Questioning Mind Quotes

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C.S. Lewis
“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

Gautama Buddha
“Yes, Kālāmas, it is proper that your have doubt, that you have perplexity, for a doubt has arisen in a matter which is doubtful. Now, look you Kālāmas, do not be led by reports, or traditions, or hearsay. Be not led by the authority of religious texts, not by the delight in speculative opinions, nor by seeming possibilities, not by the idea: 'this is our teacher'. But, O Kālāmas, when you know for yourself that certain things are unwholesome, and wrong, and bad, then give them up... And when you know for yourself that certain things are wholesome and good, then accept them and follow them.”
The Buddha

Hank Green
“I follow and cultivate my own curiosity. I think curiosity is one of the top two or three human characteristics. It's something that I really like about myself. [...] I want to understand stuff! I want to understand people! Following my curiosity so frequently leads me to better life decisions and better business decisions but also - just feeling better! You're never going to feel bad about your whole life if you loved people and you were curious. I mean, that's kind of all I want!”
Hank Green

Melody Carlson
“What if?..
What if I am all to see?
What if life is only this? And Ignorance is bliss?
What if love is only pain? And nothing can be gained by living everyday
And there is no better way?
What then?”
Melody Carlson, My Name is Chloe

Joseph Joubert
“Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety.”
Joseph Joubert

“A wise man’s questions contain half the answer.”
Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Toba Beta
“Heart answered the question
which yet to be posed by mind.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Richie Norton
“Questions open a space in your mind that allow better answers to breathe.”
Richie Norton

Ashim Shanker
“Doubt has become the veritable wellspring of my creative process and my philosophic explorations. It has equipped me with the temerity and wherewithal to question certain truths deemed ‘fundamental’ by my betters. Defiance has made me stubborn—possibly even arrogant—enough to shrug off rejection and all fears thereof, no matter how lacerating to the self-esteem these could be. It has given me the will to seek only to satisfy myself.”
Ashim Shanker, Sinew of the Social Species

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
“Voltaire responded that, on the contrary, vivisection showed that the dog has the same organes de sentiment that a human has. "Answer me, you who believes that animals are only machines," he wrote. "Has nature arranged for this animal to have all the machinery of feelings only in order for it not to have any at all?”
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Who am I?
What is my mission?”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Who can understand the profound mystery of God?”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Genius is not the one who gives answers, it's the one who asks the questions.”
Saurabh Gupta Earth5R

Paullina Simons
“Ask yourself three questions [...] and you will know who you are. Ask: what do you believe in? What do you hope for? But most important - ask: what do you love?”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

“Your thoughts don't make you who you are, your actions do. Be better than your thoughts.”
Bucky Buckbinder

Mehmet Murat ildan
“It is always a good chance for you to meet someone who does not think like you, who does not dress like you, who does not speak like you, who is not of your religion, who does not conform to your morality, because encountering all these different things makes you question yourself!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Maria Goodin
“What happens when you don't know the truth but you can't believe the lies, when you can't find a way--through fact or fiction--to give meaning to your own existence? Without a narrative for you own life, do you ever really exist at all?”
Maria Goodin, From the Kitchen of Half Truth

Brad McKinniss
“I want you to ask yourself the entire time before you meet me, 'Is this really what I want?”
Brad McKinniss, Beast Machine

Octavian Paler
“Deși nu știu, domnule sculptor, cum e mai rău: să-ți pară rău de ce ai făcut sau de ce n-ai făcut. Asta niciodată n-am reușit să mă decid...”
Octavian Paler, Un om norocos

“Da li ste zaista zaljubljeni u tu osobu ili ste zaljubljeni u osecaj koji imate dok ste sa njom?”
Tamara Stamenkovic

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Always try to see yourself from the window of other cultures; only then you may begin questioning your own culture! And the road to freedom always starts with sincere questioning!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“You carry your thoughts like some drunk carries a bottle of liquor in one of his side pockets; you are equally dependent on them. Have you ever asked yourself if you really own them? - On Thoughts”
Lamine Pearlheart, To Life from the Shadows

“Question everything to become enlightened.”
Bert McCoy

Glennon Doyle
“Which of my beliefs are of my own creation and which were programmed into me?”
Glennon Doyle, Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living / A Toolkit for Modern Life