„[During 'If This Is The Answer, What Is The Question' -- the answer is "24%"] Is it "What is the proportion of my penis that is medically safe for a woman to accommodate?"“

—  Ed Byrne

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„What is the question, to which this is the answer?“

—  Nancy Kopell American mathematician 1942

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„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)

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„Suppose no one asked a question, what would be the answer.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

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„What you are is a question only you can answer.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga

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„My art was not an answer – it was a question.“

—  Gottfried Helnwein Austrian photographer and painter 1948

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„Translation: Alas! So there is no escape from the question. Not for me, not for anyone! Then life is just breathing or running behind infinite number of questions? And then, what question is really? And what answer is too? This too a question. I observe the question mark carefully. And Eureka! I didn't know that my answer was encrypted and hidden in that symbol of a question mark. The dot below the curved stroke in a question mark symbolizes Zero as the question's answer itself, I never knew. Punctuation marks are so carefully crafted, I never knew!“

—  P. L. Deshpande Marathi writer, humourist, actor, dramatist 1919 - 2000

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„Epistemology is always and inevitably personal. The point of the probe is always in the heart of the explorer: What is my answer to the question of the nature of knowing?“

—  Gregory Bateson English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician and cyberneticist 1904 - 1980

Fonte: Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity, 1979, p. 93

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„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 [Ray, Elaine, Cory Booker encourages students to use their moral imaginations to work for good, https://news.stanford.edu/thedish/2016/02/24/cory-booker-encourages-students-to-use-their-moral-imaginations-to-work-for-good/, Stanford University, 21 August 2018, February 24, 2016], as quoted in [Ross, Janell, Six noteworthy things about Cory Booker, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/25/six-noteworthy-things-about-cory-booker/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8842f22736b9, 21 August 2018, The Washington Post, July 25, 2016]
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„The question was put to him, what hope is; and his answer was, "The dream of a waking man."“

—  Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240

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