How culpable was he That last night when he broke Our tribe's complicity? 'Now you're supposed to be An educated man,' I hear him say.'Puzzle me The right answer to that one.'1979 Field Work,'Casualty'. On a man killedbreaking the curfew.
"Music is not a language. Any musical piece is akin to a boulder with complex forms, with striations and engraved designs atop and within, which men can decipher in a thousand different ways without ever finding the right answer or the best one..."iannis xenakis
The poet is the unsatisfied child who dares to ask the difficult question which arises from the schoolmaster's answer to his simple question, and then the still more difficult question which arises from that.Recalled on his death,7 Dec1985.
Never answer an anonymous letter.yogi berra
Margot Grahame, the countess, was a pouty siren known as "the Aluminum Blonde" — Britain's answer to Jean Harlow.Lee Miller: a Life by Carolyn Burke (2005), p.115
If someone puts up the argument that King Louis gave the Romagna to Pope Alexander, and the kingdom of Naples to Spain, in order to avoid a war, I would answer as I did before: that you should never let things get out of hand in order to avoid war. You don't avoid such a war, you merely postpone it, to your own disadvantage.Ch. 3 (as translated by RM Adams)
"Biodiesel seems to be the answer to a lot of our prayers. Not only can it help the U.S. economy, our unwanted dependence on foreign oil, and the gasping environment, it could also help the family farmers out of this tragic dilemma they have found themselves in through no fault of their own."willie nelson
The original answer defines certain conditions, [...] Anything else is a different question.marilyn vos savant
To me this question whether liberty is a good or a bad thing appears as irrational as the question whether fire is a good or a bad thing. It is both good and bad according to time, place, and circumstance, and a complete answer to the question, In what cases is liberty good and in what cases is it bad? would involve not merely a universal history of mankind, but a complete solution of the problems which such a history would offer.james fitzjames stephen
a Yea might turn in to a Nae and vice versa if a sufficient quantity of wordage was applied. In other talk you argument out until you get the answer you wantleonard wibberley
A civil question deserves a civil answer."If somebody asks you something politely, you should respond in the same manner."
“Where there is mind, there is always solution,” Keneenk taught. All problems contained the elements of their answer.david brin
“Don’t talk to me like you understand my sins.” “Don’t talk to me like you know what I do and do not understand.” Alvin chuckled grimly. “Oh, that mouth you’ve got.” “You can’t answer what I said, so you’re going to talk about my saying it.”orson scott card
People often ask, "What is the single most important environmental/population problem facing the world today?" A flip answer would be, "The single most important problem is our misguided focus on identifying the single most important problem!"jared diamond
So the question is, do corporate executives , provided they stay within the law, have responsibilities in their business activities other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible? And my answer to that is, no they do not.Milton Friedman
Each such answer to the great question, invariably asserted by the followers of its propounder, if not by himself, to be complete and final, remains in high authority and esteem, it may be for one century, or it may be for twenty: but, as invariably, Time proves each reply to have been a mere approximation to the truth tolerable chiefly on account of the ignorance of those by whom it was accepted, and wholly intolerable when tested by the larger knowledge of their successors.thomas henry huxley
If there's any answer, maybe love can end the madness Maybe not, oh, but we can only try.carole king
When we "fall" in love, as the expressive verb puts it, the world shakes and changes around us, not only in the way it looks but in our whole experience of what we are doing in the world. Generally, the shaking is consciously felt in its positive aspects ... Love is the answer, we sing. ... our Western culture seems to be engaged in a romantic albeit desperate conspiracy to enforce the illusion that that is all there is to eros.rollo may
The nice thing about political pundits is that, when they answer a question, one no longer understands what they were asked.indro montanelli
The question is and this is what Barack Obama didn't want to answer is that human life a person under the Constitution? And Barack Obama says "no". Well if that person human life is not a person then I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, "we're going to decide who are people and who are not people".rick santorum
"What is the answer?" [ I was silent ] "In that case, what is the question?"Gertrude Stein
This in turn suggests an answer to our question: what happened between the birth of De Sade and the birth of Krafft-Ebbing? The rise of the novel taught Europe to use its imagination. And when imagination was applied to sex, the result was the rise of pornography -- and of "sexual perversion."colin wilson
On seeing his shadow fall on such ancient rocks, he had to question himself in a different context and ask the same old question as before, "Who am I?", and the answer now came more emphatically than ever before, "No-one." But a no-one with a crown of light about his head. He would remember a verse from Pindar : "Man is a dream about a shadow. But when some splendour falls upon him from God , a glory comes to him and his life is sweet."R. S. Thomas, Neb [No-one] (1985)
I realize that in a free society, someone is always going to be doing or saying something that will offend somebody somewhere. I also realize that more free speech, not censorship, is the answer.Pam Meister (April 27, 2010). "Exclusive: ‘Draw Mohammed Day’ – A Gratuitous Offense or a Legitimate Stand on Freedom of Speech?". Family Security Matters.
When I don't have an answer, I pray. God is the only alternative source of help.Ben Carson, Think Big. (p. 147)
A man once asked Diogenes what was the proper time for supper, and he made answer, "If you are a rich man, whenever you please; and if you are a poor man, whenever you can."Diogenes, 6.
I mean to decide this, and no further. That in each particular case there must be some discretion in the presiding Judge, as to the mode in which the examination shall be conducted, in order best to answer the purposes of justice.Abbott, L.C.J., Bastin v. Carew (1824), Ry. & M. 127.
"What is the meaning of life?" This question has no answer except in the history of how it came to be asked. There is no answer because words have meaning, not life or persons or the universe itself. Our search for certainty rests in our attempts at understanding the history of all individual selves and all civilizations. Beyond that, there is only awe.Julian Jaynes As quoted in LIFE magazine (December 1988)
"It is a difficult problem," said Taraka. "I should give anything I have to be free but then, all that I have is power pure power, in essence uncommittable. A greater force might subdue it, but that is not the answer. I do not really know how to give you satisfactory assurance that my promise will be kept. If I were you, I certainly would not trust me."Taraka to Sam
How you answer the question, whether individuals should be persuaded to live their whole lives in a state of chemical dependency, first upon contraceptive steroids and then on replacement therapy , depends upon your regard for the autonomy of the individual.Anonymous in Skepticism about Hormone Replacement Therapy