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Unexpectedly Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Unexpectedly

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Even of if a certain backlash is unavoidable,
we must make the most of the momentous chance with
which history has presented us so swiftly and so unexpectedly.
- Moshe Sharett

My novels aren't really generated by a single conceptual spark;
it's more a process of many different elements that
come together unexpectedly over a long period of time.
- Donna Tartt

Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely the
one that comes unexpectedly and unearned.
- Anna Freud

Nothing annoys a woman more than to have company drop
in unexpectedly and find the house looking as it usually does.
- Frank Dane

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Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law,
and must be plucked where it is found,
and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I have been unexpectedly confronted with my own mortality
as I was told that I had cancer.
- Jodi Rell

No amount of thought can ever reveal what comes unexpectedly.
- Arthur Erickson


 

I had found myself a new mission - and once more my
recurring dilemma between corporate commercial needs
and personal scientific ambitions was solved unexpectedly.
- James W. Black

I feel incompetent to perform duties...
which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.
- Andrew Johnson

Birth was something that came quite unexpectedly,
and afterwards there was one child more in the house.
- Georg Brandes

Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some
extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly.
- Arthur Erickson

There has never been an unexpectedly short debugging
period in the history of computers.
- Steven Levy

The futures and ultimate fates of the characters in
The Snow Queen are profoundly changed by choices made
in their own minds or hearts,
as well as choices unexpectedly forced on them by things beyond their control.
- Joan D. Vinge

When I was a child I had a best friend who lived across the road from me.
When her mother died unexpectedly it was like losing
a member of my own family.
I think I am still affected by the memory of that loss.
- Margaret Mahy

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

Welcome the Unexpected.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be Utterly and Dependably Unexpected.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Appreciate the Unexpected.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One cannot plan for the unexpected.
- Aaron Klug

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

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

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

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

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

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary;
new, universal, and more liberal laws
will begin to establish themselves around and within him;
or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor
in a more liberal sense,
and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See beauty in those unexpected places.
(she asked herself how people could let Bach be background noise.)
See the opportunity in what looks like inconvenience.
(she steered clear of the traffic jam
and went to the bakery she's been meaning to stop at.)
She embraces the undeclared possibility
in what seems like just another ordinary day.
(her friend is scheduled for cancer surgery
and suddenly everything around her seems so very precious.)
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

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

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


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