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My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.
W. Somerset Maugham
A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is - full of surprises.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
The grand surprise has really been the fact that being an author, which to me had always implied being a private person, actually requires you to be a public person as well, and those are two separate entities to me.
The feeling of insecurity is inimical to our sense of wellbeing, as it causes anxiety and stress, which harms our physical and mental health. It is no surprise then that, according to some surveys, workers across the world value job security more highly than wages.
Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.
Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible.
A good, sympathetic review is always a wonderful surprise.
Joyce Carol Oates
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
I always knew I would be successful. So there was no element of surprise.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
My imagination, my ability to understand the way love and people grow over time, how passion can surprise and renew, utterly failed me.
Love is the motivating principle by which the Lord leads us along the way towards becoming like Him, our perfect example. Our way of life, hour by hour, must be filled with the love of God and love for others. There is no surprise in that, since the Lord proclaimed those as the first and great commandments.
Henry B. Eyring
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.
I do feel pressure. I have always been able to surprise people because they didn't know to expect anything from me. And now people are starting to have expectations.
I once took the key off my girlfriend's key ring so that I could surprise her when she got home. So I did this whole romantic setup in our bedroom with flowers and rose petals. She was so mad when she got home, but then when she walked in, she was so surprised.
The capacity of man himself is only revealed when, under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell, and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no less than to this teachers.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder.
To find gratitude and generosity when you could reasonably find hurt and resentment will surprise you. It will be so surprising because you will see so much of the opposite: people who have much more than others yet who react with anger when one advantage is lost or with resentment when an added gift is denied.
Henry B. Eyring
People tend to play in their comfort zone, so the best things are achieved in a state of surprise, actually.
I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.
You surprise yourself on some balls off the bat. You don't think you have a chance to catch it. And then your natural ability just takes over.
I like to do new things, so I always take on roles that I feel will keep me on my toes. I never want to pigeon myself, so I always like to surprise myself. I believe in versatility and so I would play anything as long as it was a challenge.
It was a real surprise to me to come across the evidence that Christianity might once have been a danced religion. Certainly, some of the early church leaders thought this was great and spoke of what seems to have been circle dancing, perhaps around an altar.
I don't think anyone ever gets over the surprise of how differently one audience's reaction is from another.
The secret to humor is surprise.
Of course, I have given my engineers some headaches over the years, but they go with me. I have always wanted my buildings to be as light as possible, to touch the ground gently, to swoop and soar, and to surprise.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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