Quotes about riddles


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A lot of the lyrics I write involve images that just swing the song in a way that feels really good to me and there isn't a literal explanation. They're not riddles for the listener to solve.

by Matt Berninger

A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that we already have given to the riddle in its various forms.

by Gregory Bateson

A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.

by Karl Kraus

All records are riddles, and whatever you may want people to think it's about, it may just be throwing them off. And you don't want it to get in the way of what someone else's understanding is. It's not really about anything. At the same time, it will find some meaning.

by Tom Waits

As a kid, I loved doing puzzles, solving riddles, and reading mystery books. I also loved animals and always had pets.

by Bonnie Bassler

Cause and effect, the riddle of all history, is a particular devil in financial history; and never more so than today, where entire classes of security are collapsing not on public exchanges and stock-tickers but because there are no markets to establish prices this side of nothing.

by James Buchan

Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities.

by Harry Emerson Fosdick

How to teach people to do what hasn't been done is a great riddle.

by Peter Thiel

I am a man of few words, but many riddles.

by Frank Gorshin

I learned how to comport myself among trolls, elves, hobbits or goblins. I learned that a friend can be lost to greed and avarice. I learned that solving riddles may be as important a survival skill as bowmanship. I know how to talk to a dragon, and that it's best not to.

by Karen Joy Fowler

I like to be entertained, not smothered with 'literary' riddles.

by Dan Jenkins

I think when I started to write 'The Mysterious Benedict Society' that I had that kind of thing in mind - the notion of having to be able to solve puzzles and riddles because enormous stakes rode upon your ability to do that.

by Trenton Lee Stewart

I was raised in a family where no one had a serious bone in their body and every answer was a riddle, a joke, or a prank.

by James Brolin

It is of first-class importance that our answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how we conduct our civilisation, and this should in turn be in step with the actual workings of living systems.

by Gregory Bateson

It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist.

by Gregory Bateson

It is, I think, particularly in periods of acknowledged crisis that scientists have turned to philosophical analysis as a device for unlocking the riddles of their field. Scientists have not generally needed or wanted to be philosophers.

by Thomas Kuhn

It's like the riddle of the Sphinx... why are there so many great unmarried women, and no great unmarried men?

by Sarah Jessica Parker

Language as a communication tool is the primary element from which literature is created. Even in pre-literate societies, it exists as songs, riddles, or epics that are chanted.

by Francisco Sionil Jose

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Of course, China is a key to the North Korea if we're going to solve that riddle, but they could also be helpful on Iraq, which is why it's important that we maintain a constructive dialogue with China.

by Frank Carlucci

On what can we now place our hopes of solving the many riddles which still exist as to the origin and composition of cosmic rays? It must be emphasized here above all that to attain really decisive progress greater funds must be made available.

by Victor Francis Hess

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

by Winston Churchill

The required cheerfulness that characterizes many of our churches produces a suffocating environment of pat, religious answers to the painful, complex questions that riddle the lives of hurting people.

by Tullian Tchividjian

The scientist should treasure the riddles he can't solve, not explain them away at the outset.

by Roberto Unger

Well, I believe life is a Zen koan, that is, an unsolvable riddle. But the contemplation of that riddle - even though it cannot be solved - is, in itself, transformative. And if the contemplation is of high enough quality, you can merge with the divine.

by Tom Robbins

Words played an important part in my growing up. Not only the written word... but words that flew through the air: jokes, riddles, puns.

by James Howe

You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.

by Steve Martin