Monday, January 18, 2010


My wise friend Michel sent this along.

It impossible to think about questions without also thinking about the nature and importance of answers, so here are some of history's best observations and memorable quotations on that subject:

"The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers."
Ruth Benedict

"A soft answer turneth away wrath."
The Bible, Proverbs 15:1

"A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"There are no right answers to wrong questions."
Ursula K. Le Guin

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."
H. L. Mencken

"No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious."
George Bernard Shaw

"However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words."
Ivan Turgenev