A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can’t be much good.
When you understand your obligations to God then you can understand your obligations to society.
I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don’t get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.
Make clear that people understand what your circumstances are. And looking for pity – that’s a mistake.
Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
An accurate knowledge of the past of a country is necessary for everyone who would understand its present, and who desires to judge of its future.
A man must fortify himself and understand that a wise man who yields to laziness or anger or passion or love of drink, or who commits any other action prompted by impulse and inopportune, will probably find his fault condoned; but if he stoops to greed, he will not be pardoned, but render himself odious as a combination of all vices at once.
My car and my adding machine understand nothing: they are not in that line of business.
These poor women in academia have to talk this silly language that nobody can understand in order to be accepted, they think.
Al Jazeera should understand the societies, should understand the culture of the civilisation, should understand the dynamics of the societies, should be part of this understanding; and on the other level, Al Jazeera should concentrate on the margin rather than the centre. It means that Al Jazeera should be close to the public.