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Edward T. Hall Quotes and Sayings
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For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking...
giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people
are willing to risk such a radical move.
- Edward T. Hall

The reason man does not experience his true cultural
self is that until he experiences another self as valid
he has little basis for validating his own self.
- Edward T. Hall

Now, you can't tell me, we have the only God in the whole world.
You can't tell me that nobody else has God.
- Edward T. Hall

The information is in the people, not in your head.
- Edward T. Hall

 

How man evolved with such an incredible reservoir of
talent and such fantastic diversity isn't completely understood...
he knows so little and has nothing to measure himself against.
- Edward T. Hall

Man is used to the fact that there are languages which
he does not at first understand and which must be learned,
but because art is primarily visual he expects that
he should get the message immediately and is apt to
be affronted if he doesn't.
- Edward T. Hall

Culture is not made up but something that evolves which is human.
- Edward T. Hall

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I may be able to spot arrowheads on the desert but
a refrigerator is a jungle in which I am easily lost.
- Edward T. Hall

We should never denigrate any other culture but rather
help people to understand the relationship between
their own culture and the dominant culture.
When you understand another culture or language,
it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture.
- Edward T. Hall

Behind every piece of paper lies a human situation.
- Edward T. Hall

Age affects how people experience time.
- Edward T. Hall

Two points that are very important points to remember and ask:
Is it real and does it work?
- Edward T. Hall

The future for us is the foreseeable future.
The South Asian, however, feels that it is perfectly
realistic to think of a 'long time' in terms of thousands of years.
- Edward T. Hall

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie PHOTO

Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship
is to understand and to be understood.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

Equality and development will not be achieved however
if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
- Jenny Shipley

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

Every man supposes himself
not to be fully understood or appreciated.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The interests of a nation, when well understood,
will be found to coincide with their moral duties.
- Thomas Jefferson

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
- T. S. Eliot

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
a society can be understood without understanding both.
- C. Wright Mills

More countries have understood that women's equality
is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

I'm on record as being understood to be a supporter
of a reformed establishment,
in which other Christian denominations,
and other faiths, play a major part.
- George Carey

There are already a lot of devices in our lives that
have rich text or the ability to handle graphics.
Our devices are designed to be understood in less than a quarter of a second.
- David Rose

Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal
truths that are indispensable to salvation,
of no revealed religion in the sense in which that
term is usually understood.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.
- R. D. Laing

If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy,
that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.
- Niels Bohr

Man is this plural and collective unity in which the
unity of destination and the differences of destinies
are to be understood through each other.
- Paul Ricoeur

I have suffered from being misunderstood,
but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.
- Clarence Darrow

A leader who confines his role to his people's experience
dooms himself to stagnation;
a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs
the risk of not being understood.
- Henry A. Kissinger

I understood immediately that to get success I had
to make for the front door,
not for the back one.
- Jean Gabin

If I would have listened, if I would have understood
diabetes like I understood music,
maybe these things wouldn't have happened.
- Marvin Isley

Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood
that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
- Paul Eldridge

I write to understand as much as to be understood.
- Elie Wiesel

King thought he understood the white Southerner,
having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.
- Constance Baker Motley

Genius is never understood in its own time.
- Bill Watterson

Only the old are innocent.
That is what the Victorians understood,
and the Christians.
Original sin is a property of the young.
The old grow beyond corruption very quickly.
- Malcolm Bradbury

I have never understood that.
I come from a place where the press makes or breaks
an actor and it is more of a teamwork relationship.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism.
- Tristan Tzara

Words easy to be understood do often hit the mark;
when high and learned ones do only pierce the air.
- John Bunyan

If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well.
- Moliere

Write to be understood, speak to be heard,
read to grow.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

We are all the foolishness and all the crimes we did.
We're also all the kindnesses we did.
I hate to think of life as if we understood time.
We don't understand time.
- Hugh Leonard

Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited,
classified and explained except in the light of the
tasks which they perform in language.
- Roman Jakobson

In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair.
It really was funny.
I wish I had understood Italian.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that
something very useful and profound is couched underneath.
- Jonathan Swift

Of all of our inventions for mass communication,
pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
- Walt Disney

I understood that if I wanted to work,
the saxophone was the main instrument.
The clarinet was what we call a double.
- Lee Konitz

Just think, if I had understood my lawyer and if he
and I had communicated properly in January 1958,
this whole history would have been entirely different .
- Gordon Gould

I never understood why the metal heads in my school hated the punks.
- Trevor Dunn

Christopher Reeve understood that...
everything begins with hope.
His vision of walking again, his belief that he would
be able to in his lifetime,
towered over his broken body.
- Patti Davis

Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions,
not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.
- Laurence Sterne

Bertelsmann understood our vision when they first invested in us...
They still believe in that vision.
- Shawn Fanning

Throughout Soviet times, I understood what was really
happening in the world around me.
- Lennart Meri

Don't write so that you can be understood,
write so that you can't be misunderstood.
- William Howard Taft

There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude,
and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

At least I had that, one guy understood me.
- Yoko Ono

Elia Kazan understood my problems.
He was able to bring out the very best in me.
He gave me credit for my intelligence.
- Ethel Waters

Use anything you can think of to understand and be understood,
and you'll discover the creativity that connects you with others.
- Martha Beck

George Washington understood that the Bible is the
place where God's records of right and wrong are kept.
- Randall Terry

Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant
literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.
- Thomas Bulfinch

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 poetry, it's the exact opposite.
- Paul Dirac

Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate,
is better understood as its by-product.
- Christopher Lasch


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