Misunderstanding Quotes and Sayings

No matter how carefully you choose your words, they’ll always end up being twisted by others.

Submitted by: some guy

Height of misunderstanding – A man marrying his own secretary thinking that she will still follow his orders as before.

Submitted by: prashant

Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.

I am responsible for what I say to you, not for what you understand.

Submitted by: Paulo Fedele

Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.
Friedrich Nietzsche


A single moment of misunderstanding is so poisonous that it makes us forget the hundred lovable moments spend together within a minute.

Never choose anyone without complete understanding and never lose anyone because of a small misunderstanding.

Friendship must never be buried under the weight of misunderstanding.

Five minutes of communication can save a year’s worth of turmoil and misunderstanding.
Joyce Meyer

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?”
Shannon L. Alder


The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.
Oscar Wilde

Clear up any misunderstanding before it gets to that point.

We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.
– Rudyard Kipling

I don’t mind being hated but I hate being misunderstood.

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