A new little addition to my Random Quotes list (about time I updated that thing), and one I use fairly often (in my mind, anyway):
“In life, when you ask a question, you don’t get to choose the answer you receive.”
I mean, seriously. If you ask a question, especially when it’s concerning a subject of some delicacy or someone’s personal beliefs, be prepared to receive an answer that you may neither like nor appreciate. All you can do is accept it, or reject it (for whatever reason(s)) and, if applicable, ask for another.