Came across this quote somewhere:

‘I am related to people I don’t relate to’

Anyone knows who said it? And, what do you all have to say about this quote?



  1. Sathej said,

    June 14, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    No idea who said it! Google too doesn’t seem to have an answer.Anyway, I don’t quite agree with it.How can you not be related to people you don’t relate to? I mean it is just contradictory to the very meaning of ‘related’. Maybe, the person who said this might have wanted to say something to the effect that none of his relatives relate to him!Too much of relations-I’ll stop here.

  2. Neethi said,

    June 14, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    I feel the same too most of the times. Maybe, somebody should do research on customizing what relations we want and don’t want and the particular time period when we want specific relations. Sounds a little rough to even me, though I cooked it up..Anyway, I quite like the line

  3. June 14, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    never fear when your resident calvin and hobbes fan is near.
    words of wisdom spoken by bill watterson through the mouths of calvin.
    the full quote goes,
    “mom and dad drive me crazy. they don’t understand me, and i don’t understand them. it’s hopeless. i am related to people i don’t relate to”

  4. June 14, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    another poignant piece
    “how come we play war and not peace”
    “too few role models”

  5. Adiya said,

    June 15, 2007 at 1:51 am

    i agree with the quote.. πŸ™‚

    thats how life is .. . vice versa also true. πŸ™‚

  6. ranjhith said,

    June 15, 2007 at 8:36 am

    I agree to Calvin/Adiya! πŸ™‚ Here the resultant is: Double the relationships. πŸ™‚

  7. Sathej said,

    June 15, 2007 at 8:53 am

    I get the context now.Thanks Daneel.Well, that seems to be an eternal problem.
    And the war-peace-poignant indeed!

  8. Badhri said,

    June 15, 2007 at 9:39 am


  9. Badhri said,

    June 15, 2007 at 9:43 am

    > “I am related to to people I don’t relate to”

    The context in which Calvin (from the famous comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson) says is that, he differs in opinion with his parents.

    Differs in opinion : Don’t relate to
    Parents : people who he is related to

  10. Aparna said,

    June 15, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    So you got it?! Daneel seems to have reduced my work πŸ™‚

    Customizing relations? That’s asking for a bit too much, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰
    On a serious note, the relations you don’t relate to will help in you in developing an ability to tolerate/ interact with different kinds of people. What say?

    Thanks for letting me know! I have become a fan of C&H only very recently.
    The other two quotes are great too!
    Btw, happy blogging Daneel! πŸ™‚

    Yup vice versa is true too πŸ™‚

    I too agree with Bill Watterson/ Calvin/ Adiya πŸ™‚ But. not Calvin’s part about parents though πŸ˜‰

    Welcome to my blog!
    He might have said that about his parents. But, that line on its own speaks volumes!

  11. Nithya said,

    June 16, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Was reading the comments section….The comments seem 2 be longer than the posts πŸ˜‰

    This is Calvin’s utterance :O
    Wow…Sooper πŸ˜€ Me is one big Calvin Fan…
    This statement is so very true…We don’t psychologically relate ourselves to each and every family member of ours…Just for the sake of the relationship, we might talk in a very sweet manner to some random aunt/ uncle…This doesn’t mean, we relate to each other psychologically…This statement definitely holds true for me πŸ™‚

  12. Sathej said,

    June 16, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    I too agree, now that I have got the statement in its correct context.

  13. Aparna said,

    June 19, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    Your comment too is longer than my post now πŸ˜‰

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