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I'll never forget the first screening at the Berlin Film Festival. As soon as the film ended there was an outbreak of booing, which made us look at each other with some surprise.
I never assumed I would have that commercial success, so it was a total surprise. And honestly, I never assumed that it would ever happen again.
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.
It should cause no surprise that anyone so lazy as myself should be economical to the point of miserliness with everything he writes.
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.
Life's supposed to be an adventure, a surprise!
Anton du Beke
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
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.
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.
The thing I have always tried to do is surprise people: to present them with something they didn't expect.
The biggest threat to a better life is the desire to keep the future under control - to make the world predictable by reining in creativity and enterprise. Progress as a neat blueprint, with no deviations and no surprise, may work in children's cartoons or utopian novels. But it's just a fantasy.
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.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.
Wait long enough, and people will surprise and impress you.
The biggest surprise has been making the adjustment after losing a game. In the NBA you could lose tonight and you have to put that game behind you because you have another game the next night.
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.
My childhood gave me resilience - and there's little that can surprise me in life.
Surprise is key in all art.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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