understanding quotes

That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.Edward Abbey

I think you also understand that one of the key things that's got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people.John Abizaid

In every ancient culture, there are rituals to mortify the body as a way of understanding that the energy of the soul is indestructible.Marina Abramovic

An artist, in my understanding of the word, should side with the people against the Emperor that oppresses his or her people.Chinua Achebe

We've been very bad at understanding why the right-wing does things.Kathy Acker

Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding.Edward Albert

The more you work with anyone, the more comfortable and safe you feel. The more you have an understanding.Nancy Allen

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

In the last three years of racing I've met as many women fans as men fans, and in NASCAR it's the same thing. My wife loves cars, but the difference is she doesn't have 20 years of understanding the background of them. She basically drives them and uses her gut feelings as to which is best.Tim Allen

Many Americans don't have an understanding of the freedoms they regularly enjoy.Dave Anderson

There's only one reason we live. It's very simple. To find the creator. That's just my understanding.Jon Anderson

I think if you let go of preconceived ideas, you'll find everything in this life. For me, my understanding is God is all that is, God is everything, all that is, and your true God is within, and that's the power that you have as a human being.Jon Anderson

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

A lot of the demonstrations that I do, when I get inside people's minds, is understanding human behavior and understanding how people think and getting their patterns down so I know how to create the illusion that I get inside their brain.Criss Angel

In reality I have said very little things; I didn't point out many things to Geoffrey, I trusted very much not only his understanding of what I was doing, or what I wanted to do, in that moment.Victoria de los Angeles

We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay - and rise!Maya Angelou

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

I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding.David Antin

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.Minna Antrim

No one bothered reading the books and understanding - and again, I'm not being high-falutin' about it - but I think our books are great literature with great metaphors of real life dealing with fears and hopes.Avi Arad