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Asking Permission Quotes


"Change isn't made by asking permission. Change is made by asking forgiveness, later." - Seth Godin

"Can I cut off your head?" "Are you asking for my permission?" - Amanda Hocking

"But it's a poor fellow who can't take his pleasure without asking other people's permission." - Hermann Hesse

"The world needs women who stop asking for permission from the principal. Permission to live their lives as they deeply know they often should. I think we still look to authority figures for validation, recognition, permission." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Do not smoke without asking permission or sit so near (as in a train) that the smoke might annoy." - Amy Vanderbilt

"Stop asking, start doing." - Ava Duvernay

"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

"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

"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

"Understand the power of asking." - Drayton Bird

"My father said he was going to write to the Jinzhou City Party Committee asking for permission to 'talk about love'...My mother supposed it was a bit like asking permission from the head of the family...the Communist Party was the new patriarch." - Jung Chang

"Democracy means doing whatever you want without asking permission of anybody but your boss, your doctor, your lawyer, your landlord, your bank, your city, your state and federal authorities, and your wife and children." - Sam Levenson

"I waited a long time out in the world before I gave myself permission to fail. Please don't even bother asking. Don't bother telling the world you are ready. Show it. Do it." - Peter Dinklage

"Every man, woman, and responsible child has an unalienable individual, civil, Constitutional, and human right to obtain, own, and carry, openly or concealed, any weapon - rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything - any time, any place, without asking anyone's permission." - L Neil Smith

"You owe the companies nothing. You especially don't owe them any courtesy. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don't even start asking for theirs." - Banksy

"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

"No matter what the legislature may say, a man has the right to make his speech, print his handbill, compose his newspaper, and deliver his sermon without asking anyone's permission. The contrary suggestion is abhorrent to our traditions." - William O Douglas

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

"Are you asking me or telling me?" - Irvine Welsh

"When I stop asking questions, something's wrong." - Rene Marie

"There is no harm in asking." - Proverbs

"Asking good questions is half of learning." - Elijah Muhammad

"I appreciate folks asking for my autograph." - Wolfman Jack

"The U.N. can meet and discuss, but we don't need their permission." - Andrew Card

"Brandalism Any advertisement in public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It belongs to you. It's yours to take, rearrange and re-use. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head." - Banksy

"Asking politicians to give up a source of money is like asking Dracula to forsake blood." - Cal Thomas

"Asking a seamstress to mend is like asking Michelangelo to paint your garage." - Anonymous

"Asking art to express ideas is like asking a Sumo wrestler to play charades." - Walter Darby Bannard

"Love rarely waits for permission." - Catherynne M Valente

"All I'm asking for is what I want." - Rickey Henderson

"Prayer is asking; the answer to prayer is receiving." - John R. Rice

"God is not bothered by your persistence. Keep asking." - LeCrae

"That comes too late that comes for the asking." - Seneca the Younger

"Asking the proper question is the central act of transformation!" - Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"Half of science is asking the right questions." - Roger Bacon

"By asking for the impossible we obtain the best possible." - Giovanni Niccolini

"Pain is a message asking for our help." - Gerald Epstein

"When will you start asking different questions? Better questions?" - Shahrukh Khan

"Many things are lost for want of asking." - George Herbert

"They don't know that I'm already asking for the moon." - Suzanne Collins

"Even when I was older, I couldn't stop asking questions." - Anne Frank

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

"I am asking you to believe once again in America." - Donald Trump

"I probably protect myself by not asking myself too much." - Sue Tompkins

"Fear is just your feelings asking for a hug." - Danielle Sanchez-Witzel

"Just keep asking yourself: What would Jesus not do?" - Chuck Palahniuk

"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance." - Carl Sandburg

"Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone." - Mary Astor

"Asking in faith requires honesty, effort, commitment, and persistence." - David A Bednar

"You create your opportunities by asking for them." - Shakti Gawain

"Effective management always means asking the right question." - Robert Heller

"I can be unbearable sometimes asking for so many takes." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"I'm always looking, and I'm always asking questions." - Anne Rice

"Writing is the process of asking the next logical question." - J Michael Straczynski

"I'm not asking people to feel sorry for me." - Jack Abramoff

"Asking someone else to do something immoral is immoral." - Penn Jillette

"A writer who isn't writing is asking for trouble." - Walter Kirn

"There is a proper balance between not asking enough of oneself and asking or expecting too much." - May Sarton

"Asking the legal system to resolve divorce is like asking a boxing coach to be our marriage counselor." - Warren Farrell

"Asking liberals where wages and prices come from is like asking six-year-olds where babies come from." - Thomas Sowell

"Asking a writer what he thinks about criticism is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs." - John Osborne

"Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine." - Kathleen Norris

"Being hurt is a pesky part of being human. You are bound to meet people who will hurt you again and again. Instead of asking them why again and again, ask yourself why you let them again and again. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Nobody can hurt you without your permission."" - Rita Zahara

"On the other end of the spectrum, we can't use this permission to sometimes say no and use it as a wand to wish away all our responsibilities. We also must remember not to use our "no" answers as a weapon. We can't turn into No! ninjas, karate-chopping anyone who even comes close to asking us for something." - Lysa TerKeurst

"Now that I have confirmed that the Vikings have been seeking to trade me, I have asked for permission to speak to the interested teams. The Vikings have denied my request. If a trade does not happen, then I am asking the Vikings to terminate my contract as soon as possible." - Daunte Culpepper

"If successful people have one common trait, it's an utter lack of cynicism. The world owes them nothing. They go out and find what they need without asking for permission; they're driven, talented, and work through negatives by focusing on the positives." - Mike Zimmer

"Please remain calm: The Earth will heal itself - Climate is beyond our power to control...Earth doesn't care about governments or their legislation. You can't find much actual global warming in present-day weather observations. Climate change is a matter of geologic time, something that the earth routinely does on its own without asking anyone's permission or explaining itself." - Robert B Laughlin

"What about Gale?" "He's not a bad kisser either," I say shortly. "And it was okay with both of us? You kissing the other?" He asks. "No. It wasn't okay with either of you. But I wasn't asking your permission," I tell him. Peeta laughs again, coldly, dismissively. "Well, you're a piece of work, aren't you?" - Suzanne Collins

"I like the desperado aspect of essays, the free lance, that mercenary kind of thing, so I just do it, without asking anyone's permission. I've never written a query letter, I don't pitch pieces, I have no market in mind, I don't spend any time trying to figure out where I might fit in." - Charles D'Ambrosio

"The thing I hate most in acting is asking permission to do things. What you really want to do is say, 'This is my need; this is what's going to get me further; this is what's going to be alive. I don't ever say, 'Do you mind if...?' I just come in and do it." - Lance Henriksen

"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

"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

"Don't ask permission, just ask forgiveness." - Drake

"Life, the permission to know death." - Djuna Barnes

"You don't have permission to disrespect yourself." - Martin de Maat

"People cannot hurt you without your permission." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Imagine if you borrowed your parents' car without permission and ran it into a tree, how much better you'd feel if you were incorporated." - Peter Lynch

"I don't think any one person, whether artist or not, has been given permission by anyone to put the responsibility of the way things are on anyone else" - Robert Rauschenberg

"Mozart's music gives us permission to live." - John Updike

"You can't hurt me without my permission." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Never ask for permission, beg for forgiveness." - Bobbi Brown

"Poetry gives you permission to feel." - James Autry

"You give yourself permission to be the person you want to be, the artist you want to be, no matter what your circumstances!" - Jill Eikenberry

"I am giving you permission to succeed." - Martin de Maat

"I don't give you permission to fail." - Martin de Maat

"Nobody can hurt me without my permission." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The problem of evil... Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it?" - William Temple

"I write my own songs. I made my own videos. I pick my producers. Nothing goes out without my permission. It's all authentic." - Lana Del Rey

"Permission marketing is marketing without interruptions." - Seth Godin

"I've learned lately that no one is going to hand me a permission slip and tell me to take time out for me." - Wynonna Judd

"Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the Kingdom. If you may have everything by asking in His Name, and nothing without asking, I beg you to see how absolutely vital prayer is." - Charles Spurgeon

"It is really not so repulsive to see the poor asking for money as to see the rich asking for more money. And advertisement is the rich asking for more money." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Asking a man if he could be trusted was like asking an unwed girl if she was a virgin. The question mattered, but the asking of it was a gross insult." - Orson Scott Card

"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 Odonnell

". . . I wrote a letter to Thomas Pynchon asking, Can I have your permission to try to make an [adaptation] of your book? And I had no idea that he would answer me, because he's pretty elusive. But he did send a letter back that said, Yes, you can do that - as long as the only instrument in the opera is a banjo. I thought, That's an interesting way of saying No." - Laurie Anderson

"Asking a question is the simplest way of focusing thinking...asking the right question may be the most important part of thinking." - Edward De Bono

"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

"Asking about a time before the beginning of our spherical spacetime is like asking what lies north of the North Pole. There is no such thing." - Taner Edis

"I would like to be writing more because people are constantly asking me questions, and I write down what they are asking me." - Eartha Kitt

"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 Oneal

"Be careful of someone who starts asking a lot of questions about you. Start asking a lot of questions about them. Turn it around." - Frederick Lenz

"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

"My daughter's 19. I'm not asking her to develop as an artist. I'm just asking her to develop as a full person, human being." - Chuck D

"All the time, as an actor, you want to be asking what's next and where things are going. If you're not asking those questions, you're not growing." - Willem Dafoe

"...that's how memory works ... Things disappear without your permission, then come back again without your permission." - Kristin Cashore

"And all of this, all these physical aspects of painting at that time excited me very much. You could do a picture in just black and white. I mean all the things, whether you're soliciting permission or not, do give you permission" - Robert Rauschenberg

"Art is really people asking the eternal question, "What is it all about?"" - Gene Roddenberry

"Oh, he was asking to have an open marriage and I refused." - Newt Gingrich

"A friend who offers help without asking for explanations is a treasure beyond price" - Robert A Heinlein

"Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the kingdom" - Charles Spurgeon

"The Negro's so-called 'revolt' is merely an asking to be accepted into the existing system!" - Malcolm X

"In school, we're rewarded for having the answer, not for asking a good question." - Richard Saul Wurman

"If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask!" - W Clement Stone

"So, are we equals? Until he answer is yes, we must never stop asking." - Daniel Craig

"When a fortune comes without calling, it's apt to leave without asking." - George Horace Lorimer

"Here's a six-foot-ten guy in sneakers and the lady's asking me, 'Profession?'" - Jack McMahon

"I'm asking you not to be color blind, but to be color brave." - Mellody Hobson

"If you even think about asking Harry Potter for an autograph, your day ends right now." - Jasper Fforde

"Instead of asking "what's the problem?" ask "what's the creative opportunity?" - Deepak Chopra

"The question we should be asking. Would I want to be sponsored by me?" - Jeff Olson

"Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question." - Albert Camus

"I'm sorry. I shouldn't be asking such things...' She let the sentence die its own death" - Markus Zusak

"I hope this means you'll quit asking me to kill you. It gives me indigestion." - Patricia Briggs

"Asking in prayer helps you to see your problem in the light of God's power." - Elizabeth George

"Every time I ask questions about sex, I always end up asking questions about death." - Christian Boltanski

"If you dislike the answers you're getting from life, try asking better questions." - Steve Pavlina

"You already gave me forever, Aislinn. I'm asking for a chance at right now." - Melissa Marr

"I am a child. I am two feet tall, and asking if she loves me." - Veronica Roth

"If we shall take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"This notion is more clearly understood by asking What do I know?." - Michel De Montaigne

"Lose not thy own for want of asking for it; it will get thee no thanks." - Thomas Fuller

"I'm sick of asking questions everyone else already knows the answers to." - Ann Aguirre

"Prayer is asking for rain and faith is carrying the umbrella." - Barbara Johnson

"We're asking schools to look at kids as partners in education." - Jill Vialet

"People asking questions, lost in confusion, well I tell them there's no problem, only solutions." - John Lennon

"We sent out 3,000 Valentines to the ladies, asking them to be my voter." - Terry Dill

"The best way to get a better answer is to start asking a better question." - Tony Robbins

"The Lord never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness." - Pope Francis

"If you're asking me as the President, would I understand reality, I do." - George W Bush

"Getting your news from Twitter is like asking a cat for directions." - Andy Borowitz

"Who am I? is the only question worth asking and the only one never answered." - Deepak Chopra

"You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him." - Teresa of Avila

"Data is the new science. Big Data holds the answers. Are you asking the right questions?" - Patrick P. Gelsinger

"People keep asking "Jacob or Edward?" when the really important question is "Diamond Dave or Sammy?" - Ysabeau S. Wilce

"I'm sick of asking questions everyone else already knows the answers to." - Ann Aguirre

"Anyone know if the shuttles to Hell will have Wifi? Asking for a friend." - Jim Gaffigan

"If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions." - Quentin Tarantino

"The way that you become world-class is... by asking good questions." - Tim Ferriss

"A Canadian is someone who keeps asking the question, 'What is a Canadian?" - Irving Layton

"Don't you ever get tired of asking questions?' 'Never. They're mother's milk to me." - Tamora Pierce



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