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There are some women who have made some really hurting remarks about my relationship with my husband Himanshu Malhotra. They even dared to ask me if I have divorced him just because I don’t put my pictures with him too often. Now that is really ridiculous!
I like animals, all animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog – or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian.
Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.
Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
Ask five economists and you’ll get five different answers – six if one went to Harvard.
I also think there’s too many players who say the same boring answers, they don’t even have to turn up to interviews because journalists answer their own questions the way they ask them. Unfortunately the way it is now players are so afraid to say anything, but I’d like them to be honest.
I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.
Ask the right questions if you’re to find the right answers.
Forget the past, and ask me what’s next.
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
You ask what my conclusions are, rereading my journals and looking back on World War II from the vantage point of quarter century in time? We won the war in a military sense; but in a broader sense, it seems to me we lost it, for our Western civilization is less respected and secure than it was before.
I want a man who’s kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?
Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
Every time I get tested, I ask questions about it, and I watch how they do it.
Here’s what happens in a play. You get involved in a situation where something is unbalanced. If nothing‘s unbalanced, there’s no reason to have a play. If Hamlet comes home from school, and his dad‘s not dead and asks him if he’s had a good time, it’s boring. But if something’s unbalanced, it must be returned to order.
I never let anyone lose their self-respect and make them wait in my office, or hurt them with my words, thoughts or actions. I give my e-mail address to anyone who seeks me out. I ask them to send me their work, and if I like it, I give them an opportunity.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
‘Perfect Sense’ is a film about love and catastrophe, which I hope is a powerfully romantic and emotional take on the apocalyptic sub-genre. Its aim is to be a minimalist concept movie – where seismic events occur in simple ways that ask the audience to use their imagination.
When people would ask me which was my favourite destination, I would say I didn’t have one, because I would always want to go to a new place, but Maldives is incredible.
No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.
If you ask, do you like strong men or weak men, I’d say, I like who I like.
North Carolina has been so great because nobody asks me about work.
In restaurants in my Brooklyn neighborhood, I always ask for a doggie bag to bring the leftovers home.
Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They’ll tell you.
Ask what Time is, it is nothing else but something of eternal duration become finite, measurable and transitory.
A director makes 100 decisions an hour. Students ask me how you know how to make the right decision, and I say to them, ‘If you don’t know how to make the right decision, you’re not a director.’
That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they’re relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me.
The question I ask myself is: have I really just become a squeamish middle-aged man, or has something happened to the horror genre that shows a growing appetite for watching torture, or at least a desire to explore it on film? And if so, why would that be? I can’t pretend I know. I just know I don’t like it.
‘Get along, go along’ is not an inspirational philosophy, and only God knows how much moral cowardice it has covered up over the years. Serve your time, collect your chits, and cash ’em in for your home state? No, I’d say we could ask for more than that from our senators.
Technically, I have not changed very much. Ask my assistants. They’ll tell you, I am the easiest photographer to work with. I don’t have heavy equipment. I work out of one bag.
If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage, you cannot expect the book to give you any insight you do not already possess.
When most people ask about a business growing, what they really mean is growing revenue, not just growing the number of people using a service. Traditional businesses would view people using your service that you don’t make money from as a cost.
Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.
If you’re at a restaurant and someone asks, ‘Fresh pepper?,’ the answer is yes. When people shake off the fresh pepper, they clearly have no interest in living a full life. Same thing goes for grated Parmesan. Why would you turn that down?
The moment someone asks you to do something you don’t have the time or inclination to do is fraught with vulnerability.
As the eldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, I was constantly troubled by a collage of North American southern behaviors and notions in reference to the inhumanity of people. There were questions that I did not know how to ask but could, in my young, unsophisticated way, articulate a series of answers.
If you ask me whether the election of Barack Obama is the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream, I say, ‘No, it’s just a down payment.’
You have to do the research. If you don’t know about something, then you ask the right people who do.
I was the first judge in the ‘Indian Idol’ format. The biggest risk when you adapt a format from a country in the West is how to make it your own, so I remember at the press conference for Indian ‘X Factor,’ the press would ask, ‘Who is Simon Cowell?’ And I said ‘Why don’t you ask Simon Cowell, ‘Who is Sonu Nigam?’
I’m embarrassed every time I look a teacher in the eye, because we ask them to do so much for so little.
I had such total, unequivocal, enthusiastic encouragement to be an actress. Looking back, I really find that to be a total mystery. Don’t ask me why. My father was just in love with the idea that I would be an actress.
People have a right to ask questions and dig deep when you’re hurting people and things around you.
Take all the courses in your curriculum. Do the research. Ask questions. Find someone doing what you are interested in! Be curious!
Those who cry out that the government should ‘do something’ never even ask for data on what has actually happened when the government did something, compared to what actually happened when the government did nothing.
I never stop reading. I read everything, and I read every day. If you never read anything, be curious. Curiosity is the true foundation of education, reading things that we’ve factually already agreed on, and I love reading books. With that said, it’s more important that you ask the question ‘why.’
My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.
I like chatting with people. If people ask me a direct question, I give them a direct answer and I feel I’ve always done that with the press.
I couldn’t ask for a better life.
Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got.
It’s sometimes comical to hear the younger generation ask their peers to repeat themselves.
I must ask the Lord to direct the Holy Spirit within me to drain the life out of sin and in prayer.
I would never say yes to a fight that would take me out of the title picture if I’m in it. If I did it, I’d want to be compensated. That’s the important thing. If you ask me to do something like that, I need to be compensated correctly.
Sometimes the best thing we can ask for is change, and a fresh start forces us to confront change head-on.
Everyone asks, ‘What’s your favorite trend?’ And I never answer that.
Let me go to hell, that’s all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss.
When men talk about defense, they always claim to be protecting women and children, but they never ask the women and children what they think.
I used to draw a lot. If my mother would ask me to do something else, I’d have a hairy conniption. I’d just go crazy.
I love what I do, and I’m lucky to have the opportunities I have to go race, and that’s all I can ask for.
He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature… is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.
I didn’t think I would be prime minister, because I didn’t consider it. But that’s the power of saying yes, because there will be a moment when someone asks you to do something beyond your comfort zone. I am not unique.
I don’t know, usually I’m wearing costumes and hats of other characters: to ask me to be Aaron and walk through the country was a great honour, and a great opportunity.
You ask any moviemaker what their favorite movie experience was, and they’ll say it was one of the first ones, where everyone had to pitch in and do everything together, and you had to struggle.
I walked into the wrong examination room. I’m bad enough at facial recognition… I saw more that day than I cared to. Fortunately, I didn’t recognize her from that angle, whoever it was, and I didn’t ask. I’m off to a rocky start on the road to fatherhood, but I got a free view.
The solution as consumers is – perhaps surprisingly – to take adverts very, very seriously. We should ask ourselves what it is that we find lovely in them – the visions of friendship, togetherness, repose, or whatever. And then consider what would actually help us find these qualities in our lives.
Life is full of constant ups and downs, and all I ask for is redemption in the end.
The right thing to do is just ask what you can give, and then let things manifest in the time they’re supposed to.
Unfortunately, in today’s world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them.
People often ask me about my upbringing, and if there was anything particular about it that made me become a cartoonist.
I’m a gangster, and gangsters don’t ask questions.
We have this American president, Obama, born of an African father, who is saying we will not give you aid if you don’t embrace homosexuality. We ask, was he born out of homosexuality? We need continuity in our race, and that comes from the woman, and no to homosexuality.
If you were to ask me when I was 17 if I was mad because I didn’t have a deal, I would have probably said, ‘Yeah.’ Now I’m so glad I got it when I got it. People tell you to be patient and wait. Patience is not a virtue of mine, but I think everything definitely happened the right way for me.
The dog is a reflection of your energy, of your behavior. You have to ask, ‘What am I doing?’ That’s the right question to ask.
Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting.
People ask me often, ‘Why did you leave Green Bay? You had the best quarterback, you were going good and all that.’ But I’ve always been one for challenges. Try to build something up, try something new, challenge myself.
The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words, and ask no more than complicitous silence.
I worked in a pet store and people would ask how big I would get.
If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.
Ask me for my shirt off my back, I’ll give it to you. Tell me? Not a chance.
Worrying about the past or the future isn’t productive. When you start chastising yourself for past mistakes, or seeing disaster around every corner, stop and take a breath and ask yourself what you can do right now to succeed.
What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children?
Pay attention to those employees who respectfully ask why. They are demonstrating an interest in their jobs and exhibiting a curiosity that could eventually translate into leadership ability.
If the team management asks me to bat at a certain position, I am always ready for that.
I shall ask for the abolition for the punishment of death until I have the infallibility of human judgment demonstrated to me.
I do not use words like ‘liberal‘ or ‘conservative.’ You can ask me a question, and I will give you an answer. Those are words rich people on television use to divide and conquer.
There is always a place I can take someone’s curiosity and land where they end up enlightened when we’re done. That’s my challenge as an educator. No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.
When you make mistakes, when you’re wrong, you should admit you’re wrong and ask people to forgive you.
When I ask people how much time they spend not doing their job – time spent on ‘work-about-work’ or phone calls or e-mails – people regularly tell me 60, or even 90 percent. So if Asana could take that down closer to zero, we could potentially double the effectiveness of humanity.
I think there’s a difference between ditzy and dumb. Dumb is just not knowing. Ditzy is having the courage to ask!
My public life is before you; and I know you will believe me when I say, that when I sit down in solitude to the labours of my profession, the only questions I ask myself are, What is right? What is just? What is for the public good?
On tour, people know that if they ever ask me what I want to eat, I will always say Asian food. I’m becoming a stereotype, but it’s what I want to eat. I want to eat rice.
I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.
I believe a nation does not maximize its health care until it starts to ask the hard question: How can we prioritize our expenditures to buy the most health care for the most people? We should not apologize for rationing; we should promote it and advance it.
I don’t like to just talk about nothing, or less than nothing. If it’s something interesting, I’m fine with it, but, ‘Hey, Zack, how is your day?’ People ask that, and somebody actually tells them what happened in their day? I don’t have any real interest in that.
The first question we would ask if aliens landed on this planet is not, ‘What does this mean for the economy or jobs?’ It would be, ‘Are they friendly or unfriendly?’
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.
We’d all like to be certain of what we know, but I think the most important question is to ask yourself do you really know what you know?
When I hear somebody say ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask ‘Compared to what?’
Bitcoin is amazingly transformative because it’s the first time in the entire history of the world in which anybody can now send or receive any amount of money, with anyone else, anywhere on the planet, without having to ask permission from any bank or government.
There are those who think that the private lives of candidates are none of our business. But when those candidates ask us for our attention as they explain their plans for how they will represent us, no one should be surprised at our interest in how they represent themselves.
I’ve had a remarkable life. I seem to be in such good places at the right time. You know, if you were to ask me to sum my life up in one word, gratitude.
If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.
You ask anybody what their number one fear is, and it’s public humiliation. Multiply that on a global scale, and that’s what I’ve been through.
If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say that it is in one word – prayer. Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell.
At the end of our lives we all ask, ‘Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?’
When all is lost, ask the I.R.S. – they’ll find something.
Don’t try to guess what it is people want and give it to them. Don’t ask for a show of hands. Try your best to write what you like, what you think your friends would like and what you think your father would like and then cross your fingers… The most valuable thing you have is your own voice.
At times I have long conversations with God. Sometimes I ask questions. I admit that there are also times when I let out my frustrations, fears, and anxieties in less than honorable ways. No matter what I pray about or how I pray about it, the result I always get is comfort.
If my grandchildren were to look at me and say, ‘You were aware species were disappearing and you did nothing, you said nothing’, that I think is culpable. I don’t know how much more they expect me to be doing, I’d better ask them.
Police departments no longer have to pay overtime or divert resources from other projects to find out where an individual goes – all they have to do is place a tracking device on someone’s car or ask a cell phone company for that individual’s location history and the technology does the work for them.
You know, I always when people ask me, like, what is my most favorite song, I quote Duke Ellington, when they would ask him, what’s his favorite composition? And I say, I haven’t written it yet. Because, you know, there are different songs for different occasions.
Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.
In general, I usually don’t really go by or live my life by a clock, and outside of touring, I don’t really ask anyone else to. It’s not out of lack of respect for anyone or intentional.
People ask, ‘How can you let a defeat hurt you so much?’ But it comes back to the effort you have put into your career as a youngster.
Why is it that we ask the question about whether or not Indigenous people should have clean drinking water? We’ve got to take a minute and think why is that even a question. Yes, they deserve clean drinking water.
I don’t understand why people set limits, like I will buy a house, then car, and so on. But I ask them, what after you’ve achieved all that? I have come to realize the value other things, like nature, or spending time with my family in Ludhiana or peace of mind.
I always ask God to work through me and let me be a light of some kind and help in this world, so I always pray for that, and I always want to do good.
If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
My favorite thing is when I work with anybody – crew, hair, makeup – I always love to ask who’s the coolest person they’ve worked with in terms of who’s been the kindest and most down to earth. A lot of people have said Meryl Streep.
I never ask anyone for anything. I’ve just not been brought up like that.
Everyone’s like, ‘Oh my God, can I ask you something? You were in ‘Percy Jackson,’ right?’ I’m like, ‘No, different guy.’
If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.
Sir, I wish to understand the true principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more.
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that’s making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?
If you were to ask me if I’d ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I’d have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead.
People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you’ve figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence. Don’t be shy or feel intimidated by the experience. You may face some unexpected criticism, but be prepared for it with confidence.
Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful.
People ask ‘do you make a conscious effort not to swear?’ – if you’re doing silly stuff you’re not tempted to put swearing in. All the comics from my childhood, who were funny without swearing, were the people that influenced me. What I do is quite traditional anyway.
Ask the young. They know everything.
Selfies became too big. The selfie photos are not good. Fans ask me for a selfie, and I say, ‘Let’s just do a photo.’ I’m not anti-selfie, but I like a classic photograph.
People ask all the time, ‘What would you be doing if you weren’t Kid Rock?’ It’s simple: I’d be broke Kid Rock.
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
I ask every Australian to think about what the constitutional exclusion says to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, to see our vast and inspiring history in this land not mentioned in the official picture like that.
Religion has nothing to do with God. It’s a fundamental attitude of human beings, who ask about the origins of life and what happens after death. For many, the answer is a personal god. In my opinion, it’s religion that produces God, not the other way round.
This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
I’ve just done a commercial in the U.S. in which I talk about stocks, shares and bonds. Everyone is amazed. They ask me: ‘You really know about that stuff or did you just learn it for the commercial?’ I tell them I wouldn’t do it unless I understood and had an interest.
I’m actually a very honest person, and sometimes I end up like, ‘Man, I said too much.’ It’s hard for me not to tell the truth when you ask me.
Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
It’s interesting because I don’t ever want to ask a better question than I can answer, if that makes sense. I find that frustrating as a viewer. Compelling questions, while not easy, are easier than compelling answers.
I would say that the fundamental question of geography is about how humans shaped the Earth’s surface and how we, in turn, are shaped by the ways in which we have shaped the Earth’s surface. So, for me, geography was just a set of tools that allowed me to ask these kinds of questions and to try to think through them.
If someone comes up to me and asks me for a photo, if they do it politely, I’m always going to say yes.
When parents or gamers ask me, ‘What’s the best game to play?’ I say that playing face-to-face is more beneficial than playing online.
As the head of security for an airline, I can’t ask my passengers to risk their lives and jump on a terrorist. This is why we need air marshals on every flight.
When someone asks ‘what’s the use of philosophy?’ the reply must be aggressive, since the question tries to be ironic and caustic. Philosophy does not serve the State or the Church, who have other concerns. It serves no established power.
People ask me if I ever thought of writing a children’s book. I say, ‘If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children’s book’, but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you’re directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable.
If the person at the wheel refuses to ask for directions, it is time for a new driver.
Whenever I want to know how to cook something, I can’t ask one chef – I have to ask six.
Sometimes you ask God for something and you don’t know what you’re asking.
When I was a kid and I’d be in trouble. I’d ask God to help me, and then once the fire was out, I wouldn’t talk to Him anymore. When I got older, I began to find I needed some help spiritually, just to function.
I think the fact that I made enough noise in the world that I might be remembered is an amazing achievement. You can’t ask for more than that.
It’s a curse. I ask God to take this away from me all the time. I do not like being an artist.
Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.
The fact of the matter is it’s very reasonable to ask the wealthiest estates to pay their share. We did that since Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican president.
It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
Whether it’s salary or a promotion or a job, I think it’s important for women to ask for what they think they deserve.
Years ago I went into my laboratory and said, ‘Dear Mr. Creator, please tell me what the universe was made for?’ The Great Creator answered, ‘You want to know too much for that little mind of yours. Ask for something more your size, little man.’
I don’t hate redheads! The millionaire men – wealthy men – never pick them. Every time I offer them they say no. I could say the most gorgeous redhead in the world and they’ll say no, they don’t want it. Now if you ask an Irish guy in Ireland, he says ‘yes,’ because that’s indigenous to that country.
The best scientists and explorers have the attributes of kids! They ask question and have a sense of wonder. They have curiosity. ‘Who, what, where, why, when, and how!’ They never stop asking questions, and I never stop asking questions, just like a five year old.
When I was an orphan, I was the richest kid at the orphanage because everyone else was complaining about not having anything. But when I discovered that you could get two cents for a Coca-Cola bottle, I would follow people around who were drinking it and ask them if they were almost through with it.
The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this; What is the use of climbing Mount Everest? and my answer must at once be, it is no use. There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever.
We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.
The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one’s key to the experience of others.
I want film stories to provoke a question in people about what’s going on emotionally around them and empower them in some way or ask them about themselves.
The more knowledge you get, the more questions you ask. The smarter you get, the more you realize that everything can be possible.
I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars. You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else.
This is not an election where we hand out gifts. It is an election where we ask everyone to contribute more.
A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
I went to medical school because I wanted to ask the big questions. Do we have a soul? Does God exist? What happens after death?
I ask myself why I do it. Maybe it’s to prove I’m still around. It takes a lot out of my body. I’m not an NBA player anymore. At my age, very few people can handle it.
The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians.
‘Kiss Land’ is the story after ‘Trilogy‘; it’s pretty much the second chapter of my life. The narrative takes place after my first flight; it’s very foreign, very Asian-inspired. When people ask me, ‘Why Japan?’ I simply tell them it’s the furthest I’ve ever been from home. It really is a different planet.
If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.
The most you get is what you ask for.
This Sunday School has been of help to me, greater perhaps than any other force in my Christian life, and I can ask no better things for you than that you, and all that shall come after you in this great band of workers for Christ, shall receive the same measure of blessedness which I have been permitted to have.
Having the person that you love by your side and starting a family with them is the best thing that can happen to you in this life. You can’t ask for more.
We, the people. Manifest Destiny. Conceived in liberty. Fear itself. Ask not. Morning in America. United we stand. Yes, we can. In times of great change and tumult, presidents seek to inspire beleaguered Americans by reminding them of their national identity.
You spend so much time in your head in life. And what yoga does is, it asks you to allow your head to be quiet, to allow it to be still, just for an hour and a half. Just deal with your body and your breath. And it’s a great workout. I love it.
When you ask your white friends what their cultural heritage is, they don’t just say white. They give you a math equation. ‘Well, I’m a third German and a fourth Irish and one-sixteenth Welsh and one-fortieth Native American for college applications.’
Good service means never having to ask for anything.
We used to get on planes, and they’d ask who we were, and we’d say, ‘The Dave Brubeck Quartet‘, and they’d say, ‘Who?’ In later years they’d say, ‘Oh’, which amounts to the same thing.
Newspapermen ask dumb questions. They look up at the sun and ask if it is shining.
We can ask ourselves why we invent God, and then, ten minutes later, we invent Satan – why? Because we need him; there’s something fascinating about the other side of the coin.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
The one question I would have for Donald Trump is inspired by his ‘Make America Great Again’ cap. I would ask him, ‘When was America great? When did America not have an economic depression or a war?’
If you make a record, you should ask yourself, ‘Did it make someone cry, in a good way, not a bad way?’ There should almost be subjective emotional criteria for evaluating work, instead of just profitability.
You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions.
I spent a lot of time in Europe. I spent a lot of time in United States, I know what is modern standards of life… and always, if I return to my home country, I ask my country why very simple things that works everywhere else in the world doesn’t work in Ukraine.
I’m just doing my best to have a tremendous impact on their growth, raising them from boys to young men. We have an open line of communication, from my oldest to my youngest. Everything impacts them differently. There’s nothing I want them to be afraid to ask.
Everything that I have is natural – braid, nails – I practically never use cosmetics. They often ask me in the provinces about my braid.
Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.
Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.
I probably learned, being in ‘Taxi Driver‘ before I made my first film, I would come to the set every day just to watch how that film came about. It’s like a graduate course: it’s terrific. You talk to the cinematographer during the breaks. You ask the electrician why they are doing this.
When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ And Vanity comes along and asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’
I had this desk alongside the most beautiful Australian 18-year-old girl with long brown hair, and I got up enough nerve to ask her for a date.
If you ask what you are going to do about global warming, the only rational answer is to change the way in which we do transportation, energy production, agriculture and a good deal of manufacturing. The problem originates in human activity in the form of the production of goods.
You can always tell a man’s nationality by introducing him to a beautiful girl. An Englishman shakes her hand; a Frenchman kisses her hand; an American asks her for a date; and a Russian wires Moscow for instructions.
People do ask me if I think I can make it in the States.
Everybody needs to show respect to each others’ ways and the cultural life that you get on this planet. Don’t get caught up on ‘I’m brown, black, white, red, blue, whatever.’ You gotta ask, what were you called before 1492? All these names we’re using now are just an illusion made to keep us fighting each other.
We’re going to be able to ask our computers to monitor things for us, and when certain conditions happen, are triggered, the computers will take certain actions and inform us after the fact.
A lot of people ask why I don’t talk about my dad, and I want to, I just don’t have that many stories. When he moved out, he moved to a different state, so it was just my mom and I.
You cannot be driven by the polls. The polls change all the time; they’re easily manipulated by whoever wants to ask those poll questions; they go up; they go down.
The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
The approach to make more gorgeous-looking graphics… to have the horsepower, to have much faster processing – they don’t do anything to ask nongamers to play with a video game.
I asked Dalai Lama the most important question that I think you could ask – if he had ever seen Caddyshack.
I think, a lot of times, players get in trouble when they’re asked questions and they think they have to find a way to answer it. If you ask me a question and I say, ‘I don’t know,’ there’s really no follow-up.
I’m tired of being labelled anti-American because I ask questions.
But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.
People ask me if I would like my children to play tennis, and I’m, like, ‘Hmm. Maybe not.’ And that’s a bit strange.
People are starting to recognize me, and it can be hard because I’m a really nice person, and people will ask me uncomfortable questions like they know me, and I’m just like, ‘Umm… can I walk away now?’
Things happen for a reason, and the only thing you can do is at night time get on your knees and ask God for forgiveness for anything that you did that you didn’t feel was right.
To be a philanthropist, you don’t have to be Nelson Mandela. You just have to look around you and ask, ‘What little bit can I do? Whose life can I touch?’
When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.’
Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.
Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.
Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.
If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.
If we ask a vague question, such as, ‘What is poetry?’ we expect a vague answer, such as, ‘Poetry is the music of words,’ or ‘Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.’
I don’t like gurus. I don’t like people who ask you to follow or believe. I like people who ask you to think independently.
The plan is to make money, and we know the fans are going to ask for mixtapes, and those mixtapes are going to hit. So when we put a tape out, we have more money coming in, that’s why we work hard at it.
A lot of black guys always ask me, ‘Did Larry Bird really play that good?’ I said, ‘Larry Bird is so good it’s frightening.’
Ask any lawyer – if a prosecutor thinks he can win a case, he’ll prosecute it.
It doesn’t matter my political views, who I like or dislike: If a president ever asks me to do anything, I’m going to say yes.
I love Mel Gibson… I’d like to ask him for a job.
You ask for your audience’s investment in your music; you’re in a relationship with them. And their relationship with the E Street Band is separate from whatever else I might do. I like the idea of us being something that people rely on.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
A real man won’t ask or answer questions about another man‘s money.
Peking welcomed me with tremendous parades and gun salutes. The people with me are proud of me, proud that our downtrodden country has taken its place among the great nations. And now, people of America, I ask you, why didn’t Eisenhower accord me the same respect?
Some people only ask others to do something. I believe that, why should I wait for someone else? Why don’t I take a step and move forward.
I can imagine Dad joking about how hard it’d be to get an actor to give back when it’s hard enough to ask them to give a good performance.
People ask me where I got my singing style. I didn’t copy my style from anybody.
Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask – when will we get a road to our village.
So long as we use a certain language, all questions that we can ask will have to be formulated in it and will thereby confirm the theory of the universe which is implied in the vocabulary and structure of the language.
We’ve just learned how to balance ourselves a little better so that we’re happier way more of the time than not, and, you know, being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me.
When people ask me silly questions about my private life, I just say, I don’t discuss that.
Certainly, I am writing as a 21st-century woman, so I am much more inclined to view her as a three-dimensional woman. I think we keep coming up with this stubborn problem of a woman being judged by her appearance rather than her accomplishments. We are much more inclined to ask: was Cleopatra beautiful?
I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.
If I’ve got a message to the younger generation, it’s this: don’t be scared of failure. Get out there, try things, and never be afraid to ask for help.
People come up to me sometimes and ask for a picture but don’t even say hello. They sort of forget that I’m a person.
The joys of my life are my granddaughters. They are beautiful. You don’t have to believe me. You can ask my wife. She’ll tell you.
Never be afraid to ask when you don’t understand. It sounds like a little thing, but awful things have happened, international incidents have flared, and markets have collapsed just because people couldn’t make sense of what was being said. They didn’t ask ‘why?’ because they thought it would make them look stupid.
I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it?
I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes. You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn’t until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don’t have a problem going to sleep at night.
What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen, he’s become a different person.
We have to ask ourselves, ‘What kind of world is it where a baby-food executive substitutes artificial flavoring and sugar for apple juice? What kind of businesses have we created when we even lie to infants?’
Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.
Whenever I go out, so many people who respect me ask me what to do in a certain situation. A lot of times, I didn’t know the answers because sometimes I was going through the same sort of thing. But then later on, I would think of things that people told me.
Globalisation means many other countries are asserting themselves and trying to take over leadership. Please don’t ask Americans to let others assume the leadership of human exploration. We can do wonderful science on the Moon, and wonderful commercial things. Then we can pack up and move on to Mars.
Don’t ask what it means or what it refers to. Don’t ask what the work is. Rather, see what the work does.
To me, it’s about the Golden Rule, really at the end of the day. Treating people as you want to be treated. I just don’t feel like it’s that hard to do. It’s not that much to ask of someone to treat everyone with the respect they would want to be treated with. No matter what you look like or where you’re from.
I ask the American people not to fall victim to disinformation. There are no death panels. The Affordable Care Act cuts the deficit.
Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.
I think that everyone at any age should ask themselves, ‘where do I want to be today, where do I want to be tomorrow, and where do I want to be in a hundred years?’ We all have clear answers to those questions. We only have so much time. It’s a real shame if we don’t spend our lives trying to do that.
Ask anyone who’s successful how they got there, you’re going to hear a different story.
Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God.
An expert knows all the answers – if you ask the right questions.
Never once, during any of my bouts of depression, had I been inclined or able to pick up a telephone and ask a friend for help. It wasn’t in me.
Not only had I not expected a random call from Joe Biden, but I could never have imagined he would make that call to ask me out. I’ve been asked if I was starstruck by the fact that a U.S. senator thought I was worth a call, but I honestly wasn’t. I was flattered that someone I’d heard of was interested.
A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. What do you really feel? And, what do you really want? If you can answer those two, you probably can leave your neuroses behind you.
Ask a woman’s advice, and whatever she advises, Do the very reverse and you’re sure to be wise.
Ask yourself why a red carpet is red. It could be any colour.
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.
Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.
Everybody should be able to enjoy their life, because you only live once. So I just want to get it all out there and be the best role model that I can be, if people want to put me in that kind of predicament. I mean, I didn’t ask to be a role model, because I’m not perfect.
My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.
What’s nice about experiments is that they are much more closely tied to what theorists think about the world than normal empirical research. You can design your experiment to exactly ask the question you want to ask. This is not true about normal empirical research.
All through my life, when faced with a difficult decision, I always ask myself – where can I learn more. Make the choice to learn.
What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language.
I’m going to scream this from the mountain top, there’s no such thing as ‘a curry.’ There’s six kazillion different kinds of curry. When someone asks how to make chicken curry, I have to ask ‘Which one?’
People often ask me why I don’t take up more heroine-oriented roles. My question is, ‘Where are these roles?’ I really appreciate actresses who sign only films with meaty roles. However, there aren’t too many of them. The industry is simply male-dominated.
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
Standing as I do, with my hand upon this staff, and under the folds of the American flag, I ask you to stand by me so long as I stand by it.
We need to help young people and their parents understand that it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help.
The thing that I often ask startups on top of Ethereum is, ‘Can you please tell me why using the Ethereum blockchain is better than using Excel?’ And if they can come up with a good answer, that’s when you know you’ve got something really interesting.
If you ask two people to remember a specific event, the stories are going to vary wildly because we always make ourselves out to be the hero.
My mother’s childhood was complex, disjointed, and disturbing. As children, we would gather round and ask her to tell us again and again The Story of Her Childhood. It was Grimmsian, Andersenesque: a classic fairy tale replete with goodies and baddies.
Some children are tackling tough times without the support that can help them because the adults in their life are scared to ask.
The fact that we can’t easily foresee clues that would betray an intelligence a million millennia farther down the road suggests that we’re like ants trying to discover humans. Ask yourself: Would ants ever recognize houses, cars, or fire hydrants as the work of advanced biology?
All we ask is to be let alone.
People ask me if there are going to be stories of Harry Potter as an adult. Frankly, if I wanted to, I could keep writing stories until Harry is a senior citizen, but I don’t know how many people would actually want to read about a 65 year old Harry still at Hogwarts playing bingo with Ron and Hermione.
I am not a private person; you can ask those who hang out with me.
My mother imparted on me that I must be a good custodian of my father’s name and that is what I ask of my children. One should conduct themselves in the correct manner, respect one’s elders and do the right thing.
When you really need help, people will respond. Sincerity means dropping the image facade and showing a willingness to be vulnerable. Tell it the way it is, lumps and all. Don’t worry if your presentation isn’t perfect; ask from your heart. Keep it simple, and people will open up to you.
Personally when I listen to a script, I think from the audience’s point of view. I would ask myself whether they would like to see me in this role?
I never give advice unless someone asks me for it. One thing I’ve learned, and possibly the only advice I have to give, is to not be that person giving out unsolicited advice based on your own personal experience.
From my experience, the best advisors help in three ways: encourage you to look at the problem or opportunity from multiple angles; help you balance the tug of the short-term with important long-term priorities; and ask the tough questions you need to know to reach the best solution.
The great thing about baseball is when you’re done, you’ll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I’ll tell them I had amnesia.
As long as my guys are out there and doing what I’m asking, and they’re giving their best, I don’t think anybody can ask for much more than that.
People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.
HBO is really famous for hiring good people and staying out of their way until they ask for help, or need it. And that reputation is earned.
I asked God to use me as a vessel, so I guess you have to be careful what you ask for.
The cinema is not a craft. It is an art. It does not mean teamwork. One is always alone on the set as before the blank page. And to be alone… means to ask questions. And to make films means to answer them.
My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively approaching a multicentric world, which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left, unpleasant questions.
I’m proud of myself. I could break and go get all this plastic surgery and get my nose fixed and get lipo or do whatever, but I haven’t chosen to do that because I know I’m a great person. I’m pretty damn hot, if you ask me.
Do not be afraid to ask for help. Nobody gets through college on their own.
If somebody asks me whether I’d rather sink the winning putt in the Ryder Cup or win a major, it’s the major every day. World championship or Ryder Cup? Win a world championship. At the end of the day you’re going to be remembered for what you achieve in an individual sport.
One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.
From the first moment you accept to join a club, the best thing you can do and the most respectful thing to do is ask yourself: ‘What is the history behind this club?’
If you were to ask me what I want to do – I don’t want to be a celebrity, I want to make a difference.
If you ask me what I worry about every morning when I wake up, it’s that I don’t understand future mainstream Internet users‘ habits.
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
I ask myself if I deserve what I have. What I have today is way more than I ever bargained for.
Ask questions; don’t make assumptions.
People ask me about my limp. I say, ‘You know, I don’t know how bad it is, because I don’t watch – I don’t watch myself.’ I don’t look at it. I don’t.
All anyone asks for is a chance to work with pride.
You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.
It’s a funny thing: people often ask how I discipline myself to write. I can’t begin to understand the question. For me, the discipline is turning off the computer and leaving my desk to do something else.
We do not wish to have nuclear weapons on New Zealand soil or in our harbors. We do not ask, we do not expect, the United States to come to New Zealand’s assistance with nuclear weapons or to present American nuclear capability as a deterrent to an attacker.
One mustn’t ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
When people say all politicians are the same, ask yourself if Obama was the same as Bush, if Francois Hollande is the same as Sarkozy. They are not. They are human beings with different views and different visions for the world.
Every time something bad happens to me, I don’t ask the question, ‘Why did it happen to me?’ The question I ask is, ‘Why did it happen for me?’
People still come up to me and ask me to sign their records. That’s right, records! Man, they don’t even make records no more!
For me, integrity is the consistency of words and actions. Part of the way that you do that is to ask people questions on some of the most difficult issues that you confront. ‘Take me through where you felt you had to compromise your values.’
Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and… stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to ‘walk about’ into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?
The question that we must ask is whether we are making progress toward the goal of universal peace. Or are we caught up on a treadmill of history, turning forever on the axle of mindless aggression and self-destruction?
If I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin; but it is not of Edward of England I shall ask pardon.
Even the finest actors will have great difficulty showing somebody’s loneliness. To put an actor on a chair and ask him to do nothing and yet tell the viewer everything about the character, it’s a difficult task.
People will ask, ‘Are you famous?’ And I always answer, ‘My mother thinks so.’
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
People always ask if I miss the drugs and the partying. I’m a 58-year-old man – no, I don’t!
If I ask you to write down the last 4 digits of your social security number, and then take you out to lunch and ask you how many dentists there are in Manhattan, there’s going to be a high correlation between those two numbers. What happens is that the number psychologically makes you feel confident.
There ought to be an artistic depot where the artist need only hand in his artwork in order to receive what he asks for. As things are, one must be half a business man, and how can one understand – good heavens! – that’s what I really call troublesome.
People ask me why my figures have to be so black. There are a lot of reasons. First, the blackness is a rhetorical device. When we talk about ourselves as a people and as a culture, we talk about black history, black culture, black music. That’s the rhetorical position we occupy.
I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
Religion asks you to believe things without questioning, and technology and science always encourage you to ask hard questions and why it is important in science and technology. So I was always interested in science and technology.
‘Animal House’ was my first movie, so I didn’t have anything to compare it to. I was a sight gag more than anything else. So I can’t say it was one of those things where your life changes. When the movie came out, I had to ask for the night off at the bar.
If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to ask someone else first.
The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children; and asks that they be prepared… to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society.
When my grandchildren ask, ‘Where were you when Donald Trump took a sledgehammer to Lady Liberty?’ I want to make sure I can tell them I was there protecting America.
We will be judged. There will be an accounting; there will be a reckoning sooner or later. It will either come from ourselves and our own conscience, or it will come from our kids when they ask that inconvenient question: ‘What were you doing when they turned those kids back from the border?’
It always amazes me when people ask you to do something and then tell you how to do it.
People ask me if I ever feel outside the Hollywood loop, and I never do, because both of us do a lot of theatre, so it’s great for New York and it’s also half-way between Europe and the west coast, so it’s the best of both worlds.
I wake up every morning, look in the mirror and ask, ‘Am I a sex symbol?’ Then I go back to bed again. It’s stupid to think that way.