Quotation Explorer - 'Unexpected'

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
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. - Henry David Thoreau
Art, like love, moves the heart in unexpected directions. - Marty Rubin
I've never feared the unexpected. - Kate Voegele
Good humor is a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable.
Of all the unexpected things in contemporary literature, this is among the oddest: that kids have an inordinate appetite for very long, very tricky, very strange books about places that don’t exist. - Adam Gopnik
I like to live in 'fear'becauSe, you are ready to faceany unexpected thing to become and you have 'no regret' for it. - Sumit Lakhani
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open. - Sir Francis Bacon
Old age is the most unexpected of things that can happen to a man.
When life is good do not take it for granted as it will pass. Be mindful, be compassionate and nurture the circumstances that find you in this good time so it will last longer. When life falls apart always remember that this too will pass. Life will have its unexpected turns. - Ajahn Brahm
Do not worry about who get the credit or praise of the work done. Continue work to give your best.Your reward may come unexpected. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It's true that we don't handle things or we don't know about the future but to prepare our life in the most unexpected way won't hurt us. - Jayson Zabate
Music itself has taught me never to underestimate a mistake, for, in the midst of all, it’s often in that mistake where the realm of the unexpected creation is hidden. - Anna Jae
One's life is not as fixed as one believes. Surprises may lie in store for you, the unexpected often tends to happen, sometimes bringing in its train the most delightful change in one's life or circumstances. - Elizabeth Aston
You never discover the unexpected if you always stick with the familiar - Jeff Dixon-Terror in the Kingdom
Unexpected clashes between past and present may arouse a surge of bewilderment, but ‘time’ can be a redeemer and heal mental wreckage. Time might prove to be a dependable ally and a reliable coach to find a new inspiring sequel for the future. (Disruption) - Erik Pevernagie
Most people want to be circled by safety, not by the unexpected. The unexpected can take you out. But the unexpected can also take you over and change your life. Put a heart in your body where a stone used to be. - Ron Hall
Luck Doesn't Exist in one's world, its the unexplainable and the unexpected that makes some question fate - Elliot Kesebonye
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man. - Leon Trotsky
Stop looking for that perfect person, look at the positive sides of who you know and you wil find unexpected perfection. - João Matos
Life takes us to unexpected places... love brings us home. - Unknown Author 770
Fortuitous, unexpected beauty is the best beauty because it is unique, and what is unique is remembered. - Donna Lynn Hope
Death is as unexpected in his caprice as a courtesan in her disdain; but death is truer Death has never forsaken any man - Honoré de Balzac
As for moral courage, it is very rare, he said, to find that kind found at 2 o'clock in the morning; that is to say, courage in the face of the unexpected. - Napoléon Bonaparte
Death occurs in unexpected times. - Lailah Gifty Akita
You must always see your loneliness as an opportunity to meet something good unexpected, something new unknown before, something interesting not happened yet! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Life....Isn't a roller coaster, it isn't unexpected or surprising. It's not a free ticket to go along for the ride... Simply put, Life is life. Its who you are, what you do that defines you and your life, so choose ... but choose wisely, because life is here to stay... - Bilal Hussain
Did You wrap yourself inside the unexpected so we might know that Love would go that far? - Francesca Battistelli
If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens.
When the universe presented unexpected gifts to the undeserving, how else were they to react, except with sheer paranoia? - Matthew S. Williams
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
Opportunities come unexpected, Grab it and once lost is lost forever. - Nitesh Kammar
For if my poems have always been about survival--and I believe they have been--then survival too keeps revealing itself as an art of the unexpected. - Jane Cooper
Loss is the uninvited door that extends us an unexpected invitation to unimaginable possibilities. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The best stories are the ones with the unexpected plot twists that no one would have guessed, even the writer. - Shannon L. Alder
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. - George Bernard Shaw
Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening. - Barbara Tober
Expect the unexpected from the expected is key to happiness though they will be far - Sabin Basnet
When life is forgiving enough to bless you with a minute, a second, of happiness, there's nothing to do but savor the moment, however odd or unexpected or foolish the source might be.Because who knows when those moments will grace us again. - Rebecca Harris - If It Kills Me
Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience. - Masaru Ibuka
What the new mate, sports car, or unexpected check could never do, Christ says, "I Can." You'll love how he achieves it. He reconnects your soul with God. - Max Lucado
Life is full of unexpected. The grace of God is available to everyone to stand the test of time. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Learn to forgive "HATERS" and people who think less of you. Don't bring yourself down to their level, because you know who you are. Be HUMBLE and shower them with unexpected love. - Henry Johnson Jr
There are no maps for the unexpected detours and unmarked paths we face in life. - Steve Knox
But then he combs his fingers through my hair, starting at the base of my neck, and I shiver with uncontrollable, unexpected pleasure. - Primula Bond
Small unexpected acts of kindness are the building blocks of greatness. Start your day with a smile and see where it takes you ... - Edwin Lionel Flynn
If I'd learned nothing else in my twenty-seven years on this planet, 'd learned that when someone gives you something totally unexpected and undeserved, you don't ask questions. (Dark City Lights) - Jill D. Block
Best way to gain greater credibility, clout and success: involve unexpected allies, ardently united around something specific that you all believe is meaningful. - Kare Anderson
my unexpected trip to the light may have been cancelled, but here I was, still paying the cost of the return ticket - Teri Garey
I always tell my students, about the biggest baddest things in life you must try to write small and light, save the big writing for the unexpected tiny thing that always makes or breaks a story. - Pam Houston
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. - Bob Kerrey
I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.. - Henry David Thoreau
Sometimes the best families are the ones God builds using unexpected pieces of our hearts. - Melanie Shankle
Keep trying no matter how many times you have failed.If you fail, try, try again.Never stop trying.You success will come unexpected. - Lailah GiftyAkita
Eschew the ordinary, disdain the commonplace. If you have a single-minded need for something, let it be the unusual, the esoteric, the bizarre, the unexpected. - Chuck Jones
As we make our way through life there are often many challenges which we must face alone. And, in those darkest moments we may find an unexpected strength to continue moving forward. Hang on to that strength. - Michael A. Contés II
By looking for the unexpected and discerning the surreptitious features in the scenery within us, we apprehend our personality, find out our identity and learn how to cultivate it. Taking care of our fingerprints will be an enduring endeavor. ( "Looking for the unexpected" ) - Erik Pevernagie
I believe that any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement, if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day, and as nearly as possible reaching the high water mark of pure and useful living. - Booker T. Washington
Life is full of surprises and and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next. - Condoleeza Rice
Don't expect the unexpected. Let the unexpected expect you. - Kiara Maharaj
Customers are human and humans can view situations in unexpected ways. - Marilyn Suttle
If I'd learned nothing else in my twenty-seven years on this planet, I'd learned that when someone gives you something totally unexpected and undeserved, you don't ask questions. - Jill D. Block
Find comfort in little things and joy in unexpected moments. - Holly Elissa Bruno
Like never before the trajectories of wealth, business, and poverty can be altered in unexpected ways by women. The field of dreams is being reconstructed by technology and the knowledge economy so that the gates, ceilings, doors, and portals are wide open for all who want to play. - Lillian Gregory
Expect the Unexpected - Juliette Power
Don't anticipate for a promise, let it be an unexpected favour, this will increase your power of independence. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Her greatness lay in doing what everybody could do but doesn't. She was unexpected. She was untitled. (She was) an improbable warrior that was leading an unlikely army of waitresses and street sweepers and shopkeepers and auto mechanics. - Jennifer Granholm
Unexpected and pleasant surprises occur every day...random kindnesses from a stranger; would-be tragic accidents narrowly avoided; sicknesses healed.... We will notice if we look. We will see good sprinkled liberally over every day if we are open. - Steve Goodier
I consider a dream like I consider a shadow, answered Caeiro, with his usual divine, unexpected promptitude. A shadow is real, but it’s less real than a rock. A dream is real if it weren’t, it wouldn’t be a dream but less real than a thing. That’s what being real is like. - Álvaro de Campos
Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so. - Doris Lessing
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