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The word question is derived from the Latin quarrier (to seek) which is the same root as the word for quest. A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves.


He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.


Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety.

Joseph Joubert

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.

James Baldwin

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.

James Thurber

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.

Anthony Jay

Questions are never indiscreet: answers sometimes are

Oscar Wilde

If you spend more time asking appropriate questions rather than giving answers or opinions, your listening skills will increase

Brian Koslow

All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog

Franz Kafka

Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.


Judge others by their questions rather than by their answers.


You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.

John J. Plomp

To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.

W. Clement Stone

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

Naguib Mahfouz

Questions are never indiscreet: answers sometimes are.

Oscar Wilde

What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers. (President, Radcliffe College)

Martin Horner

It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. This is how God does things.

Donald Miller

Personal answers to ultimate questions. That is what we seek.

Alexander Eliot

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Pablo Picasso

He who asks questions, cannot avoid the answers

African Proverb

Any man who knows all the answers most likely misunderstood the questions


Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Pablo Picasso

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.

Rainer Maria Rilke

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers M.

Scott Peck

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