Best 517 of Surprise quotes - MyQuotes
Lasker thought that his rationalism rendered him immune from the surprises of chess theory.
I don't want adventure." "I think you do. I think in a moment of weakness, you might surprise yourself.
Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.
I stood on Susan Boone's front porch, feeling lame. But then, since I've pretty much felt lame my entire life, this was no big surprise. On the other hand, usually I felt lame for no particular reason. This time I really had a reason to feel lame.
Life was mostly made up of things you couldn’t control, full of surprises, and they weren’t always good. Life wasn’t what you made it. You were what life made you.
I think surprises make TV entertaining.
Humor comes from the surprise release of some buried tension.
The only way things will change will be when we're all wilder, louder, riskier, sillier, unexpectedly overflowing with surprise.
Even in the familiar there can be surprise and wonder.
It's much easier to have nothing to live up to. You surprise people when you form a full sentence.
I love the live cut part of making records the surprises are the prizes.
Doing the right thing is fun. If nothing else, it surprises people.
No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise, fear and surprise; two chief weapons, fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency! Er, among our chief weapons are: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, and near fanatical devotion to the Pope! Um, I'll come in again.
In life the only thing that you can expect is the unexpected; the only surprise is a day that has none.
Over past period, we have handled relations with China very carefully. We do not take provocative measures, we make sure that there are no surprises, and we hope that through channels of communication, we can gradually build up trust.
Angels emerge from the presence of God and worship of God, are sent on mission for our redemption, so it doesn't surprise me to read in the Bible of angels leading us into the presence of God in worship.
The scientists often have more unfettered imaginations than current philosophers do. Relativity theory came as a complete surprise to philosophers, and so did quantum mechanics, and so did other things.
The students always, always surprise me.
Variety is the spice of life. We all want surprises.
I believe in the surprises of the Holy Spirit.
Surprise keeps the reader awake. The only alternative is to continue saying what the reader is expecting. What fun is that?
Michel De Montaigne
When a Roman was returning from a trip, he used to send someone ahead to let his wife know, so as not to surprise her in the act.
It surprises me how often we hold ourselves back until we have no choice.
There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
Creativity is a continual surprise.
I make my own surprises and I'm always surprised to see what I do, to see it when it's finished and the biggest challenge is once I finish it, it's not a failure. It's not a flop.
Great thinkers often learn, to their surprise, that new ideas are less than welcome.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Nobody is exempt from the surprises of life!
There are no guarantees, but being ready sure beats being taken by surprise
I was surprised when I discovered my mercury poisoning that the company had changed its mercury handling policies years earlier and had not informed me.
She feared that fate was fixed, but she hoped--God, she hoped--that it was not too late for life to surprise her. She hoped it was not too late for her to surprise herself.
We do not know if she collapsed because of overwhelming joy, extreme surprise, grave disappointment, or heavy anxiety that for the next months and years she would live with a human male, because in fact she had been honest when she told her girlfriends that she had given up on men, OR NONE OF THE ABOVE.
Ricky just listens. He isn't shocked. He isn't surprised. He listens to me because he knows. He knows the shame and the guilt and the sorrow and the rage. And he does not judge me. He just listens.
The speed with which armies collapse, bureaucracies abdicate, and social structures dissolve once the autocrat is removed frequently surprises American Policy makers.
Respond to critics with humility. Most people are experts in finding problems with whatever others do. That should not be a surprise to you.
Did not you? I did for you. But that is one great difference between us. Compliments always take you by surprise, and me never.
My favorite part of any event is a Q&A. I do get asked a lot of the same questions but every now and then someone surprises me - and I LOVE that.
My tribulations are so great, my life so disturbed by the plans daily invented to further the King's wicked intention, the surprises which the King gives me, with certain persons of his council, are so mortal, and my treatment is what God knows, that it is enough to shorten ten lives, much more mine.
If there's one thing I can say about my garden, it can always surprise me.
The bewildering success of my books continues to surprise me.
My biggest surprise is probably the level of involvement of all the artists [in Valerian] who participated at every level.
Just like the breakthroughs, the bad stuff always takes you by surprise. (121)
Having watched herself in the speckled mirror ... she was already shocked beyond surprise at what the flat hand of age could do.
The secret to humor is surprise.
I rose swiftly and struck him across the cheek, hard enough to make my palm sting. He gaped at me. 'I do not want your damned money. I want you to answer me.' Carefully, he fingered his jaw. There was something new and strange in his gaze, sharp, intent enough to make me wary. 'I do believe I've forgotten the question.'
He's out here, somewhere, and he wants you dead,' she said. 'Him as killed your family. Us in the graveyard, we wants you to stay alive. We wants you to surprise us and disappoint us and impress us and amaze us. Come home, Bod.
Everyday Leo Messi surprises us with something different.
A general air of surprise and genuine satisfaction fell upon everyone as they saw the pianist enter.
But what if you're wrong? What if there's more? What if there's hope you never dreamed of hoping for? What if you jump? And just close your eyes? What if the arms that catch you, catch you by surprise? What if He's more than enough? What if it's love?
I am still alive.