quote by Thomas Pynchon

If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.

— Thomas Pynchon

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Wrong answers quote Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right.

God has not always answered my prayers.

If He had, I would have married the wrong man -- several times!

If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers.

Wrong answers quote Don't feel sorry for yourself if you have chosen the wrong road. Turn around.

Don't feel sorry for yourself if you have chosen the wrong road. Turn around.

I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.

Everyone - pantheist, atheist, skeptic, polytheist - has to answer these questions: 'Where did I come from? What is life's meaning? How do I define right from wrong and what happens to me when I die?' Those are the fulcrum points of our existence.

Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than the exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.

Wrong answers quote If things go wrong, don’t go with them.

If things go wrong, don’t go with them.

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.

The wrong answer is the right answer in search of a different question.

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.

Wrong answers quote It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.

It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.

On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr.

Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

Once again, only religion can answer the question of the purpose of life.

One can hardly be wrong in concluding that the idea of life having a purpose stands and falls with the religious system.

I think marriage is dangerous. The idea of two people trying to possess each other is wrong. I don't think the flare of love lasts. Your mind rather than your emotions must answer for the success of matrimony. It must be friendship - a calm companionship which can last through the years.

Wrong answers quote No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the

No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.

It is not sufficient to pray diligently for guidance, but this prayer must be followed by meditation as to the best methods of action and then action itself... because prayers can only be answered through action and if someone's action is wrong, God can use that method of showing the pathway which is right.

Life is complex. Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another...The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness.

It's when things are going just right that you'd better be suspicious.

There you are, fat as can be. The whole world is yours and you're the answer to the Wright brothers' prayers. You say to yourself, nothing can go wrong ... all my trespasses are forgiven. Best you not believe it.

Wrong answers quote To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.

To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.

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The field of creativity that exists within each individual is freed by moving out of ideas of wrong-doing or right-doing. If we can answer 'yes' to the question. 'Is my self-worth as strong as my self-critic?' then we are ready to engage our creative expression.

There are no right or wrong answers, There is only intuition

The uncreative mind can spot the wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot the wrong questions" The question has never been: Do we have the money? The question has always been: Do we have the resources?

Wrong answers quote A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become

A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.

I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.

Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?

Certainly, young children can begin to practice making letters and numbers and solving problems, but this should be done without workbooks. Young children need to learn initiative, autonomy, industry, and competence before they learn that answers can be right or wrong.

Wrong answers quote He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.

The problem I see with utilitarianism, or any form of consequentialism, is not that it gets the wrong answers to moral questions. I think just about any moral theory, worked out intelligently, and applied with good judgment, would get just about the same results as any other.

My work stops at publication. If the books don't contain in themselves their reasons for being - questions and answers - it means I was wrong to have them published.

Wrong answers quote Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions

Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions.

Do what you love. Live fearlessly and take risks. Don't take no for an answer from anyone - go ahead and prove the naysayers wrong. Believe that anything can be possible.

When asked ... [about] an underlying quantum world, Bohr would answer, 'There is no quantum world. There is only an abstract quantum physical description. It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how nature is. Physics concerns what we can say about Nature.'

There is nothing wrong with making mistakes and not having all the answers, so long as we are willing to admit this and strive for personal betterment. Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out that they don't.

Wrong answers quote No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back.

No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back.

If you're going to figure something out, study ethics.

You can ask What's the answer? What's Right and Wrong? What I learned is that nobody knows the answer and there is no Right and Wrong. So I'm incapable of becoming a fundamentalist because there are no absolutes, there's always a what if.

The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer.

If you ask the wrong question, of course, you get the wrong answer.

We find in design it's much more important and difficult to ask the right question. Once you do that, the right answer becomes obvious.

Wrong answers quote Intelligence is knowing the right answer. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.

Intelligence is knowing the right answer. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.

I've been saying it so long to you, you just wouldn't listen.

Every time you said 'Farm Boy do this' you thought I was answering 'As you wish' but that's only because you were hearing wrong. 'I love you' was what it was, but you never heard.

Anyone can notice wrong answers. It takes the creative person to notice the wrong questions.

I think a major reason why intellectuals tend to move towards collectivism is that the collectivist answer is a simple one. If there's something wrong, pass a law and do something about it.

There are no right answers to wrong questions.

Most Americans do not know what their strengths are.

When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare, or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer.

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