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To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.

Tags: Expect, Intelligence  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.

Tags: Happens, Knows  ✍ Author: Robert Baden-Powell

No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.

Tags: Brave, Disturbed  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

Which death is preferably to every other? 'The unexpected'.

Tags: Death  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

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.

Tags: Darkness, Fear  ✍ Author: Elias Canetti

Some of us, for better or worse, develop very stable, consistent, and largely predictable machineries of self. But in others, the self machinery is more flexible and more open to unexpected turns.

Tags: Others, Self  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

Myths about the dire effects of genetically modified foods on health and the environment abound, but they have not held up to scientific scrutiny. And, although many concerns have been expressed about the potential for unexpected consequences, the unexpected effects that have been observed so far have been benign.

Tags: Far, Health  ✍ Author: Roger Federer

Anything that is unexpected is the X-factor.

 ✍ Author: Dante Hall

It's a fact that people who are in a weakened position, whether physically or mentally, have this perception of the outer world as threatening. Everything that is unexpected or unknown is seen as a potential danger.

Tags: Fact, Whether  ✍ Author: Michael Haneke

If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.

Tags: Expect, Search  ✍ Author: Katharine Hepburn

All creative people want to do the unexpected.

Tags: Creative  ✍ Author: Hedy Lamarr

If I have a day off, I want to get on a plane and go to Paris! If I have a couple hours off work, I want to run to the market and make a four-course meal. I like to do things that are unexpected.

Tags: Off, Work  ✍ Author: Ali Larter

I like to employ a form of repetition, in which the same elements recur but in different and unexpected ways. rather than being discarded as soon as they are understood or passed over.

Tags: Rather, Ways  ✍ Author: Gaylord Nelson

Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.

Tags: Best, Life  ✍ Author: Carl Sandburg

I grew up listening to Queen. They were no stranger to throwing in the unexpected and something a little more dramatic.

Tags: Listening, Stranger  ✍ Author: Carrie Underwood

Feedback is a pleasant thing. I get a lot of letters from unexpected people in unexpected places.

Tags: Places, Pleasant  ✍ Author: Brian Aldiss

My intention was to enroll at McGill University but an unexpected series of events led me to study physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tags: Study, Technology  ✍ Author: Sidney Altman

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.

Tags: Bored, Lazy  ✍ Author: W. H. Auden

One should expect that the expected can be prevented, but the unexpected should have been expected.

Tags: Expect, Expected  ✍ Author: Norman Ralph Augustine

I always feel the danger because you might always be subject to an unexpected or emergency event.

Tags: Danger, Might  ✍ Author: Felix Baumgartner

A first-rate organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.

Tags: Hurry, Late  ✍ Author: Arnold Bennett

This is unexpected... like squirt from aggressive grapefruit.

Tags: Aggressive  ✍ Author: Earl Derr Biggers

An unexpected benefit of my career in biochemistry has been travel.

Tags: Career, Travel  ✍ Author: Paul D. Boyer

Isn't it ironic that pay, perks, and benefits all cost your company at the bottom line, but authentic recognition, especially when it's most unexpected, costs very little and gives the most impressive return on investment?

Tags: Company, Pay  ✍ Author: Roscoe Conkling

I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.

Tags: Attention, School  ✍ Author: Leonardo DiCaprio
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Many of my poems try to use a comic element to reach a place that isn't comic at all. The comic element works as a surprise. It is unexpected and energizing.

Tags: Place, Try  ✍ Author: Stephen Dobyns

The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.

Tags: Daily, Life  ✍ Author: Robert Doisneau

Within the process of filming, unexpected situations occur.

Tags: Process, Within  ✍ Author: Ralph Fiennes

My literary career was a fluke. Utterly unexpected.

Tags: Career, Literary  ✍ Author: Robert Harris

The life of Dumas is not only a monument of endeavour and success, it is a sort of labyrinth as well. It abounds in pseudonyms and disguises, in sudden and unexpected appearances and retreats as unexpected and sudden, in scandals and in rumours, in mysteries and traps and ambuscades of every kind.

Tags: Life, Success  ✍ Author: William Ernest Henley

Mistakes can be good things, because it is an unexpected thing.

Tags: Good, Mistakes  ✍ Author: Ken Hill

We have to pay close attention to what we see, and be ready to work with the unexpected according to the basic principles of systems biology and medicine.

Tags: Attention, Work  ✍ Author: Mark E. Hyman

All actors bring something unexpected to the role because they have to translate what's on the page and make a real character out of the black-and-white text that's there in the script.

Tags: Character, Real  ✍ Author: Joe Johnston

Los Angeles survives on that which is unpredictable. The unexpected courses through its very veins.

Tags: Angeles, Courses  ✍ Author: Ellie Kemper

The one thing we can all be sure about in politics is you are as well to expect the unexpected.

Tags: Politics, Sure  ✍ Author: Charles Kennedy

The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations.

Tags: Best, Life  ✍ Author: Wiz Khalifa

For me comedy and violence has a lot in common. Just as you expect, comedy always lurks behind the most unexpected of circumstances.

Tags: Comedy, Violence  ✍ Author: Takeshi Kitano

One cannot plan for the unexpected.

Tags: Cannot, Plan  ✍ Author: Aaron Klug

When our bodies are violated by this horrible disease of cancer, we're in total shock because it's so unexpected.

Tags: Cancer, Disease  ✍ Author: David H. Koch

Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.

Tags: Human, Simply  ✍ Author: Doris Lessing

I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before.

Tags: Looking, Seen  ✍ Author: Robert Mapplethorpe

I've directed seven movies and know a thing or two about dealing with unexpected crises.

Tags: Dealing, Movies  ✍ Author: Penny Marshall

Charm is a product of the unexpected.

Tags: Charm, Product  ✍ Author: Jose Marti

I am not a total, complete nitwit when it comes to selling books. I promise you there will be unexpected things. Some of them I don't know yet. She's writing it all herself.

Tags: She, Writing  ✍ Author: Mary Matalin

The whole experience of 'Eastbound' has been completely unexpected and super-surprising every step of the way.

Tags: Experience, Whole  ✍ Author: Danny McBride

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.

Tags: Enjoy, Love  ✍ Author: Little Milton

I haven't heard anything or seen anything out there that would lead me to believe that all of a sudden there's an unexpected drop in PCs.

Tags: Heard, Seen  ✍ Author: Daniel Morgan

One of my favorite actors is Javier Bardem, he always challenges his previous roles, and basically does the unexpected.

Tags: Challenges, Favorite  ✍ Author: Freida Pinto

The cause of the break with the tradition of antiquity was the rapid and unexpected advance of Islam. The result of this advance was the final separation of East from West, and the end of the Mediterranean unity.

Tags: End, Islam  ✍ Author: Henri Pirenne

I'm not a big fan of patterns. I like the unexpected.

Tags: Big, Fan  ✍ Author: James Purefoy

True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.

Tags: Order, True  ✍ Author: Tom Robbins

In any case, whenever technical progress opened a new window into the surrounding world, I felt the urge to look through this window, hoping to see something unexpected.

Tags: Felt, Progress  ✍ Author: Bruno Rossi

Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them.

Tags: Prepared  ✍ Author: Leo Rosten

Serial novels have an unexpected effect; they hook the writer as well as the reader.

Tags: Effect, Writer  ✍ Author: Alan Smith

Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.

Tags: Money, State  ✍ Author: George Soros

Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.

Tags: Bring, Happiness  ✍ Author: Herbert Spencer

When you're in the news business, you always expect the unexpected.

Tags: Business, Expect  ✍ Author: Helen Thomas

My style is to take something unexpected and make it into a hit. That's what I do.

Tags: Hit, Style  ✍ Author: Timbaland

On October 18, 1941, I suddenly received a mandate from His Majesty to form a new cabinet. This was completely unexpected, and when I was summoned to the Imperial Palace I thought I would be questioned on the army's point of view.

Tags: Point, Thought  ✍ Author: Hideki Tojo

Numerical quantities focus on expected values, graphical summaries on unexpected values.

Tags: Focus, Values  ✍ Author: John Tukey

Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into physics because of quantum uncertainty, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

Tags: Physics, Principle  ✍ Author: Edward Witten

Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into physics because of quantum uncertainty, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. String theory does so again because a point particle is replaced by a string, which is more spread out.

Tags: Again, Point  ✍ Author: Edward Witten

Macau has been steady. The shocking, unexpected government is the one in Washington.

Tags: Government, Washington  ✍ Author: Steve Wynn
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