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Picture quote by John Wooden about oppounity

When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare. ⏤ John Wooden


Picture quote by Elizabeth Gilbert about happiness

I am choosing happiness over suffering. I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises. ⏤ Elizabeth Gilbert


Picture quote about luck

If youre depending on luck to change your future, dont be surprised when not much changes!


Picture quote about inspirational

Even though you may not always understand how, know that your situation is not a surprise to god. He will work out every detail.


Picture quote by George S. Patton about inspirational

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ⏤ George S. Patton


Picture quote by Sarah Dessen about respect

You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it. ⏤ Sarah Dessen


Picture quote by Sayings about surprise

Expect the unexpected! Let life surprise you in the most beautiful way. ⏤ Sayings


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For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist

A man surprised is half beaten.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

Thomas Hardy, novelist

Art must take reality by surprise.

Francoise Sagan, playwright

Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced and the inconvenience is often considerable.

Jane Austen, writer

To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.

Lionel Blue, clergyman

The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Which death is preferably to every other? The unexpected.

Julius Caesar, leader

Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.

Julia Cameron, author

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.

Josh Billings, comedian

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.

Ellen Burstyn, actress

The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.

Voltaire, writer

I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.

Heywood Broun, journalist

Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible.

Stonewall Jackson, soldier

To see my wife getting inspired from my notes and thoughts, going in the direction I wanted, and have her surprise me with wonderful choices was a real treat.

Lasse Hallstrom, director

But instead I usually say that, though it may surprise them, I too believe in the necessity of organization.

Robert Shea, author

A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is - full of surprises.

Isaac Bashevis Singer, novelist

I never want to do the same things twice. I like surprises.

Audrey Tautou, actress

Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The surprise is half the battle. Many things are half the battle, losing is half the battle. Let's think about what's the whole battle.

David Mamet, dramatist

Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.

John Keats, poet

I'm into all that sappy stuff - a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I'm kind of an old romantic.

Will Estes, actor

The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.

Karl von Clausewitz, soldier

I really, really thought that it was a no-brainer in terms of being a hit. And so it does surprise that that hasn't been the manifested reception of it so far.

Ron Glass, actor

Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.

Miriam Beard,

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.

Steve Burns, actor

At the age of 19, you always think you are prepared for everything and you think you have the knowledge of what?s coming ahead.

Princess of Wales Diana, princess

Stupefaction, when it persists, becomes stupidity.

Jos,

If we get total certainty, we get ... bored out of our minds. So, God, in Her infinite wisdom, gave us a second human need, which is uncertainty. We need variety. We need surprise.

Tony Robbins, author

The Fed chairmanship is not the kind of job where you want to surprise everyone with your choice of a total unknown. You don't want to surprise Wall Street.

David Jones,

What would surprise a lot of people about me... I'm a gardener! I have a green thumb. I really like to get into the shrubs, the bushes, and really cultivate.

Jeffrey Donovan, actor

We knew all along we were making a good show, so its success was not a surprise to me. What has surprised me is the magnitude of this show's success. More people see me now in one episode than saw me in 20 years of movies and theater!

William Petersen, actor

I didn't picture myself as a movie actress. I began to think about it around college. I remember thinking, "Well somebody has to be in them," so maybe I could do that eventually. It's all been a surprise.

Annette Bening, actress

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.

Saul Perlmutter, scientist

This may come as a surprise, given the nature of my job, but I am very guarded and contemplative. I'm not a naturally boisterous person.

Ed Helms, comedian

So it won't be a surprise when the Greek default actually happens and we expect it one way or the other to be relatively soon.

Lucas Papademos, politician

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?

Gotye, musician

I don't get surprised very often to be honest. I'm the kind of person who you couldn't throw a surprise party for because I'd figure it out.

Chris O'Donnell, actor

I got pregnant at 40 by surprise. It's funny, because when we found out we were pregnant, I said, 'Okay, let's experience that.' You just have to just go with it because it's rare.

Julianna Margulies, actress

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.

Julie Chen, journalist

I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay.

Adam Lambert, musician

What guides me is to do work that's more avant-garde - things that I think are special. You can easily become a celebrity and get caught up in all that blur. I just want to work and surprise myself.

Adrien Brody, actor

I don't think it was a surprise that I ended up as an actor, and it was anything but a disappointment.

Martin Freeman, actor

My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.

W. Somerset Maugham, playwright

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.

Robert Frost, poet

The politics of surprise leads through the Gates of Astonishment into the Kingdom of Hope.

Max Lerner, journalist

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

Ashley Montagu, scientist

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.

Jimmy Buffett, musician

There are two kinds of taste, the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition.

Henry James, writer

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.

Margot Asquith, author

Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.

Che Guevara, revolutionary

A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.

Robert Baden-Powell, soldier

Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.

Robert Baden-Powell, soldier

I not only have the right to stand up for myself, but I have the responsibility. I can’t ask somebody else to stand up for me if I won’t stand up for myself. And once you stand up for yourself, you’d be surprised that people say, “Can I be of help?”

Maya Angelou, poet

War contributes greatly to global warming, which shouldn't surprise us. All those bombs going off, all those rockets, all those planes and helicopters. All that fuel of various kinds being used. It pollutes the air and water of this very fragile and interconnected planet.

Alice Walker, author

Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life.

Billy Graham, evangelist

It is no surprise that animation is Hollywood's most successful and innovative genre.

Dwayne Johnson, actor

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.

Francis Bacon, philosopher

Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.

Henri Nouwen, clergyman

The wild Indian power of escaping observation, even where there is little or no cover to hide in, was probably slowly acquired in hard hunting and fighting lessons while trying to approach game, take enemies by surprise, or get safely away when compelled to retreat.

John Muir, environmentalist

When you're willing to be vulnerable, you can surprise yourself at how strong you can be.

Jonathan Van Ness, hairdresser

I start with a character and a situation, but I don't know what's going to happen until I write it. Sometimes things happen that surprise me.

Louis L'Amour, author

One day I looked at something in myself that I had been avoiding because it was too painful. Yet once I did, I had an unexpected surprise. Rather than self-hatred, I was flooded with compassion for myself because I realized the pain necessary to develop that coping mechanism to begin with.

Marianne Williamson, author

It certainly should not surprise us that a young person without any real stake in a legitimate occupation or career may get into trouble more easily. Such persons readily accept the idea that they have been unjustly deprived of money, status, and opportunity.

Robert Kennedy, politician

Nothing surprises me anymore in the NFL.

Tom Brady, american football player

There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.

William James, philosopher

One of the more difficult tasks for me as president was to decide on the issue of confirming capital punishment awarded by courts... to my surprise... almost all cases which were pending had a social and economic bias.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

Don't ever put anything past kids. They will surprise you in the best ways.

James Van Der Beek, actor

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

Tony Snow, journalist

I saw a story in the Los Angeles Times that 40 percent of the viewers are men. It didn't really surprise me.

James Denton, actor

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder.

Charles Morgan, novelist

In real life, there are names that surprise us because they don't seem to suit the person at all.

Krzysztof Kieslowski, director

The terrorist uses surprise and stealth, and the only way to defeat that is by having accurate and timely intelligence.

Bill Nelson, politician

My love for the theater has always been a priority. That hasn't changed. I got into acting that way. The film work that came up was really a surprise.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, actor

The exciting part of acting, I don't know how else to explain it, are those moments when you surprise yourself.

Tom Cruise, actor

I personally take cues directly from the script, then I like to surprise the other actors. But you must maintain control on a level and see how far you can go up, down or out emotionally. You have to balance the craft with spontaneity.

Lusia Strus, actress

I do not personally agree with some of the positions that Mr. Gonzales has advocated, but that should come as no surprise, because I do not agree with many of the proposals made by the man who nominated him, President Bush.

Daniel Inouye, politician

Mr. President, it may surprise my colleagues, but I am no fan of federal disaster programs for agriculture. They are difficult to pass and often a disaster to implement.

Pat Roberts, politician

I do like to shock and surprise people. When it's all in good fun, of course.

Ruth Warrick, musician

A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be at the heart of the best art.

Wendy Carlos, musician

I wouldn't say I'm a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don't tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to.

Alejandro Amenabar, director

I was mostly surprised by the rap artists, actually, that were influenced by Sabbath. That was a surprise. But it's very nice and I'm very honored. It's nice to know after 27 years now that what I said in the first place has stuck, and that was the belief in it.

Tony Iommi, musician

Whoever can surprise well must conquer.

John Paul Jones, soldier

The whole point of being an actor is to get satisfaction out of a role - unless you're just vain about celebrity. You're always looking for the one thing that will surprise you.

Jonny Lee Miller, actor

I'm writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina. Surprise, surprise, huh?

Nicholas Sparks, author

Though times have changed, it's a nice surprise to see that youthful feeling of anti-war sentiment returning once more to the cobbled main streets of Europe.

Cat Stevens, musician

Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic. Be insistently curious.

Gordon Gee, educator

I don't think of it as a competition - which might surprise you, given the way movies are reported constantly.

Sam Mendes, director

The pleasant surprise for me is that when I look into Tony's eyes, he's still 100% present, sharing everything that's going on. Acting with him is like a beautiful dance.

Genie Francis, actress

When it comes down to it, it's giving people a good night out in a basic way and I think my company guarantees that. There's always something new and something to excite us and surprise us, and that's why people come back, I hope.

Matthew Bourne, dancer

Given what the media have put the country through this past decade, it must come as a surprise to most Americans that the press has a code of ethics.

Roger Mudd, journalist

My characters surprise me constantly. My characters are like my friends - I can give them advice, but they don't have to take it. If your characters are real, then they surprise you, just like real people.

Laurell K. Hamilton, writer

While the wealthiest families completely benefit from the tax cuts targeted towards the upper brackets, middle-income families were hit with the unwelcome surprise of higher taxes on tax day.

Tim Bishop, politician

The success of the second 'Austin Powers' caught us by surprise a little bit. We had decided not to do even a second one, unless the audience wanted it and we could do something better.

Jay Roach, director

I have the 'thing' worked out - the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact. Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out.

Lee Child, writer

It's all about creation and surprise. It just needs to be appreciated and watered like flowers. You have to water flowers. These peaks will come again.

Sonny Rollins, musician

That was a surprise. I just had wished that Wil Wheaton was there. He was missing from the last show and it would have been nice if everyone could have been there.

Denise Crosby, actress

Al Qaeda operates by launching surprise attacks on civilian targets with the goal of massive casualties. Our only means for preventing future attacks, which could use WMDs, is by acquiring information that allows for pre-emptive action.

John Yoo, educator

It's like a cast of actors; you're all working together closely under pressure to produce something everyday. And when we put up an issue, it's like the curtains opening on a new play. I really like that daily sense of surprise.

David Talbot, journalist

We grew up in a very creative environment and were exposed to the arts at a very young age, so it's not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts.

Spike Lee, director

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