quote by Zelda Fitzgerald

Look closer and you'll see something extraordinary, mystifying, something real and true. We have never been what we seemed.

— Zelda Fitzgerald

Instructive Mystify quotations

Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But such is certainly not the case.

Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy, if possible;

and when you strike and overcome him, never let up in the pursuit...

The act of creation is a kind of ritual.

The origins of art and human existence lie hidden in this mystery of creation. Human creativity reaffirms and mystifies the power of 'life.

I do not want to arrive at the end of life and then be asked what I made of it and have to answer: 'I acted.' I want to be able to say: 'I loved and I was mystified. It was a joy sometimes, and I knew grief. And I would like to do it all again.'

The great trouble with magicians is the fact that they believe when they have bought a certain trick or piece of apparatus, and know the method of procedure, that they are full-fledged mystifiers.

The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.

I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting.

But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.

Directing is mystifying. It's a long, long, skid on an icy road, and you do the best you can trying to stay on the road... If you're still here when you come out of the spin, it's a relief. But you've got to have the terror if you're going to do anything worthwhile.

When a man wants a mystery, it is generally better to leave him mystified.

Nobody loves a clever woman.

Sometimes I hear news about the huge dollars involved with CEO pay and corporate-management salaries, and I'm mystified at how someone can justify taking that much at the cost of other people's livelihoods. In a bizarre way, I'm almost kind of curious, like "How can they absolve themselves and enjoy their wealth?" I don't understand it.

It's rather mystifying when you think about writing songs - where they come from, and how they're born.

I am just mystified by these people telling me I would think Obama was doing a great job if his skin contained less melanin.

In part I'm just mystified. Here's a woman, Hillary [Clinton], who wrote a book about it takes a "village" to raise children. It wasn't about a book about "it takes a pill." There's a "double think" that the modern person often has. Anything that's called "science" is accepted as an absolute and sweeps reason away.

The road to wisdom is paved with excess.

The mark of a true writer is their ability to mystify the familiar and familiarize the strange.

The average man is not hard to mystify.

The plot is so tired that even this reviewer, who in infancy was let drop by a nurse with the result that she has ever since been mystified by amateur coin tricks, was able to guess the identity of the murderer from the middle of the book.

What is magical and mystifying to me about style is not that by seeing we can believe. It is that eventually, we can believe, because we can see we can embrace change the more we can make it tangible.

A work of art can be called revolutionary if, by virtue of the aesthetic transformation, it represents, in the exemplary fate of individuals, the prevailing unfreedom and the rebelling forces, thus breaking through the mystified (and petrified) social reality, and opening the horizon of change (liberation).

People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train.

I'm just mystified and fascinated by women, and I'm still single.

Hence all of that, and the fact that I celebrate them so much, I understand that I'm unevolved at this exact moment to share my life with one. I wouldn't inflict that upon anyone yet. But, I'm getting closer.

Always mystify, torture, mislead, and surprise the audience as much as possible.

So, here’s what you do. You win, you go home. She can’t turn you down then, eh?” says Caesar encouragingly. “I don’t think it’s going to work out. Winning…won’t help in my case,” says Peeta. “Why ever not?” says Caesar, mystified. Peeta blushes beet red and stammers out. “Because…because…she came here with me.

Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible.

Cancer has enormous diversity and behaves differently: it's highly mutable, the evolutionary principles are very complicated and often its capacity to be constantly mystifying comes as a big challenge.

I think we're all fascinated and a little mystified by how the brain works.

One of the most mysterious of the physical sciences is neurological science.

There's truths there that spiral out of what appears to be just a word game.

That's what I find mystifying about the meanings of things: they kind of unscrew themselves from the practical words.

I would support peaceful co-existence between religion and science because they concern different domains. Anyone who takes theology seriously knows that it's not a matter of using it to explain things that scientists are mystified by.

Private and public life are subject to the same rules;

and truth and manliness are two qualities that will carry you through this world much better than policy, or tact, or expediency, or any other word that was ever devised to conceal or mystify a deviation from the straight line.

I never expected I would be connected to the Alpha male as some kind of ancillary object, and to this day it mystifies me.

If we were to inspect ourselves or members of our family and our friends, we would see that we don't really have to go all the way overseas to be mystified - we can be mystified right at home.

All men cannot go to college, but some men must;

every isolated group or nation must have its yeast, must have, for the talented few, centers of training where men are not so mystified and befuddled by the hard and necessary toil of earning a living as to have no aims higher than their bellies and no God greater than Gold.

The French were mystified about the Watergate scandal.

For some reason, I deliberately allow for simple things like three chords to mystify me. It's kind of fun that way. Like Billy Gibbons' guitar sound isn't the way it is because he uses a quarter as a pick or anything as simple as that; it's because he's in touch with a different sector of the cosmos that we know nothing about.

That culture is a a critical resource the organization ignores.

Competely mystifying. The organization continues to act as if culture were dark matter, something essentially inaccessible to us. When in fact there is an ancient discipline called anthropology that's pretty good at thinking about it.