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Dagna: You know what’s frustrating? Answers that aren’t answers.

Kosh: They are alone. They are a dying people. We should let them pass.
Sinclair: Who? The Narns or the Centauri?
Kosh: Yes.

Sheridan: Well, as answers go; short, to the point, utterly useless, and totally consistent with what I've come to expect from a Vorlon.
Kosh: Good.
Babylon 5

So what do I do first? Do I play video games? Do I watch a Blu-Ray DVD? Do I download content from the online marketplace? The answer is of course, yes. Because I have three PS3's.
— Paul, LoadingReadyRun

"I was busy suplexing a shark wearing a bolo tie when I should have been setting up sponsors! You may ask yourself: who was wearing the bolo tie? You or the shark? Answer: YES."
Mister Torgue, Borderlands 2

Roy: Hello Judy. What can I do for you?
Roy: Is it a PC or a Mac?
Judy: (beat) YES.

*Because they're a ghost, physical attacks will fail.
—CHECKing Mad Dummy, Undertale

Tony: [from inside rotor] Okay, tell me what you see!
Steve: [staring at a bewilderingly high-tech panel] It seems to run on some form of electricity.
Tony: Well, you're not wrong...

Slang: Ssssssssssso, ssssssssssssssir... v-vhich von do you like? Your vay of dealing visssssssssss deasssssssssssss, or our vay of dealing visssssssssss deassssssssssss?
Nimja: Yes.
Slang: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS?! Zat'ssssssssss all you hafe to sssssssssssay?! Vat'sssssssssss zat efen ssssssssssssssupposssssssssssssed to mean?
Nimja: [chuckles] Oh, Slang... [he shakes his head, giggling] Do you remember when I told you about Boolean values?
Pokémon × Nimja: Play the Game, "These Are the Days"

Brom: Could you tell us which house Jeod lives in?
Angela: I could.
Brom: Will you tell us?
Angela: Yes.
Angela: Of course I'll tell you! All you have to do is ask! Your first question was whether or not I could tell you, and the second was if I would tell you. But you never actually put the question to me.
Brom: (smiling) Then let me ask properly. Which house is Jeod's? And why are you holding a frog?

Cassie: We were blown through time, Jake. We aren't where we want to be. And we aren't when we want to be."
Jake: Did we go forward or back? Are we in the past or the future?"
Ax: <Yes. It's definitely one of those two choices.>
Animorphs #11: The Forgotten

Player 1: This is stupid. Why are we still looking for (an NPC)?
Player 2: Because we haven't found him yet, obviously.
—Entry on Shit My Players Say

A characteristic of Vermonters (at least as portrayed in humorous stories) is that the Vermonter, when asked a question, gives accurate answers but often fails to include information which may be highly relevant and very important. A perfect illustration of this principle is the joke about one Vermont farmer who went to his neighbor’s farm and asked the other farmer, “Lem, what did you give your horse last year when it had the colic?” Lem replied, “Bran and molasses.” The farmer went home, returned one week later, and said, “Lem, I gave my horse bran and molasses, and it died.” Lem replied, “So did mine.”
—Raymond Smullyan, What is the Name of This Book?

Anonymous asked: What dinosaur would be best for selective breeding to produce an animal with a lot of edible meat. What dinosaur could become a cow dinosaur
The cop-out answer is, of course, "a turkey", since birds are dinosaurs. But we both know that’s not what you meant...
Palaeo Fail, explained [1]


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