Why Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old why quotes, why sayings, and why proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


It is in games that many men discover their paradise.     

Robert Wilson Lynd

There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.     

William Barclay

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?     

Leonardo da Vinci

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.     

Bernard Baruch

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

There are so many great things in life; why dwell on negativity?     

Zendaya

Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?     

Bill Watterson

The common question that gets asked in business is, why? That's a good question, but an equally valid question is, why not?     

Jeff Bezos

Here we are trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.     

Kurt Vonnegut

There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it ; as of the individual so should it be of the nation.     

Marcus Garvey

A love of reading shows empathy, the desire to understand how others live or act or might act - and why.     

Celeste Ng

For as long as there's anyone to ask 'Why?' the answer will always be Why not?     

Vera Nazarian

All knowledge meets an end at the question... Why?     

Criss Jami

There is always the question why and there is always life, Which doesn't need an answer.     

Dejan Stojanovic

To ask why we fall in love is to ask why the leaves fall. And to ask how we stay in love is to ask how the trees stay.     

Jimvirle/Jinvirle

Maybe the whys and the hows aren't as important as just the knowing.     

Tawdra Kandle

Start by asking the question Why. This is because behind the question why there lies answers to your question.     

D. S. Mashego

No oppressive order could permit the oppressed to begin to question: Why?     

Paulo Freire

Great art is an escape from the agony of why.     

Robert A. Kearse

Those who know how will always work for those who know why.     

Sam Chandler

Those who are growing great are always asking why? If they fail or lose, they ask why? If they succeed or win too, they ask why?     

Israelmore Ayivor

Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.     

Robert Frost

Life is hard for everyone. That's why there's such a nice reward at the end of it.     

Aidan Quinn

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.     

Erma Bombeck

Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?     

Jonathan Safran Foer

Life is so short, so there is no reason why you shouldn't live it to the fullest expression of yourself.     

Coy Bowles

Why do you not practice what you preach?     

St Jerome