Quotes and Sayings about Question



"'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
(Related: Being, Man, Questions)

"I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: People, American, Loyalty)

"The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth."
- Peter Abelard
(Related: Wisdom, Truth, Key, Question, Questioning)

"It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot."
- Edmond About
(Related: Men, Country, Information, Opinions, Question, states)

"The question at the end of the day was, the courts having found there was no defense, a producer about to go to jail, should CBS in effect tell the producer go to jail even though there is no law at all that we can use to get you out of jail?"
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Day, Defense, Effect, End, Law, Question)

"I really try at least to come back and answer the question as to whether that was really the best way to do that and was I really thinking straight and how did my opponents behave and how did the judges behave was needed."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Judges, Opponents, Question, Thinking)

"I question: do we really understand the differences between modernist and postmodernist?"
- Kathy Acker
"No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Faith, Intelligence, Man)

"A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Wife, Nothing, Questions)

"If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?"
- Scott Adams
(Related: Time, People, Questions)

"The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Life, Man, Question, Will, Yield)

"On the Northern Ireland question, for instance, the British and Irish governments prohibit media contact with members of the IRA, but we have always gone ahead, believing in the right to information."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Information, Ireland, Irish, Media, Question, Right)

"If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage, you cannot expect the book to give you any insight you do not already possess."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Meaning, Questions)

"In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Age, Individuality, Question)

"Well, I actually tell my son that I don't have any hair because he asked me the same question that I gave it to him when he was born, so he actually still believes that. He's five years old."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Son, Hair, Old, Question, Years)

"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 like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Women, Help, Opinion, Question, Right, Will, Woman)

"I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because I assumed I knew something. I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question, and they didn't know how to get out of it. Now, I let them take me through it step by step, and I listen."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Now, Question, Questions)

"Poetry is a succession of questions which the poet constantly poses."
- Vicente Aleixandre
(Related: Poetry, Questions)

"Am I calm all the time? That is a question to ask my mother. I am very happy in my home. I have a good family, that gives me something extra."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Mother, Question)

"We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Learning, Question)

"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
(Related: Alcohol, Crisis, Drinking, Information, Question)

"For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?"
- James Allen
(Related: Success, Now)

"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)

"What should exist? To me, that's the most exciting question imaginable. What do we need that we don't have? How can we realize our potential?"
- Paul Allen
(Related: Potential, Question)

"In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Truth, Action, Decision, Consequences, Doubt, Question, Sense, Spirit)

"Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Heart, Fate, Questions, Rules)

"At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself. I guess you might call it the 'what if - what then' approach to writing and illustration."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: First, Mind, Questions, Writing)

"By the late '70s I had come to question the point of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the CIA's overall charter."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Question)

"In my professional work with the Agency, by the late '70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency's impact on American policy."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Policy, American, Question, Value)

"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
(Related: Music, Poetry, Correction, Disorder, Question, Words)

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

"My work is more about trying to ask good questions and not trying to come up with big shows. Every fashion company is doing that, every car company is doing that."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Car, Work, Company, Fashion, Questions, Trying)

"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
(Related: Food, Time, People, Obvious, Question, Relationships)

"Her friends say she is very funny. At a family dinner, she stood to go, and the footman very properly pulled her chair away. At that moment I asked her a question and she sat down again, except there was no chair. Everyone, including the Queen, laughed and laughed."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: Family, Funny, Friends, Queen, Question)

"When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family, should take part in active combat in the Falklands, there was no question in her mind, and it only took her two days to sort the issue."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: Family, Mind, Question)

"The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Home)

"The question is the morning after. What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing? What happens in the region? What impact could it have? These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Iraq, Leaders, Question, Questions)

"I'm not sure what theory is, unless it's the pursuit of fundamental questions."
- David Antin
(Related: Pursuit, Questions, Theory)

"They ask questions like 'do you believe in aliens' and those types of things. They were really interested in aliens, and that was really something that the Japanese have an interest in, and they are also very big fans of romances."
- Shiri Appleby
(Related: Fans, Interest, Questions)

"The people were just so lovely and accommodating and had really interesting questions and it was just interesting to see how the show is actually received in so many different countries."
- Shiri Appleby
(Related: People, Countries, Questions)

"One of the reasons why when Elvis dies or the Son of Sam is captured ABC News' ratings go up is because people who don't normally watch news are watching then. The question is, do you want to attract people who don't watch network news or fight over the people who do?"
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Son, People, Fight, Network, News, Question, Want)

"If journalists ask you again and again about the same bands, you'll end up saying you hate them just because you're so fed up with being asked all those stupid questions."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Being, End, Hate, Questions, Saying)

"That said, the question remains: how to strike the balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world, both blessed and cursed with instant communication? We should not fight fire with fire, threats with threats."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Balance, Communication, Fight, Fire, Free speech, Question, Respect, World)

"Well, there's a question as to what sort of information is important in the world, what sort of information can achieve reform. And there's a lot of information. So information that organizations are spending economic effort into concealing, that's a really good signal that when the information gets out, there's a hope of it doing some good."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Hope, Effort, Information, Question, Reform, World)

"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
(Related: Life, Mission, Questions)

"Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone."
- Mary Astor
(Related: Innocence, Questions)

"It's a moral question about whether we have the right to exterminate species."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Question, Right)

"The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?"
- David Attenborough
(Related: May, Question)

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

"At this point we've answered about every question you could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine, so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz, where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays and literature, poetry... stuff that we like. It's fun."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Poetry, Deep, Fun, Jazz, Literature, Question, Space)

"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)

"Unfortunately, Climate Science has become Political Science. It is tragic that some perhaps well-meaning but politically motivated scientists who should know better have whipped up a global frenzy about a phenomena which is statistically questionable at best."
- Robert H. Austin
(Related: Science, Climate, Scientists)

"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 democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Faith, Leadership, People, Light, Question)

"Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Men, Question)

"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)

"Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Questions)

"A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Man, Open, Question)

"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Wisdom, Question)

"The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Government, War, Limitations, Question, Will, World, World war)

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

"Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of the less important questions in excessive detail, so at the end there is no time to discuss the most important problems."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Peace, Time, Detail, End, Problems, Questions)

"Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest... beautiful, no. Amusing, yes."
- Josephine Baker
(Related: Luck, Question, Rest)

"In the beginning I thought, and still think, he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement. But I did not believe then, and have never believed since, that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods. They are moral and economic questions."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Thought, Beginning, Encouragement, Giving, Questions, Support)

"Every argument on lynching in the South gets back sooner or later to the question of rape."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Argument, Question)

"The central question is simply put: What did the president know and when did he know it?"
- Howard H. Baker, Jr.
(Related: President, Question)

"When I first went to prison, I was even questioning where, God, where are you?"
- Jim Bakker
(Related: God, First, Prison, Questioning)

"But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions; consequently, whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the sincerity of such or such an individual, I have no absolute faith in any person."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Faith, Honesty, Authority, May, Questions, Respect, Sincerity)

"The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: War, Effort, End, Question, Responsibility, Sense, Succeed)

"Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental, is the modern growth of population closely connected with scientific and medical discoveries. It is interesting that the United Nations has set up a special Commission to study this question."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Medical, Change, Growth, Cause, Nations, Population, Question, Study, United)

"The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, Soul, Possibility, Conquest, Question, Surrender)

"The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Experience, Key, Questions, World)

"The question is no longer whether the United States should contribute to assuring Israel's survival and prosperity; that goes without saying."
- George Ball
(Related: Survival, Israel, Prosperity, Question, Saying, states, United)

"What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'"
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Trust, People, Question, Years)

"Did you hear that? I didn't hear anything. Put that question another way."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Question)

"It's a question of spreading the available energy, aerobic and anaerobic, evenly over four minutes. If you run one part too fast, you pay a price. If you run another part more slowly your overall time is slower."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Time, Energy, Question)

"The great charm and comfort of the system is, that its affects are palpable within a week of trial, which creates a natural stimulus to persevere for few weeks more, when the fact becomes established beyond question."
- William Banting
(Related: Charm, Comfort, Fact, Question)

"There are things that I would say that you could call an instant of time; or better, a now. As we live we seem to move through a succession of instants of time, nows, and the question is, what are they? There are where everything in the universe is at this moment, now."
- Julian Barbour
(Related: Time, Now, Question, Universe)

"So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative."
- Robert Barclay
(Related: Men, Power, Negative, Conscience, First, Force, Question, Religious, Will)

"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)

"I have no private life at all. I am a hunted woman. I can't take a step without being questioned and surrounded."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Life, Being, Woman)

"I have been watching and drawing the surface of Mars. It is wonderfully full of detail. There is certainly no question about there being mountains and large greatly elevated plateaus."
- Edward E. Barnard
(Related: Being, Detail, Mountains, Question)

"The Bible, as a revelation from God, was not designed to give us all the information we might desire, nor to solve all the questions about which the human soul is perplexed, but to impart enough to be a safe guide to the haven of eternal rest."
- Albert Barnes
(Related: God, Soul, Bible, Desire, Information, Questions, Rest)

"Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Old, Question, Youth)

"When you've been locked up in a mental institution, people are going to ask questions. It was OK, because I didn't have to act perfect all the time."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Time, People, Act, Questions)

"Literature is the question minus the answer."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Literature, Question)

"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)

"If somebody's not prepared to answer the question, you can keep asking."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Question)

"The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Life, Morality, Evil, Light, Opposition, Questioning)

"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
(Related: Nature, Heart, Question)

"The question is not... if art is enough to fulfill my life, but if I am true to the path I have set for myself, if I am the best I can be in the things I do. Am I living up to the reasons I became a singer in the first place?"
- Kathleen Battle
(Related: Art, Life, First, Living, Question)

"You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening - this goes to the first question you asked - the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn't been resolved yet."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Time, Country, First, Rights, Human rights, Injustice, Question, Questions, Years)

"I don't want to run for governor, but I don't think anyone should put public service out of the question because that's not what a good citizen does."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Public, Question, Service, Want)

"We do not yet have the solutions to these questions, but the awareness that we live in an endangered world is present in more and more life situations."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Life, Awareness, Present, Questions, World)

"What are you? What am I? Those are the questions that constantly persecute and torment me and perhaps also play some part in my art."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Art, Play, Questions)

"You have to be willing to ask questions that almost no one else would ask."
- Samantha Bee
(Related: Questions)

"Sir, I see a lot of documents in my day-to-day business, and I can't tell you every document that I've seen. It may have passed across my desk. It may not have passed across my desk. I truthfully cannot answer that question, other than to say I don't remember."
- Rand Beers
(Related: Business, Day, May, Question)

"The question of how the eye works - that is, what happens when a photon of light first impinges on the retina - simply could not be answered at that time."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Time, Eye, First, Light, Question)

"Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Open, Questions, Reason)

"Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: History, Life, Effect, Language, Nationalism, Question, Religious)

"Using rhetorical questions in speeches is a great way to keep the audience involved. Don't you think those kinds of questions would keep your attention?"
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Attention, Questions)

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

"A single question can be more influential than a thousand statements."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Question)

"There is no question that al-Qaida operatives are currently active in Iraq. A premature exit before the threat they represent has been dealt with would endanger America and the prospects of eventual peace in the Middle East."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Peace, America, Iraq, Question)

"The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?""
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Question, Reason, Talk)

"That's a hard question, because I started skating when I was three, so I don't really remember life before it, and I don't know what it is like not to work hard at something."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Life, Work, Question)

"Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one."
- Nikolai Berdyaev
(Related: Question, Spiritual)

"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 art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge."
- Thomas Berger
(Related: Art, Science, Knowledge, Questions)

"Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Questions)

"Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Art, Comedy)

"I never question what to do, it tells me what to do. The photographs make themselves with my help."
- Ruth Bernhard
(Related: Help, Question)

"Unfortunately, most college kids these days aren't coming from any place-they seem to ask the same kind of questions over and over again."
- Sandra Bernhard
(Related: College, Kids, Questions)

"The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Fear, Environment, First, Information, May, Pressure, Questions, Will)

"I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question."
- Yogi Berra
(Related: Question)

"We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?"
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Gardens, Question)

"Because, you know, resilience - if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you'd be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn't a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Gold, Innovation, Now, Pretty, Questions, Right)

"I also believe that the Supreme Court should be the final arbiter of all federal questions."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Court, Questions)

"So for twelve miles I rode with Sherman, and we became fast friends. He asked me all manner of questions on the way, and I found that he knew my father well, and remembered his tragic death in Salt Creek Valley."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Death, Father, Friends, Questions)

"The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Blood, Day, Decisions, Majority, Questions, Will)

"Let me pose you a question. Can farm-raised salmon be organic when its feed has nothing to do with its natural diet, even if the feed itself is supposedly organic, and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens, swimming in their own filth?"
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Diet, Fish, Nothing, Question)

"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 W. Black
(Related: Question)

"Most people are really cool and I really don't mind talking to them and answering their questions."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: People, Mind, Questions, Talking)

"First of all; Frank was the BOSS. We didn't question any of his motives or decisions at the time."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Time, Boss, Decisions, First, Motives, Question)

"I find it odd that there's such strong objection to what is a clear way to assure that our elections are reliable and we can do a recount if there are any questions."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Elections, Questions)

"We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it!"
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Life, Class, Dignity, Question, Right, Style)

"One of the reasons I don't have kids is because I think people would have been very unfair to them. Think of it. You're still asking me questions about The Exorcist."
- Linda Blair
(Related: People, Kids, Questions)

"Mother is the first word that occurs to politicians and columnists and popes when they raise the question, 'Why isn't life turning out the way we want it?'"
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Related: Life, Mother, First, Politicians, Question, Want, Word)

"Look, it's one of the great mysteries of the world, I cannot answer that question. I think I'm vaguely blonde. To be perfectly frank, I don't know."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Question, World)

"What is the effect of unlimited coinage of silver in this country? and I invite your attention to this particularly, because it is a question of vital importance."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Attention, Country, Effect, Importance, Question)

"We know well enough that if we repeal this law and give nothing for it, the people of this country will regard it as a total demonetization of silver, which it will be, so far as this Congress is concerned, without any question."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: People, Congress, Country, Law, Nothing, Question, Will)

"Every clarification breeds new questions."
- Arthur Bloch
(Related: Questions)

"And I like asking questions, to keep learning; people with big egos might not want to look unsure."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: People, Learning, Questions, Want)

"Will we fight or will we retreat? That is the question that is posed to us. Some of my friends on the other side of the aisle often refer to Iraq as a distraction."
- John Boehner
(Related: Fight, Friends, Iraq, Question, Will)

"It's pretty clear that over the last three months the economy has paused. And it's also pretty clear the American people are still demanding and asking the question, 'Where are the jobs?' And the reason we don't have new jobs is because of the job-killing agenda pursued by President Obama and his allies in the Congress."
- John Boehner
(Related: People, American, Congress, Economy, Job, Jobs, Months, President, Pretty, Question, Reason)

"Then there is the further question of what is the relationship of thinking to reality. As careful attention shows, thought itself is in an actual process of movement."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Attention, Question, Reality, Thinking)

"Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question."
- Niels Bohr
(Related: Affirmation, Question)

"We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough."
- Niels Bohr
(Related: Being, Chance, Feeling, Question, Theory)

"Now the big question is if you are going to go to all the trouble of setting an opera and making all that music and so on, there's got to be some aspect that you can do in an opera that really makes it worth while."
- William Bolcom
(Related: Music, Now, Opera, Question, Trouble, Worth)

"In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Order, Question, Theory)

"What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Being, Question, Shakespeare)

"This is definitely a playoff team. There's no question about that. It's just a matter of how much we want it."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Question, Want)

"It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Nature, People, Opinion, Questions)

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

"You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else."
- Bono
(Related: Equality, Idea, Commitment, Concern, Fool, Justice, Questions)

"How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Christian, Authority, Challenge, Military, Question, Schools, Students)

"I don't know what I have said. I have answered so many questions and I am so confused I don't know one thing from another. I am telling you just as nearly as I know."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Questions)

"There are many questions, but I cannot answer because I'm not a businessman, I am a climber."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Questions)

"One can always debate questions back and forth."
- Robert Bourassa
(Related: Debate, Questions)

"I'm getting tired of answering the same questions every day."
- Milton Bradley
(Related: Day, Questions)

"If you take away money, if you take away the houses and things, who are we really? What is love really about? What is it to love each other? Why do we stay together, and why do all the kids split? All these questions I have really deep inside of me."
- Sonia Braga
(Related: Love, Money, Deep, Houses, Kids, Questions)

"Often times people complain about the lack of time in television, but I have to say, you don't have any more time to film in feature films then you do in television. It's just a question of how many scenes you'll be doing in the course of a day."
- Andre braugher
(Related: Time, People, Day, Film, Question, Television)

"We look to the history of the time of framing and to the intervening history of interpretation. But the ultimate question must be, what do the words of the text mean in our time."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: History, Time, Question, Words)

"Ultimately, the question of campaign contributions will be decided by the public."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Public, Question, Will)

"I hope this view of the question may be a mistaken one, because it does not seem to me very unlikely that the suffrage will be granted to women."
- John Bright
(Related: Women, Hope, May, Question, Will)

"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)

"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Irreverence, Question, Students, Worship)

"That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Question)

"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)

"I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account."
- Preston Brooks
(Related: Injury, Opinion, Question, Self)

"Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing, but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very heart of Christian belief."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Heart, Belief, Christian, Questioning)

"I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Work, Life, Progress, Quest, Questions, Spiritual, Will)

"I am deeply aware of the dimension of luck. It's so important to be prepared to receive it, but it is a major factor. There's no question."
- J. Carter Brown
(Related: Luck, Question)

"I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Government, Failure, America, Blame, Creation, Job, Manufacturing, Pen, President, Problems, Question)

"Never question the relevance of truth, but always question the truth of relevance."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Truth, Question)

"The question we all face is what sort of culture we will live in for the rest of our lives and then hand on to the next generation - one that embraces these most basic of values, or one that collapses because of their absence."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Values, Absence, Culture, Question, Rest, Will)

"There is a deep question whether the possible meanings that emerge from an effort to explain the experience of art may not mask the real meanings of a work of art."
- Jerome Bruner
(Related: Art, Experience, Work, Deep, Effort, May, Question)

"Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Money, People, Survival, Freedom, Liberals, Questions, Security)

"There is no question at all that Manson was sending Tex, Sadie, Katie, and Linda out on his mission of murder."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Mission, Murder, Question)

"What you are is a question only you can answer."
- Lois McMaster Bujold
(Related: Question)

"My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima was that the question of the social responsibility of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: Question, Responsibility)

"Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History, Impression, Survival, Being, Past, Question, Will)

"I knew early on after the first couple episodes were fully scored and animated that we had a real quality show here. But I always questioned whether or not it would work."
- Steve Burns
(Related: Work, Quality, First)

"Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Mind, Questions, Relax, Will)

"In the beginning, it wasn't even a question of deciding I'm going to do independent film and not commercial films - I wasn't being offered any commercial films, and there wasn't an independent scene."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Beginning, Being, Film, Question)

"It's a very good question, very direct, and I'm not going to answer it."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: Question)

"I'll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: Help, Questions, Will)

"So, for example, a country was into recession right after I was sworn in, a dot-com bust had taken place. Then the attacks of September the 11th, and then of course the great financial meltdown in the -the fundamental question facing any presidency is how do you deal with the hand you're dealt?"
- George W. Bush
(Related: Financial, Country, Example, Presidency, Question, Right)

"A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Dictatorship, Question)

"We are stronger because we recognize that government isn't the sole answer to the most important questions, and we welcome community and faith based organizations as partners to serve the needs of Florida families."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Faith, Government, Community, Needs, Questions)

"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)

"Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo not for a man."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Life, Living, Man, Question, Worth)

"The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason."
- John Cage
(Related: First, Question, Reason)

"Almost everyone thinks they are a good person, but the question you should be asking is, am I good enough to go to Heaven? How would you know?"
- Candace Cameron
(Related: Heaven, Question)

"Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly begun to question the direction and meaning of our society as it has developed over the past several centuries."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Society, Direction, Meaning, Past, Question, Years)

"The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Adventure, Question)

"And we've got to ask ourselves some very serious questions as to whether or not certain religious leaders, in terms of raising money - I hate to bring this up - are pushing hot buttons."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Money, Hate, Leaders, Questions, Religious)

"When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this - when you die, will you be happy when everybody else is crying?"
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Question, Will)

"You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer 'yes' without having asked any clear question."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Charm, Question)

"Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Charm, Question)

"I was going to go make a film in Greece. if they caught you with this much marijuana, they threw you in jail, no questions asked, and I was trying to stuff it in my deodorant bottles. I thought, what I am doing?"
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Thought, Film, Greece, Questions, Trying)

"So my father was a person who never lied to me. If I had a question, he answered it. I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued."
- Nick Cannon
(Related: Age, Father, Question)

"In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it."
- Georg Cantor
(Related: Art, Mathematics, Question, Value)

"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)

"I know there is much mystery, much question to what happened, and I must also say, many lies."
- Jennifer Capriati
(Related: Lies, Mystery, Question)

"One mind can think only of its own questions; it rarely surprises itself."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Mind, Questions, Surprises)

"The most important training, though, is to experience life as a writer, questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything. If you do that, all the other things will come; if you don't, there's no hope for you."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Experience, Life, Hope, Explanations, Questioning, Training, Will, Writer)

"Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Life, Gain, Question)

"The philosophers Camus and Sartre raise the question whether or not a man can condemn himself."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Man, Question)

"Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Power, America, Questions)

"Whatever the practical value of the Walden experiment may be, there is no question that the book is one of the most vital and pithy ever written."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: May, Question, Value)

"If there's a Disney animated feature based in Hawaii, I knew I had to be part of it. I'm very proud to be from Hawaii. There was no question the role was mine."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: Disney, Question)

"At a Boston signing, someone from the audience asked why I was so obsessed with furniture in my books. The question rattled around in my head. I had no idea that I was obsessed with furniture."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Idea, Books, Boston, Question)

"But I was thinking of a way To multiply by ten, And always, in the answer, get The question back again."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Question, Thinking)

"Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: "Are your ready?""
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Success, Time, Talent, Being, Question, Right, Will)

"Art need no longer be an account of past sensations. It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations. It is a question of producing ourselves, not things that enslave us."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Art, Past, Question, Sensations)

"In this generation, the issue pressing that question on our consciences is the issue of abortion."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Abortion, Question)

"Abortion is a question of choice."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Abortion, Choice, Question)

"Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use."
- Carlos Castaneda
(Related: Heart)

"Say this for big league baseball - it is beyond any question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America."
- Bruce Catton
(Related: America, Baseball, Conversation, Question)

"People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions."
- Nick Cave
(Related: People, Questions)

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

"The studied, unquestioning pace of my family irritated me."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Family)

"My wife - to-be and I went to see my father. Only he could answer the two questions before us: Shall we get married now? Shall I begin the practice of law, or continue being the successful wine salesman I had become, working my way through law school?"
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Father, Wife, Successful, Being, Law, Now, Practice, Questions, School, Wine)

"When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, "I can't.""
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: God, Question, Spirit)

"At issue was the question whether this man's faith could prevail against a man whose equal faith it was that this society is sick beyond saving, and that mercy itself pleads for its swift extinction and replacement by another."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Faith, Society, Man, Mercy, Question)

"At issue in the Hiss Case was the question whether this sick society, which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great that he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good, including life, to defend it."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Faith, Men, Life, Society, Civilization, Man, Question)

"I'm concerned about the cost, just like everybody else. There's no question that we have an obligation to help the people of Louisiana and Mississippi to rebuild."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: People, Help, Obligation, Question)

"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)

"I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Beauty, Purpose, Patience, Question)

"I see some recurring themes: things that feel threaded together, some symbolic references, and songs about some of the big questions, like death. There are a lot of references to weather, too!"
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Death, Questions, Songs, Weather)

"In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: People, Now, Questions, Will)

"Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?""
- Erwin Chargaff
(Related: Science, Question)

"With Clinton, there's no question that I would have made fun of his out-and-out lying. But he's also a good friend."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Friend, Fun, Lying, Question)

"There's no question that many more women artists are showing worldwide now than they were when I was a young woman, and that's really great."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Women, Artists, Now, Question, Woman)

"The success of this album is very much in question. Who knows where it's going to go? My being a Spice Girl is no guarantee of anything, although I hope it'll benefit the sales."
- Melanie Chisholm
(Related: Success, Hope, Being, Question, Sales)

"The pertinent question: if Americans did not want these wars should they have been compelled to fight them?"
- Frank Chodorov
(Related: Americans, Fight, Want)

"As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Science, Action, Decision, Choice, Loss, Questions, Reason, Will)

"Every time I get tested, I ask questions about it, and I watch how they do it."
- Tommy Chong
(Related: Time, Questions)

"I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Trust, Editors, Flattery, Giving, Questions, Secrets, Will, Woman)

"Beliefs and values that have held sway for thousands of years will be questioned as never before."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Values, Beliefs, Will, Years)

"Is there any wonder why we are in such big trouble? Any question why the people don't trust their government anymore, and demand a change?"
- Chris Christie
(Related: Change, Government, Trust, People, Question, Trouble, Wonder)

"It's very important to always put things in their historical contexts. It teaches important lessons about the country in question."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Country, Question)

"My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted. To this day, I remember how he introduced the subject of physics. He told us we were going to learn how to deal with very simple questions such as how a body falls due to the acceleration of gravity."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Body, Day, Gravity, Physics, Questions)

"A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Idea, Hope, Question)

"The market tends to pay as a wage what an individual laborer is worth. But the case last studied suggests the question how accurately the law operates in practice. May it not be an honest law, but be so vitiated in its working as to give a dishonest result?"
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Law, May, Practice, Question, Result, Wage, Worth)

"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
(Related: Power, First, Fraud, Present, Question, Right, Socialism, Theory)

"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)

"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
(Related: God, Existence, Man, Opposition, Question)

"Could the one whom Christians worship be merely a mythological creation, or is he real? These questions have exercised many great minds and have been the dominant issue in New Testament studies during this century."
- John Clayton
(Related: Creation, New testament, Questions, Worship)

"Kids enjoy laughing and are seldom bored when they find something funny. They also ask questions, often to adults, because they understand that the more words they can comprehend about a funny story or a joke, the more they'll enjoy it."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Funny, Kids, Questions, Words)

"No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station, can escape the universal duty of questioning all that we believe."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Duty, Mind, Obscurity, Questioning, Simplicity)

"It's not good to be in a situation where people don't want to direct you or don't want to question something."
- Glenn Close
(Related: People, Question, Want)

"With the hugely talented women I've worked with or observed, it's not a question about temperament or ego; it's a question about getting it right. If they've got a reputation for being difficult it's usually because they just don't suffer fools."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Women, Being, Ego, Fools, Question, Reputation, Right, Temperament)

"It has been one of my difficulties, in arguing this question out of doors with friends or strangers, that I rarely find any intelligible agreement as to the object of the war."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: War, Agreement, Difficulties, Friends, Question, Strangers)

"I came here as a practical man, to talk, not simply on the question of peace and war, but to treat another question which is of hardly less importance - the enormous and burdensome standing armaments which it is the practice of modern Governments to sustain in time of peace."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Peace, Time, War, Importance, Man, Practice, Question, Talk)

"Learn avidly. Question repeatedly what you have learned. Analyze it carefully. Then put what you have learned into practice intelligently."
- Edward Cocker
(Related: Practice, Question)

"As the books grew bigger and more ambitious, the situations in question sometimes became political ones, and so it became necessary to start painting in the social background on a scale which eventually became panoramic."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Books, Painting, Question)

"The question is: Where would it get you if something that's a little bit ambiguous in the movie is made clear? It doesn't get you anywhere."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Question)

"I'd be perfectly happy never to have to answer anything again about how I work with Ethan, or whether we have arguments, or... you know what I mean? I've been answering those questions for 20 years. I suppose it's interesting to people."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Work, People, Arguments, Questions, Years)

"My response, a dubious and hesitant one, is that it has been and may continue to be, in the time that is left to me, more productive to live out the question than to try to answer it in abstract terms."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Time, May, Question)

"Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Fear, Ideas, Anxiety, Being, Confusion, Man, Pain, Question, Self, Woman)

"Men are recognizing that they have been forced to conform to a very narrow and rather two-dimensional picture of maleness and manhood that they have never had the freedom to question."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Men, Freedom, Question)

"Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas - an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible and self-evident propositions, seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Attitude, Liberalism, Questioning, Self, Support)

"Conservatism clings to what has been established, fearing that, once we begin to question the beliefs that we have inherited, all the values of life will be destroyed."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Life, Values, Beliefs, Conservatism, Question, Will)

"It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy, e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false; and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question, which is the true one."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Idealism, Philosophy, Question, Realism)

"It has nothing to do with commercial success. You cannot calculate in your head how to put the mosaic together to make a commercial film: that's out of the question."
- Arthur Cohn
(Related: Success, Nothing, Question)

"Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance?"
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Heart, Adventure, Day, Man, Question, Shadow, Sun)

"Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Life, People, Pleasure, Questions)

"I appreciated and respected kids who asked questions. They didn't do it to get attention, but because they were interested. Kids who didn't want to look dumb seemed like scared little rabbits."
- Henry Cole
(Related: Attention, Dumb, Kids, Questions, Want)

"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)

"I read Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Reader's Digest... I read some responsible journalism, and from that, I form my own opinions. I also happen to be intelligent, and I question everything."
- Gary Coleman
(Related: Science, Journalism, Opinions, Popular, Question)

"All of my books have the potential to become movies, it's just a question of finding a studio who wants to get behind me and put up the money to make the movie."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Money, Movies, Books, Potential, Question)

"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
(Related: Technology, Want)

"Be like Curious George, start with a question and look under the yellow hat to find what's there."
- James Collins
(Related: Question)

"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
(Related: People, Help, Mind, Projects, Question, Research)

"The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Life, Questions)

"A man usually falls in love with a woman who asks the kinds of questions he is able to answer."
- Ronald Colman
(Related: Love, Man, Questions, Woman)

"There's no question that Whale's movies are classics. They were wonderful, and successful."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Movies, Successful, Question)

"I had a good time working with Russell Crowe, Ron Howard and Ed Harris. It was a great cast and Russell worked really hard, doing tons of research and questioning everything."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Time, Questioning, Research)

"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
(Related: Government, Power, Law, Now, Question, Want)

"Your background and environment is with you for life. No question about that."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Life, Environment, Question)

"Flattery and insults raise the same question: What do you want?"
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Flattery, Insults, Want)

"Never ask a bore a question."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Question)

"Our staff not only received the reports from these agencies, they examined them. They questioned them."
- John Sherman Cooper
"The original judgment of the FBI, the Secret Service, and the CIA was that there were three shots. I don't think that convinced us except as a statement by people, many of them who were familiar with ballistics. This question troubled me greatly."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: People, Judgment, Question, Service)

"I think it's a question which particularly arises over women writers: whether it's better to have a happy life or a good supply of tragic plots."
- Wendy Cope
(Related: Life, Women, Question)

"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
(Related: Funny, Jokes, Questions)

"We all have that burning question about what happens if we lose somebody we love, especially if we lose them tragically. We wonder what fear was going on, we wonder if we could have reached out and touched them, held their hand, looked in their eyes, been there."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Love, Fear, Eyes, Question, Wonder)

"Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Love, Work, Patriotism, Americans, Country, Dumb, Enemy, Hate, Liberals, 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)

"Being asked what animal you'd like to be is a trick question; you're already an animal."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Being, Question)

"For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy but active experience in mathematics itself that can alone answer the question: What is mathematics?"
- Richard Courant
(Related: Experience, Mathematics, Philosophy)

"The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Survival, Destiny, Future, Question, Road, Years)

"I'm not going to deny it. I'm a neat person, there's no question. But I don't become obsessed with it."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Question)

"This is largely the methodology I've used throughout my career - that is, starting with a question as to what might be the properties of a set of compounds that could be invented which were unusual and unpredictable. Many times I've felt a bit like Columbus setting sail."
- Donald Cram
(Related: Career, Columbus, Question)

"With the opening of the second decade of the twentieth century it seemed that the stage was set for the last act in an unquestioned evolutionary drama."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Act, Drama)

"I think the sea has thrown itself upon me and been answered, at least in part, and I believe I am a little changed - not essentially, but changed and transubstantiated as anyone is who has asked a question and been answered."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Question, Sea)

"I don't mind writing so I didn't find that difficult, it's just a question of finding the time to do it. I kind of like the direct connection with the fans actually, it's pretty neat."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Time, Connection, Fans, Mind, Pretty, Question, Writing)

"We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past."
- George Crook
(Related: Civilization, Country, Force, Laws, Past, Question, Shame, Will)

"The statements of four witnesses of unquestioned integrity, traveling with me that day, attest that such comments were never made and confirm that it simply did not happen."
- Paul Crouch
(Related: Day, Integrity, Traveling)

"The advent of electronically synthesized sound after World War II has unquestionably had enormous influence on music in general."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, War, Influence, Sound, World, World war)

"Unquestionably, our contemporary world of music is far richer, in a sense, than earlier periods, due to the historical and geographical extensions of culture to which I have referred."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Culture, Sense, World)

"Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Question)

"When people ask me silly questions about my private life, I just say, I don't discuss that."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Life, People, Questions, Silly)

"I know how bad Albany is. I know it better than most. I understand why people are angry. I'm angry. The question is going to be, how do you change Albany, what is the plan for change, and then how do you actually get it done?"
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Change, People, Question)

"I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Family, Life, Women, Career)

"Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets? The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful."
- Pierre Curie
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Mankind, Question, Right, Secrets, Will)

"I declare and protest in advance, that I do not intend, at this time at least; to be drawn or driven into the question of slavery, in either of its subdivisions or forms."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Time, Protest, Question, Slavery)

"Entertaining these opinions of the course to be pursued, I beg of gentlemen to look at the question, as I have done, in a calm review of facts and of principles."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Facts, Gentlemen, Opinions, Principles, Question)

"Be the responsibility on their heads who raise this novel and extraordinary question of reception, going to the unconstitutional abridgment, as I conceive, of the great right of petition inherent in the People of the United States."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: People, Question, Responsibility, Right, states, United)

"It is evident that one cannot say anything demonstrable about the problem before having resolved these preliminary questions, and yet we hardly possess the necessary information to solve some of them."
- Georges Cuvier
(Related: Information, Questions)

"There is no question of the benefits that opening a market of a billion people will bring to American businesses. But as I said last year, this will test China and the world trade system."
- William M. Daley
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Question, Trade, Will, World)

"It's a question of keeping one's eyes and ears open and watching how other people play the game. They're watching me too, to see what my attitude is like."
- Charles Dance
(Related: People, Attitude, Eyes, Open, Play, Question)

"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
(Related: Family, Mistake, Actor, Question, Sense, Today)

"The planet will survive. Whether we get to be here and enjoy it, or enjoy life as we've known it, is what's questionable."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Life, Will)

"How much do you engage yourself in what's truly real and important in life? That's the individual question."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Life, Question)

"On some level, now, we are joining the larger world and realizing that we are connected with people in these very scary ways, sometimes. What happened recently in Spain affects us here and brings questions up. It is too bad that people have to be shaken up in that way."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: People, Now, Questions, Spain, World)

"The Reformation did not directly touch the question of the true character of God's church."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Character, Church, Question)

"That's an interesting question. I would say that in general Americans know very little about the law. It's one of those things that most of us take for granted."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Americans, Law, Question)

"To tell you the truth, it's a complex piece, so I can't really answer your question at present."
- Paul Darrow
(Related: Truth, Present, Question)

"I couldn't be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War."
- Larry David
(Related: War, Army, End, Motives, President, Vietnam)

"It was an interesting question as to whether the BBC had a future in the digital world, and what form of market failure could justify the licence fee system."
- Gavyn Davies
(Related: Failure, Future, Question, World)

"I've made it abundantly clear and I'll repeat yet again there's no question of gagging individuals."
- Ron Davies
(Related: Question)

"Well, there's no question that the law passed in 1996 was flawed. It deregulated the wholesale market, meaning the price that the utilities had to pay energy companies for power, but not the retail market."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, Energy, Law, Meaning, Question)

"There's no question that California, in the last three or four years, has been privileged to add disproportionately to the economic growth of America, and to contribute to its technological productivity."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Growth, America, Productivity, Question, Years)

"It's always been a gift with me, hearing music the way I do. I don't know where it comes from, it's just there and I don't question it."
- Miles Davis
(Related: Music, Hearing, Question)

"At every turn when there has been an imbalance of power, the truth questioned, or our beliefs and values distorted, the change required to restore our nation has always come from the bottom up from our people."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Change, Power, Truth, People, Values, Beliefs, Nation)

"The greatest gift is not being afraid to question."
- Ruby Dee
(Related: Being, Question)

"You should not ask questions without knowledge."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Knowledge, Questions)

"If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Nothing, Question, Right)

"Sex is a big question mark. It is something people will talk about forever."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Sex, People, Question, Talk, Will)

"It is not a question of who dances but of who or what does not dance."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Dance, Question)

"If we take as given that critical infrastructures are vulnerable to a cyber terrorist attack, then the question becomes whether there are actors with the capability and motivation to carry out such an operation."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Motivation, Actors, Question)

"If there's any message to my work, it is ultimately that it's OK to be different, that it's good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Work, Judgment, Question)

"There are four questions of value in life... 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."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Love, Life, Dying, Living, Questions, Spirit, Value, Worth)

"These critics organize and practice in my case a sort of obsessive personality cult which philosophers should know how to question and above all, to moderate."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Personality, Practice, Question)

"I have always had trouble recognizing myself in the features of the intellectual playing his political role according to the screenplay that you are familiar with and whose heritage deserves to be questioned."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Trouble)

"The prosecution wants to make sure the process by which the evidence was obtained is not truthfully presented, because, as often as not, that process will raise questions."
- Alan Dershowitz
(Related: Questions, Will)

"I've always been interested in a lot of things, and a lot of things at the same time, and I always tried to explain them to myself. I ask a lot of questions."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Time, Questions)

"Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: People, Dignity, Holiness, Questions)

"Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Question, Self, Worth)

"It's hard for me to talk about Dom right now because I am Dom right now. So it's a really strange exercise to try to reflect on something that I am at the moment. But I guarantee you that when I'm done with the movie and you ask me that question, I'll be able to give you something insightful."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Exercise, Now, Question, Right, Talk)

"The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Computer, Question)

"The existence of inherent limits of experience in no way settles the question about the subordination of facts of the human world to our knowledge of matter."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Existence, Facts, Limits, Question, World)

"If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration."
- John Dingell
(Related: Trust, War, Peace, Being, Congress, Facts, Legislation, President, Question, Senate)

"Everything in our foreign and domestic policy is a question of issue for the American people to vote on."
- John Dingell
(Related: People, Policy, American, Question, Vote)

"During a political campaign everyone is concerned with what a candidate will do on this or that question if he is elected except the candidate; he's too busy wondering what he'll do if he isn't elected."
- Everett Dirksen
(Related: Question, Will)

"When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable."
- Walt Disney
"In the time honored tradition of email, just ignore the question."
- John Dobbin
(Related: Time, Question, Tradition)

"It's very hard for a man to ask questions about sex. The smart ones do."
- Betty Dodson
(Related: Sex, Man, Questions)

"To be a bitch or not to be a bitch, that is the question."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Question)

"There are going to be questions about what major oil companies are doing with all of the resources they're accumulating. They can't escape that."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Oil, Questions)

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

"If the U.N. were to be successful in its efforts to control the Internet, countries where human rights records range from questionable to criminal could be put in charge of determining what is and is not allowed to appear online."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Successful, Control, Countries, Rights, Human rights, Internet)

"When we ask American men and women in uniform to fight for this country and to defend this country's interest and then to send them overseas, there is no question we have an obligation to protect them and provide for their safety."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Men, Women, American, Country, Fight, Interest, Obligation, Question, Safety)

"Slavery is not the only question which comes up in this controversy. There is a far more important one to you, and that is, what shall be done with the free negro?"
- Stephen Douglas
(Related: Controversy, Question, Slavery)

"There are only two sides to this question. Every man must be for the United States or against it. There can be no neutrals in this war; only patriots and traitors."
- Stephen Douglas
(Related: War, Man, Question, states, United)

"One of the fundamental questions of today's world is undoubtedly the question of equitable globalisation."
- Janez Drnovsek
(Related: Question, Questions, Today, World)

"My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Strength, Questions)

"Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes."
- Marcel Duchamp
(Related: Living, Question)

"In the light of our culture, these are not unreasonable questions and tactics, but if once again, we try to see the lens through which we look, we can see that there is far too great an emphasis placed on the future."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Culture, Future, Light, Questions)

"The more potent, unasked question is how society at large reacts to eager, voluntary violence by females, and to the growing evidence that women can be just as aggressive as men."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Question, Violence)

"Although there was a screenplay, the actors never knew what questions I was going to ask them, and all of my character's voice-over narration and scenes were added after the fact."
- Griffin Dunne
(Related: Character, Actors, Fact, Questions, Voice)

"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)

"I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Integrity, Umpire)

"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
(Related: God, Life, Purpose, Meaning, Mind)

"The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence."
- Freeman Dyson
(Related: Intelligence, Destiny, Question, Space, Will)

"The question is not really about a shift to the economic cone where officers are writing about the balance of payments and the need for economic stabilization."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Balance, Question, Writing)

"The question really is how do we get Embassy Officers into the minds of the American business community. That is a much more difficult task than understanding a statistical matrix."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, American, Community, Question, Understanding)

"The real questions are: Does it solve a problem? Is it serviceable? How is it going to look in ten years?"
- Charles Eames
(Related: Questions, Years)

"I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves - it's just a question of finding the subject."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Genius, Question)

"I guess the one question I will not get today is: When are you going to do anything about cellular?"
- Bernard Ebbers
(Related: Question, Today, Will)

"It's a good question, because a movie isn't good or bad based on its politics. It's usually good or bad for other reasons, though you might agree or disagree with its politics."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Politics, Question)

"That is a good question for you to ask, not a wise question for me to answer."
- Anthony Eden
(Related: Question)

"Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Time, Ability, Loss, Question, Waste, Will)

"There are people that bring artists to me to look at it and it's a question of whether I like their music and their look and if I think there's something they have that makes them different and commercial."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Music, People, Artists, Question)

"You can do and use the skills that you have. The schools need you. The teachers need you. Students and parents need you. They need your actual person: your physical personhood and your open minds and open ears and boundless compassion, sitting next to them, listening and nodding and asking questions for hours at a time."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Time, Compassion, Listening, Open, Parents, Questions, Schools, Students, Teachers)

"I think if you look at the themes that are presented in the film, some are inherently social, and I think that any film which deals with the family is dealing with the smallest social unit in our society - and in a sense it is a question of scope."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Family, Society, Deals, Film, Question, Sense)

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Hope, Questioning, Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Curiosity, Questioning, Reason)

"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?"
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Question)

"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Imagination, Science, Old, Possibilities, Problems, Questions)

"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Leadership, Success, Quality, Army, Football, Integrity, Office)

"That still has to be there. And so, it's kind of an interesting question you brought up. Because, on the one hand, yeah, it'd be lovely. I certainly don't see that happening. In fact, I see the opposite happening."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Fact, Question)

"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
(Related: Now, Question)

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms."
- George Eliot
(Related: Animals, Friends, Questions)

"I feel like I'm not smart enough to answer the questions I'm asked."
- Bret Easton Ellis
(Related: Questions)

"It was a good 15 or 20 years before anyone at Rand would be in the same room with me. They didn't want the question raised, 'What's your relationship with Daniel Ellsberg?' And not one of them wrote me a letter because they didn't want a letter of theirs to show up in my trash - which the FBI had been going through."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: Question, Want, Years)

"You know, I think I did originally have some sort of idea of maybe a Where Eagles Dare kind of mission against impossible odds, but it really sort of died before I had a chance to really go anywhere with it, and then just doing the book was out of the question."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Idea, Chance, Eagles, Mission, Question)

"Therefore, the question is not whether such democratization is possible, but instead how to meet the yearning of the masses in the Middle East for democracy; in other words, how to achieve democratization in the Middle East."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Democracy, Question, Words, Yearning)

"There is an increasing awareness of the interrelatedness of things. We are becoming less prone to accept an immediate solution without questioning its larger implications."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Awareness, Questioning, Solution)

"That's a tough question; I've been acting since I was 10. My dad was an entrepreneur, so I guess something along those lines. I wouldn't want a 9-5 job."
- Will Estes
(Related: Dad, Acting, Job, Question, Want)

"Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing."
- Euripides
(Related: Nothing, Question)

"Professional managers, coaches, and players have a right to question an umpire's decision if they do it in a professional manner. When they become personal, profane, or violent, they have crossed the line and must be dealt with accordingly."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Decision, Coaches, Managers, Question, Right, Umpire)

"Let us turn elsewhere, to the wasps and bees, who unquestionably come first in the laying up of a heritage for their offspring."
- Jean Henri Fabre
(Related: Bees, First)

"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)

"Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Questions, Soldiers)

"The decision of such judges as Claudius and his Senate is worth very little in the question of a man's innocence or guilt; but the sentence was that Seneca should be banished to the island of Corsica."
- Frederic William Farrar
(Related: Decision, Guilt, Innocence, Judges, Man, Question, Senate, Worth)

"Magneto has a whole lot of complexity to him. Emotionally, he's coming from a very damaged place. I like the ambivalence of it. I want the audience leaving the theater wondering, asking the questions themselves rather than being spoon-fed like a lot of these super-villain characters."
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Being, Complexity, Questions, Theater, Want)

"What is true of Mr. Mill's influence on the women's-suffrage question is true also of the other political movements in which he took an active interest."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Women, Influence, Interest, Question)

"If I leave my computer, I'm probably not going to get back for hours. If I take a few minutes to answer questions and go web surfing, then guilt kicks in and I get back to work."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: Work, Computer, Guilt, Questions)

"Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Health, Fear, Illness, Information, Self, Treasure)

"Questioning the nature and implications of liminal instances necessarily involves failure, if only in the specifically technical sense of entering spaces where prevailing criteria of success scarcely apply."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Nature, Success, Failure, Questioning, Sense)

"The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Past, Questioning, Years)

"If you ask me a question, don't tell me what the question is in advance, 'cause I'd rather not know."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Question)

"Oh yes, much, because music is just something that comes to you. You don't question it."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Music, Question)

"Faulkner turned out to be a great teacher. When a student asked a question ineptly, he answered the question with what the student had really wanted to know."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Question)

"No doubt exists that all women are crazy; it's only a question of degree."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Women, Doubt, Question)

"Asked at the hearing why she hadn't pressed the FBI more closely about what it knew, or didn't know, about domestic terrorist threats, Rice acted as though the question was an odd one: it wasn't her job. Well, in retrospect, it was and now certainly is."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Hearing, Job, Now, Question)

"A transitional government is the beginning of a transfer of sovereignty. It's a question of Iraqi security and moving forward with the political process."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Government, Beginning, Question, Security)

"I think of myself as being a relatively intelligent man who is open to a lot of different things and I think that questioning our purpose in life and the meaning of existence is something that we all go through at some point."
- Laurence Fishburne
(Related: Life, Purpose, Being, Existence, Man, Meaning, Open, Questioning)

"If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days."
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
(Related: Life, Question, Reflection, Vacation, Want)

"The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles."
- Ronald Fisher
(Related: Work, Truth, Books, Detail, Neglect, Present, Principles, Stress, Teaching, Weight)

"I knew it was gonna go out. It was just a question of it being fair or foul. The wind must have carried it 15 feet toward the foul pole. I just stood there and watched. I didn't want to miss seeing it go out."
- Carlton Fisk
(Related: Being, Feet, Question, Want, Wind)

"U.S. journalists I don't think are very courageous. They tend to go along with the government's policy domestically and internationally. To question is seen as being unpatriotic, or potentially subversive."
- Robert Fisk
(Related: Government, Policy, Being, Question)

"People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater."
- Minnie Maddern Fiske
(Related: Art, Music, People, Literature, Painting, Question, Taste, Theater, Understanding)

"The Ball no question makes of Ayes and Noes, But Here or There as strikes the Player goes."
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Related: Question)

"The question is how to bring a work of imagination out of one language that was just as taken-for-granted by the persons who used it as our language is by ourselves. Nothing strange about it."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Imagination, Work, Language, Nothing, Question)

"Is encouragement what the poet needs? Open question. Maybe he needs discouragement. In fact, quite a few of them need more discouragement, the most discouragement possible."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Discouragement, Encouragement, Fact, Needs, Open, Question)

"Our teachers are responsible for our children's welfare for the six or eight hours they are at school and we need to know without question that their safety will be paramount on the minds of teachers, faculty and volunteers."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Children, Question, Safety, School, Teachers, Welfare, Will)

"The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?"
- Larry Flynt
(Related: Success, Sacrifice, Question)

"There is no point in asking a man a question until you have established whether he has any reason to lie to you."
- Ken Follet
(Related: Lie, Man, Question, Reason)

"I don't mind doing interviews. I don't mind answering thoughtful questions. But I'm not thrilled about answering questions like, 'If you were being mugged, and you had a lightsaber in one pocket and a whip in the other, which would you use?'"
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Being, Mind, Questions, Thoughtful)

"The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income."
- George Foreman
(Related: Age, Income, Question, Want)

"But nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear or to merge in something else."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Causes, Nothing, Question)

"To come to grips with creativity, I must ask creative, adventurous questions - the kind which, in all likelihood, cannot be answered."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Creativity, Questions)

"Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Society, Work, Justice, Question)

"The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself."
- John Fowles
(Related: Life, Questions)

"I think people are born bisexual and the make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I'm also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who is bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I'd never sleep with a girl who had slept with a man."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Men, Society, People, Being, Choices, Man, Mind, Question, Sleep)

"I never participated in far-reaching political decisions, since I never belonged to the circle of the closest associates of Adolf Hitler, neither was I consulted by Adolf Hitler on general political questions, nor did I ever take part in conferences about such problems."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Decisions, Problems, Questions)

"I dealt with legal questions in the interest of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP and its members during the difficult years of struggle for the victory of the Movement."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Legal, Victory, Interest, Questions, Struggle, Years)

"Bobby and I went through some old questionnaires about customer requirements for languages, then we compiled a new one and sent it out to a few dozen people we knew."
- James Frank
(Related: People, Customer, Old)

"The question of sex will take care of itself."
- Helen Frankenthaler
(Related: Sex, Care, Question, Will)

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

"Anybody can decide a question if only a single principle is in controversy."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Controversy, Question)

"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
(Related: Life, Being, Man)

"I, for one, begin with intent. There is no question that, Saddam Hussein had intent to do harm to the Western alliance and to the United States of America."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Alliance, America, Harm, Question, states, United)

"Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Fear, Question, Self, Treasure)

"The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is "What does a woman want?""
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Soul, Question, Research, Want, Woman, Years)

"Thus, the questions we should ask here are what makes the current economic upswing different from the past two recoveries, and whether such differences are sufficient for the economy to reach the sustained growth path."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Growth, Economy, Past, Questions)

"I do not question the power of our weapons and the efficiency of our logistics; I cannot say these things delight me as the y seem to delight some of our officials, but they are certainly impressive."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Delight, Efficiency, Question, Weapons)

"'Tis not every question that deserves an answer."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Question)

"It's a dumb question, because I don't look at things as a black director, just as a director, so ask me as a director first and we can segue into the colour thing later."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Dumb, First, Question)

"A wise man's question contains half the answer."
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol
(Related: Man, Question)

"Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything."
- Ernest Gaines
(Related: Question, Word)

"There were always questions about my parents; I got so fed up with that."
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
(Related: Parents, Questions)

"I thought people would ask me really personal questions because I've shown more of myself, but it's a comedy, and people understand that it's a game we play."
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
(Related: Thought, People, Comedy, Play, Questions)

"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Science, Authority, Questions, Worth)

"To imply that religious believers have no right to engage moral questions in the public square or at the ballot is simply to establish a Reichian secularism as our state faith."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Faith, Public, Questions, Religious, Right, State)

"The power to question is the basis of all human progress."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Power, Progress, Question)

"Since There are so many questions about what the president was doing over 30 years ago, what is it that he did after his honorable discharge from the National Guard? Did he make speeches alongside Jane Fonda denouncing America's racist war in Vietnam?"
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: War, America, President, Questions, Vietnam, Years)

"I answered their questions truthfully and honestly, but I would prefer not to say more. I assume the information was routed back and that is why I was not called to testify."
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: Information, Questions)

"Sometimes his methods are questionable, and even his morals are questionable, but his intention is always to protect Sydney. So in that way I think he's a good parent."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Intention, Morals)

"Sometimes, his methods and his motives are questionable and even his morals are questionable in the way he does things. But I think his intention is always to protect his daughter."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Daughter, Intention, Morals, Motives)

"The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Questioning, Rest)

"If there were genders to genres, fiction would be unquestionably feminine."
- William Gass
(Related: Fiction)

"To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat."
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset
(Related: Question)

"Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Design, People, Gods, Computer, Day, Evolution, Mercy, Question, Software, Want, Will, World)

"I'm homosexual... How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Eyes, Questions)

"The question is not only what is grown but what it's used for. There's not going to be a mass transformation of dietary habits in rich countries-on the contrary, the first thing people do when they become more prosperous is to buy more meat."
- Susan George
(Related: People, Countries, First, Habits, Question)

"My best attribute is knowing when not to answer stupid questions."
- Gina Gershon
(Related: Questions)

"It's very questionable, and we will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: Life, Now, Quest, Will)

"We were very influenced by The Beatles, no question."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: Question)

"By asking a novel question that you don't know the answer to, you discover whether you can formulate a way of finding the answer, and you stretch your own mind, and very often you learn something new."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: Mind, Question)

"The best project is one that asks a novel question."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: Project, Question)

"Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying."
- Nikki Giovanni
(Related: Change, Growing up, Question, Will)

"So it eventually became a question of WHEN they were going to make a movie."
- Paul M. Glaser
(Related: Question)

"I think good radio often uses the techniques of fiction: characters, scenes, a big urgent emotional question. And as in the best fiction, tone counts for a lot."
- Ira Glass
(Related: Fiction, Question)

"But you can make good radio, interesting radio, great radio even, without an urgent question, a burning issue at stake."
- Ira Glass
(Related: Question)

"Where radio is different than fiction is that even mediocre fiction needs purpose, a driving question."
- Ira Glass
(Related: Purpose, Driving, Fiction, Needs, Question)

"We have to be that wedge that drives the question and asks the hard questions."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Question, Questions)

"New Orleans is a city whose basic industry is the service industry. That's why it makes its money. That's - it brings people to the city. People come to the city and experience the wonders of this extraordinary city and everything else. The question is that, how do we create jobs which are the jobs that have pay, that - living wages?"
- Danny Glover
(Related: Experience, Money, People, Jobs, Living, Question, Service, Wages, Wonders)

"To be or not to be. That's not really a question."
- Jean-Luc Godard
(Related: Question)

"The question I always get is, Why didn't you throw Dr. Smith off the Jupiter? I get that all the time."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Time, Question)

"In cases where every thing is understood, and measured, and reduced to rule, love is out of the question."
- William Godwin
(Related: Love, Question)

"Shoot first and ask questions later, and don't worry, no matter what happens, I will protect you."
- Hermann Goering
(Related: First, Questions, Will, Worry)

"I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard to... a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories of Europe which are under German influence."
- Hermann Goering
(Related: Europe, Influence, Question, Solution)

"Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Men, Questions, Years)

"To date or not to date that is the question. It's almost as important as Shakespeare's to be or not to be which deals with death."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Death, Deals, Question, Shakespeare)

"For your information, I would like to ask a question."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Information, Question)

"Once I'd chosen the songs, it seemed like it would just be a question then of recording them. But it's a case of trying to re-invent the songs; taking them in different directions."
- Martin Gore
(Related: Question, Songs, Trying)

"There are so many questions to be answered and so many personal compliments that we appreciate so very much."
- Eydie Gorme
(Related: Compliments, Questions)

"But the question is to find and rear leaders that are really one with the masses. This can only be accomplished by the masses, the political parties and the Trade Unions, by means of the most severe struggle, also inwardly."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Leaders, Question, Struggle, Trade)

"The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question."
- Stephen Jay Gould
(Related: Question)

"It was a question of helping a man prepare in the way that suits him best. The theory is if you give a man responsibility for his own actions, then it is up to him to accept that responsibility."
- David Gower
(Related: Actions, Man, Question, Responsibility, Theory)

"I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would be a distraction from the successful and expeditious completion of our aims in Afghanistan. Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Truth, Successful, Afghanistan, Completion, Iraq, Now, Question)

"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
(Related: Deep, Now, Questions)

"I loved being asked 2,000 questions a day, storyboarding every move, knowing as though by instinct exactly where the camera had to be, because it was my story."
- Richard Grant
(Related: Being, Day, Instinct, Questions)

"I'm glad you asked that question, because of any musical situation I've been in, the communication feels great here with Russell. He really pays close attention to what I'm doing because he cares."
- Benny Green
(Related: Attention, Communication, Question)

"I believe that it is a whole lifetime of work on Shakespeare's part that enabled him to do what he did. But the question is how you can explain this whole lifetime in such a way to make it accessible and available to us, to me."
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Related: Work, Question, Shakespeare)

"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)

"Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a question is our best substitute for actually having the answer."
- Brian Greene
(Related: Familiarity, Question)

"The traditional practice is that the justices don't ask the attorney general any questions, so as not to embarrass him. But Bobby Kennedy had let them know that he didn't mind if they asked him questions and they did."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Mind, Practice, Questions)

"A profound political question is suddenly on the table: Must the country continue to give precedence to private financial gain and market determinism over human lives and broad public values?"
- William Greider
(Related: Financial, Values, Country, Determinism, Gain, Public, Question)

"I said to the German Ambassador that, as long as there was only a dispute between Austria and Serbia alone, I did not feel entitled to intervene; but that, directly it was a matter between Austria and Russia, it became a question of the peace of Europe, which concerned us all."
- Edward Grey
(Related: Peace, Europe, Question, Russia)

"Anderson's muckraking is one of debatable ends constantly used to justify questionable works."
- Thomas Griffith
"It is no longer a question of a Christian going about to convert others to the faith, but of each one being ready to listen to the other and so to grow together in mutual understanding."
- Bede Griffiths
(Related: Faith, Christian, Being, Question, Understanding)

"I appeal to you, my friends, as mothers: are you willing to enslave your children? You stare back with horror and indignation at such questions. But why, if slavery is not wrong to those upon whom it is imposed?"
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: Children, Friends, Horror, Questions, Slavery, Wrong)

"People recognize me, call me Ron, and ask me questions. It's really cool and weird as well."
- Rupert Grint
(Related: People, Questions)

"Anyone who agrees to be interviewed must decide where to draw the line between what is public and what is private. But the line can shift, depending on who is asking the questions."
- Terry Gross
(Related: Public, Questions)

"The one thing I seek above all else is understanding. Sometimes I'm so frustrated and I don't get it. But I'm lucky to have a good management team and people around me who explain things and answer my questions."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: People, Management, Questions, Understanding)

"If I were asked for a one line answer to the question' What makes a woman good in bed?' I would say, 'A man who is good in bed.'"
- Bob Guccione
(Related: Bed, Man, Question, Woman)

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

"The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself."
- Ursula K. Le Guin
(Related: Questions)

"Don't tell your friends about your indigestion. "How are you" is a greeting, not a question."
- Arthur Guiterman
(Related: Friends, Indigestion, Question)

"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
(Related: Work, Question)

"In choosing any role, I ask the same questions: what kind of part is it? is the role challenging? does the director have a vision? is the story moving? etc."
- Lukas Haas
(Related: Vision)

"I started to send my work to journals when I was 26, which was just a question of when I got the courage up. They were mostly journals I had been reading for the previous six or seven years."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Work, Courage, Question, Reading, Years)

"Religion deals in certainties and philosophy deals more in un-answered questions."
- Steve Hackett
(Related: Religion, Deals, Philosophy, Questions)

"And it's a question of how far we're willing to go in order to let the ego shine, in order to let that beacon penetrate not only the local scene but the world."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Ego, Order, Question, World)

"I am atheist in a very religious mould. I'm always asking myself the big questions. Where did we come from? Is there a meaning to all of this? When I find myself in church, I edit the hymns as I sing them."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Church, Meaning, Questions, Religious)

"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)

"Dave was great in Van Halen. No question about it. He was one of the best at being Mr. Rock Star. But it's sickening to see a guy still trying to be that with a wig on 20 years later."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Being, Question, Trying, Years)

"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)

"I speak my mind. I just speak my heart. I will not turn away from any question."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: Heart, Mind, Question, Will)

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

"But on this show, it's a good question because in the 35 shows that we've done now, I've really made a consistent effort to really shadow the directors because in many ways they have to be more prepared than feature directors."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Effort, Now, Question, Shadow)

"Of the thousands of people, celebrated and unknown, who have sat before my camera, I am often asked who was the most difficult subject, or the easiest, or which picture is my favorite. This last question is like asking a mother which child she likes the most."
- Philippe Halsman
(Related: Mother, People, Favorite, Question)

"Indeed, if a chief question does remain: how is the power to think possible? - The power to think right and left, before and without, with and above experience? then it does not take a deduction to prove the genealogical priority of language."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Power, Experience, Language, Question, Right)

"Readers respond to every genre intensely, if it's a genre that appeals to them. Again, who can say why anyone enjoys horror and dark fantasy? If I can't answer the question for myself, I wouldn't dream of trying to answer it for others."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Dream, Fantasy, Horror, Question, Trying)

"There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Life, Choice, Question, Will)

"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)

"The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres."
- Peter Hammill
(Related: Experience, Society, Enthusiasm, Examination, Question)

"States are like people. They do not question the awful status quo until some dramatic event overturns the conventional and lax way of thinking."
- Victor Davis Hanson
(Related: People, Question, states, Thinking)

"The main question raised by the thriller is not what kind of world we live in, or what reality is like, but what it has done to us."
- Ralph Harper
(Related: Question, Reality, World)

"After all, enforced national bilingualism in this country isn't mere policy. It has attained the status of a religion. It's a dogma which o-ne is supposed to accept without question."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Religion, Policy, Country, Question)

"I think that by following the route that I have tried to outline, one gets into a much more interesting and productive series of questions than those that result from saying simply that Chinese don't like milk because they don't like milk."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Questions, Result, Saying)

"If I can bring some light to bear on problems like that, I feel that people will be enlightened not only on the question but also on a way of approaching such questions."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: People, Light, Problems, Question, Questions, Will)

"I see more genuine sociability between the races in Mississippi than I see in Michigan. No question."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Question)

"With the question of the effect of a poem, the topic of investigation shifts from that of textual autonomy to textual reception - to the issue of what we actually look for or find in reading a poem."
- Thomas Harrison
(Related: Effect, Investigation, Question, Reading)

"Still the question remains of what actually speaks in a poem, if not subjectivity as historically constructed."
- Thomas Harrison
(Related: Question)

"There was a big question as to whether or not different generations have grown up differently."
- Melissa Joan Hart
(Related: Generations, Question)

"You get on TV and you become more of a star and it makes it real hard to go back to school and sit in a classroom, put your hand up if you have a question or something."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Classroom, Question, School)

"I do know dumb-ass questions when I see dumb-ass questions."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Dumb, Questions)

"I especially object to having my character assassinated by reference to events from my past which bear absolutely no relationship to the question of who the anthrax killer is."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Character, Events, Past, Question)

"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
(Related: Day, Mail, Questions, Voice)

"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
(Related: Science, Questions, Universe)

"It is not the question, what am I going to be when I grow up; you should ask the question, who am I going to be when I grow up."
- Goldie Hawn
(Related: Question)

"It seems to me that socialists today can preserve their position in academic economics merely by the pretense that the differences are entirely moral questions about which science cannot decide."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Science, Economics, Questions, Today)

"If most people are not willing to see the difficulty, this is mainly because, consciously or unconsciously, they assume that it will be they who will settle these questions for the others, and because they are convinced of their own capacity to do this."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: People, Difficulty, Questions, Will)

"I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by economists to discuss seriously what is really the crucial problem of our time is due to a certain timidity about soiling their hands by going from purely scientific questions into value questions."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Time, Conviction, Neglect, Questions, Timidity, Value)

"We are in a period when old questions are settled and the new are not yet brought forward. Extreme party action, if continued in such a time, would ruin the party. Moderation is its only chance. The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Power, Time, Action, Chance, Extreme, Moderation, Old, Party, Questions, Ruin)

"A fair question could be posed in this fashion: If people are not obeying existing laws, what makes us think they would obey any new laws?"
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: People, Laws, Question)

"Everywhere, authority and tradition have to justify themselves in the face of questions."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Authority, Questions, Tradition)

"What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning."
- Werner Heisenberg
(Related: Nature, Questioning)

"Effective management always means asking the right question."
- Robert Heller
(Related: Management, Question, Right)

"The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable, and can neither be increased nor diminished."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Nature, Action, Force, Law, Quantity, Question)

"But heat can also be produced by the friction of liquids, in which there could be no question of changes in structure, or of the liberation of latent heat."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Question)

"The question is, what are we to do in order to consolidate peace on a universal and durable foundation, and what are the essential elements of such a peace?"
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, Order, Question)

"On the contrary, the characteristic element of the present situation is that economic questions have finally and irrevocably invaded the domain of public life and politics."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Life, Politics, Present, Public, Questions)

"Where did you run today? Now there's a question you don't often hear."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Now, Question, Today)

"Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Injustice, Nothing, Obligation, Question, World)

"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
(Related: Question, Want)

"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
(Related: Earth, Fact, May)

"But your questions, which are unanswerable without exception, all spring from the same erroneous thinking."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Questions, Spring, Thinking)

"I had this habit of an academic of answering the question. I should have fobbed it off."
- John Hewson
(Related: Habit, Question)

"If I couldn't do it, then I'd be defeated. I've got the tools to do it. I never did question my tools."
- Billy Higgins
(Related: Question, Tools)

"The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man."
- David Hilbert
(Related: Man, Question, Spirit)

"No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite."
- David Hilbert
(Related: Idea, Infinite, Intellect, Man, Question, Spirit)

"If I were to awaken after having slept for a thousand years, my first question would be: Has the Riemann hypothesis been proven?"
- David Hilbert
(Related: First, Question, Years)

"Vote Smart has sent out thirty thousand questionnaires to every candidate running for office."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Office, Running, Vote)

"The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Question, Right)

"But whenever I look at the question of how to live, the answer's always staring me in the face. I'm already doing it."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: Question)

"As soon as a norm is established, people start questioning it, which is probably a good thing in the end."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: People, End, Questioning)

"The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying."
- Edward Hoagland
(Related: God, Dying, Earth, May, Question, Sense)

"If you're in such a position of power and your ego is such that this is not possible, then its essential to have a small cadre of very bright, committed people who are questioning, exploring and understanding these emerging concepts."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Power, People, Ego, Questioning, Understanding)

"To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Obvious, Question)

"There are big issues, like the reform of the Security Council. These kinds of questions are something the President of the General Assembly must keep his eye on."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Eye, President, Questions, Reform, Security)

"When the problems in Northern Ireland started, it was not a question of Protestantism or Catholicism, because the Catholic church was the only church at that time-it was a nationalist conflict."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Time, Church, Catholicism, Conflict, Ireland, Problems, Protestantism, Question)

"In international or national crises, there are always questions of lack of confidence. You have to change the minds of the people in order to get results."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Change, People, Confidence, Order, Questions, Results)

"I think we have grave problems. I am very much concerned about environmental questions, even though in Finnish society, we are not facing the most urgent problems."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Environmental, Society, Grave, Problems, Questions)

"I do not want to speak about overpopulation or birth control, but I think education is the way to give new impetus to the poverty question."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Education, Control, Birth control, Poverty, Question, Want)

"Any time I break up with Dawson or question him, viewers turn against me."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Time, Question)

"With a record of 75 fights and 6 losses, some of the losses were very questionable including Brian Nielsen when we fought in Denmark. I knew I won but they didn't give me that fight."
- Larry Holmes
(Related: Denmark, Fight)

"A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Existence, Man, May, Question)

"Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Life, End, Living, Question, Worth)

"I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Questions, Talking)

"The question of the value of nationality in art is perhaps unsolvable."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Art, Nationality, Question, Value)

"We can't be as good as we'd want to, so the question then becomes, how do we cope with our own badness?"
- Nick Hornby
(Related: Question, Want)

"It is still an open question, however, as to what extent exposure really injures a performer."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Open, Question)

"My public life is before you; and I know you will believe me when I say, that when I sit down in solitude to the labours of my profession, the only questions I ask myself are, What is right? What is just? What is for the public good?"
- Joseph Howe
(Related: Life, Profession, Public, Questions, Right, Solitude, Will)

"When we deal with questions relating to principles of law and their applications, we do not suddenly rise into a stratosphere of icy certainty."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Certainty, Law, Principles, Questions)

"And when I started college, I think I was good at two things: arguing and asking questions."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: College, Questions)

"All that non-fiction can do is answer questions. It's fiction's business to ask them."
- Richard Hughes
(Related: Business, Fiction, Questions)

"We need more foreign reach; no question about that. And we're working on getting that. We need more people abroad; we need some more bureaus. That is really an important job."
- Brit Hume
(Related: People, Job, Question)

"There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves."
- David Hume
(Related: Education, History, Men, Delusion, Learning, Sense)

"I think that's not a question that one can answer accurately. I read a whole range of books, quite a lot of history at the time, and still do read a lot. I read very widely."
- John Hume
(Related: History, Time, Books, Question)

"Never answer a question from a farmer."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Question)

"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
(Related: Participation, Question, Soccer, Youth)

"The fidelity question is difficult for me. Society has made us believe we're supposed to be monogamous when we're not killer whales, or whatever the monogamous species is."
- Rachel Hunter
(Related: Society, Fidelity, Question)

"And the big question for the West, of course, and to the Europeans is, what other countries, which were formerly part of the Soviet bloc, should be incorporated into western institutions?"
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Countries, Question)

"I respect the president. He and I have a difference of opinion on how to help the country we both love. But the question each of us wants the voters to answer is who will be the better president, not who is the better American."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Love, American, Country, Difference, Help, Opinion, President, Question, Respect, Will)

"I may be wrong in that, but not I think in putting the questions. In our modern democracy the government needs not a unanimous but a general support for war before it orders our forces to fight."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Government, War, Democracy, Fight, May, Needs, Questions, Support, Wrong)

"I would seriously question whether anybody is really foolish enough to really say what they mean. Sometimes I think that civilization as we know it would kind of break down if we all were completely honest."
- Elizabeth Hurley
(Related: Civilization, Question)

"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Questions, Years)

"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
(Related: Court, Iraq, President, Questions)

"God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world looks at the Palestinian question, and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil, as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories. These are the bases on which peace will be built."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Peace, God, Rights, Question, Questions, Will, World)

"The ideal of a pure phenomenology will be perfected only by answering this question; pure phenomenology is to be separated sharply from psychology at large and, specifically, from the descriptive psychology of the phenomena of consciousness."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Consciousness, Psychology, Question, Will)

"At the heart of these challenges lies the question of how the institutions of the European Union make laws, the types of laws they pass and the effectiveness with which those laws are implemented on civil society and the economy."
- John Hutton
(Related: Society, Heart, Economy, Laws, Lies, Question)

"The only question which any wise man can ask himself, and which any honest man will ask himself, is whether a doctrine is true or false."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Doctrine, Man, Question, Will)

"Journalists are accused of being lapdogs when they don't ask the hard questions, but then accused of being rude when they do. Good thing we have tough hides."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Being, Questions)

"We know that Europe loves President Obama. He had adoring crowds. The press loves Obama. The question is how will this date end? Okay? The question is, to what end? Why do they love President Obama? They love his personal story, they love his wife. North Korea, China and Russia don't really care about Michelle's arms and, you know, whether they gave an iPod to the Queen, okay?"
- Laura Ingraham
(Related: Love, Wife, Care, Crowds, End, Europe, President, Press, Queen, Question, Russia, Will)

"One doesn't become a soldier in a week - it takes training, study and discipline. There is no question that the finest Army in the world is found in the United States."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Discipline, Army, Question, states, Study, Training, United, World)

"I hope that the mistakes made and suffering imposed upon Japanese Americans nearly 60 years ago will not be repeated against Arab Americans whose loyalties are now being called into question."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Hope, Americans, Being, Mistakes, Now, Question, Suffering, Will, Years)

"Mr. Gonzales' failure to respond to questions legitimately posed to him by the Senate raises grave doubts in my mind as to his fitness to serve the people of the United States as their Attorney General."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Fitness, People, Failure, Grave, Mind, Questions, Senate, states, United)

"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Question)

"I had been plunged into a different world. I found myself spending half my time answering weird questions on book tours in the Midwest. People would stand up and explain to me the situation in their office and ask me whether they should resign or not."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Time, People, Office, Questions, World)

"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
(Related: Name, Question)

"But my question is, am I compromising by adapting my words for the audience and where is the line beyond which I am not adapting words, but changing my position?"
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Question, Words)

"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
(Related: Day, Future, Questions, World)

"The Sandinista revolution was without any question a popular insurrection."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Revolution, Popular, Question)

"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
(Related: War, Government, People, Justice, Question, Will)

"The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour."
- William James
(Related: Power, Nature, Alcohol, Earth, Facts, Human nature, Mankind)

"All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Experience, Question, World)

"Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement."
- Gerald Jampolsky
(Related: Love, Fear, Absence, Questions, State)

"Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections?"
- Elizabeth Janeway
(Related: Family, Animals, Behavior, Growing up, Question)

"But back to your question, it was a wonderful experience with the Art Ensemble, and I keep in contact and sort of follow what's going on, but it was also very important to make this step, you may say this leap of faith."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Art, Experience, Faith, May, Question)

"I discovered that the study of past philosophers is of little use unless our own reality enters into it. Our reality alone allows the thinker's questions to become comprehensible."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Past, Questions, Reality, Study)

"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)

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, History, Angels, Kings, Man, Question)

"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: God, Fear, Blind, Boldness, Existence, Question, Reason)

"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?"
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: People, Body, Congress, Lawyers, Nothing, Present, Question, Talk, Talking, Trade, Yield)

"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: God, Fear, Boldness, Existence, Fact, Opinion, Question, Reason)

"The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: God, Questions)

"I was raised with the notion that it was OK to ask questions, and it was OK to say, I'm not sure. I believe, but I'm not quite so certain about the resurrection."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Questions)

"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)

"Kids are all computer-savvy. Sit down and write to your parents on the computer. And just say, I have some questions and I'm scared. There's some stuff I don't know and I really need to talk to you about sex. Tear it off and put it on their pillow. They'll read it."
- Sue Johanson
(Related: Sex, Computer, Kids, Parents, Questions, Talk)

"Kids and adults have sex for many, many reasons... Put out a question box."
- Sue Johanson
(Related: Sex, Kids, Question)

"This was the first time a woman in Dallas had won public office of any kind - even women questioned whether or not I was qualified, whether or not I could take it."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Time, Women, First, Office, Public, Woman)

"All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?"
- Nicholas Johnson
(Related: Question, Teaching, Television)

"The monopoly of science in the realm of knowledge explains why evolutionary biologists do not find it meaningful to address the question whether the Darwinian theory is true."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Question, Theory)

"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
(Related: Birds, Content, Existence, First, Flowers, Limits, Question)

"I'm tired of people questioning me because of my age. If you looked at my numbers and watched me throw and covered my birthdate, would age be an issue?"
- Randy Johnson
(Related: Age, People, Numbers, Questioning)

"I do feel very strongly that this is one of the things which people need encouragement to sort out, because I have this very strong feeling that everybody is probably a genius at something, it's just a question of finding this."
- Diana Wynne Jones
(Related: Genius, People, Encouragement, Feeling, Question)

"Some have said that the power of a Redeemer would depend upon two things: first, upon the richness of the self that was given; and second, upon the depths of the giving. Friend and foe alike are agreed on the question of the character of Jesus Christ."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Power, Friend, Character, Christ, First, Giving, Question, Richness, Self)

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

"It's nice to work with Hollywood because there is never any question of resources put at your disposal to make a film as long as it is the right thing to do."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Work, Film, Hollywood, Question, Right)

"It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Debate, Question)

"I remember right after Carter got elected, I was sitting in my apartment in Albany, CA, on a Saturday listening to people call Carter and ask stupid questions while I designed the screen editor."
- Bill Joy
(Related: People, Listening, Questions, Right)

"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
(Related: Dance, Fashion, Question)

"Our heart glows, and secret unrest gnaws at the root of our being. Dealing with the unconscious has become a question of life for us."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Life, Heart, Being, Question, Unconscious)

"So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Food, Time, Being, Questions)

"I can see that you are a true historian because you really always ought to ask that question about anybody at a different place or a different time: What's the same and what's different?"
- Donald Kagan
(Related: Question)

"I do not espouse the unitarian position. President Clinton's assertion of directive authority over administration, more than President Reagan's assertion of a general supervisory authority, raises serious constitutional questions."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Authority, President, Questions)

"Well, I think he's right to notice that there is a difference in attitudes and even in the broadest sense of world view between Eastern Europe and Western Europe. Which is old and which is new is an interesting question, and I almost think that maybe he's got it backwards."
- Robert Kagan
(Related: Difference, Europe, Old, Question, Right, Sense, World)

"Life is essentially a question of values."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Life, Values, Question)

"For some years I have spent my time on exactly these questions - both in thinking about ways to prevent war, and in thinking about how to fight, survive, and terminate a war, should it occur."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Time, War, Fight, Questions, Thinking, Years)

"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)

"All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?"
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Hope, May, Reason)

"When is a crisis reached? When questions arise that can't be answered."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Crisis, Questions)

"There were certain questions about the foundations of morals that advances in science all threaten to make more complicated."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Science, Morals, Questions)

"This hearing came about very quickly. I do have a few preliminary comments, but I suspect you're more interested in asking questions, and I'll be happy to respond to those questions to the best of my ability."
- David Kay
(Related: Ability, Hearing, Questions)

"I question the value of stars. I think they're overrated. They get too much money, too much praise."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Money, Praise, Question, Stars, Value)

"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)

"Unless you're flat out dead, you have to think of some other questions like: what's on the other side? It brings up issues of God, or no God. How does he play into this? Or he, or she, or it? How does it all play into this?"
- Michael Keaton
(Related: God, Play, Questions)

"Hardly any actor objects to press. It's a question of it being done in the way they like to see it done, meaning to get down to the serious interview what the profession is so we can reach out to the people to help them get along."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: People, Actor, Being, Help, Meaning, Press, Profession, Question)

"Time spent researching varies from book to book. Some novels require months, even years of research, others very little. I try to do most of my research before I begin but inevitably questions emerge during the writing."
- Jonathan Kellerman
(Related: Time, Months, Questions, Research, Writing, Years)

"I believe that in the end the abolition of war, the maintenance of world peace, the adjustment of international questions by pacific means will come through the force of public opinion, which controls nations and peoples."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, War, End, Force, Nations, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Questions, Will, World)

"Large increases in cost with questionable increases in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and women."
- Lord Kelvin
(Related: Women, Performance, Horses, Race)

"In a way Australia is like Catholicism. The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque. But you always come back."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Catholicism, Company)

"Asking questions is an essential part of police investigation. In the ordinary sense a police officer is free to ask a person for identification without implicating the Fourth Amendment."
- Anthony Kennedy
(Related: Investigation, Police, Questions, Sense)

"The question arises whether all lawyers are the same. This is like asking whether everything that gets into a sewer is garbage."
- Florynce R. Kennedy
(Related: Lawyers, Question)

"Art must unquestionably have a social value; that is, as a potential means of communication it must be addressed, and in comprehensible terms, to the understanding of mankind."
- Rockwell Kent
(Related: Art, Communication, Mankind, Potential, Understanding, Value)

"At times we expected the allies unquestioningly to follow our leads; sometimes we failed to consult them in advance before reversing policies; at other times we ignored their requests."
- Richard Kerry
"What most people didn't realize in the Western countries is that here its not a question of having supporters, its a question of getting these votes to the polling stations."
- Imran Khan
(Related: People, Countries, Question)

"He who cannot eat horsemeat need not do so. Let him eat pork. But he who cannot eat pork, let him eat horsemeat. It's simply a question of taste."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Question, Taste)

"You can hype a questionable product for a little while, but you'll never build an enduring business."
- Victor Kiam
(Related: Business)

"Unquestionably, the mission in Iraq has become more dangerous and difficult."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Iraq, Mission)

"That is where the power, opportunity, and choice come from-when you have money. Money equals opportunity. There is no question."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Money, Power, Opportunity, Choice, Question)

"George Bush, Dick Cheney, every one of the speakers praised John Kerry's war record. No one said he was unfit. They said he has terrible judgment, and that's his record as a senator. Nobody questioned his military record."
- Peter King
(Related: War, Judgment, Military)

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Life, Question)

"The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be... The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Nation, Question, Will, World)

"The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Defeat, Questions, Sense)

"The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?""
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: First, Help, Man, Question, Will)

"In any event, the proper question isn't what a journalist thinks is relevant but what his or her audience thinks is relevant. Denying people information they would find useful because you think they shouldn't find it useful is censorship, not journalism."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: People, Censorship, Information, Journalism, Question)

"There is no question that Taiwan is a state in any political science definition of a state."
- William Kirby
(Related: Science, Question, State)

"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
(Related: Truth, People, Country, Question)

"A lot of people have this strategy where if they have a hard question they wait to ask it to the end of the interview because they think the person is going to walk out. But what they have to realize is, is that if the person walks out, they have a pretty successful story."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: People, Strategy, Successful, End, Pretty, Question)

"You're trying to find new ideas in people. I always think to myself, what question I am least comfortable asking the person? And then I make sure I ask it early in the interview."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: People, Ideas, Question, Trying)

"Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose."
- Frank Knox
(Related: Patriotism, Belief, Purpose, Fire, Living)

"In a world of increasing inequality, the legitimacy of institutions that give precedence to the property rights of "the Haves" over the human rights of "the Have Nots" is inevitably called into serious question."
- David Korten
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Inequality, Property, Question, World)

"I consider no man honest who does not observe towards other nations the principles which he desires to be observed towards his own: and therefore I will not interfere in your domestic questions."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Man, Nations, Principles, Questions, Will)

"Federer can be the best ever; he has the potential. The only question is whether he has the desire."
- Richard Krajicek
(Related: Desire, Potential, Question)

"For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic laboratory in which he explores his basic question: What is human existence?"
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Existence)

"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)

"In my opinion, terrorism is a question which is not a short- term problem for all of us. It is a long-term fight. And NATO can play, and will play, a very crucial role in this struggle."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Fight, Opinion, Play, Question, Struggle, Terrorism, Will)

"I'm not a marketing person. I don't ask myself questions. I go by instinct."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: Instinct, Marketing, Questions)

"The reactions haven't differed; the concerns have been different. When I read for a predominantly Indian audience, there are more questions that are based on issues of identity and representation."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Identity, Questions)

"My basic approach to interviewing is to ask the basic questions that might even sound naive, or not intellectual. Sometimes when you ask the simple questions like 'Who are you?' or 'What do you do?' you learn the most."
- Brian Lamb
(Related: Questions, Sound)

"To address questions of scientific responsibility does not necessarily imply that one needs technical competence in a particular field (e.g. biology) to evaluate certain technical matters."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Competence, Evaluate, Needs, Questions, Responsibility)

"Questions have also arisen about AIDS being transmitted to hemophiliacs via blood transfusions."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Being, Blood, Questions)

"Questions have arisen about the policing of science. Who is responsible for the policing? My answer is: all of us."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Science, Questions)

"I object to a legal approach when settling questions of science or scientific behavior."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Legal, Science, Behavior, Questions)

"If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions."
- Susanne Langer
(Related: Knowledge, Questions, World)

"The whole question of God and what God is, and whether it's a blond guy with a beard, I don't know... I don't know that. Do I believe that there's something greater at work than the sum of humanity? Yeah, I think so."
- Anthony LaPaglia
(Related: Work, God, Humanity, Question)

"The question of religion was a matter for each individual's conscience, and in a great many cases was the outcome of birth or residence in a certain geographical area."
- James Larkin
(Related: Religion, Conscience, Question)

"Writing detective stories is about writing light literature, for entertainment. It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature."
- Steig Larsson
(Related: Entertainment, Light, Literature, Propaganda, Question, Writing)

"The question of the family now divides our society so deeply that the opposing sides cannot even agree on a definition of the institution they are arguing about."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Society, Now, Question)

"The constitutional questions are in the first instance not questions of right but questions of might."
- Ferdinand Lassalle
(Related: First, Questions, Right)

"We know something of the history of the spread of Christianity, but much passed from recorded memory and much was transmitted by tradition whose accuracy has been repeatedly questioned."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: History, Christianity, Accuracy, Memory, Tradition)

"The questions worth asking, in other words, come not from other people but from nature, and are for the most part delicate things easily drowned out by the noise of everyday life."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Life, Nature, People, Questions, Words, Worth)

"I shall hold myself particularly answerable to my constituents for my present conduct, and in general to all my fellow Citizens throughout these States, when properly questioned."
- Henry Laurens
(Related: Present, states)

"For us, sons of France, political sentiment is a passion; while, for the Englishmen, politics are a question of business."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Business, Politics, France, Passion, Question, Sentiment, Sons)

"This country must be governed, and can be governed, simply on questions of policy and administration and the French Canadians who have had any part in this movement have never had any other intention but to organise upon those party distinctions and upon no other."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Policy, Country, Intention, Party, Questions)

"What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Country, Friends, Man, Neighbors, Questions)

"I suppose I'm intrigued with the bad traits of society, because I'm a part of society, and the bad traits pose the dangerous questions for our future."
- Jude Law
(Related: Society, Future, Questions)

"The only history is a mere question of one's struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: History, Work, Columbus, Joy, Nations, Question, Struggle)

"I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Europe, Mind, Open, Present, Question)

"Think for yourself and question authority."
- Timothy Leary
(Related: Authority, Question)

"I was reading five or six years ahead of my grade during public school. I was pretty bored. I made a contract with some of my teachers that if I didn't ask too many questions, I could work in the back of the room."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Work, Pretty, Public, Questions, Reading, School, Teachers, Years)

"On a Chinese film you just give orders, no one questions you. Here, you have to convince people, you have to tell them why you want to do it a certain way, and they argue with you. Democracy."
- Ang Lee
(Related: People, Democracy, Film, Questions, Want)

"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Fool, Man, Question)

"I just turned 30 so I got really introspective as you do, questioning my life. And when I stopped and sort of looked back at the past decade, I realized I had done more work than I thought I had done."
- Sheryl Lee
(Related: Work, Life, Thought, Past, Questioning)

"What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art, in poetry, in music, of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful, moving, or dramatic - this is by no means the same thing."
- Fernand Leger
(Related: Art, Music, Poetry, Question)

"For the future, I would suggest avoiding subjects of too vast a scale. It would be useful to make out a list of fundamental questions on the matter to be dealt with, and discuss only those."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Future, Questions)

"I believe that Orthodoxy has been thinking lately, and despite other impressions, that we can't have full sacramental communion if we don't first have a fundamental agreement on the question of the primacy, that still isn't there."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Agreement, First, Question, Thinking)

"I'm an expert on the NewsHour and it isn't how I practice journalism. I am not involved in the story. I serve only as a reporter or someone asking questions. I am not the story."
- Jim Lehrer
(Related: Journalism, Practice, Questions)

"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)

"It's a natural thing for people to say, you know, Who's in this book? I find myself get ting a little defensive. People come along and I'm waiting for that first question."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: People, First, Question, Waiting)

"I was desperate to go back to New York and when 9/11 happened, I feared moving to the bulls-eye and that was very hard because I have a lot of family there and I really had to question what I didn't like about this community."
- Tea Leoni
(Related: Family, Community, Question)

"Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and aesthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient."
- Aldo Leopold
(Related: Question, Right)

"Many of you might already recognize me as the guy in the question-mark suits appearing in the late night TV commercials and on the cover of educational books and CDs."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Books, Night, Question)

"So uncritically do we accept the idea of property in culture that we don't even question when the control of that property removes our ability, as a people, to develop our culture democratically."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: People, Idea, Control, Ability, Culture, Property, Question)

"There are two sides to every question: my side and the wrong side."
- Oscar Levant
(Related: Wrong)

"The introduction of many minds into many fields of learning along a broad spectrum keeps alive questions about the accessibility, if not the unity, of knowledge."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Knowledge, Learning, Questions, Unity)

"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)

"Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: God, Nonsense, Questions)

"When artists make art, they shouldn't question whether it is permissible to do one thing or another."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: Art, Artists, Question)

"It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel, we do not fall into the error a child makes when it hits the chair it has bumped into."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Error, Question)

"The new Germany has the unquestionable right to hold its tongue between its teeth."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Germany, Right, Tongue)

"My parents are both college professors, and it made me want to question authority, standards and traditions."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Authority, College, Parents, Question, Traditions, Want)

"You have to have conviction and completely question everything and anything you do. No matter how much you study, no matter how much you know, the side of your brain that has the smarts won't necessarily help you in making art."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Art, Conviction, Help, Question, Study)

"I thought we would have at most an audience of 5,000 devotees because I made the decision to stick to craft, not to gossip, not to be interested in any of the juicy stuff that they talk about on other shows, but stick to the question of craft."
- James Lipton
(Related: Thought, Decision, Gossip, Question, Talk)

"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
(Related: Art, Question)

"Newspapermen ask dumb questions. They look up at the sun and ask if it is shining."
- Sonny Liston
(Related: Dumb, Questions, Sun)

"One of the things that I've been doing recently in my scientific research is to ask this question: Is the universe actually capable of performing things like digital computations?"
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Research, Universe)

"There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men."
- John Locke
(Related: Men, Questions)

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

"So it's mainly a question of helping the Third World overcome the effects of global warming."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Global warming, Question, World)

"Klopstock was questioned regarding the meaning of a passage in his poem. He replied, 'God and I both knew what it meant once; now God alone knows.'"
- Cesare Lombroso
(Related: God, Meaning, Now)

"A guy gave me a job at an information booth - no questions asked."
- Jay London
(Related: Information, Job, Questions)

"But the question is a matter of the survival and the teaching. That's what our work comes down to. No matter where we key into it, it's the same work, just different pieces of ourselves doing it."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Work, Survival, Key, Question, Teaching)

"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
(Related: Daughter, Questions, Want)

"I wouldn't go back on my old days, though; everybody needs to have their wild years. It's just a question of when and I'd rather have had them early than be doing it as a mid-life crisis type thing."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Crisis, Needs, Old, Question, Years)

"The one thing I never questioned about my mother was whether she loved me."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Mother)

"One of the oddities about being Judy Garland's daughter was that everyone treated my mother with such awe that they would never have asked me the normal questions kids get about their moms."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Mother, Daughter, Being, Kids, Questions)

"Increasingly, the central question is becoming who will have access to the information these machines must have in storage to guarantee that the right decisions are made."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Decisions, Information, Machines, Question, Right, Will)

"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
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Question)

"The classics of Marxism, while fully appreciating the significance of the Darwinian theory, pointed out the errors of which Darwin was guilty. Darwin's theory, though unquestionably materialist in its main features, is not free from some serious errors."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Errors, Marxism, Theory)

"I've been traveling all over the world for 25 years, performing, talking to people, studying their cultures and musical instruments, and I always come away with more questions in my head than can be answered."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: People, Questions, Talking, Traveling, World, Years)

"And the second question, can poetry be taught? I didn't think so."
- Norman MacCaig
(Related: Poetry, Question)

"The question is, will we continue to fight what may be a rearguard action to defend universal literacy as a central goal of our education system, or are we bold enough to see what's actually happening to our culture?"
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Education, Action, Goal, Culture, Fight, May, Question, Will)

"I questioned everything. I didn't see a character developed in Platoon at all. The character in Blue Velvet was much more fascinating to me."
- Kyle MacLachlan
(Related: Character)

"The executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war."
- James Madison
(Related: War, Cause, Question, Right)

"My painting is visible images which conceal nothing... they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable."
- Rene Magritte
(Related: Mystery, Nothing, Painting, Question)

"The Clinton White House today said they would start to give national security and intelligence briefings to George Bush. I don't know how well this is working out. Today after the first one Bush said, 'I've got one question: What color is the red phone?'"
- Bill Maher
(Related: Intelligence, First, National security, Today)

"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)

"The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Art, Values, Questions, Writer)

"It's not just a question of conquering a summit previously unknown, but of tracing, step by step, a new pathway to it."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Question)

"The war on terrorism has made national security a legitimate concern, and a rising deficit, changes brought on by globalization and even the price of oil have thrown the nation's economic health into question."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Health, War, Concern, Globalization, Nation, National security, Oil, Question, Terrorism)

"Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity, because with an obsession you keep coming back and back and back to the same question and never get an answer."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Obsession, Question)

"The question in their minds was, why did the outside world, and particularly the Western world, produce all these landmines, and send them to Afghanistan? This business must be stopped. It's a dirty business to produce such a horrible device."
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Related: Business, Afghanistan, Question, World)

"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
(Related: First, Gain, Question, Will)

"War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Peace, War, Questions)

"By the time I was at college, I became very alert to the question of racial discrimination, and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching."
- Albert Maltz
(Related: Time, College, Discrimination, First, Question, Writing)

"Policemen so cherish their status as keepers of the peace and protectors of the public that they have occasionally been known to beat to death those citizens or groups who question that status."
- David Mamet
(Related: Death, Peace, Public, Question)

"Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Attitude, Questions)

"That's a difficult question, because to consider yourself a rebel is sort of ridiculous."
- Shirley Manson
(Related: Question)

"Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: People, Heroes, Question)

"He said there is 80 of us, ready to come down and the next thing I knew is that Jo Brown dashed in and said your family has already moved and you have to move, the boat is ready to take you out. I didn't have time to ask, even ask a question."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Family, Time, Question)

"Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them."
- Franz Marc
(Related: Art, Life, Truth, Dream, Expression, Nothing, Questions, Surrender)

"No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Business, Ability, Cooperation, Question, Succeed, Today)

"Beware the man who doesn't ask you any questions about yourself on your first date."
- Merrill Markoe
(Related: First, Man, Questions)

"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)

"I feel like a lot of the fundamental material, I've assimilated. So now the question is: Am I going to really get into my spiritual inheritance of music and really develop my abilities?"
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Music, Inheritance, Now, Question, Spiritual)

"There's no great mystery to acting. It's a very simple thing to do but you have to work hard at it. It's about asking questions and using your imagination."
- Eddie Marsan
(Related: Imagination, Work, Acting, Mystery, Questions)

"What I did was, I went and collected every bit of information from Adventist publishing houses in the basic areas of doctrine covered in the book Questions on Doctrine."
- Walter Martin
(Related: Doctrine, Houses, Information, Publishing, Questions)

"The real question isn't whether you love your kids or not, but how well you are able to demonstrate your love and caring so that your children really feel loved."
- Stephanie Martson
(Related: Love, Caring, Children, Kids, Question)

"It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like."
- Jackie Mason
(Related: Question, Sickness)

"What Must I Do to Be Saved? It is impossible to ask a more weighty Question! It is deplorable that we hear it asked with no more Frequency, with nor more Agony."
- Cotton Mather
"The only thing I can't do is hear. I can drive, I have a life with four kids, I work on TV, I do movies, so the deafness question, is it that they want to know because, what? Not sure."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: Life, Work, Movies, Kids, Question, Want)

"I'm different, and my manner invites questions. I'm never afraid to answer."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: Questions)

"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
(Related: People, Question, Questions, Responsibility, Right)

"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
(Related: Life, Lawyers, President, Questions)

"The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Fitness, Quality, Leader, Being, Force, Leaders)

"The mind of man has perplexed itself with many hard questions. Is space infinite, and in what sense? Is the material world infinite in extent, and are all places within that extent equally full of matter? Do atoms exist or is matter infinitely divisible?"
- James C. Maxwell
(Related: Atoms, Infinite, Man, Mind, Questions, Sense, Space, World)

"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
(Related: Time, Queen, Questions, Want)

"And I think that what is of concern is that they seem to be bringing skills from the scientific world into the interrogation room in a way that begs a lot of questions about whether it's ethical."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: Concern, Questions, World)

"Well, because lots of questions had been raised about the toxicity of the drug, which is very serious."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Questions)

"One of the things that became clear, and which was actually rather disturbing, was the fact that there was a view which was being expressed by people whose scientific credentials you can't question."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: People, Being, Fact, Question)

"The concern around probable questions, which in a sense have been hidden, will grow around the world and the matter is critical, the reason we are doing all this is so we can respond correctly to what is reported to be a major catastrophe on the African continent."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: African, Concern, Questions, Reason, Sense, Will, World)

"It defies common sense that stores are fined for selling toy guns to children, but someone who isn't even allowed to board an airplane in this country can purchase as many real guns he wants with no questions asked."
- Carolyn McCarthy
(Related: Selling, Children, Common sense, Country, Questions)

"I can't deal with the press; I hate all those Beatles questions."
- Paul McCartney
(Related: Hate, Press, Questions)

"I am writing a sequel to The Touch because I want to further explore the Chinese question that I have raised. There will be more about that in a sequel."
- Colleen McCullough
(Related: Question, Want, Will, Writing)

"I've been fortunate to come on places where the question isn't why did I do it? The question to me is always, why didn't anybody else do it before me? Those are the ones that I scratch my head about."
- Todd McFarlane
(Related: Question)

"One of the most important things one can do in life is to brutally question every single thing you are taught."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Life, Question)

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

"That's healthy and good for us that there are people who are prepared to question what we are doing."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: People, Question)

"I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes."
- Al McGuire
(Related: People, Country, Doctors, Question, Training)

"And a friend of mine in the Christys, we used to sit up at night and talk and read and wonder if reincarnation, and if it wasn't reality, what would happen to the human spirit when the body dies? Is there an afterlife? Just questions like that."
- Barry McGuire
(Related: Friend, Afterlife, Body, Night, Questions, Reality, Reincarnation, Spirit, Talk, Wonder)

"It's just so fragile. The growing sense of 'Oh, God, what am I doing? Am I any good? Will I ever work again?' All those questions of self doubt, they do creep in."
- Jacqueline McKenzie
(Related: Work, God, Doubt, Questions, Self, Sense, Will)

"In November 2000, the Republicans stole from America our most precious right of all: the right to free and fair elections... Now President Bush occupies the White House, but with questionable legitimacy."
- Cynthia McKinney
(Related: America, Elections, Now, President, Republicans, Right)

"I don't tend to question things that much. If it feels right, I go for it."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Question, Right)

"Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band. It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric, really. It's that question of trying to be immortal."
- Malcolm Mclaren
(Related: Question, Trying)

"A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Food, Country, Question, Taste)

"It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Fear, Behavior, Open, Punishment, Question)

"Arnold Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial campaign raises a series of fascinating questions, the most perplexing of all being why an international star of his stature would ever want to run in the first place."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Being, First, Questions, Want)

"I don't know the answer to that question. I don't think it matters to the fundamental question here because at bottom, this president believes in non-discrimination."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: President, Question)

"To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Compromise, Question)

"I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Success, Question, Right)

"Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Progress, American, Now, Taxes, Wages)

"To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!"
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Men, Idea, Ideas)

"On the one hand, the financial projection is on the agenda - we will see if this problem can be resolved or not. I think it is a right idea to stage a special summit, which would deal with the question of priorities of European politics."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Politics, Idea, Financial, Priorities, Question, Right, Will)

"The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fats enough."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Change, Question)

"It is not more people that are needed in the world but better people, physically, morally and mentally. This question of raising the quality of our American population must also be taken into account in the question of immigration."
- Agnes E. Meyer
(Related: Quality, People, American, Population, Question, World)

"As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm, there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior. A norm is by definition a standard for judging; it is not itself subject to judgment."
- Myriam Miedzian
(Related: Behavior, Judgment, Questioning)

"There is no question that knowing someone in the business will get you in the door. But it is your skill that will keep you in the room."
- Vic Mignogna
(Related: Business, Question, Skill, Will)

"It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Being, Day, Inventions)

"Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Happiness, Mankind)

"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)

"But there was no question in my mind that I was gonna still go for it. I was still going for the win. I wasn't skiing for second or third place today, and in the end I think that's probably what got me there."
- Bode Miller
(Related: End, Mind, Question, Today)

"Instead of asking 'How much damage will the work in question bring about?' why not ask 'How much good? How much joy?'"
- Henry Miller
(Related: Work, Joy, Question, Will)

"We are afraid to face the hard questions. We are willing to tackle drugs, crime, and public education only if it doesn't cost us any new taxes."
- J. Irwin Miller
(Related: Education, Crime, Drugs, Public, Questions, Taxes)

"There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation."
- James Nathan Miller
(Related: Life, Conversation, Questions)

"The eventual place the American army should take on the western front was to a large extent influenced by the vital question of communication and supply."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: American, Army, Communication, Question)

"The argument for intelligent design basically depends on saying, 'You haven't answered every question with evolution,'... Well, guess what? Science can't answer every question."
- Kenneth Miller
(Related: Design, Science, Argument, Evolution, Question, Saying)

"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
(Related: People, Now, Question, Right, Years)

"President Johnson had a habit of throwing dollars at a question and the question would disappear."
- Wilbur Mills
(Related: Habit, President, Question)

"Everyone has determination - it's a question of how you use it. Hers is based on power and success and conquering; she doesn't care what she has to do or who gets hurt in the process. In that way we're very, very different."
- Dannii Minogue
(Related: Power, Success, Determination, Care, Hurt, Question)

"Question everything."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Question)

"The last thing I want to become is one of those talking heads where everything is satiny smooth and you know what the next question is going to be."
- Isaac Mizrahi
(Related: Question, Talking, Want)

"Everybody is ambitious. The question is whether he is ambitious to be or ambitious to do."
- Jean Monnet
(Related: Question)

"I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Truth, Debate, Questions, Schools)

"Today not even a universal fire could make the torrential poetic production of our time disappear. But it is exactly a question of production, that is, of hand-made products which are subject to the laws of taste and fashion."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Time, Fashion, Fire, Laws, Production, Question, Taste, Today)

"Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Faith, Power, People, Control, Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Fate, World)

"As to the question of elected or not elected, each member of the European Commission has been appointed jointly by the governments of the 15 member states, and undergone individual scrutiny and a vote of confidence from the European Parliament."
- Mario Monti
(Related: Confidence, Parliament, Question, states, Vote)

"Try to guess my answer to that question, however temptingly you pose it."
- Mario Monti
(Related: Question)

"And the sculptor woman was so clever in the way she did it. She had the beret just about to leave my hand. So it's attached to this finger and that's what will keep it there. And I'm looking up at it, so there's no question but that that beret is going to fly."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Question, Will, Woman)

"I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind; and it didn't seem to matter."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Mind, Questions)

"All handling by IPCC of the Sea Level questions have been done in a way that cannot be accepted and that certainly not concur with modern knowledge of the mode and mechanism of sea level changes."
- Nils-Axel Morner
(Related: Knowledge, Questions, Sea)

"I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That's what we're upset about."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Money, Morality, Mothers, Poor, Question)

"If we hope and even assume that the social question will be answered through communism, and not in this or that country but in the world, any thought of centralization must be a monstrosity."
- Johann Most
(Related: Thought, Hope, Communism, Country, Question, Will, World)

"Today's white majority is largely silent about the race question."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Majority, Question, Race, Today)

"How do I explain Neil Young? Great question! I explain Neil Young as, I would kill to see his acoustic shows."
- Bob Mould
"When I heard his first songs, Dylan was answering certain questions that I had all my life been asking myself."
- Nana Mouskouri
(Related: Life, First, Questions, Songs)

"I think there are a lot of pictures to make. I sometimes question whether I'm even an artist or just a painter. To me, the making of the pictures is the most important thing."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Artist, Question)

"Memorizing dialogue has always come easy and quickly to me. My wife Eileen is also very helpful. She gives me choices, and asks me questions, and runs my lines with me."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Wife, Choices, Questions)

"'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
(Related: Question)

"When you're writing these things, you're in a room making each other laugh, you really have very little sense of political correctness or incorrectness. This is a question that Europe tends to ask and America doesn't."
- Mike Myers
(Related: America, Europe, Question, Sense, Writing)

"But it's a very universal story and the thing is I was reluctant to answer that question because I don't want people latching on to a particular stereotype."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: People, Question, Want)

"I want to question what the outside is and who defines it. I often find those that are considered to be on the outside extremely inspiring."
- Mira Nair
(Related: Inspiring, Question, Want)

"The great thing about this town hall format is that it allows us to hear what's on the minds of Americans. Tonight, it was clear - voters have quite a few questions about the direction in which the current administration is headed."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Americans, Direction, Questions)

"If you choose the wrong questions and you proceed, you still get a result, but it's not interesting."
- Bruce Nauman
(Related: Questions, Result, Wrong)

"And then what makes the work interesting is if you choose the right questions."
- Bruce Nauman
(Related: Work, Questions, Right)

"Well, when I was a kid, if my father was witnessing something that he thought was particularly outrageous or he was looking at some sort of a question that he thought lacked proper definition, he would say, Well, at least Jesse James had the honor to wear a mask."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Father, Thought, Honor, Question)

"What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Opportunity, American, Freedom, Rights, May, Principles, Question)

"Unquestionably, it was going to be highly dangerous. Yet I felt it was quite natural to jump at the task. After all, if you don't like action and excitement, you don't go into police work. And, what the hell, I figured, nobody lives forever!"
- Eliot Ness
(Related: Work, Action, Excitement, Hell, Police)

"It is hard to know what you are talking about in mathematics, yet no one questions the validity of what you say. There is no other realm of discourse half so queer."
- James Newman
(Related: Mathematics, Questions, Talking, Validity)

"Well, WorldCom's growth exploded in the Clinton years, there's no question, there's no disputing that."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Growth, Question, Years)

"The gift of broadcasting is, without question, the lowest human capacity to which any man could attain."
- Harold Nicolson
(Related: Man, Question)

"The reason there's a question mark on my front door is just in case I forget my address."
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: Forget, Question, Reason)

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

"When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Marriage, Old, Will)

"But if you're talking about fine art work, then I think you have to ask yourself some pretty deep questions about why it is you want to take pictures and what it is you want to say."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Art, Work, Deep, Pretty, Questions, Talking, Want)

"Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Government, Doctrine, President, Questioning, Separation)

"The question of who is right and who is wrong has seemed to me always too small to be worth a moment's thought, while the question of what is right and what is wrong has seemed all-important."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Thought, Question, Right, Worth, Wrong)

"A big ethical question is what happens after people stop using the device. Does it degrade the environment? Could it have been designed so it would actually be good for the environment?"
- Donald Norman
(Related: People, Environment, Question)

"The Question to be considered is, Whether the Government have reason by a Law, to prohibit the taking more than 4 l. per cent Interest for Money lent, or to leave the Borrower and Lender to make their own Bargains."
- Dudley North
(Related: Government, Money, Interest, Law, Lent, Question, Reason)

"Jesus Christ is our supreme commander, but He operates only through His word, which is unquestionably a training manual. However, He has many interpreters, and few people see the Bible as a true training manual."
- Gary North
(Related: People, Bible, Christ, Training, Word)

"I want to make it clear that I honestly answered every question put to me during the so-called Iran-Contra hearings. But if they didn't ask me about something, I wasn't about to reveal things that would put other people in jeopardy."
- Oliver North
(Related: People, Jeopardy, Question, Want)

"There is no question that managed care is managed cost, and the idea is that you can save a lot of money and make health care costs less if you ration it."
- Charlie Norwood
(Related: Health, Money, Idea, Care, Question)

"When I define polarities in my work, I actually create the space between things. I point to the question I am actually interested in, without naming it."
- Alva Noto
(Related: Work, Question, Space)

"The subject of my work has a lot to do with general, artistic matters, questions like: What is creativity? Where do we come from? What are our motors? What is coincidence? What is logic?"
- Alva Noto
(Related: Work, Creativity, Logic, Questions)

"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
(Related: Life, Question)

"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)

"The Lord God, the creator of Judaism and the God of Judaism and Christianity, empowered our minds and gave us the ability to question."
- Michael Novak
(Related: God, Christianity, Ability, Judaism, Question)

"So when I read this story, it unlocked a volcano of unanswered questions, because the questions had never been asked. It was an opportunity to come to terms with the lot of repressed history - and history of repression."
- Phillip Noyce
(Related: History, Opportunity, Questions, Repression)

"Obviously all of us have thought about Vietnam, particularly in my generation in Australia that were part of conscription and fought there. Our friends came back, forever changed. So there were a lot of questions."
- Phillip Noyce
(Related: Thought, Friends, Questions, Vietnam)

"There's always a question of duration, there's a question of who the orchestra is. No one is free to write what you want - you collaborate on a film score, and one of the good things is that someone else's work is motivating you."
- Michael Nyman
(Related: Work, Film, Question, Want)

"This is a very difficult question. If you take a look at the aging population and demographics, we are going to have a big increase in the number of health care jobs needed in the state and in the country."
- David Obey
(Related: Health, Care, Country, Jobs, Population, Question, State)

"In every question and every remark tossed back and forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue, there is one question and it is this: 'Is there someone new?'"
- Edna O'Brien
(Related: Lovers, Question)

"Many manufacturers secretly question whether advertising really sells their product, but are vaguely afraid that their competitors might steal a march on them if they stopped."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Advertising, March, Question)

"That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they're relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: First, Questions, Washington)

"All these boundaries - Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America - are set by men. But you don't have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man - at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader?"
- Hakeem Olajuwon
(Related: Men, Leader, Character, America, Man, Question)

"There is one question that I don't think Gary Condit can answer, and that I think is why we all aimed at Gary Condit, besides the fact that he has a relationship."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: Fact, Question)

"The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty, of sincerity."
- George Oppen
(Related: Poetry, Time, Honesty, First, Question, Sincerity)

"As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans, and have been clear - we will work together, stand together with the Administration, but we will also question their policies when they shortchange veterans and military retirees."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Work, Military, Needs, Question, Veterans, Will)

"It is easy to answer the ultimate questions - it saves you bothering with the immediate ones."
- John Osborne
(Related: Questions)

"There are some great questions to ask your doctor. If he says 'no,' then you find yourself a different doctor. There really has to be a change in how we medically look at women at this time. I mean, this is not just baby gloom."
- Marie Osmond
(Related: Change, Women, Time, Baby, Questions)

"Whether that coherence obtains universally is a question that need not be answered here since only those parts where the coherence has actually been found become part of Science."
- Wilhelm Ostwald
(Related: Science, Question)

"They have found absolutely nothing to connect us with the Communist Party of the United States. In regards to your question about whether I myself am a communist, as I said I do not belong to any other organization."
- Lee Harvey Oswald
(Related: Nothing, Party, Question, states, United)

"MAY it please your Honors: I was desired by one of the court to look into the books, and consider the question now before them concerning Writs of Assistance."
- James Otis
(Related: Books, Court, May, Now, Question)

"They feel assured, as to yourself, that if the option remain with you, it is but a question of time and of form when and how a proclamation of emancipation will be issued."
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: Time, Question, Will)

"It won't be a question of how well-trained or well-equipped the army is but one of the authority it serves."
- Adnan Pachachi
(Related: Army, Authority, Question)

"Take risks. Ask big questions. Don't be afraid to make mistakes; if you don't make mistakes, you're not reaching far enough."
- David Packard
(Related: Mistakes, Questions)

"Fear is your greatest obstacle - so question your fear. If it does not serve your greatest life then do not make it your master."
- Joy Page
(Related: Life, Fear, Question)

"For us democracy is a question of human dignity. And human dignity is political freedom."
- Olof Palme
(Related: Democracy, Dignity, Freedom, Question)

"I'm not sure. I did not set it up. I have never done a polygraph test in my life. I didn't know what to expect. I was just there to answer the questions that they put in front of me."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Life, Questions)

"The first census in 1790 asked just six questions: the name of the head of the household, the number of free white males older than 16, the number of free white males younger than 16, the number of free white females, the number of other free persons, and the number of slaves."
- Tom G. Palmer
(Related: First, Name)

"Group personification obscures, rather than illuminates, important political questions."
- Tom G. Palmer
(Related: Questions)

"I adore people who ask questions and who cause others to share in their search."
- Anne Parillaud
(Related: People, Cause, Questions)

"I think the whole question of meaning in music is difficult enough even if you hear me playing live right now in the same room! What I mean and what you take from it may be two quite different things anyway."
- Evan Parker
(Related: Music, May, Meaning, Now, Question, Right)

"'All Our Yesterdays' was unquestionably the best work I have ever done. And the reading public stayed away in droves."
- Robert B. Parker
(Related: Work, Public, Reading)

"There are countless artists whose shoes I am not worthy to polish - whose prints would not pay the printer. The question of judgment is a puzzling one."
- Maxfield Parrish
(Related: Artists, Judgment, Question)

"That is, a system starts with a group of interrelated propositions which involve reference to empirical observations within the logical framework of the propositions in question."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Question)

"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
(Related: Questions, Theory, Want)

"We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Faith, Doctors, Grave, Questions)

"The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Church, Man, Media, Question, Religious, Today)

"Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Death, War, Humanity, Pain, Question)

"I have absolutely no regret about my vote against this war. The same questions remain. The cost in human lives, the cost to our budget, probably 100 billion. We could have probably brought down that statue for a lot less."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: War, Questions, Regret, Vote)

"While that amendment failed, human cloning continues to advance and the breakthrough in this unethical and morally questionable science is around the corner."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Science)

"I used to ask Sean questions about acting. He's a brilliant actor, but I could never digest his information. I work primarily on an intuitive level."
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Work, Acting, Actor, Information, Questions)

"As for morality, well that's all tied up with the question of consciousness."
- Roger Penrose
(Related: Morality, Consciousness, Question)

"There's no question in my mind that it was C.I.A. sanctioned, and most - many Latin American investigators have come to the same conclusion. Of course, we never heard about that in our country."
- John Perkins
(Related: American, Country, Mind, Question)

"But if the UN cannot or will not revise its rules in ways that establish beyond question the legality of the measures the United States must take to protect the American people, then we should unashamedly and explicitly reject the jurisdiction of these rules."
- Richard Perle
(Related: People, American, Question, Rules, states, United, Will)

"The great question, is there anything at all which is worth fighting such a war about, with the devastating loss it will bring? I believe yes, there are some freedoms which to sacrifice would be EVEN worse."
- Anne Perry
(Related: War, Sacrifice, Fighting, Loss, Question, Will, Worth)

"The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Failure, Content, Question)

"The second Cocoon questions that and deals much more directly with the value of living in the real world with its trials and tribulations. I would say it's about that and not about aging or death."
- Daniel Petrie
(Related: Death, Deals, Living, Questions, Trials, Value, World)

"I ask questions, and a large part of my life has been spent asking questions of Ken Livingstone."
- Trevor Phillips
(Related: Life, Questions)

"You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Lies, Questions)

"The question I asked Georges has now become a general one - You, who thought you were superfluous, who thought there was no place for you in society, not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and so those who were beggars become givers."
- Abbe Pierre
(Related: Society, Thought, Now, Question)

"Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Progress, Discovery, Doubt, Improvement, Judgment, Man, Questioning, Reason)

"Why are empirical questions about how the mind works so weighted down with political and moral and emotional baggage?"
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Mind, Questions)

"Each generation's job is to question what parents accept on faith, to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation's system of values for a new age."
- Frank Pittman
(Related: Age, Faith, Values, Job, Parents, Possibilities, Question)

"Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question, the same for every one of us. Science has no answer to it."
- Max Planck
(Related: Science, Question)

"There's no such thing, you know, as picking out the best woman: it's only a question of comparative badness, brother."
- Plautus
(Related: Brother, Question)

"I'd just like to see a role for women where someone who isn't traditionally attractive is not portraying the best friend. You know, the character that only speaks in questions. 'Gee, are you gonna go out with him? Do you think I look fat?'"
- Martha Plimpton
(Related: Women, Friend, Character, Questions)

"If medicine was practiced in 1965 the way it's practiced today, there's no question that prescriptions would have been included in Medicare."
- John Podesta
(Related: Medicine, Question, Today)

"The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Death, Woman, World)

"The problem we were struggling with within the closed market was what the incentive would be. You probably wouldn't use dollars. But those are all questions that need to be explored."
- John Poindexter
(Related: Questions)

"I never had an occasion to question color, therefore, I only saw myself as what I was... a human being."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Being, Question)

"So long as we use a certain language, all questions that we can ask will have to be formulated in it and will thereby confirm the theory of the universe which is implied in the vocabulary and structure of the language."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Language, Questions, Theory, Universe, Vocabulary, Will)

"Well, there's no question that a good script is an absolutely essential, maybe the essential thing for a movie."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Question)

"For me the much more significant question is what did the Americans do, if anything, to help the Croatian army, because they are the ones that changed fundamentally the map of Bosnia, not the Bosnian army."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Americans, Army, Help, Question)

"So begins a question which has of late become more and more urgent: what is the relation of aesthetics to politics?"
- Mark Poster
(Related: Politics, Aesthetics, Question)

"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
(Related: Civilization, Values, Balance, Man, Question, Will)

"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
(Related: People, Future, Question)

"How a society channels male aggression is one of the greatest questions as to whether that society will survive. That's why I am not against violence in the media, I am against the glorification of immoral violence."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Society, Aggression, Media, Questions, Violence, Will)

"I approach my character with the question: What would an animal think? How would an animal respond? A lot of times, it's quick action and no fear, and sometimes it's irrational fear. You don't always know."
- Victoria Pratt
(Related: Fear, Action, Character, Quick)

"It's a difficult question of relations between people."
- Frank Press
(Related: People, Question)

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

"The problem of Italy is not really a question of age. Japan has an older population, and it is now in full economic recovery. The problem is that Italy is old in the structure of the society."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Society, Age, Italy, Now, Old, Population, Question)

"Moreover, resolving the mother of all problems - the Israeli-Palestinian question - requires cooperation between Europe and the U.S."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Mother, Cooperation, Europe, Problems, Question)

"There are two sides to every question."
- Protagoras
(Related: Question)

"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
(Related: Being, Fans, Participation, 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)

"After the turbulence of death, moral principles and even religious proofs are called into question."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Death, Principles, Question, Religious)

"Let me just tell you how thrilling it really is, and how, what a challenge it is, because in 1988 the question is whether we're going forward to tomorrow or whether we're going to go past to the - to the back!"
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Challenge, Past, Question, Tomorrow)

"It's a question of whether we're going to go forward into the future, or past to the back."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Future, Past, Question)

"To have one's own story told by a third party who doesn't know that the character in question is himself the hero of the story being told, that's a technical refinement."
- Raymond Queneau
(Related: Character, Being, Party, Question)

"Thus in such a Labour Party there can be no question of independent policy."
- Karl Radek
(Related: Policy, Party, Question)

"I tell fundamentalists that there is no question of them attacking our Republic's foundations."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Question)

"It's true that the question of Iraq divided Europe."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Europe, Iraq, Question)

"The question of peace, progress and prosperity, it's a motherhood statement, all of us like it."
- Sellapan Ramanathan
(Related: Peace, Progress, Motherhood, Prosperity, Question)

"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
(Related: Questions, Want)

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Question)

"People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: People, Questions, Road)

"I questioned her further, and eventually got to talk to her doctor. And her doctor sort of shook his head and he said, 'I have examined her for throat cancer at least 15 times in the past few years."
- James Randi
(Related: Cancer, Past, Talk, Years)

"Without question, conditions in the Haiti are worse since Aristide's removal, and continue to deteriorate."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Question)

"A hundred years ago, of course, the question that the German Composers' Co-operative asked itself sounded a lot more fundamental: How do you create a fair share for those who ensure that works can actually be performed at all?"
- Johannes Rau
(Related: Composers, Question, Years)

"No question about that, the radicals are in charge."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Question)

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Questions)

"Please don't ask me any questions about the politics of 30 years ago."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Politics, Questions, Years)

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

"Having been an educator for so many years I know that all a good teacher can do is set a context, raise questions or enter into a kind of a dialogic relationship with their students."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Questions, Students, Years)

"Perhaps you should say there should be mandatory retirement even of members of the court, members of the federal judiciary. I'm sure there can be questions about whether one does as good work when you get into your - you know, I'm 67."
- William Rehnquist
(Related: Work, Court, Questions, Retirement)

"It is a question of fact, whether the influence of motives be fixed by laws of nature, so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances."
- Thomas Reid
(Related: Nature, Circumstances, Effect, Fact, Influence, Laws, Motives, Question)

"When the media defines something, you have to question: Is it the definition that you want applied to your culture? I'm trying to determine who's leaving the legacy, and if the legacy that is being left is a positive one."
- Tim Reid
(Related: Positive, Being, Culture, Media, Trying, Want)

"Black people don't even question things any more, they simply follow the lead."
- Tim Reid
(Related: People, Question)

"Well, the infrastructure part of the stimulus has worked. There's absolutely no question about it. We can demonstrate in Pennsylvania and other states around the union how it's produced good, paying jobs both on the construction sites and back in American factories. It has worked."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: American, Jobs, Question, states)

"I was obsessed with religious questions, the basics: Why are we here? Why is the world so beautiful?"
- Anne Rice
(Related: Questions, Religious, World)

"I'm always looking, and I'm always asking questions."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Questions)

"To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner."
- Anne Rice
(Related: May, Open, Question)

"I've been giving interviews for the last 25 or 30 years, more often than not answering the same questions over and over again, ad nauseum."
- Boyd Rice
(Related: Giving, Questions, Years)

"To do or not to do... that is the question."
- Jeff Rich
(Related: Question)

"When you sit down and think about what rock 'n' roll music really is, then you have to change that question. Played up-tempo, you call it rock 'n' roll; at a regular tempo, you call it rhythm and blues."
- Little Richard
(Related: Change, Music, Question)

"The only trouble here is they won't let us study enough. They are so afraid we shall break down and you know the reputation of the College is at stake, for the question is, can girls get a college degree without ruining their health?"
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
(Related: Health, College, Girls, Question, Reputation, Study, Trouble)

"Though every legal task demands this skill, it is especially important in the effort to frame public policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments. The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice?"
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Legal, Work, Policy, Effort, Needs, Practice, Public, Public policy, Question, Skill, Will)

"People of little understanding are most apt to be angry when their sense is called into question."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: People, Question, Sense, Understanding)

"Although there has always been a hermeneutic problem in Christianity, the hermeneutic question today seems to us a new one."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Christianity, Question, Today)

"On a cosmic scale, our life is insignificant, yet this brief period when we appear in the world is the time in which all meaningful questions arise."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Life, Time, Questions, World)

"There is no longer time for statements like "if only" or "we can't." We must and we will succeed. The only question now is how and when. I believe the time is now."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Time, Now, Question, Succeed, Will)

"The first and most important reason for its elimination is the unquestioned fact that evolution is not a science; it is a hypothesis only, a speculation."
- William B. Riley
(Related: Science, Evolution, Fact, First, Reason)

"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)

"He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there's another dog."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Fact, Interest)

"A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Man, Mistakes, Questions, Sleep, Woman)

"I am clearly vulnerable on the question of socializing under circumstances not appropriate for a married man."
- Chuck Robb
(Related: Circumstances, Man, Question)

"If you find yourself in a movie that you have questions about, it's not a compromise to your integrity."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Compromise, Integrity, Questions)

"To be or not to be isn't the question. The question is how to prolong being."
- Tom Robbins
(Related: Being, Question)

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

"Are we a Christian nation now? It's doubtful. But did we start out as one? Without question."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Christian, Nation, Now, Question)

"It's a hard thing to legislate. You can't legislate good taste and you can't put a number on it in terms of square footage,... It's a question of where individual rights end and community rights begin."
- Ann Robinson
(Related: Community, End, Rights, Question, Taste)

"It was the king's army, the king's people, the king's taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: People, Army, Crime, Taxes)

"From those few pending questions which the Commission would be called upon to solve at its fourth session, the most important one was the entry into force of the treaty."
- Alfonso G. Robles
(Related: Force, Questions)

"One of the great things about young people is that they do question, that they do care deeply about justice, and they they have open minds."
- Zack de la Rocha
(Related: People, Care, Justice, Open, Question)

"Pat Roberts and I both feel very strongly that when we get to Iran, that we can't make the same mistakes. We have to ask the questions, the hard questions before, not afterwards, and get the right intelligence."
- Jay Rockefeller
(Related: Intelligence, Mistakes, Questions, Right)

"The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?"
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Wealth, Question)

"We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes."
- Gene Roddenberry
(Related: God, Logic, Mistakes, Question)

"In my early professionals years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?"
- Carl Rogers
(Related: Change, Growth, Cure, May, Now, Personal growth, professionals, Question, Years)

"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?"
- Jim Rohn
(Related: First, Questions)

"Valentino was apparently gay or bisexual. And his two lesbian wives. But without any question, he had sex with men. From choice. So he was one or the other."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Men, Sex, Choice, Gay, Lesbian, Question, Wives)

"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)

"This consists of a series of meetings that may last several days through which information is provided that may include reviewing documentaries, news programs, court records and certain reports about the group in question."
- Rick Ross
(Related: Court, Information, May, Meetings, News, Question)

"I've had so many interviews where the last question is, Are you gay? I had to find very creative ways to say that I was gay, but that I wasn't going to talk about it."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Gay, Question, Talk)

"There's no question that photographs communicate more instantly and powerfully than words do, but if you want to communicate a complex concept clearly, you need words, too."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Question, Want, Words)

"There is no question that photography has played a major role in the environmental movement."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Environmental, Photography, Question)

"Does Sex Matter? Of course it does. But does it matter enough to Matter? That's a different question."
- Vera Rubin
(Related: Sex, Question)

"Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?"
- Rita Rudner
(Related: Children, First, Man, Question, Want)

"Society historically has a difficult time with the concept of something new and foreign that shakes up our comfortable views, especially if it involves the very volatile question of sexual identity."
- Mercedes Ruehl
(Related: Society, Time, Identity, Question)

"Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life."
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Related: Life, Courage, Agreement, Drama, Questions, Sadness, Want)

"I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this; was it done with enjoyment, was the carver happy while he was about it?"
- John Ruskin
(Related: Enjoyment, Question, Right)

"No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?"
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Question, Singing, Wrong)

"In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Now, Question)

"I do not pretend to start with precise questions. I do not think you can start with anything precise. You have to achieve such precision as you can, as you go along."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Questions)

"Marie Stopes had established the first birth control clinic in Britain; the whole question of informing women, especially those who were poor, about methods of contraception, began to be discussed."
- Dora Russell
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"When immortality becomes for us no longer a matter of academic discussion, but the most vital of all questions; we shall find our comfort where so many before us have found it, in the ancient words."
- Henry Norris Russell
(Related: Comfort, Immortality, Questions, Words)

"Society questions the police and their methods, and the police say, Do you want the criminals off the street or not?"
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Society, Police, Questions, Want)

"We are in a democratic society. It's our job to question."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Society, Job, Question)

"No one turns down a film with Woody; it's something everyone wants in their career as an important moment. He's such a comedic genius, without question, so I was thrilled."
- Mark Rydell
(Related: Genius, Career, Film, Question)

"It's also a question of finding good material and interesting roles. I'm not the only actress out there, and good parts just don't fall into your lap that easily. But I like most of the films I've made recently and so I'm pretty positive about the future."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Positive, Future, Pretty, Question)

"So there's a lot of people tied into believing that the traditional response to the authorship question. In terms of actors, some people get very angry about it."
- Mark Rylance
(Related: People, Actors, Authorship, Question)

"And people do enjoy the plays at completely different levels. And, likewise, they enjoy the authorship question... at completely different levels."
- Mark Rylance
(Related: People, Authorship, Question)

"I try to ask visual questions. I'll ask what someone was wearing, if that seems relevant. If possible, I'll walk over the same ground that they're depicting. Of course, I can never get it precisely as it was."
- Joe Sacco
(Related: Questions)

"We're going to have to forgive a great deal of the Soviet era debt. There's no question about that. Let's face up to that. We're going to have to put in money if Russia is really going to consolidate a democracy."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Money, Debt, Democracy, Question, Russia)

"Some people, you have to grit your teeth in order to stay in the same room as them, but you get on and ask the questions you assume most of the people watching want to ask."
- Morley Safer
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"Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary."
- Francoise Sagan
(Related: Life, Time, Jazz, Question, Writing)

"By looking at the questions the kids are asking, we learn the scope of what needs to be done."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
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"How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become - to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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"Nothing happens quite by chance. It's a question of accretion of information and experience."
- Jonas Salk
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"Maybe It's not the biggest blockbuster film, but there will be some people that will see it, that will be debating it, that will be questioning their own sense of spirituality. If the film resonates, then I have succeeded in what I set out to do."
- Eriq La Salle
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"Good questions outrank easy answers."
- Paul Samuelson
(Related: Answers, Questions)

"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
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"I always ask two questions: How many countries have military bases in the United States? And in how many countries does the United States not have military bases?"
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Countries, Military, states, United)

"You guys ask really long questions. In the U.S., they just want to know who you're sleeping with."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Questions, Want)

"I'm tired of being labelled anti-American because I ask questions."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Being, Questions)

"It's a question of not copying the masters, to look for something, good or bad, for oneself. To enter this liberated state of mind, one cannot copy the others."
- Nathalie Sarraute
(Related: Mind, Question, State)

"Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Experience, People, Acting, Question)

"It is only natural that for any statesman at the helm of any government the question of his country's security should be a concern of the utmost importance."
- Eisaku Sato
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"Why go now? That is the question people asked when I announced I was retiring. A combination of things made me feel it was all drawing to a natural end."
- Graeme Le Saux
(Related: People, End, Now, Question)

"How valuable NBC Magazine was in my career is questionable."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Career)

"In every interview I have ever read or seen or taken part in, the final question in our future-oriented society is always, What next?"
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Society, Future, Question)

"I love the early process of asking questions about a story and deciding which questions matter most."
- Diane Sawyer
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"Great questions make great reporting."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: Questions)

"Today, it's money. There's no question about that. Unless you endorse a grill that cooks hamburgers and steaks, where else can you make the kind of money that you can make in the ring if you're good?"
- Dick Schaap
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"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)

"For instance, Clinton who was unquestionably the smartest of the bunch I talked to - both the ones who made it and didn't. He had a great interest in policy."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Policy, Interest)

"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)

"Once we get them in the studio, you interview a person the same way you would interview another. You ask them a question. You let them answer. You try to listen closely and then ask a follow-up."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Question)

"Unquestionably, the world is better off without Saddam."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: World)

"There is no question that Iraq is one of the main problems. You'd have to be blind not to see what a magnet and generating force it's become for terrorist groups."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Blind, Force, Iraq, Problems, Question)

"Freedom of the press is not questioned when investigative journalism unearths scandals, But that does not mean that every classified state document should be made available to journalists."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Freedom, Journalism, Press, State)