Top 70 Asking Questions Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Asking Questions Quotes from famous people such as Rose McIver, Eileen Pollack, Athol Fugard, Brian Grazer, Eddie Marsan, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I really like questions. I like people who write script

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 was nearly as far behind in calculus as I was in physics. But I wasn’t the only woman in the class, so I felt more comfortable asking questions.
Eileen Pollack
You can’t legislate into existence an act of forgiveness and a true confession; those are mysteries of the human heart, and they occur between one individual and another individual, not a panel of judges sitting asking questions, trying to test your truth.
Athol Fugard
Curiosity at work isn’t a matter of style. It’s much more powerful than that. If you’re the boss, and you manage by asking questions, you’re laying the foundation for the culture of your company or your group. You’re letting people know that the boss is willing to listen.
Brian Grazer
There’s no great mystery to acting. It’s a very simple thing to do but you have to work hard at it. It’s about asking questions and using your imagination.
Eddie Marsan
The first time I had a secretary, I was sheepish about being demanding or even asking questions.
Bing Gordon
When I was in school, they say everybody can do art. And I was, like, a little bit obstinate – not an anarchist, but I was always asking questions. I said, ‘Isn’t art supposed to be difficult?’ If we can all do art, then it’s not really art. It’s supposed to be difficult.
Peter Stormare
I covered the White House during the Bush years when Ari Fleischer, Scott McClellan and Dana Perino were at the podium. We thought those were, at times, crazy press briefings, asking questions about major events like the Iraq War and the leaking of Valerie Plame’s name and the outing of her as a CIA operative.
Dana Bash
Asking questions about why I don’t want kids is really none of your business, but at least it’s a dialogue.
Jen Kirkman
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’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
The moment you start asking questions, you become public enemy number one.
Richard Ojeda
Asking questions is the first way to begin change.
Kubra Sait
If dark matter and dark energy are 95 percent of everything, shouldn’t we all be asking questions about that? What does that look like?
Shea Hembrey
It is as though nature is a wonderful symphony that science sits in awe of. It looks closely at each player, how the tubas are tuned and how the strings are strung. Creationism lets out a loud ‘shush’ at such excitement. Just enjoy the show and stop asking questions.
Kyle Hill
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
I’m about being honest and knowing that people are watching, and they want to know that I’m asking questions that they want the answers to.
Tamron Hall
Trying to understand fundamental processes that take place as organisms develop and how their various cells interact with one another – one can see what happens with those cells by asking questions about the fundamentals of biology.
Martin Chalfie
I am not shy when it comes to asking questions.
Vijay Shankar
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
Someone who’s asking questions of the clergy, that he doesn’t have the answers to, I think that’s a universal predicament.
Michael Stuhlbarg
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
I just love asking questions. I love people. It’s in my DNA. I’m cursed – and blessed.
Larry King
There are some amazing people around who can tell stories about drag from the ’60s and in New York, like the amazing club kid drag. About drag from around the world. So people should be asking questions and listening to stories.
Sasha Velour
Part of being successful is about asking questions and listening to the answers.
Anne Burrell
I have always been much better at asking questions than knowing what the answers were.
Bill James
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
Curiosity is the process of asking questions, genuine questions, that are not leading to an ask for something in return.
Brian Grazer
I think it is scary anytime anyone is coming at you asking questions.
Corrine Brown
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
It was all part of being a Beatle, really: just getting lugged around and thrust into rooms full of press men taking pictures and asking questions.
George Harrison
I think kids want the same thing from a book that adult

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
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
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
When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die.
Lillian Smith
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
Well, when you look at a lot of science fiction novels they’re asking questions about power. There are questions about what it means to have power and what are the long-term consequences of power.
Junot Diaz
I see all these people talking about acting as a great spiritual thing. It’s not. There’s no great mystery to acting. It’s a very simple thing to do, but you have to work hard at it. It’s about asking questions and using your imagination.
Eddie Marsan
Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone.
Mary Astor
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
Architecture is a result of a process of asking questions and testing them and re-interrogating and changing in a repetitive way.
Thom Mayne
I think all good architecture should challenge you, make you start asking questions. You don’t have to understand it. You may not like it. That’s OK.
Thom Mayne
Art can end up answering questions or asking questions. But when it’s not connected to actual movements, it doesn’t ask the right questions.
Boots Riley
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
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
I love doing what I do. I love asking questions. I love being in the mix.
Larry King
I’ve always been really curious about things and slightly confused by the world, and I think someone who feels that way is in a good position to be the one asking questions.
Terry Gross
By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it’s possible to learn how things are done – the mechanics of writing, so to speak – and which genres and authors excel in various areas.
Nicholas Sparks
Management teams aren’t good at asking questions. In business school, we train them to be good at giving answers.
Clayton M. Christensen
Yes, you’ll try and set up a batsman and get him to play a few shots. It’s just that you are always trying to play a mental game with the batsmen and as long as you are doing that consistently throughout the day and keep asking questions you are bound to be successful.
Anil Kumble
And when I started college, I think I was good at two things: arguing and asking questions.
Karen Hughes
When we engage people across ideological divides, asking questions helps us map the disconnect between our differing points of view.
Megan Phelps-Roper
VCs are good at asking questions.
Glenn Kelman
Going online and asking questions is the best way to learn.
Tom Felton
In my own experience as a C.E.O., I would find myself laying awake at 3 A.M. asking questions about my business, and there weren’t management books out there that could help me.
Ben Horowitz
My instincts for asking questions is to press but not to be a jerk about it.
John Dickerson