How do you get the right answers? By asking the right questions, of
course. The questions you ask define the areas in which you will look, so
taking time and even asking questions about the questions you are asking
can be a useful strategy for getting creatively great solutions.
children, constraints, curiosity*, doubt, learning, impossibility, openness*,
perception, rationality, stimulation, truth*, understanding
To ask the hard question is simple.
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
Bernard Mannes Baruch
The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that
there are so many answers.
Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a
That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on
the way to the pertinent answer.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason
for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries
of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.
I dont pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly
worth thinking about.
Arthur C. Clarke
The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of
continually asking questions.
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new
angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.
The most erroneous stories are those we think we know bestand therefore
never scrutinize or question.
Stephen Jay Gould
Only stupid questions create wealth.
What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of
The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
Ursula Le Guin
The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the
There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a
child than the discourses of men, who talk in a road, according to the notions
they have borrowed and the prejudices of their education.
The job is to ask questionsit always wasand to ask them as inexorably as I
can. And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility.
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a
man is wise by his questions.
One hears only those questions for which one is able to find answers.
There are many questions which fools can ask that wise men cannot answer.
Children enter school as question marks and leave as periods.
People have enough ideas. The real question is Which ideas are you going to
Be patient towards all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the
Rainer Maria Rilke
Art is really people asking the eternal question, What is it all about?
Mans "progress" is but a gradual discovery that his questions have no
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
What people think of as the moment of discovery is really the discovery of
Good questions outrank easy answers.
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is
George Bernard Shaw
The only interesting answers are those which
destroy the questions.
There are no foolish questions, and no man has become a fool until he stops
Charles P. Steinmetz
Id rather know some of the questions than all of the answers.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of
finding the answer.
Thomas J. Watson
The "silly question" is the first intimation of some totally new
Alfred North Whitehead