We have to design a health delivery system by actually talking to people and asking, ‘What would make this service better for you?’ As soon as you start asking, you get a flood of answers.
What I want to know is how the white man, with the blood of black people dripping off his fingers, can have the audacity to be asking black people, ‘Do they hate him?’ That takes a lot of nerve.
It is also worth asking whether the strict limitations of Geneva make sense in a war against terrorists.
I always was kind of on the edge of the church when I was fully in it, cos I was always asking the questions… And I could never believe blindly.
The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.
In 1979, I received a phone call from Ansel Adams asking me if I would be willing to consider coming to work for him. I was teaching photography in Southern California at that point.
Anytime you interfere with a natural process, you’re playing God. God determines what happens naturally. That means when a person’s ill, he shouldn’t go to a doctor because he’s asking for interference with God’s will. But of course, patients can’t think that way.
In the poetic tradition, the heart’s affections are indeed holy, and if organizations are asking for people’s hearts and minds, they are asking in a way for their holy and hidden affections at the same time.
We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered, we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell.
Learning is the new skill. Imagination, creation and asking new questions are at its core.