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Unexpected Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Unexpected

Please enjoy these Unexpected Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Unexpected events can set you back or set you up.
It's all a matter of - perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Welcome the Unexpected.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Appreciate the Unexpected.
- Anonymous

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Be Utterly and Dependably Unexpected.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
- James Thurber

Individually, we do have our crises -
mostly from unexpected directions,
but so have all people from all ages.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is more memorable than a smell.
One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting,
yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
- Diane Ackerman

If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience,
console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
- Jane Fonda

I have learned, that if one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams
and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined,
you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

This is unexpected...
like squirt from aggressive grapefruit.
- Earl Derr Biggers

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.
- Elias Canetti

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

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

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

Within the process of filming, unexpected situations occur.
- Ralph Fiennes

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

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.
- Daniel Morgan

All creative people want to do the unexpected.
- Hedy Lamarr

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

In a city where you walk around, it's impossible to
plan your day and your life as accidents will happen,
you'll overhear things, bump into people,
and take unexpected turns.
- Jason Schwartzman

And I think that even today, New York still has more
of this unexpected quality around every corner than any place else.
It's something quite extraordinary.
- Robert Rauschenberg

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times
surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon

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

Which death is preferably to every other? "The unexpected".
- Julius Caesar

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

Charm is a product of the unexpected.
- Jose Marti

The best solutions are often simple,
yet unexpected.
- Julian Casablancas

My mother was killed in a plane crash,
so I hate travelling in planes.
Death is so unexpected.
I would actually rather stay at home and not go anywhere.
- Linda McCartney

Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and
stepping outside your own experience.
- Masaru Ibuka

Anything that is unexpected is the X-factor.
- Dante Hall

I do believe very much in the idea of unexpected or "convulsive" beauty -
beauty in the service of liberty.
- Jeff Vandermeer

It's fun playing two roles.
The roles provide a wonderful range of emotions.
Stuart is childlike and sensitive.
Adam is ruthless, outrageous.
He's flamboyant.
He does the unexpected.
- David Canary

It's especially important since September 11 for people
to be trained for the unexpected.
We want to try to make sure people are safe.
- Michael Malone

In chess one cannot control everything.
Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn,
in which beauty begins to emerge.
Both players are always instrumental in this.
- Vladimir Kramnik

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

The artist is an educator of artists of the future
who are able to understand and in the process of understanding perform unexpected -
the best -
evolutions.
- Saul Steinberg

I've always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift,
of joy, of unexpected reward.
- Seamus Heaney

I could never have conceived that I would ever get
to work in a Truffaut film.
It was astonishing to me, and still is.
I felt like an old pro, but it was still so unexpected.
- Jacqueline Bisset

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

There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected
questions of a child than the discourses of men.
- John Locke

One of the most powerful devices is to distort time,
to go from human time to atomic time,
geologic time.
Sometimes you can actually accomplish that,
with one unexpected word choice.
- Robert Morgan

You have to take risks.
We will only understand the miracle of life fully when
we allow the unexpected to happen.
- Paulo Coelho

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.
- W. H. Auden

One cannot plan for the unexpected.
- Aaron Klug

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

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

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

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

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

Numerical quantities focus on expected values,
graphical summaries on unexpected values.
- John Tukey

One should expect that the expected can be prevented,
but the unexpected should have been expected.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

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.
- Seamus Heaney

There is nothing that compares to an unexpected round of applause.
- Lynn Abbey

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.
- 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.
- Bruno Rossi

We have been terrorised by what happened in America
and we express our condolences to the American people
who suffered from this unexpected catastrophe and a new world war.
- Muammar al-Gaddafi

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.
- Sidney Altman

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

An unexpected benefit of my career in biochemistry has been travel.
- Paul D. Boyer

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

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.
- Paul Valery

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.
- Mary Matalin

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

The shortest period of time lies between the minute
you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.
- Jane Bryant Quinn

Well I'm still working on The Incredibles.
So I'm going to take a little time off.
I've got a couple of tricks up my sleeve.
I'm not ready to talk about them yet,
but expect the unexpected.
- Brad Bird


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