questioning

A Quote by Cecelia Ahern on questioning and gratitude

"What is it with people these days?" he hisses...  "In my day, something just was.  None of this analysis a hundred times over.  None of these college courses with people graduating with degrees in Whys and Hows and Becauses.  Sometimes, love, you just need to forget all of those words and enroll in a little lesson called 'Thank You.'"

Cecelia Ahern

Source: Thanks for the Memories: A Novel, Pages: 229

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Albert Pike on doubt and questioning

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 (1809 - 1891)

Source: Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing, Pages: 582

Contributed by: Larry

A Quote by Dogen Zenji on zen, dogen, buddhism, practice, the cook, questioning, and words

I asked, "What are words?" The tenzo said, "One, two, three, four, five." I asked again, "What is practice?" "Nothing in the entire universe is hidden."

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

Source: Moon in a Dewdrop

Contributed by: Laurens

A Quote by Vampire Lestat on unknown, mortality, questioning, and answers

Very few things really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds - justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.

Vampire Lestat

Source: Interview With a Vampire

Contributed by: Kurt & Niki

A Quote by Bernard Haisch on science, questioning, and discovery

Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made by questioning answers.

Bernard Haisch

Source: http://www.calphysics.org/

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on love, definitions, descriptions, opinions, experience, knowledge, knowing, know, loving, living, life, questioning, question, belief, attachment, emotional, emotions, feelings, spirit, and joy

There are those who will dismiss love as a naïve and romantic construct of our culture. Others will wax poetic and tell you that “love is all,””love is the bird call and the glint in a young girl’s eyes on a summer night.” Some will be dogmatic and tell you emphatically that “God is Love.” And some, according to their own experience, will tell us, “Love is a strong emotional attachment to another…”etc. In some cases you will find that people have never thought of questioning love, much less defining it, and object violently even to the suggestion that they think about it. To them love is not to be pondered, it is simply to be experienced. It is true to some degree all of these statements are correct, but to assume that any one is best or all there is to love, is rather simple. So each man lives love in his limited fashion and does not seem to relate the resultant confusion and loneliness to this lack of knowledge about love.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Love : What Life Is All About, Pages: 35

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on love, definitions, descriptions, opinions, experience, knowledge, knowing, know, loving, living, life, questioning, question, belief, attachment, emotional, emotions, feelings, spirit, and joy

In discussing love, it would be well to consider the following premises;

One cannot give what he does not possess. Too give love you must possess love.
One cannot teach what he does not understand. To teach love, you must comprehend love.
One cannot know what he does not study. To study love, you must live in love.
One cannot appreciate what he does not recognize. To recognize love you must be receptive to love.
One cannot have doubt about that which he wishes to trust. To trust love you must be convinced of love.
One cannot admit what he does not yield to. To yield to love you must be vulnerable to love.
One cannot live what he does not dedicate himself to. To dedicate yourself to love you must be forever growing in love.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Love : What Life Is All About, Pages: 36

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on love, definitions, descriptions, opinions, experience, knowledge, knowing, know, loving, living, life, questioning, question, belief, attachment, emotional, emotions, feelings, spirit, and joy

There are those who will dismiss love as a naïve and romantic construct of our culture. Others will wax poetic and tell you that “love is all,””love is the bird call and the glint in a young girl’s eyes on a summer night.” Some will be dogmatic and tell you emphatically that “God is Love.” And some, according to their own experience, will tell us, “Love is a strong emotional attachment to another…”etc. In some cases you will find that people have never thought of questioning love, much less defining it, and object violently even to the suggestion that they think about it. To them love is not to be pondered, it is simply to be experienced. It is true to some degree all of these statements are correct, but to assume that any one is best or all there is to love, is rather simple. So each man lives love in his limited fashion and does not seem to relate the resultant confusion and loneliness to this lack of knowledge about love.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Love : What Life Is All About, Pages: 35

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Robert Adams on introspection, questioning, and doubt

Again the important point to remember is that you should keep asking
yourself questions. Do not make statements. Ask questions to yourself.
The mind hates that.

Robert Adams

Source: Silence Of The Heart, Pages: 54

Contributed by: Ryan

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