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.
— Toni Morrison

Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible.
Stonewall Jackson mystify quote

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.
— General Robert E. Lee

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.
— Jeremy Piven

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