One of the hardest things to do in life is to listen without intent to reply.
— Unknown

To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Aristotle reply quote

To the dumb question, 'Why me?' the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, 'Why not?'
— Christopher Hitchens

Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.
— Edgar Allan Poe

Surprise me! Yogi's reply when he was asked by his wife, Carmen, where he would like to be buried
— Yogi Berra