I think that at the end of the day I'm drawn to a certain level of ambiguous storytelling that requires hard thought and work in the same way that the New York Times crossword puzzle does: Sometimes you just want to put it down or throw it out the window, but there's a real rewarding sense if you feel like you've cracked it.— Damon Lindelof
Most Powerful Crossword Puzzle quotations
When asked "What do we need to learn this for?" any high-school teacher can confidently answer that, regardless of the subject, the knowledge will come in handy once the student hits middle age and starts working crossword puzzles in order to stave off the terrible loneliness.
I enjoy walking my dog and completing crossword puzzles.
Complexity can be a trap. You can have a ball developing a phrase, inverting it, playing it in different keys and times and all. But it's really more introspective than communicative. Like a crossword puzzle compared to a poem.
One thing that I do find really sexy is a girl who's good at crossword puzzles.
One cannot build life from refrigerators, politics, credit statements and crossword puzzles. That is impossible. Nor can one exist for any length of time without poetry, without color, without love.
Just as dogs love to chew bones, the mind loves to get its teeth into problems.
That's why it does crossword puzzles and builds atom bombs.
It's the boredom that kills you. You read until you're tired of that. You do crossword puzzles until you're tired of that. This is torture. This is mental torture.
Jesus is not directing the angelic choir, taking long naps, or doing crossword puzzles. He is completely focused on building his church, the hope of the world.
Why do people do crossword puzzles? There's no reward for completing one, but some people just like the challenge.
The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution.
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.
But I'm really enjoying my retirement.
I get to sleep in every day. I do crossword puzzles and eat cake.
People who work crossword puzzles know that if they stop making progress, they should put the puzzle down for a while.
Some people like doing crossword puzzles or Sudoku.
I love auditioning. On camera, I hated auditioning. But voiceovers I like trying to figure it out, then getting in there and seeing how close you can get.
Spending waiting moments doing crossword puzzles or reading a book you brought yourself.
I'm patient with crossword puzzles and the most impatient golfer.
For many years, it seemed as if nothing changed in Norway.
You could leave the country for three months, travel the world, through coups d'etat, assassinations, famines, massacres and tsunamis, and come home to find that the only new thing in the newspapers was the crossword puzzle.
You're never quite sure where the song is going, because you might not find the word to rhyme with the end of the line. You have to find associative meaning to get you there. So it's rather like doing a crossword puzzle backwards. A kind of strange, three-dimensional, abstract crossword puzzle.
I love words. Sudoku I don't get into, I'm not into numbers that much, and there are people who are hooked on that. But crossword puzzles, I just can't - if I get a puppy and I paper train him and I put the - if all of a sudden I'd open the paper and there's a crossword puzzle - 'No, no, you can't go on that, honey. I'll take it.'
Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
In the same way he's fascinated by crosswords, the puzzle of solving the murder is what drives him on.
I do the 'New York Times' crossword puzzle every morning to keep the old grey matter ticking.
Good innovators like to solve business crossword puzzles.
There's this moment sometimes, when you do a crossword puzzle and you have the one really long word. And once you get that, the whole thing kind of comes into focus. Sometimes it's just working things over in your mind and then finding that one line that kind of ties the song together, and now it works. It's a puzzle of sorts.
I was watchin' the news the other day, and I heard them talking about a criminal named Brian Regan same spelling and everything. He's gonna be in jail for the rest of his life. So I'm sitting there doing a crossword puzzle and all of a sudden I hear, It is unknown whether the charges against Brian Regan will lead to his execution. Guess I can put this down. Honey, did we pay that parking ticket?!
I never just sit down and see what's on TV anymore.
And also, I hate almost everything, so that keeps you reading magazines and doing crossword puzzles or whatever.
I became an actor because I love solving problems.
I'm a big crossword puzzle person. I love doing research. One of the reasons I became Jewish is because I love text study.
There is a formal poetry perfect only in form?the number of syllables, the designated and required stresses of accent, the rhymes if wantedthey come off with the skill of a solved crossword puzzle.
I like doing the crossword puzzle in the New York Times, not watching E! on TV.
I don't want to retire. I'm not that good at crossword puzzles
What I love about cooking is that after a hard day, there is something comforting about the fact that if you melt butter and add flour and then hot stock, it will get thick! It's a sure thing! It's a sure thing in a world where nothing is sure; it has a mathematical certainty in a world where those of us who long for some kind of certainty are forced to settle for crossword puzzles.
It's not as if I'm trying to write crossword puzzles to which one might find an answer at the back of the book or anything like that.
Every time I write a song, it's different.
I'm all about the rhythm of the words and the melody. Musically, you gotta have a throbbing pulse going. But as far as what it's all about, there's a million ways to go. You have to invent a new code for every song. Then you have to break it. It's like Scrabble or a crossword puzzle on steriods. I could talk about the process for days. But it's never dull and there's no one way in.
The great god Ra, whose shrine once covered acres, is filler now for crossword puzzle makers.