„You may have power, position, but at the end of it — what? Please, this is a serious question that you must ask yourself. Another cannot answer this question for you.“

Quelle: 1980s, That Benediction is Where You Are (1985), p. 63
Kontext: Are we wasting our lives? By that word “wasting” we mean dissipating our energy in various ways, dissipating it in specialized professions. Are we wasting our whole existence, our life? If you are rich, you may say, “Yes, I have accumulated a lot of money, it has been a great pleasure.” Or if you have a certain talent, that talent is a danger to a religious life. Talent is a gift, a faculty, an aptitude in a particular direction, which is specialization. Specialization is a fragmentary process. So you must ask yourself whether you are wasting your life. You may be rich, you may have all kinds of faculties, you may be a specialist, a great scientist or a businessman, but at the end of your life has all that been a waste? All the travail, all the sorrow, all the tremendous anxiety, insecurity, the foolish illusions that man has collected, all his gods, all his saints and so on — have all that been a waste? You may have power, position, but at the end of it — what? Please, this is a serious question that you must ask yourself. Another cannot answer this question for you.

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—  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.
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—  Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983

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Original: 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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„It's hard to answer a question you haven't been asked. It's hard to show you tried unless you end up succeeding.“

—  David Levithan American author and editor 1972

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„If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?“

—  Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939

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„If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?“

—  Jane Wagner Playwright, actress 1935

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—  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.
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—  Paullina Simons, buch The Bronze Horseman

Variante: Ask yourself three questions and you will know who you are. Ask 'What do you believe in? What do you hope for? But most important - ask what do you love?
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