In fact, now I come to think of it, do we decide questions, at all? We decide answers, no doubt: but surely the questions decide us? It is the dog, you know, that wags the tail—not the tail that wags the dog.
Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. letter, Feb. 8, 1886, to Marion Richards. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).