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Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due - she reminds us too much of a prima donna.
E. M. Forster
When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.
When I was a seminarian, I was dazzled by a girl I met at an uncle's wedding. I was surprised by her beauty, her intellectual brilliance... and, well, I was bowled over for quite a while.
You get the information, and it's not your job to judge it or not judge it. You adapt, and you do it. That's what we do as actors. We're just as surprised as the viewers, sometimes.
People are surprised at how down-to-earth I am. I like to stay home on Friday nights and listen to 'The Art of Happiness' by the Dalai Lama.
At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.
You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: 'Holy Christ, whaddya know - I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career.
I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.
Hopelessness has surprised me with patience.
Margaret J. Wheatley
I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful.
To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
I must have been one of the least surprised people on earth on September 11. I felt very braced for that. I knew something like that was going to come.
We are constantly being surprised that people did things well before we were born.
If you spend enough time with yourself in silence, you'll be surprised what goes through your head.
So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naive, I feel!
The thing that surprised me the most is just how much money women that weren't rich were paying for their hair. When you're in a beauty parlor in Harlem next to abandoned buildings and somebody's paying five grand for a weave, that's a bit much.
I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did!
Everyone here says in a surprised manner that I have grown... they are so stupid and do not notice that I am standing up straighter!
People are surprised to find out that an awful lot of people think that they're idiots.
It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them.
Edward de Bono
I get a sense that we've all been educated into one school of thought. I'm not surprised at all to find among the overwhelming majority of scientists, are people who would hold one particular view because that's all they're exposed to.
People are always so surprised when they meet me. Firstly, that I'm 'so tiny', and secondly that I'm 'so sweet'. They seem surprised that they're not scared of me.
I've always known I would be a success, but I was surprised at the way it came.
Pop music can absorb so many peculiar talents, ranging from the completely nonmusical poseur who just uses music as a kind of springboard for a sense of style, to people who just love putting all that complicated stuff together, brick by brick, on their computers, to people like me who like playing conceptual games and being surprised.
People are often quite surprised by the sport and leisure activities practised by the blind. For example, tandem cycling is very popular.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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