573 Inspiring Quotes about Questions

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about questions? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 573 most beautiful questions quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

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Good questions are to be appreciated, not answered.

— Raheel Farooq

Your destiny provides you with answers to the questions concerning you overcoming different obstacles, hassles and giving you a vision of your future

— Sunday Adelaja

I was raised in a large family. The first reason for my travel was to get away from my family. I knew that I wanted to be a writer, but I didn’t want people to ask me questions about it.

— Paul Theroux

Since when did books ever solve anything? They only raise more questions than they answer, otherwise they’re just fucking entertainment, and I am not here to fucking entertain you.

— Zia Haider Rahman

Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, full of unknowns, asking questions but raising possibilities.

— Florian Armas, Io Deceneus: Journal of a Time Traveler

Sometimes the best answer to a question is another question. Is it not by asking questions that we stimulate each other to reach more deeply into our own source and, thereby, approach the Source, both together and in our different ways? (7)

— Jean-Yves Leloup, Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity

The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask

— Rich Ridgeway

Artemis felt like he was six again and caught hacking the school computers trying to make the test questions harder

— Eoin Colfer, The Time Paradox

Your most important task as a leader is to teach people how to think and ask the right questions so that the world doesn’t go to hell if you take a day off.

— Jeffrey Pfeffer

Don’t question what you don’t understand unless you’re asking questions seeking to understand.

— Rob Liano

Being a justice. If you love law the way I do… you’re given the job of a lifetime… you’re permitted to address the most important legal questions of the country, and sometimes the world. And in doing so, you make a difference in people’s lives.

— Sonia Sotomayor

One of the really tough things is figuring out what questions to ask. Once you figure out the question, then the answer is relatively easy.

— Ashlee Vance

Many of us feel alone and assaulted by the meaninglessness of what we are doing. But, at such times, we are doing; the problem is not a lack of activity with a point, but rather questions about the point of the activity.

— Carolyn G. Heilbrun, The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty

How many hours are there in a mile? Is yellow square or round? Probably half the questions we ask-half our great theological and metaphysical problems-are like that.

— C.S. Lewis

We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

There are a lot of questions about whether architecture is art. The people who ask that think pretty tract houses are architecture. But that doesn’t hold up.

— Frank Gehry

The answers to all questions of human society are in the lessons of human history, which are revealed in the Bible

— Sunday Adelaja

The answers to all the questions of the society are in the lessons of human history

— Sunday Adelaja

Dear God, woman, “said Will. “Are there any questions you don’t want to know the answer to?

— Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

A good interview is one that makes you feel interviewer was good who gifted the thoughts for years to come, those still lingering with several questions that need to be answered and scenarios that weren’t touched upon. And yet you receive an offer.

— Santosh Avvannavar, Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview – Google and Beyond: “We don’t mind to lose a good applicant, but definitely not hire a bad applicant.”

I will no longer wound myself with the thoughts and questions that have surrounded me like thorns: that is a penance You do not ask of me.

— Thomas Merton, The Sign of Jonas

Whence? wither? why? how? – these questions cover all philosophy.

— Joseph Joubert

Nor should they be, but everyone needs to feel they’re part of something worthwhile. That, in the last analysis, their life has some meaning in a larger context. The questions is what am I part of? What have I done?

— Julian Fellowes, Past Imperfect

Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don’t deny anything, I don’t advocate anything, I just live with it.

— Bruce Springsteen

Children are the greatest philosophers : the questions that children ask require the deepest of thoughts and the longest of reflections on life!

— Avijeet Das

Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.

— Shannon L. Alder

I’m learning that sometimes there are no answers to our questions & sometimes we don’t have to understand. Thats part of life and it is ok..

— Donal O’Callaghan

Find the courage to ask yourself the questions your afraid to hear the answer to? Why… Because it’s the only way you’ll know which direction your truth lays.

— Nikki Rowe

Not everything needs to be said. The silences, the words that aren’t spoken, lead us to the questions we should be asking.

— David Powning, The Ground Will Catch You

Want true success? Ask yourself these 3 questions daily:1. Who can I serve?2. Where can I contribute greatest?3. Is my work today congruent with my future goals?

— Richie Norton

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.

— George Eliot

Whatever one does for a living, three questions need to be confronted before it is too late: What really matters to me? What price do my spouse and kids pay for my career success? What price does my soul pay?

— Dennis Prager, Think a Second Time

We somehow have led ourselves to believe that our questions are big enough to encircle life, and that life is small enough to be contained by the answers. The real question might be, are we ignorant or just plain stupid?

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Where the questions of religion are concerned people are guilty of every possible kind of insincerity and intellectual misdemeanor.

— Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion

He wouldn’t be the one to prove to the world that there was an afterlife, but he hoped to be the one to prove it to himself, though he would have a few stern questions for a Creator who made people haunt libraries.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Flies to Wanton Boys

Most of the propositions and questions to be found in philosophical works are not false but nonsensical.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Silence is not a reply. However, it shows a way of avoiding further discussion and critical questions and the escape from the reality or idiocy, since it is a personal diplomacy.

— Ehsan Sehgal

You love tests?””Well, yeah. There are questions and answers. True or false, multiple choice, essay. What’s not to love?

— Nora Roberts, Tribute

Good books often answer questions you didn’t even know you wanted to ask.

— Will Schwalbe

True friendship never questions what it costs you.

— Stephen Richards

There are two questions a man must ask himself: The first is ‘Where am I going?’ and the second is ‘Who will go with me?’ If you ever get these questions in the wrong order you are in trouble.

— Sam Keen, Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man

A wise man does not give quick answers to complex questions – he observes, analyzes and contemplates.

— Eraldo Banovac

One of the great questions of philosophy is, do we innately have morality, or do we get it from celestial dictation? A study of the Ten Commandments is a very good way of getting into and resolving that issue.

— Christopher Hitchens

Communicating is about asking good questions and engaging with each other.

— Michele Jennae, CHARGE! The Patchwork Rhino

The Lord’s questions always reveal the true me to myself.

— Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

Asking questions is an essential daily habit, because your experiences are often in proportion to the questions you ask.

— Mensah Oteh

When I was a child, I used to look at the sky and wonder how were stars fixed on the canopy and why didn’t they fall on Earth. I also wondered why they disappeared in day time. When I grew up, all my questions got answered, but I lost my innocence.

— Tarif Naaz

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

— Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

There’s no great mystery to acting. It’s a very simple thing to do but you have to work hard at it. It’s about asking questions and using your imagination.

— Eddie Marsan

I have a theory that the answers to all of life’s major questions can found in a John Mayer song.

— Susane Colasanti

Religion survives because it answers three questions that every reflective person must ask. Who am I? Why am I here? How then shall I live?

— Jonathan Sacks

At a certain age almost all the questions a person asks him or herself are really just about one thing: how should you live your life?

— Fredrik Backman, Britt-Marie var här

My daughter asked me what it’s like to have children… So I followed her to the washroom every time she went and asked her questions through the door until she lost her S#!T…

— Tanya Masse

On account of its scale and complexity, the world will always outstrip the capacity of any single body to ask fertile questions of it.

— Alain de Botton, The News: A User’s Manual

I dealt with legal questions in the interest of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP and its members during the difficult years of struggle for the victory of the Movement.

— Hans Frank

I object to a legal approach when settling questions of science or scientific behavior.

— Serge Lang

I am an act of kneading, of uniting and joining that not only has produced both a creature of darkness and a creature of light, but also a creature that questions the definitions of light and dark and gives them new meanings.

— Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Interviews/Entrevistas

I am conservative with a small ‘c.’ It’s possible to be conservative in fiscal policy, and tolerant on moral issues or questions of freedom of expression.

— Mick Jagger

A wise man’s questions contain half the answer.

— Solomon ibn Gabirol

You don’t need to see the answer. You just need to ask the questions and believe the answer exists.

— Robin Sacredfire

Once you start asking questions innocence is gone.

— Mary Astor

Good questions outrank easy answers.

— Paul Samuelson

Do a lot of questions mean you are really smart or really dumb?

— Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April

It’s amazing to me that we humans have the intellectual capacity to ask deep questions and to devise methods for learning how the universe works and how its contents evolve with time.

— Alex Filippenko

Difficult questions can have simple answers.

— Zia Haider Rahman

But if we decide contextually specific questions of synonymy on the basis of the total semantic range of each word, any synonymy in any context is virtually impossible.

— D A Carson

Siri, what is the meaning of life? She answers: To think about questions like this. Huh. Good one.

— Kim Wright

But I was afraid of the questions (much more than the accusations) you might both put to me.

— J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

The more you read, the more you want to know, and so the more questions you have.

— Xinran, Miss Chopsticks

The question is the morning after. What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing? What happens in the region? What impact could it have? These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed.

— Kofi Annan

Explaining the unknown should be left to science, questions of good and bad behavior can be answered by ethics, and inspiration is often found in the arts. There’s no longer a need for the social construct of religion.

— David G. McAfee

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.

— Thomas Berger

He had a talent for asking exactly the right questions to lead me to my own answers. Just being near him made things clearer.

— K.D. Sarge, His Faithful Squire

I’m really not up for answering any questions that start with how, when, where, why, or what.

— John Green, Looking for Alaska

The job of the writer isn’t to answer questions. The job of the writer is to ask the questions for which there are no answers.

— J.M. Porup

Seeking answers to questions is what draws us forward. When you have no more questions you live in the satisfaction of the present moment. You have no more questions when you finally learn that love is the answer. Love is always the answer.

— Kate McGahan

It’s the questions we can’t answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he’ll look for his own answers.

— Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

Just stop, for once, answering my questions with a question. And, incidentally, it’s my concern because I care about you.

— Ayana Prende, The Anatomy of Desire

There are certain questions that scientists may not ask, or, more accurately, for some questions, there are certain answers that scientists must a priori preclude from consideration.

— Satoshi Kanazawa, Social Class & Social Policy

When I first sat down with my oncologist the day before Thanksgiving, and she told me I would need 8 rounds of chemo, one of my first questions admittedly was: ‘Will I lose my hair?’ It sounds shallow, I know, but it was a very scary image to me.

— Amy Robach

If we long for our planet to be important, there is something we can do about it. We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.

— Carl Sagan, Cosmos

The view is endlessly fulfilling. It is like the answer to a lifetime of questions and vague cravings.

— Don DeLillo

To make our communications more effective, we need to shift our thinking from “What information do I need to convey?” to “What questions do I want my audience to ask?

— Chip Heath, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

I was overjoyed when I was offered the title role in ‘Well Done Abba.’ I was ready for the role even before I heard the story because you don’t ask questions when it is Shyam Benegal’s film. It is the chance of a lifetime.

— Boman Irani

…our minds are driven to answer questions that far transcend the bounds of our own lives.

— Terryl L. Givens, The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life

Google has made teaching more challenging because learners believe that Google is their answer. But the learners are only forced to classrooms because questions are with teachers. Will Bing become learners’ teacher by providing questions?

— Santosh Avvannavar, Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview – Google and Beyond: “We don’t mind to lose a good applicant, but definitely not hire a bad applicant.”

It’s not that we get all the answers in life. Its just that the questions disappear and there we flow with life – quenched yet thirsty

— full yet empty.

Another case for the dumbness of reading, however, is that books do not contain answers, but rather pose more questions. And asking questions makes you look dumber, not sma

— Dan Wilbur, How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life

Through your Soul’s partnership the answers to all of life’s questions – mysteriously come tumbling forth.

— Eleesha, The Soulful Pathway To Christmas: Soulfully Inspiring You in the Days Leading Up to Christmas and Beyond!

I feel the less you project of yourself, the more you can be believable as a character. I also think it’s just better for your own mental health. Then you can be a human being and change your mind, and nobody asks you questions about it!

— Evelyne Brochu

Questions are great, but only if you know the answers. If you ask questions and the answers surprise you, you look silly.

— Laurell K. Hamilton, Burnt Offerings

There are questions that you don’t ask because you’re afraid of the answers to them.

— Agatha Christie, The Moving Finger

I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.

— Richard Feynman

The ability to ask questions is a virtue and a trait of a free thinker.

— Sabina Nore

Science fiction is very well suited to asking philosophical questions; questions about the nature of reality, what it means to be human, how do we know the things that we think we know.

— Ted Chiang

Do you realize how angry you sound?” must be one of the most infuriating questions in the language.

— Renata Adler, Speedboat

The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

All leaders need to ask questions, but they also need to assist in providing answers, to bridge the gap between questions and answers.

— Pearl Zhu, Digital Gaps: Bridging Multiple Gaps to Run Cohesive Digital Business

Among the dragons, the prohibition against asking direct questions did not exist, and-as Harrier discovered immediately-dragons were even more outrageous gossips than sailors.

— Mercedes Lackey, The Phoenix Unchained

Ed Welch says that all counseling is a variation on a single theme: knowing and praying for the counselee. Of all the questions the counselor might ask, then, the central guiding question in the counselor’s mind is, “How can I pray for you?

— James MacDonald, Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling: Changing Lives with God’s Changeless Truth

I think a guitar solo is how my emotion is most freely released, because verbal articulation isn’t my strongest communication strength. My wife thinks that I should do interviews by listening to the questions and playing the answer on guitar.

— David Gilmour

Sadly, in the highest levels of economic thought in government, questions are not tolerated. It is as if we’re dealing with the binary thinking of a fundamentalist religion.

— Michael Burry

The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God’s infinite love. That’s the message we’re brought up with, isn’t it? Believe or die! Thank you, forgiving Lord, for all those options.

— Bill Hicks

There will always be excuses, arguments, and questions of timing when moving on difficult and controversial issues.

— Lara Giddings

The right questions help you discover the right answers. Be careful what questions you are asking yourself…

— Steven Aitchison

There are questions I’m still not wise enough to answer, just wise enough to no longer ask.

— George Jones

Success-minded people need to understand that the best way to learn is to ask questions and listen for answers.

— John Patrick Hickey, All You Have Is Now: How Your Approach to the World Determines Your Destiny

If we want to live consciously, if we want to enjoy our life and not spend it simply completing the task of surviving, each of us must find answers to the questions concerning our destiny

— Sunday Adelaja

Lewis is a rare example of someone who liked to think about life’s great questions because they were forced on him by his own experience.

— Alister E. McGrath, If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life

All answers to life’s key questions are found within.

— A.D. Posey

As a leader, these attributes – confidence, perseverance, work ethic and good sense – are all things I look for in people. I also try to lead by example and create an environment where good questions and good ideas can come from anyone.

— Heather Bresch

All questions have a basis in love. All answers lead to LOVE. If you can color everything in love, you have all the colors in the world.

— Eve Evangelista, Create and Move Forward in Life

So when I read this story, it unlocked a volcano of unanswered questions, because the questions had never been asked. It was an opportunity to come to terms with the lot of repressed history – and history of repression.

— Phillip Noyce

Face the facts squarely. Ask yourself definite questions and demand direct replies.

— Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

When we deployed, in our heads, the towel we left hanging next to the shower to dry, would still be hanging there when we got back. Well, it won’t be. If it is, some important questions need to be asked.

— Adam Fenner, Post-Deployment Wisdom For The Returning Service Member

The people who ask questions decide the quality of their conversation.

— Vikrant Datta

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.

— C.S. Lewis

When I call on God, I am not trying to get his attention and I am not trying to get Him to notice me. In all this my journey with Him two questions usually comes to my mind, they are; am I paying attention to him or am I trying to get his attention?

— Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

If he didn’t want to talk about it, I wouldn’t mention anything. I wanted him to open it up for me, not me intruding and asking questions to him.

— Kristine Cuevas, Not a Melodious Harmony

How long have you been with Raphael?”“You ask a lot of questions for a dead woman.”“What can I say? I prefer to die well-informed.”-Venom and Elena

— Nalini Singh, Angels’ Blood

In my opinion, questions that are based on something real ought to be settled by something real without all this damned lazy miserable drifting

— Joanna Russ, The Female Man

They go on to this better place, you know, which is what they wanted all along. But you and me, we’re still left behind with all the questions they couldn’t answer.

— Jodi Picoult, The Pact

Architecture is a result of a process of asking questions and testing them and re-interrogating and changing in a repetitive way.

— Thom Mayne

If you are happy, don’t analyse your happiness, don’t ask questions and don’t even think about it; just live it to the fullest!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Wise are those who keep asking questions when everyone around them think they know the answers.

— J. Bartell, The 231 Club: My Ten Year Journey From Therapist to CIA Courier and Sanctioned Kills – A True Story

But sometimes, things are better to just hear. Some questions better left unasked. Some words better left unsaid. Because saying them doesn’t make you matter any less.

— A. Lynn, Itsy’s Ugly

Often the most tricky questions are the ones we secretly know the answers of.What are you running from?What are you waiting for?

— Sanhita Baruah

The simplest questions are the hardest to answer.

— Northrop Frye

The glamour’s off. Almost any question you ask can be answered. It’s only the questions that you didn’t know to ask that remain, dancing the can-can behind your back. The unknown unknowns.

— Mark Forsyth, The Unknown Unknown: Bookshops and the Delight of Not Getting What You Wanted

They take their drama firsthand, in the real world, while I prefer the drama of fictional characters–in worlds where things happen for a reason, where questions are answered, where conflicts are always resolved.

— Kat O’Keeffe

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

The greatest way to witness is through the life you live. Let the radiance of your Christian life be such that it will make [others] ask questions about your [faith].

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

More interest you have more knowledge you have and more knowledge you have more questions you have and more questions means more wisdom you have and you are already inside the vein of life which is running with enormous speed.

— Baris Gencel

That’s always the worst: the not knowing. Because then you’re stuck with a hundred questions no one can answer.

— Marni Bates, Awkward

Oh, here we go, firing questions right and left. I sort of missed that part. [Mina’s most endearing trait?]

— Maria Grazia Swan, Ashes of Autumn

Two questions I’m pondering:1. If money didn’t exist, would you still chase your dreams?2. If money didn’t exist, would you still keep your job?If the answer is “YES” to both, you’re on track. If the answer is “NO” to either, what needs to change?

— Richie Norton

At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.

— Leo Babauta

There are so many random questions in life, but the important ones harldy have a random answer.

— Shannon L. Alder

Even cats have questions – like “Can’t you see my bowl is empty?” or “Why don’t you turn off the ***! rain now?” From their perspective we are gods!

— Jay Woodman

Answers to the most bewildering questions can be got only when asked to oneself

— Vinod Narayan

Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark.

— Anthony Trollope

To avail yourself of His certain wisdom ask of Him whatever questions you have. But do not entreat Him for that will never be necessary.

— Hugh Prather

You should not ask questions without knowledge.

— W. Edwards Deming

The older you get, the more questions you get asked, and the more weary you become of answering the questions and the more elusive the answers–any answer, every answer–seem. –Maureen O’Toople in the short story “Your Question for Author Here

— Jon Scieszka, Funny Business

If I can give you all of these real answers to the questions you assumed were big unanswerable ones, imagine the depth of the new set of questions awaiting on the other side of resolution.

— Jeremy Vaeni, Urgency.

During the Arab Spring, I learned all sorts of things from Twitter. I wouldn’t necessarily trust that information, but it gave me ideas about questions to ask. You can really learn things from the wisdom of crowds.

— Nicholas Kristof

If you want to go to a place you have never been before, you have to ask questions you have never asked before. Don’t feel shy to ask questions about things you don’t know!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

But when States did debase the coinage, it was always from purely fiscal motives. The government needed financial help, that was all; it was not concerned with questions of currency policy.

— Ludwig von Mises, The Theory of Money and Credit

A set of excellent questions themselves is perhaps like a poem, both philosophical and intellectual.

— Pearl Zhu, Leadership Master: Five Digital Trends to Leap Leadership Maturity

People are fascinated by space flight. It makes them interested in science, gets them asking questions and motivates them.

— Helen Sharman

Rule #1 of Traveling-Don’t even think of answering questions that contain the word “plan”?

— Sanhita Baruah

Who’s to say? Life is not, as we are taught, a matter of seeking answers, but rather learning which are the questions we should ask.

— Kate Mosse, The Winter Ghosts

The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.

— Nancy Wynne Newhall

The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.

— Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

It’s amazing people get so detached from what they eat and what they wear. No one has any contact with how things are made that are put in their body and put in their mouths and I just find it alarming that no one questions it.

— Emma Watson

I find relief from the questions only when I concede that I am not obliged to know everything. I remind myself it is sufficient to know what I know, and that what I know, may not always be true.

— Maya Angelou

Absence of questions is not proof of answers.

— Sweety Shinde, Arjun: Without a Doubt

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.

— Joey Adams

The ordinary man so very rarely questions the principles in which he has been brought up, that he is usually willing, whenever he has a feeling that he ought to do ‘x’, to say on this ground that he ought to do ‘x’.

— R.M. Hare, The Language of Morals

People love books because they’re searching for answers to deep, unconscious questions – and books get as close as it’s possible to get.

— Carla H. Krueger

For a happy and health life, get the answers to these questions in this order: Where, Who, Why, What and How to be you.

— Diana Dentinger, Modus Vivendi: Your Life Your Way

Valid questions are better than invalid assumptions.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

There are some great questions to ask your doctor. If he says ‘no, ‘ then you find yourself a different doctor. There really has to be a change in how we medically look at women at this time. I mean, this is not just baby gloom.

— Marie Osmond

I understood it’s a business as far as when you’re drafting someone, and you want a guy you can trust. But there were no questions on my ability or character.

— Stefon Diggs

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

— Voltaire

When in doubt, shoot 1st and ask questions later, but avoid the head, “because they’rea lot more likely to answer if they’re not dead.

— Lois Greiman, One Hot Mess

Ask broad questions and you’ll get more than one answer. Ask specific questions and you’ll get no answer.

— S.D. Lawendowski, Snapped

There are too many questions and not enough painkillers in the world to get through them all.

— S.A. Stovall, Vice City

As the pain that can be told is but half a pain, so the pity that questions has little healing in its touch. What Lily craved was the darkness made by enfolding arms, the silence which is not solitude, but compassion holding its breath.

— Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

There are no forbidden questions in science, no matters too sensitive or delicate to be probed, no sacred truths.

— Carl Sagan

Asking questions is not a matter of weakness or of being uninformed. In fact, people who ask a lot of questions tend to achieve more and learn more than those who do not.

— John Patrick Hickey, All You Have Is Now: How Your Approach to the World Determines Your Destiny

I want two things from you, first answer “Why” questions and second wait before you made your conclusion.

— Deyth Banger

When a man and woman are in love, some decisions and questions are answered in silence.

— Mitra June

Ask empowering questions daily so your mind can focus on new possibilities and solutions instead of problems.

— Mensah Oteh

Do you love him?”There were only a few people in the world who could ask me such insanely personal questions without getting punched. Dimitri was one of them.

— Richelle Mead, Last Sacrifice

Life is full of unanswerable questions including how to live and what to live for. It takes extreme courage to live honestly by a person’s beliefs and never rest until a person achieves the type of life that he or she envisions.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

When we look at the old photographs, we always ask three main questions: Are they alive? If they are, where are they? And finally, what is their life story? Photography is an art of creating many questions in the mind of the viewer!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Asking questions opens up new doors, new opportunities, and new ideas. It helps you think, create, and discover.

— Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

There is one invisible bridge for every one of us and death is the first step of it. On this side, there is life where there are questions and fear but on that other side of that bridge, there is a whole new world full of answers and peace.

— Viraj J. Mahajan, Derivation of Life

You can’t say history teaches us this or that; it gives us more questions than answers, and many answers to every question.

— Amin Maalouf

The journey to faith is the most marvelous and sobering of all journeys, for the transformation of one’s heart transforms the questions one asks, the values one holds, the world one perceives, and the life one lives.

— James Castleton, MD, Mending of a Broken Heart

I would be horrible at Twitter. I wouldn’t know the answer to fans’ questions half the time – and the patience involved! I couldn’t imagine. I did have a Twitter account that I tried for a couple days, but found I had nothing to say.

— Jim Parsons

The more you believe, the more you doubt. The more you doubt, the more you ask questions. Knowing that questions left unanswered is the best proof for your belief.

— Sandra Chami Kassis

Atheists/agnostics scored an average of 6.7 out of 12 on questions specifically regarding the Bible and Christianity. This is a higher score than (Protestant) Christians (6.2) and Catholics (5.4).

— Pew Report

Quite possibly, the purpose of the universe is to provide a congenial home for self-conscious creatures who can ask profound questions and who can probe the nature of the universe itself.

— Owen Gingerich

We can only continue to promote invention, creativity and success by asking of ourselves, our situations and problems some key questions. What questions are you asking today?

— Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

— Galileo Galilei

A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years.

— English proverb

An act of charity by the citizens questions the worthiness of the government.

— Amit Kalantri

Our real Self does not ask questions, as it does not require answers. It is there, it is present Now. We are only able to find it if we forget about questions and submit to the Self, radiating its light in the Present!

— Frank Wanderer

Thinking is no more or no less than asking questions. To improve your thinking, improve the quality of the questions you ask.

— Stephanie Mbida

What we sometimes see as annoying, incessant questions from a child may be a plea for recognition. Maybe they do not need an answer as much as attention.

— Rand Olson, Children of Promise: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Healthy Kids

One of the best questions you can ask when something negative happens is this: What does this experience make possible?

— Michael Hyatt, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want

The person who asks a lot of questions has room for their faith to grow.

— David McGee

To become a better you, keep asking curious questions about yourself. If you lose, ask “why?”; if you win, ask “why not?

— Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.

— Isaac Asimov

Three most important questions for a happy life:How can I help? How can I love? How can I belong?

— Debasish Mridha

Have patience with everything unresolved in you heart and try to love the questions themselves. It is possible to live and not know.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Learning to sit with ambiguity can be a very important start at a life liberated from anxiety—and the way to do it is to resist the urge to chase answers to questions that may actually be unanswerable.

— Kelly G. Wilson, Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong: A Guide to Life Liberated from Anxiety

The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one’s key to the experience of others.

— James A. Baldwin

The difference in the quality of life between people can be found in the quality of the questions they ask themselves

— Mensah Oteh

The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.

— John Fowles, The Magus

Always ask the questions you want to, life is too short to know if you’ll get a second chance to ask , and afterlife is probably too long to wonder what the answer may be.

— Kaitlin Hollon

The Gates Foundation has learned that two questions can predict how much kids learn: ‘Does your teacher use class time well?’ and, ‘When you’re confused, does your teacher help you get straightened out?’

— Bill Gates

The new world will be a place of answers and no questions, because the only questions left will be answered by computers, because only computers will know what to ask

— James Cameron

Mr. Gonzales’ failure to respond to questions legitimately posed to him by the Senate raises grave doubts in my mind as to his fitness to serve the people of the United States as their Attorney General.

— Daniel Inouye

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.

— George Eliot

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win, and their participants know it.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

When you get your, ‘Who am I?’, question right, all of your, ‘What should I do?’ questions tend to take care of themselves

— Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

Asking questions is an opportunity for creativity and personal expression, both for the person asking and the person answering.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

When we take our doubts and questions to Christ, we get truthful answers. We get complete answers. We get the love, wisdom, and support we need.

— Toni Sorenson, Aligned By Christ

Those who incline to very strictly utilitarian views may perhaps feel that the peculiar powers of the Analytical Engine bear upon questions of abstract and speculative science rather than upon those involving everyday and ordinary human interests.

— Ada Lovelace

A mind with questions is a mind open to understanding.

— Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Quest

she prays to feel as powerful as she might if God sang silentwords into her ear and answeredall the rattling questions

— now

But then science is nothing but a series of questions that lead to more questions.

— Terry Pratchett, The Long Earth

Why was I chosen?”Such questions cannot be answered, ‘ said Gandalf. ‘You may be sure that it was not for any merit that others do not possess. But you have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Sometimes silence become the most excruciating sound; sometimes the mind becomes a musical symphony of clouded thoughts, questions and clarifications but the vocals fail to present the sound of conversation.

— Sumrit Shahi, Just Friends

Just a few questions for you, Mr. Dunne. Or Kenny. Can I call you Kenny? I feel we’ve become friends in these past few seconds. Can I call you Kenny?

— Derek Landy

And my heart is breakingMy heart is lying on the floor in a pool of tearsI keep asking the same questions only to have them unanswered

— Paula Heller Garland

Man is the question he asks about himself, before any question has been formulated. It is, therefore, not surprising that the basic questions were formulated very early in the history of mankind.

— Paul Tillich, Systematic Theology, Vol 1

He preferred smart questions to smart answers.

— Yōko Ogawa, The Housekeeper and the Professor

The best questions attract the best answers!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

I noticed that no matter where I went in the country, there was this group of questions that got asked. I would track them and keep them in categories. Like body image, school, family, friendship, you name it, the emotional life of a teenage girl.

— Elizabeth Berkley

Most students have to do some work to resuscitate their childlike curiosity. The best way to do that is to start asking questions again—lots of them.

— Hal B. Gregersen

Do not get discouraged if you feel He is not answering your questions or speaking to your situation. He will. Trust Him in the wait. He is at work.

— Wendy Blight, Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner: The Transforming Power of God’s Story

The questions you don’t ask are just as important as you do. The questions you ask show what you understand, and ones you don’t show what you know.

— Murad S. Shah

In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer.

— Oscar Wilde

I met an old lady once, almost a hundred years old, and she told me, ‘There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. How much do you love me? And Who’s in charge?

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

For some reason salesmen spend most of their time asking questions they already know the answers to. They rarely ask to discover anything new.

— Chris Murray, The Extremely Successful Salesman’s Club

The problem would not exist if I asked beforehand. Hence, it is vital to ask honest questions (even if it sounds “stupid”) rather than making assumptions. Everybody makes mistakes; the good news is that everything can be fixed.

— Anna Agoncillo

The answers you get depend on the questions you ask.

— Thomas S. Kuhn

Grace allows for questions … and is the answer!” EL

— Evinda Lepins, A Cup of Grace for the Day: Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power

Some thoughts should never be conceived. Some questions should never be asked, because they have no answer, and the questions themselves serve only to haunt with grinding guilt and second guessing.

— Bobby Adair, Dead Fire

There are some questions that shouldn’t be asked until a person is mature enough to appreciate the answers.

— Anne Bishop, Daughter of the Blood

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.

— Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

Sometimes questions are more important than answers.

— Nancy Willard

A ‘white’ kid that asks too many questions is called *curious.* A ‘black’ kid that asks too many questions is called *forward.*

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion.

— Stephen Hawking

That which is called humanism, but what would be more correctly called irreligious anthropocentrism, cannot yield answers to the most essential questions of our life

— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

There are vast areas of stubbornness and ignorance the Holy Spirit has to reveal in each of us, but it can only be done when Jesus gets us alone…Jesus cannot teach us anything until we quiet all our intellectual questions and get alone with Him.

— Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

Selling is Serving: Serving people Asking questions Listening actively Engaging the client Supporting their decision

— Farshad Asl

Aiming to check a new test’s difficulty, ask your assistants to solve the test prior to the actual exam. If the results are not satisfactory, reevaluate all ambiguous questions and correct them.

— Eraldo Banovac

In life; not all questions require gentle answers, some just want you to be so stupid to answer in a stupid way.

— Auliq Ice

Historically, philosophy does not have an impressive track record of answering questions about natural world in a decisive manner.

— Christof Koch

She studied my face for a long minute. “Are you going to help my mom?” It was a simple question. But how do you tell a child that things just aren’t that simple, that some questions don’t have simple answers–or any answer at all?

— Jim Butcher, Storm Front

​You can find the answers to the most complicated questions of life from your deepest self. Pay attention and listen.

— Abhijit Naskar, Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

How is your book doing?” or “How many copies have you sold?” are the questions for a salesman. To a writer, you better ask “What did you write today?”.

— Shubham Choudhary

O God! There are many things in [the Bible] I do not understand . . . I am going to accept this as Thy Word—by faith! I’m going to allow faith to go beyond my intellectual questions and doubts, and I will believe this to be Your inspired Word.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

I do not think there was anything abusive in my house. Yet, I stand by a lot of my critiques of Western parenting. I think there’s a lot of questions about how you instill true self-esteem.

— Amy Chua

It’s always seemed a little preposterous that Hamlet, for all his paralyzing doubt about everything, never once doubts the reality of the ghost. Never questions his own madness might not in fact be unfeigned.

— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Teachers should not fear going off plan if a better learning opportunity presents itself. Plans are plans, but children are living, breathing, creative people, who deserve to have their questions answered and original ideas explored.

— Adele Devine, Literacy for Visual Learners: Teaching Children with Learning Differences to Read, Write, Communicate and Create

.. questions that had begun to creep into her thoughts whenever they we’re together. When would he be ready? Would he ever be ready? And of course, why he wasn’t ready?..

— Nicholas. Sparks, The Choice

What is the PURPOSE of Life? These questions only come when you are not experiencing the beauty of LIFE right now!!!!!!

— Harrish Sairaman

Science is not an intelligence test. Intuition is important, knowing what kind of questions to ask. The other thing is a passion for getting to the core of the problem.

— Torsten Wiesel

When people hurt it is because they feel they are going to lose something. The questions to ask is: What?

— Shannon L. Alder

My hands trembled, so I took a deep drag to calm my frayed nerves. I just wanted to forget that terrible sight, but questions multiplied in my mind as the smoke furled.

— Katherine McIntyre, Snatched

People in business are uniquely unqualified to see their own companies and product objectively. Too much product knowledge causes them to instinctively answer questions no one is asking.

— Roy H. Williams

I have always been a firm believer in God and the power of prayer, though to be honest, my faith has made for alist of questions I definitely want answered after I’m gone.

— Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Well, she asked him questions about his age and his attainments. The fact that he was a Catholic gave her pause, but when I explained to her that the present Pope was a well-meaning sort of chap, she said she was prepared to meet him halfway.

— Elizabeth Cadell, The Fox From His Lair

Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions pass no criticisms.

— George Eliot

I thought maybe a day was coming when I’d stop constantly worrying about how to live. Maybe at some point I’d just start living, no questions asked.

— John Corey Whaley, Noggin

As African economies boom and businesses are created, one of the big questions this growth raises is that of third-level education: how can Africa develop a knowledge infrastructure to rival that of the west, a sort of Harvard University in Africa?

— Richard Attias

Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.

— Sally Ride

I’m not claiming divinity. I’ve never claimed purity of soul. I’ve never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can… But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.

— John Lennon

There is nothing nominal or lukewarm or indifferent about standing in this hurricane of questions every day and staring each one down until you’ve mustered all the bravery and fortitude and trust it takes to whisper just one of them out loud

— Rachel Held Evans, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church

Truths are as much a matter of questions as answers.

— Ozzie Zehner, Green Illusions

Asking questions is an art.

— Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop

Those questions you have? Whether he’s the one, whether you feel about him the way you should, or whether the relationship is going okay? When you’re not sure whether you’re in love with someone or not, the answer is not.

— Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Mina wanted some of the kind of love Momma gave to her children, where love was the first and deepest thing, and the questions came later and the answers wouldn’t matter much measured up against the love.

— Cynthia Voigt, Come a Stranger

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.

— William S. Burroughs

When people seem angry, sometimes they are simply upset and hurting. Asking the right questions helps them to work through it.

— Sam Owen, 500 Relationships And Life Quotes: Bite-Sized Advice For Busy People

That without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, moribund.

— Anthony Bourdain, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

It’s only when you’ve pieced together a story in several different ways that you realise where the holes are, discover the knowledge that is still missing, the questions you still need to ask.

— Rebecca Stott, Ghostwalk

I may not have all the answers, but I do know the questions you no longer need answers for.

— Robert J. Braathe

The right faith gives you power to live with questions you have no answers for.

— Alin Sav

The simplest questions are the most difficult.

— William S. Burroughs, With William Burroughs: A Report From The Bunker

Why do I always have so many fucking questions in my head?

— Jessica Sorensen, Breaking Nova

Asking the appropriate questions means understanding exactly what your customer is trying to achieve

— Chris Murray, Selling with EASE: The Four Step Sales Cycle Found in Every Successful Business Transaction

The cane leaves a mark on your flesh for a few hours, a day or two. The good answers to the questions leave a mark on your brain for many years, sometimes even for life, ” my father said.

— Teodor Flonta, A Luminous Future

A work of art doesn’t need to provide complete answers in order to succeed. It needs only to excite us into asking questions and give us a place to think about them while we become involved in other people’s lives.

— Christopher Bram, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America

He was through with this conversation. As a rule, they tended to avoid questions like “How sane are we?” and “Do our lives have meaning?” The need for avoidance was acute and apparent to both of them.

— Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Each person must implement their preferred problem solving method to address existential questions pertaining to life and death, living and loving, working and playing, resting and restructuring.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

you should not run for president because tactically you can win. The questions you have to ask are why you’re running for president and what will you do when you are president. You shouldn’t run until you know the answers to those questions.

— Joe Biden, Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics

The best journeys are the ones that answer questions that at the outset you never even thought to ask.-Rick Ridgeway

— Susan Magsamen, The 10 Best of Everything Families: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers

Be transparent. Let’s build a community that allows hard questions and honest conversations so we can stir up transformation in one another.

— Germany Kent

Good books often answer questions you didn’t even know you wanted to ask

— Will Schwalbe, Books for Living

Roland of Gilead responded as he ever had and ever would when such useless, mystifying questions were raised: ‘Ka.

— Stephen King, Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

In the past, I have all too often listened without hearing, asking questions when I had no intention of hearing the answer or understand my customer’s requirements.

— Chris Murray, The Extremely Successful Salesman’s Club

Student: Dr. Einstein, Aren’t these the same questions as last year’s [physics] final exam?Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different.

— Albert Einstein

The answers to all the questions of the society are in the lessons of human history.

— Sunday Adelaja

The key to understanding the answer to any questions about guidance is having a clear grasp of what is three-dimensional.

— Elaine Seiler, Your Multi-Dimensional Workbook: Exercises for Energetic Awakening

As every inquiry which regards religion is of the utmost importance, there are two questions in particular which challenge our attention, to wit, that concerning its foundation in reason, and that concerning it origin in human nature.

— David Hume, The Natural History of Religion

We’d rather have a grand spectacle of retribution of the ‘wicked’, than their silent walk towards redemption that our wishes questions the depth and nature of our love and hearts.

— Ufuoma Apoki

Your experiences are often in proportion to the questions you ask.

— Mensah Oteh

I sat and reflected on the situation I had facedI needed answers to the questions I still, didnt have the courage to ask…But I need to know, How was this to be apart of my destiny?

— Nikki Rowe

What are all the thoughts rattling in your mind when you’re not listening to the answers to questions you ask?” -Jo, Boom

— Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, boom

Long before man traveled into space, rabbis debated how one would observe Shabbat there-not because they anticipated space travel but because Buddhists strive to live with questions and Jews would rather die.

— Jonathan Safran Foer, Here I Am

We can’t fear the future with a present mindset. We must ask ourselves questions we do not know the answers to, we should disrupt ourselves to grow.

— Natasha Tsakos

He made me feel wanted – good about myself, even. Like he immediately accepted me for me, no questions asked.

— Faith Sullivan, Take Me Now

Many people in this world want you to follow them blindly, no questions asked , they wanna control your fate, your heart, soul & thoughts, I tell you…Follow your heart , listen to what it has to say .

— Sami Abouzid

Which gate to enter? Which path to choose? Which stairs to take? Which direction to go? These questions can be very depressive! And sometimes the solution lies in being bold, in being imprudent!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them.

— Franz Marc

Dip your hands into life, scoop up memories, dreams, questions and ideas and weave them into stories.

— Naomi Kinsman

Three boys. Three deaths. One school. We’ve made the national news. Is out school cursed? Are we a reckless bunch of fools? The media asks questions no one can answer. Kids can’t stop crying.

— Lisa Schroeder, Chasing Brooklyn

The answers you get from literature depend upon the questions you pose.

— Margaret Atwood

It is impossible to examine questions we refuse to ask.

— Chuck Klosterman, but what if we are wrong chuck klosterman

The answer from yesterday is not as critical as the questions about the future.

— Pearl Zhu, Leadership Master: Five Digital Trends to Leap Leadership Maturity

Mina wanted some of the kind of love Momma gave to her children, wheere love was the first and deepest thing, and the questions came later and the answers wouldn’t matter much measured up against the love.

— Cynthia Voigt, Come a Stranger

Just answer the questions so I can get the fuck out of this backwards shithole before I start wanting to root a goat and marry my own brother.

— JD Nixon

We live in a hypocrite and confused world.You will get answer to the questions you don’t seek.

— Sachin Panwar

And now leave me in peace for a bit! I don’t want to answer a string of questions while I am eating. I want to think!””Good Heavens!” said Pippin. “At breakfast?

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Questions married other questions and had theories for children.

— Kerri Maniscalco, Stalking Jack the Ripper

It’s the same questions we ask of our existence, and the answer is always the same. The mystery lies not in the question nor the answer, but in the asking and answering themselves, over and over again, and the end is engendered in the beginning.

— Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Avatar

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

— Dr. Seuss

The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein

Each poem leads you to the questions it makes sense to ask it.

— Helen Vendler, Poems, Poets, Poetry: An Introduction and Anthology

Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.

— Alan W. Watts, The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she’s a tramp.

— Joan Rivers

Epicurus’s old questions are still unanswered: Is he (God) willing to prevent evil, but not able? then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? then whence evil?

— David Hume

Whatever the questions that trouble you just get up and ask, don’t let them suffocate you. Because questions not asked will stay questions unanswered.

— Mansi Soni

A mind that searches for answers to big questions is a mind that will discover incredible things.

— Beem Weeks

Though our collective level of knowledge may always be defined by a certain set of answers, we are never limited by the questions we may pose.

— Todd William, Mind Games: 25 Thought Experiments to Ignite Your Imagination

Philosophic questions are attempts to understand the root nature of reality, existence, and knowledge.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

After much deliberation, and after reviewing the legal, public policy and civil-rights questions presented, I support marriage equality for same-sex couples and believe that DOMA should be repealed.

— Bob Casey, Jr.

Almost all important questions are important precisely because they are not susceptible to quantitative answer.

— Arthur Schlesinger

I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.

— Kate Chopin

The respect for human rights is nowadays not so much a matter of having international standards, but rather questions of compliance with those standards.

— Michelle Bachelet

Answer the most important questions at the start of any journey towards freedom:What am I doing now?Is it working?Is it bringing me closer to my goals, or farther away?

— Edith Eva Eger, The Choice: Embrace the Possible

If you have any questions for Jesus Christ it is only because you were not paying attention when he said “It is finished; I died for you on the cross.” John 19:30.

— Felix Wantang, God’s Blueprint of the Holy Bible

The more I come to recognize my story’s place in God’s grander Story, my once-bewildered questions are turning to psalms of thanksgiving at the wonder that I have been included in what He is doing.

— Gloria Gaither

We have come to a point in time where using common sense, speaking factual truths and asking honest questions have been deemed radical behavior. While in turn, manipulation, thoughtlessness and dishonesty is often rewarded and rules the day.

— Gary Hopkins

Well, wouldn’t it have been easier if she’d just asked me whether I liked her better than you?””Girls don’t often ask questions like that, ” said Hermione.”Well, they should!” said Harry forcefully.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Even in a hostile press conference with hostile questions there was drama, and he could benefit from the drama and the hostility. He mastered the greatest art of television, appearing to be spontaneous without in fact being spontaneous.

— David Halberstam, The Powers That Be

You may have noticed that the questions asked are better than the answers given. What do you expect? Perhaps we could submit these answers in a game and see if anyone could figure out what the hell the question was. “Ahh, how to be happy?

— Darrell Calkins, Re:

Ask yourself, does this person make me feel good about myself? Do I feel safe, strong and free with this person? Those are the questions you need to ask….You have to be strong to truly be open.

— April Sinclair, I Left My Back Door Open

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

— Voltaire

If you have food in your jaws you have solved all questions for the time being.

— Franz Kafka, Investigations of a Dog

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.

— Janis Joplin

One common thing about great achievers is that, they keep asking useful questions every day. They ask questions like; “What do I want and what do I need to do to get it?

— Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

There are essentially two questions in life – a spiritual question and a material question. The spiritual question is ‘Who am I?’ The material question is ‘What am I to do with my life?’ One leads to the other.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far into the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.

— Otto von Bismarck

I’m really not up for answering any questions that start with how, when, where, why or what.

— John Green, Looking for Alaska

At bottom the world isn’t a joke. We only joke about it to avoid an issue with someone to let someone know that we know he’s there with his questions to disarm him by seeming to have heard and done justice to his side of the standing argument.

— Robert Frost

Stupid questions will never exist and won’t ever exist.

— Deyth Banger

So many questions remain unanswered. Perhaps we are poorer for having lost a possible explanation or richer for having gained a mystery. But aren’t both possibilities equally intriguing?

— Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World

Storytelling answers questions and solves mysteries.

— A.D. Posey

It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

— Albert Einstein

An investment in questions is the only way to increase human and financial capital.

— Ted Agon, The Human Key Condensed

So open questions to understand. Closed questions to confirm and gain commitment.

— Chris Murray, The Extremely Successful Salesman’s Club

Salem is in part a story of what happens when a set of unanswerable questions meets a set of unquestioned answers.

— Stacy Schiff, The Witches: Salem, 1692

Never ask questions you don’t want the answer to.

— Pantea Konn

Yes my lord, but questions are dangerous, for they have answers

— Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart

I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story — I will.

— Amy Schumer

I have seen worse things than ghosts, and if one were to appear to me, I should have so many questions to ask of it that it would have no time to groan and moan and shake its chains.

— Paul Kearney, The Wolf in the Attic

Don’t let lack of sexual communication get in the way of your pleasure any longer. Dare to ask the questions that will make sex so much more enjoyable, boost passion, and facilitate a deeper connection and intimacy in your relationship.

— Miya Yamanouchi

I don’t get it, ‘ Caroline said, bemused. ‘She’s the only one with wings. Why is that?’There were so many questions in life. You couldn’t ever have all the answers. But I knew this one.It’s so she can fly, ‘ I said. Then I started to run.

— Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

That’s a rhetorical question, and trying to answer rhetorical questions instead of being cowed by them is a good habit to cultivate.

— Daniel C. Dennett, From Bacteria to Bach and Back – The Evolution of Minds

Let me tell you one thing about why writers write: had I known the answer to any of these questions I would never have needed to write a novel

— Joan Didion

In the midst of your doubts don’t forget how many of the important questions God does answer.

— Verne Becker

Emotional fog is what a man feels when he begins to answer the questions he has not yet dared to ask himself.

— Angelos Michalopoulos, Basking in the wrong kind of sunshine

Not all questions can be answered.

— Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

There are always two sides of a coin, our Life too has two sides… on one side there is life where there are questions and fears but, on the other side there is a whole new world full of answers and peace.

— Viraj J. Mahajan

Sex,  like death, was important, and yet why did no one seem to care enough to ask the questions that mattered?

— Sharon Guskin, The Forgetting Time

To question what I see, then to question what I see after that, because the questions matter as much, perhaps more than, the answers.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Answers comes only when questions are asked

— Sunday Adelaja

The world is always throwing challenges and questions – which ones does your mission and purpose respond to or seek to solve? Do you know your mission and have you clearly defined the life-issues you intend to address?

— Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

There are questions that are not meant to be answered with words. Some questions take a lifetime to answer. Take action.

— J.R. Rim

The first questions naturally raised by a person emerging from the fog of childhood are the same questions that led Aristotle and other great philosophers to think and write deeply on the subjects of first philosophy and ethics.

— Alan E. Johnson, First Philosophy and Human Ethics : A Rational Inquiry

The more knowledge you get, the more questions you ask. The smarter you get, the more you realize that everything can be possible.

— Georges St-Pierre

If you want wise lessons, ask wise questions. The type of questions you often ask tells the kind of person you are.

— Israelmore Ayivor, 101 Keys To Everyday Passion

The introduction of many minds into many fields of learning along a broad spectrum keeps alive questions about the accessibility, if not the unity, of knowledge.

— Edward Levi

When I do interviews, I enter them with an open mind and try to answer the questions the best I can.

— Tom Araya

Ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

These questions of taste, of feeling, of inheritance, need no settlement. Everyone carries his own inch-rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.

— Henry Adams

Tell you what, you let me go, and I’ll ask you plenty of questions about your race. Until then, I’m slightly distracted with how this little vacation on the good ship Holy Sh*t is going to pan out for me.

— J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

Jesus obviously does not answer many questions from you or me. Which is why apologetics is always such a questionable enterprise. Jesus just doesn’t argue.

— Robert Farrar Capon, Parables of Judgement

You give the shirt off your back, no questions asked, and you stand alone at the cavernous mouth of your suburban closet—your entire life spent wonderingwhere your clothes went.

— Kris Kidd, Down for Whatever

Questions to be answered by questions itself when you wanna ignore it in first place. It’s better to be diplomatic rather than Ignorant.

— Praveen Chenna

I know that big people don’t like questions from children. They can ask all the questions they like, How’s school? Are you a good boy? Did you say your prayers? but if you ask them did they say their prayers you might be hit on the head.

— Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes

All questions need to be explored from our hearts first & then embraced by our heads.

— Andrea T. Goeglein, Don’t Die Waiting to Be Brave

If God has the answer to every question, maybe my appreciation for God should be shaped more by the number of questions and less by the wisdom of the answers.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Believe me, there’s nothing worse than being both immortal and intelligent. Imagine the boredom! Plus you start to ask questions, and the worst thing about questions is that sometimes, they have answers.

— Charlie Jane Anders, Margot and Rosalind

Even if a poem is beautiful and memorable, it’s not like an advertising jingle or propaganda, which attempt to convince and control. Poems seek to confuse, disabuse, enlarge understanding, and make people ask questions and think for themselves.

— Rachel Zucker

When we feel lost in time, with only shadows of the past living in our mind; when the moment, which “was”, no longer “is” and when only silence remains, loads of questions arise. We can cry a river or we may wonder: “What went wrong?

— Erik Pevernagie

Full of questions and pleas, her eyes seemed to be asking for rescue.

— Kyung-Sook Shin, I’ll Be Right There

Asking questions is what brains were born to do, at least when we were young children. For young children, quite literally, seeking explanations is as deeply rooted a drive as seeking food or water.

— Alison Gopnik

Asking questions will get you the performance you are after far more than dictating demands.

— Dan James

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been hidden by the answers.

— James Baldwin

Silence – best answer for all the questions does certainly be, Your smile – best reaction to all the life’s situations positively.[228] – 4 (Thoughts)

— Munindra Misra, Eddies of Life

Of all the questions I have asked my readers this is the most important: What would you do if you weren’t afraid? When you finally give wings to that answer then you have found your life’s purpose.

— Shannon L. Alder

The brain is a wonderful thing. It will always give you an answer to the questions you ask. The problem comes from the questions you ask yourself. Your brain will only answer exactly what it is asked.

— John Patrick Hickey, All You Have Is Now: How Your Approach to the World Determines Your Destiny

Most people ask ineffective questions of themselves, in their head, which trigger lame or negative thoughts and negatively affect their feelings, decisions and results.

— Maddy Malhotra, How to Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident: Overcome Fears, Break Habits, Be Successful and Happy

Empathy isn’t just listening, it’s asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to.

— Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams: Essays

He is a cat, Miss Lancaster. Asking him such questions is an exercise in futility.

— Jim Butcher, The Aeronaut’s Windlass

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

— James Thurber

There are works which wait, and which one does not understand for a long time; the reason is that they bring answers to questions which have not yet been raised; for the question often arrives a terribly long time after the answer.

— Oscar Wilde

Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler did not solve an old problem, they asked a new question, and in doing so they changed the whole basis on which the old questions had been framed.

— Ken Robinson

Who am I?? No, No you don’t ask the questions I ask them my question is how much stupid are you??…You are so quite, why?? You don’t have answer, it’s not a problem you don’t need to answer I kwow it!

— Deyth Banger

The answer to all questions of human society is in the lessons of human history, which are revealed in the Bible.

— Sunday Adelaja

The weakness was the first feature, the other what will do if I was this character? One of the best questions ever I have asked, it’s one great from it comes another and another…

— Deyth Banger

Sports – especially the NBA – function as a place where American society pretends to discuss and pretends to solve questions and historical agonies that can’t possibly be solved within the realm of sports.

— David Shields

Some deaths were long, the decay so gradual the rotted end was nothing more than a sigh disappearing in the wind.Others were quick, the abrupt cut of a life in mid-phrase leaving unanswered questions lingering like an unresolved harmony.

— Emma Raveling, Breaking Measures

I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?

— C.S. Lewis

The one who asks questions does not lose his way.

— Akan proverb

Grown-ups love figures. When you talk to them about a new friend, they never ask questions about essential matters.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

You don’t have to stop thinking and asking questions to believe in God, child. If He’d wanted a flock of eight billion sheep, He wouldn’t have given us opposable thumbs, much less free will.

— Hillary Jordan, When She Woke

Part of the problem with positive thinking, and many related approaches to happiness, is exactly this desire to reduce big questions to one-size-fits-all self-help tricks or ten point plans.

— Oliver Burkeman, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

mr youse needn’t be so spryconcernin questions artyeach has his tastes but as for ii likes a certain partygimme the he-man’s solid blissfor youse ideas i’ll match yousea pretty girl who naked isis worth a million statues

— E.E. Cummings

Curiosity-inspired questions bring clarity to your heart and help you see the pathway you’re meant to travel.

— Kami Guildner, Firedancer: Your Spiral Journey to a Life of Passion and Purpose

The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.

— Margaret Atwood

Having been an educator for so many years I know that all a good teacher can do is set a context, raise questions or enter into a kind of a dialogic relationship with their students.

— Godfrey Reggio

Education has multiple purposes, but learning how to ask essential questions and how to challenge dogma, tradition, and injustice in appropriate and constructive ways is its highest purposes.

— Gregory S. Prince, Jr.

Learning is the new skill. Imagination, creation and asking new questions are at its core.

— Sugata Mitra

You need to answer questions on where, when and what to do

— Sunday Adelaja

My blog is a collection of answers people don’t want to hear to questions they didn’t ask.

— Sebastyne Young

People naturally want to know about what happened, about my leukemia. They ask the same questions again and again. And there have been so many positive conclusions, even through the bad times, that I don’t mind at all to be reminded of my struggles.

— Jose Carreras

All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them.

— Neil Gaiman, American Gods

So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.

— Franz Kafka

Curiosity is the intellectual need to answer questions and close open patterns. Story plays to this universal desire by doing the opposite, posing questions and opening situations.

— Robert McKee

Don’t focus all your time and effort on creating the templates & perfecting the documents. Answering key product questions is more critical.

— Brian Lawley, Optimal Product Process

I will ask questions that are so wide and open they will feel the need to speak for a week. Then from the information that they give to me, I will mould solutions designed specifically for them.

— Chris Murray, The Extremely Successful Salesman’s Club

A ghost who has only a lay knowledge of the subject will be able to keep asking the same questions as the lay reader, and will therefore open up the potential readership of the book to a much wider audience.

— Robert Harris

Those who say that having childlike faith means not asking questions haven’t met too many children.

— Rachel Held Evans, Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions

(The great questions of the day) are not decided by speeches and majority votes but by blood and iron.

— Otto von Bismarck

What the wise man knows he questions but what the fool believes he sees.

— Jason Versey

The Americans believe they answered all first questions in 1776: since then they’ve just been hammering out the practical details.

— Ray Smith

I have some devotional books you can look over. Learn to quote from them. Nothing discourages unwanted questions as much as a flow of pious bleating.(Petyr Baelish to Sansa Stark)

— George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold

By nature’s kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond man’s power to answer do not occur to him at all.

— George Santayana

Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no fibs.

— Oliver Goldsmith

People often make very bad mistakes because people often don’t ask very simple crucial questions before their actions!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

It wasn’t so much that I was in search of answers. In fact, I was wary of the whole idea of answers. I wanted to climb all the way inside of the questions and see what was there.

— Dani Shapiro, Devotion: A Memoir

Between world and animal are fewer questions than between man and world. How many such questions are there in God’s Word?

— Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

Surely only boring people went in for conversations consisting of questions and answers. The art of true conversation consisted in the play of minds.

— Ved Mehta, All for Love

Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Short questions with long answers, my boy.

— Patrick W. Carr, The Hero’s Lot

Michael O’Toole had no difficulty recognizing which questions in life should be answered by physics and which ones by religion.

— Arthur C. Clarke, Rama II

Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.

— Laura Bush

In times such as these, life often begs us to seek answers when in reality there are only questions available.

— Brian Joyce, The B-Side Diaries

Animals are such agreeable friends- they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.

— George Eliot

Science does not limit itself merely to what is currently verifiable. But it is interested in questions that are potentially verifiable (or, rather, falsifiable).

— Sam Harris

Why did a demon who possessed the savage strength of a werewolf also need such compelling beauty?It was one of those philosophical questions that had no answer.Like why Firefly had been canceled after just one season.

— Alexandra Ivy, A Very Levet Christmas

Man comes closer to God through the questions he asks Him, he liked to say.

— Elie Wiesel, Night

Music is what I have to do, I only answer the questions so that I can do it.

— Jack White

How can I find a way to overcome this?’ is a much better question than ‘Why is my life so bad?’It’s the questions we ask ourselves that will determine how we live our life.

— Steven Aitchison

I believe that young people are looking for answers to the big questions just like everyone else, and that they respect intelligent comment to help guide them through tough times.

— Bill Kurtis

Yoga pants often answer questions I didn’t ask.

— Tim Heaton

Like everything else in life, these questions have no easy answers.

— P. Wish, The Doppelgänger

I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it.

— Michel de Montaigne

This is why they started us here so young: to give ourselves away before the age when the questions ‘why’ and ‘to what’ grow real beaks and claws.

— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

It was much easier to explain the veil than to answer questions about the wounds.

— Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

I try to write stories that are thrilling and full of mystery and funny all at the same time, stories that raise moral questions but come up with very few moral answers, stories that emotionally touch readers through the characters.

— William Lashner

But there is merit even in the mentally retarded legislator. He asks the questions that everyone is afraid to ask for fear of seeming simple.

— John Kenneth Galbraith, The Age of Uncertainty

The world’s questions cannot be simply solved with just one equation.

— Gabriella Jording

The wiseman knows and questions but what the fool believes he sees.

— Jason Versey

CS Lewis may make difficult questions accessible. I don’t think he makes answers ‘easy. – Debra Winger

— Greg Cootsona

Where questions of religion are concerned, people are guilty of every possible sort of dishonesty and intellectual misdemeanor.

— Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion

The questions we don’t ask become the puzzles we don’t solve.

— A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

I can get very philosophical and ask the questions Keats was asking as a young guy. What are we here for? What’s a soul? What’s it all about? What is thinking about, imagination?

— Jane Campion

Do you always ask me the same questions you ask him?””It depends on whether or not I get an answer.

— Anne Bishop, Daughter of the Blood

The moment that changed me for ever was when I had my first seminar with my history professor at the University of Sussex. I realised that history would answer all the questions I had spent my life asking. It was an extraordinary moment.

— Philippa Gregory

We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers, our willingness to embrace what is true rather than what feels good.

— Carl Sagan

Dare I ask Mao and his Communist Party?I fear my throat will be cut into two pieces.In the name of revolution, for thought crimes, Such questions can turn me to ashes.

— Zoë S. Roy, Calls Across the Pacific

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?

— Scott Adams

Don’t ask questions that you don’t want the answer to.

— John Henry Reese

Don’t be confined by the self you have experienced, the self you know. Going beyond what you know and what you have experienced, challenge your brain with new questions and give it new tasks—then it will begin to manifest infinite creativity.

— Ilchi Lee, Calligraphic Meditation for Everyday Happiness

No man has the courage to approach her or initiate questions she herself rise, for all men fear a fascist and she can very well be a fascist’s wife.

— Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives

A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. What do you really feel? And, what do you really want? If you can answer those two, you probably can leave your neuroses behind you.

— Harold Ramis

Oh. Yes. There would be someone, wouldn’t there? Of course there would be a person. Ask at the farmhouse did not mean that you addressed your questions to the front porch. She had not thought it through.

— T. Kingfisher, The Raven and the Reindeer

I don’t pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.

— Arthur C. Clarke

Carrying the weight of a conditioned mind leaves little opportunity for the questions you should be asking.

— RJ Clawson

It is the power of questions that embolden us and keep us as expectant children, all the while developing the power of human consciousness.

— Dan Sanders, The Circle of Six: Emily’s Quest

Think about the answers of the questions that have not yet been asked! When they are asked, you will have the answers ready!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar.

— Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood

— Otto von Bismarck

I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.

— Richard Feyman

The man that is meant to love you will have a million questions about you, but none will ever ask your value.

— Shannon L. Alder

One of the hardest questions I have been asked is ‘How will you manage the army if you are having menstrual cramps?’ I have also been asked if I will have the courage to face criminals. My answer is that courage is not a matter of gender.

— Josefina Vazquez Mota

Technology may create a condition, but the questions are what do we do about ourselves. We better understand ourselves pretty clearly and we better find ways to like ourselves.

— Herbert Simon

All the wrong questions have been asked and the correct answers are not true.

— Michael Hogan, Letters For My Son

Do not ask questions until you have trained yourself not to know the answers.

— Jack Gardner, Words Are Not Things

My typical morning involves some time on the treadmill, but obviously I skip that a lot. Mostly, I wake up, check my email, then get to work on the various interviews and questions and phone calls that come with being an author.

— Karin Slaughter

It was amusing to me to see how the detective’s overbearing manner had changed suddenly to that of a child asking questions of its teacher.

— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Your life is a reflection of the quality of the questions you ask yourself and others.

— Mensah Oteh

It’s good to ask questions that make people uncomfortable.

— Benjamin DeHaven, Confessions of a Self-Help Writer: The Journal of Michael Enzo

But sometimes you have to wait for an answer to come to you. Especially when the questions are difficult ones.

— Patrick Carman, Stargazer

Remember, an easy question can have an easy answer. But a hard question must have a hard answer. And for the hardest questions of all, there may be no answer – except faith.

— Charles Sheffield, Brother to Dragons

It is up to you. How far you want to go and how far you want to grow. Do not let that your worries, the unanswered questions or the abundant and free offer of distractions draw you away from the One who wants to illuminate your way . . .

— Yilda B. Rivera, Courage Under Fire

Some of these questions don’t have finite answers, but the questions themselves are important. Don’t stop asking, and don’t let anybody tell you the questions aren’t worth it. They are.

— Madeleine L’Engle

Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples’ money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people’s freedom and security.

— William F. Buckley, Jr.

The only way to learn new things is to ask questions and be curious. Find the people who inspire your curiosity because those are the ones you will most learn from.

— James Altucher, The Rich Employee

It is the evening that questions thus from within me.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Too many questions can cripple imagination, for how can you apply logical questions to something that is not real?

— S.A. Tawks, The Spirit of Imagination

I believe there are no questions that science can’t answer about a physical universe.

— Stephen Hawking

Life has a way of answering questions you didn’t even ask.

— Steve Maraboli

What, ” “how, ” “when, ” etc are all questions more or less common to religion and philosophy. But to ask “why” is a transgression in religion, and this inquiry has undoubtedly taken the heaviest tolls on intellect.

— Raheel Farooq

What I’ve come to know is that in life, it’s not always the questions we ask, but rather our ability to hear the answers that truly enriches our understanding. Never, never stop learning.

— Lester Holt

When you stop learning stop listening stop looking and asking questions always new questions then it is time to die.

— Lillian Smith

… because a fight’s worth nothing if you know from the start that you’re going to win it. It’s the ones in between that test you. They’re the ones that bring questions with them.

— Markus Zusak, Fighting Ruben Wolfe

Obama will win. We will win. Then we will continue to lose. And the right questions will never be honestly asked or answered, and it’s all just too much.

— Kiese Laymon, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America

That morning set in motion a series of events that caused me to wrestle with questions of God’s goodness.

— K. Howard Joslin, Honest Wrestling: Questions of Faith When Attacked by Life

He who knows all the answers, but none of the questions is like a large gobbling bird on Thanksgiving.

— Jayce O’Neal

You need to change the questions you ask yourself and of your situations, in order to change the trajectory of your life. These are questions that will help you define and refine your purpose.

— Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

A healthy mind observes and questions itself. This is the path to inner peace and happiness. Don’t believe everything you think.

— Vironika Tugaleva

Any knowledge that doesn’t lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.

— Wislawa Szymborska

The only way to know the answer is by asking questions. Religion tries to suppress the questions asking (curiosity) because it can threaten its own existence. The truth is out there, go ask for it!

— Saurabh Gupta Earth5R

I’m friends with Taylor Swift, and I am tired of people asking me questions about our friendship. When I post a picture of us on Instagram, I’m posting a picture of me and my friend.

— Sarah Hyland

There are a lot of questions I keep asking myself about why I do comedy. I guess I laugh to keep from crying. And I guess if you ever get me crying, I might not stop. This is the way I look at tragedy or else I’ll cry.

— Bob Newhart

Perhaps we shouldn’t try to answer the questions now – let’s just note them down. Maurice always said the power in a question is not in the answer, it’s in the way the imagination gets busy when the question is at work.

— Jacqueline Winspear, In This Grave Hour

Subcreation is not just a desire, but a need and a right; it renews our vision and gives us new perspective and insight into ontological questions that might otherwise escape our notice within the default assumptions we make about reality.

— Mark J.P. Wolf, Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory and History of Subcreation

The questions philosophers ask are not so much meaningless as irrelevant.

— Marty Rubin

She didn’t look at me and I didn’t look at her. Some questions are so direct the only way to ask them is sideways.

— Deanna Raybourn, A Spear of Summer Grass

That’s one of those questions that you think of a better answer for five minutes after you’ve answered it.

— S.A. Tawks, Mule

The questions we ask ourselves, in our head, determine where we focus, how we think, how we feel, and what we decide and do.

— Maddy Malhotra, How to Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident: Overcome Fears, Break Habits, Be Successful and Happy

The best questions to ask a killer or ask yourself after an event done by a killer is…Why he did it…How he was trapped in this…Did somebody put him there…….

— Deyth Banger

There is more than a mere suspicion that the scientist who comes to ask metaphysical questions and turns away from metaphysical answers may be afraid of those answers.

— Gregory Zilboorg

Christians have the advantage of searching for all the answers to their questions in God

— Sunday Adelaja

Sanabalis never seemed to eat, and he deflected most of her questions about Dragon cuisine. Then again, he deflected most of her questions about Dragons, period. Which was annoying because he was one, and could in theory be authorative.

— Michelle Sagara West, Cast in Silence

The philosopher cannot seriously put to himself questions that his civilization has not lived.

— William Barrett, Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy

In questions of power let no more be heard of confidence in man but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.

— Thomas Jefferson

Those questions which are unexpected and complicated are the ones I appreciate most. They can help me a great deal. as I am compelled to take an interest in something that might not otherwise have occurred to me.

— Dalai Lama XIV, Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama

You’ve asked enough questions about evil. But you never asked once about love.”So I asked him to tell me about it, but of course his definition lay beyond words. He just went on sitting with me in the dark and taking the weight of my pain.

— Susan Howatch, The High Flyer

Godshawk looked surprised, the way that people generally do when you ask them philosophical questions in shrubberies in the middle of the night.

— Philip Reeve, Fever Crumb

Any learning process that is not entirely invested in questions is under funded.

— Ted Agon, The Human Key Condensed

All the answers to your questions about what your goals can and should be lie within, so does your power to accomplish those goals.

— Anna Stevens, Turn Your Dreams And Wants Into Achievable SMART Goals!

In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.

— Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

I see all these people talking about acting as a great spiritual thing. It’s not. There’s no great mystery to acting. It’s a very simple thing to do, but you have to work hard at it. It’s about asking questions and using your imagination.

— Eddie Marsan

I don’t have the heart to tell him that’s the wrong way to think about the world. There will always be more questions Every answer leads to more questions. The only way to survive is to let some of them go.

— David Levithan, Every Day

.. we are not conscious of most things until we ask ourselves questions about them

— David Eagleman, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

We will remember what it was like to lose you, our pain the black background of our electric blue joy. We will remember that there are few answers to our questions; the questions that seem to float into an endless expanse of sky.

— Kelly Wilson, Caskets from Costco

Many life-affirming questions lead to an endless spool of disconcerting propositions and contradictory conclusions, and even more troubling, some queries prove unanswerable.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.

— Thomas Jefferson

Seeking answers to the questions is what draws us forward. When you have no more questions you can finally live in the satisfaction of the present moment. You have no more questions when you finally learn that love is always the answer.

— Kate McGahan

If you can dedicate yourself to asking questions to reveal your potential, you will discover your potentials and start to fulfil your mission

— Sunday Adelaja

Christianity is a life, not a doctrine . . . I’m not saying never doubt or question. The Lord gave you a mind so that you would make honest use of it. I’m saying you must be sure that the doubts and questions are your own.

— Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

I just wish Mary Elizabeth would ask me questions other than “What’s up?

— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Florentino Ariza always forgot when he should not have that women, and Prudencia Pitre more than any other, always think about the hidden meanings of questions more than about the questions themselves.

— Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

This isn’t the road home. This is a road littered with questions that will inevitably lead to an answer.

— Meryl S. Kavanagh

He was evidently the sort of person who posed questions that were traps for you to fall into.

— Alice Munro

Take the time every day to teach and train yourself how to ask empowering questions. Those who ask the right questions change the world.

— Mensah Oteh

When students learn to wrestle with questions about purpose, audience, and genre, they develop a conceptual view of writing that has lifelong usefulness in any communicative context.

— John C. Bean, Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom

Life comes with problems, you have to accept that. And you have to try to lead the simple life; to not constantly ask questions about the whys and the wherefores of everything.

— Elizabeth Berg, Home Safe

The silence was pregnant with noise, with muted fury, with questions the father found too disgusting to frame and with answers to which the son was incapable of giving voice.

— Johnny Rich, The Human Script

It was machines that scanned the heavens, machines that probed the space between atoms, machines that asked the questions and designed to experiments to answer them. All that was left for mere meat, apparently, was navel-gazing.

— Peter Watts, Echopraxia

When you really want to find the answers to the great questions of your life, you need to look for them deep in yourself.

— Frank Wanderer

Our lives are shaped by the questions we ask. Good questions lead to good outcomes. Bad questions lead to bad outcomes.

— Michael Hyatt, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want

He reminded me of all the questions I asked God years ago when God was too busy to answer.”Try asking God. I think it helps especially if you have problems talking to adults.

— Juanita Ray, Battered

Every question was also an opportunity to create an impression that would guide how all subsequent answers to questions got interpreted.

— Gregory C. Carlson, Sold on Language: How Advertisers Talk to You and What This Says About You

We tried to act familiar, which meant we couldn’t ask the kind of questions that might have helped us figure each other out and year after year the distance grew.

— Heidi Jon Schmidt, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002

The wise men posit questions to which they may not always find immediate answers, but through their reflections God stimulates man in his search for truth – which in the last analysis is a search for God himself.

— University of Navarra, The Navarre Bible: Wisdom Books

Pose your questions to people and you will get countless useless answers.

— Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

The study of psychological trauma has repeatedly led into realms of the unthinkable and foundered on fundamental questions of belief.

— Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Some questions are more complicated than their answers could be.

— Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Open questions like love, life, death, struggle and sex are our experiences, our opinions are not answers but they still remain mysterious unanswered questions. Let it be Open.

— Santosh Kalwar

In art, questions are always more interesting than answers.

— Marcus Berkmann, Set Phasers to Stun: 50 Years of Star Trek

… there are certain questions that must never be asked. Of anyone. Even oneself.

— Jenny Lynne, Above the Sky

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.

— Chanakya

Knowledge is a beautiful thing that can fill us with happiness. Let’s just think about our students who answered brilliantly to questions on various exams.

— Eraldo Banovac

People ask you questions so you can reveal to them God’s intention

— Sunday Adelaja

Life *is* complex, and, in many ways, life *is* beyond our comprehension today…Sometimes important questions have maddeningly complex or inconvenient answers that neither satisfy nor soothe.

— Guy P. Harrison, 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian

For there is nothing quite so terror-inducing as the loss of sleep. It creates phantoms and doubts, causes one to questions one’s own abilities and judgement, and, over time, dismantles, from within, the body.

— Charlie Huston, Sleepless

Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way

— Alan W. Watts, The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

Explaining a professor’s emphasis on teaching over research: “She traded clinical questions with determinable answers for perennial questions with inexhaustible answers.

— Caitlin Keiper

About two-thirds of Americans believe that the Bible “answers all or most of the basic questions of life”—and 28 percent of them admit that they rarely or never read it!

— Timothy Beal, The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book

I’ve always been slightly preoccupied with death or whatever those kind of silly big questions people will tell you to not spend your time worrying about.

— Conor Oberst

An empowered life begins with serious personal questions about oneself. Those answers bare the seeds of success.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Great drama is great questions or it is nothing but technique. I could not imagine a theater worth my time that did not want to change the world.

— Arthur Miller

The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change.

— Richard Bach

It isn’t the sort of thing you ask questions about, because the answers are not usually answers you want to know.

— Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

Frost was no match for Nixon – far from being an intrepid and challenging interviewer, he was a pushover for the great and the famous, always deeply impressed with the fact that here he was, David Frost, putting questions to – Richard Nixon!

— Michael Korda

There remains unique questions calling for a unique mission like yours to answer – and that is your key to significance. Find them and be the answer.

— Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

I can’t really tell how old I am, only that I’m too young to wonder if I asked the right questions in the past, and too old to wish the future will bring me all the answers.

— Gabriel Bá

.. becoming attached to a country involves pressing, uncomfortable questions about justice and opportunity for its least powerful citizens.

— Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

The innocence of such children doesn’t answer our deepest questions about this vale of tears to which we are condemned, but it helps to dispel them. That is the secret to family life.

— Joyce Carol Oates, The Accursed