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Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

Sometimes, I feel discriminated against,
but it does not make me angry.
It merely astonishes me.
How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Always do the right thing.
It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
- Mark Twain

With an apple I will astonish Paris.
- Paul Cezanne

 

In truth, the only restrictions on our capacity to
astonish ourselves and each other are imposed by our own minds.
- David Blaine

The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish.
Not shock - shock is a worn-out word -
but astonish.
- Terry Southern

Always do right.
This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
- Mark Twain

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Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic,
we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'.
Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.
- Miriam Beard

Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers;
powers that would astonish him,
that he never dreamed of possessing;
forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
- Orison Swett Marden

The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim,
for human existence is perpetually being forgotten
by man and thus the novelists discoveries,
however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.
- Milan Kundera

The spectacle of a great, solvent government paying
a fictitious price for gold it did not want and did
not need and doing it on purpose to debase the value
of its own paper currency was one to astonish the world.
- Garet Garrett

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of
the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined -
the impression was overwhelming.
- Howard Carter

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
- Andre Maurois

Immensely grateful, touched, proud, astonished,
abashed.
- Boris Pasternak

When you leave New York, you are astonished at how
clean the rest of the world is.
Clean is not enough.
- Fran Lebowitz

Job was astonished at seeing Almighty God so intent
on doing good to us that He seems to have nothing more
at heart than to love us and to induce us to love Him in return.
- Alphonsus Liguori

When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed;
for we expected to see an author,
and we find a person.
- Blaise Pascal

If some longing goes unmet, don't be astonished.
We call that Life.
- Anna Freud

I'm still astonished that somebody would offer me a
job and pay me to do what I wanted to do.
- Chuck Jones

I am frequently astonished that it so often results
in correct predictions of experimental results.
- Murray Gell-Mann

You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished.
To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Music is like girlfriends to me; I'm continually astonished
by the choices other people make.
- David Lee Roth

Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known
to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be
true because it is not accepted by many.
- Baruch Spinoza

I'm astonished by my success.
- Danielle Steel

The name of my ailment was longing, and it was not
cured till I finally went to the department store and
counted out the money in small coins before the dismayed clerk.
When I came to the house, I held up the instrument
before the eyes of the astonished household.
- William Christopher Handy

I often imagine that the longer he studies English
literature the more the Japanese student must be astonished
at the extraordinary predominance given to the passion
of love both in fiction and in poetry.
- Lafcadio Hearn

If there are similarities, it's simply because the
same thoughts that occurred to other people also occurred to me.
I'd be astonished if anyone could come up with any
truly original powers that were at all interesting any more.
- Brad Bird

For myself, I can only say that I am astonished and
somewhat terrified at the results of this evening's experiments.
Astonished at the wonderful power you have developed,
and terrified at the thought that so much hideous and
bad music may be put on record forever.
- Arthur Sullivan

People do not always understand the motives of sublime conduct,
and when they are astonished they are very apt to think
they ought to be alarmed.
The truth is none are fit judges of greatness but those who are capable of it.
- Jane Porter

I was so astonished that another had penetrated so
deeply into the secrets of my soul,
and that he knew what I did not know myself,
that when I recovered from it he had already been long upon the street.
- Max Muller

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion -
I have shuddered at it.
I shudder no more - I could be martyred for my religion -
Love is my religion -
I could die for that.
- John Keats

Women, for centuries not having access to pornography
and now unable to bear looking at the muck on the supermarket shelves,
are astonished.
Women do not believe that men believe what pornography says about women.
But they do.
From the worst to the best of them, they do.
- Andrea Dworkin

I am astonished each time I come to the U.S.
by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population,
which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world.
It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen
outside the frontiers of the U.S.
- Eduardo Galeano

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount
of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
- Henry B. Adams

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed,
when that little wisdom is its own.
- William Ralph Inge

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for
many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
- Thomas A. Edison

Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been
preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
- Orville Wright

I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge,
and, looking round with astonishing delight,
beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below.
- Daniel Boone

The priest is an immense being because he makes the
crowd believe astonishing things.
- Charles Baudelaire

As somebody who's been writing about this subject for
getting on twenty years now,
it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years.
- Anthony Holden

I could never have conceived that I would ever get
to work in a Truffaut film.
It was astonishing to me, and still is.
I felt like an old pro, but it was still so unexpected.
- Jacqueline Bisset

It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
- John Bulwer

Everyone has seen photographs of Mexicans wearing those big sombreros.
When you come to Mexico, the astonishing thing is,
nobody wears these hats at all.
- Bruce Beresford

It is astonishing what a lot of odd minutes one can catch during the day,
if one really sets about it.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

The most astonishing joy is to receive from the muses
the gift of a whole lyric.
- James Broughton

American families, families back home in Minnesota,
know only too well that out-of-pocket expenses for
health care have been rising at an astonishing rate.
- Jim Ramstad

Don't you think it astonishing that,
at 58,
I am still working at improving my career?
- Placido Domingo

The implication that everyone would have to accept
its judgments uncritically,
that it was a decision from which there could be no appeal,
was astonishing.
- Edwin Meese

The Shakespeare that Shakespeare became is the name
that's attached to these astonishing objects that he left behind.
- Stephen Greenblatt

It is astonishing what force, purity,
and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
- Margaret Fuller

I want the reader to feel something is astonishing.
Not the 'what happens,' but the way everything happens.
These long short story fictions do that best,
for me.
- Alice Munro

I was fortunate enough to visit a lot of beautiful places around the world.
The most astonishing and memorable experiences were
my trips to Africa and Australia.
- Karolina Kurkova

The fact that someone came forward and offered $1.25
million to make a movie was astonishing.
We were also allowed to keep many of the original stage cast.
- Richard O'Brien

It's astonishing what some women will put up with just to have a warm body.
Some of the brightest women I know are just obsessed with that search.
It's very sad.
- Judith Rossner

I think the way IBM has embraced the open source philosophy
has been quite astonishing,
but gratifying.
I hope they'll do very well with it.
- Larry Wall

The head of Fermilab was reading Astonishing Stories when he was ten.
- Frederik Pohl

Under these conditions it is not astonishing that learning was highly prized;
in fact,
my parents made sacrifices to be able to give their
children a good education.
- Simon van der Meer

Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich,
astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy,
magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking
ride along Chicago's mean streets.
- Sara Paretsky

Hamlet is an astonishing intelligence.
- Ben Kingsley

And, as I have said, it's made me think twice about the imagination.
If the spirits aren't external, how astonishing the mediums become!
Victor Hugo said of his voices that they were like
his own mental powers multiplied by five.
- James Merrill

My father, though, could run very much faster.
It was impossible to compete with him on the grass.
But it was astonishing how slow old people were.
Some of them could not run up a hill and called it trying to climb stairs.
- Georg Brandes

Genius is nothing more than common faculties refined to a greater intensity.
There are no astonishing ways of doing astonishing things.
All astonishing things are done by ordinary materials.
- Benjamin Haydon

When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity,
and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing
performance and self devotion,
we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features,
by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
- John Strachan

English girls' schools to-day providing the higher education are,
so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative
of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards
of women which has taken place in the last half-century.
- Mary A. Ward

First of all, there was a volcano of words,
an eruption of words that Shakespeare had never used
before that had never been used in the English language before.
It's astonishing.
It pours out of him.
- Stephen Greenblatt

What matters here are the works - finally without them
his life would be uninteresting.
What matters, that is, are the astonishing things that he left behind.
If we can get the life in relation to the works,
then it can take off.
- Stephen Greenblatt

I think I came across Cecil Taylor a bit later,
in 65 or 66.
That really impressed me - Cecil Taylor is an amazing character...
Both his music and the way he approaches the instrument are astonishing.
- Luc Ferrari

When Ulysses hears his own story sung by an epic poet
and then he reveals his identity and the poet wants to continue singing,
Ulysses isn't interested any longer.
That's very astonishing.
- Raymond Queneau

I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance
may have an astonishing influence and,
if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker,
it would be this - never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening.
- Alexander Fleming


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