quote by Noam Chomsky

The world is a very puzzling place. If you're not willing to be puzzled, you just become a replica of someone else's mind.

— Noam Chomsky

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Puzzles quote Our whole life is solving puzzles.
Our whole life is solving puzzles.

Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle.

Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others.

If you are curious, you'll find the puzzles around you. If you are determined, you will solve them.

Puzzles quote The world's a puzzle; no need to make sense out of it.
The world's a puzzle; no need to make sense out of it.

I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.

Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.

There are no extra pieces in the universe.

Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.

Puzzles quote Life's a puzzle.
Life's a puzzle.

Transfer the point of concentration to some object outside of yourself - another person, a puzzle, a broken plate that you are gluing.

Shattered dreams are never random. They are always a piece in a larger puzzle, a chapter in a larger story. The Holy Spirit uses the pain of shattered dreams to help us discover our desire for God, to help us begin dreaming the highest dream. They are ordained opportunities for the Spirit to awaken, then to satisfy our highest dream.

I wanna make a jigsaw puzzle that's 40,000 pieces. And when you finish it, it says 'go outside.'

It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics dope and all of that stuff. It is a thousand times better than whiskey. It is an assistant and a friend.

While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will be up to, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to. Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant. So says the statistician.

Science and art sometimes can touch one another, like two pieces of the jigsaw puzzle which is our human life, and that contact may be made across the boderline between the two respective domains.

As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.

The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true.

To study the meaning of man and of life — I am making significant progress here. I have faith in myself. Man is a mystery: if you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out, then do not say that you have wasted your time. I occupy myself with this mystery, because I want to be a man.

When asked by a grumpily puzzled professor what "rules" he followed, Debussy is said to have retorted, mon plaisir "whatever I please" and he further claimed that more was to be gained by watching the sun rise than by listening to the Pastoral Symphony. Although such remarks were intended to shock, they contain a core of Debussyan verity.

A good puzzle, it's a fair thing. Nobody is lying. It's very clear, and the problem depends just on you.

What song the Syrens sang, or what name Achilles assumed when he hid himself among women, though puzzling questions, are not beyond all conjecture.

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.

By amusing myself with all these games, all this nonsense, all these picture puzzles, I became famous... I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time.

Life is a puzzle. Every piece fits together to create who we are, what we do, how we feel. Every experience shapes us into who we will eventually become.

I like to think of my son as having an extra puzzle piece rather than missing one.

Magic is not about having a puzzle to solve.

It's about creating a moment of awe and astonishment. And that can be a beautiful thing.

It is presentation which lifts the card trick from the level of the commonplace puzzle to the status of an unforgettable and inexplicable mystery.

Every piece of the puzzle that doesn't fit gets you closer to the answer.

Families are like puzzles. They fit together in a certain way, and if one piece is missing, it throws everything off.

Most investors are pretty smart. Yet most investors also remain heavily invested in actively managed stock funds. This is puzzling. The temptation, of course, is to dismiss these folks as ignorant fools. But I suspect these folks know the odds are stacked against them, and yet they are more than happy to take their chances.

The problems of puzzles are very near the problems of life.

The truth knocks on the door and you say, go away, I'm looking for the truth, and it goes away. Puzzling.

The truth knocks on the door and you say, go away, I'm looking for the truth, and it goes away. Puzzling.

Every film is a puzzle really, from an editorial point of view.

Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving.

Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man.

The world is the geologist's great puzzle-box;

he stands before it like the child to whom the separate pieces of his puzzle remain a mystery till he detects their relation and sees where they fit, and then his fragments grow at once into a connected picture beneath his hand.

The contradiction so puzzling to the ordinary way of thinking comes from the fact that we have to use language to communicate our inner experience, which in its very nature transcends linguistics.

A doctor has a stethoscope up to a man's chest.

The man asks, "Doc, how do I stand?" The doctor says, "That's what puzzles me!"