„What do I want?
The answer to that question does not exist.“

Publicidade

Citações relacionadas

Federico Buffa photo

„Do you believe in miracles?“

—  Federico Buffa, Riferita ai 13 punti in 35 secondi messi a segno da Tracy McGrady in Rockets-Spurs 9 dicembre 2004]

Ludwig Wittgenstein photo
Publicidade
Eric Schmidt photo

„I actually think most people don't want Google to answer their questions. They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next.“

—  Eric Schmidt software engineer, businessman 1955
The Wall Street Journal (August 14, 2010) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704901104575423294099527212.html.

Matthew Stover photo
Eckhart Tolle photo
Erich Fromm photo
Eugéne Ionesco photo

„Why do people always expect authors to answer questions? I am an author because I want to ask questions. If I had answers, I'd be a politician.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco Romanian playwright 1909 - 1994
As quoted in The Writer's Quotation Book : A Literary Companion (1980) by James Charlton, p. 44

Bertrand Russell photo

„I do not know the answer to these questions, and I do not believe that anybody else does, but I think human life would be impoverished if they were forgotten, or if definite answers were accepted without adequate evidence. To keep alive the interest in such questions, and to scrutinize suggested answers, is one of the functions of philosophy.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Context: There are a number of purely theoretical questions, of perennial and passionate interest, which science is unable to answer, at any rate at present. Do we survive death in any sense, and if so, do we survive for a time or for ever? Can mind dominate matter, or does matter completely dominate mind, or has each, perhaps, a certain limited independence? Has the universe a purpose? Or is it driven by blind necessity? Or is it a mere chaos and jumble, in which the natural laws that we think we find are only a phantasy generated by our own love of order? If there is a cosmic scheme, has life more importance in it than astronomy would lead us to suppose, or is our emphasis upon life mere parochialism and self-importance? I do not know the answer to these questions, and I do not believe that anybody else does, but I think human life would be impoverished if they were forgotten, or if definite answers were accepted without adequate evidence. To keep alive the interest in such questions, and to scrutinize suggested answers, is one of the functions of philosophy.

Publicidade
Cory Booker photo

„What would you do if you could not fail. Answer that question and do that.“

—  Cory Booker 35th Class 2 senator for New Jersey in U.S. Congress 1969
Quoting his mother, in

Josef Pieper photo
Jodi Picoult photo
Ingmar Bergman photo

„For me, in those days, the great question was: Does God exist? Or doesn't God exist? Can we, by an attitude of faith, attain to a sense of community and a better world? Or, if God doesn't exist, what do we do then? What does our world look like then? In none of this was there the least political colour.“

—  Ingmar Bergman Swedish filmmaker 1918 - 2007
Context: That I wasn't interested in politics or social matters, that's dead right. I was utterly indifferent. After the war and the discovery of the concentration camps, and with the collapse of political collaborations between the Russians and the Americans, I just contracted out. My involvement became religious. I went in for a psychological, religious line... the salvation-damnation issue, for me, was never political. It was religious. For me, in those days, the great question was: Does God exist? Or doesn't God exist? Can we, by an attitude of faith, attain to a sense of community and a better world? Or, if God doesn't exist, what do we do then? What does our world look like then? In none of this was there the least political colour. My revolt against bourgeois society was a revolt-against-the-father. I was a peripheral fellow, regarded with deep suspicion from every quarter... When I arrived in Gothenburg after the war, the actors at the Municipal Theatre fell into distinct groups: old ex-Nazis, Jews, and anti-Nazis. Politically speaking, there was dynamite in that company: but Torsten Hammaren, the head of the theatre, held it together in his iron grasp. Stig Bjorkman interview <!-- pages 12-14 -->

Publicidade
Josef Pieper photo
W.E.B. Du Bois photo
Gertrude Stein photo

„"What is the answer?" [ I was silent ] "In that case, what is the question?"“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Last words (27 July 1946) as told by Alice B. Toklas in What Is Remembered (1963)

Nicola Cabibbo photo

„Science is incapable of supplying answers to ultimate questions about why things exist and what their purpose is.“

—  Nicola Cabibbo Italian physicist 1935 - 2010
interview by John L. Allen, Jr. on July 18, 2005, National Catholic Reporter (July 21, 2005) http://www.natcath.org/mainpage/specialdocuments/cabibbo.htm

Próximo