„How ya doin'?' I always think, What kind of a question is that?, and I always reply, 'A bit early to tell.“
— Christopher Hitchens, buch Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays
Quelle: Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays
„They always ask me the same questions. Where was I born? When did I start singing? Who have I worked with? I don't understand why they can't just talk to me without all that question bit.“
— Sarah Vaughan American jazz singer 1924 - 1990
Interview, The Montreal Mirror, 1976
„If you look at any institution in history – look at the Roman Empire – anything in history, and what it looks like when it’s peaking. Look at Apple, and how can you say it’s not peaking? … The thing is, it may take another year or two before it starts to decline, but it has to – everything does.“
— Trip Hawkins American businessman 1953
Quoted in "Trip Hawkins On Apple", Edge Online, 2011-08-02
„Translation: Alas! So there is no escape from the question. Not for me, not for anyone! Then life is just breathing or running behind infinite number of questions? And then, what question is really? And what answer is too? This too a question. I observe the question mark carefully. And Eureka! I didn't know that my answer was encrypted and hidden in that symbol of a question mark. The dot below the curved stroke in a question mark symbolizes Zero as the question's answer itself, I never knew. Punctuation marks are so carefully crafted, I never knew!“
— P. L. Deshpande Marathi writer, humourist, actor, dramatist 1919 - 2000
From his various literature
Original: (mr) झाले ! म्हणजे प्रश्नातून सुटका नाही. माझीच नव्हे, कुणाचीच नाही! मग जगणे म्हणजे नुसते श्वासोच्छ्वास घेणे की लक्ष लक्ष प्रश्नांच्या उत्तरांमागून धावणे? शेवटी प्रश्न म्हणजे तरी काय आणि उत्तर म्हणजे तरी काय? हादेखील एक प्रश्नच. मी त्या प्रश्नचिन्हाकडेच निरखून पाहतो. आणि युरेका! त्या प्रश्नचिन्हातच माझे उत्तर कसल्याशा सांकेतिक भाषेत दडवले आहे हे मला ठाऊक नव्हते. प्रश्नचिन्हाच्या त्या आकड्याखालीच शून्य हे त्याचे उत्तरही असते. विरामिचन्हे इतकी विचारपूर्वक बनवली असतील याची मला कल्पना नव्हती!
— Philip Pullman, buch Lyra's Oxford
Lyra's Oxford (2003)
Kontext: All these tattered old bits and pieces have a history and a meaning. A group of them together can seem like the traces left by an ionizing particle in a bubble chamber: they draw the line of a path taken by something too mysterious to see. That path is a story, of course. What scientists do when they look at the line of bubbles on the screen is work out the story of the particle that made them: what sort of particle it must have been, and what caused it to move in that way, and how long it was likely to continue.
Dr. Mary Malone would have been familiar with that sort of story in the course of her search for dark matter. But it might not have occurred to her, for example, when she sent a postcard to an old friend shortly after arriving in Oxford for the first time, that that card itself would trace part of a story that hadn't yet happened when she wrote it. Perhaps some particles move backward in time; perhaps the future affects the past in some way we don't understand; or perhaps the universe is simply more aware than we are. There are many things we haven't yet learned how to read.
The story in this book is partly about that very process.
„Now that I've got the will of the people at my back, I'm going to start enforcing the one-question rule. That was three questions.“
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
News conference (4 November 2004) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27833-2004Nov5.html
— 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.
„Psychohistory, as a science, will always be problem-centered, while history will always remain period-centered. They are simply two different tasks.“
— Lloyd deMause American thinker 1931
Quelle: Foundations of Psychohistory (1982), Ch. 2, ibid.
— Julie Andrews British actress, singer, author, theatre director, and dancer 1935
Screen Stories (November 1970)
„The complete encounter with the Lord will mark an end to history, but it will take place in history.“
— Gustavo Gutiérrez Peruvian theologian 1928
Quelle: A Theology of Liberation - 15th Anniversary Edition, Chapter Nine, Liberation And Salvation, p. 97
„The question of consciousness has always intrigued me. It starts with the question, 'Are we our bodies or are we our consciousness? What are we made up of?“
— Gene Roddenberry American television screenwriter and producer 1921 - 1991
„Americans treat history like a cookbook. Whenever they are uncertain what to do next, they turn to history and look up the proper recipe, invariably designated "the lesson of history."“
— Russell Baker writer and satirst from the United States 1925 - 2019
"All Right, Jerry, Drop the Cookbook" (p.47)
So This Is Depravity (1980)
„Science doesn't always go forwards. It's a bit like doing a Rubik's cube. You sometimes have to make more of a mess with a Rubik's cube before you can get it to go right.“
— Jocelyn Bell Burnell British scientist 1943
Beautiful Minds (2010)
Kontext: Science doesn't always go forwards. It's a bit like doing a Rubik's cube. You sometimes have to make more of a mess with a Rubik's cube before you can get it to go right. You build up this picture of what there is and you believe it to be true and you work with this picture and you refine it but sometimes you have to abandon the picture. Sometimes you discover the picture you thought you had, that everybody thought we had, actually turns out to be wrong.
„Every so often I come up with a different definition of what science fiction and fantasy do, and I'm always looking for one that describes what they both do, rather than separating them. Currently I'm saying that one of the things they do is look at the effects of large-scale social change on both populations and individuals. Fantasy tends to look to the past, and science fiction to the future, but what is common to many of the stories is change: huge societal upheaval.“
— Nalo Hopkinson Jamaican Canadian writer 1960
On her comparing of science fiction and fantasy in “Nalo Hopkinson: Multiplicity” https://www.locusmag.com/2007/Issue06_Hopkinson.html in LocusMag (June 2007)
„God doesn't make mistakes. So if I'm supposed to die, there's a very good reason for it. I'm not going to question him. I'm just going to enjoy all these beautiful things that God created.“
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Quelle: Take The Risk (2008), p. 168
„I'm ready for the "gotcha" questions and they're already starting to come. And when they ask me who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan I'm going to say, you know, I don't know. Do you know? And then I’m going to say how's that going to create one job?“
— Herman Cain American writer, businessman and activist 1945
CBN interview, quoted in * Herman Cain: I Don’t Know The ‘President Of Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan’
— Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, (2012)
„I'm not a theologian, and I must say honestly that Vatican astronomers' views [on astronomy] are entirely in accord with ours. I'm not aware of any Church positions that contradict modern science. In my own life, my science and my religion are separate. I'm Jewish, and so religion to me is a kind of moral code and a kind of history. I try to do my science in a moral way, and, I believe that, ideally, science should be looked upon as something that helps us understand our role in the universe.“
— Vera Rubin American astronomer 1928 - 2016
As quoted in Pontifical Science Academy http://www.ewtn.com/library/ISSUES/STELLAR.TXT