"If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise," said the seer. "If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur."
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
War As I Knew It
History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.
Sometimes we do get taken by surprise. For example, when the Internet came along, we had it as a fifth or sixth priority.
Gates, Buffett a bit bearish
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.
An artist's job is to surprise himself. Use all means possible.
If you confront anyone who has lied with the truth, he will usually admit it - often out of sheer surprise. It is only necessary to guess right to produce your effect.
My song can make you cry, take you by surprise. At the same time, can make your dry your eyes with the same rhyme. See what you're seeing is a genius at work, which to me isn't work, so it's easy to misinterpret it at first.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
The exciting part of acting, I don't know how else to explain it, are those moments when you surprise yourself.
Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
How to Win Friends and Influence People
The Sirens of Titan
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