„I complain to one of my fellow servers that I don't understand how she can go so long without food. "Well, I don't understand how you can go so long without a cigarette," she responds in a tone of reproach. Because work is what you do for others; smoking is what you do for yourself.“
Zdroj: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America (2001), Ch. 1: Serving in Florida (p. 31)
„Will you understand what I'm going to tell you? … No, you're not going to be able to understand it. … That is because I don't understand it. Nobody does.“
— Richard Feynman, kniha QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
Zdroj: QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (1985), p. 9
„I have to dedicate myself. Do you understand? I don't feel conflict in myself because if I do, my work doesn't go well. If there's conflict I have to sit down or go to sleep to solve it. And the only way to solve the problem is to produce really affirmative work which can only come – I can't make it come. I can't conjure it up. I can only go to sleep and hope it happens... You have to digest it and if you digest you can contribute.“
— Barbara Hepworth English sculptor 1903 - 1975
Zdroj: 1961 - 1975, Art Talk, conversations with 15 woman artists', (1975), p. 15
„You don't want to write a big comment that tells others how to make a change they might want to make, because you don't know what change they're going to want to make. Better to have the attitude that you can't help future programmers make their changes. All you can do is make it easy for them to understand what you were trying to do. And it will be easiest for them to understand what you were trying to do if you were very careful to not try to do too much.“
— Ward Cunningham American computer programmer who developed the first wiki 1949
Working the Program
— Masashi Kishimoto Japanese manga artist 1974
„More: I am faint when I think of the worst that they may do to me. But worse than that would be to go without you not understanding why I go.
Alice: I don't!
More: Alice, if you can tell me that you understand, I think I can make a good death, if I have to.
Alice: Your death's no "good" to me!
More: Alice, you must tell me that you understand!
Alice: I don't! I don't believe this had to happen.
More: If you say that, Alice, I don't know how I'm to face it.
Alice: It's the truth!
More: You're an honest woman.
Alice: Much good it may do me! I'll tell you what I'm afraid of: that when you're gone, I shall hate you for it.“
— Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons
A Man for All Seasons (1960)
— Ashleigh Brilliant American author and cartoonist 1933
„“A writer,” I said, when my social worker asked me what I planned to do when I got out of the hospital. “I’m going to be a writer.” “That’s a nice hobby, but how are you going to earn a living?” My social worker and I did not like each other. I didn’t like her because she didn’t understand that this was me, and I was going to be a writer; I was not going to type term bills or sell au gratin bowls or do any other stupid things.“
— Susanna Kaysen, kniha Girl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted (1994)
„I can take long walks, as I understand Greta Garbo does, and no one interferes with my thoughts and tranquility. Come to think of it, the other day I was on Fifth Avenue in New York and I saw a woman who could very well have been Garbo; I was a bit tempted to go up to her, but then I thought, "My God, practice what you preach! If it is her, you'll be intruding — just the thing you don't like yourself."“
— Audrey Hepburn British actress 1929 - 1993
„No…Please don't go…No…Please don't leave yet
You haven't heard my band yet
You haven't seen my house
You cannot understand yet
What it means to be old
River come, So I can sing you to sleep.“
— River Phoenix American actor, musician, and activist 1970 - 1993
River Run by Suddenly Tammy
„“Do you understand what’s going on?”
“Not at all,” he shouted back. “I can almost prove this can’t be happening.”“
— Carl Sagan, Contact
Zdroj: Contact (1985), Chapter 19 (p. 330)
„When you live on your own for a long time, however, your personality changes because you go so much into yourself you lose the ability to be social, to understand what is and isn't normal behavior. There is an entire world inside yourself, and if you let yourself, you can get so deep inside it you will forget the way to the surface. Other people keep our souls alive, just like food and water does with our body.“
— Donald Miller, kniha Blue Like Jazz: nonreligious thoughts on Christian spirituality
Blue Like Jazz (2003, Nelson Books)
— Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964
„“Don’t talk to me like you understand my sins.”
“Don’t talk to me like you know what I do and do not understand.”
Alvin chuckled grimly. “Oh, that mouth you’ve got.”
“You can’t answer what I said, so you’re going to talk about my saying it.”“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
Zdroj: The Tales of Alvin Maker, The Crystal City (2003), Chapter 4 “La Tia” (p. 74).
„This enterprise was doomed, but we do what we can and do what we must. So a young farmer with wife and children decides to go home. Good! He shows a sense that you and I will never understand.“
— David Gemmell, kniha Legend
Zdroj: Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Ch. 23
Kontext: This enterprise was doomed, but we do what we can and do what we must. So a young farmer with wife and children decides to go home. Good! He shows a sense that you and I will never understand. They will sing songs about us, but he will ensure that there are people to sing them. He plants. We destroy.
„Maintenance is what you have to do just so you can walk out the door knowing that if you go to the market and bump into a guy who once rejected you, you won't have to hide behind a stack of canned food. I don't mean to be too literal about this.“
— Nora Ephron Film director, author screenwriter 1941 - 2012
Zdroj: I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
„Some critics think the way I write is somehow disrespectful to food. But how can you write a restaurant column without being entertaining? You might as well not get up in the morning. People complain my sense of humour is puerile but the reason I have a job is because my sense of humour is puerile.“
— Giles Coren British food critic, television presenter and novelist 1969
„I do love you though — and can love you without kissing you every time I see you and I hope you understand that.“
— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994
Letter to a boyfriend of 1947, quoted in Jacqueline Kennedy's Old Love Letters Will School You in the Art of Breaking Up" by Laura Beck, in Cosmopolitan (2 September 2015) http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/news/a45821/jacqueline-kennedy-dear-john-letter/
„See, I never understand why my paintings hold together because I don't have any tricks for doing it and that is usually what makes a painting academic. There were some well-known devices for making a painting work hold together, ave cohesion. This seemed to be organized. But I don't necessarily have to know what the mechanism is. For me, what it really is, is something you have in yourself that makes you feel, it gives the painting a feeling of unity, of oneness, and being of all of one piece.“
— Adolph Gottlieb American artist 1903 - 1974
Zdroj: 1960s, Interview with Dorothy Seckler, 1967, p. 55-59.