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Surprising Quotes

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One of the advantages of being disorganized is that
one is always having surprising discoveries.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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The surprising thing about fatherhood was finding my inner mush.
Now I want to share it with the world.
- Christopher Meloni

A lot of my students are Asian-American,
and it has been thrilling to watch them break through
the stereotypes into something alive and surprising.
- Robert Morgan

Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words,
which are manipulated to create surprising illusions.
- John Langdon

 

When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension,
we knew we had discovered something as surprising and
powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.
- Ken Kesey

One of the interesting things about having little musical
knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes;
you move to places you wouldn't if you knew better.
- Brian Eno

Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which
the many are governed by the few.
- David Hume

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We've got fuel prices coming down and good travel numbers coming out,
so it's not surprising airline stocks are going up.
- Andrew Sullivan

Our music over the years has been very cinematic.
It's surprising we never really got into film soundtracks.
- Martin Gore

It is hardly surprising that the Georgian domestic
style emerges as the most remarkable in the world.
- Stephen Gardiner

Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion
of befriended thoughts after a long separation.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

What's surprising is that the people who fought against
torture here are the communists.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

It is not surprising, then, that in the decade since Oslo began,
Arafat used all the resources placed at his disposal
to fan the flames of hatred against Israel.
- Natan Sharansky

Somebody out there is going to do something that's
far more surprising than anything that I would do.
I was surprised by the whole web thing in the first place.
- Larry Wall

It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.
- Alan Rickman

I always thought, because America is supposed to be the land of the free,
nudity would be part of the norm over there,
but it isn't.
It's surprising.
- Mark Roberts

I like to do things that are surprising and different.
- Rudy Rucker

Every one of our greatest national treasures,
our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth,
military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source:
our ability to give thanks.
- Tony Snow

Richard Schiff is a really good baseball player.
It's surprising because he looks exhausted.
- Bradley Whitford

It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives
have voiced concern over the precedence that are being
set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.
- James Bovard

Finally, I have to say that the most surprising aspect
has been the speed at which the folks in India adapt to Western practices.
They learn fast, really, really fast.
- Sanjay Kumar

When I finish a painting, it usually looks as surprising to me as to anyone else.
- Howard Hodgkin

One of the surprising things in this world is the respect
a worthless man has for himself.
- Edgar Watson Howe

A surprising number of government committees will make
important decisions on fundamental matters with less
attention than each individual would give to buying a suit.
- Herman Kahn

I played Big Band jazz music.
I wasn't into rock and roll.
I was just there because it was a living.
I surprised everyone.
I'm still surprising people.
- Bobby Vinton

Considering the company I keep in this place,
that is hardly surprising.
- Robert Menzies

But any big change is more likely to result if there
is a disruptive event such as new technologies or platforms
that have a surprising effect on market share.
- Trip Hawkins

The people who don't like it tend to dislike it intensely.
That's unfortunate, but not surprising when one deliberately
goes against audience expectations.
- John M. Ford

Yes, I get a report from BMI about the frequency of performances,
and it is very surprising.
They played one of my most advanced pieces,
and one of my most unusual ones on the radio.
- Elliott Carter

True realism consists in revealing the surprising things
which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
- Jean Cocteau

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
- Barbara Kingsolver

The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's
childhood and on her family influences.
It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France!
- Antonia Fraser

The most important American addition to the World Experience
was the simple surprising fact of America.
We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Surprising as it may seem, this study indicates that
similar conditions are best for all sorts of races.
- Ellsworth Huntington

I like a show to unfold and keep presenting itself,
surprising you.
- Tommy Tune

Union of religious sentiments begets a surprising confidence.
- James Madison

Drama assumes an order.
If only so that it might have - by disrupting that order -
a way of surprising.
- Vaclav Havel

El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that
there are many voices to be heard here.
Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans...
I have heard a single voice.
- Dan Quayle

The surprising thing about young fools is how many
survive to become old fools.
- Doug Larson

When thugs by nature meet thugs by political conviction,
5-0 is not surprising.
- John McCarthy

The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a
little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising
to me and completely baffling to my wife.
- Barack Obama

It's surprising how hard we'll work when the work is done just for ourselves.
- Bill Watterson

This death sentence is not surprising.
It had to be.
- Julius Rosenberg

If the experience of science teaches anything,
it's that the world is very strange and surprising.
The many revolutions in science have certainly shown that.
- John Polkinghorne

I know it may seem surprising to people,
but learning dialog that has a conversational flow
to it is not that difficult.
- Deidre Hall

It's weirder and more surprising than the other books.
I think there are more places where it's just more reality bending,
deliberately so.
I think it's a lot more emotionally raw.
- Cory Doctorow

It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the
way they look instead of what is in their minds since
not much has been put in their minds to begin with.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

My company is known for being funny as well as moving.
You get a bit of everything in these shows.
I think people know they're going to have a surprising experience.
- Matthew Bourne

I get bored at the theatre a lot because I notice that
there's not always a connection between the actors.
They may be technically proficient, but they're not surprising each other.
I'm thrilled by actors who make choices that are surprising.
- Lusia Strus

When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law.
It is really surprising to think of it this way,
but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates
to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America -
is really within living memory.
- Floyd Abrams

And yet, in a culture like ours, which is given to material comforts,
and addicted to forms of entertainment that offer immediate gratification,
it is surprising that so much poetry is written.
- Mark Strand

One of the many interesting and surprising experiences
of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even
very young children a capacity for insight which is
often far greater than that of adults.
- Melanie Klein

But since day one, we've always been kinda up against it.
So at the end, it's not surprising that we were kind
of led along for so many months and didn't know what
the fate of the show was gonna be.
It was...
in a weird way, just kind of that was the way it's always been.
- Will Arnett

A lot of people have been quite surprised with the
stuff that I'm doing on my own,
which shocks me because I've always known what I wanted to do.
But people have only seen me with the Spice Girls,
so I suppose it's not that surprising.
- Melanie Chisholm

Yes, there was a sort of underground cult following,
which came from nowhere, and grew, and grew.
It was quite surprising to us all, because all of us
had spent probably the previous five to ten years without it.
So it was quite overwhelming.
Overwhelming and humbling.
- Michael Giles

By 3000 B.C.
the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that
it is surprising to find any student of early culture
proposing that the crude contemporary art of the early
Babylonians is the product of a civilization earlier than that of the Nile.
- James H. Breasted

I think that London is very much like that.
I find there's humour in the air and people are interesting.
And I think that it's a place which is constantly surprising.
The worst thing about it? I think it can be smug and aggressive.
- Colin Firth

I was dealing with craft, and that's the surprising thing,
the number of people who have literally broken down on our stage,
because when you're talking about the thing that is
most important to someone,
they're liable to feel something strong.
- James Lipton

In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising
than the arrivals and departures of pleasure.
If we find it in one place to-day, it is vain to seek it there to-morrow.
You can not lay a trap for it.
- Alexander Smith

It's not surprising, then, they get bitter,
they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people
who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or
anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
- Barack Obama

They put it on the page because it sounded good or
it looked good or they read it in a book somewhere
that this is how you structure a script or something,
and they just don't get it.
It's surprising.
- Macaulay Culkin

The most surprising thing for my mother and father
was when I was actually earning more money than them
by the time I was about 18.
They thought I was going to be the ne'er do well,
who they'd have to keep worrying about.
- Diane Cilento

When air conditioning, escalators, and advertising appeared,
shopping expanded its scale, but also limited its spontaneity.
And it became much more predictable,
almost scientific.
What had once been the most surprising became the most manipulated.
- Rem Koolhaas

It's surprising how many persons go through life without
ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people
are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves,
and if you're not comfortable within yourself,
you can't be comfortable with others.
- Sydney J. Harris

Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment.
Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death,
Yet men delay to obtain release from the world.
Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

It's not surprising to see in my own work,
looking back, and in the work of some of my peers,
an attention to family.
It's nice to write a book that does tend toward significance and meaning,
and where else are you sure of finding it?
- Jonathan Franzen

It's indeed surprising that replacing the elementary
particle with a string leads to such a big change in things.
I'm tempted to say that it has to do with the fuzziness it introduces.
- Edward Witten

That a strong stimulus to such an afferent nerve,
exciting most or all of its fibres, should in regard
to a given muscle develop inhibition and excitation
concurrently is not surprising.
- Charles Scott Sherrington

To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful,
surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare
I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations?
the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes,
fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody!
- Frances Burney

Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people.
There must always be some novelty left over.
The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations,
and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.
- Baltasar Gracian

That was clearly surprising, interesting -
a very interesting milestone was when you can pick
up a magazine and read an article about some sort of
computer related thing and they mention the word internet without explaining it.
- Jon Postel


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