Quotations on Answers

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Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Answers, Problems)

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
(Keywords: Answers, Day, Fighting, Question)

I am very excited to be supporting one of the world's most visionary efforts to seek basic answers to some of the fundamental question about our universe and what other civilisations may exist elsewhere.
- Paul Allen
(Keywords: Answers, May, Question, Universe, World)

Questions structure and, so, to some extent predetermine answers.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Answers, Questions)

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)

The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.
- Margaret Atwood
(Keywords: Answers, Literature, Questions)

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)

You don't want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Answers, Colors, Light, Questions, Study, Want)

Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.
- Joan Baez
(Keywords: 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)

Scare answers to scare, and force begets force, until at length it comes to be seen that we are racing one against another after a phantom security which continually vanishes as we approach.
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Keywords: Answers, Force, Racing, Security)

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)

There are no pat answers - we're pushing through some new frontiers, and lessons of the past don't always apply.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: Answers, Past)

As I walk'd by myself, I talk'd to myself, And myself replied to me; And the questions myself then put to myself, With their answers I give to thee.
- Bernard Barton
(Keywords: Answers, Questions, Talk)

A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that we already have given to the riddle in its various forms.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: Answers, Difficulty)

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)

I was asking Charlie the most important questions, and you heard the answers.
- Edgar Bergen
(Keywords: Answers, Questions)

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
(Keywords: Answers, Consideration)

Shakespeare has no answers for us at all.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Answers, Shakespeare)

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

Real answers need to be found in dialogue and interaction and, yes, our shared human condition. This means being open to one another instead of simply fighting to maintain a prescribed position.
- Malcolm Boyd
(Keywords: Answers, Being, Fighting, Open)

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)

In the past, I always used to be looking for answers. Today, I know there are only questions. So I just live.
- Sarah Brightman
(Keywords: Answers, Past, Questions, Today)

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)

Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: Answers, Children, Learning, Libraries, Open, Questions, World)

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)

The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
- George Carlin
(Keywords: Answers, Reason, Talk)

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)

We'd like to have immediate answers to all of our questions. I think medicine in particular. I found it frustrating as a physician sometimes to not be able to tell someone exactly why something was happening to them. There are still so many mysteries in medicine.
- Laurel Clark
(Keywords: Answers, Medicine, Questions)

I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Keywords: Answers, Questions, Thinking, Worth)

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)

We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers.
- Kurt Cobain
(Keywords: Answers, Opinion, Right)

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 questions don't do the damage. Only the answers do.
- Sam Donaldson
(Keywords: Answers, Questions)

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)



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