„People ask me the most naive questions. Someone asked me if we have indoor toilets. I can't get upset. They just don't know.“
— Rihanna Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress 1988
On the world's lack of knowledge about her native island, Barbados. Allure magazine, January 2008.
„I like talking when people ask me sensible questions. Ask me senseless questions also, but in a context, and I can have fun, I can make you laugh at my answers.“
— Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
„I would not like young people to ask this question, why were we born at all. I want them to ask every kind of question but for them to question why they have been born to a situation which does not assure them of their right to dignity and to freedom from want and from fear“
— Aung San Suu Kyi State Counsellor of Myanmar and Leader of the National League for Democracy 1945
Context: I would not like young people to ask this question, why were we born at all. I want them to ask every kind of question but for them to question why they have been born to a situation which does not assure them of their right to dignity and to freedom from want and from fear, that is not the kind of question I would want anyone to ask.
„Rodriguez: When my mother read Hunger of Memory, she was horrified by it and she asked me, as an accusation, "Why did you hold these things in all of your years against me, why didn't you tell me? If I offended you by talking about how dark you were in the summer why didn't you tell me that? And tell me to stop? Why do you hold that for another 25 years and then spill it all out?" Good question, Mama. Good question.“
— Richard Rodríguez American journalist and essayist 1944
„If I used to ask myself, over a coffin, "what good did it do the occupant to be born?" I now put the same question about anyone alive.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
— Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015
What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, , p. 101.
„M: I don't have relationships at all. It's out of the question.
M: Partly because I was always attracted to men or women who were never attracted to me. And I was never attracted to women or men who were attracted to me. So that's the problem. I've never met the right person.“
— Morrissey English singer 1959
From "The deep end", interview by Nick Kent, The Face (March 1990).