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I think it's part of the responsibility of an artist to shock, to upset, to make people think differently, and to surprise people. And that's where the good humor is, if there's a surprise and there's something unexpected. Something that's not normal, not in the realm of general living expectations.
The American idea is as promising, imaginative, and full of the unexpected as the land itself. The land represents freedom - the frontier, the ability to make a new future with your own bare hands.
Anna Deavere Smith
Numerical quantities focus on expected values, graphical summaries on unexpected values.
I always say the next big thing will happen in unexpected places - up and coming cities that aren't necessarily boom markets.
The best solutions are often simple, yet unexpected.
Equity is the cushion that protects financial institutions from unexpected changes in the value of their assets. The greater the leverage, the smaller the losses required to wipe out a company's equity, leaving it without enough money to repay the people who hold its debt.
Engineering serendipity is this idea that we can help people come across unexpected but helpful connections at a better than random rate. And in some ways it's based on trying to reassess this notion of serendipitous as lucky - to think of serendipitous as smart.
Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds - the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall.
I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before.
Guests love to be 'wowed' in Las Vegas. They enjoy and embrace new tastes, new flavors, and they come to expect the unexpected in Las Vegas.
The song 'Can't Look Back Now' by the Weepies reminds me of the entire 'Life Unexpected' experience.
After 'Life Unexpected' ended, I wanted to do something that was completely different from Lux and that show. I wanted to be able to keep my fans, but not have them confused about who I was or what my character was.
The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.
The reason the future feels odd is because of its unpredictability. If the future didn't feel weirdly unexpected, then something would be wrong.
The fact of the matter is that the most unexpected and miraculous thing in my life was the arrival in it of poetry itself - as a vocation and an elevation almost.
In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it.
I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.
To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities, but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant and totally unexpected thoughts.
Charm is a product of the unexpected.
I grew up listening to Queen. They were no stranger to throwing in the unexpected and something a little more dramatic.
Love is a very powerful emotion and when a break-up is unexpected, it's very hard to get over.
The one thing we can all be sure about in politics is you are as well to expect the unexpected.
I always try to take the unexpected things and make them work for me.
I always expect unexpected challenges. Boxing is not an easy sport.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Alexander the Great
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