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Growing up, my mother and grandparents often talked about our family‘s Native American heritage. As a kid, I never thought to ask them for documentation – what kid would?
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
Ask questions; don’t make assumptions.
When I was an orphan, I was the richest kid at the orphanage because everyone else was complaining about not having anything. But when I discovered that you could get two cents for a Coca-Cola bottle, I would follow people around who were drinking it and ask them if they were almost through with it.
My public life is before you; and I know you will believe me when I say, that when I sit down in solitude to the labours of my profession, the only questions I ask myself are, What is right? What is just? What is for the public good?
In captivity, one loses every way of acting over little details which satisfy the essentials of life. Everything has to be asked for: permission to go to the toilet, permission to ask a guard something, permission to talk to another hostage – to brush your teeth, use toilet paper, everything is a negotiation.
People ask me why my figures have to be so black. There are a lot of reasons. First, the blackness is a rhetorical device. When we talk about ourselves as a people and as a culture, we talk about black history, black culture, black music. That’s the rhetorical position we occupy.
When you really need help, people will respond. Sincerity means dropping the image facade and showing a willingness to be vulnerable. Tell it the way it is, lumps and all. Don’t worry if your presentation isn’t perfect; ask from your heart. Keep it simple, and people will open up to you.
For me, integrity is the consistency of words and actions. Part of the way that you do that is to ask people questions on some of the most difficult issues that you confront. ‘Take me through where you felt you had to compromise your values.’
All we ask is to be let alone.
When parents or gamers ask me, ‘What’s the best game to play?’ I say that playing face-to-face is more beneficial than playing online.
Don’t ask for a million dollars. Ask for the stuff that’ll get you a million dollars – your health, your brain, your sanity, wisdom. Prepare me for when I do get that million. Make sure I don’t go crazy, make sure I help my family.
The physicality of any character is always split up into fast, slow, high energy, low energy, what kind of personality he has. So that’s where the physicality comes in. And flying through the air is just something you have to do if they ask you.
I’ve just concluded – since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people, and enjoys an attractive countenance – thus if it becomes necessary, I shall travel to Washington, D.C., get down on my knee, and ask his hand.
Older people sit down and ask, ‘What is it?’ but the boy asks, ‘What can I do with it?’.
Good service means never having to ask for anything.
Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and… stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to ‘walk about’ into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?
I also think there’s too many players who say the same boring answers, they don’t even have to turn up to interviews because journalists answer their own questions the way they ask them. Unfortunately the way it is now players are so afraid to say anything, but I’d like them to be honest.
I used to draw a lot. If my mother would ask me to do something else, I’d have a hairy conniption. I’d just go crazy.
I must ask the Lord to direct the Holy Spirit within me to drain the life out of sin and in prayer.
You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.
A lot of black guys always ask me, ‘Did Larry Bird really play that good?’ I said, ‘Larry Bird is so good it’s frightening.’
‘Perfect Sense’ is a film about love and catastrophe, which I hope is a powerfully romantic and emotional take on the apocalyptic sub-genre. Its aim is to be a minimalist concept movie – where seismic events occur in simple ways that ask the audience to use their imagination.
My mother’s childhood was complex, disjointed, and disturbing. As children, we would gather round and ask her to tell us again and again The Story of Her Childhood. It was Grimmsian, Andersenesque: a classic fairy tale replete with goodies and baddies.
My mother used to tell me, No matter what they ask you, always say yes. You can learn later.
You can always tell a man’s nationality by introducing him to a beautiful girl. An Englishman shakes her hand; a Frenchman kisses her hand; an American asks her for a date; and a Russian wires Moscow for instructions.
People ask me often, ‘Why did you leave Green Bay? You had the best quarterback, you were going good and all that.’ But I’ve always been one for challenges. Try to build something up, try something new, challenge myself.
You spend so much time in your head in life. And what yoga does is, it asks you to allow your head to be quiet, to allow it to be still, just for an hour and a half. Just deal with your body and your breath. And it’s a great workout. I love it.
A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
Everything that I have is natural – braid, nails – I practically never use cosmetics. They often ask me in the provinces about my braid.
My mother imparted on me that I must be a good custodian of my father‘s name and that is what I ask of my children. One should conduct themselves in the correct manner, respect one’s elders and do the right thing.
Certainly, I am writing as a 21st-century woman, so I am much more inclined to view her as a three-dimensional woman. I think we keep coming up with this stubborn problem of a woman being judged by her appearance rather than her accomplishments. We are much more inclined to ask: was Cleopatra beautiful?
Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God.
If only I wasn’t an atheist, I could get away with anything. You’d just ask for forgiveness and then you’d be forgiven. It sounds much better than having to live with guilt.
If somebody asks me whether I’d rather sink the winning putt in the Ryder Cup or win a major, it’s the major every day. World championship or Ryder Cup? Win a world championship. At the end of the day you’re going to be remembered for what you achieve in an individual sport.
The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
I think there’s a difference between ditzy and dumb. Dumb is just not knowing. Ditzy is having the courage to ask!
That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they’re relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me.
I would say that the fundamental question of geography is about how humans shaped the Earth’s surface and how we, in turn, are shaped by the ways in which we have shaped the Earth’s surface. So, for me, geography was just a set of tools that allowed me to ask these kinds of questions and to try to think through them.
Never once, during any of my bouts of depression, had I been inclined or able to pick up a telephone and ask a friend for help. It wasn’t in me.
The values that I have are the values I was raised with, from where I’m from, which is a middle-class place. So that informs everything about me, my politics and all that stuff. I mean, politically, I vote against my own self-interest at every election. I actively ask these people to raise my taxes.
Ideally citizens are to think of themselves as if they were legislators and ask themselves what statutes, supported by what reasons satisfying the criterion of reciprocity, they would think is most reasonable to enact.
You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.
You can only ask someone of their best. That’s it. If you lose, and you’ve given your best, that’s how it goes.
If you are a businessman or a politician in Iran, you can get a visa as quickly as you ask for it.
Corruption happens because there is impunity. That’s the reason why corruption is widespread at all levels – from the person who asks for a bribe on the street to those who hold prominent positions.
Here’s what happens in a play. You get involved in a situation where something is unbalanced. If nothing’s unbalanced, there’s no reason to have a play. If Hamlet comes home from school, and his dad‘s not dead and asks him if he’s had a good time, it’s boring. But if something’s unbalanced, it must be returned to order.
I never let anyone lose their self-respect and make them wait in my office, or hurt them with my words, thoughts or actions. I give my e-mail address to anyone who seeks me out. I ask them to send me their work, and if I like it, I give them an opportunity.
Again, I shall be told that the law presumes the husband to be kind, affectionate, and ready to provide for and protect his wife. But what right, I ask, has the law to presume at all on the subject?
Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.
Globalisation means many other countries are asserting themselves and trying to take over leadership. Please don’t ask Americans to let others assume the leadership of human exploration. We can do wonderful science on the Moon, and wonderful commercial things. Then we can pack up and move on to Mars.
When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’
As long as my guys are out there and doing what I’m asking, and they’re giving their best, I don’t think anybody can ask for much more than that.
Religion asks you to believe things without questioning, and technology and science always encourage you to ask hard questions and why it is important in science and technology. So I was always interested in science and technology.
‘Animal House’ was my first movie, so I didn’t have anything to compare it to. I was a sight gag more than anything else. So I can’t say it was one of those things where your life changes. When the movie came out, I had to ask for the night off at the bar.
I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
Around the courthouse when defense lawyers are chatting about their cases, the only question they ask each other is can you put your guy on the stand? Those conversations always assume the defendant is guilty. The question is just about the degree of difficulty in presenting a defense.
Ask any lawyer – if a prosecutor thinks he can win a case, he’ll prosecute it.
If you ask a hundred people, they all give you different answers.
Years ago I went into my laboratory and said, ‘Dear Mr. Creator, please tell me what the universe was made for?’ The Great Creator answered, ‘You want to know too much for that little mind of yours. Ask for something more your size, little man.’
I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.
I am all in favor of growing the American economy and engaging in trade with the world, but not at the expense of American workers. The North American Free Trade Agreement is a perfect example of this. Ask the textile workers of North Carolina how NAFTA worked out for them – if you can find any.
If you ask a million players who they would want as manager, they will come back with a top three list of Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, or Diego Simeone.
Every morning when I pick up the newspaper and read about an earthquake in Japan or problems in European financial institutions, the first question I ask our staff is ‘What is money-market-fund exposure?’
Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
Never ask your employees to do something you wouldn’t be willing to do yourself.
Standing as I do, with my hand upon this staff, and under the folds of the American flag, I ask you to stand by me so long as I stand by it.
HBO is really famous for hiring good people and staying out of their way until they ask for help, or need it. And that reputation is earned.
Ask me not what I have, but what I am.
I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help – and God’s.
Do not be afraid to ask for help. Nobody gets through college on their own.
Never be afraid to ask when you don’t understand. It sounds like a little thing, but awful things have happened, international incidents have flared, and markets have collapsed just because people couldn’t make sense of what was being said. They didn’t ask ‘why?’ because they thought it would make them look stupid.
I started ‘Outer Banks,’ because there’s so much hype around it. I saw one episode and I didn’t really continue, but I got to keep going at it. Two of the actors on there were also in ‘Stranger Things,’ and all my friends always ask, ‘Oh my God, you know Madelyn Cline. She was in ‘Stranger Things’ too.’
It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells… to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin.
We’re going to be able to ask our computers to monitor things for us, and when certain conditions happen, are triggered, the computers will take certain actions and inform us after the fact.
I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars. You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else.
I’m proud of myself. I could break and go get all this plastic surgery and get my nose fixed and get lipo or do whatever, but I haven’t chosen to do that because I know I’m a great person. I’m pretty damn hot, if you ask me.
People still come up to me and ask me to sign their records. That’s right, records! Man, they don’t even make records no more!
Don’t ask me to explain a mystique. I’m just enjoying all this while it lasts. I’m basically doing the same thing I was doing 20 years ago.
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?
Each generation, as it seeks to advance the common good, must ask anew: ‘What are the requirements that governments may reasonably impose upon citizens, and how far do they extend? By appeal to what authority can moral dilemmas be resolved?’
I’m just doing my best to have a tremendous impact on their growth, raising them from boys to young men. We have an open line of communication, from my oldest to my youngest. Everything impacts them differently. There’s nothing I want them to be afraid to ask.
We’ve just learned how to balance ourselves a little better so that we’re happier way more of the time than not, and, you know, being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me.
When asked to explain this space, I often ask people to forget pretty much everything you’ve heard about blockchains, crypto-currencies, and bitcoin, and instead dumb it down a lot and think about something no more complex or intimidating than good old-fashioned database technology.
I tell fans who ask me why I’m not doing comedy anymore that I’m a different person. I’ve grown and I’ve matured. I’ve made a transition to where I really want to be.
Everyone’s like, ‘Oh my God, can I ask you something? You were in ‘Percy Jackson,’ right?’ I’m like, ‘No, different guy.’
If we ask a vague question, such as, ‘What is poetry?’ we expect a vague answer, such as, ‘Poetry is the music of words,’ or ‘Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.’
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
Every man, every woman who has to take up the service of government, must ask themselves two questions: ‘Do I love my people in order to serve them better? Am I humble and do I listen to everybody, to diverse opinions in order to choose the best path?’ If you don’t ask those questions, your governance will not be good.
Every performance has provided a learning experience, and as we go, we keep fine-tuning the shows. If we decide to do a tour, we rehearse until we perfect. One thing that I do prior to every show is that we huddle the band and pray. We thank more than we ask.
Bitcoin is amazingly transformative because it’s the first time in the entire history of the world in which anybody can now send or receive any amount of money, with anyone else, anywhere on the planet, without having to ask permission from any bank or government.
If you ask me, over time, I am a believer in the Indian financial saving story getting stronger; a lot more savers are moving money away from gold and real estate into banks, mutual funds, insurance and equities.
I’m a gangster, and gangsters don’t ask questions.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
The question I ask myself is: have I really just become a squeamish middle-aged man, or has something happened to the horror genre that shows a growing appetite for watching torture, or at least a desire to explore it on film? And if so, why would that be? I can’t pretend I know. I just know I don’t like it.
What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.
I remember when I was in school, they would ask, ‘What are you going to be when you grow up?’ and then you’d have to draw a picture of it. I drew a picture of myself as a bride.
I couldn’t ask for a better life.
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.
My wife never went to many Liverpool games but if she was out on a Saturday, she would always ask someone for the score. If we had won, she’d simply be relieved that I would be coming home in a good mood.
I give no quarter, and I ask for none. Out there, I’m going to fight for my team and do the best I can.
It’s funny, when bands or younger musicians ask me: ‘So, what does it take to make it?’ Well, first explain to me what you mean by ‘making it’: Do you want to be a rock star or do you want music to be your livelihood?
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.
All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.
If you have to ask how much it costs, you can’t afford it.
Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.
If you make a record, you should ask yourself, ‘Did it make someone cry, in a good way, not a bad way?’ There should almost be subjective emotional criteria for evaluating work, instead of just profitability.
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?
There are some women who have made some really hurting remarks about my relationship with my husband Himanshu Malhotra. They even dared to ask me if I have divorced him just because I don’t put my pictures with him too often. Now that is really ridiculous!
Let us ask ourselves, ‘What kind of people do we think we are?’ And let us answer, ‘Free people, worthy of freedom and determined not only to remain so but to help others gain their freedom as well.’
I was the first judge in the ‘Indian Idol’ format. The biggest risk when you adapt a format from a country in the West is how to make it your own, so I remember at the press conference for Indian ‘X Factor,’ the press would ask, ‘Who is Simon Cowell?’ And I said ‘Why don’t you ask Simon Cowell, ‘Who is Sonu Nigam?’
You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions.
If I ask you to write down the last 4 digits of your social security number, and then take you out to lunch and ask you how many dentists there are in Manhattan, there’s going to be a high correlation between those two numbers. What happens is that the number psychologically makes you feel confident.
Some people only ask others to do something. I believe that, why should I wait for someone else? Why don’t I take a step and move forward.
‘Kiss Land’ is the story after ‘Trilogy‘; it’s pretty much the second chapter of my life. The narrative takes place after my first flight; it’s very foreign, very Asian-inspired. When people ask me, ‘Why Japan?’ I simply tell them it’s the furthest I’ve ever been from home. It really is a different planet.
I grew up between Detroit and Ghana, and I had to make friends in an instant. It sharpened my wit, and also, just for my own sanity’s sake, I felt like I wanted to entertain myself. So I’m going through all these experiences, and I ask myself, ‘Is this crazy? Is it? Wait, what’s so funny about this?’
I’ve just done a commercial in the U.S. in which I talk about stocks, shares and bonds. Everyone is amazed. They ask me: ‘You really know about that stuff or did you just learn it for the commercial?’ I tell them I wouldn’t do it unless I understood and had an interest.
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.
My wife is a sex object – every time I ask for sex, she objects.
Today, I’d like to talk to Bob Marley. I’d just like to ask him what was his method. Bob is one of the greatest songwriters ever. I don’t know if people understand how powerful his songs are and the simplicity and genius behind them, from ‘Redemption Song’ to ‘Is This Love?’ and ‘I Shot the Sheriff.’
I just don’t think it’s very dignified to ask people to like you. You can just wind up being somebody’s ottoman.
I don’t know, usually I’m wearing costumes and hats of other characters: to ask me to be Aaron and walk through the country was a great honour, and a great opportunity.
Don’t try to guess what it is people want and give it to them. Don’t ask for a show of hands. Try your best to write what you like, what you think your friends would like and what you think your father would like and then cross your fingers… The most valuable thing you have is your own voice.
When Christians start thinking about Jesus, things start breaking down, they lose their faith. It’s perfectly possible to go to church every Sunday and not ask any questions, just because you like it as a way of life. They fear that if they ask questions they’ll lose their Christ, the very linchpin of their religion.
The moment someone asks you to do something you don’t have the time or inclination to do is fraught with vulnerability.
If I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin; but it is not of Edward of England I shall ask pardon.
I think that any female who gets asked if she’s a feminist… it’s silly… it’s so interesting when people ask females if they’re a feminist. Of course every female wants to be equal!
I shall ask for the abolition for the punishment of death until I have the infallibility of human judgment demonstrated to me.
People ask me if I ever feel outside the Hollywood loop, and I never do, because both of us do a lot of theatre, so it’s great for New York and it’s also half-way between Europe and the west coast, so it’s the best of both worlds.
Life is full of constant ups and downs, and all I ask for is redemption in the end.
If you ask an economist what’s driven economic growth, it’s been major advances in things that mattered – the mechanization of farming, mass manufacturing, things like that. The problem is, our society is not organized around doing that.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
I do not use words like ‘liberal‘ or ‘conservative.’ You can ask me a question, and I will give you an answer. Those are words rich people on television use to divide and conquer.
Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won’t feel like watching.
I think, a lot of times, players get in trouble when they’re asked questions and they think they have to find a way to answer it. If you ask me a question and I say, ‘I don’t know,’ there’s really no follow-up.
I love what I do, and I’m lucky to have the opportunities I have to go race, and that’s all I can ask for.
The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
Never say no when a client asks for something, even if it is the moon. You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time afterwards to explain that it was not possible.
I’m actually a very honest person, and sometimes I end up like, ‘Man, I said too much.’ It’s hard for me not to tell the truth when you ask me.
The key to being a good interviewer is to listen, no matter how heinous the act that person has committed, you have to listen to them and ask the right questions to get the truth out.
One of Satan‘s most deceptive and powerful ways of defeating us is to get us to believe a lie. And the biggest lie is that there are no consequences to our own doing. Satan will give you whatever you ask for if it will lead you where he ultimately wants you.
People always talk about the implication and applications of a process, but for me, the goal is purely about knowledge. Knowledge can become practical today, in 20 years, or in 500 years. Ask Newton. He didn’t know there would be space research based on his accident with the apple.
If you were to ask me if I’d ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I’d have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead.
Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.
Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They’ll tell you.
The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words, and ask no more than complicitous silence.
From my experience, the best advisors help in three ways: encourage you to look at the problem or opportunity from multiple angles; help you balance the tug of the short-term with important long-term priorities; and ask the tough questions you need to know to reach the best solution.
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?’
What is the difference between a truly creative artist and an interpretive artist? I have not concluded anything about that, but it’s fair to ask the question.
If you ask what you are going to do about global warming, the only rational answer is to change the way in which we do transportation, energy production, agriculture and a good deal of manufacturing. The problem originates in human activity in the form of the production of goods.
You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
You ask for your audience’s investment in your music; you’re in a relationship with them. And their relationship with the E Street Band is separate from whatever else I might do. I like the idea of us being something that people rely on.
Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful.
People often ask me about my upbringing, and if there was anything particular about it that made me become a cartoonist.
People have criticised me because my security detail is larger than the president‘s. But you must ask yourself: are there more people who want to kill me than who want to kill the president? I can assure you there are.
When people say all politicians are the same, ask yourself if Obama was the same as Bush, if Francois Hollande is the same as Sarkozy. They are not. They are human beings with different views and different visions for the world.
People always ask me who my role models are and who I want to be like, and I don’t wanna be like anybody; I wanna be me. I look up to a lot of people, and they have had great influences on me, but I wanna be original and different.
This Sunday School has been of help to me, greater perhaps than any other force in my Christian life, and I can ask no better things for you than that you, and all that shall come after you in this great band of workers for Christ, shall receive the same measure of blessedness which I have been permitted to have.
My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively approaching a multicentric world, which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left, unpleasant questions.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
It was an experience that was exceptional. People frequently ask what it was like and it truly was inspiring. Sometimes during his lifetime, people would try and put him on a pedestal and that’s not where he wanted to be, but he was really a great individual.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. God can ask no more than that of us.
Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it.
I think you can tell a great deal from a name. For me, there are certain names that I hear, and I think, ‘Urgh.’ For me, a name is a shortcut of finding out what class that child comes from and makes me ask, ‘Do I want my children to play with them?’
People will ask, ‘Are you famous?’ And I always answer, ‘My mother thinks so.’
I’ve had a remarkable life. I seem to be in such good places at the right time. You know, if you were to ask me to sum my life up in one word, gratitude.
I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind; and it didn’t seem to matter.
My husband was a serial adulterer, and there was nothing I could do about it: no questions I could ask him, no argument I could have with him, no explanation he could give me or pleas he could make for forgiveness.
I ask the American people not to fall victim to disinformation. There are no death panels. The Affordable Care Act cuts the deficit.
Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use.
I believe a nation does not maximize its health care until it starts to ask the hard question: How can we prioritize our expenditures to buy the most health care for the most people? We should not apologize for rationing; we should promote it and advance it.
We have this American president, Obama, born of an African father, who is saying we will not give you aid if you don’t embrace homosexuality. We ask, was he born out of homosexuality? We need continuity in our race, and that comes from the woman, and no to homosexuality.
My thing about gender-based violence is to bring in the men. Because people would ask women, ‘What do you think we should do to fight this?’ And I’m like, ‘Why are you asking me?’ I’m not the perpetrator in most of the instances so why don’t we call on the people that are?
Do you know what I love about hunting? That I am no one in the woods, no one at all. I thought the animals might recognize me, but they didn’t. They did not even ask me for any autographs.
You ask anybody what their number one fear is, and it’s public humiliation. Multiply that on a global scale, and that’s what I’ve been through.
Ask yourself, how can I learn from the people around me. Often, your mentors are already in your life; you just haven’t yet found a way to learn from them.
The man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask for.
I’m embarrassed every time I look a teacher in the eye, because we ask them to do so much for so little.
In general, I usually don’t really go by or live my life by a clock, and outside of touring, I don’t really ask anyone else to. It’s not out of lack of respect for anyone or intentional.
In hindsight, my darkest time came when I was an idol trainee. My future was uncertain and I always had to ask myself, ‘Will I be able to debut?’ It was physically and mentally exhausting sometimes.
Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.
It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.
The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one’s key to the experience of others.
Ask me for my shirt off my back, I’ll give it to you. Tell me? Not a chance.
Give to everyone who begs from you; and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.
If you feel bored or uncomfortable as you’re writing, ask yourself what’s bothering you and write about that. Sometimes your creative energy is like water in a kinked hose, and before thoughts can flow on the topic at hand, you have to straighten the hose by attending to whatever is preoccupying you.
The joys of my life are my granddaughters. They are beautiful. You don’t have to believe me. You can ask my wife. She’ll tell you.
We have to be careful because if one day the world is short of energy, it will be our responsibility. Everybody will ask Total, ‘Why don’t you have more oil?’
Things happen for a reason, and the only thing you can do is at night time get on your knees and ask God for forgiveness for anything that you did that you didn’t feel was right.
My friends ask me if I want more kids, and I always say yes, I want more; it’s the best thing you can have in your life.
The approach to make more gorgeous-looking graphics… to have the horsepower, to have much faster processing – they don’t do anything to ask nongamers to play with a video game.
I will do what the Prime Minister asks me to do; that is my consistent approach to politics and to service.
In high school, I was Mr. Choir Boy. I had solos, I was helping out the tenors with their parts and our choir teacher would ask me what songs we should do.
I didn’t ask to be a role model. I don’t like that responsibility. But if you see something in me that you really adore, thank you.
It’s sometimes comical to hear the younger generation ask their peers to repeat themselves.
I want film stories to provoke a question in people about what’s going on emotionally around them and empower them in some way or ask them about themselves.
This is not an election where we hand out gifts. It is an election where we ask everyone to contribute more.
North Carolina has been so great because nobody asks me about work.
Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself, ‘What makes me come alive?’ Because what the world – a wife, a child – needs is men who have come alive.
When I hear somebody say ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask ‘Compared to what?’
With ‘Start With Me,’ I sent it to Gunna and he sent it right back. I didn’t have to ask him. If I send you a song, you gonna vibe to it and if you don’t, it’s cool.
Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
People ask me if there are going to be stories of Harry Potter as an adult. Frankly, if I wanted to, I could keep writing stories until Harry is a senior citizen, but I don’t know how many people would actually want to read about a 65 year old Harry still at Hogwarts playing bingo with Ron and Hermione.
I always ask God to work through me and let me be a light of some kind and help in this world, so I always pray for that, and I always want to do good.
Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
Religion is run by thought police. ‘Obey. Listen. This is what you do. Don’t ask questions. Go die for your country.’ The spirituality says, ‘Okay, you can die for your country, but know what you’re doing while you’re doing it.’
If you read enough biography and history, you learn how people have dealt successfully or unsuccessfully with similar situations or patterns in the past. It doesn’t give you a template of answers, but it does help you refine the questions you have to ask yourself.
If the team management asks me to bat at a certain position, I am always ready for that.
Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.
I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: ‘try being rich first’. See if that doesn’t cover most of it. There’s not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.
Everybody should be able to enjoy their life, because you only live once. So I just want to get it all out there and be the best role model that I can be, if people want to put me in that kind of predicament. I mean, I didn’t ask to be a role model, because I’m not perfect.
On tour, people know that if they ever ask me what I want to eat, I will always say Asian food. I’m becoming a stereotype, but it’s what I want to eat. I want to eat rice.
When you hear people demanding that the Ten Commandments be displayed in courtrooms and schoolrooms, always be sure to ask which set. It works every time.
Some children are tackling tough times without the support that can help them because the adults in their life are scared to ask.
The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you.
When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself.
When I interview celebrities, I always try to throw them off balance. My favorite is to ask ’em about crazy sex stuff like donkey punches and Monroe transfers. Works every time.
Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They’re afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs.
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?
I am going to stop calling you a white man and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.
If you ask me whether the election of Barack Obama is the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream, I say, ‘No, it’s just a down payment.’
There’s one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him. If he says, ‘Yes,’ you know he is a crook.
People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.
My favorite thing to do in a new city is find new fast food. I seek it out. I’ll tweet and ask people what their favorite local place is, and if I get four or five with the same answer, then I’ll check it out.
Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks.
People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you’ve figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence. Don’t be shy or feel intimidated by the experience. You may face some unexpected criticism, but be prepared for it with confidence.
If someone asks a stupid question, you can only give a stupid answer or appear arrogant.
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
Unfortunately, in today’s world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them.
I always ask myself the question, do you like to win, or do you hate to lose?
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.’
If you ask the people in Europe who won World War II, they don’t say the Allies; they say the United States won the war and saved the world.
People ask what my goal is. I don’t have a goal.
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.’
I am not a private person; you can ask those who hang out with me.
As the eldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, I was constantly troubled by a collage of North American southern behaviors and notions in reference to the inhumanity of people. There were questions that I did not know how to ask but could, in my young, unsophisticated way, articulate a series of answers.
Forget the past, and ask me what’s next.
People ask me if I ever thought of writing a children’s book. I say, ‘If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children’s book’, but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you’re directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable.
And I never ask what I’m doing the next day. I don’t want to know what I’m doing tomorrow. It’s much too overwhelming. So I just go day by day, without knowing.
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer.
Whenever I go out, so many people who respect me ask me what to do in a certain situation. A lot of times, I didn’t know the answers because sometimes I was going through the same sort of thing. But then later on, I would think of things that people told me.
When I met Michael Jordan on a basketball court at an athletic club – we hooped together in Chicago – he came to me and asked me if I wanted to do a song for his upcoming movie. I was like, ‘Yeah!’ I didn’t even ask what it was.
You’ve got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world’s most powerful – and neglected – secret to success and happiness.
If man asks for many laws it is only because he is sure that his neighbor needs them; privately he is an unphilosophical anarchist, and thinks laws in his own case superfluous.
Curiosity is the process of asking questions, genuine questions, that are not leading to an ask for something in return.
When I ask people how much time they spend not doing their job – time spent on ‘work-about-work’ or phone calls or e-mails – people regularly tell me 60, or even 90 percent. So if Asana could take that down closer to zero, we could potentially double the effectiveness of humanity.
The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this; What is the use of climbing Mount Everest? and my answer must at once be, it is no use. There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever.
I don’t understand why people set limits, like I will buy a house, then car, and so on. But I ask them, what after you’ve achieved all that? I have come to realize the value other things, like nature, or spending time with my family in Ludhiana or peace of mind.
When you ask people about guys they didn’t like because they were aggressive, there’s me, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors; not too many names would come up.
When people ask me what the most important thing is in life, I answer: ‘Just breathe.’
What Must I Do to Be Saved? It is impossible to ask a more weighty Question! It is deplorable that we hear it asked with no more Frequency, with nor more Agony.
What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children?
Ask what Time is, it is nothing else but something of eternal duration become finite, measurable and transitory.
Police departments no longer have to pay overtime or divert resources from other projects to find out where an individual goes – all they have to do is place a tracking device on someone’s car or ask a cell phone company for that individual’s location history and the technology does the work for them.
If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.
When people ask me if I am a feminist film maker, I reply I am a woman and I also make films.
A contract is an ask game, and if it asks for an hour, and I submit to an hour, then it’s an hour. When I look at a contract, I look at the obligation – where, when, how long, the compensation. If I agree to it, that’s the way it is. I have an obligation. They have an obligation.
To me, the most shocking thing about grit is how little we know, how little science knows, about building it. Every day, parents and teachers ask me, ‘How do I build grit in kids? What do I do to teach kids a solid work ethic? How do I keep them motivated for the long run?’ The honest answer is, I don’t know.
I pray to God every day that he makes me the biggest superstar, but before that, I ask God to make me a good actor. Being a star is hard, but being an actor is even harder. I want to be both before I am done.
I think that everyone at any age should ask themselves, ‘where do I want to be today, where do I want to be tomorrow, and where do I want to be in a hundred years?’ We all have clear answers to those questions. We only have so much time. It’s a real shame if we don’t spend our lives trying to do that.
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
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.
When someone asks ‘what’s the use of philosophy?’ the reply must be aggressive, since the question tries to be ironic and caustic. Philosophy does not serve the State or the Church, who have other concerns. It serves no established power.
We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating.
The biggest research of all when I do a character is self-examination. You look at yourself and you ask, ‘How am I similar to this person and how am I different?’
People ask, ‘How can you let a defeat hurt you so much?’ But it comes back to the effort you have put into your career as a youngster.
I can imagine Dad joking about how hard it’d be to get an actor to give back when it’s hard enough to ask them to give a good performance.
The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that’s not equity, it’s just creating a society where you can’t ask anything of people.
I often ask myself, ‘Why is it that most of the lies come out of Islamic countries, and why is it that most of the social corruptions are in the Middle East and in these Islamic countries?’ The answer is, when you control something, when you suppress something, people try to do it another way.
I always ask, why can’t I be just like Cary Grant or something.
Don’t ask who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life.
The first question we would ask if aliens landed on this planet is not, ‘What does this mean for the economy or jobs?’ It would be, ‘Are they friendly or unfriendly?’
On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ And Vanity comes along and asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’