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"We have always learned about life by dramatising our questions." - Celia Brayfield

"Life is not about good answers, it is about interesting questions." - Paulo Coelho

"Don't bother asking God for answers about life. Most likely you're asking the wrong questions." - Josh Kilmer-Purcell

"Enjoying life isn't about finding the answers, but living the questions." - Sue Margolis

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

"Poetry has in a way been my bridge to my acting career. I had so many questions about my life, so I took to poetry to express my questions. I had questions about politics, family relationships, and more." - Omari Hardwick

"Questions about acting are difficult." - Dirk Benedict

"Wellbeing is a notion that entails our values about the good life, and questions of values are not ultimately scientific questions." - Julian Baggini

"All of the larger than life questions about our presence here on earth and what gifts we have to offer are spiritual questions. To seek answers to these questions is to seek a sacred path." - Lauren Artress

"When people ask me silly questions about my private life, I just say, I don't discuss that." - Imogen Cunningham

"Quality questions create a quality life." - Tony Robbins

"Life consists of burning up questions." - Antonin Artaud

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

"Infidelity raises profound questions about intimacy." - Junot Diaz

"I've never worried about life's big questions." - Karl Pilkington

"My interest in philosophy began as early as eight years old - I started thinking about those kinds of heavy questions about life and humanity." - Steve Weinstein

"The whole idea of interviews is in itself absurd - one cannot answer deep questions about what one's life was like - one writes novels about it." - Anthony Powell

"Good art and a good life answers questions. Great art and a great life asks questions." - Richard Blanco

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

"Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate as questions about content." - Robert Smithson

"I think Poe had a mission to tell us what it's all about. To answer some of the great questions of life." - John Astin

"For celebrities, privacy is utterly nonexistent. You are asked intrusive questions about your personal life. You can be photographed at any moment." - Roxane Gay

"Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' is a magnificent science-fiction film, all the more intriguing because it raises questions about the origin of human life and doesn't have the answers." - Roger Ebert

"I wrote the song "Show Me" as a prayer to God asking simple, honest questions about life and death and why there is so much suffering in the world. As I grew with the song I realized I shouldn't limit these questions solely to God; I should ask those questions of others and of myself." - John Legend

"When you live a life without questions, you're unprepared for the questions when they come." - Neal Shusterman

"If you don't put the spiritual and religious dimension into our political conversation, you won't be asking the really big and important question. If you don't bring in values and religion, you'll be asking superficial questions. What is life all about? What is our relationship to God? These are the important questions. What is our obligation to one another and community? If we don't ask those questions, the residual questions that we're asking aren't as interesting." - Larry Brilliant

"There are 4 questions of value in life.." - Johnny Depp

"A genuine quality of life comes from consistent, quality questions." - Tony Robbins

"Who is in your life asking you the tough questions?" - Jeff Henderson

"You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions." - Mos Def

"All life long, the same questions, the same answers." - Samuel Beckett

"Yeah, but actually, I've got the same questions about God." - Bill Watterson

"Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions." - Joel Osteen

"Through the ages, man's main concern was life after death. Today, for the first time, we find we must ask questions about whether there will be life before death." - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

"I am amazed that people want to ask me questions about God's work in my life. The interviews are a great way to share God's life-changing message and I pray that God continues to open this door for Christians." - Joyce Meyer

"Self-reflection entails asking yourself questions about your values, assessing your strengths and failures, thinking about your perceptions and interactions with others, and imagining where you want to take your life in the future." - Robert L. Rosen

"Fantasy and science fiction stories are very applicable to talking to your children about the world. They tend to talk about the big questions regarding life and the universe." - Stephen H. Segal

"Teenagers are extremely funny, and extremely clever and intellectually curious. But they're also willing to ask questions about the meaning of life without disguising them around irony, and ask questions about what are our responsibilities to other people without having to couch it in irony." - John Green

"Best strategy for a first date is to ask her questions. Just keeping asking her questions about herself. Her life, her job, her friends, her taste in movies and music and everything. People mostly just want to talk about themselves, so let her do that." - Michael Ian Black

"Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers." - Anthony Robbins

"I ask questions, and a large part of my life has been spent asking questions of Ken Livingstone." - Trevor Phillips

"People got so many questions. Why you got so many questions when my whole life is on the Internet? If you wanna know about me, you can go on the Internet and look at my YouTube videos. I used to drop one every day. You can go on my YouTube channel, go on my Vine, my Twitter." - Riff Raff

"I was lucky. I had some really good people that were just here there and wherever who would come into my life that I felt would answer questions. I mean, I had some very powerful questions myself for what this earth was all about." - Linda Blair

"When Christians start thinking about Jesus, things start breaking down, they lose their faith. It's perfectly possible to go to church every Sunday and not ask any questions, just because you like it as a way of life. They fear that if they ask questions they'll lose their Christ, the very linchpin of their religion." - A N Wilson

"I never got many questions about my managing. I tried to get twenty-five guys who didn't ask questions." - Earl Weaver

"I want people to come away from my book with questions. Questions about virtue and goodness. Not answers." - Veronica Roth

"I love the early process of asking questions about a story and deciding which questions matter most." - Diane Sawyer

"I think its really important for your mental health to think about the big questions, to discuss them and open your mind, in order to prepare you for both life and death." - Freddie Stroma

"The innocence of such children doesn't answer our deepest questions about this vale of tears to which we are condemned, but it helps to dispel them. That is the secret to family life." - Joyce Carol Oates

"I don't know why his lawyers didn't tell him, 'You don't have to answer any questions about your private life, Mr. President. Let them sue you. Take the heat. You don't have to answer." - Chris Matthews

"We struggle with, agonize over and bluster heroically about the great questions of life when the answers to most of these lie hidden in our attitude toward the thousand minor details of each day." - Robert Grudin

"People have explored these questions ['Why am I here?', 'What is life about?'] in poems, not that they found their answers, but in reading [poems], I think, you find a certain beauty in the questioning, and that is then poetry." - Gwee Li Sui

"Engage with the Bible. Meditate on it day and night. Think and rethink about God's Word. Let it be your guide. Make it your go-to book for questions. Let it be the ultimate authority in your life." - Max Lucado

"Positivism and ordinary language analysis ... repel students who come with the humanizing questions. Professors of these schools simply would not and could not talk about anything important, and they themselves do not represent a philosophic life for the students." - Allan Bloom

"Speaking personally, I didn't think 40 would be a big issue, and I don't think I have issues about age, but there are naturally some big questions that come up at that point in your life." - Murray Bartlett

"I don't know why his lawyers didn't tell him, 'You don't have to answer any questions about your private life, Mr. President. Let them sue you. Take the heat. You don't have to answer.'" - Chris Matthews

"So I think ethics is the broader thing that's less focused on prohibitions and is more perhaps looking at principles and questions and ideas about how to live your life." - Peter Singer

"I think it's really important for your mental health to think about the big questions, to discuss them and open your mind, in order to prepare you for both life and death." - Freddie Stroma

"In order to align your life choices with your values, you will need to inquire about the effects of your actions (and inactions) on yourself and others. Although we are always stumbling upon new knowledge that shifts our choices and life direction, bringing conscious inquiry to life means that we continually ask questions that lead us to the information we need to make thoughtful decisions. Asking questions is liberating because we develop great understanding and discover more choices with our new knowledge" - Zoe Weil

"Because you see darling, darling, there are no false questions. All questions in life are true questions. Answers may be false, but questions cannot be false. Sure,they can be dumb, they can be stupid, but never false." - Raymond Federman

"Read less and think more. Read about great things and think about great questions and issues." - Wallace D. Wattles

"If you are truly confident about something, you welcome honest questions about it." - Peter Kreeft

"I don't think writers should write about answers. I think writers should write about questions." - Paul Haggis

"I get a lot of questions about hair color. People are very into talking about hair." - Emma Stone

"I ask two questions when I am confronting life on a moment to moment basis when something important is happening. (1) What is factually happening right now? (2) What does my soul know about this and want me to know about this? It is amazing that when I give myself 20-25 seconds to seriously consider these questions, almost instantly I will arrive at a deeper awareness and a richer understanding of what is happening right now - from the soul's level of awareness." - Neale Donald Walsch

"The great philosophers of the 17th and 18th centuries did not think that epistemological questions floated free of questions about how the mind works. Those philosophers took a stand on all sorts of questions which nowadays we would classify as questions of psychology, and their views about psychological questions shaped their views about epistemology, as well they should have." - Hilary Kornblith

"Corporations must answer questions about why they should be in the blogosphere. Small Businesses need to answer questions about why they shouldn't." - Paul Gillin

"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

"There is a close connection between art and religion in the sense that both are concerned about questions of meaning - if not about the meaning of existence generally, then certainly about the meaning of one's individual life and how a person relates to his or her total community/environment." - Freeman Patterson

"A faith without some doubts is like a human body with no antobodies in it. People who blithely go through life too busy or indifferent to ask the hard questions about why they believe as they do will find themselves defenseless against either the experience of tragedy or the probing questions of a smart skeptic. A person's faith can collapse almost overnight if she failed over the years to listen patiently to her own doubts, which should only be discarded after long reflection." - Timothy Keller

"To argue about justice is unavoidably to argue about virtues, about substantive moral and even spiritual questions." - Michael Sandel

"If you want to change your life, change the questions you ask yourself each day!" - Tony Robbins

"The quality of one's life is directly related to the quality of questions one asks oneself." - Tony Robbins

"The quality of my life was the quality of my questions." - Tony Robbins

"Whenever my life came to a halt, the questions would arise: Why? And what next?" - Leo Tolstoy

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

"If you live the questions, life will move you into answers." - Deepak Chopra

"Life would be unbearably dull if we had answers to all our questions." - Jim Butcher

"Answer the big question of eternity, and the little questions of life fall into perspective." - Max Lucado

"Life is too short to be wasted in finding answers. Enjoy the questions." - Paulo Coelho

"You never know the answers to the questions of life until you are asked." - Salman Rushdie

"Ignorance is bliss-Oedipus ruined a great sex life by asking too many questions." - Stephen Colbert

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

"Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don't have answers." - Bruce Springsteen

"The book, Max on Life, is really kind of a second chance to answer these questions." - Max Lucado

"Larry Grobel senses there are no answers in life, only questions. Good ones." - Robert Towne

"The main questions of everyday life are too enormous to answer in any definitive sense." - Joshua Ferris

"The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself." - John Fowles

"Sometimes, in public life, people ask inappropriate, off-the-wall kinds of questions, don't they?" - Hillary Clinton

"Progress consists only in the greater clarification of answers to the basic questions of life." - Leo Tolstoy

"My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers." - Tom Stoppard

"I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about." - Arthur C Clarke

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

"[Responding to repeated questions about traveling in Africa without a husband:] I am looking for him." - Mary Kingsley

"I am open-minded on all questions I care nothing about." - Mason Cooley

"Zero invites imagination, but small numbers invite questions about whether large numbers will ever materialize." - Eric Ries

"Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers." - Gene Wolfe

"It's always wise to raise questions about the most obvious and simple assumption" - C. West Churchman

"It's the little questions from women about tappets that finally push men over the edge." - Philip Roth

"Listening is not only about waiting, but it's also learning how better to ask questions." - Jacqueline Novogratz

"Conscience is the reason employed about questions of right and wrong." - William Whewell

"We must not let go manifest truths because we cannot answer all questions about them." - Jeremy Collier

"Donald Trump's presidential campaign has been getting a lot of questions about his wife ." - Audie Cornish

"We are not conscious of most things until we ask ourselves questions about them." - David Eagleman

"If you get people asking the wrong questions, you don't have to worry about the answers." - Hunter S Thompson

"I love writing stories about regular people dealing with life's biggest questions." - Nick Blaemire

"If you have questions about this salad, give your server the spinach inquisition." - Scott Adams

"I believe there are no questions that science can't answer about a physical universe." - Stephen Hawking

"There were always questions about my parents; I got so fed up with that." - Charlotte Gainsbourg

"Questions have also arisen about AIDS being transmitted to hemophiliacs via blood transfusions." - Serge Lang

"Every generation has to ask difficult questions about what does it mean to follow Jesus." - Rob Bell

"I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about." - Arthur C Clarke

"It's very hard for a man to ask questions about sex. The smart ones do." - Betty Dodson

"I cared enough to read and look at and worry about the questions." - Mike Wallace

"Most journalists expect me to answer all their questions about aliens and spaceships." - David Duchovny

"I always write about the things that haunt me, the questions I have." - Caroline Leavitt

"Beware the man who doesn't ask you any questions about yourself on your first date." - Merrill Markoe

"Please don't ask me any questions about the politics of 30 years ago." - Helen Reddy

"I don't think I can answer questions about the trust fund." - Louise Woodward

"As a teenager, I increasingly had questions about religion to which I found no good answers." - Julian Baggini

"Body and soul, Black America reveals the extreme questions of contemporary life, questions of freedom and identity: How can I be who I am?" - June Jordan

"You see, the problem in life isn't in receiving answers. The problem is in identifying your current questions. Once you get the questions right, the answers always come." - James Redfield

"The answer to the big questions in running is the same as the answer to the big questions in life: Do the best with what you've got." - George A Sheehan

"What is essential is not the answer but the questions; the answers indeed are the death of the life that is in the questions." - Reginald Horace Blyth

"Meditation does not answer the questions of the mind, but it dissolves the very mind which creates many questions and confusion in our life." - Anonymous

"but you can't spend your whole life hoping people will ask you the right questions. you must learn to love and answer the questions they already ask." - Elizabeth McCracken

"I think a lot of people do have questions about life, 'What's the purpose of my life?', 'What's the meaning of my life?', 'Why am I here?' ... It's hard to find a place where you can discuss those issues. You can't go down to the pub and say, 'What do you think the meaning of life is?' But actually, most people have those questions, somewhere in the back of their minds. And if you can find a place where you can discuss it with a group of people who, like you, are outside of the Church, and it's a non-threatening, relaxed environment, quite a lot of people want to do that." - Nicky Gumbel

"Something fundamental changes when people begin to ask questions together. The questions create more of a learning conversation than the normal stale debate about problems." - Michael E. Szymanczyk

"Some artists respond to critics' questions about their art. I think Bob Dylan would alwys refuse to respond to questions of that sort, he always has." - Richard F. Thomas

"A serious life means being fully aware of the alternatives, thinking about them with all the intensity one brings to bear on life-and-death questions, in full recognition that every choice is a great risk with necessary consequences that are hard to bear." - Allan Bloom

"You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. 'Have you found joy in your life?' 'Has your life brought joy to others?'" - Morgan Freeman

"From my perspective, most of my life has been dealing with the day-to-day, kitchen-to-bedroom-to-living-room-to-garage life with people. Most people are just trying to figure out how to love the people in their world, to love their God and to deal with some of these questions about God." - Max Lucado

"If you listen to the real in you, that part that's pulsing and has questions and is trying to figure something out, it will shape your life in a way where, when you get to be sixty, you'll succeed. You'll be happy about your life." - Eve Ensler

"I am still a Catholic. I still believe life begins at conception. That is consistent with my Catholic beliefs. And I believe we must protect life. Whenever abortion comes up, we get questioned about the exceptions, but no one ever questions the extreme positions on the other side: late-term abortions, no on parental notification." - Michael Baumgartner

"I think a lot of the questions - questioning reality and the self and the desire to change, to me are always at the heart of life. No matter how old you are, to me life is always about changing and growing and discovering and that's not always easy." - Nicole Krauss

"I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I'd like to keep quiet any unnecessary rumors about sexuality. While I prefer to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I'm gay isn't the most interesting part of me." - T R Knight

"I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I"d like to keep quiet any unnecessary rumors about sexuality. While I prefer to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I'm gay is' the most interesting part of me." - T R Knight

"Scratch the surface of any cynic, and you will find a wounded idealist underneath. Because of previous pain or disappointment, cynics make their conclusions about life before the questions have even been asked. This means that beyond just seeing what is wrong with the world, cynics lack the courage to do something about it. The dynamic beneath cynicism is a fear of accepting responsibility." - John Ortberg

"I write about love and family a lot, because I'm always trying to figure those things out. At different points in my life, just when I think I've finished writing about it, the dynamics shift, and then I have a whole new set of questions and worries and misunderstandings to wrestle with." - Sarah Kay

"I've asked you fifty questions and still have no sense of your life, your family, what you care about. They want to know about you, Katniss." "But I don't want them to! They're already taking my future! They can't have the things that mattered to time in the past!" I say." - Suzanne Collins

"Sitting and writing music on your own makes you think a lot about your life. Who are you? Would you change anything about yourself? This is where it comes from. It is like having a mirror held up in front of you, looking into yourself and asking these questions." - Enya

"If you want to get to know somebody you don't ask other people: 'How is she?' You talk to the person herself. And then you don't ask about facts like 'date of birth' or 'profession of parents.' but you talk about essential questions and themes in life." - Angelina Maccarone

"I consistently encounter people in academic settings and scientists and journalists who feel that you can't say that anyone is wrong in any deep sense about morality, or with regard to what they value in life. I think this doubt about the application of science and reason to questions of value is really quite dangerous." - Sam Harris

"The experiencing self lives in the moment; it is the one that answers the question, 'Does it hurt?' or 'What were you thinking about just now?' The remembering self is the one that answers questions about the overall evaluation of episodes or periods of one's life, such as a stay in the hospital or the years since one left college." - Daniel Kahneman

"Being larger than life, or being projected as such in the music business, leads you to question yourself. Some people try to forget about it by taking drugs or too much drink, but I was never like that. I was aware that there were very serious, big questions, and I was petrified about what might be in store for me." - Cat Stevens

"I like to write about things about which I have no answers, questions that trouble me. These things trouble me." - Paul Haggis

"I've stopped war reporting. I realized that I'd answered all of my questions about war and about myself." - Sebastian Junger

"I want people to start thinking about what it means to be HIV-positive and to ask questions about that." - Annie Lennox

"have a much harder time writing stories than novels. I need the expansiveness of a novel and the propulsive energy it provides. When I think about scene - and when I teach scene writing - I'm thinking about questions. What questions are raised by a scene? What questions are answered? What questions persist from scene to scene to scene?" - Edan Lepucki

"Science shares with religion the claim that it answers deep questions about origins, the nature of life, and the cosmos. But there the resemblance ends. Scientific beliefs are supported by evidence, and they get results. Myths and faiths are not and do not." - Richard Dawkins



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