Top 705 Why Quotes

Here we have the best Why Quotes from famous authors such as Kublai Khan, Rafael Nadal, Diogenes, Kris Carr, William Barclay. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

Why do you speak to me of the stones? It is only the ar
Why do you speak to me of the stones? It is only the arch that matters to me.

Kublai Khan
Why would I want a place of my own? Then I would have to things worry about, like doing laundry and having food in the fridge.

Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?

Diogenes
You can’t please everyone. When you’re too focused on living up to other people’s standards, you aren’t spending enough time raising your own. Some people may whisper, complain and judge. But for the most part, it’s all in your head. People care less about your actions than you think. Why? They have their own problems!

There are two great days in a person‘s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.

William Barclay
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

When I started studying architecture, people would say, you know, ‘Can you tell me why are all modern buildings so boring?’ Because, like, people had this idea that in the good old days, architecture had, like, ornament and little towers and spires and gargoyles, and today, it just becomes very practical.

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.

When I hear people debate the ROI of social media? It makes me remember why so many business fail. Most businesses are not playing the marathon. They’re playing the sprint. They’re not worried about lifetime value and retention. They’re worried about short-term goals.

I am what you might call abstractly anti-capitalist. For instance, I am suspicious of the old leftists who focus all their hatred on the United States. What about Chinese neo-colonialism? Why are the left silent about that? When I say this, it annoys them, of course. Good!

Slavoj Zizek
I never try to convey a message, I just want to tell a story. Why that story in particular? I have no idea, but I have learned to surrender to the muse. I become obsessed with a theme or with certain stories; they haunt me for years, and finally, I write them.

Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?

Charles Farrar Browne
Why do Jewish men die before their wives? They want to.

The drummer is stereotypically the dumb guy. Maybe that’s why I always respect drummers who do more than drum.

As parents, we teach our kids about things we feel competent in. That’s why so many parents don’t teach their kids about money.

I went to jail 44 times. I’ve been beaten and left for dead on the side of the road fighting for freedom… Yet Rosa Parks is better known in history than Ralph David Abernathy. Why is that?

Ralph Abernathy
Social Security got passed because John D. Rockefeller was sick of having to take money out of his profits to pay for his workerspension funds. Why do that, when you can just let the government take money from the workers?

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.

Joseph Stalin
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Ideas must be put to the test. That’s why we make things, otherwise they would be no more than ideas. There is often a huge difference between an idea and its realisation. I’ve had what I thought were great ideas that just didn’t work.

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man‘s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married?

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.

With so much evidence of depleting natural resources, toxic waste, climate change, irreparable harm to our food chain and rapidly increasing instances of natural disasters, why do we keep perpetuating the problem? Why do we continue marching at the same alarming beat?

The problem of getting from home to the metro, BRT or bus stop makes many people take their cars to work. Why not start a fleet of electric buses that just circle through neighbourhoods connecting them to the various public transport hubs?

I have heard some people say I have a low profile. Why should somebody be high profile, anyway? I am just doing my job.

Ananda Krishnan
Authentic apology is a tricky thing to pull off in politics, which is why it so seldom occurs. Plausible deniability must be preserved. True contrition has to be displayed. Traitors to the cause must be immediately be jettisoned. Most of all, the goal is to stop the bleeding.

To stop smoking was actually really easy because I had already started to cut down. My husband is asthmatic, and he just can’t for the life of him imagine why anybody would put smoke in their mouth, so he really helped me to start cutting down.

Why buy a book when you can join a library.

We’re all lonely, but I’d rather be lonely by myself than with a long list of duties and obligations. I think that’s why people kill themselves, really.

Politics is not an exact science. That’s why in school I loved mathematics. Everything in mathematics was clear to me.

The human eye uses the eyebrow as an anchor point for the rest of the face. This is why a woman can look truly stunning without any makeup but perfectly shaped, full eyebrows.

You know sometimes when you’re in a really bad mood and you’re not sure why? That’s how I get sometimes.

To save your world you asked this man to die; would this man, could he see you now, ask why?

Why do I write? I have been called a writer of catastrophes, but that isn’t true. I am always looking for words of love. Hate will not save us. Only love.

I cannot remember a time when the question of why people behave as they do was not intensely interesting to me. The desire to understand was very important. When I was young, I was aware of the fact that much of the time, the reasons a person gave for his actions were not the actual reasons.

Nathaniel Branden
Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?

Why waltz with a guy for 10 rounds if you can knock him out in one?

Rocky Marciano
What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.

Some men see things as they are, and say why. I dream of things that never were, and say why not.

I suppose there are a lot of reasons to be jaded or sarcastic or bitter in life, but I hang on to the reasons why life is beautiful.

You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.

Lydia M Child
The sun doesn’t always shine; the wind doesn’t always blow. This is why, if we want to rely on renewables, we need intelligent systems that integrate and coordinate different sources of energy at scale so that when one is scarce or unavailable, the others can automatically compensate.

Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that’s why I don’t have a boyfriend.

Lucy Liu
Maybe one of the most heartening findings from the psychology of pleasure is there’s more to looking good than your physical appearance. If you like somebody, they look better to you. This is why spouses in happy marriages tend to think that their husband or wife looks much better than anyone else thinks that they do.

Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.

Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?

It is vital that there is a narrator figure whom people believe. That’s why I never do commercials. If I started saying that margarine was the same as motherhood, people would think I was a liar.

Why indeed must ‘God’ be a noun? Why not a verb – the most active and dynamic of all.

Mary Daly
We’re always going to argue about abortion. It’s a hard choice and it’s controversial, and that’s why I’m pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices.

When I was a child I had a crush on Abraham Lincoln. Why I would choose to reveal this, I know not.

You will learn more from your failures than your successes – so embrace those mistakes, as difficult as that sounds, and grow from them. When a project is successful, you’re never really sure why, because so many elements come into play. However, when you fail, you always know why. That is how you learn and grow.

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.

You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’

Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.

I hate dentists. That’s why my tooth fell out. I was in the middle of a root canal and wouldn’t go back, so it just dropped out when I was in the middle of Fifth Avenue.

School is where children spend most of their time, and it is where we lay the foundation for healthy habits. That’s why New Jersey is the first state to adopt a comprehensive school nutrition policy that bans candy, soda, and other junk food.

Richard J Codey
You need to have dreams, you need to go for it, otherwise why would you be a footballer?

What we have done, the result of that comes to us whenever it comes, either today, tomorrow, hundred years later, hundred lives later, whatever, whatever. And so, it’s our own karma. That is why that philosophy in every religion: Killing is sin. Killing is sin in every religion.

It takes a different mindset to be successful in anything; that’s why there’s not a lot of super duper successful people, because it’s guys I know who may be ten times more talented than me, but they don’t work as hard.

There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.

The artist‘s role is to raise the consciousness of the people. To make them understand life, the world and themselves more completely. That’s how I see it. Otherwise, I don’t know why you do it.

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.

I always saw pollution as theft, and I always thought, ‘Why should somebody be able to pollute the air, which belongs to all of us, or destroy a river or a waterway, which is supposed to belong to the whole community?’

I’m not sure why I like cats so much. I mean, they’re really cute obviously. They are both wild and domestic at the same time.

Michael Showalter
You can’t assume anything in politics. That’s why every Saturday I walk around my district. I talk to the longshoremen in Charlestown. I listen to the people in East Boston and their concern on the airport noise. I walk down to the Star Market in Porter Square, and people tell me about meat prices.

I have been in many countries, and I have found there people examining their own love of life, sense of peril, their own common sense. The one thing they cannot understand is why that same love of life, sense of peril and above all common sense, is not invariably shared among their leaders and rulers.

Why do we let blind people and people in wheelchairs become citizens? I feel sorry for cripples, but that doesn’t mean I want them in my country.

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.

Why not show off if you’ve got something to show?

I was ashamed to admit I was hipped to the idea of acting. That’s why I started in with the props.

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’

It’s always inspiring when people all come together and be strong as a group. This is why I feel so strongly to put the message to people that we need to stand together in tough times.

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.

Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect, but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion.

Alexander Calder
People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.

The ‘democracy gap‘ in our politics and elections spells a deep sense of powerlessness by people who drop out, do not vote, or listlessly vote for the ‘least worst‘ every four years and then wonder why after every cycle the ‘least worst’ gets worse.

Women are the real reason we get up every day. I’m talking about real men. If there were no women, I would not even have to bathe, because why would I care? These are guys I’m hanging with. I wake up for a woman every day of my life to make it happen for her.

Uber is efficiency with elegance on top. That’s why I buy an iPhone instead of an average cell phone, why I go to a nice restaurant and pay a little bit more. It’s for the experience.

Jesus is the only way because the Bible says it to be true. Why? Because only He can bridge the gap between God and man; there’s no other way.

Norman Geisler
I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.

The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.

As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.

One way or the other, if you want to find reasons why you shouldn’t keep on, you’ll find ’em. The obstacles are all there; there are a million of ’em.

Benny Goodman
A wise man has to always listen to the peers he surrounds around himself. That’s why you surround yourself with other smart people. Captain Kirk keep Mr. Spock right beside him.

Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?

Nothing can be by itself alone, no one can be by himself or herself alone, everyone has to inter-be with every one else. That is why, when you look outside, around you, you can see yourself.

You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?

Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won’t create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today.

Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo Saxon race but one Empire? What a dream, but yet it is probable; it is possible.

Cecil Rhodes
Why a four-year-old child could understand this report. Run out and find me a four-year-old child. I can’t make head nor tail out of it.

All the best performers bring to their role something more, something different than what the author put on paper. That’s what makes theatre live. That’s why it persists.

Why should we build very large spaces when they are not necessary? We can design halls spanning several kilometres and covering a whole city, but we have to ask, what does it really make? What does society really need?

Frei Otto
Life is hard so why does my relationship have to be hard at the same time?

Mother Nature has been the best bioengineer in history. Why not harness the evolutionary process to design proteins?

There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.

Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends.

Why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?

W D Richter
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.

My greatest life lesson has been that life can change in a second. This is why it’s important to always live your best possible life and to do what you can for others.

Niki Taylor
The chance to profit from corruption is why many authoritarian leaders seize and cling to power.

Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven‘t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all. You don’t have that fear. So why do you think people get stuck in those boxes? It’s that fear of going back down.

Yeah, I’m obnoxious, yeah, I cut people off, yeah, I’m rude. You know why? Because you’re busy.

There are millions of ¬≠people out there, who every day want to get the opportunity to do the work we are doing and it’s a short career. That is why I give it my all at every given opportunity.

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.

I just think it’s silly to be stingy with compliments. If you see someone and they strike you as beautiful in any way, why not let them know?

Okay, I am happy with the way I look, but I have never, never, ever thought of myself as a ‘pretty girl.’ Honestly. When I read some of these scripts I’m sent, and they describe the heroine as ‘incredibly beautiful,’ I wonder why they sent it to me.

One reason why I don’t drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time.

Nancy Astor
School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect and nobody‘s perfect so why bother.

Tre Cool
The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.

What you’re saying is that ‘I, the superior elite, will take care of you.’ Why? Because, you see, that superior, elite group needs to feel superior and elite. And they can’t be superior and elite unless you have a whole lot of people down there groveling around. So you keep them down there by feeding them.

The more I worked on ‘Half Brother,’ the more it seemed to me the story was really about love in all its possible forms – how and why we decide to bestow it, or withdraw it; how we decide what is more worthy of being loved, and what is less. We are masters of conditional love.

Kenneth Oppel
If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?

The people who are bullying you, they’re insecure about who they are, and that’s why they’re bullying you. It never has to do with the person they’re bullying. They desperately want to be loved and be accepted, and they go out of their way to make people feel unaccepted so that they’re not alone.

We adore babies because they’re so cute. And, of course, we are amused by jokes because they are funny. This is all backwards. It is. And Darwin shows us why.

It’s a complete lie, why do people buy these papers? It’s not the truth I’m here to say. You know, don’t judge a person, do not pass judgement, unless you have talked to them one on one. I don’t care what the story is, do not judge them because it is a lie.

Life is short, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t live it to the fullest expression of yourself.

I get asked a lot why Apple’s customers are so loyal. It’s not because they belong to the Church of Mac! That’s ridiculous.

God is all over the place. And even if He isn’t, if it makes me feel good, why not?

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. That’s why I play. If I made it in New York, you can make it anywhere.

Why should I try to make you believe the things I believe in?

Why is it that when we talk to God we’re said to be praying but when God talks to us we’re schizophrenic?

I am a sports enthusiast, and if given an opportunity, I want to be a sportsman, even today. I want to promote the sport that is indigenous to India. Kabaddi is a matter of national pride. Why can’t cricket, hockey, football and kabaddi be given equal platforms and co-exist? I believe that can happen.

All these non-singing, non-dancing, wish-I-had-me-some-clothes fools who tell me my albums suck. Why should I pay any attention to them?

Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?

If you turn a blind eye to fare evasion, if you accustom people to getting away with minor crime, you are making it more likely that they will go on to commit more serious crimes. That is why we have so much disorder in London. It is a disgrace.

We live in a very chaotic world that sometimes we – it just seems like a mess. One of the reasons why we listen to music, and to great classical music in particular, is that everything is in an order and in a place and has a beauty that you see in nature, that you see and that people look for when they look for God.

Yesterday’s weirdness is tomorrow’s reason why.

The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.

Tennyson seems to be the patron saint of the wishy washies, which is perhaps why I admire him so much, not only as a poet, but as a man.

Heaven is long-enduring, and earth continues long. The reason why heaven and earth are able to endure and continue thus long is because they do not live of, or for, themselves.

Make no mistake about why these babies are here – they are here to replace us.

If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?’

If you play cricket for India, money is bound to come, and with IPL in and match money of the Ranjhi trophy, I think money is there. There’s no good reason why you should not work hard, because at the end of the day, you want to play for your country.

I have lexical-gustatory synesthesia. I can taste, and always have tasted, words. I remember when I was a kid and learning to read I mentioned to my mom that certain words I was learning tasted certain ways, thinking everyone was like that, and didn’t understand why she didn’t get what I was saying.

To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.

The reason why Broken Men only became Untouchables was because in addition to being Buddhists, they retained their habit of beef-eating, which gave additional ground for offence to the Brahmins to carry their new-found love and reverence to the cow to its logical conclusion.

I don’t know why I got so lucky. I have to pinch myself often and say, ‘Is this just a dream?’

I think that every child grows up with the ideas that what we are given, is our society. Your education, and your mother and father, they tell you this is how it is, but then you hit adolescence and you think, ‘Is it? Why? Why is it like that?’ Sometimes that questioning leads to something more.

I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.

Injuries weren’t the reason why I retired. I retired on my own terms.

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question ‘How?’ but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question ‘Why?’

Erwin Chargaff
If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?

Let’s assume for the moment that the logic behind Presidents Day is actually sound for certain presidents. Why not have a separate holiday for Lincoln and one for Washington – as we used to do, before we became so concerned with the ‘Every President Gets a Trophy’ ethos?

My Mum was the main reason why I became a chef. She influenced all of my family to feel free in the kitchen – it was the centre of our home and I have wonderful memories of helping Mum cook and experiencing the love and patience that went into the food.

It will take time to educate people about sustainability, why it is so important and how it will make a difference to our planet.

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.

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?

Oh! Most miserable wretch that I am! Why have I not learnt how to swim?

Alexander the Great
A lot of actors never talk to other actors about how they’re doing things, or why. I think it’s important to share the way you’re thinking.

No one is perfect, and no one should be made to feel like they have to be perfect. It’s nice that we all have unique qualities that make us different as athletes and humans. That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with people who truly care about you.

I’ve never listed my education degree as why people should vote for me. I think the average person is thinking more about what I’ve accomplished in my professional career and what I’ve accomplished in my career as a legislator.

Some of the bitcoin community come from that kind of anarchistic, libertarian view. But, one reason why I think Ripple has been very successful is because we work with the system.

Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn’t give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

When I look back at my past mistakes, I realise that there were times when I wasn’t myself, and that’s why certain styles did not work well for me.

Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white… to highlight that contrast.

Why should men be constrained by antiquated stereotypes of masculinity? What does it even mean to ‘Be a Real Mananymore? Shouldn’t we all be celebrating a wide range of definitions of manhood?

I don’t know why you call it morning sickness, because I was sick all day and night!

Soleil Moon Frye
Being an Asian person on SNL,’ when people are like, ‘Why did it take so long?’ It’s sort of a question that doesn’t fully understand the idea that there is no developmental experiential process for a queer Asian person to get into comedy in a way that feels inevitable.

I can’t stand being late. I try to be professional. I try not to let people down. But people let me down. That’s why I don’t rely on anyone to call me. That’s why I have clocks as well as people. I have to be able to call myself; it’s the only way to be sure.

We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?

Joseph Stalin
When a woman behaves like a man why doesn’t she behave like a nice man?

Edith Evans
Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?

He who knows how will always work for he who knows why.

You can be a Polish American, or an Arab American, or a Greek American but you can’t be English American. Why not?

I feel that people are basically trying to do their best in the world. Even when you see people making mistakes, you understand why they’re making a mistake. Everybody has flaws, everybody has demons, everybody has ghosts, but I think you watch people and you see everybody trying to do their best.

Less than 1 percent of ancient Egypt has been discovered and excavated. With population pressures, urbanization, and modernization encroaching, we’re in a race against time. Why not use the most advanced tools we have to map, quantify, and protect our past?

If it wasn’t for the fun and money, I really don’t know why I’d bother.

Why is Cloud 9 so amazing? What is wrong with Cloud 8? That joke came off the top of my head, and the top of my head ain’t funny!

I swear to the Lord, I still can’t see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called everybody, and they meet at the bar.

I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don’t handle fear very well; I’m not a good terrified person.

I often talked to Bing Crosby, and while I liked him, I never understood why he was so popular. To me his voice was just a gimmick.

Art is a habit-forming drug. Art has absolutely no existence as veracity, as truth. People always speak of it with this great, religious reverence, but why should it be so revered?

The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!

It is no use to grumble and complain; It’s just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain – Why, rain’s my choice.

James Whitcomb Riley
Money, titles, belts – you’re not going to take with you when you die. History stays forever. That’s why I decided to go for history.

If I’m so popular, why did they replace me with Tommy Thayer?

I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it’s not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that’s not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you.

True leaders don’t invest in buildings. Jesus never built a building. They invest in people. Why? Because success without a successor is failure. So your legacy should not be in buildings, programs, or projects; your legacy must be in people.

I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, ‘I’m going to mop the floor with your face.’ I said, ‘You’ll be sorry.’ He said, ‘Oh, yeah? Why?’ I said, ‘Well, you won’t be able to get into the corners very well.’

There have to be reasons that you get up in the morning and you want to live. Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you? What do you love about the future? If the future does not include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing.

Why, I’d horse-whip you if I had a horse.

The most famous rumor for me is that I had throat cancer. I never had throat cancer… I don’t know why that started… The way I sing, probably.

Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we’ve always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.

Why don’t they go back to wood racquets? Then we would see the best tennis to be played.

I don’t know why women want any of the things men have when one of the things that women have is men.

I can see why people change. You get complimented all the time, driven around in a black SUV – your life is crazy. But that’s your career, not you.

Why not upset the apple cart? If you don’t, the apples will rot anyway.

Frank A Clark
Life is hard for everyone. That’s why there’s such a nice reward at the end of it.

Aidan Quinn
When I wake up, I expect things to be good. If they’re not, then I try to set about trying to make them as good as I can ’cause I know I’m gonna have to live that day anyway. So why not try to make the most of it if you can? Some days, they pan out a little better than others, but you still gotta always just try.

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.

If there is no word that means you don’t have the concept. In North Korea they eliminate the words: depression, stress, dictatorship, human rights. You cannot think of those. That’s why all the brainwashing was possible.

Why should we, however, in economics, have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which, in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would certainly be expected to give precise information?

Everybody’s talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?

Why was the amendment, expressly declaring the right of the people to exclude slavery, voted down? Plainly enough now, the adoption of it would have spoiled the niche for the Dred Scott decision.

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?

Our users were one step ahead of us. They began using YouTube to share videos of all kinds. Their dogs, vacations, anything. We found this very interesting. We said, ‘Why not let the users define what YouTube is all about?’

Jawed Karim
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.

Others may recognise their world in ‘Eat Sleep Work Repeat‘. This podcast is the side project of Bruce Daisley, who works at Twitter. It consists of him talking to experts about what makes us happy at work and why.

Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.

You know why divorces are so expensive? They’re worth it.

People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil. I don’t know why. No, I do indeed know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.

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.

I don’t think you should be ashamed of anybody that you know that has AIDS. You should stand as close to them as you can and help them out as much as you can. I’m a strong believer in that and that’s why I try to do that for everyone I know that has the virus.

You can’t sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You’ve got to throw the ball over the damn plate and five the other man his chance. That’s why baseball is the greatest game of them all.

People see things differently and remember things differently. It’s why if somebody robs a liquor store and there are four witnesses they’ll often disagree.

I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God’s hands, and I am very happy about that!

Ken Hensley
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.

Of course cake is not bread. Is this why Americans are fat? You confuse cake with bread?

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.

I really didn’t understand why hackers would want to hack into a classroom. Are they going to learn algebra? Maybe calculus?

Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.

Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?

Thomas J Watson
I don’t want to forgive myself. That’s why I hate psychoanalysis I think if you’re guilty of something you should live with it. Get rid of it – how can you get rid of a real guilt? I think people should live with it, face up to it.

Saying ‘yes’ to one thing means saying ‘no’ to another. That’s why decisions can be hard sometimes.

There’s so much power in allegory, to form ideas and learn lessons that you can actually take and apply to real life. I think that’s why I originally really loved fantasy and reading.

Liverpool gave me a second home. I was 24, I left my team, my town, and I went there. My memories there are just amazing. I have no words to thank them enough, and that’s why I will always be a fan.

Why do I need succession planning? I’m very alert, I’m very vibrant. I have no intention to retire.

Sheldon Adelson
My view of life is, ‘If you’re going to miss Heaven, why miss it by two inches? Miss it!

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.

Never die easy. Why run out of bounds and die easy? Make that linebacker pay. It carries into all facets of your life. It’s okay to lose, to die, but don’t die without trying, without giving it your best.

Sex is… perfectly natural. It’s something that’s pleasurable. It’s enjoyable and it enhances a relationship. So why don’t we learn as much as we can about it and become comfortable with ourselves as sexual human beings because we are all sexual?

Sue Johanson
I like my coffee sweet and creamy, that’s why I drink Great Taste White.

I work on myself daily to be a better person. When I react in a negative way to somebody, I sit back and think about why I did it, so I’m always working on myself, and my music is the same.

Why should the eyes be denied what delights them most?

Pietro Aretino
Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.

Charles Frohman
Why, for example, should a group of simple, stable compounds of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen struggle for billions of years to organise themselves into a professor of chemistry? What’s the motive?

Partying and having all of those pictures taken distracts from the work that I do. It’s not why I started acting. I didn’t get into acting to be written about. It kind of just happened – so I accept that it’s my life.

Thank God we have the example of Martin Luther King, Jr. People need role models. They need to see examples of people in peoples’ lives, and that’s why it’s so important not just to commemorate his life, but to study and try to live by the principles of that life.

I am representing here – the sound of silence. The cry of innocence. And, the face of invisibility. I represent millions of those children who are left behind, and that’s why I have kept an empty chair here as a reminder.

I don’t care if you’re Christian, you’re Muslim, you’re gay, you’re straight – I am here to fight for your equality. Because I believe that we are all born equal, but we are not treated equally, and that is why we must fight.

When I was in prep school, an English teacher said to me, ‘Hemingway, I expect more from you!’ And I said, ‘Why, sir?’

Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.

I was as alone as a person can be. I could not turn to a friend, for nobody wished to befriend me. I was toxic, and everyone knew it. To be near me was to be near hardship. Wise people stayed far away. I was alone, atop a mountain of rage. Why was I made to wear these awful scars?

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’

You try to do the best with what you’ve got and ignore everything else. That’s why horses get blinders in horse racing: You look at the horse next to you, and you lose a step.

Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die.

It’s a struggle but that’s why we exist, so that another generation of Lesbians of color will not have to invent themselves, or their history, all over again.

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.

Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible.

Why don’t you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?

When I don’t have control of the ball, what do I do? I press to get it back. It’s a way of defending. But more important is that I like to have the ball. That’s why I believe in individual coaching sessions to prepare players properly.

You can make a million excuses for why something didn’t go well, but ultimately, just fix it and get on with it. Be a solutions person.

Why do people play the lottery, or why do people gamble, period? You know, it’s with the hope of winning something more.

Derek Kilmer
Bottom trawling is a ghastly process that brings untold damage to sea beds that support ocean life. It’s akin to using a bulldozer to catch a butterfly, destroying a whole ecosystem for the sake of a few pounds of protein. We wouldn’t do this on land, so why do it in the oceans?

A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the ‘why’ for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any ‘how.’

People always say that you can’t please everybody. I think that’s a cop-out. Why not attempt it? ‘Cause think of all the people you will please if you try.

Somebody can say they don’t understand why somebody drifts. But I’ve always found people who drift interesting, ’cause it shows me the game’s not stagnant in their own head. They’re thinking.

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?

Why do Jewish divorces cost so much? They’re worth it.

Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.

That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.

Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?

In the frantic search for an elusive ‘cure,’ few researchers stand back and ask a very basic question: why does cancer exist? What is its place in the grand story of life?

Let’s face it; God has a big ego problem. Why do we always have to worship him?

The relationship that tests/frustrates/irritates you the most actually is one of your greatest blessings. Why? Because it reveals to you the very beliefs/fears and false assumptions that most limit you.

He is one of the finest and kindest human beings I have come across. When you meet him, you will understand why he is the Jackie Chan. It’s not just for his work but also the kind of person he is.

The fact that the climate is getting warmer doesn’t scare me at all. There’s no reason why one should be scared.

Red is one of the strongest colors, it’s blood, it has a power with the eye. That’s why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well… In fact I use red in all of my paintings.

Life throws you curveballs and there are things that happen – you don’t understand why they happened at the time. But then you step back and understand you’re a better fighter and competitor because of the things that happened.

You want to know why Barbra Streisand is so difficult? Because she’s brilliant. She’s a brilliant entertainer, she’s a brilliant lady, and she’s a wonderful human being, and the community doesn’t like it.

I think people care. If not, why do so many people spend money going on vacations to see architecture? They go to the Parthenon, to Chartres, to the Sydney Opera House. They go to Bilbao… Something compels them, and yet we live surrounded by everything but great architecture.

The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient‘s hopes are the physician‘s secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.

One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants.

I thought, ‘I have ideas. I’m creative.’ I just didn’t see why I should be pigeon-holing myself in the business world or staying in corporate America when I already knew that I was capable of taking risks.

The trees in Siberia are miles apart, that is why the dogs are so fast.

Bob Hope
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?

I just didn’t want to get out there anymore; I didn’t want to get back into what I call ‘the swamp.’ And the other reason why is I don’t think it’s good for the presidency for a former president to be opining about his successor. President Obama‘s got plenty of critics – and I’m just not gonna be one.

After I got my gold medal, I thought, ‘This isn’t just me. It belongs to my team, my friends, my family, the fans, everybody who’s impacted my life – this is our gold medal.’ So when someone asks to try it on, I’m like, ‘Sure, why not?’ I might be a little too relaxed about it, but why would I keep it to myself?

Once a profound truth has been seen, it cannot be ‘unseen‘. There’s no ‘going back’ to the person you were. Even if such a possibility did exist… why would you want to?

Dave Sim
All dogs can become aggressive, but the difference between an aggressive Chihuahua and an aggressive pit bull is that the pit bull can do more damage. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are a hundred percent ready for the responsibility if you own a ‘power’ breed, like a pit bull, German shepherd, or Rottweiler.

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?

John Donne
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.

Marcus Porcius Cato
What inspires me to paint is life, my emotions, through my paintings I want people to understand that life isn’t always happy but you should be always hopeful that’s why I use bright colors in my paintings, that’s what I want people to feel about me and when they see my art.

I don’t understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don’t bother no one.

I think every job I do, I sort of look for the challenge in. I mean, that’s why we do this job. It’s not, you know, obviously not for the money or for the fame, it’s for, I guess finding out more about yourself.

I struggled with being a broke college graduate, and while all my friends were getting career jobs, I was working horrible part-time jobs. That’s why now, even when I get tired, I think, ‘This is what I asked for.’

When I was 16 years old, I went scuba diving in Greece and saw more plastic bags than fish. I wondered why we couldn’t just clean it up. That rather simple question stuck in my head.

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.

Botox should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?

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.

Perfume is like a personal signature, which is why I like to mix my own. For years I’ve paired Femme by Rochas with Shalimar and love the results.

I think true wilderness can still be found, but it’s hard to reach and dangerous when you get there, which is probably why it still exists.

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.

Why do the Yankees always win? The other team can’t stop looking at the pinstripes.

I’m an artist who happens to be in drag. And I think that’s why my drag is a little different.

I have a personal ambition to live my life honestly and honor the true love that I’ve had and also the people I’ve had around me. I want to stay hopeful, even though I get scared about why we’re even alive at all.

The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened.

Nashville is my home, and the reason why I get to do what I love.

Socialism violates at least three of the Ten Commandments: It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. Discussions of income inequality, after all, aren’t about prosperity but about petty spite. Why should you care how much money I make, so long as you are happy?

It is difficult to see why lace should be so expensive; it is mostly holes.

Mary Wilson Little
Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn’t marry someone for the ‘operational efficiencies’ they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason?

I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.

Why can I do the splits? That’s weird. I’m uncomfortable with myself.

I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.

We all know how we can be turned around by a magic place; that’s why we travel, often. And yet we all know, too, that the change cannot be guaranteed. Travel is a fool’s paradise, Emerson reminded us, if we think that we can find anything far off that we could not find at home.

Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place.

If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?

I just like observing people – it’s something I’ve done ever since I was a kid, and I got really good at it. That’s a big part of why I became a comedian. My audience is filled with every kind of person you can imagine, and I love that.

Everything is my fault when you’re me. I don’t know why.

Freedom is contagious. That’s why despots fear it so much.

Bill Owens
I don’t understand why every guy is not a romantic. I enjoy it.

If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.

Horace Mann
I’ve never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that’s why I go on doing it – I like to see everybody smile.

Buddy Guy
Why don’t you start believing that no matter what you have or haven’t done, that your best days are still out in front of you.

Fashion is a tool… to compete in life outside the home. People like you better, without knowing why, because people always react well to a person they like the looks of.

Everyone has his or her own opinion and I always welcome criticism. That’s why we have freedom of expression and that’s also what I stand for – but I won’t stand for insults.

Gluttony is harder than it looks. It’s listed as a sin, as something you give in to, when really it’s a skill, requiring not just hunger but resilience. That’s why the most resilient city in the country, New Orleans, is also the most gluttonous.

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.

John Cage
Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied… That’s why they can keep on working. I’ve been able to work for so long because I think next time, I’ll make something good.

Akira Kurosawa
Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that black box stuff.

I know people who’ve had a nose job, and they’ve walked out feeling a million dollars, and their confidence is tenfold. Good on them! Natural beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes, but if you think surgery would right something you have a problem with, then why shouldn’t you do it?

When you’re introducing a mobile app, you look around and say, ‘We could be doing 15 different things, but how do we communicate to someone why they would want to download and even sign up for this thing?’

There is really nothing more to say – except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you’d have a hell of a lot of overlapping.

Why not touch things that we hate and turn them upside down and inside out?

If a man’s from Texas, he’ll tell you. If he’s not, why embarrass him by asking?

John Gunther
Children need to move to develop their brain; it’s a natural urge. That’s why boys will run after a ball and play soccer despite how many video games are available to them, and they can’t help themselves from building with Lego bricks as well. They want to be creating something that’s uniquely their own.

Jorgen Vig Knudstorp
When I grew up, the Devil was a reason why I had a headache or the Devil was the reason I got mad today. We always blamed the Devil. I think today when I say the Enemy, I like to make it broader. Sometimes the Enemy can be our own thoughts.

People couldn’t understand why my mama would have this blind kid out doing things like cutting wood for the fire. But her thing was: He may be blind, but he ain’t stupid.

I never understood why anyone would do magazines. Like, why would someone put their face out there so much? It’s because those people reading magazines will go see the movie, so you do it.

I’m always getting texts asking why I’m not responding on Instagram or Facebook, and I’m like, ‘It’s not me. You’re writing to some stranger.’

I can’t really define it in sexual terms alone although our sexuality is so energizing why not enjoy it too?

Refusing to grow up is like refusing to accept your limitations. That’s why I don’t think we’ll ever grow up.

No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you’ll see why.

Why do you not practice what you preach.

St Jerome
After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.

Growing up going to Christian school and the concept that you’re born a sinner and you don’t really have a choice to change who you are has been hammered into my head and created the entire reason why I made art and made a band and made records called ‘Antichrist Superstar.’

Governments regard their own citizens as their main enemy, and they have to be – protect themselves. That’s why you have state secret laws. Citizens are not supposed to know what their government is doing to them.

Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.

People understand my message is positive, and at the end of the day, I’m just here to make music that I enjoy and that other people enjoy. I think that’s why I have such a loyal fan base.

For me, it matters that we drive technology as an equalizing force, as an enabler for everyone around the world. Which is why I do want Google to see, push, and invest more in making sure computing is more accessible, connectivity is more accessible.

Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?

Why has elegance found so little following? That is the reality of it. Elegance has the disadvantage, if that’s what it is, that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it.

I like a movie that brings out many discussions. From my experience, every time I have done movies, they create this kind of situation. Like ‘Irreversible,’ ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ ‘Malena’; it’s so interesting. I like to explore the dark side of humanity. That’s why I’m an actor.

I’m more comfortable writing traditional protagonists. But ‘Steve Jobs’ and ‘The Social Network’ have antiheroes. I like to write antiheroes as if they’re making their case to God about why they should be allowed into heaven. I have to find something in that character that is like me and write to that.

Generally speaking, the Smritikars never care to explain the why and the how of their dogmas.

I never went on TV one time during the campaign. Not once. You know why? Because politics is war. General Sherman would never have gone on TV to tell everyone his plans. I’d never tip my hand to the other side.

If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.

I don’t know why, but rain comes into my head the minute I think of my childhood.

I have faith in faith. God is there, whether we have faith or not, so why not have faith in him?

I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of people… that’s why I don’t like any of them.

Why can’t I just eat my waffle?

I feel like I’m bipolar. I have my different moods and that. That’s why my music exists in so many different worlds – this moment I’m feeling all raw, this moment I’m wanting to talk to a girl, the next moment I’m wanting to talk about spirit and be deep. Then I’m back to being angry.

The topic of trust is an important factor in all matters of the heart – and here’s why. Men lie to women. Women lie to men. And most people agree that some lying is even necessary – to avoid petty squabbles and to grease the wheels of a relationship.

I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn’t, then why would you say I am.

We want a crowd to make us feel important and liked. But why is getting a crowd our focus? Jesus never suggested that crowds were the goal. He never addresses getting your church to grow. Never.

Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.

Sci-fi has never really been my bag. But I do believe in a lot of weird things these days, such as synchronicity. Quantum physics suggests it’s possible, so why not?

Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?

Clara Schumann
I’m not a gay-basher, because gay people buy my records. Why would I be offended by your sexual preference, unless I’m in the closet? If ya like boys, go get all the boys ya want.

Pimp C
Identity is part of drama to me. Who am I, why am I behaving this way, and am I aware of it?

Matthew Weiner
Fifty years of isolating Cuba had failed to promote democracy, setting us back in Latin America. That’s why we restored diplomatic relations, opened the door to travel and commerce, and positioned ourselves to improve the lives of the Cuban people.

I would say that to put architecture in the chain of history, to be able to interpret and understand why we are where we are, is quite crucial.

Rafael Moneo
I’ve never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal.

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.

Harvard is famous for being an ‘absorbing state’ for faculty with almost no one leaving it for another institution, which is why the decision of granting tenure is a life long commitment.

Why limit yourself? I feel like I can do anything.

Everybody we meet has an influence on us and an impact – good or bad. And I think that’s why we have to be careful with the way we handle people because what we’re doing is making an impact.

People make jokes about my bosoms, why don’t they look underneath the breasts at the heart? It’s obvious I’ve got big ones and if people want to assume they’re not mine, then let them.

The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn’t make it.

There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?

That was the moment I wanted to use bitcoin: when I saw Harriet Tubman on a $20 bill. It’s like, when you see all the slave movies, it’s like, why you gotta keep reminding us about slavery? Why don’t you put Michael Jordan on a $20 bill?

I put cocoa butter all over my face and my iconic belly and my arms and legs. Why live rough? Live smooth.

In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute – a white skin.

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?

Why don’t you get a haircut? You look like a chrysanthemum.

P G Wodehouse
The silent killer of all great men and women of achievementparticularly men, I don’t know why, maybe it’s the testosterone – I think it’s narcissism. Even more than hubris. And for women, too. Narcissism is the killer.

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.

There is no justifiable reason why our electricity, heating and cooling and transportation needs aren’t powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

There were times when close people… Some of my closest friends have left me. People hurt me, so everything fell apart. I didn’t feel like I had anyone on my side or anyone who could understand me. So that’s why I completely fell apart.

If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?

All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.

Danny Thomas
I was very curious about the world even at a young age, and I don’t know at what point I became aware that other cultures believed in different religions, and my question was, ‘Well, why don’t they get to go to Heaven then?’

The worst way of flying, I think, is standby. It never works. That’s why they call it standby. You end up standing there going, ‘Bye!’

There’s a reason why anger, fear, and hatred are paths to the dark side: they all spring from a single source – the same source as a certain flavor of love. A dangerously sweet, addictive flavor.

Matthew Stover
This mug of mine is as plain as a barn door. Why should people pay 35 cents to look at it?

Spencer Tracy
Never refuse a breath mint – you don’t know why it’s being offered.

The most important question in the world is, ‘Why is the child crying?’

My characters are always unlucky in love. It’s annoying, but perhaps there is something in me that is suited to characters that have a darkness. Maybe it’s why I play such damaged people when I’m not particularly damaged myself, I would say.

The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.

Al McGuire
Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to inquire – in the midst of myriads of the living and the dead worlds, stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about an atom?

School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect. But nobody’s perfect, so why practice?

I tell people I live in Harlesden in north-west London, and I can see them thinking, ‘Why do you live there?’

Tonight the city is full of morgues, and all the toilets are overflowing. There’s shopping malls coming out of the walls, as we walk out among the manure. That’s why I pay no mind.

Honestly I just wear what I like. You know why? ‘Cause I can, I’m a rock star.

I guess it’s human nature, as every group breaks into factions, yet at a time when we are trying to be taken seriously, it can confuse people – especially when it moves from being about where you want to go and what you want to do to why the others are idiots.

That’s the funny thing about time. It is only in looking back that it’s easy to connect the dots. To see exactly why everything needed to happen the way that it did.

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That’s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.

Truman Capote
To the mind, God is a perfect criminal. He has done such a perfect crime by creating this world that mind cannot trace how He did it. That is why the mind always freaks out about God.

Prem Rawat
Why are we so obsessed with monogamous fidelity?

God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer.

If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go.

I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time, that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that. I found it so inspirational. Why not make myself cooler than I am?

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.’

Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?

Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.

Why was I born with such contemporaries?

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

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.

A woman can beat any man; it’s difficult to imagine another kind of sport where a woman can beat a man. That’s why I like chess.

Alexandra Kosteniuk
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.

This is why I am a Zionist: because Diaspora leads to hatred and the Holocaust.

I thought I’d begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Why be negative when you can enjoy life and be positive? That’s something I learned over the years.

I respect the office of the presidency, but I never worship at the shrines of our public servants… The Washington press corps has the privilege of asking the president of the United States what he is doing and why.

If it is true, for instance, that depression is constituted by low serotonin levels, what still needs to be explained is why particular individuals have low levels of serotonin. This requires a social and political explanation.

The ‘S’ is because my freaks realized they weren’t with a normal man but a Superman. That’s why they called me the ‘Big Bad Booty Daddy.’

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.

My parents often wondered why I would grow so indignant at the falsification and exploitation of the Nazi genocide. The most obvious answer is that it has been used to justify criminal policies of the Israeli state and U.S. support for these policies.

All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former – of the corruption of the will.

Alexander Herzen
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox‘s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.

The Democratic Party does not want anybody to have a photo ID because that would have a very negative impact on cheating! If you require a photo ID, that pretty much shuts out cheating. Well, it doesn’t shut it out. It just makes it harder, and that’s why they don’t want it.

You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?

Why do we feel jealousy? Therapists often regard the demon as a scar of childhood trauma or a symptom of a psychological problem. And it’s true that people who feel inadequate, insecure, or overly dependent tend to be more jealous than others.

I am one of the people who love the why of things.

Catherine the Great
Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.

We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have ‘guardians at the gate.’

I’ll tell you what me scares me is plastic. Plastic bags and plastic bottles and these things. Why does my water have to be in a bloody plastic bottle? The landfill and the ocean. And I don’t know, I’m just terrified with the proliferation of plastic.

I believe the Champions League has all that magic because it gathers all the best European teams, and that gives you the feeling of trying to be the best. That’s why the Champions League has this special kind of emotion.

Maybe we ought to consider a Golden Rule in foreign policy: Don’t do to other nations what we don’t want happening to us. We endlessly bomb these countries and then we wonder why they get upset with us?

I don’t know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower.

Banksy
I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say ‘figment.’

George Carlin‘s album, ‘Class Clown,’ came out when I was in high school. I memorized a lot of that album. I’d come home from school, put it on, and listen over and over. I started memorizing it. I don’t even know why. I loved it so much I memorized it.

If God wanted us to be naked, why did he invent sexy lingerie?

Shannen Doherty
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Eskimo: ‘If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?’ Priest: ‘No, not if you did not know.’ Eskimo: ‘Then why did you tell me?’

There is a force of exultation, a celebration of luck, when a writer finds himself a witness to the early morning of a culture that is defining itself, branch by branch, leaf by leaf, in that self-defining dawn, which is why, especially at the edge of the sea, it is good to make a ritual of the sunrise.

Black women I’m talking to you, because it’s not white women, it’s not Latino, it’s not Native American – I checked, it’s y’all. The self hate is ridiculous. Why do you hate yourself so much, why do you hate your texture, why do you hate your culture, why do you hate your history?

Summer Walker
When I speak in English, my expressions become different. My attitude, too. I’m not sure why, but there really is a difference. My hands move differently when I speak English.

Gong Li
I hate all the old pictures of me before 2010 – and they are always the first ones to come up. That’s why I don’t Google myself, man.

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.

If you can do it then why do it?

The Marines was a fresh start – that is why they shave your head. I wish they would let you change your name.

Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?

Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, ‘Too much of a good thing can be wonderful’.

Globalisation means many things. At one level, it talks of trade, which since the 16th century has exchanged goods and now, increasingly, ideas and information across the globe. But globalisation is also a view of the world – it is an opinion about man and why men are on the world.

I did a few movies, but the word ‘star’… I cannot compare to a star like Clint Eastwood. I used to call Clint ‘Larry Dickman’ when he would come to my show; then, he started using the name when he would go under cover in a ‘Dirty Harry‘ movie. That’s why he’s a movie star… he’s so creative.

I’ve never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a ‘fat cat’ and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a ‘public-spirited philanthropist‘.

Empathy and social skills are social intelligence, the interpersonal part of emotional intelligence. That’s why they look alike.

I don’t wanna learn about more science and math. That’s not why I’m going to college.

Man is never always happy, and very often only a brief period of happiness is granted him in this world; so why escape from this dream which cannot last long?

Frederic Chopin
The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.

I don’t know why, but audiences are often sympathetic to thieves. Sometimes they are more sympathetic to thieves then they are to earnest people. What does that say about society?

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.

Why does your mind conform? Have you ever asked? Are you aware that you are conforming to a pattern? It doesn’t matter what that pattern is, whether you have established a pattern for yourself or it has been established for you.

When I ask OGs why there’s so much division in the streets, nobody never really knows. But you know one thing that everybody always mention? A woman.

The reason why Silicon Valley is a worldwide innovation center is because it is a open culture that embraces diversity. You see people from all over the world. When you have many people from different backgrounds gathered together, that is where innovation comes from.

In my entire life, I’d wondered why there were no superheroes out there that looked like me.

From the neck up is where you win or lose the battle. It’s the art of war. You have to lock yourself in and strategise your mindset. That’s why boxers go to training camps: to shut down the noise and really zone in.

Everyone wonders why I talk junk, but I was doomed from the beginning.

There is a certain comedy and pathos to trouble and accidents. Like when a driver has parked his car crookedly and then wonders why he has the bad luck of being hit.

The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?

Pablo Casals
I have a hard time figuring out what kind of box to put me in, too, because I don’t know exactly what‘s going on around me or why. But I need to stay outside of boxes because then I can look at what’s inside of them without being part of them.

Me and my family are straight. I am blessed. I am alive, man, and I am healthy, and that is the only thing that matters. Me and my family, everybody else, it really doesn’t matter because why do you care about somebody talking negative about you if they don’t know you?

The declaration of love marks the transition from chance to destiny, and that’s why it is so perilous and so burdened with a kind of horrifying stage fright.

Alain Badiou
I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult.

Liberty Hyde Bailey
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.

The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.

Art is why I get up in the morning but my definition ends there. You know I don’t think its fair that I’m living for something I can’t even define.

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t!

‘ABCD – AnyBody Can Dance’ and ‘ABCD 2’ has succeeded not merely because of dance, but mainly because of its good script. Viewers have loved the story, and that’s why my movies have done well at the box office.

Sometimes over things that I did, movies that didn’t turn out very well – you go, ‘Why did you do that?’ But in the end, I can’t regret them because I met amazing people. There was always something that was worth it.

I don’t know why so many people in America hate Hillary Clinton; I found her to be one of the most gracious, intelligent, perceptive, and, yes, classy women I have ever met.

I remember what it was like at age 6, not really understanding what was going on around me, but having all these grown-up thoughts running through my head about what I was facing, why this was happening.

Cut your morning devotions into your personal grooming. You would not go out to work with a dirty face. Why start the day with the face of your soul unwashed?

Robert A Cook
The reason why there are so many characters who suffer in my games is that I want to show reality.

Hope will be found by understanding that diversity is the essence of the American Dream and why we need each other to fulfill it.

I feel confident imposing change on myself. It’s a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That’s why I need to throw curve balls.

That’s why the Kanye Wests and the Drakes are just in a different league, because they have the ability to be vulnerable and open.

We animals live life in all its glorious uncertainty. Why do politicians think they can control events?

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.

Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else’s dreams?

I have a very positive attitude in life. My insecurity, fear and need to know about tomorrow has fortunately eased. What is going to happen will happen anyway. So why break my head over it?

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.

Harriet Beecher Stowe
You just need to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and then see how they feel and then you will understand why they are reacting or why they are behaving the way that they are behaving. We need to be fair.

Navid Negahban
I think being gay and gay people are the most wonderful things in the world. I wish all of us could have the power and pride to benefit from what is rightfully ours. Why isn’t there an enormous building in Washington called the ‘National Association of Lesbian and Gay Concerns‘ to lobby for us?

I don’t say I create. I copy, of course. I’ve never been interested in the point of view of the tailor or creator. Fashion is a visual impression. This is why I often refuse the name of fashion designer. It’s a superficial, stupid job. The social-psychological aspect is more interesting.

Franco Moschino
We don’t seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?

Why not just do something a little more on the gentle side?

You always want to win. That is why you play tennis, because you love the sport and try to be the best you can at it.

Everyone in our clique rocks a black bandana with the print ‘EST 19XX’ on them 24/7. As the underdog, you are expected to lose or give up and ‘wave the white towel,’ so that is why our flag is black. We never give upnever surrender. EST means ‘Everyone Stands Together.’ The ’19XX’ is to represent any age.

I do not think psychoanalysis has a scientific basis. If we can’t explain why a cockroach decides to turn left, how can we explain why a human being decides to do something?

Johnny Depp is like a brother to me. We have matching tattoos on our backsCharles Baudelaire, the flowers of evil, this giant skeleton thing. It’s kind of a secret. People say to us, ‘Why did you get that?’ And we say, ‘No reason.’

Tattoos, for me, are like a timeline of my life. I could look at a certain tattoo, and it reminds of me of a certain time in my life and why I got that tattoo.

Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.

It’s human nature to keep doing something as long as it’s pleasurable and you can succeed at it – which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years.

Peter Lynch
Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.

Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong?

I was anti social, but at the same time, people gravitated to that because they wanted to figure out who I was and why I was how I was.

‘Educate, don’t hate.’ That’s my motto. The reason why there’s so much pushback against diversity and against minority communities is because people are afraid to make mistakes and ask questions. They feel that they’ll be chastised if they use the wrong label. It’s too scary for them.

Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society.

For me, I think one of the biggest battles is mentally. You have good days, and you have bad days. Randomly, you’ll feel good for weeks, and then all of a sudden, you’ll have a bad day where you’re really sore. And you end up questioning yourself, like, ‘Am I doing the right thing? Why is this so hard?’

I work as hard as anybody will ever work and I like that. That’s why I’ve been successful and that is when I feel good about myself. If I do my damnedest and don’t succeed, I feel good about the effort.

If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can’t they fly in space?

There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation.

Narrative cinema is just an imitation of life. Why would you prevent yourself and the audience of the same images, of the same that happened in real life?

A lot of y’all are lonely and y’all lonely because you’re overlooking a good man. Why? Because y’all wanna be with the hardcore thug. The man that is pretending to be everything that he isn’t.

Bill Gates is a very rich man today… and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.

I believe there’s no reason why we couldn’t be entering a new age of musical theater if we continue to nurture young talent, take risks, and give them a playing field.

So many people bare their midriffs, I don’t know why mine is such an issue.

I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That’s why I tend to forget my songs.

Why is it there are so many more horses’ asses than there are horses?

G Gordon Liddy
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.

I would have been completely brainwashed by this lopsided and racist view of the world if it weren’t for my father. He was a deep thinker and an irrepressible problem solver. He was a Black Socrates, asking why and then spoiling ready-made replies.

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.

In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.

One can quite understand vegetarianism. One can quite understand meat-eating. But it is difficult to understand why a person who is a flesh-eater should object to one kind of flesh, namely cow’s flesh. This is an anomaly which call for explanation.

If I was gay, why would I hide it?

The school system has become a part of this huge government machine, governed by people who aren’t close to the situation. That’s why I’m a Republican. I believe in small government.

My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery – always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What’s this passion for?

Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead.

Why do you think my name is Artist? I’m an artist.

I’m very emotional. That’s why I wear shades a lot.

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?

When someone asks if you’d like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?

People constantly make pop-culture references. That’s why it’s called popular culture, because people are aware of it and reference it constantly.

To the dumb question, ‘Why me?’ the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, ‘Why not?’

Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and beliefs had been shaken.

Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.

Why bother with Google when I have a wife who knows everything about everything!

Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.

Marilyn French
I’m a forgiver. I might not forget, but I forgive. My mother, father and older brother always told me: ‘Don’t hold grudges. If you do that, you don’t lower yourself down to your adversary. Just treat people the way you want to be treated.’ I honestly think that’s why I was able to survive and have some success.

Real estate is the key cost of physical retailers. That’s why there’s the old saw: location, location, location.

One of the primary reasons why the human brain has evolved to look so far into the future is so that we can take actions in the present that will bring us to a better future rather than a worse one.

Daniel Goldstein
You pity the fool because you don’t want to beat up a fool! You know, pity is between sorry and mercy. See, if you pity him, you know, you won’t have to beat him up. So that’s why I say fools, you gotta give another chance because they don’t know no better. That’s why I pity them!

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.

John Cage
Blessed are the blind, for they know not enough to ask why.

Ernest Renan
There’s a logic to dreams that doesn’t necessarily follow linear narrative. You don’t know why things happen, it’s your subconscious pushing you, to give you information.

History and social sciences were my interests. I was always interested in knowing how societies get organized, why there is rich and poor divide, why there are classes. I was never apolitical. I think we are all political in a way. Politics decides our day-to-day life.

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?

Why do I do this every Sunday? Even the book reviews seem to be the same as last week’s. Different books same reviews.

John Osborne
You weren’t born just to live a life and to die; you were born to accomplish something specifically. Matter of fact, success is making it to the end of your purpose; that is success… Success is not just existing. Success is making it to the end of why you were born.

People sacrifice the present for the future. But life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now.

I just believe in speaking truth and probably that is why leaders are scared of my statements.

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.

I really struggle with that feeling of helplessness. That’s why I really try to get my blogs, and even myself, to point to the positive and look at all the inspiring things that are happening.

Why did the chicken cross the road? To prove to the possum that it could be done.

Blue cheese contains natural amphetamines. Why are students not informed about this?

Mark E Smith
Reports in Washington show that our reasoning was just like that of your physicists. With all this information available, at least to privileged persons, I cannot understand why it is generally held in the United States that we completely missed the basic principle of the bomb until after Hiroshima.

Women are considered deep – why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.

I can’t really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don’t see why I should.

I’m still the same. That’s why the fans love me. Because they need stability in the industry.

Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.

I am interested in the interaction of a group of people who have a common goal, or a common obsession, each contributing something unique to make something greater than the sum of its parts. I don’t know why, but from day one, that has interested me.

Creating emotion was what my career was all about. I wanted people to laugh at me; I wanted people to cry with me. I wanted people to feel good or to think about something when they watched me. I think that’s why, even not being an Olympic champion, I have such a huge following around the world.

I started out really young, when I was four, five, six, writing poems, before I could play an instrument. I was writing about things when I was eight or 10 years old that I hadn’t lived long enough to experience. That’s why I also believe in reincarnation, that we were put here with ideas to pass around.

And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish‘d from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish’d from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!

The life which men praise and regard as successful is but one kind. Why should we exaggerate any one kind at the expense of the others?

I see friends who are in different genres of music, and they say they’re so burnt playing the same stuff every night. That’s why you see a country act wanting to go out and play an old classic rock song. But what cracks me up is that they all want to be Jimmy Buffett. I can’t figure that out.

Gigantic sums are now required to maintain prisons and insane asylums and protect the public against gangsters and lunatics. Why do we preserve these useless and harmful beings? The abnormal prevent development of the normal.

Alexis Carrel
Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can’t we just be the sexy American girl next door?

Everyone in this world is somehow connected. So why not just be nice to everybody.

It took me a while to understand the meaning of a franchise: the reasons why you see lawyer, doctor, cop shows. It’s not because anyone in their right mind says, ‘You know, what’s the most fascinating thing in the world?’ It’s because you need something new that happens every week in a frame.

If you never change your mind, why have one?

Influential people are never satisfied with the status quo. They’re the ones who constantly ask, ‘What if?’ and ‘Why not?’ They’re not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom, and they don’t disrupt things for the sake of being disruptive; they do it to make things better.

A lot of people believe Italian food is tasty because there are a lot of ingredients. But they don’t understand that the reason why it’s tasty is because there are less ingredients than in any other cuisine.

I don’t think the government is out to get me or help someone else get me but it wouldn’t surprise me if they were out to sell me something or help someone else sell me something. I mean, why else would the Census Bureau want to know my telephone number?

Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?

The whole character of Super Dave is a takeoff on people who pontificate. So one thing I never want to do is pontificate why this works, why this is funny. I have no idea what the appeal is. All we are trying to do is make people have a good time and laugh.

Bob Einstein
I think what we’re attracted to on the page is something that is very difficult to do in life, which is to examine in what seems like a moment. To examine what we can’t do in life very well, which is to be as present and accountable to what an experience is. That’s why life is short and art is very long.

Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their refusal to repudiate patriarchy?

I think life is always dangerous. Some people get afraid of it. Some people don’t go forward. But some people, if they want to achieve their goal, they have to go. They have to move… We have seen the barbaric situation of the 21st century in Swat. So why should I be afraid now?

Why should I care what other people think of me? I am who I am. And who I wanna be.

Do all children have some inherent right to live in America if they have done nothing wrong? If not, then why should the children of illegal immigrants have such a right?

It is something actresses need to go through and I think they look forward to being naked in a movie. I don’t know why, but it is something you need to exhaust from yourself.

Sophie Marceau
Back then, as a teenager, I kept thinking, why don’t the adults around here just say something? Say it so they know we don’t accept segregation? I knew then and I know now that, when it comes to justice, there’s no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’

He was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral.

John Galsworthy
Questioning the origin of music is like asking why the breeze is soothing, why you shiver in exhilaration when the spray from the waterfall hits you.

The space shuttle was often used as an example of why you shouldn’t even attempt to make something reusable. But one failed experiment does not invalidate the greater goal. If that was the case, we’d never have had the light bulb.

God blessed us with all this money, so why not take the money and put it into my brother’s case? Talk about social and racial injustice in our country, and mass incarceration in our country?

Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?

No one knows Anne’s better side, and that’s why most people can’t stand me. Oh, I can be an amusing clown for an afternoon, but after that, everyone’s had enough of me to last a month.

We have escapist fiction, so why not escapist biography?

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.

I don’t know why my leading men have grey shades. Maybe I am trying to explore that side of me through them.

When we look back on all the perils through which we have passed and at the mighty foes that we have laid low and all the dark and deadly designs that we have frustrated, why should we fear for our future? We have come safely through the worst.

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?

Rene Descartes
I don’t know if this is why everything has worked so well and I’m not sure I’d recommend this kind of thinking to anyone else, but I’ve always known I’d be successful in acting. I have certainly worked for it.

I am a total beach person, and that’s why I just love coming to Vizag. The city also reminds me of the peaceful defence colonies of my childhood.

If you think you aren’t valid for whatever reason, let my existence and the way the world embraces my existence tell you that you are valid. You deserve to look, live, and walk through the world however you see fit. That’s why I find it extremely important to be so out, so black, and so myself.

Apple already had everyone’s billing information from iTunes… you could buy things just by typing in your password… That, for the first time, brought very, very easy payment to the modern software world. That, more than anything, is why there is a business for paid apps.

Marco Arment
For me, the reason why people go to a mountaintop or go to the edge of the ocean is to look at something larger than themselves. That feeling of awe, of going to a cathedral, it’s all about feeling lost in something bigger than oneself. To me, that’s the definition of spectacle.

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.

Sloan Wilson
I think the reason why Off-White exists is to modernize fashion.

America’s promises do not come with a price tag. We meet our commitments. We bear our burdens. That’s one of the reasons why almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago when I took office.

Why do I always choose the shopping cart with the squeaky wheel? Is it my bad luck, or are all the carts dysfunctional?

Nothing ends nicely, that’s why it ends.

Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don’t have to be anything else.

If I were to say, ‘God, why me?’ about the bad things, then I should have said, ‘God, why me?’ about the good things that happened in my life.

Arthur Ashe
Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they’re doing it. That’s purpose. And that’s the key to achieving something truly transformational.

She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.

If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.

Growing up, my dad owned a restaurant in Washington, DC, and food was something I was passionate about. But when I finally got into it, I felt like it was so late in the game; that’s why I worked seven days a week at Craft and Mercer Kitchen. I wanted to see how far I could take it.

What is wrong with changing your mind because the facts changed? But you have to be able to say why you changed your mind and how the facts changed.

Every individual’s listening is as unique as his or her fingerprints because we all listen through filters that develop from our personal mix of culture, language, values, beliefs, attitudes, expectations and intentions. That is why one person’s musical taste is another person’s hideous noise.

Dementia is often regarded as an embarrassing condition that should be hushed up and not spoken about. But I feel passionately that more needs to be done to raise awareness, which is why I became an ambassador for the Alzheimer‘s Society.

For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.

Gene Fowler
I don’t have any particular recipe. It is the reason why doing research is challenging as well as attractive. It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck, you might find a way out.

Maryam Mirzakhani
A true flag is not something you can really design. A true flag is torn from the soul of the people. A flag is something that everyone owns, and that’s why they work. The Rainbow Flag is like other flags in that sense: it belongs to the people.

Why should man’s first flight to the moon be a matter of national competition? Why should the United States and the Soviet Union, in preparing for such expeditions, become involved in immense duplications of research, construction and expenditure?

I had the freedom to be alone with myself, completely unlimited by my circumstances or my body while doing what I loved. I think that’s why I took to swimming with such ease.

There’s no reality except the one contained within us. That’s why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.

Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn’t women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers?

Why should I care about posterity? What’s posterity ever done for me?

This is the great thing about Northern Ireland. I walk down the street and people stop me and say things like, ‘I know you. You’re that wee golfer, aren’t you?’ I say, ‘Yeah, that’s me.’ They say, ‘Keep it up, wee man.’ It’s very funny and that’s why I want to stay here as long as possible.

I see children now, and many things surprise me: they ask me about my boots and why I don’t dye my hair. I wonder, ‘Why don’t you talk to me about how to cross the ball, control it, the position of the body when I strike the ball?’

Why are we born? We’re born eventually to die, of course. But what happens between the time we’re born and we die? We’re born to live. One is a realist if one hopes.

For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.

Ama Ata Aidoo
I do think that same gender partners should be able to be married. Why not? If you share a life together than who in the world should have anything to say about it?

Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans.

People get very excited about very high elements. That’s why Mount Everest is so important – it’s not the most difficult mountain, but it’s the most famous because it’s the tallest.

When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, ‘Why god? Why me?’ and the thundering voice of God answered, ‘There’s just something about you that pisses me off.’

I am bipolar, and I am proud. And that is why I wanted to write a book. To shine a light on mental illness, to be vulnerable about the days I let it take control and paid dearly for it, and to tell anyone fighting a similar battle: You are not alone. You are not broken.

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

To be honest, ‘Ready Steady Cook’ was a great opportunity, but I did compromise myself. I was stood there quizzing chefs on what they were doing when I knew exactly what they were doing and why.

Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported?

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.

I’m half-black, half-white, so I basically put it like this: I can fit in anywhere. That’s why I write so many stories from so many different perspectives, because I’ve seen so many.

I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages. That is why I wanted to take revenge, and I regret nothing.

Gavrilo Princip
I love history… everything is inspired by history, so that’s why I love vintage and antiques.

YouTube is, at the end of the day, a search engine… that’s why Google bought it.

Gay marriage is absolutely something that I am in full support of and a big advocate of, and I think it’s an important issue, but there’s a reason that I don’t talk about politics and why I’ll never be in politics. I am not the person to ever do that.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler
The decision to use a pen name was nothing more than a desire to compartmentalise my life. However, I had not thought about an appropriate pseudonym, and since there’s an abundance of anagrams in the novel, the idea struck me: why not use an anagram of my name? Hence, Shawn Haigins.

The Windrush era is a very important part of British history as it helps us understand how and why we became the multicultural society we are today, and also helps us understand the history of race relations in this country.

My mother told me one day I walked in to her and said, ‘Mom, I’m not going to be sick anymore,’ and she said ‘Why?’ and I said ‘Because an angel told me so.’ Now, I don’t remember saying it; that’s just what she told me.

Obviously, I care about the kids. Family, all that sort of stuff. But really, I don’t care about life, don’t care about death. Nothing. That’s the kind of man you are dealing with. That’s why I can’t be beaten.

I couldn’t sell water in a desert. I have no business acumen. I can tell you why you have no business acumen, and I can tell you why your project may or may not work, but I have no ability to make money.

I always will be the villain, no matter what. I don’t know why.

Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much?

When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.

Russel Honore
Curious people are interesting people; I wonder why that is.

I love my tattoo and I think it looks great. It’s like an old pair of jeans, it’s beat up. I remember when I first got it outlined. I’m like ‘why don’t more guys do this?’ Then I realized the pain.

The intelligent ruler does not value people who are of themselves good without rewards and punishments. Why is that? The laws of the state cannot be neglected, and it is not one man who is being ruled.

One thing about ‘Star Wars‘ that I’m really proud of is that it expands the imagination. That’s why I like the ‘Star Wars’ toys.

For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.

Amy Lowell
We can’t have democracy if we’re having to protect you and our users from the government over stuff we’ve never had a conversation about. We need to know what the parameters are, what kind of surveillance the government is going to do, and how and why.

I don’t have any control over what actually happens except for that I have full control over my will for myself, my intention, and why I’m there. That’s all that matters.

I could never figure out why photography and art had separate histories. So I decided to explore both.

John Baldessari
And it’s a human need to be told stories. The more we’re governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.

My first day in the police was July 16, 1972. I was the only woman in the IPS. I remember getting a lot of questions. Are you sure you want to do this? Have you thought about your family? Why did you choose to be here? There was a lot of amazement and doubt.

We all face storms in life. Some are more difficult than others, but we all go through trials and tribulation. That’s why we have the gift of faith.

I think you have to learn that there’s a company behind every stock, and that there’s only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies.

Peter Lynch
When I see children, I see the face of God. That’s why I love them so much. That’s what I see.

American economists can’t understand the German fear of inflation and the effects of inflation when dealing with the world economic crisis. They wonder why Germany pursues such a different course – ‘Why can’t they agree with us?’ I would have thought it was fairly obvious.

Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.

I found that if I don’t paint for around a week, I get practically suicidal. It took a long time to figure out why I had these mood swings, and I finally figured out it’s because I haven’t painted.

Damian Loeb
If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.

The Nation of Islam‘s main focus was teaching black pride and self-awareness. Why should we keep trying to force ourselves into white restaurants and schools when white people didn’t want us? Why not clean up our own neighborhoods and schools instead of trying to move out of them and into white people’s neighborhoods?

The simplest way of understanding justice is giving people what they deserve. This idea goes back to Aristotle. The real difficulty begins with figuring out who deserves what and why.

Michael Sandel
I’ve tried to incorporate new ways of playing the game. That’s why you hear people call me a ‘hybrid goalie’ and say I adjust to the situation, never doing the same thing over and over like a butterfly goalie. I try to see what works and hopefully with my talent I’m able to play it and make it happen.

A visual always brings a first impression. But if there’s going to be a first impression, I might as well use it to control the story. So why not do something like throw a mask on?

Gun skill is never the main reason why someone is talented at a game. It’s literally their decision making.

Life is full of risks anyway; why not take them?

Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.

I’m simply an accident. Why take it all so seriously?

Sometimes it’s easy to see the negative side of things or question why people bully you. You could think, ‘Maybe they’re right. Maybe I’m not worth it. Maybe I should just quit.’ But that’s when you should fight the hardest. Now I don’t mean fight physically, but mentally. Keep being you.

Raini Rodriguez
The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?

I have no interest in anybody’s life that way so it defeats me why people go to that length to pry.

John Byrne
I can remember the first time I tried to drive into the garage of the world headquarters of Ford in a Camry. It was almost like they wouldn’t let me in. They said, ‘Why do you want to do that?’ I said, ‘Because we are going to make the best cars in the world, and we need to know everything about the competitor’s car.’

Why should we change onstage? We’re not trying to be something big and fancy, it’s just us, doing what we do, we’d like to keep it that way.

Cliff Burton
Directions are instructions given to explain how. Direction is a vision offered to explain why.

I don’t think you can tell the objective truth about a person. That’s why people write novels.

I should like to know if, taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle, you begin making exceptions to it, where will you stop? If one man says it does not mean a Negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man?

I had no political background. That’s why PM Bhutto gave me the responsibility of the nuclear programme, and we acquired nuclear capability in a span of mere six years, which was a great milestone.

I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.

What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.

Robert Herrick
Because advertising and marketing is an art, the solution to each new problem or challenge should begin with a blank canvas and an open mind, not with the nervous borrowings of other people’s mediocrities. That’s precisely what ‘trends‘ are – a search for something ‘safe’ – and why a reliance on them leads to oblivion.

These days, right now, these are the good old days. I’ve always approached it that way. That’s why I’m still working. I’m not the guy who is ready to sit by the pool.

Don’t ever know who you may meet, or just because a person may not be dressed up all fancy, don’t mean they’re not an important person. You just don’t ever know who you’re gonna meet in life. So that’s why I look at everybody as equal. Can’t just judge. I treat everybody with respect. Every man.

In baseball, you can’t kill the clock. You’ve got to give the other man his chance. That’s why this is the greatest game.

They’re thinking of turning the peasant into an educated man. Why, first of all they should make him a good and prosperous farmer and then he’ll learn all that is necessary for him to know.

Art is essentially communication. It doesn’t exist in a vacuum. That’s why people make art, so other people can relate to it.

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag, motherhood and the Bible. That’s why people love me.

Art Linkletter
There are many women who came before me who didn’t really have the same opportunities that I have had. That’s why I always wanted to be a great ambassador – not only today’s generation – but for the women who really didn’t have a voice, but who paved the way for me.

I don’t pay attention to the number of birthdays. It’s weird when I say I’m 53. It just is crazy that I’m 53. I think I’m very immature. I feel like a kid. That’s why my back goes out all the time, because I completely forget I can’t do certain things anymore – like doing the plank for 10 minutes.

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?

Ernest Gaines
It’s odd, that’s why I don’t like telling people I played field hockey. It’s real big in Australia for guys. But I say I played in America, and everybody goes, ‘Oh, you girl!’

The difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the Democrat is a cannibal they have to live off each other, while the Republicans, why, they live off the Democrats.

Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That’s why we want to be considerate of every man – Who knows what’s in him, why he was born and what he can do?

Maxim Gorky
Yes, I think I have the best swing on the Tour. Why have scores comedown in the last ten years? Partly because they are imitating me.

If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?

I’m made up of immigrant stock. I went to a primary school in London. I grew up eating Spangles, why shouldn’t I be as well placed to speak for Londoners as anyone else?

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?’

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.

I will never win an Oscar, and do you know why? First of all, because I’m not Jewish. Secondly, I make too much money for all those old farts in the Academy.

I’m most passionate about anything to do with nature and the simple things. I love taking walks with my family or my friends and seeing nature. And that’s why I love living where I live because I live up in the desert area in the mountains.

I’ve known for years that the university underserved the community, because we assumed that university education is for 18- to 22-year-olds, which is a proposition that’s so absurd it is absolutely mind-boggling that anyone ever conceptualized it. Why wouldn’t you take university courses throughout your entire life?

Why go on vacation when work is so much more fun.

Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?

You know why there’s a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.

We are not hungry… Why foist this food upon us? We don’t want to be choked. We have enough.

Sunlight fell upon the wall; the wall received a borrowed splendor. Why set your heart on a piece of earth, O simple one? Seek out the source which shines forever.

If you’re sitting in your minivan, playing your computer animated films for your children in the back seat, is it the animation that’s entertaining you as you drive and listen? No, it’s the storytelling. That’s why we put so much importance on story. No amount of great animation will save a bad story.

Especially as a title-holder, you can do great things with charities, because people suddenly care about what you have to say. I wanted to make a difference, which is why I created the Queen of the Universe pageant. I want to change all of those stigmas in the beauty pageant world.

I love beautiful things; I like having nice clothes, and I can appreciate why other people do – but I’ve also started to learn more about the impact of what we buy: how things are made, how much you buy and the quality of everything.

That’s why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.

Corita Kent