There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us.
— Francis H. Bradley

It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
George Bernard Shaw shock quote

Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.
— James Baldwin

Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.
— Bertrand Russell

Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock.
— Jules Renard