Quotes About Surprise

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Maggie Stiefvater
“I stood on my toes and stole a soft kiss from his lips. "Surprise attack," I said.
Sam leaned down and kissed me back, his mouth lingering on mine, teeth grazing my lower lip, making me shiver. "Surprise attack back."
"Sneaky," I said, my voice breathier than I intended.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

Mae West
“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”
Mae West

Sun Tzu
“Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Jarod Kintz
“With all the money my uncle embezzled over the years, it's no surprise he lives in a gated community. But what is amazing, however, is that he somehow managed to get his own cell.”
Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

Hide things everywhere. Forget about them. Find them randomly and feel surprised like a pirate
“Hide things everywhere. Forget about them. Find them randomly and feel surprised like a pirate finding buried treasure. Avoid scurvy. Love more.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Veronica Roth
“Desperation can make a person do surprising things.”
Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Jarod Kintz
“Tomorrow night I’m giving a lecture on silence and invisibility. Don’t be surprised if I don’t show up.
Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious

Cassandra Clare
“Well, hello there, Mother,” Sebastian said in a voice like silk. “Surprised to see me?”
Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls

Vera Nazarian
“Would you like to know your future?

If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator.

So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence -- a surprise.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Deb Caletti
“The magic of purpose and of love in its purest form. Not televison love, with its glare and hollow and sequined glint; not sex and allure, all high shoes and high drama, everything both too small and in too much excess, but just love. Love like rain, like the smell of a tangerine, like a surprise found in your pocket.”
Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

“The secret to humor is surprise.”

Deb Caletti
“I was like a chocolate in a box, looking well behaved and perfect in place, all the while harboring a secret center.”
Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Marcus Aurelius
“How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Erma Bombeck
“Humor is a spontaneous, wonderful bit of an outburst that just comes. It's unbridled, its unplanned, it's full of suprises.”
Erma Bombeck

Alexander McCall Smith
“That of all people, it should be him; that took her aback. That the heart should settle on somebody like him; that surprised her. But she was so certain about it, so certain.”
Alexander McCall Smith, Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams

Bernard Beckett
“I try not to be surprised. Surprise is the public face of a mind that has been closed.”
Bernard Beckett, Genesis

Gerald Durrell
“I said I *liked* being half-educated; you were so much more *surprised* at everything when you were ignorant.”
Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

Charles Dickens
“I know enough of the world now to have almost lost the capacity of being much surprised by anything”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Tessa Dare
Truly? That whole determined, dangerous saunter across the room was for me? In that case, would you mind going back and doing it all over again? Slowly this time, and with feeling.
Tessa Dare, A Week to Be Wicked

Deb Caletti
“It's shocking the things we call love.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Lisa Kleypas
“I think in a moment of weakness, you might surprise yourself.”
Lisa Kleypas, Mine Till Midnight

“There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved.”
Charles Morgan

Samuel Johnson
“Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”
Samuel Johnson, The Idler; Poems

Franz Kafka
“What's happened to me,' he thought. It was no dream.”
Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

Dan Barker
“People are invariably surprised to hear me say I am both an atheist and an agnostic, as if this somehow weakens my certainty. I usually reply with a question like, 'Well, are you a Republican or an American?' The two words serve different concepts and are not mutually exclusive. Agnosticism addresses knowledge; atheism addresses belief. The agnostic says, 'I don't have a knowledge that God exists.' The atheist says, 'I don't have a belief that God exists.' You can say both things at the same time. Some agnostics are atheistic and some are theistic.”
Dan Barker, Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists

Garth Nix
“Nick shook his head and found to his surprise that he did have tears left after all. He wasn't surprised by a talking cat. The world was crumbling around him and anything could happen.”
Garth Nix, Abhorsen

“If you can sustain your interest in what you’re doing, you’re an extremely fortunate person. What you see very frequently in people’s professional lives, and perhaps in their emotional life as well, is that they lose interest in the third act. You sort of get tired, and indifferent, and, sometimes, defensive. And you kind of lose your capacity for astonishment — and that’s a great loss, because the world is a very astonishing place.

What I feel fortunate about is that I’m still astonished, that things still amaze me. And I think that that’s the great benefit of being in the arts, where the possibility for learning never disappears, where you basically have to admit you never learn it.”
Milton Glaser

Benedict Cumberbatch
“I've been very lucky at what's happened in my career to date, but playing something as far from me as possible is an ambition of mine - anything from a mutated baddy in a comic book action thriller, to a detective. If anything, I'd like Gary Oldman's career: he's the perfect example of it. I've love to have a really broad sweep of characters - to be able to do something edgy, surprising and unfashionable.”
Benedict Cumberbatch

Jarod Kintz
“I want to write the world’s worst cookbook, which I’ll title: “The World’s Worst Cookbook.” It’ll feature recipes from “Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich” (peanut butter, jelly, and bread), to “Roasted Roadkill and Hitchhiker’s Surprise” (this recipe is a secret concoction handed down from my great grandfather to my grandfather, who told it to my dad just before he ran him over).
Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

Jarod Kintz
“My 30th birthday will be arriving in a few months. It’s not arriving unexpectedly, I just wish it would have given me more of an advance notice, say another 30 years.”
Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

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