Enigma Quotes

Quotes tagged as "enigma" (showing 1-30 of 36)
Michael Bassey Johnson
“Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unecessary as when you were alone.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Vera Nazarian
“Q: Why do I love thee, O Night?
A: Because you know I will never answer.”
Vera Nazarian

“Don't be afraid to be weak
Don't be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart my friend
That will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence
If you want, then start to laugh
If you must, then start to cry
Be yourself don't hide
Just believe in destiny
Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and miss the chance
To return to innocence
That's not the beginning of the end
That's the return to yourself
The return to innocence
Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and miss the chance
to return to innocence”
Enigma

“Love is hope and expectation. If many want to pencil it in, some don’t dare to ink it in, because love also means mystery and enigma. ( " Love as dizzy as a cathedral")”
Erik Pevernagie

“If you understand or if you don't
If you believe or if you doubt
There's a universal justice
And the eyes of truth
Are always watching you”
Enigma

Demetri Martin
“I am a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a pita. Why the pita? That counts as another mystery.”
Demetri Martin

Rebecca McNutt
“Nobody has ever taken a photograph of something they want to forget. We can build a wall of happy Kodak moments around ourselves, a wall of our Christmases, birthdays, baby showers and weddings, but we can never forget that celluloid film is see-through, that behind it, all the misery of real life waits for our wall to collapse someday.”
Rebecca McNutt

“In every colour there's the light.
In every stone sleeps a crystal.
Remember the Shaman, when he used to say:
Man is the dream of the dolphin”
Enigma

David Harvey
“Since the 1970S, financial innova­tions such as the securitisation of mortgage debt and the spreading of investment risks through the creation of derivative markets, all tacitly (and now, as we see, actually) backed by state power, have permitted a huge flow of excess liquidity into all facets of urbanisa­tion and built environment construction worldwide.”
David Harvey, The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism

Milan Kundera
“Their message will never be decoded, not only because there is no key to it, but also because people have no patience to listen to it in an age when the accumulation of messages old and new is such that their voices cancel one another out. Today history is no more than a thin thread of the remembered stretching over an ocean of the forgotten, but time moves on, and an epoch of millennia will come which the inextensible memory of the individual will be unable to encompass; whole centuries and millennia will therefore fall away, centuries of painting and music, centuries of discoveries, of battles, of books, and this will be dire, because man will lose the notion of his self, and his history, unfathomable, unencompassable, will shrivel into a few schematic signs destitute of all sense.”
Milan Kundera, The Joke

Jack London
“At once he became an enigma. One side or the other of his nature was perfectly comprehensible; but both sides together were bewildering.”
Jack London, The Sea Wolf

David Harvey
“Barriers to accumulation are perpetually dissolving and re-forming around the issue of so-called natural scarcities and on occasion, as Marx might put it, these barriers can be transformed into absolute contradictions and crises.”
David Harvey, The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism

Anthony Liccione
“Life has its enigmatic events, that can make it a mystery, or my misery. It all depends on how I view it.”
Anthony Liccione

Moonshine Noire
“I could be that tenebrous enigma that floods out your words with sighs and frustration.”
Moonshine Noire

Dean Koontz
“We were friends, never paramours. A lover who is enigmatic will most likely prove to be a cataclysm waiting to happen. But a charming friend whose usual warmth is raveled through moments of cool inscrutability can be an intriguing companion.”
Dean Koontz

George R.R. Martin
“Sphinx is the riddle, not the riddler.”
George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
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Milan Kundera
“Their message will never be decoded… because people have no patience to listen to it in an age when the accumulation of messages old and new is such that their voices cancel one another out. Today history is no more than a thin thread of the remembered stretching over an ocean of the forgotten, but time moves on, and an epoch of millennia will come which the inextensible memory of the individual will be unable to encompass; whole centuries and millennia will therefore fall away, centuries of painting and music, centuries of discoveries, of battles, of books, and this will be dire, because man will lose the notion of his self, and his history, unfathomable, unencompassable, will shrivel into a few schematic signs destitute of all sense.”
Milan Kundera, The Joke

“Also a fan of being inscrutable, Franco once said, 'You are a the slave of what you say and the master of what you don't say.' He might have added that that approach isn't always guaranteed to work. If you attempt, for example, to be sphinx-like, mysterious and enigmatic when you get to the front of a long queue at the chip shop, you do risk being punched quite hard in the back of the head.”
Alexei Sayle, Stalin Ate My Homework

Luke  Taylor
“Writers are like onions, layers upon layers upon layers.”
Luke Taylor, The Quiet Kill

Maurice Blanchot
“Why are those who knew him, when they pass from the memory of a young man, sensitive and gay, to the work – novels and writings – surprised to pass into a nocturnal world, a world of cold torment, a world not without light but in which light blinds at the same time that it illuminates; gives hope, but makes hope the shadow of anguish and despair? Why is it that he who, in his work, passes from the objectivity of the narratives to the intimacy of the Diary, descends into a still darker night in which the cries of a lost man can be heard? Why does it seem that the closer one comes to his heart, the closer one comes to an unconsoled center from which a piercing flash sometimes bursts forth, an excess of pain, excess of joy? Who has the right to speak of Kafka without making this enigma heard, an enigma that speaks with the complexity, with the simplicity, of enigma?”
Maurice Blanchot, Friendship

Grace Willows
“Hayden McGregor glanced with contempt at the pitch-black road. “I do not fear the darkness. It fears me.” He dismissed the approaching gloom with a narrowed stare. His steel gray eyes holding it back with a contemptuous regard.”
Grace Willows, Not On My Watch

Albert Camus
“Nadie descifraba mejor que ella el lenguaje profundo de los árboles, del mar y del viento.”
Albert Camus, A Happy Death

Pablo de Santis
“¿Quiere que vaya a la iglesia y me confiese? ¿Cree que los detectives nos rebajamos a hablar con sacerdotes? No existe para nosotros el arrepentimiento, la reconciliación ni el perdón. Somos filósofos de la acción, y solo nos miramos en el espejo de nuestros actos.”
Pablo de Santis

“Ever feel like an enigma, wrapped in a dilemma, surrounded by a conundrum? Yeah, so do I”
Nanette Mathews

Sara Sheridan
“Mirabelle was always an enigma, and he had the sense that if he pushed her, she’d bolt.”
Sara Sheridan, British Bulldog

Donna Lynn Hope
“She doesn't give directions but there is a pot of gold at the end of her rainbow...Find it. If you can.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Graham Hancock
“The "Garcilaso" mentioned by Markham is the chronicler Garcilaso Inca de la Vega, the son of a Spanish conquistador and an Inca princess, a heritage that gave him unique access to genuine Inca traditions, particularly since he was born and brought up in Cuzco and spoke Quechua, the language of the Incas, as his mother tongue. Had the megalithic elements of Sacsayhuaman been recent work, done in the century before Garcilaso's birth, there should have been fresh and clear memories, even eye-witness accounts, of so magnificent an achievement. But Garcilaso reports nothing of the sort and instead can only offer magic as an explanation for what he describes as 'an ever greater enigma than the seven wonders of the world.”
Graham Hancock, Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilization

“It's in your name that you are an enigma.”
Anthony T. Hincks.

“Kadang aku adalah enigma yang tidak bisa ditebak dan kerap disalah mengerti.”
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“Sebenarnya pagi tak pernah berakhir, kita hanya mengada-ada soal siang, sore, dan malam.”
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