„Civilization didn’t like surprises…“

—  Steve Perry, The Ramal Extraction (2012), Chapter 26

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis foto

„He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights… it had to be some silly little Communist.“

—  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994
To her mother, Janet Auchincloss (22 November 1963); quoted in The Death of a President (1967) by William Manchester

Jen Lancaster foto

„You know what it was like? It was like thinking I was heading to a surprise party and instead it was a surprise pap smear.“

—  Jen Lancaster, Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer

Will Rogers foto

„I never met a man I didn’t like.“

—  Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
Weekly columns, Nationally syndicated column number 219, Rogers Gets Six Shiny Dimes From Oil King (1927). <ref name=columns2>

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David Brin foto

„I like to be surprised. Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds.“

—  David Brin novelist, short story writer 1950
Orbit interview (2002), Context: I like to be surprised. Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds. Characters develop backgrounds, adding depth and feeling. Writing feels like exploring.

Mike Tyson foto

„Don't be surprised if I behave like a savage. I am a savage.“

—  Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
On himself, http://www.usfca.edu/~southerr/boxing/fury.html

„Words like “spokesman” and “touchstone” took me completely by surprise.“

—  Karl Shapiro Poet, essayist 1913 - 2000
Paris Review interview (1986), Context: Words like “spokesman” and “touchstone” took me completely by surprise. For very real reasons. Not only had I been out of the country when my first two books were published, but I have always been “out of the country” in the sense that I never had what ordinarily is thought of as a literary life, or been part of a literary group. What psychiatrists nowadays call a support system. I never had any of that and still don’t.

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James Bay foto

„I used to dress up like Michael Jackson. I didn’t have the glove, but I had a red jacket like in Thriller.“

—  James Bay British singer-songwriter 1990
[Tim Lewis, 2015-02-28, https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/feb/28/the-ballad-of-james-bay-chaos-and-calm, The ballad of James Bay, The Guardian, theguardian.com, 2018-08-25]

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