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Enigma Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Enigma Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma,
a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own
mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
- Umberto Eco

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma,
a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own
mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
- Umberto Eco

I have always knocked at the door of that wonderful
and terrible enigma which is life.
- Eugenio Montale

There's a lot of people who don't understand the circle crops in England.
Pure enigma.
- Ken Kesey

 

I'm a walking, talking enigma.
- Larry David

Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.
- Joseph Joubert

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
- Winston Churchill


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We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between
the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.
- Jean Baudrillard

It was one of those great miracles of history that
they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain
just before they were invaded by the Nazis.
- Michael Apted

I'm tired of being this solemn poet of the masses,
the enigma shrouded in a mystery.
- Michael Stipe

He makes me laugh, Mick!
He tended to turn up when we were having lunch and entertain us all.
He bought an Enigma machine!
I've never worked with a producer who was more famous
than everyone put together.
- Saffron Burrows

Women are one of the Almighty's enigmas to prove to
men that He knows more than they do.
- Ellen Glasgow

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.
- James Joyce

Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve.
It is a perfect maze of intrigue.
- Honore de Balzac

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness.
- Anais Nin

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization
is the influence of good women.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not only is women's work never done,
the definition keeps changing.
- Bill Copeland

Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
- Candace Bushnell

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Women must pay for everything.
They do get more glory than men for comparable feats,
but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
- Amelia Earhart

Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
- Grace Kelly

More countries have understood that women's equality
is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity,
never of their husbands.
- Jean Giraudoux

When women love us, they forgive us everything,
even our crimes; when they do not love us,
they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
- Honore de Balzac

I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people
who are entitled to power,
entitled to leadership.
- Patricia Ireland

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true.
It's just learning not to take the first no.
And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
- Cher

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
- Margaret Thatcher

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain
about what he wants and sets out to get it,
no holds barred.
Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.
- Donald Trump

There are three roads to ruin; women,
gambling and technicians.
The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling,
but the surest is with technicians.
- Georges Pompidou

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

I want for myself what I want for other women,
absolute equality.
- Agnes Macphail

Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
when women get equal pay,
their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
- Mike Honda

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom.
I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
- Florence Henderson

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
- Fay Weldon

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn't they'd be married too.
- H. L. Mencken

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause,
does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
- Hesiod

A women's greatest asset is her beauty.
- Alex Comfort

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely
to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

Men have a much better time of it than women.
For one thing, they marry later; for another thing,
they die earlier.
- H. L. Mencken

Equality and development will not be achieved however
if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
- Jenny Shipley

There's three things men always talk about -
women,
sports, and cars.
- Mario Lopez

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
- Milo Ventimiglia

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
- Mary Schmich


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