— John Irving, The Cider House Rules
— Douglas Adams English writer and humorist 1952 - 2001
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
„The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.“
— Joan Robinson English economist 1903 - 1983
Chapter 7, Marx, Marshall and Keynes, p. 75
„A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp.“
— Joan Rivers American comedian, actress, and television host 1933 - 2014
As quoted in Funny Ladies (2001), by B. Adler, p. 147
„Lovely is the feeling now,
Fever, temperature's rising now,
Power is the force, the vow,
That makes it happen,
It asks no questions how.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
„There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living "for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is same. Only love.“
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
— Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
„If you scrutinize reality closely enough, if in some way you really, really get to it, it becomes fantastic.“
— Diane Arbus American photographer and author 1923 - 1971
„There ain't no answer.
There ain't gonna be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
There's your answer.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
„What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe.“
— Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time
Context: Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? Ch. 12
„As we ask God for some blessing, we have an obligation to participate ourselves in the fulfillment of those dreams, aspirations, hopes, and ideas.“
— Jimmy Carter, Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President
— Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957
„I'm calm," Rachel insisted. "Every time I'm around you, some monsters attack us. What's to be nervous about?"
"Look," I said. "I'm sorry about the band room. I hope they didn't kick you our or anything."
"Nah. They asked me a lot of questions about you. I played dumb."
"Was it hard?" Annabeth asked.“
— Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth