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I realize that sometimes I get bothered when I see the world acting like the world. Did you hear what I said? The world is supposed to act like the world, and God tells us that every generation gets more wicked, so why the surprise? Maybe we have some word to swallow ourselves.
All the things that most kids hated, I loved. I loved that things were asked of me and that, much to my surprise, I was able to do them. I loved the 10 o'clock bedtime. I loved the responsibility.
I don't repeat that many styles if I can help, although some have become classics. I try not to repeat. I'd rather surprise people.
When I did 'Bird,' it was a surprise to some people, first because I wasn't in it and second because most of the films I'd been doing were cop movies or westerns or adventure films, so to be doing one about Charlie Parker, who was a great influence on American music, was a great thrill for me.
Obama's policies have been approximately the same as Bush's, though there have been some slight differences, but that's not a great surprise. The Democrats supported Bush's policies.
Nothing surprises me. One thing I don't ever have in my world is surprise.
A study last year showed that the page you turn to first in the newspaper can be a predictor of how long you will live. No surprise, turning first to the Comics Pages prolongs your life.
That was just kind of a surprise when the doctor said, 'We did a biopsy on your appendix, and you have cancer.'
The presence of jihadis in Syria should be no surprise.
I like to surprise people. I try to take risks.
The single biggest surprise about arriving to the Senate is the defeatist attitude here.
I can be a lady - surprise!
It's no surprise that Mitt Romney bent himself into a pretzel to disavow the portions of Obamacare that derive from his own reform in Massachusetts.
I've made movies that we're very successful that we're a complete surprise, and I've made movies that I thought we're going to be very successful that, you know.
I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay.
Because of Twitter, I think people know most every single thing about me. I don't know if there's anything that would surprise people about me.
It's no surprise that White people say things when they are together about Black people.
Henry Louis Gates
I've always had volume on my side: the big-voice-in-a-small-package thing. I surprise people.
It is still a surprise when people tell me that I've had an influence on them, particularly when it's someone I really respect.
Many actresses do that kind of shoot when they are in their early 20s but I didn't think I had anything to worry about so I decided to go for it. I was very pleased with the results and it was also nice to surprise a few people.
My love for the theater has always been a priority. That hasn't changed. I got into acting that way. The film work that came up was really a surprise.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
I actually got a nice surprise about being a mother because I expected it to be harder and to have to make more adaptations.
When I think people like one record more than the other, then someone will surprise me.
When I see a fan coming over, I can't help but make an assumption about what they want to talk about. A middle-aged American woman will head over, and I think, 'Game of Thrones.' Turns out it's 'The Tudors' or 'Elementary' or 'The Hunger Games.' It's always a surprise.
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.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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