Quotation Explorer - 'Surprise'

A tactical retreat is not a bad response to a surprise assault, you know. First you survive. Then you choose your own ground. Then you counterattack. - Lois McMaster Bujold
surprise it's better than promises - kayser U
Some people experience rare moments when everything they believe is challenged. Or at least shaken up. Those moments stay with them. Surprise, real surprise, is an exotic thing not soon forgotten. - Gregory Miller
But I've grown thoughtful now. And you have lost Your early-morning freshness of surprise At being so utterly mine: you've learned to fear The gloomy, stricken places in my soul, And the occasional ghosts that haunt my gaze. - Siegfried Sassoon
Happiness is the satisfaction you feel. There's delight, joy, excitement and pleasant surprise. - Dee Dee Artner
You gotta know that People will say a million negative things about you before they mention 1 good thing, don't be surprise if they never said that 1 good thing about you. - Werley Nortreus
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open. - Sir Francis Bacon
Money, so they say, is the root of all evil today. But if you ask for a raise it's no surprise that they're giving none away.
Solitude is an unmarked place beyond the borders of the map, a place where most fear to tread. It’s no surprise, then, that this is where the greatest secrets and most valuable treasures are hidden. - Cristen Rodgers
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
. . .then his face changed suddenly, as if his skin had been torn downward. Surprise, then shock. His skin gone gray. - Kimberly Cuttler
I've been obsessed with stories since I was a kid so it's no surprise that I ended up writing for a living. - Sara Sheridan
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
Don’t think about happiness. If it doesn’t come, there’s no disappointment; if it does come, it’s a surprise. - Bolesław Prus
I am no longer surprise by situation. I only pray for the strength of endurance. - Lailah Gifty Akita
My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.
The best part of the journey is the surprise and wonder along the way. - Ken Poirot
It does not surprise so much seeing a person surrounded by many fake supporters as much when he shows elation with them in spite of knowing their true intention and, even more, when all of them know one another’s hidden selfish intent. - Anuj Somany
Readers can surprise you. Many times, they notice layers in your stories, that even you were not aware of while writing. - Shon Mehta
I am no longer surprise by situation. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - George S. Patton
What would be frightening about me jumping out of the bush wearing a pig mask is not the sudden surprise, not me, and not the pig mask, but that the ordinary world had split open for a moment to reveal some possibility never previously considered. - Peter Straub
Do not always expect good to happen, but do not let evil take you by surprise. - Czech Proverb
For [a product] to surprise me, it must be satisfying expectations I didn't know I had. No focus group is going to discover those. Only a great designer can. - Paul Graham
He pulled her close kissing her mouth taking her by surprise. He stepped back passion smoldering in his eyes. She looked at him touching her mouth where his kiss still burned. - Amanda Stephan
There is some awe mixed with the joy of our surprise, when this poet, who lived in some past world, two or three hundred years ago, says that which lies close to my own soul, that which I also had wellnigh thought and said. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wait long enough and people will surprise and impress. When you're pissed off at someone and you're angry at them, you just haven't given them enough time. Just give them a little more time and they almost always will impress you. - Randy Pausch
I'm a believer and I believe there is a more knowledgeable supreme being who created earth. I'm not surprise when I read the bible Psalm 14:1 which said ~ the fool says in his heart there is no God. - Uzoma Nnadi
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
Statistically the probability of any one of us being here is so small that you would think the mere possibility of existence would keep us all in a contented dazzlement of surprise. - Lewis Thomas
She glanced at Jem expecting to see him blinking in surprise or hurt, but he was only smiling a little as if Will were a kitten that had tried to bite him. - Cassandra Clare
Never lose hope; you don’t know how life will surprise you next - Sourav Adhikari
Take all that you can of this book upon reason, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man. (When a skeptic expressed surprise to see him reading a Bible) - Abraham Lincoln
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
People expect what they expect.. They never realize the possibility of surprise beyond expectations..! - Vaibhav Mehta
So remember those who win the gameLose the love they sought to gainIn debitures of quality and dubious integrityTheir small-town eyes will gape at youIn dull surprise when payment dueExceeds accounts received at seventeen - Janis Ian
In general there should be gay characters in YA because a) surprise, there are gay folks everywhere and b) in my opinion as a father, there’s not a damn thing wrong with my child encountering gay folks in her literature, because see point a). - John Scalzi
Creativity is a continual surprise. - Ray Bradbury
That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal; from which it follows that irregularity—that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment, are an essential part and characteristic of beauty. - Charles Baudelaire
I guess I haven’t mentioned it before but I was, I am and I think I might always remain in love with you, he said with such passion that I froze in surprise. He went on. And just so you know, I am prepared to fight for you, regardless of whether or not you share my sentiments. - Farrah Naseem
It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the Internet has evolved into a force strong enough to reflect the greatest hopes and fears of those who use it. After all, it was designed to withstand nuclear war, not just the puny huffs and puffs of politicians and religious fanatics. - Denise Caruso
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
It's no more a hidden surprise that most business proprietors have kept advisers only to listen to their voice of solely own choice. - Anuj Somany
LOVE should be the inspiration when Lover is the Surprise, and when LOVE is the Surprise , then Loved one must be the inspiration! - Madan Mohan Mahapatra
God in his infinite wisdomDid not make me very wise-So when my actions are stupidThey hardly take God by surprise. - Langston Hughes
That didn't surprise me; any man with a grain of sense knows that marriage is the only way, these days, to acquire a full-time maid who works twenty-five hours a day. with no time off and no pay except room and board. - Elizabeth Peters
Do something that surprises yourself cause if you don't surprise yourself, you're not going to surprise anybody else. - Logan Henderson
Perfection is not just about control. It's also about letting go. Surprise yourself so you can surprise the audience. Transcendence! Very few have it in them. - Andres Heinz, Mark Heyman, John J. McLaughlin
Surprise is when a prime minister is assassinated during his speech. Suspense is when an assassin lurks while the prime minister speaks. Balancing surprise and suspense is the job of the thriller writer. - Ashwin Sanghi
Most people don't often realize that they actually disclose their lies to the person who is truly wise by showing their likes for either the celebrity or no famous personality; but further bigger surprise is that many persons even don't worry of it or fear of being caught of their true identity. - Anuj Somany
The secret to humor is surprise. - Aristotle
Always have Hope, for without Hope there is no surprise. - Carlo Capomazza
Think to yourself that every day is your last; the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise. - Horace
Machines take me by surprise with great frequency. - Alan Turing
Sometimes life can be unexpected. Sometimes things surprise you and all you can do is roll with the punches or let them beat you to a bloody pulp. -Sage Hannigan, Contingency - P.S. Martinez
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. - Robert Frost
Surprise is where creativity comes in. - Ray Bradbury
If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected. - Bill Gates
Surprise yourself everyday with the power of your love. Love endlessly and care profoundly to feel the joy of life deeply. - Debasish Mridha
It is a stunning surprise as how a person who only loves oneself gets often so much support from the people even when s/he does nothing for them and shockingly even more when publicly s/he projects herself/himself nice. - Anuj Somany
Surprise yourself every day with your own courage. - Denholm Elliott
Wait long enough and people will surprise and impress you. - Randy Pausch
Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. - George S. Patton Jr.
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
If you're trying to take a roomful of people by surprise, it's a lot easier to hit your targets if you don't yell going through the door. - Lois McMaster Bujold
We are in God’s hands. We can’t come up with a surprise big enough or a sin vile enough to thwart His plan. If we allow Him to refine us we will inevitably end up free from the impurities that separate us from Him. - Toni Sorenson
Always mystify, torture, mislead, and surprise the audience as much as possible. - Don Roff
Step into my shoes follow my journey my mountains my valleys my surprise potholes and if you can keep going the way I keep going perhaps you'll understand my choices & strength. - Karen Salmansohn
People live on the flow of the daily reality and they surge on the waves of hazy expectations. They can experience pleasant junctures and try to catch and enjoy each special moment that is offered to them. Until life takes them by surprise. - Erik Pevernagie
There are two kinds of taste in the appreciation of imaginative literature: the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition. - Henry James
Don't judge me by first impression, You will surprise onward. - Jenil Kanani
That's the thing with suicide pacts. Sometimes they only really work if they catch you by surprise. - Randy K. Milholland
You can't surprise a man with a dog. - Cindy Chupack
I am insane, does that surprise you? Ha! I think my mind is crumbling, just like crackers. If I had written five minutes earlier I would have wept, if I had written ten minutes earlier I would have told you to leave me alone, if I wait any longer I won’t write at all. - @ neuroticdream Tumblr
The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognize your own worth. - Maxwell Maltz
There are some people who will surprise you with their perseverance... People who survive through the tears... Strong spirits who prove you wrong if you make the mistake of betting against them. - Steve Maraboli
A traveler's most interesting meals tend to happen by surprise. - David Dale
Perhaps the people we think we know best are the ones who surprise us most. - Firoozeh Dumas
It should surprise no one that modern soldiers return home just as conflicted and detached as previous generations. The difference is that in the age of vapid American decadence, their simpler fundamental values are largely irrelevant to we civilians. - Tiffany Madison
It does not surprise seeing a husband working as slave to his wife , but how he takes often the pride or pleasure of admitting it publicly without a bit of shame of living such disgraceful life. - Anuj Somany
Death would not surprise us as often as it does, if we let go of the misbelief that newborns are less mortal than the elderly. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
May it be a postive or a negative emotions, they are all needed in every person's well being. Like, there is sadness in every joy, disgust in every anger or fear in every surprise. - Karl Gornal
Life is a surprise waiting, every moment we are discovering that surprise. - Debasish Mridha
The biggest surprise that I had during my time in high altitude astronomy was being prevented from arranging a free Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) onsite evaluation to assist with bringing the observatory into OSHA compliance by the upper management team that I reported to. - Steven Magee
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - George S. Patton
Let your story grow. Let it surprise you, and it will certainly surprise your readers. - M. Kirin
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
The most pleasant surprise is to get lost in the beauty of life. - Debasish Mridha
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