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Answer Quotes by Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Fuller, Barack Obama, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Thomas Starr King, George Saunders and many others.

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
Abraham Lincoln
‘Tis not every question that deserves an answer.
Thomas Fuller
But do I think that our actions in anyway violate the War Powers Resolution, the answer is no.
Barack Obama
If we wish to discuss knowledge in the most highly developed contemporary society, we must answer the preliminary question of what methodological representation to apply to that society.
Jean-Francois Lyotard
The Man Without a Country, was an orator no one could silence and no one could answer.
Thomas Starr King
It would be so weird if we knew just as much as we needed to know to answer all the questions of the universe. Wouldn’t that be freaky? Whereas the probability is high that there is a vast reality that we have no way to perceive, that’s actually bearing down on us now and influencing everything.
George Saunders
I always ask myself, would I want someone to do something that wasn’t comfortable for them just to please me? And the answer is no.
Natalie Portman
You have to think of a restaurant as a series of impressions. But what makes my job so great is there’s no one answer that’s right for every restaurant.
David Rockwell
The answer has to be sought in the material conditions of the production and utilization of cattle in India compared with the production and utilization of cattle in other parts of the world.
Marvin Harris
Evidence of defendants’ lavish lifestyles is often used to provide a motive for fraud. Jurors sometimes wonder why an executive making tens of millions of dollars would cheat to make even more. Evidence of habitual gluttony helps provide the answer.
Alex Berenson
When e-commerce companies build scale, cost comes down. Companies that can handle scale and reduce costs over time will win. Margins will come from reducing costs over time and not by increasing prices. Technology is the answer at large scale.
Sachin Bansal
The simplest way out of the puzzle of time travel is to say that it can’t be done. That’s very likely the right answer. However, we don’t know for sure.
Sean M. Carroll
Now you watch the parades and processions of hopeful and despairing people walking outside your tomb. They are all looking for the answer to the problem you know so well.
Lynette Fromme
Because I teach and write about depression and bipolar illness, I am often asked what is the most important factor in treating bipolar disorder. My answer is competence. Empathy is important, but competence is essential.
Kay Redfield Jamison
We can no longer let the threat of an early frost send a chill of fear throughout a large portion of our workforce. Diversification is the only answer.
Alan Autry
Panic does not help, even if you are unable to answer. Try to ask questions to the interviewers as well and it should be impressive enough.
Chetan Bhagat
Do those serving life sentences deserve access to educational opportunities never having a future beyond bars? The answer is yes and necessitates that in-prison education serves additional goals beyond reducing recidivism.
Clint Smith
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
Frederick Douglass
If all Henry Kissinger contributed to the Middle East were a regional arms race, petrodollar addiction, Iranian radicalization, and the Tehran-Riyadh conflict, it would be bad enough. His legacy, however, is far worse than that: He has to answer for his role in the rise of political Islam.
Greg Grandin
‘What do you really think happens after you die?’ That’s the question that everyone, everyone, everyone asks. And I’m so sick of it. But my true answer is, I don’t know. And there’s no way I’m going to find out ’til it happens.
Ellen Muth
Historically, I believe I was correct in refusing to answer their questions.
Pete Seeger
If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.
William Tecumseh Sherman
I am called here to answer before you, but I hear no things laid to my charge.
Anne Hutchinson
I feel at various times in my life that I’ve been at a point where I had to choose between a death sentence and a life sentence. And I want to live. What do I do to live? What do I do to be vital? And the answer is always creativity. The answer is always art.
Jodie Foster
I personally call one of my fans every month. I answer all of my own fan mail.
Keegan Allen
Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.
John C. Maxwell
Questions have arisen about the policing of science. Who is responsible for the policing? My answer is: all of us.
Serge Lang
I get asked this a lot: Why has soccer not succeeded? My answer is, soccer has succeeded. It is already the fastest growing youth participation sport in the U.S. It has already succeeded at the youth level, no question.
Lamar Hunt
The moment that changed me for ever was when I had my first seminar with my history professor at the University of Sussex. I realised that history would answer all the questions I had spent my life asking. It was an extraordinary moment.
Philippa Gregory
I believe things happen that can’t be explained, but so many people seem intent on explaining them. Everyone has an answer for them. Either aliens or things from the spirit world.
Harold Ramis
I actually think Bill Gates is conventionally smarter, even though it’s a dumb word, but mental processing power – I’ve watched him use four different screens, process information, get to the right answer, boom boom boom.
Walter Isaacson
I think the sense of community that exists with all the characters – that’s the answer. The fact that they have found a family in their friends. It does give some depth and meaning to their lives.
Randy Harrison
People ask me how I do research for my science fiction. The answer is, I never do any research.
Frederik Pohl
The answer is that I do want to climb Everest, but I don’t want to go to Everest. I don’t want to be cold. I can’t take the time. It’s just not practical.
Jesse Itzler
If some woman tells me how she feels about something, my immediate assumption is that she wants an answer, or that she wants me to solve her problem. In fact, all she wants to do is share, or show how she feels.
Fred Ward
It may well be said that the answer to the question: Of what do the cosmic rays in fact consist before they produce their familiar secondary radiation phenomena in the earth’s atmosphere? can only be obtained from numerous measurements in the stratosphere.
Victor Francis Hess
I’ll look back and I’d be better to answer that in about three months from now. Or when the movie comes out and I see it. I don’t even know what it is yet. I’ve still been in the middle of it.
Danny Elfman
I feel like I’m not smart enough to answer the questions I’m asked.
Bret Easton Ellis
I’ve been fascinated with technology since I was a boy banging around on my father’s adding machine. Back then I’d type in an equation, the device made some cool noises, and out came my answer. I was hooked.
Michael Dell
I have yet to see someone attack Obama over his report card. A lot of people I talk to from both sides of the fence are like, ‘Well, what about this economy? What about these incidents?’ There are still no answers except time, but time is the answer for everything.
Lupe Fiasco
But if we can work with people in other parties to get the right answer for the country we’ll do that.
Francis Maude
The answer is always at the site of the problem.
Park Won-soon
I could go away five or six weeks in a row and never touch a club. I would just look at them and say, ‘I just don’t want to; it’s not that important.’ And it wasn’t that important. Golf – I don’t want to answer loosely – I pay a lot of attention to it, but I don’t ever really think about it.
Fred Couples
Everyone has obstacles, and you’re not going to have the right answer or do the right thing every single time.
Shannon Miller
I answer questions the best I can.
Pharrell Williams
That’s easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film.
Alain Resnais
Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep on keeping on?… I don’t know the answer, I know only that I can’t.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Answer violence with violence. If one of us falls today, five of them must fall tomorrow.
Evita Peron
But I do think the survey group – and I think Charlie Duelfer is a great leader. I have the utmost confidence in Charles. I think you will get as full an answer as you can possibly get.
David Kay
They thought they were identifying a set of behaviours, but yeah, they just wanted to have an answer.
Chester Brown
Bill Gates is a very rich man today… and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.
Dave Barry
One of the hardest questions I have been asked is ‘How will you manage the army if you are having menstrual cramps?’ I have also been asked if I will have the courage to face criminals. My answer is that courage is not a matter of gender.
Josefina Vazquez Mota
I only answer to two people, myself and God.
That’s the $64,000 question. And I would love to tell you there was an answer.
Hal Sutton
I answer that question by saying: ‘Why Meg Whitman’ which is: I’m not a career politician. I spent 30 years in business. I can tell you that people in California have had it with career politicians: they are done.
Meg Whitman
If bloggers are to improve our public discourse – helping busy and usually uninformed people make sense of the world – it is necessary to use some sort of standard with which to judge their reliability. Perhaps the answer (strictly advisory) is a body of their peers. Perhaps not.
Eric Alterman
The answer is, who you are cannot be defined through thinking or mental labels or definitions, because it’s beyond that. It is the very sense of being, or presence, that is there when you become conscious of the present moment. In essence, you and what we call the present moment are, at the deepest level, one.
Eckhart Tolle
When people say, ‘She’s got everything’, I’ve got one answer – I haven’t had tomorrow.
Elizabeth Taylor
The idea that I should become president seems to me too visionary to require a serious answer. It has never entered my head, nor is it likely to enter the head of any other person.
Zachary Taylor
I don’t believe he had a responsibility to even answer that question – you have no responsibility to answer personal questions that people have no right to ask you.
Chris Matthews
I feel that ‘Rudraksh’ is Mani Shankar’s answer to Steven Spielberg.
Suniel Shetty
My whole life in the streets, I was taught not to answer questions and just keep my mouth shut.
When asked, ‘How do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘one word at a time.’
Stephen King
Self-deprecation is not the answer to humility.
Viola Davis
A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
Ezra Pound
I will never come around to the idea of an anthropomorphic God. I’m also uncomfortable with the word ‘God’… I’m agnostic about the answer and I’m agnostic about the question.
Jonathan Safran Foer
One of the most difficult things for people who have been successful in sports is adapting to the daily world where you can’t get an answer from someone until 5 o’clock tomorrow. There is always an excuse. Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn’t get too exciting after a while.
Mark Spitz
I’m a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student, I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used to ridicule continental drift. It was something we laughed at. We learned of Marshall Kay’s geosynclinal cycle, which is a bunch of crap.
Robert Ballard
I might seem biased, but I use Evernote every day. It came to me through my readers, who I’d asked for software recommendations via Twitter and Facebook. For seemingly every function, the answer was ‘Man, you have to use Evernote.’
Tim Ferriss
I think, a lot of times, players get in trouble when they’re asked questions and they think they have to find a way to answer it. If you ask me a question and I say, ‘I don’t know,’ there’s really no follow-up.
Derek Jeter
Who is most deserving of all of the money that I, Zlatan, am paid? The answer is Zlatan.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
I talk to myself all the time. Just make sure you answer.
Matthew McConaughey
As we all know… golf is a puzzle without an answer.
Gary Player
Cutting back on calories is not the answer to successful weight loss and successful health… you have to increase the quality of what you eat, not just reduce the quantity.
Joel Fuhrman
I think when people ask me, ‘Who’s your favourite player?’ it’s hard for me to answer.
Ada Hegerberg
All that non-fiction can do is answer questions. It’s fiction’s business to ask them.
Richard Hughes
Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer.
Abdullah II of Jordan
Hard work isn’t enough. And more work is never the real answer. The sort of grit you need to scale a business is less reliant on brute force. It’s actually one part determination, one part ingenuity, and one part laziness.
Reid Hoffman
Look, Hollywood’s a mecca, but it’s not the final answer. You pick up a camera anyplace in the world, you can make a movie.
Robert Duvall
There is a question for which we will never know the answer: had the U.S. not launched the Contra war to overthrow the Sandinista government, would they have succeeded in bringing socioeconomic justice to the people of Nicaragua?
Bianca Jagger
Many people today don’t want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing, They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
Louis Kronenberger
When people ask me what the most important thing is in life, I answer: ‘Just breathe.’
Yoko Ono
Which editor? I can’t think of one editor I worked with as an editor. The various companies did have editors but we always acted as our own editor, so the question has no answer.
Joe Simon
Back when I taught middle school and wrote adult mysteries, my students often asked me why I wasn’t writing for kids. I never had a good answer for them. It took me a long time to realize they were right.
Rick Riordan
I believe any question that man can ask has a reasonable answer-at least an answer that is as consistent with God’s existence as it is in opposition to God’s existence.
John Clayton
You know, modern liberals are just, I think frankly, totally off the deep end… their only answer is to yell racism and hide.
Newt Gingrich
You ask me if I will not be glad when the last battle is fought, so far as the country is concerned I, of course, must wish for peace, and will be glad when the war is ended, but if I answer for myself alone, I must say that I shall regret to see the war end.
George Armstrong Custer
You know, I’m not a huge fan of the concept of ‘passion’ when it comes to careers. Instead of trying to answer the daunting question of ‘What’s your passion?’ it’s better simply to watch what you do when you’ve got time of your own and nobody’s looking.
Daniel H. Pink
She said, and I’m not kidding, ‘Is this a speaking role?’ I wasn’t quite sure how to answer that one.
Peter Bergman
The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.
Milan Kundera
To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.
Leonhard Euler
I think the president should be accessible, should answer questions that aren’t pre-screened, but I think there should be a little bit of dignity to the presidency.
Ed Rendell
But my answer to that question would have to be, aside from the obvious, which is the people and the relationships that you garner over a long period of time but the catering. The catering. They’re the best. So it’s the food.
Richard Dean Anderson
I don’t think anyone is qualified to answer questions of eternal fate definitively, much less pinpoint it to a given day.
Jon Meacham
People talk to people who perceive nothing, who have open eyes and see nothing; they shall talk to them and receive no answer; they shall adore those who have ears and hear nothing; they shall burn lamps for those who do not see.
Leonardo da Vinci
A lot of people really like to answer questions, and they really enjoy sharing their knowledge. Especially people who have valuable knowledge.
Adam D’Angelo
Suppose that every prospective parent in the world stopped having children naturally, and instead produced clones of themselves. What would the world be like in another 20 or 30 years? The answer is: much like today. Cloning would only copy the genetic aspects of people who are already here.
Nathan Myhrvold
I like films that deal with some of those questions that you can never answer: ‘Why are we here? What’s it about? What happens to us with the choices that we make? What are the ramifications for doing something right, or doing something wrong?’ Those universal questions, I enjoy.
Dominic Monaghan
Facebook is uniquely positioned to answer questions that people have, like, what sushi restaurants have my friends gone to in New York lately and liked? These are queries you could potentially do with Facebook that you couldn’t do with anything else, we just have to do it.
Mark Zuckerberg
There is no simple answer to what I think.
Sean Parker
Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
Dag Hammarskjold
The answer I have is, you know, there a lot of things you can try to build to last. And what we try to do in our work is to come up with ideas that will last. Ideas that will stand the test of time.
James Collins
That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
Jacob Bronowski
I think sports and bodybuilding were the only things that saved me from getting beat up. People are not pleased, for whatever reason, when you can answer all the questions in class. If not for the respect I got from track, cross-country, wrestling and bodybuilding, it would have been a disaster.
Aaron Patzer
It is not every question that deserves an answer.
Publilius Syrus
Sarah Palin may have chosen to not answer the call for the presidency, but make no mistake, the principles that garnered her the unique support she enjoyed continue to inform and drive the base that lifted her.
Tammy Bruce
If you ask what you are going to do about global warming, the only rational answer is to change the way in which we do transportation, energy production, agriculture and a good deal of manufacturing. The problem originates in human activity in the form of the production of goods.
Barry Commoner
I get up about four times a night and go back to sleep, or not. Then I swill tea around 8 a.m. I answer e-mail, while I stall thinking about whatever scares me.
Jenny Holzer
I’m very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That’s my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it’s not all of who I am nor is it the basis from which I answer every question.
Denzel Washington
All you need is lots and lots of data and lots of information about what the right answer is, and you’ll be able to train a big neural net to do what you want.
Geoffrey Hinton
I gotta answer the hard questions in a hard-type manner. Anything else would be uncivilized.
Pimp C
My dad is 20 years older than my mom. Growing up, I felt like he knew everything. I felt like, for every question I had, he had an answer.
Catriona Gray
Will it please you to answer me this and to give me a rule for then I will willingly submit to any truth.
Anne Hutchinson
One answer is that the town’s elected officials thought that the project served a public purpose and that the various subsidies and favors were worth the price. But they may or may not have thought this.
Michael Kinsley
The shortest answer is doing.
George Herbert
I’m kind of old-fashioned, so I think the guy should always be the one to call. The girl just answers… Or doesn’t answer.
Hillary Scott
Do I belong in the conversation about the best artists in the world? My answer is yes, I do.
Billy Corgan
I can tell you that too much money is corrupting American politics. Don’t blame the American public. The U.S. Supreme Court has a lot to answer for, because it has made it impossible for Congress to reduce the corrupting influence of money on American political life.
Peter Singer
I’m obsessive. I want to know the answer to how good I am. Most people aren’t.
Daley Thompson
To answer that I have to describe what I think is my responsibility as a thriller writer: To give my readers the most exciting roller coaster ride of a suspense story I can possibly think of.
Jeffery Deaver
I’d like to ask you: what you would prefer us to do? I’d like to ask my colleagues, would any other country act differently? I think the answer is very clear. No one would act differently.
Silvan Shalom
We go through our lives in a continual dance of being filled with something that needs an answer, and then going out and finding that answer… only to find out that our answer wasn’t quite the answer.
Guy Finley
If any successes has come to me, it came because I insisted on thinking things through. That’s all I was capable of doing in life, was thinking pretty hard about trying to get the right answer, and then acting on it. I never learned to do anything else.
Charlie Munger
The Obama representatives like Robert Gibbs attack people viciously, but people like me will not be silent and will answer them back.
Donald Trump
Instead of five hundred thousand average algebra teachers, we need one good algebra teacher. We need that teacher to create software, videotape themselves, answer questions, let your computer or the iPad teach algebra… The hallmark of any good technology is that it destroys jobs.
Michael J. Saylor
One way I deal with stress is when I feel a certain way, I just do it. It’s like, I want a hamburger, so I’m just going to eat a hamburger. I don’t want to answer your phone call right now – I’m not going to answer your phone call. Just be able to say, ‘This is how I feel. This is the way it is, deal with it.’
Eric Nam
I’m just in an unfortunate business where if you ask me a question I have to answer it honestly and if I don’t answer it truthfully then I’m not respected.
Terry Bradshaw
Bob Dylan continues to release odd and unsettling records, and to do odd and unsettling things on stage. So the term ‘still’ seems meaningless to me. But the real answer is simple: I listen to Bob Dylan for pleasure more than I listen to anyone else for pleasure.
Greil Marcus
Religious relativism is not the answer to disagreement between faiths; yet relativism, and a blurring of religious distinctions, all too often result when two deeply believing faith communities engage each other in the public arena on theological issues.
Meir Soloveichik
What value does cryptocurrency actually add? No one’s been able to answer that question for me.
Steve Eisman
It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
Eugene Ionesco
Ask yourself: was there anything I could have done to prevent the situation? If the answer is yes, do something now and become a better person for it.
Dave Pelzer
I refused to take no for an answer.
Bessie Coleman
Corny answer is of course is that everyone who wants musicals are children in different ways, aren’t they? So you think of them in different ways. There are things of mine I’m sorry haven’t come here.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
If not now, then when? If not you, then who? If we are able to answer these fundamental questions, then perhaps we can wipe away the blot of human slavery.
Kailash Satyarthi
However much you knock at nature’s door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.
Ivan Turgenev
The question I love to get asked is: ‘What’s the hardest part of your job?’ And literally, the answer is probably real sad, but it’s to just to be me. Like, it’s really hard, because I think people, you know, have a set idea of what a pop star should be.
Kelly Clarkson
I’m well in touch with my family, my children. I keep them on my answer phone, so if I want to hear one of their voices, all I have to do is punch it up and it will be there.
Davy Jones
The attraction, and my particular participation is in being able to communicate with my fans, answer their questions, get a feel for how they respond to Vader.
David Prowse
As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?
Alexis de Tocqueville
The Eagles and the Captain and Tennille ruled the airwaves, and we were the answer to it.
Joey Ramone
But now it’s kind of a given that a 15-year-old would have a record deal and sell a quarter of a million records. No one’s expecting her to answer any deep theological questions. And I’ll tell you, I was asked some deep theological questions from the git-go.
Amy Grant
What can I do, I asked myself, that is so spectacular that no one will be able to say he had seen it before? The answer was perfectly obvious. I would send a midget up to bat.
Bill Veeck
At this time – we’re in a dramatic crisis – euro bonds are precisely the wrong answer. They lead us into a debt union, not a stability union. Each country has to take its own steps to reduce its debt.
Angela Merkel
God answers prayers, but he doesn’t always answer it your way.
Lou Holtz
Never answer the question that is asked of you. Answer the question that you wish had been asked of you.
Robert McNamara
If you want to ask about my drug problem, go ask my big, fat, smart, ten pound daughter, she’ll answer any questions you have about it.
Courtney Love
I’m always a big fan of if you approach somebody politely about something and you’re not a nudge – you’re just pretty honest and simple, my kind of philosophy is that I’m not afraid of ‘no,’ and that’s way different than ‘I won’t take no for an answer.’
Carol Leifer
I’m travelling more than ever. I don’t have the answer as to why, but the demand seems to have grown as I’ve got older.
Hugh Masekela
China will be the answer to Japan’s problems.
Carlos Ghosn
I saw this DJ playing music and saying things to the kids. They would answer him back, and I say, ‘That’s a great idea.’
Sylvia Robinson
I was the kid who at 12 years old went to NBC studio tours, and I would just answer all these trivia questions on the tour that the pages would ask about ‘SNL’. I was that kid.
Bowen Yang
It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.
W. C. Fields
Opportunity knocks, but doesn’t always answer to its name.
Mason Cooley
The greatest compliment I get about my writing is when people say, ‘How did you know so much about me?’ And of course, the answer is very simple: ‘I just observed myself without sentimentality.’
Alain de Botton
Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish. The answer isn’t in us. It’s almost as if we’re put here on earth to show how silly they aren’t.
Russell Hoban
How do you live with evil? Art is traditionally – certainly with my secular background – the answer, but art is very self-referential, whereas religion claims to go beyond the bounds of human existence.
Yann Martel
Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question ‘How?’ but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question ‘Why?’
Erwin Chargaff
People wonder if I’ll always be a part of this family and the answer is yes. My family has a lot of good energy going in one direction and because of it, we get a lot of things done. That’s why I’ll always spend a lot of time at Camp Phoenix.
River Phoenix
If all I did was answer the correspondence I get, that would be my job.
Jim Harrison
Sometimes I am asked if I know ‘the response to Auschwitz; I answer that not only do I not know it, but that I don’t even know if a tragedy of this magnitude has a response.
Elie Wiesel
In relationships, you want to be secure but not know what’s coming next. Everyone has to have secrets, but if I’m asked a question, I’ll answer honestly.
Josh Bowman
I mean I appreciate fan mail and that the people like what I am doing but I can’t answer it. If I would answer 25 letters a day I would be just a guy answering mail and not an artist anymore.
Henry Rollins
People will ask, ‘Are you famous?’ And I always answer, ‘My mother thinks so.’
Yo-Yo Ma
Life is a question without a standard answer.
Li Shufu
Is that your final answer?
Regis Philbin
Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I’ve played the game for 40 years and I still haven’t the slightest idea how to play.
Gary Player
I mean there are many, many people in all sorts of different countries who don’t have a great life, who are subject to injustice. Are we obliged to take all of them who come here? I think the answer is ‘Not necessarily.’
Tony Abbott
God, I am afraid he won’t give me his answer today. If only somebody would help me – it is all so terribly depressing.
Eva Braun
I have heard all kinds of stories about telling employers about MS and I really don’t know what the answer is. I am a private person, but I have found support by talking to fellow MSrs in the community.
Teri Garr
I wrote in my book, ‘unPlanned,’ about a church that kicked me out when they found out that I worked for Planned Parenthood. I often get questioned about that, whether I still think they made the wrong decision. My answer is a resounding ‘Yes.’
Abby Johnson
There used to be an art form called the ‘comedy of manners.’ Why aren’t comedies of manners made now in this country? The answer is simple. We no longer have manners to speak of.
Steve Allen
Who, then, will govern? The answer must be, Man – for we have no angels in the shape of men, as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs.
Andrew Johnson
Two successive commissioners in London police were fired by the mayor that came into office. That doesn’t mean the police in London is not independent and does not exercise powers. Ultimately it is the political executive that has to answer.
P. Chidambaram
In a democratic society, nothing will ever receive unanimous support. The way to deal with this is to empower elected governments and ensure that they answer to voters, not to give a veto to those who are the loudest or most willing to protest or break the law.
Erin O’Toole
Play is the answer to the question, ‘How does anything new come about?’
Jean Piaget
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
William S. Burroughs
The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?
Stephen Hawking
Our offense is like the pythagorean theorem: There is no answer!
Shaquille O’Neal
We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.
Dorothy Day
I was raised in a family where no one had a serious bone in their body and every answer was a riddle, a joke, or a prank.
James Brolin
I lived in constant terror of being asked a question in class. Even if I knew the answer, I was never able to tell it before the class.
Frederick Banting
Writers are frequently asked why they wrote their first book. A more interesting answer might come from asking them why they wrote their second one.
Len Deighton
To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.
Anne Rice
My discovery that black holes emit radiation raised serious problems of consistency with the rest of physics. I have now resolved these problems, but the answer turned out to be not what I expected.
Stephen Hawking
The real question is: How do you react? What do you do next? Evade responsibilities? Bury yourself in work? What do you do? All three of my novels take up that question, although none gives an answer.
David Guterson
Mainstream cinema raises questions only to immediately provide an answer to them, so they can send the spectator home reassured. If we actually had those answers, then society would appear very different from what it is.
Michael Haneke
The true answer is I like being involved in a project where I can contribute on both sides of the camera. The more immersed I can be, the better.
Brendan Hunt
Russia and Iran back Assad, but are they fighting Daesh? The answer is ‘no.’
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
There are four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.
Lord Byron
Non-technical questions sometimes don’t have an answer at all.
Linus Torvalds
When a director narrates a character, I find it normal to ask questions about the character’s background, mood swings, eccentricities, behaviour… I do this to make my performance relatable. Directors who don’t know their characters well find it difficult to answer these questions and, hence, find me annoying.
Radha Ravi
Don’t look too far into the future, just look at tomorrow. One day at a time. Can you win tomorrow? Can you make progress? The answer is yes, you have a choice and tomorrow you’re going to win.
Joe Wicks
‘How do you know so much about everything?’ was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was ‘By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.’
John Abbott
My accident happened in what should have been one of the safest places to be: in a police station, at the hands of trained police officers. So more guns are not the answer.
James Langevin
Let the answer hang there for two or three or four seconds.
Mike Wallace
When we finally came to start work on this, the joy was it was only Joel and I, we didn’t have to answer to anybody, and we didn’t have to submit a screen play or anything like that. We just wrote it and then made it.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
I appeal to all Britishers to answer this call to arms for the defence of all the principles that we Englishmen have been the first to proclaim in the world.
John Amery
When someone is looking down, they’re saying no. When they’re looking up, they’re looking to their brain for memory. When they look to the left, they’re looking for a lie or something they memorized. When they look to the right, they’re feeling sorry – they don’t want to answer.
Duane Chapman
After everyone has had a chance to bluster, posture, and pontificate, we are left with one basic question: under any foreseeable circumstance, would it be in our national interest to default on our debt? The answer is unequivocally no.
John Sununu
I think in the end the big issue is that the private sector still needs more help. And the answer is not more big government. I know in my state our reforms allowed us to protect firefighters, police officers, and teachers.
Scott Walker
For every answer, I like to bring up a question. Maybe I’m related to Alfred Hitchcock or maybe I got to know him too well, but I think life should be that way.
Kim Novak
But as I said to Dr. Rice following her testimony, and I think she appreciated it, we had our job to do and we did it best we could, trying to get answers to the important questions that the 9/11 Commission must answer.
Richard Ben-Veniste
My last meal on Earth? The obvious answer is a plate of my mother’s scrambled eggs.
Alex Guarnaschelli
Does the imam have a legal right to build the mosque at Ground Zero? The answer is yes. But is it the right thing to do? The answer is no. And most Americans, and most moderate Muslims, join with me in that call.
K. A. Paul
I was one of the first authors to have an active website. I’m totally obsessed with technology. I’m always looking for ways to connect with my readers. I answer all my fan mail.
Jodi Picoult
If we show people that fear isn’t actually the place that we have to surrender to, fear isn’t actually the thing that we have to answer to, but instead, it’s going in and loving people.
Lauren Daigle
The Toothbrush mustache was first introduced in Germany by Americans, who turned up with it at the end of the 19th century the way Americans would turn up with ducktails in the 1950s. It was a bit of modern efficiency, an answer to the ornate mustaches of Europe – pop effluvia that fell into the grip of a bad, bad man.
Rich Cohen
A real man won’t ask or answer questions about another man’s money.
Damon Dash
I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn’t at the core of this two human beings who have agreed to be in a relationship where one is trying to help relieve the suffering of another, which is love, you can’t get to the right answer here.
Donald Berwick
I’m an e-mail junkie though I’m trying to read my in-box only twice a day and to answer all at once.
Judy Blume
I am not going to answer to this so-called court, out of respect for the truth and the will of the Iraqi people. I’ve said what I’ve said, and I’m not guilty.
Saddam Hussein
When I visited Guantanamo Bay several years ago, I met a team of psychiatrists treating the detainees. When I asked how they distinguished between, say, schizophrenia or bipolarity and a bedrock religious commitment to holy war, they couldn’t answer.
Monica Crowley
I think Poe had a mission to tell us what it’s all about. To answer some of the great questions of life.
John Astin
My biggest thing has always been privacy. With an interview such as this where the questions are about me, I struggle to express myself. I have an immediate answer in my head of what I’d say, but sometimes I feel that it would be too honest. So these wheels of censorship start going around my head.
Garrett Hedlund
The film industry is about saying ‘no’ to people, and inherently you cannot take ‘no’ for an answer.
James Cameron
Let us ask ourselves, ‘What kind of people do we think we are?’ And let us answer, ‘Free people, worthy of freedom and determined not only to remain so but to help others gain their freedom as well.’
Ronald Reagan
The answer is not to standardize education, but to personalize and customize it to the needs of each child and community. There is no alternative. There never was.
Ken Robinson
Solutions are not the answer.
Richard M. Nixon
I can’t understand people missing a show because they’re sick: They’ve missed their best performance. You have an obstacle to overcome, and you reach for the heavens, and, doggone it, the heavens answer you.
Carol Channing
It is not enough for me to ask question; I want to know how to answer the one question that seems to encompass everything I face: What am I here for?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Should the high court be able to roll back state health regulations whose efficacy was at least debatable? If your answer is yes, logical consistency should encourage you to apply this same logic to the court’s consideration of state-level gun control.
Kayleigh McEnany
The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.
William Shenstone
If you are Iraqi, you know who I am… and you know that I do not tire. I am the president of Iraq and I refuse to answer these questions because this court is illegitimate.
Saddam Hussein
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
I guess I worry about weird existential things, like how do we spend our final act. This is a very emotional question. I can’t answer it without crying. I think, You’re 56 years old, what did you do? You raised two good kids. What am I going to do now that is as meaningful as that? I don’t know the answer yet.
Ellen Barkin
I’ve been a little more fortunate, perhaps, than a lot of people have, for the simple reason that I’ve constantly been moving: so nobody can hit me – you know what I mean? Protesting is not the answer – not along those lines.
Chico Hamilton
Women often don’t want to admit that they like fashion. And yet fashion enthralls everyone, from the taxi driver to the mega-intellectual. I have often asked myself why this is. I don’t know the answer.
Miuccia Prada
His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.
Lewis Carroll
I don’t run outside, honestly. Sometimes I go out around my house, but mainly it’s the stupid treadmill. I wish I had a better answer, but I’m very businesslike about my runs.
Drew Carey
The trite answer is that everything is true but none of it happened. It is emotionally true, but the events, the plotting, the narrative, isn’t true of my life, though I’ve experienced most of the emotions experienced by the characters in the play.
Patrick Marber
When I meet with most entrepreneurial teams, I ask them a simple question: How do you know that you’re making progress? Most of them really can’t answer that question.
Eric Ries
I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in ‘Night.’ I questioned God’s silence. So I questioned. I don’t have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith, but I question it.
Elie Wiesel
If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?
Lily Tomlin
Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone.
Phyllis McGinley
It is of first-class importance that our answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how we conduct our civilisation, and this should in turn be in step with the actual workings of living systems.
Gregory Bateson
We need to be able to answer not yesterday’s challenges but to tomorrow’s challenges.
Frans Timmermans
If the President really wanted to know exactly how Rove and Libby were involved, he could walk down to their offices and demand that they answer him honestly.
Bob Filner
We are all seekers in some way. There are those of us who think they have all the answers and there are those of us who may never get an answer.
Vera Farmiga
I tell girls, ‘If you’re tall and feel too tall, the answer is to be taller.’
Elizabeth Berkley
There are two answers to every question – God’s answer and everybody else’s – and everybody else is wrong when they disagree with him.
Tony Evans
It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
Galileo Galilei
The cinema is not a craft. It is an art. It does not mean teamwork. One is always alone on the set as before the blank page. And to be alone… means to ask questions. And to make films means to answer them.
Jean-Luc Godard
As soon as television became the only secondary way in which films were watched, films had to adhere to a pretty linear system, whereby you can drift off for ten minutes and go and answer the phone and not really lose your place.
Christopher Nolan
Sometimes we’re at hotels, and I’ll answer the phone. They’ll say, ‘Mr. Ripa, your breakfast is coming upstairs.’ And I’m like, Is my father-in-law here? But, obviously, I’m proud either way – Ripa or Consuelos.
Mark Consuelos
If there were a clear prospect that such evils were part of a barbarian past, then at least we might find a small crumb of comfort. No such prospect exists: no scientific analysis can even remotely answer or account for past and present horrors of human behaviour.
Simon Conway Morris
The U.S. has since the end of World War II had an answer – we stand for free peoples and free markets, we are willing to support and defend them – we will sustain a balance of power that favors freedom.
Condoleezza Rice
Make no mistake, blockchain will be a game changer, but it is not the answer to every business opportunity or problem.
Julie Sweet
Never answer a question from a farmer.
Hubert H. Humphrey
Success is the best revenge. I always feel women should answer back either with their sarcasm or success.
Kangana Ran
I think one of my pursuits over the years is trying to answer the question of, ‘What else can you do with a voice other than stand in front of a microphone and sing?’
Brian Eno
In a sense, I think a movie is really a little like a question and when you make it, that’s when you get the answer.
Francis Ford Coppola
There are many questions, but I cannot answer because I’m not a businessman, I am a climber.
Anatoli Boukreev
College isn’t the only answer. Reading is a college that you can and should attend all your life.
Paul Mellon
I prefer the smaller budget versus the bigger budget because the mentality that goes along with big budget filmmaking doesn’t really suit me; the mind-set that money is the answer.
Keenen Ivory Wayans
All I ever promised was that I was sure I could develop a new pharmacological agent which might answer a physiological question. Any utility would be implicit in that answer.
James Black
So, I guess the answer to your question is very few people can bring off a novel of the future because it’s just so damn hard to make it look like the future.
Jerry Pournelle
By asking the question ‘Am I happy?,’ and via the answer setting out what I mean by happiness, there is a political route that can be taken, by asking another question – ‘Can politics deliver happiness, and should it try?’
Alastair Campbell
You know the best thing about competition? There’s this whole strategy game, and when it all works out its like solving that hard math equation. You finally get the answer and you’re so happy.
Shaun White
When I interview people, and they give me an immediate answer, they’re often not thinking. So I’m silent. I wait. Because they think they have to keep answering. And it’s the second train of thought that’s the better answer.
Robin Leach
I answer in the affirmative with an emphatic ‘No.’
Boyle Roche
Just before she died she asked, What is the answer? No answer came. She laughed and said, In that case, what is the question? Then she died.
Gertrude Stein
It is past time for Republican leadership to answer for record deficits and reckless spending, both in Iraq and in the U.S. It’s time for a plan to bring our troops home.
Sherrod Brown
What would you rather do? Fix a small problem well or answer a small problem well or flail around at the big ones and pay a lot of lip service?
Stephen J. Dubner
State governments generate less revenue in a recession. As state leaders struggle to make up for lost revenue, legislatures tend to cut funding for higher education. Colleges, in turn, answer these funding cuts with tuition hikes.
Arne Duncan
Once my mom passed away, I have nobody to answer to. It’s great.
Jessica Hahn
I was feeling a strong need to change, grow, and break with particular things that were going on in my life and my history, and the material was the perfect answer for that.
Jim Hodges
Quite often somebody will say, What year do your books take place? and the only answer I can give is, In childhood.
Beverly Cleary
People believe that forensics these days is the answer to everything and because we believe so ardently that forensics can lead us to the criminal we’re also a bit nonplussed when someone gets in there and manipulates forensics to their advantage.
Adrian Dunbar
My dad is always there for me, and no matter how busy, he always makes it a point to answer my calls. I think he knows what is best for me better than me and is very involved in planning my career. Feel blessed to have a dad like him.
Ram Charan
Try to guess my answer to that question, however temptingly you pose it.
Mario Monti
After about 20 years of marriage, I’m finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.
Mel Gibson
You know what I want? The answer is, I truly don’t know what I want. I don’t want to do a television series. I want to do dramas as well as comedies, but I have no idea what kind or in what order. Just give me the chance at them.
Michael J. Fox
If you’re a scientist, and you have to have an answer, even in the absence of data, you’re not going to be a good scientist.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words.
Eileen Caddy
If you only do things where you know the answer in advance, your company goes away.
Jeff Bezos
Logic is no answer to passion.
Herb Caen
And the Republican Party especially associates the market with the idea of progress, goodness, family, and points us toward the mall as an answer to all our personal dreams.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.
Richard Bach
Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
Charles de Gaulle
Stay humble. Always answer your phone – no matter who else is in the car.
Jack Lemmon
That is a good question for you to ask, not a wise question for me to answer.
Anthony Eden
It couldn’t be a simpler answer. Marriage doesn’t really mean anything to me. I feel like in many ways marriage is more for the families of the couple than for the people involved, so I don’t gravitate to it.
Jon Hamm
I had to get a deep-fryer. My favorite food is French fries, so I mean there you go right there. That tells you the answer of why I needed a deep-fryer.
Jalen Ramsey
In school, I didn’t speak up often in class. I was never the person to yell out an answer. If I knew it, I might whisper it to my buddy and let him answer. I kept quiet.
Lyle Lovett
But in answer to your question about the conspiracy angle, I think that any historian worth his salt, and this is where I fault Stephen Ambrose and a lot of these guys who attack me – not all of life is a result of conspiracy by any means! Accident occurs alongside conspiracy.
Oliver Stone
When we look at the specific effect of the Internet on language, languages asking the question, ‘Has English become a different language as a result of the Internet?’ the answer has to be no.
David Crystal
The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both present joy and future hope.
Mary Augusta Ward
The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.
Hermann Hesse
I’ll give you my answer calmly and sensibly, my final answer. My final answer is finally no. The answer is no! Absolutely and finally no! Finally and positively no! No! No! No! N – O!
Abraham Polonsky
When I was younger, I was an aggressive fighter but I’m growing into someone who understands we don’t have to answer things with violence.
Everyone – pantheist, atheist, skeptic, polytheist – has to answer these questions: ‘Where did I come from? What is life’s meaning? How do I define right from wrong and what happens to me when I die?’ Those are the fulcrum points of our existence.
Ravi Zacharias
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Lao Tzu
Whenever I’m asked who my favourite co-star is, I always hesitate in giving an answer.
Roger Moore
The answers I remember longest are the ones that answer questions that I didn’t think of asking.
Jonathan Kozol
Sometimes a mother finds in her midst a handicapped child, one child who is abnormal mentally or physically. Then, a whole new set of baffling difficulties presents themselves, and then fervently she prays and how diligently she searches every avenue to find an answer to that child’s problems.
Rose Kennedy
Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.
Bill Vaughan
Everyone matures. When I was Newt’s age, I thought I had the right answer to things. The baby-boomers as political leaders are still on trial by the American people.
Pete du Pont
I don’t think you want to give all the answers, but I think every answer you do give should bring up another question, and not all questions should be answered.
Kim Novak
Whenever a liberal begins a statement with ‘I don’t know which is more frightening’, you know the answer is going to be pretty clear.
Ann Coulter
I wander around online, but until I hit my daily word count, I only leave my desk to make some tea, eat, or to answer the door. At 7 P.M., I give up and spend the rest of the evening catching up with the news.
Ayobami Adebayo
The historical debate is over. The answer is free-market capitalism.
Thomas Friedman
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
Francis Bacon
People often ask where I get my inspiration from, and I always say I have no good answer because, well, inspiration comes from everywhere: people, places, memories.
Richelle Mead
To answer the question, though: I didn’t always want to direct. I just liked the idea of it. If a friend was making a short and needed someone who knew screen direction, I would jump in. It would be horrible, but it led to a short, then another, and another. It was like student films.
Ben Affleck
We want to answer this classical question, who am I? So I think that most of our works are for art, or whatever we do, including science or religion, tried to answer that question.
Paulo Coelho
The Anarchists answer that the abolition of the State will leave in existence a defensive association, resting no longer on a compulsory but on a voluntary basis, which will restrain invaders by any means that may prove necessary.
Benjamin Tucker
My experience from working with people is that you can have a conversation with someone or have a meeting with a group of people, and from that meeting will derive an answer to a question that no individual could have ever thought of by him or herself.
John C. Mather
Well, I don’t think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.
Judge Mills Lane
You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God’s mind?
Freeman Dyson
Nor do I think that any other nation than this of Wales, nor any other language, whatever may hereafter come to pass, shall on the day of severe examination before the Supreme Judge, answer for this corner of the earth.
Giraldus Cambrensis
Literature is the question minus the answer.
Roland Barthes
I’m very specific and ambitious in plotting out my goals and never take no for an answer – so it’s not like things just fall in my lap.
Darren Criss
If I had an ego as big as the Eiffel Tower, would I have won this many collective trophies? I know people like to talk about it. And O.K., I am not going to answer every story. But maybe I will let my collective trophies speak for themselves. I don’t know many other footballers who have won as much. Do you?
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
When I go, if there’s a tombstone it will say, She doesn’t give in. She doesn’t give up. And she never takes no for an answer.
Doris Roberts
The big question society will have to answer is whether it wants computers thinking like humans.
David Smith
When the people who are responsible for our country ask you a direct question, I expect them to accept a direct answer, not to be blackballed because you are telling the truth.
Eartha Kitt
I guess I kind of realized that my whole life isn’t one giant press junket. I don’t have to be smiling all the time and always have the perfect answer.
Miley Cyrus
But when will our leaders learn – war is not the answer.
Helen Thomas
Is Tony Blair of the Labour party? The answer to that is profoundly ‘yes’, but that is not how, sentimentally, he is regarded in the Labour movement generally.
Neil Kinnock
None of most powerful tech companies answer to what’s best for people, only to what’s best for them.
Tristan Harris
With stand-up, I can have an idea, go down the street to a comedy club and work on it, flesh it out, book a venue, people will come, then film it. I do all that myself; I never have to answer to anybody.
Aziz Ansari
And indeed, last week, the FBI executed a search warrant on my residence. This happened one day after my attorneys had left a message on the lead FBI investigator’s voice mail confirming my continued readiness to answer questions and otherwise cooperate.
Steven Hatfill
Now, I talk to athletes who answer questions with a ‘yeah’. I realize I used to do that. Or they answer very quickly and you stand there trying to come up with another question to ask. I’ve seen both sides and it’s been very educational.
Evelyn Ashford
To a smart girl men are no problem – they’re the answer.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level.
Eileen Caddy
Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than the exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.
John Tukey
I’m always asked if the songs that I write are therapeutic, and my answer is a quick no. In fact, it could be argued that they exacerbate my neurosis.
Loudon Wainwright III
For me, I kind of just follow my passions and follow what I love to do and use my free time to kind of answer those questions and go through my bad moods and maybe a little light case of depression.
Chris Bosh
I struggle with deciding when to answer or ignore the constant speculation about my private life, because I feel like that doesn’t belong to anybody but me.
Lauren London
When one has success, the answer is not to undo that success. It is to continue what has been done.
Chuck Schumer
I can answer anything about any American pop culture song ever.
Mark McGrath
I refuse to answer on the ground that this might be incriminating.
Ethel Rosenberg
Pitchers made an adjustment to me. It’s up to me to come up with an answer.
Aaron Judge
What is the possible benefit? Can this material save lives? Can it improve the quality of life in Iraq? Can it tend to shape our perceptions of how war should and should not be conducted? Can it shape our perceptions of who should be conducting war and in what manner? And the answer to that is a clear yes.
Julian Assange
People of different faiths, like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology. Surely the answer is that we can meet in service, in shared moral convictions about our nation stemming from a common worldview.
Mitt Romney
Maybe you’re going to a concert thinking you’re not going to hear anything but music. But you may walk away from there with an answer to a problem that you’re carrying around with you that you didn’t think you were going to hear about.
Ricky Skaggs
When you get to a point where you’re successful enough that you can say, ‘I don’t have to take any job anymore,’ and you’re still good at what you do, how do you decide what work to take on? I think the answer is that you pursue what you enjoy. In my case, it’s variety.
Martin Short
Let me ask you: Should only children of the wealthy have access to quality early education? Should only children of the wealthy have access to a college degree? The answer – the only answer – is: no.
Lincoln Chafee
But you know, my dad called me the laziest white kid he ever met. When I screamed back at him that he was putting down a race of people to call me lazy, his answer was that’s not what he was doing, and that I was also the dumbest white kid he ever met.
Norman Lear
I answer only to God.
Mr. T
People have asked me why I made the first chapter of my first novel so long, and in an invented English. The only answer I can come up with that satisfies me is, ‘To keep out the scum.’
Alan Moore
My faith grew strong, and I sent a letter (as I was ordered) to the Rev. Dignitary of the Cathedral of Exeter. I was assured, before I sent it, he would not answer it.
Joanna Southcott
If the question is, ‘Do I wish I made thirty million dollars a year,’ the answer is, ‘You bet.’ If the question is, ‘Do I wish I could write like Tom Clancy,’ the answer must remain, ‘No.’
Christopher Buckley
JJ Abrams is definitely a guy that when he calls, you want to answer. He’s incredibly focused. When he was shooting the pilot on ‘Lost,’ we’d do a take and he’d go back to his tent and be working on the first episodes of ‘Lost’ as well as the cliffhanger for the eighth season of ‘Alias.’ He’s an incredible multitasker.
Jorge Garcia
Normally, I just sit in my quiet little room and do the small things that bring me pleasures. I read my books, I answer email, I write a little bit.
Aaron Swartz
With Google I’m starting to burn out on knowing the answer to everything. People in the year 2020 are going to be nostalgic for the sensation of feeling clueless.
Douglas Coupland
I could really make a song of hurt, because I’ve been hurt by a lot of men. I’m talking about, like, how sad I be when a dude curves me. And I never talk about that because I refuse to let people know that I get sad because when a man don’t answer my calls.
Cardi B
I wonder if most people ever ask themselves why love is connected with reproduction. And if they do ask themselves about this, I wonder what answer they give.
Mortimer Adler
I like to write books where I get a question on the radio, and I don’t have an answer for it.
Dave Ramsey
I had such a run of bad luck that you lose faith that good things are going to happen any more. I still don’t answer the door because I went through so long expecting it to be a bailiff.
Jack Monroe
Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found.
Claire Danes
With data collection, ‘The sooner the better’ is always the best answer.
Marissa Mayer
I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.
Stephen Hawking
I still get so much fan mail addressed to Carol Brady, and I think a lot of it’s through the Net. And I always answer it, if it’s legible.
Florence Henderson
My answer to the racial problem in America is to not deal with it at all. The founding fathers dealt with it when they made the Constitution.
James Meredith
Space and time, not proteins and neurons, hold the answer to the problem of consciousness. When we consider the nerve impulses entering the brain, we realize that they are not woven together automatically, any more than the information is inside a computer.
Robert Lanza
You’ve got to have faith in what you’re doing and not take no for an answer.
Nipsey Hussle
In England, anybody who was alive remembers an interview between the press and Charles and Diana, right after they became engaged. One of the press asked Charles if he loved her. And he said, ‘Oh, well, whatever love means.’ Boy, it was a terrible answer.
Tim Pigott-Smith
For me, this world of questions and the provisional, this chase after an answer that was always put off to the next day, all that was euphoric. I lived in the future.
Francois Jacob
Why do the President and Vice-President constantly change the subject when asked to explain why things are going so badly in Iraq? The answer is simple. They have been consistently wrong about Iraq, and the results speak for themselves.
Patrick Leahy
The short answer is, yes, I think I have become a better singer.
Boz Scaggs
I’m more black than I am white. That’s the accurate answer from my truth.
Rachel Dolezal
When I believe in something, I’m very passionate. I don’t take ‘no’ for an answer.
Jada Pinkett Smith
There are no figures in the Trump campaign who colluded with Russia – but there were at least five in the Obama administration who helped push the bogus narratives of collusion and obstruction, and they have plenty of questions to answer.
Dan Bongino
The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people.
Harvey S. Firestone
I do not use words like ‘liberal’ or ‘conservative.’ You can ask me a question, and I will give you an answer. Those are words rich people on television use to divide and conquer.
Charles Barkley
The best fantasy does not offer an answer to our lives, it is an offering that acknowledges enough of the truth to resonate and add to the understanding about the human condition.
Isobelle Carmody
I don’t know why his lawyers didn’t tell him, ‘You don’t have to answer any questions about your private life, Mr. President. Let them sue you. Take the heat. You don’t have to answer.’
Chris Matthews
Our music is an answer to the early Seventies when artsy people with big egos would do vocal harmonies and play long guitar solos and get called geniuses.
Tommy Ramone
I’m different, and my manner invites questions. I’m never afraid to answer.
Marlee Matlin
That’s the thing. in medicine, you’re used to saying there’s a problem within the person, and saying there’s a problem within the culture, that’s not a medical answer. Medicine has to look in one direction, so there’s only one type of answer that they can find.
Chester Brown
I was in control of what people thought of me, but I had no control over what they thought of my mother. When I asked my mother, ‘How do I tell people about you?’ her answer was, ‘Tell the truth’. But of course, the truth is never simple.
Jeannette Walls
The honest-to-goodness answer is that Twitter tells me everything, and I have calluses on my fingers from all the mouse-clicking.
Josh Groban
A telephone survey says that 51 percent of college students drink until they pass out at least once a month. The other 49 percent didn’t answer the phone.
Craig Kilborn
When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really. But it’s more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don’t practice or preach it, however.
Uma Thurman
Imagine you wake up one morning with a knock at the door, and when you answer, there’s Denzel Washington announcing that he’s going to be filming on your street for several weeks.
Stephen Henderson
Al Qaeda’s message that violence, terrorism and extremism are the only answer for Arabs seeking dignity and hope is being rejected each day in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and throughout the Arab lands.
Elliott Abrams
I can only answer for Chuck Grassley; I can’t answer for anybody else.
Chuck Grassley
I will not take ‘but’ for an answer.
Langston Hughes
I’ve seen such a turnaround with this new administration, with President Trump, that when we came to a conclusion, the answer was yes – yes, we can make a difference.
Markwayne Mullin
Not all problems have a technological answer, but when they do, that is the more lasting solution.
Andy Grove
I realize the answer is not to create wilderness and walk away.
Mike Simpson
My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women’s and children’s empowerment and ending racism.
Patricia Ireland
Gun control is not the answer. The best and most effective path forward, I believe, is one that safeguards our schools from becoming ‘soft targets.’
Mark Meadows
Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
Cesare Pavese
I was originally going to be a lawyer, and the only thing I remember from the art of cross-examination is – you can see this one coming up Sixth Avenue – never ask a question the answer to which you do not know.
James Lipton
It will be in the convergence of evolutionary biology, developmental biology and cancer biology that the answer to cancer will lie. Nor will this confluence be a one-way street.
Paul Davies
For the last three years that I have tried, people are laughing at me and saying that I was trying too hard. And my answer is yeah, I really am trying hard.
Pia Wurtzbach
An answer is always a form of death.
John Fowles
Don’t be afraid. There is no right answer in fashion.
Well, the whole story is in the book, but the short answer is that I was the first information architect in an organization that was traditionally design-oriented, and I felt I needed a tool to help me gain the trust and support of my colleagues.
Jesse James Garrett
Never was a faithful prayer lost. Some prayers have a longer voyage than others, but then they return with their richer lading at last, so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer.
William Gurnall
The beauty and riddle in studying the motives of any politician is in trying to decide what is idealism and what is self-interest, and often we are left to conclude that the answer is a mixture of the two.
Boris Johnson
Experience alone can give a final answer. The knowledge gained in a few years by a commission of the kind suggested would be worth more than volumes of mere assertions and contradictions.
John Bates Clark
If you’re asking me, would I have voted for Mitt Romney, the answer is absolutely not. Emphatically not. I cannot envision a world in which I would have voted for Mitt Romney unless I sustained a massive concussion.
John Oliver
I have always said I will try to answer questions honestly. I don’t want to change that about myself. I think people appreciate that about me.
Rory McIlroy
How can a doctor judge a woman’s sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination.
Nellie Bly
You want to know why there’s a Texas Rangers? Well, here’s the answer. You know how the six-gun came around? Well, here’s the answer. You want to know why Mexicans allowed Americans to settle Texas in the first place? It was fear of Comanches.
S. C. Gwynne
When people ask me what my motivation is, I have a simple answer: money.
Jerry Reed
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Viktor E. Frankl
The west has a great deal to answer for in the Middle East, from Britain’s belated empire-building after the First World War to the US and British policy that condemns modern Iraq to the material and social squalor of a half-century ago.
James Buchan
Everyone today is like, ‘Shailene, you’re getting so much buzz. How does the feel?’ It’s the most odd question because it’s like asking a kid who got into Cornell how it feels to be the top of your class at one of the Ivy League schools. How do you answer that? You just go, ‘I don’t know.’
Shailene Woodley
On the first day of school, my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of us an English name and said that from thenceforth that was the name we would answer to in school. This was the custom among Africans in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education.
Nelson Mandela
The question of whether there exists a supernatural creator, a God, is one of the most important that we have to answer. I think that it is a scientific question. My answer is no.
Richard Dawkins
Indignation must always be the answer to indignity. Reality is not destiny.
Eduardo Galeano
The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, ‘Is there a meaning to music?’ My answer would be, ‘Yes.’ And ‘Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?’ My answer to that would be, ‘No.’
Aaron Copland
No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
If you have a problem with my answer that’s your problem, not my problem.
Dennis Rodman
Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else.
Mae West
If the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is to live, our babies must live. Our mothers must choose life. If we refuse to answer the cry of mercy from the unborn, and ignore the suffering of the mothers, then we are signing our own death warrants.
Alveda King
Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone. The English do, and it’s been their only major business advantage for the past two centuries.
Douglas Coupland
Put it this way: If I asked, ‘How’s business?’ and you say, ‘Boomin’ or ‘Amazing,’ I already know the answer.
DJ Khaled
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
Oscar Wilde
Why is it that a large majority of Hindus do not inter-dine and do not inter-marry? Why is it that your cause is not popular? There can be only one answer to this question, and it is that inter-dining and inter-marriage are repugnant to the beliefs and dogmas which the Hindus regard as sacred.
B. R. Ambedkar
A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. What do you really feel? And, what do you really want? If you can answer those two, you probably can leave your neuroses behind you.
Harold Ramis
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.
Mark Twain
In liberal logic, if life is unfair then the answer is to turn more tax money over to politicians, to spend in ways that will increase their chances of getting reelected.
Thomas Sowell
My answer to a lot of things is to go to work. That’s not everybody’s answer.
Maura Tierney
You have to be vigorous. That’s the only way you are going to get it because everybody has dreams and everybody has goals, but the only people who achieve them are the ones that go after it and don’t take no for an answer.
Nick Cannon
Hmmm… I never get the answer I think I’m going to get.
Kate O’Brien
Nobody needs to prove to anybody what they’re worthy of, just the person that they look at in the mirror. That’s the only person you need to answer to.
Picabo Street
It’s time to commit to finding the answer, to search for life beyond Earth. Mankind has a deep need to explore, to learn, to know. We also happen to be sociable creatures. It is important for us to know if we are alone in the dark.
Stephen Hawking
Science and literature give me answers. And they ask me questions I will never be able to answer.
Mark Haddon
I mean, the question actors most often get asked is how they can bear saying the same things over and over again, night after night, but God knows the answer to that is, don’t we all anyway; might as well get paid for it.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude.
Nick Vujicic
Cheap meat is the problem. The answer is to replace meat recipes with vegan meals.
Ingrid Newkirk
What I hope to do is create a play that investigates the ongoing violence toward women and children in the world, and searches for some kind of answer to the question, ‘What Can We Do?’
Marsha Norman
Production is the only answer to inflation.
Chester Bowles
As a press secretary and on ‘The Five,’ I’ve learned that I have a choice in how I answer a question. There’s combative or productive – I get to take my pick.
Dana Perino
I hate letting my teammates down. I know I’m not going to make every shot. Sometimes I try to make the right play, and if it results in a loss, I feel awful. I don’t feel awful because I have to answer questions about it. I feel awful in that locker room because I could have done something more to help my teammates win.
LeBron James
And today more than ever, knowing about that society involves first of all choosing what approach the inquiry will take, and that necessarily means choosing how society can answer.
Jean-Francois Lyotard
In a storm of struggles, I have tried to control the elements, clasp the fist tight so as to protect self and happiness. But stress can be an addiction, and worry can be our lunge for control, and we forget the answer to this moment is always yes because of Christ.
Ann Voskamp
Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’. The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.
Joe Biden
On one hand, we know that everything happens for a reason, and there are no mistakes or coincidences. On the other hand, we learn that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any decree or karma. So, which is it? Let the Light decide, or never give up? The answer is: both.
Yehuda Berg
I think a guitar solo is how my emotion is most freely released, because verbal articulation isn’t my strongest communication strength. My wife thinks that I should do interviews by listening to the questions and playing the answer on guitar.
David Gilmour
I’ll have a different answer tomorrow that I do today.
Guy Pearce
Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Denis Waitley
For me, there are no answers, only questions, and I am grateful that the questions go on and on. I don’t look for an answer because I don’t think there is one. I’m very glad to be the bearer of a question.
P. L. Travers
Fahrenheit 9/11 took public domain information that should have been on the news every night and put it in a film that a lot of people went to see. But still Bush has never had to answer those charges.
John Sayles
If you can’t answer a man’s arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
Elbert Hubbard
Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky – or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.
Carl Sandburg
If we have learned nothing else from the 20th century, we should at least have grasped that the more perfect the answer, the more terrifying its consequences. Incremental improvements upon unsatisfactory circumstances are the best that we can hope for, and probably all we should seek.
Tony Judt
What is the answer? In that case, what is the question?
Gertrude Stein
A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.
Jane Austen
Don’t like flag-burning? Fine. Hate flag-burning? Me too! The thing is, though, hating something doesn’t always mean that the answer is to call on government powers to ban it – and, in fact, I’d say that that is rarely the best solution, especially when it comes to speech.
Kat Timpf
Noam Chomsky has a book, which I read for the first time when I was in Spain, called ‘Fear of Democracy’. There is your answer. Fear of democracy. In Honduras, they had a sham democracy. It was run by elites, what was called a liberal democracy, but in reality was a false democracy.
Hugo Chavez
With such compelling information, the question is why haven’t we been able to do more to prevent the crisis of underage drinking? The answer is: the alcohol industry.
Lucille Roybal-Allard
Through prayer, fasting, and studying, God will answer.
Monica Johnson
They – you know, when we walked in – when I walked in with the two white men that had carried me down – and they cursed me all the way down. They would ask me questions, and when I would try to answer, they would tell me to hush.
Fannie Lou Hamer
I’m a reporter; you can’t subpoena people to talk to you. If you write to them and try to call them on the phone and they don’t answer or so forth, then take them unawares.
Mike Wallace
People often ask me, ‘How do you go about choosing who to feature on Into The Gloss?’ And I’ve never had a great answer. Ultimately, I think the #1 thing that draws me to someone is their sense of freedom.
Emily Weiss
We always see abhorrent behavior and say why, but then we get mad when somebody tries to answer.
Wendell Pierce
Looking back over the years, I realize the Bible isn’t magic, but it is corrective; it isn’t an answer book, it is a living book; it isn’t a fix-it book, it is relationship book. When I confront God’s word, I am confronted; when I read God’s word, it reads me; when I seek God’s presence, He seeks me.
Mike Yaconelli
I fell in love with the elegance and precision of genetic analysis and experimentation to answer profound biological questions.
David Suzuki
Theory not only formulates what we know but also tells us what we want to know, that is, the questions to which an answer is needed.
Talcott Parsons
The only thing I really worry about is my live stand-up show because I have to answer to the fans.
Ron White
Someone said to me, ‘If fifty percent of the experts in Hollywood said you had no talent and should give up, what would you do?’ My answer was then and still is, ‘If a hundred percent told me that, all one hundred percent would be wrong.’
Marilyn Monroe
Twenty years from now if there is some obscure Trivial Pursuit question, I am confident I will be the answer.
Ted Cruz
We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations to answer the Iraqi Governing Council’s call for support for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy.
Dick Cheney
When I felt upset and lost, music always had the answer.
I’ve found that having role models and mentors who I resonate with is so important – a lot of people have so many questions and may not know where to go to get answers or may not have someone who can relate enough to even answer in the first place.
Rana el Kaliouby
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
John F. Kennedy
My best attribute is knowing when not to answer stupid questions.
Gina Gershon
I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry, but it is not the answer. Sufism is like a mirage in the desert. It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while.
Naguib Mahfouz
A wise man’s question contains half the answer.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on Earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand the data.
Paul Hawken
I think part of being masculine is not needing to prove it and not needing to answer for it.
Corey Stoll
If you’re at a restaurant and someone asks, ‘Fresh pepper?,’ the answer is yes. When people shake off the fresh pepper, they clearly have no interest in living a full life. Same thing goes for grated Parmesan. Why would you turn that down?
Timothy Olyphant
It’s insane to me to ask anybody to be what they’re not. Know what you know the best, love the most. That’s always going to be the answer to the thing that you have the best shot at winning at.
Gary Vaynerchuk
My philosophy is, don’t take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom.
Tim Robbins
The cynical part of the answer is that I expect to see a good deal more space opera, set far enough in the future as to be disconnected from contemporary issues.
John M. Ford
You can take Elvis. You can take Marilyn Monroe. Success and fame will not be the answer if something inside of you is bothering you, if things in your mind aren’t going right.
Linda Evans
I have lived in public as a somewhat recognizable person since I was a teenager. Emails I answer end up posted on sites; pictures of me and someone I just met, taken by a cellphone, literally number in the thousands and are easily accessed.
Henry Rollins
Other actors don’t get asked about their brothers or sisters, so why do I have to always answer questions about having a twin brother? I suppose it’s interesting for everybody other than me.
Luke Treadaway
We want our government to protect us, to make sure something like 9/11 never happens again. We quickly moved to give law enforcement more power to do this. But that now begs the question, did we move to fast? Did we give too much power away? I don’t have the answer.
Michael Connelly
Mitt has a ton of consultants, and not one of them thought he needed a credible answer on Bain or taxes?
Mark Steyn
It’s after college that I started to tell myself that you have to persevere, and you have to sit in discomfort and let all the doubts and questions you have… they sometimes just have to sit around you, and you can’t answer them.
Pauline Chalamet
The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this; What is the use of climbing Mount Everest? and my answer must at once be, it is no use. There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever.
George Leigh Mallory
Money can come and go, and fame comes and goes. Peace of mind and a relationship with God is far more important, so this is the precedent that we’ve set in our lives. The bottom line is, we all die, so Jesus is the answer.
Phil Robertson
There’s kind of a cool feel that happens every now and then. I guess that feel is the thing that makes the score its own score. But, I don’t know exactly what that is. So, it’s hard for me to answer that question.
Danny Elfman
I have one major problem with the internet: It’s full of liars. There doesn’t seem to be any way to answer to people lying about you.
John Lydon
There ain’t no answer. There ain’t gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That’s the answer.
Gertrude Stein
Well if you were asking my personal opinion on that I think the answer can only be yes but it was missed. Much as I know I’m responsible for a lot of things, I can’t wear any responsibility for that.
John Anderson
How do we turn our nation around? President Obama thinks the answer is more and more government. Government is not the answer. You are not doing anyone a favor by creating dependency, destroying individual responsibility.
Ted Cruz
Poetry, for me, is the answer to, ‘How does one stay sane when private lives are being ransacked by public events?’ It’s something that hangs over your head all the time.
Lisel Mueller
When you do a movie in the studio system, there’s a committee. A committee of six or seven people you answer to. There’s two or three producers, a studio executive and one or two people above that studio executive.
Thomas Lennon
He who receives a great many letters demanding answer, sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of one man against the rest of the world.
Anna C. Brackett
The law isn’t justice. It’s a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
Raymond Chandler
The first issue to be settled is whether socialism has a right to exist Are its allegations concerning the present system true? Is industry proceeding on a principle of fraud? I wish to test the power of recent economic theory to give an exact answer to this question.
John Bates Clark
Colors answer feeling in man; shapes answer thought; and motion answers will.
John Sterling
If we ask a vague question, such as, ‘What is poetry?’ we expect a vague answer, such as, ‘Poetry is the music of words,’ or ‘Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.’
A. R. Ammons
When my daughter asks, ‘What do you do?’, every movie I have a different answer. As she grows, she wants more explanations.
Michelle Williams
We have peace with Israel. We’re actually the last man standing. So there is going to be immense pressure and people asking, ‘Why are we having this relationship when it’s not benefiting anybody?’ Obviously, my answer is you always benefit from peace.
Abdullah II of Jordan
You have to think that the answer – and the right answer – for you and your organization might not be something that’s been done before. And it’s up to you to discover and work with your team to form and figure out how to do successfully.
Abigail Johnson
Believing in God is a very intense inner struggle of mine. It’s something I worry about a lot, but which I don’t have the answer to.
Emily Watson
Nor does the idea of a moral order asserting itself against attack or want of conformity answer in full to our feelings regarding the tragic character.
Andrew Coyle Bradley
If you can help other people understand those truths – and in my mind, the only way I know to do that is with large scale, multi-year research projects, where you start with a question and then very rigorously and comprehensively answer that question.
James Collins
When someone asks me to list the 10 best novels ever written, I always refuse to answer.
Henning Mankell
You wish me to tell you why and how God should be loved. My answer is that God himself is the reason he is to be loved.
Saint Bernard
When he asked me, with obvious self-satisfaction, what I thought of the scenario, I hardly knew how to answer. I asked if he had seen the play and was hardly surprised when he said no.
Elmer Rice
Everyone always wants to find the answer, to feel that things are resolved. But in dreams, maybe there isn’t an answer so much.
Gore Verbinski
Suddenly I was the man who got the part that every actor in the English language was trying to get. I was really scared. I had talked the talk, and now I had to walk the walk. For three days, I couldn’t answer the phone.
F. Murray Abraham
Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain how variation occurs within limits, however. They aspire to answer a much broader question-which is how complex organisms like birds, and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place.
Phillip E. Johnson
Here’s the simplest answer: Within weeks, the disciples proclaimed the resurrection of Jesus Christ, that He had been bodily raised from the dead and appeared to them.
Josh McDowell
With my book ‘How to Remodel a Man,’ I was on Oprah, Fox News, the Early Show, and Good Morning America. Oprah was the best – an hour long segment. TV is so short; you answer a few questions, and then it’s over. It feels like a hit-and-run with a camera.
W. Bruce Cameron
But epistemology is always and inevitably personal. The point of the probe is always in the heart of the explorer: What is my answer to the question of the nature of knowing?
Gregory Bateson
One of the arguments here at OLPC is, if 100 million kids could have an Asus running Windows, is that better with two million kids running the XO? And the answer is yes. We want kids connected and the largest possible number is the goal.
Nicholas Negroponte
It’s not about me, it’s about my family. You don’t answer questions for you, but for us. You learn to live beyond yourself.
Jaclyn Smith
Here’s probably a short answer – I never feel in this piece that I’m stepping out and being Andrea Martin. I always feel like I’m Golde, so whatever Golde would do within those realms, that’s what I would do.
Andrea Martin
Religion has nothing to do with God. It’s a fundamental attitude of human beings, who ask about the origins of life and what happens after death. For many, the answer is a personal god. In my opinion, it’s religion that produces God, not the other way round.
Umberto Eco
When dealing with illegal immigration, the answer is simple; enforce Constitutional mandates, and you will protect Floridians and the American people.
Allen West
The answer to the problem of inequality is for the people who are fortunate enough to either have been gifted or deserved more to do everything they can to make the communities around them as strong as they possibly can.
Jordan Peterson
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
I don’t really talk about my personal life. It’s a strange and funny and weird thing. Sometimes you have a conversation with someone and the paparazzi snaps a picture of you and people decide you’re dating. If I try to answer everything people say, I would be up all night.
Tracee Ellis Ross
But I was thinking of a way To multiply by ten, And always, in the answer, get The question back again.
Lewis Carroll
I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs.
Pete Seeger
Without feeling abashed by my ignorance, I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning, my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity.
Jean Henri Fabre
People always ask me, ‘Lech, aren’t you afraid of being killed?’ And as an answer I shrug my shoulders.
Lech Walesa
I don’t want to make films that give you the answer. If there is a message to my films – and I hope there isn’t – it’s to be open-minded.
Jason Reitman
Please don’t think that I am one of those squishy types who can’t handle reality. I have plenty of real-world things to deal with all the time. I have deadlines, meetings, I answer the phone, I get turned down, I wait in lines and am forced to pass for normal all the time.
Henry Rollins
I’m very outspoken. I will ask a silly question, but I really am deadly serious. I’m like, ‘I want to know the answer.’
Millie Bobby Brown
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
George Bernard Shaw
The obvious choice isn’t always the best choice, but sometimes, by golly, it is. I don’t stop looking as soon I find an obvious answer, but if I go on looking, and the obvious-seeming answer still seems obvious, I don’t feel guilty about keeping it.
Eliezer Yudkowsky
Facebook can be an accumulation of different intelligences. Ask a question, translated into many languages and somebody, somewhere in the world, will have an answer.
Yuri Milner
Kids are always asked, What are you going to be when you grow up? I needed an answer. So instead of saying, a fireman, or a policeman, I said, a reporter.
Charles Kuralt
What difference does it make to you what someone else becomes, or says, or does? You do not need to answer for others, only for yourself.
Thomas a Kempis
Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow.
John Lennon
Arresting development, attacking science, and glorifying poverty is not the answer to the vices that attend prosperity.
Abdolkarim Soroush
Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
Charles de Gaulle
To the extent that you can find ways where you’re making predictions, there’s no substitute for testing yourself on real-world situations that you don’t know the answer to in advance.
Nate Silver
If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I.
Michel de Montaigne
I want you to answer this question: Why should you settle for anything less than an authentic conservative who will fight for your views and values without an apology? Think about that.
Rick Perry
A lot of the times when I’ve auditioned for parts in America, the answer is, ‘Sorry, we need a bigger name.’
Michael Sheen
Ask anybody on Main Street whether it makes any sense to allow foreign countries to charge higher tariffs than we charge them, and the answer will surely be a resounding ‘heck no!’
Matt Gaetz
The answer is that if God exists, he doesn’t seem to mind if you believe in him or not.
A. A. Gill
One of the most important decisions you’ll ever make is choosing the kind of universe you exist in: is it helpful and supportive or hostile and unsupportive? Your answer to this question will make all the difference in terms of how you live your life and what kind of Divine assistance you attract.
Wayne Dyer
The day-to-day making of policy is arguing all the time. You’re trying to get the right approach and the right answer, and there are moments that aren’t very pleasant. But in the end, you look at the overall product.
Madeleine Albright
People from New York have been calling, to see if I’m still alive. When I answer the phone, you can hear the disappointment in their voice.
Maurice Sendak
The scientists at the end of the 19th century had people coming to them with this weird behaviour, and they didn’t know what was going on but there seemed to be a similarity. They needed an answer, so they made up one.
Chester Brown
I have a son, who is a… not an ordinary form of schizophrenia, but clearly, cannot take care of himself. And the great fear of then, of all parents is, when the parents die, who takes care of your child? And the answer is: they become homeless.
James D. Watson
Tobey’s a mellow, cool guy. He’s just a good guy. I know that’s not the answer you want, and I don’t mean that as the political thing to say, but he’s a nice guy.
Neil Patrick Harris
The answer for healthcare is market incentives, not healthcare by a Godzilla-sized government bureaucracy.
Mitt Romney
Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned.
Jose Bergamin
Gods don’t answer letters.
John Updike
We are caught in the contradiction of finding life a rather perplexing puzzle which causes us a lot of misery, and at the same time being dimly aware of the boundless, limitless nature of life. So we begin looking for an answer to the puzzle.
Joko Beck
The answer scrawled on a blank page in a daily newspaper, was conceived whilst aboard a ferry.
Harold Stephen Black
All of my life I have asked the question, ‘Who would I be if I had grown up in a loving home?’ And I have no way to answer it. I don’t know if I would be placid and satisfied with whatever is around me – a happy, jolly, sedentary person.
Ellen Burstyn
You can get digital technology that almost is film quality, and go make little films and do everything you can to find a little understanding of your own voice and it will grow – Don’t take no for an answer – Take every opportunity you can to do something.
Jon Voight
The way to write a thriller is to ask a question at the beginning, and answer it at the end.
Lee Child
Potentially significant, by the way, because we don’t know exactly what’s in Matt Cooper’s notes, and we don’t know – and we don’t still know the answer to the crucial question of whether it was Rove or somebody else that revealed Valerie Plame’s name to him.
Michael Isikoff
Building walls isn’t going to work in the long run. Some people are happy with the wall in Israel, but somebody will get a weapon someday and knock it over or something. Walls aren’t the answer between countries, though.
Arlo Guthrie
My joking answer to this question is that I leave a bowl of milk out on the back porch every night for the Idea Fairy. In the morning, the milk is gone and there’s a brand-new shiny idea by the bowl.
Sarah Zettel
People thought I was cocky because I didn’t talk much. When I first turned pro, reporters asked me who was going to win. I’d say, ‘I am’ because it was the easier than giving some long, drawn-out answer.
Ken Venturi
There is no answer to the Pythagorean theorem. Well, there is an answer, but by the time you figure it out, I got 40 points, 10 rebounds and then we’re planning for the parade.
Shaquille O’Neal
So to answer your question, I’m not entirely sure how I ended up where I am today, in the sense that nobody in my family is an actor. It just happened by mistake.
Hugh Dancy
Who is Mike Judge? Let me think. The only way I could possibly answer that question would be in a nonverbal fashion. I think I could do an interpretive dance that would answer that question for you.
Mike Judge
People with water-borne diseases occupy more than 50% of hospital beds across the world. Does the answer lie in building more hospitals? Really, what is needed is to give them clean water.
Manoj Bhargava
The secret to gaining the upper hand in a negotiation is to give the other side the illusion of control. Don’t try to force your opponent to admit that you are right. Ask questions, that begin with ‘How?’ or ‘What?’ so your opponent uses mental energy to figure out the answer.
Christopher Voss
The pleasure of hanging with Drake is that there isn’t a question he won’t try to answer openly and honestly, shifting easily and unselfconsciously between talk of the rap game, money, family, and love.
Michael Paterniti
What is American music? The most satisfying answer I’ve come across is that it was a kind of natural comfort with the vernacular which is diverse and regional; it’s not one particular set of sounds.
Carlisle Floyd
Directors and writers have a lot of stress as well, because they have people they answer to.
Alexis Bledel
People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me.
Princess Diana
Racism has its boot squarely wedged on the neck of black communities, and we don’t want to be told that hard work and responsibility are the answer.
Patrisse Cullors
If you give an answer to your viewer, your film will simply finish in the movie theatre. But when you pose questions, your film actually begins after people watch it. In fact, your film will continue inside the viewer.
Asghar Farhadi
This is absolutely the true answer, no word of a lie, 100% guaranteed: Q: What’s the best way to turn my idea into a story? A: Whatever works for you.
Antony Johnston
In this manner, I continued with Satan for ten days. His answer and blasphemy were too shocking to pen; till I was worn out with rage and malice against him, I could not bear myself.
Joanna Southcott
I am regularly asked what the average Internet user can do to ensure his security. My first answer is usually ‘Nothing; you’re screwed’.
Bruce Schneier
I just don’t believe that ‘no’ is always a final answer – unless we’re talking about consent.
Tarana Burke
I am often asked why I started to write poetry. The answer is that my motivation sprang from a visceral need to creatively articulate the experiences of the black youth of my generation, coming of age in a racist society.
Linton Kwesi Johnson
I often ask myself, ‘Why is it that most of the lies come out of Islamic countries, and why is it that most of the social corruptions are in the Middle East and in these Islamic countries?’ The answer is, when you control something, when you suppress something, people try to do it another way.
Bahman Ghobadi
Why didn’t I stay at Liverpool after having achieved what I wanted to do: to play, score, and of course to relaunch my career? I cannot answer that. It is better to put the question to Gerard Houllier because I really wanted to stay.
Nicolas Anelka
Every character is asking: ‘What’s my place? Why am I here? I don’t want the answer to be ‘Just because.’ You find your own purpose. Each finds the reason to be here and how to contribute.
Sharon Creech
I’m no good at describing my books. ‘Holes’ has been out now for seven years, and I still can’t come up with a good answer when asked what that book is about.
Louis Sachar
There’s no real rush to answer the questions you face. To apply the best intellectual answer, you should clear your mind, stay calm, assess the question as well as you can to be comfortable, and then respond.
Keith Thurman
The way you want to respond is to ask a question: Is this technology directly relevant to our hedgehog concept? If the answer is YES, then we want to become pioneers, not in the technology, but in the application of that technology specifically linked to our hedgehog concept.
James Collins
Elections do have consequences, and those we elect and far too often re-elect have forgotten how government works and for whom they work for, and that an ever growing, power hungry state and federal government are not the answer to the problem, but 80% of the time are the problem.
David Pratt
I’ve seen how the issues that come across a president’s desk are always the hard ones – the problems where no amount of data or numbers will get you to the right answer.
Michelle Obama
For a time I didn’t want to answer any questions about Queen. I’d like to be viewed as something alive and relevant, not some fossil.
Brian May
All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don’t have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead.
Will Ferrell
Never take no for answer, and try to make films that turn you on.
Mira Nair
The trouble with life isn’t that there is no answer, it’s that there are so many answers.
Ruth Benedict
I don’t care what the reason is, or who started what. It doesn’t matter. Physical violence should never be the answer.
Cynthia Bailey
How much will you give for the lives of your childrens children, which is yourself? How much are people willing to give up for air, earth, water, animals, and the coming generations? I think the answer to that is pretty clear.
Lynette Fromme
How does the subconscious mind work? Is it independent of the conscious mind? Is it programmed by experiences or instructions? Many questions come up, but the one answer is common: if you can access the subconscious, then you can reprogram it, period!
Keith Barry
I think the more important task for a young person than developing a personal brand is figuring out what she’s great at, what she loves to do, and how she can use that to leave an imprint in the world. Those are tough questions, but essential ones. Answer those – and the personal brand follows.
Daniel H. Pink
There are still so many questions to answer. When you look at any part of the universe, you have to feel humbled.
Saul Perlmutter
Bad people will find a way to do harm, whether it’s homemade explosives, illegal weapons, or flying planes into buildings. Restricting law-abiding citizens’ right to bear arms is not the answer.
Brandon Webb
I would really hate it if I could call up Kafka or Hemingway or Salinger and any question I could throw at them they would have an answer. That’s the magic when you read or hear something wonderful – there’s no one that has all the answers.
Regina Spektor
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
H. L. Mencken
Sometimes you just have to be willing to delegate and not feel like you’re the only one with the answer.
Ronald D. Moore
People, when they come up to me, are like, ‘Did we go to high school together? Or did I make out with you at sleepaway camp?’ And oftentimes, yes, that is the answer, because I went to a giant high school and made out with everybody.
Adam Pally
By nature’s kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man’s power to answer do not occur to him at all.
George Santayana
When things begin accelerating wildly out of control, sometimes patience is the only answer. Press pause.
Douglas Rushkoff
How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
Henry David Thoreau
Is it more ethical to edit embryos or to screen a lot of embryos and throw them away? I don’t know the answer.
Jennifer Doudna
Sometimes we have to actually say, I think you’re really funny, but none of your jokes are going to make it on the air. So just answer my questions. Seriously.
Rob Corddry
We’re more interested in someone writing a really great answer that’s going to be read by thousands or tens of thousands of people over the next few years as it stays on Quora and as it gets distributed on the Internet.
Adam D’Angelo
The basic answer is that I wasn’t happy or fulfilled by the job I had and I wanted my life to mean something to me, so I searched my life experience and realized that acting and performing were activities that I enjoyed all aspects of.
Gil Gerard
Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
Robert Kennedy
When you raise issues with the President, try to come away with both that decision and also a precedent. Pose issues so as to evoke broader policy guidance. This can help to answer a range of similar issues likely to arise later.
Donald Rumsfeld
I think that although we say we don’t want to be the policeman of the world and et cetera, when 911 is dialed, it’s the United States that has to answer the call.
Richard Armitage
What happened after publication of our paper was that, for the next 40 years, people said, all right, we now know the answer to the capital structure question under ideal conditions.
Merton Miller
The president welcomes peaceful protests – it is a time-honored tradition. The president agrees violence is not the answer in Iraq, and that’s why he hopes Saddam Hussein will disarm.
Ari Fleischer
It’s interesting because I don’t ever want to ask a better question than I can answer, if that makes sense. I find that frustrating as a viewer. Compelling questions, while not easy, are easier than compelling answers.
Shane Carruth