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Detroit is drunken idiots. It was no surprise to me. I performed with Kenny Rogers for one year as his opening act, and I got to visit every major American city and notice the audience, and Detroit was one of the worst.
It may surprise people to know that I advocate the reform of the United Nations, not its abolishment.
I do reread, kind of obsessively, partly for the surprise of how the same book reads at a different point in life, and partly to have the sense of returning to an old friend.
I like working with kid actors because they surprise you constantly. I mean, all actors do - but kids particularly.
In high school, I was doing a skit for forensics and people started laughing, more than I was prepared to deal with. It was a surprise.
The moon is bland in color. I call it shades of gray. You know, the only color we see is what we bring or the Earth, which is looking down upon us all the time. And to find orange soil on the moon was a surprise.
In real life, there are names that surprise us because they don't seem to suit the person at all.
There's no longer any surprise in noting that China has grave environmental problems.
It was very difficult to startle or surprise someone with a particular sound during the family computer era.
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.
I had no idea what awaited me when I took a job with CBS Records, and it was a total surprise to find I had a gift and an ear for music.
The difficulty is capturing surprise on film.
F. Murray Abraham
I hope it will come as no surprise that I have something to say.
I like to surprise myself. I've always been attracted to projects where I don't know how they're going to turn out.
I don't think it should be a surprise when we're talking about energy and trying to have more home-grown energy, be less reliant on foreign oil when you look at our health care that we're trying to get more affordable health care, that these are going to create major debates in this country and be somewhat polarizing.
The benefit of the radio is, something beyond your realm of knowledge can surprise you, can enter your realm of knowledge.
So many times, people want you to stay the way you were, be as you were before because they want to encapsulate you in a time so they can remember their youth. But you're here to continually push forward and move forward. That's where I'm at - I just want to always surprise people.
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.
My advice is don't keep asking yourself if you can do something. Just get out there and do it. You can really surprise yourself.
I spoke bluntly about what I had seen in a little over a year as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. To the apparent surprise of many in the room, I observed publicly that insider trading appeared to be rampant.
My four years in Russia end, then, in dramatic fashion: with a textbook Soviet-style expulsion. I am the first western staff correspondent to suffer this fate since the end of the Cold War. I'm stunned. But my expulsion is not, I reflect, a surprise. It's something I have always accepted as a real, if far-fetched, possibility.
People often express surprise that I'm not a psychopath. But it's not about what I want to do to other people, it's that I'm scared of what other people might do to me.
I'm not sure that it's possible to write a novel about people who don't transgress or stumble, people who don't surprise themselves with the things they do, people who can explain all their actions with perfect logical consistency. At least it's not possible for me to write that sort of novel.
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.
The biggest surprise to people is that I sang background on Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' album.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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