Puzzle Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Puzzle Quotes from famous authors such as Rob Manuel, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Robert Adams, Henry Wotton, Jenny Holzer. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

One part puzzle mixed with one part racer with just a dash of art and music just to blend everything together, ‘Dyad’ takes you on a fast-paced trip down a tunnel filled with lights and a shifting list of rules to keep your neurons nimble.
Rob Manuel
I’ve been working on ‘The New York Times’ crossword puzzle on the subway. I can make it until about Wednesday.
Eddie Kaye Thomas
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
Tell the truth so as to puzzle and confound your adversaries.
Henry Wotton
I’d paint long strips of canvas and abandon them on the beach, or put bread out in geometric patterns for the pigeons downtown. I wanted people to find something nice and intriguing to puzzle over. Then I’d go back to see if the things were still there, or if anyone would notice.
Jenny Holzer
I like doing the crossword puzzle in the New York Times, not watching E! on TV.
Paula Cole
Written by the ancient Chinese philosopher of the same name, the ‘Zhuangzi’ is one long perplexing puzzle of a rambling collection of enigmatic short stories. It’s a strange feeling to laugh at a joke written by someone in the 4th century B.C.
Patrick Stump
I am a very zone-specific person. For example, if I put all the pieces of a puzzle together, it’s done, so there is nothing to look forward to.
Nushrat Bharucha
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
I do the ‘New York Times’ crossword puzzle every morning to keep the old grey matter ticking.
Carol Burnett
The challenge coaches face is replacing players they were counting on to be major pieces of a puzzle. In a lot of cases, there is just no way to make the necessary adjustments.
Ron Jaworski
I have restaurants, bookshops… but it’s not an empire, more… a puzzle. If it were an empire, all my restaurants would be the same.
Alain Ducasse
Devising a mechanism is a lot like solving a puzzle – and gives you the same kind of kick.
Eric Maskin
I love words. They’re fun. I don’t think any word can just be filler. There’s no room for it. It’s like a puzzle. Every song can be written a million times. How can you say it differently?
Kacey Musgraves
Adventure games are all about details – if you happen to take this one object and use it with this other object, in a really weird place, at a weird time. If you happen to write a really funny dialogue line for that, even if it didn’t solve the puzzle, people will appreciate that.
Tim Schafer
Gravity Falls’ is a riddle wrapped in an enigma tucked in a mystery deep-fried in a conundrum slathered in hickory-smoked puzzle sauce.
Alex Hirsch
Every horse I get on I can adapt to. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle.
Charlotte Dujardin
Movies are in a much longer production conversation before an actor is even involved. I always thought of actors as the last piece of the puzzle – so you’re a tool.
Elizabeth Olsen
I have never been able to read Agatha Christie – the pleasure is purely in the puzzle, and the reader is toyed with by someone who didn’t decide herself who the killer was until the end of the writing.
A. S. Byatt
It’s very important for actors to feel like a part of the puzzle and not the puzzle itself.
Vikrant Massey
We’re pieces of the puzzle. If I fit in a certain algorithm, then it’ll be time for me to go. It’s tough as a baseball player, it really is, not knowing much, but you just have to play.
Eddy Alvarez
I worked a lot on our album cover, and I didn’t just want to post it on our website one day and move on. We wound up breaking it into 18 pieces and hiding them on fan sites all over the Internet and then posting clues, so fans could put together the puzzle.
Zacky Vengeance
Any woman who has attempted to slip a credit card into an inch-deep trouser pocket knows about the annoying puzzle of women’s clothing: Pockets rarely work.
Christina Binkley
I like the ‘Blackwell’ adventure games, and I’m fond of some of Telltale’s games, like ‘Hector’ and ‘Puzzle Agent’ – simple stories, but fun. I thought ‘Heavy Rain’ was amazing.
Jane Jensen
My goal as a puzzle designer is to create a meaningful experience for the player, not just ‘I solved it.’
Scott Kim
Being a playwright is like the equivalent of doing a jigsaw puzzle that has 1,500 pieces, and it’s a jigsaw of a blue sky. Not a cloud in sight.
Lewis Black
There’s more things that I’d like to do. You know, each song is a little bit of a puzzle. I see most of them as just failed attempts.
I think of each movie as a puzzle. The fun is in solving the puzzle: finding a musical identity for the picture, however that can be summed up.
Marco Beltrami
When you are studying from a book, lots of people go straight to the end to look for the answers. But that’s not my style. For me, the most enjoyable part is the puzzle, the process of solving, not the solution itself.
Erno Rubik
We put our music together, piece by piece, like a jigsaw puzzle.
Ronnie Van Zant
Pop is like a puzzle: to write a perfect pop song, you never know, and there’s so much that can happen in a second with a song.
I’ve never been a big cinephile, which may be why I could treat ‘The Clock’ like a puzzle and force the pieces to fit together in odd ways.
Christian Marclay
David Beckham is always seen as the thickest man on the planet, too daft to complete a jigsaw puzzle. But then you watch old footage of him playing and every time he plays a ball across the field, he’s intuitively working out the trajectory of the ball.
Romesh Ranganathan
A good puzzle, it’s a fair thing. Nobody is lying. It’s very clear, and the problem depends just on you.
Erno Rubik
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
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
This idea of, there’s a locked door; how do you open it? You don’t necessarily care what’s behind it; you’re just more excited about opening the lock… It’s not about finding the treasure; it’s more about defeating the puzzle.
Harper Reed
I wanted to play incredibly challenging, multifaceted characters. Because we are all a puzzle.
Kate Winslet
My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort.
Adrian Belew
Acting is a smaller piece in a big puzzle. There are charity things I want to immerse myself in and want to have the time to go and give back to people who don’t have the opportunities I have. It’s a very important thing to me.
Ashley Greene
We can’t just pop off and drop a bomb on North Korea and think everything’s going to be OK. It just doesn’t work like that. It’s a complicated puzzle.
Lois Frankel
I just consider myself a piece of the puzzle and I’m lucky enough to be asked or invited to the party, if you will. I hope I can bring some laughs and grimaces to the fans.
Adam Baldwin
I was just one piece of the puzzle, a very small piece at that. I really enjoyed my time with the Knicks, and we had a great run.
Jason Kidd
But to this day – I’m very literate now, I love to read, I read constantly – words don’t resonate the way they do to a person with a formal education. They’re like a maze, a puzzle that has to be opened up.
Lance Henriksen
My parents worked in the film industry, but they both worked behind the camera, so I like to think that I have a really good understanding of how all the parts of the puzzle come together to make a film or TV show.
Dacre Montgomery
Most of the places I’ve been, I’ve been a main piece of the puzzle.
Eric Davis
I had a big ‘New York Times’ crossword puzzle phase.
Erika Christensen
One common puzzle for the security-minded is how to work with confidential data on the road. Sometimes you can’t bring your laptop, or don’t want to. But working on somebody else’s machine exposes you to malware and leaves behind all kinds of electronic trails.
Barton Gellman
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
As we all know… golf is a puzzle without an answer.
Gary Player
Once I started getting paid to be a writer and not having lots of other gross responsibilities, like making the puzzle or whatever, then my ambition changed, and I thought, ‘Now I want to be a good writer.’ And that became my ambition.
Ariel Levy
My grandfather was a ship’s cook, and he came back from the Far East very often with strange little toys. One of the things he brought back was a puzzle box, which obsessed me for a long time.
Clive Barker
Science isn’t just about solving this or that puzzle. It’s about understanding how the world works: the whole world from the vastness of the cosmos to the particularity of an individual human life. It’s worth thinking about how all the different ways we have to talk about the world manage to fit together.
Sean M. Carroll
‘Tongue’ is literally just one piece of the puzzle. This album is something I’ve worked on over the course of my entire career and something I’ve been discovering myself in it.
The truth is, those who diligently seek to learn of Christ eventually will come to know Him. They will personally receive a divine portrait of the Master, although it most often comes in the form of a puzzle – one piece at a time.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
‘Toybox’ is that kind of game that will stretch your mental capacity by doing very simple things like solving an easy puzzle of shooting aliens. You’ll just need to do everything at the same time to make it through alive. Just to make things tricky, the tasks change every week so you can’t get used to any set.
Rob Manuel
You know, people call mystery novels or thrillers ‘puzzles.’ I never understood that, because when I buy a puzzle, I already know what it is. It’s on the box. And even if I don’t, if it’s a 5,000-piece puzzle of the ‘Mona Lisa’, it’s not like I put the last piece in and go, ‘I had no idea it’s the ‘Mona Lisa’!’
Harlan Coben
What frustrates me about some high-concept shows is that they don’t give you information until sweeps, but ‘Jericho’s’ audience will get a large piece of the puzzle every week.
Sprague Grayden
I would like a boyfriend. I’m a very happy person and it is the final, final piece of the puzzle. I’m looking for that shout-it-out-from-the-mountaintops, fall-in-love person.
Andy Cohen
I would still describe China as a vast, invigorating puzzle that will never make sense to my western upbringing.
Abigail Washburn
Once I get on a puzzle, I can’t get off.
Richard P. Feynman
Without writers, none of the entertainment would exist. It starts with writers. Writers are the most important piece of the entire puzzle.
Hill Harper
Hollywood can buy a lot of pieces of the puzzle, but the great thing is they can never buy word of mouth.
Steve Tisch
No, absolutely not, writing doesn’t have to be like a jigsaw puzzle, it can be a very linear undertaking.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
The solution often turns out more beautiful than the puzzle.
Richard Dawkins
If I have luck and keep working and the puzzle comes together, maybe one day I will drive an F1 car.
Robert Kubica
Finding your style is like putting puzzle pieces together.
Lara Spencer
I constantly do puzzle books. Smash through them. My iPad’s full of them. Logic puzzles. Bridges. Slitherlink.
Mark Cavendish
Science isn’t just about solving this or that puzzle. It’s about understanding how the world works: the whole world from the vastness of the cosmos to the particularity of an individual human life. It’s worth thinking about how all the different ways we have to talk about the world manage to fit together.
Sean M. Carroll
The puzzle of ‘To the Moon’ is both elegant and memorable. Take a few hours and try to solve it. The pieces fit together oh so nicely.
Jason Schreier
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
I like to figure out the fight like a puzzle when I’m in the fight.
Quinton Jackson
I like to edit my sentences as I write them. I rearrange a sentence many times before moving on to the next one. For me, that editing process feels like a form of play, like a puzzle that needs solving, and it’s one of the most satisfying parts of writing.
Karen Thompson Walker
I’m only 26 – I don’t know anything about life yet. Life is like a puzzle and my pieces are spread all over the world.
Ville Valo
I try to figure out the marketing puzzle.
Nelson Peltz
From Game A to Game B, your whole focus is on improving your team and what is the next challenge. What does the next team present? What are the solutions to the puzzle?
Frank Vogel
Writing a mystery is like drawing a picture and then cutting it into little pieces that you offer to your readers one piece at a time, thus allowing them the chance to put the jigsaw puzzle together by the end of the book.
Ashwin Sanghi
To make a bestseller, there are more customers than just your customers: Selling to the end-user is just one piece of the puzzle. In my case, I needed to first sell myself to the publisher to get marketing support and national retail distribution.
Tim Ferriss
I love Memphis, I guess you could say, in the way that you love a brother even if he does sometimes puzzle and sadden and frustrate you. Say what you want about it, it’s an authentic place. I was born and raised in Memphis, and no matter where I go, Memphis belongs to me, and I to it.
Hampton Sides
That’s what I love doing – understanding another person’s perspective that’s really different from mine. To me, it’s like an emotional puzzle, trying to figure out the humanity of a character who is very different from myself and why they think the way they do.
Miriam Shor
To me acting is like a jigsaw puzzle. The jigsaw puzzle is of the sky and all the pieces are blue. Out of this you have to create a human being and put it together.
Henry Winkler
I am a woman of many talents and they’re all just pieces of the puzzle that make me and make my career.
Michelle Phillips
In San Francisco, I found Warren Levinson, who had set up a program to study Rous Sarcoma Virus, an archetype for what we now call retroviruses. At the time, the replication of retroviruses was one of the great puzzles of animal virology. Levinson, Levintow and I joined forces in the hope of solving that puzzle.
J. Michael Bishop
Puzzles are always a difficult thing, I don’t think I’ve played any games where the puzzles are perfectly contextualised, unless the entire game is a puzzle game built upon that concept.
Cory Barlog
I started with things that I was troubled by or confused by or interested in, and then I wrote stories to try to puzzle my way through it. But the question is not how to represent war, because it’s an abstract thing that’s felt differently for all the characters.
Phil Klay
I don’t think there is a hidden purpose to the universe that you have to puzzle out.
Robert Fulghum
The Secure Fence Act, which authorizes the construction of 700 miles of security barriers along the southwest border, has now been sent to President Bush for his signature. This piece of legislation is an important piece of the border security puzzle.
Randy Neugebauer
The great thing about America is I’ve never felt like an outsider. I’m just a different piece of the puzzle.
Pardis Sabeti
I genuinely enjoy the puzzle put before me with a crossover – how do I use this bigger piece of the Marvel Universe to tell a character-based tale I wouldn’t normally think to tell?
Mark Waid
Every horse I get on I can adapt to. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle.
Charlotte Dujardin
Watching ‘CSI: Miami’ is like watching ‘Teen Jeopardy!’ or doing the crossword puzzle in ‘People’ magazine. It makes you feel smart even when you’re not.
Willie Geist
We need a clear plan to put radical Islamic terrorism out of vogue, and it should be eliminated at its roots. American SOF are part of the puzzle, but they do not, by themselves, complete the picture.
Brandon Webb
There’s more things that I’d like to do. You know, each song is a little bit of a puzzle. I see most of them as just failed attempts.
For American families, Universal pre-K is an essential piece of the puzzle that not only allows their kids to get a good start, but it also allows mothers to remain on the job earning a paycheck and helping our economy grow.
Kirsten Gillibrand
The wardrobe is always the last piece of the puzzle. When you step into the clothing, that’s the final step to figuring out that character.
Mia Wasikowska
Having worked with so many directors, I liked the look of what they were doing. It seemed to be a lot more creatively satisfying, putting all the parts together, joining the puzzle together, creating the tone of a piece.
Rachel House
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 a puzzle doer.
Elizabeth Edwards
Math, it’s a puzzle to me. I love figuring out puzzles.
Maya Lin
Usually, when people watch magic, there are two levels: the people who walk away accepting that there are things they don’t know, and the other group, who wants to know, ‘How did it work? How did that happen?’ They want to unravel the puzzle.
Apollo Robbins
Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.
Lewis Carroll
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
I’ve got a PowerPoint deck that I use for internal presentations, and there’s a slide on it that asks, ‘What percentage of your game is combat versus exploration versus puzzle solving versus platforming,’ and I refuse to answer that question.
Warren Spector
I wanna make a jigsaw puzzle that’s 40,000 pieces. And when you finish it, it says ‘go outside.’
Demetri Martin
Why do we take pleasure in gruesome death, neatly packaged as a puzzle to which we may find a satisfactory solution through clues – or if we are not clever enough, have it revealed by the all-powerful tale-teller at the end of the book? It is something to do with being reduced to, and comforted by, playing by the rules.
A. S. Byatt
Studies of social games, puzzle games, and brain-training games have shown they have little effect on the brain despite often being marketed as improving memory and reaction speeds.
Daphne Bavelier
‘Saw’ is like a big jigsaw puzzle. When you put a jigsaw puzzle together, you put the bottom left corner together first, and then you find yourself working on the upper right corner… That’s the way ‘Saw’ plays out.
Tobin Bell
Children astound me with their inquisitive minds. The world is wide and mysterious to them, and as they piece together the puzzle of life, they ask ‘Why?’ ceaselessly.
John C. Maxwell
Each one of us fulfills a piece of a larger puzzle.
Eric McCormack
There’s something about Vonnegut’s deadpan irony that I really like. And I like Borges’ puzzle structure.
Ruth Ozeki
I like to think I’m making films in the film business where movies are making enough numbers for the studios to let me keep working, but you also want those films to have content that makes you proud you made the film. That’s not easy, but it’s a fun puzzle to figure out.
Wes Craven
Paris is an unsolved puzzle. She inspires me in a way that other places don’t. And she demands more of me. Just try to write about her without bumping into cliche after cliche.
M. J. Rose
Throughout history there have been many other examples, similar to that of Haeckel, Huxley and the cell, where a key piece of a particular scientific puzzle was beyond the understanding of the age.
Michael Behe
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
A jigsaw puzzle is my form of meditation. In New York, I glued all of the ones I did together and hung them up on the wall.
Carly Chaikin
Writing a screenplay is like writing a big puzzle, and so the hardest part, I think, is getting the story.
Grant Heslov
Unraveling the threads of a good game story is like solving a well-crafted puzzle. After a lengthy, sometimes difficult journey, the pieces click into place, and you’re rewarded with the satisfying payoff of a job well done.
Jason Schreier
I can’t live without my smartphone, but I really geek on coding. It’s not so much technology that I like, but puzzle solving.
Sylvia Day
Every film is a puzzle really, from an editorial point of view.
Walter Murch
My recipe for bliss on a Friday night consists of a ‘New York Times’ crossword puzzle and a new episode of ‘Homicide;’ Saturdays and Sundays are oriented around walks in the woods with the dog, human companion in tow some of the time but not always.
Caroline Knapp
Whenever you start working on something, you have to go about it with the underlying assumption that this puzzle has a solution, right? If you started a jigsaw puzzle not knowing whether all the pieces were in the box, it would not be a fun exercise.
Boyan Slat