Top 30 Riddle Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Riddle Quotes from famous people such as Alan Dundes, Gregory Bateson, Steve Martin, Bradley Walsh, James Buchan, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The study of folklore is largely the study of particula

The study of folklore is largely the study of particular folklore genres: myth, folktale, legend, ballad, proverb, riddle, superstition, etc.
Alan Dundes
It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist.
Gregory Bateson
You know what your problem is, it’s that you haven’t seen enough movies – all of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.
Steve Martin
Me and Stormzy. We’re gonna do an album. We’re gonna do an album of Nelson Riddle arrangements in grime form. It’s gonna be called ‘Griddle’.
Bradley Walsh
Cause and effect, the riddle of all history, is a particular devil in financial history; and never more so than today, where entire classes of security are collapsing not on public exchanges and stock-tickers but because there are no markets to establish prices this side of nothing.
James Buchan
Language as a communication tool is the primary element from which literature is created. Even in pre-literate societies, it exists as songs, riddles, or epics that are chanted.
F. Sionil Jose
I’m a regular at a hospital in Pennsylvania. The Riddle Hospital in Media, Pennsylvania.
Bam Margera
Coaching ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ in my weight class, I couldn’t do it. I’d basically be coaching people to beat me. I’m going to give you my riddle?
Demetrious Johnson
Gravity Falls’ is a riddle wrapped in an enigma tucked in a mystery deep-fried in a conundrum slathered in hickory-smoked puzzle sauce.
Alex Hirsch
As a kid, I loved doing puzzles, solving riddles, and reading mystery books. I also loved animals and always had pets.
Bonnie Bassler
Of course, China is a key to the North Korea if we’re going to solve that riddle, but they could also be helpful on Iraq, which is why it’s important that we maintain a constructive dialogue with China.
Frank Carlucci
A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that we already have given to the riddle in its various forms.
Gregory Bateson
True believers of Scientology seem to know with utmost certainty that they have found the answer to the deepest riddles of all time – they may or may not be right, but that kind of self-belief is very appealing.
Louis Theroux
A lot of the lyrics I write involve images that just swing the song in a way that feels really good to me and there isn’t a literal explanation. They’re not riddles for the listener to solve.
Matt Berninger
I’m no longer religious, but the Bible fascinates me. Hardly anyone reads it anymore, but it’s got everything: it’s a book of poetry, it’s a book of principle, it’s a book of stories, and of myths and of epic tales, a book of histories and a book of fictions, of riddles, fables, parables and allegories.
Tara Westover
I am a man of few words, but many riddles.
Frank Gorshin
‘The Hobbit’ was one of the first biggish books I ever read. I remember vividly the ‘riddles in the dark’ passage, and it meant a lot to me to finally get to play it after all these years.
Andy Serkis
I like to be entertained, not smothered with ‘literary’ riddles.
Dan Jenkins
That’s why I like the indies: because I like being who I am. I get to be who I am in the ring, on the microphone, everywhere. It’s great. I never have to get out of character because I am Matthew Riddle.
Matt Riddle
On what can we now place our hopes of solving the many riddles which still exist as to the origin and composition of cosmic rays? It must be emphasized here above all that to attain really decisive progress greater funds must be made available.
Victor Francis Hess
Words played an important part in my growing up. Not only the written word… but words that flew through the air: jokes, riddles, puns.
James Howe
I was raised in a family where no one had a serious bone in their body and every answer was a riddle, a joke, or a prank.
James Brolin
It’s like the riddle of the Sphinx… why are there so many great unmarried women, and no great unmarried men?
Sarah Jessica Parker
Well, I believe life is a Zen koan, that is, an unsolvable riddle. But the contemplation of that riddle – even though it cannot be solved – is, in itself, transformative. And if the contemplation is of high enough quality, you can merge with the divine.
Tom Robbins
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All great characters, great icons, in literature are a bit of a riddle, and that’s the reason we go back to them over and over.
David Lagercrantz
‘The Da Vinci Code’ and films of that nature are the ones that I really enjoy because you are learning and working out riddles as you go along.
Perdita Weeks
It is, I think, particularly in periods of acknowledged crisis that scientists have turned to philosophical analysis as a device for unlocking the riddles of their field. Scientists have not generally needed or wanted to be philosophers.
Thomas Kuhn