Answer Quotes

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"

Erwin Chargaff

Solitude is certainly a fine thing; but there is pleasure in having someone who can answer, from time to time, that it is a fine thing.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.

William S. Burroughs

There are some who feel like that, you know, the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring 'em on.

George Walker Bush

This is my chance to help this lady put some money in her pocket. Let me explain how the economy works. When you spend money to buy food it helps this lady's business. It makes it more likely somebody is going to find work. So instead of asking questions, answer mine: are you going to buy some food?

George Walker Bush

No lie you can speak or act but it will come, after longer or shorter circulation, like a Bill drawn on Nature's Reality, and be presented there for payment, with the answer, No effects.

Thomas Carlyle

Obviously, the answer to oil spills is to paper-train the tankers

Nader, Ralph

Opportunity knocks, but doesn't always answer to its name.

Mason Cooley

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.

Denis Waitley

Somebody will ask those of us who compose with the aid of computers: 'So you make all these decisions for the computer or the electronic medium but wouldn't you like to have a performer who makes certain other decisions?' Many composers don't mind collaborating with the performer with regards to decisions of tempo, or rhythm, or dynamics, or timbre, but ask them if they would allow the performer to make decisions with regard to pitch and the answer will be 'Pitches you don't change.' Some of us feel the same way in regard to the other musical aspects that are traditionally considered secondary, but which we consider fundamental. As for the future of electronic music, it seems quite obvious to me that its unique resources guarantee its use, because it has shifted the boundaries of music away from the limitations of the acoustical instrument, of the performer's coordinating capabilities, to the almost infinite limitations of the electronic instrument. The new limitations are the human ones of perception.

Milton Babbitt

Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer.

Robert Graves

I'm very glad you asked me that, because, as it happens, there is a very simple answer. I think up my own moves, and I make my opponent think up his. (on being asked how it was that he picked better moves than his opponents)

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine

If you donít go after what you want, youíll never have it. If you donít ask, the answer is always no. If you donít step forward, youíre always in the same place.

Nora Roberts

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.

Charles Caleb Colton

Production is the only answer to inflation.

Chester Bowles

In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.

Chinese Proverb

Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words.

Eileen Caddy

Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a question is our best substitute for actually having the answer.

Brian Greene

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.

H. L. Mencken

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

Bruce Lee

The shortest answer is doing the thing.

Ernest Hemingway

Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of the meaning of our life.

Paul Tillich

A soft answer turneth away wrath.

Proverbs

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