„Why do people always expect authors to answer questions? I am an author because I want to ask questions. If I had answers, I'd be a politician.“

As quoted in The Writer's Quotation Book : A Literary Companion (1980) by James Charlton, p. 44

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französischer Dramatiker rumänischer Herkunft, Vertreter de… 1909 - 1994

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„…because the 9/11 Commission wants to ask us questions, that's why we're meeting. And I look forward to meeting with them and answering their questions. […] Because it's a good chance for both of us to answer questions that the 9/11 Commission is looking forward to asking us, and I'm looking forward to answering them.“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

From "President Addresses the Nation in Prime Time Press Conference" http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2004/04/20040413-20.html, Washington, D.C., on why the President and the Vice President insisted on appearing together before the 9/11 Commission, rather than separately. (April 13, 2004)
2000s, 2004

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„If the answer is more politicians, you are asking the wrong question.“

—  John Major Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1943

Attributed to Major by Vernon Bogdanor, " Why the Lords doesn't need more politicians http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2007/02/11/do1104.xml", Sunday Telegraph, 11 February 2007
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„Do you always ask me the same questions you ask him?"

"It depends on whether or not I get an answer.“

—  Anne Bishop American fiction writer 1955

Quelle: Daughter of the Blood

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„What do I want?
The answer to that question does not exist.“

—  Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

Quelle: Wintergirls

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„For me there are no answers, only questions, and I am grateful that the questions go on and on.“

—  P. L. Travers Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist 1899 - 1996

Quoted in "Hail, Mary!" in The Independent (19 September 2004) http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4159/is_20040919/ai_n12760667/print by Mark Bostridge
Kontext: For me there are no answers, only questions, and I am grateful that the questions go on and on. I don't look for an answer, because I don't think there is one. I'm very glad to be the bearer of a question.

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„…Hunt asked me the question one week before the campaign, and basically it was, are you going to do something about Rumsfeld and the Vice President? And my answer was, they're going to stay on. And the reason why is I didn't want to inject a major decision about this war in the final days of a campaign. And so the only way to answer that question and to get you on to another question was to give you that answer.“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

The President's reasoning for telling reporters in the Oval Office that the current Defense Secretary, Donald H. Rumsfeld, would be staying on, although Bush had already selected potential replacements. Given at a news conference http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2006/11/20061108-2.html (November 8, 2006)
2000s, 2006

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„There were a significant number of questions I had asked myself and, as you know, when you really ask yourself the questions, you give better answers than if we merely read the conventional answers.“

—  Albert Messiah French physicist 1921 - 2013

Il y avait un nombre important de questions que je m'étais posées et, comme vous le savez, lorsqu'on se pose vraiment les questions, on donne de meilleures réponses que si l'on se contente de lire les réponses convenues.
explaining how he came to write his textbook on quantum mechanics, in Descente au coeur de la matière, an interview edited by [Stéphane Deligeorges, Le monde quantique, Editions du Seuil, Sciences et Avenir, 1984, 2020089084, 111]

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„I am neither bound to say why I came to this city nor to answer the other questions put to me.“

—  El Greco Greek painter, sculptor and architect 1541 - 1614

Quote from a report of the municipal of Toledo, c. September 1579; as cited by Albert F. Calvert, and Catherine Gasquoine-Hartley in: The Spanish Series - El Greco; an account of his life and works; publisher, London: J. Lane; New York: J. Lane Co, 1909, p. 76
this answer El Greco gave to the Mayor of Toledo, when asked - in connection with the writ served on him for the commissioned painting 'The Disrobing of Christ / The Expolio' - whether he had been brought to Toledo to paint the retablo of Santo Domingo (containing 15 paintings of El Greco https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Greco#/media/File:Domenikos_Theotok%C3%B3poulos,_called_El_Greco_-_The_Assumption_of_the_Virgin_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg)

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