Dear Lord, grant me the grace of wonder. Surprise me, amaze me, awe me in every crevice of your universe. Each day enrapture me with your marvelous things without number. ...I do not ask to see the reason for it all: I ask only to share the wonder of it all.— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Impressive Surprise Me quotations
Lord, catch me off guard today. Surprise me with some moment of beauty or pain so that at least for the moment, I may be startled into seeing that you are here in all your splendor, always and everywhere, barely hidden, beneath, beyond, within this life I breathe.
Amsterdam was a great surprise to me.
I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals; it had never entered my mind that I should find similar conditions in a Dutch town.
I pissed on the man who called me a dog. Why was he so surprised?
A robin red-breast in a cage, puts all of Heaven in a rage.
Think to yourself that every day is your last. The hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise. As for me, when you want a good laugh, you will find me in fine state... fat and sleek, a true hog of Epicurus's herd.
What surprises me most in architecture, as in other techniques, is that a project has one life in its built state but another in its written or drawn state.
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.
I have heard that the Saudi Arabians are paying Greenpeace to campaign against Nuclear Power. It wouldn't surprise me at all.
There is nothing surprising in a Muslim or a Pathan like me subscribing to the creed of nonviolence. It is not a new creed. It was followed fourteen hundred years ago by the Prophet all the time he was in Mecca.
What surprises me, what amazes me, is that it seems the military people were expecting to stumble on large quantities of gas, chemical weapons and biological weapons.
When people meet me I think they're surprised to find out I'm not always angst-ridden.
Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly.
But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.
I love when people underestimate me and then become pleasantly surprised.
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.
While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago.
I have taught students from the New York City area so long I have a special affinity and rapport with them. It surprises me sometimes that there are students from anywhere else.
I wake up every morning and I surprise myself. I wake up to a new me.
You trust me?" Eric sounded surprised. "Yes." "That's . . . crazy, Sookie.
Maybe I don't like people as much as the rest of the world seems to.
..But occasionally, people will pleasantly surprise me and I'll fall in love with them, so go figure.
For me winning isn`t surprising at all
I am always surprised at all the things people read into my photos, but it also amuse me. That may be because I have nothing specific in mind when I'm working. My intentions are neither feminist nor political. I try to put double or multiple meanings into my photos, which might give rise to a greater variety of interpretations.
Obviously, it wasn't meant for me to die of cancer at 40.
Every day my life surprises me, just like my cancer diagnosis surprised me. But you roll with it. That's our job as humans.
The drawings that interest me most are made with closed eyes.
With eyes closed, I feel my hand slide down on the paper. I have an image in mind, but the results always surprise me.
What would be frightening about me jumping out of the bush wearing a pig mask is not the sudden surprise, not me, and not the pig mask, but that the ordinary world had split open for a moment to reveal some possibility never previously considered.
Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't--and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown.
When I was a child I devoured every book I could get my hands on.
I loved losing myself in colourful and dramatic stories - and my absolute favourite was 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.' Everything about it electrified me, and when I re-read Roald Dahl's books as an adult it surprised me.
Among the great men who have philosophized about [the action of the tides], the one who surprised me most is Kepler. He was a person of independent genius, [but he] became interested in the action of the moon on the water, and in other occult phenomena, and similar childishness.
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.
Penguins mate for life. Which doesn't really surprise me, because they all look exactly alike. It's not like they're gonna meet a better-looking penguin someday.
I love the sea's sounds and the way it reflects the sky.
The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable. This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand, surprises me every time.
What I say now is that the way the world underestimates me will be my greatest weapon. People pat me on the head, and I go to myself, oh, and aren't they going to be surprised.
Call me what you want b*tch, call me on my sidekick Never answer when it's private, d*mn I hate a shy b*tch Don't you hate a shy b*tch? Yeah I ate a shy b*tch She ain't shy no more, she changed her name to me b*tch hahahaha, yeah, n*gga that's my b*tch So when she ask for the money, when you through don't be surprised b*tch.
What surprises me about getting older is that I remain so young.
[Photography] is always like a state of grace, like the appearance of something that I hadn't foreseen, that surprises me and stops me. If I only did what I had in mind, there would be no emotion. It would be like keeping one's eyes shut rather than open, like theorizing rather than seeing.
When I say that a good picture has surprise quality or shock appeal, I do not mean that it is a loud or vulgar picture but, instead, that it stimulates my thinking and intrigues me.