„To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.“

—  Anne Rice
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„Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.“

—  Laura Bush First Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009 1946
As quoted in The 21st Century Elementary Library Media Program (2009) by Carl A. Harvey, p. 3

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„There were a significant number of questions I had asked myself and, as you know, when you really ask yourself the questions, you give better answers than if we merely read the conventional answers.“

—  Albert Messiah French physicist 1921 - 2013
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„There are years that ask questions and years that answer.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
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„You may have power, position, but at the end of it — what? Please, this is a serious question that you must ask yourself. Another cannot answer this question for you.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
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„Answer all the questions that I'm too afraid to ask“

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„Ask the questions that have no answers.
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—  Wendell Berry author 1934
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„The answers are easy. Asking the right questions is hard.“

—  Steve Blank American businessman 1953
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„If the answer is more politicians, you are asking the wrong question.“

—  John Major Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1943
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„Suppose no one asked a question, what would be the answer.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
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„In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer.“

—  Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900

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