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Bad Other

In the past, I used to counter any such notions by asking myself: 'Would you really want President Hattersley?' I now find that possibility rather cheers me up. With his chubby, Dickensian features and his knowledge of T.H. Green and other harmless leftish political classics, Hattersley might not be such a bad thing after all.

- A. N. Wilson

Words Yes

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'

- Aaron Copland

Why Anybody

We have peace with Israel. We're actually the last man standing. So there is going to be immense pressure and people asking, 'Why are we having this relationship when it's not benefiting anybody?' Obviously, my answer is you always benefit from peace.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Say Like

People say, like, 'Are you a regular person?' 'Well, I'm not a robot, if that's what you're asking, I really am a person.'

- Abigail Breslin

Country Out

What's really happening is that every bank in the country is experimenting with the blockchain and experimenting with bitcoin to figure out where the value is. For the first time ever, they're working hand in hand with startups. Banks are asking startups for help to build products.

- Adam Draper

Hostile Put

If America is truly Israel's greatest ally, we should not be asking it to put its citizens and future at risk by forcing the establishment of a hostile Palestinian state as the only option.

- Adam Hasner

About Had

People tend to wonder when Alibaba will enter the U.S. market. But those people are asking the wrong question. Alibaba reckons that, in 2010, China and the U.S. had an equal number of online shoppers, about 140 million.

- Adam Lashinsky

Chance Obsessed

I call on people to be 'obsessed citizens,' forever questioning and asking for accountability. That's the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life.

- Ai Weiwei

More Consulting

If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch?

- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Had Journalists

I've had journalists asking me, 'What do we call you - is it handicapped, are you disabled, physically challenged?' I said, 'Well hopefully you could just call me Aimee. But if you have to describe it, I'm a bilateral below-the-knee amputee.'

- Aimee Mullins

Belly Tabloid

I could take all the cartoons in the tabloid newspapers, but I couldn't take my daughter punching me in the belly and asking why I was so fat. That was my inspiration to lose the weight. And probably the last time anyone hurt my feelings.

- Al Sharpton

Through Badly

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

Software Masters

There's a fundamental problem with how the software business does things. We're asking people who are masters of hard-edged technology to design the soft, human side of software as well. As a result, they make products that are really cool - if you happen to be a software engineer.

- Alan Cooper

Love Concentrating

Besides the mistakes that are pointed out, I love the way readers become involved with the characters. When readers start asking about character motivations instead of concentrating on the special effects, it means you're connecting with them on a personal level.

- Alan Dean Foster

Always Everybody

My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album. Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more.

- Alan Jackson

Old-Fashioned Way

I got my first job the old-fashioned way: I took an elevator to the top floor of many buildings and walked down floor by floor on the stairs going into every firm and asking the receptionist if she knew of any jobs available.

- Alan Patricof

Politics Question

By asking the question 'Am I happy?,' and via the answer setting out what I mean by happiness, there is a political route that can be taken, by asking another question - 'Can politics deliver happiness, and should it try?'

- Alastair Campbell

Sometimes Many

I can be unbearable sometimes asking for so many takes.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Like Treated

Whoever it is who's filtering stuff makes it seem like women want to be more than men. My understanding... is that we're asking to be treated the same.

- Alexa Chung

Maine Town

When you're bi-racial, in the town I was in, in Maine, people kept asking, 'What are you?' It was like I wasn't even human.

- Alexander Chee

Idea Some

I've had a few embarrassing moments in restaurants. I tried to order a quesadilla, and I totally mispronounced the word. And another time, I asked for some toast with Marmite, and they had no idea what I was asking for!

- Alexandra Adornetto

Year I Remember

'Fast And Furious 7' was quite random. I remember that it was the first holiday that I took in the entire year. I was in Mussoorie for two days with my friends when I got a call from my international PRs asking me to audition for 'Fast And Furious 7.'

- Ali Fazal

Nothing Could

To me, it was shocking that a government of men could look with such extreme contempt on a movement that was asking nothing except such a simple little thing as the right to vote.

- Alice Paul

Young Literally

Asking questions is what brains were born to do, at least when we were young children. For young children, quite literally, seeking explanations is as deeply rooted a drive as seeking food or water.

- Alison Gopnik

My Own Own

I operate with this sense of needing to live up to what I am asking of people. I am, by far, my own worst critic.

- Allison Williams

Through Attract

I found that if I offered to cook for a girl, my odds improved radically over simply asking a girl out. Through my efforts to attract the opposite sex, I found that not only did cooking work, but that it was actually fun.

- Alton Brown

Regrets Trump

Apology is often the first step in correcting a wrong. Having moved for a position of saying 'I don't need forgiveness,' Mr. Trump is now taking a second look at past behaviors, things that he's said and done that he regrets. While he is not asking for forgiveness for being human, he is admitting that he's made mistakes and humbly making apologies.

- Alveda King

Through Checkpoint

I looked into corruption in Afghanistan through a work called 'Payback' and impersonated a police officer, set up a fake checkpoint on the street in Kabul and stopped cars, but instead of asking them for a bribe, offered them money and apologized on behalf of the Kabul Police Department.

- Aman Mojadidi

Politics Country

I felt that for 20 years, I was wooing the people of my country and asking them to like me as an actor, and when they liked me as an actor, I told them, 'Now, you like my politics.'

- Amitabh Bachchan

Movies Which

You get people coming up to you and asking about movies, especially in Chennai, which is nice.

- Amy Jackson

Like Resistant

Usually I'm the one asking somebody to do something because I don't know how to finish it. I'm like, 'Do this for me' because I'm just resistant to learning.

- Amy Sedaris

Thought Date

I don't have much experience, but the few times when I would go on a date with a girl - like when I was 12 - there was a lot of sharing, and a lot of talking, and a lot of asking how I am. They thought we were dating, and I was sort of hoping to meet their brothers.

- Anderson Cooper

Journey Been

Leadership is all about taking people on a journey. The challenge is that most of the time, we are asking people to follow us to places we ourselves have never been.

- Andy Stanley

I Remember Some

When I was in the group homes, I saw some of the kids being moved into foster homes with the potential for adoption. I remember well asking a social worker if I could find a home, too. I was told I was 'too old' and 'no one wants to adopt a 16-year-old.' I felt hopeless and alone.

- Angela Featherstone

Change Own

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

Scale Dick Cheney

I wish I had thrown out the bathroom scale at age 16. Weighing yourself every morning is like waking up and asking Dick Cheney to validate your sense of inner worth.

- Anne Lamott

Ashamed Influenza

You might be asking too much if you're looking for one vaccine for every conceivable influenza. If you have one or two that cover the vast majority of isolates, I wouldn't be ashamed to call that a 'universal vaccine.'

- Anthony Fauci

Scare Great Fans

I have great fans that come up to me, and they just want me to sign stuff. I have a restaurant in Beverly Hills - Prego - and they come in all the time asking for me to see when I'm going to show up. That doesn't really scare me.

- Antonio Sabato, Jr.

Happy Gotten

I've gotten e-mails asking, 'Are you taking students?' Well, come visit and I'll be happy to talk to you. But I'm not a degree-granting institution.

- Antony Garrett Lisi

Here Very

You have this impression from England that New Yorkers can be quite aggressive, but certainly the people that I've bumped into and the friends I've made here don't seem that way. Just walking down the street and asking for directions, people seem to be very helpful and happy to help.

- Archie Panjabi

Mumbai Been

More people are asking me to come and sing for them, so obviously I am getting more work. But apart from singing, I have been parallely programming and producing music tracks and assisting music directors. That is my bread and butter, which is how I survived in Mumbai. Now I can't leave it.

- Arijit Singh

Rebuild Utilizing

We are not utilizing the Iraqi oil for U.S. purposes. We are not asking that the Iraqi oil be used to pay our military expenses. We are asking only that the Iraqi oil be used to rebuild Iraq - that is, to rebuild Iraq for the Iraqi people.

- Arlen Specter

Joint Program

I ended up going to do a matches program at the state for industrial design. And from there, I got hired at IDEO to joint their design team there - and basically, you are starting as an industrial designer to design products - and then kept asking the question, 'What else can design accomplish? What else can design do?'

- Arvind Gupta

Doing Very

People are always asking me if I work out, but to be honest, I'm doing very little at the moment. The only time I really go to the gym is if I'm staying in a hotel.

- Ashley Jensen

Love Like

I don't like asking for an autograph, but I would like to take a picture with Jessica Simpson because I love her style!

- Ashley Tisdale

Questions Fact

After asking questions about current recovery techniques, the conversation prompted me to ask myself, 'Why does it feel good after running to pour a bottle of water over your head?' I don't know the physiological answer, but the fact that it does feel better makes me perform better.

- Ashton Eaton

Wealth Reason

Furthermore, there is no good ethical or economic reason for asking workmen and current producers to forego all economic gain in order to increase the purchasing power of all the wealth accumulated in past years.

- Charles E. Wilson

Play Very

It's fun to get a message on the phone service that Lucille Ball or Burt Reynolds called, and play it very blase by asking, 'Anyone else?'

- Charles Nelson Reilly

Going Upset

I was upset with Delbert, because there he was going again and pushing me out in front, without asking me.

- Cheryl Lynn

Blind Telling

Asking someone to describe what something sounds like is like telling a blind person to guess what I look like.

- Chester Bennington

City Doing

I'd like to be out in the city every day, listening to what people are saying and asking about what they need. I'd like to inspire others by doing as much as I can to help people who are trying to make a better life for themselves and others.

- Chirlane McCray

Questions I See

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

Becoming Socialist

And I'm asking for your support because I want to defend America, as I've said before, from becoming a socialist nation.

- Christine O'Donnell

Critics Feels

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

- Christopher Hampton

Questions Psyche

Asking the proper questions is the central action of transformation. Questions are the key that causes the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.

- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Career Turned

I literally cannot remember a time when I was not asking myself what events in 'Star Wars' were like for Princess Leia. The good side of all this is that what looked like 'goofing off' or 'daydreaming' these many years has all turned out to be valuable career preparation.

- Claudia Gray

Reach Lives

We all have jobs in our lives that we must get done. We reach out and bring products into our lives to get these jobs done. Marketing is all about asking, 'What job is the customer trying to accomplish?'

- Clayton Christensen

Business Teams

Management teams aren't good at asking questions. In business school, we train them to be good at giving answers.

- Clayton Christensen

Against Been

What's unique about the Mormon Church is that it encourages inquiry. I really do think my research and religion are all on the same page. I never could have come up with the notion of disruptive innovations, which went against a lot of conventional wisdom, if I hadn't been raised to always be asking questions.

- Clayton M. Christensen

Other Maybe

I guess maybe when you get past 70, other people start asking you how you feel.

- Clint Eastwood

Woman Career

I do think we have a long way to go in terms of the culture around women still being career women, and asking a woman about her career and her work, just seeing them as fully validated human beings in the workplace.

- Corin Tucker

Myself Will

The questions I'm asking myself are, 'What makes me happy? Where do I want to be? What will make me happy at 50, 60 and 70?'

- Courteney Cox

Every Day Other

Block Watch, Crime Watch, we have hundreds of thousands of Americans, every day and night, risking their lives, going out for no pay as volunteers, protecting Americans like all of you and not asking anything in return. And the other day I'm speaking in a high school in New Jersey and the youngsters go, oh, you're just like Zimmerman.

- Curtis Sliwa

Sure Works

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

Big Big Questions

Education in general, and higher education in particular, is on the brink of a huge disruption. Two big questions, which were once so well-settled that we ceased asking them, are now up for grabs. What should young people be learning? And what sorts of credentials indicate they're ready for the workforce?

- Dan Pink

Feel Hypocritical

Now, whether my not asking for good things to happen to me is subconsciously intended to win me brownie points with God is something I can't answer. But I do feel the need to give thanks and also not to feel hypocritical by asking for things when I have doubts that God would answer me.

- Darin Strauss

Question Crisis

Too often, a problem is allowed to fester until it reaches a crisis point... and the American people are left asking the question: what went wrong and why?

- Darrell Issa

Next Use

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

Sometimes Going

'Presence of God' is really that understanding that sometimes when you step out of your own shoes and just open your ears and listen to what's going on around you, you get answers to the questions you were asking.

- Dave Gahan

Faith Honesty

Asking in faith requires honesty, effort, commitment, and persistence.

- David A. Bednar

Hidden Sources

Take charge of hidden, sneaky sources of chronic inflammation that can trigger illness and disease by wearing comfortable shoes daily, getting an annual flu vaccine, and asking your doctor why you're not on a statin and baby aspirin if you're over the age of forty.

- David Agus

Been Albums

I've been asking myself: 'Why put together these things - CDs, albums?' The answer I came up with is, well, sometimes it's artistically viable. It's not just a random collection of songs. Sometimes the songs have a common thread, even if it's not obvious or even conscious on the artists' part.

- David Byrne

Rain Waiting

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

- David Copperfield

Sky Night

When we look up at the night sky and wonder, 'Is there anyone else out there?' we're also asking who we are in relation to them.

- David Gerrold

Business Journalist

I'm in the business, as a journalist, of asking tough questions.

- David Gregory

Inevitable Given

It isn't just that Obama's policies have failed; it's that he has essentially given up and is asking us to accept a lesser America going forward, as if resigned to the fatalistic belief that America has begun an inevitable and unavoidable decline.

- David Limbaugh

Questions Everyone

We have to find a way to let everyone know when they're watching that we hear them, that we're asking their questions on all ends of the spectrum.

- David Muir

More Always

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

Through Been

Since 1970, I've been using text and ephemera as well as photographs in order to tell stories of one kind or another. There's a thread that runs through all the work that is to do with bearing witness. The photographs are about asking questions, though, not answering them.

- Jim Goldberg

Practice Expert

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

Myself Kid

How do you say no when a little kid is asking you for ice cream? I know I can't say no to it myself.

- Jimmie Johnson

Dozens Clinics

In my four years as a state legislator, I went to dozens of nontraditional events - everything from bird watchings to tree giveaways, neighborhood cleanups to self-defense clinics for women - going where people are instead of asking them to come to me. It's how I learned about their struggles and how legislative decisions affected their lives.

- Jimmy Gomez

Week Other

We put together a one-sentence petition asking Congress to censure President Clinton and move on to other pressing issues. We sent it to under 100 friends and family, and within a week we had 100,000 people sign the petition.

- Joan Blades

Advice Human Being

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

Half Mum

My mum said she remembers me asking her if she'd take me to ballet lessons when I was about two and a half. She said I could barely speak, and yet was asking for ballet lessons.

- Joanne Froggatt

Doing Questions

I mean, I don't like sitting at a table with seven or eight people asking me questions and kind of listening to what I'm doing - scrutinizing my thoughts and things like that. I just don't like it. I can't understand how anyone would.

- Joaquin Phoenix

Thought Some

I can remember a reporter asking me for a quote, and I didn't know what a quote was. I thought it was some kind of soft drink.

- Joe DiMaggio

I Think Wear

Well if you were asking my personal opinion on that I think the answer can only be yes but it was missed. Much as I know I'm responsible for a lot of things, I can't wear any responsibility for that.

- John Anderson

Entertainment Movie

I won't call my work entertainment. It's exploring. It's asking questions of people, constantly. 'How much do you feel? How much do you know? Are you aware of this? Can you cope with this?' A good movie will ask you questions you don't already know the answers to. Why would I want to make a film about something I already understand?

- John Cassavetes

Living Making

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

- John Cleese

Asking Questions

My instincts for asking questions is to press but not to be a jerk about it.

- John Dickerson

Why Tell

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

- John Gunther

Bad Individual

Really, what the government is asking Apple to do is to make every individual who uses an iPhone susceptible to hacking by bad people, foreign governments, and anyone who wants.

- John McAfee

Critic His

Asking a critic to name his favorite book is like asking a butcher to name his favorite pig.

- John McCarthy

Doing Utter

You know that thing where you repeat a word over and over until it just sounds like utter gibberish? That's what doing a day of press on a film is like. Ten interviews in a row, all asking pretty much the same questions until you find yourself giving pretty much the same answers.

- John Niven

Kind Always

I always was kind of on the edge of the church when I was fully in it, cos I was always asking the questions... And I could never believe blindly.

- John O'Donohue

Which Mitt Romney

If you're asking me, would I have voted for Mitt Romney, the answer is absolutely not. Emphatically not. I cannot envision a world in which I would have voted for Mitt Romney unless I sustained a massive concussion.

- John Oliver

Country Need

They need to be re-supplied with energy, and that energy comes from asking not what your country can do for you, but from what you can do for your country.

- John Ratzenberger

Southern Willing

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

Learn Reason

The reason I do workshops is so I can learn, and I am fortunate that I've probably gained more from the whole experience of teaching than any one participant has. It is all about asking.

- John Sexton