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When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Deep Think

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live,
it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
- Oscar Wilde

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

If you're asking your kids to exercise,
then you better do it, too.
Practice what you preach.
- Bruce Jenner

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
- Sydney J. Harris

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

Relying on the government to protect your privacy is
like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.
- John Perry Barlow

Prayer is not asking for what you think you want,
but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine.
- Kathleen Norris

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking
if there is anything you can do.
Think up something appropriate and do it.
- Edward W. Howe

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics
is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
- Christopher Hampton

In 1979, I received a phone call from Ansel Adams asking
me if I would be willing to consider coming to work for him.
I was teaching photography in Southern California at that point.
- John Sexton

The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about,
is happiness enough to get their work done.
- Thomas Carlyle

If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living
asking 'Do you want fries with that?'
- John Cleese

After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private,
individual, selfish miracles when every year there
are miracles like white dogwood.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Ever since I'm done with Zim everyone thinks that I'm
going to go back to comics.
I've been flooded with emails asking me if I'm working
on the new Johnny over and over again.
- Jhonen Vasquez

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

More than 70 percent of seniors are asking for more time.
It is long overdue for Congress to listen and make
sure that seniors have a prescription drug plan that works for them.
- Dan Lipinski

Groupies to me, were people who followed you around.
Familiar faces who were always there,
asking for autographs.
We have more of those now, but they're not sexual.
- Davy Jones

People are always asking me why they don't make Westerns like they used to.
- Roy Rogers

People write me from all over the country,
asking me, and sometimes even telling me,
what they think a poet laureate should do.
I found that immensely valuable.
- Rita Dove

Asking the author of historical novels to teach you
about history is like expecting the composer of a melody
to provide answers about radio transmission.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

The English never smash in a face.
They merely refrain from asking it to dinner.
- Margaret Halsey

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something
can be done rather than saying it can't be done.
- Bo Bennett

Going to the library was the one place we got to go
without asking for permission.
And they let us choose what we wanted to read.
It was a feeling of having a book be mine entirely.
- Rita Dove

Nowadays, as soon as a striker scores three goals,
everyone starts asking him about it.
- Just Fontaine

But since you're asking me, I'll tell you my opinion:
all cornbread is authentic,
as long as it's good, hot, and made with love and fresh ingredients.
- Jeremy Jackson

It is neither the statesman nor the friend who is asking
your help and assistance,
but simply the man.
- Pierre Laval

I once was interviewed and got so exasperated that I said,
'What do you want, a shopping list?' They kept asking,
'What's in this picture?'
- Howard Hodgkin

Both of us played basketball, and I played tennis and my knees are done.
Now if you ask us head-to-head who wins at golf,
I'm asking for a couple of strokes.
- Michael Wilbon

I love the early process of asking questions about
a story and deciding which questions matter most.
- Diane Sawyer

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
Unsuccessful people are always asking,
"What's in it for me?"
- Brian Tracy

To call in the statistician after the experiment is
done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination:
he may be able to say what the experiment died of.
- Ronald Fisher

I think people are going to keep asking me about Macaulay.
Some things change and some things don't.
- Kieran Culkin

It's a weird scene.
You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're
surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking
you about Vietnam and race relations.
- Vida Blue

I had temping jobs also.
I liked the flexibility.
There was no asking for time off; you just didn't work.
- Todd Barry

It's about putting the pedal to the metal and not asking
any questions at all and just going for it.
- Brandon Thomas

It is also worth asking whether the strict limitations
of Geneva make sense in a war against terrorists.
- John Yoo

I spent a lot of time in churches.
If you go to a synagogue, someone is always asking if you're alone,
if you're married.
In a church, in a hundred years no one would ask.
- Peter Malkin

I would never offer advice without the person asking for it.
I, in general, don't believe in giving advice,
actually, as a human being I don't.
- Joan Chen

You've got to ask!
Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful -
and neglected -
secret to success and happiness.
- Percy Ross

Sixty-four thousand dollars for a question,
I hope they are asking you the meaning of life.
- Paul Scofield

If you're asking if my breasts are natural,
yes, this is how I've looked since I was 13 years old.
- Sofia Vergara

I did send a girl a plane ticket asking her for a visit,
I guess that's quite romantic.
- Orlando Bloom

If you're asking me to compare myself to other people,
I don't really know what other people are like.
- Jules Shear

You know your children are growing up when they stop
asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.
- P. J. O'Rourke

It might seem unfair to reward a person for having
so much pleasure over the years,
asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and
then watching its responses.
- Barbara McClintock

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

People are always asking me what it's like to be Judy Garland's daughter.
It's hard to be a legend's child.
- Lorna Luft

Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers.
- Robert Half

Survival is a privilege which entails obligations.
I am forever asking myself what I can do for those who have not survived.
- Simon Wiesenthal

I think that we have to be constantly asking ourselves,
'How do we calculate the risk?' And sometimes we don't calculate it correctly;
we either overstate it or understate it.
- Hillary Clinton

It is no use asking me or anyone else how to dig...
Better to go and watch a man digging,
and then take a spade and try to do it.
- Gertrude Jekyll

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

They been callin up here, asking when I am gonna get out.
When I hit bricks, it all belongs to me.
- Suge Knight

No one is asking what happened to all the homeless.
No one cares, because it's easier to get on the subway and not be accosted.
- Richard Linklater

I am guilty of asking the Senate for pork and proud
of the Senate for giving it to me.
- Ted Stevens

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

I always made a point of telling the doctors I was sane,
and asking to be released, but the more I endeavored
to assure them of my sanity,
the more they doubted it.
- Nellie Bly

Agents are still asking for millions of dollars for
actors that don't sell one ticket.
- Uwe Boll

If you are asking for my point of view,
I would say that the Palestinians should go back to Palestine.
- Hassan Nasrallah

I ask questions, and a large part of my life has been
spent asking questions of Ken Livingstone.
- Trevor Phillips

Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical
of other people's children and publicly admit they
can do better are asking for it.
- Erma Bombeck

The problem is, of course, that these interest groups
are all asking for changes,
but their enthusiasm for change rapidly disappears
when it affects the core of their own interests.
- Angela Merkel

I'm just waiting for people to start asking me to make the rain disappear.
- David Copperfield

I am a very open, social, friendly person,
and when it comes to people approaching me and asking for an autograph,
I am totally cool with doing any of that.
It's a lot of fun.
- Corbin Bleu

If a man's from Texas, he'll tell you.
If he's not, why embarrass him by asking?
- John Gunther

I can imagine myself on my death-bed,
spent utterly with lust to touch the next world,
like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman.
- Aleister Crowley

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

I speak relatively little, except when I'm at home
and I'm asking for things.
- Roger Moore

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


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