Escher Dilemma

Coming or going, mind the steps!

The mathematical  Art  of M. C. Escher, a Dutch graphic artist
known for his mathematically-inspired woodcuts,
lithographs, and mezzotints

Life is puzzle unsolved. - Santosh Kalwar

A puzzle is not a dead-end. - Lewis N. Roe

Everything is physics and math. - Katherine Johnson

Golf is a puzzle without an answer. - Gary Player

Mathematics has beauties of its own. - J.W.A. Young

Revolutions never occur in mathematics. - Michael Crowe

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries. - David Hilbert

I write puzzles and mysteries. Nothing too highfalutin. - Michael Connelly

Math, it's a puzzle to me. I love figuring out puzzles. - Maya Lin

The problems of puzzles are very near the problems of life. - Erno Rubik

The solution often turns out more beautiful than the puzzle. - Richard Dawkins

Tell the truth so as to puzzle and confound your adversaries. - Henry Wotton

Mathematics has given economics rigor, but alas, also mortis. - Robert Heilbroner

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics. - Eric T. Bell

Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas. - James Roy Newman

Love ceases to be a puzzle the moment you find the missing piece. - Olaotan Fawehinmi

Colors must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel. - Hans Hofmann

I don't use simple words. I make games and puzzles with my songs. - Lisa Loeb

Most of the places I've been, I've been a main piece of the puzzle. - Eric Davis

Life is good for only two things: discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics. - Simeon Poisson

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics. - Roger Bacon

Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit. - Alfred Whitehead

I like to crack the jokes now and again, but it's only because I struggle with math. - Tina Fey

My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort. - Adrian Belew

Writing is mentally stimulating; it's like a puzzle that makes you think all the time. - Stephanie Zimbalist

Mathematics is the cheapest science. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and a paper. - George Polya

Madness is loving the unsolvable puzzle of your soul and replacing the lost pieces with my own. - Shannon L. Alder

If I feel unhappy, I do mathematics to become happy. If I am happy, I do mathematics to keep happy. - Alfred Renyi

I must study politics and war that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. - John Adams

I'm going to be eighty soon, and I guess the one thing that puzzles me most is how quick it got here. - Roy Acuff

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

I love solving puzzles, I love finding my way around obstacles, and I love learning new things about technology. - Kevin Mitnick

My goal as a puzzle designer is to create a meaningful experience for the player, not just 'I solved it.' - Scott Kim

You can go your whole life and not need math or physics for a minute, but the ability to tell a joke is always handy. - Garrison Keillor

Understand the key factors in the math behind viral marketing, and use those to figure out what it takes to get viral growth. - David Skok

A formal manipulator in mathematics often experiences the discomforting feeling that his pencil surpasses him in intelligence. - Howard Eves

Doctors are saying that each piece of bacon you eat takes 9 minutes off of your life. Based on that math, I should have died in 1732. - Unknown

The real question one should ask when presented with a puzzle is, "Should I solve it? Do I really need to know the answer?" - Tony DiTerlizzi

Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness where the explorers often get lost. - W.S. Anglin

The monkeys solved the puzzle simply because they found it gratifying to solve puzzles. They enjoyed it. The joy of the task was its own reward. - Daniel H. Pink

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