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I was asking Charlie the most important questions,
by Edgar Bergen

I was asking Charlie the most important questions,
and you heard the answers.
- Edgar Bergen

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
- Edgar Bergen

Well, a friend in need is a friend indeed.
- Edgar Bergen

You find out your mistakes from an audience that pays admission.
- Edgar Bergen

 

Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio,
movies, love, housekeeping or the church,
but it has definitely revived vaudeville.
- Edgar Bergen

So many people are working in vaudeville today that
I looked for three weeks to book enough acts for an
hour bill and didn't have them until the night before
we opened in Buffalo and money was no object!
- Edgar Bergen

I've never told you the story of Alice in Wonderland,
have I?
- Edgar Bergen

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Show me where Stalin is buried and I'll show you a Communist Plot.
- Edgar Bergen

But Charlie, Charlie, how can we ever really know anything? Charlie,
what or who is God?
- Edgar Bergen

Hey kid, do you want to come and talk to Charlie?
- Edgar Bergen

OK, magic boy, let's see who you really are.
- Edgar Bergen

After 13 years of life on the half shell in Hollywood,
I have made a trip where I wasn't a tourist.
- Edgar Bergen

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live,
it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
- Oscar Wilde

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

Prayer is not asking for what you think you want,
but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine.
- Kathleen Norris

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking
if there is anything you can do.
Think up something appropriate and do it.
- Edward W. Howe

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg

We are asking the nations of Europe
between whom rivers of blood have flowed
to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
- Winston Churchill

Relying on the government to protect your privacy is
like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.
- John Perry Barlow

If you're asking your kids to exercise,
then you better do it, too.
Practice what you preach.
- Bruce Jenner

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
- Sydney J. Harris

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before and during the first phase of the war his administration
repeatedly maligned the UN but now,
that Iraq has turned into a quagmire,
it is asking the UN for help.
- Peter Schuyler

Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking
a plant to discuss horticulture.
- Jean Cocteau

You never give away your heart; you lend it from time to time.
If it were not so, how could we take it back without asking?
- Jeanette Winterson

When I heard his first songs, Dylan was answering certain
questions that I had all my life been asking myself.
- Nana Mouskouri

I had explained that a woman's asking for equality
in the church would be comparable to a black person's
demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.
- Mary Daly

Asking the government to help you for short periods
of time is different than asking the government to
take care of you for the rest of your life.
- Donna Shalala

They been callin up here, asking when I am gonna get out.
When I hit bricks, it all belongs to me.
- Suge Knight

Both of us played basketball, and I played tennis and my knees are done.
Now if you ask us head-to-head who wins at golf,
I'm asking for a couple of strokes.
- Michael Wilbon

But since you're asking me, I'll tell you my opinion:
all cornbread is authentic,
as long as it's good, hot, and made with love and fresh ingredients.
- Jeremy Jackson

We were in Little Rock.
We were assessing a very important issue.
In the midst of our discussions, we were receiving
urgent inquiries from The Washington Post asking about interviews.
- Kenneth Starr

And people coming up asking for autographs,
there's only one time when it kind of bothers me:
when I'm eating.
- Enrique Iglesias

Prayer is translation.
A man translates himself into a child asking for all
there is in a language he has barely mastered.
- Leonard Cohen

Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others
by what they had accomplished,
asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I'm always looking, and I'm always asking questions.
- Anne Rice

It's a weird scene.
You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're
surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking
you about Vietnam and race relations.
- Vida Blue

I think it is fair to say that it is under a great deal of stress,
and if I am asking for significant changes,
it is because the world is going through significant changes.
- Mohamed ElBaradei

If a man's from Texas, he'll tell you.
If he's not, why embarrass him by asking?
- John Gunther

If you are asking for my point of view,
I would say that the Palestinians should go back to Palestine.
- Hassan Nasrallah

But nothing in India is identifiable,
the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear
or to merge in something else.
- E. M. Forster

Medicare debates in Congress should result in better
Medicare benefits for all our nation's seniors.
We're not asking for special treatment for rural America,
just a fair deal.
- Bennie Thompson

If you're asking me to acknowledge that I've gotten older,
I can do that.
- Harrison Ford

What do you want most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself,
in the face of difficulties.
- Katherine Mansfield

A creationist can embarrass an evolutionist by asking
for a definition of species.
- Walter Lang

If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living
asking 'Do you want fries with that?'
- John Cleese

I'm just waiting for people to start asking me to make the rain disappear.
- David Copperfield

If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more
by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch?
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

I did write a letter to the archdiocese who'd banned the song,
Only the Good Die Young, asking them to ban my next record.
- Billy Joel

If somebody's not prepared to answer the question,
you can keep asking.
- Martin Bashir

The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen
flexibility if we are to accept the answers.
- Brian Greene

It's about putting the pedal to the metal and not asking
any questions at all and just going for it.
- Brandon Thomas

People are always asking me why they don't make Westerns like they used to.
- Roy Rogers

No one is asking what happened to all the homeless.
No one cares, because it's easier to get on the subway and not be accosted.
- Richard Linklater

Nowadays, as soon as a striker scores three goals,
everyone starts asking him about it.
- Just Fontaine

You're trying to find new ideas in people.
I always think to myself, what question I am least
comfortable asking the person? And then I make sure
I ask it early in the interview.
- Chuck Klosterman

A woman's asking for equality in the church would be
comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.
- Mary Daly

Almost everyone thinks they are a good person,
but the question you should be asking is,
am I good enough to go to Heaven? How would you know?
- Candace Cameron

People keep asking how anthropology is different from sociology,
and everybody gets nervous.
- Clifford Geertz

I think that we have to be constantly asking ourselves,
'How do we calculate the risk?' And sometimes we don't calculate it correctly;
we either overstate it or understate it.
- Hillary Clinton

They need to be re-supplied with energy,
and that energy comes from asking not what your country can do for you,
but from what you can do for your country.
- John Ratzenberger

I'm six foot four and a half and I have a temper.
It's reserved for very important issues.
If someone is asking me to make an artistic concession,
then I'll become a madman.
- Tim Robbins

You've got to ask!
Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful -
and neglected -
secret to success and happiness.
- Percy Ross

The links between the American government and the Iraqi
government are so close that you cannot judge one without
asking at least the other what he has done by this time.
- Jacques Verges

By the time the people asking the questions are ready for the answers,
the people doing the work have lost track of the questions.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

To call in the statistician after the experiment is
done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination:
he may be able to say what the experiment died of.
- Ronald Fisher

You know your children are growing up when they stop
asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Nooooooo...
favorite film, that's like asking if you have a favorite kid!
- Sylvia Sidney

It is also worth asking whether the strict limitations
of Geneva make sense in a war against terrorists.
- John Yoo


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