Quotes of the Day for 3 May 2001 – Surprise
My cynical side often leads me to a detached and jaded sense that I've "seen it all before." I think it's a happier life when I overcome that and open myself to Surprise.
We tend not to choose the unknown, which might be a shock or a disappointment or simply a little difficult to cope with. And yet it is the unknown with all its disappointments and surprises that is the most enriching.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
- Alice Walker
The first step is always to succeed in becoming surprised - to notice that there is something funny going on.
- David Gelernter, The Muse in the Machine
The only certain thing about the future is that it will surprise even those who have seen furthest into it.
- Eric Hobsbawm
I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.
- Heywood C. Broun
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