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Questioning Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Questioning

Please enjoy these Questioning Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

Related topics: Inspirational

Questioning cultural norms opens new vistas of happiness and purpose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept
a majority of the people from ever questioning the
inequity of a system where most people drudge along,
paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
- Gore Vidal

No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station,
can escape the universal duty of questioning all that we believe.
- William Kingdon Clifford

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There is an increasing awareness of the interrelatedness of things.
We are becoming less prone to accept an immediate solution
without questioning its larger implications.
- Arthur Erickson

What we observe is not nature itself,
but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
- Werner Heisenberg

I had a good time working with Russell Crowe,
Ron Howard and Ed Harris.
It was a great cast and Russell worked really hard,
doing tons of research and questioning everything.
- Jennifer Connelly

I'm tired of people questioning me because of my age.
If you looked at my numbers and watched me throw and covered my birthdate,
would age be an issue?
- Randy Johnson

When I first went to prison, I was even questioning where,
God, where are you?
- Jim Bakker

As soon as a norm is established, people start questioning it,
which is probably a good thing in the end.
- Robyn Hitchcock

The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning.
- Brian Ferneyhough

Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing,
but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very
heart of Christian belief.
- Dan Brown

I feel like I want to crawl out of my skin,
especially when people start questioning me.
- Skeet Ulrich

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

Instead, I was interested in what I guess I could call narrative indeterminacy,
in questioning the apparent, taken-for-granted authority
of any particular representation of the events in question.
- Peter Straub

As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm,
there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior.
A norm is by definition a standard for judging;
it is not itself subject to judgment.
- Myriam Miedzian

I was a product of the times, the war,
the occupation, the reoccupation, my 4 years in Britain,
admiring but at the same time questioning whether they
are able to do a better job than we can.
- Lee Kuan Yew

I just turned 30 so I got really introspective as you do,
questioning my life.
And when I stopped and sort of looked back at the past decade,
I realized I had done more work than I thought I had done.
- Sheryl Lee

The essence of morality is a questioning about morality;
and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly
all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.
- Georges Bataille

As the U.S., the world is questioning why not end it,
and so if, in fact, we were to pull out,
the world would definitely question why we did this to begin with.
But I still believe the world would call upon us for help if they needed it.
- Montel Williams

Under the doctrine of separation of powers,
the manner in which the president personally exercises
his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning
by another branch of government.
- Richard M. Nixon

The creative individual has the capacity to free himself
from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught.
He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept.
- John W. Gardner

I think of myself as being a relatively intelligent
man who is open to a lot of different things and I
think that questioning our purpose in life and the
meaning of existence is something that we all go through at some point.
- Laurence Fishburne

Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas -
an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible
and self-evident propositions,
seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence
there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Prior to any questioning, the person must be warned
that he has a right to remain silent,
that any statement he does make may be used as evidence
against him and that he has a right to the presence of an attorney,
either retained or appointed.
- Earl Warren

Questioning the nature and implications of liminal
instances necessarily involves failure,
if only in the specifically technical sense of entering
spaces where prevailing criteria of success scarcely apply.
- Brian Ferneyhough

The marvelous thing is that for thousands of years
people have continued questioning and searching and
ultimately concluding that reasons for certain occurrences
are not given to man to know.
- Robert Vaughn

The most important training, though,
is to experience life as a writer,
questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything.
If you do that, all the other things will come;
if you don't,
there's no hope for you.
- Orson Scott Card

If you're in such a position of power and your ego
is such that this is not possible,
then its essential to have a small cadre of very bright,
committed people who are questioning,
exploring and understanding these emerging concepts.
- Dee Hock

Maybe It's not the biggest blockbuster film,
but there will be some people that will see it,
that will be debating it, that will be questioning
their own sense of spirituality.
If the film resonates, then I have succeeded in what I set out to do.
- Eriq La Salle

The Washington Times wrote a story questioning the
authenticity of some of the suggestions made about me in Silent Coup.
But as a believer in the First Amendment,
I believe they have more than a right to air their views.
- Bob Woodward

I would say that playing this character has caused
me to think about a lot of things.
He's always questioning himself and trying to get back
to something he lost touch with and trying to find forgiveness.
Everybody struggles with these things to some extent in their life.
- Lee Tergesen

Our show is less about a girl who is doing miracles
and more about the domino effect of this girl's life,
and how everyone else is affected.
Our show seems to be a questioning show as opposed
to an action sort of fairy tale.
- Amber Tamblyn

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery,
must accompany the stages of man's onward progress.
The faculty of doubting and questioning,
without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless,
is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
- Albert Pike

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Where there is love there is no question.
- Albert Einstein

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Question every assumption and expectation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The well-timed question is more impacting than an answer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To be or not to be is not
a question of compromise.
Either you be or you don't be.
- Golda Meir

When we have arrived at the question,
the answer is already near.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

If you ask a stupid question, you may feel stupid;
if you don't ask a stupid question, you remain stupid.
- Tony Rothman

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

The answer is twelve monkeys, what's the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
I question my questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

Identify your assumptions (what you believe).
Question how you feel when you hold those assumptions.
Visualize holding different assumptions.
Ask yourself how it feels to hold a different world-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?'
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

Always question WHY you are doing something.
Is it a free-will gift or an obligation?
That which is done out of a feeling of obligation
is unworkable as a substitute for a gift.
Obligation creates a feeling of resentment on your part,
and evokes resentment rather than gratitude
on the part of the recipient.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I refuse to answer that question
on the grounds that I don't know the answer
- Douglas Adams

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

I question my questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask.
She has long ago taken her resolution.
- Henry David Thoreau

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb


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