Quotes: surprised

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  • Claude M. Bristol
    Claude M. Bristol
    American writer 1891-1951
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    Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way - how many pleasing things are done for you.
  • Dwight Morrow
    Dwight Morrow
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    Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
  • As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.
  • Edward M. Forster
    Edward M. Forster
    English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-1970
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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.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
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    Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
  • Hubert Humphrey
    Hubert Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
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    Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
  • Anna Freud
    Anna Freud
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    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!
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis Waitley
    American motivational speaker, writer and consultant 1933-
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    Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
  • Marcia Wieder
    Marcia Wieder
    CEO and Founder of Dream University
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    Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so.
  • Alain de Botton
    Alain de Botton
    Swiss-born British author 1969-
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    I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing. It's always surprised me how little attention many non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work.
  • I have one talent, and that is the capacity to be tremendously surprised, surprised at life, at ideas. This is to me the supreme Hasidic imperative: Don't be old. Don't be stale.
    Source: The Zookeepers Wife (2008)
  • Arundhati Roy
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    I think many people were surprised by the victory of the Congress, because it was really hard to see beyond the sort of haze of hatred that the Hindu nationalists had been spreading.
  • I'm so happy to be a song-writer - I'm even surprised when I get to record anything. I consider it a considerable privilege and a blessing to have a medium of expression that has a place in the world.
  • Barney Frank
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    I'm surprised to find absence of explicit anti-Semitism this time. Was a page missing?
    Source: In response to a constituents angry letter. Quoted in Slate Magazine, November 29, 2011.
  • Woody Hayes
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    I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good. That's just the way it is. And if you believe that and live by it, you'd be surprised at how much fun you can have.
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