Answers quotes

  • I was a narrative historian, believing more and more as I matured that the first function of the historian was to answer the child's question, "What happened next?
    -- A. J. P. Taylor

    #Children #Believe #Answers

  • 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

    #Answers #Disorder #What Is Poetry

  • Attend to mushrooms and all other things will answer up.
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Mushrooms #Answers

  • I do not believe in God. It seems to me that theists of all kinds have very largely failed to make their concept of a deity intelligible; and to the extent that they have made it intelligible, they have given us no reason to think that anything answers to it.
    -- A.J. Ayer

    #Believe #Thinking #Answers

  • The simplest answer is to act.
    -- A.S. King

    #Answers #Simplest

  • The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest answer to any problem is 90% crap
    -- Aaron Allston

    #Principles #Answers #Razors

  • Someone once asked me... whether I waited for inspiration. My answer was: "Every day!"
    -- Aaron Copland

    #Inspiration #Answers

  • The most customer-centric organizations can answer any question by deciding what's best for the customer, without ever having to ask.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Organization #Answers

  • Don't take 'no' for an answer.
    -- Abdallah II


  • In order for answers to become clear, the questions have to be clear.
    -- Abdolkarim Soroush

    #Order #Answers #Clear

  • Making money is not gonna change anything about what I am, except I won't answer the door.
    -- Abel Ferrara

    #Doors #Answers #Making Money

  • How should they answer?
    -- Abigail Van Buren

    #Life #Answers #Should

  • Poetry is unfallen speech. Paradise knew no other, for no other would suffice to answer the need of those ecstatic days of innocence.
    -- Abraham Coles

    #Poetry #Needs #Answers

  • 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

    #Faces #Answers #Want

  • We are closer to God when we are asking questions than when we think we have the answers.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Thinking #Asking Questions #Answers

  • Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Prayer #Humble #Answers

  • At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Suicide #Spring #Answers

  • If the patient has been to more than four physicians, nutrition is probably the medical answer.
    -- Abram Hoffer

    #Healing #Physicians #Answers

  • A lot of the questions that anyone would naturally have about their family, you'll get much of the answers for, or at least hints to where it will go, in the future.
    -- Adam Baldwin

    #Hints #Answers

  • So how can a poet-an intelligent, serious poet-write mystical verse now? The poetry of Adam Zagajewski provides the beginning of an answer to this question.
    -- Adam Kirsch

    #Writing #Intelligent #Answers

  • God answers all true prayer, either in kind or in kindness.
    -- Adoniram Judson

    #Prayer #Kindness #Answers

  • Our prayers run along one road and God's answers by another, and by and by they meet.
    -- Adoniram Judson

    #Running #Prayer #Answers

  • There is no promise God cannot keep, no prayer God will not answer, and no problem too hard for Him to solve.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Prayer #Promise #Answers

  • Any approach to scientific inference which seeks to legitimize it and answer in reponse to complex uncertainty is, for me, a totalitarian parody of a would-be rational learning process.
    -- Adrian Smith

    #Learning #Would Be #Answers

  • Self-inquiry is a spiritually induced form of wintertime. It's not about looking for a right answer so much as stripping away and letting you see what is not necessary, what you can do without, what you are without your leaves.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Self #Inquiry #Answers

  • When you inquire 'Who am I?' if you are honest, you'll notice that it takes you right back to silence instantly. The brain doesn't have an answer, so all of a sudden there is silence.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Silence #Brain #Answers

  • Humor is such a strong weapon, such a strong answer.
    -- Agnes Varda

    #Strong #Humor #Answers

  • God answers our prayers not because we are good, but because He is good.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Prayer #Answers

  • The answer is to end our reliance on carbon-based fuels... If we succeed, we create booming new industries, wealth, clean secure energy and maybe we prevent the greatest disaster so far in human history, saving millions of lives while improving billions more. If we fail, basically it's business as usual while things slowly get worse all around us.
    -- Al Gore

    #Energy #Usual #Answers

  • Was Ty Cobb psychotic throughout his playing career? The answer is yes.
    -- Al Stump

    #Baseball #Careers #Answers

  • We can no longer let the threat of an early frost send a chill of fear throughout a large portion of our workforce. Diversification is the only answer.
    -- Alan Autry

    #Frost #Answers #No Fear

  • Test pilots have a litmus test for evaluating problems. When something goes wrong, they ask, "Is this thing still flying?" If the answer is yes, then there's no immediate danger, no need to overreact.
    -- Alan Bean

    #Flying #Needs #Answers

  • Just how do I design if not with prototyping? An excellent question. The short answer is 'on paper.'
    -- Alan Cooper

    #Design #Answers #Paper

  • As human beings, don't we need questions without answers as well as questions with answers, questions that we might someday answer and questions that we can never answer?
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Needs #Answers #Might

  • I can only answer the question ‘What am I to do?’ if I can answer the prior question ‘Of what story or stories do I find myself a part?’
    -- Alasdair MacIntyre

    #Stories #Answers

  • Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Inspirational #Asking #Answers

  • Ladies ...any man that lusts after you will answer to God for his mental adultery...but you will answer to God if you provoked him by the manner in which you are dressed.
    -- Albert Martin

    #Men #Lust #Answers

  • Are science and Christianity friends? The answer to that is an emphatic yes, for any true science will be perfectly compatible with the truths we know by God's revelation. But this science is not naturalistic, while modern science usually is.
    -- Albert Mohler

    #Answers #Christianity #Modern

  • And along with indifference to space, there was an even more complete indifference to time. "There seems to be plenty of it", was all I would answer when the investigator asked me to say what I felt about time. Plenty of it, but exactly how much was entirely irrelevant. I could, of course, have looked at my watch but my watch I knew was in another universe. My actual experience had been, was still, of an indefinite duration. Or alternatively, of a perpetual present made up of one continually changing apocalypse.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Space #Watches #Answers

  • My movies are not movies of answers but of questions.
    -- Alejandro Amenabar


  • As you see, it is not that I don't know my own mind, I know it very well but only up to a certain point in the matter. I know perfectly well what the question is. It's the answer I want.
    -- Alessandro Baricco

    #Mind #Answers #Want

  • Do you still look at each other like you once did, back at the beginning of the story when everything was a question you were too afraid to find the answer to?
    -- Alethea Kontis

    #Looks #Stories #Answers

  • Evidence of defendants lavish lifestyles is often used to provide a motive for fraud. Jurors sometimes wonder why an executive making tens of millions of dollars would cheat to make even more. Evidence of habitual gluttony helps provide the answer.
    -- Alex Berenson

    #Dollars #Answers #Helping

  • Merv Griffin, who developed Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, had a great line once. I used to personally answer all the mail that came in to Jeopardy! whether it was favorable or unfavorable, and Merv said, You know how I handle the nasty mail? I said no. He just grabbed it and folded it up and crunched it up and threw it in the wastebasket. He said, I don't bother with it.
    -- Alex Trebek

    #Answers #Lines #Mail

  • Please phrase your answer in the form of a question.
    -- Alex Trebek

    #Phrases #Answers #Form

  • Violence is never the right answer, unless used against heathens and monsters.
    -- Alexander Anderson

    #Monsters #Answers #Violence

  • Personal answers to ultimate questions. That is what we seek.
    -- Alexander Eliot

    #Spiritual #Journey #Answers

  • There cannot be mental atrophy in any person who continues to observe, to remember what he observes, and to seek answers for his unceasing hows and whys about things.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Answers #Remember #Persons

  • Let experience, the least fallible guide of human opinion, be appealed to for an answer to these inquiries.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Public Opinion #Inquiry #Answers

  • I can remember a case where Capablanca worked out an impressive combination, but then chose to make a simple move in answer to which his opponent resigned at once!
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Moving #Simple #Answers

  • It's a question I often ask myself: what would I do with me? And I don't know the answer. I don't know what I'd do, except run away.
    -- Alexander Masters

    #Running #Answers #Running Away

  • As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Money #Character #Answers

  • The Christmas bells from hill to hill Answer each other in the mist.
    -- Alfred the Great

    #Christmas #Bells #Answers

  • We are like a judge confronted by a defendant who declines to answer, and we must determine the truth from the circumstantial evidence.
    -- Alfred Wegener

    #Judging #Answers #Decline

  • My work makes people understand things in a visual way that I could never understand in a literal way - like the way you deal with and break down problems, and don't come up with answers, but [find] a pathway that becomes clearer.
    -- Ali Banisadr

    #People #Pathways #Answers

  • What happens when children reach puberty earlier and adulthood later? The answer is: a good deal of teenage weirdness.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Teenage #Children #Answers

  • I've always said, just go ask my teammates if you want to know about me. Go ask the guys that I've played with. Don't ask or get information about me from people who are not in the locker room or not around me all of the time. Then you'll get legit answers.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #People #Guy #Answers

  • Am I accurately reporting what I see in such a blossom? The answer is no ... and yes.
    -- Allen Lacy

    #Answers #Accuracy

  • The best musicians answer something in you when you don't even know the question.
    -- Allison Pearson

    #Musician #Answers

  • Children are the proof we've been here . . . they're where we go to when we die. They're the best thing and the most impossible thing, but there's nothing else . . . Life is a riddle and they are the answer. If there's any answer, it has to be them.
    -- Allison Pearson

    #Children #Answers #Impossible

  • I'll be back. And when i am,i promise i'll have answers.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Promise #Answers #I Promise

  • The loser is always a part of the problem; the winner is always a part of the answer. The loser always has an excuse; the winner always has a program. The loser says it may be possible, but it's difficult; the winner says it may be difficult, but it's possible.
    -- Althea Gibson

    #Answers #May #Loser

  • I decided to go along with it. If he tried to give me the runaround, I would bolt. I didn't have time to waste on vague answers and evasive language. Matt and Rhys were captive, and Rhys couldn't even sit down.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Giving #Answers #Waste

  • GRAPESHOT, n. An argument which the future is preparing in answer to the demands of American Socialism.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Answers #Demand #Argument

  • My parents were both Spanish-speakers and they used to speak to me and my siblings in Spanish and we'd answer them in English.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Sibling #Parent #Answers

  • We must act as if we answer to, and only answer to, our Ancestors, our children, and the unborn.
    -- Amilcar Cabral

    #Children #Answers #Ancestor

  • You can't say history teaches us this or that; it gives us more questions than answers, and many answers to every question.
    -- Amin Maalouf

    #Giving #Answers #Teach

  • Fullness is always quiet; agitation will answer for empty vessels only.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Agitation #Answers #Quiet

  • 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

    #Years #Records #Answers

  • To gain knowledge, we must learn to ask the right questions; and to get answers, we must act, not wait for answers to occur to us.
    -- Anatol Rapoport

    #Knowledge #Waiting #Answers

  • I question myself every day. That's what I still find motivating about this. I don't have the answers, I don't pretend that I do just because I won the match. Just keep fighting and maybe something good happens.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Sports #Fighting #Answers

  • I've always believed that if you're truly in love with someone, you shouldn't be able to answer the question 'What do you love about him?' with any kind of real satisfaction.
    -- Andrea Seigel

    #Real #Answers #Able

  • No one starts out with the answers. You figure them out as you go and you learn from the people who figured them out before you.
    -- Andrew Klavan

    #People #Answers #Figures

  • The truth is, "What is a journalist?" is one of those questions for which there is no proper answer. The prehistory of modern journalism shows it has been a ragged and confusing trade all the way through.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #Confusing #Answers #Way

  • When it's all over, you'll realize that the answer is already within you.
    -- Andrew X. Pham

    #Over You #Answers #Realizing

  • I am a teacher and the reason I'm a teacher is because I'm learning as hard as I can. I'm not any different from anybody else. I am searching and having some success finding answers.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Teacher #Different #Answers

  • Next time someone says, 'Where has big government ever gotten us?' the correct answer is 'Mars.'
    -- Andy Borowitz

    #Government #Mars #Answers

  • If you can’t decide what to do, get on the road. You won’t find the answer. It will find you.
    -- Andy Dunn


  • Not all problems have a technological answer, but when they do, that is the more lasting solution.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Technology #Answers #Problem

  • The answer to having a better life is not about getting a better life, it's just about changing how we see the one we have right now.
    -- angel Kyodo Williams

    #Change #Answers #Life Is

  • There's a theory, one I find persuasive, that the quest for knowledge is, at bottom, the search for the answer to the question: Where was I before I was born. In the beginning was what? Perhaps, in the beginning, there was a curious room, a room like this one, crammed with wonders; and now the room and all it contains are forbidden you, although it was made just for you, had been prepared for you since time began, and you will spend all your life trying to remember it.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Knowledge #Trying #Answers

  • At this time - we're in a dramatic crisis - euro bonds are precisely the wrong answer. They lead us into a debt union, not a stability union. Each country has to take its own steps to reduce its debt.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Country #Debt #Answers

  • Democracy must be our answer to terrorism
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Inspiring #Democracy #Answers

  • A monk asks:Is there anything more miraculous than the wonders of nature?The master answers:Yes, your awareness of the wonders of nature.
    -- Angelus Silesius

    #Spiritual #Answers #Wonder

  • If you don't ask the right question, every answer seems wrong -
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Inspiring #Answers

  • Will I be something? Am I something? And the answer comes: You already are. You always were. And you still have time to be.
    -- Anis Mojgani

    #Answers #Stills

  • What made the beauty of the moon? And the beauty of the sea? Did that beauty made you? Did that beauty make me? Will that make me something? Will I be something? Am I something? And the answer comes: already am, always was, and I still have time to be.
    -- Anis Mojgani

    #Moon #Sea #Answers

  • When we're true to ourselves, we become instruments of truth for the planet. Because we're all connected, we touch the lives of everyone around us, who then affect others. Our only obligation is to be the love we are and allow our answers to come from within in the way that's most appropriate for us.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Answers #Way #Instruments

  • There is no scientific answer for success. You can't define it. You've simply got to live it and do it.
    -- Anita Roddick

    #Success #Answers

  • People try to make sense of things, and if they don’t know the answers, they make them up,because for some, a wrong answer is better than none.
    -- Ann Aguirre

    #People #Trying #Answers

  • Whenever a liberal begins a statement with 'I don't know which is more frightening,' you know the answer is going to be pretty clear.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Scary #Answers #Literature

  • We're too smart to know there aren't easy answers. But we're not dumb enough to accept that there aren't better answers.
    -- Ann Romney

    #Smart #Dumb #Answers

  • We want clarity -- and God gives a call. We want a road map --- and God gives a relationship. We want answers -- and God gives His hand.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Hands #Giving #Answers

  • In politics there is no right answer - and no final answer.
    -- Ann Widdecombe

    #Finals #Questions And Answers #Answers

  • He who receives a great many letters demanding answer, sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of one man against the rest of the world.
    -- Anna Brackett

    #Struggle #Men #Answers

  • There are some questions that shouldn't be asked until a person is mature enough to appreciate the answers.
    -- Anne Bishop

    #Appreciate #Answers #Mature

  • Do you always ask me the same questions you ask him?" "It depends on whether or not I get an answer.
    -- Anne Bishop

    #Answers #Ask Me

  • When an ecstatic is asked the question, What is it that love dares the self to do? she will answer: Love dares the self to leave itself behind, to enter into poverty.
    -- Anne Carson

    #Self #Answers #Poverty

  • That's what you realized when you got older. When you were little, you thought you were just too young to understand the answers and that when you got older things would come into focus. Then you had to finally face the truth: There were no answers.
    -- Anne Frasier

    #Focus #Answers #Littles

  • How do you begin? The answer is simple: you decide to.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Simple #Answers