Shock Quotes

Shock Quotes by Neil Postman, Anne Grant, Emma Hayes, Cathy Guisewite, Diana Wynne Jones, Naomie Harris and many others.

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The shock of twentieth-century technology numbed our brains and we are just beginning to notice the spiritual and social debris that our technology has strewn about us.
Neil Postman
Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma, so does the human psyche go into shock after the impact of a major loss.
Anne Grant
Every time I smacked my right foot to the ground I couldn’t absorb shock. So no matter what, I’ve thought about this a lot, it doesn’t matter what my life in football would have looked like, it was so traumatic for me that I just couldn’t play the game I loved. And I didn’t know how to handle that as a teenager.
Emma Hayes
I never thought Cathy would get married in the comic strip. And I also thought I would never get married in real life. So both are shocks to me.
Cathy Guisewite
One does not want glory accepted as a matter of course. One wants to shock and astonish people with it.
Diana Wynne Jones
I did not enjoy Cambridge. But I shouldn’t blame Cambridge alone. I wasn’t ready for university or for the wrench of leaving home. It was a big cultural shock.
Naomie Harris
With our mad lust for Uniformity and a Higher Standard of Living and Expanding Markets, we go to a country like Afghanistan and cruelly try to jerk her forward two thousand years in two decades, giving no thought to the profound shock this must be to her national psychology.
Dervla Murphy
I think the best actors do both. I think they fulfill what you want them to do, in terms of the vision for the whole piece. And then they always bring something that does surprise you and shock you.
Steven Knight
A playful mind is inquisitive, and learning is fun. If you indulge your natural curiosity and retain a sense of fun in new experience, I think you’ll find it functions as a sort of shock absorber for the bumpy road ahead.
Bill Watterson
I think it is a shock to people to find out that MC Hammer is a super geek.
MC Hammer
There is an element of anger among women who’ve been raped. There’s certainly a major element of humiliation. But it really does seem like a medical condition of shock and horror.
Nicholas D. Kristof
I never wanted to do something grotesque. I never wanted to shock. I wanted my audience to be happy, to be kind.
Eva Zeisel
The shock of Trumpism has made me rethink what the conservative movement was about and who our allies were and what our assumptions were.
Charlie Sykes
We are awakening from the dream of isolation, from the dream of loneliness, and it’s a terrible shock.
Leonard Cohen
I went to a school called Chapman University, which is a wonderful film school. It was a great program, but it was very white, and it was a culture shock for me because I grew up in Houston, Texas, and I went through what they call magnet schools, so my friends were like a Benetton ad.
Justin Simien
Olympia was a town crawling with music. I was new to the whole punk scene. The culture shock continued; Olympia had bagels! We didn’t have bagels in Arkansas. You could order vegetarian food all over town! It was so crazy to me – a place with so many vegetarians, the restaurants made special dishes for them?
Beth Ditto
I am not into guys who powder-puff punch and run round the ring for 12 rounds. I’m into guys that want to shock the world with devastating power.
Naseem Hamed
At a certain moment, when I started doing my own shows, I felt it would be really interesting to know what is the history of my profession. I realized that there was no book, which was kind of a shock.
Hans-Ulrich Obrist
The monotony of staying in one place is the best thing for writing a novel. Having regular habits, a kind of security, but especially no big surprises, no shocks.
Paul Theroux
Music [is] the third rail of life. You grabbed it to shock yourself out of the dull drag of hours. To feel something. To burn with all the emotions you didn’t get to experience in the ordinary run of school, TV, and loading the dishwasher after dinner.
Joe Hill
The inevitable is no less a shock just because it is inevitable.
Jamaica Kincaid
A hunter archer can also be out to shock by taking crazy shots. What makes his shots “crazy” is set by excessive risk, judged by hunting-archery standards, which would tend to draw agreement from knowledgeable observers.
Ernest Sosa
It was as if nothing quite erased the initial shock of being kissed by someone who was not hers, a kiss that was stolen, claimed from her flippantly, a kiss so abrasively illicit that she seemed to deserve it, as though she was not worth much to begin with.
Suki Kim
This can come as a shock to those Christians who are so used to hearing that Jesus is the solution to sin that they assume that the remedy started with the death of Jesus.
Doug Pagitt
It’s never a matter ever, ever – are – we’re never trying to gross anybody out, or ever are we trying to shock people. We’re just trying to make it funny in a way that makes the audience go, ‘You know, that was the first joke they thought of, and they weren’t afraid to do it.’
Jay Chandrasekhar
It’s cool to be different and just be who you are and shock people in a good way.
Brendon Urie
It’s not like the original movie where you thought it was the mother committing the murders, but it was actually the son. I don’t think it’s possible to create the kind of shock today that we created in 1959. And I don’t even want to try.
Joseph Stefano
After the stretch of weather we’ve had, this is going to be a culture shock for some people. We always end up crashing back to reality.
Paul Gross
When I was growing up, we learned our history almost as lives of the saints. And it came as a shock, “Oh, Jefferson had slaves?” It always comes as a shock to us that elevation to the White House didn’t somehow cleanse them of all their deep character flaws.
Harry Shearer
In secondary school, I became aware of the idea of being cool, and that was a bit of a shell shock.
Ruth Bradley
We never really tried to shock for shock’s sake on ‘Family Guy.’ If something was horribly offensive and shocking we would put it in if it was also hysterically funny.
Seth MacFarlane
You can look at a finale as chance to make an impact or a statement, to shock people or shoot a big cannon and make a loud noise.
Alex Hirsch
The world of maps is nice and flat and simple. It has areas for people and areas for monsters. What a shock it is to discover the world is round and the areas merge and nothing separates the monsters and ourselves; that we are all whirling around in space together and there isn’t even a graceful way of falling off.
Margaret Millar
The Nazi-Soviet pact of 1939, a traumatic shock to me, ended any ambivalence I had about the Soviet Union, and all cooperation with Communists in united fronts.
Roger Nash Baldwin
I peered deeper and found my soul. A little tattered and with some holes, but there all the same. It had always been there, I realized with shock.
Maria V. Snyder
The most difficult thing about shooting guns instantly on film is to not pull a silly face while the gun is going off, because it’s always a bit of a shock. So you find yourself sticking your tongue out or blinking or whatever. So the hardest thing is to keep a straight face while you’re shooting a gun.
Helen Mirren
There you are, diligently swimming a straight line, minding the form of your strokes, when you look up and see, always a shock, the currents you can’t even feel have pulled you off course.
Julia Glass
I used to jump out of airplanes. I was a member of the 101st Airborne Division. When parachuting, you never look down at the ground. You feel for it with your legs. Your knees are your shock absorbers – you cannot tighten them. Same as skiing.
Jesse White
I just wanted to be part of telling a good story that shocks people.
Tom Payne
I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend [George Michael] – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans.
Elton John
I do notice a lot of people who want to shock to get laughs. It’s such a tricky thing; you don’t want to make rules about it. There’s nobody more hilarious than Dave Attell, and he’d break every rule you set up. But he’s funny.
Andy Kindler
I know this may come as a shock to most of you, but I’ve decided to quit acting. I will not be auditioning for anything anymore, and if I get offered something like a role in a movie or a commercial or something, I will graciously turn it down. It’s been great, but its just not for me anymore.
Chris Pratt
Who burns me and shocks me and shatters me with a single touch.
Kami Garcia
Americans are funny people: first you shock them, then they put you in a museum.
Mick Jagger
That’s the shock: All cliches are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is. And there really is a God – so do I buy that one? If all the other cliches are true… Hell, don’t pose me that one.
David Bowie
Future shock is the dizzying disorientation brought on by the premature arrival of the future.
Alvin Toffler
Today’s comics use four-letter words as a shortcut to thinking. They’re shooting for that big laugh and it becomes a panic thing, using four-letter words to shock people.
Red Skelton
When you finally have kids, you realize how selfish you are. I think we are naturally selfish beings. When you have kids, that can kind of be a shock at first. I think just trying to make time for yourself is very hard. Especially now that I have 3, finding that time can be very difficult.
Kristin Cavallari
The shock of the new after the biggest upset in American political history, this unforgettable, once unimaginable image Donald Trump side by side with President Obama in the Oval Office.
George Stephanopoulos
Imagine if you succeeded in making the world perfect for your children what a shock the rest of life would be for them.
Joyce Maynard
No matter how hard we try words simply cannot express the horror, the shock, and the revulsion we all feel over what took place in this nation on Tuesday morning. September 11 will go down in our history as a day to remember.
Billy Graham
I have a feeling there is no ideal situation, unless she could go back in time and be 22 again. I think some of it is just kind of the shock of realizing that you’re approaching middle age, or that you are middle-aged and kind of coming to terms with that in whatever incremental ways.
Amanda Peet
The Constitution is constant. There’s not one elected official who has the power to change it. There is a way to amend the Constitution, and the Constitution spells out the procedures that must be taken to change it. Presidents cannot. Now, I know this is gonna shock many of you in the low-information community.
Rush Limbaugh
I believe a person of any fine feeling scarcely ever sees a new face without a sensation akin to a shock, for the reason that it presents a new and surprising combination of unedifying elements.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Truth like a torch, the more ’tis shock, it shines.
Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet
I feel I haven’t quite settled in Mumbai. One, it is a cultural shock for me and two, I feel no one really has the time for others in Mumbai. For instance, if you need them, they wouldn’t be there despite swearing allegiance to you.
Abhinav Shukla
[In art] you are telling the reader or the listener or the viewer something he already knows but which he doesn’t quite know that he knows, so that in the action of communication he experiences a recognition, a feeling that he has been there before, a shock of recognition.
Walker Percy
The essential thing is to spring forth, to express the bolt of lightning one senses upon contact with a thing. The function of the artist is not to translate an observation but to express the shock of the object on his nature; the shock, with the original reaction.
Henri Matisse
I got a little bit used to people stopping me in the street with ‘V,’ at least in America. Not that I think you ever really get used to it. It will always be a shock to be recognised for anything.
Morena Baccarin
And so out of the blue the call did come and said, you know, “Would you be – would you consider turning this [The Starter Wife] now into a series?” And so obviously that was a shock. And all the conversations began. And, you know, and now we’re here. Now we’re finishing up our last episode right now.
Debra Messing
After making ‘Secretary,’ it was a real shock to me to learn that some directors just aren’t interested in what actors have to say. They just don’t want to collaborate.
Maggie Gyllenhaal
It really shocks me when I encounter people who think kindness doesn’t matter. Because I think it’s pretty much the only thing that matters.
Josh Radnor
The blackness of space was a big shock to me. It is a deep, three-dimensional, oily blackness. You can feel the distance.
Thomas Marshburn
Perhaps we might, within the anatomy of our imaginations, think once more of the naked body as a vessel of grace, taste and wonder. In the spotted history of art, stranger things have happened.
Robert Genn
Nothing shocks me anymore. I’ve embraced men in thongs, I’ve embraced women with padded bras. I mean, I can embrace Larry King saying ‘fierce.’
Johnny Weir
You never felt jealousy, did you, Miss Eyre? Of course not: I need not ask you; because you never felt love. You have both sentiments yet to experience: your soul sleeps; the shock is yet to be given which shall waken it.
Charlotte Bronte
Oh, what a shock. My career must be slipping. This is the first time I’ve been available to pick up an award.
Michael Caine
Those who give the first shock to a state are the first overwhelmed in its ruin; the fruits of public commotion are seldom enjoyed by him who was the first mover; he only beats the water for another’s net.
Michel de Montaigne
In history the way of annihilation is invariably prepared by inward degeneration, by decrease of life. Only then can a shock from outside put an end to the whole.
Jacob Burckhardt
The biggest shock was the first fight. I didn’t know what to expect. I fought Fujita. At that time, he was one of the most dangerous PRIDE fighters. He was a complete beast and with 130 kilograms of pure muscle.
Mirko Cro Cop
Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.
James Baldwin
Most of us are about as eager to change as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.
James A. Baldwin
I know this will come as a shock to you, Mr. Goldwyn, but in all history, which has held billions and billions of human beings, not a single one ever had a happy ending.
Dorothy Parker
We make a lot of movies that I don’t think merit a wide release. We have this label called Tilt, and we have the movies come out on that, and that’s fine. But it shocks me when, having done this a few times, when I really believe a movie should get a wide release, and I struggle to get it released. That does surprise me.
Jason Blum
I think the producers, for the most part, don’t want to see prices skyrocket because that will only create problems for them down the road and would also be a, you know, would be a very serious shock for a world economy that can’t afford serious shocks right now.
Daniel Yergin
I think losing a loved one must be a little like losing a leg. First there is the shock, then the anesthetic, and the painkillers; the attention of doctors and nurses, flowers and cards and visits from friends. But sooner or later you have to learn to walk without it.
Ruth Graham
I think audiences are really savvy and know when we’re doing stuff to just shock them versus do stuff that really drives the story.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
In 1953, Mom and Dad, living in Toronto, discovered, to their shock, that Mom was expecting. I was born in June 1954. My parents, thrilled, showered me with love.
Dan Hill
I think I was lucky to be a little older when I became famous. But still, the shock of the world starting to treat you in a weird way… I had come from the army, where we had to deal with life or death, and suddenly, people were asking whether you were cool or not. I have never cared about whether I’m cool.
James Blunt
In order to produce learned fear, you take a neutral stimulus like a tone, and you pair it with an electrical shock. Tone, shock. Tone, shock. So the animal learns that the tone is bad news. But you can also do the opposite – shock it at other times, but never when the tone comes on.
Eric Kandel
Its always a shock to me when I get recognized.
Bryan Callen
Sometimes a shock to the system is a good thing, you know? Like a reminder that you’re alive.
Jessi Kirby
I think of shock as kind of an uptown form of surprise. Comedy is filled with surprise, so when I cross a line… I like to find out where the line might be and then cross it deliberately, and then make the audience happy about crossing the line with me.
George Carlin
The way we built ‘Future Shock,’ you have a height map and instanced 3-D objects rendering on top – that, believe it or not, is still how we build today. It’s our basic paradigm for how to build a space.
Todd Howard
The feeling after the first title was shock. But both feel incredible.
Shaun Livingston
He had some measure of the infuriating trait that causes a young man to be a nonconformist for its own sake and found that the surest way to shock most people, in those days, was to believe that some kinds of behavior were bad and others good, and that it was reasonable to live one’s life accordingly.
Neal Stephenson
I think people often underestimate the power of consumers. But I equally say that consumers are like shock troops: You can’t keep them agitated and motivated and committed and active forever. There are pulses where they switch on to a particular issue, and just inevitably they switch off.
John Elkington
I’ve always considered myself a good person. I’ve never done anything to purposely hurt anyone. I was in shock that this happened to me, and because it did, I turned into this vengeful person. I’ve never truly hated anyone, but I was glad when I saw him lying there on the floor.
Maya Banks
If the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow, the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us.
Jane Rule
It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered, from observations science had made, that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection.
Michael Behe
I suspect people would be in for a real shock if they knew the depths of his [Obama’s] historical ignorance.
Charles Foster Johnson
If Sudan starts to crumble, the shock waves will spread.
Mo Ibrahim
Slavery is founded on the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it on his love of justice. These principles are in eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.
Abraham Lincoln
I was in a state of shock, because I have never seen the pope talk about something as unimportant as Donald Trump. OK? And I was like, the pope is talking about me? This can’t be happening. And then I said, is it good or bad? They said it’s bad.
Donald Trump
I had a bad time in school in the first grade. Because I had been a rather lonely child on a farm, but I was free and wild and to be shut up in a classroom – there were 40 children on those days in the classroom, and it was quite a shock.
Beverly Cleary
I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes.
Oscar de la Renta
Nothing can shock me.
Sheri Moon Zombie
Once you get over the culture shock, Filey is a pleasant spot, particularly at the beginning or end of the summer, when the hotels are half full. The brave go in winter, when the wind can be bitter and biting and Filey resumes its real life as a tiny, introverted fishing community.
David Hewson
It would come as quite a shock to my younger self that my first job was modelling. I was scouted, aged 18, when I went to Paris to visit my older sister, Yvonne, who was at uni there.
Sara Cox
I’m not a shock jock at all.
Angela Yee
The pointless ferocities of intellectual life shock businessmen, who kill only to eat.
Mason Cooley
When I first read the story ‘Guts’ in workshop – my fellow writers that I’ve been meeting with for almost 20 years – they laughed; they didn’t have any kind of shock reaction.
Chuck Palahniuk
When my son was born, and after a day of lying-in I was told that I could leave the hospital and take him home, I burst into tears. It wasn’t the emotion of the moment: it was shock and horror.
Susan Orlean
Any natural, normal human being, when faced with any kind of loss, will go from shock all the way through acceptance.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Sometimes the intention is to shock us. But what is shocking first time around is boring and vacuous when repeated.
Roger Scruton
The laughter of adults was always very different from the laughter of children. The former indicated a recognition of the familiar, but in children it came from the shock of the new.
Elizabeth Hardwick
I moved from Italy to Oregon in the ’80s – sort of like moving to the middle of a “Duck Dynasty” episode, which was massive culture shock to say the least.
Rose McGowan
I drop the other Chest to the ground in shock. “What number are you? I’m Four.” He squints at me and then offers his hand. “I’m Nine. Good job staying alive, Number Four.
Pittacus Lore
I continue coupling a plate of silver with one of zinc, and always in the same order… and place between each of these couples a moistened disk. I continue to form a column. If the column contains about twenty of these couples of metal, it will be capable of giving to the fingers several small shocks.
Alessandro Volta
I want to shock people. I want to do roles that nobody else can do.
Kashmira Shah
I was very surprised when I first started spending time in America. The culture shock was something I wasn’t prepared for. I had a lot of work to do to try to begin to understand this enormous and complex country that I thought would be an easy process.
Clare-Hope Ashitey
I like shocking, but I don’t like to shock as an automatic process. Sometimes it happens, but it’s not my main drive.
Francois Nars
I think it’s part of the responsibility of an artist to shock, to upset, to make people think differently, and to surprise people. And that’s where the good humor is, if there’s a surprise and there’s something unexpected. Something that’s not normal, not in the realm of general living expectations.
Bill Plympton
9/11 did not really impact me, but I remember sitting in my 6th grade math class. I remember the teachers just being in a panic and turning on our TVs and I remember the impact in the look of just disbelief and sadness and shock that was on my teacher’s face.
Kyle Carpenter
The attacks on Sept. 11 really sent a shock wave through our economy, and the full reverberation of that is not yet known.
Elaine Chao
Life has been some combination of fairy-tale coincidence and joie de vivre and shocks of beauty together with some hurtful self-questioning.
Sylvia Plath
Indeed, everything was a shock at the beginning. The wash machines, dryers, dishwashers, garbage disposal machines, juicers, toasters, and yes, the ATM machines. Watching money spilled out of a wall was simply amazing!
Li Cunxin
I had rather stand the shock of a basilisk than the fury of a merciless pen.
Thomas Browne
Don’t count out Marian Wright Edelman, because there is talk that President Clinton may want to shock the nation by putting a real black on the Supreme Court.
Marian Wright Edelman
I don’t set out to offend or shock, but I also don’t do anything to avoid it.
Sarah Silverman
Sometimes it takes a brush with eternity – a crash, an illness, some shock to the system – to get you really thinking about what you want to do with your limited time here, and why you’re living on this wobbling dirt clod in the first place.
Hampton Sides
We look so very different from the way we sound. It’s a shock, similar to hearing your own voice for the first time, when you’re forced to wonder how the rest of you comes across if you sound nothing like the way you think you sound. You feel dislodged from the old shoe of yourself.
Elizabeth Hay
You may have succeeded in shutting down the attack simulation, girl, but it was by luck alone, not skill. I would die of shock if you managed to do anything useful again for a long time” This is the Marcus that Tobias knows. The one who knows right where to hit to cause the most damage.
Veronica Roth
I landed in Kabul the day before Shock and Awe in Iraq, and you could all but hear the collective groan.
Khaled Hosseini
If you’ve ever come across a tree that you’ve lived with for many years and then one day it’s blown over, there’s incredible shock and violence about that.
Andy Goldsworthy
Oh, my kids know me, and they know the Rammstein’s history. It’s hard to shock them. I got punished, in the sense that they’re really big Coldplay fans.
Till Lindemann
I want to shock the world, and I’m going to do that through boxing.
Ryan Garcia
The death of Cyrille Regis, a giant in so many ways, was such a shock and deeply upsetting.
Peter Crouch
While the move to central clearing has made the system safer, we need to make sure that the central counterparties have the resources and risk-management practices to withstand plausible but severe shocks.
Jerome Powell
Whereas ‘Avatar’ and other movies get shocks out of their three-dimensionality, ‘Gatsby’ is going to be about inviting the audience into this larger-than-life drama, letting them almost be inside the room rather than looking at it through the window. I think it will really work.
Joel Edgerton
Here’s a shock: An adult who still hangs out in skate parks is a bad parent.
Daniel Tosh
Moving to London was a culture shock, but in a really good way. I’m more aware now, and I’m less trusting of people in the music industry.
Nina Nesbitt
My dad said, ‘The thing that I was told that was really helpful was that I mustn’t be afraid of the things I was afraid of when I was five years old’. The shock of his childhood had put him in this defensive crouch against the world, and he needed to know that he had a nice wife and kids and it wasn’t the same any more.
Tom Hooper
In order to accommodate to change and to the contrast of phenomena, the intellect does not require any shocks and inner upheavals; it is only through such upheavals that the more conservative mind could accommodate to the metropolitan rhythm of events.
Georg Simmel
For inspiration I look to those great players who consistently found original ways to shock their opponents. None did this better than the eighth world champion, Mikhail Tal. The “Magician of Riga” rose to become champion in 1960 at age twenty-three and became famous for his aggressive, volatile play.
Garry Kasparov
Just learning that you have MS is such a devastating shock.
Annette Funicello
From each one of them rose separate columns of smoke, meeting in a pall overhead, and through the smoke came stabbing flashes of fire as German shells burst with thudding shocks of sound. This was the front line of battle.
Philip Gibbs
a fortress against ideas and against the
Shuddering insidious shock of the theory-vendors
The little sardine men crammed in a monster toy
Who tilt their aggregate beast against our crumbling Troy.
Louis MacNeice
Limbaugh hosts a radio show. His job is to shock people.
Tucker Carlson
Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
Ben Lindsey
The current fad in art, is to shock people or appear ‘different’… My goal is to help people find the rays of sunshine in an often dark world.
Gary Holland
Many emerging countries are facing the same issue of overheating and inflation because they have been vigorously expanding fiscal and monetary policy to counter the 2008 shock.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Law that shocks equity is reason’s murderer.
Aaron Hill
I know it may come as a shock, but it’s sort of considered polite to wait for the consent of the woman. In fact, I’m pretty sure that if you don’t wait, you may have to deal with pesky criminal charges like kidnapping and rape.
Ilona Andrews
Windows 2000 already contains features such as the human discipline component, where the PC can send an electric shock through the keyboard if the human does something that does not please Windows.
Bill Gates
The photographs of Iraqi prisoners being subjected to degrading and humiliating treatment by their captors, and the reports of acts of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other acts of maltreatment shock the conscience.
Ed Markey
When I was 15, I came downstairs one morning, picked up mother’s newspaper and, oh, what a shock! The Titanic had gone. The ‘unsinkable’ ship – but it had gone down so simple.
Henry Allingham
Assuming that tomorrow will be the same as today is poor preparation for living. It equips us only for disappointment or, more likely, for shock. To live well, to be mentally healthy, we must learn to realize that life is a work in process.
Joan D. Chittister
Muslims have not ever been told to examine their faith in a critical way, so the shock is going to be even greater for them, as it is for any child who lives in an over-protected environment, who suddenly has to go out and earn a living and has to stand up on his own feet.
Ibn Warraq
When I beat Sonny Liston, I shocked the world. When I joined the Muslims, I shocked the world. When I beat George Forman, I shocked the world. I am from the House of Shock
Muhammad Ali
A strong work of art really leaves people speechless. They feel a little angry because they don’t understand it.
Michael Heizer
You would think the fury of aerial bombardment
would rouse God to relent; the infinite spaces
Are still silent. He looks on shock-pried faces.
History, even, does not know what is meant.
Richard Eberhart
[Janco] paused. His eyes held a distant gleam as if seeing into his past. ‘My first practice was a shock. I was a cocky smart aleck–‘ [Opal] ‘Was?’ [J] ‘Be quiet. I’m telling a story here.
Maria V. Snyder
I have written a book. This will come as quite a shock to some. They didn’t think I could read, much less write.
George W. Bush
This is how most stories end in the hospital. Not with crash carts and sirens and electric shocks to the chest, but with an empty room, a crisp white bed, silence.
Jacob M. Appel
I don’t mind giving everyone a shock – including myself.
Jessica Brown Findlay
I oscillate between being cynical and being naive on a regular basis. I always think that not much shocks me until something much too obvious does.
Rabih Alameddine
Going into that race I was going for the world record, just quietly, but I wasn’t feeling at my best all week so it was hard to determine what would happen. I could not believe it, I went into shock, I’m still in shock.
Leisel Jones
I remember my sense of shock some half-dozen years ago when I read a recommendation to sell shares of a company … The recommendation was not based on any long-term fundamentals. Rather, it was that over the next six months the funds could be employed more profitably elsewhere.
Philip Arthur Fisher
That’s what you strive for – you strive to take your move to the next level. It’s about shock value, always shock value, but keeping it flavor and stylized and making it yours.
Crazy Legs
In retrospect, the populist panic may have been overblown. Regarding Brexit, for example, the shock exaggerated its meaning. Because it was so unexpected, it became a sensation.
Charles Krauthammer
Blessed be shock. Blessed be the part of us that protects us from too much pain and sorrow. At the heart of life is a fusebox.
Yann Martel
Information overload will lead to ‘future shock syndrome’ as an individual will suffer severe physical and mental disturbances.
Alvin Toffler
When I left rugby and bought my first commercial gym membership it was a shock to the system. I went in there and saw people training and thought ‘I’ve got to get out of here and get in a proper gym.’
James Haskell
Everyone asks me, ‘Why do you choose such subversive or shocking themes?’ but when I’m alone in my office, I’m not like, ‘OK I’m going to shock.’ I want to write about a character who fascinates me, someone who I don’t understand.
Leila Slimani
I love that Voltaire was so willing to shock his readers with arbitrary cruelty. And I can completely relate to it.
George Meyer
Genius, all over the world, stands hand in hand, and one shock of recognition runs the whole circle round.
Herman Melville
The ouster of Jill Abramson as executive editor of ‘The New York Times’ sent shock waves through the media landscape. Reports that she was fired thanks in part to a soured relationship based on the ‘Times’ alleged sexist pay discrepancy only made those shock waves stronger.
Ben Shapiro
Every day the eye is subject to a thousand tiny shocks as a thousand industries compete for the eye-kick, the visual hook that will lock the consumer into product for that crucial second where the tiny – or not so tiny – leap of the imagination is made.
Graham Joyce
Gordon Edgley’s sudden death came as a shock to everyone – not least himself. One moment he was in his study, seven words into the twenty-fifth sentence of the final chapter of his new book, And the Darkness Rained upon Them, and the next he was dead. A tragic loss, his mind echoed numbly as he slipped away.
Derek Landy
I think when my mother died, it was such a – you know, a shock to the logic that I had been raised with.
Jim Gaffigan
Photographs shock insofar as they show something novel.
Susan Sontag
Grabbing hold of facts in the midst of shock is very Erudite of him.
Veronica Roth
I was just a kid. I think I stole a candy bar. I remember feeling so terrible. It was the worst shock. I was probably 7. That’s my least favorite feeling: guilt.
Amy Sedaris
It is better to tolerate the rare instance of a parent refusing to let his child be educated, than to shock the common feelings and ideas by forcible asportation and education of the infant against the will of the father.
Thomas Jefferson
Women don’t want to exchange places with men. Male chauvinists, science-fiction writers and comedians may favor that idea for its shock value, but psychologists say it is a fantasy based on ruling-class ego and guilt.
Gloria Steinem
But I think that sometimes, when one’s behaved like a rather second-rate person, the way I did at breakfast, then in a kind of self-destructive shock one goes and does something really second-rate. Almost as if to prove it.
Alison Lurie
Potentially, I would be very interested in being a shock jock, though Ofcom might be tricky. Some of the American stuff is appalling, wild stuff, crazy conspiracy theories.
Nigel Farage
Great sci-fi has never shied from tackling the Big Questions, though really great sci-fi never forgets to entertain us along the way. Shock and awe applies to art, as well.
Rick Yancey
I get to play characters that kind of shock people and I enjoy doing that. I like characters that have meaning and get people in the heart. I want to be able to get people to cry or make people angry or sad.
Alexa Vega
Why is it that aggression in the name of God shocks secular liberal sensibilities, whereas the act of killing in the name of the secular nation, or of democracy, does not?
Talal Asad
I worked with a writer, Kathleen Boyce. It was a wonderful experience…but I didn’t expect that the last chapter would be the last chapter of Donna Karan. That was probably the biggest shock.
Donna Karan
I am still in shock and awe at being fired.
Peter Arnett
The attitude of the American public toward the external projection of American power has been much more ambivalent. The public supported America’s engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
I’m 48, which is a bit of a shock to me. Why only last year I thought I was a precocious young thing!
Douglas Adams
When my publicist told me I was going to be in ‘People”s Ones to Watch as Maybelline’s honoree, at first I was in shock. Then I thought, ‘Wow. This is really happening.’ I just feel so happy and honored that they would choose a boy in beauty.
Manny MUA
Beauty that shocks you, parts that none will trust, Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust.
Alexander Pope
Such honesty comes with a price, but when you get past the hurt and shock of realizing that you’re faulted and frequently wrong, you also realize that you are really loved and respected for who you are, and you become a better person.
Peter Yarrow
Laughter is to life what shock absorbers are to automobiles. It won’t take the potholes out of the road, but it sure makes the ride smoother
Barbara Johnson
Who do I think was the greatest? This might shock you: Elgin Baylor. He did so many great things. Nobody could guard him, playing in the forward spot. I’d love to see some of today’s greats playing against Elgin. They couldn’t guard him. Nobody could.
Oscar Robertson
The First World War killed fewer victims than the Second World War, destroyed fewer buildings, and uprooted millions instead of tens of millions – but in many ways it left even deeper scars both on the mind and on the map of Europe. The old world never recovered from the shock.
Edmond Taylor
I’ve fallen out very badly with some of the subjects I’ve interviewed, because they see their lives a certain way; to step into a cinema and see your life depicted in another way can come as a terrible shock.
Kevin Macdonald
The hardest thing to do in wrestling is that every time you show up, there’s just a ring with three ropes, turnbuckles on each side, it’s extremely hard to do something to surprise and shock the fans.
Matt Sydal
That earliest shock in one’s life which occurs to all of us; which first makes us think.
Benjamin Disraeli
If your only dance experience is the Nutcracker, it will be a shock; hopefully shocking in a good way.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
I think it’s important for comedians to do our little part. I don’t do it carelessly. I do it thoughtfully. I don’t try to just shock. I try to make a statement.
Jeff Ross
I meet blind and partially-sighted young readers all the time, and it’s a shock that so few books are available to them.
Patrick Ness
It’s always a shock to me when I get recognized.
Bryan Callen
Character deaths in and of itself should never be done for shock.
Scott M. Gimple
It’s not that I’m easily shocked. It takes a lot to shock me. And wildness I like. But vulgarity shocks me.
Francois Nars
I have a high range. Sometimes I sound like Stevie Winwood. Some people say I sound like Peter Gabriel. Some of the songs I write are funky. Others are slow. Some are ponderous, and some are there to shock. I must say some are pretty damn good, too.
Murray Head
Writers’ bedtimes vary, but few have been spared the shock of a copy editor’s early wake-up call.
Bill F. Walsh
Our goals and what we hope to achieve by moving to food assistance is even in supporting the crisis needs of the most vulnerable people, we provide them with the capacity to be more resilient to the next shock.
Ertharin Cousin
It’s hard to shock people, especially when people want to know, like, spoilers and stuff like that.
Christian Cage
All I’ll say is… I’m at a point in life when nothing feels shocking to me. I need something to shock me! I’m almost ready to see a U.F.O.
CeeLo Green
The closer I get to retirement, the more I feel it will be a huge change, a shock, because athletics has been the core of my whole life. I know I’ll miss the feeling of running fast, the adrenaline rush, and hearing the crowd cheering me on.
Jessica Ennis-Hill
For the art-historically informed, no art has truly shocked since November 19, 1971, when Chris Burden had himself shot in the arm by a friend, at F-Space in Santa Ana, California. Sliced cows and surgically altering one’s own face is aftershock art.
Mark Kostabi
I tend to go against the grain because when I start to see that everybody’s trying to shock, I try not to. I just do stuff that’s subtler, more emotional, and I think that shocks people.
Sandra Bernhard
It’s when you get to 60 when everything starts to go pear-shaped. Everyone thinks that becoming an older guy is easy, but you never consider it fully. It comes as quite a shock.
2010 was sort of this shock and shift in congress, with the real emergence of the Tea Party.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
There is a happiness in Deism, when rightly understood, that is not to be found inany other system of religion. All other systems have something in them that either shock our reason, or are repugnant to it, and man, if he thinks at all, must stifle his reason in order to force himself to believe them.
Thomas Paine
After Hurricane Katrina, over New Orleans, my helicopter crashed and the pilot and I were only saved because we fell on the roof of a flooded house that absorbed the shock. When the helicopter was spiraling downward out of control, I didn’t expect to survive at all.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Really, we don’t relate our Atlanta setup to here. I feel like the shock [absorber] package will be different and the springs will certainly be different than Atlanta.
Mark Martin
I think it’s a feeling like I’ve got it all figured out. There’s nothing that can shock me anymore. There’s nothing I haven’t anticipated; so at that point, there is a calmness.
Tom Brady
Paul Ryan announced that after a lot of thought, and talking it over with family and friends, that he is not going to run for president in 2016. I’m telling you, this announcement sent shock waves through no one.
David Letterman
I’d learned something… Food had power. It could inspire, astonish, shock, excite, delight and impress. It had the power to please me… and others. This was valuable information.
Anthony Bourdain
The shock of photographed atrocities wears off with repeated viewings, just as the surprise and bemusement felt the first time one sees a pornographic movie wear off after one sees a few more.
Susan Sontag
Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I ask myself: would I have been any worse off if I had stayed home or lived on a farm, and instead of shock treatments received rest and quiet and the good medication?
Gene Tierney
I still like to shock, but the jokes are less sexist. It’s just that, at one point in my stories, there was some sense of pride, some enthusiasm, and now I’m just embarrassed by myself.
Jim Jefferies
The listener must be gripped and whether he likes it or not, drawn into the flight path of the sounds without special training being necessary. The sensual shock must be just as forceful as when one hears a clap of thunder or looks into a bottomless abyss
Iannis Xenakis
By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.
John Dalberg-Acton
I love Philip Glass’ work, not only as a film composer but also as a musician. The film score work that he does always amazes and shocks me.
Park Chan-wook
If you have a very hot experience then shock yourself with cold water, it’s very very good for the nervous system.
Gwyneth Paltrow
I started my cooking ‘career’ aged 15, almost 20 years ago. At the time it was quite a shock suddenly working 75 to 80 hours a week, without time to play football or other sports.
Rene Redzepi
So many people of my generation all grew up with that shock theater package on television of ‘Frankenstein,’ ‘Wolfman,’ ‘Dracula,’ ‘Mummy,’ all the Universal stuff.
Rick Baker
The genius of reading and of gardening are antagonistic, like resinous and vitreous electricity. One is concentrative in sparks and shocks: the other is diffuse strength; so that each disqualifies its workman for the other’s duties.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Gospel comes in power and the Holy Spirit, with much assurance. If you call upon the name of the Lord, God will transform you on the inside, give you the shock of your life, and give you everlasting life on top of that.
Ray Comfort
In the first phase of shock over, say, your mortgage being called in or your job washed out, it’s essential to engage with others and share the fear, release the feelings, do fun things to take your mind off it.
Gail Sheehy
Something I’ve realized lately, to my shock, is that I am an optimist, in that I think humans are almost infinitely capable of self-change and self-modification, and that we really can build the future that we want if we’re smart about it.
Brian Eno
I like to do a mix for my workout because I find that when you do the same workout, you get bored of the gym, and also, it’s great to shock your body.
Shanina Shaik
You feel it in there, pacing your heart sometimes, and it has what’s called a defibrillator. Should I suffer that arhythmia, it’s generally sudden death. And the paddles that are internal shock you back and restore your rhythm to its normal and natural state.
Victoria Gotti
It was inevitable and understandable that the election of Jeremy Corbyn would be a massive culture shock for some sections of the party, especially some members of the parliamentary Labour party.
John McDonnell
When you live with Dickens for years, reading him and trying to present him as faithfully as you can, you can’t fail to love the man – so the shock of his bad behaviour is considerable, even when you know it is coming.
Claire Tomalin
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington
Monetary contractions are attractive as the key shocks in the 1929-1933 years, and in other severe depressions, because there do not seem to be any other candidates.
Robert Lucas, Jr.
So here’s where they put you. I didn’t think they even used these cells anymore.” He glanced sideways. “I got the wrong window at first. Gave your friend in the next cell something of a shock. Attractive fellow, what with the beard and the rags. Kind of reminds me of the street folk back home.
Cassandra Clare
One morning I woke up and was plunged into psychological shock. I had forgotten I was free.
Jack Abbott
River Phoenix and I were friends for nine years, and I watched him grow and mature, and I also saw him struggle. I watched him deal with the whole up and down aspects of Hollywood and saw him bounce back, so when he passed away, it was such an enormous shock.
Zach Galligan
Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke risin’ against that blue sky? Did you shout out in anger, in fear of your neighbor or did you just sit down and cry?..
Alan Jackson
Total freedom is never what one imagines and, in fact, hardly exists. It comes as a shock in life to learn that we usually only exchange one set of restrictions for another. The second set, however, is self-chosen, and therefore easier to accept.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
One of the great achievements of ‘Game of Thrones’ is that everybody knows at least 10 characters are going to die every year, and yet it is always a shock when they do die.
Michael McElhatton
If boomers were always looking to shock, millennials are eager to share.
Nancy Gibbs
The smallest bird cannot light upon the greatest tree without sending a shock to its most distant fiber.
Lew Wallace
One of the shocks of a 50th birthday is realizing the fundamental fact that your youth is irrevocably over.
Marianne Williamson
To me, science fiction is about the sense of mystery, the sense of awe. Not ‘shock and awe’, just ‘awe.’
J. Michael Straczynski
In the White House, Obama was driven around in an armored Cadillac limo nicknamed ‘The Beast.’ In ‘Hope Never Dies,’ he blows his book deal advance on ‘The Little Beast,’ a black Cadillac Escalade upgraded with military-grade armor and shocks so good ‘you can drive over a land mine and not spill your tea.’
Andrew Shaffer
Artists are meant to be madmen, to disturb and shock us.
Anne Rice
I was able to get a few words out that Scott Peterson was the Scott Peterson that had a missing, pregnant wife and … I just shook. They said I was there probably like an hour and it just seemed like a moment … I couldn’t stop shaking. So I was, I guess, in shock.
Scott Peterson
I didn’t want to be a shock absorber; I wanted to deliver the shock.
Bob Brown
What shocks me is people who have no expertise championing a view that runs counter to the mainstream scientific consensus.
Simon Singh
There are definitely some nights where the show is over, and you’re on the bus or a hotel room, and it’s sort of a shock to go from being in the atmosphere of a club or a theater and be at your own show to being by yourself in a hotel room.
Jason Isbell
I’ve never thought of myself as an actor, so somebody recognizing me for that would be a real shock.
Lena Dunham
I played soccer. I was really known as an athlete. It was a shock to people that I was doing music. They thought it was really odd.
Mat Kearney
It might be a shock to see me, but that’s no reason for people to act crazy, and it doesn’t give them license to chase me down the street.
I felt desperately sad, because it’s a real shock in the 21st century, where we’re fortunate to live in amazing country like the U.K., that there are areas where young women feel so desperate about what their future should be.
Lesley Sharp
During my days of deepest grief, in all of my shock, sorrow and struggle, I sat at the feet of God. I literally spent hours each day reading God’s word, meditating on scripture and praying. I intentionally spent a significant amount of time being still before God.
Rick Warren
To Trin Tragula’s horror, the shock completely annihilated her brain; but to his satisfaction he realized that he had proved conclusively that if life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.
Douglas Adams
That’s also why comedy and horror are my two favorite genres of film to write, because you get these outbursts of emotion from people, laughter and shock, and it’s really thrilling, and I like to be thrilled.
Diablo Cody
Defy the pundits again and reach for a high voter turnout that’ll shock the establishment.
Bernie Sanders
It was a shock to my system leaving ‘The West Wing’ and going to ‘Psych.’ I remember being like, ‘What are you doing?’ when James Roday first started improvising. Steve and the writing staff write it that way. They leave gaps.
Dule Hill
You see. No shock. No engulfment. No tearing assunder. What you feared would come like an explosion is like a whisper. What you thought was the end is the beginning.
Rod Serling
You almost believe that you will never come to the end of a roll of tape; and when you do, there is a feeling, nearly, though very briefly, of shock and grief.
Nicholson Baker
I think God just died of old age. And, when I realized that he wasn’t any more, it didn’t shock me. It seemed natural and right!
Frances Farmer
I hate this image of me as a prim Edwardian. I want to shock everyone.
Helena Bonham Carter
Rhyme to kill, rhyme to murder, rhyme to stomp,
Rhyme to ill, rhyme to romp,
Rhyme to smack, rhyme to shock, rhyme to roll,
Rhyme to destroy anything, toy boy.
On the microphone:
I’m Poppa Large, big shot on the East Coast.
Kool Keith
But ‘midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men, To hear, to see, to feel, and to possess, And roam along, the world’s tired denizen, With none who bless us, none whom we can bless.
Lord Byron
Invite characters of surprising and moral character, or at least those who grapple with what is right or those who make decisions that shock.
David Bergen
In World War One, they called it shell shock. Second time around, they called it battle fatigue. After ‘Nam, it was post-traumatic stress disorder.
Jan Karon
It’s certainly not a shock to find that the industry has no imagination. I think people don’t know what it is I do. Because half the time you’re talking to people who are in their 20s, and I’ve been doing this for over 25 years.
Nathan Lane
Come the three corners of the world in arms, and we shall shock them.
William Shakespeare
I don’t really think it comes as a shock to every writer if somebody in their family is mad at them. Yes, it’s very upsetting. But it’s inherent in the process of trying to make sense of one’s life, which is what I think is perhaps at the bottom of writing at all.
Anne Roiphe
When I was 15 I went to live with my aunt and uncle instead of my mum, for money reasons. It was a huge shock to my system, suddenly living with six people rather than one. Hopefully it changed me for the better.
Miquita Oliver
A dramatist is one who from his earliest years has found that sheer gazing at the shocks and counter-shocks among people is quite sufficiently engrossing without having to encase it in comment.
Thornton Wilder
If you take blue paint and yellow paint and you mix them, you get green paint. But if you take blue light and yellow light and mix them, you get white light. This is a shock to most people.
James Turrell
I moved to Liverpool in 2012, and they were really ambitious, bringing in top players. In 2013, we beat Arsenal – who seemed invincible – 4-0. It was the shock of the century.
Lucy Bronze
When that truth of alien intervention in our planet’s affairs and our ongoing contact with an alien culture is finally revealed, it won’t be frightening even though it will be a shock.
Philip J. Corso
But the fact that we had to devalue by 40% at once means that Malawians are feeling the shock, the impact of that huge devaluation and particularly rural people, the poor are the ones that are going to be most affected. That is why there is the austerity plan.
Joyce Banda
When I write I don’t aim to shock people, and I’m surprised when I do. But I don’t think that anything that occurs in life should be omitted from art, though the artist should present it in a fashion that is artistic and not ugly. I set out to tell the truth. And sometimes the truth is shocking.
Tennessee Williams
Burn to be great, Pay not thy praise to lofty things alone. The plains are everlasting as the hills, The bard cannot have two pursuits; aught else Comes on the mind with the like shock as though Two worlds had gone to war, and met in air.
Philip James Bailey
We used to go around tipping outhouses over, or turning over corn shocks on Halloween. Anything to be mean.
Loretta Lynn
I don’t think in terms of results at all. I think: what next insanity can I shock the world with?
Mel Brooks
Physically, you never get used to the cold. It’s cold! If it’s cold, it’s cold! And you go out there, and your body feels it, but I think mentally, living in it, it’s not such a shock to you.
Clay Matthews III
Any pride or haughtiness, is displeasing to us, merely because it shocks our own pride, and leads us by sympathy into comparison, which causes the disagreeable passion of humility.
David Hume
Scared ya, did I? Aw, that’s sweet. Don’t worry the shocks won’t kill me,” she whispered. “They only make me stronger. Anyway, it was worth it to give that cow a black eye, ya know?
Lauren Kate
Shock equals discovery, and if I narrated my past, you’d be pretty grossed out too, I bet – same as if you narrated yours. Aren’t we all composed of our past mistakes? Isn’t that part of emerging into an adult awareness of the world?
D. T. Max
I’m not looking to shock anyone.
Victoria Justice
I’m not trying to prove myself, and I’m not trying to shock anyone.
Jameela Jamil
You hear the word ‘cancer,’ and you think it is a death sentence. In fact, the shock is the biggest thing about a diagnosis of cancer.
Clare Balding
The Europeans must finally understand the incredible shock triggered by the attacks of September 11.
Brent Scowcroft
The culture is just so coarse that you have to take it to that level and people will be like, ‘Whoa!’ And then you can make people think about stuff. It’s kind of like shock therapy.
Matt Stone
My altered perception of reality while on psychedelic drugs came as a total shock to me.
Susan Schneider
I fail to see the issue that will shock the people of this great country of ours into some decisive action.
Graham Nash
I feel like I need to improve in every area. That might shock people, but I’m never satisfied with my game.
Zion Williamson
A great deal has been written about the forthrightness of the moderns shocking the Victorians, but there is no shock like the one which the forthrightness of the Victorians can give a modern.
Margery Allingham
If the hairs on my neck stand up while Im writing, I figure the reader will get the same kind of shock.
Andrew Pyper
The duty of a philosopher is clear. He must take every pain to ascertain the truth; and, having arrived at a conclusion, he should noise it abroad far and wide, utterly regardless of what opinions he shocks.
Henry Thomas Buckle
When I was younger, living in an all-black neighborhood the other kids thought I was better than them because of my light skin and straight hair. Then we moved to an all-white neighborhood and that was a culture shock … I’d been used to being around all black kids.
Halle Berry
If anyone should doubt whether the electrical matter passes through the substance of bodies, or only over along their surfaces, a shock from an electrified large glass jar, taken through his own body, will probably convince him.
Benjamin Franklin
America’s parenting customs can shock foreigners.
Pamela Druckerman
It feels kind of strange knowing that I rule the whole planet of Naboo and I’m only thirteen. At first, my face—because it was really white—was a bit of a shock. But when the whole costume was put together and the headdress was put on, I really felt proud, like a Queen.
Keisha Castle-Hughes
I suppose the shock of recognition is one of the nastiest shocks of all.
Donna Tartt
You cannot receive a shock unless you have an electric affinity for that which shocks you.
Henry David Thoreau
I don’t like the phrase shock value. Surprise is essential in comedy, and if people are shocked by what I consider merely surprising, then that’s their shock. But there is no joke without surprise.
George Carlin
It’s always a shock to the people who run studios when a movie that is for women is a hit. They have an infinite capacity to be shocked.
Nora Ephron
When you write, you are alone. It can be a bit of a shock later to discover that people have read what you’ve written!
Tara Westover
All of my life I’ve been met with shock and disbelief if I’ve ever come out with anything remotely smart, as if people are thinking, ‘how does this happy little Essex girl know anything?’
Stacey Solomon
An artist should know art history. Shock value only lasts so long.
Robert Longo
When I moved over to the States full time it was a culture shock. I had a great life over there, I really did, but I was always homesick. I always wanted to get home whenever I could.
Dario Franchitti
I’m one, too,” he said. “What?” He spit a wad of blood and mucus into the dirt. “A virgin.” What a shock. “What makes you think I’m a virgin?” I asked. “You wouldn’t have hit me if you weren’t.
Rick Yancey
Must have been quite the culture shock, going there.” “Yes it was.” Idris doesn’t say that the real culture shock has been in coming back.
Khaled Hosseini
The deceit and distortion surrounding the American invasion of Vietnam is by now so familiar that it has lost its power to shock.
Noam Chomsky
It doesn’t matter the amount of gore, the amount of shocks that you can have in a movie if the movie’s not entertaining, if the story’s not entertaining.
Fede Alvarez
I want to be able to still surprise myself, even shock myself, whether it be sexual content, whether it be about the theological content, whatever. I want to be able to knock myself sideways. Otherwise, what a waste of a life that would be.
Clive Barker
It is true fortitude to stand firm against
All shocks of fate, when cowards faint and die
In fear to suffer more calamity.
Philip Massinger
Something that came as a shock to me is that we do not have a constitutional right to vote. And that’s not just a fun little historical factoid. It actually has huge ramifications. It’s the reason our system is so decentralized – in other words, chaotic.
Mo Rocca
I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious views of anyone.
Charles Darwin
We must recognize that Small Island Developing States are particularly vulnerable to climate change, natural disasters, and external shocks.
Miroslav Lajcak
Ryan Stout, a straight-arrow-looking kind of guy, shocks the crowd into laughter with his inventive interplay between innocence and a jarringly twisted point of view. He goes from loony to weirdly logical. With him, it’s more than clever writing; his comedy is based on clear and clever thinking.
Ben Fong-Torres
I can’t wait to shock the doubters and prove I’m better and stronger than I was before.
Derrick Rose
…and the renewed shock had nearly made him spill his drink. He drained it quickly before anything serious happened to it. He then had another quick one to follow the first one down and check that it was all right.
Douglas Adams
I’m still suffering from shock from the last war. I was almost drafted! Luckily I was wounded while taking the physical. When I reached the psychiatrist, I said, Give me a gun, I’ll wipe out the whole German Army in five minutes. He said, You’re crazy! I said, Write it down!
Jackie Mason
America is the most violent democracy in the world. It’s something that’s met with great shock, horror, and mystery when I travel to other countries. They ask, Why are there so many shootings in America? Why does everyone own a gun?
Patricia Cornwell
It’s one of the functions of the theater to shock and titillate and appall, apart from entertain and delight.
Jacki Weaver
I don’t really go into shock around celebrity.
Chad VanGaalen
When you’re doing Sebring in the back straight at 185 or 187, and the car’s moving, you gotta know what to do with it, how to read it. Just the science of understanding shocks – forget spring rates – is mind-boggling.
Craig T. Nelson
I’m a little worried about Edward… Can vampires go into shock? Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 7, p.129
Stephenie Meyer
The Bank of England’s Carney is worried the shock of Britain’s vote to leave the E.U. could cause households and businesses to temporarily halt spending, which could stop the economy and even spur a recession.
Kelly Evans
I love America, and I love American women. But there is one thing that deeply shocks me – American closets. I cannot believe one can dress well when you have so much.
Andree Putman
Humor is the shock absorber of life; it helps us take the blows.
Peggy Noonan
It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian.
James Baldwin
There’s so many funny things to say about being with Charlotte. I’ve worked on a few bits about it – not to be indiscreet but because the shock of culture and values is so interesting.
Gad Elmaleh
I like stories that grow, that have unpredictable layers. As opposed to Hollywood movies that start out with a lot of shock and noise and peter out into an unconvincing cliche.
Peter Falk
Nothing can shock a brave man but dullness.
Henry David Thoreau
Shock is still fun. I won’t ever shut the door on it.
Nicolas Cage
Growing up in Bombay made me immune to culture shock, in a way. So, culture shock is not part of my DNA.
Freida Pinto
Outrage, combining as it does shock, anger, reproach, and helplessness, is perhaps the most unmanageable, the most demoralizing of all the emotions.
Margery Allingham
I was like, “Oh my god, I hope you’re secretly grossed out about everything that [Donald] Trump has been doing.” But why is it such a shock to anybody? He’s said so many things that show who he is and how ignorant he is from the beginning.
Kathleen Hanna
I had been in the technology business for so long, I had seen the PC-bubble come and burst, I had seen the local area and wide area networking-bubble come and burst, it was no shock that the internet-bubble was going to burst.
Mark Cuban
Oh, my goodness, when you’re a mother and you just give birth to a child with spina bifida and – or Down’s Syndrome or cerebral palsy, there’s a bit of a shock you’re going to have to go through, a bit of an adjustment curve.
Joni Eareckson Tada
It takes a lot to shock me.
Jonny Lee Miller
When one of my Japanese teacups is broken, I imagine that the real cause was not the careless hand of a maid but the anxieties of the figures inhabiting the curves of that porcelain. Their grim decision to commit suicide doesn’t shock me: they used the maid as one of us might use a gun.
Fernando Pessoa
The shock of unemployment becomes a pathology in its own right.
Robert Farrar Capon
My dad had been in the second world war, had electric shock treatment, suffered from anxiety and was abusive to my mum. I kept a lid on my feelings at school but, when I was 18, dropped out of everything and couldn’t even be bothered to get out of bed.
Roland Orzabal
September the 11th was a huge shock in the United States. It was the first time you had been hit at home in your own territory by terrorist on this scale.
John Major
Fame is always a shock to the system; there’s no school to go to, there are no books to read, and when it hits you, it’s a surprise. You could be working for 10, 20 years and when it finally hits you, you get knocked down.
Barry Manilow
Going there [Japan] in the early 80s was quite a culture shock. I think the bombardment of Shinjuku and all that would have filtered through, which certainly informed things we later filmed.
Stephen Mallinder
It’s so difficult to shock America these days.
Judd Apatow
I hated Shallow Grave, that movie made me angry. And I hated Happiness. I generally hate movies that use extreme violence or gratuitous shock value in place of having a heart. For example: movies that combine extremely sadistic violence with humor I find offensive.
Jesse Michaels
Everything that’s rock n roll is ever meant to be is happening now. I need to get over the shock that that thing is actually happening and that thousands of millions of people around the world are watching.
Bob Geldof
All I can do is do my part and keep trying to open up eyes with what I did on the football field, what I did in my career. Just go out there and try to compete and shock a couple more people.
Aaron Donald
One morning I woke up and was plunged into psychological shock. I had forgotten I was free.
Jack Henry Abbott
I don’t cry at books or movies. Ever. So imagine my shock and awe when I read ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ for the second time, and I knew the ending, and I started to cry.
Maggie Stiefvater
One does not devote one’s life in art to shock an audience.
Richard Foreman
Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
Henri Frederic Amiel
When something actually shocks me, that’s when you know it’s a great topic.
Adam Conover
The reaction to death is sometimes as violent as death itself. Shock throws a cautious coolness over your senses, but your stomach still has knots, your skin stings as if the Reaper is glaring at you as well.
Tim Lebbon
When reason and unreason come into contact, an electrical shock occurs. This is called polemics.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
It’s all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
George Bernard Shaw
After we were hit on September 11, 2001, we were in a state of national shock. Less than six weeks later, on October 26 2001, the U.S.A. Patriot Act was passed by a Congress that had little chance to debate it; many said that they scarcely had time to read it.
Naomi Wolf
It’s a culture shock to go from obscurity to notoriety in a flash. Its more to it than talent and money; its pressure, stress, enemies, critics; you have to develop relationships and a team. There are all of these things that go along with taking a leap and following your dreams.
T. D. Jakes
In a world of global trade and integrated capital markets, it is natural for economic and financial shocks and policy actions to be transmitted across borders.
Jerome Powell
You’re far more likely to see a naked woman than a naked man. It’s only [seen as] rude because the rest of television is rather tame – it doesn’t actually talk about sex and our bodies and how we feel about them. I’m not out to shock.
Russell T Davies
I approach horror music differently than anything else. The very first time I watch an episode, I want to be playing an instrument to it so I can get that shock into the show.
Brian Reitzell
It has seemed, at times, like American carmakers think car buyers are so blindly loyal that they will keep coming back – despite the sticker shock – for crummy cars that guzzle gas, fall apart too soon, and cost too much to repair.
Campbell Brown
When I got the call of being drafted by the Devils, I was in shock more than anything. I didn’t have a clue where New Jersey was, but it was just nice to be taken in the first round and nice to know where my future would be, which organization I was going to be a part of.
Martin Brodeur
I think I have the same hair as him. If a movie comes about, I have to be Static Shock.
Moving to Fleetwood was a shock to the system at first. I’d never been at a full-time club.
Jamie Vardy
People don’t get angry at you for shock value. People get angry at you when you affect something that is at their core, whether it be guns or religion or whatever. Their belief system.
Jim Jefferies
I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen. The first of these came as a terrible shock and, like anything that changes you forever, split my life into halves: Before and After.
Ransom Riggs
In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
Warren Buffett
Civilized society is one huge bourgeoisie: no nobleman dares now shock his greengrocer.
George Bernard Shaw
There once was a man name Barack,
Whose re-election came as a shock.
He raised the taxes I pay,
And then turned marriage gay.
And now he’s coming after your glock.
Stephen Colbert
When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock, growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only white man in this unit full of black men.
Bruce Beresford
When I was eight, my piano teacher played seven or eight notes, and I sang them. She stopped and looked at me in shock! That was the first time I’d gotten that reaction. I’d had looks of horror, but never shock in a positive way.
Chris Cornell
Every author dreams of the kind of attention that ‘Beautiful Children’ has received in the press. Obviously, it’s a shock whenever it happens. So yeah, I’m as surprised as everybody else.
Charles Bock
It’s no longer possible to find something which will shock other people, because everything has already been done.
Krzysztof Penderecki
What prompted me to make these pictures [of bomb-cratered roads] was the impression that the ground was ripped by the shock, that it was swallowing itself.
Sophie Ristelhueber
In 2002, my daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of colon cancer. And it was such a shock, a surprise to us.
Iyanla Vanzant
When you’re about to get married, and then you’re not, it’s all a big shock. You think, ‘Well, okay, so I’m never going to lead a totally conventional life now.’
Rosamund Pike
Just where do you think you are going, Arya?’ the septa demanded. Arya glared at her. ‘I have to go shoe a horse,’ she said sweetly taking a brief satisfaction in the shock on the septa’s face.
George R. R. Martin
This is what holidays, travels, vacations are about. It is not really rest or even leisure we chase. We strain to renew our capacity for wonder to shock ourselves into astonishment once again.
Shana Alexander
There’s a familiarity that sometimes shocks and annoys the hell out of me. People want a relationship with you that they haven’t earned.
Alan Arkin
We need a resilient, well-capitalized, well-regulated financial system that is strong enough to withstand even severe shocks and support economic growth by lending through the economic cycle.
Jerome Powell
You can’t have bad things happening to characters simply for shock value; you need to provide context.
Chloe Benjamin
I ask myself: Would I have been any worse off if I had stayed home or lived on a farm instead of shock treatments and medication?
Gene Tierney
In our gliding experiments we had had a number of experiences in which we had landed upon one wing, but the crushing of the wing had absorbed the shock, so that we were not uneasy about the motor in case of a landing of that kind.
Orville Wright
Getting into a sleep routine before the first week of school will aid in easing the shock of waking up early.
Chuck Norris
It’s good to shock. It’s not good to always be careful. It’s good to disturb a little.
Ellen von Unwerth
War triggers unforeseeable military dynamics and sets off massive political shocks, creating new problems as well as new opportunities.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
The biggest shock of your life is when you first make a record and go to a show and then people start singing the words. Because it occurs to you that they’ve listened to it!
Nigel Godrich
Sometimes I get so immersed in my own company, if I unexpectedly run into someone I know, it’s a bit of a shock and takes me a while to adjust.
Kazuo Ishiguro
Far from being a drag on growth, making our energy sources more sustainable, our energy consumption more efficient, and our economy more resilient to energy price shocks – those things are a vital part of the growth and wealth that we need
David Cameron
I’m aware that many of my friends will be saddened and shocked, or shock-saddened, over some of the chapters in ‘The Catcher In the Rye.’ Some of my best friends are children. In fact, all my best friends are children. It’s almost unbearable for me to realize that my book will be kept on a shelf out of their reach.
J. D. Salinger
You experience other cultures to give you a kind of shock that makes you look at your own culture. You appreciate it more as a result of being out of it, but you also realise there are some things lacking in your culture.
Mem Fox
For now, feeling as though my own brain were unhinged or as if the shock had come which must end in its undoing, I turn to my diary for repose. The habit of entering accurately must help sooth me.
Bram Stoker
They didn’t tell me what type of cancer I had. They didn’t tell me what stage I was in. They just told me, ‘Mr Gomez, you have cancer.’ My life flashed before my eyes. I thought about my kids, I thought about my wife. Nothing prepares you for the shock of someone telling you you have that horrible disease.
When I was first named as Deputy Prime Minister, there was a feeling of shock that I should be chosen because I was labeled as being an ultra and very anti-Chinese.
Mahathir Mohamad
I’m honestly very shy and quiet and to myself. Not that too much shocks me anymore.
The thing that really struck me when I went to junior high was class. I grew up on a pretty poor street, but the school district I was in included some fine neighborhoods – so I got to know a couple of the kids from those places and went to their houses and experienced such culture shock.
Lynda Barry
As I was writing ‘The Shock Doctrine’, I was covering the Iraq War and profiteering from the war, and I started to see these patterns repeat in the aftermath of natural disasters, like the Asian tsunami and then Hurricane Katrina.
Naomi Klein
I was in Key West, Florida, and I ate some key lime pie and the base of the pie had nuts in it. I’m allergic to nuts and I went into anaphylactic shock, which is life threatening, and ended up in hospital.
Jo Frost
Today’s shocks are tomorrow’s conventions.
Carolyn Heilbrun
Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend-even a friend whose name it never knew.
George W. Bush
The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South.
Omar Bongo
I love travelling, but I have to admit I didn’t initially take to Agra in India. As soon as you arrive, someone wants to show you around, take your bags or sell you something – and it’s just a bit of a culture shock. You just have to make the necessary mental adjustment to the setting.
Dexter Fletcher
He took a moment to get over the shock, and to remind himself that this had surely been difficult for her and she was probably bracing herself for a rejection. At least he hoped she was. If she wasn’t, she needed to do that straight away, because it was coming. God damn right it was coming.
Julianne MacLean
The thing that shocks people… is that I mean what I say. I don’t use hyperbole.
Newt Gingrich
One of the things I learned from my father, and it did not serve me well at all, was that he was a successful writer, he earned a living. And it was a shock for me to find out that it was actually hard to make a living as a writer.
Michael Tolkin
The worst part about celebrating another birthday is the shock that you’re only as well as you are.
Anne Lamott
Once artists are expected to shock, it’s that much harder for them to do so.
Jerry Saltz
The people are different in L.A. There was a time when I lived in New York and that was a bit of a shock, because everybody in New York was so honest, instead of so polite and backstabbing. But you learn to love the backstabbing politeness in L.A.
Scott Clifton
I watch a lot of news, and I watch musical shows because I think the music of the young people is really their news reports. They let you know how their country is going through their eyes, and about their experiences in the everyday shock of growing up.
Sylvester Stallone
Sometimes I see something so moving I know I’m not supposed to linger. See it and leave. If you stay too long, you wear out the wordless shock. Love it and trust it and leave.
Don DeLillo
No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.
Billy Graham
I’m not against shock and horror. In fact, I really belive in facing the dark realities of our time as the first step in coming out of denial. So we have to look into the darkness.
Chris Jordan
Viewers are used to seeing us at our sternest and most serious on ‘The Chase,’ so it might be a bit of a shock when we let our hair down.
Jenny Ryan
Do not expect pictures to say the expected; some of the best will have surprises for you, which will, at first, shock you.
Robert Henri
A consumer is not a moron. She’s your wife. Don’t insult her intelligence, and don’t shock her.
David Ogilvy
It is necessary to recover the primeval force of the shock taking place at the moment when opposite a man (the viewer) there stood for the first time a man (the actor) deceptively similar to us, yet at the same time infinitely foreign, beyond an impassable barrier.
Tadeusz Kantor
I don’t think it’s going to come as a shock to anyone, but Garrett and I have decided to end our engagement. Garrett and I came to this decision after many conversations. It wasn’t just something we just arrived at one night. It wasn’t based solely off of one Instagram post or somebody else’s opinions or comments.
Becca Kufrin
We want an economy that grows health and wellbeing, not debt and carbon emissions. An economy that prepares and protects us from shocks to come, rather than making them worse. An economy that shares resources to meet all our needs, regardless of background. An economy that lets us live.
Gail Bradbrook
My life was very tenuous last year. My daughter’s death, in March in 2007, was unexpected. It was a shock. I didn’t know if I’d survive it.
Phoebe Snow
I’m predicting that we’ll finally have a computer will search my e-mail automatically and delete every message that begins with ‘thought you’d be interested,’ and then give an electrical shock to the sender to remind him or her to stop send that kind of message.
Scott Adams
I gave birth aged 45, which was a bit of a shock.
Cornelia Parker
Pop shouldn’t be a comfortable slipper. It should shock and surprise you and confront your expectations.
Steven Wilson
Talking to animals’ isn’t a matter of words used, it is a matter of your thoughts, your expression, and above all the tone of your voice. A harsh voice from me can make my cows jump in terror. I shouted at old Queenie once and she got such a shock that she fell down just as if she’d been shot.
Barbara Woodhouse
Nothing shocks our moral feelings so deeply as cruelty does. We can forgive every other crime, but not cruelty. The reason for this is that it is the very opposite of compassion.
Arthur Schopenhauer
That’s all I want – to shock the world. The only way to do it is to do something hard.
Ryan Garcia
With my classical training and coming from a metal band, producers didn’t know what to expect. I like to shock people, though.
Tarja Turunen
Certain subjects may no longer be taboo in cinema. But there are ways to treat them that still create shock.
Park Chan-wook
I’m an old sinner. Nothing shocks me.
Charlie Chaplin
Through Nic’s drug addiction, I have learned that parents can bear almost anything….I shock myself with my ability to rationalize and tolerate things once unthinkable. The rationalizations escalate….It’s only marijuana. He gets high only on weekends. At least he’s not using hard drugs.
David Sheff
Sept. 11 was a shock to the whole world.
Tzipi Livni
The People’s Liberation Army should play the role of shock troops, overcoming fatigue and sharpening vigilance to make new contributions.
Jiang Zemin
We did a black ‘Julius Caesar’ in which the predominant accent was Caribbean. This offends many people, you know. I also had a Chinese Marc Anthony. I also managed – this caused a great shock – I also got some white guys in it as well!
Roger Rees
After we were hit on September 11 2001, we were in a state of national shock. Less than six weeks later, on October 26 2001, the USA Patriot Act was passed by a Congress that had little chance to debate it; many said that they scarcely had time to read it.
Naomi Wolf
I’m starting to get older, and began to think about mortality a little more. My mother died in 2003 and that was a big shock. When your parents start to die off, that’s going to be a revelation. So for me, this album – although it might sound quite cheery – is really talking about death.
Donald Fagen
I always used to deny this, but I guess what I’m really saying is that I was writing to shock… And I dug deep and dredged up all kinds of vile things which fascinated me at the time.
Ian Mcewan
All still when summer is over stand shocks in the field, nothing left to whisper, not even good-bye, to the wind. After summer was over we knew winter would come: we knew silence would wait, tall, patient calm.
William Stafford
I believe movies are showing us what we already know with aliens especially, so when we do get to meet them it’s not a big shock.
Scarlett Moffatt
I think in the old days, films really went for the shock, with the blood and guts, but movies are getting better. The writing and directing have improved a lot, because the audience demands it.
Claudia Christian
Our shock that reality is other than expected is weirdly tenacious
Declan Donnellan
I was a huge horror fan, especially in my teenage years. Back then, there were a lot of Italian horror movies – some zombie, some just really strange movies that made no sense. I was really into shock and gore.
Chuck Hogan
I can give you the cause of anaphylactic shock in a nutshell.
Gary Delaney
The lessons of science should be experimental also. The sight of a planet through a telescope is worth all the course on astronomy; the shock of the electric spark in the elbow outvalues all theories; the taste of the nitrous oxide, the firing of an artificial volcano, are better than volumes of chemistry.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I played the Shins, I changed someone’s life. When I play Belle and Sebastian in a pivotal scene in my next movie…well, let’s just say I made sure I that I can’t be held legally responsible for all the deaths people will suffer out of shock upon hearing them. They’re a terrific band.
Zach Braff
I spend most of my life in sports kit, so it usually shocks people when they see me in casual clothing – let alone dressed up with make-up on. I’ve walked past people from my own family who don’t recognise me.
Johanna Konta
Just as a stream flows smoothly on as long as it encounters no obstruction, so the nature of man and animal is such that we never really notice or become conscious of what is agreeable to our will; if we are to notice something, our will has to have been thwarted, has to have experienced a shock of some kind.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Anybody who instantly goes from being a poet and a graduate student to being a public figure has to be in a state of shock. First people want to praise you, and then they want to attack you. No one can prepare you for it.
Erica Jong
Oh, my goodness, when you’re a mother and you just give birth to a child with spina bifida and — or Down’s Syndrome or cerebral palsy, there’s a bit of a shock you’re going to have to go through, a bit of an adjustment curve.
Joni Eareckson Tada
Safe from the Neighbors is a novel of unusual richness and depth, one that’s as wise about the small shocks within a marriage as it is about the troubled history of Mississippi. Steve Yarbrough is a formidably talented novelist, shuttling between the past and present with a grace that feels effortless.
Tom Perrotta
With 3D, all you’re doing is trying to shock the audience; there’s no value to the storytelling.
Nick Nolte
There is clear empirical evidence that the response of EME financial markets to different shocks, including changes in U.S. interest rates, depends importantly on the state of economic fundamentals in the EMEs themselves.
Jerome Powell
Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.
Lord Chesterfield
When you are ‘bad’ in the art world they are very very scared! They want to control you… and they can’t! Individuality and uniqueness are threats to the status quo. It is an artist’s job to be an ‘outlaw.
Laurence Gartel
Disney features, especially the early ones, were horror movies with cute critters: Greek tragedies with a hummable chorus. Forcing children to confront the loss of home, parent, friends and fondest pets, these films imposed shock therapy on four-year-olds.
Richard Corliss
bizarreness masqueraded as creativity.
Edward Gibbon
If you are in the job for glamour, you’re in for the shock of your life. The media is a huge shark pool.
Trisha Goddard
The notion that the natural world obeys its own rules and doesn’t give a damn about your expectations comes as a massive shock. But the natural world is not so malleable. On the contrary, it will demand that you adapt to it – and if you don’t, you die.
Michael Crichton
There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us.
F. H. Bradley
Responding to terrorism inevitably implies military consequences. This may shock some people, but these groups must also be dealt with on a military footing. I won’t use the word ‘combat’ to avoid being painted as a crusader.
Paolo Gentiloni
I remember all too well the premiere of Ecstasy when I watched my bare bottom bounce across the screen and my mother and father sat there in shock.
Hedy Lamarr
Take too much pleasure in good things, you’ll feel The shock of adverse fortune makes you reel.
Moving from Dubai to the Congo was one of the best things that happened to me, it’s a shock to be confronted by the contrast in wealth and culture, and it’s hard, but I loved it and it influenced me a lot.
When I was three, my dad thought it would be hilarious to teach me swear words, then have me say them to his friends. They would laugh and laugh. I realize now the laugh was pure shock value, but it felt really good, and I’ve been chasing it ever since.
Sarah Silverman
Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings – as some savage tribes determine the power of muskets by their recoil; that being considered best which fairly prostrates the purchaser.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry,” said Charlotte, who appeared to have recovered from her shock, “if you set yourself on fire deliberately, I will institute divorce proceedings. Now sit down and eat your supper. And say hello to our guest.
Cassandra Clare
I was brought up to believe that human beings are good, which is why it shocks me to the core when I see human beings behaving badly.
Benazir Bhutto
It might shock you, but I haven’t been to that many fashion shows, and I’d never done a commissioned piece for a fashion house.
Mike D
The human heart is not yet so corroded that it can read off the extinction of these two men without a shock to the very roots of its belief in justice and humanity.
Katherine Anne Porter
Let all who build beware The load, the shock, the pressure Material can bear. So, when the buckled girder Lets down the grinding span, The blame of loss, or murder, Is laid upon the man. Not on the Stuff – the Man!
Rudyard Kipling
During World War I the Canadians were the shock troops. In many historical cases, Canadians have been very proficient at killing, and doing what we have to in order to survive. But no one wants to acknowledge that fact.
Joseph Boyden
I did an imitation of him to make the crew laugh. To my shock, there was Cary Grant behind me. He got very angry. I was sent all the way from RKO to David Selznick’s office and was told not to do it anymore. I thought to myself, ‘I must have been pretty good to make him that angry.’
Shirley Temple
The city was bigger than its buildings, bigger than its inhabitants too. It had its own nuances. It accepted whatever came its way, the crime and the violence and the little shocks of good that crawled out from underneath the everyday.
Colum McCann
People have made sure of that, that you can’t shock anybody anymore. It’s not just because of movies and TV. It’s because of what’s happening in the world.
Billy Bob Thornton
I’m always working on something new and while I’m working, I’m absorbed with my characters, their conflicts,my language and settings. I’m in another place and it is a shock to come out and consider my previous works.
Sefi Atta
Places like India can give you a real culture shock because of the poverty you see, and it brings you up sharply.
Terry Wogan
Nobody sets out to offend or shock for the sake of shocking. You set out to get laughs.
Seth MacFarlane
The snow has quietness in it; no songs, no smells, no shouts or traffic. When I speak my own voice shocks me.
Anne Sexton
Hopefully it doesn’t come as too much of a shock that artists we love watching or listening to for an hour or two aren’t always people with whom we otherwise would want to spend 20 minutes.
Steve Erickson
I am out to introduce a psychic shock into my painting, one that is always motivated by pictorial reasoning: that is to say, a fourth dimension.
Marc Chagall
“Rock Candy” was my first record. I had never been in a studio, so I was in shock and I had no idea if it was great or if it stunk. I was just putting in my heart and soul, and closing my eyes and keeping my fingers crossed. I gave it everything.
Sammy Hagar
You do a clean show and it’s over and the audience have enjoyed themselves and you’ve enjoyed yourself, and you haven’t had to resort to shock.
Bob Newhart
I’m a big horror fan, but I don’t enjoy a lot of gore and watching somebody cut their leg off for five hours. I like the older movies where it draws you into the suspense, that sort of shock and awe.
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
Everything wrong with America led to the point where the country built that tower of Babel, which consequently had to be destroyed. And then came the next shock. We had to realize that the people that did this were brilliant. It showed that the ego we could hold up until September 10 was inadequate.
Norman Mailer
We live in a culture where the one who shouts the loudest gets the most attention. It’s not in the vulgar, it’s not in the shock that one finds art. And it’s not the excessively beautiful. It’s in between; it’s in nuance.
Duane Michals
It will be a shock to men when they realize that thoughts that were fast enough for today are not fast enough for tomorrow. But thinking tomorrow’s thoughts today is one kind of future life.
Christopher Morley
Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy.
George F. Kennan
There’s one way to shut Donald Trump down, and that is don’t give him the oxygen. And the oxygen comes from the clicks, the ‘likes,’ the shock, discussions.
Omarosa Manigault Newman
When I got on stage, I felt this bolt of electricity hit me, and it was this shock of, ‘This is exactly what I’m supposed to do with my life.’
Rachel Platten
I want to act, if I can, as a bridge for people who read ‘Shock Doctrine’ or ‘No Logo’. People who are sitting out for whatever reasons.
Naomi Klein
I don’t just want to upset people and shock people by saying something really outrageous.
Chris Lilley
What’s great about well-written material is, if you can shock with justifiable actions, that’s the best.
Bryan Cranston
I do say things that I think will shock people. But I don’t do things to shock people. I’m not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don’t know how long I’m going to be on this planet. So while I’m here, I might as well make the most of it.
And then she moved from shock to grief the way she might enter another room.
Anita Shreve
Catholicism has the clerical equivalent to a nut allergy – even a small exposure to change, and the whole thing will go into anaphylactic shock.
Marcus Brigstocke
When I left school at 16, I became an apprentice television and radio technician, and was paid ВЈ17 a week, which was decent money in 1976. But the job turned sour when I gave myself an electric shock while repairing a television set.
Irvine Welsh
I even had breasts that had mechanisms that could make them droop. It was a shock in the beginning. Talk about special effects!
Michelle Pfeiffer
Well, it’s nice being top banana in the shock department.
Audrey Hepburn
When our bodies are violated by this horrible disease of cancer, we’re in total shock because it’s so unexpected.
David H. Koch
Going to Cambridge was a bit of a culture shock, I was a working class lass from Batley who hadn’t been anywhere apart from the odd holiday on the Costa Del Sol.
Jo Cox
The first movie I can remember seeing in the theater was ‘Return of the Jedi.’ I can remember seeing Darth Vader’s helmet come off. The shock of that moment.
Oscar Isaac
I like to create a shock moment. I take what not everybody wants and really get people to believe that’s me.
Greg Vaughan
… we banked around until we found a rainbow in the dark. It was on this occasion that I discovered that Granuaile had never heard of Ronnie James Dio. My shock at this news was such that I almost completely missed the fact that we were traveling on Bifrost, the rainbow bridge to Asgard.
Kevin Hearne
When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it.
Lewis B. Smedes
It was great to be the rock comic, the shock comic. But after you’ve played Giants Stadium with Bon Jovi in front of 82,000 people, after you’ve done the ‘Wild Thing’ video with Jessica Hahn and every rock band from hell, you’re not gonna top that.
Sam Kinison
Shock waves to a tired brain, sends that hungry lady to my door again. She’s my shelter from the storm when I feel the rain, entertaining white powder.
Elton John
Sta come torre ferma, che non crolla
Giammai la cima per soffiar de’ venti.
Be steadfast as a tower that doth not bend its stately summit to the tempest’s shock.
Dante Alighieri
But while ignorance can make you insensitive, familiarity can also numb. Entering the second half-century of an information age, our cumulative knowledge has changed the level of what appalls, what stuns, what shocks.
Anna Quindlen
O, it sets my heart a clickin’ like the tickin’ of a clock, when the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.
James Whitcomb Riley
My kind [vampires] does not surprise easily,” he said. “You surprised me, this morning. I have thus used up my full quota of shock and consternation for some interval.” I stared at him. “You made a *joke*.” “I have heard this kind of thing may happen.
Robin McKinley
The rain is sharp today, as you shock me sane.
Tori Amos
This may shock you, but the most important person in your life is you. You are meant to be ‘full of yourself.
Alexandra Stoddard
It’s brilliant having loads of girls running after you. It’s also a shock when you realise just how much attention you’re getting. Eventually, you start to think, ‘I’d rather settle down and be normal.’
Joe Gilgun
I am looking for the human who admits his flaws Who shocks the adversary By being kinder not stronger What would that be like? We don’t even know
Naomi Shihab Nye
A bright light filled the plane. The first shock-wave hit us. We were eleven and a half miles slant range from the atomic explosion but the whole airplane cracked and crinkled from the blast… We turned back to look at Hiroshima. The city was hidden by that awful cloud… mushrooming, terrible and incredibly tall.
Paul Tibbets
Jared glared balefully at the old man, his eyes full of the shock and pain of the betrayed. I had only human comparisons for such a look. Caesar and Brutus, Jesus and Judas.
Stephenie Meyer
Having already used a Fox shock in my Moto Knee, the prosthetic leg I developed, I knew that I would take advantage of Fox’s superior suspension dynamics in the Versa Foot as well.
Mike Schultz
You were unsure which pain is worse — the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will.
Simon Van Booy
When a person you love moves by you with flat eyes that will not see you, it is a shock to believe it.
Susan Minot
Mathematics – this may surprise or shock some – is never deductive in creation.
Paul Halmos
There was one time they knocked me out and laid me in front of my mother’s door. And in order for my mother not to be shocked they readjusted my clothes and they saw that nothing was rumpled and I looked very comfortable next to the apartment door, so when my mother would open the door it wouldn’t be that much of a shock.
Jack Kirby
My divorce was like a death – a genuine death of commitment and love. After I got over the shock, I was like, tell me theres some way we can save this. We can save this, right?
Shania Twain
We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle, nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Winston Churchill
Enjoying fiction requires a shift in selfhood. You give up your own identity and try on the identities of other people, adopting their perspectives so as to share their experiences. This allows us to enjoy fictional events that would shock and sadden us in real life.
Paul Bloom
Trump’s trade and immigration policies will deliver an economic shock to states like Texas where trade produces a substantial share of the jobs, and which depend on high oil prices.
Joy Reid
Here Shock, the pride of all his kind, is laid, Who fawned like man, but ne’er like man betrayed.
John Gay
Finding out that I was gay when I was older was a shock and a disappointment.
Maurice Sendak
I went through college in the 1960s without having any idea that I was going to have to make a living. When I graduated in 1968 it was quite a shock to find out that there was a world out there and that it wasn’t going to support me.
Francine Prose
I want to do things that shock people. I think that persona attributes more to the roles that other people may consider me for, rather than the ones I consider for myself.
My gayness became quietly accepted and, shock of all shocks, life went on.
Lance Loud
I curated this show [Shanghai Biennale ], I was by no means trying to shock people or be controversial.
Ai Weiwei
I don’t think you ever really get used to it, do you? There’s always another little level of shock in it and of being starstruck at the people you meet. And that’s the beauty of it: you’re always fascinated, because it’s not a normal thing to do, is it, this acting game?
Barry Keoghan
It was a huge shock. I’ve never had hair that short in my life! I think the rest of the cast and crew were mourning my haircut more than I was! But after a while, I felt liberated, I learned to embrace it.
Camilla Belle
I do like to shock and surprise people. When it’s all in good fun, of course.
Ruth Warrick
When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder the year I turned 50, it was certainly a shock. But as a journalist, knowing a little bit about a lot of things, I didn’t suffer the misconception that depression was all in my head or a mark of poor character. I knew it was a disease, and, like all diseases, was treatable.
Jane Pauley
Being southern and doing bobsled was difficult from the standpoint that I had no idea how to handle the cold and how to dress in the cold, let alone warm up and compete in the cold – so it was a definite shock. I didn’t even own a coat when I first started bobsledding!
Elana Meyers
My grandmother died from Alzheimer’s, and it was a big shock. For the families left behind, it is not an easy closure. It’s not a gradual fading. The person is losing so much of their humanity as they’re dying. Losing your memories, you lose so much of who you are as a person.
Rosecrans Baldwin
Miss Marple believes in justice and has very high standards. There is nothing you could say or do that would shock her.
Joan Hickson
I write my books at moments of shock. I meet people in extremis and their stories are highly emotionally charged.
Svetlana Alexievich
Robot Wars is not a sport. Guys just play with remote controls. Now, if they were wired up and got an electrical shock each time their robot got hammered, then, yes, it would be a sport.
Paolo Di Canio
When I fell, some people were in such shock that they didn’t reach out. They were so mad at me, rather than having compassion for what happened. I lost a lot of friends.
Paula Broadwell
I think it’s really important for actors to add some shock value to whatever they do. I think the audience gets bored very easily, and it’s really important to keep experimenting.
Jacqueline Fernandez
Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.
In the history of the treatment of depression, there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile, hoses, attempts to shock the patient. All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient.
James Hillman
You don’t need shock value things to make a movie successful.
Haylie Duff
The first sentence of a book is a handshake, perhaps an embrace. Style and personality are irrelevant. They can be formal or casual. They can be tall or short or fat or thin. They can obey the rules or break them. But they need to contain a charge. A live current, which shocks and illuminates.
Jhumpa Lahiri
For a sailor used to travelling light and looking after himself, many aspects of life as a royal came as an unpleasant shock to Prince Philip.
Ingrid Seward
It was a bit of a shock playing against Millwall. I knew the reputation of English football was tough, but my first thoughts when we started were, ‘Wow, this is different to Denmark.’ They kicked a little more and made crazy tackles, but I wasn’t injured when I returned to Denmark, so I guess I did OK.
Christian Eriksen
I find anthropology is a marvellous discipline to shock me out of my own world into another world.
John Dominic Crossan
My dad died suddenly. He had a heart attack aged 52. When the hospital phoned to tell me, it felt like when you take your sunglasses off and the light changes. A visual thing happened, which must have been shock or adrenaline. It changed everything.
Roisin Conaty
I don’t try to be completely calculating in everything I say and do, but there’s no way I’m going to talk. There’s no reason to. And that’s why I’m such a boring interview, because I don’t go for the shock value, or smartass answers.
Chris O’Donnell
There were a couple of things in the intervention that made me know I needed help. One was a letter from my daughter saying that she was ashamed she had the same last name as I did, which will shock you a little bit.
Pat Summerall
I stared at the television in shock, watching as my private life was revealed to the world.
Donna Rice
If we leave the European Union, there will be an immediate economic shock that will hit financial markets. People will not know what the future looks like.
George Osborne
It’s actually come as quite a shock to learn just how many people don’t like me.
Phil Collins
If you send your work to the magazines, you may be in for a shock. You may get a rejection note. The worst kind. A printed form. And probably you will be shattered. Shattered.
R. O. Blechman
You need quite good shock absorbers and a sense of humour to be the Prime Minister’s child.
Carol Thatcher
Yes, it’s quite amazing how I continue to shock my mother even after all these years together
Eloisa James
Humor is based on surprise, and surprise is a milder way of saying shock. It’s surprise that makes the joke.
George Carlin
As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of heroes and murderers of the day. The dead now had that same unreality, which shocks without arousing pity.
Ernst Toller
So many killings of black men in my lifetime. The physical shock is astounding.
Alice Walker
I love to see lack of clarity in a performance as well as clarity, as well as trust, as well as the kinds of things that human beings go through. I love to see spontaneity and ‘inevitability.’ How it gets there is going to shock the hell out of me, but it will get there somehow.
Martin Landau
I was never a big networker, but I was a spin doctor, all those shock shows, that’s how I got my first backers. But fashion’s a scary industry to be in, especially if you’ve not grown up with it.
Alexander McQueen
When he kisses me, I cry. I explain it’s not because I wish he were someone else, it’s because it’s such a shock to the system to be desired after feeling so completely abandoned.
Emma Forrest
Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
Alvin Toffler
When my father died, my mother was still alive. And I think when your second parent dies, there is that shock: ‘Oh man, I’m an orphan.’ There’s also this relief: It’s done; it’s finished; it’s over.
Roz Chast
Future shock is the disorientation that affects an individual, a corporation, or a country when he or it is overwhelmed by change and the prospect of change … we are in collision with tomorrow.
Alvin Toffler
I’m not an economist, and I’m not a proponent of shock therapy.
Diane Kochilas
There’s a lot of stuff that happened to me when I was kinda young. Like when I was just 12, or 13 or so. It might really shock some people. It’s an interesting part of my life, I hope it’s in the book, I didn’t check whether they put it in or not.
Katie Price
True love survives all shocks: an affection originally produced by admiration for unusual beauty may not only survive the loss of that beauty, but may become more intense if the beauty has changed into ugliness through causes that bind the lovers together in tender associations.
Arthur Lynch
I think Naomi Klein was very astute with her book ‘Shock Doctrine.’ We make money on disaster.
Henry Rollins
What you end up with is outrageousness without the laugh – comedy as electro shock therapy.
Lenny Bruce
To the average professed Christian today, living so far below normal, New Testament Christianity would be a shock.
Vance Havner
Unless a picture shocks, it is nothing.
Marcel Duchamp
When people come and see Los Pacaminos the first time, the first couple of songs they’re in shock. But it’s pretty infectious and they’d have to be in a very bad mood to walk away and not like it.
Paul Young
There is, though, nothing that prepares us for the worst things in our life. There is nothing you can do to stop the shock, or buffer the pain.
James Frey
I think for a horror experience to be really scary, something has to be a bit of a shock and a surprise. It’s like something you’ve never experienced before.
Brian Reitzell
Turning 70 was a real shock. I thought, ‘I’m on the last lap now.’
Cilla Black
Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It’s inevitable.
Brian Eno
Had I known toxic shock was real, and had I seen someone that had either lost limbs or spoke about it publicly, I would have never used tampons.
Lauren Wasser
If my opponent wants to think of me as a dunker, it’s just gonna shock them more when I show them another part of my game.
Zion Williamson
Though liberals do a great deal of talking about hearing other points of view, it sometimes shocks them to learn that there are other points of view.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
I begin my pictures under the effect of a shock which I feel and which makes me escape from reality… I need a point of departure, even if it’s only a speck of dust or a flash of light.
Joan Miro
Oh no, Nick” Jaime said in tones of supremely unconvincing shock, “how could you? When my back was turned for one momement. And my food was so delicious.
Sarah Rees Brennan
As an individual becomes aware of subliminal phenomena, the shock may cause him some initial physical or emotional discomfort – possibly even concern over his sanity.
Wilson Bryan Key
The essence of the ludicrous consists in surprise,–in unexpected terms of feeling and explosions of thought,–often bringing dissimilar things together with a shock; as when some wit called Boyle, the celebrated philosopher, the father of chemistry and brother of the Earl of Cork.
Edwin Percy Whipple
I think the elements to shock the world is either the ability to wrestle and grind somebody out or the ability to knock someone out.
Tyron Woodley
Over the years, the U.S. economy has shown a remarkable ability to absorb shocks of all kinds, to recover, and to continue to grow.
Ben Bernanke
Light shows are sort of a meditative kind of experience, you know. It is not like a shock.
Jerry Garcia
Being ill like this combines shock – this time I will die – with a pain and agony that are unfamiliar, that wrench me out of myself.
Harold Brodkey
Between 1958 and 1963, I sold about 40 million records – to the shock of my mother and father because I was always playing Beethoven. But I bought my mother a mink stole. She was very happy, and she said, ‘I think this is better than Beethoven.’
Neil Sedaka
Children demand that their heroes should be freckle less, and easily believe them so: perhaps a first discovery to the contrary is less revolutionary shock to a passionate child than the threatened downfall of habitual beliefs which makes the world seem to totter for us in maturer life.
George Eliot
I’ve been on shows that go for shock value
Daphne Zuniga
People talk as if grief were just a feeling — as if it weren’t the continually renewed shock of setting out again and again on familiar roads and being brought up short by the grim frontier post that now blocks them.
C. S. Lewis
The shock of any trauma, I think changes your life. It’s more acute in the beginning and after a little time you settle back to what you were. However it leaves an indelible mark on your psyche.
Alex Lifeson
When movie people go over into television, it’s a little bit of a shock. It’s much faster-paced. Everything is really last-minute. You won’t know your schedule for the next episode until the last minute.
Charisma Carpenter
It’s definitely a shock to go from being 15 in high school to working. There’s no real cushion there. There’s no preparation at all. You learn by doing.
Emma Stone
Depending on the inflection, ah bon can express shock, disbelief, indifference, irritation, or joy – a remarkable achievment for two short words.
Peter Mayle
There’s very little that shocks me because I consider life a miracle so I guess what shocks me is that life exists. How the hell did we get here? What shocks me is that bacteria alter their genes and resist antibiotics and viruses resist vaccines.
Bernie Siegel
When I moved to Mumbai for college, it was bit of a culture shock.
Sobhita Dhulipala
Information is shock resistance. Arm yourself.
Naomi Klein
Animators can only draw from their own experiences of pain and shock and emotions.
Hayao Miyazaki
To see a lot of the smaller labels disappear or get gobbled up by the bigger labels, that’s a shame. It was a bit of a shock at first to see the demise of the record stores.
Phil Collins
Norman Bates heard the noise and a shock went through him.
Robert Bloch
I was reading the poems of Rochester. Rochester made himself out to be bisexual, but I think that was only to shock. Most of his poetry is sexual, even pornographic.
Thom Gunn
People are always a little disconcerted when you don’t recognize them, they are so important to themselves, it is a shock to discover of what small importance they are to others. [The human element]
W. Somerset Maugham
If youre a sugar addict like most people, you need to read Beyond Sugar Shock. This compassionate, comforting, uplifting book will change your life.
Kathy Smith
It shocks me when young kids still say, ‘I want to do a magazine,’
Scott Schuman
The natural tendency of the state is inflation. This statement will shock those accustomed to viewing the state as a committee of the whole nation ardently dispensing the general welfare, but I think it nonetheless true.
Murray Rothbard
Until I was about 13, somehow I managed to assume that everyone reacted to everything just about as I did. I took it for granted that everyone shared my passion for overcast skies. It came as quite a shock when I discovered that there were actually people who preferred sunshine.
Glenn Gould
But you can’t muscle through a five-hour run that way; you have to relax into it like easing your body into a hot bath, until it no longer resists the shock and begins to enjoy it.
Christopher McDougall
I like the sudden shock of non-sequitur color. Color, in fact, is my weakness.
Babe Paley
They say shock therapy is good for some things, but it didn’t do me any good. It was a pretty primitive treatment at the time – once they gave it to you, you couldn’t remember how long you’d been there. It knocked me back for a long time. I thought I’d never write again.
Don Everly
Science fiction is the sovereign prophylactic against future shock.
Alvin Toffler
‘Graceland’ getting canceled was definitely a shock and disappointing for all of us. One minute it’s this. The next minute it’s that.
Annie Ilonzeh
When my name started popping up I was quite irritated and a little bit in shock.
Michael Snow
It’s just my natural way – to be funny. I don’t know why that is. But as I’ve said, humor is a quick cover for shock, horror, confusion. The critics hate funny writers for the most part. They think funny is not serious, but I think that funny can be even more serious than nonfunny. And it can be more affecting, too.
T. C. Boyle
The shock of the way I mix patterns and fabrics can be disconcerting, but what I am trying to do is provoke new ideas about how pieces can be put together in different ways. I think this is a more modern way to wear clothes that in themselves are fairly classic.
Jean Paul Gaultier
And the faith that grows out of questioning is stronger than the faith born of blind acceptance. It can withstand the shocks of circumstance. Only he who questions the universe and questions it in utter honesty can grow in his comprehension of the truth.
James Dillet Freeman
Tis a little thing To give a cup of water; yet its draught of cool refreshment, drain’d by fever’d lips, May give a shock of pleasure to the frame More exquisite than when nectarean juice Renews the life of joy in happiest hours.
Thomas Noon Talfourd
Labels and classifications of any type are not law, nor are they written in stone. It’s up to us to be aware of this and confront it and break through it by doing things that shock and surprise people because they thought we could never achieve at that level.
Clemantine Wamariya
I had always loved John Ford’s pictures. And I came to love him, too, but I was frightened to death working for him. He used the shock treatment while directing me.
Ethel Waters
Nothing is more hackneyed than the liberal dogma that shock value confers automatic importance on an artwork.
Camille Paglia
All Nature’s wildness tells the same story: the shocks and outbursts of earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers, roaring, thundering waves and floods, the silent uprush of sap in plants, storms of every sort, each and all, are the orderly, beauty-making love-beats of Nature’s heart.
John Muir
My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling.
Elizabeth Gaskell
Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.
Alvin Toffler
A lot of people have been quite surprised with the stuff that I’m doing on my own, which shocks me because I’ve always known what I wanted to do. But people have only seen me with the Spice Girls, so I suppose it’s not that surprising.
Melanie Chisholm
Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
I was a super once – an extra – in ‘Die Fledermaus,’ and was seated within three feet of Placido Domingo. I had never heard a voice of that beauty so close up. It felt as if an electric shock were running through me.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer coincided with British imperial interests.
John Amery
I felt like jumping out a window when I heard Streisand was doing it. I’d played it four and a half years – I thought Dolly was mine. But after the initial shock wore off, I realized no great part is ever exclusively anybody’s.
Carol Channing
A student of James McNeill Whistler tells the great artist, ‘I tend to paint what I see.’ Whistler replies, ‘Ah! The shock will come when you see what you paint!
James Whistler
It’s not that I’m deliberately trying to shock people all the time. I’m just doing things that are obvious to me. It’s because the public doesn’t understand my way of thinking that they get surprised.
Takafumi Horie
We were all hit with sticker shock: $87 billion is a huge number.
Zach Wamp
Books can create a depth of story, a background of information and ideas, that televison and movies can’t. Sure, the television shows may shock, but only on a superficial level. They’d never risk market share to really explore the issues. They report, but don’t analyze or suggest any new ways for living our lives.
Chuck Palahniuk
It bothers me when people say ‘shock comic’ or ‘gross-out’ because that was only one type of comedy I did. There was prank comedy. Man-on-the-street-reaction comedy. Visually surreal comedy. But you do something shocking, and that becomes your label.
Tom Green
Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.
William Throsby Bridges
When you make a mistake, the ocean gives you an instant reminder. You get punished. If golf clubs could shock you every time you hit the ball wrong, we’d probably learn how to play golf pretty well.
Laird Hamilton
I drank from colored water fountains and from the white water fountain just to see what it was like when I was a kid. What shocks me is that these kids today don’t realize that this happened in many of our lifetimes.
Lee Daniels
Anything that you can shock somebody with. The only way to change something is to shock it. If you want your muscles to grow, you have to shock them. If you want society to change, you have to shock them.
Jaden Smith
I don’t take time off. If you’ve been out of a house for six months and then you come back in and you turn the light on, it might explode. It isn’t used to be used. I keep my energy going. It’s not a shock to the body when I start playing again. I don’t have to ‘get in shape.’
Jamal Crawford
It comes as a great shock…to discover that the flag to which you have pledged allegiance…has not pledged allegiance to you. It comes as a great shock to see Gary Cooper killing off the Indians, and although you are rooting for Gary Cooper, that the Indians are you.
James A. Baldwin
Future shock is a sickness which comes from too much change in too short a time. It’s the feeling that nothing is permanent anymore.
Orson Welles
It’s not Cam’s fault,” Bex told her. “We rigged her bed so that if she gets up, I get an electric shock.” “Liz designed it,” Macey said, and Bex shrugged “We told you we were taking precautions.” Of course. Because at Gallagher Academy, “precautions” usually equals “voluntary shock therapy”.
Ally Carter
Revival brings back a holy shock to apathy and carelessness.
Winkie Pratney
Nothing really shocks me anymore.
Nikki Glaser
The shock, for an intelligent writer, of discovering for the first time that there are people younger than himself who think him stupid is severe.
Cyril Connolly
When i’ve done camera test, after we’ve shot and I’ve seen the monitor with the glasses (wearing a Kimono) and looking by myself in 3D. Oh my god. Especially for a Samurai film. I’ve never seen that. It’s kind of a culture shock.
Hiroyuki Sanada
It was a culture shock at first, moving from Michigan to Mississippi. But it ended up being the best decision I ever made.
Devin Booker
For all the popularity of spiritual advisers in South Korea, it still shocks to see the leaders of huge public companies relying on fortune-tellers. A shaman may advise a struggling executive to move a building’s front entrance, tapping the widespread pungsu belief that your luck depends on the direction of your house.
Kim Young-ha
I guess I prefer the laughs. I couldn’t do a whole set of just shocks, but I like throwing a fastball inside every now and then to keep people on their toes.
Anthony Jeselnik
The shock I had, from moving from L.A. to New York, you know, whether you live in an apartment, whether you like to or not, it’s cramped, it’s crowded and it needs – guess what – a renovation.
Regis Philbin
As an adult, it’s a huge shock to be orphaned; as a child it’s just hideous, ghastly.
Kristin Scott Thomas
I’m a little bit in shock, to tell you the truth.
Steven Levitan
I had a persona as a player, and I know this will come as a shock, but I liked to talk. But don’t let the persona overshadow the person. The persona liked to have fun. The person knew when it was time to get to work.
Shannon Sharpe
My mom grew up with horses, and when I turned 14, 15, she’s like, ‘Do you want to take a riding lesson?’ I thought, ‘Oh, gross, dirty.’ She was like, ‘Okay.’ And then I did, and now I’m the one cleaning those damn stalls out. You can’t get me away from the barn now. It shocks even me.
Kaley Cuoco
I’m excited to bring in a new fan base for ‘Charmed’ and to surprise and shock the old ones as well – bridge the gap between both. Maybe I’ll get some superpowers!
Ser’Darius Blain
I’d only met him once, at the mall. He was tall, with a big floppy shock of blond hair he was always getting out of his face by jerking his head suddenly to the side, whiplash-style. Rina found this incredibly sexy. It made me nervous. – Caitlin about Jeff
Sarah Dessen
I’ve always adored the filmmaker Sam Fuller. The first time I watched ‘Shock Corridor’ was such a magnificent discovery. I love his lack of subtlety, the way he tackles serious topics with bold and inappropriate humor.
Lisa Lutz
Writers’ bedtimes vary, but few have been spared the shock of a copy editor’s early wake-up call.
Bill Walsh
American workers have faced serious difficulties in the labor market since the first oil shock in 1973. Since that time, the pace of productivity advance has slowed for reasons which are still not understood, lowering the rate at which living standards have advanced.
Janet Yellen
Financial market participants appear to recognize the FOMC’s data-dependent approach because incoming data surprises typically induce changes in market expectations about the likely future path of policy, resulting in movements in bond yields that act to buffer the economy from shocks.
Janet Yellen
I always want people to be confused, to be shocked or realize something later.
Ai Weiwei
I think that the European Union negotiators have gotten a shock. They were shocked when they realised the Brexit trade negotiations were not just going to be a continuation of those that happened under Theresa May.
Claire Fox
Fang,” I said, my voice breaking. “Just live, okay? Live and be okay.” With no warning, I leaned down and kissed his mouth, just like that. “Ow,” he said, touching his split lip, then he and I stared at each other in shock.
James Patterson
I have a variety of readers from across the diasporic community, not just from South Asia. I like to write large stories that include all of us – about common and cohesive experiences which bring together many immigrants, their culture shocks, transformations, concepts of home and self in a new land.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
I’ve been on shows that go for shock value.
Daphne Zuniga
Life has changed into a timeless succession of shocks, interspaced with empty, paralysed intervals.
Theodor Adorno
The bigger your songs get, the bigger the festivals you play at will be, until you make it to Ultra. It happened super quick for me. I’m still in shock, actually. I have to pinch myself a lot.
Martin Garrix
In the wake of the events of 11 September 2001, it now seems clear that the shock of the attacks was exploited in America.
Brian Eno
At the shock of a joke, everything disappears but the present moment.
Russell Simmons
Considering the way the prebiotic soup is referred to in so many discussions of the origin of life as an already established reality, it comes as something of a shock to realize that there is absolutely no positive evidence for its existence.
Michael Denton
I think the great thing about characters is the ways that they can be surprising. I mean, sometimes you think you’ve got a lock on a personality, even just in life, and then they’ll shock you by their behavior.
Joel Edgerton
Color me! Accessorize me! Shock me!
Anna Dello Russo
What really shocks me, what I can honestly sit back and ponder for hours in a lot of cases is just, ‘Why would you film yourself doing that? Who put you up to that? What are you getting out of that?’
Ray William Johnson
First of all, people were not expecting [Donald Trump] to win. I still think they’re in shell-shock four months later. Get over it.
Kellyanne Conway
I have a theory, which is that the idea of a roast is to go to this forbidden, uncomfortable, almost performance-art-level shock place, but because we’re so regularly shocked and offended today, the idea of an hour and a half of unbridled negativity is just so unappealing.
Whitney Cummings
I prefer to shock rather than to bore through repetition.
Yves Saint Laurent
What shocks the virtuous philosopher, delights the chameleon poet.
John Keats
In the ’80s the band was 24/7. You were only as good as what you were producing at any given moment. Now my family is more important. I also think having the shock of your mum and dad dying humbles you slightly.
Gary Kemp
His letter was like the shock produced by a cold bath.
Duff Green
Looking past the immediate crisis, a more resilient system must be built on stronger and better designed shock absorbers, both in the major institutions and in the infrastructure of the financial system.
Timothy Geithner
Leave it to me: I’m always top banana in the shock department.
Truman Capote
My journey has been up and down a little bit. Everything that has to do with success for me has sort of become a shock to me. You work so hard, you work so hard, and it happens; you’re like, ‘What? Wait, it’s happening to me?’
Jessica McDonald
I wanted to be a blues guitar player. And a singer. And a songwriter. Not a shock jock.
John Mayer
When 9/11 happened, it changed things overnight, giving the biggest shock treatment to individual agency. People in the U.S., the absolute stronghold of individualism and libertarianism, had to give up many cherished freedoms and privacies in exchange for the promise of public safety.
Rohini Nilekani
I never deliberately set out to shock, but when people don’t walk out of my plays I think there is something wrong.
John Osborne
What occasions the greater part of the world’s quarrels? Simply this: Two minds meet and do not understand each other in time enough to prevent any shock of surprise at the conduct of either party.
John Keats
When I was at the Performance Center, I was super hated for probably two or three months because I’m a quiet guy. I’m very much an introvert and it shocks people when they see what I do on TV because I’m verbose and I talk a lot.
Eli Drake
One of the things I tend to do is open myself up to a variety of voices. I try to expose myself to the kind of culture shock that occurs when you talk to people who speak a different language.
Pierre Omidyar
In 1969, we emigrated to Australia. It was a big change. The heat, the flies, and the completely different tinned meats. The shock was so great, I stopped reading books for nearly a year.
Morris Gleitzman
I was going to be a chemical engineer – I was a science nerd – that was the plan. I secretly applied to USC and NYU and got a scholarship to go to NYU based on a dumb animated short I made. It was a huge shock to me and my family.
Jon Watts
After having your first child, it’s a massive shock to the system. I work in an industry where people judge you and the way you look, and you always want to put your best foot forward when you can.
Louise Nurding
It is so friendly so simply friendly and though inevitable not a sadness and though occurring not a shock.
Gertrude Stein
The United States stands with our friends in Britain as they recover from today’s shock of terrorism. These barbaric acts strengthen our resolve and remind us all of the danger of complacency during our continued war on terror.
Mark Foley
There are some men whom a staggering emotional shock, so far from making them mental invalids for life, seems, on the other hand, to awaken, to galvanize, to arouse into an almost incredible activity of soul.
William McFee
Books that change you, even later in life, give you a kind of electrical shock as the world takes a different shape.
A. S. Byatt
Now at last the slowly gathered, long-pent-up fury of the storm broke upon us. Four or five millions of men met each other in the first shock of the most merciless of all the wars of which record has been kept.
Winston Churchill
Sometimes people are like, ‘Hey, you played Dean Thomas!’ and I’m like, ‘Wow, you actually know!’ It kind of shocks me because when I think about movies I love, and if I saw someone who essentially did what I did in Harry Potter, I probably wouldn’t recognize them walking down the street.
Alfred Enoch
Smart financial planning – such as budgeting, saving for emergencies, and preparing for retirement – can help households enjoy better lives while weathering financial shocks. Financial education can play a key role in getting to these outcomes.
Ben Bernanke
From the first shock of the contemplation of a face depends the principal sensation which guides me throughout the entire execution of a portrait.
Henri Matisse
The type of religion which rejoices in the pious sound of traditional phrases, regardless of their meanings, or shrinks from “controversial” matters, will never stand amid the shocks of life.
John Gresham Machen
It’s always better to shock people and change people’s expectations than to give them exactly what they think you can do.
Jonah Hill
My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with the lust for pure shock value.
Lance Loud
Putting me into training sessions playing against players that were 10 years older, that were way more experienced and, honestly, way better, it was a big shock for me.
Lindsey Horan
Hollywood is a boys’ club, and that’s something I thought was a stereotype – and it’s not. That really shocked me. Still shocks me. Everyone’s helping their buddies out and pressing their buddies and playing tennis with their buddies and making movies with their buddies, and that grosses me out.
Emily Ratajkowski
As for the bishop, the sight of the guillotine was a great shock to him, from which he recovered only slowly.
Victor Hugo
I’m a big Marty Robbins fan. I love Marty Robbins. Of course, everybody does. That’s not such a big shock.
George Thorogood
Great upheavals produce shock waves that widen cracks in political, economic, and security orders. Sometimes the old orders break. Yet it can be in the power of leaders and peoples to shape the directions of change.
Robert Zoellick
A truly great magazine cover surprises, even shocks, and connects in a nano-second.
George Lois
Beneath everything else, North and West, there ran a profound, unvoiced, almost subconscious conviction that the [American] nation was going to go on growing-in size, in power, in everything a man could think of-and in that belief there was a might and a fury that would take form instantly at the moment of shock.
Bruce Catton
Anyone who goes on ‘The X Factor’ to make big money will be in for a big shock.
Simon Cowell
I can say now is that sneaking up on people is a major delight in my old age, but it always has been. A desire, even a need, to shock.
Patricia McConnell
Of course. Because at the Gallagher Academy, “precautions” usually equals “voluntary shock therapy.
Ally Carter
I’m not going to give up the shock part of my comedy.
Sam Kinison
Don’t be afraid to shock people or be unexpected.
Rege-Jean Page
If the ordinary wage-earner worked four hours a day, there would be enough for everybody, and no unemployment — assuming a certain very moderate amount of sensible organization. This idea shocks the well-to-do, because they are convinced that the poor would not know how to use so much leisure.
Bertrand Russell
In the final analysis courage is nothing but an affirmative answer to the shocks of existence, to the shocks which it is necessary to bear for the sake of realizing one’s own nature.
Kurt Goldstein
Shock can kill you. Shock is terrible. But what you’ve got to do is live in the present, which is what I have always done.
Iris Apfel
To become acquainted with oneself is a terrible shock.
Carl Jung
I think that the cinema is a physical thing. What I’m looking for is creating a physical shock with the audience. I don’t care of the meaning. I don’t care of the idea. I don’t want to say something. I want to make a ‘shock physique.’
Bruno Dumont
Things that would shock us years ago are like nothing now.
Lenny Kravitz
When I arrived in America, I experienced serious culture shock. For someone with a religious upbringing, the 1960s were an extremely difficult time. Even though religion was a big part of the civil rights and peace movements, in my college religion was treated as irrelevant, hopelessly stodgy, and behind the times.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
Most interviewers are looking for a headline. They’re not skilled. They’re looking for shock value.
Ice T
One can’t run in a park without a dog or make angels in the snow without a child and there are things one can’t do without a lover, so the loss of the lover is like an amputation and the patient goes into shock.
Merle Shain
When I first went on tour with PJ in ’98, I was still in shock having gone through the Soundgarden break up.
Matt Cameron
Laughter is the shock absorber that eases the blows of life.
Yogi Berra
The war of choice in Iraq could never have gained the congressional support it got without the psychological linkage between the shock of 9/11 and the postulated existence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
There is no doubt I have offended many people. No doubt, also, that I have blasphemed. I sometimes try to offend as part of my routine – after all, the essence of humour, even in a child, is the effort to shock and surprise.
Frankie Boyle
When I moved from Canada to Korea, I experienced a massive culture shock. I wasn’t familiar with Korean culture at all and was very surprised at the hierarchical elements of Korean culture. However, at the time I was determined to succeed so I became a sponge and just soaked in everything I could.
Henry Lau
Unless a man first finds himself, finds his own essential nature and destiny, and begins from them, all his efforts and achievements will be built only on the sand of personality, and at the first serious shock the whole structure will crumble, perhaps destroying him in its fall.
Rodney Collin
Today one can dare anything, and, furthermore, nobody is surprised.
Paul Gauguin
I finally accept that not only do I not understand the death of my relationship, but I do not need to. These men were good and kind to me, they loved me and I loved them back and the shock at the finish holds no wisdom. The revelation is not that I lost them, but that I had them.
Emma Forrest
No doubt, in complete abstraction one has a feeling of a great shock, if not an explosion, and in approaching the real, one feels health and truth restored.
Jean Helion
It would not lessen the shock and concern, but it would be something concrete in addition to the apologies.
Celso Amorim
One grows up thinking you will naturally be able to have children, and when it doesn’t happen, it’s a shock. But I just feel that it wasn’t meant to be.
Pattie Boyd
In 2001, I moved from Philly to Atlanta, where I lived for six years. I had never lived anywhere but Philly, and you can imagine the culture shock; the Civil War seeps into daily life and conversation down South in a way it never does up North.
Karen Abbott
The American society around me looked at me and saw Japanese. Then, when I was 19, I went to Japan for the first time. And suddenly – what a shock – I realized I wasn’t Japanese; they saw me as American. It was an enormous relief. Now I just appreciate being exactly in the middle.
Ruth Ozeki
Going gray is like ejaculating: you know it can happen prematurely, but when it does it comes as a total shock.
Anderson Cooper
Miley Cyrus, like all of us, needs to be loved. We all come from complicated parents I understand her, and I love her, and I think things will be different with her. But you know, in the music business, sometimes you have to shock a little.
Richard Simmons
It’s always a pleasure to imagine an idea and work alongside a brand like G-Shock to make it a reality. G-Shock continues to push the bar with design and technology and that inspires me to do the same with my riding and visuals.
Nigel Sylvester
I’ve never sung a single song in my whole life on purpose to shock anyone. My ‘hot numbers’ are all, if you will notice, written about something that is real in the lives of millions of people.
Sophie Tucker
But my point is that ‘the death of God’ is not something like the Battle of Waterloo or Magna Charta. It’s not a historic event of that kind. For many people it hasn’t happened yet. Others – to recur to an earlier question – are still in the phase of intense shock.
George Pattison
Personally more so than shock, I think, rap music has to be born of rebellion.
To get into the best society, nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people – that is all!
Oscar Wilde
When I win, I send shock waves through the boxing world.
Naseem Hamed
Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the three days following the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush led with raw emotion that reflected the public’s whipsawing stages of acceptance.
Ron Fournier
I think sometimes people expect people to burst into tears. But, I think sometimes emotion, as I’ve seen, shock, can have a lot of different manifestations. Sometimes it’s tears and sometimes it’s just complete stoicism.
Tyler Henry
A man can only grow to a certain point when alone; to grow further you need some “irrational shocks”, like a wife and children; a dramatic change to your own life.
Varg Vikernes
I had barely turned 12 when my parents packed me off to Doon School. I was transported to a world of confusion with 600 other kids, no home-cooked food, no made-to-order clothes. It was a shock, but I adjusted.
Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia
I just love to dance and ‘Cabaret’ seemed like an opportunity where I could explore that. I wanted to take a chance and see if people will accept me in this kind of role, if what is expected of other women is expected of me. Or maybe it’s for shock value.
Richa Chadha
She thought about him all the time – not so much about Doug the individual, but rather about the nature of love, and the shock of learning how quickly it could disappear.
J. Courtney Sullivan
Shock is shock. Your body goes into shock, regardless of it being real blood or fake blood. The mind sends powerful messages to all the various glands and secretions in the body. It’s impossible trying to act it; it just happens. It’s a very important question: no acting.
Ben Kingsley
Your love in a cottage is hungry,
Your vine is a nest for flies-
Your milkmaid shocks the Graces,
And simplicity talks of pies!
You lie down to your shady slumber
And wake with a bug in your ear,
And your damsel that walks in the morning
Is shod like a mountaineer.
Nathaniel Parker Willis
You know — we’ve had to imagine the war here, and we have imagined that it was being fought by aging men like ourselves. We had forgotten that wars were fought by babies. When I saw those freshly shaved faces, it was a shock. “‘My God, my God — ‘ I said to myself, ‘It’s the Children’s Crusade.
Kurt Vonnegut
If you purposefully look to shock people, it isn’t funny. That’s what 50 million dollar Hollywood comedies do ; try to be shocking and dirty.
John Waters
Everything about the Kardashian family’s public image centers around shock and dysfunction – the very image the trans people are trying to shed.
Zoey Tur
The growing tide of anti-Semitism shocks the conscious of everyone who values freedom, and the ugly, hateful acts particularly stain the character of democracies where liberty and religious freedom are supposed to be respected.
Mike Ferguson
The trail of “secret migration” was a shock to me. I knew a little about the difficulties, just bits of news in the media.
Hassan Blasim
My daughter was 10 years old when she told me she hated computers. As someone who has spent her career helping build one of the largest tech companies in the world, I was in shock. Suddenly an issue I faced repeatedly at work – the lack of women in tech – hit squarely at home.
Susan Wojcicki
I’ve always been wary of anyone who calls themselves a ‘shock comic.’
Frank Skinner
I’m sure you’re used to hearing that when people get to Long Island for the first time, it’s a bit of a shock to the system. But I found Long Island people very endearing.
Katie Nolan
It’s not my intention to shock, to offend, sensationalise, be political or whatever; only to make work that is as spiritually meaningful as I can make it-whatever the medium.
Richard Billingham
Perhaps we are born knowing the tales of our grandmothers and all their ancestral kin continually run in our blood repeating them endlessly, and the shock they give us when we first bear them is not of surprise but of recognition.
P. L. Travers
A modeled form is less striking than one which is not. Modeling prevents shock and limits movement to the visual depth. Without modeling or chiaroscuro depth is limitless: movement can stretch to infinity.
Joan Miro
If children can’t handle competition when it’s necessary, or take some criticism, or never strive to be better because their parents inadvertently programmed them to believe they are already the best even when they’re not, then they are in for some serious shocks and bumps down the road.
LZ Granderson
Some friends said they weren’t surprised to find out Napoleon and I were related, but it came as quite a shock to me.
Tom Conti
Through my attempt to get pregnant through IVF, we sadly found out that I have early stages of breast cancer. It’s been a shock.
Giuliana Rancic
The fallacy of the neoclassicals is their tenet that total employment, though hit by shocks, can be said always to be heading back to some normal level.
Edmund Phelps
We tend not to choose the unknown, which might be a shock or a disappointment or simply a little difficult to cope with. An yet it is the unknown with all its disappointments and surprises that is the most enriching.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma – but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.
Alfred Adler
Culture shock is often felt sharply at the borders between countries, but sometimes it doesn’t hit fully until you’ve been in a place for a long time.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
This may come as a shock to some of you, but I have a slightly volatile personality. I don’t suffer fools well.
Tucker Max
If a brutal scene is shown for no reason except to shock, then it is bad.
Cornel Wilde
The silence is death.
It comes each day with its shock
to sit on my shoulder, a white bird,
and peck at the black eyes
and the vibrating red muscle
of my mouth.
Anne Sexton
I work in show business – there’s nothing that shocks me anymore!
Thomas Gibson
Brock Lesnar is not here to put smiles on people’s faces. Brock Lesnar is here to shock the WWE Universe and put TEARS in the EYES of CHILDREN!
Paul Heyman
We moved to Gambia from Sweden when I was six years old because my dad was from there. It was definitely a culture shock.
Seinabo Sey
Not to be too preachy, but I would really recommend to people, if you get the chance, to trust yourselves to leap without a net, because that will build the confidence. You know, you might shock yourself with how much you don’t need a net because you can catch yourself.
Ross Mathews
It shocks me how I wish for…what is lost and cannot come back.
Sue Monk Kidd
My wife was an amazing, amazing person. Sophia’s Heart is an organization that I founded in honor of my wife when she passed away. When she passed away it was a complete shock, and it was disappointment, anger. I felt all those emotions.
Danny Gokey
It is in our nature to enjoy atrocity so long as it continues to shock and remains comfortably removed from our own lives.
Paula Marantz Cohen
N.W.A were the audio-documentarians of their time. They were trying to shock people with the violence of their language and the subjects they were talking about. The fact that they dressed in guerilla outfits like the Black Panthers made them shocking by their appearance as well.
Jerry Heller
Don’t worry about me,” I finally said. “Really. I’m more worried about you.” And even more worried about where Graves is. “Are you?” A fey smile lit his face, and I caught my breath. It was a shock to see him look so happy. “Well, then.
Lilith Saintcrow
Immanence, or complicity, allows the writer to be a kind of shock absorber of the culture: to reflect back its ‘whatness,’ refracted through the sensibility of his consciousness.
David Shields
I think it can be fun to be single and date like when you don’t want a relationship. Or when you’ve just gotten out of a relationship, and, after get over the initial shock, you’re thinking, hey, it’s kind of cool being single.
Breckin Meyer
What I’ve learned is that people have a desire to talk after the first line of reporters go away, and they are no longer speaking out of shock.
Tamron Hall
Any faith that does not command the one who holds it is not a real belief; it is a pseudo belief only. And it might shock some of us profoundly if we were brought suddenly face to face with our beliefs and forced to test them in the fires of practical living.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
The ways in which Oscar Wilde was attacking the Romantics that preceded him, and the Romantic ideas that preceded him, were very similar to what the glam-rockers, particularly Bowie and Bryan Ferry, were attacking in the earnestness of ’60s culture. Trying to shock, but with wit, cleverness, and homosexuality.
Todd Haynes
Captain Cuttle, like all mankind, little knew how much hope had survived within him under discouragement, until he felt its death-shock.
Charles Dickens
Cities tend to be representations of societies: diversity and inequality find their extremes in urban settings. Yet, when war is added onto pre-existing inequalities, high levels of poverty, or even disaster, urban fragility increases exponentially, making it harder to absorb the shocks of warfare.
Peter Maurer
Obviously, I think it was an aberration, but it is a reality. We’re still a team that won nine games, but this one was a real shock.
Larry Coker
I am so used to seeing a blond in the mirror that I forget that for most of my life I was very dark. Old photos are still a bit of a shock.
Ann Widdecombe
I’m not a shock jock. I never ambush anybody. I just speak my mind and my heart and my soul.
Skip Bayless
I’m not a massive fan of 3D. I’ve seen some good 3D, and I’ve seen quite a lot of bad 3D. I think if a film is created for the shock effect of 3D, then it’s a certain type of film that I’m not massively bothered about.
Richard Armitage
People expect me to me a ‘shock rocker,’ but there’s nothing you can do anymore to be shocking.
Marilyn Manson
I covered the Vietnam War. I remember the lies that were told, the lives that were lost – and the shock when, twenty years after the war ended, former Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara admitted he knew it was a mistake all along.
Walter Cronkite
Free got famous fast, and it was a shock. You’re working towards it, and when you suddenly get it with bells on, it is a bit much. I don’t know how well I dealt with it.
Paul Rodgers
When I got into politics, it was a shock. People promise all sorts of things and then never deliver.
Matt Gonzalez
I was 15 when my family moved to Jidda from Britain in 1982. Living in Saudi Arabia was such a shock to my system that I like to say I was traumatized into feminism.
Mona Eltahawy
Just as there are rocks which receive the constant shock and spray, the battering of waves, so there are heads about which passions roar.
Rosamond Marshall
The thing I don’t like on television is when somebody does something that makes absolutely no sense just for the shock of it.
Lauren Graham
History , as it comes into our daily lives, is charged with surprise and shock.
Robert Heilbroner
The criticism that has most consistently bothered me is the allegation that I’m a schlockmeister whose only objective is to shock people.
Jim Goad
One day,’ Orest said, looking at him comically, ‘you will say something that is less than practical and sensible, something that is driven by no forethought and nothing but passion, and I will probably collapse with shock.
Mercedes Lackey
I’m not easily offended. I have a pretty high tolerance for raunchiness or shock value, so I’m the wrong person to use as a gauge.
Rashida Jones
Surfing?” he asked. She laughed, and the sound sent a shock wave through the water. The wailing faded to background noise. Annabeth wondered if anyone had ever laughed in Tartarus before—just a pure, simple laugh of pleasure. She doubted it.
Rick Riordan
The majority of my fans have been amazing & supportive. But I am in shock and ashamed of many of my ‘fans’ who are standing firm in their stance that I am ‘less than’ them because of my sexual orientation. To those who feel this way: I gladly show you the door and wish you well on your journey.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
I’m so many people. They shock me sometimes. I wish I was just me! I used to think I was going crazy, until I discovered that some people I admired were like that to.
Marilyn Monroe
The only way to change something is to shock it. If you want your muscles to grow, you have to shock them. If you want society to change, you have to shock them.
Jaden Smith
I think smartphones need to send an electrical shock to a user when they get their your/you’re mixed up.
CM Punk
I don’t think you can shock an audience anymore. Me cutting my head off is a great illusion, but when you turn on CNN and there’s a guy really getting his head cut off, it does dilute what I did.
Alice Cooper
I don’t think the media circus has ever been a shock to my life seeing as I was with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor when I was 17.
Francesca Annis
When we’re not defending and justifying, and we’re being very still, our answers can and do shock us.
Byron Katie
Sometimes the newly Marked go into shock. The good news is, if this happens to you, you are unlikely to notice, because you will be in shock.
Cassandra Clare
I was 9 years old when my father – a strong, vibrant man in his early 40s – died of a heart attack. He was such a central figure in our lives that losing him was a terrible shock to all of us, my mother in particular.
Marillyn Hewson
It shocks me, the rumors people start: that I have the title because of my boyfriend. If that was the case, I would have gotten the title when I came back years ago and still had the title. He has nothing to do with it.
Nikki Bella
I’m not intentionally dirty. It just kind of happens. It’s not like I’m a shock comic who’s looking to walk people.
Ari Shaffir
So Republican candidates bash Obamacare and move up in the polls. Given that public opinion remains firmly against the health care law – as it has been for years – that’s not a shock. Democratic beliefs to the contrary are probably wishful thinking.
Byron York
In my naГЇvety, I thought people who were in rock ‘n’ roll bands were great artists, and it was a huge shock to the system to realise that they weren’t, that they didn’t even aspire to be, really. Some of them did, maybe, but some of them, like Samson, were very frightened of the idea.
Bruce Dickinson
I suppose, I hoped, by setting a particularly brutal ancient rite in the present and in my own village to shock the story’s readers with a graphic dramatization of the pointless violence and general inhumanity in their own lives.
Shirley Jackson
Alec had his arms around Magnus and was kissing him, full on the mouth. Magnus, who appeared to be in a state of shock, stood frozen.
Cassandra Clare
Death is supposed to be the great equalizer, but that’s never true. Death is random, capricious, unconcerned, a flagrant player of favorites. It keeps its own counsel, so much the better to profoundly shock by its actions.
Kenneth Turan
Propaganda’s content increasingly resembles information. It has even clearly been proved that a violent, excessive, shock-provoking propaganda texts leads ultimately to less conviction and participation. The listeners critical powers decrease if the propaganda message is more rational and less violent.
Jacques Ellul
To become a doctor, you spend so much time in the tunnels of preparation – head down, trying not to screw up, trying to make it from one day to the next – that it is a shock to find yourself at the other end, with someone shaking your hand and asking how much money you want to make.
Atul Gawande
Be as delicate as possible. If communication accomplishes something on the gross but damages something on the level of feeling then it is a spiritual loss! The feeling is more important for life.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
University was a shock to the system. At times, I really thought I couldn’t do it. It’s the same with ‘Strictly.’ I’m completely out of my comfort zone.
Rachel Riley
Rhino-mounted Bantu shock troops could have overthrown the Roman Empire. It never happened.
Jared Diamond
We’re not trying to shock people with our image.
Andy Biersack
Obscenities are too often used for shock value, as a kind of shorthand for real expression of emotion. You’ve got to scale down your monstrosities. A scream is not a discovery.
John L’Heureux
The conviction that everyone in this house must be dead had gained such a hold on Magnus that it was a shock when the woman who had summoned him here opened the door.
Cassandra Clare
Consider the public. Never fear it nor despise it. Coax it, charm it, interest it, stimulate it, shock it now and then if you must, make it laugh, make it cry, but above all never, never, never bore the living hell out of it.
Noel Coward
If you didn’t sit with your head in the clouds so perpetually you wouldn’t get so many shocks.
Ethel M. Dell
It’s funny how something so normal and mundane that you see every day-your body-can be controversial. The shock value is intense. It’s like carrying an art piece around with you all the time.
Beth Ditto
Nothing but an imperious intellectual and moral necessity can drive into doubt a religious mind, for it is as though an earthquake shook the foundations of the soul, and the very being quivers and sways under the shock.
Annie Besant
Many people who did not die right away came down with nausea, headache, diarrhea, malaise, and fever, which lasted several days. Doctors could not be certain whether some of these symptoms were the result of radiation or nervous shock.
John Hersey
The Marine Corps has to ask itself, ‘What does our nation need from its premier crisis response force?’ We are America’s shock troops in war and peace. I know it sounds corny, but it’s not.
James F. Amos
Unfortunately, the rights to ‘System Shock’ trademark and copyright are both up in the air.
Warren Spector
A visit to Marrakesh was a great shock to me. This city taught me color.
Yves Saint Laurent
For many progressives, 2016 will go down as a year of electoral shocks and profound disappointment. In the U.S., France and many other parts of Europe, the right enters 2017 with newfound confidence while the left recoils in fear of the future, unsure how to get back on the front foot.
Keir Starmer
Most of the reasons for late-term abortions have to do with severe fetal deformities, but when I found out that dwarfism was also a reason for late-term abortions that was tough. I did a book on dwarfs and know a lot of them, and that was a shock. That’s a decision I could not feel comfortable with.
John H Richardson
Delhi came as a shock. There were so many people, and oh, the traffic.
Tina Turner
I am not well educated or bright enough to be politically clued in, but I hope in the film that I’m going to shock a few people, win a lot of people over.
John Lone
Lilacs, False Blue, White, Purple,
Colour of lilac,
Your great puffs of flowers
Are everywhere in this my New England …
Lilacs in dooryards
Holding quiet conversation with an early moon;
Lilacs watching a deserted house; …
Lilacs, wind-beaten, staggering under a lopsided shock of bloom,
You are everywhere.
Amy Lowell
I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children.
Elin Nordegren
Asia is rising economically – and is thirsty for oil. The price pressures on oil and oil price shocks, due to Asia’s economic rise, mean that all steps made now to reduce oil dependence will protect us from pain and volatility later.
Van Jones
The first time I saw my look on a real person was in Paris, and I felt a little shock, a little thrill that went through my body. And that thrill never goes away – never.
Prabal Gurung
I don’t stick to a routine, because I like to mix things up, which stops training becoming boring and helps shock muscles into firing up.
Ant Middleton
The letters TSS that I once read in the fine print buried on the bottom of tampon boxes soon came to define me. TSS – Toxic Shock Syndrome: a potentially fatal complication of certain types of bacterial infections.
Lauren Wasser
I rarely get recognised. It’s always a shock when someone notices me. I always think they must be confusing me with someone else.
Anna Kendrick
Without a huge shock, the sleepy-head, ignorant Japanese will never wake up.
Hiroo Onoda
I never thought I’d be making a living off of acting – it’s still kind of a shock for my family and friends to see my face on TV every Wednesday night.
Matthew Gray Gubler
The doctor, if he forgets he is only the assistant to nature and zealously takes over the stage, may so add to what nature is already doing well that he actually throws the patient into shock by the vigour he adds to nature’s forces.
Herbert Ratner
Yes, I’m a homosexual and I like to shock people with glamour.
Rufus Wainwright
His was not the hatred that arises suddenly like a storm and as suddenly abates. It was, once the initial shock of anger and pain was over, a calculated thing that grew in a bloodless way.
Mervyn Peake
In any kind of performance field, there are always going to be 101 people doing the exact same thing as you. You always constantly have to be thinking of, ‘What’s going to shock my audience the most?’
Jinkx Monsoon
I didn’t know I was going to live for 50 years. It has come as a shock.
David Bailey
Some horror movies are just for shock value, so it doesn’t really feel scary.
Michael Pena
We never really tried to shock for shock’s sake on ‘Family Guy’. If something was horribly offensive and shocking, we would put it in if it was also hysterically funny.
Seth MacFarlane
The essence of pop stardom is immaturity – a wretched little pseudo-musical gift, a development of the capacity to shock, a short-lived notoriety, extreme depression, a yielding to the suicidal impulse.
Anthony Burgess
I’ve never sat down with the intent of trying to shock or anything like that; it just so happens that the sense of humour I enjoyed watching as a kid is the type of humour I try to emulate as an adult. It’s not a decision. It might sound a bit wanky, but it’s the truth.
Jim Jefferies
Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.
Bertrand Russell
Wit implies hatred or contempt of folly and crime, produces its effects by brisk shocks of surprise, uses the whip of scorpions and the branding-iron, stabs, stings, pinches, tortures, goads, teases, corrodes, undermines.
Edwin Percy Whipple
The world of football has changed. ‘We’re going to start a freshman quarterback!’ ‘Oooh really?!’ That was taboo. It’s not a shock anymore.
Herm Edwards
What Martin Shkreli will end up if he does wind up going to prison. I think that`s I think what shocks a lot of people, that this is perfectly legal.
Joy-Ann Reid
When I came to explain to them the ‘Nelson Touch’, it was like an electric shock. Some shed tears, all approved – ‘It was new – it was singular – it was simple!’.
Horatio Nelson
It’s easy to scare people. It’s easy to shock them. But making people laugh and making them feel is a big challenge.
Steve Carr
You have to think of a new way to make something new. And the biggest sin – you can never try too hard. You can never look like you’re just trying to shock people, ’cause that’s simple. But making people laugh is the hard part.
John Waters
It isn’t enough to shock. It’s easy to shock. Real surprise is what I’m after.
John Waters
Having translated two plays by Chekhov, and not speaking Russian myself – I cannot say one sentence. This may shock people… However, I am not shocked, as it is not hard to find out what the words mean.
Tom Stoppard
Any time you read a book and get attached to the characters, to me it’s always a shock when it goes from page to screen and it’s not exactly what was in my head or what I was imagining it should be.
Suzanne Collins
Look at what Bush has done. The economy took an incredible hit after September 11. That was a huge shock to the economy. And we’ve recovered a lot quicker than we thought, thanks to Bush and his economic policy.
Christine O’Donnell
Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.
Walter Benjamin
Laughter lifts our spirits, surprises and sometime shocks our expectations, allows us to cross boundaries, reorders our priorities, and gives us access to ideas and associations we rarely ever thought to have.
Jean Houston
The best reason for exposing oneself to foreign ways is to generate a sense of vitality and awareness – an interest in life which can come only when one lives through the shock of contrast and difference.
Edward T. Hall
I’ll take a shot of vodka if I want it to be raspy… I tell whoever’s in the studio to get boiling hot water, like super boiling, that they’re afraid to give it to me. I put it exactly on the back of my tongue to shock my body. That cleans it up.
Elaine and I got married in summer 1979, we went on our honeymoon and came back for the premiere of ‘Scum.’ All of sudden my face was on billboards in Leicester Square and people were crowding outside the cinema, going mad about the film. It was a complete shock.
Ray Winstone
It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian.
James A. Baldwin
Some global hazards are insidious. They stem from pressure on energy supplies, food, water and other natural resources. And they will be aggravated as the population rises to a projected nine billion by mid-century, and by the effects of climate change. An ‘ecological shock’ could irreversibly degrade our environment.
Martin Rees
I don’t enjoy putting my characters through hell unless there’s a reason. I don’t use violence or anything just for shock value. They’re always a means to an end.
Jeff Lemire
Like many students, I found the drudgery of real experiments and the slowness of progress a complete shock, and at my low points I contemplated other alternative careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science.
Paul Nurse
I was at UC Berkeley as an undergrad when my father lost a lot of money in real estate investments in Northern California. He wanted a change of pace, so in the early ’90s, my family moved to L.A., right in the middle of Tehrangeles. It was a culture shock for me.
Maz Jobrani
Everything in Asia is a culture shock, it’s very different from North America, but it’s great to be forced into a situation to meet new people and learn new techniques.
Laurel Van Ness
America’s entire war on terror is an exercise in imperialism. This may come as a shock to Americans, who don’t like to think of their country as an empire. But what else can you call America’s legions of soldiers, spooks and special forces straddling the globe?
Michael Ignatieff
A painting that doesn’t shock isn’t worth painting.
Marcel Duchamp
When I came to England it wasn’t what it is now, then the black people were very rarely strong. I had a personal shock because England wasn’t what I expected it to be… where people lived like Jane Austen.
Buchi Emecheta
In what a forge and what a heat were shaped the anchors of thy hope! Fear not each sudden sound and shock; ‘Tis of the wave and not the rock.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I describe my years in Los Angeles as 12 years of culture shock.
Chris Carmack
I was in total shock. I work so close [to home] that I figured I’d return to work and the baby nurse would bring the baby to me, and I’d run home periodically, and I’d make it work. But every two hours? That’s a whole other level. I’ll have to make a nursery at the office.
Ivanka Trump
We described the coronavirus crisis as more of a shock to the system as opposed to a full-blown recession which would spiral into a depression as the economy shut down.
Cathie Wood
I was a Reagan backer. It was a shock for some people that I could agree with anything that man would say.
Neil Young