99+ Best Unexpected Quotes: Exclusive Selection

If an event or someone’s behavior is unexpected, it surprises you because you did not think that it was likely to happen. Profoundly inspirational unexpected quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Unexpected Quotes

For me, it’s really like, okay, if you go far with the unexpected materials and unexpected proportions or volumes, then keep the colors quite simple and straightforward for men. — Dries van Noten

For me comedy and violence has a lot in common. Just as you expect, comedy always lurks behind the most unexpected of circumstances. — Takeshi Kitano

Which death is preferably to every other? ‘The unexpected’. — Julius Caesar

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Embrace the unpredictable and unexpected. It is the path to the infinitely creative in you. — Deepak Chopra

With the latest increase, New Jersey families will spend another $543 to send their children to Rutgers this year. That’s an unexpected expense that will put a strain on most families’ budgets. We’re asking our colleagues in the state Legislature to join us in supporting this bill’s passage so that this does not happen again next year. We have a historic commitment to make higher education available to our students. — Robert Morgan

Many people pray to be kept out of unexpected problems.Some people pray to be able to confront and overcome them. — Toba Beta

An unexpected benefit of my career in biochemistry has been travel. — Paul D. Boyer

Sometimes the things you’ve lost can be found again in unexpected places. — Daniel Handler

May delivered another dose of unexpected strength in Canadian job creation. — Andrew Pyle

If you want to minimize the possibility of unexpected breakthroughs, tell people they will receive no resources at all unless they spend the bulk of their time competing against each other to convince you they know in advance what they are going to discover. — David Graeber

Love is a very powerful emotion and when a break-up is unexpected, it’s very hard to get over. — Leona Lewis

The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness. — Elias Canetti

I am a Smedry, and we do ridiculous, unexpected, eccentric things like this all the time! Ha-ha! — Brandon Sanderson

Three to six months’ worth of savings for living expenses is the minimum every household should have, no matter its income. Any less can leave people vulnerable to serious financial woes if they hit unexpected difficulties, like a job loss or medical problem. It’s a good habit for all working people to put away a reasonable portion of their take-home pay into some form of liquid savings. — Alan Kopit

I think there’s definitely a way to tell a story, to also look at marriages that are working, but find drama from what’s challenging them. That’s what I think, certainly, ‘Parenthood’ is kind of about: the unexpected things that come up in your life that challenge you as a man, as a woman, as a husband and a wife, and as a parent. — Jason Katims

Now was the time for change because we listened to our audience. And we now can’t wait 50 years to change the show again; it might have to be every year. We want it to be totally unexpected but retain the traditions: elephants, clowns and death-defying acts. — Kenneth Feld

That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal; from which it follows that irregularity – that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment, are a essential part and characteristic of beauty. — Charles Baudelaire

Equity is the cushion that protects financial institutions from unexpected changes in the value of their assets. The greater the leverage, the smaller the losses required to wipe out a company’s equity, leaving it without enough money to repay the people who hold its debt. — Alex Berenson

I’m looking for the unexpected. I’m looking for things I’ve never seen before. — Robert Mapplethorpe

The best solutions are often simple, yet unexpected. — Julian Casablancas

Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself. — Berenice Abbott

Always expect the unexpected. The oil and gas industry is terrible at predicting anything. Always have a back-up plan. — David Dixon

One should expect that the expected can be prevented, but the unexpected should have been expected. — Norman Ralph Augustine

Many states are having an unexpected surplus of revenue, and that is because of economic growth. It’s mainly because their estimates on economic growth were very low. — Stephen Slivinski

I remember times of anxiety, ups and downs, and times of unexpected windfalls. But my parents loved what they did. And because their work was also their hobby, it taught me that work could be fulfilling. — Rosamund Pike

We’re confident in the work being done, but every flight I’ve been on, something unexpected happens. You get used to it. It’s a complex and dangerous business. — Steve Lindsey

A first-rate organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected. — Arnold Bennett

How totally unexpected, he declared, then proceeded to faint from blood loss. — Brandon Sanderson

The whole experience of ‘Eastbound’ has been completely unexpected and super-surprising every step of the way. — Danny McBride

It’s unexpected for women’s issues to be brought up in places other than women’s centers on college campuses or crisis places. — Kathleen Hanna

Things can turn ugly so quickly in the music business, especially if you have an unexpected success. — Dean Wareham

I get the biggest enjoyment from the random and unexpected places. Linux on cellphones or refrigerators, just because it’s so not what I envisioned it. Or on supercomputers. — Linus Torvalds

I have had to work long and hard to eradicate the dangerous delusion that, in a bad position, I could always, or nearly always, conjure up some unexpected combination to extricate me from my difficulties. — Alexander Alekhine

My friends say I make them laugh a lot, so I think that somewhere in me is a little comedic ability that comes out in the most inappropriate or unexpected moments. I did a lot of sketch comedy years ago. That’s always in me. — Selenis Leyva

A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens. — Robert Baden-Powell

Myths about the dire effects of genetically modified foods on health and the environment abound, but they have not held up to scientific scrutiny. And, although many concerns have been expressed about the potential for unexpected consequences, the unexpected effects that have been observed so far have been benign. — Nina Fedoroff

We found some unexpected problems related to our customer receivables in Mexico, which we announced two weeks ago, and we have launched our own thorough internal investigation. We are fully cooperating with the SEC and will be in a position to provide more information when we release second-quarter earnings. — Christa Carone

We did feel that there was a good chance he would have to be replaced. It was completely unexpected that he would be able to finish the game. It’s one of those wonderful surprises that, every once in while, comes along. — Augie Garrido

If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them. — Jane Fonda

Poems’ deep work is a matter of language, but also a matter of life. One part of that work is to draw into our awareness and into language itself the unobvious and the unexpected. — Jane Hirshfield

We believe that our confirmatory testing indicated that the problem was confined to a limited number of lots. Therefore, today’s action … is unexpected and disappointing. But we respect the regulatory authority’s judgment, because we believe it’s fundamentally based on concerns for safety. — Howard Pien

We’re shocked that there’s so much funding from unexpected revenue sources and at this point the government is allowing tuition fees to be increase and the college strike to persist. — Jesse Greener

A lot of what I was wanting to do in my work and what I have been doing has been about the unexpected… that unexpected situation of wanting to be the heroine and yet wanting to kill the heroine at the same time. — Kara Walker

Situations like that make me worried about an unexpected accident, … There have been miscues on the guerrillas’ side and also on the Peruvian government’s side. — Ryutaro Hashimoto

A significant inventionmust be startling, unexpected. It must come to a world that is not prepared for it. — Edwin Land

When he gets the puck, people start to come out of their seats. It’s expect the unexpected with Max. () — Brian McCutcheon

Feedback is a pleasant thing. I get a lot of letters from unexpected people in unexpected places. — Brian Aldiss

What scientists are attached to is journeys into the unknown and discovering things that are completely unexpected and baffling and surprising. — Brian Cox

One of the most powerful devices is to distort time, to go from human time to atomic time, geologic time. Sometimes you can actually accomplish that, with one unexpected word choice. — Robert Morgan

Talk about the joys of the unexpected, can they compare with the joys of the expected, of finding everything delightfully and completely what you knew it was going to be? — Elizabeth Bibesco

Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them. — Leo Rosten

When you can type a few words into a search engine and land on your topic – or when you can scan a Shakespeare play for specific words or symbols – what opportunities might you miss to expand your thinking in unexpected ways? — Christina Baker Kline

The obviously inexperienced pilot is the game the scientific air-fighter goes after, and the majority of victories are won that way. But, on the other hand, it is the novice usually who gets the famous ace by doing at some moment the unexpected thing. — Eddie Rickenbacker

To have recourse to the veracity of the supreme Being, in order to prove the veracity of our senses, is surely making a very unexpected circuit. — David Hume

We believe that established enterprises accelerated IT, equity investment, partnerships, and other types in spending since they feared that an unexpected and superior dot.com business model would threaten their existence. With the diminution of the dot.com threat, purchase cycles should lengthen, return on investment should matter again, and the worth of business models will have to be demonstrated. — Thomas Kraemer

When you’re in the news business, you always expect the unexpected. — Helen Thomas

In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it. — Alexander Smith

When you think back in the last couple of years, there have been so many unexpected twists and turns in the market. It really makes sense to stay diversified. — Scott Cooley

Very few parents do save for college in their child’s early years. When I counsel young parents, I make it clear that they have emergency reserves to protect them for unexpected events and so they don’t have to use these education funds as a first line of support. — Judy Miller

For me, if you distill comedy down, it is surprise and the unexpected. That has to be it on its most base level, in any form. — Bo Burnham

Look how often the unexpected happens – yet we still never expect it. — Ashleigh Brilliant

If you want to see that human story unfold, if you want to understand that only the unexpected life is worth a damn, spend some time with 46 years of Lou Reed’s work: music that leaped and then looked. Safety is for the godless and the faithless. — Elizabeth Wurtzel

The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother. It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother. Then I had an experience of overwhelming love. Waves of love sort of flowed into me. — Venerable Bede

The idea that ageing was subject to control was completely unexpected. — Cynthia Kenyon

Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me. — Carl Sandburg

This was a surprise. But I tell our guys to expect the unexpected … When you come to grips with how you have to beat a team, most of the time you are going to be very successful. — Barry Trotz

No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected. — Julius Caesar

I have just returned from Arenas and feel very tired. His Excellency loaded me with a thousand honours; I have painted his portrait and that of his wife and boy and girl with unexpected success, for other artists had been there previously and not been successful. — Francisco Goya

Maintenance is for the unexpected repair, while capital reserve is for future projects. There is a limit done by formula. The problem for districts is having the money to put in those reserves. — Michael Foster

None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting a few months or a few years to change all the tenor of our lives. — Kathleen Norris

You can’t make a recipe for something as complicated as surgery. Instead, you can make a recipe for how to have a team that’s prepared for the unexpected. — Atul Gawande

My impression is that a wave of unexpected catastrophic claims caught them, … I don’t think their business model is broken. — Thomas Carroll

To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect. — Oscar Wilde

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open. — Francis Bacon

My style is to take something unexpected and make it into a hit. That’s what I do. — Timbaland

I always say the next big thing will happen in unexpected places – up and coming cities that aren’t necessarily boom markets. — Anna Sui

The one thing we can all be sure about in politics is you are as well to expect the unexpected. — Charles Kennedy

I always expect unexpected challenges. Boxing is not an easy sport. — Sugar Ray Leonard

Los Angeles survives on that which is unpredictable. The unexpected courses through its very veins. — Ellie Kemper

Expect the unexpected, and always be ready – everyone has inside them what it takes to be successful. You just have to be ready to unleash it when the opportunity presents itself. — Mark Cuban

Design, whether it’s on your body or in your home, is the same thing. It’s mixing different colors, different textures, and unexpected patterns – elements that you wouldn’t often put together in an interesting way. — Blake Lively

Well I’m still working on The Incredibles. So I’m going to take a little time off. I’ve got a couple of tricks up my sleeve. I’m not ready to talk about them yet, but expect the unexpected. — Brad Bird

The cardinal rule for hosting the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants is to expect the unexpected. — Bob Barker

If you so choose, even the unexpected setbacks can bring new and positive possibilities. If you so choose, you can find value and fulfillment in every circumstance. — Ralph Marston

I’m not a creature of habit. I like to find things from unexpected sources. — Norman Foster

Love comes from the most unexpected places. — Barbra Streisand

There is nothing that compares to an unexpected round of applause. — Lynn Abbey

Often, I go and see films where I can see the beats coming. So, if I read something where I don’t see the beats coming and it takes me somewhere unexpected, that’s a great thing to build upon. — David Brooks

There’s always going to be the circumstances you can’t plan for. There’s always the unexpected relevance and the serendipity. — Jason Silva

The people who fear humor – and there are many -are suspicious of its power to present things in unexpected lights to question received opinions and to suggest unforeseen possibilities — Robertson Davies

Within the process of filming, unexpected situations occur. — Ralph Fiennes

But how do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values, which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions as they have in Japan over the past decade? — Alan Greenspan

Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected. — George Soros

To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities, but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant and totally unexpected thoughts. — Paul Valery

I could never have conceived that I would ever get to work in a Truffaut film. It was astonishing to me, and still is. I felt like an old pro, but it was still so unexpected. — Jacqueline Bisset

It is easy to predict that some of the discoveries of research directed towards Grand Challenges – but only the most unexpected ones, and at the most unexpected times – will be the basis of revolutionary improvements in the way that we exploit the power of our future computing devices. — Tony Hoare

The fact of the matter is that the most unexpected and miraculous thing in my life was the arrival in it of poetry itself – as a vocation and an elevation almost. — Seamus Heaney

Never do I hesitate to look squarely at the unexpected face that every passing hour unveils to us, and to sacrifice the false images of it formed in advance, however dear they may be — Romain Rolland

Post ‘quadruple-witching’, it would not be unexpected to see the market settle down a bit. — Marc Pado

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