Best 167 of Questioning quotes - MyQuotes
The answers you get depend upon the questions you ask.
If you don't shut up, how can I answer your questions!
What is life for? he asks himself. What is my life for?
The fool questions if the world is real; the wise question if their thoughts are.
Good questions are to be appreciated, not answered.
What dreadful misfortune awaited them among the savage hordes intoxicated with blood?
Top question of the dying: "What made me sick?
Fundamentalist religion is hell-bent on ruining the scientific education of countless thousands of innocent, well-meaning, eager young minds. Non-fundamentalist, "sensible" religion may not be doing that. But it is making the world safe for fundamentalism by teaching children, from their earliest years, that unquestioning faith is a virtue.
Most students have to do some work to resuscitate their childlike curiosity. The best way to do that is to start asking questions again—lots of them.
Shannon A. Thompson
I saw something I could never forget. I saw lifetimes of acknowledgement, fear, wisdom, questioning, and understanding in a child's eye. It was the worst thing I would ever witness.
But nobody else understands about the fire. If someone threw you a rope when you were drowning. If a doctor said take this because if you don't take you'll die - you would, wouldn't you?
If I love a dose of (good) theology or philosophy, I probably also love discipline, improvement, wisdom, and challenges. If I hate it, I am probably too comfortable and proud to try to question myself.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Ask many questions. Life is a learning process. You are learner. Seek answers to the puzzles of your life.
It's a fact—everyone is ignorant in some way or another. Ignorance is our deepest secret. And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don't know it or don't want to admit it. Here is a quick test: If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never questioned the basics, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are likely ignorant. Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who, in your opinion, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic honest conversation. It will do both of you good.
Running wild in a field of exclamations, chasing question marks
Any halfway clever devil would decorate the highway to Hell as beautiful as possible.
Question everything that is popular, and seek answers in what is not.
The path between faith and understanding demands both obedience and inquiry. If Christianity is true, if it goes to the center of the universe and explains every stone and leaf the way we Christians think, then the more we search it out and explore it the more reasons we will have to be confident in that truth.
How can you just be so wrong about something?
One day a young daughter was watching her mother make a roast for the family. She watched as her mother cut off the two ends of the roast and put it in the pan, along with the potatoes and vegetables. Perplexed by the procedure, the child asked why her mother cut off both ends. The mother smiled and answered, “Because that’s the way grandma always did it.” The next time the child saw her grand- ma, she asked her why she did this. Her grandma answered that she had cut off the ends of her roasts and baked them in a small pan because the stove she had was so small. Like the girl’s mother, many of us do things a certain way be- cause that’s the way they have always been done, and we never nd out if those things are still relevant today. So let’s take a moment and think outside the box of what has been done in the past, asking God to reveal Himself to us afresh.
I'm not an answering machine, I'm a questioning machine. If we have all the answers, how come we're in such as mess?
Go back to classical times, say classical Greece. Who drank the hemlock? Was it someone who was conforming, obeying the gods? Or was it someone who was disrupting the youth and questioning the faith and belief? Socrates, in other words. It was Socrates.
Common sense defends from mistakes and failures in your practical judgement. Questions delegate the mind to think, so your mind will follow questions or common sense. Questions initiate, common sense guards. Two flags to follow.
Sex is a form of exploration; it is asking questions and getting answer
He was too perplexed to please the conventional and too reverent. to please the infidels.
TELL ME, WHEN WILL I HEAR WHAT IT MEANS TO EXIST FROM THE STARS?
Asking questions were the most important thing.
When the questions receive an answer to its curiosity, there shouldn't be further questioning; otherwise, it creates and defines an absurdity.
Original thought, original artistic expression is by its very nature questioning, irreverent, iconoclastic.
They question me everyday. There’s always bright lights and they give me medicine that’s supposed to make me tell the truth, but it doesn’t work on me. Or maybe it only works when I start talking, but I never do.
It is the questions that matter. When you start getting arrogant, you stop asking questions.
Certainly you will have doubts. There will be questionings and faith will return again. That is how faith is established.
Approaching new people, never being afraid to ask questions, clearly expressing emotions, moving, playing and laughing. There is a lot we can learn from our children.
Alignment, to us, means bringing pieces into the same line - the same direction. The metaphor is that a magnet will make pieces of iron point toward it. Agreement is shared intellectual understanding. Tribes are clusters of people, and people are complex and nonrational at times. If a tribe is united only by agreement, as soon as times change, agreement has to be reestablished. If people learn new ideas or see a problem from a new perspective, they no longer agree, so tribes based on agreement often discourage learning, questioning, and independent thought. Tribes based on alignment want to maximize each person's contribution, provided that they stay pointed in the same direction like magnetized iron filings.
It is fear that reinforces the walls we build, people are afraid to be swayed from their convictions, afraid to question their moral instincts and expose themselves to ideas that may challenge the fabric of their entire existence, but what are we if we are not seeking to better ourselves?
The first time we met I told you I was a detective. Get it through your lovely head. I work at it, lady. I don't play at it.
Of everything we must first ask: is it real or not?
If you start a day with a good question, you’ll get to have an interesting time looking for answers.
A lot of my work is about questioning the stability and permanence of architecture, and, in turn, the stability of society.
Siri, what is the meaning of life? She answers: To think about questions like this. Huh. Good one.
We often hear of someone saying, ‘So you don’t trust me’ or ‘Are you questioning my integrity?’ or ‘You don’t believe me.’ They get defensive and angry because someone questions their actions, and they think they are above being questioned or having to prove their trustworthiness. But none of us is above questioning.
My faith is a wounded faith, but my life is not without faith. I didn't divorce God, but I'm quarrelling and arguing and questioning, it's a wounded faith.
Shannon A. Thompson
I wasn’t sure what was worse: being oblivious or living within reality. (Eric)
R. N. Prasher
Wind is on fire" - beautiful words. What causes the fire, what enhances it, and what finally extinguishes it by itself or by bringing in rainclouds, gets identified with it. Do breath and life have the same relationship with each other!
So I stayed with the old priest who was my teacher, but lots of unanswered questions always came up. Then I thought, “Why don’t you teach me anything?” But my teacher didn’t care. He just lived. He just let me be alive every day.
It’s not like you have anything to lose anymore.” My fingers stop at my thumb ring while Sienna’s words echo in my head. Do I have anything to lose? I mean, after all I did, everything I fought against. I slowly turn the ring on my thumb. This simple band has, like all of my rings, one word engraved on it. Will anything change if I go to him? After all, I did lose everything that is important. It’s funny, actually, after the months I spent pushing him away. I thought, like the silly girl I probably am, that if I didn’t give myself to him, I’d be safe, that as long as I didn’t sleep with him, I wouldn’t lose my heart. Shouldn’t I have this one last memory to take home with me? So lost…I came here lost and I’ll go home lost. How convenient, and so utterly pathetic I want to give myself one strong shake to snap out of this.
The sign of wisdom is to have more questions than answers.
We oft question and compare.... Is the journey so important or the getting there?
Love hates to be cross-examined. Question love, and it runs away.
We don't have to have all the answers and know everything. Life is about acknowledging the unknown and just living.