It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
It is astonishing what force purity and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed when that little wisdom is its own.
Wherever we go across the Pacific or Atlantic we meet not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'. Things astonish us when we travel that surprise nobody else.
I'm astonished by my success.
Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
It's astonishing what some women will put up with just to have a warm body. Some of the brightest women I know are just obsessed with that search. It's very sad.
I often imagine that the longer he studies English literature the more the Japanese student must be astonished at the extraordinary predominance given to the passion of love both in fiction and in poetry.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion - I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more - I could be martyred for my religion - Love is my religion - I could die for that.
Under these conditions it is not astonishing that learning was highly prized in fact my parents made sacrifices to be able to give their children a good education.
English girls' schools today providing the higher education are so far as my knowledge goes worthily representative of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards of women which has taken place in the last half-century.
Hamlet is an astonishing intelligence.
And as I have said it's made me think twice about the imagination. If the spirits aren't external how astonishing the mediums become! Victor Hugo said of his voices that they were like his own mental powers multiplied by five.
I think the way IBM has embraced the open source philosophy has been quite astonishing but gratifying. I hope they'll do very well with it.
American families families back home in Minnesota know only too well that out-of-pocket expenses for health care have been rising at an astonishing rate.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
The demise of Google Reader if logical is a reminder of how far we've come from the cuddly old 'I'm Feeling Lucky' Google days in which there was a foreseeably-astonishing delight in the way Google's evolving design tricks anticipated what users would like.
We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined - the impression was overwhelming.
If architecture had nothing to do with art it would be astonishingly easy to build houses but the architect's task - his most difficult task - is always that of selecting.
It was the drawing that led me to architecture the search for light and astonishing forms.
I think I came across Cecil Taylor a bit later in 65 or 66. That really impressed me - Cecil Taylor is an amazing character... Both his music and the way he approaches the instrument are astonishing.
Those who remember Washington's cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan's intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva - alone not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! - with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev.
But you see our society is still trapped in this binary black/white logic and that has had some very positive implications for our generation. It's had some very negative ones as well and one of the negative ones is that it creates enormous identity problems for people who have one black ancestor and all white ancestors for example.