assumptions Quotes

28 of the best book quotes about assumptions
“Assumptions are dangerous things to make, and like all dangerous things to make — bombs, for instance, or strawberry shortcake — if you make even the tiniest mistake you can find yourself in terrible trouble.”
“I presume nothing.”
Believing that others will react as we would is the single most dangerous myth of intervention.
If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don’t tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate.
Even if we hear something and we don’t understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions. We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions.
Be impeccable with your word. Don’t take anything personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best.
“I thought I’d scared you off it. How’s our haunted mansion faring these days? Still standing?”
“Individuals who want to believe that there is no fulfillment in love, that true love does not exist, cling to these assumptions because this despair is actually easier to face than the reality that love is a real fact of life but is absent from their lives.”
“All of us have our own inner fears, beliefs, opinions. These inner assumptions rule and govern our lives. A suggestion has no power in and of itself, its power arises from the fact that you accept it mentally.”
″ ‘Come on, Blackburn. I’m not as dumb as I look.’ He took another sip of his drink and focused back in on Nikki and Trace. ‘One minute I’m getting you a drink at Spring Fling and the next you’re on the dance-floor with Trace. Doesn’t take a genius to figure out why you both disappeared.’ ”
“Attempting the mastery of fear is useless. In fact, it asserts the power of fear by the very assumption that it need be mastered. The true resolution rests entirely on mastery through love.”
“It is not a theory they put into his mind, but an assumption.”
“Many people suffer because of the false supposition on which they have based their lives. That supposition is that there should be no fear or loneliness, no confusion or doubt. But these sufferings can only be dealt with creatively when they are understood as wounds integral to our human condition. ”
“I consider it an extremely dangerous doctrine, because the more likely we are to assume that the solution comes from the outside, the less likely we are to solve our problems ourselves.”
“It’s never necessary to tell me that you think I’m right. We’ll just... assume it.”
“I cannot know for certain but I think God is very improbable, and I live my life on the assumption that he is not there.”
“I guess the difference between Gin and me is that when Gin for shut in the barn she though Edmond didn’t love her anymore because I could feel Edmond out there somewhere always loving me I didn’t have to howl all night.”
“‘Nukkin ya?’ said Pickles. ‘Geez, you’re talking like one of them now.’ ‘So what,’ I said. ‘Well I s’pose he is a mate of yours and all,’ said Pickles. ‘Matter of fact, he is,’ I said.”
“The whole tribe was there, sitting around the kitchen table, waiting for dinner to be served. Except for the old man, of course. As usual, he was down the pub.”
“This is important because our behavior is affected by our assumptions or our perceived truths. We make decisions based on what we think we know.”
″‘Class, I’d like us all to give a warm Mayflower welcome to your new friend and classmate Jing Jang!’ ‘Jin Wang.’ ‘Jin Wang! He and his family moved to our neighborhood all the way from China!’ ‘San Francisco.’ ‘San Francisco!‘”
“Today we are now thrown into contact all the time with people whose assumptions, perspectives, and backgrounds are different from our own. The modern world is not two brothers feuding for control of the Ottoman Empire. It is Cortés and Montezuma struggling to understanding each other through multiple layers of translators.”
“We are socialized to see what is wrong, missing, off, to tear down the ideas of others and uplift our own. To a certain degree, our entire future may depend on learning to listen, listen without assumptions or defenses.”
“They say you should always assume the best about people until they’ve proven themselves to be otherwise.”
″‘Any plans I might have?’ I repeated. If I’d had a different last name, if I’d had a dad who was a dentist and a mom who stayed home, he wouldn’t have acted like the future was something I might have thought about.”
“She looks rich. Not flashy rich. The french equivalent of posh. You don’t have hair that perfect unless you spend your days basically doing nothing.”
“There’s something reckless about her- it feels as though she might do anything. Unpredictable. Dangerous. And given this morning’s outing she’s clearly got issues with the police.”
“Any cat can make a house seem haunted.”

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