„Whenever I start a novel, I'm always looking for two things: a bit of science that makes me go 'what if?' and a piece of history that ends in a question mark.“

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„How ya doin'?' I always think, What kind of a question is that?, and I always reply, 'A bit early to tell.“

—  Christopher Hitchens, livro Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

Fonte: Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

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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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From his various literature
Original: (mr) झाले ! म्हणजे प्रश्नातून सुटका नाही. माझीच नव्हे, कुणाचीच नाही! मग जगणे म्हणजे नुसते श्वासोच्छ्वास घेणे की लक्ष लक्ष प्रश्नांच्या उत्तरांमागून धावणे? शेवटी प्रश्न म्हणजे तरी काय आणि उत्तर म्हणजे तरी काय? हादेखील एक प्रश्नच. मी त्या प्रश्नचिन्हाकडेच निरखून पाहतो. आणि युरेका! त्या प्रश्नचिन्हातच माझे उत्तर कसल्याशा सांकेतिक भाषेत दडवले आहे हे मला ठाऊक नव्हते. प्रश्नचिन्हाच्या त्या आकड्याखालीच शून्य हे त्याचे उत्तरही असते. विरामिचन्हे इतकी विचारपूर्वक बनवली असतील याची मला कल्पना नव्हती!

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„All these tattered old bits and pieces have a history and a meaning.“

—  Philip Pullman, livro Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford (2003)
Contexto: All these tattered old bits and pieces have a history and a meaning. A group of them together can seem like the traces left by an ionizing particle in a bubble chamber: they draw the line of a path taken by something too mysterious to see. That path is a story, of course. What scientists do when they look at the line of bubbles on the screen is work out the story of the particle that made them: what sort of particle it must have been, and what caused it to move in that way, and how long it was likely to continue.
Dr. Mary Malone would have been familiar with that sort of story in the course of her search for dark matter. But it might not have occurred to her, for example, when she sent a postcard to an old friend shortly after arriving in Oxford for the first time, that that card itself would trace part of a story that hadn't yet happened when she wrote it. Perhaps some particles move backward in time; perhaps the future affects the past in some way we don't understand; or perhaps the universe is simply more aware than we are. There are many things we haven't yet learned how to read.
The story in this book is partly about that very process.

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„If you ask me a question I don't know, I'm not going to answer.“

—  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, ISBN 0743244532, p. 101.
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„Now that I've got the will of the people at my back, I'm going to start enforcing the one-question rule. That was three questions.“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

News conference (4 November 2004) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27833-2004Nov5.html
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„Can I give them what they think they're going to get from me? That's always the big question.“

—  Julie Andrews British actress, singer, author, theatre director, and dancer 1935

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„The complete encounter with the Lord will mark an end to history, but it will take place in history.“

—  Gustavo Gutiérrez Peruvian theologian 1928

Fonte: A Theology of Liberation - 15th Anniversary Edition, Chapter Nine, Liberation And Salvation, p. 97

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„Science doesn't always go forwards. It's a bit like doing a Rubik's cube. You sometimes have to make more of a mess with a Rubik's cube before you can get it to go right.“

—  Jocelyn Bell Burnell British scientist 1943

Beautiful Minds (2010)
Contexto: Science doesn't always go forwards. It's a bit like doing a Rubik's cube. You sometimes have to make more of a mess with a Rubik's cube before you can get it to go right. You build up this picture of what there is and you believe it to be true and you work with this picture and you refine it but sometimes you have to abandon the picture. Sometimes you discover the picture you thought you had, that everybody thought we had, actually turns out to be wrong.

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„I'm ready for the "gotcha" questions and they're already starting to come. And when they ask me who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan I'm going to say, you know, I don't know. Do you know? And then I’m going to say how's that going to create one job?“

—  Herman Cain American writer, businessman and activist 1945

CBN interview, quoted in * Herman Cain: I Don’t Know The ‘President Of Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan’
Think Progress
2011-10-09
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http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/10/09/339879/cain-uzbekistan-beki-beki-stan-stan/

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