In this post, you will find great Surprising Quotes from famous people, such as Holly Black, Xabi Alonso, William Godwin, Timothy Olyphant, Trip Hawkins. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Writers usually don’t get to pick our own covers. I know it’s surprising to hear that.
I just like surprising people. I never want to get to a place where people see that I am in a movie and they go see the movie and they expect a certain performance one way or the other. That is just inherentlyboring to me.
What was especially surprising for me is that there are many people who view Sci-Hub as some kind of a tool to change the system. Like changing the system was a goal, and Sci-Hub was a tool to achieve it.
There is something, yeah, I mean traditionally it’s more fun to play bad guys than it is good guys and when you’re playing a bad guy, yeah, the fun in it is to see how scary you can be, how horrible you can be. And it’s surprising what you come up with.
I think the great thing about characters is the ways that they can be surprising. I mean, sometimes you think you’ve got a lock on a personality, even just in life, and then they’ll shock you by their behavior.
What’s interesting about playing Maura is that I get to use more of Jeffrey that I’ve ever used in any role, and I think that’s the remarkable part about it and truly the most surprising part about doing this role.
In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it.
I can’t remember how many years it’s been since I lastsaw a David Parsons program or what I saw whenever it was, but that isn’t surprising, since I can’t really remember the first half of a David Parsons program while I’m watching the second half.
I can get really obsessive. I like writing many drafts, and I try not to because it is very time-consuming, especially when you’re working on a novel. But I do like to take a story and reorder it, put things in differentplaces. This allows me to see things in a new and sometimes surprising way.
The phenomenon of Instagrampoets – who are also, to be fair, Tumblr poets and Pinterest poets – has been one of the more surprising side-effects of the selfie age.
If tough old Lefty Helen Mirren can warmtowards the Crown after impersonating Her Majesty, who’s next? Since reigning and acting have so much in common, it’s surprising all actors aren’t fervent royalists.
Apparently only a third of us know our partners phone PIN, so the majority of people keep it secret. I find that really surprising, I think if my husband’s PIN was secret I’d be so suspicious of what he was hiding.
That’s what has always been so surprising for The Seekers – when you think they try to create pop stars in a contrived, manufactured way and we were just four people who just happened to meet and sing together.
If you swap it about, do television, theatre, film, you can go on surprising yourself. The problem is you get employed to do something you’ve already done. They want something from that sheep pen of performances they’ve seen you do.
I think that diversity in your performances is what keeps you alive as an actor. You have to keep constantlyevolving and surprising the audience and showing them that you can do things they didn’t expect you to do.
I’m very spiritual. I meditate every day. I don’t know if that’s surprising or not, but I’ve been doing that since I was 16 every day, so that’s like kind of my thing. I’m really a hippie-chick at heart.
Well, the surprising factor was that in general ‘Creed‘ was like a real-life movie even though you know its boxing and fighting but thats part of real-life as well.
I lost a lot. It was almost like I was a retired player where I lost all of my athleticism. I lost everything. Being able to get it back, step by step, little bit at a time, it was like surprising myself.
If I’m in a relationship, I’m 1,000% in it. I love doing things for them and surprising them. And that’s just something I thoroughlyenjoy and it gives me a lot of pleasure. I just haven’t found that right girl yet.
One question we’ll ask is, ‘Who are you grateful for,’ and a surprising number of people can’t name anyone beyond their mother.
Every two weeks on ‘Doctor Who,’ the set is completely different, the world is different and there are new actors coming in. So, it’s constantly surprising, and it’s a pressure that you relish, actually.
Look at what has occurred in history. When the BerlinWall fell, it was not surprising, but it was unexpected. Who predicted the ArabSpring? Nobody expected it, but all the ingredients were there. I think all the ingredients are also there for Quebec to become a country. But when? That’s another question.
I was interested in transcendence from a very early age. I was interested in what was over there, what was behind life. So when I had my first communion I was very disappointed. I had expected something amazing and surprising and spiritual. Instead all I got was a bicycle. That wasn’t what I was after at all.
I’m a great admirer of ‘The Simpsons.’ It’s very surprising because it’s backed by a right-wing television company in the U.S., and quite often it’s poking fun at the people who would be its audience.
It’s actually very surprising how little we think about the quality of our decision-making and how we could improve it. How absent decision-making classes are from educational curricula. How little we think about how it is we think.
Much of the time in the writer’s room is spent working on story, and I was always challenging myself to make it more interesting, tighter and more surprising: to come at it sideways in a way that the audience wasn’t expecting.
‘The Odyssey‘ is a great poem to refugee-dom… Odysseus is not entirely a refugee… he’s somebody who’s blown off course. The entire book is an exploration of that theme… I reread it every year… That’s not as surprising as it sounds, because it’s a rip-roaring book.
I think that I was the first MP to call for the nationalisation of Northern Rock, although that is hardly surprising because I have been calling for the nationalisation of the financialsector for 30 years or more.
I tend to stay in character betweenscenes… to be ratherserious on set, but here’s why, and I think people will find it surprising. I’m one of the worst ‘corpses’ on a movie set, which means you can’t keep a straight face. You start to get the giggles and you can’t stop.
I’m first and foremost a company man, surprising as that is. I love WarnerBrothers. That’s where I have a deal. That’s where I’ve been for years. So I don’t really interacttoo much with other studios and do things with other studios and I don’t necessarily read scripts from other studios.
Most people know me from ‘The Office,’ where I played a guy who grunted out three or four words an episode and was kind of a knucklehead, and so I think it’s surprising for people to see me do something like this. But Shakespeare is what I grew up wanting to do.
I can speak of actors that I love. I love Cate Blanchett, ViolaDavis, her tenacity. I love Charlize Theron. She’s so surprising and so exhilarating, the kinds of projects she takes on. Marion Cotillard as well.
It was very hard to make ‘Funny Face’ in Paris because making movies is difficult and making a movie in a city that was glorious, that was unique and surprising, to get it, to put it on film you have to make choices and reject a lot of things so you’re always wondering: ‘Am I doing it right?’
The characters in a novel are made up, figments of the writer’s imagination. I’m sure this won’t come as a surprise to anyone, and it’s not surprising to me either, but knowing this, feeling this, definitely made writing my second book harder.
It’s surprising how you can behave like a 16-year-old in your 60s, or a 17-year-old in your 70s. You know, it’s exactly the same. You fall in love with somebody, you start worrying why the phone is not ringing and thinking, ‘Can I ring him?’
I had a mother I could only seem to please with verbalaccomplishments of some sort or another. She read constantly, so I read constantly. If I used words that might have seemed surprising at a young age, she would recognize that and it would please her.
I think that London is very much like that. I find there’s humour in the air and people are interesting. And I think that it’s a place which is constantly surprising. The worst thing about it? I think it can be smug and aggressive.
Professional players work almost every day, for hours on end, and the emphasis is on the word ‘work.’ It can be with a partner or it can be alone, but professional chess is always a pursuit of something new and surprising.
I want to make beautifulpaintings. But I don’t make beautiful paintings by putting beautiful paint on a canvas with a beautiful motif. It just doesn’t work. I expect my paintings to be strong and surprising.
I hadn’t looked at all the NobelPrizes and thought, my goodness, there’s no women. So it was a little bit surprising to me.