Quotation Explorer - 'Shock'

Obscenity is what happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate. - Bertrand Russell
We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again. - Shana Alexander
When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it. - Lewis B. Smedes
Your spirit must be strong to survive a shock. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I was going into shock. The pain wasn’t getting any better, and I thought that I would probably black out before I found out how this was going to end. Just as well—I was never particularly good at finishing things. - Joe Schreiber
The immediate reactions of the two superpower leaders when confronted with the gravest international crisis of their careers were much the same, shock, wounded pride, grim determination, and barely repressed fear. - Michael Dobbs
Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock. - Alvin Toffler
Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt... We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job. - Sir Winston Churchill
May our land be a land of liberty, the seat of virtue, the asylum of the oppressed, a name and a praise in the whole Earth, until the last shock of time shall bury the empires of the whole world in one common undistinguished ruin! - Joseph Warren
Love is like electricity sometimes; it may shock you anytime, yet you cannot live without it. - Munia Khan
You're very beautiful, dear', she said, 'what nationality are you, Indian?''No', I smiled, 'I'm Aboriginal.'She looked at me in shock. 'You can't be,' she said.'I am.''Oh, you poor thing,' she said, putting her arm around me, 'what on earth are you going to do? - Sally Morgan
Don't worry, keep at it, you will soon shock the world - TemitOpe Ibrahim
When the gates of mockery and abuse is opened, the heart becomes a shock absorber - Ikechukwu Izuakor
to express our dream about life in words is not easy but to show it with an example will surprise a lot of people and give them a shock. - Jan Jansen
I sometimes shock the people around me with how I see things. I come up with very unique solutions to things. As I can picture things in my mind and move them around to design and understand them. - Tina J. Richardson
The shock of recognition is a moment of excitement that shakes the soul. It may be hard to describe, but like other forms of love, you will know it when you feel it. - Stephen Koch
Li, a willowy manboy with a shock of black hair atop a mouthful of bad teeth was the brother-in-law he had introduced to industrial espionage several years back. Rong often regretted that. - Michael Benzehabe
. . .then his face changed suddenly, as if his skin had been torn downward. Surprise, then shock. His skin gone gray. - Kimberly Cuttler
i didnt come to this world just to win , but i come to shock the world on how im gonna win !..لم آت لهذا العالم من أجل النجاح وفقط ، بل أتيت لأصدم هذا العالم بكيفية نجاحي - Hicham LM Kamelionaire
Laughter is to life what shock absorbers are to automobiles. It won't take the portholes out of the road, but it sure makes the ride smoother.
You can recover from the state of shock. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Ahab still stood like an anvil, receiving every shock, but without the least quivering of his own. - Herman Melville
The shock of photographed atrocities wears off with repeated viewings, just as the surprise and bemusement felt the first time one sees a pornographic movie wear off after one sees a few more. - Susan Sontag
People always seem so shock and horrified when they find out some one committed suicide. They then always ask the How? What I want is not the How? But the Why? And maybe then, we can prevent it. - Kumoriko
Eventually everyone dies, but death, in various forms and ways, still comes as a shock. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Or they consign you to flames. The flesh sizzles and the bones crackle. be grateful it happens in that order. - Mahendra Jakhar
Whatever it takes to find the real you, don't be daunted if the rest of the world looks on in shock. - Stephen Richards
Since the advent of war many things have happened to him that he could not possibly have imagined. He wonders if this is one of the subliminal reasons men wage war. To increase the daily frequency of surprise and shock. The forerunners of revelation - Glenn Haybittle
With courage of adventure, you can overcome the culture shock in a visit to a new country. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Nobody knows much about women, not even Freud, not even women themselves. But it's like electricity: you don't need to know how it works to get a shock on the fingers. - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Even thou we know one day. We will all pass away, But death come as a shock to all of us . Reason is we never ready to lose the ones close to us and the ones close to our heart. - De philosopher DJ Kyos
With courage, you can overcome the cultural shock in a visit to a new country. - Lailah Gifty Akita
it [In Memoriam] expressed exactly the nature of her own shock and sorrow, the very structure and slow process of pain, and the transformations and transmutations of grief, like rot in the earth-mould, like roots and other blind things moving in the grave. - A.S. Byatt
I think it would shock most people if they really knew what we have each survived by the time we graduate high school. - Jennifer Elisabeth
People shock me when they say they never read. When I was young, if people didn't read they would never admit it. Now, its quite acceptable to be anti-intellectual. - Joan Vass
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