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Quotations: Questions

'How do you know so much about everything?' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant
John Abbott

A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
Joey Adams

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
Scott Adams

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
James Allen

Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer sex raises some pretty good questions
Woody Allen

Truth fears no questions.
Anon

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.
Thomas Berger

I see many people die because they judge that life is not worth living. I see others paradoxically gettin killed for the ideas or illusions that give them a reason for living (what is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying). I therefore conclude that the meaning of life is the most urgent of questions.
Albert Camus

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.
Edgar Cayce

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
Bishop Creighton

There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.
Johnny Depp

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
Albert Einstein

A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting.
Russell H. Ewing

Despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, I have not been able to answer... the great question that has never been answered: what does a woman want?
Sigmund Freud

Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.
Dr. Ralph Gerard

If you write a post and put it on a blog, that's a historical document. If you change your template, then that entry looks completely different. It's the same words, but not the same meaning. This all depends on what historical questions that people will be asking and we can't know what they will want.
Josh Greenberg

There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to.
Joseph Heller

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
Thomas Jefferson

There were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven...
Jack Johnson

All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog
Franz Kafka

To be on a quest is nothing more or less than to become an asker of questions.
Sam Keen

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
C.S. Lewis

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?
George Orwell

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso

You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp

The one who asks questions doesn't lose his way
African Proverb

Ask questions from your heart and you will be answered from the heart.
Omaha Proverb

People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it- walk.
Ayn Rand

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
Rainer Maria Rilke

A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp.
Joan Rivers

You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
Jim Rohn

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
Jim Rohn

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Dr. Seuss

New opinions often appear first as jokes and fancies, then as blasphemies and treason, then as questions open to discussion, and finally as established truths.
George Bernard Shaw

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.
George Bernard Shaw

The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
John A. Simone

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
James Thurber

Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.
Paul Tillich

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
Leo Tolstoy

In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other
Mark Twain

The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.
Thorstein Veblen

Judge others by their questions rather than by their answers.
Voltaire

In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.
Oscar Wilde

Sometimes questions are more important than answers.
Nancy Willard

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