Quite possibly, the purpose of the universe is to provide a congenial home for self-conscious creatures who can ask profound questions and who can probe the nature of the universe itself. - Owen Gingerich
Probe deeply enough, under the slickest façade of confidence, and you tapped a vein of self-doubt or a hidden fear. Irrational fears and baseless doubts, many of them, but that was precisely why constant reassurance was necessary to the human animal. - Barbara Michaels
Ultimately evil is done not so much by evil people, but by good people who do not know themselves and who do not probe deeply. - Reinhold Niebuhr
Beneath beautiful appearances I search out ugly depths, and beneath ignoble surfaces I probe for the hidden mines of devotion and virtue. It's a relatively benign mania, which enables you to see something new in a place where you would not have expected to find it. - Gustave Flaubert
A heroine makes progress against an enemy who would manipulate her thoughts when she begins to probe his and see weakness. - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
...I thought, God, I promise to stay a virgin, just please don't let anyone probe me. - Stephanie Tromly
The purpose of all higher education is to make men aware of what was and what is; to incite them to probe into what may be. It seeks to teach them to understand, to evaluate, to communicate.