understanding


Random quote of the day:

“Empathy begins with understanding life from another person’s perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It’s all through our own individual prisms.”

—Sterling K. Brown, Variety, March 1, 2016

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Random quote of the day:

“As you get older you understand where things are coming from better, you know maybe why somebody is being a jerk….You know the background of things more so it’s hard to flat out hate things….Hatred is such a luxury for youth.”

—Patton Oswalt, Late Night With Seth Meyers, May 21, 2020

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Random quote of the day:

“In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in the case of poetry, it’s the exact opposite!”

—Paul Dirac, quoted in Brighter Than a Thousand Suns by Robert Jungk (tr. James Cleugh)

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Random quote of the day:

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”

—Robertson Davies, Tempest-Tost

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Random quote of the day:

“To be totally understanding makes one very indulgent.”

—Mme. De Staël, Corinne

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Random quote of the day:

“People are starting to understand the other side’s perspective, and that’s where empathy can sort of begin once you quit judging other people but just understand where they’re coming from.”

—Sterling K. Brown, Ebony, September 19, 2019

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Random quote of the day:

“Persons are not known by intellect alone, not by principles alone, but only by love. It is when we love the other, the enemy, that we obtain from God the key to an understanding of who he is, and who we are.”

—Thomas Merton, letter to Dorothy Day, December 20, 1961

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Random quote of the day:

“I understand life less and less, and love it more and more.”

—Jules Renard, The Journal of Jules Renard, Feb. 1907 (tr. Bogan and Roget)

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Random quote of the day:

“Everyone wants to understand painting. Why don’t they try to understand singing birds? People love the night, a flower, everything which surrounds them without trying to understand them. But painting…that they must understand.”

—Pablo Picasso, interview in Cahiers d’Art, 1935

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Random quote of the day:

“[Age] makes you more aware of other people’s lives. You see more from the inside: the troubles, the sorrow, and the unfairness. And then when you accept that life is good, no matter how unlucky you are, you get a firmer insight into it.”

—William Maxwell, The Paris Review, Fall 1982, No. 85

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