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"When selling, never answer an unasked question." - Jeff Thull

"The unasked questions are the most dangerous to answer." - Jon Foreman

"I get a lot of unasked for sexual confessions." - Lena Dunham

"The greatest tragedy in life is the prayers that go unanswered simply because they go unasked." - Mark Batterson

"It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding." - Khalil Gibran

"The greatest tragedy in life is that some prayers go unanswered as they go unasked." - Mark Batterson

"What is left unsaid gets in the way of the relationship. What is left unasked-for is a missed opportunity." - Thomas Leonard

"I have discovered that the unasked-for accident can be the salvation of what you are doing." - Stephen De Staebler

"Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought." - Pearl S Buck

"All singers have this fault: if asked to sing among friends they are never so inclined; if unasked, they never leave off." - Horace

"The best songs just come unasked for. You don't have to think about them. Summer is a good time for songs." - Jim Morrison

"This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist." - Horace

"Between me and the other world there is ever an unasked question: unasked by some through feelings of delicacy; by others through the difficulty of rightly framing it. All, nevertheless, flutter round it. How does it feel to be a problem? To have your very body and the bodies of your children to be assume to be criminal, violent, malignant." - W E B Du Bois

"It is personal vanity of the most flagrant type which intrudes itself, unasked, into other people's affairs. There are few of us who do not feel capable of ordering the daily lives of others, down to the most minute detail." - Myrtle Reed

"It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding; and to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving." - Khalil Gibran

"Wear your learning like a watch and do not pull it out merely to show you have it. If you are asked for the time, tell it; but do not proclaim it hourly unasked." - Lord Chesterfield

"In my personal view, a failure to discover unimagined objects and answer unasked questions, once HST functions properly, would indicate a lack of imagination in stocking the Universe on the part of the Deity." - John N. Bahcall

"if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don't do it." - Charles Bukowski

"This unasked-for jollity in the middle of an English afternoon left Sir Henry shivering with a red passion, his face a crumpled tissue on which a lobster might well have wiped its bottom." - Vivian Stanshall

"To search for unasked questions, plus questions to put to already acquired but unsought answers, it is vital to give full play to the imagination. That is the way to create truly original science." - E O Wilson

"The more potent, unasked question is how society at large reacts to eager, voluntary violence by females, and to the growing evidence that women can be just as aggressive as men." - Katherine Dunn

"On the roads, I can see truth revealed whole without thought or reason. There I experience the sudden understanding that comes unasked, unbidden. I simply rest, rest within myself, rest within the pure rhythm of my running. And I wait." - George A Sheehan

"She had called in the debt that parents owe a child for bringing her, unasked, into a strange world. One should never make an offer without knowing full well what will happen if it is accepted." - David Brin

"I like to think of myself as a reasonable man. But I have buried too many friends in the too-recent past, and I have seen too many lies go unquestioned, and too many questions go unasked. There is a time when even reasonable men must begin to take unreasonable actions. To do anything else is to be less than human." - Mira Grant

"I reject your impossible. Most of what others tell me is impossible I know to be improbable. If it is impossible you have nothing more to do but if it is improbable...you can choose to ask the unasked question or walk the unwalked step. For me that has made all the difference." - Gary Holder-Winfield

"All of my early images were really visual experiments to me. They were attempts to answer unasked questions like, what happens if you put images of six men and six women together, or if we combined a monkey's image with a human, would the result approximate an image of early man?" - Nancy Burson

"The best songs come unasked for. You don't have to think about them . . . Summer is good for songs. When it's real warm, if you have a sense of freedom, not a lot on your mind, and a feeling there's plenty of time, it just seems to be a good climate for music." - Jim Morrison

"Nature! We are surrounded by her and locked in her clasp: powerless to leave her, and powerless to come closer to her. Unasked and unwarned she takes us up into the whirl of her dance, and hurries on with us till we are weary and fall from her arms." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"There was but one question he left unasked, and it vibrated between his lines: if gross miscalculations of a person's value could occur on a baseball field, before a live audience of thirty thousand, and a television audience of millions more, what did that say about the measurement of performance in other lines of work? If professional baseball players could be over- or under valued, who couldn't?" - Michael Lewis

"You give but little when you give of your possessions; It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. Some give little of the much which they have - and they do so for recognition, and their hiddden desires make their gifts unwholesome. Some have little yet give it all. They give joyously, and joy is their only reward. It is well to give when asked, but is is better to give when unasked, through understanding..." - Khalil Gibran

"One who loves Krishna will give Him whatever He wants, and he avoids offering anything which is undesirable or unasked for. Thus, meat, fish and eggs should not be offered to Krishna...Vegetables, grains, fruits, milk and water are the proper foods for human beings and are prescribed by Lord Krishna Himself. Whatever else you eat, can not be offered to Him, since He will not accept it." - A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

"You have this certain about of responsibility to play a fictitious character and you have a script that's guiding you and the other information of the custom department's choices, and the set department, "Where are you", and all those other pieces of information but you have to cull from your imagination the answer to all the unasked questions. And with a real person, there's someone to get that information from, perhaps." - Melissa Leo

"Yes, I know," she said in answer to the unasked, for there was no time for explanations. "Yes. My face is spoilt." Grandible's jowl wobbled and creased. Then, for the first time that Neverfell could remember, he changed to a Face she had never seen before, a frown more ferocious and alarming than either of the others. "Who the shambles told you that?" he barked. "Spoilt? I"ll spoil them." He took hold of her chin and examined her. "A bit sadder, maybe. A bit wiser. But nothing rotten. You're just growing yourself a rind at last. Still a good cheese." - Frances Hardinge

"Without total freedom, every perception, every objective regard, is twisted. It is only the man who is totally free who can look and understand immediately. Freedom implies really, doesn't it, the total emptying of the mind. Completely to empty the whole content of the mind-that is real freedom. Freedom is not mere revolt from circumstances, which again breeds other circumstances, other environmental influences, which enslave the mind. We are talking about a freedom that comes naturally, easily, unasked for, when the mind is capable of functioning at its highest level." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"By the consultation of books, whether of dead or living authors, many temptations of petulance and opposition, which occur in oral conferences, are avoided. An authour cannot obtrude his advice unasked, nor can be often suspected of any malignant intention to insult his readers with his knowledge or his wit. Yet so prevalent is the habit of comparing ourselves with others, while they remain within the reach of our passions, that books are seldom read with complete impartiality, but by those from whom the writer is placed at such a distance that his life or death is indifferent." - Samuel Johnson

"Yes, I know,' she said in answer to the unasked, for there was no time for explanations. 'Yes. My face is spoilt.' Grandible's jowl wobbled and creased. Then, for the first time that Neverfell could remember, he changed to a Face she had never seen before, a frown more ferocious and alarming than either of the others. 'Who the shambles told you that?' he barked. 'Spoilt? I'll spoil them.' He took hold of her chin and examined her. 'A bit sadder, maybe. A bit wiser. But nothing rotten. You're just growing yourself a rind at last. Still a good cheese." - Frances Hardinge



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