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The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
Humor has to surprise us; otherwise, it isn't funny. It's a death knell for a writer to be labeled a humorist because then it's not a surprise anymore.
That was just kind of a surprise when the doctor said, 'We did a biopsy on your appendix, and you have cancer.'
Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible.
Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
I think falling in love is always a surprise, right?
It's great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people.
One day I looked at something in myself that I had been avoiding because it was too painful. Yet once I did, I had an unexpected surprise. Rather than self-hatred, I was flooded with compassion for myself because I realized the pain necessary to develop that coping mechanism to begin with.
Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
George S. Patton
A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.
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
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 does surprise me that intelligent people in the 21st century could claim that if you respond to the terrorists with force, you spawn terrorism, but if you appease them, you somehow tame them. This argument, as I said, is very interesting, and very surprising.
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.
Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.
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.
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
I always want to surprise myself, more than anybody else.
Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.
Life's supposed to be an adventure, a surprise!
Anton du Beke
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.
A big part of making music is the discovery aspect, is the surprise aspect. That's why I think I'll always love sampling. Because it involves combining the music fandom: collecting, searching, discovering music history, and artifacts of recording that you may not have known existed and you just kind of unlock parts of your brain, you know?
I'm into all that sappy stuff - a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I'm kind of an old romantic.
The biggest surprise, which is also the best, is that I didn't know I would love motherhood as much as I do.
It's all about creation and surprise. It just needs to be appreciated and watered like flowers. You have to water flowers. These peaks will come again.
Bob Marley performed the 'One Love Peace' concert in Jamaica with the two different warring political sides. There's always been that in black music and culture in general. It's no surprise because black music is such a reflection of what's going on in black life. It's not unusual for hip-hop.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
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