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That Robert McCloskey Quotation

by Caroline

"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
-- Robert McCloskey

Now Mr McCloskey was a US State Dept spokesman, apparently, and whilst this quotation is not particularly inspirational, Robert McCloskey's words make me chuckle especially when I'm trying to explain something without much success :-)

Ah, yes, how many relationship rows, for example, could have been solved if only couples were more aware of that famous Robert McCloskey quote. Then, all they'd need to say to each other would be, "I know that you believe you understand..." ;-)

Great stuff - thanks, Caroline! :-)

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