Understanding quotes

270 understanding quotes, film quotes, movie lines, taglines
  • “To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.”
    Greta Garbo
    [Tag:helping, love, understanding]
  • “Maybe it's some evidence, some artifact of a higher dimension that we can't consciously perceive. I'm drawn across the universe to someone I haven't seen in a decade, who I know is probably dead. Love is the one thing we're capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space. Maybe we should trust that, even if we can't understand...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Anne Hathaway - Brand
    [Tag:love, trust, understanding]
  • “There's a different point of view awaiting you if you just look up.”
    Lin-Manuel Miranda - Jack
  • “These are the true events of November, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. A place our country does not remember, in a war it does not understand.”

    Barry Pepper - Joe Galloway
    [Tag:understanding, war]
  • “If love is creation and death is destruction, I'm just the terrain in between. You don't understand time, no one understands time. Einstein was close when he said I was just an illusion.”

    Jacob Latimore - Raffi
    [Tag:illusion, time, understanding]
  • “When I was your age, before I ever did the counseling, I could look at people, complete strangers, and see their whole lives so clear. But when I looked at each of my husbands, I never saw a thing. That's how it always is. Blind to my own life.”

    Debbi Morgan - Mozelle Batiste Delacroix
    [Tag:ability, husband, understanding]
  • “Nothing kills off humor more than overanalyzing it.”
    David Steinberg
    [Tag:humor, understanding]
  • “- Toni: You know, I don't understand anything you are saying.
    - Joel: Don't you speak French?
    - Toni: Not your French.”

    Valérie Quennessen - Toni
    Miles Chapin - Joel
    [Tag:france, language, understanding]
  • “We can never see past the choices we don't understand.”

    Gloria Foster - The Oracle
    [Tag:choice, understanding]
  • “The closer you think you are, the less you'll actually see.”
    Jesse Eisenberg - J. Daniel Atlas
    [Tag:seeing, understanding]
  • “- Lt. Leak: Captain, uh... there must be some mistake. I'm supposed to be in a Texas unit. Most of these boys are from New York and I just don't understand a word these city fellers are sayin'.
    - Capt. George McMurtry: You don't have to understand them Lieutenant, they have to understand you.”

    Jay Rodan - Lt. Leak
    Phil McKee - Capt. George McMurtry
    [Tag:language, leader, understanding]
  • “- Minister: Do I make myself clear?
    - Alex: As an unmuddied lake, Fred. As clear as an azure sky of deepest summer. You can rely on me, Fred.”

    Anthony Sharp - Minister
    Malcom McDowell - Alex (A Clockwork Orange)
    [Tag:trust, understanding]
  • “It's just a number. I'm sure you've written down every 216 digit number. You've translated all of them. You've intoned them all. Haven't you? What's it gotten you? The number is nothing! It's the meaning. It's the syntax. It's what's between the numbers. You haven't understood it. It's because it's not for you! I've got it. I've got it! And I...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Sean Gullette - Maximillian Cohen
    [Tag:numbers, understanding]
  • “All right. I understand. You've had a tough day. I can see how this could get a little depressing in here, couldn't it? This place isn't exactly happy.”

    Andrew Divoff - The Djinn
    [Tag:depression, understanding, unhappiness]
  • “Look, Sully, I want you to learn this savages from the inside, I want you to gain their trust. I need to know how to force their cooperation or hammer them hard if they won't.”
    Stephen Lang - Col. Quaritch
    [Tag:people, trust, understanding]
  • “If you know what's good for you, take those weapons home and burn them! And then think... think of this country and of the law that makes it what it is. Think of a world crying for this very law! And maybe you'll understand why you ought to guard it.”
    Ronald Colman - Professor Michael Lightcap
    [Tag:law, understanding, weapons]
  • “Some lessons can't be taught, Elektra. They must be lived to be understood.”
    Terence Stamp - Stick
    [Tag:experience, living, understanding]
  • “If you thought I was so intelligent would you ask me if I understood?”
    Sean Patrick Flanery - Jeremy 'Powder' Reed
    [Tag:intelligence, understanding]
  • “- Peter Mitchell: The champ caught Smith with a savage left hook...
    - Michael Kellam: What are you reading her?
    - Peter Mitchell: It doesn't matter what I read, it's the tone you use. She doesn't understand the words anyway, now where were we?”

    Tom Selleck - Peter Mitchell
    Steve Guttenberg - Michael Kellam
    [Tag:reading, storytelling, understanding]
  • “- Daniel Miller: Where were you? I'm just curious.
    - Bob Diamond: I'd tell you, but you wouldn't understand.
    - Daniel Miller: Don't treat me like a moron. Try me.
    - Bob Diamond: I was trapped near the inner circle of thought.
    - Daniel Miller: I don't understand.
    - Bob Diamond: I told you...”

    Albert Brooks - Daniel Miller
    Rip Torn - Bob Diamond
    [Tag:thinking, understanding]
  • “You can never understand anything by agreeing, by making definitions. Only by turning over the possibilities. That's called thinking. If I say I know, I stop thinking. As long as I keep thinking, I come to understand. That way, I might approach some truth.”
    Michael Emil - Professor
    [Tag:thinking, truth, understanding]
  • “- Evil: When I have the map, I will be free, and the world will be different, because I have understanding.
    - Robert: Uh, understanding of what, Master?
    - Evil: Digital watches. And soon I shall have understanding of video cassette recorders and car telephones. And when I have understanding of them, I shall have understanding of computers. And...” (continue)
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    David Warner - Evil
    Derek Deadman - Robert
    [Tag:ambition, power, understanding]
  • “- Phil Davis: My dear partner, when what's left of you gets around to what's left to be gotten, what's left to be gotten won't be worth getting, whatever it is you've got left.
    - Bob Wallace: When I figure out what that means, I’ll come up with a crushing reply.”

    Danny Kaye - Phil Davis
    Bing Crosby - Bob Wallace
    [Tag:leaving, understanding, worth]
  • “Look man, you can listen to Jimi but you can't hear him. There's a difference man. Just because you're listening to him doesn't mean you're hearing him.”

    Wesley Snipes - Sidney Deane
    [Tag:music, racism, understanding]
  • “...if they can't understand ya, then they're not listening. And that's their problem.”
    Ciarán Hinds - Pop
    [Tag:listening, understanding]