Quotes and Sayings about Questioning



"When I first went to prison, I was even questioning where, God, where are you?"
- Jim Bakker
(Related: God, First, Prison, Questioning)

"The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Life, Morality, Evil, Light, Opposition, Questioning)

"Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing, but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very heart of Christian belief."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Heart, Belief, Christian, Questioning)

"The most important training, though, is to experience life as a writer, questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything. If you do that, all the other things will come; if you don't, there's no hope for you."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Experience, Life, Hope, Explanations, Questioning, Training, Will, Writer)

"The studied, unquestioning pace of my family irritated me."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Family)

"No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station, can escape the universal duty of questioning all that we believe."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Duty, Mind, Obscurity, Questioning, Simplicity)

"Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas - an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible and self-evident propositions, seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Attitude, Liberalism, Questioning, Self, Support)

"I had a good time working with Russell Crowe, Ron Howard and Ed Harris. It was a great cast and Russell worked really hard, doing tons of research and questioning everything."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Time, Questioning, Research)

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Hope, Questioning, Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Curiosity, Questioning, Reason)

"There is an increasing awareness of the interrelatedness of things. We are becoming less prone to accept an immediate solution without questioning its larger implications."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Awareness, Questioning, Solution)

"Questioning the nature and implications of liminal instances necessarily involves failure, if only in the specifically technical sense of entering spaces where prevailing criteria of success scarcely apply."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Nature, Success, Failure, Questioning, Sense)

"The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Past, Questioning, Years)

"I think of myself as being a relatively intelligent man who is open to a lot of different things and I think that questioning our purpose in life and the meaning of existence is something that we all go through at some point."
- Laurence Fishburne
(Related: Life, Purpose, Being, Existence, Man, Meaning, Open, Questioning)

"The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Questioning, Rest)

"What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning."
- Werner Heisenberg
(Related: Nature, Questioning)

"As soon as a norm is established, people start questioning it, which is probably a good thing in the end."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: People, End, Questioning)

"If you're in such a position of power and your ego is such that this is not possible, then its essential to have a small cadre of very bright, committed people who are questioning, exploring and understanding these emerging concepts."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Power, People, Ego, Questioning, Understanding)

"I'm tired of people questioning me because of my age. If you looked at my numbers and watched me throw and covered my birthdate, would age be an issue?"
- Randy Johnson
(Related: Age, People, Numbers, Questioning)

"At times we expected the allies unquestioningly to follow our leads; sometimes we failed to consult them in advance before reversing policies; at other times we ignored their requests."
- Richard Kerry
"I just turned 30 so I got really introspective as you do, questioning my life. And when I stopped and sort of looked back at the past decade, I realized I had done more work than I thought I had done."
- Sheryl Lee
(Related: Work, Life, Thought, Past, Questioning)

"As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm, there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior. A norm is by definition a standard for judging; it is not itself subject to judgment."
- Myriam Miedzian
(Related: Behavior, Judgment, Questioning)

"Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Government, Doctrine, President, Questioning, Separation)

"Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Progress, Discovery, Doubt, Improvement, Judgment, Man, Questioning, Reason)

"He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there's another dog."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Fact, Interest)

"Maybe It's not the biggest blockbuster film, but there will be some people that will see it, that will be debating it, that will be questioning their own sense of spirituality. If the film resonates, then I have succeeded in what I set out to do."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: People, Film, Questioning, Sense, Spirituality, Will)

"Instead, I was interested in what I guess I could call narrative indeterminacy, in questioning the apparent, taken-for-granted authority of any particular representation of the events in question."
- Peter Straub
(Related: Authority, Events, Question, Questioning)

"Our show is less about a girl who is doing miracles and more about the domino effect of this girl's life, and how everyone else is affected. Our show seems to be a questioning show as opposed to an action sort of fairy tale."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Life, Action, Effect, Miracles, Questioning)

"I would say that playing this character has caused me to think about a lot of things. He's always questioning himself and trying to get back to something he lost touch with and trying to find forgiveness. Everybody struggles with these things to some extent in their life."
- Lee Tergesen
(Related: Life, Forgiveness, Character, Questioning, Trying)

"I feel like I want to crawl out of my skin, especially when people start questioning me."
- Skeet Ulrich
(Related: People, Questioning, Skin, Want)

"The marvelous thing is that for thousands of years people have continued questioning and searching and ultimately concluding that reasons for certain occurrences are not given to man to know."
- Robert Vaughn
(Related: People, Man, Questioning, Years)

"The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Genius, People, Class, Majority, Nothing, Questioning, Taxes)

"Prior to any questioning, the person must be warned that he has a right to remain silent, that any statement he does make may be used as evidence against him and that he has a right to the presence of an attorney, either retained or appointed."
- Earl Warren
(Related: May, Questioning, Right)

"As the U.S., the world is questioning why not end it, and so if, in fact, we were to pull out, the world would definitely question why we did this to begin with. But I still believe the world would call upon us for help if they needed it."
- Montel Williams
(Related: End, Fact, Help, Question, Questioning, World)

"The Washington Times wrote a story questioning the authenticity of some of the suggestions made about me in Silent Coup. But as a believer in the First Amendment, I believe they have more than a right to air their views."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: First, Questioning, Right, Washington)

"I was a product of the times, the war, the occupation, the reoccupation, my 4 years in Britain, admiring but at the same time questioning whether they are able to do a better job than we can."
- Lee Kuan Yew
(Related: Time, War, Job, Occupation, Questioning, Years)