Quotations on Question

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If you write, one of the questions you're always trying to answer is, Where do you get your ideas? And, if you write, you know how pointless a question this is and how difficult it is to answer.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Ideas, Question, Questions, Trying)

The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
- Peter Abelard
(Keywords: Wisdom, Truth, Key, Question, Questioning)

It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot.
- Edmond About
(Keywords: Men, Country, Information, Opinions, Question, states)

I really try at least to come back and answer the question as to whether that was really the best way to do that and was I really thinking straight and how did my opponents behave and how did the judges behave was needed.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Judges, Opponents, Question, Thinking)

The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Life, Man, Question, Will, Yield)

On the Northern Ireland question, for instance, the British and Irish governments prohibit media contact with members of the IRA, but we have always gone ahead, believing in the right to information.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Information, Ireland, Irish, Media, Question, Right)

Well, I actually tell my son that I don't have any hair because he asked me the same question that I gave it to him when he was born, so he actually still believes that. He's five years old.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Son, Hair, Old, Question, Years)

I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Women, Help, Opinion, Question, Right, Will, Woman)

I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because I assumed I knew something. I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question, and they didn't know how to get out of it. Now, I let them take me through it step by step, and I listen.
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Now, Question, Questions)

I am very excited to be supporting one of the world's most visionary efforts to seek basic answers to some of the fundamental question about our universe and what other civilisations may exist elsewhere.
- Paul Allen
(Keywords: Answers, May, Question, Universe, World)

In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Truth, Action, Decision, Consequences, Doubt, Question, Sense, Spirit)

In my professional work with the Agency, by the late '70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency's impact on American policy.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Intelligence, Work, Policy, American, Question, Value)

If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Music, Poetry, Correction, Disorder, Question, Words)

But my answer to that question would have to be, aside from the obvious, which is the people and the relationships that you garner over a long period of time but the catering. The catering. They're the best. So it's the food.
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Food, Time, People, Obvious, Question, Relationships)

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
(Keywords: Iraq, Leaders, Question, Questions)

One of the reasons why when Elvis dies or the Son of Sam is captured ABC News' ratings go up is because people who don't normally watch news are watching then. The question is, do you want to attract people who don't watch network news or fight over the people who do?
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Son, People, Fight, Network, News, Question, Want)

That said, the question remains: how to strike the balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world, both blessed and cursed with instant communication? We should not fight fire with fire, threats with threats.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Balance, Communication, Fight, Fire, Free speech, Question, Respect, World)

Well, there's a question as to what sort of information is important in the world, what sort of information can achieve reform. And there's a lot of information. So information that organizations are spending economic effort into concealing, that's a really good signal that when the information gets out, there's a hope of it doing some good.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Hope, Effort, Information, Question, Reform, World)

It's a moral question about whether we have the right to exterminate species.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Question, Right)

At this point we've answered about every question you could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine, so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz, where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays and literature, poetry... stuff that we like. It's fun.
- Rene Auberjonois
(Keywords: Poetry, Deep, Fun, Jazz, Literature, Question, Space)

On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Ideas, Answers, Confusion, Machine, Question, Right, Will, Wrong)

The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like.
- Michael Badnarik
(Keywords: Government, War, Limitations, Question, Will, World, World war)

Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest... beautiful, no. Amusing, yes.
- Josephine Baker
(Keywords: Luck, Question, Rest)

The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: War, Effort, End, Question, Responsibility, Sense, Succeed)

Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental, is the modern growth of population closely connected with scientific and medical discoveries. It is interesting that the United Nations has set up a special Commission to study this question.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Medical, Change, Growth, Cause, Nations, Population, Question, Study, United)

The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Love, Soul, Possibility, Conquest, Question, Surrender)

The question is no longer whether the United States should contribute to assuring Israel's survival and prosperity; that goes without saying.
- George Ball
(Keywords: Survival, Israel, Prosperity, Question, Saying, states, United)

What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: Trust, People, Question, Years)

There are things that I would say that you could call an instant of time; or better, a now. As we live we seem to move through a succession of instants of time, nows, and the question is, what are they? There are where everything in the universe is at this moment, now.
- Julian Barbour
(Keywords: Time, Now, Question, Universe)

So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative.
- Robert Barclay
(Keywords: Men, Power, Negative, Conscience, First, Force, Question, Religious, Will)

Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Keywords: Old, Question, Youth)

You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening - this goes to the first question you asked - the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn't been resolved yet.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Time, Country, First, Rights, Human rights, Injustice, Question, Questions, Years)

I don't want to run for governor, but I don't think anyone should put public service out of the question because that's not what a good citizen does.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Public, Question, Service, Want)

Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.
- Hilaire Belloc
(Keywords: History, Life, Effect, Language, Nationalism, Question, Religious)

The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?"
- Jeremy Bentham
(Keywords: Question, Reason, Talk)

Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.
- Nikolai Berdyaev
(Keywords: Question, Spiritual)

Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Women, Mistake, Answers, Being, Man, Question, Today, Woman)

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it!
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Keywords: Life, Class, Dignity, Question, Right, Style)

Mother is the first word that occurs to politicians and columnists and popes when they raise the question, 'Why isn't life turning out the way we want it?'
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Keywords: Life, Mother, First, Politicians, Question, Want, Word)

Look, it's one of the great mysteries of the world, I cannot answer that question. I think I'm vaguely blonde. To be perfectly frank, I don't know.
- Cate Blanchett
(Keywords: Question, World)

We know well enough that if we repeal this law and give nothing for it, the people of this country will regard it as a total demonetization of silver, which it will be, so far as this Congress is concerned, without any question.
- Richard Parks Bland
(Keywords: People, Congress, Country, Law, Nothing, Question, Will)

Will we fight or will we retreat? That is the question that is posed to us. Some of my friends on the other side of the aisle often refer to Iraq as a distraction.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Fight, Friends, Iraq, Question, Will)

It's pretty clear that over the last three months the economy has paused. And it's also pretty clear the American people are still demanding and asking the question, 'Where are the jobs?' And the reason we don't have new jobs is because of the job-killing agenda pursued by President Obama and his allies in the Congress.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: People, American, Congress, Economy, Job, Jobs, Months, President, Pretty, Question, Reason)

Then there is the further question of what is the relationship of thinking to reality. As careful attention shows, thought itself is in an actual process of movement.
- David Bohm
(Keywords: Thought, Attention, Question, Reality, Thinking)

We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.
- Niels Bohr
(Keywords: Being, Chance, Feeling, Question, Theory)

Now the big question is if you are going to go to all the trouble of setting an opera and making all that music and so on, there's got to be some aspect that you can do in an opera that really makes it worth while.
- William Bolcom
(Keywords: Music, Now, Opera, Question, Trouble, Worth)

In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Order, Question, Theory)

What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Being, Question, Shakespeare)

This is definitely a playoff team. There's no question about that. It's just a matter of how much we want it.
- Peter Bondra
(Keywords: Question, Want)

How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority.
- Neal Boortz
(Keywords: Christian, Authority, Challenge, Military, Question, Schools, Students)



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