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"I'm tired of answering questions about myself." - Casey Affleck

"The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it." - Joan Collins

"Failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. This way, it is about answering to yourself." - Sara Blakely

"It's always about finding the right balance between answering some questions and raising new ones to keep your story going." - Oren Peli

"Inspiration must find answering inspiration." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"I can't write. I can handle bits of simple-minded advert copy or a poster slogan, so answering questions is about all I'm good for." - Charles Saatchi

"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

"At first I'm sort of answering everything the way you're 'supposed to' answer, and I lost a bunch of followers... I was like, 'What the hell is this all about? What is Twitter supposed to be about? If you're not answering your fans, then what's the point?'" - Rick Hoffman

"It's not about government telling people what to do. ... It's about each of us, in our own families, in our own communities, standing up and demanding more for our kids. And it's about companies like Walmart answering that call." - Michelle Obama

"I don't mind doing interviews. I don't mind answering thoughtful questions. But I'm not thrilled about answering questions like, 'If you were being mugged, and you had a lightsaber in one pocket and a whip in the other, which would you use?" - Harrison Ford

"I don't mind doing interviews. I don't mind answering thoughtful questions. But I'm not thrilled about answering questions like, 'If you were being mugged, and you had a lightsaber in one pocket and a whip in the other, which would you use?'" - Harrison Ford

"Mass Effect 3 is all about answering all the biggest questions in the lore, learning about the mysteries and the Protheans and the Reapers, being able to decide for yourself how all of these things come to an end." - Casey Hudson

"When I'm answering questions from the Denver media, I'm not worried about what the Broncos' people are going to think. I'm worried about what Belichick will think. Isn't that crazy?" - Wes Welker

"God delights in answering our impossible prayers." - Bob Goff

"Inside any deep asking is the answering." - Rumi

"So if you aspire to be a good conversationali st, be an attentive listener. To be interesting, be interested. Ask questions that other persons will enjoy answering. Encourage them to talk about themselves and their accomplishments" - Dale Carnegie

"I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter. Because I'd have to be answering things that I didn't really know anything about, and I'd rather just wait for the dust to settle and then say something." - Stewart Lee

"I've done a lot of talk shows where you can tell that the host is just thinking about what he wants to say next while you're answering him and that's really uncomfortable." - Dave Navarro

"The one thing I've discovered about social media is that people love answering questions. In fact, it sometimes feels like at any given moment, millions of people are online who have been waiting for exactly the question you fire off." - Susan Orlean

"I'm not going to lie, there are more interesting ways to spend your time than answering questions about yourself. But if there were no questions to ask me, I might have a beef with that." - Colin Farrell

"I called out to God, but the devil keeps answering." - Cee Lo Green

"Stories build cultures by answering the big questions." - Robert Mckee

"Asking the right questions is as important as answering them" - Benoit Mandelbrot

", perhaps that's how you learn, by answering questions." - Jose Saramago

"When the solution is simple, God is answering." - Albert Einstein

"I'm getting tired of answering the same questions every day." - Milton Bradley

"Just lock myself in a room, stop answering emails, stop answering the phone and I come out with something." - Irvine Welsh

"Everything is up for grabs, everything is relative. Except nothing is if you are serious about it because the moment you become serious about answering a question you have a stake in it. Relatively goes out of the window, in one sense because you're putting your a** out there - you are depending on the answer, you need the answer." - John Edgar Wideman

"The crucial legacy of the personal computer is that anyone can write code for it and give or sell that code to you - and the vendors of the PC and its operating system have no more to say about it than your phone company does about which answering machine you decide to buy." - Jonathan Zittrain

"I think about the automobile, I think about like, when I was a kid, you know, the invention of the answering machine, which I was like, 'Wow.' Or call waiting, which was, like, very big. It was a very big thing. Call waiting was a very big thing. And these incremental innovations happen constantly." - Ashton Kutcher

"One thing which makes us find so few people who appear reasonable and agreeable in conversation is, that there is scarcely any one who does not think more of what he is about to say than of answering precisely what is said to him." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"I don't like answering to other people's philosophies. I don't have any philosophy, I just believe in stuff. Either I believe in something or I don't. Like, I believe in the Rolling Stones but not in the Dave Clark Five. There's nothing philosophic about it. Whenever I'm linked with a movement, it pisses me off." - Patti Smith

"We figured the interesting question for them is, "Where has the family been since 2006, since the last time we saw them?" So, part of the time, we had to spend answering that question. Then, inevitably, it goes up to a point of crisis, in everyone's show. There was just no getting around that it was about 2006-2012." - Mitchell Hurwitz

"That's the one thing that I love about Twitter. There's no rule that says it's a discussion. So I love when I tweet something and somebody wants to have a conversation with me. I'm like, "Oh no, I don't use Twitter for conversations. I just say what I want to say so you can ask me a question but I'm not answering it."" - Colton Dunn

"The issue is not answering questions, but leaving discussions open. Not in the sense that probably one day you are going to have an answer or you are not going to have an answer. Just live your life, do what you have to do, what you are enthusiastic about doing." - Paulo Coelho

"Many actors have protested about mobile phones going off in theatres, but the real menace now is people texting during a show. It may only disturb a few people around them, but for me, as an actor, when I spot them answering their emails, I am outraged." - Simon Callow

"I'd be perfectly happy never to have to answer anything again about how I work with Ethan, or whether we have arguments, or... you know what I mean? I've been answering those questions for 20 years. I suppose it's interesting to people." - Joel Coen

"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

"Mars, we know, was once wet and warm. Was it home to life? And what can living and learning to work on its rust-colored surface teach us about the future of our own planet, Earth? Answering those mysteries may hold the key to our future." - Buzz Aldrin

"I thought I was answering a question that I had heard that was about increasing the minimum wage - would I consider that. So let me just go on record and say this: I am not for decreasing the minimum wage. I did not say that and that is not something I would consider." - Linda Mcmahon

"I think failure is nothing more than life's way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating. Most people attach failure to something not working out or how people perceive you. This way, it is about answering to yourself." - Sara Blakely

"The more important a call to action is to our soul's evolution, the more Resistance we will feel about answering it. But to yield to Resistance deforms our spirit. It stunts us and makes us less than we are and were born to be." - Steven Pressfield

"DJing is an art that I have the utmost respect for, and I've been practising it since I was 17 years old. Doing Tom Cruise wedding-type things becomes the focal point of every interview, and you realize that you have to cut it out if you don't want to be answering questions about that." - Mark Ronson

"Before I was ever a poet, my father was writing poems about me, so it was a turning of the tables when I became a poet and started answering, speaking back to his poems in ways that I had not before." - Natasha Trethewey

"I read all of the stories that people write about me. The ones that are really interesting are the ones where they actually write their take on me as opposed to just printing what I said, because they're asking similar questions so often, sometimes it just sounds like I'm answering the questions different intentionally." - Curtis Jackson

"Sometimes during a conversation with a journalist - where you are answering things you never normally talk about, not even with some of your closest friends - you end up being quite confessional, and you don't think about the amplification of that. No matter how fancy these journalists are, they have editors or political leanings behind their publications, which means that, basically, they're going to shape what you've said into an article they've already written. So you have to be really careful with your words." - Benedict Cumberbatch

"When you arrive in heaven, you will know that answering the call was worth it. Answering the call is always worth it." - Karen Wheaton

"FAQ regarding my book were not about my use of commas or how the images went berserk, but about the political situation in Bosnia, about guilt and shame, about victims and perpetrators, about reasons, arguments and beliefs that led to the conflict in the first place, etc. All of this needed and still needs answering and ongoing discussions, but I mostly felt overwhelmed and unqualified to articulate anything worth more than personal experiences of the siege, of fear and refuge - all the things which I wrote about anyway." - Sasa Stanisic

"Carla Hesse has given us an astonishing new look at women's struggle for independent expression and moral autonomy during the French Revolution and afterward. Denied the political and civil rights of men, literary women plunged into the expanded world of publication, answering the men's philosophical treatises with provocative novels about women's choices and chances. Lively and learned, The Other Enlightenment links women from Madame de Stael to Simone de Beauvoir in an alternate and daring path to the modern." - Natalie Zemon Davis

"Six months of looking for a job had made me an expert at picking out the people who, like me, were hurrying up to wait - in somebody's outer anything for a chance to make it through their inner doors to prove that you could type two words a minute, or not drool on your blouse while answering difficult questions about your middle initial and date of birth." - Gloria Naylor

"Emotionally, a person can become so negatively driven that they don't respect the privilege of being on this Earth without their mother and their father. They may say it doesn't bother them, but there is something in us about those who are a biological part of us and don't care. People in that situation stop hearing the other voices that love them, hold them, trust them and tells them how great they are. They're focused on that one person who isn't answering them." - Bill Cosby

"If you don't know what career you'd change to, I've come to believe in starting with your values. What do you care most about: producing a new product, a cause, health, something unpopular but important, whatever. Next, get expertise in that, perhaps not at State U let alone private U but at You U: self-study, articles,, webinars, volunteering, etc. Then use your network rather than answering ads to land a launchpad job in that career." - Marty Nemko

"The biggest questions that always have perplexed me are "Where do I come from?" and "Where am I going?" The "Where do I come from?" question, which I think I largely am answering now, is about what quantum physics teaches us. If you try to find your source, you are not going to find it in a tiny little particle that began with your parents commingling." - Wayne Dyer

"Just so you know Labrodor retrivers do not howl.Begals Howl.Wolves howl. Labs do not howl, at lestnot well. Marley attempted twice to howl, both times in answer to a passing police siren, tossing back his head, forming his mouth into an O shape, and letting loose the most pathetic sound Ihave ever heard, more like gargling than answering the call of the wild. Butnow,no question about it he was howling." - John Grogan

"God punishes us mildly by ignoring our prayers and severely by answering them." - Richard J Needham

"The dead have no ears, no answering machines that we know of, still we call." - Bob Hicok

"When a leader reaches out in passion, he is usually met with an answering passion." - John C Maxwell

"Our listeners asked us: "What is chaos?" We're answering: "We do not comment on economic policy." - John Vaillant

"An answering smile drifted across his tanned face. "What is mine, I intend to keep." - Judith Mcnaught

"Self-awareness involves deep personal honesty. It comes from asking and answering hard questions." - Stephen Covey

"You are the master of your life, and the Universe is answering your every command." - Rhonda Byrne

"Getting offended is a great way to avoid answering questions that make you sound dumb." - Tucker Max

"Satan can't keep God from answering our prayers, but he will keep us from asking." - Adrian Rogers

"I'm not stupid. I know everybody thinks I am. I just don't like answering their questions." - Louis Sachar

"there are lots of ways of answering a letter - and writing doesn't happen to be mine." - Edith Wharton

"Advances are Made by Answering Questions. Discoveries are Made by Questioning Answers." - Bernard Haisch

"Leadership isn't answering the questions others ask. Leadership is asking others to answer their own questions." - Simon Sinek

"I'm much better at saying something on the answering machine than texting." - Igor Levit

"I didn't want to be out of order answering any questions." - Sandra Day O'Connor

"I'm good at asking other people questions, but I'm not really good at answering questions." - Samantha Bee

"[Answering to the question, 'Is this a game of chance?':] Not the way I play it." - W C Fields

"It is silence that most needs an answering - when I can no longer speak, hear me." - Jeanette Winterson

"The artist uses his reason to discover an answering reason in everything he sees." - Flannery O'Connor

"Was not writing poetry a secret transaction, a voice answering a voice?" - Virginia Woolf

"Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion." - Stephen Hawking

"I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question." - Yogi Berra

"I don't get many hecklers now but answering them is an art form in itself." - Paul Daniels

"Oh to be my verse an answering gleam from higher radiance caught" - Frances Ridley Havergal

"I don't even like hearing my own voice on an answering machine." - China Chow

"Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them." - Leo Tolstoy

"I certainly hope I'm not still answering child-star questions by the time I reach menopause." - Christina Ricci

"Still follow sense, of ev'ry art the soul, Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole." - Alexander Pope

"Someone who has thought rationally and deeply about how the body works is likely to arrive at better ideas about how to be healthy than someone who has followed a hunch. Medicine presupposes a hierarchy between the confusion the layperson will be in about what is wrong with him, and the more accurate knowledge available to doctors reasoning logically. ... At the heart of Epicureanism is the thought that we are as bad at answering the question "What will make me happy?" as "What will make me healthy?" ... Our souls do not spell out their troubles." - Alain De Botton

"Like all silent men, I am an incessant talker. I talk so much in an endless monologue in my own mind, explaining meself to meself, explaining things (in me own mind) to your aunt, answering back customers (in me own mind) and talking to beautiful women about my soul (in me own mind) and addressing huge cheering crowds about my ideas on how the country should be run (in my imagination) that when it comes to loosening me mortal tongue in reel life, sure there's not an ounce of talk left in me." - Olivia Robertson

"When Abba Anthony thought about the depths of the judgments of God, he asked, 'Lord, how is it that some die when they are young, while others drag on to extreme old age? Why are there those who are poor and those who are rich? Why do wicked men prosper and why are the just in need?' He heard a voice answering him, 'Antony, keep your attention on yourself; these things are according to the judgment of God, and it is not to your advantage to know anything about them.'" - Anthony the Great

"I was just sort of young and went with the flow. It wasn't like I was 6 and knew I wanted to be an actor. I was thinking more along the lines of, I'm 6. When I was 20 I realized, I've never really thought about what I want to do. So I took a bunch of time off, stopped answering my phone, stopped doing anything. I'm pretty sure this is what I want to do, but I needed to be sure. It took me about two years to come around." - Kieran Culkin

"I know for my family, the only question that we will be answering is how many people are in our home. We won't be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn't require any information beyond that." - Michele Bachmann

"No," I said finally. "Slowness in Answering," she said into the handheld. "When's the last time you slept?" "1940" I said promptly, which is the problem with Quickness in Answering." - Connie Willis

"I began to realize that thinking itself is nothing but the process of asking and answering questions." - Tony Robbins

"What I've learned the more time I've spent following Jesus is that God delights in answering our impossible prayers." - Bob Goff

"It makes me nervous when you keep answering all my questions with 'I don't know.' " "Me, too," I said." - Laurell K Hamilton

"[A formula for answering controversial letters - without even reading the letters:] Dear Sir (or Madame): You may be right." - H L Mencken

"It's great to just disappear, grab a suitcase, switch the answering machine on and just go somewhere else." - Dido

"More consequences for thought and action follow the affirmation or denial of God than from answering any other basic question." - Mortimer Adler

"I'm really not up for answering any questions that start with how, when, where, why or what." - John Green

"If you're not popular, then everyone is not wanting anything to do with you, or not answering the phone." - Hilary Duff

"Poetry must be capable of answering the challenge of apocalytpic times, even if this means sounding apocaltypic." - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"It is always worth while asking a question, though it is not always worth while answering one." - Oscar Wilde

"The very best financial presentation is one that's well thought out and anticipates any questions... answering them in advance." - Nathan Collins

"Telephone message on his manager's answering machine shortly before dying of heroin overdose: I need help bad, man." - Jimi Hendrix

"A dream is the mind's way of answering a question it hasn't yet figured out how to ask." - David Duchovny

"A is for Answering all your prayers, N is for kNowing that your loverman's going to be the answer..." - Nick Cave

"The very best financial presentation is one that's well thought out and anticipates any questions... answering them in advance." - Arthur Helps

"In hell, all the messages you ever left on answering machines will be played back to you." - Judy Horacek

"Sage advice? If you're drunk, stay away from the phone. You can't get the answering machine message back." - Janeane Garofalo

"I think people who aren't in film experience that when they hear their voice on an answering machine or something." - Natalie Portman

"Answering ads rarely works for career changers because you have no experience in the job for which you're applying." - Marty Nemko

"I think communication is key, too. You're answering all the questions. Thank you. I'll just sit back here." - Mandy Moore

"Facebook, instagram - I prefer visual communication better than verbal. But I read all the comments, answering too." - Verka Serduchka

"That's a very good question. See me at the break, and I'll avoid answering it then, too." - Gary Apple

"Politeness is as much concerned in answering letters within a reasonable time, as it is in returning a bow, immediately." - Lord Chesterfield

"Philosophers get paid for posing interesting questions; scientists for answering them. Thus, one cannot live without the other..." - Carlos Gershenson

"Quora found success by connecting the right reward to the intended behavior of asking and answering questions.
" - Hooked

"I would rather raise certain topics and maybe let you ruminate on them. I'm not big on answering them." - Harlan Coben

"Listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be obtained in conversation." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"I don't mind answering any questions, because I'm not just a fighter. I'm a lot more than that." - Gina Carano

"It's great to just disappear, grab a suitcase, switch the answering machine on and just go somewhere else." - Dido Armstrong

"Even now when I am answering a question I am at the height of my own meditation." - Sri Chinmoy

"Most people are really cool and I really don't mind talking to them and answering their questions." - Jimmy Carl Black

"When I heard his first songs, Dylan was answering certain questions that I had all my life been asking myself." - Nana Mouskouri

"Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy." - Albert Camus

"No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist." - Andre Breton

"I had this habit of an academic of answering the question. I should have fobbed it off." - John Hewson

"In Hell all the messages you ever left on answering machines will be played back to you." - Judy Horacek

"I'm really much better at asking questions than answering them, since asking questions is like a constant deflection of oneself." - Christopher Bollen

"the life of Jesus recapitulates key elements in the earlier story of Israel. For a moment, as Jesus stands on the mountain giving the famous sermon, he is Moses. For a moment, answering his critics about his actions on the sabbath, he is David. For a moment, as he calls and names the twelve disciples, he is perhaps Jacob, bringing the twelve patriarchs into the world. For a moment, healing the sick and raising the dead, he is Elijah or Elisha. And so on. In the transfiguration he actually meets Moses and Elijah." - N T Wright

"I don't think he would have had any trouble answering Justice Sonia Sotomayor's excellent challenge in a case involving GPS surveillance. She said we need an alternative to this whole way of thinking about the privacy now which says that when you give data to a third party, you have no expectations of privacy. And [Louis] Brandeis would have said nonsense, of course you have expectations of privacy because it's intellectual privacy that has to be protected. That's my attempt to channel him on some of those privacy questions." - Jeffrey Rosen

"I am engaged in answering that Italian buffoon, Mazotti, whose views upon the larval development of the tropical termites have excited my derision and contempt . . ." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"Education should be so revolutionized as to answer the wants of the poorest villager, instead of answering those of an imperial exploiter." - Mahatma Gandhi

"What makes an interview 'difficult'? Well, there are many reasons, but the end result is usually the same: The guest just doesn't seem comfortable answering the question." - Michael Leunig

"Often life asks much of you, and you either honor life by answering with all your heart, or you cower your way into your grave." - James Rollins

"Be sure to remember that nothing in your daily life is so insignificant and so inconsequential that the Lord will not help you by answering your prayer." - Ole Hallesby

"I've been giving interviews for the last 25 or 30 years, more often than not answering the same questions over and over again, ad nauseum" - Boyd Rice

"I am not a genius, I am just curious. I ask many questions. and when the answer is simple, then God is answering." - Albert Einstein

"You will always know whether you are delivered from the guilt of sin by answering this question: Am I delivered from the love of sin?" - Charles Spurgeon

"I don't mean to be ungrateful but if someone's out there answering prayers, mine's not at the top of the list" - Franny Billingsley

"I got an answering machine for my phone. . . . Now, when I'm not home and somebody calls me up . . . they hear a recording of a busy signal." - Steven Wright

"I get fed up with all this nonsense of ringing people up and lighting cigarettes and answering the doorbell that passes for action in so many modern plays." - Graham Greene

"When you find yourself in a position to help someone, be happy because Allah is answering that person's prayer through you." - Nouman Ali Khan

"God wants to bless us in many ways that require faith. We must trust that He is answering our prayers even when we ca' see it." - Stormie Omartian

"How sweet the answer Echo makes To music at night, When, roused by lute or horn, she wakes, And far away, o'er lawns and lakes, Goes answering light." - Thomas Moore

"Of horn and morn, and hark and bark, And echo's answering sounds, All poet's wit hath ever writ In dog-rel verse of hounds." - Thomas Hood

"We value... fantasy over dreams, fiction over truth, being served over serving, answering over questioning, speaking over listening, and coercion over leadership." - Alan Robert Neal

"When you find yourself in a position to help someone, be happy because Allah is answering that person's prayer through you." - Nouman Ali Khan

"I can still hear my mother wailing over some new kitchen crisis, "Oh God," and my father answering cozily from the silo, "Were you calling me, dear?" - Peter De Vries

"There is an energy field between humans. And, when we reach out in passion, it is met with an answering passion and changes the relationship forever." - Rollo May

"Thank you for answering the call to be teachers. Thank you for the enduring impression you've made in the lives you have touched." - Donna Fargo

"Design [is] the emerging ethos formulating and then answering a very new question: What shall we do now, in the face of the chaos that we have created?" - John Hockenberry

"Because a poem is not written while running or while answering the phone. It's written in whatever minutes one has. Sometimes you have half an hour." - Sharon Olds

"Discovery follows discovery, each both raising and answering questions, each ending a long search, and each providing the new instruments for a new search." - J Robert Oppenheimer



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