„In other cases they do this because they do not know how to ask certain kinds of questions.“
„"Why won't anyone ever answer my questions?"
"Because you never stop asking them and especially because you keep asking them even when it's clear that nobody knows the answers."
"Well, how do I know that they don't know the answer unless I ask?"“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
— Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
„How, then, shall I respond to him who asks, “What was God doing before he made heaven and earth?” I do not answer, as a certain one is reported to have done facetiously (shrugging off the force of the question). “He was preparing hell,” he said, “for those who pry too deep.” It is one thing to see the answer; it is another to laugh at the questioner--and for myself I do not answer these things thus. More willingly would I have answered, “I do not know what I do not know,” than cause one who asked a deep question to be ridiculed--and by such tactics gain praise for a worthless answer.“
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
Book XI, Chapter XII; translation by E.B. Pusey
„The price of training is always a certain "trained incapacity": the more we know how to do something, the harder it is to learn to do it differently.“
— Abraham Kaplan American philosopher 1918 - 1993
„I would have been surprised if you had not asked that question, because everywhere I am, I am asked how about the Chinese. There’s a lot of sudden interest on the Chinese and Africa. You know, what is it that we are trying to do in Africa? Africa as a continent in pursuit of development.“
— Jakaya Kikwete Tanzanian politician and president 1950
On China's engagement with the continent.
„Q: So, why do you write these strong female characters?
A: Because you’re still asking me that question.“
— Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964
"American Rhetoric: Joss Whedon - Equality Now Address" (15 May 2006) http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/josswhedonequalitynow.htm
„If they do that kind of job is because they are anthropologically different from the other human beings.“
— Silvio Berlusconi Italian politician 1936
ANSA (5 September 2003)
„I was asking questions which nobody else had asked before, because nobody else had actually looked at certain structures.“
— Benoît Mandelbrot Polish-born, French and American mathematician 1924 - 2010
Context: I was asking questions which nobody else had asked before, because nobody else had actually looked at certain structures. Therefore, as I will tell, the advent of the computer, not as a computer but as a drawing machine, was for me a major event in my life. That's why I was motivated to participate in the birth of computer graphics, because for me computer graphics was a way of extending my hand, extending it and being able to draw things which my hand by itself, and the hands of nobody else before, would not have been able to represent. Segment 8