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My soldiers ask of me, why surrender a military advantage in the field ... I could not answer.

General Douglas MacArthur

When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.

Oscar Wilde

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Lao tzu

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

Erica Jong

I only answer to two people, myself and God.

M. C. Escher

The shortest answer is doing the thing.

Ernest Hemingway

I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.

Douglas Adams

What you are is a question only you can answer.

Lois McMaster Bujold

It's a very good question, very direct, and I'm not going to answer it.

George W. Bush

It is not every question that deserves an answer.

Publilius Syrus

This is completely and absolutely unacceptable. The FAA has a lot to answer for.

Brian Kulpin

We all ask her for advice every time. And she always has the right answer. She's very wise.

Millie Johnson

Perhaps he didn't want to answer difficult questions there.

Vladimir Pribylovsky

His answer was an honest one -- I think the markets misinterpreted what I said.

Lyle Gramley

That is a good question for you to ask, not a wise question for me to answer.

Anthony Eden

But there will be a hearing if we find out that there?s a need for them to answer these findings.

Ronald Solis

Her speed is a great answer for a lot of people's press.

Cassandra Yancy

That's going to be a difficult question to answer.

James Tate

I'm not a lawyer. So I can't really answer that. But it would have to be owned by the state.

Rod Wolfe

The simple answer is we work on their schedule. If they have a holiday, we have a holiday.

Jamie Graham

If I have an answer, I'll give it. I don't mind being that kind of guy.

Ken Hamlin

There's just one answer and that's more buildings.

Wes Monhollen

The answer is no way, no how. From the sisters to the mother, every last one of them said it never happened.

Brian Oxman

I don't know how to answer it.

Noah Krol

Well, we are. I'd like to know when you're going to answer the questions?

Lesley Stahl

I didn't have a good answer for that and was determined we were going to do something.

Paul Warner

Act honestly, and answer boldly.

Danish Proverb

We will know that answer after a lot of analysis.

Jerry Milhorn

We're very, very young. And we have a lot of questions to answer from last year.

Dave Hilliard

But that does not mean the answer will be yes in the end.

Jan Lantz

I couldn't answer that. We need those beds. We try to work with them.

Anthony Schembri

Our answer is open war on all Zionists, soldiers and civilians.

Abu Qusai

There are a lot of complicated questions to answer.

Joseph Grundfest

I can't answer that question. It's not for me to answer. I don't call the plays.

Ladainian Tomlinson

I won't answer that. Because I don't want it to be, ever.

Pat Dennis

That letter was not responded to, ... We are hopeful for an answer.

Kweisi Mfume

I am called here to answer before you, but I hear no things laid to my charge.

Anne Hutchinson

We will certainly get you the answer to this.

Mike Reid

I did not know enough to answer questions on the subject.

Paula Rieker

There are plenty of questions for us to answer in the zoning case.

David Barnett

I'll answer all those questions when it happens. From my perspective, it's all positives.

Tom Brands

Ask for alternatives. There is no one right answer and there are multiple options.

Arash Naeim

We ask questions, and they don't answer.

Susanna Dudiyeva

The answer is very simple. How much there is to eat.

Carel Van Schaik

The study does not answer any questions as far as I'm concerned.

Walter Cunningham

An answer is always a form of death.

John Fowles

The simple answer is, you've got to check the windows.

Wes Kooistra

I might still be up there ... It's a big miracle and answer to prayer.

Jeff Moore

Burning is not the answer.

Carl Hasty

It is relieving we don't have to answer any more of those questions. That's the only thing I'll say about that. It got old.

Taurean Green

The question is where do we go from here? The answer is -- life.

Cameron Crowe

That is indeed the burning question, I have no ready answer to that.

Hans Holthuis

The scouting report was stop the big three. We didn't have an answer for the big three.

Patrick Cinotte

Honestly, I don't have a silver-bullet answer.

Victor Murphy

You are not allowed in this committee to say 'no' without an alternative, ... 'No' is not an answer. We're going to come up with alternatives and solutions.

Jim Nussle

Will this lead to a proliferation of billboards? Our answer is, it might.

Kevin Neely

The Man Without a Country, was an orator no one could silence and no one could answer.

Thomas Starr King

They always want to answer the phone but they never know what to say after they pick it up.

Sarah Allen

Okay, so the answer is no, then. And you can't even say it. I find it very disturbing that you can't just admit something.

Sam Katz

Getting Brian to do more this season would be a good answer for us.

Guy Greening

We can't say if there are five, 10 or 50 or 65 who are alive. That's a question, with total respect, that only God can answer.

Ruben Escudero

I will answer when we testify.

Charles Simon

There's always ambiguity. None of these cases have 'an' answer. That's why you've got to be flexible.

Sherrie Mcnulty

I'd like to answer the question.

Paula Rieker

If we've got all this energy beneath our feet, why can't we use it? The answer is technology.

Karl Gawell

(The questions) are coming fast, and I'm not sure what I'm answering.

Sharen Gravelle

It was an incomplete answer. He didn't give any indication to where it would lead him.

Nan Aron

Sounded a bit unfriendly to me, but that was their official answer.

Raul Ramirez

They did what they had to do and they had the athletes to do it. We didn't have an answer offensively tonight.

Matt Prisk

I don't want to answer no more questions.

Shamekian Higgs

Our planned investment is the strategic answer to this risk.

Wendelin Wiedeking

There's some interesting questions of law that I think time will answer.

Dan Kimble

Stalling and postponing is not the answer. It will only add problems.

Muhammad Dahlan

There's a new look to it. We often get the question 'where do our tax dollars go' and this should help answer that question.

Gary Hutchison

A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.

Karl Kraus

If IT directors can't answer that, they are not managing their portfolio.

Darin Brumby

Are we there? No. Are we close? No. Are we on the path that could be successful? And the answer is yes.

John Blair

The individual that did this has to answer to someone much higher than me.

Tom Bosley

Stay humble. Always answer the phone -- no matter who else is in the car.

Jack Lemmon

There are several open questions to address before we have a final answer.

Kevin Kutz

We'll see what explanation they provide, ... and then decide how to answer.

Michael Klein

The action taken by the school is totally outrageous. The school has a lot to answer for.

Michael Sussman

If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

It's never been an easy answer. And it now seems like the answer is changing more rapidly.

Al Tompkins

Here's to alcohol: the cause of, and answer to, all of life's problems.

Matt Groening

When people ask me why I am running as a woman, I always answer, "What choice do I have?"

Pat Schroeder

I'm going to only answer questions from them because they're from Gainesville.

Darrell Jackson

If you ask, 'Is my insurer or HMO likely to pay for the alternative service that I use for the condition for which I use it?' The answer is likely to be 'no,'.

John Weeks

The question now is how that answer was or was not used by our political leadership.

Joseph Wilson

These are really tough problems, and we don't have an answer we can hand you in a cookbook.

Dr. Julie Gerberding

I'll have a different answer tomorrow that I do today.

Guy Pearce

What are answering machines for if not to break up woth someone who bores you?

Cynthia Heimel

We don't have any answer from the Polish Republic yet.

Nikola Donig

'I guess we'll see,' is the answer.

Jason Avilio

I don't know the answer to that. We just put our faith in God.

Kaydee Smith

It's not a question and answer session.

Rick Huff

The best answer to bad speech is good speech.

Alan M. Dershowitz

That's a very difficult question to answer.

Jim Tiller

Why don't I have an answer?

Karol Wojtyla

We had no answer for their size. No answer at all.

Shane Childress

There's not one right answer for everyone.

Barbara Hughes

I wish I could give you an answer.

Brian Boyle

Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.

Muhammad Ali

They were able to get inside really well and we just didn't have an answer.

Drew Carstens

You don't have to know the answer; you just have to know how to find the answer.

Pam O'connor

He was just a sweet kid. I just wish I had an answer.

Larry Mullen

Diplomacy is the only clear answer to the current situation.

Hamid reza Asefi

We answer a lot of insect questions.

Andy Wilson

You have to answer for your actions.

Steve Saiz

Who..who..who..who..who.. Let the Dogs out? It was never clear. Finally I get an answer!

Daisy Donovan

Our offense is like the pythagorean theorem: There is no answer!

Shaquille O'neal

One of the sad things is that the families may not get the definitive answer some think they're going to get.

John Grant

Production is the only answer to inflation.

Chester Bowles

Something has fundamentally changed here, and the best answer is warming.

Mark Serreze

We didn't have any answer tonight. They're a good team.

Pat Bangasser

It's a good first step. Is it the full answer for GM? No.

George Magliano

War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate.

Marvin Gaye

Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.


We have to be able to play with them. In big games, you've got to be able to answer their big plays.

Cory Yeoman

This is my answer to the gap between ideas and action - I will write it out.

Hortense Calisher

Conley was the best player in the game. We had no answer for him.

Dave Weber

My opponent would not answer the most simple and direct question.

Democrat Timothy M. Kaine

To a quick question, give a slow answer.

Italian Proverb

I don't have an answer.

Wayne Perry

There's a new sheriff in town, ... Much more transparency. You ask a question now, and you get an answer.

Glen Stewart

Stay humble. Always answer your phone - no matter who else is in the car.

Jack Lemon

I still don't want to answer.

Shamekian Higgs

It's still slow. Sometimes you can't get through. Sometimes you can and the answer is, 'I don't know' or 'I'll get back to you.' And they never get back to you.

David Stevens

I don't know, and I can't answer you tonight.

David Lindsay

The answer is all of the above.

Rebecca M. Blank

Would we accept this situation in real life? The answer is no.

Josh Krulewitz

Rabinovitch has a lot to answer for.

Brian Morrison

These sports are just -- you go do it, and you're doing it on your own. You don't have to answer to anyone.

Tony Hawk

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said, 'I don't know.'

Mark Twain

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don't know.

Mark Twain

It's one of those questions I can't answer specifically because I don't have the facts.

Brian Billick

They've got every threat you could have. We didn't have an answer for a lot of different things.

Paul Doerrfeld

This is a huge question everyone wanted the answer to.

Mary Pearl

Unfortunately ,the answer to that question is yes.

Catherine Lee

In the next place, it will be asked, who shall pay these men? I answer, everybody.

William Petty

Those who just blurt out an answer and then later regret it.

Regis Philbin

Anything we threw up there, they had an answer for. They?re a good team. Good teams are able to make adjustments, and they did.

Bob Feasel

We're trying to answer all those questions, ... We're collecting that information now and analyzing it.

Jeffrey Koplan

At this point, the answer is no.

Michael Deriso

We want to have an answer by the start of October.

Uli Hoeness

If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?

Lily Tomlin

The answer I've never had is why they were killed. There was no reason for them to be killed.

Bernice Johnson

I don't need a lot of money. Simplicity is the answer for me.

Linda Eastman Mccartney

It is what it is. Why there wasn't more there, I can't answer.

Ron Hershberger

If we don't educate these kids, what happens to them? ... That's a question we have to answer.

Dan Stein

I don't know how to answer that question.

Pat Haden

Hope is durable. It's so durable because they don't have an answer.

Ghazi Aad

Perhaps we'll never be able to answer the question that is most prevalent, and that is why.

David Rohrer

I don't know. And that's my answer -- I don't know. There's a lot of us, we don't ask names.

Frank Minucci

One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There wasn't a good answer.

Fred Nix

There's no simple answer. It's very complex.

Michele Waslin

No one really knows perfectly the answer.

Warren Farrell

We are answering in the only language that he (Saddam) understands, the language of force.

Warren Christopher

There's not one answer. You have to look at each company separately.

Satya Pradhuman

Look for the answer inside your question.

Harumi Hiroyama

I will not take "but" for an answer.

Langston Hughes

I wish I had a better answer than I don't know, but I really don't. We'll have to see what happens.

Tom Welling

Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.

Ivern Ball

Answer why you weren't at the meeting when rest of the FIFA family was there.

Gordon Taylor

It's more than just an answering machine.

Mike Dugan

If you don't ask, the answer is always no.

Keri Harvey

The non-military answer in Iran is political change.

Robert Kagan

We ask them when they apply if they use tobacco. If the answer is 'yes,' we don't hire them.

John Hutchinson

I wouldn't say we're angry, just frustrated. We're frustrated. We're looking for an answer.

Chris Barclay

I thought she dominated the game. We didn't have any answer for her in the paint.

Jeff Keller

There is only one answer. The developer has to pay for the roads.

Ben Jordan

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

James Thurber

We will ask questions and demand an answer.

Susanna Dudiyeva

We had no answer for their top four players. They were simply better than we were.

Vic Ramsey

[Libby said,] Well, why didn't someone call us? ... There was no answer.

Joe Tate

If it is an examination paper then they are asking a question there is no answer to.

Lee Westwood

There can be things that are happening that are quote, phenomenal, but there's always a scientific answer to it.

Damon Lindelof

We know we have a problem. I just don't know if this proposal is the answer.

Blake Ress

It's a complex issue and I don't have an easy answer for it.

Hal Kvisle

What she taught you was, if you didn't want to know an answer, don't ask.

Glenn Richardson

There's no good answer. This costs money.

Dale Mitchell

I really can't answer you because we really haven't gotten into it yet.

Brian Spaid

Every time we'd start to make a little run, they'd answer back.

Shawn Poppie

Sometimes we get a different answer. So it would be really nice to have something simple, another tool we can put in our box.

Mark Dinger

As of today, my answer is yes.

Mikhail Kasyanov

We're not saying we have the answer. If we did . . . we would have just made a hit sitcom.

Sean Hayes

I just think that as a team we got to answer the bell better.

Larry Pleau

Never answer a critic, unless he's right.

Bernard M. Baruch

I want to call somebody to get some advice on whether I should answer this question.

Joyce Chen

For a long-term solution, building was the only answer.

Arlene Silveira

I'm not a doctor. I can't answer that question.

James Myart

It's not a yes or no answer.

Dr. John Bailey

They've been the answer to our prayers.

Nancy Bennett

It pretty was obvious what that answer was for that one.

Meghan Cronin

Every answer asks a more beautiful question.

E e cummings

Literature is the question minus the answer.

Roland Barthes

It's no where near the answer.

Henry Shelton

I can't answer that, because I don't remember what we did differently.

Henrik Zetterberg

That's the $64,000 question. And I would love to tell you there was an answer.

Hal Sutton