133 Surprise Me Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Surprise Me Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Write down each day what surprised you and how you surprised others. When something strikes a spark of interest, follow it. — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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

I wake up every morning and I surprise myself. I wake up to a new me. — Gina Carano

Art must take reality by surprise. — Francoise Sagan

The secret to humor is surprise. — Aristotle

Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. — George S. Patton

I would rather have an inferiority complex and be pleasantly surprised, than have a superiority complex and be rudely awakened. — Vanna Bonta

Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me. — Carl Sandburg

Instead of fearing the unknown - all the bad that can happen - realize that good things can surprise you as well. — Lewis Howes

A woman's mind is as complex as the contents of her handbag; even when you get to the bottom of it, there is ALWAYS something at the bottom to surprise you! — Billy Connolly

Short Surprise Me Quotes

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  • I pissed on the man who called me a dog. Why was he so surprised? — Diogenes
  • When people meet me I think they're surprised to find out I'm not always angst-ridden. — Sayings
  • I love when people underestimate me and then become pleasantly surprised. — Kim Kardashian
  • You trust me?" Eric sounded surprised. "Yes." "That's . . . crazy, Sookie. — Charlaine Harris
  • For me winning isn`t surprising at all — Dorian Yates
  • What surprises me about getting older is that I remain so young. — Hugh Hefner
  • My life is so full of surprises, nothing surprises me any more. — Kim Wilde
  • Hopelessness has surprised me with patience. — Margaret J. Wheatley
  • The depth of John Candy's talent did surprise me. He was one of my all-time favorite leading men. — Maureen O'Hara
  • I was surprised, but I always say nothing surprises me in football. — Les Ferdinand

Top 10 Surprise Me Quotes

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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. — James Weldon Johnson

I pissed on the man who called me a dog. Why was he so surprised? — Diogenes

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. — Aldo Rossi

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 Hughes

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

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. — Kazuo Ishiguro

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. — Hans Blix

When people meet me I think they're surprised to find out I'm not always angst-ridden. — Sayings

I love when people underestimate me and then become pleasantly surprised. — Kim Kardashian

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

Surprise Me Image Quotes

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Surprise me quote It is surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that
It is surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feeling toward themselves, and if you are not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.

You Always Surprise Me Quotes

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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. — Frederick Buechner

I love arguing with you, Claire. You always surprise me. And occasionally, you even make sense. — Rachel Caine

My readers are as diverse as any group you will ever see. Something that booksellers always tell me. That they are always surprised at the kind of people that come to my readings. That they are such a mix of ages and colors. It looks like people spilling out of an elevator. — Sandra Cisneros

Surprise me quote When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare.
When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare.

When I start a picture, I always have a script, but I change it every day. I put in what occurs to me that day out of my imagination. You start on a voyage; you know where you will end up but not what will occur along the way. You want to be surprised. — Federico Fellini

I'm always surprised on my social accounts that people assume that because you have a job in television you don't have a political opinion, or don't have a family, or don't have an interest in the rest of the country. It's just absolutely shocking to me how closed minded some people are. — Andrew Zimmern

People are always surprised when they see me speak live that I have a sense of humor. And I say, Well, you know, there's not much opportunity to laugh when you're reporting the dread news of the day. — Gwen Ifill

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

I think the only way you can get something out is to invest some real emotion into it, which means you're already writing about what's going to happen to you, whether you know it or not. That's why I'm always surprised when people talk about writer's block. Because to me, it can't be stopped. — Grant Morrison

Here in a nutshell is why Google continues to get hyped by everyone including me (notice who I work for). Google surprises [sic] you. Delights you. Gives you what you want (not always, but more often than the other engines). — Robert Scoble

I am surprised you shd. say fancy and aesthetic tastes have led me to my present state of mind: these wd. be better satisfied in the Church of England, for bad taste is always meeting one in the accessories of Catholicism. — Gerard Manley Hopkins

People often call and say: "Can you help me to get Bill Murray in our movie." But I'm always like, "well I don't know how to do that!" I've sometimes tried and not been able to get him but then I'll suddenly be very surprised by the thing that he will suddenly decide to do. — Wes Anderson

God Surprise Me Quotes

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Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof. — Julie Moir Messervy

I simply cannot get over what a surprising and wonderful life God has given me. — Stanley Hauerwas

What gives me the most hope every day is God's grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God. — Rick Warren

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

What surprises me most about God is that the creator of the universe should want a relationship with me. — Rick Warren

I've been blessed with some lovely scripts and a character that people could truly identify with. It's one of those surprises in life that makes you think, 'God was smiling on me that particular day. — Dwight Schultz

Angels emerge from the presence of God and worship of God, are sent on mission for our redemption, so it doesn't surprise me to read in the Bible of angels leading us into the presence of God in worship. — Scot McKnight

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

My daily sins require daily distribution of God's grace. In that sense, it never ceases to surprise me because I don't deserve any of it. I mean, I deserve to be locked in a cage and for God to throw away the key. — Tullian Tchividjian

I couldn’t have asked for more than God in deliberate grace has surprised me with! — Jim Elliot

You Surprise Me Quotes

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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. — Edie Falco

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. — Rebecca Solnit

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

Surprise me quote Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Everybody keeps telling me how surprised they are with what I've done. But I'm telling you honestly that it doesn't surprise me. I knew I could do it. — Patrick Ewing

It does surprise me that intelligent people in the 21st century could claim that if you respond to the terrorists with force, you spawn terrorism, but if you appease them, you somehow tame them. This argument, as I said, is very interesting, and very surprising. — Meles Zenawi

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

Surprise me quote You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should e
You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.

Nothing bores me more than books where you read two pages and you know exactly how it's going to come out. I want twists and turns that surprise me, characters that have a difficult time and that I don't know if they're going to live or die. — George R. R. Martin

First of all move me, surprise me, rend my heart; make me tremble, weep, shudder; outrage me; delight my eyes afterwards if you can. — Denis Diderot

I want to say to you that there is life and dreams and surprises after 30-and 40, and 50, and 60, and 77! Believe me, life is one long surprise. — Gloria Steinem

I asked a lot of friends and people I'd meet, "Can you tell me a story of a micro-aggression that happened to you in a place you didn't expect it to happen?" I wasn't interested in scandal, or outrageous moments. I was interested in the surprise of the intimate, or the surprise of the ordinary. — Claudia Rankine

Life Surprise Me Quotes

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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. — Ellen DeGeneres

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature. — Paulo Coelho

The greatest surprise in life to me is the brevity of life. — Billy Graham

Surprise me quote Expect the unexpected! Let life surprise you in the most beautiful way.
Expect the unexpected! Let life surprise you in the most beautiful way.

Someone who surprises me, someone who makes me laugh, and someone who has her own life and wants to share that with me. I hate those relationships where someone is just following the other person around, you know? — Diego Luna

People who think they know me would be surprised that my whole life doesn't revolve around sex. — Sherilyn Fenn

I do not see myself, I never make plans, I never set goals and I never do that kind of stuff I don't like to futurize, I barely know what I will do tomorrow and because there is a working plan here, I've never futurized because life always surprises me with things even better. — Kate del Castillo

My memory bank has overflowed out of control forever. I'm surprised my smile hasn't killed me yet. I have lived an indescribable joyful, adventurous, musical dream life and it just gets better every year. — Ted Nugent

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

I've had people explain to me what one of my poems meant, and I've been surprised that it means that to them. If a person can use a poem of mine to interpret her life or his life, good. I can't control that. Nor would I want to. — Maya Angelou

I was horrible at science and math. I couldn't pass a test to save my life! I'm surprised that it didn't take me until I was 20 to graduate. That's why my role is so cool - Grissom is the complete opposite of me. — William Petersen

Unexpected Surprise Quotes

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A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens. — Robert Baden-Powell

Life is full of surprises and and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next. — Condoleezza Rice

His mustard has jumped off. — Romanian Proverbs

The dream is realized where you do not expect it — Greek Proverbs

When you enter a fight, be prepared for anything—your opponent may surprise you with something unexpected. — Joe Rogan

Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. — H. E. Bates

Always remain open to turns and surprises along the way. Welcome the unexpected. — Rick Rubin

I find that the more willing I am to be grateful for the small things in life, the bigger stuff just seems to show up from unexpected sources, and I am constantly looking forward to each day with all the surprises that keep coming my way! — Louise Hay

That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal; from which it follows that irregularity – that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment, are a essential part and characteristic of beauty. — Charles Baudelaire

The essence of humor is that it should be unexpected, that it should embody an element of surprise, that it should startle us out of that reasonable gravity which, after all, must be our habitual frame of mind. — Agnes Repplier

Love Surprise Quotes

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Love is our only reason for living and the only purpose of life. We live for the sake of love, and we live seeking love... it is not surprising that we keep looking for love. All of us are nothing but vibrations of love. We are sustained by love, and in the end we merge back into love. — Swami Muktananda

Do what you love; you'll be better at it. It sounds pretty simple, but you'd be surprised how many people don't get this one right away. — LL Cool J

Perfect love means putting up with other peoples shortcomings, feeling no surprise at their weaknesses, finding encouragement even in the slightest evidence of good qualities in them. — Therese of Lisieux

God is mighty. God is caring. God is worthy of praise. God is loving. God is able. God is in control. Nothing takes God by surprise. Some sweet reminders to soak in before falling asleep tonight. — Lysa TerKeurst

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

If you love something set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes. — Chuck Palahniuk

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

I love the fact that it starts from there, and you don't know where it's gonna go. Wait long enough - love will find you. Everything's a surprise. When you think you've got it all figured out... as Emerson said, the dice of God are always loaded. — Hector Elizondo

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

The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love — Kahlil Gibran

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More Surprise Me Quotes

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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

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. — Hannibal

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. — Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

A very pleasant surprise was that items I thought were naughty but that I enjoyed immensely, like strong coffee, dark chocolate, nuts, high fat yoghurt, wine and cheese, are actually likely to be healthy for me and my microbes. — Tim Spector

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. — Cindy Sherman

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. — Rahm Emanuel

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. — Robert Morgan

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. — Mark Oliver Everett

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. — Peter Straub

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. — Willem de Kooning

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. — Galileo Galilei

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. — David Walliams

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. — John Dyer

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. — Lil Wayne

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. — Calista Flockhart

[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. — Sarah Moon

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. — Alexey Brodovitch

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

That I happened to fall into a career that no other girls wanted isn't surprising to me. I wanted something that didn't exist, so I had to create it. — Ronda Rousey

I believe such illumination comes if you're open to the surprises the universe throws at you. You must be able to let go of the past, whatever success you may have seen, whatever your comfort, whatever your habits. To me, that's the key to loving life: Enabling yourself to step bravely into the unknown. Only there will you find yourself again. — Juliette Binoche

I expected something a little more castle-shaped," said Jamie. Nothing lasts forever," Nick said. "Except demons, of course." Has anyone ever told you that you're a charming conversationalist?" Jamie asked. No," Nick replied honestly. I cannot tell you how much that surprises me," Jamie told him, and Nick gave him a half smile. — Sarah Rees Brennan

It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives have voiced concern over the precedence that are being set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration. — James Bovard

Finding another way to do what I know I can do pretty well. A way that stimulates me. I'm always on some sort of learning curve. If I can continually be surprised then I'm alert. — Robert Plant

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