Happy Monday Quotes #4: Surprises

Last week was a fairly mundane week, culminating in a wonderful surprise of a weekend, so I decided that today’s quote theme would have to be “surprises,” of the pleasant variety. It’s pretty sweet when a force you weren’t expecting sneaks up on you, wakes you up and changes your idea what is possible in some important area of your life.


“Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.” — Samuel Johnson (from The Idler:  Poems)


“There are two kinds of taste, the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition.” — Henry James


Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.” — Alice Walker


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Julia L. Rogers is an accomplished writer, editor and storyteller who believes wholeheartedly in the power of language to capture life’s most extraordinary moments and ideas. She uses it to forge intensely-personal, meaningful connections between people and colorful perspectives.

One response to “Happy Monday Quotes #4: Surprises

  1. Pat Cronin

    What a lovely way to start the week.

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