„Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.“

Reply, according to Dr. Felix T. Smith of Stanford Research Institute, to a physicist friend who had said "I'm afraid I don't understand the method of characteristics," as quoted in The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics (1979) by Gary Zukav, Bantam Books, p. 208, footnote.

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—  Charles de Lint author 1951

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„Why doesn't Senator Kerry, rather than saying, I meant to put in the word, "us" — and you try to put in "us" here, left out the word "us" — and if you don't — if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq. Where does "us" fit in? You don't "us" get stuck? I don't understand. It just — it doesn't scan here.“

—  Tony Snow American White House Press Secretary 1955 - 2008

White House Press Briefing, on Kerry's claim to have meant "you get <u>us</u> stuck in Iraq." http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2006/11/20061101-3.html (2006-11-01).

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„I don't ask for your pity, but just for your understanding—not even that—no. Just for your recognition of me in you, and the enemy, time, in us all.“

—  Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth, Act 3 http://books.google.com/books?id=5eqagR0rbboC&q=%22I+don't+ask+for+your+pity+but+just+for+your+understanding+not+even+that+no+Just+for+your+recognition+of+me+in+you+and+the+enemy+time+in+us+all%22&pg=PA96#v=onepage (1959)

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„You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, livro The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Variante: He's a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.
Fonte: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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„There is truth in all things, if you understand them well.“

—  Lloyd Alexander, The Chronicles of Prydain

Fonte: The Chronicles of Prydain (1964–1968), Book II: The Black Cauldron (1965), Chapter 3

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