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Jeffrey Donovan Quotes and Sayings

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What would surprise a lot of people about me...
I'm a gardener!
I have a green thumb.
I really like to get into the shrubs,
the bushes, and really cultivate.
- Jeffrey Donovan

I don't think an actor's job is to be recognized.
I think an actor's job is to facilitate the writing
in a way that changes the way people think.
No other business does that.
- Jeffrey Donovan

I could never say I'm going to do bigger and better
things because that would negate what I've already accomplished,
and I don't want to do that.
- Jeffrey Donovan

I've always wanted to do theater in Chicago.
Chicago is a big theater town-and, in some ways,
I think this city is savvier and smarter than New York.
Sometimes, I think it's a little too chic to go to
theater in New York these days.
- Jeffrey Donovan

 

Believe it or not, I don't own a TV.
Crazy huh? I'm not a big movie-goer either.
I just feel like I'm watching work.
I am always outside and couldn't care less about what's on TV these days.
- Jeffrey Donovan

I actually do my own renovations.
I designed and built a 100-foot split-cedar rail fence to enclose my property.
It was one of the hardest things I've ever done.
Don't recommend doing it alone.
I also built a 100-square-foot back porch.
Again, don't recommend doing it alone.
- Jeffrey Donovan

May your season shine with delight and surprise.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens

A laugh is a surprise.
And all humor is physical.
I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.
- Chevy Chase

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved:
It is God's finger on man's shoulder.
- Charles Morgan

The fact that I exist is a perpetual surprise.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The True Surprise is that
So Many of Us have Evolved So Rapidly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s,
and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.
- Lionel Blue

The secret to humor is surprise.
- Aristotle

I do like to shock and surprise people.
When it's all in good fun, of course.
- Ruth Warrick

The pleasant surprise for me is that when I look into Tony's eyes,
he's still 100% present, sharing everything that's going on.
Acting with him is like a beautiful dance.
- Genie Francis

I have no ambition to surprise my reader.
Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
- Anthony Trollope

Mystery is at the heart of creativity.
That, and surprise.
- Julia Cameron

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
- Ellen Burstyn

The first two pictures I did, I played a young student in prep school.
When I did Lifeguard, everyone was saying,
You're so Southern California.
It was a surprise to me.
- Parker Stevenson

My divorce came to me as a complete surprise.
That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years.
- Lee Trevino

Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what
to do and let them surprise you with their results.
- George S. Patton

What I try to do as an actor is constantly find that,
find ways to risk, find opportunities to fall on my
face if it's going to be worth it,
and then maybe I'll surprise myself.
- Jeremy Irons

A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly
what to do when anything unexpected happens.
- Robert Baden-Powell

Mr. President, it may surprise my colleagues,
but I am no fan of federal disaster programs for agriculture.
They are difficult to pass and often a disaster to implement.
- Pat Roberts

Scratch an artist and you surprise a child.
- James Huneker

I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more
soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.
- Heywood Broun

Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.
- Alan Turing

To my great surprise and pleasure, I have had dinner
with most of the people living with whom I would like to have dinner.
- Holly Near

Man is always more than he can know of himself;
consequently,
his accomplishments, time and again,
will come as a surprise to him.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times
surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon

Terrorists always have the advantage of surprise.
- Gijs de Vries

Death never takes the wise man by surprise,
he is always ready to go.
- Jean de La Fontaine

It is only by drawing often, drawing everything,
drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover
to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character.
- Camille Pissarro

The whole rise of new adult contemporary music and
smooth jazz was a nice surprise.
- Kenny G

It may surprise people to know that I advocate the
reform of the United Nations,
not its abolishment.
- Jesse Helms

Given what the media have put the country through this past decade,
it must come as a surprise to most Americans that the
press has a code of ethics.
- Roger Mudd

I saw a story in the Los Angeles Times that 40 percent of the viewers are men.
It didn't really surprise me.
- James Denton

I have the 'thing' worked out - the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact.
Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out.
- Lee Child

In real life, there are names that surprise us because
they don't seem to suit the person at all.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

I have heard that the Saudi Arabians are paying Greenpeace
to campaign against Nuclear Power.
It wouldn't surprise me at all.
- James Lovelock

I'll never forget the first screening at the Berlin Film Festival.
As soon as the film ended there was an outbreak of booing,
which made us look at each other with some surprise.
- John Schlesinger

Expect nothing at all and accept as a joyful surprise
whatever good you find in matrimony.
- Frank Leslie

That element of surprise is what I look for when I am writing.
It is my way of judging what I am doing -
which is never an easy thing to do.
- V. S. Naipaul

A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve,
which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.
- Charles de Gaulle

I'm writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina.
Surprise, surprise, huh?
- Nicholas Sparks

I'm into all that sappy stuff - a surprise picnic,
nice dinner, or traveling.
I'm kind of an old romantic.
- Will Estes

That was a surprise.
I just had wished that Wil Wheaton was there.
He was missing from the last show and it would have
been nice if everyone could have been there.
- Denise Crosby

If they aren't real enough to surprise me,
then they aren't real enough to go on the page.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

I've made movies that we're very successful that we're a complete surprise,
and I've made movies that I thought we're going to be very successful that,
you know.
- Christopher Walken

I'm awkward at these things.
Just being nominated for an Academy Award for Best
Supporting Actor for Karate Kid was a real surprise
and I was a little uncomfortable.
- Pat Morita

Well, I was already so happy being chosen to do the issue itself,
that when I got on the cover, it was even more of a
surprise and even more amazing to me.
- Heidi Klum

Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean;
it comes with the landscape,
and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.
- Derek Walcott

Amsterdam was a great surprise to me.
I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals;
it had never entered my mind that I should find similar
conditions in a Dutch town.
- James Weldon Johnson

To see my wife getting inspired from my notes and thoughts,
going in the direction I wanted, and have her surprise
me with wonderful choices was a real treat.
- Lasse Hallstrom

It was very difficult to startle or surprise someone
with a particular sound during the family computer era.
- Nobuo Uematsu

A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise.
Because that is how life is - full of surprises.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Investigators have discovered that dogs can laugh,
which can't be too big of a surprise.
- Tony Snow

The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often
very much surprised himself.
- Voltaire

Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if
our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and
another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
- Che Guevara

Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise,
terror, sabotage, assassination.
This is the war of the future.
- Adolf Hitler

The biggest surprise about our marriage is that Erin was out there.
- James Denton

My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life,
if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large
with surprise and horror.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination,
because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise,
gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which
it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable
when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.
- Jimmy Buffett

We grew up in a very creative environment and were
exposed to the arts at a very young age,
so it's not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts.
- Spike Lee

Expect nothing.
Live frugally on surprise.
- Alice Walker

It doesn't matter to me if it has a surprise ending or not.
I usually go for the material or the project.
- Donnie Wahlberg

Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind,
Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise,
all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention.
- Bill Bruford


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