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don't understand Quotes

15 of the best book quotes about don't understand
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“I’d never played the role of older brother quite so seriously before, had scarcely ever . . . I sensed myself in the presence of something I didn’t really know how to handle, didn’t understand.”
James Baldwin
author
Sonny's Blues
book
Sonny
character
siblings taking care of each other
uncertainty
don't understand
new roles
concepts
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“I don’t understand all this hate in the world.”
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“No . . . You can’t understand. You’re using the language of reason, not of the heart; you live in a world of abstractions.”
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“It is so difficult—at least, I find it difficult—to understand people who speak the truth.”
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“It didn’t matter in the end how old they had been, or that they were girls, but only that we had loved them, and that they hadn’t heard us calling, still do not hear us, up here in the tree house, with our thinning hair and soft bellies, calling them out of those rooms where they went to be alone for all time, alone in suicide, which is deeper than death, and where we will never find the pieces to put them back together.”
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″ It wasn’t gross but a beautiful thing, you had to see it, like a modern painting or something. ”
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“I have always found the female of the human species many times more difficult to understand than the male.”
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“I don’t think you understand, Friedrich. We must not only leave Trossingen. We must leave Germany.”
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“I had begun to notice that my mother became irritated when I questioned her about whites and blacks, and I could not quite understand it.”
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“Nothing so aggravates an earnest person as a passive resistance.”
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“Ye cannot fully understand the relations of choice and Time till you are beyond both.”
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“None of that used to be in Brian and now it was a part of him, a changed part of him, a grown part of him, and the two things, his mind and his body, had come together as well, had made a connection with each other that he didn’t quite understand.”
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“No one seemed to understand her. Some wouldn’t even stay to listen.”
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“Mog was nice but not very clever. She didn’t understand a lot of things. A lot of other things she forgot. She was a very forgetful cat.”
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“He had suddenly had a strange feeling stronger than any he had ever known: he had been aware that someone was trying to tell him something, something that had missed him because he could not understand the words. Not words exactly; it had been like a kind of silent shout. But he had not been able to pick up the message, because he had not known how. ”

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