65 Question Mark Quotes On Success In Life

These question mark quotes will inspire you. A question mark is something unknown, unknowable, or uncertain or a punctuation mark (?) indicating a question.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging question mark quotes, question mark sayings, and question mark proverbs.

Best Question Mark Quotes

  1. “In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  2. “Pain is the question mark turned like a fishhook in the human heart.” ~ Peter De Vries
  3. “Every day a question mark.” ~ Alice Sebold
  4. “A tired exclamation mark is a question mark.” ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

  5. “Where am I coming from? Where am I going? A fusillade of question marks.” ~ Ciaran Carson
  6. “The knowledgeable person lives with a question mark ‘?’ and the man of awe and wonder lives with an exclamation mark.” ~ Rajneesh
  7. “That’s a question mark everyone’s asking” ~ Bruce Grobbelaar
  8. “It’s better to light a candle than to curse the dark In the eyes of the youth, there are question marks” ~ K’naan

  9. “Doubt is a question mark; faith is an exclamation point. The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both.” ~ Criss Jami
  10. “I watched as she added a question mark at the end. Arc, line, space, dot.” ~ Aimee Bender
  11. “The trouble with us today, there are too many of us who put question marks instead of periods after what the Lord says. I want you to think about that. We shouldn’t be concerned about why He said something, or whether or not it can be made so. Just trust the Lord. We don’t try to find the answers or explanations. We shouldn’t try to spend time explaining what the Lord didn’t see fit to explain. We spend useless time.” ~ Harold B. Lee
  12. “Don’t put a question mark where God has put a period.” ~ Joel Osteen

  13. “There are times when God leaves huge question marks as tools in our lives to stretch our our faith.” ~ Joyce Meyer
  14. “Fundamentalist s live life with an exclamation point. I prefer to live my life with a question mark.” ~ Amos Oz
  15. “There are still hundreds of question marks to be answered” ~ Jimmy Armfield
  16. “Where God has put a period, the devil puts a question mark, casting doubt.” ~ Steven J Lawson

  17. “And, now, come to this spot Where the spotlight is hot And you’ll see in the spotlight A Juggling Jott Who can juggle some stuff You might think he could not… Such as twenty-two question marks, Which is a lot. Also forty-four commas And, also, one dot! That’s the kind of Circus McGurkus I’ve got!” ~ Dr. Seuss
  18. “A few question marks are being asked in the Honduran defence” ~ Alan Green
  19. “I didn’t know what to expect coming into this year. There were a lot of question marks, and I think that’s obvious now. Can we overcome it? Time will tell.” ~ Brett Favre
  20. “Whenever you talk about writing I think you have to remember that it all has a big question mark over it – every word has a big question mark over it.” ~ George Saunders

  21. “T.V.s weird because its both the greatest gig as an actor potentially because it can be all this work for all this time, but there are so many question marks at every stage of the process.” ~ Caitlin Fitzgerald
  22. “My karma’s the comma that puts you inside of a coma, Hyphen, dot, dot, semi-colon, leave you semi-swollen. Question mark, you pregnant? Oh you’re not? I love you, period.” ~ Chino XL
  23. “It’s pretentious to say, but my art is like a little Zen story, a story with a question mark at the end. People can take from it what they need. If somebody says, “Your art is very funny,” I say, “You are totally right.” If somebody says, “Your art is very sad,” I say, “You are totally right.” In Japan they say, “Your art is very Japanese, you even look Japanese.Your great-grandfather was most surely a Japanese man.” And I say, “You are totally right.”” ~ Christian Boltanski
  24. “For me, art is supposed to be a question mark.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  25. “That’s always attractive to me, to work with music whose form is a big question mark. Even many of my favorite bands growing up, when I was just a kid learning to play drums and guitar and everything, were bands like Pink Floyd, where the arrangement, the number of bars in each section is unconventional and often lopsided, and there will be small little instrumental interludes and that sort of thing. So those odd forms, as well as dark content, are the things that I think are continuous through all the type of projects that I’ve been attracted to.” ~ Charlie Clouser
  26. “I don’t like the way question marks look. They’re really ugly. They look like blots. At some other point in my life, I might have disliked them because I never knew how to properly apply them. Also commas, and whether they were outside the quote or inside the quote – that all seemed like an unnecessary pain in the ass.” ~ John Edgar Wideman
  27. “What makes a terrorist? Are the drivers primarily political or economic? Princeton economist Alan Krueger has made a great study of this question…What Makes a Terrorist lacks a question mark. That’s because Krueger, marshaling persuasive statistics and analysis, comes down firmly on the side of politics, noting most terrorists are middle-class and well-educated.” ~ Thomas P.M. Barnett
  28. “The great thing about books is that you can end with a question mark.” ~ Joanne Harris

  29. “The crystal ball has a question mark in its center. There are some fundamental choices to be made. We will either choose to continue to wage a hopeless war to preserve the existing architecture for copyright by upping the stakes and using better weapons to make sure that people respect it. If we do this, public support for copyright will continue to weaken, pushing creativity underground and producing a generation that is alienated from the copyright concept.” ~ Lawrence Lessig
  30. “Marilyn Manson has always been intended to confuse some, anger some and make some people feel at home. There’s no way to misunderstand what I do – but everyone can understand it differently. That’s the only way I’ve learned to embrace art – it has to be a question mark, not an answer.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  31. “It’s just about pushing yourself to realms that are uncharted. I love to get to that place where I don’t know what kind of music I’m doing, I don’t know if it’s any good, I don’t know if it’s anything. It’s a big question mark. The idea is to have interesting results. That’s my bottom line. Not just a creative fantasy world or something like that, but a mood too.” ~ Ariel Pink
  32. “I think there was always that question mark of why am I not in St. Louis anymore? I think everybody had those questions and probably had those perceptions of me.” ~ Kurt Warner

  33. “I find contemporary Holocausts against other species so unbearable as to make life itself a fundamental question mark. Are we a demonic, suicidal species? Can good conquer evil? And if so, when will that renaissance of virtue occur? This is truly “psychology today.”” ~ Michael Tobias
  34. “My experience is that the director of the FBI is particularly important to just how aggressive an investigation will be into an issue. And once you remove James Comey, it creates a vacuum at the top. And the fundamental issue will be whether or not there is support at the highest levels within the FBI to continue to conduct that investigation. That’s going to be the question mark.” ~ Leon Panetta
  35. “It’s called “Pickman’s Mephitic Models,” based on the story [Pickman’s Model by H. P. Lovecraft].Certain things about it many people don’t realize. Pickman was a real painter who lived between 1888 and 1926. Now, there’s a question mark [gesturing toward the writing in the margins of the painting], because Lovecraft claims that he turned into a ghoul. God knows how old he is now.” ~ Paul Laffoley
  36. “I’m still working out my opinions – it’s always a question mark. I leave loads of space open, and people don’t like that.” ~ M.I.A.

  37. “[Sacrifice of Isaac] is a major theme of the so-called Elohist [one authorial strand in the Pentateuch]. It is marked by all of his linguistic characteristics, and so on. We cannot determine what is historical and what isn’t. As literary critics, we would understand the importance of this for understanding life, destiny. But the historical question must be left with a question mark.” ~ Frank Moore Cross
  38. “The Biblical text does not have punctuation marks like periods and question marks. Where we end sentences is a matter of interpretation.” ~ Elie Wiesel
  39. “I see women who have this struggle between what they know is right, what they know is necessary, what they know is healthy, what they know is good for them, what they know is good for the work that they need to do, what they know is good for their bodies, what they know is good for their families – all too often ending that statement with the upturned question mark: “If it’s okay with everyone?” Still asking, still requesting, still filing petitions for somebody to say that it’s all right.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  40. “Increasingly constructive doubt is the sign of advancing civilization. We must put question marks along many of our inherited legal dogmas, since they are dangerously out of line with social facts.” ~ Jerome Frank

  41. “More and more it seems to me that the philosopher, being of necessity a man of tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, has always found himself, and had to find himself, in contradiction to his today: his enemy was ever the ideal of today. So far all these extraordinary furtherers of men whom one calls philosophers, though they themselves have rarely felt like friends of wisdom but rather like disagreeable fools and dangerous question marks, have found their task, their hard, unwanted, inescapable task, but eventually also the greatness of their task, in being the bad conscience of their time.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  42. “I don’t expect that the scientific community now embraces and kisses me ‘Oh wonderful, great you did!’ we have to live with critics, this is normal. Chariots of the Gods was full of speculation, I had 238 question marks. Nobody read the question mark. They always said: Mr. Von Daniken is saying… I did not say, I asked the questions, would that be a posibility? In Chariots of the Gods, I made clear difference between a speculations and facts.” ~ Erich von Däniken
  43. “What I’m trying to do is to influence all the people I can influence. All those who are still under the dream and just put a big question mark in their mind. The acid dream is over, that is what I’m trying to tell them.” ~ John Lennon
  44. “Maura had decided sometime before Blue’s birth that it was barbaric to order children about, and so Blue had grown up surrounded by imperative question marks.” ~ Maggie Stiefvater

  45. “Why does man freeze to death trying to reach the North Pole? Why does man drive himself to suffer the steam and heat of the Amazon? Why does he stagger his mind with the mathematics of the sky? Once the question mark has arisen in the human brain the answer must be found, if it takes a hundred years. A thousand years.” ~ Walter Reisch
  46. “I think that feels like it to me. I mean whenever you talk about writing I think you have to remember that it all has a big question mark over it – every word has a big question mark over it.” ~ George Saunders
  47. “If you do a character, always make the character with a big question mark. Even if the character is very enigmatic and all over the place, make him always with a question mark, because if you turn a question mark upside down, like they do in South America in Spanish, then it becomes a hook.” ~ Peter Stormare
  48. “[on debates] Accomplished a bit more for Bush than for Gore only because there were more question marks for Bush. I think he established that he possesses at least the minimum qualifications for being president.” ~ Stuart Rothenberg

  49. “The anonymity issue is a big question. As long as people can disguise cyber attacks and as long as there is a sort of question mark over who is responsible, then the problem will continue to exist. And of course what happens in response to that is that there is a move to try and refashion the Internet so that anonymity is impossible, which of course leads to fears among all sorts of groups – civil rights groups, NGOs, and political parties – that the Internet is going to be used simply as a method of control. So these are very sensitive issues.” ~ Misha Glenny
  50. “Sex is a big question mark. It is something people will talk about forever.” ~ Catherine Deneuve
  51. “The reason there’s a question mark on my front door is just in case I forget my address.” ~ Leslie Nielsen
  52. “Whenever I start a novel, I’m always looking for two things: a bit of science that makes me go ‘what if?’ and a piece of history that ends in a question mark.” ~ James Rollins

  53. “When I was your age, we didn’t have the Internet in our pants. We didn’t even have the Internet not in our pants. That’s how bad it was. I know I sound like my grandfather right now. We didn’t have teeth! There were no questions marks, we just had words! What was I talking about? The Internet…Not only can you not plan the impact you’re going to have, you often won’t recognize it when you’re having it.” ~ Dick Costolo
  54. “I had hoped, at my departure, I would feel sure and knowledgeable about everything that lay ahead — after all, I had been “analyzed.” Instead, all I could see were question marks.” ~ Sylvia Plath
  55. “When she set Shane’s glass of Coke down in front of him, she did it with probably a little too much emphasis; he glanced up at her with a question-mark expression.[…] ‘‘What?’’ Shane asked her, and took a drink. ‘‘Did I forget to say thanks? Because, thanks. Best Coke ever. Did you make it yourself? Special recipe?” ~ Rachel Caine
  56. “Maugham then offers the greatest advice anyone could give to a young author: “At the end of an interrogation sentence, place a question mark. You’d be surprised how effective it can be.”” ~ Woody Allen

  57. “You force people to stop asking questions, and before you know it they have auctioned off the question mark, or sold it for scrap. No boldness. No good ideas for fixing what’s broken in the land. Because if you happen to mention it’s broken, you are automatically disqualified.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver
  58. “A thousand times today I’ve started to open my mouth, started to squeak out, “Can you tell me…? But then I’d look into the front seat, at my mother’s silent shaking, my father’s grim profile, the mournful bags under his eyes, and all the questions I might ask seemed abusive. Assault and battery, a question mark used like a club. My parents are old and fragile. I’d have to heartless to want to hurt them.” ~ Margaret Haddix
  59. “Many of you might already recognize me as the guy in the question-mark suits appearing in the late night TV commercials and on the cover of educational books and CDs.” ~ Matthew Lesko
  60. “It meant nothing to him any longer, only a faint tinge of sadness–and somewhere within him, a drop of pain moving briefly and vanishing, like a raindrop on the glass of a window, its course in the shape of a question mark.” ~ Ayn Rand

  61. “Punctuationally speaking, wonder is a period at the end of a statement we’ve long taken for granted, suddenly looking up and seeing the sinuous curve of a tall black hat on its head, and realizing it was a question mark all along.” ~ David James Duncan
  62. “Never did he once consider directing his hatred toward the hunters. Such an emotion would have destroyed him … His subconscious knew what his min did not guess-that hating them would have consumed him, burned him up like a piece of soft coal, leaving only flakes of ash and a question mark of smoke.” ~ Toni Morrison
  63. “Getting that audience approval is always a question mark, and it’s always that flag that flutters in front of you.” ~ William Shatner

  64. “An argument is made that there are just too many question marks about the near future; wouldn’t it be better to wait until things clear up a bit? You know the prose: “Maintain buying reserves until current uncertainties are resolved,” etc. Before reaching for that crutch, face up to two unpleasant facts: The future is never clear and you pay a very high price for a cheery consensus. Uncertainty actually is the friend of the buyer of long-term values.” ~ Warren Buffett
  65. “As a poet Maria Terrone lives, like the rest of us, in a world of questions marks-but what shines through them is the fierce light of the life force itself” ~ Eamon Grennan

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