It's most presumptuous to believe we already know all the answers and will never get any more big surprises.

— Stanley Schmidt

Astounding Big Surprises quotations

I've been on the planet for 40 years now, and I'm still none the wiser as to what it's all about really. I've never worried about life's big questions. People at my age sit about pondering, 'Why are we here?' The only time I ever asked myself that is when Suzanne booked us a surprise holiday to Lanzarote.

Big surprises quote Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

Life can be wonderful. Do your best not to miss it!” Enjoy what it is before it isn't anymore. Dare to slip on a pair of bunny slippers once in a while! Surprise yourself! Enjoy the little things because one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things!

Big surprises quote Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all cos
Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of oding nothing.

Generally my typical books have lots of twists and turns a big surprise ending and then usually another surprise at the end and ideally, as in Garden of Beasts, we get to the very end and we find at the last few pages that there's yet another surprise.

The biggest winners are surprises to me, and takeovers are even more surprising.

It takes years, not months, to produce big results.

It’s very strange how electronic music formatted itself and forgot that its roots are about the surprise, freedom, and the acceptance of every race, gender, and style of music into this big party.

Big surprises quote It is surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that
It is surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feeling toward themselves, and if you are not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.

A big part of making music is the discovery aspect, is the surprise aspect.

That's why I think I'll always love sampling. Because it involves combining the music fandom: collecting, searching, discovering music history, and artifacts of recording that you may not have known existed and you just kind of unlock parts of your brain, you know?

Apart from anything else, I am designed by evolution, like we all are: if we see a little thing like that, big eyes, tiny nose, we go 'aaah'. That's what evolution does. We are programmed to do that. So to find babies the most amazing, isn't surprising, I don't think.

The fantastic breaks the crust of appearance … something grabs us by the shoulders to throw us outside ourselves. I have always known that the big surprises await us where we have learned to be surprised by nothing, that is, where we are not shocked by ruptures in the order.

Big surprises quote Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you've
Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you've got a big heart and aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.
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Surprisingly, maybe the place I get recognised the least is the United States.

America is not so big on track and field. Some recognise me there but lots don't.

It's a big surprise to me about America that there are 40 million people prepared to vote for (Trump). They wouldn't want him as a friend. No matter who you are, you wouldn't want him on your bowling team or to have dinner with him or anything. They would recognize it immediately in a guy. A big blowhard, braggart.

We don't have a farm-to-table food safety system.

I keep saying this. It came as a big surprise to the FDA that tomatoes were being grown in the United States, sent to Mexico for packing, and then sent back. I mean, they had no idea that our food chain worked like this.

Big surprises quote When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare.
When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare.

Tal's combinations often exert a sort of paralysing influence on the opponent's play. It would seem that the element of surprise plays a big part in this.

The monotony of staying in one place is the best thing for writing a novel.

Having regular habits, a kind of security, but especially no big surprises, no shocks.

After I started getting criticism for doing 'Big Brother,' someone told me that Hugh Downs used to host 'Concentration' and Mike Wallace used to do 'The Big Surprise.' I thought, Huh, maybe that door isn't sealed shut if I want to do '60 Minutes' one day.

Big surprises quote Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who c
Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who can.

It surprises me how much children like me, you know? If they look at me as an example, I have a big responsibility.

I'm sure there are a few things in my CD collection that might surprise people.

I like classical music, the blues, and I'm a big fan of alternative rock.

When I do a horror or a fantasy film it all boils down to something in the script that surprises me. It could be a big thing or a small moment. If it's there I'll do it.

Big surprises quote Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

But any big change is more likely to result if there is a disruptive event such as new technologies or platforms that have a surprising effect on market share.

I played Big Band jazz music. I wasn't into rock and roll. I was just there because it was a living. I surprised everyone. I'm still surprising people.

It's indeed surprising that replacing the elementary particle with a string leads to such a big change in things. I'm tempted to say that it has to do with the fuzziness it introduces.

Big surprises quote A little progress each day adds up to big results.
A little progress each day adds up to big results.
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I get them [auditions] from time to time, and I sometimes get auditions for big dramas, and I often think, well, I'm not going to get that part. This was a big surprise - it was The X-Files.

I don't think we really measured the enormity of the whole occasion.

I'm very, very surprised. We never expected it. When I set out in May we didn't realise how big this was. Only now have we realised the importance of this. [on the 2005 Ashes win

Fiction demands structures and recognizable shapes.

Big surprises only draw attention to the writer's hand.

Big surprises quote Dream Big. Start small. Act now.
Dream Big. Start small. Act now.

My parents always knew that I wanted to act, so it didn't really come as a big surprise. The only thing they told me was that I had to wait until I was 18 so I could get my education out of the way first.

I never expected to have any kind of film career, to be honest.

It was all a bit of a surprise. But I was in a big hit play on Broadway. America, as many people will say, says yes more often than we do. And so I was suddenly surrounded by people saying yes. But I was aware that was 'cause of what I was in. It had a big impact.

Madrid is not as big as London, but it is true when you are coming from a big city like Madrid, nothing is going to surprise you, and I am very happy to move to a city like London. It is a big city, and you can do everything you want with the respect that the English people always have.

Big surprises quote Be grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between. Count your
Be grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between. Count your blessings, not your problems.

The only good writing is intuitive writing.

It would be a big bore if you knew where it was going. It has to be exciting, instantaneous and it has to be a surprise. Then it all comes blurting out and it’s beautiful. I’ve had a sign by my typewriter for 25 years now which reads, ‘DON’T THINK!’

To me, Modest Mouse is one of the best bands ever.

I actually wasn't surprised that they made it big. It's always weird to see it happen, and it happens so fast, all of a sudden songs are in the background on TV.

Everybody always asks me what the big surprises were that I discovered about Woody and I never have a good stock answer for that, I never know quite what to tell them other than generally that he's much less neurotic and quirky than I would have expected.

Big surprises quote Dream big, work hard, stay focused, and surround yourself with good people.
Dream big, work hard, stay focused, and surround yourself with good people.

This friend of mine said he was surprised to find that - I don't think it's quite a majority - a bigger percentage of actors are introverts than extroverts. It was a big surprise to him. Now, I know me, and I'll do anything if I'm playing a character. Or anything that's true to the character, anyway. But in real life I'm a little more withdrawn.

The original project began because we know the universe is expanding.

Everybody had assumed that gravity would slow down the expansion of the universe and everything would come to a halt and collapse. The big surprise was it was actually speeding up.

Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.

I mean, that's another big surprise of the show, is that I see sixteen year old people who recognize me and they're honest, for-real fans of the show. And it goes down to nine months. I mean, I've heard of nine month to year-old children who are watching the show.

Investigators have discovered that dogs can laugh, which can't be too big of a surprise.