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Answers Are Questions Quotes


"Remember, the answers are in the questions." - John G. Miller

"The questions are more important than the answers." - W Edwards Deming

"It's okay to ask questions, but get the answers. So, where are the answers? Since the questions came from within you, guess where the answers are? Within you." - Prem Rawat

"Anecdotes generate questions, not answers." - Steven Novella

"If there are questions then, of course, there are answers, but the final answer makes the questions seem absurd." - John Cage

"Answers are closed rooms; and questions are open doors that invite us in." - Nancy Willard

"I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about." - Arthur C Clarke

"There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions." - Barry Lopez

"The answers are all out there, we just need to ask the right questions." - Oscar Wilde

"There are questions that you don't ask because you're afraid of the answers to them." - Agatha Christie

"In the realm of totalitarian kitsch, all answers are given in advance and preclude any questions." - Milan Kundera

"Ask BIG questions, find BIG answers." - Sugata Mitra

"What are your goals? Where are you going? Why are you here? What are you? Scientology has answers to these questions, good answers that are true, answers that work for you. For the subject matter of Scientology is you." - L Ron Hubbard

"Questions are the important thing, answers are less important. Learning to ask a good question is the heart of intelligence. Learning the answer-well, answers are for students. Questions are for thinkers." - Roger Schank

"Do not answer the person whose questions are vile. Do not question a person whose answers are vile." - Confucius

"The best creative solutions don't come from finding good answers to the questions that are presented... They come from inventing new questions!" - Seth Godin

"If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions, be sure to do something with the answers." - Robert Foster Bennett

"You love tests?" "Well, yeah. There are questions and answers. True or false, multiple choice, essay. What's not to love?" - Nora Roberts

"Innovation happens when people are given the freedom to ask questions and the resources and power to find the answers." - Richard Branson

"We used to have lots of questions to which there were no answers. Now, with the computer, there are lots of answers to which we haven't thought up questions." - Peter Ustinov

"Ask courageous questions. Do not be satisfied with superficial answers." - Carl Sagan

"Yesterday's answers has nothing to do with today's questions." - Dave Mustaine

"Questions draw us together. Answers push us apart." - Peter Block

"When I had all the answers, the questions changed." - Paulo Coelho

"We run the company by questions, not by answers." - Eric Schmidt

"Ask questions if you really want to know the answers." - Lexi Ainsworth

"Cherish the questions, for the answers keep changing." - Albert Einstein

"Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety." - Joseph Joubert

"Questions would be asked. Answers would be ignored." - Ben Aaronovitch

"Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers." - Voltaire

"Never before has the world been so desperately asking for answers to crucial questions, and never before has the world been so frantically committed to the idea that no answers are possible." - Edmund Clowney

"We must not expect simple answers to far-reaching questions. However far our gaze penetrates, there are always heights beyond which block our vision." - Alfred North Whitehead

"The press always wants to know how many people will be killed or how much it will cost, but the answers to those questions are not knowable." - Donald Rumsfeld

"Sometimes we have to do a thing in order to find out the reason for it. Sometimes our actions are questions, not answers." - John Le Carre

"Be aware of everything around you, because you are receiving the answers to your questions in every moment of the day." - Rhonda Byrne

"The answers to these questions will determine your success or failure. 1) Can people trust me to do what's right? 2) Am I committed to doing my best? 3) Do I care about other people and show it? If the answers to these questions are yes, there is no way you can fail." - Lou Holtz

"I don't write books because I have answers. I write books because I have questions. What we are is the questions that we ask, not the answers that we provide. It's all about the process of self-examination. I think that's what the best writing always contains." - John Edgar Wideman

"Sometimes there are no answers." - Christopher Paolini

"Many of the questions we ask God can't be answered directly, not because God doesn't know the answers but because our questions don't make sense. As C.S. Lewis once pointed out, many of our questions are, from God's point of view, rather like someone asking, "Is yellow square or round?" or "How many hours are there is a mile?" - N T Wright

"You see, the problem in life isn't in receiving answers. The problem is in identifying your current questions. Once you get the questions right, the answers always come." - James Redfield

"Most people believe that great leaders are distinguished by their ability to give compelling answers. This profound book shatters that assumption, showing that the more vital skill is asking the right questions.... Berger poses many fascinating questions, including this one: What if companies had mission questions rather than mission statements? This is a book everyone ought to read-without question." - Adam Grant

"No one comes to your website to be entertained. They have questions they think you can answer. Content answers questions." - Jay Baer

"Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers." - Anthony Robbins

"don't write out of what I know; I write out of what I wonder. I think most artists create art in order to explore, not to give the answers. Poetry and art are not about answers to me; they are about questions." - Lucille Clifton

"Stop looking all over the place for "the answers" - whatever they are - and start looking for the questions - the inquiries which are most important in your life, and give them answers. You do not live each day to discover what it holds for you, but to create it." - Neale Donald Walsch

"The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask." - Nancy Newhall

"A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers." - Helen Keller

"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers." - Thomas Pynchon

"Just when you think you know the answers, I change the questions." - Roddy Piper

"Ask the right questions if you're going to find the right answers." - Vanessa Redgrave

"Don't bother asking God for answers about life. Most likely you're asking the wrong questions." - Josh Kilmer-Purcell

"The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions." - Claude Levi-Strauss

"I still think science is looking for answers and art is looking for questions," - Marc Quinn

"Wisdom is a love affair with questions. Knowledge is a love affair with answers." - Julio Olalla

"We Ask the Gods for Answers and They Give Us Questions" - Christopher Moore

"You can't get right answers if you're asking the wrong questions." - Mark Victor Hansen

"It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions." - Jill Shalvis

"Enjoying life isn't about finding the answers, but living the questions." - Sue Margolis

"Ask the right questions, and the answers will always reveal themselves" - Oprah Winfrey

"That's all managing is: just coming up with the right questions and getting the right answers." - Jack Welch

"Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers." - Gene Wolfe

"It's not enough to have the right answers. You have to have the right questions." - Tim Ferriss

"Answers to our sincere questions come when we earnestly seek and when we live the commandments." - Rosemary M. Wixom

"When you ask the best questions of yourself and others, you invite the best answers." - Angela Bassett

"If you dislike the answers you're getting from life, try asking better questions." - Steve Pavlina

"Since God is, He is to be found in the questions as well as the answers." - Elie Wiesel

"Having all the answers just means you've been asking boring questions." - Joey Comeau

"Questions don't have to make sense, Vincent," said Miss Susan. "But answers do." - Terry Pratchett

"Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers." - Josef Albers

"If you live the questions, life will move you into answers." - Deepak Chopra

"I really like how the sixth book is going. A lot happens in the sixth book and a lot of questions are answered. I really have a sense that we are nearly there and it is time for answers, not more questions and clues, although obviously there are a few clues as I am not quite finished yet." - J K Rowling

"Philosophical questions are not by their nature insoluble. They are, indeed, radically different from scientific questions, because they concern the implications and other interrelations of ideas, not the order of physical events; their answers are interpretations instead of factual reports, and their function is to increase not our knowledge of nature, but our understanding of what we know." - Susanne Katherina Langer

"It is a funny thing, but when I am making music, all the answers I seek for in life seem to be there, in the music. Or rather, I should say, when I am making music, there are no questions and no need for answers." - Gustav Mahler

"Anyone who says the artist's field is all answers and no questions has never done any writing or had any dealings with imageryYou are confusing two concepts: answering the questions and formulating them correctly. Only the latter is required of an author." - Anton Chekhov

"The word question is derived from the Latin quarrier (to seek) which is the same root as the word for quest. A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves." - Anonymous

"There are no answers, only cross references" - Norbert Wiener

"To gain knowledge, we must learn to ask the right questions; and to get answers, we must act, not wait for answers to occur to us." - Anatol Rapoport

"People will continue to search for answers to universal and perplexing problems. But to find meaningful answers, one must first know what questions to ask." - Jacque Fresco

"If you want to find the answers to the Big Questions about your soul, you'd best begin with the Little Answers about your body." - George A Sheehan

"Random questions are the least random of all questions." - John Green

"Stop asking yourself questions that have no meaning. Or if they have, you'll find out when you need to - find out both the questions and the answers." - Thomas Merton

"It's the stupid questions that have some of the most surprising and interesting answers. Most people never think to ask the stupid questions." - Cory Doctorow

"We did that often, asking each other questions whose answers we already knew. Perhaps it was so that we would not ask the other questions, the ones whose answers we did not want to know." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"A picture can be an answer as well as a question but if you can't answer your question try to question your question... There can be questions without answers but no answers without questions." - Ernst Haas

"There was a time when I had all the answers. My real growth began when I discovered that the questions to which I had the answers were not the important questions." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"It is the function of a liberal university not to give right answers, but to ask right questions." - Cynthia Ozick

"Three things give the student the possibility of surpassing his teacher: ask a lot of questions, remember the answers, teach." - John Amos Comenius

"He never lied to me. I just didn't ask the questions I didn't want to know the answers to." - Josh Lanyon

"I was adrift in a sea of questions and if answers were lifeboats, I was in imminent danger of drowning." - Karen Marie Moning

"I wish that we worried more about asking the right questions instead of being so hung up on finding answers." - Madeleine L'Engle

"I tried to use the questions and answers as an armature on which to build a sculpture of genuine conversation." - Clifton Paul Fadiman

"The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been hidden by the answers." - James A Baldwin

"If the young filmmakers ask themselves enough questions and come up with enough answers and get the scripts tight enough." - Jihan El-Tahri

"You ask rather too many questions. I have given you answers enough for the present: now I want to read." - Charlotte Bronte

"Being human means asking the questions of one's own being and living under the impact of the answers given to this question. And, conversely, being human means receiving answers to the questions of one's own being and asking questions under the impact of the answers." - Paul Tillich

"Socrates himself said, 'One thing only I know, and this is that I know nothing.' Remember this statement, because it is an admission that is rare, even among philosophers. Moreover, it can be so dangerous to say in public that it can cost you your life. The most subversive people are those who ask questions. Giving answers is not nearly as threatening. Any one question can be more explosive than a thousand answers." - Jostein Gaarder

"Curiosity is the essence of human existence. 'Who are we? Where are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?' I don't know. I don't have any answers to those questions. I don't know what's over there around the corner. But I want to find out." - Gene Cernan

"Ask the right questions. The fastest way to change the answers you receive - from yourself and others - is to change the questions you ask. Asking the right questions will get you better answers - because the questions you ask will either limit or expand the possible responses." - Lee J. Colan

"...all the answers are but waiting for us while we, poor fools, ask questions and wait for the secrets of God to open themselves up to us: when they, all the while, are waiting for us to open ourselves up to them..." - Muhammad Asad

"Science shares with religion the claim that it answers deep questions about origins, the nature of life, and the cosmos. But there the resemblance ends. Scientific beliefs are supported by evidence, and they get results. Myths and faiths are not and do not." - Richard Dawkins

"When you are confronted with challenges that are difficult to conquer or you have questions arise, the answers to which you do not know, hold fast to the things you do know. Hang on to your firmest foundation, however limited that may be, and from that position of strength face the unknown." - Jeffrey R. Holland

"You spend so much time wondering who you are, don't you think? You flounder about, searching for your identity, when most of the time it is plain as the nose on your face. You struggle with questions of purpose and need, and forget that the answers are found mostly inside yourselves." - Terry Brooks

"People are searching for reasons for believing, searching for answers to the big existential questions of "Why am I here?" and "What is life all about?" I find that people are able to accept the teaching of the Gospel when it's presented to them in both a rational and positive way." - Jonathan Morris

"My films are intended as polemical statements against the American 'barrel down' cinema and its dis-empowerment of the spectator. They are an appeal for a cinema of insistent questions instead of false (because too quick) answers, for clarifying distance in place of violating closeness, for provocation and dialogue instead of consumption and consensus." - Michael Haneke

"Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are." - Oscar Wilde

"Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are." - Oscar Wilde

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"I would like the church to be a place where the questions of people are honored rather than a place where we have all the answers. The church has to get out of propaganda. The future will involve us in more interfaith dialogue. ... We cannot say we have the only truth." - John Shelby Spong

" the words of Max DePree: "Management has a lot to do with answers. But leadership is a function of questions. And the first question for a leader always is: 'Who do we intend to be?' Not 'What are we going to do?' but 'Who do we intend to be?'"" - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"Many people can't deal with unanswered questions, which religion exploits by providing answers, even if they are just made up by someone. This is also why we love TV shows and movies that neatly wrap up everything in exactly an hour or two." - Bill Maher

"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

"Children whose curiosity survives parental discipline and who manage to grow up before they blow up are invited to join the Yale faculty. Within the university they go on asking their questions and trying to find the answers ... it is a place where the world's hostility to curiosity can be defied." - Edmund Morgan

"We live in a world that treats the dead better than the living. We, the living are askers of questions and givers of answers, and we have other grave defects unpardonable by a system that believes death, like money, improves people." - Eduardo Galeano

"Questions are places in your mind where answers fit. If you haven't asked the question, the answer has nowhere to go. It hits your mind and bounces right off. You have to ask the question - you have to want to know - in order to open up the space for the answer to fit." - Clayton Christensen

"Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That's what music is to me." - Janis Joplin" - Janis Joplin

"Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That's what music is to me." - Janis Joplin" - Janis Joplin

"I can promise you none of these things. No sphere of usefulness; you are not needed there at all. No scope of your talents; only forgiveness for having perverted them. No atmosphere of inquiry, for I will bring you to the land not of questions but of answers, and you shall see the face of God. (pg 40)" - C S Lewis

"Sometimes questions are more important than answers." - Nancy Willard

"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions." - Edgar Cayce

"Genius knows where the questions are hidden." - Mason Cooley

"Without theory, there are no questions." - W Edwards Deming

"Questions are creative acts of intelligence." - Francis Kingdon Ward

"The simplest questions are the most difficult." - William S Burroughs

"Sometimes, questions are more hurtful than insults." - Mitch Albom

"True faith goes into operation when there are no answers." - Elisabeth Elliot

"Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different." - Albert Einstein

"the point is that there are always answers." - John Green

"Life's simplest answers are often the easiest to overlook." - Stephen King

"The answers are never 'out there. ' All the answers are 'in there, ' inside you, waiting to be discovered." - Chris Prentiss

"If you don't ask the right questions, I can't give you the answers, and if you don't know the right question to ask, you're not ready for the answers" - Ed Parker

"We no longer just take religious identity from our parents, so what's going on? Why are people going to this series, why are people reading so many books about religion? It's because they want answers. The answers are no longer just passed down from generation to generation. It's harder for people. In effect, you have to roll up your sleeve and ask the questions. But if you do it, if you forge your own identity, it can be much more personal and much more meaningful to you." - Bruce Feiler

"The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve." - Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper

"I cannot expect even my own art to provide all of the answers, only to hope it keeps asking the right questions." - Grace Hartigan

"I get paid to ask questions I don't know the answers to and to complain about the things that bother me." - Jack Cafferty

"I do not know who I am, where I am going - and I am the one who has to decide the answers to these hideous questions." - Sylvia Plath

"Clear content, simple navigation and answers to customer questions have the biggest impact on business value. Advanced technology matters much less." - Jakob Nielsen

"The fatal pedagogical error is to throw answers like stones at the heads of those who have not yet asked the questions." - Paul Tillich

"I have frequently seen people become neurotic when they content themselves with inadequate or wrong answers to the questions of life." - Carl Jung

"Logical thinking will not be enough to get answers to the questions that matter most in life. We need revelation from God." - Henry B Eyring

"What is great about art and artists is that we get to ask the questions, even though we may never know the answers." - Dennis Quaid

"I started realizing that I wasn't so dumb; rather, most people simply didn't know the answers to the questions that I was interested in-or they didn't care" - Dean Kamen

"I have no desire for any type of introspection at all. I don't ever ask myself any questions. I don't want answers." - Harmony Korine

"In mathematics, our freedom lies in the questions we ask - and in how we pursue them - but not in the answers awaiting us." - Steven Strogatz

"When I sit down to interview people, I don't hold questions and I don't know the answers. They're more like conversations that become lessons." - Dave Grohl

"My films require that the spectator ask the big existential questions. If you're not interested of turning inwards for answers, my films won't fulfill their whole purpose." - Lisa Langseth

"Your preparation for the real world is not in the answers you"ve learned, but in the questions you"ve learned how to ask yourself." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"I recruit hungry kids who love the game and want to get better and feel they have more questions than answers" - Bo Ryan

"Why was I feeling this way? Why was everything so bad in my life? I had no answers to these questions" - Susan Smith

"Right answers to difficult questions are better than wrong answers to difficult questions." - N T Wright

"There are no dumb male questions. There are dumb males, but not dumb male questions." - Brooke Shields



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