Surprise may refer to:
- Surprise (emotion), a brief emotional state experienced as the result of an unexpected significant event
Famous quotes containing the word surprise:
“The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.”
—Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (16941778)
“Our books are false by being fragmentary: their sentences are bon mots, and not parts of natural discourse; childish expressions of surprise or pleasure in nature; or, worse, owing a brief notoriety to their petulance, or aversion from the order of nature,being some curiosity or oddity, designedly not in harmony with nature, and purposely framed to excite surprise, as jugglers do by concealing their means.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Lisa Fremont: Surprise is the most important element of attack. And besides, youre not up on your private eye literature. When theyre in trouble its always their girl Friday who gets them out of it.
L.B. Jeffries: Well, is she the girl who saves him from the clutches of the seductive show girls and the over passionate daughters of the rich?
Lisa Fremont: The same.
L.B. Jeffries: Thats the one, huh? But he never ends up marrying her, does he? Thats strange.”
—John Michael Hayes (b. 1919)