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  1. Picture quote by John Wooden about oppounity

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


  2. 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


  3. Picture quote about luck

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


  4. 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.


  5. 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


  6. Picture quote by Sarah Dessen about respect

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


  7. 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

A man surprised is half beaten.

Thomas Fuller

Art must take reality by surprise.

Francoise Sagan

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

Thomas Hardy

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

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

Jane Austen

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Josh Billings

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

Julia Cameron

Which death is preferably to every other? The unexpected.

Julius Caesar

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

Voltaire

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

Ellen Burstyn

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

Heywood Broun

Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible.

Stonewall Jackson

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

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

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

The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.

Karl von Clausewitz

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

Robert Shea

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

Will Estes

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

It should cause no surprise that anyone so lazy as myself should be economical to the point of miserliness with everything he writes.

Leslie Charteris

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

Audrey Tautou

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

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

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

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

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

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

If they aren't real enough to surprise me, then they aren't real enough to go on the page.

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Is it a surprise that into the vessel, in which the mercury has no inclination and no repugnance, not even the slightest, to being there, it should enter and should rise in a column high enough to make equilibrium with the weight of the external air which forces it up?

Evangelista Torricelli

Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.

Alan Turing

I knew nothing about film at all. I suppose the biggest surprise is all these things. In the theatre we sort of do, I might do two or three key interviews and that would be it.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Generally, Hollywood makes the same stories over and over. I've never wanted to do the same thing twice. If a script doesn't surprise me in some way, I simply can't commit to the project.

Sherilyn Fenn

It may surprise people to know that I advocate the reform of the United Nations, not its abolishment.

Jesse Helms

I had read the novel and I had heard David Lean was going to direct it - and it came as a surprise to me because American actors, if given the chance, can do style as well as anybody and speak as well as anybody.

Rod Steiger

Well, I was already so happy being chosen to do the issue itself, that when I got on the cover, it was even more of a surprise and even more amazing to me.

Heidi Klum

It came as a surprise to find that a professional society and journal (Econometrica) were flourishing, and I entered this area of study with great enthusiasm.

Lawrence R. Klein

People don't think their dreams amount to much, but when I ask them to examine them for common themes, they surprise themselves at how accurate they are! They see that their dreams have value.

Henry Reed

The depth of John Candy's talent did surprise me. He was one of my all-time favorite leading men.

Maureen O'Hara

The difficulty is capturing surprise on film.

F. Murray Abraham

The first two pictures I did, I played a young student in prep school. When I did Lifeguard, everyone was saying, You're so Southern California. It was a surprise to me.

Parker Stevenson

The biggest surprise about our marriage is that Erin was out there.

James Denton

The whole rise of new adult contemporary music and smooth jazz was a nice surprise.

Kenny G

Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant. To my surprise, I won - and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.

Donna Rice

The scientists often have more unfettered imaginations than current philosophers do. Relativity theory came as a complete surprise to philosophers, and so did quantum mechanics, and so did other things.

Robert Nozick

Expect nothing at all and accept as a joyful surprise whatever good you find in matrimony.

Frank Leslie

I was surprised about vi going in, though, I didn't know it was in System V.

Bill Joy

I was well warned about English food, so it did not surprise me, but I do wonder sometimes, how they ever manage to prise it up long enough to get a plate under it.

Margaret Halsey

I don't think the government is out to get me or help someone else get me but it wouldn't surprise me if they were out to sell me something or help someone else sell me something. I mean, why else would the Census Bureau want to know my telephone number?

Andy Rooney

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.

Jackie Weaver

I still think in this country, and this might surprise you, the one thing that George Bush said as president that I do agree with, I love that phrase, 'the soft bigotry of low expectations.'

Tavis Smiley

The surprise with which a detective novel concludes should set up tragic vibrations which run backward through the entire structure.

Ross MacDonald

I find myself eating different kinds of chicken each and every day, even if it's by surprise.

Ludacris

It is great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people.

Pamela Anderson

Surprise yourself every day with your own courage.

Denholm Elliott

The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognise your own worth.

Maxwell Maltz

I hope it will come as no surprise that I have something to say.

Teresa Heinz

I honestly have no strategy whatsoever. I'm waiting for that script to pop through the letterbox and completely surprise me.

Ben Kingsley

See, the SAG awards caught me totally by surprise.

Patricia Clarkson

Actually, I didn't make the claim that Ruby follows the principle of least surprise. Someone felt the design of Ruby follows that philosophy, so they started saying that. I didn't bring that up, actually.

Yukihiro Matsumoto

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.

Jeffery Deaver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adam Lambert

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

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

Martin Freeman

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

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

Robert Frost

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

Max Lerner

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

Ashley Montagu

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

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

Henry James

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

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

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

Robert Baden-Powell

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

I'm awkward at these things. Just being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Karate Kid was a real surprise and I was a little uncomfortable.

Pat Morita

When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise seems a blessing from Heaven. It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor, and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high.

Hideki Tojo

It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character.

Camille Pissarro

There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.

Edward Hopper

I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.

Jessica Savitch

I have heard that the Saudi Arabians are paying Greenpeace to campaign against Nuclear Power. It wouldn't surprise me at all.

James Lovelock

It doesn't matter to me if it has a surprise ending or not. I usually go for the material or the project.

Donnie Wahlberg

First, it doesn't surprise me that traditional music has experienced a kind of exhaustion in the 20th century - not forgetting that many musicians started to look outside the traditional structures of tonality.

Pierre Schaeffer

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