Quotes About Unexpected

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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: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“War is nothing more than organized insanity. That's why crazy and unexpected tactics work most of the time. When they don't, we won't live to tell about it.”
R.G. Risch, Beyond Mars: Crimson Fleet

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

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

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

Jazz Feylynn
“Putting on the collar is taking charge of unexpected situations. Keeping humans from taking control from me. To tell hunters that I'm not prey. Not a trophy by wearing the collar. I looked at the circlet again. Looking deeper, I see not subjugation, but a tool of power to control my fate in the world of man that symbolizes my ownership over both my nature spirit and wolf-self.”
Jazz Feylynn, Colorado State of Mind

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

Laurie Nadel
“There are two kinds of special events: planned and unplanned.”
Laurie Nadel, Dancing with the Wind: A True Story of Zen in the Art of Windsurfing

Haruki Murakami
“I myself, as I’m writing, don’t know who did it. The readers and I are on the same ground. When I start to write a story, I don’t know the conclusion at all and I don’t know what’s going to happen next. If there is a murder case as the first thing, I don’t know who the killer is. I write the book because I would like to find out. If I know who the killer is, there’s no purpose to writing the story.”
Haruki Murakami

Kayla Krantz
“It seems ironic, expecting the unexpected, like she had fabricated pieces of her story to make it more interesting. Considering my boredom with the current version, I can't imagine the first draft.”
Kayla Krantz, The Council

Anthony Liccione
“We are the road that winds down a sound mind, then slips into the sea.”
Anthony Liccione

Miyamoto Musashi
“What is essential is to suddenly make a move totally unexpected by the opponent, pick up on the advantage of fright, and seize the victory right then and there.”
Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings

Cristin Harber
“That topsy-turvy, warm feeling of arousal was attraction. An unfamiliar feeling that had never occurred before was happening with her enemy.”
Cristin Harber, Delta: Rescue

Wataru Watari
“I've stopped bothering getting my hopes up and watching them die when all of it's just in my head. I expect nothing from the start, I expect nothing in the middle, and I expect nothing up until the end.”
Wataru Watari, やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている 3

Steven Magee
“I see an unexpected police stop as an opportunity to gather information on police corruption.”
Steven Magee

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