Cryptic Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old cryptic quotes, cryptic sayings, and cryptic proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Enigmatic - the quality of keeping silent and making people wonder if one is stupid rather than opening one's mouth and removing all doubt. Mary Jo Putney
Our minds are the most mysterious things about us. Elsa Barker
Stay curious! Life is simple but mysterious. Debasish Mridha
When you make the obvious mysterious, then the mysterious becomes unavailable. Walter Darby Bannard
The mysterious is always attractive. People will always follow a vail. Bede Jarrett
A blue eye is a true eye; Mysterious is a dark one, Which flashes like a spark sun! A black eye is the best one. William Rounseville Alger
That mysterious independent variable of political calculation, Public Opinion. Thomas Huxley
Confusion is a luxury which only the very, very young can possibly afford and you are not that young anymore. James Baldwin
The more mysterious, the more imperfect: that which is mystically spoken is but half spoken. Benjamin Whichcote
Nothing is wholly obvious without becoming enigmatic. Reality itself is too obvious to be true Jean Baudrillard
Life's mysterious, strange, and full of wonders - and only a fool withdraws from it willingly and lets it pass him by. Dean Koontz
It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land. Sitting Bull
Happiness is a mysterious thing, to be found somewhere between too little and too much. Ruskin Bond
The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie. Shannon L. Alder
Do act mysterious. It always keeps them coming back for more. Carolyn Keene
Trust is a confusing thing. It seems so simple, but when you try to pin it down, it can be so elusive. Ze Frank
No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye. Elizabeth Bowen
There were mysterious questions, but a mysterious answer was a contradiction in terms. Eliezer Yudkowsky
Human beings are not seamless smooth creations, they have insoluble parts, and the closer you look the more mysterious they become. Niall Williams
The natural pattern of current astronomy is provided by the cryptic unity of nature itself (belief in which is the chief act of faith of the scientist). Nigel Calder
For mysterious things of faith, rely on the proponent, Heaven's authority. John Dryden
Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate. Sun Tzu
There is this mysterious energy that wants us to keep growing. Michele Cassou
Life has its enigmatic events, that can make it a mystery, or my misery. It all depends on how I view it. Anthony Liccione
Our minds are mysterious; our conscious brain is like a ship on a sea that is obscure to us. Meghan O'Rourke
Considering the sense of powerlessness that such a state of affairs would bring about, to have people floating in a pool of mysterious question marks seems like a minor sin. Haruki Murakami
It's a very confusing era that we're in. Clint Eastwood
It's mysterious what attracts you to a person. Jeff Goldblum