Puzzle Quotes

By | September 17, 2008

Quotations about Puzzles

The experience of life that you and I have is pretty much a jigsaw puzzle in the box: Day-to-day experiences of disconnected pieces that don’t seem to justify the efforts we make each day. ~ Robert Adams

Music is a lot more like solving an intricate puzzle with moments of pure, random creative bliss… whereas painting is much more purely random creative bliss with moments of problem solving. ~ Brandon Boyd

Beautiful, Solution, Turns The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. ~ Douglas Horton

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim. ~ William Feather

Mystery writing involves solving a puzzle, but ‘high suspense’ writing is a situation whereby the writer thrusts the hero/heroine into high drama. ~ Iris Johansen

Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

I’m really puzzled by why people in societies find it difficult to work collaboratively together with other people in societies. ~ Michael Porter

I’m probably wouldn’t do anything differently if I had to do it again. Every little thing that happens to you, good and bad, becomes a little piece of the puzzle of who you become. Every successful person you read about – Warren Buffett, Bill Gates – they all say pretty much the same thing. ‘Do what you love.’ I know I did. ~ David Foster

Finding your style is like putting puzzle pieces together. ~ Lara Spencer

Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries. ~ Sir Henry Wotton

If you’re puzzled by what dark energy is, you’re in good company. ~ Saul Perlmutter

I don’t think there is a hidden purpose to the universe that you have to puzzle out. ~ Robert Fulghum

When you are acting, you are just one piece of the puzzle. You don’t see how everything fits together. It feels like you have less authorship over the entire product. In directing, you take the entire picture into account, so you’re challenged in a different way. ~ Misha Collins

When you write non-fiction, you sit down at your desk with a pile of notebooks, newspaper clippings, and books and you research and put a book together the way you would a jigsaw puzzle. ~ Janine di Giovanni

It’s hard to appreciate success in modeling, because it’s not something you feel like you’ve earned, so there is a little bit of bread of shame that comes with that. It’s like somebody giving you a puzzle that’s already put together. ~ Ashton Kutcher

It’s like a jigsaw, there’s a piece of the puzzle at the beginning and it’s the only one and of course it had a lot to do with the way you look. And then you have to have the time to add pieces of the jigsaw. ~ Carole Bouquet

Tell the truth so as to puzzle and confound your adversaries. ~ Henry Wotton

The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science. ~ Erich Fromm

Math, it’s a puzzle to me. I love figuring out puzzles. ~ Maya Lin

Life is like a puzzle and my pieces are spread all over the world. ~ Ville Valo

Everyone now knows how to find the meaning of life within himself. But mankind wasn’t always so lucky. Less than a century ago, men and women did not have easy access to the puzzle boxes within them. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Writing is mentally stimulating; it’s like a puzzle that makes you think all the time. ~ Stephanie Zimbalist

Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I’ve played the game for 40 years and I still haven’t the slightest idea how to play. ~ Gary Player

Writing doesn’t have to be like a jigsaw puzzle, it can be a very linear undertaking. ~ Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Hollywood can buy a lot of pieces of the puzzle, but the great thing is they can never buy word of mouth. ~ Steve Tisch

My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort. ~ Adrian Belew

When I studied graphic design, I learned a valuable lesson: There’s no perfect answer to the puzzle, and creativity is a renewable resource. ~ Biz Stone

Sisters have ways of socializing brothers into the mysteries of girls. Brothers have ways of socializing sisters into the puzzle that is boys. ~ Jeffrey Kluger

Without writers, none of the entertainment would exist. It starts with writers. Writers are the most important piece of the entire puzzle. ~ Hill Harper

As we all know… golf is a puzzle without an answer. ~ Gary Player

So now it is time to disassemble the parts of the jigsaw puzzle or to piece another one together, for I find that, having come to the end of my story, my life is just beginning. ~ Conrad Veidt

Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age. ~ Source Unknown

Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to observe that there is evil, and that there is a way to escape from it, and with this I begin and end. ~ John Newton

Each person is an enigma. You’re a puzzle not only to yourself but also to everyone else, and the great mystery of our time is how we penetrate this puzzle. ~ Theodore Zeldin

A good puzzle, it’s a fair thing. Nobody is lying. It’s very clear, and the problem depends just on you. ~ Erno Rubik

The solution often turns out more beautiful than the puzzle. ~ Richard Dawkins

People who work crossword puzzles know that if they stop making progress, they should put the puzzle down for a while. ~ Marilyn vos Savant

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. ~ Doug Horton

When you’re teaching a hard concept and the students all have puzzled looks on their faces and then suddenly you can see that ‘aha’ moment, that they got it, that’s just an incredible thing. ~ Anant Agarwal

Where was I going? I puzzled and wondered about it till I actually enjoyed the puzzlement and wondering. ~ Carl Sandburg

Writing is sort of putting a puzzle together halfway. Then, performing it has always been the completion of it. Once that happens, I’m feeling verbally communal with other people. It’s out there and I feel so much better about it. ~ Brandi Carlile

We are caught in the contradiction of finding life a rather perplexing puzzle which causes us a lot of misery, and at the same time being dimly aware of the boundless, limitless nature of life. So we begin looking for an answer to the puzzle. ~ Joko Beck

Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle. ~ Lewis Carroll

We do spend time talking about it and we puzzle through it together. We ride the roller coasters together – the high highs and the low lows. ~ Kyra Sedgwick

The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution. ~ Stephen Sondheim

Writing a screenplay is like writing a big puzzle, and so the hardest part, I think, is getting the story. ~ Grant Heslov

Colors must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel. ~ Hans Hofmann


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