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Questions Clear

In order for answers to become clear, the questions have to be clear.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

I Think Very

I think a lot of what the iPad app is going to be used for is just reading the best content on Quora. It really helps the whole system run because people who are writing answers can get this very wide distribution to a large audience of readers.

- Adam D'Angelo

Resist Obstinate

The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.

- Allan Bloom

Very About

I don't write about things that I have the answers to or things that are very close to home. It just wouldn't be any adventure. It wouldn't have any vitality.

- Ann Beattie

Over Like

When you look at Yahoo Answers, there can be a lot of garbage. But if you're careful about the rules and supporting good contributions, over time you can get better and better, like Wikipedia.

- Adam D'Angelo

Questions Movies

My movies are not movies of answers but of questions.

- Alejandro Amenabar

Gun Taxes

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

God Sometimes

Sometimes God answers our questions with questions.

- Ann Voskamp

Questions Delicate

The press secretary who starts to narrow down or close the president's options because he answers delicate negotiating questions no longer serves the president.

- Ari Fleischer

My Life Sometimes

Tintinnabulation is an area I sometimes wander into when I am searching for answers - in my life, my music, my work. In my dark hours, I have the certain feeling that everything outside this one thing has no meaning.

- Arvo Part

Questions About

You can make a film in a way that, when the audience leaves the theater, they leave with certain answers in their head. But when you leave them with answers, you interrupt the process of thinking. If, instead, you raise questions about the themes and the story, this means that the audience is on its way to start thinking.

- Asghar Farhadi

Color Knew

When I was little, people would ask what my favorite color was, and I never knew. I find it's really hard to make decisive 'best' answers on what the 'best' of something is.

- Chelsea Peretti

People Think

It's weird: you do a TED talk on something, and people think that you suddenly have a lot of answers around the topic.

- Chris Milk

Reason Why

I don't try to be completely calculating in everything I say and do, but there's no way I'm going to talk. There's no reason to. And that's why I'm such a boring interview, because I don't go for the shock value, or smartass answers.

- Chris O'Donnell

Beauty Nerve

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.

- Christopher Morley

Lives Same Thing

In the mental calmness of a spiritual life, I have found that the answers to the whys in our lives are able to come to you. In my music I find the same thing.

- Clarence Clemons

Wise Give

The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.

- Claude Levi-Strauss

Person Scientist

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.

- Claude Levi-Strauss

Sometimes I Think

Actually, I think I come at things a whole different way from most people, and, you know, sometimes political answers are one way to solve the problem, and sometimes there are better ways to do it.

- Craig Benson

Been Appropriate

I do not want to be a robot, a cog in society who answers 'yes' because 'yes' is considered the appropriate answer. Neither do I want to be a protestor. I just want to seek out what lies underneath the veils of politeness and programming that I've been given as a person in this society.

- Damien Rice

Fact Some

If you ask three people what it means to be Christian, you will get three different answers. Some feel being baptized is sufficient. Others feel you must accept the Bible as immutable historical fact. Still others require a belief that all those who do not accept Christ as their personal savior are doomed to hell.

- Dan Brown

Society Simple

What we do as a society is seek simple answers.

- Dean Koontz

Love Woman

No one has all the answers, so whatever a woman who has the BRCA mutation chooses to do requires courage and an element of faith. And a lot of love and support.

- Dean Ornish

Think Better Place

I don't think women hold all the answers, but with their skills, their strengths, we can get to a better place.

- Dee Dee Myers

Questions Nod

Answers are not enough, students should be encouraged to ask questions and explore alternatives to the norm. Entrepreneurship and invention are the backbone of the new economy, yet I doubt they get more than a nod in economics courses.

- Jim Hunt

Homework Prepare

There's only one interview technique that matters... Do your homework so you can listen to the answers and react to them and ask follow-ups. Do your homework, prepare.

- Jim Lehrer

Play Guy

To play a good guy is nice because in a way, he is so open for answers.

- Joel Gretsch

Behind Always

I know every actor says this, but the people behind the camera are great. They always have answers.

- Joel Gretsch

Some Been

I don't understand why black people have been so quiescent, so passive over the hundreds of years of American history. Why hasn't there been more violence, more armed struggle? I know answers to some of that, but it seems to me it's an issue of faith, an abiding faith in some sort of great beyond, or great spirit, or even in the American dream.

- John Edgar Wideman


See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn't practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers.

- John Sladek

Questions Here

Religion survives because it answers three questions that every reflective person must ask. Who am I? Why am I here? How then shall I live?

- Jonathan Sacks

Death Very

Movies make teenagers have quippy answers for every question. Nothing seems to faze them, and they're like, 'Oh, whatever.' You're not like that when you're a teenager. You're really earnest. Things really feel like life or death. And you kind of oscillate between emotions at one time. It's very emotionally draining being a teenager.

- Bel Powley

Gospel Hurting

People are hurting and looking for answers. The Gospel gives us hope.

- Benjamin Watson

Helping Our

Governments do not have the answers - indeed, quite the reversal. A lot of times, they not only do not have the answers, but they themselves are the problem. If we are committed to helping our world's children, then we must begin to create solutions from the bottom up.

- Betty Williams

Reveal About

Whenever I'm confused about something, I ask God to reveal the answers to my questions, and he does.

- Beyonce Knowles

Think Human Beings

Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don't have all the answers to think that they do.

- Bill Maher


It is the answers, not the questions, that are embarrassing.

- Helen Suzman

Go Constant

We don't go into journalism to be popular. It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure on our leaders until we get answers.

- Helen Thomas


Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.

- Henry Adams

Never Asked

You never have to know all the answers because you won't be asked all the questions.

- Herbert V. Prochnow

Thought Questions

We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.

- Bono

Extremism Minus

Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you've got all the answers, then don't call what you do 'faith.'

- Brene Brown

Negatives Putting

Sometimes you have got to look at things really positively - without putting your head in the sand, you have got to manage the negatives and keep putting a positive slant on it, keep trying to find answers.

- Brian McDermott

React Any

Any time a writer thinks he has all the answers to how someone should talk or react or end a scene, it's a spontaneity-killer.

- Bruce Campbell

Young Rather

On privacy issues, it's just like hundreds of years ago when people said, 'I would rather put my money under my pillow than in a bank.' But today, banks know how to protect money much better than you do. Today, we may not have the answers to privacy issues, but I believe our young people will come up with the solutions.

- Jack Ma

Cut Other

In the real world, answers may not be clear cut. There will be messy choices, and you're not going to be able to construct a policy response in a neat and tidy way. Being able to listen to other people, even as you stay true to your principles, that's how you actually succeed.

- Jake Sullivan

Questions How

If you read enough biography and history, you learn how people have dealt successfully or unsuccessfully with similar situations or patterns in the past. It doesn't give you a template of answers, but it does help you refine the questions you have to ask yourself.

- James Mattis

Been Figures

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

Trust Good Example

Linux is a complex example of the wisdom of crowds. It's a good example in the sense that it shows you can set people to work in a decentralized way - that is, without anyone really directing their efforts in a particular direction - and still trust that they're going to come up with good answers.

- James Surowiecki

Waiting Involve

Most decisions are not binary, and there are usually better answers waiting to be found if you do the analysis and involve the right people.

- Jamie Dimon

Director Never

As a director, I never feel that I have the answers.

- Diane Paulus

Better Sure

There are no sure answers, only better questions.

- Dick Van Dyke

Explore Fact

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

Love Church

I grew up in the church, and I always kind of knew Bible stories and knew the Sunday school answers, but when I was a freshman in high school I joined youth group, and that's when I started to see radical love; that's when I started to see what Christian community is supposed to look like and what fellowship is supposed to look like.

- Jeremy Lin

Dreams Today

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.

- Edgar Cayce


There are no explanations, there are no answers.

- Jessica Lange

Think Feel

I don't say what God is, but a name That somehow answers us when we are driven To feel and think how little we have to do With what we are.

- Edwin Arlington Robinson

Love Happy

Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.

- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Gift Some

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it.

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Facts Fiction

My books deliberately provide no answers or messages. I'm drilled in the habit of objectivity and also aware that the steady drip of fiction has more power than facts to shape opinion, so I handle it with caution.

- Karen Traviss

Think Brought

I was brought up in a home environment where I was taught to think critically and was encouraged to seek answers to questions about my faith.

- Ken Ham

Existence Essence

Curiosity is the essence of human existence. 'Who are we? Where are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?'... I don't know. I don't have any answers to those questions. I don't know what's over there around the corner. But I want to find out.

- Eugene Cernan

I Think Teaching

I think pastors are the worst listeners. We're so used to speaking, teaching, giving answers. We must learn to be quiet, quit being so verbal, learn to pay attention to what's going on, and listen.

- Eugene H. Peterson

Within Please

I try not to listen to the shoulds or coulds, and try to get beyond expectations, peer pressure, or trying to please - and just listen. I believe all the answers are ultimately within us.

- Kim Cattrall

Expert Ask

An expert knows all the answers - if you ask the right questions.

- Levi Strauss

YouTube Membership

Al Qaeda asks its recruits to establish their bona fides as a condition of membership, even requiring answers to a long questionnaire. But ISIS has democratized and globalized jihad by lowering the entry bar to an eve-of-destruction YouTube pledge of allegiance to the caliphate - and even that could probably be waived.

- George Packer

Field Give

In this job, you accept criticism and give answers on the field.

- Gianluigi Buffon

Through Woven

I traveled to Ireland to research 'Sandcastles,' to visit the coastline where my ancestors looked toward America, the tiny town they once loved so much, and the docks from which they sailed toward their dreams of building a better life for their family. The answers I found on that journey are woven through the novel.

- Luanne Rice

Love Behind

I want to be able to leave behind an infrastructure and a road map for any of my dreamers to follow. So that they can again take care of their family, pursue what they love and live a fulfilling life. Everyone is called, but not everyone answers. I was called, and I answered.

- Michelle Phan

Trouble Answer

The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers.

- Ruth Benedict

Struggle Fact

I do struggle with the fact that I don't have all the answers.

- Mike May

Misery Some

Morality must relate, at some level, to the well-being of conscious creatures. If there are more and less effective ways for us to seek happiness and to avoid misery in this world - and there clearly are - then there are right and wrong answers to questions of morality.

- Sam Harris

World Searching

We have a world that is searching for answers, that is searching for a way back to spirituality.

- Moira Kelly

Own Whole

That's the whole point of writing to me - I put my characters under incredible duress, and from that comes their truth. In a way, I'm using them to try to find my own answers in life.

- R. A. Salvatore

Use Our

I do not think we are ever going to be able to, for a long time, get the kind of quality of school personnel that we need in our schools, especially in the areas of science and math. One of the answers to that problem is to use more educational technology.

- Major Owens

Works Confront

I believe the answers to most problems that confront us around the world can and should be approached by engaging both friend and foe in dialogue. No, I don't naively think that dialogue always works, but I believe we should avoid the rigidity of saying that dialogue never works.

- Rand Paul

Silly Question

There is no such thing as an unreasonable question, or a silly question, or a frivolous question, or a waste-of-time question. It's your life, and you've got to get these answers.

- Marcia Wallace

Silent Question

Jean Piaget observed that scarcely any question seems absurd to a child, but he was silent on the question of absurd answers from adults.

- Nancy Willard

Magic Hemingway

I would really hate it if I could call up Kafka or Hemingway or Salinger and any question I could throw at them they would have an answer. That's the magic when you read or hear something wonderful - there's no one that has all the answers.

- Regina Spektor


It's not like I have all the answers.

- Regina Spektor

Compelling Viewer

It's interesting because I don't ever want to ask a better question than I can answer, if that makes sense. I find that frustrating as a viewer. Compelling questions, while not easy, are easier than compelling answers.

- Shane Carruth

Leader Confident

In times of uncertainty, employees crave clarity. As a leader, you won't always have all of the answers - no one expects you to - so you must be open to listening and learning from others. Once you understand a particular challenge and outline the options, you have to be confident in making bold and optimistic decisions.

- Marillyn Hewson

Questions Own

I also think there's too many players who say the same boring answers, they don't even have to turn up to interviews because journalists answer their own questions the way they ask them. Unfortunately the way it is now players are so afraid to say anything, but I'd like them to be honest.

- Shane Warne

Raised Though

I searched for answers to life's meaning and, though I was raised a Presbyterian, I converted to Judaism around 1983.

- Nell Carter

Wanting About

There are Christians who think there were seven actual days, or that creation was over time. They have answers for dinosaurs and things of that nature. And I don't claim to have any of those answers. And I understand people wanting to have discussions about it.

- Shawn Michaels

Questions I Think

But as I said to Dr. Rice following her testimony, and I think she appreciated it, we had our job to do and we did it best we could, trying to get answers to the important questions that the 9/11 Commission must answer.

- Richard Ben-Veniste

Explain Mankind

I don't practise any religion but I am deeply interested in the answers that mankind has come up with to explain the human situation.

- Simon Callow

Questions Leader

The quality of a leader cannot be judged by the answers he gives, but by the questions he asks.

- Simon Sinek

Guy Means

I'm not that guy who thinks I have all the answers. Writing is a means of communicating, and if enough people say, 'I don't get it,' it's worth looking at.

- Noah Hawley

Concrete Least

At least believe this many humans, who are interested obviously in this topic. Many of them visited me after lectures and meetings, in hope that I can give concrete answers to their questions. For it was clear: If that does not know it, who is to then know it?

- Ulrich Walter

Questions Right

There are no right answers to wrong questions.

- Ursula K. Le Guin

College Income

The answers to feeding hungry children is not fewer dollars to feed hungry children, it's to do more. It is to raise the minimum wage. It is to increase, not dismantle, the earned income tax credit. It is to make college more affordable for more middle class families, not more expensive. These are the things that grow our middle class.

- Martin O'Malley

Only How

A diploma only proves that you know how to look up answers.

- Solomon Short

More Still

There's still not as many women in music as men, and I don't really know why. I don't have the answers. I do wish there were more women that played music.

- Mary Timony

Say Bizarre

I don't know if I would say that I'm specifically a history buff. I do find a lot of things fascinating, especially anything that's bizarre or mysterious and unknown and we don't have all the answers for.

- Oren Peli

About Available

I can't help thinking if she - the director of a government agency - is this ignorant about what funding is available and where the money comes from - how often lower-level bureaucrats must give wrong answers when people are looking for help to start a business.

- Matthew Lesko

Away Reasons

The States is run by the Federal Reserve, an institution that answers only to itself and to a few large banks. It's modelled on the Bank of England. Ben Franklin said that one of the main reasons America revolted was to get away from the Bank of England, the mother of all central banks - the most pernicious and insidious of all.

- Max Keiser

Meaning Of Life

The meaning of life. The wasted years of life. The poor choices of life. God answers the mess of life with one word: 'grace.'

- Max Lucado

Bad Purposeful

Science attempts to analyze how things and people and animals behave; it has no concern whether this behavior is good or bad, is purposeful or not. But religion is precisely the quest for such answers: whether an act is right or wrong, good or bad, and why.

- Warren Weaver

Questions Prison

Questions are a burden to others; answers are a prison for oneself.

- Patrick McGoohan