Category Archives: QUESTIONS

I tell you, when it comes to asking stupid questions and giving crazy answers, I don’t need to go looking for help from my neighbours.”

DON QUIXOTE Volume 2, Chapter 22, pg. 4761 1 1 1  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1pictureposterssh00hiatuoft_00412“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Arab. — When fate arrives the physician becomes a fool.

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“Albert grunted. “Do you know what happens to lads who ask too many questions?”
Mort thought for a moment.
“No,” he said eventually, “what?”
There was silence.
Then Albert straightened up and said, “Damned if I know. Probably they get answers, and serve ’em right.”
― Terry Pratchett, Mort

“Hallo, Rabbit,” he said, “is that you?” “Let’s pretend it isn’t,” said Rabbit, “and see what happens. “A.A. Milne

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he is unlike the other customers. They sense it too, and look at him with hard eyes, eyes like little metal studs pinned into the white faces of young men. In the hush his entrance creates, the excessive courtesy the weary woman behind the counter shows him amplifies his strangeness. He orders coffee quietly and studies the rim of the cup to steady the sliding in his stomach. He had thought, he had read, that from shore to shore all America was the same. He wonders, Is it just these people I’m outside or is it all America?

― John Updike, Rabbit, Run

Sometimes in life the simplest question becomes the most difficult to answer. Hindi.

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English Translation of Sanskrit Quote:

Night will be over, there will be morning,
The sun will rise, lotus flower will open.
While the bee inside the lotus flower was thinking thus,
The lotus plant was uprooted by an elephant.

http://sanskrit-quote.blogspot.com.au

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis. Margaret Bonnano 1950

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I am chaotic

I am still the same

I make sandstone structures shake and quiver at the mention of my name

I am enigmatic

Heartfelt, vengeful and a little dramatic

I am forever studied, questions can’t be answered from where or whence I came.

Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never, ever get it out. Cardinal Wolsey

http://www.songs4teachers.com/inspiration.htm

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Which artist painted that?

Andrew Burke

Chances are the artist attends school now

and learns more and more logic

and language skills each day. Still

ocean seeks grass, river reflects

sky. His poem about a truck

is illustrated and pinned on

the display board. In his poem

the truck carries things

and drives between shops, but

it has a  disquietening element the author

will not change: his truck drives

north, it seeks North unerringly.

Teachers dismiss this as

a blemish, Father wants to know

how the truck will ever return to base,

and Mother tousles his hair, saying,

He’s just a boy, he’s just a boy.

Grandpa bends down to ask,

Do you want  to  be a truckdriver

when you grow up? No, he shakes

his head, a scientist, only

a scientist. Can’t they see that?

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No reply is best

It is often advisable not to give any answer. Don’t say no. Don’t say yes. Say nothing.

http://www.englishclub.com/ref/Sayings/Talking/

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I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.

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― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales?

http://delphiauk.wordpress.com/2011/04/12/quotes-and-sayings/

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“They were watching, out there past men’s knowing, where stars are drowning and whales ferry their vast souls through the black and seamless sea.”

― Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy.

(English proverb)

http://goproverbs.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/poster-lazy-sheep.html

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“Look up at the sky. Ask yourself, ‘Has the sheep eaten the flower or not?’ And you’ll see how everything changes…
And no grown-up will ever understand how such a thing could be so important.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

You can’t always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.

– Frank Zappa

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“Does the giraffe know what he’s for? Or care? Or even think about his place in things? A giraffe has a black tongue twenty-seven inches long and no vocal cords. A giraffe has nothing to say. He just goes on giraffing.
― Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

 

I was deaf and dumb and blind to all but me, myself and I.”

Loretta Young

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“Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear … Do not be frightened from this inquiry by any fear of its consequences. If it end in a belief that there is no God, you will find incitements to virtue on the comfort and pleasantness you feel in its exercise and in the love of others which it will procure for you.”

― Thomas Jefferson

It doesn’t matter what people call you unless they call you pigeon pie and eat you up.

― Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited

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“We have an obligation to one another, responsibilities and trusts. That does not mean we must be pigeons, that we must be exploited. But it does mean that we should look out for one another when and as much as we can; and that we have a personal responsibility for our behaviour; and that our behaviour has consequences of a very real and profound nature. We are not powerless. We have tremendous potential for good or ill. How we choose to use that power is up to us; but first we must choose to use it. We’re told every day, “You can’t change the world.” But the world is changing every day. Only question is…who’s doing it? You or somebody else?”

― J. Michael Straczynski

All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

― Blaise Pascal, Pensées

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“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.”

― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

― Winston S. Churchill

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“So, friends, every day do something that won’t compute…Give your approval to all you cannot understand…Ask the questions that have no answers. Put your faith in two inches of humus that will build under the trees every thousand years…Laugh. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts….Practice resurrection.”

― Wendell Berry, The Country of Marriage

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. William S. Burroughs

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We wander, question. But the answer waits in each separate heart – the answer of our own identity and the way by which we can master loneliness and feel that at last we belong.

Carson McCullers, The Mortgaged Heart: Selected Writings

Advice not asked for is useless.

"The proverbs of Wales: a collection of Welsh proverbs, with English Translations"

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Take the attitude of a student, Never be too big to ask questions, Never know too much to learn something new.

http://www.kindlife.co.uk/?Proverbs

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A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years.

 

Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and Arranged Alphabetically"

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"The power to question is the basis of all human progress."
Indira Ghandi

http://www.stresslesscountry.com/questioning-quotes/index.html

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Sharon Salzberg It doesn’t matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn’t matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years – we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on.

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But light leans in from the left
expecting more than
another opinion.
What do you need to know, to walk
land along the lines of its wounds?
Nothing is beyond question.

Jill Jones

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