quote by Stendhal

She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a caprice?

— Stendhal

Most Powerful Unexpectedness quotations

In [great mathematics] there is a very high degree of unexpectedness, combined with inevitability and economy.

Mistakes - call them unexpected learning experiences.

A compassionate willingess is required - as is the courage to live before the fact, before the understanding, before any rational support or certainty, to live the moment to its natural peak and conclusion, and to accept with dignity whatever joy, grief, misfortune, or unexpectedness occurs.

The great artist, whether he be musician, painter, or poet, is known for this absolute unexpectedness.

…there are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.

There must be bands of enthusiasts for everything on earth-fanatics who shared a vocabulary, a batch of technical skills and equipment, and, perhaps, a vision of some single slice of the beauty and mystery of things, of their complexity, fascination, and unexpectedness.

We shall see later on that the diversity of the forms of death that circulate invisibly is the cause of the peculiar unexpectedness of obituary notices in the newspapers.

Tastemakers, creative participating communities, complete unexpectedness - these are characteristics of a new kind of media and a new kind of culture.

There is salvation - happiness and virtue - in beauty.

I would define beauty in this context as a kind of richness, complexity, mystery, diversity, otherness, and unexpectedness - something that comes from the outside.

I love Leonardo DiCaprio. He just makes really great films with great directors. He has great relationships with directors but also has a great social awareness. I think he balances his work with his responsibilities to his world, the environment, things like that very well. I'm very impressed by him and I admire him a lot. And other actors like Joaquin Phoenix, I just look at him and marvel at his unexpectedness, just his work really.

The unexpectedness of life, waiting round every corner, catches even wise women unawares (...) To avoid corners altogether is, after all, to refuse to live.

It is the nature of beginning that something new is started which cannot be expected from whatever may have happened before. This character of startling unexpectedness is inherent in all beginnings.

It was not death or dying that frightened him, but the unexpectedness of both.

In sorting it all out, he hit on the notion that if one day a year were devoted to it, everybody could get it out of the way and the rest of the year would be safe and free. In this manner he instituted National Suicide Day.