Anattā does not mean 'there is no self'

Buddhism is well known for its idea of anattā, often translated as “no self.” As a result, you might often hear that the Buddha claimed “there is no self.” However, the Buddha very rarely made such binary statements, and others familiar with his teachings point out that he never actually said “there is no self.” One at least one occassion, when asked about existence of the self, he remained silent.