A great quote from The Yellow Birds* (my emphasis):  “It reminded me of talking, how what is said is never quite what was thought, and what is heard is never quite what was said. It wasn’t much in the way of comfort, but everything has a little failure in it, and we still make do somehow.”

*Powers, Kevin. The Yellow Birds: A Novel (p. 225). Hodder & Stoughton. Kindle Edition.