Asking Quotes

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Anne Rice
“Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds -- justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

Laurell K. Hamilton
“Pretend I asked, now answer the question...”
Laurell K. Hamilton

Karen Hackel
“You need to trust
To surrender
To ask for guidance
Go within for the answers
They're within you
You have the answers
All you need do is ask”
Karen Hackel, The Whisper of Your Soul

Hank Green
“I follow and cultivate my own curiosity. I think curiosity is one of the top two or three human characteristics. It's something that I really like about myself. [...] I want to understand stuff! I want to understand people! Following my curiosity so frequently leads me to better life decisions and better business decisions but also - just feeling better! You're never going to feel bad about your whole life if you loved people and you were curious. I mean, that's kind of all I want!”
Hank Green

Faith Baldwin
“Praying, we usually ask too much. I know I do. Sometimes we even demand. I think I am learning to ask enough for the moment--not for the whole year, utterly veiled in mystery; not even for the week, the month ahead; but just for today.

Jesus said it all when He told us to pray: 'Give us this day our daily bread.'

That bread is not only material, it is spiritual; in asking for it, we ask for a sufficiency of strength, courage, hope and light. Enough courage for the step ahead--not for the further miles. Enough strength for the immediate task or ordeal. Enough material gain to enable us to meet our daily obligations. Enough light to see the path--right before our feet.”
Faith Baldwin, Many Windows, Seasons of the Heart

Annie Dillard
“The soul may ask God for anything, and never fail.”
Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters

Margaret Peterson Haddix
“Oh, Myr," he chokes out. "I hate having to ask this of you..."
He glances towards the car again, and I crouch down in the shadows, hoping it's too dark for him to see whether the window is open or closed. The woman pats his arm, cradling her hand against his elbow.
"You know I'd do anything for you and Hil," she says. I like her voice. It's throaty and rich.
"You'd do anything?" my father repeats numbly. "Even now? After -?"
"Even now," the woman says firmly.”
Margaret Peterson Haddix, Double Identity

Karen Hackel
“The way is yours for the asking - the way is yours for the taking. The way is as it should be.”
Karen Hackel, The Whisper of Your Soul

Jeanette Winterson
“What is 'no'? Either you have asked the wrong question or you have asked the wrong person. Find a way to get the 'yes'.”
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Brandon Sanderson
“So many questions. Could she not think about what the answers might be before asking?”
Brandon Sanderson, Sixth of the Dusk

Arshad Anwar
“Telling people not to wonder why goes against the very nature our Creator put within us. As soon as a child begins to explore the world and experience new things, they learn by asking, “Why?” The whole point of getting an education is learning how to answer the question, “Why?” When the Prophets of Allah criticized people for worshiping idols the fastest way of getting them to see the absurdity of worshiping rocks and stones was asking them, “Why?”
Arshad Anwar, You Are Muslim Enough

Louise Penny
“You can't get milk from a hardware store.
So stop asking for something that can't be given. And look for what is offered.”
Louise Penny, A Rule Against Murder

Ocean Vuong
“What is a country but a borderless sentence, a life?

What is a country but a life sentence?”
Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Abhishek Ratna
“The Golden rule is if we asked for more and negotiate with more confidence, we would get more.”
Abhishek Ratna, small wins BIG SUCCESS: A handbook for exemplary success in post Covid19 Outbreak Era

Abhishek Ratna
“There is no weakness in asking. If we wait for someone to give us what we want, chances are we might never get it.”
Abhishek Ratna, small wins BIG SUCCESS: A handbook for exemplary success in post Covid19 Outbreak Era

Abhishek Ratna
“Take the risk to ask for whatever you need and want. If someone says no, you will not lose anything. If someone says yes, you have a lot to gain.”
Abhishek Ratna, small wins BIG SUCCESS: A handbook for exemplary success in post Covid19 Outbreak Era

Abhishek Ratna
“Your next promotion, your next raise, your new job, your new relationship, your free sample or big discount, a better assignment…and much more might just be an ‘ask’ away!”
Abhishek Ratna, small wins BIG SUCCESS: A handbook for exemplary success in post Covid19 Outbreak Era

Abhishek Ratna
“Be willing to ask!”
Abhishek Ratna, small wins BIG SUCCESS: A handbook for exemplary success in post Covid19 Outbreak Era

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“Love is complete, but it can be decoded (broken) by asking too many questions when you are in a relationship.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo

“One who asks a lot of questions is often rewarded with a lot of answers plus more question(s).”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“Every work is a prayer. It means you desire change and you're asking for it by taking action.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

John Steinbeck
“Ever’body’s askin’ that. ‘What we comin’ to?’ Seems to me we don’t never come to nothin’. Always on the way.”
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Amit Kalantri
“The answers will be given to those who are bold enough to ask.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Glennon Doyle
“What do I love? What makes me come alive? What is beauty to me, and when do I take the time to fill up with it?”
Glennon Doyle, Get Untamed: The Journal

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We sometimes rob someone of the opportunity to offer us something by asking them for that thing.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Neelam Saxena Chandra
“I take back my words and won’t ask you for anything, for I know that you will do the best.”
Neelam Saxena Chandra, the red diary

“There’s a sensual art of asking that can despoil a man of everything he’s got BECAUSE OF HOW GOOD IT FEELS TO RESPOND TO IT.”
Lebo Grand

“It's the asking that's so painful. It takes real courage, real strength, to say you're not strong enough to do it alone.”
Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Front and Center

Steven Magee
“Many residents during the Florida hurricane Ian disaster were asking where is the Red Cross and FEMA.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“If words frighten you, you should be asking the question: Why?”
Steven Magee

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