— John Erskine American educator 1879 - 1951
„Photographers learn to interpret photographs in that technical way because they want to understand and use that ‘language’ themselves (just as musicians learn a more technical musical language than the layman needs). Social scientists who want to work with visual materials will have to learn to approach them in this more studious and time-consuming way“
— Howard S. Becker American sociologist 1928
Becker (1978) cited in: Peter Hamilton (2006) Visual Research Methods'. Volume 1. p. 214.
„When evenly matched, you cannot win against your enemy unless you understand them. And if you truly understand, why are you fighting and not talking?“
— Greg Bear American writer best known for science fiction 1951
Fonte: Short fiction, Hardfought (1983), p. 69
„Speaking our language, you will understand us—and if you can think as another man thinks, you cannot dislike him.“
— Jack Vance, livro The Languages of Pao
Fonte: The Languages of Pao (1958), Chapter 8 (p. 64)
„The more you learn, the less you fear. "Learn" not in the sense of academic study, but in the practical understanding of life.“
— Julian Barnes, livro O sentido de um fim
Fonte: The Sense of an Ending
„You cannot make children learn music or anything else without to some degree converting them into will-less adults.“
— A.S. Neill, livro Summerhill
Fonte: Summerhill (1960), p. 12
Contexto: You cannot make children learn music or anything else without to some degree converting them into will-less adults. You fashion them into accepters of the status quo – a good thing for a society that needs obedient sitters at dreary desks, standers in shops, mechanical catchers of the 8:30 suburban train – a society, in short, that is carried on the shabby shoulders of the scared little man – the scared-to-death conformist.
„If you merely teach dogmas dogmatically, you are not teaching in the sense in which I understand teaching… and learning… does not consist merely in knowing: it is not learning unless there is some corresponding doing.“
— George Long English classical scholar 1800 - 1879
An Old Man's Thoughts on Many Things, Of Education I
Contexto: I have said nothing about religious teaching as one of the means of forming a good character.... I, who am not a teacher of religion, do not presume to say how it should be taught, so taught as to be practical. If you merely teach dogmas dogmatically, you are not teaching in the sense in which I understand teaching... and learning... does not consist merely in knowing: it is not learning unless there is some corresponding doing.
„One can not understand language because language cannot understand itself; does not want to understand“
— Novalis German poet and writer 1772 - 1801
„Music moves us, and we know not why;
We feel the tears, but cannot trace their source.
Is it the language of some other state,
Born of its memory? For what can wake
The soul's strong instinct of another world,
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Golden Violet (1827)
— Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655
The Other World (1657)
Contexto: I learned to understand their language and to speak it a little. Immediately the news spread throughout the kingdom that two little wild men had been discovered. We were smaller than everybody else because the wilderness had provided us with such bad food. And it was a genetic defect that caused us to have forelimbs that weren't strong enough to support us.
This belief gained strength through repetition despite the priests of the country. They opposed it, saying that it was an awful impiety to believe that not only animals but monsters might be of the same species as they.
— Holly Black, livro Red Glove
Fonte: Red Glove
— Paulo Coelho, livro O Alquimista
Fonte: The Alchemist
— Carlos Gershenson Mexican researcher 1978
Fonte: Artificial Societies of Intelligent Agents (2001), p. 25
„I don't understand it any more than you do, but one thing I've learned is that you don't have to understand things for them to be.“
— Madeleine L'Engle, livro A Wrinkle in Time
Fonte: A Wrinkle in Time
— Marvin Minsky American cognitive scientist 1927 - 2016
In Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program (2005) by Rebecca Herold, p. 101