Top 630 Asking Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Asking Quotes from famous people such as Tina Fey, Edward Grey, Adam Rex, Aja Naomi King, Len Deighton, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

If you want to be a screenwriter, take an acting class

If you want to be a screenwriter, take an acting class to get a sense of what you’re asking actors to do. Learning other skills will help you communicate with people and respect what they do.
Tina Fey
In effect, I was asking that if Russia mobilized against Austria, the German Government, who had been supporting the Austrian demand on Serbia, should ask Austria to consider some modification of her demands, under the threat of Russian mobilization.
Edward Grey
In the future, I’d like to continue being honest with myself and admit when I’d be better off asking someone else to illustrate my writing.
Adam Rex
The advice that I was always given when asking for advice about acting was that if I could imagine myself doing anything else, anything else at all, then go do that.
Aja Naomi King
Writers are frequently asked why they wrote their first book. A more interesting answer might come from asking them why they wrote their second one.
Len Deighton
When I got a call from Hansal Mehta, the CEO of White Feathers, asking me to come for one of their films, I was very happy. I thought they’d have an interesting role for me. But when I got to know they just wanted me to stand in for Sanjay Dutt for some scenes, I decided to give this offer the pass.
Vishwajeet Pradhan
When I sang my father’s songs in concert, that was all people wanted to hear. I was always asking myself, ‘Can I measure up?’
Natalie Cole
I don’t consider that I have to judge any of the movies I make all the time, but people are always asking me, ‘What’s your favorite movie?’ And I never know what to say.
Teri Garr
People get caught up in asking whether Americans should be going here or there. What it boils down to is the call of the Lord. If the Lord has called you to a specific area, that’s where you are going to see the fruit.
Michael Scott
When I was a kid, I always had a big thing for Dannii Minogue. Initially I liked Kylie, but I quickly moved on to Dannii. There was always something more alluring about her. I think I actually wrote to her asking if we could meet.
Andrew Buchan
My children are the focal point of my life. I was asking for a little more time to spend with them.
Hunter Tylo
We are all busy. It’s easy to find excuses for not reaching out to others, but I imagine they will sound as hollow to our Heavenly Father as the elementary school boy who gave his teacher a note asking that he be excused from school March 30th through the 34th.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
The answers I remember longest are the ones that answer questions that I didn’t think of asking.
Jonathan Kozol
I’m not against asking the audience to work, but I think what you have now is a sort of gratuitous deconstruction as a result of a fashion of literary deconstructionism indicating that there are no meanings.
Jonathan Miller
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 M. Christensen
As always, we start off with asking, ‘What’s a good episode?’ We don’t think about timing, and we don’t think about logistics. We just think about what would be good.
Marc Guggenheim
Just like you can’t cure a patient without listening to what he’s feeling, you can’t cure a nation without hearing what the people are really asking for.
Ami Bera
The most influential factor in selling a home is always price. Don’t build ‘wiggle room’ into the asking price. There’s a price war out there and you have to win it from the get-go.
Barbara Corcoran
To get the Red Bull junior drive was like a massive pressure off… I didn’t have to go around asking Mum and Dad to sell their house or ask friends for funding. The instant feeling was, ‘Oh wow, amazing.’
Daniel Ricciardo
A building is hard to judge. It takes many years to find out whether it works. It’s not as simple as asking the people in the office whether they like it.
Helmut Jahn
It’s absolutely fine to think of new ways of doing things, and I’m not just asking for the traditional reporter to look into our living rooms night after night.
Jonathan Dimbleby
In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
Carl Rogers
I am suggesting that as we go through life, we ‘accentuate the positive.’ I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry. I’m not saying I’ve got the answers, just a of questions that I don’t hear other artists asking.
Malcolm Wilson
You have to determine what you are and send the messages out to people, like, ‘Hey, I’m a screenwriter – look at this.’ You can’t sit around, wondering why people aren’t calling and asking about my writing.
Zach Galligan
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
I grew up asking for everything under the sun for Christmas, but I knew I wasn’t going to get it all.
Faith Hill
We’re often ashamed of asking for so much help because it seems selfish or petty or narcissistic, but I think, if there’s a God – and I believe there is – that God is there to help. That’s what God’s job is.
Anne Lamott
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
What do you want most to do? That’s what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties.
Katherine Mansfield
Asking anyone what she or he is reading is a necessary part of conversation, exchanging news. So I take recommendations from friends – and I always pass along a book I’ve loved.
Marianne Wiggins
It is plainly evident that, in a country where land was

It is plainly evident that, in a country where land was to be had for the asking, fuel for the cutting, corn for the planting and harvesting, and game and fish for the least expenditure of labor, no man would long serve for another, and any system of reliable service indoors or afield must fail.
Alice Morse Earle
The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.
Brian Greene
My motivation is to get a deeper understanding and exploration of something that I want to know about the human condition. So, that’s what I look for in the material I read: if it’s asking a genuine question about a concept of the world that interests me. And also, it helps if it’s a context that I find interesting.
Rose McIver
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
The first time I had a secretary, I was sheepish about being demanding or even asking questions.
Bing Gordon
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
When we were in the design studio I always was pretending like I was in a closet asking my friend before I step out into the world what do I look like? And everybody wants that honest friend before they go and go to dinner or go to an event.
Nicole Richie
‘Which is stronger, politics or love?’ is like asking, ‘Which is stronger, exhaling or inhaling?’ They are two sides of the same thing.
Mohsin Hamid
No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?
Bertrand Russell
I reproach so many things about my family, but on the other hand, I kept asking them to be my family.
Claire Denis
I don’t need to be asking for money for local museums and other projects just to make me look good back home.
Jim DeMint
You don’t get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously. You’ve got to show up and own it.
Sophia Amoruso
I tend to be shy in asking people for photos – other actors that I really like and admire.
Matt McGorry
When people give you a writing assignment, they’re asking what you think. That’s the very opposite of being an actor. When you’re an actor, no one wants to hear what you think.
David Rakoff
Schedules on TV are so tight, and it feels like they get tighter and tighter with every passing year. The idea of asking where your character’s come from or where they grew up – you would just get a little bit laughed at.
Jessica Raine
In movies, you don’t get reactions: Live, when you do a joke, you know in a second whether it’s good or bad. But in a movie, since no one is allowed to laugh or do anything, when you’re done with a scene, you’re left asking, ‘Was that funny?’
Carrot Top
If you believe the disappointments – if you believe the disappointments in the last few years are a detour and not our destiny, then I’m asking for your vote.
Mitt Romney
‘The Magic Flute,’ I think, is fundamentally asking what is it to change people’s consciousness.
Simon McBurney
With every little bit of change we make in our lives, we can maximize that small change simply by asking ourselves: ‘What’s next? What can I do now? What additional responsibility can I take on?’
Yehuda Berg
By requiring all 30 million Americans age 18 to 25 to perform two years of national service, in the military or civilian life, we will be asking for a shared sacrifice from all American citizens.
Charles B. Rangel
In some ways, calm bodily protest has a nakedness to it that may be deeply embarrassing for observers; an act not unlike the bare-faced Oliver Twist effrontery that stands vulnerably before authority, asking for more or better.
Michael Leunig
Let me tell you about being executive producer. It is not a job, it’s a title. Don’t go around asking executive producers what they do because they don’t do anything, alright?
Morgan Freeman
Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.
Bertrand Russell
I used to stand on the corner in San Diego with poems sticking out of my hip pocket, asking people if there was a place where I could read poems. The audience is half of the poem.
Juan Felipe Herrera
A Western upbringing tends to stress questioning authority, which is always asking why, why, why.
Amy Chua
I just got a call one day from Ringo asking me if I wanted to go out on the tour. It was as simple as that. He was putting together this band and he heard of me in the context of doing this and he gave me a call. I jumped at the chance.
Greg Lake
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers.
Thomas Pynchon
I think the scripts for ‘Line of Duty’ and ‘Blood’ are both asking the audience to get involved in speculating as to what is going to happen next, or what should be happening next.
Adrian Dunbar
I just love asking questions. I love people. It’s in my DNA. I’m cursed – and blessed.
Larry King
I have written to Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, asking him to consider ‘staggered office timings’ for government offices, which will help in decongesting road traffic during peak hours.
Veerappa Moily
It’s funny: when you’re skating around during warm-ups, I’ll see signs that say things like: ‘Kane, Prom?’ We have a fun, young team, and girls are asking you to the prom and giving you their numbers.
Patrick Kane
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking

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.
E. W. Howe
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
People are asking that question again if Max is being too tough on his equipment, but that’s complete nonsense. He can’t overdrive, he can’t break the material. We all know what it is: it’s just the equipment that isn’t good enough.
Jos Verstappen
I’ve been very surprised by people asking me what my teenage experience was like.
Gia Coppola
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Mahatma Gandhi
The teams that you come across, they are not physically super-human, they are just very good. So it is asking what do we about that. How do we take on the challenge?
Sean Dyche
I am always thinking about writing music; my wife is constantly asking me: ‘Is there any way you can turn off the music part of your brain for a minute?’ but I really can’t! It’s my form of therapy.
Kellin Quinn
If you create something that is asking for people to respond as they’re going to respond, you have to allow them to respond as they’re going to respond. Some of the people are going to be uninterested and some people are going to be mad for some reason, which is their business. That’s just the way the world is.
Charlie Kaufman
My legs have become accustomed to the treadmill. And in L.A., running on the street is asking for a distracted texting driver to knock you over.
Michael Weatherly
Learning is the new skill. Imagination, creation and asking new questions are at its core.
Sugata Mitra
When you write a script, you always think about what your heart is asking.
Olivier Megaton
What could be more important to the pursuit of happiness than the right to choose your spouse without asking a Washington politician for permission?
Lisa Murkowski
I don’t give advice. 90% of the time nobody takes it anyway. I will give encouragement and if asked a question as to how, or why I did certain things and if I think this will help whomever is asking the question I will do this.
Dionne Warwick
I saw Boy George looking amazing, absolutely unbelievable, and messaged him asking for the number of his nutritionist. I got in touch with her, and she put me on this diet plan, working out which foods do and don’t suit me. It’s not rocket science – basically, don’t eat cake, don’t eat bread.
James Corden
You are a free woman, and then you become a prisoner, and you receive all kinds of orders. Sit here, stand there. That’s it. You just, you don’t have the possibility of even moving to take your bag without asking for permission.
Ingrid Betancourt
Fans are always asking me where I get my ideas from. The answer is that I’m very curious, and I get inspiration from everywhere. I read the newspapers voraciously, so I know what’s going on in real crime. I pay attention to the strange stories people tell me, and I also read a lot of scientific and forensic journals.
Tess Gerritsen
I mean, I would say I get five or six e-mails every day from people asking, “Is there going to be a Leprechaun 6?’ It’s probably the most asked question besides, ‘Is there going to be a Willow II?’
Warwick Davis
Sixty-four thousand dollars for a question, I hope they are asking you the meaning of life.
Paul Scofield
I love that my dad has stopped asking me when I’m going to get a real job.
Sarah Addison Allen
We have to find alternative ways of producing our raw materials without asking nature to do it for us.
Jochen Zeitz
We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
Winston Churchill
I was never challenged when it came to acting as a youngster. I sort of just did whatever was given to me without asking questions. I didn’t really understand why I enjoyed it or why I did it.
Mary-Kate Olsen
People were always asking me who I wanted to tour with, and I always said Jason Aldean or Brad Paisley.
Jana Kramer
I couldn’t imagine something asking as much of me as ‘House Of Cards.’ It’s a great warm-up for coming back to the screen.
Kevin Spacey
Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.
Bo Bennett
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
I don’t think a movie today that captured all the things that we did in the seventies could come close, because it’s like asking to recreate the seventies and the audience sensibilities and that’s impossible.
Paul Michael Glaser
It’s about putting the pedal to the metal and not asking any questions at all and just going for it.
Brandon Thomas
Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because they are looking for ideas.
Paula Poundstone
I’m not asking any of you to make drastic changes to every single one of your recipes or to totally change the way you do business. But what I am asking is that you consider reformulating your menu in pragmatic and incremental ways to create healthier versions of the foods that we all love.
Michelle Obama
I would not put C.I.A. officers at risk by asking them to undertake risky, controversial activity again.
Gina Haspel
People kept asking, 'What's your market?' I've got no i

People kept asking, ‘What’s your market?’ I’ve got no idea at all other than me, an eleven year old kid in a 56-year-old body. But there are a lot of us out there.
Graeme Base
Asking in faith requires honesty, effort, commitment, and persistence.
David A. Bednar
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
In terms of asking questions, I plead guilty. I ask a hell of a lot of questions. That’s my job.
Dick Cheney
The United States could transform its property tax system into a progressive tax on net worth without asking permission to the rest of the world.
Thomas Piketty
That period afterwards, just hating being the winner of the Tour de France, hating cycling, hating the media for asking me questions about Lance Armstrong.
Bradley Wiggins
The hardest part of living without social media was remembering that my little life was enough, so I could just stay there and live it without asking for anyone else’s permission or validation. I realized that for me, posting is like asking the world, ‘Do you ‘like’ me?’
Glennon Doyle Melton
I’m not asking that people accept homosexuality. I’m not asking that they believe like I do that it’s inborn. I’m not asking that. All I’m saying is don’t let these children suffer without a family because of your bias.
Rosie O’Donnell
Asking questions is an essential part of police investigation. In the ordinary sense a police officer is free to ask a person for identification without implicating the Fourth Amendment.
Anthony Kennedy
I have written things that Republicans and Democrats and all kinds of figures have either hated or felt very uncomfortable about. Because in doing these long projects and books, you get close to the bone. And they’re not calling me up and asking me for dinner.
Bob Woodward
In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I’m constantly trying to keep people guessing as to what I’m doing, and I will spend enormous amounts of time looking at manuscripts and asking questions, and people will say, ‘I know what his next book is about.’
Dan Brown
I will say this: one of the things that is a pain when you’re expecting children is how much advice unsolicited people give you when you’re not asking for it.
Matthew McConaughey
When we look at the specific effect of the Internet on language, languages asking the question, ‘Has English become a different language as a result of the Internet?’ the answer has to be no.
David Crystal
I had a terrible time hiring rich people. It sounds funny, but the problem is when things go wrong they can ask, ‘Why am I doing this?’ You don’t ever want anybody asking that question. You want them to say, ‘I know why I’m doing it, I need the money, let’s go’ or whatever it is that draws them.
Ben Horowitz
We always say we are a brand for our fans because through social media we’re so lucky to see what people are asking us for, what they’re looking for, and so we really design what we like but also take our fans in mind.
Kourtney Kardashian
Be aware of who in your life is actually interested in hearing you discuss your writing, and who’s just asking to be polite. Listening to writers talk about their work is often excruciatingly dull.
Hanya Yanagihara
The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.
Brian Greene
People are fascinated by space flight. It makes them interested in science, gets them asking questions and motivates them.
Helen Sharman
Magneto has a whole lot of complexity to him. Emotionally, he’s coming from a very damaged place. I like the ambivalence of it. I want the audience leaving the theater wondering, asking the questions themselves rather than being spoon-fed like a lot of these super-villain characters.
Michael Fassbender
If you don’t fix latent failures in your system, you’re asking for trouble.
John Gould
I was watching the devastations of the Kashmir floods, and a reporter was asking a local, who had just lost her house and her son, how she was feeling. I was stunned at the insensitivity. I did a 10-15 second satire on it and put it up on Facebook.
Bhuvan Bam
Rumors sound of galleries asking artists for upsized art and more of it. I’ve heard of photographers asked to print larger to increase the wall power and salability of their work. Everything winds up set to maximum in order to feed the beast.
Jerry Saltz
The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.
Thomas Berger
Asking the government to help you for short periods of time is different than asking the government to take care of you for the rest of your life.
Donna Shalala
One summer, when I was a kid, I was in the car with my stepfather, and he was asking me where I thought I ranked, on a scale of 1 to 10. I said, ‘6,’ and he said, ‘3.’ I think it was his way of telling me that I needed to get out and really attack life.
Jim Rash
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Mahatma Gandhi
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 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
Lofty questions about the mind are fascinating to ask, philosophers have been asking them for three millennia both in India where I am from and here in the West – but it is only in the brain that we can eventually hope to find the answers.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
When you’re asking someone for assistance, make it as easy as possible for them to say ‘no’ to you. You don’t want someone helping you who doesn’t really want to.
Raymond Arroyo
The mind is a machine that is constantly asking: What w

The mind is a machine that is constantly asking: What would I prefer? Close your eyes, refuse to move, and watch what your mind does. What it does is become discontent with that-which-is. A desire arises, you satisfy that desire, and another arises in its place.
George Saunders
Truly smart technologies will remind us that we are not mere automatons who assist big data in asking and answering questions.
Evgeny Morozov
That’s something I learned from both my stepdad and my grandfather – that there is a thing called chivalry, and it doesn’t have to die with the birth of the Internet. The way I see it, if you’re asking a girl out on a date, it’s only right to do it in a way that she can hear your voice.
Justin Timberlake
The woman who thinks she can choose femininity, can toy with it like the social drinker toys with wine – well, she’s asking for it, asking to be undone, devoured, asking to spend her life perpetrating a new fraud, manufacturing a new fake identity, only this time it’s her equality that’s fake.
Rachel Cusk
I am atheist in a very religious mould. I’m always asking myself the big questions. Where did we come from? Is there a meaning to all of this? When I find myself in church, I edit the hymns as I sing them.
Mark Haddon
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
When I’m by myself asking the questions that many of us do at some point in our lives, I look to the stars knowing that the answers are somewhere out there waiting to be discovered.
M. Shadows
For some reason, I always get offered plays when I’m doing plays and then, if I stop doing them, people stop asking me.
Mark Gatiss
Best strategy for a first date is to ask her questions. Just keeping asking her questions about herself. Her life, her job, her friends, her taste in movies and music and everything. People mostly just want to talk about themselves, so let her do that.
Michael Ian Black
I was with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq, really in the middle of nowhere, about 80 miles south of Baghdad. And it was almost midnight, and I got a computer message from the home office of the Washington Post asking me to call them. I did call them and was told that I’d won the Pulitzer Prize.
Rick Atkinson
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
Asking Siri where the nearest sushi bar is – that’s not interesting. What’s interesting is asking your phone where one of your friends have last had dinner in the neighborhood, or having it recommend a cool paella place in Barcelona because it knows you eat paella all the time at home.
Dennis Crowley
I’m not dieting anymore. I want to eat what my body is asking of me. Just listen to your body in general – it’s all self-awareness.
Mary Lambert
I joined another circle and the leader gave us a little leaflet in very small print, asking us to read it carefully and then come prepared to ask questions. It was a technical Marxist subject and I did not understand it nor did I know what questions to ask.
Agnes Smedley
I’m not asking people to feel sorry for me.
Jack Abramoff
I’ve been pitching a show of five female stand-up comedians through the generations, from Phyllis Diller to Amy Schumer, so when I got an e-mail asking me if I would participate in the Women in Comedy Festival, I was thrilled.
Wendy Liebman
I’ve always been more natural at doing hosting things: reading teleprompters, taking direction and asking questions… I’m actually able to perform a little bit.
Vinny Guadagnino
Going to the cinema or a meal can be difficult, with people asking for pictures or autographs.
Katie Taylor
I’m not asking you to be tolerant of each other. Tolerance is for cowards. Understand each other.
Randall L. Stephenson
Challenge me. Treat me like a game of checkers and play me. That’s all I’m asking, just play me. Treat me like Sega and play me.
Shaquille O’Neal
I don’t get people asking me to fight face-to-face but there’s a lot of brave folk on the Internet.
Hafthor Bjornsson
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
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
Shakti Gawain
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
For years, we have been asking the E.U. to create something similar to the Russia-NATO council. Not in order to simply exchange opinions and work out recommendations, but to make decisions.
Sergei Lavrov
Nobody’s going to tell me how to be different, so stop asking me. Stop asking me what two-plus-two is. Everybody knows two-plus-two is five.
Shaquille O’Neal
My husband is a former rocker and in charge of our humungous music collection, and I’ve recently been asking him for classical music.
Gayle Forman
Never in my heart did I want to quit, but I did, at the end of 2012, start to wonder when I was getting fractures from running hardly at all; I started thinking, ‘Am I asking too much of my body? Is it not going to do this for me anymore?’
Kirsten Sweetland
What I want to know is how the white man, with the blood of black people dripping off his fingers, can have the audacity to be asking black people, ‘Do they hate him?’ That takes a lot of nerve.
Malcolm X
Since I was a child, I started to ask very difficult questions; even my family was telling me all the time, ‘You’re a very difficult person, and we were having trouble answering your questions. Why are you asking so many questions?’
Mosab Hassan Yousef
I did send a girl a plane ticket asking her for a visit, I guess that’s quite romantic.
Orlando Bloom
What Mexicans want and aspire to, is to go there and wo

What Mexicans want and aspire to, is to go there and work temporarily and raise some money and come back home. That’s what they want, so nobody’s asking for those two, three million Mexicans that are illegally in the United States to become American citizens.
Vicente Fox
True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection. Prayer is the utilization of the love wherewith He loves us.
Mary Baker Eddy
If you ask men why they did a good job, they’ll say, ‘I’m awesome. Obviously. Why are you even asking?’ If you ask women why they did a good job, what they’ll say is someone helped them, they got lucky, they worked really hard.
Sheryl Sandberg
There aren’t a lot of female story artists, and it’s baffling to me. There are a lot of kids in school that are female and I wonder, ‘Where did they all go?’ People have brought it up, asking me, ‘What did you do?’ I don’t really know. I puttered along, did my thing and gender has really never been an issue.
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Once I hit 25, people started asking me about marriage and kids all the time. I remember hitting 35 and some would ask the same questions with a strange tone, as if my life was somehow over because I hadn’t yet settled into their version of happiness.
Jedediah Bila
I watched ‘Evil Dead’ when I was 12. I was going through all the horror I could grab. I remember going to the video store and asking for something ‘real.’ And the guy gave me the ‘Evil Dead’ VHS. When you’re 12, you’re not supposed to see that.
Fede Alvarez
I remember the first time Dakota asked me for fashion advice about what to put with what. I was like, ‘My big sister is asking me?’
Elle Fanning
I saw a guy being really abusive to his girlfriend. She was asking people to help, but no one would. When he grabbed her, I tried to separate them, but he turned on me. I punched him and knocked him down. It wasn’t a scandal; I was just doing what anybody should.
Timothy Hutton
I’d love to sit down with Barbara Walters. She’s always asking people about their personal lives. I’d like to see how she likes it.
Susan Ford
I wrote my first song at 12 and remember someone asking, ‘What were you going through at 12 that you could write about?’ I get what you’re saying, but 11, 12, 13 were the hardest years of my life. You learn everything. You learn how horrible things feel.
Billie Eilish
Asking someone to describe what something sounds like is like telling a blind person to guess what I look like.
Chester Bennington
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
The U.N. bureaucracy has grown to elephantine proportions. Now that the Cold War is over, we are asking that elephant to do gymnastics.
Madeleine Albright
Asking people for money is giving them the opportunity to put their resources at the disposal of the Kingdom.
Henri Nouwen
I remember people – not my family – always asking, ‘Oh, so are you going to make movies when you’re older?’ I felt pressured, and that always kind of deterred me.
Gia Coppola
I’ve always waitressed between roles. When ‘Black Mirror’ was on, I was still flipping burgers. Customers would recognise me while asking for extra ketchup, which was pretty embarrassing.
Chloe Pirrie
People are always asking me what my favorite food is. I say, ‘Food that tells me where I am.’
Mark Kurlansky
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
The best scientists and explorers have the attributes of kids! They ask question and have a sense of wonder. They have curiosity. ‘Who, what, where, why, when, and how!’ They never stop asking questions, and I never stop asking questions, just like a five year old.
Sylvia Earle
Advocates of GMO labeling aren’t seeking a warning label. We’re simply asking for a factual, non-judgmental disclosure on the back of the package.
Mike Pompeo
If you are asking for my point of view, I would say that the Palestinians should go back to Palestine.
Hassan Nasrallah
The film itself should interact with the audience. In the case of ‘Queen of Katwe’, people are laughing, sobbing and dancing. I am taking them on a ride… It is not like I am asking them for handouts.
Mira Nair
Anytime you interfere with a natural process, you’re playing God. God determines what happens naturally. That means when a person’s ill, he shouldn’t go to a doctor because he’s asking for interference with God’s will. But of course, patients can’t think that way.
Jack Kevorkian
I think that, as a white person stepping into doing any sort of anti-systematic-racism type of work, asking yourself, ‘What is your intention?’ needs to happen on a consistent basis. Check yourself. Check yourself. Check yourself, like, constantly.
Macklemore
I don’t want fame as far as the tweeting or the image of it. But, the idea of being famous is actually exciting to me, just because then you can have a choice in what you do. I would like to be at a point where I’m not asking for parts anymore, and I’m actually just choosing between a part that I want to do.
Emily Meade
Many are asking what my credentials are and what I can do for the Philippines. They are telling me that they heard I am a womanizer. That is true. That is very true.
Rodrigo Duterte
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
The idea of collaborating with anyone else was quite daunting. If Battles had any trepidation in asking me, I can assure you I had more after agreeing to do it.
Gary Numan
It’s hard asking someone with a broken heart to fall in love again.
Eric Kripke
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
I used to eat because food tastes so good. I love food, it’s one of the best things on this planet. But I changed the way I was thinking. I started asking myself, ‘Hey, am I eating because it tastes good? Or because I really need some more? Am I really still hungry?’
Jordin Sparks
If people are asking me for clubbing tips, then they're

If people are asking me for clubbing tips, then they’re in real trouble. My clubbing tip is never go to a club, because they’re horrible and I hate them. I’m more of a dinner party guy.
Simon Bird
Iconic Paris tells us: here are our three-star attractions, go thou and marvel. And so we gaze obediently at what we are told to gaze at, without exactly asking why.
Julian Barnes
I’m asking regular folks to be my super PAC.
Claire McCaskill
We have to design a health delivery system by actually talking to people and asking, ‘What would make this service better for you?’ As soon as you start asking, you get a flood of answers.
Paul Farmer
Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone.
Mary Astor
Basically, asking me what kind of music I like is like asking what kind of food I like: ‘Anything that tastes good,’ is the answer. I’m the kind of guy who spends three times as much on his speakers as he does on his television.
Mohsin Hamid
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
I guess maybe when you get past 70, other people start asking you how you feel.
Clint Eastwood
For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too.
Desmond Tutu
I never felt like someone who was boyish and coming to terms with asking girls out or anything like that, which was what ‘The Big Steal’ and ‘Spotswood’ were about. But I guess that’s the impression I left on people.
Ben Mendelsohn
I never say ‘nagging.’ I think that ‘nagging’ is a term that men created to get women to pipe down some. But, it’s a trap that we’ve created. We created several terms for women to back you down. Nagging means to stop asking me questions, then we get away with more. I think it’s a term men created.
Steve Harvey
People are always asking me where I come from, and they’re expecting me to say India, and they’re absolutely right insofar as 100 percent of my blood and ancestry does come from India. Except, I’ve never lived one day of my life there. I can’t speak even one word of its more than 22,000 dialects.
Pico Iyer
Part of being successful is about asking questions and listening to the answers.
Anne Burrell
I speak relatively little, except when I’m at home and I’m asking for things.
Roger Moore
I now have 10-year-olds asking me about how to become successful, how to become a business owner, which is crazy – at 10 I was trying to figure out which Barbie I wanted.
Michelle Phan
People are always asking me about eskimos, but there are no eskimos in Iceland.
Bjork
I was in the fashion shows in Milan; I was seventeen, I was doing like 100 shows. People were asking, ‘How does it feel to be the model of the moment?’ It was hard for me to answer as myself. I barely spoke English.
Gisele Bundchen
I have always been much better at asking questions than knowing what the answers were.
Bill James
It is also worth asking whether the strict limitations of Geneva make sense in a war against terrorists.
John Yoo
I’m in the business, as a journalist, of asking tough questions.
David Gregory
Charm is a way of getting the answer ‘Yes’ without asking a clear question.
Albert Camus
My father wasn’t allowing me control and the financial freedom that I was asking for. I was 17, about to be 18 within a year, so I started asking more questions because I felt that I needed to start learning about those things.
Dominique Moceanu
A woman asking ‘Am I good? Am I satisfied?’ is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.
Barbara Cartland
The English never smash in a face. They merely refrain from asking it to dinner.
Margaret Halsey
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
Christopher Hampton
God does not begin by asking our ability, only our availability, and if we prove our dependability, He will increase our capability.
Neal A. Maxwell
Millions of people are asking for accountability, for responsibility, for truth from their elected officials, truth about how Obamacare is failing the men and women of America.
Ted Cruz
Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain.
Horace
I don’t like my birthday. I don’t like things that are directed towards me. It took me a long time to get over people asking me to write my name in the book.
Matthew Pearl
Sometimes I’ll be somewhere, and the cops will show up to kick me out and end up just asking for a photo.
Rob Dyrdek
To have two separate game plans, you’re asking for way too much of your team. That’s why it’s important to have quarterbacks that know your system, understand your system and have been a part of your system.
Ron Rivera
Asking questions is what brains were born to do, at lea

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
I had a vague idea of the song’s impact in the ’60s, but that was tempered by the hate mail and threats I was receiving. It was only about ten years ago, when I finally put it back in my show because so many people were asking for it, that I understood ‘Society’s Child’ real impact.
Janis Ian
That’s sort of like asking a parent who their favorite child is. It’s very hard to determine. Sometimes I’ll get feedback from somebody who liked this part of the show. Others like another part of the show.
Lance Burton
When we engage people across ideological divides, asking questions helps us map the disconnect between our differing points of view.
Megan Phelps-Roper
Actors don’t generally go asking other actors for advice too much, but I’ll take suggestions wherever I can.
Matt Dillon
Asking questions is the first way to begin change.
Kubra Sait
If you want to decide the question of migration without asking your citizens against the will of the people, you are fighting a losing battle.
Viktor Orban
As a chess player I learn to adapt to new situations and always try to make the best move without looking back or asking why and how I ended up in a situation I ended up in.
Anish Giri
It is not viable for one country to demand a right to increase and upgrade its nuclear weapons capabilities while asking others to eliminate theirs.
John Bruton
I get occasional tweets from people asking what shampoo and conditioner I use. I go straight for the Costco brand, Kirkland brand, the bulk shampoo. That’s as far as I go.
Freddie Wong
I think it’s misleading to use a word like ‘God’ in the way Einstein did. I’m sorry that Einstein did. I think he was asking for trouble, and he certainly was misunderstood.
Richard Dawkins
British people might wonder ‘What the hell is Kenneth Branagh doing directing ‘Thor?’ but the person asking that the most was Kenneth Branagh. I think he was more surprised than anyone else to find himself doing this kind of film.
Tadanobu Asano
Learning from Martin Sorrell will be perfect. I won’t leave him alone, I’ll be asking him questions the whole day, just like a striker. He’s going to have to tell me everything.
Ronaldo
Asking what I’d do without Loopt is almost like asking what I would do if I didn’t have a smartphone because the feature set has become the norm for me.
Sam Altman
In Atlanta, my mom came and came downstairs and we were talking like behind the crowd. People from the crowd saw me and started running towards me, asking for pictures and stuff. This girl asked for a picture, and after she got it, she passed out.
Lil Mosey
You can play a role in the shaping of tomorrow’s world by asking yourself questions like, ‘What kind of world do I want to live in?’ and ‘What does democracy mean to me?’
Jacque Fresco
People keep asking me if I am having more fun, being blonde, but I always have fun! Whether I’m blonde, redhead, or brunette! I always have fun.
Kelly Clarkson
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
The gym was my sanctuary. The place where you could forget about all your worries, your problems, people asking you for money, people asking you to do this, do that.
Paul Pierce
Congress hasn’t declared war on the countries – the majority of them are our allies – but without asking for public permission, NSA is running network operations against them that affect millions of innocent people. And for what? So we can have secret access to a computer in a country we’re not even fighting?
Edward Snowden
I remember when I did ‘Mrityudand’ there was this big hoo-ha, and people were asking me why I was doing an art movie, and I would just tell them that, ‘You know, what’s the big deal, it’s a movie.’ I’m so glad that’s a thing of the past.
Madhuri Dixit
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
When I first got the call from my manager asking if I’d ever heard of Jesse Owens, I recognized the name, looked him up, and was blown away by his story.
Stephan James
People perceive me as a commodity. They just don’t think anything of asking for five minutes of my time. It never occurs to them that if they’re asking for it and another thousand people are asking, I don’t have 1,000 five minutes to give.
Stephen Jay Gould
When my characters are questioning things, it’s not me leading up to an answer; it’s me asking those same questions and letting the characters’ lives unfold and seeing where it takes them.
Sara Zarr
My fans kept asking where they could get clothes like Destiny’s Child’s, so it was only natural for us to do a clothing line.
Beyonce Knowles
I am a feminist, although I always worry saying that because you then get people asking you about the 1970s.
Sarah Hall
In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
Carl Rogers
For me, writing is an experience. It’s an exercise in which I want to discover myself by taking my characters to the edges of human experience, to the edges of themselves and then, asking certain questions – about love, what does it mean to love? What’s beauty? What is true beauty? What does it mean to be insane – crazy?
Ted Dekker
Ask any athlete: We all hurt at times. I’m asking my body to go through seven different tasks. To ask it not to ache would be too much.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
I agree with the British Legion that we have a responsibility to support our troops and support their families, particularly when we are asking people to do very difficult and dangerous things for our security.
Des Browne
The definition of gumbo is almost as slippery as that o

The definition of gumbo is almost as slippery as that of Creole. Just as gumbo can contain pretty much any kind of meat or seafood, Creole is a vague and inclusive term for native New Orleanians, who may be black or white, depending on whom you’re asking.
Jay McInerney
Here we have been sitting down for a brief moment and you are already asking me if there are pictures of me in my drawers.
Anthony Weiner
Asking why rappers always talk about their stuff is like asking why Milton is forever listing the attributes of heavenly armies. Because boasting is a formal condition of the epic form. And those taught that they deserve nothing rightly enjoy it when they succeed in terms the culture understands.
Zadie Smith
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
There aren’t many downsides to being rich, other than paying taxes and having relatives asking for money. But being famous, that’s a 24 hour job right there.
Bill Murray
Simply calling your credit card issuer and asking them to lower your interest rate may yield immediate savings.
Jean Chatzky
My mom lived with me until I started making enough money to support myself. I was asking her to leave the entire time. I’d been ready to move out since I was, like, 14.
Megan Fox
Asking questions about why I don’t want kids is really none of your business, but at least it’s a dialogue.
Jen Kirkman
The idea of ‘advice,’ in terms of telling people advice or asking people for advice, has become not comprehensible to me, to a certain degree, due to feeling, like, for something to be accurately defined as ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ I would want to know the context, goal, perspective for it.
Tao Lin
Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.
Jim Rohn
‘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
I think the question is who am I? That’s what we all should be asking ourselves. Who am I? Well, if I am first a Christian conservative then that dictates my response to all questions so my response first as a Christian conservative is to vote consistent with my value system.
Tim Scott
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
Asking me why I did or didn’t do anything is generally pointless. How do I know? And asking me what I’ll do in the future is even less rewarding.
Lawrence Block
I find it weird the way people get so excited about celebrity. If my friends are on the phone, their friends will say: ‘Is that kid from ‘Love Actually’ there?’ And the phone gets passed round and I have to speak to this stranger asking: ‘Are you famous?’ I don’t know how to answer.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster
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
Science is about applying what we know and asking what we don’t know.
Tim Hunt
Going online and asking questions is the best way to learn.
Tom Felton
We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search. If the ‘World Spirit’ touches you, do not expect that it will be painless.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.
John Perry Barlow
I think there are different ways of being rigorous, and I am asking people to be as rigorous in their pleasure as in their criticism.
Barbara Kruger
I have so much residue crap in my hair from years and years of not washing it and not having any sense of personal hygiene whatsoever. Even today, I go into these things where I’m supposed to be this sexy guy or whatever, and I’m literally asking, ‘If I get plumes of dandruff on me, can you just brush it off?’
Robert Pattinson
I do not believe that we have to destroy our economy in order to protect our environment. And especially what these programs are asking us to pass that will do nothing to help the environment, but will be devastating for our economy.
Marco Rubio
When Bugs Bunny walks into rehab, people are going to turn and look. People at rehab were stealing my hats and pens and notebooks and asking for autographs. I couldn’t concentrate on my problem.
Eminem
I want to thank the people of Texas for asking me to represent them in Washington.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
When we do a movie with the studios, they wouldn’t be asking us to do it, I don’t think, if it was a movie they wanted to get into themselves. What you see is what you get with us, so they let us do what we want to do.
Joel Coen
Oh all the time when Victoria Wood and I did our series. There were people asking ‘Can women be funny?’ People still ask that. It’s like asking: ‘Can women breathe in and out?’
Julie Walters
It’s hard for people to realize now, but my gosh, when I was in school, you could not name a group that was less cool than Kiss. Going in to school with a Kiss T-shirt, you were asking for ridicule. In ’77, they were one of the biggest bands in the world, but by ’80, there was a severe backlash.
Eddie Trunk
‘On the Road’ is another one of those, a film in which the audience has a very clear idea of who they think your character is, so you know you are asking for it. But that’s the challenge.
Sam Riley
I feel that we don’t have the luxury of asking whether or not the Palestinians and Israelis can achieve peace. I think we have to just ask the question of when and how.
Queen Rania of Jordan
Nooooooo… favorite film, that’s like asking if you have a favorite kid!
Sylvia Sidney
It is now possible to quantify people's levels of happi

It is now possible to quantify people’s levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy.
Polly Toynbee
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
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
Like so many American families, our families weren’t asking for much. They didn’t begrudge anyone else’s success or care that others had much more than they did… in fact, they admired it.
Michelle Obama
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
Not everybody wants be texting their 15-year-old asking how his math tutor was. They would rather be home looking at how the math tutor was today. But it is what it is.
Renee James
I get a lot of letters from introverts asking how they can meet people. The key is to make sure that you are doing things you enjoy.
Susan Cain
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
I’m not asking myself, ‘How I can be different from Netanyahu?’ because I am different, and Kadima is different from Likud, by its own nature.
Tzipi Livni
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers.
Thomas Pynchon
All these experiments I’ve done over the years with technology have been asking whether I can tell stories that affect humans in a deeper way than I could without the technology.
Chris Milk
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
I get e-mails from mothers asking me to call their daughters for a date. I have a great life.
Shaun White
You never give away your heart; you lend it from time to time. If it were not so, how could we take it back without asking?
Jeanette Winterson
I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults want – a fast-paced story, characters worth caring about, humor, surprises, and mystery. A good book always keeps you asking questions, and makes you keep turning pages so you can find out the answers.
Rick Riordan
It’s a risk casting anyone against type or what they’re known to do. But there’s one thing better than having a great actor, which is having a great actor who’s never done what you’re asking him to do. He’s hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself.
Sam Mendes
I first started asking big questions when I was 12, and by big questions, I mean, ‘Why are we here? What is this business? We’re alive for a few short decades and then poof, we’re out of here.’
Barbara Ehrenreich
I was looking for a name with an old English sound, very easy to pronounce in every language and easy to remember. At the beginning I used J. P. Tod’s, but then in 1999 it was shortened since too many people were asking who was Mr. J. P. Tod’s.
Diego Della Valle
Americans are fed up with these mandatory census surveys, and they’re asking us to stop the harassment.
Jeff Duncan
I had one of those light bulb ‘a ha’ moments while screening ‘Good Will Hunting’ in Camp David in 1998 – Madeleine Albright and the Clintons were there, and I just became really inspired by all of these amazing people. I left the screening asking myself what I could do.
Lawrence Bender
Every photo shoot, I’m always asking the makeup artist what they’re using on me, and I’ll go out and get it.
Denise Richards
The moment that changed me for ever was when I had my first seminar with my history professor at the University of Sussex. I realised that history would answer all the questions I had spent my life asking. It was an extraordinary moment.
Philippa Gregory
The worst gig story I have is from a club in Alabama that I think is still up and running, so I won’t name the name of the club. We got hired in there to play, and the owner was pretty annoying. He kept coming up to me during the show and asking me to play ‘Purple Rain.’
Jason Aldean
We’re asking that the Compton citizens have a zero tolerance policy against violence.
Aja Brown
In China, I lived in a dormitory, and the government paid for everything – food, buses. In Iowa, I had to run after the bus, and cook for myself. The first weeks in the U.S., I was asking, ‘Where is my food?’
Liang Chow
I think being a feminist is to each her own. It’s kind of like asking someone what being a woman means to them. We should all be feminists. We should all want equality.
Kiersey Clemons
There’s always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself – whether it’s Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. – because that’s the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.
Audre Lorde
No one worries about genre when they’re dancing. They’re not asking themselves, ‘Is this song a dubstep song?’
Skrillex
In the future, I’d like to continue being honest with myself and admit when I’d be better off asking someone else to illustrate my writing.
Adam Rex
Certain gifts God makes to the human soul without its asking or desiring; but there are other gifts which the grown-up soul, with the use of reason, can only have by its desire.
Vincent McNabb
You’ve got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world’s most powerful – and neglected – secret to success and happiness.
Percy Ross
Jokes apart, people are constantly asking me, 'What are

Jokes apart, people are constantly asking me, ‘What are you doing for the industry?’ When one makes a blockbuster, you plough back money into the industry. If my film makes 100 crore, I’m not taking the entire sum home! It gets distributed between the exhibitors, distributors, producers and actors.
Rohit Shetty
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
I spent a couple years just earnestly praying, asking the question that I don’t think we ask enough: ‘God what do you want to do with me?’ Really getting into our prayer closet, seeking His heart, asking what He wants to do in our lives.
Scott Pruitt
The links between the American government and the Iraqi government are so close that you cannot judge one without asking at least the other what he has done by this time.
Jacques Verges
No decisions should ever be made without asking the question, is this for the common good?
Michael Moore
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
I respect the office of the presidency, but I never worship at the shrines of our public servants… The Washington press corps has the privilege of asking the president of the United States what he is doing and why.
Helen Thomas
I stopped beating up on myself. I stopped asking myself why I didn’t sell this number of records, why I don’t have corporate sponsorship. I just don’t buy into any of that anymore.
Meshell Ndegeocello
I am suggesting that as we go through life, we ‘accentuate the positive.’ I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I went to, you know, a church in Chicago, and my mom, of course, was in the choir because my mom was a singer; she used to sing. I wanted to be in the choir as well, and I was like, ‘Mom, please, you know, I want to sing in the choir with you guys.’ I kept on asking her, and finally I was, you know, in the choir.
Keke Palmer
If we keep asking the wrong questions, we are just going to get better wrong answers. The solution to lack of community isn’t to give up on the community.
Erwin McManus
When somebody has an enormous success in this culture, people start asking two questions, which are ‘What are you doing now?’ and ‘How are you going to beat that?’ And I have to say, I love the assumption that your intention is to beat yourself constantly – that you’re in battle against yourself.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I had this all-American cheerleader girl, in Georgia or somewhere, coming up to me and asking for guest list at a show. I never thought our music would reach out to such a broad variety of people like that.
Romy Madley Croft
It’s bloody annoying being shy. I’ll spend a whole evening at a party asking everyone else about themselves. I’m not being self-deprecating; it’s because I’m too shy to talk about myself. So people come away from the evening actually having learnt nothing about me.
Richard C. Armitage
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
By looking at the questions the kids are asking, we learn the scope of what needs to be done.
Buffy Sainte-Marie
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
I always like the players to be within 10 to 15 metres of each other. When the attacking players try what I am asking them to do, and it breaks down, there are players close enough to then go and win the ball back and counter press the game.
Brendan Rodgers
Napster hijacked our music without asking. They never sought our permission. Our catalog of music simply became available as free downloads on the Napster system.
Lars Ulrich
There aren’t many downsides to being rich, other than paying taxes and having relatives asking for money. But being famous, that’s a 24 hour job right there.
Bill Murray
People keep asking if I believe in ghosts. If you’re talking about poltergeists and weird, supernatural phenomena, not really.
Jerry Zucker
In ‘The Next Three Days,’ even though it was a prison breakout movie, I was asking myself, ‘What would I do? How far would I go for the woman I loved? How far would I go, and what would I do when the person then told me that they were guilty? Could I still believe in them?’ So it was very personal.
Paul Haggis
We are not frou-frou creative types. We have done both sides of the business and are constantly asking ourselves, ‘How are we going to pay for this?’ But the criteria is that it must fit with our world.
Freddie Wong
This is the problem with modern-day feminism. It used to be about equality. Now, it’s about bashing men, asking for free stuff, and tearing down other women for refusing to play victim to the trumped-up, B.S. ‘War on Women.’
Tomi Lahren
The marvelous thing about a good question is that it shapes our identity as much by the asking as it does by the answering.
David Whyte
Some people say I do it too much, but I’m always asking the artist questions. Sometimes – especially with new artists – you can see they’re compromising in their mind. You see that look when they’re listening to a vocal take and there’s hesitation. And I’ll be like, ‘Are you sure you don’t want to do this again?’
Dev Hynes
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
Learning how to deal with people and their reactions to my life is one of the most challenging things… people staring at me, people asking rude questions, dealing with media, stuff like that.
Bethany Hamilton
People always want to pin yesterday’s news on you, as opposed to asking you what you’re going to do for the future, what you’re doing today.
Corey Feldman
Interviewing someone is very similar to preparing a character, isn’t it? You’re just asking questions: ‘Who is this person? Why did they make that choice? Why are they doing that?’ You’re being Sherlock Holmes.
Felicity Jones
He wants to be his own man and be recognized for what he’s done. He’s not asking for anything because of his name. That was a tough situation to go into at Alabama, but he probably wouldn’t have been given the job if the situation would have been different.
Don Shula
The reason I do workshops is so I can learn, and I am f

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
Bain also asked Kansas City for a $3 million tax break. The Bain executives were taking home $36 million in borrowed funds and were asking Kansas City to forfeit $3 million in public money for police officers, roads and schools? More free stuff!
Jennifer Granholm
The important thing to note is that it is not important whether Malala was shot or not – Malala is not asking for personal favors or support. She is asking for support with girls’ education and women’s rights. So don’t support Malala, support her campaign for girls’ education and women’s rights.
Malala Yousafzai
I’ve learned that it’s important to listen to employees at all levels, to engage them, to empower them. Whether you’re a first-line supervisor or the head of an entire agency, you should be asking career staffers, ‘What do you think?’
Tom Perez
But these realities will make themselves felt soon enough and while I am certainly not asking you to close your eyes to the experiences of earlier generations, I want to advise you not to conform too soon and to resist the pressure of practical necessity.
Felix Bloch
In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content, So we clap on Dutch bottoms just twenty per cent.
George Canning
I especially don’t want men coming up to me and asking if sexism still exists. It’s like, I’m seriously gonna barf a McDonald’s salad on the next person to do that.
Kathleen Hanna
Asking for a royally appointed prime minister is undemocratic. It is, pardon me, a mess. It is irrational.
Bhumibol Adulyadej
All my friends and peers keep asking me when I’m going to rest – I just tell them it’s another dirty four-letter word!
Dionne Warwick
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
The way you challenge Superman is by having things happen very, very quickly in different places and then asking, ‘Who does he save first? What powers must he use to save each person or stop each disaster?’ That’s one of the ways you make him interesting beyond the thematic and moral issues that make Superman.
Jim Lee
I wouldn’t say I’m a religious person, but I am definitely inclined toward asking the big questions.
Peter Hedges
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
Everybody’s asking me what type of shampoo I use, and I’m like… 4 years of buildup right here.
Joe Keery
As citizens, I’m asking you not to leave any child behind. I’m asking you not to be color blind, but to be color brave, so that every child knows that their future matters and their dreams are possible.
Mellody Hobson
God is not asking you to be anything other than what he’s made you, as long as you submit to how he has made you, to how you relate to other people who he has made different than you.
Tony Evans
It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not.
Paul Auster
People are always asking, ‘Where does Michael Pennington end and Johnny Vegas begin,’ and you’re going, ‘It’s not like that: it’s blurred right across.’
Johnny Vegas
We’re asking those who have done well to do a little more for the people who need it.
Justin Trudeau
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.
E. W. Howe
I like Beryl Bainbridge a great deal, and she is a writer who absolutely demands to be read a second, third, and fourth time. I admire her great courage in leaving so much unsaid and asking the reader to really engage her brain.
Monica Ali
I don’t need to be liked, but I need to be vital – on set or on stage – and I think that probably would be my advice: Stay vital. It’s about saying ‘no’ and asking the tough questions and believing in yourself when no one else will, but you have to know the rules to break them.
Logan Marshall-Green
As far as we were concerned, we were operators, we were administrators. I don’t ever recall going to Dean Acheson and asking for any counsel or advice on administration, but I had the greatest respect for him, as I have today.
Paul Hoffman
I’ve always had a resting expression that either makes me look deep in thought or as though I’m about to fight you. I’ve lost count of the number of directors asking me what the problem is when all I’m doing is sitting still and being.
Nicola Walker
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
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
I’d watched every episode of ‘True Blood’ from the very beginning. The show’s characters were in my blood, so when I started, I was really prepared. I made sure I wasn’t the new guy asking stupid questions on his first day.
Robert Kazinsky
If you’re asking me to acknowledge that I’ve gotten older, I can do that.
Harrison Ford
Best way to measure your passion is simply asking would you do it for free? If money is your motivation, then it’s not really your passion.
Charlamagne tha God
I like looking at a book and asking myself, ‘How do I replicate that experience I just had as a reader?’
Jane Goldman
The greatest asset, even in this country, is not oil and gas. It’s integrity. Everyone is searching for it, asking, ‘Who can I do business with that I can trust?’
George Foreman
If one of my boys was asking me if they should go into

If one of my boys was asking me if they should go into politics, I’d say there’s only one reason to go into public life and that’s to help people.
Evan Bayh
Instead of asking God to remove our problems so that our lives might be happy, we must purposefully try to learn as much as we can – and thereby become happier due to our insights and growth.
Karen Salmansohn
Someone was asking me what my favorite outfit is, and 100%, without a doubt in my mind, is my forever lazy.
Eden Sher
I don’t like to boss people around. I don’t get motivated by telling people what to do, I don’t take any pleasure in it. So I manage with curiosity, by asking questions.
Brian Grazer
I was so used to seeing so many women in the media flaunting their bodies 4 weeks after having a baby – and kudos to those who have genes that they can get right back into shape 2 weeks, 4 weeks after having a baby. But that never happened to me, and I remember going to my doctor asking why.
Tia Mowry
I started skating when I was about 10 years old. It was in an alleyway. I picked up my brother’s skateboard and stood on it. I started to roll down the alley, and I yelled at my brother asking him how I turn the thing. At the end of the alley, I just jumped off, picked up the board and physically turned it around.
Tony Hawk
Hollywood is just a bunch of people going around in Learjets to other people asking them if they’ve got any money? Well, they might have if they didn’t spend it all on jets.
John Cusack
If somebody’s not prepared to answer the question, you can keep asking.
Martin Bashir
I have scary eyes. I look like the guy in ‘American History X,’ yes. I remember coming home from school and asking my mum if I could get an eye transplant, and of course she declined.
Tim Ferriss
Fabio kept asking me out, but I knew we’d never get his ego through the door.
Lorna Luft
It’s impossible to explain creativity. It’s like asking a bird, ‘How do you fly?’ You just do.
Eric Jerome Dickey
If we’re going to ask our kids at age 18 to go off to war and die for their country, I don’t see any problem with asking them at age 16 to think about what that might mean.
Matthew Tobin Anderson
Stories come and go. The challenge is to frame the questions that voters will be asking on polling day, such as who has avoided a global depression and worked here to deliver jobs.
Douglas Alexander
I had been asking the universe and God to send me a way for me to help me. Show business has been so wonderful to me, and it came in the form of that. It’s just so funny how things come into your life, and if you take a chance on them, it might give you a brand new life.
Louie Anderson
A lot of our creative flow comes from a place of curiosity and exploration. It often feels like we’re excavating and asking questions and not just giving answers but really just exploring.
Adrianne Lenker
We were in Little Rock. We were assessing a very important issue. In the midst of our discussions, we were receiving urgent inquiries from The Washington Post asking about interviews.
Ken Starr
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
I can be unbearable sometimes asking for so many takes.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Medicare debates in Congress should result in better Medicare benefits for all our nation’s seniors. We’re not asking for special treatment for rural America, just a fair deal.
Bennie Thompson
While we spend our life asking questions about the nature of cancer and ways to prevent or cure it, society merrily produces oncogenic substances and permeates the environment with them.
Renato Dulbecco
If anyone can say ‘go back,’ it’s Native Americans. My Pueblo ancestors, despite being targeted at every juncture – despite facing famine and drought – still inhabit this country today. But indigenous people aren’t asking anyone to go back to where they came from.
Deb Haaland
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
They sent me the script, asking me to play the part of a general. I have never played the part of an authority figure. I’ve never thought of myself that way. I was uncomfortable with it, but I worked at it and knew I had a guttural voice for a general.
Mark Goddard
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
Carl Sandburg
But if you’re asking my opinion, I would argue that a social justice approach should be central to medicine and utilized to be central to public health. This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick.
Paul Farmer
As a strong believer that Brexit is a very damaging mistake that becomes more obvious every day, I see sound democratic reasons for asking the electorate to confirm what it wants to do.
Dominic Grieve
Everyone today is like, ‘Shailene, you’re getting so much buzz. How does the feel?’ It’s the most odd question because it’s like asking a kid who got into Cornell how it feels to be the top of your class at one of the Ivy League schools. How do you answer that? You just go, ‘I don’t know.’
Shailene Woodley
I do not believe that I have had an interview with anybody in twenty-five years in which the person to whom I was talking was not annoyed during the early part of the interview by my asking stupid questions.
Harry Stack Sullivan
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
Carl Sandburg
We are asking the question: What makes the most sense for public-private partnerships for affordable housing.
David Ige
Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.
Jorge Luis Borges
Every Shania Twain interview ends with someone asking,

Every Shania Twain interview ends with someone asking, ‘Which Beatles album have you always wanted to cover, given the chance?’
Antony Johnston
The essence of a religion can be discovered by asking its adherents one question: ‘What, to your mind, was the seminal moment in the history of the world?’
Meir Soloveichik
It was not easy with a newborn, asking your wife to give up the family home and your security.
Heston Blumenthal
We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered, we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell.
James Stephens
My hair is such a statement that it’s like a neon sign asking for trouble.
Natasha Lyonne
I’m so independent in writing stuff and controlling what I do. Sometimes I get calls from people asking to be in their movie, but I’m always writing or editing, and I can never get around to doing it. I’m so much more interested in my own stuff. I think I drive my agent crazy.
Chris Lilley
No one is asking for an Oprah in Chief. Anyhow, Obama is too chilly by nature ever to be convincing as a human care package.
Tina Brown
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
I don’t confess in my work because to me, that implies that you’re dumping all your guilt and sins on the page and asking the reader to forgive you.
Meghan Daum
One fan wrote asking for a very specific autographed photo. He wanted me to pose in tight jeans and boots and even enclosed a sketch of how I should dress! A lot of them just say they wish they had a girlfriend like me. They’re very endearing letters.
Mary Frann
I remember asking one of my agents, like, ‘Hey, is this Instagram thing good for models, or is it bad?’ And they said, ‘No. Keep doing it. Heidi Klum, or whoever, has millions of followers, and that doesn’t hurt them.’ So, I kept with it. I think it definitely helped.
Charlotte McKinney
I know that if a film is ready to emerge out of what I write, I’ll be able to go off and make it without asking anyone’s permission.
Francis Ford Coppola
I refused David Letterman’s proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking.
Teri Garr
When I was in my early twenties, my mom started repeating things, asking the same questions, telling the same stories. It was like, ‘Oh, God, this is not right.’ When I was 25, my brother and I finally told our dad we had to take her to the doctor.
Lauren Miller
I’m constantly asking for alternative views on most things that come to me.
Paul Wolfowitz
I always think if you are asking somebody for something it is a good idea to give them something first.
Bono
The first newspaper I worked on was the ‘Springfield Union’ in Springfield, Massachusetts. I wrote over a hundred letters to newspapers asking for work and got three responses, two no’s.
Tom Wolfe
VCs are good at asking questions.
Glenn Kelman
There isn’t a fight that I’m in that I’m not asking the question, ‘What could we have done to avoid this?’ Or, ‘What can we do to avoid this in the future in terms of the kinds of things that we see?’
Michael Mullen
Chefs think about what it’s like to make food. Being a scientist in the kitchen is about asking why something works, and how it works.
Nathan Myhrvold
It’s not about asking for the raise but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along.
Satya Nadella
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
If you are asking did I support the Soviet Union, yes I did. Yes, I did support the Soviet Union, and I think the disappearance of the Soviet Union is the biggest catastrophe of my life.
George Galloway
Everyone’s asking if there will be a ‘Frozen 2’, but at the Studio there’s actually been no talk about it!
Chris Buck
Bring back Sally Jesse Rafael! That’s all I’m asking.
Jacob Young
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
Asking someone else to do something immoral is immoral.
Penn Jillette
Daring is doing. Daring is asking something outrageous despite your chances of failure and rejection. Daring is going out on a limb by believing in something that no one else understands, and if all fails, daring is trying again.
Bibi Bourelly
We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
Winston Churchill
It’s asking that never-ending question, ‘Who am I?’ which motivates me and takes me on a constant journey of self-discovery that teaches me so much. Will Everest make me more cautious? In reality, probably not.
Ant Middleton
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
I was in Boots buying contact lens solution, and my mob

I was in Boots buying contact lens solution, and my mobile went off. It was Jay-Z’s partner at Roc Nation asking me what I was up to. He asked if I’d been to America, and I said, ‘No.’ Then he said, ‘I’m putting you on a flight to New York tomorrow.’
Rita Ora
Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.
Paul Tillich
There’s people constantly asking you for something on set, so the multi-tasking of motherhood transfers very well to being a director. And I think you’re compassionate.
Angelina Jolie
Charm is a way of getting the answer ‘Yes’ without asking a clear question.
Albert Camus
Clients are becoming more global; they’re realizing that markets are more interconnected. It’s no longer the local regional clients buying the local regional flavors. It’s everybody asking for everything.
Mary Callahan Erdoes
Traveling around Ethiopia, I saw dozens of abandoned textile factories. People kept asking me to help them find work. So I thought I could make use of my experience in fashion to commercialize their products outside of Ethiopia.
Liya Kebede
I can get very philosophical and ask the questions Keats was asking as a young guy. What are we here for? What’s a soul? What’s it all about? What is thinking about, imagination?
Jane Campion
We have antiquated policies that were put in place in the 1970s that prohibit us from exporting our crude oil, yet we have allies around the globe asking the United States to provide them with a stable supply of energy.
Cory Gardner
I have to pay a huge price to express myself. You get people asking to take photos all the time; you can’t ride the subway… I still ride the subway, but there’s always people sneaking photos or coming up to you.
Yung Lean
The director of the FBI has been visiting Silicon Valley companies asking them to build back doors so that it can spy on what is being said online. The Department of Commerce is going after piracy. At home, the American government wants anything but Internet freedom.
Evgeny Morozov
People who watch ‘Transporter’ are maybe asking a little less about reality, being serious, and so on.
Olivier Megaton
During most of my life, my contact with Jews and Judaism was slight. I gave little thought to their problems, save in asking myself, from time to time, whether we were showing by our lives due appreciation of the opportunities which this hospitable country affords. My approach to Zionism was through Americanism.
Louis D. Brandeis
I’m loath to do interviews. What comes out is generally not what I meant or thought I was saying or thought they were asking.
Carmen Dell’Orefice
Part of being successful is about asking questions and listening to the answers.
Anne Burrell
If a man’s from Texas, he’ll tell you. If he’s not, why embarrass him by asking?
John Gunther
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
There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down. When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.
Clint Eastwood
No foreigner has a place asking another people, another country, to change their constitution.
Hamid Karzai
If you want to send a manuscript, send it to an agent. And send a letter first, asking permission. Launch it into the real world of cold-blooded commercial response, not into the fantasyland of wishful thinking, cowardice and surrender to Resistance.
Steven Pressfield
By asking a novel question that you don’t know the answer to, you discover whether you can formulate a way of finding the answer, and you stretch your own mind, and very often you learn something new.
Walter Gilbert
I started calling anti-child labor organizations, asking how I could help. They told me a kid couldn’t make any difference, so I decided to start a movement for young people to fight child labor, and to prove them wrong.
Craig Kielburger
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus assumes that asking for forgiveness would be a daily occurrence, as would praying that we might be delivered from evil and led not into temptation.
Kevin DeYoung
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
The press keep asking me, ‘What was your biggest mistake?’ But if I had made a big mistake, they’d all be writing about it, wouldn’t they?
Ken Livingstone
I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.
Stephen Hawking
I kind of feel, in a way, all of us will forever be asking those questions of ourselves: Who am I and how do I fit in in the world and what is all this about? Because those aren’t really… there are no answers to those questions, in a sense.
Mandy Moore
DCGS is hard to learn. It takes a long time. You have to use it all the time, which means it’s not a simple technology that people are used to and can buy off the shelf today. And frankly, it doesn’t do what it’s touted to do. That’s why you see units out on the battlefield asking for very similar things.
Michael T. Flynn
When strangers walk up to me and want to play golf for money, I worry. I wonder why they’re coming to me, and I begin asking questions: When did you start playing? What’s your best score? Are you playing your best golf right now? Where do you play? Usually I can tell if they’re lying.
Phil Hellmuth
It’s just about asking why. We as cooks historically have been very, very technically proficient but not technically informed as to why we do what we do. Modernist cuisine is about that knowledge.
Wylie Dufresne
Whether or not our system of Indian management has been a success during the past ten, fifty, or hundred years is almost answered in the asking.
Nelson A. Miles
Nowadays, as soon as a striker scores three goals, everyone starts asking him about it.
Just Fontaine
The only part of my mother's experience that still gets

The only part of my mother’s experience that still gets to me is the way she and people like her were looked down upon for asking America to be America, for asking for full and equal participation in our democracy.
Julian Castro
There are many types of preventive health care services that are covered, things like blood pressure medication, for example. And women are merely asking that their health be taken just as seriously.
Sandra Fluke
And I like asking questions, to keep learning; people with big egos might not want to look unsure.
Heston Blumenthal
Learning is the new skill. Imagination, creation and asking new questions are at its core.
Sugata Mitra
When I meet someone who I really admire, I enjoy nothing more than trying to connect with them and asking them about their career. I want to know who the people are behind the performances and how they relate to their performances. But it’s maybe not as novel as it once was.
Jack Reynor
One of the most beautiful things about Shakespeare’s Hamlet is when he stops in the middle of the play to ask, ‘To be or not to be?’ Then, right at the end, he decides to ‘let be.’ The first season of ‘Stranger Things’ was Hopper asking whether ‘to be or not to be’ and the second is to ‘let be.’
David Harbour
Everyone keeps asking me, What are you doing? I say, Why do I need to do anything? I’m rich.
Steve Guttenberg
I don’t like swearing on the air. As a matter of fact, I’m not a prude, but… I watch HBO and some of the comedy stuff, and I’m constantly asking myself, ‘Why have we gone there?’ It seems like it’s unfortunate. It’s so cheap. It’s so easy.
Brian Lamb
I started taking a basic biology course, and I really loved it. I started asking research questions incessantly. I was drawn very quickly to biology.
James Rothman
White people are so fragile, God bless ’em. ‘Well, I didn’t own slaves.’ No you didn’t. Nobody is asking you to take personal responsibility for this. But you’re a beneficiary of a system that did. Just own that and move on.
Rhiannon Giddens
I’ve been in a position before where a president has turned to me in the Oval Office in a difficult moment, without any pleasantries, and said, ‘I’m asking you as your president and Commander in Chief to take command of the international security force in Afghanistan.’ The only response can be, ‘Yes, Mr. President.’
David Petraeus
In these interviews, they’ve been asking me for a while, ‘If you could do a scene with anybody that you haven’t done a scene with yet, who would it be?’ It would be Christian Stolte. He’s the most incredible actor. He is always the smartest person in the room.
Miranda Rae Mayo
I go by intuition. Work-wise, that means asking myself if a role will push me outside my comfort zone, challenge me to learn something new.
Isabel Lucas
I have been asking if I’m an activist or a journalist. And my answer is very simple. I’m just a journalist who asks questions.
Jorge Ramos
I like America; I enjoy being there. Some people can’t stand the insincerity – I love the waiter asking me how my day has been, the can-do culture there. I love the fact that again, you are visible in America. You turn the TV on, there are black politicians, black policemen, black soldiers.
David Harewood
Until Lee Elder, the only blacks at the Masters were caddies or waiters. To ask a black man what he feels about the traditions of the Masters is like asking him how he feels about his forefathers who were slaves.
Calvin Peete
Ever since I’ve been blessed with success, I’ve struggled a little with anonymity and even family. I’ve had people calling asking for money, and I have to ask them first, ‘Are you working? Have you been trying to help yourself?’ Then I feel like I can help.
Tyler Perry
I’m friends with Taylor Swift, and I am tired of people asking me questions about our friendship. When I post a picture of us on Instagram, I’m posting a picture of me and my friend.
Sarah Hyland
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
People are always asking for the latest developments in the unification of this theory with that theory, and they don’t give us a chance to tell them anything about one of the theories that we know pretty well. They always want to know things that we don’t know.
Richard P. Feynman
I had managers approaching me in high school asking me if I wanted to act professionally, but to me, having to miss school to do that meant missing time with my friends, which was completely unacceptable.
Chris Lowell
I didn’t respond to people thrusting microphones at me and asking me questions that were unanswerable in a sound bite.
Bill Ayers
I really like questions. I like people who write scripts because they’re asking questions, not because they’re giving answers. It’s something that I look for.
Rose McIver
I’ve wanted to design golf courses ever since I was a kid. I suppose it comes from the way I’ve played the game. To find the proper way to play any hole, I’ve always begun by asking myself what the architect has tried to do with it.
Jack Nicklaus
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’
Brian Tracy
Asking me to choose between a traditional book and a Kindle is like asking me which of my dogs I love most.
Jen Lancaster
Before and during the first phase of the war his administration repeatedly maligned the UN but now, that Iraq has turned into a quagmire, it is asking the UN for help.
Peter Schuyler
I never used to get photographed and people asking for autographs. I don’t mind the autographs, but the paparazzi I find weird. As an actor, you want to be able to regard the world instead of having it regard you.
Mark Ruffalo
So, not only am I panicking over the weekend if I need to know my lines, but also if can I get the kids to the zoo. Can I even go to church? I was asking for certain things that would allow me to plan my life a little better.
Hunter Tylo
Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.
Bo Bennett
G.E. doesn’t pay any taxes, and we are asking college kids to take on even more debt to get an education and asking seniors to get by on less. These aren’t just economic questions. These are moral questions.
Elizabeth Warren
God does not begin by asking our ability, only our avai

God does not begin by asking our ability, only our availability, and if we prove our dependability, He will increase our capability.
Neal A. Maxwell
The reality is that asking the public to fund political campaigns accomplishes nothing. Candidates continue to seek interest-group support through other channels, both financial and in-kind, and corruption problems abound.
Bradley A. Smith
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, Sr.
Love is… never asking for more than you are prepared to give.
Kim Casali
Put everything into it if you’re asking people to part with money for it. That’s the way I feel about it.
Aisling Bea
I don’t want people paying too much attention about what I am outside of football, what I’m doing, and asking: ‘Who is N’Golo?’
N’Golo Kante
‘Who are we?’ And to me that’s the essential question that’s always been in science fiction. A lot of science fiction stories are – at their very best – evocations of that question. When we look up at the night sky and wonder, ‘Is there anyone else out there?’ we’re also asking who we are we in relation to them.
David Gerrold
Teenagers are asking, ‘Who am I?’ and ‘How do I fit in?’ in every aspect of their lives, and the best YA romances appreciate that there is more to a teen’s life than finding love.
Sarah MacLean
My salary situation at ‘Morning Joe’ wasn’t right. I made five attempts to fix it, then realized I’d made the same mistake every time: I apologised for asking.
Mika Brzezinski
I think I’ve been asked just about every question under the sun. I’m just really honored that people are even interested in asking me questions.
Ken Jeong
The American public is rightfully asking, ‘Hey, all those funds are coming out of my pocket, so I want to know where they’re going.’
Scott Garrett
I’ve just learned how to put things into perspective and how to not be afraid of change while making decisions for myself. Also, asking for what I want and demanding what I need and being more confident in who I am and my ability.
Barbie Ferreira
The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.
Thomas Carlyle
Perhaps we should wait until his second term begins before carving Barack Obama’s face in Mount Rushmore. Is that asking too much?
Ron Fournier
It wasn’t until people started asking me what my plans were for the future – if I would go to college or go pro – that it really hit me what I wanted to do. I decided I wanted to go pro and try to be in Wimbledon.
Madison Keys
I refused David Letterman’s proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking.
Teri Garr
I love doing what I do. I love asking questions. I love being in the mix.
Larry King
The interesting thing about white power and the desperate white knuckling grip on this thing call whiteness, which is a myth in itself, is that black folks… we’re not asking you to invent new laws for us. We’re asking you to include us in the laws that are already on the books.
Jesse Williams
And when I started college, I think I was good at two things: arguing and asking questions.
Karen Hughes
Rock and Roll is still asking people like me to live up to the old guard’s concept of what success is but it doesn’t mean anything.
Billy Corgan
The office is the laboratory and meeting your users is like going into the field. You can’t just stay in the lab. And it’s not just asking users what they want, it’s about seeing what they’re doing.
Brian Chesky
Some people think that prayer just means asking for things, and if they fail to receive exactly what they asked for, they think the whole thing is a fraud.
Gerald Vann
Kids have no sense of appropriateness. They can ask me whatever they want. You do develop a sense of intimacy with readers, and they tell you things about themselves. During a school year, I’ll get e-mails asking about the books. I’ll give them information, but I won’t do their homework for them.
Lois Lowry
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
The Labour party has, from the beginning, been made up of diverse factions; that’s its beauty – asking it to become cohesive is like trying to find one shampoo that will care for the hair of everybody in Angelina Jolie’s house.
Frankie Boyle
No one knows what they’re doing. I remember going into an interview with a big star and I was nervous. Then I realised they were more nervous. I realised I was the one with the power because I was the one asking the questions.
Laura Whitmore
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
Honestly, I’ve been asking myself how it would feel to be Princess Leia since I was seven years old.
Claudia Gray
Teenagers are a great audience and they are fearless about asking what they want to know.
Sarah Dessen
I’m used to being in front of camera and knowing what to think. But if you’re asking me to be me, I get very self-conscious. My job isn’t to be me. Being an actor, people think you can do a eulogy at a funeral, a speech at a wedding. I find all that very nerve-racking.
Eddie Marsan
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that’s when you know you’re way too close to something that you don’t want to be near.
Neil Young
I wish I had thrown out the bathroom scale at age 16. W

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
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
You write to please yourself, you write to move yourself, to engage yourself in the asking of questions that are important to you.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Mums ask me how to get their husbands off the couch as well as asking me to marry them. But kids ask me to get their mums and dads to play with them more as well.
Magnus Scheving
I posted some songs on MySpace, and right away people started asking, ‘Where can I get a CD?’
Tyka Nelson
There are always people always asking you for something. But I feel like I have a foundation. I have a supporting cast where it doesn’t bother me too much.
LeBron James
The directing is something that is incredibly satisfying to me and challenging to me because it’s asking me to draw on everything I’ve been able to absorb over all these years of acting and having all this set experience.
Jason Bateman
Reading has made me more open, has improved my understanding, and has made me a better artiste, but it also makes me live in my own bubble. My mom keeps asking me, ‘What do you read in that room the whole day?’ Once I am into a book, I will finish it.
Sonam Kapoor
Asking for forgiveness is just one of the most painful kind of experiences.
Nick Nolte
When you write a book, you are asking someone to make an investment in their time and money. A column can come and go as the weeks pass, but a book needs to be timeless.
Regina Brett
Duh! So, we’re asking you now, what are some of your favorite lines that this warlock brain produced?
Charlie Sheen
Quite a lot of people wanted me to write about my family, I suppose for fairly obvious reasons, and there was always something that would stop me, I thought they were asking me for the wrong motives.
Emma Tennant
Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.
Elbert Hubbard
Throughout my life, I’ve always believed that the sole purpose of public service is to improve the lives of the people around us. From the Freeport Town Council to serving as Speaker of the State House, I’ve kept that sense of purpose close to my heart – consistently and passionately asking myself how we make progress.
Sara Gideon
I started playing the drums at five years old and used to listen to a lot of screamo bands like Asking Alexandria, Dream Theater, and Attack Attack!
Rich Brian
I am asking the state of Israel to revoke my citizenship. This wish for revocation of citizenship is neither new nor recent. Now, however, it is supported by the new Revocation of Citizenship Law.
Mordechai Vanunu
Then, all of a sudden, here I am in the Press Room in the White House and walking in with the guards, who handed me three little pieces of paper asking me to send pictures to the guards at the White House.
Majel Barrett
Asking someone to be with us turns out to be an impossibly demanding and therefore pretty mean thing to suggest to anyone we would really want the best for.
Alain de Botton
Wherever I go in the world, people all know about Scotland Street and are always asking me about what’s going to happen to the characters next.
Alexander McCall Smith
You can tell five minutes into it what a girl is after, when she starts asking how much money I make or tells me, ‘I wanna be an actress.’
Scott Baio
But nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear or to merge in something else.
E. M. Forster
And, as you recall, last year, people were asking us, don’t vote on the bill until you read every part of the bill. So, as a good attorney and as a good legislator, I think it’s my responsibility to read the amendments.
Henry Cuellar
I paint and I draw and I write and I do other things too, and recently some people at school were asking if I’d ever publish any of my work. But I almost feel like I would have to publish it under another name because there’s a definition of me out there that feels kind of stuck in the moment when it was formed.
Emma Watson
It takes a lot of courage, when everyone is asking you what you want to do, if you say that you want to be a musician or an actor; people can be very condescending and say, ‘Oh, that’s so sweet, good luck with that!’ It can be very frustrating.
James Norton
I used to never feel pressure to be creative; it’s always just been a fun thing. And then suddenly, it’s my job, and people are asking, ‘Where’s the record?’
Flume
One is made by all the things around one. There are many things that have made one. For a writer to go around looking for things that have made him is asking for trouble. It’s like giving a character to yourself. Can’t do it. Can’t do it. These things are just there. Is that enough?
V. S. Naipaul
Well, the first time I ran into the term religion, people were asking whether you had any. You know, some people had religion and some people didn’t have religion.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
It doesn’t matter how smart you are; to audition for ‘Jeopardy,’ you just have to luck out and know what they’re asking you that day.
Drew Carey
It was one of those early mid-life crises, really. I started asking myself, ‘What is it that I want from my life?’ This question kept haunting me: ‘Do I want to be a lawyer who always wanted to be a writer, or do I actually want to be a writer?
Petina Gappah
My friends and the people I know understand that I’m going to ask them what they’re doing, how they’re dating, who they’re dating, where they’re going and what they’re doing. I’m constantly asking those questions and making sure I’m in touch with the customer.
Sam Yagan
Content is king. When you are asking people to read you several times a day, you better have some fine content.
Barry Ritholtz
The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking,

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
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
Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.
Khalil Gibran
I think people are going to keep asking me about Macaulay. Some things change and some things don’t.
Kieran Culkin
I was asking Charlie the most important questions, and you heard the answers.
Edgar Bergen
A player dreams of being a superstar, but he doesn’t want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph.
Dennis Rodman
Even when I interviewed bands, it was about asking them about writing songs, so it was more for me than anybody else.
Benjamin Booker
People are always asking me why they don’t make Westerns like they used to.
Roy Rogers
The vast majority of Americans are asking for common-sense legislation to protect our families, our friends, and our communities from gun violence.
Lucy McBath
Because I was so quiet, my father let me spend hours and hours next to him while he would sketch. Everyone else was always asking things from him. I wasn’t asking anything. I was just happy to be there.
Paloma Picasso
It really is disgusting when a guy in a ball cap with a high school education is the one asking the tough questions.
Michael Moore
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
If you’re asking if my breasts are natural, yes, this is how I’ve looked since I was 13 years old.
Sofia Vergara
People are still asking me if I knew Star Wars was going to be that big of a hit. Yes, we all knew. The only one who didn’t know was George.
Carrie Fisher
The weirdest place someone has asked me for advice was at a party where there were a lot of A-list celebrities and super-wealthy people. There were people in the middle of mingling asking for investment advice, and I’m like, ‘Hey, I’m just here to dance. I’m here to have fun!’
Marcus Lemonis
Management teams aren’t good at asking questions. In business school, we train them to be good at giving answers.
Clayton M. Christensen
Priests, ministers and rabbis are asking where the children are going. Slowly but surely, they’re seeing that people are hungry for something beyond the doctrine. It isn’t that they don’t want religious truth. But they want the mystical core, the heart of the religious truth.
Marianne Williamson
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Oscar Wilde
I have a really hard time writing my own lyrics for this record, because one, I had to write so many and also I was kind of perplexed by the idea of how I was going to sing and play… because at that time, we hadn’t really thought about asking someone else.
Kim Gordon
I married a Florentine. We bought a house, had a family, and after a decade in our little Hollywood nest, we said, ‘Let’s go to Tuscany.’ Tell God you can’t make him laugh, but the next thing I know, my cooking show has become a hit, and they’re asking for more seasons, and they want it to be in the States.
Debi Mazar
I realized if I didn’t start talking to my relatives, asking questions, thinking back to my own beginnings, there would come a time when those people wouldn’t be around to help me look back and remember.
Jacqueline Woodson
There’s an art to asking questions. Briefings are valuable but normally communicate primarily what the subordinate leader wants you to know, and often the picture they provide is incomplete.
Stanley A. McChrystal
No longer do companies study consumers’ psyches only by asking people what they think about technology and how they use it. Now they conduct observational research, dispatching anthropologists to employ their ethnographic skills by interviewing, watching and videotaping consumers in their natural habitats.
Katie Hafner
Whenever I’d go to restaurants, the main chef came out and was cooking for me, and he’s asking me how the food is. I get, like, VIP service, so it’s weird.
Inbee Park
When I was acting, I was always asking abut the mechanics of filmmaking. I decided I would learn what everyone on set was doing, so I would feel less threatened.
Peter Capaldi
We do not ask Israeli Arabs to share in the Zionist dream. We are asking them to accept that Israel is a Jewish state – the only one in the world.
Avigdor Lieberman
I gotta admit, when you’ve been doing this a long time, going out to the audience and asking for them to help out with crowdfunding, it’s a gut check. You never know how that’s gonna turn out. Luckily for us, it turned out well.
Burnie Burns
The craziest thing is walking down the streets of New York and people recognizing me and asking for my photo. It has been pretty wild. I am used to getting spotted in ski towns, but I never thought it would happen in a place like this.
Nick Goepper
Effective management always means asking the right question.
Robert Heller
I would say my first golf memory was asking who Arnold Palmer was when he was always on the Pennzoil commercials. When I was a little kid I watched a lot of sports, but I didn’t watch a lot of golf, and this guy was always on a tractor.
Mike Greenberg
I’m not asking actors to act. I’m asking them to behave. I want to see their being, not how they can fake it.
Derek Cianfrance
I am a very open, social, friendly person, and when it

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
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
Growing up, I would watch a movie on video and would go to the back of the VHS and locate the address for Universal Pictures or MGM or whatever. I’d write to the studios asking them if I could be in a movie. They never wrote me back.
Garrett Hedlund
I would have been completely brainwashed by this lopsided and racist view of the world if it weren’t for my father. He was a deep thinker and an irrepressible problem solver. He was a Black Socrates, asking why and then spoiling ready-made replies.
Walter Mosley
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
What we should notice is that studies show that fathers’ presence in their children’s lives has a marked effect on how well their kids do later in life, so why aren’t we asking how we can better liberate men from the workplace to be home with their kids more often?
Naomi Wolf
This hearing came about very quickly. I do have a few preliminary comments, but I suspect you’re more interested in asking questions, and I’ll be happy to respond to those questions to the best of my ability.
David Kay
I don’t mind talking about my family and how to balance it all. But, in today’s world, we should probably be asking both women and men about work and family and how to balance the two.
Kelli O’Hara
I’m like any other composer. If you give me five years to write a symphony, I’m still going to be asking for more time two days before it’s due.
Darren Criss
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
The National Intelligence Director needs the authority to do the job we are asking him to do. That means power over the intelligence budget. And to be effective, to be allowed to do his or her job, they must have authority over the budget.
Leonard Boswell
You don’t project yourself in the Hall of Fame as a player. It’s only during that five-year period where people start asking about it, and it doesn’t seem real until it happens.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
I have an incredible confidence in the resilience of the human spirit and the creative ability of the Holy Spirit. So, if you can get people asking the right questions, it really will start moving in the right direction.
Erwin McManus
This is precisely why you choose to run for office and get elected. You’re asking the people to let you be their voice. I don’t think there is a more powerful and intense experience than the opportunity to be the voice of the 307 million people living in this country.
Xavier Becerra
The greatest asset, even in this country, is not oil and gas. It’s integrity. Everyone is searching for it, asking, ‘Who can I do business with that I can trust?’
George Foreman
With moviemaking, the audience always has to keep asking, ‘What happens next?’ If you have the wrong piece of music over a scene, people aren’t going to get the scene. If you have the wrong camera angle, people aren’t going to pay attention. That’s as much a part of the process as getting people to talk to you.
Josh Fox
You’re asking too much of the women. They shouldn’t be playing as many events as men. If tennis is best served by women playing events with men, so be it.
John McEnroe
One of the enduring myths of campaign analysis is that you can actually count the number of ‘undecided’ voters by asking voters if they are undecided or not. Sometimes, significant numbers of voters actually change their minds.
Jeff Greenfield
Curiosity is the process of asking questions, genuine questions, that are not leading to an ask for something in return.
Brian Grazer
They been callin up here, asking when I am gonna get out. When I hit bricks, it all belongs to me.
Suge Knight
A lot of foreign people say, when asking about eating habits, ‘What is your guilty pleasure?’ I have no guilt. Whatever I do, I enjoy and it’s the point. I think if you start to feel guilty about it, that’s a problem. So, no guilty pleasures. I have pleasure and no guilt at all.
Eric Ripert
To come into my world, I’ve got some M&Ms and some potato chips, and I’m asking you to move furniture. We’re making a movie. We’re making it like we’re putting on a play.
Lee Daniels
I got an email from the Crown Prince of Norway asking me to talk at a summit for young Norwegian entrepreneurs. I ran to my wife and was like, ‘Hey! I got an email from the Prince of Norway!’
Nick Woodman
I still remember asking my high school guidance teacher for permission to take a second year of algebra instead of a fifth year of Latin. She looked down her nose at me and sneered, ‘What lady would take mathematics instead of Latin?’
Nancy Roman
I collected child support in Dade County, and they wrote a rap song about me, so the kids knew about it, and they started asking me questions about child support. What happens if she wastes the money? What happens if he doesn’t pay? And I answered the questions.
Janet Reno
People keep asking how anthropology is different from sociology, and everybody gets nervous.
Clifford Geertz
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
You don’t need a foreign policy expert to tell you empty threats and hollow promises don’t work. Ask any parent of a rebellious teenager. If you don’t make good on the threats, you’re asking for worse behavior next time.
Kathleen Troia McFarland
As long as my guys are out there and doing what I’m asking, and they’re giving their best, I don’t think anybody can ask for much more than that.
Chris Coleman
I’m stunned that people keep asking me to play characters I didn’t expect to play.
Mark Williams
I remember Mick Jagger asking me ‘hey, how do you guys feel about us coming over here and taking all the play from you guys?’ I said ‘Well, in a way, you have eliminated all my competition.
Bobby Vinton
Agents are still asking for millions of dollars for act

Agents are still asking for millions of dollars for actors that don’t sell one ticket.
Uwe Boll
Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.
Khalil Gibran
Some religious practitioners make absolutist claims for their beliefs: I’ve no interest in doing this, nor do I have any interest in converting people, which is doubtless a relief to anyone who has feared finding me on their doorstep asking if they’d like to know more about Odin.
Liz Williams
I’m a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying. They would be advocating to the Congress, they’ll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas. They’ll be asking the business community and labor unions.
Haley Barbour
Few industries have the ability to transform society like tech, yet too few companies are asking the questions or working on the problems that would create meaningful social change.
Mitch Kapor
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
If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking ‘Do you want fries with that?’
John Cleese
To me, unconventional thinking is approaching a problem and asking, ‘Why not? Why can’t something be done?’ If someone can’t give me a good reason why you can’t do something, I find a way to do it.
Eli Broad
When the press began asking me for interviews, I freaked out. My instinct is to hide.
Shonda Rhimes
If we read the Bible asking first, ‘What would Jesus do?’ instead of asking ‘What has Jesus done,’ we’ll miss the good news that alone can set us free.
Tullian Tchividjian