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1. "I was just thrilled to get the gig to begin with. Ten years later to still have it is not only thrilling but also somewhat of a puzzlement."
Author: Al Roker
2. "He stared at me in complete puzzlement, "And while I'm committing incest for you is there anything else you'd like? Maybe a side-order of bestiality?"
Author: Candice Raquel Lee
3. "Reparations," said Jem very suddenly, setting down the pen he was holding.Will looked at him in puzzlement. "Is this a game? We just blurt out whatever word comes next to mind? In that case mine is ‘genuphobia'. It means an unreasonable fear of knees.""What's the word for a perfectly reasonable fear of annoying idiots?" inquired Jessamine."
Author: Cassandra Clare
4. "As we passed, I leaned over and asked, "Just out of curiosity, you don't allow pets. Am I right?"She seemed confused and looked at Mr. Kadam, but shook her head no."Great. Just checking." I smiled back at her. Mr. Kadam titled his head in puzzlement but said nothing.He must think I'm off my rocker. I grinned and followed him to the elevator."
Author: Colleen Houck
5. "She followed the pleasure where it led. She had no weight, no name, no thoughts, no history. Then came a burst of phosphorescence, as though a firework had discharged behind her eyes, and it was over. She felt quiet and warm. For the first conscious moment of her life, her mind was free from wonder, free from worry, free from work or puzzlement. Then, from the middle of that marvelous furred stillness, a thought took shape, took hold, took over. I shall have to do this again."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
6. "Queen Alyss, my guards have discovered something you should see."Her face had relaxed at the sight of him, but her brow at once contracted, her lips thinned with tension.We've found evidence of suspicious activity in the palace," he said.What sort of activity?"You might want to step this way and see for youself. I apologize in advance for you having to set foot in a gaurdsman's quaters."He led her into his rooms. The boyish portrait of Sir Justice, the fire crystals in the hearth, the elegantly arrayed table: Alyss blinked in puzzlement.What is all this?"My best guess, You Majesty, is that it's breakfast, but I can't be sure until we taste it."
Author: Frank Beddor
7. "After that, the Jinni was rarely without tobacco and rolling papers. He appreciated the taste of the tobacco, and the warmth of the smoke in his body. But to the puzzlement of all who stopped him on the street to ask, he never carried matches."
Author: Helene Wecker
8. "Identity confusion is defined by the SCID-D as a subjective deeling of uncertainty, puzzlement, or conflict about one's own identity. Patients who report histories of childhood trauma characteristically describe themese of ongoing inner struggle regarding their identity; of inner battles for survival; or other images of anger, conflict, and violence."
Author: Marlene Steinberg
9. "He looked at their shabby clothes in puzzlement."We were traveling anonymously for safety—" explained the magus."But surely—""—and then we were robbed on the road.""Ah," said the king, "the danger in being anonymous."
Author: Megan Whalen Turner
10. "The mechanism thus created periodically acts out post-modern notions of cosmology and then deconstructs itself. It has met with great admiration and no little puzzlement."
Author: Michael Swanwick
11. "Then she laughed. It was almost a racking laugh. It shook her as the wind shakes a tree. I thought there was puzzlement in it, not exactly surprise, but as if a new idea had been added to something already known and it didn't fit. Then I thought that was too much to get out of a laugh."
Author: Raymond Chandler
12. "God sure hadn't done His menfolk any favors when He's made women such a puzzlement."
Author: Regina Jennings
13. "Everything, as Mr. Yul Brynner used to tell us six nights a week and Saturday matinees, is a puzzlement."
Author: Robert Littell
14. "I would like permission to fetch a note from my mother, sir' Ridcully sighed. 'Rincewind, you once informed me, to my everlasting puzzlement, that you never knew your mother because she ran away before you were born. Distinctly remember writing it down in my diary. Would you like another try?' 'Permission to go and find my mother?'"
Author: Terry Pratchett
15. "..if you could forget mortality... You could really believe that time is circular, and not linear and progressive as our culture is bent on proving. Seen in geological perspective, we are fossils in the making, to be buried and eventually exposed again for the puzzlement of creatures of later eras."
Author: Wallace Stegner
16. "Readers should not be loaded with more information and guidance than a lively mind needs--puzzlement can be accepted, but insulting clarity is fatal to a poem."
Author: William Stafford

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The truth is, anyone who puts so much of herself and her life into art as you do must naturally fear any failure in that art as a potential threat to your life. And so you protect your art more than you protect your health or the common forms of happiness the rest of us have. And you probably have this in common with every artist you admire."
Author: Arthur Phillips

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