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I ask questions. I watch the world. And what I have discovered is that the parts of my fiction that people most tell me are 'unbelievable' are those that are most closely based on the real, those least diluted by my imagination.

Tags: Real, Tell  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I couldn't ask for a better life.

Tags: Life  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

I mean, I couldn't ask for a better life, man.

Tags: Life, Mean  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.

Tags: God, Nonsense  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

Tags: Country  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.

Tags: Heart, Knock  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

Tags: Shall, Show  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.

Tags: Busy, Done  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer.

Tags: Answer  ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

Tags: Single, Universe  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

When the BBC decided to bring Doctor Who back as a feature film a few years ago, one national newspaper ran a poll to ask its readers who should be the new Doctor, and I topped it.

Tags: Few, Film  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

On the one hand we have got to ask, are there some areas of universal benefits that are no longer affordable? But on the other hand let us look at the issue of dependency where we have trapped people in poverty through the extent of welfare that they have.

Tags: Hand, Poverty  ✍ Author: David Cameron

I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.

Tags: Learned, Whether  ✍ Author: Julia Cameron

When I ask for help with my creativity, I get it.

Tags: Creativity, Help  ✍ Author: Julia Cameron

If you were to ask my agent, they would confirm this: I'm drawn to locations. What really drew me to 'The 4400,' aside from the fact that it was sci-fi, was the fact that it was shot in the city of my dreams: Vancouver.

Tags: Dreams, Fact  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

I have gotten some of the most beautiful experiences that a person can possibly ask for so I'm not at all complaining.

Tags: Beautiful, Gotten  ✍ Author: Gina Carano

So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.

Tags: Door, Religion  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask someone else first.

Tags: Else, Someone  ✍ Author: Kurt Cobain

Writers are lampposts and critics are dogs. Ask lampposts what they think about dogs. Does the dog hurt the lamppost?

Tags: Dog, Hurt  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

I'll just tell you the way it is. You ask me what time it is and I'm gonna tell you how to build a clock.

Tags: Tell, Time  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

You go out there and ask them what their future is today. If we don't build that today, there's nothing.

Tags: Future, Today  ✍ Author: Richard M. Daley

I worked in a pet store and people would ask how big I would get.

Tags: Big, Pet  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

Back in the Rat Pack days, we'd take Frank's plane and sit dead center, because of Nancy. We'd watch the Rat Pack in the center ring and you couldn't ask for a better thing.

Tags: Days, Dead  ✍ Author: James Darren

I got quite cross when I heard about Emma Thompson adapting 'Sense and Sensibility.' It was absolutely childish of me, but I thought, 'I should be doing that. They didn't even ask me.' Some mistake, surely.

Tags: Sense, Thought  ✍ Author: Andrew Davies

We could ask artists from abroad to come in too, so that there could be a mixing and matching of skills from Europe, America and here which would widen our world.

Tags: America, Here  ✍ Author: Russell T Davies
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Oh, don't let's ask for the moon. We've already got the stars.

Tags: Moon, Stars  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

People always ask me, 'Were you funny as a child?' Well, no, I was an accountant.

Tags: Child, Funny  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.

Tags: Free  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back.

Tags: Blessed, Enough  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

We are Divine enough to ask and we are important enough to receive.

Tags: Divine, Enough  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

When I see a story, I ask: is this something I'd like to be in? Is this something I'd like to see? And if I'd like to see it, would I like to tell it?

Tags: Story, Tell  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

I always ask, why can't I be just like Cary Grant or something.

Tags: Grant, Why  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

I think it's fine for girls to ask boys out. I actually prefer it.

Tags: Actually, Fine  ✍ Author: Zac Efron

People ask me what my hobbies are in interviews, and I always say biking. But all I bike for is to get to rehearsal more quickly.

Tags: Bike, Interviews  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

Investors have to ask themselves two questions. How much can we grow our investments? And, can we afford our mistakes?

Tags: Mistakes, Themselves  ✍ Author: Mohamed El-Erian

No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.

Tags: Done, Great  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.

Tags: Friends, Pet  ✍ Author: George Eliot

How do you dare to ask me for a solution? It's like asking Seneca for a solution. You remember what he did? He committed suicide!

Tags: Dare, Remember  ✍ Author: Oriana Fallaci

Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.

Tags: Questions, Soldiers  ✍ Author: Jerry Falwell

Why does a three-year-old, and it's usually boys, want to drive the tractor or have machinery and be in control of it? I don't know. Why wouldn't you ask to boil a kettle or something? Maybe you would, I dunno.

Tags: Control, Why  ✍ Author: Michael Fassbender

It's been a wonderful career, I couldn't ask for anything more.

Tags: Career, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Brett Favre

You're never guaranteed about next year. People ask what you think of next season, you have to seize the opportunities when they're in front of you.

Tags: Next, Year  ✍ Author: Brett Favre

I needed to join the Navy. 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.

Tags: War, Won  ✍ Author: Allyson Felix

A lot of actors find it impossible not to ask for the audience's sympathy. They have a need to twinkle.

Tags: Impossible, Sympathy  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

Speak to any editor and ask them what they turned down, and they'll have long lists of books.

Tags: Books, Speak  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.

Tags: Business, Five  ✍ Author: Marsilio Ficino

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

Tags: Beautiful, Path  ✍ Author: Anatole France

I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.

Tags: Black, Stop  ✍ Author: Morgan Freeman

I want a man who's kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?

 ✍ Author: Zsa Zsa Gabor

All right, then nobody can complain if we ask pregnant women to make parachute jumps.

Tags: Nobody, Women  ✍ Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer

I was given a White House - well, you will have to ask the White House that. But I asked to attend the White House briefing because I was, you know, because I wanted to report on the activities there.

Tags: House, Wanted  ✍ Author: Sunil Gangopadhyay

It's always fun teasing the person. When they ask if I'm gay, I say, 'Oh, I don't know.'

Tags: Fun, Gay  ✍ Author: Adam Garcia

People don't really want to know what happens. They ask you for just a second, but then they don't want to know.

Tags: Happens, Second  ✍ Author: Jorge Garcia

I had a meal in Pizza Hut and the waitress told me I didn't need to pay. So I decided to be a bit cheeky and ask for more pizza and garlic bread.

Tags: Bit, Pay  ✍ Author: Gareth Gates

When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself.

Tags: France, Thinks  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life.

Tags: Life, Reading  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

People always want to ask me about my drug problem - I never had a drug problem; I had a self-esteem problem!

Tags: Problem  ✍ Author: Gloria Gaynor

One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.

Tags: Children, Nature  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For your information, I would like to ask a question.

Tags: Question  ✍ Author: Samuel Goldwyn

It's sometimes comical to hear the younger generation ask their peers to repeat themselves.

Tags: Sometimes, Themselves  ✍ Author: Billy Graham

Time is not on Gaddafi's side. People ask about the exit strategy. It's Colonel Gaddafi who needs an exit strategy because this pressure will only mount and it will be intensified over the coming days and weeks.

Tags: Days, Time  ✍ Author: William Hague

People ask the question, 'If you're offered VP, would you take it?' No, I won't take it.

Tags: Question, Won  ✍ Author: Nikki Haley

Call things by their right names - Glass of brandy and water! That is the current, but not the appropriate name; ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation.

Tags: Fire, Water  ✍ Author: Robert Hall

If ask 100 Arkansans about the phrase, 'the public option,' or 'a public option,' you'll get 100 different impressions about what that means.

Tags: Means, Public  ✍ Author: Bill Halter

I shall ask no more than that you agree with Dean Inge that even though counting heads is not an ideal way to govern, at least it is better than breaking them.

Tags: Shall, Though  ✍ Author: Learned Hand

I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later.

Tags: Dreams, Sick  ✍ Author: Mitch Hedberg

We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?

Tags: Air, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Lee Iacocca

I'm a curious person. I like to ask questions.

Tags: Curious, Questions  ✍ Author: Kathy Ireland

You know, people'd always ask 'Why is Jesse Jackson running for the White House?' They never seen the house I'm running from.

Tags: House, Why  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

Sometimes you ask God for something and you don't know what you're asking.

Tags: God, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Mahalia Jackson

When I was about 12 and first started wearing lipstick, my dad would ask, 'Are you wearing makeup?' I would say back, 'You're wearing more makeup there than I am!'

Tags: Dad, Started  ✍ Author: Bianca Jagger

The most frequently asked question I hear first-time entrepreneurs ask is, 'How do I know when to launch my product?' The answer, more often than not, should be: 'Now!'

Tags: Often, Question  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

I was raised with the notion that it was OK to ask questions, and it was OK to say, I'm not sure. I believe, but I'm not quite so certain about the resurrection.

Tags: Quite, Sure  ✍ Author: Peter Jennings

Older people sit down and ask, 'What is it?' but the boy asks, 'What can I do with it?'.

Tags: Older, Sit  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated.

Tags: Government, Men  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

We ask to be recognized as men.

Tags: Men, Recognized  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

Ask the young. They know everything.

Tags: Young  ✍ Author: Joseph Joubert

People ask 'How do you get so eh-ish?' I don't know if it's just because so much of my family still lives in Canada and I finished studies up there.

Tags: Family, Lives  ✍ Author: Stana Katic

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.

Tags: Cats, Pet  ✍ Author: Joseph Wood Krutch

If you asked an 18-year-old what they want to do with their life, and the options are 'Transformers' or Lars von Trier, he's probably shipping out for 'Transformers.' If you ask a 26-year-old what he wants to do, 'Transformers' or Lars von Trier, he'd probably pick Lars von Trier. So, my sensibilities are changing as I change.

Tags: Change, Life  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf

As long as my pictures go into theaters and we ask people to pay to see what I do on the screen, I should not object if customers want to know what kind of man I am.

Tags: Pay, Pictures  ✍ Author: Alan Ladd

A lot of parents ask me how to get kids to eat more vegetables. The first thing I say is that it starts from the top.

Tags: Kids, Parents  ✍ Author: Emeril Lagasse

I'm not a marketing person. I don't ask myself questions. I go by instinct.

Tags: Marketing, Questions  ✍ Author: Karl Lagerfeld

Right out of the University of California I had passed the bar, but Colorado was one of those places where anybody could come and nobody would ask what your background was or how long you had been here. So I took to the place with a liking.

Tags: Here, Place  ✍ Author: Richard Lamm

America has to ask itself not what it wants, but what it can afford.

Tags: America, Wants  ✍ Author: Richard Lamm

I ask the American people to consider the legacy this administration has handed us in the defense budget as we spend billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars without the tools and ability to track these dollars.

Tags: Ability, American  ✍ Author: Rick Larsen

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.

Tags: Child, Wants  ✍ Author: Fran Lebowitz

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.

Tags: Men, Rule  ✍ Author: John Locke

There is no such thing as a 'free' government benefit. Ask small-business owners who are footing skyrocketing bills for bottomless jobless benefits.

Tags: Free, Government  ✍ Author: Michelle Malkin

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.

Tags: America, Politics  ✍ Author: Nelson Mandela

There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, 'Yes,' you know he is a crook.

Tags: Him, Honest  ✍ Author: Groucho Marx

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.

Tags: Criticism, Praise  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

God doesn't seek for golden vessels, and does not ask for silver ones, but He must have clean ones.

Tags: God, Seek  ✍ Author: Dwight L. Moody

This is unusual for me. I have given readings and not lectures. I have told people who ask for lectures that I have no lecture to give. And that is true.

Tags: Give, True  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

The institutions of the European Union, and the states that belong to this union, each and every one, are paying the price of our failures, hesitations and contradictions. We should each ask ourselves how personally responsible we are.

Tags: Ourselves, Union  ✍ Author: Giorgio Napolitano

I was reared a Catholic but I think every day we ask ourselves, not consciously, what are we doing on this planet? What's it all about?

Tags: Ourselves, Planet  ✍ Author: Liam Neeson

Technically, I have not changed very much. Ask my assistants. They'll tell you, I am the easiest photographer to work with. I don't have heavy equipment. I work out of one bag.

Tags: Tell, Work  ✍ Author: Helmut Newton

Sometimes I will tweet an interview I have coming up and ask my followers what questions they have for the celebrity. I feel that way I can really know first hand what people want to hear answered.

Tags: Hand, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Nancy O\'Dell

When you bring an idea that has no merit to me, and you ask me to comment on it, I'm going to tell you it has no merit.

Tags: Idea, Tell  ✍ Author: Kevin O\'Leary

People ask me what I'm writing. They think I'm Sandra Tsing Loh. Or they ask about stand-up. 'No, that's Margaret Cho.' I really think there is this kind of glomming, that they think we are somehow all the same person.

Tags: Somehow, Writing  ✍ Author: Sandra Oh

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