Top 555 Why Quotes

In this post, you will find great Why Quotes from famous people, such as Thornton Wilder, Alexander Hamilton, Sarah Parcak, Don Rickles, Rocky Marciano. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
Less than 1 percent of ancient Egypt has been discovered and excavated. With population pressures, urbanization, and modernization encroaching, we’re in a race against time. Why not use the most advanced tools we have to map, quantify, and protect our past?
I did a few movies, but the word ‘star’… I cannot compare to a star like Clint Eastwood. I used to call Clint ‘Larry Dickman’ when he would come to my show; then, he started using the name when he would go under cover in a ‘Dirty Harry‘ movie. That’s why he’s a movie star… he’s so creative.
Why waltz with a guy for 10 rounds if you can knock him out in one?
Rocky Marciano
The trees in Siberia are miles apart, that is why the dogs are so fast.
Bob Hope
Botox should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?
Liverpool gave me a second home. I was 24, I left my team, my town, and I went there. My memories there are just amazing. I have no words to thank them enough, and that’s why I will always be a fan.
Sunlight fell upon the wall; the wall received a borrowed splendor. Why set your heart on a piece of earth, O simple one? Seek out the source which shines forever.
I don’t know why women want any of the things men have when one of the things that women have is men.
I just like observing people – it’s something I’ve done ever since I was a kid, and I got really good at it. That’s a big part of why I became a comedian. My audience is filled with every kind of person you can imagine, and I love that.
I tell people I live in Harlesden in north-west London, and I can see them thinking, ‘Why do you live there?’
I have lexical-gustatory synesthesia. I can taste, and always have tasted, words. I remember when I was a kid and learning to read I mentioned to my mom that certain words I was learning tasted certain ways, thinking everyone was like that, and didn’t understand why she didn’t get what I was saying.
There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you’d had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childhood goes with her.
There’s a reason why anger, fear, and hatred are paths to the dark side: they all spring from a single source – the same source as a certain flavor of love. A dangerously sweet, addictive flavor.
Matthew Stover
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.
I never understood why anyone would do magazines. Like, why would someone put their face out there so much? It’s because those people reading magazines will go see the movie, so you do it.
A visual always brings a first impression. But if there’s going to be a first impression, I might as well use it to control the story. So why not do something like throw a mask on?
YouTube is, at the end of the day, a search engine… that’s why Google bought it.
Why do I write? I have been called a writer of catastrophes, but that isn’t true. I am always looking for words of love. Hate will not save us. Only love.
We animals live life in all its glorious uncertainty. Why do politicians think they can control events?
I’ll tell you what me scares me is plastic. Plastic bags and plastic bottles and these things. Why does my water have to be in a bloody plastic bottle? The landfill and the ocean. And I don’t know, I’m just terrified with the proliferation of plastic.
Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.
I think that every child grows up with the ideas that what we are given, is our society. Your education, and your mother and father, they tell you this is how it is, but then you hit adolescence and you think, ‘Is it? Why? Why is it like that?’ Sometimes that questioning leads to something more.
I’ve never been the top dog. I’ve always been the underdog. And that’s why I relate so much to Utah, because we’re underdogs, we’re overlooked, kind of thought of as an afterthought.
The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Pablo Casals
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
Because advertising and marketing is an art, the solution to each new problem or challenge should begin with a blank canvas and an open mind, not with the nervous borrowings of other people’s mediocrities. That’s precisely what ‘trends‘ are – a search for something ‘safe‘ – and why a reliance on them leads to oblivion.
Gigantic sums are now required to maintain prisons and insane asylums and protect the public against gangsters and lunatics. Why do we preserve these useless and harmful beings? The abnormal prevent development of the normal.
Alexis Carrel
Globalisation means many things. At one level, it talks of trade, which since the 16th century has exchanged goods and now, increasingly, ideas and information across the globe. But globalisation is also a view of the world – it is an opinion about man and why men are on the world.
God is all over the place. And even if He isn’t, if it makes me feel good, why not?
You always want to win. That is why you play tennis, be

You always want to win. That is why you play tennis, because you love the sport and try to be the best you can at it.
I’ve tried to incorporate new ways of playing the game. That’s why you hear people call me a ‘hybrid goalie’ and say I adjust to the situation, never doing the same thing over and over like a butterfly goalie. I try to see what works and hopefully with my talent I’m able to play it and make it happen.
The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn’t make it.
Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.
To my mind, it is the duty of the younger Negro artist, if he accepts any duties at all from outsiders, to change through the force of his art that old whispering ‘I want to be white,’ hidden in the aspirations of his people, to ‘Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro – and beautiful!’
Not every religion has to have St. Augustine’s attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn’t prevent it being a religious ceremony.
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?
What inspires me to paint is life, my emotions, through my paintings I want people to understand that life isn’t always happy but you should be always hopeful that’s why I use bright colors in my paintings, that’s what I want people to feel about me and when they see my art.
Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
Money, titles, belts – you’re not going to take with you when you die. History stays forever. That’s why I decided to go for history.
Sitting on a bedroom floor crying is something that makes you feel really alone. If someone’s singing about that feeling, you feel bonded to that person. That’s the only way I can find an explanation for why 55,000 people would want to come see me sing.
People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.
There is no evidence that dogs have the kind of complex emotional lives and value systems that we do. It’s one reason why we love them so much, in fact. They are neither “good” nor “bad.” They don’t hold grudges, act in petty ways, or seek revenge. They read our moods, but not our minds.
Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that black box stuff.
American economists can’t understand the German fear of inflation and the effects of inflation when dealing with the world economic crisis. They wonder why Germany pursues such a different course – ‘Why can’t they agree with us?’ I would have thought it was fairly obvious.
Why there is one body in our System qualified to give light and heat to all the rest, I know no reason but because the Author of the System thought it convenient; and why there is but one body of this kind, I know no reason, but because one was sufficient to warm and enlighten all the rest.
I don’t have any control over what actually happens except for that I have full control over my will for myself, my intention, and why I’m there. That’s all that matters.
I really didn’t understand why hackers would want to hack into a classroom. Are they going to learn algebra? Maybe calculus?
Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard.
What is wrong with changing your mind because the facts changed? But you have to be able to say why you changed your mind and how the facts changed.
We’re all lonely, but I’d rather be lonely by myself than with a long list of duties and obligations. I think that’s why people kill themselves, really.
I am bipolar, and I am proud. And that is why I wanted to write a book. To shine a light on mental illness, to be vulnerable about the days I let it take control and paid dearly for it, and to tell anyone fighting a similar battle: You are not alone. You are not broken.
I am representing here – the sound of silence. The cry of innocence. And, the face of invisibility. I represent millions of those children who are left behind, and that’s why I have kept an empty chair here as a reminder.
Why should poetry have to make sense?
Politics is not an exact science. That’s why in school I loved mathematics. Everything in mathematics was clear to me.
Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.
Taylor Hanson
No one is perfect, and no one should be made to feel like they have to be perfect. It’s nice that we all have unique qualities that make us different as athletes and humans. That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with people who truly care about you.
Motives reveal why we do what we do, which is actually more important to God than what we’re doing.
When a woman behaves like a man why doesn’t she behave like a nice man?
Edith Evans
You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
All men should strive to learn before they die, what th

All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
I had the freedom to be alone with myself, completely unlimited by my circumstances or my body while doing what I loved. I think that’s why I took to swimming with such ease.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking.
We can’t have democracy if we’re having to protect you and our users from the government over stuff we’ve never had a conversation about. We need to know what the parameters are, what kind of surveillance the government is going to do, and how and why.
I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.
Life is short, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t live it to the fullest expression of yourself.
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Art is why I get up in the morning but my definition ends there. You know I don’t think its fair that I’m living for something I can’t even define.
A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.
Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won’t create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
Joseph Stalin
Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor
Growing up going to Christian school and the concept that you’re born a sinner and you don’t really have a choice to change who you are has been hammered into my head and created the entire reason why I made art and made a band and made records called ‘Antichrist Superstar.’
I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it’s not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that’s not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you.
I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.
John Cage
There is really nothing more to say – except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.
Socialism violates at least three of the Ten Commandments: It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. Discussions of income inequality, after all, aren’t about prosperity but about petty spite. Why should you care how much money I make, so long as you are happy?
When I wake up, I expect things to be good. If they’re not, then I try to set about trying to make them as good as I can ’cause I know I’m gonna have to live that day anyway. So why not try to make the most of it if you can? Some days, they pan out a little better than others, but you still gotta always just try.
Why should we, however, in economics, have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which, in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would certainly be expected to give precise information?
I do think that same gender partners should be able to be married. Why not? If you share a life together than who in the world should have anything to say about it?
You pity the fool because you don’t want to beat up a fool! You know, pity is between sorry and mercy. See, if you pity him, you know, you won’t have to beat him up. So that’s why I say fools, you gotta give another chance because they don’t know no better. That’s why I pity them!
I should like to know if, taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle, you begin making exceptions to it, where will you stop? If one man says it does not mean a Negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man?
The simplest way of understanding justice is giving people what they deserve. This idea goes back to Aristotle. The real difficulty begins with figuring out who deserves what and why.
Michael Sandel
The number of ways you can live in one lifetime is limitless. So why limit yourself? The sky is NOT the limit. Beyond the universe is.
Suzy Kassem
People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil. I don’t know why. No, I do indeed know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.
Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question ‘How?’ but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question ‘Why?’
Erwin Chargaff
Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can’t we just be the sexy American girl next door?
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration?
One of the primary reasons why the human brain has evol

One of the primary reasons why the human brain has evolved to look so far into the future is so that we can take actions in the present that will bring us to a better future rather than a worse one.
Daniel Goldstein
Why would I retire? Sit at home and watch TV? No thanks. I’d rather be out playing.
The Nation of Islam‘s main focus was teaching black pride and self-awareness. Why should we keep trying to force ourselves into white restaurants and schools when white people didn’t want us? Why not clean up our own neighborhoods and schools instead of trying to move out of them and into white people’s neighborhoods?
If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?’
Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.
Everybody we meet has an influence on us and an impact – good or bad. And I think that’s why we have to be careful with the way we handle people because what we’re doing is making an impact.
I am a total beach person, and that’s why I just love coming to Vizag. The city also reminds me of the peaceful defence colonies of my childhood.
Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo Saxon race but one Empire? What a dream, but yet it is probable; it is possible.
Cecil Rhodes
Yes, war is hell. It is awful. It involves human beings killing other human beings, sometimes innocent civilians. That is why we despise war.
Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn’t the dream destroy reality?
My first day in the police was July 16, 1972. I was the only woman in the IPS. I remember getting a lot of questions. Are you sure you want to do this? Have you thought about your family? Why did you choose to be here? There was a lot of amazement and doubt.
I’m very emotional. That’s why I wear shades a lot.
I don’t wanna learn about more science and math. That’s not why I’m going to college.
I love my tattoo and I think it looks great. It’s like an old pair of jeans, it’s beat up. I remember when I first got it outlined. I’m like ‘why don’t more guys do this?’ Then I realized the pain.
I never try to convey a message, I just want to tell a story. Why that story in particular? I have no idea, but I have learned to surrender to the muse. I become obsessed with a theme or with certain stories; they haunt me for years, and finally, I write them.
Generally speaking, the Smritikars never care to explain the why and the how of their dogmas.
I don’t know why, but rain comes into my head the minute I think of my childhood.
I don’t know why I ever come in here. The flies get the best of everything.
Life throws you curveballs and there are things that happen – you don’t understand why they happened at the time. But then you step back and understand you’re a better fighter and competitor because of the things that happened.
I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn’t, then why would you say I am.
There are certain circumstances where I feel a little unlucky or why did this happen to me but I’m sort of transitioning from that and finding ways that I can learn from it and help with it.
If you think you aren’t valid for whatever reason, let my existence and the way the world embraces my existence tell you that you are valid. You deserve to look, live, and walk through the world however you see fit. That’s why I find it extremely important to be so out, so black, and so myself.
‘No fear’ is a mindset that I stand for. It’s the reason why I’ve got to where I am today.
With cult foods, there is an underlying assumption that the best cooking ideas came generations ago. Yet culinary innovation is nothing to be ashamed of. When a chef tells me he is cooking with his grandmother‘s recipe, I always wonder why. Did talent skip the past two generations?
In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute – a white skin.
There’s a logic to dreams that doesn’t necessarily follow linear narrative. You don’t know why things happen, it’s your subconscious pushing you, to give you information.
I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
Art is essentially communication. It doesn’t exist in a vacuum. That’s why people make art, so other people can relate to it.
I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag, motherhood and the Bible. That’s why people love me.
Art Linkletter
I suppose there are a lot of reasons to be jaded or sarcastic or bitter in life, but I hang on to the reasons why life is beautiful.
There's so much power in allegory, to form ideas and le

There’s so much power in allegory, to form ideas and learn lessons that you can actually take and apply to real life. I think that’s why I originally really loved fantasy and reading.
Why is it that when we talk to God we’re said to be praying but when God talks to us we’re schizophrenic?
Questioning the origin of music is like asking why the breeze is soothing, why you shiver in exhilaration when the spray from the waterfall hits you.
I don’t know who the hell Paul Lynde is, or why he’s funny, and I prefer it to be a mystery to me.
The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.
Al McGuire
What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.
Robert Herrick
Why has elegance found so little following? That is the reality of it. Elegance has the disadvantage, if that’s what it is, that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it.
Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect, but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion.
Alexander Calder
People see things differently and remember things differently. It’s why if somebody robs a liquor store and there are four witnesses they’ll often disagree.
All these non-singing, non-dancing, wish-I-had-me-some-clothes fools who tell me my albums suck. Why should I pay any attention to them?
I was as alone as a person can be. I could not turn to a friend, for nobody wished to befriend me. I was toxic, and everyone knew it. To be near me was to be near hardship. Wise people stayed far away. I was alone, atop a mountain of rage. Why was I made to wear these awful scars?
It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells… to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin.
When I speak in English, my expressions become different. My attitude, too. I’m not sure why, but there really is a difference. My hands move differently when I speak English.
Gong Li
Why did the chicken cross the road? To prove to the possum that it could be done.
My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?
They’re thinking of turning the peasant into an educated man. Why, first of all they should make him a good and prosperous farmer and then he’ll learn all that is necessary for him to know.
History and social sciences were my interests. I was always interested in knowing how societies get organized, why there is rich and poor divide, why there are classes. I was never apolitical. I think we are all political in a way. Politics decides our day-to-day life.
I believe there’s no reason why we couldn’t be entering a new age of musical theater if we continue to nurture young talent, take risks, and give them a playing field.
Yeah, I’m obnoxious, yeah, I cut people off, yeah, I’m rude. You know why? Because you’re busy.
My audience went, ‘Wait, why is she singing jazz? What’s going on?’ And then they went, ‘Oh, because she can. Because she loves it.’ And jazz, a music invented by the African-American community, is the greatest art form, I believe, to have ever come out of this country.
Sometimes I realize halfway through a story, I’m like, ‘Why would anyone care about this? It’s uninteresting.’
Kyle Kinane
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
I have a very positive attitude in life. My insecurity, fear and need to know about tomorrow has fortunately eased. What is going to happen will happen anyway. So why break my head over it?
We all face storms in life. Some are more difficult than others, but we all go through trials and tribulation. That’s why we have the gift of faith.
When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, ‘Why god? Why me?’ and the thundering voice of God answered, ‘There’s just something about you that pisses me off.’
The reason why I have lost weight is that I looked at the international schedule and thought that I wanted to play for another two years. It is a very hectic schedule and if I want to get through that then I have to be in the best shape that I can.
The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that’s making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?
I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?
Every individual’s listening is as unique as his or her fingerprints because we all listen through filters that develop from our personal mix of culture, language, values, beliefs, attitudes, expectations and intentions. That is why one person’s musical taste is another person’s hideous noise.
If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?
Life is full of risks anyway; why not take them?
Why are women... so much more interesting to men than m

Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
Saying ‘yes’ to one thing means saying ‘no’ to another. That’s why decisions can be hard sometimes.
I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.
It’s odd, that’s why I don’t like telling people I played field hockey. It’s real big in Australia for guys. But I say I played in America, and everybody goes, ‘Oh, you girl!’
My greatest life lesson has been that life can change in a second. This is why it’s important to always live your best possible life and to do what you can for others.
Niki Taylor
I’m made up of immigrant stock. I went to a primary school in London. I grew up eating Spangles, why shouldn’t I be as well placed to speak for Londoners as anyone else?
Why are we so obsessed with monogamous fidelity?
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
I just think it’s silly to be stingy with compliments. If you see someone and they strike you as beautiful in any way, why not let them know?
If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?
There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
My mother told me one day I walked in to her and said, ‘Mom, I’m not going to be sick anymore,’ and she said ‘Why?’ and I said ‘Because an angel told me so.’ Now, I don’t remember saying it; that’s just what she told me.
I am interested in the interaction of a group of people who have a common goal, or a common obsession, each contributing something unique to make something greater than the sum of its parts. I don’t know why, but from day one, that has interested me.
The whole character of Super Dave is a takeoff on people who pontificate. So one thing I never want to do is pontificate why this works, why this is funny. I have no idea what the appeal is. All we are trying to do is make people have a good time and laugh.
Bob Einstein
If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.
Horace Mann
I cannot remember a time when the question of why people behave as they do was not intensely interesting to me. The desire to understand was very important. When I was young, I was aware of the fact that much of the time, the reasons a person gave for his actions were not the actual reasons.
Nathaniel Branden
This is why we feel that democracy’s important: because democracy allows you to have small explosions and therefore avoid the bigger explosions.
A lot of y’all are lonely and y’all lonely because you’re overlooking a good man. Why? Because y’all wanna be with the hardcore thug. The man that is pretending to be everything that he isn’t.
If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.
Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.
The sun doesn’t always shine; the wind doesn’t always blow. This is why, if we want to rely on renewables, we need intelligent systems that integrate and coordinate different sources of energy at scale so that when one is scarce or unavailable, the others can automatically compensate.
I asked a Burmese why women, after centuries of following their men, now walk ahead. He said there were many unexploded land mines since the war.
The space shuttle was often used as an example of why you shouldn’t even attempt to make something reusable. But one failed experiment does not invalidate the greater goal. If that was the case, we’d never have had the light bulb.
In my entire life, I’d wondered why there were no superheroes out there that looked like me.
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.
Some people say, ‘Shah Rukh, you work so hard. Why don’t you sit back with a glass of red wine or go out on the terrace for a smoke?’ But that’s not me.
Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?
I’m not a gay-basher, because gay people buy my records. Why would I be offended by your sexual preference, unless I’m in the closet? If ya like boys, go get all the boys ya want.
Pimp C
To be honest, ‘Ready Steady Cook’ was a great opportunity, but I did compromise myself. I was stood there quizzing chefs on what they were doing when I knew exactly what they were doing and why.
If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?
I do have high standards. I look at everything I have done and think, ‘Why wasn’t that better?’ Part of my motivation is from crippling self-doubt – I have got to prove myself wrong.
It's a struggle but that's why we exist, so that anothe

It’s a struggle but that’s why we exist, so that another generation of Lesbians of color will not have to invent themselves, or their history, all over again.
Why should I care what other people think of me? I am who I am. And who I wanna be.
I do not think psychoanalysis has a scientific basis. If we can’t explain why a cockroach decides to turn left, how can we explain why a human being decides to do something?
Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven‘t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all. You don’t have that fear. So why do you think people get stuck in those boxes? It’s that fear of going back down.
I think life is always dangerous. Some people get afraid of it. Some people don’t go forward. But some people, if they want to achieve their goal, they have to go. They have to move… We have seen the barbaric situation of the 21st century in Swat. So why should I be afraid now?
I’m still the same. That’s why the fans love me. Because they need stability in the industry.
God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer.
When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.
Russel Honore
The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient‘s hopes are the physician‘s secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.
It took me a while to understand the meaning of a franchise: the reasons why you see lawyer, doctor, cop shows. It’s not because anyone in their right mind says, ‘You know, what’s the most fascinating thing in the world?’ It’s because you need something new that happens every week in a frame.
Comedy is so subjective. You could be in a room with 400 people laughing at a joke and you could just not think it’s funny. You’re just sitting there like, ‘Am I in the twilight zone? Why is everyone laughing?’ It’s such a personal thing. People have such a personal visceral response to comedy.
You can’t sugarcoat why Kaep is not playing in the NFL. This dude played in the Super Bowl.
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
Everyone wonders why I talk junk, but I was doomed from the beginning.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
My Mum was the main reason why I became a chef. She influenced all of my family to feel free in the kitchen – it was the centre of our home and I have wonderful memories of helping Mum cook and experiencing the love and patience that went into the food.
I found that if I don’t paint for around a week, I get practically suicidal. It took a long time to figure out why I had these mood swings, and I finally figured out it’s because I haven’t painted.
Damian Loeb
If I was gay, why would I hide it?
I’m half-black, half-white, so I basically put it like this: I can fit in anywhere. That’s why I write so many stories from so many different perspectives, because I’ve seen so many.
A lot of people ask why I don’t talk about my dad, and I want to, I just don’t have that many stories. When he moved out, he moved to a different state, so it was just my mom and I.
You think back and you ask yourself why you became so interested in wolves. I think it was because when I was very small, growing up in a little hamlet near Shap, we would go to Lowther Wildlife Park for birthday parties. Now closed, it was only three miles from my parents‘ house.
School is where children spend most of their time, and it is where we lay the foundation for healthy habits. That’s why New Jersey is the first state to adopt a comprehensive school nutrition policy that bans candy, soda, and other junk food.
Richard J. Codey
If you are the greatest, why would you go around talking about it?
You weren’t born just to live a life and to die; you were born to accomplish something specifically. Matter of fact, success is making it to the end of your purpose; that is success… Success is not just existing. Success is making it to the end of why you were born.
I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don’t handle fear very well; I’m not a good terrified person.
Why shouldn’t truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.
Bill Gates is a very rich man today… and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.
I hate dentists. That’s why my tooth fell out. I was in the middle of a root canal and wouldn’t go back, so it just dropped out when I was in the middle of Fifth Avenue.
Why buy a book when you can join a library.
I can’t really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don’t see why I should.
Real estate is the key cost of physical retailers. That’s why there’s the old saw: location, location, location.
That's why I'm not on Twitter and don't have an iPhone.

That’s why I’m not on Twitter and don’t have an iPhone. It’s not because I’m superior to it: it’s because I would be a slave to it, and I don’t want that to happen.
Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that’s why I don’t have a boyfriend.
Lucy Liu
The more I worked on ‘Half Brother,’ the more it seemed to me the story was really about love in all its possible forms – how and why we decide to bestow it, or withdraw it; how we decide what is more worthy of being loved, and what is less. We are masters of conditional love.
Kenneth Oppel
Women are the real reason we get up every day. I’m talking about real men. If there were no women, I would not even have to bathe, because why would I care? These are guys I’m hanging with. I wake up for a woman every day of my life to make it happen for her.
I don’t think you can tell the objective truth about a person. That’s why people write novels.
The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.
Everyone has his or her own opinion and I always welcome criticism. That’s why we have freedom of expression and that’s also what I stand for – but I won’t stand for insults.
I have a hard time figuring out what kind of box to put me in, too, because I don’t know exactly what’s going on around me or why. But I need to stay outside of boxes because then I can look at what’s inside of them without being part of them.
Why do Jewish men die before their wives? They want to.
Whenever I go to New York or any European country, they say: ‘Nawal, why don’t you get a facelift?’ I tell them, ‘I am proud of my wrinkles. Every wrinkle on my face tells the story of my life. Why should I hide my age?’
I hate wars and violence but if they come then I don’t see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas.
Nancy Wake
Why was the amendment, expressly declaring the right of the people to exclude slavery, voted down? Plainly enough now, the adoption of it would have spoiled the niche for the Dred Scott decision.
You know sometimes when you’re in a really bad mood and you’re not sure why? That’s how I get sometimes.
The topic of trust is an important factor in all matters of the heart – and here’s why. Men lie to women. Women lie to men. And most people agree that some lying is even necessary – to avoid petty squabbles and to grease the wheels of a relationship.
The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
When I see children, I see the face of God. That’s why I love them so much. That’s what I see.
I fear that the day I die, I am going to die without accomplishing what I have in my mind. Life is too short, and a lot of things can happen, and I am really keen to see it with my own eyes – and that is why I am in a hurry.
Why, der language down dar in de far South is jus’ as different from ours in Maryland, as you can think. Dey laughed when dey heard me talk, an’ I could not understand ‘dem, no how.
There are millions of ¬≠people out there, who every day want to get the opportunity to do the work we are doing and it’s a short career. That is why I give it my all at every given opportunity.
Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don’t you let it out then?
To the mind, God is a perfect criminal. He has done such a perfect crime by creating this world that mind cannot trace how He did it. That is why the mind always freaks out about God.
Prem Rawat
For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
It will take time to educate people about sustainability, why it is so important and how it will make a difference to our planet.
Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends.
I said a racist word and I can fully understand why people would label me a racist.
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
I get asked a lot why Apple‘s customers are so loyal. It’s not because they belong to the Church of Mac! That’s ridiculous.
For me, I think one of the biggest battles is mentally. You have good days, and you have bad days. Randomly, you’ll feel good for weeks, and then all of a sudden, you’ll have a bad day where you’re really sore. And you end up questioning yourself, like, ‘Am I doing the right thing? Why is this so hard?’
I’ve never listed my education degree as why people should vote for me. I think the average person is thinking more about what I’ve accomplished in my professional career and what I’ve accomplished in my career as a legislator.
Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?
If I were to say, 'God, why me?' about the bad things,

If I were to say, ‘God, why me?’ about the bad things, then I should have said, ‘God, why me?’ about the good things that happened in my life.
Arthur Ashe
Everything is my fault when you’re me. I don’t know why.
The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.
I’m not frightened about death. I don’t know why, but I just feel that at a certain moment your switch is switched off, and that’s it. And you can’t do anything about it.
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
You can’t assume anything in politics. That’s why every Saturday I walk around my district. I talk to the longshoremen in Charlestown. I listen to the people in East Boston and their concern on the airport noise. I walk down to the Star Market in Porter Square, and people tell me about meat prices.
The problem of getting from home to the metro, BRT or bus stop makes many people take their cars to work. Why not start a fleet of electric buses that just circle through neighbourhoods connecting them to the various public transport hubs?
Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?
Clara Schumann
Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead.
I trust online banking. You know why? Because if somebody hacks into my account and defrauds my credit card company, or my online bank account, guess who takes the loss? The bank, not me.
Of course cake is not bread. Is this why Americans are fat? You confuse cake with bread?
I love beautiful things; I like having nice clothes, and I can appreciate why other people do – but I’ve also started to learn more about the impact of what we buy: how things are made, how much you buy and the quality of everything.
Influential people are never satisfied with the status quo. They’re the ones who constantly ask, ‘What if?’ and ‘Why not?’ They’re not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom, and they don’t disrupt things for the sake of being disruptive; they do it to make things better.
It is something actresses need to go through and I think they look forward to being naked in a movie. I don’t know why, but it is something you need to exhaust from yourself.
Sophie Marceau
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Women’s handbags are incredibly heavy. You rarely get to pick one up and, when you do, you wonder why anyone carries so much stuff around all day.
Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?
Identity is part of drama to me. Who am I, why am I behaving this way, and am I aware of it?
Matthew Weiner
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
The thing that I often ask startups on top of Ethereum is, ‘Can you please tell me why using the Ethereum blockchain is better than using Excel?’ And if they can come up with a good answer, that’s when you know you’ve got something really interesting.
Nothing ends nicely, that’s why it ends.
I just got tired of being sick and tired and feeling down. Unfortunately, you don’t realize this until you’re getting sober but the reason why you’re depressed all the time is it’s the drugs that are depressing you.
Why do I do this every Sunday? Even the book reviews seem to be the same as last week’s. Different books same reviews.
John Osborne
Gay marriage is absolutely something that I am in full support of and a big advocate of, and I think it’s an important issue, but there’s a reason that I don’t talk about politics and why I’ll never be in politics. I am not the person to ever do that.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Democrats never agree on anything, that’s why they’re Democrats. If they agreed with each other, they would be Republicans.
I feel confident imposing change on myself. It’s a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That’s why I need to throw curve balls.
Why don’t you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die.
Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you’ll see why.
Honestly I just wear what I like. You know why? 'Cause

Honestly I just wear what I like. You know why? ‘Cause I can, I’m a rock star.
When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship.
I don’t know why, but audiences are often sympathetic to thieves. Sometimes they are more sympathetic to thieves then they are to earnest people. What does that say about society?
Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.
Educators shouldn’t be afraid of cliches. You know why? Because kids don’t know most of them! They’re a new audience. And they’re inspired by cliches.
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
Why would anyone steal a shopping cart? It’s like stealing a two-year-old.
If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?
Why has not anyone seen that fossils alone gave birth to a theory about the formation of the earth, that without them, no one would have ever dreamed that there were successive epochs in the formation of the globe.
Georges Cuvier
The silent killer of all great men and women of achievementparticularly men, I don’t know why, maybe it’s the testosterone – I think it’s narcissism. Even more than hubris. And for women, too. Narcissism is the killer.
I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of people… that’s why I don’t like any of them.
I’m not a hockey fan, which is probably why I had to leave Canada in the first place.
I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing.
Injuries weren’t the reason why I retired. I retired on my own terms.
The only secret behind why SidNaaz is still a thing is because it is genuine. We shared a pure relationship. I think people connect to that. The way he adored and showered love on me, I really felt nice about it. We both had same sort of feelings for each other. It was very cute.
Children need to move to develop their brain; it’s a natural urge. That’s why boys will run after a ball and play soccer despite how many video games are available to them, and they can’t help themselves from building with Lego bricks as well. They want to be creating something that’s uniquely their own.
Jorgen Vig Knudstorp
Reports in Washington show that our reasoning was just like that of your physicists. With all this information available, at least to privileged persons, I cannot understand why it is generally held in the United States that we completely missed the basic principle of the bomb until after Hiroshima.
I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages. That is why I wanted to take revenge, and I regret nothing.
Gavrilo Princip
Sausages are just funny. I don’t know why. I can’t explain it.
Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That’s why we want to be considerate of every man – Who knows what’s in him, why he was born and what he can do?
Maxim Gorky
It is vital that there is a narrator figure whom people believe. That’s why I never do commercials. If I started saying that margarine was the same as motherhood, people would think I was a liar.
If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
Why resist temptation? There will always be more.
Don Herold
When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence.
Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.
People always say that you can’t please everybody. I think that’s a cop-out. Why not attempt it? ‘Cause think of all the people you will please if you try.
I could never figure out why photography and art had separate histories. So I decided to explore both.
John Baldessari
I’m a forgiver. I might not forget, but I forgive. My mother, father and older brother always told me: ‘Don’t hold grudges. If you do that, you don’t lower yourself down to your adversary. Just treat people the way you want to be treated.’ I honestly think that’s why I was able to survive and have some success.
Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.
If you play cricket for India, money is bound to come, and with IPL in and match money of the Ranjhi trophy, I think money is there. There’s no good reason why you should not work hard, because at the end of the day, you want to play for your country.
I don’t know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there’s a good English phrase for it – cold war.
Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especia

Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their refusal to repudiate patriarchy?
‘We really shouldn’t look like a church.’ I’ve heard that so much I want to vomit. ‘Why?’ I ask. ‘Do you want your bank to look like a bank? Do you want your doctor’s office to look like a doctor’s office, or would you prefer your doctor to dress like a clown?’
The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
I still do believe in carrying yourself a certain way, and I do my best to be somewhat of a role model. I’m not a perfect person. I’m a human being. I’m not the Lord, but I do accept that responsibility, and that’s why I do try to carry myself with confidence, with poise, with grace, and with class.
I have received so much love from people. Why will I feel insecure? I am happy.
Perfume is like a personal signature, which is why I like to mix my own. For years I’ve paired Femme by Rochas with Shalimar and love the results.
I would say that to put architecture in the chain of history, to be able to interpret and understand why we are where we are, is quite crucial.
Rafael Moneo
I have Slavic fat pads that make me look like a chipmunk and arched predatory eyebrows. With that, you’re not going to get funny. That’s why I play so many bad guys.
Why is it there are so many more horses‘ asses than there are horses?
G. Gordon Liddy
Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?
Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.
Why can I do the splits? That’s weird. I’m uncomfortable with myself.
I don’t know why you call it morning sickness, because I was sick all day and night!
Soleil Moon Frye
Why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?
W. D. Richter
Everybody’s talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?
People ask me why my figures have to be so black. There are a lot of reasons. First, the blackness is a rhetorical device. When we talk about ourselves as a people and as a culture, we talk about black history, black culture, black music. That’s the rhetorical position we occupy.
Why the Christian life is so difficult to many is because they have a divided heart. They are double-minded, which makes them unstable in all their ways.
The drummer is stereotypically the dumb guy. Maybe that’s why I always respect drummers who do more than drum.
One of the reasons why fundamentalists are so aggressive in trying to promote fundamentalism is because deep down they know it’s arbitrary. If you’re comfortable with your belief you don’t need to convince other people to agree with you.
If you will tell me why the fen appears impassable, I then will tell you why I think that I can cross it if I try.
Marianne Moore
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption.
Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.
Dementia is often regarded as an embarrassing condition that should be hushed up and not spoken about. But I feel passionately that more needs to be done to raise awareness, which is why I became an ambassador for the Alzheimer‘s Society.
Let’s assume for the moment that the logic behind Presidents Day is actually sound for certain presidents. Why not have a separate holiday for Lincoln and one for Washington – as we used to do, before we became so concerned with the ‘Every President Gets a Trophy’ ethos?
It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
I think I’ve got a real love thing going. I love people, I love life, and I love nature, and I can’t see why other people can’t be like that.
Marvin Gaye
Why should the eyes be denied what delights them most?
Pietro Aretino
George Carlin‘s album, ‘Class Clown,’ came out when I was in high school. I memorized a lot of that album. I’d come home from school, put it on, and listen over and over. I started memorizing it. I don’t even know why. I loved it so much I memorized it.
Ask yourself why a red carpet is red. It could be any colour.
I feel like I'm bipolar. I have my different moods and

I feel like I’m bipolar. I have my different moods and that. That’s why my music exists in so many different worlds – this moment I’m feeling all raw, this moment I’m wanting to talk to a girl, the next moment I’m wanting to talk about spirit and be deep. Then I’m back to being angry.
Why do we feel jealousy? Therapists often regard the demon as a scar of childhood trauma or a symptom of a psychological problem. And it’s true that people who feel inadequate, insecure, or overly dependent tend to be more jealous than others.
One thing about ‘Star Wars‘ that I’m really proud of is that it expands the imagination. That’s why I like the ‘Star Wars’ toys.
It’s always inspiring when people all come together and be strong as a group. This is why I feel so strongly to put the message to people that we need to stand together in tough times.
Fifty years of isolating Cuba had failed to promote democracy, setting us back in Latin America. That’s why we restored diplomatic relations, opened the door to travel and commerce, and positioned ourselves to improve the lives of the Cuban people.
The true self seeks release, not constraint. It doesn’t want to be corseted in a sonnet or made to learn a system of musical notations. It wants liberation, which is why very often it fastens on the novel, for the novel seems spacious, undefined, free.
Sci-fi has never really been my bag. But I do believe in a lot of weird things these days, such as synchronicity. Quantum physics suggests it’s possible, so why not?
I can see why people change. You get complimented all the time, driven around in a black SUV – your life is crazy. But that’s your career, not you.
Why don’t you get a haircut? You look like a chrysanthemum.
P. G. Wodehouse
Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.
I always stayed away from political commentary. First of all, I didn’t feel entitled. What I may feel about a candidate, I’m a comedian. I mean, if people like my comedy, that doesn’t mean they should vote for the person I like. That’s why I always kind of stayed away from endorsements.
Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white… to highlight that contrast.
I like refried beans. That’s why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they’re just as good and we’re just wasting time. You don’t have to fry them again after all.
Why lie? I’m not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do.
We want a crowd to make us feel important and liked. But why is getting a crowd our focus? Jesus never suggested that crowds were the goal. He never addresses getting your church to grow. Never.
I don’t deviateonce you get validated for being you, I don’t know why you would deviate. I stick to my gut and my taste.
Why do elites hate the poor? It’s xenophobia. They don’t know any poor people – except their off-the-books Brazilian nanny and illegal immigrant cleaning lady from Upper Revolta who don’t speak English.
I tend to think you’re fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.
I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
I don’t think the government is out to get me or help someone else get me but it wouldn’t surprise me if they were out to sell me something or help someone else sell me something. I mean, why else would the Census Bureau want to know my telephone number?
The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.
That’s the funny thing about time. It is only in looking back that it’s easy to connect the dots. To see exactly why everything needed to happen the way that it did.
Why should I ask the wise men: Whence is my beginning? I am busy with the thought: Where will be my end?
Everybody does what she needs. And if you want plastic surgery, and then you feel better, why not? There is no law. I’ve nothing against using something to help your beauty – but do it in a good way, with intelligence.
When I see out-of-shape, overweight people huffing and puffing in the gym, my eyes well up with tears of pride. I want to walk over to them, hug them, and say, ‘Good on you for getting in here. It gets better!’ You know why? Because they’re challenging themselves.
I think what we’re attracted to on the page is something that is very difficult to do in life, which is to examine in what seems like a moment. To examine what we can’t do in life very well, which is to be as present and accountable to what an experience is. That’s why life is short and art is very long.
The reason why Silicon Valley is a worldwide innovation center is because it is a open culture that embraces diversity. You see people from all over the world. When you have many people from different backgrounds gathered together, that is where innovation comes from.
Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer‘s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented.
What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.
Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.
Harvard is famous for being an 'absorbing state' for fa

Harvard is famous for being an ‘absorbing state’ for faculty with almost no one leaving it for another institution, which is why the decision of granting tenure is a life long commitment.
‘ABCD – AnyBody Can Dance’ and ‘ABCD 2’ has succeeded not merely because of dance, but mainly because of its good script. Viewers have loved the story, and that’s why my movies have done well at the box office.
Blue cheese contains natural amphetamines. Why are students not informed about this?
Mark E. Smith
I love history… everything is inspired by history, so that’s why I love vintage and antiques.
I have no issue with raising minimum wage, but then the customer can’t say to us, ‘Why are you raising your prices?’
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Freedom is contagious. That’s why despots fear it so much.
Bill Owens
Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn’t marry someone for the ‘operational efficiencies’ they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason?
For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.
Amy Lowell
For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.
Ama Ata Aidoo
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it’s so addictive.
Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.
I think being gay and gay people are the most wonderful things in the world. I wish all of us could have the power and pride to benefit from what is rightfully ours. Why isn’t there an enormous building in Washington called the ‘National Association of Lesbian and Gay Concerns‘ to lobby for us?
It’s just madness. First email. Then instant message. Then MySpace. Then Facebook. Then LinkedIn. Then Twitter. It’s not enough anymore to ‘Just do it.’ Now we have to tell everyone we are doing it, when we are doing it, where we are doing it and why we are doing it.
I don’t have any particular recipe. It is the reason why doing research is challenging as well as attractive. It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck, you might find a way out.
Maryam Mirzakhani
Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.
Charles Frohman
Every time something bad happens to me, I don’t ask the question, ‘Why did it happen to me?’ The question I ask is, ‘Why did it happen for me?’
Why a four-year-old child could understand this report. Run out and find me a four-year-old child. I can’t make head nor tail out of it.
I love sneakers on a girl. I don’t know why, but I guess it’s because I’m still a young. I really like just like a girl who has style – a girl who does her own thing, is unique in what she’s wearing and works what she’s got.
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
I’ve never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a ‘fat cat‘ and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a ‘public-spirited philanthropist‘.
One reason why I don’t drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time.
Nancy Astor
I’m always annoyed about why black people have to bear the brunt of everybody else’s contempt. If we are not totally understanding and smiling, suddenly we’re demons.
After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.
There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?
As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.
Sometimes over things that I did, movies that didn’t turn out very well – you go, ‘Why did you do that?’ But in the end, I can’t regret them because I met amazing people. There was always something that was worth it.
My work is very popular with performers, and there are theatre people who get what I’m doing and what tradition I’m working in. I’m very grateful to them – they’re my people, who understand why I work the way I do.
People make jokes about my bosoms, why don’t they look underneath the breasts at the heart? It’s obvious I’ve got big ones and if people want to assume they’re not mine, then let them.
I don’t think you should be ashamed of anybody that you know that has AIDS. You should stand as close to them as you can and help them out as much as you can. I’m a strong believer in that and that’s why I try to do that for everyone I know that has the virus.
Everyone asks me about being so worried or thinking abo

Everyone asks me about being so worried or thinking about existence as if I’m the only person who can’t understand why a tree grows the way it does or why a person is in power when they’re not that great. These are questions everyone has.
At the side of the everlasting why, is a yes, and a yes, and a yes.
I had a great time being a salesman because of the pitches that I gave when I was selling shoes. However, I don’t think I’m as well versed in shoes as I am in comedy. Being a salesman was all about being a people person, and I enjoy being around people. I also love talking to people – which is why I think I did so well.
When I ask OGs why there’s so much division in the streets, nobody never really knows. But you know one thing that everybody always mention? A woman.
Still and all, why bother? Here’s my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.
You will learn more from your failures than your successes – so embrace those mistakes, as difficult as that sounds, and grow from them. When a project is successful, you’re never really sure why, because so many elements come into play. However, when you fail, you always know why. That is how you learn and grow.
The Marines was a fresh start – that is why they shave your head. I wish they would let you change your name.
If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.
Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called everybody, and they meet at the bar.
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
It is no use to grumble and complain; It’s just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain – Why, rain’s my choice.
James Whitcomb Riley
Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
Sex is… perfectly natural. It’s something that’s pleasurable. It’s enjoyable and it enhances a relationship. So why don’t we learn as much as we can about it and become comfortable with ourselves as sexual human beings because we are all sexual?
Sue Johanson
If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?
The decision to use a pen name was nothing more than a desire to compartmentalise my life. However, I had not thought about an appropriate pseudonym, and since there’s an abundance of anagrams in the novel, the idea struck me: why not use an anagram of my name? Hence, Shawn Haigins.
The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
John Cage
I have learned, in my life and work as a sportswriter, that big-time Sports and big-time Politics are not so far apart in America. They are both a means to the same end, which is victory… And why not? Victory is good for you, and don’t let anybody tell you different.
Gluttony is harder than it looks. It’s listed as a sin, as something you give in to, when really it’s a skill, requiring not just hunger but resilience. That’s why the most resilient city in the country, New Orleans, is also the most gluttonous.
Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you?
If I’m so popular, why did they replace me with Tommy Thayer?
The fact that the climate is getting warmer doesn’t scare me at all. There’s no reason why one should be scared.
This is why I am a Zionist: because Diaspora leads to hatred and the Holocaust.
If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’
There have to be reasons that you get up in the morning and you want to live. Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you? What do you love about the future? If the future does not include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing.
Before I became a film major, I was very heavily into social science, I had done a lot of sociology, anthropology, and I was playing in what I call social psychology, which is sort of an offshoot of anthropology/sociology – looking at a culture as a living organism, why it does what it does.
A lot of people believe Italian food is tasty because there are a lot of ingredients. But they don’t understand that the reason why it’s tasty is because there are less ingredients than in any other cuisine.
If you can do it then why do it?
Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.
Marilyn French
There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
William Barclay
Why are we born? We’re born eventually to die, of course. But what happens between the time we’re born and we die? We’re born to live. One is a realist if one hopes.
Why do you not practice what you preach.
St. Jerome
There is a certain comedy and pathos to trouble and acc

There is a certain comedy and pathos to trouble and accidents. Like when a driver has parked his car crookedly and then wonders why he has the bad luck of being hit.
Now that I’m a parent, I understand why my father was in a bad mood a lot.
Memories are just stories we tell ourselves about our past; and that’s often why they don’t match when we’ve shared the same experiences with someone.
The fact that I’ve lived this long is not really an achievement. Time passes; we age… it’s natural. This is why it annoys me when a person watches a movie and tells me that it was ‘time pass.’ Would time not have passed if he hadn’t watched the film?
Why go on vacation when work is so much more fun.
The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.
Nothing can be by itself alone, no one can be by himself or herself alone, everyone has to inter-be with every one else. That is why, when you look outside, around you, you can see yourself.
I always saw pollution as theft, and I always thought, ‘Why should somebody be able to pollute the air, which belongs to all of us, or destroy a river or a waterway, which is supposed to belong to the whole community?’
We adore babies because they’re so cute. And, of course, we are amused by jokes because they are funny. This is all backwards. It is. And Darwin shows us why.
Life is hard so why does my relationship have to be hard at the same time?
Johnny Depp is like a brother to me. We have matching tattoos on our backsCharles Baudelaire, the flowers of evil, this giant skeleton thing. It’s kind of a secret. People say to us, ‘Why did you get that?’ And we say, ‘No reason.’
I thought, ‘I have ideas. I’m creative.’ I just didn’t see why I should be pigeon-holing myself in the business world or staying in corporate America when I already knew that I was capable of taking risks.
It’s human nature to keep doing something as long as it’s pleasurable and you can succeed at it – which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years.
Peter Lynch
Our users were one step ahead of us. They began using YouTube to share videos of all kinds. Their dogs, vacations, anything. We found this very interesting. We said, ‘Why not let the users define what YouTube is all about?’
Jawed Karim
Once a profound truth has been seen, it cannot be ‘unseen‘. There’s no ‘going back’ to the person you were. Even if such a possibility did exist… why would you want to?
Dave Sim
I was ashamed to admit I was hipped to the idea of acting. That’s why I started in with the props.
A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren’t proud of what you’re doing, why should anybody else be?
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
I had no political background. That’s why PM Bhutto gave me the responsibility of the nuclear programme, and we acquired nuclear capability in a span of mere six years, which was a great milestone.
Well, I think that part of being young is not exactly knowing why you do some of the things that you do. And it’s by exploring your life or experimenting or making mistakes and learning from them hopefully that you start to forge an identity.
If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. That’s why I play. If I made it in New York, you can make it anywhere.
The era we live in we see child are more advanced then us. And that is why they need knowledge even on sex before they involve themselves in crime because of curiosity to know about sex.
I’ve known for years that the university underserved the community, because we assumed that university education is for 18- to 22-year-olds, which is a proposition that’s so absurd it is absolutely mind-boggling that anyone ever conceptualized it. Why wouldn’t you take university courses throughout your entire life?
We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have ‘guardians at the gate.’
You know why divorces are so expensive? They’re worth it.
With so much evidence of depleting natural resources, toxic waste, climate change, irreparable harm to our food chain and rapidly increasing instances of natural disasters, why do we keep perpetuating the problem? Why do we continue marching at the same alarming beat?
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
Ernest Gaines
Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible.
Everyone in this world is somehow connected. So why not just be nice to everybody.
The ego mind both professes its desire for love and does everything possible to repel it, or if it gets here anyway, to sabotage it. That is why dealing with issues like control, anger, and neediness is the most important work in preparing ourselves for love.
The intelligent ruler does not value people who are of themselves good without rewards and punishments. Why is that? The laws of the state cannot be neglected, and it is not one man who is being ruled.
I don't pay attention to the number of birthdays. It's

I don’t pay attention to the number of birthdays. It’s weird when I say I’m 53. It just is crazy that I’m 53. I think I’m very immature. I feel like a kid. That’s why my back goes out all the time, because I completely forget I can’t do certain things anymore – like doing the plank for 10 minutes.
Being self-made means never making an excuse as to why you can’t take steps toward whatever your goal is.
I’m always getting texts asking why I’m not responding on Instagram or Facebook, and I’m like, ‘It’s not me. You’re writing to some stranger.’
At one point in your life, you’ll have the thing you want or the reasons why you don’t.
I don’t understand why every guy is not a romantic. I enjoy it.
All the best performers bring to their role something more, something different than what the author put on paper. That’s what makes theatre live. That’s why it persists.
Talking is always positive. That’s why I talk too much.
It’s also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others.
People get very excited about very high elements. That’s why Mount Everest is so important – it’s not the most difficult mountain, but it’s the most famous because it’s the tallest.
If a man’s from Texas, he’ll tell you. If he’s not, why embarrass him by asking?
John Gunther
There’s no reality except the one contained within us. That’s why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.
You can make a million excuses for why something didn’t go well, but ultimately, just fix it and get on with it. Be a solutions person.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
If you turn a blind eye to fare evasion, if you accustom people to getting away with minor crime, you are making it more likely that they will go on to commit more serious crimes. That is why we have so much disorder in London. It is a disgrace.
I don’t read blogs. I’m living the life they’re writing about. So why read about it?
Future
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
I really struggle with that feeling of helplessness. That’s why I really try to get my blogs, and even myself, to point to the positive and look at all the inspiring things that are happening.
Apple already had everyone’s billing information from iTunes… you could buy things just by typing in your password… That, for the first time, brought very, very easy payment to the modern software world. That, more than anything, is why there is a business for paid apps.
Marco Arment
As parents, we teach our kids about things we feel competent in. That’s why so many parents don’t teach their kids about money.
I’m an artist who happens to be in drag. And I think that’s why my drag is a little different.
He is one of the finest and kindest human beings I have come across. When you meet him, you will understand why he is the Jackie Chan. It’s not just for his work but also the kind of person he is.
I have heard some people say I have a low profile. Why should somebody be high profile, anyway? I am just doing my job.
Ananda Krishnan
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.
When Nike says, just do it, that’s a message of empowerment. Why aren’t the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration?
We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.
Albert Barnes
I put cocoa butter all over my face and my iconic belly and my arms and legs. Why live rough? Live smooth.
Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.
He was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral.
John Galsworthy
It’s difficult to understand why people don’t realize that pets are gifts to mankind.
Linda Blair
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is G

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.
Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society.
So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
There is no justifiable reason why our electricity, heating and cooling and transportation needs aren’t powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
First figure out why you want the students to learn the subject and what you want them to know, and the method will result more or less by common sense.
Over the year,s the government launched more than one ‘war on corruption,’ and they all failed. Why? Because they all started from the bottom up.
Peter Parker is probably the most relatable superhero – maybe ever – because he goes through something that basically everyone has to go through. Whether it’s puberty or talking to girls or doing homework, he does it in such a human way. That’s why he’s such a beloved character: because so many people can relate to him.
I was anti social, but at the same time, people gravitated to that because they wanted to figure out who I was and why I was how I was.
Yeah, but if you’re not doing what everyone else is doing then you’re going to be misunderstood. People are going to wonder why you’re trying to be different; it’s just a natural instinct.
I’ve never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that’s why I go on doing it – I like to see everybody smile.
Buddy Guy
The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Why does the lizard stick his tongue out? The lizard sticks its tongue out because that’s the way its listening and looking and tasting its environment. It’s its means of appreciating what’s in front of it.
Creating emotion was what my career was all about. I wanted people to laugh at me; I wanted people to cry with me. I wanted people to feel good or to think about something when they watched me. I think that’s why, even not being an Olympic champion, I have such a huge following around the world.
Freedom begins with what we teach our children. That is why Jews became a people whose passion is education, whose heroes are teachers and whose citadels are schools.
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.
Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.
This mug of mine is as plain as a barn door. Why should people pay 35 cents to look at it?
Spencer Tracy
The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.
I never imagined that divorce would be part of my life history or my family’s legacy. When people say that divorce can be more painful than death, I understand why. But like any great trial, God uses everything for good, if we allow Him to heal us.
Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born.
Why not just do something a little more on the gentle side?
When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.
The most famous rumor for me is that I had throat cancer. I never had throat cancer… I don’t know why that started… The way I sing, probably.
I remember what it was like at age 6, not really understanding what was going on around me, but having all these grown-up thoughts running through my head about what I was facing, why this was happening.
The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.
You can be a Polish American, or an Arab American, or a Greek American but you can’t be English American. Why not?
To save your world you asked this man to die; would this man, could he see you now, ask why?
Why do the Yankees always win? The other team can’t stop looking at the pinstripes.
I always will be the villain, no matter what. I don’t know why.
When you’re introducing a mobile app, you look around and say, ‘We could be doing 15 different things, but how do we communicate to someone why they would want to download and even sign up for this thing?’
Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Sovi

Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and beliefs had been shaken.
Why should I practice running slow? I already know how to run slow. I want to learn to run fast.
Emil Zatopek
Science will explain how but not why. It talks about what is, not what ought to be. Science is descriptive, not prescriptive; it can tell us about causes but it cannot tell us about purposes. Indeed, science disavows purposes.
Why was I born with such contemporaries?
Women are considered deep – why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.
I know people who’ve had a nose job, and they’ve walked out feeling a million dollars, and their confidence is tenfold. Good on them! Natural beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes, but if you think surgery would right something you have a problem with, then why shouldn’t you do it?
Golf is a game with morals. There’s always an opportunity to be a scoundrel. That’s why it’s a gentleman’s game.
Katt Williams
For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.
Gene Fowler
Why don’t you start believing that no matter what you have or haven’t done, that your best days are still out in front of you.
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.
Why limit yourself? I feel like I can do anything.
I often talked to Bing Crosby, and while I liked him, I never understood why he was so popular. To me his voice was just a gimmick.
There’s a lot of things we go through and we don’t even know why… At the end of the day, God has a purpose and a plan for you, and that’s kind of how I take that.
I struggled with being a broke college graduate, and while all my friends were getting career jobs, I was working horrible part-time jobs. That’s why now, even when I get tired, I think, ‘This is what I asked for.’
I think people care. If not, why do so many people spend money going on vacations to see architecture? They go to the Parthenon, to Chartres, to the Sydney Opera House. They go to Bilbao… Something compels them, and yet we live surrounded by everything but great architecture.
Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?
Thomas J. Watson
The best scientists and explorers have the attributes of kids! They ask question and have a sense of wonder. They have curiosity. ‘Who, what, where, why, when, and how!’ They never stop asking questions, and I never stop asking questions, just like a five year old.
I respect the office of the presidency, but I never worship at the shrines of our public servants… The Washington press corps has the privilege of asking the president of the United States what he is doing and why.
Why bother with Google when I have a wife who knows everything about everything!
For me, the reason why people go to a mountaintop or go to the edge of the ocean is to look at something larger than themselves. That feeling of awe, of going to a cathedral, it’s all about feeling lost in something bigger than oneself. To me, that’s the definition of spectacle.
We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans – because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings. That’s why we paint, that’s why we dare to love someone – because we have the impulse to explain who we are.
I just didn’t want to get out there anymore; I didn’t want to get back into what I call ‘the swamp.’ And the other reason why is I don’t think it’s good for the presidency for a former president to be opining about his successor. President Obama‘s got plenty of critics – and I’m just not gonna be one.
I will never win an Oscar, and do you know why? First of all, because I’m not Jewish. Secondly, I make too much money for all those old farts in the Academy.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants.
I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That’s why I tend to forget my songs.
I don’t understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don’t bother no one.
When you’re successful, there will be friends, people, VIPs rallying around you. When you’re down and out, you’re all alone. That’s why it’s important to be a good person. Because whether you’re a successful cricketer or not can always change, but the respect you earn by being the person you are stays with you.