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Wise Quotes about Answers

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The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

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The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

There are no right answers to wrong questions.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

 

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.
- Joan Baez

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You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

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

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers -
six if one went to Harvard.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers
to the vibrations of beauty.
- Christopher Morley

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.
- Edgar Cayce

Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask.
She has long ago taken her resolution.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize
that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
- Janis Joplin

The Answers of Spirit are far more powerful
than the Questions of our small minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Computers are useless.
They can only give you answers.
- Pablo Picasso

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The Master speaks more directly,
"If you want something done,
just relax, and see it as being done.
Better yet, when you see something done,
know that you intended it."
When I ask, "What if I don't like what I see done?",
He answers, "then deeply examine your intentions."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's most presumptuous to believe we already know all
the answers and will never get any more big surprises.
- Stanley Schmidt

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

Life is made up of constant calls to action,
and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
- Learned Hand

The weeping voices rise straight up and strike the clouds.
A passer-by at the roadside asks a conscript why,
The conscript answers only that drafting happens often.
- Du Fu

History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions;
the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
- W. H. Auden

I don't think you want to give all the answers,
but I think every answer you do give should bring up another question,
and not all questions should be answered.
- Kim Novak

I do not have the answers and as a woman I do not intend
to play my own thoughts over the truth.
I can clearly state the problems and tell you that I suffer from them.
- Lynette Fromme

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it,
you will live along some distant day into your answers.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
- Henry B. Adams

An expert knows all the answers - if you ask the right questions.
- Levi Strauss

America is looking for answers.
She's looking for a new direction; the world is looking for a light.
That light can come from America's great North Star;
it can come from Alaska.
- Sarah Palin

One of the things that is wrong with religion is that
it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are
not really answers at all.
- Richard Dawkins

Socialism is good when it comes to wages,
but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions
in life that are more private and painful,
for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
- Karel Capek

Man is a question; woman is an answer.
The mistake women make today is to offer themselves
as answers before being questioned.
- Jose Bergamin

In the past, I always used to be looking for answers.
Today, I know there are only questions.
So I just live.
- Sarah Brightman

Shakespeare has no answers for us at all.
- Edward Bond

I learned quickly, as I tell my graduate students now,
there are no answers in the back of the book when the
equipment doesn't work or the measurements look strange.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Questions structure and, so, to some extent predetermine answers.
- A. R. Ammons

You never have to know all the answers because you
won't be asked all the questions.
- Herbert Prochnow

What would it profit thee to be the first Of echoes,
tho thy tongue should live forever, A thing that answers,
but hath not a thought As lasting but as senseless as a stone.
- Frederick Tennyson

Some people think technology has the answers.
- Kevin Mitnick

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -
not people; to focus your energies on answers -
not excuses.
- William Arthur Ward

Having embraced Islam, I felt as if I were born again.
I found in Islam the answers to those queries which
I had failed to find in Christianity.
- Jermaine Jackson

I was asking Charlie the most important questions,
and you heard the answers.
- Edgar Bergen

I have to laugh internally when I'm asked in interviews
what nightspots I like to hit.
I just don't have answers...
so sometimes I make them up.
- Wentworth Miller

If you ask questions that interest you,
you'll get answers that interest your audience.
- Kurt Loder

I don't go to church regular.
But I pray for answers to my problems.
- Loretta Lynn

I don't say what God is, but a name That somehow answers
us when we are driven To feel and think how little
we have to do With what we are.
- Edwin A. Robinson

A diploma only proves that you know how to look up answers.
- Solomon Short

The reason I talk to myself is because
I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
- George Carlin

If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob
Dylan has a lot of answers myself.
- Bob Dylan

Be willing to trust your instincts, especially if you
cannot find answers elsewhere.
- Brian Koslow

If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions,
be sure to do something with the answers.
- Bo Bennett

There's still not as many women in music as men,
and I don't really know why.
I don't have the answers.
I do wish there were more women that played music.
- Mary Timony

In the mental calmness of a spiritual life,
I have found that the answers to the whys in our lives are able to come to you.
In my music I find the same thing.
- Clarence Clemons

Answers are not obtained by putting the wrong question
and thereby begging the real one.
- Felix Frankfurter

What we do as a society is seek simple answers.
- Dean Koontz

Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore;
only the life I have lived.
The pain now is part of the happiness then.
- Anthony Hopkins

When you finally accept that it's OK not to have answers
and it's OK not to be perfect,
you realize that feeling confused is a normal part
of what it is to be a human being.
- Winona Ryder

There are no explanations, there are no answers.
- Jessica Lange

The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer,
it's that there are so many answers.
- Ruth Benedict

We have a world that is searching for answers,
that is searching for a way back to spirituality.
- Moira Kelly

If they can get you asking the wrong questions,
they don't have to worry about the answers.
- Thomas Pynchon

My mother answers all my fan mail.
- Patti Smith


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