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Underestimated Quotes By John Scalzi

And it had worked; he had looked like a fool when he attempted to call out the general. What I and the general had underestimated were the number of other assembly members who would willingly continue to follow a fool. — John Scalzi

Underestimated Quotes By Ken Hollings

Whether the Eisenhower administration has underestimated the American people's interest in space exploration or Truman never full appreciated MacArthur, the Soviet Union's Sputnik program has created a public spectacle that even Disney and von Braun might envy. — Ken Hollings

Underestimated Quotes By Rem Koolhaas

That has been my entire life story, running against the current and running with the current. Sometimes running with the current is underestimated. — Rem Koolhaas

Underestimated Quotes By Jonathan Lethem

I'd underestimated him. I assumed anyone who started out gut-punching you in an elevator couldn't have all that much else in his arsenal. For instance, I had no idea he could smile, let alone at such an inappropriate time. — Jonathan Lethem

Underestimated Quotes By Jeannette Walls

One of the many lessons I hope I've learned is how much I underestimated people, their open-mindedness and their willingness to understand. I think, moreover, I underestimated the degree to which everyone has a story. So my advice, for whatever it's worth, is to trust readers, trust the truth and trust the power of storytelling. — Jeannette Walls

Underestimated Quotes By Angela Merkel

I never underestimated myself. And I never saw anything wrong with ambition. — Angela Merkel

Underestimated Quotes By Glenn Beck

Maybe he thought I would run then. Maybe he thought I would be done. But I had been hurt before. I think he underestimated my ability to pick myself up and keep going. Done? Far from it. — Glenn Beck

Underestimated Quotes By Dallas Willard

No one need worry about our getting the best of God in some bargain with him, or that we might somehow succeed in using him for our purposes. Anyone who thinks this is a problem has seriously underestimated the intelligence and agility of our Father in the heavens. He will not be tricked or cheated. — Dallas Willard

Underestimated Quotes By Julie Anne Long

I shall expect your reply within a month. Surely that is time enough to ... weigh your other offers.'
She stared at him. Well. She'd underestimated Lord Prescott. Or perhaps, more accurately, she hadn't fully estimated him ...
'Thank you, Lord Prescott. It's helpful to know that your desire for me will expire by a particular date.'
'Much like the desirability of any woman. You of all people should be fully aware that a woman's bloom doesn't last forever. Nor does her ability to bear children.'
'Thank you for reminding me. It slipped my mind, temporarily.'
He nodded, smiling a little, acknowledging her little barb. 'Good day, Miss de Ballesteros. I am not a man without feeling, and I think I shall depart now, to recover from the decidedly ambivalent receipt of my proposal.'
She smiled a little at that.
'Good day, Lord Prescott. Perhaps I should retire, too, to preserve my bloom. — Julie Anne Long

Underestimated Quotes By Megan Whalen Turner

to be underestimated by an enemy is the greatest advantage a man can have. — Megan Whalen Turner

Underestimated Quotes By Edmar Mednis

Once you are in the endgame, the moment of truth has arrived ... The amount of points that can be gained (and saved) by correct endgame play is enormous, yet often underestimated. — Edmar Mednis

Underestimated Quotes By Jennifer A. Nielsen

Erick had underestimated the distance, both to the ground and the cliff above me, yet the texture of the cliff wall was better than I'd hoped for. Vines and plants grew dense and well rooted, and there were many rocks and missing chunks of earth. I didn't know whether I could make it to the top on one leg or not, but I thought it was a great day to try. — Jennifer A. Nielsen

Underestimated Quotes By Darren Shan

When he faced me again, he looked ashamed of himself. "I have gravely underestimated you, Darren," he said. "I will not do so again. I made a wiser choice than I realized when I chose you to serve as my assistant. I feel honoured to have you by my side. — Darren Shan

Underestimated Quotes By David Cone

It really gets into your system. All baseball players have this internal clock around February when it starts to kick in and the juices start to flow. I think underestimated how much I was going to miss it. — David Cone

Underestimated Quotes By Atul Gawande

A study led by the Harvard researcher Nicholas Christakis asked the doctors of almost five hundred terminally ill patients to estimate how long they thought their patient would survive, and then followed the patients. Sixty-three per cent of doctors overestimated survival time. Just seventeen per cent underestimated it. The average estimate was five hundred and thirty per cent too high. And, the better the doctors knew their patients, the more likely they were to err. — Atul Gawande

Underestimated Quotes By Ally Carter

As Buckingham talked, I couldn't help but remember that there's a reason they call us Gallagher Girls. It's not just because the youngest of us are twelve. It's also because our founder was under twenty. From the very beginning we have been discounted and discredited, underestimated and undervalued. And, for the most part, we wouldn't have it any other way. — Ally Carter

Underestimated Quotes By Reese Witherspoon

But like Elle Woods, I do not like to be underestimated. — Reese Witherspoon

Underestimated Quotes By Alexandra Bracken

It was the quality of her feelings that shattered him - the pure belief and care that she had for him. He'd underestimated her, and he was more the fool for it, for denying this regard...this love for him. There was no other word to describe it. It truly was the same for her. The thought flooded him, filled his veins with equal parts relief and agony. — Alexandra Bracken

Underestimated Quotes By Kelly Thompson

I like being underestimated. — Kelly Thompson

Underestimated Quotes By Dick Cheney

[In response to the question "Do you think that you underestimated the insurgency's strength?"] I think so. I guess if I look back on it now, I don't think anybody anticipated the level of violence that we've encountered. — Dick Cheney

Underestimated Quotes By Arthur F. Holmes

The witness of solid moral character to a righteous way of life must never be underestimated. — Arthur F. Holmes

Underestimated Quotes By Lindsay Davenport

I don't think I should be underestimated. — Lindsay Davenport

Underestimated Quotes By Ivanka Trump

I have a tough skin and enough confidence not to worry too much about being underestimated because of my last name, my relative youth, or my modeling background. It comes with the territory. — Ivanka Trump

Underestimated Quotes By Evangeline Lilly

Walking is a very underestimated exercise in North America. It's all run hard, lift weights and push your body, but walking is wonderful for elongating the body and posture. — Evangeline Lilly

Underestimated Quotes By Anita Sarkeesian

The power of pop culture stories should not be underestimated, and there is an enormous potential for inspirational stories that can have a positive, transformative effect on our lives. — Anita Sarkeesian

Underestimated Quotes By J.R. Moehringer

Photographer shoots Sutton in close-up, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway behind his head. The expressway was built while Sutton was in prison. God what a monstrosity, Sutton says. I didn't think they could make Brooklyn uglier. I underestimated them. — J.R. Moehringer

Underestimated Quotes By Chaim Weizmann

Now in the light of past and present events the bitter truth must be spoken. We feared too little and we hoped too much. We underestimated the bestiality of the enemy; we overestimtaed the humanity, the wisdom, the sense of justice of our friends. — Chaim Weizmann

Underestimated Quotes By Junot Diaz

'A Princess of Mars' may not have exerted the same colossal pull that Tarzan had on the global imagination, but its influence on generations of readers cannot be underestimated. — Junot Diaz

Underestimated Quotes By Abraham Lincoln

I think that one of the causes of these repeated failures is that our best and greatest men have greatly underestimated the size of this question (slavery). They have constantly brought forward small cures for great sores-plasters too small to cover the wound. That is one reason that all settlements have proved so temporary-so evanescent. — Abraham Lincoln

Underestimated Quotes By Jack Kettler

The importance of reading on the part of freedom loving people cannot be underestimated. Well-read people are able to think through issues better than non-readers are. Those who are well read will be able to become leaders in society. Non-readers are often doomed to be nothing more than followers. The dumbed-down graduates of the government schools are unable to think through the issues of day let alone even know what the issues are. They fall prey to specious arguments and deceptive manipulative politicians who promise anything to achieve an agenda or to stay in power. — Jack Kettler

Underestimated Quotes By David Gemmell

I underestimated you, woman." ... "The cry of men down the ages. — David Gemmell

Underestimated Quotes By Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Perhaps we underestimated the challenges in Afghanistan in the past. That's why we are now strengthening and intensifying our commitment. — Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Underestimated Quotes By Ian Sansom

If there is a lack of specificity in Grossman's description of the town and the walkers, and if the story perhaps sometimes becomes lost and confusing, then it is because the landscape and its inhabitants are really shadows, creatures of an interior world, whose journey and whose quest are within. Falling Out of Time is short, and clearly a deeply personal book, but its importance and impact ought not to be underestimated. — Ian Sansom

Underestimated Quotes By David Levithan

We always underestimated our own participation in magic. That is, we thought of magic as something that existed with or without us. But that's not true. Things are not magical because they've been conjured for us by some outside force. They are magical because we create them, and then deem them so. Ryan and Avery will say the first moment they spoke, the first moment they danced, was magical. But they were the ones - no one else, nothing else - who gave it the magic. We know. We were there. Ryan opened himself to it. Avery opened himself to it. And the act of opening was all they needed. That is the magic. — David Levithan

Underestimated Quotes By Tim Ferriss

The benefits of becoming fluent in a foreign tongue are as underestimated as the difficulty is overestimated. Thousands of theoretical linguists will disagree, but I know from research and personal experimentation with more than a dozen languages that (1) adults can learn languages much faster than children when constant 9-5 work is removed and that (2) it is possible to become conversationally fluent in any language in six months or less. At four hours per day, six months can be whittled down to less than three months. — Tim Ferriss

Underestimated Quotes By Cora Carmack

Oh how I had underestimated tender kisses. — Cora Carmack

Underestimated Quotes By Kofi Annan

Globalization is a fact of life. But I believe we have underestimated its fragility. — Kofi Annan

Underestimated Quotes By Pete Sampras

I made it look so easy on court all those years. No one realized how hard I had to work. No one realized how much I had to put into it. They underestimated my intensity. — Pete Sampras

Underestimated Quotes By Patricia Briggs

He was a better fighter than I was, but he wasn't faster than me. Nor was he as motivated, and I think he underestimated me. He thought he was fighting a girl with a stick when he was fighting Adam's mate, Coyote's daughter, armed with Lugh's staff. — Patricia Briggs

Underestimated Quotes By Scott Lynch

There's no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated. — Scott Lynch

Underestimated Quotes By Julianna Baggott

Women are constantly underestimated in our power, our reach, our collective pull. — Julianna Baggott

Underestimated Quotes By Pippa DaCosta

You have more control than I've given you credit for. I underestimated you, Muse. Yah think? — Pippa DaCosta

Underestimated Quotes By Christopher Nolan

I think there has been this increasing misperception that kids will not respond to something because it's also for adults. I think that often that tends to get underestimated. — Christopher Nolan

Underestimated Quotes By Jon Krakauer

When I went to Everest, I underestimated things. I just didn't know what altitude could do. Or the cold - I especially didn't appreciate the cold. It can be just debilitating, and things can happen so quickly. — Jon Krakauer

Underestimated Quotes By China Mieville

At the social/political/ juridical, etc., level, the organizing principle was less to do with games and more to do with the nature of taboos - enormously powerful, often enormously arbitrary, and (crucially) regularly quietly broken, without undermining the fact of the taboo itself. That last element, I think, is sometimes underestimated in the discussions of cultural norms, where they are both asserted and breached. Both those elements are foundational.
- author interview — China Mieville

Underestimated Quotes By James Luceno

Could Vader actually be Anakin Skywalker? the two men wondered. Based on Obi-Wan's account of what had occurred on Mustafar, Anakin's survival didn't seem possible. But perhaps Obi-Wan had underestimated Anakin. Perhaps Anakin's peerless strength in the Force had allowed him to survive. — James Luceno

Underestimated Quotes By Amy Bloom

People," he said. "They can't be underestimated. — Amy Bloom

Underestimated Quotes By Morgan Fairchild

I'm one of those people you can tell 'no' a million different ways, and I'll spend the rest of my life trying to figure out some way to get you to say 'yes.' People have always underestimated me. I have great stamina, great tenacity. — Morgan Fairchild

Underestimated Quotes By Randall Munroe

Lastly, we need to know the strength of gravity on Dagobah. Here, I figure I'm stuck, because while sci-fi fans are obsessive, it's not like there's gonna be a catalog of minor geophysical characteristics for every planet visited in Star Wars. Right? Nope. I've underestimated the fandom. Wookieepeedia has just such a catalog, — Randall Munroe

Underestimated Quotes By Helen Fisher

As societies continue to loosen their standards regarding what is appropriate female and male behavior, I think we are going to realize we have not only underestimated women, but also men. — Helen Fisher

Underestimated Quotes By Bill Konigsberg

I had the strong sensation that I'd underestimated my parents and their devotion to me. Of course they'd be on my side, whether they understood or not. That was just the kind of parents they were. — Bill Konigsberg

Underestimated Quotes By Matt Ridley

For far too long we have underestimated the power of spontaneous, organic and constructive change driven from below, in our obsession with designing change from above. Embrace the general theory of evolution. Admit that everything evolves. — Matt Ridley

Underestimated Quotes By Salman Rushdie

Pakistan is alarmed by the rising Indian influence in Afghanistan, and fears that an Afghanistan cleansed of the Taliban would be an Indian client state, thus sandwiching Pakistan between two hostile countries. The paranoia of Pakistan about India's supposed dark machinations should never be underestimated. — Salman Rushdie

Underestimated Quotes By Lionel Murphy

The Australian people want to help build this country into a great nation. This budget ... has not realized the capacity of the Australian people. It has underestimated them. It has let us down. — Lionel Murphy

Underestimated Quotes By Lou Adler

Johnny Rivers is underestimated as an artist. We had four top 10 singles. — Lou Adler

Underestimated Quotes By Barry Corbin

I think for the last fifteen, twenty years or so, Hollywood has underestimated the appeal of the Western. I think there is still a huge market. — Barry Corbin

Underestimated Quotes By Gary Vaynerchuk

Patience is grossly underestimated. — Gary Vaynerchuk

Underestimated Quotes By Bruce Alberts

We have always underestimated the cell ... The entire cell can be viewed as a factory that contains an elaborate network of interlocking assembly lines, each of which is composed of a set of large protein machines ... Why do we call [them] machines? Precisely because, like machines invented by humans to deal efficiently with the macroscopic world, these protein assemblies contain highly coordinated moving parts. — Bruce Alberts

Underestimated Quotes By Bob Woodward

Obama had campaigned against Bush's ideas and approaches. But, Donilon, for one, thought that Obama had perhaps underestimated the extent to which he had inherited George W. Bush's presidency - the apparatus, personnel and mind-set of war making. — Bob Woodward

Underestimated Quotes By John Spratt

Since the Pentagon underestimated the number of troops required after the end of hostilities, we were not prepared to prevent looting or to guard hundreds of weapons dumps spread throughout the country. — John Spratt

Underestimated Quotes By Brian Wansink

Interestingly, however, we found that participants consistently underestimated their intake of the candies on their desks yet overestimated how much they ate when the candies were farther away. — Brian Wansink

Underestimated Quotes By Carrie Brownstein

It was about knowing you were going to be underestimated by everyone and then punishing them for those very thoughts. — Carrie Brownstein

Underestimated Quotes By Tamara Mellon

There have been moments in my career when I've had to be tough and I've had to step up to the plate - but usually that's because a man has underestimated me. But other than that, I wouldn't say I'm a tough person. — Tamara Mellon

Underestimated Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Underestimated Quotes By Carlos Wallace

I believe hip hop's characteristic beliefs as a whole are misunderstood, underappreciated and highly underestimated. — Carlos Wallace

Underestimated Quotes By Jan Struther

The importance of the ordinary citizen is very greatly underestimated - not so much by those in authority as by the ordinary citizen himself. — Jan Struther

Underestimated Quotes By Jay Rockefeller

There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years. And that may happen sooner if he can obtain access to enriched uranium from foreign sources
something that is not that difficult in the current world. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction. — Jay Rockefeller

Underestimated Quotes By Nicholas Sparks

Maybe my intuition has been warning me about something I don't quite understand but shouldn't be underestimated. ... — Nicholas Sparks

Underestimated Quotes By Erik Larson

Chicago's merchant princes like devils. George Pullman continued to cut jobs and wages without reducing rents, even though his company's treasury was flush with over $60 million in cash. Pullman's friends cautioned that he was being pigheaded and had underestimated the anger of his workers. He moved his family out of Chicago and hid his best china. On — Erik Larson

Underestimated Quotes By Abby Huntsman

We've all been underestimated at times. That's life. — Abby Huntsman

Underestimated Quotes By Helmut Kohl

I have been underestimated for decades. I have done very well that way. — Helmut Kohl

Underestimated Quotes By Nicholas Sparks

Yes, I decided, a man can truly change. The events of the past year have taught me much about myself, and a few universal truths. I learned, for instance, that while wounds can be inflicted easily upon those we love, it's often much more difficult to heal them. Yet the process of healing those wounds provided the richest experience of my life, leading me to believe that while I've often overestimated what I could accomplish in a day, I had underestimated what I could do in a year. But most of all, I learned that it's possible for two people to fall in love all over again, even when there's been a lifetime of disappointment between them. — Nicholas Sparks

Underestimated Quotes By Ray Zahab

I'm just a regular guy who up until a few years ago totally underestimated what I felt I was capable of. Since then my experiences have taught me that we are all capable of the extraordinary in our lives. — Ray Zahab

Underestimated Quotes By E. Lockhart

It's not like I want to be friends with you now, Frankie. Don't even talk to me, I seriously can't deal with you.
I'm just writing to say I underestimated you. I significantly underestimated you. I don't actually think it is possible to overestimate you. Although you are not a nice person. — E. Lockhart

Underestimated Quotes By Anne Greenwood Brown

I squirmed in my hiding spot. Do something, people," I urged. Say something. The silence dragged on. I imagined my first report to Maris. "We have underestimated our enemy. They are lethal. We are in serious danger of the Hancocks boring us to death. Abort, abort, abort. — Anne Greenwood Brown

Underestimated Quotes By Dava Sobel

Earlier maps had underestimated the distances to other continents and exaggerated the outlines of individual nations. Now global dimensions could be set, with authority, by the celestial spheres. Indeed, King Louis XIV of France, confronted with a revised map of his domain based on accurate longitude measurements, reportedly complained that he was losing more territory to his astronomers than to his enemies. — Dava Sobel

Underestimated Quotes By Rachel Vincent

Because you don't belong with him! I tried to tell you that, but you wouldn't listen, and I thought if you understood that he'd be better off without you, you'd break up with him for his own good. So I ... exaggerated how easy it'd be for him to get over you, with Sabine there to step in. But I underestimated how incredibly stubborn you are"
"I prefer to think of it as dedication ... " I mumbled. — Rachel Vincent

Underestimated Quotes By Saumya Sharman

I am not to be underestimated. Overestimated, maybe, but underestimated? No. — Saumya Sharman

Underestimated Quotes By A.J. Darkholme

The power of an idea is never to be underestimated. Many a thought has survived long after its host has ceased to be. It is the power of an idea that no shield can defend against, nor sword divide, nor poison infect. As such, we must aspire to create ideas, rather than preserve life. In a sense, this is how we achieve true immortality and live on past our time. — A.J. Darkholme

Underestimated Quotes By Robert Pinsky

An underestimated element in poetry, that reading aloud makes clear, is the pause. I mean especially the force of a pause or a couple of pauses close together, contrasted with a longer unit of grammar. — Robert Pinsky

Underestimated Quotes By Sienna Miller

I think I underestimated the way people bracket you. — Sienna Miller

Underestimated Quotes By Donald Trump

It's always good to be underestimated. — Donald Trump

Underestimated Quotes By Terence McKenna

Feminism is a tremendously underestimated force, viewed in the present context primarily as a woman's concern. The understanding has not yet percolated throughout society that the advancement of women is a program vitally connected to the survival of human beings as a species. The reason for this is simply that institutions take on the character of the atoms which compose them, and what we are most menaced by in the twentieth century are dehumanized institutions. If women played a major role in policy formation and execution on the part of these institutions, I think they would have a far more benign and ecologically sensitive kind of character. So I see feminism not as a kind of war between the sexes or any of these stereotypic images, but as actually a kind of effort to shift the ratios of our emphasis that is expressed through our institutions. — Terence McKenna

Underestimated Quotes By Abria Mattina

I underestimated your laziness."
"It's pronounced intelligence, Kirk. — Abria Mattina

Underestimated Quotes By Kaylie Jones

I had a friend in high school named Sally Newlyn who explained what had gone wrong with God's plan for the world. During one of her schizophrenic episodes, she told me that God had given mankind a finite number of souls. He set them free in the sky where they orbited silently until they were needed for the newly conceived. He intended for the souls to be reincarnated so that humanity would grow more generous and wise with each generation. But God had underestimated man's propensity to go forth and multiply, and so, on our planet today, millions of bodies were roaming the earth searching in the vain for a soul. — Kaylie Jones

Underestimated Quotes By J.K. Rowling

I knew too where Voldemort was weak. And so I made my decision. You would be protected by an ancient magic of which he knows, which he despises, and which he has always, therefore, underestimated - to his cost. I am speaking, of course, of the fact that your mother died to save you. She gave you a lingering protection he never expected, a protection that flows in your veins to this day. I put my trust, therefore, in your mother's blood. — J.K. Rowling

Underestimated Quotes By Jeremy Gilley

Together we can decrease the level of violence, raise awareness of our activities and save lives around the world. The impact of a day of global ceasefire and non-violence cannot be underestimated. — Jeremy Gilley

Underestimated Quotes By Paul Harvey

The breath is seen to be the key between the emotional state, the mental state and physical state. It is perhaps the most important tool, and it's one whose importance is underestimated in the West. — Paul Harvey

Underestimated Quotes By Eric Swalwell

The power of incumbency cannot be underestimated. — Eric Swalwell

Underestimated Quotes By Michael Tilson Thomas

And what classical music does best and must always do more, is to show this kind of transformation of moods, to show a very wide psychological voyage. And I think that's something that we as classical musicians have underestimated. — Michael Tilson Thomas

Underestimated Quotes By Derek Sivers

The first follower is actually an underestimated form of leadership in itself. ... The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader. — Derek Sivers

Underestimated Quotes By Susan Cain

Indeed, your biggest challenge may be to fully harness your strengths. You may be so busy trying to appear like a zestful, reward-sensitive extrovert that you undervalue your own talents, or feel underestimated by those around you. But when you're focused on a project that you care about, you probably find that your energy is boundless. — Susan Cain

Underestimated Quotes By Bill Vaughan

The effect of boredom on a large scale in history is underestimated. It is a main cause of revolutions. — Bill Vaughan

Underestimated Quotes By Pawan Mishra

Across the board at the office there was a belief, an unproved theorem, about Coinman's blind faith in Ratiram; that if one thought Coinman could willingly sip a cup of Botulinum if Ratiram wished so, it still underestimated the reverence that dwelt in Coinman's heart for Ratiram. — Pawan Mishra

Underestimated Quotes By Timur Vermes

Silence is often underestimatedTimur Vermes

Underestimated Quotes By Ivanka Trump

People underestimate me, and that's fine. I prefer to go into negotiations being underestimated. — Ivanka Trump

Underestimated Quotes By Lucinda John

it. I didn't expect Stacks to come for me as hard as he did and because I underestimated him, my baby mama and sister were both dead, and my son was in foster care. — Lucinda John

Underestimated Quotes By Vivienne Westwood

I think that feminists have definitely underestimated the role that women have had historically. I think I would be insecure if I were to be a man; there's so much pressure on you. — Vivienne Westwood

Underestimated Quotes By Viggo Mortensen

I prefer the smaller acting than big histrionics. It's about reacting and looks, which is often underestimated. — Viggo Mortensen

Underestimated Quotes By John Kasich

I've always been underestimated. It's happened throughout my entire career. — John Kasich