Quotes and Sayings about Answers



"I question myself every day. That's what I still find motivating about this. I don't have the answers, I don't pretend that I do just because I won the match. Just keep fighting and maybe something good happens."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Answers, Day, Fighting, Question)

"I am very excited to be supporting one of the world's most visionary efforts to seek basic answers to some of the fundamental question about our universe and what other civilisations may exist elsewhere."
- Paul Allen
(Related: Answers, May, Question, Universe, World)

"Questions structure and, so, to some extent predetermine answers."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Answers, Questions)

"When today's generation reads Jack's books or they listen to the music created by some of us, I believe that they see there is a different way of approaching today's life and today's sometimes seeming hopelessness that can provide answers."
- David Amram
(Related: Life, Music, Answers, Books, Today)

"The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Answers, Literature, Questions)

"History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: History, Answers, Anthropology, Questions, Study)

"By the time the people asking the questions are ready for the answers, the people doing the work have lost track of the questions."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Time, Work, People, Answers, Questions)

"On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Ideas, Answers, Confusion, Machine, Question, Right, Will, Wrong)

"The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Change, Home, Answers, Questions)

"You don't want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Answers, Colors, Light, Questions, Study, Want)

"Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers."
- Joan Baez
(Related: Answers, Questions)

"I don't personally look to my own life experiences for answers about how to play a scene."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Answers, Play)

"The great thing about The Clash of course is that they keep searching for answers beyond that."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Answers)

"Scare answers to scare, and force begets force, until at length it comes to be seen that we are racing one against another after a phantom security which continually vanishes as we approach."
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: Answers, Force, Racing, Security)

"My truth - what I believe - is that there are no answers here and, if you are looking for answers, you'd better choose the question carefully."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Truth, Answers, Question)

"There are no pat answers - we're pushing through some new frontiers, and lessons of the past don't always apply."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Answers, Past)

"As I walk'd by myself, I talk'd to myself, And myself replied to me; And the questions myself then put to myself, With their answers I give to thee."
- Bernard Barton
(Related: Answers, Questions, Talk)

"A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that we already have given to the riddle in its various forms."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Answers, Difficulty)

"I don't write about things that I have the answers to or things that are very close to home. It just wouldn't be any adventure. It wouldn't have any vitality."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Home, Adventure, Answers, Vitality)

"We grow in time to trust the future for our answers."
- Ruth Benedict
(Related: Time, Trust, Answers, Future)

"The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers."
- Ruth Benedict
(Related: Life, Answers, Trouble)

"If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions, be sure to do something with the answers."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Life, Answers, Questions)

"Actually, I think I come at things a whole different way from most people, and, you know, sometimes political answers are one way to solve the problem, and sometimes there are better ways to do it."
- Craig Benson
(Related: People, Answers)

"Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Women, Mistake, Answers, Being, Man, Question, Today, Woman)

"I was asking Charlie the most important questions, and you heard the answers."
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: Answers, Questions)

"The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Answers, Consideration)

"I mean you really can target your answers to get the instant response and I think that is a very manipulative type of polling. I really have no time for that worm at all."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Time, Answers)

"Shakespeare has no answers for us at all."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Answers, Shakespeare)

"We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong."
- Bono
(Related: Thought, Answers, Questions, Wrong)

"Real answers need to be found in dialogue and interaction and, yes, our shared human condition. This means being open to one another instead of simply fighting to maintain a prescribed position."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Answers, Being, Fighting, Open)

"I think it does suggest that the American people really do want to listen to somebody who actually has some solutions, some answers, and gives them some hope."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: People, Hope, American, Answers, Want)

"In the past, I always used to be looking for answers. Today, I know there are only questions. So I just live."
- Sarah Brightman
(Related: Answers, Past, Questions, Today)

"Einstein was a man who could ask immensely simple questions. And what his work showed is that when the answers are simple too, then you can hear God thinking."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Work, God, Answers, Man, Questions, Thinking)

"We found that specialists did not know as much as we thought. So, you think maybe there are other answers. There are not but if you belief something will help you it probably will: it will help, not cure."
- Charles Bronson
(Related: Thought, Belief, Answers, Cure, Help, Will)

"You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers."
- Les Brown
(Related: Life, Answers, Commitment, Will)

"God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: God, Answers)

"Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Happiness, Music, People, Thoughts, Answers, Being, Content, Giving, Oneness, Sense)

"When I photograph, what I'm really doing is seeking answers to things."
- Wynn Bullock
(Related: Answers)

"Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Answers, Children, Learning, Libraries, Open, Questions, World)

"Socialism is good when it comes to wages, but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions in life that are more private and painful, for which I must seek answers elsewhere."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Life, Answers, Nothing, Questions, Socialism, Wages)

"The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept."
- George Carlin
(Related: Answers, Reason, Talk)

"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions."
- Edgar Cayce
(Related: Dreams, Answers, Questions, Today, Tomorrow)

"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."
- Chanakya
(Related: Work, Successful, Answers, Questions, Results, Will)

"We'd like to have immediate answers to all of our questions. I think medicine in particular. I found it frustrating as a physician sometimes to not be able to tell someone exactly why something was happening to them. There are still so many mysteries in medicine."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Answers, Medicine, Questions)

"I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Answers, Questions, Thinking, Worth)

"In the mental calmness of a spiritual life, I have found that the answers to the whys in our lives are able to come to you. In my music I find the same thing."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Music, Life, Answers, Spiritual)

"We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Answers, Opinion, Right)

"If not for music, I would probably be a very frustrated scientist. It's one way to answer the question, 'What is the meaning of life?' I feel music answers it better."
- Paula Cole
(Related: Music, Life, Answers, Meaning, Question)

"The New York Times editorial page is like a Ouija board that has only three answers, no matter what the question. The answers are: higher taxes, more restrictions on political speech and stricter gun control."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Control, Answers, Question, Speech, Taxes)

"It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Health, Science, Answers, Healing, May, Problems)

"It is reassuring for people to feel they have a boss, someone who knows the answers and has charted the course."
- George Cukor
(Related: Boss, People, Answers)

"One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Religion, Answers, Wrong)

"The questions don't do the damage. Only the answers do."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Answers, Questions)

"The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders, suffers and raises the questions that have bothered him to the last day of his life, knowing he will never get the answers."
- Will Durant
(Related: Life, Answers, Being, Day, Questions, Will, Wonders, World)

"If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Answers)

"I wish I knew at 14 not to put much thought into what other people my age said to me, cause we were all looking for the answers. So I wish I knew that other people really don't know any more than you do!"
- Will Estes
(Related: Age, Thought, People, Answers, Cause)

"I tried to use the questions and answers as an armature on which to build a sculpture of genuine conversation."
- Clifton Fadiman
(Related: Answers, Conversation, Questions, Sculpture)

"Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: History, Answers)

"Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard."
- Edgar R. Fiedler
(Related: Answers)

"Answers are not obtained by putting the wrong question and thereby begging the real one."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Answers, Question, Wrong)

"I do not have the answers and as a woman I do not intend to play my own thoughts over the truth. I can clearly state the problems and tell you that I suffer from them."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Answers, Play, Problems, State, Woman)

"The weeping voices rise straight up and strike the clouds. A passer-by at the roadside asks a conscript why, The conscript answers only that drafting happens often."
- Du Fu
(Related: Answers, Clouds, Weeping)

"The critics tend to forget their own answers after a while."
- Gina Gershon
(Related: Answers, Forget)

"There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind."
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
(Related: Society, Answers, Doctrine, Lust, Mind, Right)

"Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Genius, Answers)

"The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers."
- Brian Greene
(Related: Answers, Boldness, Deep, Flexibility, May, Questions)

"To play a good guy is nice because in a way, he is so open for answers."
- Joel Gretsch
(Related: Answers, Open, Play)

"I know every actor says this, but the people behind the camera are great. They always have answers."
- Joel Gretsch
(Related: People, Actor, Answers)

"There are no right answers to wrong questions."
- Ursula K. Le Guin
(Related: Answers, Questions, Right, Wrong)

"Science and literature give me answers. And they ask me questions I will never be able to answer."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Science, Answers, Literature, Questions, Will)

"I like to write about things about which I have no answers, questions that trouble me. These things trouble me."
- Paul Haggis
(Related: Answers, Questions, Trouble)

"I don't think it's the job of filmmakers to give anybody answers. I do think, though, that a good film makes you ask questions of yourself as you leave the theatre."
- Paul Haggis
(Related: Answers, Film, Job, Questions, Theatre)

"Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers."
- Robert Half
(Related: Answers, Giving, Questions, Right, Skill)

"In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Death, Life, Answers, Questions)

"Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Life, Time, Action, Answers)

"As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue, I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans in North Central Washington."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Action, Failure, Answers, Veterans, Washington)

"In addition to demanding answers and accountability from the Veterans Administration, Congress had to act to ensure veterans do not suffer because of the actions of a federal agency."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Act, Actions, Answers, Congress, Veterans)

"Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Happiness, Life, Love, Answers, Losing, Now, Pain)

"Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Answers, Expectation, Satisfaction)

"Having embraced Islam, I felt as if I were born again. I found in Islam the answers to those queries which I had failed to find in Christianity."
- Jermaine Jackson
(Related: Christianity, Islam, Answers)

"The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions."
- Antony Jay
(Related: Answers, Mind, Questions, Wrong)

"And what I wanted to do was, I wanted to explore problems and areas where we didn't have answers. In fact, where we didn't even know the right questions to ask."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Answers, Fact, Problems, Questions, Right)

"Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers."
- Janis Joplin
(Related: Answers, Being, Questions)

"I started realizing that I wasn't so dumb; rather, most people simply didn't know the answers to the questions that I was interested in-or they didn't care."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: People, Answers, Care, Dumb, Questions)

"Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty, and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Death, Answers, Prison)

"I asked him a number of questions and I got some very interesting answers. Ken's heroes, according to Christopher, would be people like John Wayne, of course."
- Stacy Keach
(Related: People, Answers, Heroes, Questions)

"We have a world that is searching for answers, that is searching for a way back to spirituality."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Answers, Spirituality, World)

"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Men, People, Answers, Nothing, Quest, Thinking)

"What we do as a society is seek simple answers."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Society, Answers)

"Be willing to trust your instincts, especially if you cannot find answers elsewhere."
- Brian Koslow
(Related: Trust, Answers)

"If you ask a hundred people, they all give you different answers."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: People, Answers)

"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
(Related: People, Answers, Anxiety, Today, Want)

"But I have to add - and this answers your other question - this catholicity in time and in space is only meaningful for me if there is, at the same time, a concentration on the Gospel."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Time, Answers, Question, Space)

"We don't know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we'd be bored, wouldn't we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Knowledge, Answers, Trying)

"There are no explanations, there are no answers."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Answers, Explanations)

"I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding."
- John Lennon
(Related: Love, Life, Peace, Soul, Answers, Divinity, Purity, Questions, Songs, Understanding)

"I can't help thinking if she - the director of a government agency - is this ignorant about what funding is available and where the money comes from - how often lower-level bureaucrats must give wrong answers when people are looking for help to start a business."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Business, Government, Money, People, Answers, Help, Thinking, Wrong)

"The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions."
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Related: Answers, Man, Questions, Right)

"The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions."
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Related: Answers, Mind, Questions, Right)

"The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions."
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Related: Answers, Questions, Right)

"If you ask questions that interest you, you'll get answers that interest your audience."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: Answers, Interest, Questions)

"I don't go to church regular. But I pray for answers to my problems."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Church, Answers, Problems)

"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Answers, Man, Questions)

"We can never know for certain where our prayers are likely to go, nor from whom the answers will come. Just when we think we are at our nearest to God, we could be assisting the Devil."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: God, Answers, Devil, Will)

"Conversely, beware the man who does nothing but ask you questions about yourself and offers no information about himself. Not only is he keeping you at bay, he is probably not listening to your answers."
- Merrill Markoe
(Related: Answers, Information, Listening, Man, Nothing, Questions)

"Questions are a burden to others; answers are a prison for oneself."
- Patrick McGoohan
(Related: Answers, Burden, Prison, Questions)

"The job is to ask questions-it always was-and to ask them as inexorably as I can. And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Absence, Answers, Humility, Job, Questions)

"I have to laugh internally when I'm asked in interviews what nightspots I like to hit. I just don't have answers... so sometimes I make them up."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Answers)

"Some people think technology has the answers."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Technology, People, Answers)

"In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Beauty, Heart, Answers, Man)

"In Japan they prefer the realistic style. They like answers and conclusions, but my stories have none. I want to leave them wide open to every possibility. I think my readers understand that openness."
- Haruki Murakami
(Related: Possibility, Answers, Open, Style, Want)

"We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Answers, Questions)

"All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Answers, Will)

"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
(Related: Answers, Question, Questions, Want)

"On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we're going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future."
- Barack Obama
(Related: People, Fear, Progress, Hope, Vision, Answers, Country, Feeling, Frustration, Future, Giving, Job, Sense)

"This is a physical thing that is fixable. I know, I'm a survivor. Believe me, there was no way I thought I could survive. There are answers out there that need to be found."
- Marie Osmond
(Related: Thought, Answers)

"I do not think we are ever going to be able to, for a long time, get the kind of quality of school personnel that we need in our schools, especially in the areas of science and math. One of the answers to that problem is to use more educational technology."
- Major Owens
(Related: Science, Technology, Time, Quality, Answers, School, Schools)

"America is looking for answers. She's looking for a new direction; the world is looking for a light. That light can come from America's great North Star; it can come from Alaska."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: America, Answers, Direction, Light, World)

"Tintinnabulation is an area I sometimes wander into when I am searching for answers - in my life, my music, my work. In my dark hours, I have the certain feeling that everything outside this one thing has no meaning."
- Arvo Part
(Related: Life, Music, Work, Answers, Feeling, Meaning)

"Everyone has the answers."
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Answers)

"I learned quickly, as I tell my graduate students now, there are no answers in the back of the book when the equipment doesn't work or the measurements look strange."
- Martin Lewis Perl
(Related: Work, Answers, Now, Students)

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Computers, Answers)

"People don't want to be plagued by not knowing-they want answers."
- Michael Pitt
(Related: People, Answers, Want)

"A man doesn't have to have all the answers; children will teach him how to parent them, and in the process will teach him everything he needs to know about life."
- Frank Pittman
(Related: Life, Answers, Children, Man, Needs, Will)

"You never have to know all the answers because you won't be asked all the questions."
- Herbert Prochnow
(Related: Answers, Questions)

"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers."
- Thomas Pynchon
(Related: Answers, Questions, Worry, Wrong)

"We owe it to the flood victims of New Orleans to give them truthful answers as to why this event took place and to assure our citizens that tragedies like this will never happen again."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Answers, Victims, Will)

"They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Answers, World, Wrong)

"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Courage, Answers, Right)

"Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Men, Bible, Answers, Problems)

"Ask the right questions if you're to find the right answers."
- Vanessa Redgrave
(Related: Answers, Questions, Right)

"Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ASK. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Knowledge, Answers, World)

"Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Answers, Day, Now, Questions, Will)

"Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: People, Successful, Answers, Questions, Result)

"I don't say what God is, but a name That somehow answers us when we are driven To feel and think how little we have to do With what we are."
- Edwin A. Robinson
(Related: God, Answers, Name)

"The function of a genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve."
- Hugh Trevor Roper
(Related: Time, Genius, Answers, Mediocrity, Questions)

"When you finally accept that it's OK not to have answers and it's OK not to be perfect, you realize that feeling confused is a normal part of what it is to be a human being."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Answers, Being, Feeling)

"Good questions outrank easy answers."
- Paul Samuelson
(Related: Answers, Questions)

"It is possible to be different and still be all right. There can be two - or more - answers to the same question, and all can be right."
- Anne Wilson Schaef
(Related: Answers, Question, Right)

"I just think the word interview, although it is the view between two people exchanged, became a sort of cliche. You ask questions and the other one answers."
- Maximilian Schell
(Related: People, Answers, Questions, Word)

"It's most presumptuous to believe we already know all the answers and will never get any more big surprises."
- Stanley Schmidt
(Related: Answers, Surprises, Will)

"Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up."
- Charles M. Schulz
(Related: Lie, Answers, Name, Night, Nothing, Voice)

"And of course, the musician - if he's serious - always answers: My last album is my best, otherwise I wouldn't have done it."
- Klaus Schulze
"It's not that conservatives don't care. We do. We just have different answers than liberals do. It's a difference of the mind, not of the heart."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Heart, Answers, Care, Difference, Liberals, Mind)

"I don't see myself being special; I just see myself having more responsibilities than the next man. People look to me to do things for them, to have answers."
- Tupac Shakur
(Related: People, Answers, Being, Man)

"I still don't have all the answers. I'm more interested in what I can do next than what I did last."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Answers)

"A diploma only proves that you know how to look up answers."
- Solomon Short
(Related: Answers)

"The questions are scientific, but the UN answers are political. The global warming debate is hardly about science."
- Allen Simmons
(Related: Science, Answers, Debate, Global warming, Questions)

"See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn't practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers."
- John Sladek
(Related: Truth, Answers, Journalism, Research, Writing)

"My mother answers all my fan mail."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Mother, Answers, Mail)

"Why was I feeling this way? Why was everything so bad in my life? I had no answers to these questions."
- Susan Smith
(Related: Life, Answers, Feeling, Questions)

"The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Answers, Questions)

"In order for answers to become clear, the questions have to be clear."
- Abdolkarim Soroush
(Related: Answers, Order, Questions)

"Questions are fiction, and answers are anything from more fiction to science-fiction."
- Saul Steinberg
(Related: Science, Answers, Fiction, Questions)

"Colors answer feeling in man; shapes answer thought; and motion answers will."
- John Sterling
(Related: Thought, Answers, Colors, Feeling, Man, Will)

"My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: Life, Answers, Questions, Waiting)

"An expert knows all the answers - if you ask the right questions."
- Levi Strauss
(Related: Answers, Questions, Right)

"It is characteristic of the epistemological tradition to present us with partial scenarios and then to demand whole or categorical answers as it were."
- Avrum Stroll
(Related: Answers, Present, Tradition)

"It is the answers, not the questions, that are embarrassing."
- Helen Suzman
(Related: Answers, Questions)

"What would it profit thee to be the first Of echoes, tho thy tongue should live forever, A thing that answers, but hath not a thought As lasting but as senseless as a stone."
- Frederick Tennyson
(Related: Thought, Answers, First, Profit, Tongue)

"Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution."
- Henry David Thoreau
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"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."
- James Thurber
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"My opposition to Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language."
- James Thurber
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"Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt."
- Paul Tillich
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"There's still not as many women in music as men, and I don't really know why. I don't have the answers. I do wish there were more women that played music."
- Mary Timony
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"I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally."
- Calvin Trillin
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"Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark."
- Anthony Trollope
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"In rating ease of description as very important, we are essentially asserting a belief in quantitative knowledge - a belief that most of the key questions in our world sooner or later demand answers to 'by how much?' rather than merely to 'in which direction?'"
- John Tuley
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"What's the message in Metallica? There is no message, but if there was a message, it really should be look within yourself, don't listen to me, don't listen to James, don't listen to anybody, look within yourself for the answers."
- Lars Ulrich
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"The world's philosophers and theologians searched for answers to the same mysteries."
- Robert Vaughn
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"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
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"He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked."
- Voltaire
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"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers."
- Voltaire
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"Science goes from question to question; big questions, and little, tentative answers. The questions as they age grow ever broader, the answers are seen to be more limited."
- George Wald
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"There is no such thing as an unreasonable question, or a silly question, or a frivolous question, or a waste-of-time question. It's your life, and you've got to get these answers."
- Marcia Wallace
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"At least believe this many humans, who are interested obviously in this topic. Many of them visited me after lectures and meetings, in hope that I can give concrete answers to their questions. For it was clear: If that does not know it, who is to then know it?"
- Ulrich Walter
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"It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses."
- William Arthur Ward
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"Science attempts to analyze how things and people and animals behave; it has no concern whether this behavior is good or bad, is purposeful or not. But religion is precisely the quest for such answers: whether an act is right or wrong, good or bad, and why."
- Warren Weaver
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"This story, I predict, will grow to be worse than Watergate. The American people need to have the answers."
- Curt Weldon
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"Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are."
- Oscar Wilde
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"When the media ask George W. Bush a question, he answers, 'Can I use a lifeline?'"
- Robin Williams
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"Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry. I'm not saying I've got the answers, just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking."
- Malcolm Wilson
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"That's where I began to ask questions that maybe don't have one specific answer. And the more people you get answers from, the richer the environment becomes."
- John Zorn
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