Unexpected Quotes

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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

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Many are the strange chances of the world,' said Mithrandir, 'and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

Toba Beta
“Many people pray to be kept out of unexpected problems.
Some people pray to be able to confront and overcome them.”
Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Mary Renault
“There is only one kind of shock worse than the totally unexpected: the expected for which one has refused to prepare.”
Mary Renault, The Charioteer

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
“A man touched me: 
his hand... my thigh.

I touched him too: 
my fist... his jaw.”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 1

Deb Caletti
“Family was even a bigger word than I imagined, wide and without limitations, if you allowed it, defying easy definition. You had family that was supposed to be family and wasn't, family that wasn't family but was, halves becoming whole, wholes splitting into two; it was possible to lack whole, honest love and connection from family in lead roles, yet to be filled to abundance by the unexpected supporting players.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Angela N. Blount
“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn't mean to take.”
Angela N. Blount, Once Upon an Ever After

Erik Pevernagie
“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

Erik Pevernagie
“Happiness is not an unexpected jackpot nor a monolithic cluster but a forbearing casting and a daily discovery process. ("Why has shé got stars in the sky?")”
Erik Pevernagie

Ron Hall
“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, Denver Moore

Benjamin Disraeli
“The expected always happens”
Benjamin Disraeli

Marcel Proust
“But,instead of what our imagination makes us suppose and which we worthless try to discover,life gives us something that we could hardly imagine.”
Marcel Proust

Jeff Lindsay
“It was such an unexpected and genuine smile that if I only had a soul I'm sure I would have felt quite guilty.”
Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Howard Tayler
“Maxim 18:
If the officers are leading from in front, watch out for an attack from the rear.

-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries”
Howard Tayler

Pam Houston
“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

Eduard Uspensky
“What I can't understand is why the silly things you say makes so much sense."

"I'll tell you why," said Papa Dima. "It's because the best idea is the idea you least expect. And the unexpected always seems silly at first.”
Eduard Uspensky, Дядя Фёдор, пес и кот. Dyaya Fedor, pes i kot

Toba Beta
“Being positive reckons the unexpected.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Paulo Coelho
“The truth is that we don't want to be saved by in the way God has chosen; we want to keep absolute control over our every step, to be fully conscious of our decisions, to be capable of choosing the object of our devotion. It isn't like that with love - it arrives, moves in, and starts directing everything.”
Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello

Jessi Kirby
“I can't say I wasn't hoping for it, but I didn't see it coming.”
Jessi Kirby, Golden

“To those who have imaginative minds. Don't hesitate to put down your ideas on paper. They might take you down an unexpected path.”
Adam Ressler, Scorpid

Roseanna M. White
“Love really was like a bird. You didn’t know where it might settle, or where. You couldn’t tame it, couldn’t force it. Couldn’t often predict it. You could call and call for it and never would it flutter down. Then, at the most unexpected time, in the most unexpected place, it was there.”
Roseanna M. White, The Nature of a Lady

Rolf van der Wind
“You are my rainbow. You came unexpectedly into my life, as rainbows do. I know life is not rainbows and butterflies, but I would like to center all around my only rainbow, hoping for the butterflies to follow.”
Rolf van der Wind

Jason Medina
“It happened so fast. No one had time to do anything, but watch.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Steve Voake
“Mind you, I'm a fine one to talke. I mean, I killed myself and just look at me now: I'm a qualified pilot, I can escape from a cockpit in five metres of water and I'm halfway up a mountain with a nutty gymnast who wants to chuck herself off the edge.”
Steve Voake, The Dreamwalker's Child

Victor Hugo
“La sua vita era ancora troppo breve, per sapere che non c'è cosa più imminente dell'impossibile, e che quanto dobbiamo sempre prevedere è l'imprevisto.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Awdhesh Singh
“We can prevent anger to a very large extent by anticipating its causes and planning in advance. A person who gets angry frequently is a person who has not planned well enough to tackle any unexpected situations from cropping up. The better your planning is, lesser the chances of you having to face any unexpected situations and lesser becomes the chance of your getting angry.”
Awdhesh Singh, 31 Ways to Happiness

Darcy Luoma
“Even our most misguided adventures were some of the best experiences of my life.”
Darcy Luoma, Thoughtfully Fit: Your Training Plan for Life and Business Success

Elizabeth McCracken
“They found a body in the Salford cemetery, but aboveground and alive.”
Elizabeth McCracken, Bowlaway

Fabien Vehlmann
“What entertainment value is there in executions if not for the occasional surprise? Why does the public attend? For the unexpected! A condemned man who flails about, or launches into a final fiery tirade. But times are changing, indeed they are...”
Fabien Vehlmann, Isle of 100,000 Graves

Lisa Kleypas
“Keir had watched him with growing interest, having assumed Kingston would toss the unlucky crab aside, maybe fling it toward the sea. Any of Keir's friends would have thought nothing of chucking it into the path of a foraging herring gull. But to show consideration for an insignificant beastie... take the trouble to carry it to a safe place... it revealed something wholly unexpected about the man's character. A regard for the fragile, the vulnerable.
Now Keir wasn't sure what to make of Kingston. An aristocrat of staggering wealth and position, notorious for his decadent past... a devoted father and faithful husband... there seemed no way to reconcile those two versions of him. And here was yet another version, a man lounging casually next to a fire on the beach with his dog, his bare feet dusted with sand, as if he were an ordinary human.”
Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Disguise

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