— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
„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
— Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957
— Douglas Adams English writer and humorist 1952 - 2001
„God always answers prayers. Sometimes it's "yes." Sometimes the answer is "no." Sometimes it's "you gotta be kidding.“
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
„When I see someone who just follows their dream and succeeds, and just does basically what they want to do and doesn't have to answer to anyone, obviously not harming anyone, that's great.“
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
— John Irving, The Cider House Rules
— Jack Kerouac American writer 1922 - 1969
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
As discussed in [http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/11/05/computers-useless/#more-2932 this entry from Quote Investigator], the origin seems to be the article "Pablo Picasso: A Composite Interview" by William Fifield which appeared in The Paris Review 32, Summer-Fall 1964, and collected a number of interviews Fifield had done with Picasso. Common later variant: "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." This variant seems to have arisen in the 1980s, the earliest known appearance in a book is Herman Feshbach, "Reflections on the Microprocessor Revolution: A Physicist's Viewpoint", in Man and Technology (1983), ed. Bruce M. Adkins, where the attribution is described as "rumoured".[http://books.google.com/books?id=9EohAQAAIAAJ&q=Picasso]<!--
„The best part about being alone is that you really don't have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.“
— Justin Timberlake American singer and actor 1981