So we had about 80 or 90 Germans there disarmed, and had another line of Germans to go through to get out. So I called for my men, and one of them answered from behind a big oak tree, and the others were on my right in the brush. So I said, "Let's get these Germans out of here." One of my men said, "It is impossible." So I said, "No; let's get them out."
"Tell me," said the atheist , "Is there a God really?" Said the master, "If you want me to be perfectly honest with you, I will not answer." Later the disciples demanded to know why he had not answered. "Because the question is unanswerable," said the Master. "So you are an atheist?" "Certainly not. The atheist makes the mistake of denying that of which nothing may be said... and the theist makes the mistake of affirming it.anthony de mello
The new world will be a place of answers and no questions, because the only questions left will be answered by computers, because only computers will know what to ask.james cameron
We have a word game in English called "Twenty questions." To play Twenty Questions, one player imagines some object, and the other players must guess what it is by asking questions that can be answered with a "yes" or a "no." I imagine every language has a similar game, and, for those of us who speak the language of science, the game is called The Scientific Method.k. barry sharpless
"It's possible, but not interesting," Lonnrot answered. "You will reply that reality hasn't the slightest need to be of interest. And I'll answer you that reality may avoid the obligation to be interesting, but that hypotheses may not. In the hypothesis you have postulated, chance intervenes largely. Here lies a dead rabbi; I should prefer a purely rabbinical explanation; not the imaginary mischances of an imaginary robber."jorge luis borges
In thermodynamics as well as in other branches of molecular physics , the laws of phenomena have to a certain extent been anticipated, and their investigation facilitated, by the aid of hypotheses as to occult molecular structures and motions with which such phenomena are assumed to be connected. The hypothesis which has answered that purpose in the case of thermodynamics, is called that of "molecular vortices," or otherwise, the "centrifugal theory of elasticity.william john macquorn rankine
Aquinas was once asked, with what compendium a man might become learned? He answered "By reading of one book."jeremy taylor
What are American dry-goods? asked the duchess, raising her large hands in wonder and accentuating the verb. American novels, answered Lord Henry.
'It is bitterbitter,' he answered; 'But I like it Because it is bitter, And because it is my heart.'Stephen Crane
"How to test?" is a question that cannot be answered in general. "When to test?" however, does have a general answer: as early and as often as possible.bjarne stroustrup
There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.teresa of Ávila (teresa de jesús)
It is known that Whistler when asked how long it took him to paint one of his "nocturnes" answered: "All of my life." With the same rigor he could have said that all of the centuries that preceded the moment when he painted were necessary. From that correct application of the law of causality it follows that the slightest event presupposes the inconceivable universe and, conversely, that the universe needs even the slightest of events.jorge luis borges
"Is there anything more miraculous than the wonders of nature?" the monk asked. The Master answered: "Yes! Your awareness, your understanding of the wonders of nature."frederick franck
When Darius offered him ten thousand talents, and to divide Asia equally with him, "I would accept it," said Parmenio, "were I Alexander." "And so truly would I," said Alexander, "if I were Parmenio." But he answered Darius that the earth could not bear two suns, nor Asia two kings.Plutarch
Prayer must never be answered: if it is, it ceases to be prayer and becomes correspondence.oscar wilde
" Oh, Mr. Wolff, what do you think of Balzac ? " Josh politely ceased to masticate, swallowed and answered, " I never trade them Curb stocks! "
The new world will be a place of answers and no questions, because the only questions left will be answered by computers, because only computers will know what to ask.
"So you've been over into Russia?" said Bernard Baruch, and I answered very literally, "I have been over into the future and it works."