The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma is one of the most popular quotes attributed to Patrick Star in the animated children’s series SpongeBob SquarePants.
Online, the phrase is used to allude to the mysterious nature of one’s mind.
“The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma” was heard in the 35th episode of Season 2 in SpongeBob SquarePants, titled “The Secret Box”.
Patrick Star says the phrase as SpongeBob is trying to look into his secret box throughout the whole episode.
When Patrick utters “the inner machinations of my mind are an enigma” a thought bubble emerges from his head, depicting an open box of milk flopping over, pouring out.
A separate clip of the quote was uploaded to YouTube by JulianManatee on August 17th, 2010.
“The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma” was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2012.
Online, it emerged in various contexts, as a standalone quote, GIF as well as image macros.