Words matter. These are the best Puzzles Quotes from famous people such as Michael A. Stackpole, Michael Connelly, Noam Chomsky, Lisa Gardner, Marilyn vos Savant, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
If your job all day is disallowing insurance claims, you can still spend an evening playing games with your friends, and you can be faced with threats and puzzles that are far more exciting than anything you’ve ever imagined facing at work.
I write puzzles and mysteries. Nothing too highfalutin.
When I was a college student and I got interested in linguistics the concern among students was, this is a lot of fun, but after we have done a structural analysis of every language in the world what’s left? It was assumed there were basically no puzzles.
My secret vice is Sudoku puzzles. Can’t stop playing them. My parents are accountants. I blame them entirely.
Spending waiting moments doing crossword puzzles or reading a book you brought yourself.
My favourite thing is to do crossword puzzles. I do the ‘New York Times’ one every morning. Then I go to the barn to see my horse.
I can do some of the number puzzles.
One thing that I do find really sexy is a girl who’s good at crossword puzzles.
Why are cancer patients so hard to buy for? This question always puzzles me. When people are healthy, things are so simple, including gift buying. A jaunt to the local mall or a day in front of the TV watching QVC can be just enough for all the loved ones on your list.
To me, families are puzzles that take a lifetime to work out – or not, as often is the case – and I like to explore how people within them try to connect, be it through love, duty, or circumstance.
I was a keen observer and listener. I picked up on clues. I figured things out logically, and I enjoyed puzzles. I loved the clear, focused feeling that came when I concentrated on solving a problem and everything else faded out.
For me, writing a novel is like solving a puzzle. But I don’t intend my novels as puzzles. I intend them as invitations to dance.
It puzzles me when writers say they can’t read fiction when they’re writing fiction because they don’t want to be influenced. I’m totally open to useful influence. I’m praying for it.
If you are curious, you’ll find the puzzles around you. If you are determined, you will solve them.
Every time you try to create an experience with a character who doesn’t use a gun, doesn’t drive a car, doesn’t jump off platforms, doesn’t solve puzzles, you are taking a risk.
Puzzles are always a difficult thing, I don’t think I’ve played any games where the puzzles are perfectly contextualised, unless the entire game is a puzzle game built upon that concept.
Looking back, it puzzles me that my parents decided to stay in Shanghai when they must have known that war was imminent. But the cotton works were my father’s responsibility, and duty then counted for something.
It was used for decades to describe talented computer enthusiasts, people whose skill at using computers to solve technical problems and puzzles was – and is – respected and admired by others possessing similar technical skills.
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.
My wife thinks she’s better than me at puzzles. I haven’t given in on that one yet.
I’m a games and theory kind of guy. I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare’s prose.
I’m taking memory power boost tablets to help me every day and doing the puzzles to help me stay focused.
Whilst I love still hiding… games and puzzles to play, I’m not as imprisoned by that need to fill every corner with detail.
Solving wits and puzzles, in a way, helps to develop wit and ingenuity.
Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty, challenge, fascination and often productive clumsiness of learning a new method: the wonderful puzzles and problems of translating with new materials.
Some people are great at the pure mathematical things – like Bill Gates, he’s great at math things. He loves to do puzzles. Me, I like to look at an overall landscape and try to figure out, how do you solve a problem?
Math, it’s a puzzle to me. I love figuring out puzzles.
Yeah, I could go rock on the back porch and do crossword puzzles – but I’ve got six kids, ages 9 to 16, and someone in the family should work. That’s me.
I enjoy walking my dog and completing crossword puzzles.
You can involve yourself in electronics, computers, puzzles… there’s a lot of creativity and brain working. There’s a lot to model trains that people don’t realize.
The problems of puzzles are very near the problems of life.
In San Francisco, I found Warren Levinson, who had set up a program to study Rous Sarcoma Virus, an archetype for what we now call retroviruses. At the time, the replication of retroviruses was one of the great puzzles of animal virology. Levinson, Levintow and I joined forces in the hope of solving that puzzle.
As a kid, I loved doing puzzles, solving riddles, and reading mystery books. I also loved animals and always had pets.
An adventure game is nothing more than a good story set with engaging puzzles that fit seamlessly in with the story and the characters, and looks and sounds beautiful.
If I wasn’t a writer, I would probably be a watchmaker. I like putting puzzles together, and that is what a watch is, figuring out how all the gears and everything else works together. I’m patient and good at focusing on a single task.
As for me, I want to have fun while I’m working. Now not everyone thinks physics is fun, but I do. I think experimental physics is especially fun, because not only do you get to solve puzzles about the universe or on Earth, there are really cool toys in the lab.
I don’t really understand why everybody doesn’t want to direct. It’s an absolutely fascinating combination of skills required and puzzles set on every possible level, emotional and practical and technical. It calls upon such a wide variety of skills. I find it completely absorbing.
People who work crossword puzzles know that if they stop making progress, they should put the puzzle down for a while.
I feel more like a father to a child: my Cube inspired thousands of ‘twisty puzzles,’ and I’m amazed how it continues to excite new generations.
It puzzled me that other people hadn’t found out, too. God was gone. We were younger. We had reached past him. Why couldn’t they see it? It still puzzles me.
The biggest challenges are fixing the problems, to put all the puzzles together.
I’m actually really bad at puzzles.
I try to make puzzles range all the way from easy to hard, and to leave many open at once.
I constantly do puzzle books. Smash through them. My iPad’s full of them. Logic puzzles. Bridges. Slitherlink.
I don’t use simple words. I make games and puzzles with my songs.
My being a writer and playing Scrabble are connected. If I have a good writing day, I’ll take a break and play online Scrabble. My favorite word as a child was ‘carrion,’ before I knew what it meant. I later created crossword puzzles, which was a lot about puns, and how words would create these strange, strange things.
I have certainly enjoyed puzzles since an early age, and things that look like impossible things are often particularly intriguing.
I’m patient with crossword puzzles and the most impatient golfer.
I have always been a fixer. I am a fixer. I like problems, and I like puzzles, and I like to help people, so I have been a fixer, and I have always been an educator.
My ideal beach house has bookshelves full of paperbacks that can tolerate a little sand, a DVD library that includes some Disney classics for the little ones, board games, and jigsaw puzzles. At least one big flatscreen television is a must.
The markets are the world’s greatest Rubik’s cube. And I love solving puzzles.
Most crime fiction plots are not ambitious enough for me. I want something really labyrinthine with clues and puzzles that will reward careful attention.
I think, as a choreographer and an action designer, you’re constantly giving your characters problems to overcome. That’s what makes it fun for choreography. But it also makes it fun for the audience to see them solve those puzzles and how they are as a human being.
I love solving puzzles, I love finding my way around obstacles, and I love learning new things about technology.
It’s the boredom that kills you. You read until you’re tired of that. You do crossword puzzles until you’re tired of that. This is torture. This is mental torture.