Question Quotes

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Albert Einstein
“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?”
Albert Einstein

Bill Hicks
“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

Vera Nazarian
“It's a fact—everyone is ignorant in some way or another.

Ignorance is our deepest secret.

And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don't know it or don't want to admit it.

Here is a quick test:

If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never questioned the basics, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are likely ignorant.

Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who, in your opinion, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic honest conversation.

It will do both of you good.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Hermann Hesse
“I have always thirsted for knowledge, I have always been full of questions.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Rick Riordan
“When I got across, I looked back and saw Tyson giving Grover a piggyback ride (or was it a goatyback ride?).”
Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

Euripides
“Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.”
Euripides

Douglas Adams
“Exactly!" said Deep Thought. "So once you do know what the question actually is, you'll know what the answer means.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

James Joyce
“The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question.”
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Yogi Berra
“I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question.”
Yogi Berra

pleasefindthis
“I'd rather live with the answer than die with the question.”
pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

Bill Watterson
“Calvin is hammering nails into coffee table.
Mom: CALVIN WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO THE COFFEE TABLE?!?
Calvin: Is this some sort of trick question, or what?”
Bill Watterson

Jean Rhys
“Have all beautiful things sad destinies?”
Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea

Vera Nazarian
“Q: Why do I love thee, O Night?
A: Because you know I will never answer.”
Vera Nazarian

B.F. Skinner
“The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do. The mystery which surrounds a thinking machine already surrounds a thinking man.”
B.F. Skinner, Contingencies Of Reinforcement: A Theoretical Analysis

“What's my age again?”
Blink-182

Criss Jami
“Question like a child, reason like an adult, and write like a sage.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Marvin Gaye
“To share is precious, pure and fair.
Don't play with something you should cherish for life. Don't you wanna care, ain't it lonely out there?”
Marvin Gaye

Jodi Picoult
“The first question she was asked was What do you do? as if that were enough to define you. Nobody ever asked you who you really were, because that changed. You might be a judge or a mother or a dreamer. You might be a loner or a visionary or a pessimist. You might be the victim, and you might be the bully. You could be the parent, and also the child. You might wond one day and heal the next.”
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

Thomas Henry Huxley
“[Responding to the Bishop of Oxford, Samuel Wilberforce's question whether he traced his descent from an ape on his mother's or his father's side]

A man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. If there were an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man—a man of restless and versatile intellect—who … plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance, only to obscure them by an aimless rhetoric, and distract the attention of his hearers from the real point at issue by eloquent digressions and skilled appeals to religious prejudice.”
Thomas Huxley

Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi
“If the people of this religion are asked about the proof for the soundness of their religion, they flare up, get angry and spill the blood of whoever confronts them with this question. They forbid rational speculation, and strive to kill their adversaries. This is why truth became thoroughly silenced and concealed.”
Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi

Laurell K. Hamilton
“Pretend I asked, now answer the question...”
Laurell K. Hamilton

Catherine Hapka
“A little damage makes people more interesting, right?”
Catherine Hapka, Something Borrowed

Langston Hughes
“My old man's a white old man
And my old mother's black.
If ever I cursed my white old man
I take my curses back.
If ever I cursed my black old mother
And wished she were in hell,
I'm sorry for that evil wish
And now i wish her well
My old man died in a fine big house
My Ma died in a shack.
I wonder were i'm going to die,
Being neither white nor black?”
Langston Hughes

Victoria Schwab
“He wondered about himself (whether he was broken, or special, or better, or worse) and about other people (whether they were really all as stupid as they seemed).”
Victoria Schwab, Vicious

Vera Nazarian
“For as long as there's anyone to ask 'Why?' the answer will always be, 'Why not?”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Criss Jami
“All knowledge meets an end at the question '...Why?”
Criss Jami, Healology

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When I’m at the bottom looking up, the main question may not be ‘how do I get out of this hole?’ In reality, the main question might be ‘how do I get rid of the shovel that I used to dig it?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, A View from the Front Porch: Encounters with Life and Jesus

Alberto Manguel
“The starting point is a question.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Nikki Sixx
“What's the best angle to cut someone's throat? Well, usually from behind. That's usually how it works.”
Nikki Sixx

Steve Kluger
“Why do guys insist on wearing those odious jeans with their rear ends hanging down around their ankles? Do they really think it's hot?”
Steve Kluger

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