„“We in the Handdara don’t want answers. It’s hard to avoid them, but we try to.”
“Faxe, I don’t think I understand.”
“Well, we come here to the Fastnesses mostly to learn what questions not to ask.”
“But you’re the Answerers!”
“You don’t see, Genry, why we perfected and practice Foretelling?”
“To exhibit the perfect uselessness of knowing the answer to the wrong question.”“
— Ursula K. Le Guin, Hainish Cycle
Quelle: Hainish Cycle, The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), Chapter 5 “The Domestication of Hunch” (pp. 69-70)
„The trick to surviving an interrogation is patience. Don’t offer up anything. Don’t explain. Answer the question and only the question that is asked so you don’t accidentally put your head in a noose.“
— Laurie Halse Anderson American children's writer 1961
Quelle: The Impossible Knife of Memory
— Sherrilyn Kenyon Novelist 1965
Quelle: Kiss of the Night
— Byron Katie American spiritual writer 1942
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life (2002)
— Judith Sheindlin American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author 1942
Quelle: Quotes From Judge Judy Cases, Dress, Stand, and/or Speak Properly
— Sukanto Tanoto Indonesian businessman 1949
Keynote speech, Wharton Global Modular Course, May 25, 2015. http://www.inside-rge.com/Sukanto-Tanoto-Entrepreneur-Journey-1
— James Blunt English singer-songwriter 1974
"Cold", written by James Blunt, Cleo Tighe, Steve Robson
Song lyrics, Once Upon a Mind (2019)
— Gwendolyn Brooks American writer 1917 - 2000
"Song of Winnie"
Kontext: My Poem is life, and not finished.
It shall never be finished.
My Poem is life, and can grow.
Wherever life can grow, it will.
It will sprout out,
and do the best it can.
I give you what I have.
You don’t get all your questions answered in this world.
How many answers shall be found
in the developing world of my Poem?
I don’t know. Nevertheless I put my Poem,
which is my life, into your hands, where it will do the best it can.
„In the meantime, Mosul is very, very difficult. Do you know why? Because I don’t talk about military, and I don’t talk about certain other things, you’re going to be surprised to hear that. And by the way, my whole campaign, I’d say that. So I don’t have to tell you. I don’t want to be one of these guys that say, “Yes, here’s what we’re going to do.” I don’t have to do that. I don’t have to tell you what I’m going to do in North Korea. Wait a minute. I don’t have to tell you what I’m going to do in North Korea. And I don’t have to tell you what I’m going to do with Iran. You know why? Because they shouldn’t know. And eventually, you guys are going to get tired of asking that question.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2017, February
„Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?”
The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?”
“I don’t know,” Alice answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?“
— Lewis Carroll, buch Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Variante: One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.
Quelle: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Ashes
Quelle: City of Ashes
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, buch The Beautiful and Damned
Quelle: The Beautiful and Damned
— Leigh Brackett American novelist and screenwriter 1915 - 1978
Quelle: The Ginger Star (1974), Chapter 15 (p. 128)
— Rick Riordan, buch The Sword of Summer
Quelle: The Sword of Summer