical standpoint the whole of childhood is pure nonsense. Simply wasted time. An untenable waste of time.
- Karel Capek
(Keywords: Nature, Time, Work, Progress, Childhood, Glory, Nonsense, Understanding, Waste)

When I last went to Italy, over two years ago, I had a lot more trouble understanding the language than I used to when I lived there for a year. I used to speak very little but I could understand very well.
- Marcel Carne
(Keywords: Italy, Language, Trouble, Understanding, Years)

And though I might have learnt more wit and advanced my understanding by living in a Court, yet being dull, fearful and bashful, I neither heeded what was said or practised, but just what belonged to my loyal duty and my own honest reputation.
- Margaret Cavendish
(Keywords: Being, Court, Duty, Living, Reputation, Understanding, Wit)

But I deal with this meditating and by understanding I've been put on the planet to serve humanity. I have to remind myself to live simply and not to overindulge, which is a constant battle in a material world.
- Sandra Cisneros
(Keywords: Battle, Humanity, Understanding, World)

Some things are only capable of being done in space. Examples of that are looking at our Earth from that far away, and understanding the entire processes of storms and weather patterns, and oceans, and coastlines.
- Laurel Clark
(Keywords: Being, Earth, Oceans, Space, Storms, Understanding, Weather)

Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Ignorance, Understanding, Writer)

I finally realized that yeah I did want to be an actor and it wasn't out of habit, but I needed to grow up for myself and then kind of re-enter the industry with a sound understanding of what my sensibilities and my values are as a relatively formed human being.
- Claire Danes
(Keywords: Habit, Values, Actor, Being, Sound, Understanding, Want)

We obviously need more love in the world. And we obviously need more compassion and understanding. Our leaders need to really address these issues properly now.
- Dave Davies
(Keywords: Love, Compassion, Leaders, Now, Understanding, World)

Dealing with poetry is a daunting task, simply because the reason one does it as an editor at all is because one is constantly coming to terms with one's own understanding of how to understand the world.
- Peter Davison
(Keywords: Poetry, Reason, Understanding, World)

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
- Richard Dawkins
(Keywords: Religion, Understanding, World)

As we rise higher in the understanding of ourselves, the national and racial dissonances will be forgotten in the universal rhythms of Truth and Love.
- Ruth St. Denis
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Understanding, Will)

I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams.
- Princess Diana
(Keywords: Dreams, People, Boys, Emotions, Understanding, Want)

The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
- Willie Dixon
(Keywords: Life, Inspiration, Facts, Feeling, Song, Understanding, Words)

For infants and toddlers learning and living are the same thing. If they feel secure, treasured, loved, their own energy and curiosity will bring them new understanding and new skills.
- Amy Laura Dombro
(Keywords: Curiosity, Energy, Learning, Living, Understanding, Will)

In thinking about nanotechnology today, what's most important is understanding where it leads, what nanotechnology will look like after we reach the assembler breakthrough.
- K. Eric Drexler
(Keywords: Thinking, Today, Understanding, Will)

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Peace, Understanding, Violence)

Biological engineering is not necessarily understanding systems but rather, I want to be able to design and build biological systems to perform particular applications.
- Drew Endy
(Keywords: Design, Engineering, Understanding, Want)

In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Medical, Science, Understanding, Worth)

It states, History should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future. It also suggests that this celebration of the end of slavery is an important and enriching part of the history and heritage of the United States.
- Mark Foley
(Keywords: History, End, Future, Past, Slavery, states, Understanding, United)

All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them.
- Felix Frankfurter
(Keywords: Life, Work, Constitution, Laws, Semantics, Tools, Understanding, Words)

Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object.
- Northrop Frye
(Keywords: Religion, Culture, Present, Service, Understanding, Worship)

I want a man who's kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
(Keywords: Man, Understanding, Want)

There is no sinfulness in the will and affections without some error in the understanding. All lusts which a natural man lives in, are lusts of ignorance.
- George Gillespie
(Keywords: Error, Ignorance, Man, Understanding, Will)

My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made.
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Time, Growth, Appearance, Understanding, Want, Wood)

The tax laws are written by men with considerable net worth, and with little understanding of what wage-earners must do to make ends meet.
- Martin L. Gross
(Keywords: Men, Tax, Laws, Understanding, Wage, Worth)

Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
- G. I. Gurdjieff
(Keywords: Knowledge, Machine, Man, Self, Self knowledge, Understanding, Will)

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