The solution of every problem is another problem.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
— R. Buckminster Fuller
The solutions all are simple...
after you have arrived at them.
But they're simple only when
you know already what they are.
— Robert M. Pirsig,
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)
Just because we can't find a solution
it doesn't mean that there isn't one.
— Andrew Wiles
An answer is always a form of death.
— John Fowles, The Magus (1966)