Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
— Robert Louis Stevenson

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Kahlil Gibran perplexing quote

What is work and what is not work are questions that perplex the wisest of men.
— Bhagavad Gita

I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay.
— Lionel Blue

The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.
— perplexing quotation by G. K. Chesterton