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Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.
Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
George S. Patton
Being a unique superpower undermines the military intelligence of strategy. To think strategically, one has to imagine oneself in the enemy's place. If one cannot do this, it is impossible to foresee, to take by surprise, to outflank. Misinterpreting an enemy can lead to defeat. This is how empires fall.
Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.
The Gospel of Judas really has been a surprise in many ways. For one thing, there's no other text that suggests that Judas Iscariot was an intimate, trusted disciple, one to whom Jesus revealed the secrets of the kingdom, and that conversely, the other disciples were misunderstanding what he meant by the gospel.
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
Interventions are really emotionally exhausting and I would never ever want to have one. In the same way, I would never want to have a surprise birthday party. That would be horrible.
The invention of the micro-loan was a big surprise to me. Who would have guessed loans of less than $20 made to poor people in undeveloped countries could create thriving local economies? And, even more surprisingly, that they more reliably pay off their debts than the wealthy of the world.
Joel A. Barker
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
A good, sympathetic review is always a wonderful surprise.
Joyce Carol Oates
Art must take reality by surprise.
I start with a character and a situation, but I don't know what's going to happen until I write it. Sometimes things happen that surprise me.
A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.
Charles de Gaulle
I have heard that the Saudi Arabians are paying Greenpeace to campaign against Nuclear Power. It wouldn't surprise me at all.
Even the dullest bird or face becomes interesting when you give it a good look in the wild/flesh. The way the shadow drops across the cheek, the light hits an eyebrow, etc... there are many more angles, positions etc. than you can ever imagine. My heart always makes a little jump when I see things in birds or faces that surprise me.
The biggest surprise, which is also the best, is that I didn't know I would love motherhood as much as I do.
I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind's door at 4 A.M. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends.
It's great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people.
The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.
Carl von Clausewitz
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.
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.
Surprise is key in all art.
A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is - full of surprises.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Whoever can surprise well must conquer.
John Paul Jones
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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