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Surprise

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New Chain

Bitcoin and the block chain enables a whole new way to incentivize and transact, so change the world with this new tool. Create and build! Surprise us with an idea we have never seen before.

- Adam Draper

Think Anyone

I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay.

- Adam Lambert

Always Would

I always knew I would be successful. So there was no element of surprise.

- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Binary Exist

That so many binary or quasi-binary KBOs exist came as a real surprise to the research community.

- Alan Stern

Me Take

Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.

- Alan Turing

Like Too

With solos, I don't like to be too prepared going in - I like to surprise myself.

- Alex Lifeson

Expecting Which

I'm teetotal and a vegetarian, which is sometimes a surprise to people who meet me expecting me to resemble one of the characters in my books.

- Allan Guthrie

Love I Love

I am more of a surprise kind of guy. I love to find out as I go.

- Amaury Nolasco

Last Breadth

For me, the short story is the depth of a novel, the breadth of a poem, and, as you come to the last few paragraphs, the experience of surprise.

- Amy Bloom

Think Revolves

My greatest surprise was that so much of what we think is common sense is just prejudice, and so much of what we think is scientific fact is about as scientific as the idea that the sun revolves around the earth.

- Amy Bloom

Through Very

My parents themselves both went to university, and they very much expected me to be an intellectual and go through further education, and it's to kind of their surprise that I became an athlete.

- Ana Ivanovic

Which Very

Shakespeare very rarely makes the least attempt to surprise by his catastrophes. They are felt to be inevitable, though the precise way in which they will be brought about is not, of course, foreseen.

- Andrew Coyle Bradley

Strong Subtlety

Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.

- Alice Meynell

Nothing Expect

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.

- Alice Walker

Might Knew

I knew nothing about film at all. I suppose the biggest surprise is all these things. In the theatre we sort of do, I might do two or three key interviews and that would be it.

- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Think Certainly

Brad was a huge surprise to me. I think we were both the last two people who were looking for a relationship. I certainly wasn't. I was quite content to be a single mom with Mad.

- Angelina Jolie

Always Volume

I've always had volume on my side: the big-voice-in-a-small-package thing. I surprise people.

- Anna Kendrick

Here Editor

In 1986, I returned to London as editor in chief of 'British Vogue.' Although I still thought of myself as totally English, to my surprise, everyone here thought I was some sort of American control freak.

- Anna Wintour

Writing Form

Writing in a strict form can surprise you.

- Anne Stevenson

Charge Set

It's such a pleasant surprise when you come on set and you find someone in charge like Ken Branagh or James Ivory. You know that you're going to do a day's work and at the end of it, it's going to be good.

- Anthony Hopkins

Everybody Likely

I believe that, by and large, people are good and everybody you meet is more likely to surprise you in a positive way than in a negative way.

- Anthony Horowitz

Ambition Castles

I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.

- Anthony Trollope

Life Adventure

Life's supposed to be an adventure, a surprise!

- Anton du Beke

Know Yourself

Do not know yourself. I want to continue to surprise me.

- Arielle Dombasle

Humor Secret

The secret to humor is surprise.

- Aristotle

Film Mine

For me, what is most important is the element of surprise. If I can surprise you with every film of mine, that is exactly what I am trying to do.

- Arjun Rampal

Some Rehearse

I never rehearse scenes with the whole ensemble, because I need to preserve some surprise. Instead, I work with the cast individually on their characters.

- Arnaud Desplechin

Happiness Take

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

- Ashley Montagu

Love Finger

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder.

- Charles Morgan

Pretty Been

There has been no great surprise, no sudden revelation. I knew pretty much what I was getting into. What I've learned is that a restaurant can be as much of an art as you want it to be, but it has to be a successful business first.

- Charlie Trotter

Death May

Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.

- Che Guevara

Me Go

If they aren't real enough to surprise me, then they aren't real enough to go on the page.

- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Very Figure

I don't get surprised very often to be honest. I'm the kind of person who you couldn't throw a surprise party for because I'd figure it out.

- Chris O'Donnell

About Termination

Be transparent about why the termination is happening. If you did things right, it shouldn't be a surprise to the person.

- Christine Tsai

Special Sensation

Football is about dreams, about feeling a special sensation, giving a surprise, and inspiring joy.

- Claudio Ranieri

Next Very

President Lyndon Johnson was very, very unpredictable. We never knew for sure what he is going to do next, and he preferred to have it that way; if he could do something as a complete surprise, that was his preference.

- Clint Hill

Gift Took

I had no idea what awaited me when I took a job with CBS Records, and it was a total surprise to find I had a gift and an ear for music.

- Clive Davis

Birthday Couple

There are two kinds of people in crisis situations - those who fight and those who freeze. I'm a freezer, and that's just going by the couple of surprise birthday parties I've had thrown for me.

- Cobie Smulders

Powerful Woman

The day has to come when it's not a surprise that a woman has a powerful position.

- Condoleezza Rice

Voice Egyptian

Washington was taken by surprise by the Egyptian revolution because policy experts focused too much on Mubarak and his government, and too little on the 'voice of the people.'

- Cynthia P. Schneider

Bought Then

That was my first introduction to BMWs in 1978, when my friend bought it for me as a surprise with my money. And ever since then, I've stuck to BMWs.

- Dan Hill

Some Mr

I do not personally agree with some of the positions that Mr. Gonzales has advocated, but that should come as no surprise, because I do not agree with many of the proposals made by the man who nominated him, President Bush.

- Daniel Inouye

Always Tied

Every time something happens, whether I've won the most or lost the most, there's always 'oldest' tied to it. It's not a surprise anymore.

- Daniel Nestor

Average Always

There is no such thing as an average person. They really are guidelines for people to grapple with the unknown, and we can always surprise expectations.

- Daniel Tammet

Always Based

The Russians are turning east to the Chinese - to the Europeans' surprise. It always seemed to me that the relationship between Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx and Lenin to being based in oil and gas.

- Daniel Yergin

Like Before

I really like it when you can step outside of what's come before and find a surprise for the reader and find a surprise for yourself.

- Dave Gibbons

Like Now

Carry yourself like a champion now so when you get there, it's not a surprise.

- David Fizdale

Sights Generals

In the U.S., these sights are no longer a surprise to me. I see army generals, captains of industry, and politicians of all colours and creeds on American television.

- David Harewood

Think Badness

I think when you don't know where you stand with someone, they can surprise you in their goodness and their badness, and that makes them human.

- David Morrissey

Happen Very

The great thing about being an actor is things happen to you very quickly. I like to put myself in the way of surprise.

- David Morrissey

Woman Always

I'm always looking for a way to surprise audiences. That's, I feel, my job as a director. I felt that Amy Adams playing a tough woman in 'The Fighter' was a surprise. People saw her as a princess.

- David O. Russell

Hunt Opposed

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.

- Jimmy Buffett

Admired Carefully

I got into reading a lot of noir and a lot of thrillers as well, and I really admired the plotting about those and the way that they can surprise you. And obviously to surprise people and to have twists in the tale, you have to plan quite carefully.

- Joe Abercrombie

Like Particularly

I like working with kid actors because they surprise you constantly. I mean, all actors do - but kids particularly.

- Joe Dante

Song Someone

Occasionally, you get a nice surprise when someone covers your song in an extraordinary way.

- John Barry

Take Inasmuch

The real universe has a marvellous and unique quality, inasmuch as it and only it can take us completely by surprise.

- John Brunner

Better Discovered

To my surprise, I discovered that I could act, and I liked it even better than boxing.

- John Garfield

Conquer Whoever

Whoever can surprise well must conquer.

- John Paul Jones

Will Come

The UK downgrade will come as little surprise to many. It does not appear to be occurring because the UK is cutting its deficit too far and too fast.

- John Redwood

Some Which

I'll never forget the first screening at the Berlin Film Festival. As soon as the film ended there was an outbreak of booing, which made us look at each other with some surprise.

- John Schlesinger

Hands Been

The Heisman attention has definitely been a little bit of a surprise. It's been out of my hands. It's something I'm not focused on. I'm focused on the season and trying to win as many games as possible.

- Johnny Manziel

Celebrity Always

The whole point of being an actor is to get satisfaction out of a role - unless you're just vain about celebrity. You're always looking for the one thing that will surprise you.

- Jonny Lee Miller

Always Middle

I'm one of five; I have three sisters, so I've always had three best girlfriends. Actually, I'm the middle child, so it's no surprise I went into acting! There's a need to be seen.

- Jordana Spiro

Love Discovered

I like the busy-ness of office life. What I discovered, to my surprise, is that I love the solitary nature of writing. What happens is that you write when you're ready.

- Joseph Kanon

Days Able

That's the tricky thing these days: being able to surprise people.

- Joseph Kosinski

Couple Took

Luckily, with 'The Collector' the first time around, it really took off in the DVD world and foreign, so it was just a pleasant surprise that a couple of years later there we were, doing it again.

- Josh Stewart

Always Review

A good, sympathetic review is always a wonderful surprise.

- Joyce Carol Oates

Gun Legacy

As President Obama is inaugurated for a second time, the biggest political surprise is that gun control is now key to his political legacy.

- Juan Williams

Heart Mystery

Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.

- Julia Cameron

Success Is Never

To me, all success is a delightful surprise, since one can absolutely never predict it.

- Julian Fellowes

Okay Go

I got pregnant at 40 by surprise. It's funny, because when we found out we were pregnant, I said, 'Okay, let's experience that.' You just have to just go with it because it's rare.

- Julianna Margulies

Profession Come

It shouldn't come as any surprise that those who choose acting as a profession are phonies who live in a fantasy world. What is surprising is how many of them are blissfully unaware of it.

- Julie Burchill

Society Perfect

Our society is not perfect and this will come as no surprise to many of you.

- Barbara Amiel

Impact Will

We never really know what's around the corner when we're filming - what turn a story will take, what a character will do or say to surprise us, how the events in the world will impact our story.

- Barbara Kopple

Original Go

When you put your characters in a dire situation, they often do things that surprise even you, so you have to go back and revise your original conception of who they are.

- Hallie Ephron

I Am Obsessed

I am a little obsessed with surprise kitty.

- Hannah Simone

Sports Childhood

It's no surprise that I ended up in sportscasting. I lived this world with my father, Mike Storen. Dad was a sports executive for most of my childhood.

- Hannah Storm

Still Took

The World Championship gold was a surprise and took a lot of pressure off in terms of qualifying for Rio, but I still need more points, and winning in Manchester would be massive for me.

- Bianca Walkden

Kind Albums

Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind, Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise, all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention.

- Bill Bruford

Next Always

I always try that my next film is different than my last movie. I would like to surprise my audience; that, I think, is the job of an actor.

- Harshvardhan Rane

Pittsburgh Here

It may be no surprise that Pittsburgh has direct flights to London, Paris and Frankfurt, but consider this: many of the tourists here have come from Europe to the capital of culture in the Alleghenies.

- Bill Dedman

Stress Through

The capacity of man himself is only revealed when, under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell, and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no less than to this teachers.

- Harvey Cushing

Defeat Having

The terrorist uses surprise and stealth, and the only way to defeat that is by having accurate and timely intelligence.

- Bill Nelson

Comedy Which

Every day is a surprise. There are confirmations of an interconnectivity and synchronicity which inspire, titillate and confirm the inherent comedy of the universe.

- Billy Zane

Comedy Level

For me, if you distill comedy down, it is surprise and the unexpected. That has to be it on its most base level, in any form.

- Bo Burnham

Emotions Taste

There are two kinds of taste, the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition.

- Henry James

Think Amount

People don't think their dreams amount to much, but when I ask them to examine them for common themes, they surprise themselves at how accurate they are! They see that their dreams have value.

- Henry Reed

Food More

I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.

- Heywood Broun

Grow Bacteria

What's great about bacteria is you have a surprise every day waiting for you because they're so fast, they grow overnight.

- Bonnie Bassler

Tell Still

It is still a surprise when people tell me that I've had an influence on them, particularly when it's someone I really respect.

- Bonnie Raitt

Some Other

Sometimes you surprise yourself with what you can handle, and if you come out the other end with some wisdom, then it's not such a bad thing.

- Boy George

Mind Been

Listen, I've been pretty fortunate. And if I've been underrated, it's actually been something I've been able to work with; I can surprise people. It sets me up to exceed expectations, so I don't mind.

- Brad Pitt

Some Extent

Uber, and Airbnb to a different extent, implemented the same battle plan. Bezos is an investor in both companies and, to some degree, has relationships with both CEOs. It is not a surprise that they are heirs to Amazon.

- Brad Stone

Best Play

People tend to play in their comfort zone, so the best things are achieved in a state of surprise, actually.

- Brian Eno

Chance Understand

Chance leads to discoveries, and mutagenesis is a way to enhance one's chances of finding a surprise. Often it is the exceptional observations that lead to advances; once you understand exceptions, you understand the whole picture.

- Bruce Beutler

Some Means

A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is - full of surprises.

- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Comedy Twice

Comedy is surprise. Comedy is not something that you can, necessarily, do twice.

- Bryan Callen

Will Organize

As much as you try to organize your life, life will surprise you.

- Bryce Dessner

Song Feels

In terms of the music, it feels almost like trouble's a good thing - you never know when a song is going to surprise you. We look for these subversive moments in songs.

- Bryce Dessner

Rare Form

In 2002, my daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of colon cancer. And it was such a shock, a surprise to us.

- Iyanla Vanzant