Best Misinterpreted Quotes On Success In Life

These misinterpreted quotes will inspire you. Misinterpreted to explain wrongly His comment on the speech misinterprets the speaker’s meaning or interpret (something or someone) wrongly.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging misinterpreted quotes, misinterpreted sayings, and misinterpreted proverbs.

Famous Misinterpreted Quotes

  1. “I think my passion is misinterpreted as anger sometimes. And I don’t think people are ready for the message that I’m delivering, and delivering with a sense of violent love.” ~ Charlie Sheen
  2. “There is no word more generally misinterpreted than the word egoism, in its modern sense.” ~ John Buchanan Robinson
  3. “When science and the Bible differ, science has obviously misinterpreted its data.” ~ Henry M. Morris
  4. “Am I grumpy? I might be. But I think maybe sometimes it’s misinterpreted.” ~ Harrison Ford
  5. “Marie Antoinette was funny, I’m sure she was just misinterpreted. You know the ‘Let them eat cake’ line. She seems like she was kind of funny, like a Chelsea Handler or Kathy Griffin type.” ~ Colin Quinn

  6. “However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience.” ~ Jeanette Winterson
  7. “Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  8. “There’s always mixed feelings about the work that I do. When you’re playing a real person, that’s another kind of responsibility. I have to say that every time that I have played a real person, even though I gave it everything I could, I feel like I misinterpreted trying to represent them. All the time I feel like I screwed it up! But I don’t know if that’s because I can’t separate myself from it enough.” ~ Caleb Landry Jones
  9. “We cannot control the way people interpret our ideas or thoughts, but we can control the words and tones we choose to convey them. Peace is built on understanding, and wars are built on misunderstandings. Never underestimate the power of a single word, and never recklessly throw around words. One wrong word, or misinterpreted word, can change the meaning of an entire sentence – and even start a war. And one right word, or one kind word, can grant you the heavens and open doors.” ~ Suzy Kassem , Misinterpreted quotes misunderstood
  10. “As a writer I’ve learned certain lessons. One of them is to be careful about how you put a view, and to bear in mind how easily and readily you’ll be misinterpreted.” ~ Alexander McCall Smith

  11. “Anything can be misinterpreted. People can look at Christ on a cross and think, This is an image of murder, this is violent, this has sexual imagery in it. And it just – I think it’s my job as an artist to be out there pushing people’s buttons and making them question everything.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  12. “Truth is one, single, and it can never be misinterpreted. To know the truth it is essential that whatever human awareness we have got, it has to be expanded. There is something still lacking in that awareness by which we cannot know God, we cannot know the truth.” ~ Nirmala Srivastava
  13. “We are getting into semantics again. If we use words, there is a very grave danger they will be misinterpreted.” ~ H. R. Haldeman
  14. “I’m used to writing songs and songs-I can fill em up with symbolism and metaphors. When you write a book (Chronicles, Vol. 1), you gotta tell the truth, and it can’t be misinterpreted.” ~ Bob Dylan

  15. “In fact there was only one species on the planet more intelligent than dolphins, and they spent a lot of their time in behavioural research laboratories running around inside wheels and conduction frighteningly elegant and subtle experiments on man. The fact that once again man completely misinterpreted this relationship was entirely according to these creatures’ plans.” ~ Douglas Adams
  16. “I am constantly concerned about being quoted in the press and perhaps saying the wrong thing or having what I say misinterpreted and bringing reproach to the name of Christ. People do not come to hear what Billy Graham has to say; they want to hear what God has to say. Jesus tells us not to be misled by the voices of strangers. There are so many strange voices being heard in the religious world of our day. We must compare what they say with the Word of God.” ~ Billy Graham
  17. “The American Petroleum Institute filed suit against the EPA [and] charged that the agency was suppressing a scientific study for fear it might be misinterpreted… The suppressed study reveals that 80 percent of air pollution comes not from chimneys and auto exhaust pipes, but from plants and trees.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  18. “I think feminism’s a bit misinterpreted. It was about casting off all gender roles. There’s nothing wrong with a man holding a door open for a girl. But we sort of threw away all the rules, so everybody’s confused. And dating becomes a sloppy, uncomfortable, unpleasant thing.” ~ Zosia Mamet
  19. “Obviously all religions get corrupted by man. The initial ideas are interesting but once they get organized they seem to become about politics and other things and they get misinterpreted. . . . Have faith but do the work. Live your life right. Dont expect things to happen. Thats why Im put off by magical realism.” ~ Matt Dillon
  20. “These activities can be misconstrued, misinterpreted, and used to harm you as an individual even without the government having any intent to do you wrong.” ~ Edward Snowden

  21. “I think I get misinterpreted and misunderstood a lot.” ~ Macy Gray
  22. “Seventy-two virgins – does that make sense to anyone? And it’s an ancient religion, maybe it was misinterpreted? Maybe it’s not 72 virgins, maybe it’s a 7-foot-2 Persian.” ~ Greg Giraldo
  23. “That ‘simple desire’ to share something meant that we could enter the world of language without words, where everything is always clear and there is no danger of being misinterpreted.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  24. “The most adorable thing about Toronto is that she remains fiercely aloof and indifferent to the fads and entrepreneurial fevers of her lovers. She is intractably herself, admissive to the most vagrant, sober in a way that gets misinterpreted as stodginess. Her generosity extends to the meek as well as the gold diggers. Mercifully, she doesn’t give a hoot about our portraits of her, but just waits, patiently, for our affection and citizenship.” ~ Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
  25. “You just make the best movie you can and hope for the best, because you don’t have any control over what happens with the movie, whether the movie is misinterpreted.” ~ Gregg Araki

  26. “I think people have always misinterpreted my self-destructive nature as nihilistic, because if you don’t care about the world, you can’t create art. I am misanthropic and self-loathing, but never nihilistic. And I think I act far worse off-stage than onstage.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  27. “I definitely was always expected and encouraged to be a songwriter from a very young age, … But really it’s because, as a child, I thought I was Judy Garland. And when I started out, I was a little nuts. I thought I was a classic, legendary superstar when only 10 people knew who I was. I feel in some ways that my confidence is misinterpreted as arrogance, which is understandable. But I’ve also always thought that false modesty is evil.” ~ Rufus Wainwright
  28. “What we have to do is go on the offensive. [The science on climate change] has been maligned and misinterpreted, and we need to fight back… [P]eople [need to] stop being moved by these talk show [hosts] and start looking for the facts themselves.” ~ John F. Kerry
  29. “Where I feel something that I had written was misinterpreted in a way that made people feel bad, that is absolutely horrifying to me. I feel so embarrassed and I feel ashamed that I should make people feel bad.” ~ Jesse Eisenberg

  30. “We know there’s a clear gap in fairness. There just is in equity. In a lot of ways, economically, racially, blah, blah, blah. It just is. Not blaming anybody, it just is. So then you say, that can be interpreted and misinterpreted and used by a lot of different people. Some people run for office; some people try to gain influence. I generally believe all that’s true. It’s just, which one is the person who is accurately turning that dial and which one is using it as bullshit and lies? So, this is a tricky area to step into.” ~ Michael Keaton
  31. “What I don’t like is taking it to extremes and making all these intellectualizations about what basically is simple music. It’s simple stream-of-consciousness stuff in my songs. What I’m trying to get across is misinterpreted.” ~ Van Morrison
  32. “There are Muslims, who are moderate Muslims. And there’s more of them than there are radicalized Muslims and are using Islam in its misinterpreted ideology.” ~ Michael T. Flynn
  33. “I think we’ve misinterpreted some of the scriptures to justify the death penalty. So whereas a lot of folks in America feel like we can do far better justice  –  it’s more expensive to do the death penalty than the alternatives  –  there’s so many reasons that people come to the conclusion to abolish the death penalty.” ~ Shane Claiborne
  34. “A lot of the hallmark behaviors of autism – flat affect, stimming, not looking someone in the eye – could very easily be misinterpreted as signs of guilt.” ~ Jodi Picoult

  35. “This Marxian sentence, repeated to the point of boredom, is misinterpreted. In reality [Karl] Marx was a “religious” man.” ~ Erich Fromm
  36. “Sylvia Plath. Interesting poetess whose tragic suicide was misinterpreted as romantic by the college-girl mentality.” ~ Woody Allen
  37. “The Jam were a good band, however I feel that the Style Council were better. A lot of people I know will disagree with me. Some things we did with The Style Council were misinterpreted or over their heads.” ~ Paul Weller
  38. “1) Never trust a cop in a raincoat. 2) Beware of enthusiasm and of love, both are temporary and quick to sway. 3) If asked if you care about the world’s problems, look deep into the eyes of he who asks, he will never ask you again. 4) Never give your real name. 5) If ever asked to look at yourself, don’t look. 6) Never do anything the person standing in front of you can’t understand. 7) Never create anything, it will be misinterpreted, it will chain you and follow you for the rest of your life.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  39. “I’m surprised sometimes at how some of my actions are misinterpreted.” ~ Larry David

  40. “I was an English major at the University of Minnesota, and I was very shy, which many people misinterpreted as intelligence. On the basis of that wrong impression, I became the editor of the campus literary magazine.” ~ Garrison Keillor
  41. “More than at any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
    I speak, by the way, not with any sense of futility, but with a panicky conviction of the absolute meaninglessness of existence which could easily be misinterpreted as pessimism. It is not. It is merely a healthy concern for the predicament of modern man.” ~ Woody Allen
  42. “The last ever dolphin message was misinterpreted as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double-backwards-somersault through a hoop whilst whistling the ‘Star Spangled Banner’, but in fact the message was this: So long and thanks for all the fish.” ~ Douglas Adams
  43. “Publishing a book is like stuffing a note into a bottle and hurling it into the sea. Some bottles drown, some come safe to land, where the notes are read and then possibly cherished, or else misinterpreted, or else understood all too well by those who hate the message. You never know who your readers might be.” ~ Margaret Atwood
  44. “Mythology is often defined as ‘other peoples’ religions’, religion can be thought of as misinterpreted mythology.” ~ Joseph Campbell

  45. “Power is just using energy in a wise way to get things done. Power has been misinterpreted to mean getting my way on the backs of other people. Getting whatever I want, forgetting that there are other beings and species and energies involved.” ~ Elizabeth Lesser
  46. “I find it ironic to read stories about myself which have never occurred and are simply so absurd that they are comical. At other times, it is very painful to be so misinterpreted and vilified.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  47. “My films are misinterpreted all the time. I don’t mind that. Everybody’s films are misinterpreted. But there’s no malice or stupidity in the people that misinterpret them. You know what you do, but someone else sees it, and they want to talk about it or write about it, and so they misinterpret them.” ~ Woody Allen
  48. “Children from ten to twenty don’t want to be understood. Their whole ambition is to feel strange and alien and misinterpreted so that they can live austerely in some stone tower of adolescence, their privacies unviolated.” ~ Phyllis McGinley
  49. “Evangelicals have largely misinterpreted Aquinas, and they have placed on him views that he did not hold.” ~ Norman Geisler

  50. “Evangelicals have largely misinterpreted Aquinas, and they have placed on him views that he did not hold.” ~ Norman Geisler
  51. “The romantic temper, so often and so grievously misinterpreted and not more by others than by its own, is an insecure, unsatisfied, and impatient temper which sees no fit abode here for its ideals and chooses therefore to behold them under insensible figures. As a result of this choice it comes to disregard certain limitations. Its figures are blown to wild adventures, lacking the gravity of solid bodies, and the mind that has conceived them ends by disowning them.” ~ James Joyce
  52. “I’m constantly playing this game in my head where I’m thinking, ‘Can this quote be pared down and misinterpreted?’ It doesn’t matter what outlet I’m talking to and how comprehensive the interview is, because I have to think in terms of, ‘Right, but ‘People’ magazine could just take this one quote and take it out of context.'” ~ Anna Kendrick

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