Quotation Explorer - 'Surprised'

If you invite a snake into your home,do not be surprised if it bites you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
She glared at me like she was about to punch me, but then she did something that surprised me even more. She kissed me."Be careful seaweed brain." She said putting on her invisible cap and disappearing.I probably would have sat there all day, trying to remember my name, but then the sea demons came. - Rick Riordan
The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they're going to be when you kill them.
Be so true to that active seed planted inside you that, in living out its growth, you can be surprised by nothing unknown to come. - Hermann Hesse
So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naïve, I feel! - Eddie Izzard
It's weird how I am constantly surprised by the passage of time when it's literally the most predictable thing in the Universe. - Randall Munroe
You change society by changing the wind. Change the wind, transform the debate, recast the discussion, alter the context in which political discussions are being made, and you will change the outcomes... You will be surprised at how fast the politicians adjust to the change in the wind. - Jim Wallis
A leader has the right to be beaten, but never the right to be surprised. - Napoleon Bonaparte
When a child reaches puberty, parents become so curious about their sex lives and whereabouts, put them behind bars to their own detriment. When such a child breaks free, don't be surprised to see him/her in porn movies. - Michael Bassey Johnson
This is the key to life: To expect everything to be given to you from above, yet to be genuinely surprised and forever grateful, when they are. Expecting all good things to be yours, while not knowing how to take anything for granted. If there may be a key in life, this is the key. - C. JoyBell C.
If we subject religious claims to a lesser degree of scrutiny, we should not be surprised if religious people subject us to a greater degree of servitude. - Stifyn Emrys
If you're too busy being angry at the world, don't be surprised when the world returns serve. - Tony Curl
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law. - Voltaire
You'd be surprised how often you doubt your own sanity when you don't understand your own capacities. - K.M. Mac Aulay "Black Anna"
Take control from the moment you step in her place. She'll be pleasantly surprised and impressed. - Auliq Ice
Love is a dream. Dreams are good, but do not be surprised if you wake up in tears. - Jim Morrison
It's funny how love can fit inside a brown cardboard box. With relationships, people often think that things pile up. But when it ends, they're surprised how few these things turn out to be. Or at least, how few things they are willing to let go of. - Juan Miguel Sevilla
I didn't think it could be done, though given Sun's track record, I suppose that I shouldn't be surprised that they've managed to produce an even worse keyboard than any that they previously had on the market.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you can only do one thing today, choose to help someone in need. There are many who are less fortunate. Take some time to lend a helping hand. You will be surprised by how much you will uplift their spirit. - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Everybody says life is hard. I'm surprised nobody makes effort to not create any lives. - Orlyze Simons
If you love something set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes. - Chuck Palahniuk
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways. - Samuel McChord Crothers
If you're not parenting on purpose, don't be surprised when you get chaos from the children. - Benjamin Lotter
If you scared, say you scared, and if not then push yourself off of that wall and step into the darkness. That's where success is, get up out of that comfort zone, you'll be surprised what you can achieve! - Noel DeJesus
Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought. - Dwight D. Morrow
All in all, I am not surprised that the people who want to unravel the social contract start with young adults. Those who are urged to feel afraid, very afraid, have both the greatest sense of independence and the most finely honed skepticism about government. - Ellen Goodman
Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the draught. - Dwight W. Morrow
I was very surprised when last I bought a packet of cigarettes and had to request a refund as I read a warning that told me "smoking can cause fatal lung cancer". - Robert Clark
Don't try to make yourself marketable, you'll be surprised to see yourself at the bottom. Stay incognito, and people will peruse the whole world looking for you, by that time, you'll be at the top. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Get acquainted with your shadow, or find yourself surprised when a crisis emerges. - M.B. Dallocchio
I am not surprised by any situation. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Even Satan can quote scripture out of context why are we surprised when men do it. - Gary Rohrmayer
I would not be too surprised to see a flying horse; I would consider it as a gift of the evolution; but I would be very surprised if it had horseshoe sounds! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Success is like sausage, you'd be surprised what goes into it. - Tim Fargo
If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do. - Samuel Butler
Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.
When I became President, what surprised me most was that things were just as bad as I'd been saying they were. - John F. Kennedy
A woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all. - Samuel Johnson
Nor need we be surprised that men so often embrace almost any doctrines, if they are proclaimed with a voice of absolute assurance.
If you behave in a manner that poisons your relationship, don’t be surprised when it dies. - Steve Maraboli
The faithless are surprised, that the faithful put no faith in them; the infidels are astounded that the wise do not put trust in them. After all we don't entrust cement to grow abundant foliage. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have. - Ernest Haskins
It is the person who is blind to what goes on around him that is most surprised when the same things happen to him.
Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way - how many pleasing things are done for you. - Claude M. Bristol
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. - George F. Will
Death can sneak up on you like a silent kitten, surprising you with it's touch and you have a right to act surprised. Other times death stomps in the front door, unwanted and unannounced, and makes it's noisy way to your seat on the sofa. - Hugh Elliott
I am not surprised by any situation. The Saviour is my strength. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I'm a solipsist and, I have to say, I'm surprised there aren't more of us.
When we got into office, the thing that surprised me the most was that things were as bad as we'd been saying they were. - John F. Kennedy
For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I'm surprised where the journey takes me. - Jack Dann
If one could always predict the future, this person would soon be the saddest being on earth, for it cannot be surprised nor could it stop thinking of making a difference. - LordBloodySoul
You'd be surprised how expensive it costs to look this cheap. - Steven Tyler
Why are we surprised when politicians play politics? It's not like they are supposed to be real adults... they are, after all, politicians and don't have real jobs and aren't playing around with their money.
If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised. - Dorothy Parker
Music and comedy are so linked. The rhythm of comedy is con­nected to the rhythm of music. They’re both about creating tension and knowing when to let it go. I’m always surprised when somebody funny is not musical. - Conan O'Brien
I mean, I hope you're happy,But the sky is still the sky without you,And I'm not surprised by that anymore. - Caitlyn Siehl
MANAGE YOUR MOOD: Name 1 thing that surprised you today...Name 1 thing that moved you...Name 1 thing that inspired you... - Gino Norris
Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face.... The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due—she reminds us too much of a prima donna. - E.M. Forster
You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap.
We shouldn't be surprised that conditions in the universe are suitable for life, but this is not evidence that the universe was designed to allow for life. - Stephen Hawking
People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned. - James Baldwin
You may pray to God to remove the hills on your way and fill every pothole on your path; but don’t be surprised if God gives you a shovel to do so! - Israelmore Ayivor
The amount of people I met that had heart problems surprised me in high altitude astronomy. I had not seen it in other fields. After a decade of working at high altitudes, I was also diagnosed with a heart problem. - Steven Magee
Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead. - Charles M. Schwab
When you are always present in the now, you will never be shocked or surprised by anything: because you will see or sense the signs of the change or changes in something or someone as it/they happen right in-front of your very eyes. - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA
In a world filled with liars, some still seem surprised at the lengths to which some will go-yet we fear our own truth & so become numb to our own senses. - Selva Millheiser
War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost. - Karl Kraus
I'm not saying it's going to be easy. Nothing in life is easy. But that's no reason to give up. You'll be surprised what you can accomplish if you set your mind to it. After all, you only have one life, so you should try to make the most of it. - Louis Sachar
Beauty is dad kissing mom's hand when it cramps.Beauty is seeing a Persian woman dance.Ugly is not the absence of beauty.Uglyis the inability to identify it.The inability to be surprised by it.It is the persistent reluctance to be made a child by it.Beauty is simplythe manifestation oflove. - Kamand Kojouri
Why are you surprised when the thing you run from as hard as you can only gets after and better at chasing you ... - Tiffany FitzHenry
You'd be surprised how easy some things can be, things you never thought you'd do, when you take self-respect out of the equation. - Sarah Addison Allen
They said you would fall,but were surprised when you were rising.The said you would fail,but were surprised when you were succeeding.They said you would break,but were surprised when you kept it together.The said you would deteriorate,but were surprised when you were flourishing. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I am surprised how difficult for people is to say "I love you". They only say the three magic words when they are sure they will hear "I love you too" back. C'mon! Spread the energy of love without expecting anything! Cowards are incapable of expressing love; it is the prerogative of the brave - Paulo Coelho
If they laid all the coeds from Yale end to end...I wouldn't be surprised. - Dorothy Parker
You would be surprised at how many corporations "none of your business" applies to! - Steven Magee
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. - Thomas Hardy
When you reach out to those in need, do not be surprised if the essential meaning of something occurs. - Stephen Richards
We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred...If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other? - Mother Teresa
What are you? From where did you come? I have never seen anything like you. The Creator Raven looked at Man and was surprised to find that this strange new being was so much like himself. - Eskimo creation myth
In past wars only homes burnt, but this timeDon't be surprised if even loneliness ignites.In past wars only bodys burnt, but this timeDon't be surprised if even shadows ignite. - Sahir Ludhianvi
When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half. - Gracie Allen
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word. - Charles De Gaulle
I'm in my 40s and I'm constantly surprised by how much my childhood still plays a part in my life. - Sara Sheridan
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low. - Desmond Tutu
If you have so many defects, why are you surprised to find defects in others? - Josemaría Escrivá
When animals behave like humans or when humans behave like animals, don’t be surprised because in every animal there is a human and in every human there is an animal! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Do one thing today to move yourself towards a big goal. Repeat tomorrow, and the next day. You'll be surprised at how fast you'll attain it! - Lorraine Reguly
One of the most beneficial and valuable gifts we can give to ourselves in this life: is allowing ourselves to be surprised! It is okay if life surprises you. Its a good thing! - C. JoyBell C.
You'd be surprised how difficult it is to ask alms of a stranger when you've never done it before, what a psychological barrier separates the honest man from the panhandler. ("Dusk To Dawn") - Cornell Woolrich
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