Quotes About Riddle

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J.R.R. Tolkien
“It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills,
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Dorothy Parker
“Q: What's the difference between an enzyme and a hormone?

A: You can't hear an enzyme.”
Dorothy Parker

Steven Wright
“If it’s zero degrees outside today and it’s supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be?”
Steven Wright

J.R.R. Tolkien
“What have I got in my pocket?" he said aloud. He was talking to himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully upset.
"Not fair! not fair!" he hissed. "It isn't fair, my precious, is it, to ask us what it's got in it's nassty little pocketsess?”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Trenton Lee Stewart
“The answer to this riddle has a hole in the middle,
And some have been known to fall in it.
In tennis it's nothing, but it can be received,
And sometimes a person may win it.
Though not seen or heard it may be perceived,
Like princes or bees it's in clover.
The answer to this riddle has a hole in the middle,
And without it one cannot start over.”
Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma

Cassandra Clare
Oh, what is brighter than the light?
What is darker than the night?
What is keener than an axe?
What is softer than melting wax?

Truth is brighter than the light,
Falsehood darker than the night.
Revenge is keener than an axe,
And love is softer than melting wax.

Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

Juliet Marillier
“Stronger than iron
crueler than death
sweeter than springtime
it lives beyond breath”
Juliet Marillier

Thomas Harris
“Did you ever think, Clarice, why the Philistines don't understand you? It's because you are the answer to Samson's riddle. You are the honey in the lion.”
Thomas Harris, Hannibal

Karl Marx
“Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution.”
Karl Marx, Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844/The Communist Manifesto

Rick Riordan
“Polyphemus stiffened. "Who said that?"

"Nobody!" Annabeth yelled.

That got exactly the reaction she'd been hoping for. The monster's face turned red with rage.

"Nobody!" Polyphemus yelled back. "I remember you!"

"You're too stupid to remember anybody," Annabeth taunted. "Much less Nobody.”
Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

“Silver hidden in the gold,
Young man hidden in the old,
Laughing lord with weeping eyes,
Bring king and ring before sunrise!
-Hilarion, The Great and Terrible Quest”
Margaret Lovett, The Great and Terrible Quest

J. Aleksandr Wootton
“Live in the moment... but don't be led by the moment, or the people who belong to it.”
J. Aleksandr Wootton, Her Unwelcome Inheritance

L.M. Fields
“I never talk back. I listen and always remember your every word, so come pen or mouse, never forget that I will treasure your thoughts forever. Yours truly, Paper.”
L.M. Fields

Will Advise
“Someone. Everyone. Anyone. No-one. One. One can't be everyone, but there isn't more than one everyone, at the same time. And at the same time no-one can't be someone, but anyone can be one, and also anyone can be a no-one. To sum up - everyone is someone, and any-one becomes a no-one if you divide the one part long enough by every part of every-one, so in conclusion, I have no idea what I’m talking about, basically.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Sarah J. Maas
It is only with the eye that one can see rightly
Sarah J. Maas, Crown of Midnight

George Eliot
“What can promote innocent mirth, and I may say virtue, more than a good riddle?”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Thomm Quackenbush
“Though her body fit with his like a puzzle piece, his mind was an ever-shifting riddle she felt she could study her whole life and never fully solve. She spent the most time touching him, caressing him, massaging the secrets from his shoulders and embarrassments from his lower back.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Flies to Wanton Boys

Deyth Banger
“Some films and books are difficult, but this is the line which make them incrediable.”
Deyth Banger

Megan Frazer Blakemore
“My visage high above your city,
Shines like gold, but half as pretty.
Arms I've none, but hands I've two:
Mondo, mini, black not blue.
Climb my stairs and have no fears,
All that threatens are my gears.
Tucked beneath the mightly wheel,
An envelpe shall truth reveal.”
Megan Frazer Blakemore, The Friendship Riddle

Marcia E. Letaw
“What is that which cannot be contained by volume,for it has neither height, nor breadth, nor length, nor width? It constantly weighs on us, but its weight cannot be determined. It is a liquid, but it's viscosity is ever changing. Although we measure it, it cannot be measured.”
Marcia E. Letaw, Raskolnikov's Disorder: A Eutopian Murder Mystery
tags: riddle

Megan Frazer Blakemore
“circle back, you're nearly through.
The next one, then just one more clue.
Summer's coming, dark and drear,
Soon those tourists will appear.

In the word hoard you will find
Books with numbers on the spines.
A 2 a 9 a 2 again-
Not too easy for Athena's friend.”
Megan Frazer Blakemore, The Friendship Riddle

Alexandra Bracken
“Rise and enter the lair, where the darkness gives you your stripes. Tell tyrants, to you, their allegiance they owe," Etta read, running her finger beneath the words within the star. "Seek out the unknown gods whose ears were deaf to lecture. Stand on the shoulders of memory. Bring a coin to the widowed queen. Remember, the truth is in the telling, and an ending must be final.”
Alexandra Bracken

Megan Frazer Blakemore
“In Middle Earth a motley crew assembles to save the world as we know it. Four hobbits, two men, a dwaft, an elf, and a wizard, too. They rambled to destroy the ring in the mountains of Mordor.
Now it is you time. Dare you join this fellowship?
The rules are simple.
Twelve more clues will be hidden. One for each month. You have a month to solve each riddle. Plenty of time. On the full moon of each month, the next clue will be hidden. Seek it. Leave each where you found it for the next traveler. Where does this quest lead? What is the endgame? Follow and you shall find out. You must be wise, learned, disciplined, and above all, not a FROG.
If you agree to join this fellowship, proceed with your first clue:
MY WORDS are legend.
Legends are HISTORY,
My field of study.
ONE BOOK only in your shire.

With your strength, the book has been found, and now you must climb to the Scholar's Shrine. Four travelers begin this talle: Hlaf Elf, Troll, Halfling, and Thief. To make it to the end, you will need to build a motley crew. Find a wizard to see you through.

You walk a long and winding path to find your next clue. Shall the Half Elf teache you his songs to pass the time? Perhaps that will draw an elf lord into your presence. The road is long, and the leaves do change color.
You have demonstrated your strength, and your intelligence: now you must go boldly into battle. Be wise with your strategy: though it my seem like a game, there is more to the story.”
Megan Frazer Blakemore, The Friendship Riddle

Megan Frazer Blakemore
“No mountain of doom,
Just foothills of Ferninand.
Towers of fire and glory as far as one can see.”
Megan Frazer Blakemore, The Friendship Riddle

Deyth Banger
“As for me horror is the genre which makes my life more interesting, mysteries my life to be something like a riddle which people go and hard go outside...But the music build my personality!”
Deyth Banger

Deyth Banger
“Probably I share a lot of stuff I haven't count them exactly but probably you understand the few. Why???
Let me guess that you don't understand horror you take it like horror nothing else, I can tell you horror isn't really a horror. It's a lesson, but can you find it in this puzzle?? Or riddle?”
Deyth Banger

Deyth Banger
“What If dead is another riddle??
Another matrix?”
Deyth Banger

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