„It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers.“

"The Scotty Who Knew Too Much", The New Yorker (18 February 1939)
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US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Zeichner 1894 - 1961

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„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]

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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

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„Answer all the questions that I'm too afraid to ask“

—  Rachel Cohn American writer 1968

Quelle: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

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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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„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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„One asks and asks and always the answers become more incomprehensible than the question. In the end one becomes an idiot.
- EmBi“

—  Halldór Laxness, buch Kristnihald undir Jökli (bók)

Kristnihald undir Jökli (Under the Glacier/Christianity at Glacier) (1968)

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„There are years that ask questions and years that answer.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, buch Their Eyes Were Watching God

Quelle: Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), Ch. 3, p. 21.

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