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Not 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

"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

"Hope does not leave without being given permission." - Rick Riordan

"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

"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

"Ask forgiveness, not permission. But make sure you bring your results with you." - Amy Jo Martin

"Give yourself permission to smile a lot today. In fact, why not make it a habit!" - Iyanla Vanzant

"Those wanting to improve democracy in their countries should not wait for permission." - Bulent Ecevit

"I'm not asking for forever, Tamani said. Yet. I'm just asking for a moment." - Aprilynne Pike

"Asking "Why?" can lead to understanding. Asking "Why not?" can lead to breakthroughs." - Daniel H Pink

"Prayer is not asking God to do something, it's asking God to help YOU do something" - Dennis Prager

"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

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

"Having a talent is not enough: one must also have your permission to have it-right, my friends?" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Slamming the book shut produces a wind on the face, a weather that is copyrighted by the author, and this wind may not be deployed without permission, nor may the pages be turned without express written permission." - Ben Marcus

"It is important to remember that when it comes to law, computers never make copies, only human beings make copies. Computers are given commands, not permission. Only people can be given permission." - Brad Templeton

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

"My grandpa always said asking a question is embarrassing for a moment, but not asking is embarrassing for a lifetime." - Haruki Murakami

"Whatever is not done by the permission of Allah will not happen, and what is not done for the sake of Allah will not benefit or remain." - Ibn Taymiyyah

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

"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

"Anything is possible, and that's something we should not lose sight of. The inspiration and the permission to dream is huge." - Randy Pausch

"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

"I'M ASKING YOU TO BELIEVE... not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington... I'm asking you to believe in yours." - Barack Obama

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

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

"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul." - Mahatma Gandhi

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

"You must be asking which door is the true one; not which pleases you best" - C S Lewis

"What is school for? If you're not asking that, you're wasting time and money." - Seth Godin

"Dear Algebra, stop asking us to find your X, she's not coming back" - Woody Paige

"Progress, not perfection, is what we should be asking of ourselves." - Julia Cameron

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

"Do not make the mistake...of thinking that a worker is a slave and that he holds his job by his employer's permission. He does not hold it by permission - but by contract, that is, by a voluntary mutual agreement. A worker can quit his job; a slave cannot." - Ayn Rand

"It [sin] cannot occur at any time nor in any form without his permission. While he does not actively originate it, he holds such absolute control over it that no single event in connection with it can take place without his permission" - James Petigru Boyce

"That's precisely the question everyone should be asking-why the hell not? - Why not you, why not now..." - Tim Ferriss

"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

"Myrnin: 'Have we been introduced?' Frank: 'Probably not. Why, you asking me out, sweetheart?' Myrnin: 'You're not my type, darling." - Rachel Caine

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

"God is not asking us to not have anything or even to give away every single thing that we have. He is asking us to share with people who have less than us, which I do all the time." - Joyce Meyer

"I am not asking for 60 months to sit and enjoy power, but to be the Chowkidaar of the country." - Narendra Modi

"You love him," he says. Not an asking, just a fact. "I do," I say. Also a fact." - Patrick Ness

"there is probably no such thing as an innocent question, at least not when a parent is doing the asking." - Phyllis Grissim-Theroux

"The American dream does not happen by asking Americans to accept what's immoral and wrong in the name of tolerance." - J C Watts

"If I had a dog I would not feel so lonely, but I suppose that is asking for too much." - Eva Braun

"Instead of asking Him to remember you, why not pray to find comfort and value where He has taken you." - Tracie Peterson

"People are always asking, 'Is everything ok?' Look, I was not depressed, ok? I was just freaking exhausted." - Mariah Carey

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

"No person shall preach without the permission of his Superior. All preachers shall explain the Gospel according to the Fathers. They shall not explain futurity or the times of Antichrist!" - Pope Leo X

"Nature doesn't ask your permission; it doesn't care about your wishes, or whether you like its laws or not. You're obliged to accept it as it is, and consequently all its results as well." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Pray for whatsoever you will. In the name of Jesus you have permission, not only to stand in the presence of God, but also to pray for everything you need." - Ole Hallesby

"When you record for a label, they own that material in perpetuity, meaning that they can release, chose not to release , or repackage it any way they so choose... with or without the permission of the artist." - Edgar Winter

"Not like a heart, which let people in without permission, held them in a special place she never had any say in and then yearned for them to remain there longer than they planned." - Cecelia Ahern

"We need to give ourselves permission to act out our dreams and visions, not look for more sensations, more phenomena, but live our strongest dreams - even if it takes a lifetime." - Vijali Hamilton

"It has been said that the primary function of schools is to impart enough facts to make children stop asking questions. Some, with whom the schools do not succeed, become scientists... and I never stopped asking questions." - Knut Schmidt-Nielsen

"Prayer is not only asking, it is an attitude of heart that produces an atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural, and Jesus says, "every one that asketh receiveth."" - Oswald Chambers

"Instead of asking what's wrong with rampant consumerism, we ought to be asking, 'What justifies it?' Popular art does not have to pander to the lowest level of intelligence and taste." - Bill Watterson

"Do you not wonder sometimes, she showed now, sadly, if in some ways they are correct? That we are asking too much of the world?"No," he said. "They're the ones who are asking for too little."" - Patrick Ness

"But an apology too - you think you're giving something, but you're not. You're really asking for something. You're asking for forgiveness, you're asking for the other injured person to make it okay for you. Apologies were harder work for the person getting one than the person giving one." - Deb Caletti

"Took over my city and I never asked permission to." - Drake

"Authority is permission to spew platitudes to people below you." - Rob Payne

"It's easier to apologize than ask for permission." - Grace Hopper

"Blast Cecil!" said Eldric. "You have my permission," I said." - Franny Billingsley

"Linking without permission is stealing. Period, end of story." - Mark Cuban

"I give people permission to be kids again." - Richard Simmons

"Besides, isn't it more exciting when you don't have permission?" - Mia

"When you don't have to ask for permission innovation thrives." - Steven Johnson

"No one can upset you, unless you give them permission." - Paul Robert Hanna

"It is easier to apologize than to get permission." - Grace Hopper

"Start writing sooner. Don't wait for permission. Don't hesitate." - Robin Hobb

"It is easier to ask forgiveness than permission." - Anonymous

"Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all." - Dwight L Moody

"He's just not that into you if he's not asking you out. Because if he likes you, trust me, he will ask you out." - Greg Behrendt

"If you have not the experience, ask. There is no shame in asking, but do not pretend you know when you don't." - Mother Teresa

"Prayer does not mean asking God for all kinds of things we want, it is rather the desire for God Himself, the only Giver of Life." - Sadhu Sundar Singh

"I understand that, today, some developers are asking architects to design eye-catching, iconic buildings. Fortunately, I've not had that kind of client so far." - Fumihiko Maki

"People keep asking me what I think of it now that it's done. Hence my protest: The Web is not done!" - Tim Berners-Lee

"I thought we'd be discussing about me not leaving Philadelphia and they just kept asking me about the practice, so I lost it." - Allen Iverson

"What Plato was really asking was perhaps why a horse was a horse, and not, for example, a cross between a horse and a pig." - Jostein Gaarder

"When we have done our very, very best, papa, and that is not enough, then I think the right time must have come for asking help of others." - Charles Dickens

"Faith does not inquire whether there are good works to be done, but even before asking questions, faith has done the works already." - Martin Luther

"Fine! I'll throw on some clothes. Turn around. I'm in my pj's" "I'm a guy. That's like asking a kid not to glance at the candy counter." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Fearing no insult, asking for no crown, receive with indifference both flattery and slander, and do not argue with a fool." - Alexander Pushkin

"Instead of asking 'How much damage will the work in question bring about?' why not ask 'How much good? How much joy?" - Henry Miller

"I said to the players before the start, 'Just go out and give it 100 per cent. I am not asking for any more than that'." - Carlton Palmer

"If you're asking for a date, forget it. 'Cause I make it a point not to go out with women who shoot me in the head!" - Dante Alighieri

"True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection." - Mary Baker Eddy

"Women asking for raises should not only know their value, but they should ask with the confidence that they're helping the company to be successful." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"If you stop complaining and asking for what you never will get, you will have a good life. A good life is not measured by any biblical span." - Ernest Hemingway

"It's natural to overlook and even sacrifice the things that belong to us most easily most gracefully. So here's me asking you to please not make that mistake." - Ann Brashares

"Again the important point to remember is that you should keep asking yourself questions. Do not make statements. Ask questions to yourself. The mind hates that." - Robert Adams

"If you don't let a teacher know what level you are - by asking a question, or revealing your ignorance - you will not learn or grow" - Stephen Covey

"Liberals love to say things like, "We're just asking everyone to pay their fair share." But government is not about asking. It is about telling. The difference is fundamental. It is the difference between making love and being raped, between working for a living and being a slave. The Internal Revenue service is not asking anybody to do anything. It confiscates your assets and puts you behind bars if you don't pay." - Thomas Sowell

"Sin must be within God's eternal decrees in some sense in which He is not the author of it . . . We must conclude then that within the decrees of God, there are decrees of permission of those things of which God Himself is not the author" - J. Oliver Buswell

"When people can be vulnerable to one another then you're kind of giving people permission to really be yourself and not try to impress all the time and you get into more interesting work. You're being real and you're not afraid to mess up or seem weird." - Mark Webber

"Sophie is asking mum "Why am I NOT a doll NOT an adult NOT a boy NOT a giraffe?" It's so easy to miss all we are when we focus on what we are not!" - Christine Caine

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

"I love saying 'yes' and I love saying 'please.' Saying 'yes' doesn't mean I don't know how to say no, and saying 'please' doesn't mean I am waiting for permission. 'Yes please' sounds powerful and concise. It's a response and a request. It is not about being a good girl; it is about being a real woman." - Amy Poehler

"Ultimately, of what possible social significance is it if a person likes to masturbate over a shoe? It may even be non-consensual, but since we do not ask permission of our shoes to wear them, it hardly seems necessary to obtain dispensation to come on them." - Gayle Rubin

"You couldn't begin to imagine who I am, where I'm going, or what I'm about to do, All of you are trapped here. You can't go anywhere, forward or back. But I'm not like you. I have work to do. I have a mission to accomplish. And so, with your permission, I shall move ahead." - Haruki Murakami

"A narrative thread gives people permission to think about other things whilst being carried by its flow. It does not mean that one has to compromise one's vision, or question formal concerns. It's just being more subtle and clever by having one accessible thread." - Sally Potter

"What's exciting about the Bay Area, is that people are not waiting for permission from the industry to make movies - unlike Los Angeles or New York, where you can get stuck into that desire of raising a big budget, or working with the studios." - Matthew Jacobs

"Sometimes, very quietly and graciously, you can inspire other people by showing them that there's a different way and many perceptions of beauty. You may not be feeling it inside, but if you display it like you mean it, then it can give permission to be kind to ourselves and embrace our individuality." - Erin O'Connor

"Being a writer is so great because you're literally not dependent on anybody. Whereas, as an actor, you have to audition or wait for somebody else to make a decision about how to use you, with writing, you can do it anywhere, anytime you want. You don't have to ask permission." - Sam Shepard

"Be happy. Decide to be happy. If you want to be happy, be happy! No one cares if you're happy or not, so why wait for permission? And did it really matter if you had been deeply unhappy in your past? Who but you remembered that?" - Amity Gaige

"I am not a believer, not an atheist, not an agnostic. I am still awake at night, asking how? I am more content with the question than I would be with an answer." - Roger Ebert

"Ask God for what you want, but you cannot ask if you are not asking for a right thing. When you draw near to God, you cease from asking for things."Your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him." Then, why ask? That you may get to know Him." - Oswald Chambers

"The most creative and most periods of my life that were, had the most growth, were the ones where I was perceived to be failing. Perceived success is a, is really hard 'cause it doesn't really, it's not asking you to grow, see failure is asking you to grow." - Ethan Hawke

"Let us go back to the Lord. The Lord never tires of forgiving: never! It is we who tire of asking his forgiveness. Let us ask for the grace not to tire of asking forgiveness, because he never tires of forgiving." - Pope Francis

"Logan, why aren't you wearing protection?" The radio crackled, and then came Logan's voice. "I have 'protection' in my bag," he said. "But as much as I don't want to say this, darlin', now's not the time to be asking if I'm carrying condoms. I have problems." "A life vest, Logan! I'm asking where's your life vest!" "Oh," he said. "I knew that." - Jill Shalvis

"We are not asking everyone to do everything. We are simply asking all members to pray, knowing that if every member, young and old, will reach out to just "one" between now and Christmas, millions will feel the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. And what a wonderful gift to the Savior." - M Russell Ballard

"Self-Enquiry is not asking you to believe or to trust - it is putting a mirror in front of you and asking you to look. Enquiry is suited to many people in the West, because we are more mental. And it is very direct. So unsparing is its look that nothing can escape." - Mooji

"New Rule: Stop asking Miss USA contestants if they believe in evolution. It's not their field. It's like asking Stephen Hawking if he believes in hair scrunchies. Here's what they know about: spray tans, fake boobs and baton twirling. Here's what they don't know about: everything else. If I cared about the uninformed opinions of some ditsy beauty queen, I'd join the Tea Party." - Bill Maher

"Asking for forgiveness from others in a scriptural manner involves acknowledging that you have sinned against them and that you desire mercy and pardon (not to be given what you deserve). Asking for forgiveness is vital for reconciliation and may lead to the difference in the relationship." - John C. Broger

"I don't wanna die, I'm not gonna lie to you I admit that and I'm not asking for clemency, I'm not asking for forgiveness, I'm not asking for sympathy. I know they're gonna kill me sooner or later. You don't need to worry about that but there's a lot of crimes I can solve if the state can just see fit to make me live two or three years longer, I mean look, I know I'm not like other people, I know I can't feel sympathy for other people but I'm still human." - Ted Bundy

"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

"We pray pious blether, our will is not in it, and then we say God does not answer; we never asked Him for anything. Asking means that our wills are in what we ask." - Oswald Chambers

"-Mikhail?...Try making suggestions next time, or just plain asking. You go do whatever it is you're doing, and I'll go search you extensive library for a book on manners. -You will not find it. -Why am I not surprised?" - Christine Feehan

"We did that often, asking each other questions whose answers we already knew. Perhaps it was so that we would not ask the other questions, the ones whose answers we did not want to know." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"I am certain that we do not need quotas for women, especially not in a time when we have a growing shortage of qualified workers. Companies are already asking head hunters to find women for top positions." - Kristina Schroder

"Asking is the beginning of receiving..." - Jim Rohn

"Everyone is always asking me about clothes." - Paul F. Tompkins

"Got everything I'm asking for but you." - Drake

"No one has to give you permission to make music or make art." - Jared Leto

"All business begins with the public permission and exists by public approval" - Arthur W. Page

"When you're the strong one, people don't give you permission to hurt." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Things happen to you they happen. They dont ask first. They dont require your permission." - Cormac Mccarthy

"You don't need planning permission to build castles in the sky" - Banksy

"I should've been very cross with Anubis. Kissing me without permission-the nerve!" - Rick Riordan

"Part of maintaining a thriving creative culture is giving people time and permission to play." - Tim Brown

"I shouldn't have to ask for your permission for me to put you in my lie!" - Kevin Hart

"Do' look for society to give you permission to be yourself." - Roger Babson

"If I ever wear a Chelsea shirt, you have permission to kill me." - Cesc Fabregas

"Army requests immediate permission to surrender in order to save lives of remaining troops." - Friedrich Paulus

"Seize the moment - don't wait for anyone to give you permission." - Josette Sheeran

"Nobody on the face of the earth can make you feel inferior without your permission." - Zig Ziglar

"Giving God permission to make you a saint will ruin your life." - Mark Hart

"It was more exciting when I didn't know I had permission." - Patrick Rothfuss

"But perhaps the most important innovation in the doctrine of jihad was its outright prohibition of all but strictly defensive wars. "Fight in the way of God those who fight you," the Quran says, "but do not begin hostilities; God does not like the aggressor" (2:190). Elsewhere the Quran is more explicit: "Permission to fight is given only to those who have been oppressed ... who have been driven from their homes for saying, 'God is our Lord' " (22:39; emphasis added)." - Reza Aslan

"Living political constitutions must be Darwinian in structure and in practice. Society is a living organism and must obey the laws of life, not of mechanics; it must develop. All that progressives ask or desire is permission-in an era when 'development,' 'evolution,' is the scientific word-to interpret the Constitution according to the Darwinian principle; all they ask is recognition of the fact that a nation is a living thing and not a machine." - Woodrow Wilson

"Marriage orients men and women toward the future, asking them not just to commit to each other but to plan, to earn, to save, and to devote themselves to advancing their children's prospects." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"Most teachers waste their time by asking question which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what pupils knows or is capable of knowing." - Albert Einstein

"Whatever obstacles appear in your path, put your head down and get past them. Those obstacles aren't real. They're just God's way of testing you. He's asking you, 'Do you want to make it or not?'" - Russell Simmons

"The law of floatation was not discovered by contemplating the sinking of things, but by contemplating the floating of things which floated naturally, and then intelligently asking why they did so." - Thomas Troward



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