The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.— Gary Zukav
Staggering Something Unexpected quotations
It is only through letting our heart break that we discover something unexpected: the heart cannot actually break, it can only break open. When we feel both our love for this world and the pain of this world-together, at the same time-the heart breaks out of its shell. To live with an open heart is to experience life full-strength.
No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.
perfectionism is a slow death. if everything were to turn out just like i would want it to, just like i would plan for it to, then i would never experience anything new; my life would be an endless repetition of stale successes. when i make a mistake i experience something unexpected.... when i have listened to my mistakes i have grown.
You travel with the hope that something unexpected will happen.
It has to do with enjoying being lost and figuring it out and the satisfaction. I always get a little disappointed when I know too well where I’m going, or when I’ve lived in a place so long that there’s no chance I could possibly get lost.
In Cuba and specifically in Havana there's a sort of energy that turns every situation into something unexpected.
If we open our eyes, if we open our minds, if we open our hearts, we will find that this world is a magical place. It is magical not because it tricks us or changes unexpectedly into something else, but because it can be so vividly and brilliantly.
Personal style is about taking a risk, trying something unexpected, and having fun with fashion, but always being true to yourself.
What is so nice & so unexpected about life is the way it improves as it goes along. I think you should impress this fact on your children because I think young people have an awful feeling that life is slipping past them & they must do something - catch something - they don't quite know what, whereas they've only got to wait & it all comes.
From time to time, from the endless flow of our mental imagery, there emerges unexpectedly something that, vague though it may be, seems to carry the promise of a form, a meaning, and, more important, an irresistible poetic charge.
As soon as we think we are safe, something unexpected happens.
In any case, whenever technical progress opened a new window into the surrounding world, I felt the urge to look through this window, hoping to see something unexpected.
After a person dies, there is always something like a feeling of stupefaction, so difficult is it to comprehend this unexpected advent of nothingness and to resign oneself to believing it.
All actors bring something unexpected to the role because they have to translate what's on the page and make a real character out of the black-and-white text that's there in the script.
Consumers around the world always want something unexpected and exciting, and that's what drives me. I love the challenge of reinterpreting my designs in new ways each season to keep the "prep look" modern and fresh.
I really don't listen to anyone that I'm not proud of saying that I listen to.
Even if it's something a little bit more unexpected, I didn't get too deep into the Waka, Gucci records, but I like those with pride.
Eschew the ordinary, disdain the commonplace.
If you have a single-minded need for something, let it be the unusual, the esoteric, the bizarre, the unexpected.
Everyone is interesting. Everyone has something unexpected to offer and the job of acting is to pull it out of each other.
As we do practice something unexpected starts to happen-we get happy!
The worst crime of all would be that a mistake happens and no one talks about it or learns from it. So, as unsettling as it is to think about, these mistakes, complications and unexpected outcomes get discussed openly, and everyone hopefully gains something from it.
I deeply believe that everything is relative.
We need the bad to appreciate the good, and vice versa. We need something unexpected to happen in order for us to realize that everything was expected. It's our relation to those things that we are able to decide how we feel and the level of intensity of those feelings. Such is relativity
I would love to play an unexpected character.
Really raw and simple and not a cliche - something rugged. People like to put actors in boxes.
Looking for the essence of beauty is comprehending and appreciating that quality in an object which is fairer and better than only what our eyes see or our ears hear, whether that be a patch of blue in an overcast sky, the fleeting laughter from a voice we love, or something as unexpected as the rainbow colors in a spot of oil on the driveway.
My style is to take something unexpected and make it into a hit. That's what I do.
Who doesn't need hope in their lives: hope that something can change, that someone cares, that not only bad things happen unexpectedly but good things can happen to us too?
Financial firms are sending their back-office jobs overseas.
But what do fine artists do? They create something new, unexpected, and delightful that changes the world. MFA abilities are harder to outsource and more important in an abundant world.
I did stories about unexpected encounters, back roads, small towns and ordinary folk, sometimes doing something a little extraordinary.
And I think that even today, New York still has more of this unexpected quality around every corner than any place else. It's something quite extraordinary
Every man should make his son or daughter learn some useful trade or profession, so that in these days of changing fortunes of being rich today and poor tomorrow they may have something tangible to fall back upon. This provision might save many persons from misery, who by some unexpected turn of fortune have lost all their means.
The essence of poetry is invention; such invention as, by producing something unexpected, surprises and delights.
Whatever professes to benefit by pleasing must please at once.
The pleasures of the mind imply something sudden and unexpected; that which elevates must always surprise.
Somebody told a lie one day. They couched it in language. They made everything Black ugly and evil. Look in your dictionaries and see the synonyms of the word Black. It's always something degrading and low and sinister. Look at the word White, it's always something pure, high and clean.
Imagine (if you dare) a whimsical marriage of Lord Dunsany and S.
J. Perelman, and you have something approaching the tales of Rhys Hughes, filled with gaudy colour, slapstick, puns, fantastic creatures, and the occasional unexpected chill. Hughes' world is a magical one - and his language if the most magical thing of all.
Birth was something that came quite unexpectedly, and afterwards there was one child more in the house.
The next time you're faced with something that's unexpected, unwanted and uncertain, consider that it just may be a gift.