Favorite Quotations ~  Surprise Be Still and Know

"Where will I be five years from now? I delight in not knowing. That's one of the greatest things about life--its wonderful surprises." ~ Marlo Thomas

Marlo Thomas

When I was born, I was so surprised I couldn't talk for a year and a half. ~ Gracie Allen

If you are mindful of death, it will not come as a surprise--you will not be anxious. You will feel that death is merely like changing clothes. Consequently, at that point you will be able to maintain your calmness of mind. ~ Dalai Lama

If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it. ~ Malcolm Forbes

Expect nothing; live frugally on surprise. ~ Alice Walker

I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream. ~ Heywood C. Broun

Being happy is something you have to learn. I often surprise myself by saying, "Wow, this is it. I guess I'm happy." I got a home I love. A career that I love. I'm even feeling more and more at peace with myself. ~ Harrison Ford

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ~ George Patton

Life is full of surprises, isn't it? ~ Charlton Heston

Love is a constant source of inspiration, surprise and wonderment. ~ Gloria Estefan

When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson. ~ Will Rogers

Poetry should surprise by a fine excess, and not by singularity; it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. ~ John Keats

Surprise is where creativity comes in. ~ Ray Bradbury

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised. ~ Denis Waitley

Go and surprise the whole country by doing something right. ~ Mark Twain

Hope is not a granted wish or a favor performed... It is a zany, unpredictable dependence on a God who loves to surprise us out of our socks. ~ Max Lucado

Even when you know where you are going, the journey is still often filled with surprises. ~ Steven R. Webber

A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless. ~ Charles De Gaulle