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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

"All joking aside, I'm a television watcher and I get frustrated with shows sometimes when they set up puzzles and then they don't give answers. It's just more questions and more questions." - Sarah Michelle Gellar

"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 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

"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

"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

"Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: Yes. Yes. No. One time in high school. Three times in my twenties. Rocks no salt. Yes. Four. Never. And how dare you! I will take no further questions." - Ellen Degeneres

"Solutions come through evolution. They come through asking the right questions, because the answers pre-exist. It is the questions that we must define and discover. You don't invent the answer-you reveal the answer." - Jonas Salk

"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 often pose questions to myself and want the answers. The questions may be psychological or emotional. Or they may involve botany or physiology. I am very curious about strangers I observe - as in a bus line. I am very attached to finding out answers." - Lydia Davis

"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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

"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 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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

"Man in his effort to pray and receive guidance actually enhances his separation from who he really is and what he is reaching for. In time, you have all answers to all questions." - Esther Hicks

"As a filmmaker, I ask questions but don't have answers. Moviemaking is a philosophical exploration. I invite the audience to come on the journey and discover what they think and feel." - David Cronenberg

"The job is to ask questions - it always was - and to ask them as inexorably as I can. And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility." - Arthur Miller

"If you're bourgeois, money is it. It's all the questions and all the answers. Ain't no E-flat or color blue, only $12.98 or $1,000. If it isn't money, it isn't nothing." - John Coltrane

"Nora: I have questions. Patch: I should have known you've only been keeping me around for answers. Nora: Well, that and your kisses. Anyone ever tell you you're an incredible kisser?" - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Ultimately faith is the only key to the universe. The final meaning of human existence, and the answers to the questions on which all our happiness depends cannot be found in any other way." - Thomas Merton

"The most important aspect of freedom of speech is freedom to learn. All education is a continuous dialogue - questions and answers that pursue every problem on the horizon. That is the essence of academic freedom." - William O Douglas

"We struggle with, agonize over and bluster heroically about the great questions of life when the answers to most of these lie hidden in our attitude toward the thousand minor details of each day." - Robert Grudin

"Designing a winning strategy is the art of asking questions, experimenting and then constantly renewing the thinking process by questioning the answers. No matter how good today's strategy is, you must always keep reinventing it." - Constantinos C. Markides

"All history is an attempt to find pattern and meaning in a section of human experience, and every historian worthy of the name raises questions about man's ultimate destiny and the meaning of all history to which, as history, he can provide no answers. The answers belong to the realm of theology." - G. B. Caird

"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

"We should not be ashamed of not having answers to all questions yet...I'm perfectly happy staring somebody in the face saying, I don't know yet, and we've got top people working on it. The moment you feel compelled to provide an answer, then you're doing the same thing that the religious community does: providing answers to every possible question." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"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

"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

"Can we afford clean water? Can we afford rivers and lakes and streams and oceans which continue to make possible life on this planet? Can we afford life itself? Those questions were never asked as we destroyed the waters of our nation, and they deserve no answers as we finally move to restore and renew them. These questions answer themselves." - Edmund Muskie

"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

"In the old economy, it was all about having the answers. But in today's dynamic, lean economy, it's more about asking the right questions. A More Beautiful Question is about figuring out how to ask, and answer, the questions that can lead to new opportunities and growth." - Eric Ries

"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

"If we respect students abilities to define their own experiences, to generate their own hypotheses, and to discover new ways of categorizing the world, we might not be so quick to evaluate the adequacy of their answers. We might, instead, begin listening to their questions. Out of the questions of students come some of the most creative ideas and discoveries." - Ellen Langer

"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

"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

"Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions, since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves; because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish the dogmatic assurance which closes the mind against speculation; but above all because, through the greatness of the universe which philosophy contemplates, the mind is also rendered great, and becomes capable of that union with the universe which constitutes its highest good." - Bertrand Russell

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"One of the big misapprehensions about mathematics that we perpetrate in our classrooms is that the teacher always seems to know the answer to any problem that is discussed. This gives students the idea that there is a book somewhere with all the right answers to all of the interesting questions, and that teachers know those answers. And if one could get hold of the book, one would have everything settled. That's so unlike the true nature of mathematics." - Leon Henkin

"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

"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

"The Work is merely four questions; it's not even a thing. It has no motive, no strings. It's nothing without your answers. These four questions will join any program you've got ad enhance it. Any religion you have-they'll enhance it. If you have no religion, they will bring you joy. And they'll burn up anything that isn't true for you. They'll burn through to the reality that has always been waiting." - Byron Katie

"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

"I have more questions than answers in this world as do most poets and writers. The field of memory we exist in is absolutely encompassing and is both a question and answer. It is memory that provides the heart with impetus, fuels the brain, and propels the corn plant from seed to fruit." - Joy Harjo

"Wisdom and knowledge can best be understood together. Knowledge is learning, the power of the mind to understand and describe the universe. Wisdom is knowing how to apply knowledge and how not to apply it. Knowledge is knowing what to say; wisdom is knowing whether or not to say it. Knowledge gives answers; wisdom asks questions. Knowledge can be taught, wisdom grows from experience." - Starhawk

"And before long , the msuic , the views rushing past the window , my fathers voice and the narrow cobblestone streets all merged into one , and it seemed to me that while we would never find answers to these fundamental questions , it was good for us to ask them anyway . pg. 284" - Orhan Pamuk

"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

"Properly speaking, global thinking is not possible... Look at one of those photographs of half the earth taken from outer space, and see if you recognize your neighborhood. The right local questions and answers will be the right global ones. The Amish question, what will this do to our community? tends toward the right answer for the world." - Wendell Berry

"All of my life, I have been fascinated by the big questions that face us, and have tried to find scientific answers to them. If, like me, you have looked at the stars, and tried to make sense of what you see, you too have started to wonder what makes the universe exist." - Stephen Hawking

"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

"For me, the favourite chapters have always been the last chapters in the books. I knew exactly how each book would end - and how the first chapter of the following book would begin. I knew I wanted to leave the readers with answers - and a bunch of new questions!" - Michael Scott

"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

"Logic leaves us no choice. In that sense, math always involves both invention and discovery: we invent the concepts but discover their consequences. ... 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

"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

"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

"Enjoy the questions and forget the answers." - Paulo Coelho

"Science can have a purifying effect on religion, freeing it from beliefs of a pre-scientific age and helping us to a truer conception of God. At the same time, I am far from believing that science will ever give us the answers to all our questions." - Nevill Francis Mott

" 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

"...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

"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

"Once you were a child. Once you knew what inquiry was for. There was a time when you asked questions because you wanted answers, and were glad when you had found them. Become a child again, even now... You have gone wrong. Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth." - C S Lewis

"Our society is falling back increasingly on rampant consumerism and self-promoting social media as a way for people to feel that their lives matter - self-centered means of numbing the questions of mattering. Culture has relapsed back into the self-aggrandizing, glorifying answers that the Athenians had presumed, which had Socrates railing against them until he got so annoying that they killed him." - Rebecca Goldstein

"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

"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

"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

"His mind reeled. Now, empowered to ask questions of utmost rudeness-and promised answers-he could, conceivably (though it was almost unimaginable), ask someone, some adult, his father perhaps: "Do you lie?" But he would have no way of knowing if the answer he received was true." - Lois Lowry

"In mathematics, if a pattern occurs, we can go on to ask, Why does it occur? What does it signify? And we can find answers to these questions. In fact, for every pattern that appears, a mathematician feels he ought to know why it appears." - W. W. Sawyer

"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

"Shaking herself, Petunia looked around. Several of her sisters had been talking to her, but she hadn't heard them. "And that answers our questions about why he gave himself up," Poppy was saying, a smile turning up one corner of her mouth as she looked at Petunia. "Now if everyone could please avoid saying his name [Oliver], so that Petunia doesn't drift off again...?" - Jessica Day George

"Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, Did you bring joy? The second was, Did you find joy?" - Leo Buscaglia

"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



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