Even as a child she had lived her own small life all within herself. At a very early period she had apprehended instinctively the dual life—that outward existence which conforms, the inward life which questions.
~ The Awakening
by Kate Chopin
"That is the only way I ever heard of true research going. I asked a question, devised some method of obtaining an answer, and got a fresh question. Was this possible or that possible? You cannot imagine what this means to an investigator, what an intellectual passion grows upon him! You cannot imagine the strange, colourless delight of these intellectual desires!"
~ The Island of Doctor Moreau
by H. G. Wells
There are no ugly questions except those clothed in condescension.
~ East of Eden
by John Steinbeck
Aunt Polly asked him questions that were full of guile, and very deep—for she wanted to trap him into damaging revealments. Like many other simple-hearted souls, it was her pet vanity to believe she was endowed with a talent for dark and mysterious diplomacy, and she loved to contemplate her most transparent devices as marvels of low cunning.
~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain
"What is any public question but a conglomeration of private interests?"
~ The Warden
by Anthony Trollope
"Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are."
~ An Ideal Husband
by Oscar Wilde
"I feel very strongly about putting questions; it partakes too much of the style of the day of judgment."
~ The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson