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I get bored at the theatre a lot because I notice that there's not always a connection between the actors. They may be technically proficient, but they're not surprising each other. I'm thrilled by actors who make choices that are surprising.
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Nothing is more surprising than the ease with which the many are governed by the few.
View quotes by David Hume

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
View quotes by Barbara Kingsolver

As surprising as it seems, at some level all this advertising we see around us must work, or companies would not engage in it so much.
View quotes by Morris Hite

People have asked me about encounters with wolves and what it is really like, and I have answered honestly that it is an unique experience but the sort of thing that gets less surprising each time.
View quotes by Charles Goodnight

The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises.
View quotes by Daniel Boorstin

El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans... I have heard a single voice.
View quotes by Dan Quayle

He had his best year ever in 2004 and I think it took a lot out of him to produce the way he did. I don't think it's surprising he's struggled this year. [on Tim Henman]
View quotes by John McEnroe

In a sport where 'love' means nothing, it's not surprising that etiquette means everything [on tennis]
View quotes by Mike Tyson

The question, 'How can you believe in a God who permits suffering on this scale?' is therefore very much around at the moment, and it would be surprising if it weren't - indeed it would be wrong if it weren't. [after the 2004 Asian tsunami]
View quotes by Rowan Williams

The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.
View quotes by Doug Larson

Patrick [Swayze] was a rare and beautiful combination of raw masculinity and amazing grace. Gorgeous and strong, he was a real cowboy with a tender heart. He was fearless and insisted on always doing his own stunts, so it was not surprising to me that the war he waged on his cancer was so courageous and dignified
View quotes by Jennifer Grey

It's surprising they [England] would go back to Geraint Jones. I thought they wanted Read back because they wanted their keeper to cling onto everything behind the stumps. Jones will be under enormous pressure. It's not me sledging him or anything - he's in the side for his batting not his keeping and we've seen him drop some crucial ones.
View quotes by Shane Warne

“Art is a way of showing greater fairness to things than is customary.” Eli Siegel, American poet, from Damned Welcome, Aesthetic Realism Maxims

“Every work of art is about everything.” Eli Siegel, American poet, from Damned Welcome, Aesthetic Realism Maxims

“Originality in art puts charm where it wasn’t.” Eli Siegel, American poet, from Damned Welcome, Aesthetic Realism Maxims

“Art can make the old surprising, and the new and sudden soothing.” Eli Siegel, American poet, from Damned Welcome, Aesthetic Realism Maxims



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