Questions Quotes

26 of the best book quotes about questions
  1. #1
    He explained to me with great insistence that every question possessed a power that did not lie in the answer.
  2. #2
    There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to.
  3. #3
    “If he is old enough to ask the question he is old enough to receive true answers. I am not putting the thoughts into his head, but helping him unfold those already there. These children are wiser than we are...”
  4. #4
    “Do you like green eggs and ham?”
  5. #5
    “Would you, could you, on a boat?”
  6. #6
    “Can one come 2 conclusions,
    Before the question is conceived?”
  7. #7
    “Would you eat them in a box? Would you eat them with a fox?”
  8. #8
    Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. How many hours are in a mile? Is yellow square or round? Probably half the questions we ask - half our great theological and metaphysical problems - are like that.
  1. #9
    “Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
  2. #10
    “You start a question, and it’s like starting a stone. You sit quietly on the top of a hill; and away the stone goes, starting others...”
  3. #11
    “I’ve asked myself again and again whether it wouldn’t have been better if we hadn’t gone into hiding; if we were dead now and didn’t have to go through this misery, especially so that the others could be spared the burden. But we all shrink from this thought. We still love life, we haven’t yet forgotten the voice of nature, and we keep hoping, hoping for...everything.”
  4. #12
    “Say! In the dark? Here in the dark! Would you, could you, in the dark?”
    “I would not, could not, in the dark.”
  5. #13
    “But why do only unimportant things?”
  6. #14
    “If you want to find Cherry-Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the Policeman at the cross-roads.”
  7. #15
    “Would you? Could you? In a car? Eat them! Eat them! Here they are.”
  8. #16
    “Would you like them in a house? Would you like them with a mouse?”
  1. #17
    “Would you like them here or there?”
  2. #18
    “Aunt Lydia said it was best not to speak unless they asked you a direct question. Try to think of it from their point of view she said, her hands clasped and wrung together, her nervous pleading smile. It isn’t easy for them.”
  3. #19
    “It’s better to know some of the questions, than all of the answers.”
  4. #20
    “‘Mary Poppins,’ he cried, ‘you’ll never leave us, will you?‘”
  5. #21
    “A guy on a ranch don’t never listen nor he don’t ast no questions.”
  6. #22
    “When someone refuses to tell me a certain piece of information, it only makes me that much more determined to find out the truth. I hate being ignorant. For me, a question unanswered is like a thorn in my side that pains me every time I move until I can pluck it out.”
  7. #23
    “If you don’t want a house built, hide the nails and wood. If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none.”
  8. #24
    “She always kept up the questioning until she received a satisfactory answer.”
  9. #25
    “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.”
  10. #26
    “The past and the present are within my field of inquiry, but what a man may do in the future is a hard question to answer.”
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