Quotations on Answers

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When today's generation reads Jack's books or they listen to the music created by some of us, I believe that they see there is a different way of approaching today's life and today's sometimes seeming hopelessness that can provide answers.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Life, Music, Answers, Books, Today)

History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Work, People, Answers, Questions)

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
(Keywords: Ideas, Answers, Confusion, Machine, Question, Right, Will, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Change, Home, Answers, Questions)

I don't personally look to my own life experiences for answers about how to play a scene.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Life, Answers, Play)

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
(Keywords: Truth, Answers, Question)

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
(Keywords: Home, Adventure, Answers, Vitality)

We grow in time to trust the future for our answers.
- Ruth Benedict
(Keywords: Time, Trust, Answers, Future)

The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers.
- Ruth Benedict
(Keywords: Life, Answers, Trouble)

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

Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Women, Mistake, Answers, Being, Man, Question, Today, Woman)

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

I think it does suggest that the American people really do want to listen to somebody who actually has some solutions, some answers, and gives them some hope.
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Keywords: People, Hope, American, Answers, Want)

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
(Keywords: Work, God, Answers, Man, Questions, Thinking)

We found that specialists did not know as much as we thought. So, you think maybe there are other answers. There are not but if you belief something will help you it probably will: it will help, not cure.
- Charles Bronson
(Keywords: Thought, Belief, Answers, Cure, Help, Will)

You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Life, Answers, Commitment, Will)

Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever.
- Peabo Bryson
(Keywords: Happiness, Music, People, Thoughts, Answers, Being, Content, Giving, Oneness, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Life, Answers, Nothing, Questions, Socialism, Wages)

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

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
(Keywords: Work, Successful, Answers, Questions, Results, Will)

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
(Keywords: Music, Life, Answers, Spiritual)

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
(Keywords: Music, Life, Answers, Meaning, 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
(Keywords: Control, Answers, Question, Speech, Taxes)

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins
(Keywords: Health, Science, Answers, Healing, May, Problems)

One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
- Richard Dawkins
(Keywords: Religion, Answers, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Life, Answers, Being, Day, Questions, Will, Wonders, World)

I wish I knew at 14 not to put much thought into what other people my age said to me, cause we were all looking for the answers. So I wish I knew that other people really don't know any more than you do!
- Will Estes
(Keywords: Age, Thought, People, Answers, Cause)

I do not have the answers and as a woman I do not intend to play my own thoughts over the truth. I can clearly state the problems and tell you that I suffer from them.
- Lynette Fromme
(Keywords: Truth, Thoughts, Answers, Play, Problems, State, Woman)

There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
(Keywords: Society, Answers, Doctrine, Lust, Mind, Right)

Science and literature give me answers. And they ask me questions I will never be able to answer.
- Mark Haddon
(Keywords: Science, Answers, Literature, Questions, 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
(Keywords: Death, Life, Answers, Questions)

As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue, I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans in North Central Washington.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: Action, Failure, Answers, Veterans, Washington)

In addition to demanding answers and accountability from the Veterans Administration, Congress had to act to ensure veterans do not suffer because of the actions of a federal agency.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: Act, Actions, Answers, Congress, Veterans)

Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.
- Anthony Hopkins
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Love, Answers, Losing, Now, Pain)

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
(Keywords: People, Answers, Care, Dumb, Questions)

Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty, and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.
- Philip Kaufman
(Keywords: Death, Answers, Prison)

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
(Keywords: People, Answers, Heroes, Questions)

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Keywords: Men, People, Answers, Nothing, Quest, Thinking)

Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing, They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
- Louis Kronenberger
(Keywords: People, Answers, Anxiety, Today, Want)

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
(Keywords: Time, Answers, Question, Space)

We don't know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we'd be bored, wouldn't we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge.
- Jack LaLanne
(Keywords: Knowledge, Answers, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Love, Life, Peace, Soul, Answers, Divinity, Purity, Questions, Songs, Understanding)

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
(Keywords: Business, Government, Money, People, Answers, Help, Thinking, Wrong)

I don't go to church regular. But I pray for answers to my problems.
- Loretta Lynn
(Keywords: Church, Answers, Problems)

We can never know for certain where our prayers are likely to go, nor from whom the answers will come. Just when we think we are at our nearest to God, we could be assisting the Devil.
- Norman Mailer
(Keywords: God, Answers, Devil, Will)

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
(Keywords: Absence, Answers, Humility, Job, Questions)

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
- Christopher Morley
(Keywords: Beauty, Heart, Answers, Man)

In Japan they prefer the realistic style. They like answers and conclusions, but my stories have none. I want to leave them wide open to every possibility. I think my readers understand that openness.
- Haruki Murakami
(Keywords: Possibility, Answers, Open, Style, Want)

On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we're going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: People, Fear, Progress, Hope, Vision, Answers, Country, Feeling, Frustration, Future, Giving, Job, Sense)



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