„Good books make you ask questions. Bad readers want everything answered.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Scott Westerfeld1
US-amerikanischer Autor 1963

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„stories make you think and dream; books make you want to ask questions“

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—  Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983

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„We wanted them to ask the questions we want to answer so that they report the news the way we want it to be reported.“

—  Sharron Angle Former member of the Nevada Assembly from 1999 to 2007 1949

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„If the answer is more politicians, you are asking the wrong question.“

—  John Major Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1943

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