— Ani DiFranco musician and activist 1970
„Edward, Edward," he said with a patronising smile, "there are no unanswered questions of any relevance. Every question that we need to ask has been answered fully. If you can't find the correct answer then you are obviously asking the wrong question.“
Shades of Grey (2010), p206
— 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
— 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.
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 v.Chr
— Laurell K. Hamilton, buch Burnt Offerings
Quelle: Burnt Offerings
„There is only one question. And once you know the answer to that question there are no more to ask. That one question is the Original Question. And to that Original Question there is only one Final Answer. But between that Question and its Answer there are innumerable false answers.“
— Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
47 : The Question and its Answer, p. 78.
The Everything and the Nothing (1963)
„What I had learned about human rights proved to be directly relevant to my thinking about animal rights. Whether any animals have rights depends on the true answer to one question: Are any animals subjects-of-a-life? This is the question that needs to be asked about animals because this is the question we need to ask about us.“
— Tom Regan, buch Empty Cages
Quelle: Empty Cages (2004), Ch. 4
— 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
— Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl
Quelle: Artemis Fowl
„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]
„Scepticism is not irrefutable, but obviously nonsensical, when it tries to raise doubts where no questions can be asked.
For doubt can exist only where a question exists, a question only where an answer exists, and an answer only where something can be said.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
1920s, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922)
— 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
„The first one has to do with whether a man knows what he is talking about, whether what he says has some basis or not. And my trick that I use is very easy. If you ask him intelligent questions — that is, penetrating, interested, honest, frank, direct questions on the subject, and no trick questions — then he quickly gets stuck. It is like a child asking naive questions. If you ask naive but relevant questions, then almost immediately the person doesn't know the answer, if he is an honest man.“
— Richard Feynman, buch The Meaning of It All
lecture III: "This Unscientific Age"
The Meaning of It All (1999)
— Sherrilyn Kenyon Novelist 1965
Quelle: Kiss of the Night
„God is not running the world. (…) All happens by itself. You are asking the question and you are supplying the answer. And you know the answer when you ask the question. All is play in consciousness. All divisions are illusory. (…)“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Quelle: "I am That." P.36.
— Susanne K. Langer, buch Philosophy in a New Key
Quelle: Philosophy in a New Key (1942), Ch. 1, p. 1
„We should ask three basic questions of any system we encounter. The first question is, “If I am perfect at this practice, what can I expect to achieve?” Once you have heard the answer to this question, you may decide that you do not care to proceed any further, or you may find that the goal is exactly what you have always wanted. The second question is, “What are the means for attaining the goal?” The answer to this question enables you to decide whether you are willing to pay the price to get there. The third question to ask is, “Who has already reached the goal and how do they live their lives?” We should carefully scrutinize those who have supposedly reached the goal to discover their true situation in life. If we feel aligned with the answers to all three questions, then we can “go for it.”“
— Bhakti Tirtha Swami American Hindu writer 1950 - 2005
If we do not, then we should look somewhere else.
Quelle: Books, Spiritual Warrior, Volume III: Solace for the Heart in Difficult Times (Hari-Nama Press, 2000), Chapter 8 - How To Strengthen Ourselves
„For any picture, ask yourself what question or questions it might be answering. Since the picture could answer many, questions, we can decide what question we are interested in. The picture will, of course, suggest that some questions are likely to find answers in it. For instance, Owens's pictures of pantries and refrigerators clearly suggest that they will answer questions about what kinds of food the inhabitants of the houses store and presumably eat, while other pictures in Suburbia suggest that they will answer other questions about the housekeeping arrangements of these people.“
— Howard S. Becker American sociologist 1928
Howard Becker (1974). "Art as Collective Action." American Sociological Review 39:767-76.
— Regina Spektor American singer-songwriter and pianist 1980
"Reading Time With Pickle