„They always ask me the same questions. Where was I born? When did I start singing? Who have I worked with? I don't understand why they can't just talk to me without all that question bit.“
Interview, The Montreal Mirror, 1976
„People ask me the most naive questions. Someone asked me if we have indoor toilets. I can't get upset. They just don't know.“
— Rihanna Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress 1988
On the world's lack of knowledge about her native island, Barbados. Allure magazine, January 2008.
„I like talking when people ask me sensible questions. Ask me senseless questions also, but in a context, and I can have fun, I can make you laugh at my answers.“
— Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
From interview with Anshul Chaturvedi
„Why don't I kill myself? If I knew exactly what keeps me from doing so, I should have no more questions to ask myself since I should have answered them all.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
The New Gods (1969)
„Do you always ask me the same questions you ask him?"
"It depends on whether or not I get an answer.“
— Anne Bishop American fiction writer 1955
Source: Daughter of the Blood
— Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015
What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, ISBN 0743244532, p. 101.
„His invitation lingers. So does my question. Why me? I don't know the answer. When I look at myself in the mirror, all I see is a starving, stunted bird who never grew wings and lost all reason to sing.“
— Julie Anne Peters American writer 1952
Source: By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
„I remember hearing about an old comic strip back in the days of St. Ed's. Two guys are talking to each other, and one of them says he has a question for God. He wants to ask why God allows all of this poverty and war and suffering to exist in the world. And his friend says, "Well, why don't you ask?" The fellow shakes his head and says he's scared. When his friend asks why, he mutters, "I'm scared God will ask me the same question."“
Source: The Irresistible Revolution (2006), p. 65
„M: I don't have relationships at all. It's out of the question.
M: Partly because I was always attracted to men or women who were never attracted to me. And I was never attracted to women or men who were attracted to me. So that's the problem. I've never met the right person.“
— Morrissey English singer 1959
From "The deep end", interview by Nick Kent, The Face (March 1990).
In interviews etc., About love
„“He posed me a question which I must answer correctly—else he will not co-operate.”
“Huh? What was the question?
“I’ll ask you. Martha, what is the meaning of life?”
“What! Why, what a stupid question!”
“He did not ask it stupidly.”
“It’s a psychopathic question, unlimited, unanswerable, and, in all probability, sense free.”“
Source: Beyond This Horizon (1948; originally serialized in 1942), Chapter 2, “Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief—”, p. 35; see also pages 31, 33
„What the hell killed me?! I had half health! Why did I just immediately die?! I don't understand what's happening!“
— TotalBiscuit British game commentator 1984 - 2018
WTF Is…? series, Day One: Garry's Incident (October 1, 2013)
„I would not like young people to ask this question, why were we born at all. I want them to ask every kind of question but for them to question why they have been born to a situation which does not assure them of their right to dignity and to freedom from want and from fear, that is not the kind of question I would want anyone to ask.“
— Aung San Suu Kyi State Counsellor of Myanmar and Leader of the National League for Democracy 1945
Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Acceptance Speech (2013)