„If we do not understand furniture we cannot understand the city“

Fonte: Building Entopia - 1975, Chapter 6, The furniture, p. 70

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„… we
do not admire what
we cannot understand.“

—  Marianne Moore American poet and writer 1887 - 1972

Fonte: Complete Poems

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„We all fear what we do not understand.“

—  Dan Brown, livro The Lost Symbol

Variante: Open your minds, my friends. We all fear what we do not understand.
Fonte: The Lost Symbol
Fonte: Who Fears Death (2010), Chapter 21, “Gadi” (p. 139)

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„Animals and plants cannot understand our business, so we have denied that they can understand their own.“

—  Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902

Organic and Inorganic
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part VI - Mind and Matter
Contexto: Animals and plants cannot understand our business, so we have denied that they can understand their own. What we call inorganic matter cannot understand the animals’ and plants’ business, we have therefore denied that it can understand anything whatever.

„How can we design improvement in large systems without understanding the whole system, and if the answer is that we cannot, how is it possible to understand the whole system?“

—  C. West Churchman American philosopher and systems scientist 1913 - 2004

C. West Churchman, Challenge to Reason (1968), p. 2; cited in '" C. West Churchman — 75 years" by Werner Ulrich, in Systems Practice (December 1988), Volume 1, Issue 4, p. 341-350
1960s - 1970s

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„We cannot understand without wanting to understand, that is, without wanting to let something be said.“

—  Hans-Georg Gadamer German philosopher 1900 - 2002

Fonte: Aesthetics and Hermeneutics (1964), p. 101 http://books.google.com/books?id=7RP-TggufEEC&pg=PA101
Contexto: We cannot understand without wanting to understand, that is, without wanting to let something be said. It would be an inadmissible abstraction to contend that we must first have achieved a contemporaneousness with the author or the original reader by means of a reconstruction of his historical horizon before we could begin to grasp the meaning of what is said. A kind of anticipation of meaning guides the effort to understand from the very beginning.

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„We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.“

—  Eric Hoffer, livro The True Believer

Section 57
The True Believer (1951), Part Three: United Action and Self-Sacrifice
Contexto: We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand. A doctrine that is understood is shorn of its strength.

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„We cannot expect to cross the rainbow bridge through a good act of contrition; that will not be sufficient.
We have to understand.“

—  Terence McKenna American ethnobotanist 1946 - 2000

"New Maps of Hyperspace" (1989); originally published in Magical Blend magazine, also in The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of History (1992) http://www.erowid.org/culture/characters/mckenna_terence/mckenna_terence_maps_hyperspace.shtml
Variante: We cannot expect to cross the rainbow bridge through a good act of contrition; that will not be sufficient. We have to understand.
Contexto: There is a spiritual obligation, there is a task to be done. It is not, however, something as simple as following a set of somebody else's rules. The noetic enterprise is a primary obligation toward being. Our salvation is linked to it. Not everyone has to read alchemical texts or study superconducting biomolecules to make the transition. Most people make it naively by thinking clearly about the present at hand, but we intellectuals are trapped in a world of too much information. Innocence is gone for us. We cannot expect to cross the rainbow bridge through a good act of contrition; that will not be sufficient.
We have to understand. Whitehead said, "Understanding is the apperception of pattern as such"; to fear death is to misunderstand life. Cognitive activity is the defining act of humanness. Language, thought, analysis, art, dance, poetry, mythmaking: these are the things that point the way toward the realm of the eschaton. We humans may be released into a realm of pure self-engineering. The imagination is everything. This was Blake's perception. This is where we came from. This is where we are going. And it is only to be approached through cognitive activity.

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„Whatever we cannot easily understand we call God; this saves much wear and tear on the brain tissues.“

—  Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989

A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto) (1990)

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„What I cannot create, I do not understand.“

—  Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988

on his blackboard at the time of death in February 1988; from a photo in the Caltech archives http://archives.caltech.edu/pictures/1.10-29.jpg
Contexto: What I cannot create, I do not understand.Know how to solve every problem that has been solved.