lack of understanding Quotes

15 of the best book quotes about lack of understanding
“The girl wondered: These policemen... didn’t they have families, too? Didn’t they have children? Children they went home to? How could they treat children this way? Were they told to do so, or did they act this way naturally? Were they in fact machines, not human beings? She looked closely at them. They seemed of flesh and bone. They were men. She couldn’t understand.”
“Lindner: …most of the trouble exists because people just don’t sit down and talk to each other…That we don’t try hard enough in this world to understand the other fellow’s problem. The other guy’s point of view.”
“You seemed locked inside of your mind, and I can’t know what’s going on in there, and it scared me.”
“Does it occur to you, that the girl has some feelings?”
“Every loss is unprecedented. You can’t ever know someone else’s hurt, not really—just like touching someone else’s body isn’t the same as having someone else’s body.”
“You think we’ve got the handle on reality, just ’cause we can record bits of it. More to it than that, pal. More to it than that.”
″ I’ve been to England, France and Mexico, but I don’t know how people live ten blocks from me. We know so little about each other. ”
“A doctor who didn’t understand local culture would probably mistake many patients’ complaints for bizarre superstitions.”
“I love you in a language that I don’t fully understand. In words that I haven’t found enough courage to forklift out of my chest.”
“In spite of having lived with death all these years, in spite of having walked a tightrope of bare existence across an endless maw of death- in spite of that he couldn’t understand it.”
“I just don’t understand why an artist like you would descend to being a soldier.”
“Those are good questions, Ivy, but for some questions there are no good answers.”
“I’ve never met all these people you speak of. And neither, I suspect, have you. They only exist in words we hear. It is folly to say you know what is happening to other people. Only they know, if they exist. They have their own Universes of their eyes and ears.”
“There is more to this thing of love than meets the eye... I think maybe they’re all right when they say there are some things I won’t know anything about until I’m older.”
Try to imagine what “living with one’s family” meant.′ They tried; but obviously without the smallest success. ‘And do you know what a “home” was?’ They shook their heads.
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