A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
— Tacitus

I never guess. It is a shocking habit -- destructive to the logical faculty.
Arthur Conan Doyle shocking quote

In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, God knows, anything goes.
— Cole Porter

A shocking occurrence ceases to be shocking when it occurs daily.
— Alexander Chase

Shocking writing is like murder: the questions the jury must decide are the questions of motive and intent.
— E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White