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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 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 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 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

Art must take reality by surprise.

Francoise Sagan, playwright

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

Thomas Hardy, novelist

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

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

Which death is preferably to every other? The unexpected.

Julius Caesar, leader

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

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,

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

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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, writer

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

The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.

Karl von Clausewitz, soldier

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

Audrey Tautou, actress

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

Will Estes, actor

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, writer

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

Maureen O'Hara, actress

The difficulty is capturing surprise on film.

F. Murray Abraham, actor

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, actor

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

James Denton, actor

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

Kenny G, musician

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, celebrity

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, philosopher

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

Frank Leslie, artist

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

Bill Joy, businessman

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, author

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, journalist

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, actress

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, author

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

Ross MacDonald, novelist

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

Ludacris, musician

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

Pamela Anderson, actress

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, scientist

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

Teresa Heinz, celebrity

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

Ben Kingsley, actor

See, the SAG awards caught me totally by surprise.

Patricia Clarkson, actress

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, scientist

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, writer

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.


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'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, actor

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, soldier

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, painter

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, artist

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

Jessica Savitch, journalist

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, actor

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, composer

Shakespeare very rarely makes the least attempt to surprise by his catastrophes. They are felt to be inevitable, though the precise way in which they will be brought about is not, of course, foreseen.

Andrew Coyle Bradley, judge

The path that went by the little house had become a road. Almost every day Laura and Mary stopped their playing and stared in surprise at a wagon slowly creaking by on that road.

Laura Ingalls Wilder, author

We had avoided discovery by the Sioux scouts, and we were confident of giving them a complete surprise.

Buffalo Bill, celebrity

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

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