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The thing about a cartoon is, you can do whatever you want. The tightrope that we are walking on 'The Simpsons' and 'Futurama' is 'How do you continue to surprise the audience, but make them good surprises?' Not every surprise is good, but you want to continue jolting people.
Every now and then, a presidential candidate surprises us with a truly human and honest moment.
I don't know why it surprises people that I surprise them.
My idea is to bring out the inner child that my generation has inside, which does not go to sleep because of so much angst over the day-to-day routine. With so much going on, you start tuning out emotions and surprises.
Surprises can be compelling.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
It still surprises me when I find something in any North Carolina newspaper that isn't mad at me about something.
Well, everything surprises me about the writing process because illustrating comes much more naturally to me than writing does.
It really surprises me that people in this day and age still write such busy music and fill up every space with layer upon layer of sound... it's like musical landfill.
I'll tell you one thing, in what I do for a living, there's no substitute for experience. I don't care how much natural talent you may have... In the type of show I do, you can depend on surprises.
I'm one of those writers who, when writing, believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books.
Nothing surprises me about the Lords.
Everybody always asks me, 'How much can you bench?' I'm like, 'I don't know. I don't lift weights.' Now that I'm in college, we lift weights every once in a while, but not maxing out. We do things with a weight vest on... That surprises people, too, how strong you can get by just basically lifting your body all the time.
Korean audiences are amazing. The fans scream so loud, and that really surprises skaters when they first perform in my shows.
Well, I've always been a character actor, you know, and you always get your share of character actors who are bad guys. So it never surprises me. And if it's good writing, you can find your way into the part well enough.
I find life so shocking in general. Everything about it surprises me.
The thing that surprises me most is, you cannot change who you are.
I think that what most surprises anybody who goes into politics from even a modestly cerebral background is the vulgarity of much of the cut and thrust of politics.
I'd like to be that chameleon. That's really ultimately what I want to hear from people eventually: 'I really love when I see him in stuff, but I never know he's gonna be here.' I want to be that actor that surprises you when you see him in a project, and you go, 'Yes! I love that guy. He's in this? Awesome.'
The act of writing surprises me all the time. A miraculous thing happens when you have an idea and you want to convert it into words... and then you start to create a work of art, and that's another miracle, and it remains mysterious to the writer, or to this writer anyway.
Janette Turner Hospital
Casper Wyo., population 18,000 when I was born, was large enough to hold the surprises of civilization, but small enough that the prairie was close by - for some in our town, right out the front door - stretching on forever, under the great curving sky.
I think that it's fun to get the script and open it like a Christmas present. That's 'Alcatraz' or anything that I'm working on. If the groundwork has been laid too much, the surprises aren't there.
Posterity makes the judgments. There are going to be a lot of surprises in store for everybody.
Nothing surprises me. One thing I don't ever have in my world is surprise.
The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't write them again, and wouldn't want to.
I think it surprises a lot of people that I'm still around, you know, still - that I'm not pushing up daisies, as they say.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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