„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)

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„I'm no genius, and others can outwork me. What I do is ask the naive, honest questions, and then I’m not satisfied until I get the answers.“

—  Herman E. Daly American economist 1938

Herman Daly in: " Herman Daly http://www.utne.com/politics/herman-daly-economics-cooperative-collective-good.aspx," in Utne Reader,Jan.-Feb. 1995.

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„He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 v.Chr

„If he still isn’t giving you what you want, the question to ask yourself is whether you really want him.“

—  Sherry Argov American writer 1977

Quelle: Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl-A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship

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„If you ask your mother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a little girl she will say, "Why, of course, I did, child," and if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days she will say, "What a foolish question to ask; certainly he did."“

—  J. M. Barrie, buch The Little White Bird

Then if you ask your grandmother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a girl, she also says, "Why, of course, I did, child," but if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days, she says she never heard of his having a goat. Perhaps she has forgotten, just as she sometimes forgets your name and calls you Mildred, which is your mother's name. Still, she could hardly forget such an important thing as the goat. Therefore there was no goat when your grandmother was a little girl. This shows that, in telling the story of Peter Pan, to begin with the goat (as most people do) is as silly as to put on your jacket before your vest.
Of course, it also shows that Peter is ever so old, but he is really always the same age, so that does not matter in the least.
Quelle: The Little White Bird (1902), Ch. 14

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„There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.“

—  Charles Proteus Steinmetz Mathematician and electrical engineer 1865 - 1923

[John J. B. Morgan and T. Webb Ewing, Making the Most of Your Life, 2005, 75 http://books.google.fr/books?id=5i-JlfkMEUUC&pg=PA75]
Variante: No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.

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„Common men cherish their naive faiths and ask no questions.“

—  Everett Dean Martin 1880 - 1941

Quelle: The Meaning of a Liberal Education (1926), p. 85

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„People ask me the most naive questions. Someone asked me if we have indoor toilets. I can't get upset. They just don't know.“

—  Rihanna Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress 1988

On the world's lack of knowledge about her native island, Barbados. Allure magazine, January 2008.

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„Alas that he asked no Question then! Even now I am cast down on his account! For when he was given the sword it was to prompt him to ask a Question!“

—  Wolfram von Eschenbach, buch Parzival

Ôwê daz er niht vrâgte dô!
des pin ich für in noch unvrô.
wan do erz enpfienc in sîne hant,
dô was er vrâgens mit ermant.
Bk. 5, st. 240, line 3; p. 127.

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