Puzzles Quotes

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Daniel Quinn
“Thinkers aren't limited by what they know, because they can always increase what they know. Rather they're limited by what puzzles them, because there's no way to become curious about something that doesn't puzzle you.”
Daniel Quinn, My Ishmael

Erik Pevernagie
“We perceive the world through the rear window of life, observe all the puzzles and little pieces of our existence and assemble them in a comprehensive pattern. This allows us to reassess and evaluate our world view. ( "Waiting for the pieces to fall into place" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Vera Nazarian
“Not every puzzle is intended to be solved. Some are in place to test your limits. Others are, in fact, not puzzles at all...”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“Every mystery ever solved had been a puzzle from the dawn of the human species right up until someone solved it.”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Roshani Chokshi
“Aristocracy is just a fancy word for thievery.”
Roshani Chokshi, The Gilded Wolves

Shannon L. Alder
“Madness is loving the unsolvable puzzle of your soul and replacing the lost pieces with my own.”
Shannon L. Alder

Isaac Asimov
“A knotty puzzle may hold a scientist up for a century, when it may be that a colleague has the solution already and is not even aware of the puzzle that it might solve.”
Isaac Asimov, The Robots of Dawn

Joseph Fink
“When you make weirdness into a puzzle to be solved, you make LOST”
Joseph Fink, Welcome to Night Vale

Kamand Kojouri
“The greatest thinkers
have attempted to find
who we are
where we come from
and why we are here
but the greatest enigmas to me
are how your hair is a lasso
that captures the stars
how your eyes are lakes
that drown my doubts
and how your skin is the sun
bursting all at once.
If I knew these answers
I’d know everything
for you alone
contain the entire universe.”
Kamand Kojouri

“I feel like my life is made up of tiny puzzle parts that no longer fit together. Imagine working on a puzzle only to find that the final picture can never be complete because one of its pieces is missing. This is exactly what's happened to my life; it has become impossible to put it back together.”
Zeina Kassem, Crossing

Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache
“Ever since I was young I enjoyed solving puzzles and having the pleasure to see the bigger picture afterwards. But even after all that, I found that life could be the most challenging puzzle we have to face. It's one of those things that even if you have all the pieces and could see the whole picture, it still takes time and patience to solve it. At times, we feel more at ease not knowing the whole picture, not knowing the whole level of difficulty or number of pieces that we're missing, but just building up one piece at a time. The problem with this approach is that the only clues that we have for matching two pieces are the shape and a small glimpse of the image. We so often find comfort in building up the corners and the borders but very rarely do we adventure in the middle of the puzzle. We'd rather work little by little holding on to our safe border and only move towards the center when the pieces are still in touch with our borders or roots. On the other hand, you could be one of those people that just jumps in the middle and builds up on every piece you have in order to get small portions of the truth of the bigger picture every now and then. Not having your borders or corners in place might mean that you don't need to know your limits in order to realize that the puzzle will one day come to an end. Nevertheless, every piece is equally important and it gets handed to you at a time where you have at least some matching piece. That doesn't mean you should only focus on one point or piece and limit your possible connections. Spread out and you will find even more connections. The truth of the puzzle information comes in different shapes and colors but in the end it's all connected. Information might be divided, spread out in different areas, different people, different experiences. What's important to remember is that every piece is meant for you. You might throw it on the side now and use it later, but it will forever remain a part of your bigger picture. Work on your puzzle, with patience and care in moving forward and with a hopeful spirit that it will all work out in the end for your highest good!”
Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache

Lemony Snicket
“There are people like this wherever you go. They are part of the same mystery as you are, but you can't quite tell how you fit together. The world is a puzzle, and we cannot solve it alone.”
Lemony Snicket, When Did You See Her Last?

A.J. Darkholme
“The questions we don’t ask become the puzzles we don’t solve.”
A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

Elizabeth Kostova
“I like a puzzle, as you know. So does every scholar worth his salt. It's the reward of the business, to look history in the eye and say, 'I know who you are. You can't fool me'.”
Elizabeth Kostova

Michael Finkel
“Soon he essentially stopped talking. "I am retreating into silence as a defensive mode," he mentioned. Eventually, he was down to uttering just five words, and only to guards: yes; no; please; thank you. "I am surprised," he wrote, "by the amount of respect this garners me. That silence intimidates puzzles me. Silence is to me normal, comfortable." Later he added, "I will admit to feeling a little contempt for those who can't keep quiet.”
Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

“Well, listen, anger doesn't get anything done, so you have to find out: How do you make it work? That's why I was always maniacal about transforming every problem into a puzzle which I can solve. I can solve a puzzle—a problem just stresses me out.”
Quincy Jones

Laurie R. King
“XVXVI, or 10-5-10-5-1, yielded H-E-H-E-A, which, unless she wanted to show her derisive laughter, made no sense.”
Laurie R. King, The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Denis Markell
“It seems like the best escape games come from Japan for some reason. It makes me proud.”
Denis Markell, Click Here to Start

“I'm not a puzzle piece to someone else's puzzle, I'm my own puzzle that is still growing. I'm unsure of what it'll look like when it's done, but it will be uniquely me.”
Macy Niichel

Kerri Maniscalco
“Of all the complex puzzles the world offered, who would have guessed my emotions would be the greatest challenge of my life?”
Kerri Maniscalco, Becoming the Dark Prince

Brian Andreas
“I've always seen hidden meanings in everything. Whenever I used to do those puzzles in children's magazines, the ones where you're supposed to find all the hidden pictures, I'd never find the right ones. I'd say I found the griffin, and the Wesselman steam engine, and the missing little finger of the mummy of Tut, and everyone would give me a strange look and say, All you're looking for is a yellow duck.

[…] work up to the voices of places you can only imagine. Ask where to find the griffin, and the Wesselman steam engine, and the little finger of Tut. I know they're out there, and usually in the strangest of places.

And if you find the yellow duck, let me know. That's the one I always miss.”
Brian Andreas, Still Mostly True

“The hardest thing to do at times is to put our problems in the right perspective. Every problem may not exactly be a bad problem; some problems are solutions to bigger problems. Like solving a puzzle-it is advised we don't get used to guessing; if you don't have a clue, just ask for help and move up the next level.”
Asuni LadyZeal

Deyth Banger
“The Sinister 1 freak me out, so creeepy so many mysteries, so many puzzles, so many reverses. This just freak me out...”
Deyth Banger

Deyth Banger
“In chess puzzles and tactics you see moves which in game is difficult to see mainly because of time and more often from the fast moves...”
Deyth Banger

Denis Markell
“Wait. Is a real, live adult person actually asking me details about the games I play? This is unheard of.”
Denis Markell, Click Here to Start

Deyth Banger
“Humans, when you talk me about them... I more likely see them as a unsolveable unlogicalable problem... than something else.”
Deyth Banger

“A puzzle with a solution is a game. A puzzle without a solution is a work of art.”
Marty Rubin

Stewart Stafford
“To men, women are endlessly fascinating as they're a puzzle that can never be solved. To a logical creature like the human male, that's an irresistible challenge.”
Stewart Stafford

Lidia Longorio
“When broken people try to complete each other it is like forcing unfit puzzle pieces together because they are somewhat similar.”
Lidia Longorio, Hey Humanity

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