„If you don't ask the right question, every answer seems wrong“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Ani DiFranco
US-amerikanische Songwriterin 1970

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„Once they have you asking the wrong questions. They don't have to worry about the answers.“

—  Thomas Pynchon, buch Die Enden der Parabel

Variante: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
Quelle: Gravity's Rainbow

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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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„The way a question is asked limits and disposes the ways in which any answer to it—right or wrong—may be given.“

—  Susanne K. Langer, buch Philosophy in a New Key

Quelle: Philosophy in a New Key (1942), Ch. 1, p. 1

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„If eval() is the answer, you're almost certainly asking the wrong question.“

—  Rasmus Lerdorf Danish programmer and creator of PHP 1968

PHP.net: eval http://php.net/eval, Anonymous comment, 2004
PHP in a Nutshell https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/php-in-a/0596100671/re47.html by Paul Hudson, 2005

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„If you ask me a question I don't know, I'm not going to answer.“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, ISBN 0743244532, p. 101.
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„The answers are easy. Asking the right questions is hard.“

—  Steve Blank American businessman 1953

Quelle: The Startup Owner’s Manual (2012), p. 91.

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„You have a every right to ask me that. It's your prerogative. But i have the right to not answer.“

—  MS Dhoni Indian cricket player 1981

What's personal stays personal. And dhoni makes sure it is. https://www.scoopwhoop.com/sports/ms-dhoni/ It’s important to learn and not repeat the same mistakes. https://redagas.blogspot.com/2019/07/ms-dhoni-quotes.html

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„When it is a child you ask a lot of questions and ask for answers. When you are an adult you avoid many questions, to avoid unnecessary answers.“

—  Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983

From the Aphorisms http://www.prevale.net/aphorisms.html page of the official website of Prevale
Original: (it) Quando si è bimbi si fanno tante domande pretendendo altrettante risposte. Quando si è adulti si evitano molte domande, per evitare inutili risposte.

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„There's just one person who's allowed to ask, or answer, rhetorical questions in my courtroom -- and that's me! Understand? No, don't answer! There you go again.“

—  Judith Sheindlin American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author 1942

Quelle: Quotes From Judge Judy Cases, Dress, Stand, and/or Speak Properly

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„Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than an exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.“

—  John Tukey American mathematician 1915 - 2000

The future of data analysis. Annals of Mathematical Statistics 33 (1), (1962), page 13.
Variante: "An approximate answer to the right question is worth a great deal more than a precise answer to the wrong question." "as the renowned statistician John Tukey once reportedly said," according to Super Freakonomics page 224.

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„Don't ask the question, unless you are truly prepared for every possible anwser for it.“

—  Jim Russell

To many people tend to ask questions that the possible answers to that question might cause anger, hurt, disappointment or displays a weakness that they never were aware of until they got the one answer they weren't prepared for. If you haven't considered that then you might want to refrain from asking it.

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