The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
War contributes greatly to global warming which shouldn't surprise us. All those bombs going off all those rockets all those planes and helicopters. All that fuel of various kinds being used. It pollutes the air and water of this very fragile and interconnected planet.
I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised perhaps shocked at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.
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.
Spirit of place! It is for this we travel to surprise its subtlety and where it is a strong and dominant angel that place seen once abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents its habits its breath its name.
Every time I write something I think this is the most offensive thing I will ever write. But no. I always surprise myself.
I mean I'm pretty good in real life but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television.
I've always known I would be a success but I was surprised at the way it came.
The success of Watermark surprised me. I never thought of music as something commercial it was something very personal to me.
I worked half my life to be an overnight success and still it took me by surprise.
Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
When onstage I always try to take my audience through as many emotions as I possibly can. I want them to go from laughter to tears be shocked and surprised and walk out the door with a renewed sense of themselves - and maybe a smile.
I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time since I was 11 or 12 I think so I understand it and I'm not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books.
And it's sad because it's like a surprise to people - almost an anomaly - when artists are actually refined and trained on an instrument. That's the last thing people think about.
I love surprises - champagne and strawberries all that pampering romantic stuff. Guys ought to know how to pamper their women properly.
I'm into all that sappy stuff - a surprise picnic nice dinner or traveling. I'm kind of an old romantic.
It is still a surprise when people tell me that I've had an influence on them particularly when it's someone I really respect.
I think it's important for artists to work together. It's great for fans to see like Ludacris came out to our show in Atlanta and kinda made a surprise appearance there it shows a mutual respect for what each other does.
Like many people in Britain I have an affectionate respect for the Queen and am surprised that I should be having such republican thoughts.
It was a real surprise to me to come across the evidence that Christianity might once have been a danced religion. Certainly some of the early church leaders thought this was great and spoke of what seems to have been circle dancing perhaps around an altar.
Beside all this I think there was something personal being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following yet it's so little known about it which surprised me.
The Russians are turning east to the Chinese - to the Europeans' surprise. It always seemed to me that the relationship between Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx and Lenin to being based in oil and gas.
When I did 'E.T. ' it sort of solidified the only family I know are these film crews. These gypsies. These filmmakers. That was the solidification and the clicking revelations of 'This is what I want to do with my life and this is where I'm going to survive.'