All archives
Previous Issue (9 February 2004) | Current month | Next Issue (11 February 2004)

Quotes of the Day for 10 February 2004 – Questions

In another request, a reader named Mark was looking for quotes about Question Marks. I had to widen the query a bit to fill out today's theme, I hope Mark's as happy with this selection as I am. There are quite a few good quotes on questions, eliminating most of them wasn't easy.

Van's signature


The quotes:

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
     - Bertrand Russell, 1872 - 1970

The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.
     - Claude Levi-Strauss

Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderments, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of life is to go on asking them.
     - Frank Moore Colby, 1865 - 1925

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
     - George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950

That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to the pertinent answer.
     - Jacob Bronowski, 1908 - 1974

A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know.
     - Mistinguett, 1875 - 1956


Do you see an error on this page? A typo, a character that is messed up, a misattribution? Please let us know!