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Looking for quotes about being misunderstood? We have rounded up the best collection of misunderstanding quotes, sayings, captions, messages, and status, (with images and pictures) for you to avoid being misunderstood by your family and friends.


  1. “Miscommunication is the key for heartbreaks.”

  2. “Fame is a form of misunderstanding.” – Madonna

  3. “To be great is to be misunderstood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  4. “The worst distance between two people is misunderstanding.”

  5. “The world only goes round by misunderstanding.” – Charles Baudelaire

  6. “Words are the source of misunderstandings.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  7. “Understanding is but the sum of misunderstandings.” – Haruki Murakami

  8. “Understanding, as we understand it, is misunderstanding.” – Elias Canetti

  9. “Language is the source of misunderstandings.” – Antoine de Saint Exupery

  10. “It was not death she feared. It was misunderstanding.” – Zora Neale Hurston

  11. “It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.” – Anatole France

  12. “Love is a strange and inexplicable mix of comprehension and misunderstanding.”

  13. “Because we can’t communicate, there’s a lot of misunderstanding.” – Chen Shui bian

  14. “We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.” – Kevin Kelly

  15. “It’s dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other.” – L. M. Montgomery

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

  17. “Much of aging comes from a misunderstanding of the effect of comfort.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  18. “I stopped explaining myself when I realized people only understand from their level of perception.” – Unknown

  19. “Looking but not seeing is the hearing but not understanding of the eye.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

  20. “Over a small misunderstanding God will expose how people really feel about you…” – Gugu Mofokeng

  21. “Misunderstanding leads to more misunderstanding, as success leads to more success.” – Girdhar Joshi

  22. “Texting is a brilliant way to miscommunicate how you feel, and misinterpret what other people mean.” – Anonymous

  23. “Five minutes of communication can save a year’s worth of turmoil and misunderstanding.” – Joyee Meyer

  24. “If you don’t clear your misunderstanding in time they become the reason for distance forever.” – Unknown

  25. “A correct understanding of an issue and a misunderstanding of the same question are not mutually exclusive.”

  26. “Misunderstanding must be nakedly exposed before true understanding can begin to flourish.” – Philip Yancey

  27. “Misunderstanding of probability may be the greatest of all impediments to scientific literacy.” – Stephen Jay Gould

  28. “If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.” – Criss Jami

  29. “What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears?” – Søren Kierkegaard

  30. “Nothing hurts a good soul and the kind heart more than to live amongst people who can’t understand it.” – Ali lbn Abi Talib

  31. “To pray without expectation is to misunderstand the whole concept of prayer and relationship with God.” – Aiden Wilson Tozer

  32. “Misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than malice and wickedness.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  33. “When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.” – Criss Jami

  34. “Change comes with both fear and some pain. Those two ingredients create mistrust, misunderstanding and misinformation.” – David Mixner

  35. “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

  36. “Relationship isn’t holding hands while you understand each other. It’s about having lots of misunderstandings and still not leaving each other’s hands.” – Unknown

  37. “The same passions in man and woman nonetheless differ in tempo; hence man and woman do not cease misunderstanding one another.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  38. “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” – Albert Schweitzer

  39. “Let us not harm ourselves just because you don’t understand me and I don’t understand you! Let us miss misunderstanding, and we shall surely see that understanding!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

  40. “Most of the problems in life are because: We misunderstand people’s intentions, we don’t listen and jump to conclusions, then we are too proud to apologize and too stubborn to forgive.” – Mouloud Benzadi


  1. “It is wiser to find out than to suppose.” – Mark Twain

  2. “A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.” – Bob Dylan

  3. “Much learning does not teach understanding.” – Heraclitus

  4. “Never apologize to others for their misunderstanding of who you are.”

  5. “You can’t change someone who is committed to misunderstanding you.”

  6. “The misunderstanding of truth does not destroy the truth.” – Vissarion Belinsky

  7. “An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

  8. “I have no problem admitting when I’m wrong, it’s being misunderstood that gets to me.”

  9. “Fear is a friend who’s misunderstood But I know the heart of life is good.” – John Mayer

  10. “The fear of being misunderstood is the beginning of mediocrity.” – Ogwo David Emenike

  11. “I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.” – Jeff Bezos

  12. “No matter how carefully you choose your words, they’ll always end up being twisted by others.” ― Ziad K. Abdelnour

  13. “Sometimes it takes a misunderstanding for you to truly understand where you stand with a person.”

  14. “It does grieve me to think there are people misunderstanding my heart on an issue.” – Kirk Cameron

  15. “Study leads to the retention of concepts, and so the Way is entirely misunderstood.” – Huangbo Xiyun

  16. “The greatest tragedy that can befall a poet is to be praised by being misunderstood.” – Pattiann Rogers

  17. “Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than being misunderstood.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  18. “Being misunderstood by someone is vexation. Being misunderstood by everyone is tragedy.” – Liu Shahe

  19. “I have nothing to explain. As for being misunderstood, I have grown accustomed to that.” – Fan Bingbing

  20. “A false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act.” – James Thurber

  21. “Being misunderstood by people whose opinions you value is absolutely the most painful.” – Gloria Steinem

  22. “Miscommunication leads to misunderstanding, which rarely leads to anything good.” – Charles F. Glassman

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

  24. “Do not write so that you can be understood, write so that you cannot be misunderstood.” – William Howard Taft

  25. “Nowadays, saying what you really think can be a serious error since one risks being misunderstood.” – Oscar Wilde

  26. “I am the most misunderstood and misrepresented of men. Misrepresented because misunderstood.” – Isaac Parker

  27. “No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  28. “She was also misunderstood by the way she held onto all the things that broke her heart to protect her heart.” – E. Khacher

  29. “Being misunderstood doesn’t mean you’re the issue… sometimes it’s the people that misunderstand you with all the issues.”

  30. “With every step of our lives we enter into the middle of some story which we are certain to misunderstand.” – G.K. Chesterton

  31. “I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you’ve probably misunderstood what I said.” – Alan Greenspan

  32. “Thank you for misunderstanding me, rejecting me and not seeing me and teaching me to always see myself.” – Maryam Hasnaa

  33. “Our problems, all come from nothing; they are all based on a misunderstanding that does not even exist.” – Sogyal Rinpoche

  34. “No adolescent ever wants to be understood, which is why they complain about being misunderstood all the time.” – Stephen Fry

  35. “One age misunderstands another; and a petty age misunderstands all the others in its own nasty way.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

  36. “The fact that I am misunderstood has always given me an added impetus to work on communication to bridge the gap.” – Yoko Ono

  37. “People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.” – Søren Kierkegaard

  38. “Most of the things I do are misunderstood. Hey, after all, being misunderstood is the fate of all true geniuses, is it not?” – Howard Stern

  39. “Mercy did not exist in the primordial life. It was misunderstood for fear, and such misunderstandings made for death.” – Jack London

  40. “The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma.” – Edgar Allan Poe

  41. “Jesus Christ can afford to be misunderstood; we cannot. Our weakness lies in always wanting to vindicate ourselves.” – Oswald Chambers

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

  43. “A writer who is in a hurry to be understood today or tomorrow runs the danger of being misunderstood the day after tomorrow.” – Johann Georg Hamann

  44. “I am but too conscious of the fact that we are born in an age when only the dull are treated seriously, and I live in terror of not being misunderstood.” – Oscar Wilde

  45. “I have been misunderstood perhaps more than anyone else ever, but it has not affected me, for the simple reason that there is no desire to be understood.” – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

  46. “To be misunderstood can be the writer’s punishment for having disturbed the reader’s peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.” – Anatole Broyard

  47. “We have misunderstood our confusion when we think there is an answer to it. The confusion is not a result of questions that are too hard, but rather a questioner who is disintegrating.” – Steven Harrison

  48. “People will misinterpret you and what you do. They might even call you names. So get comfortable with being misunderstood, disparaged, or ignored – the trick is to be too busy doing your work to care.” – Austin Kleon

  49. “Misunderstanding occur when people don’t take time to listen to what other people have to say. This leads to people jumping to conclusions without taking time to understand the other person’s point of view.” – Brittany Earnest

  50. “The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are the truth. We make an assumption, we misunderstand, we take it personally, then we react by sending emotional poison with our word. This creates a whole big drama for nothing.”


  1. “Ego and misunderstanding kills relationship.”

  2. “I don’t mind being hated but I hate being misunderstood.”

  3. “Some misunderstandings are hard to cure.” – Barton Gellman

  4. “Love is a misunderstanding between two fools.” – Oscar Wilde

  5. “Let us live in complete harmony without any misunderstanding.”

  6. “The greatest distance between two people is a misunderstanding.” – Unknown

  7. “Lut is easy. Love is hard. Like is most important, don’t misunderstand.”

  8. “Clear up any misunderstanding before it gets to that point.” – Joel Miller

  9. “The proper basis for marriage is mutual misunderstanding.” – Oscar Wilde

  10. “Love involves with a rare combination of understanding and misunderstanding.”

  11. “He is fond of being misunderstood. It gives him a post of vantage.” – Oscar Wilde

  12. “As there is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.” – William James

  13. “Love is a labyrinth of misunderstandings whose way out doesn’t exist.” – Jacques-Alain Mille

  14. “It is easier to identify and give time to relationships rather than to get the wrong perception.”

  15. “Were it not for some basic misunderstanding no two people would ever fall in love.” – Marty Rubin

  16. “Misunderstandings are so powerful that they can break the most beautiful relationship just in a second.”

  17. “Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.” – Diane Arbus

  18. “Somewhere between love and hate lies confusion, misunderstanding and desperate hope.” – Shannon L. Alder

  19. “You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate.” – Edie Sedgwick

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

  21. “Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” – Dream Hampton

  22. “A beautiful relationship does not depend on how well we understand someone. But it depends on how well we avoid the misunderstanding.”

  23. “A single moment of misunderstanding is so poisonous, that it makes us forget the hundred lovable moments spent together within a minute.”

  24. “When nails grow long, we cut nails not fingers. Similarly when misunderstanding grows up, cut your ego, not your relationship.” – Anonymous

  25. “Behind every happy couple lies two people who have fought hard to overcome all obstacles and interferences to be that way. Why? Because it’s what they wanted.” – Kim George


  1. “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”

  2. “I think I get misinterpreted and misunderstood a lot.” – Macy Gray

  3. “They ended as all great passions do end—–by a misunderstanding.”

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

  5. “We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead.” – Roy T. Bennett

  6. “A lot of disagreements are born from misunderstandings. Communication is key.”

  7. “Friendship must never be buried under the weight of misunderstanding.” – Sri Chinmoy

  8. “It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.” – Karl Popper

  9. “Don’t make friends before understanding and don’t break friendship after misunderstanding.”

  10. “Do not make assumptions unless you know the whole story. If in doubt, ask the person directly.”

  11. “Do not fear being misunderstood and never waste a minute thinking about your enemies.” – Elbert Hubbard

  12. “Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama.” – Miguel Ruiz

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

  14. “Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.”

  15. “We feel understood by people who like us; misunderstood by people who don’t — and those feelings are probably realistic.” – Hugh Prather


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