Shocked Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Shocked Quotes from famous persons: Elizabeth McCracken, George W. Bush, Astro Teller, Stuart Scott, Iain Banks. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Shocked Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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Revising stuff lately, I was shocked to see how often my characters scratched their ankles, felt their feet, and touched their own ears.
No one was more shocked or angry than I was when we didn’t find the weapons. I had a sickening feeling every time I thought about it. I still do.
When you attack a problem as though it were solvable, even though you don’t know how to solve it, you will be shocked with what you come up with. It’s 100 times more worth it. It’s never 100 times harder.
When they told me I had cancer – a very rare form called appendiceal cancer – I was shocked. But I went straight into battle mode. Every morning, I’d wake up and have an internal conversation with cancer. ‘All right, dude,’ I’d tell it, ‘go ahead and hit me. But I’m going to hit you back even harder.’
I remember being shocked when I discovered some of my school pals didn’t have books in their homes. I thought it was like not having oxygen, or hot water.
In person, I wear jeans and flip-flops, and people are so shocked. They tell me I look so much younger than they expected.
I look back at my adolescence, and I’m shocked at the things I did that were my idea of adult behavior.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Noel Coward
When we went to Judy Davis and said, ‘We want you to play Judy Garland in the mini-series ‘Life With Judy Garland,’ she was shocked, but we just had an instinct about her.
I never thought I was writing for kids at all. It really shocked and unsettled me to hear kids were buying the books. If I’d known I was writing for kids, I might actually have spelt things out a bit more, and that would probably have killed the appeal.
I came from a very middle-class family and had to take out loans to go to college. I was really shocked when I arrived at school at the difference between those who had money and those who didn’t.
When I was 12, I first made the decision to go vegetarian after a co-star’s line ‘I don’t eat anything with a facesuddenly shocked me into reality.
Renee Olstead
I am always pleasantly surprised by the criticism because I learn from it and sometimes shocked by it.
One day we’re going to look back at $1,700 with nostalgia. People are going to be shocked at how inexpensive gold was when it could be snapped up for such a bargain price.
My family wasn’t shocked by my success, but I was. But they just knew I’d do something in entertainment.
When I was about 18 or 19, I told my father that I want to be an actor, and he was shocked.
I am shocked as to how much importance my weight garners in the world we live in. I don’t know why it is so important, to be honest.
In the best stories, people are morally complex; they are flawed. We read them because the world is flawed, and we want to see it truthfully represented. And because it can be thrilling to be shocked and upset, and even to feel, for chilling moments, what it’s like to be a bad person.
It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Noel Coward
You know Seth and Evan, they were lead writers for ‘Pineapple Express’, and they are great at mixing things up. Taking different genres and mish-mashing them up to create something dynamically new. They’ll throw comedy at you, but with a dash of horror and fright that is supposed to make you shocked and scared.
What? We can’t beat Arsenal? My team-mates were insecure and that shocked me, I had come from Real Madrid where I won everything.
Claude Makelele
Whenever I tell people in Berkeley, Calif., where I live, that I’m headed to the beach in Alabama, they are shocked. Most people outside of the Gulf Coast have no idea that Alabama has beaches – even though if you look at a map of Alabama, there is a part of it that looks as if it should belong to Florida.
I thought I knew who Alan Turing was. I’ve always loved history, and I was actually shocked by how little I actually knew. I was amazed this wasn’t common knowledge. Why wasn’t he on the front covers of my history books? He’s one of the great thinkers of the last century, and he was sort of pushed into the shadows.
A businessman admits that he ‘let go‘ an employee because he was a Sunni Muslim. You simply have to look after yourself, he explains. I am shocked, like a good Westerner should be.
I’m always shocked when I get an invitation. People are always shocked when they see me at a party.
I was shocked and thrilled when I started getting messages and calls from people I look up to in the industry.
I used to be scared of people thinking I was gay but now I’d be shocked if they didn’t.
I was with a Russian family, and I couldn’t believe that the grandparents in Russia, first of all I was shocked and delighted to find that the Russian family that I’d been told was so different from the American family, was exactly the same.
I’m actually sort of shocked that I was able to get a medal in 2014 and really have any of the success I had before because as soon as I came out, it was like a whole new world for me, and I felt so free, so confident, that it’s actually shocking that I was able to compete any other way.
When Darwin published his conclusion that man was descended from an apelike ancestor who was again descended from a still lower type, most people were shocked by the thought; it was intensely repugnant to their feelings.
I was a massive fan of ‘Twin Peaks.’ Massive. I don’t know how any of us grew up in this age of television and weren’t astounded, and saying that, I’m still shocked that that was on network television.
People still get shocked when they see me eat a whole box of chocolates. I don’t psyche myself out – I know how to balance my meals even when I am not on a strict diet.
I am, as a European, absolutely shocked by European people. I am also shocked by European nationalist people. They have allowed themselves to be so emasculated so silently.
Ernst Zundel
The fact is I get shocked every time I meet Salman. I don’t know why.
I’ve been badly shocked before. I grabbed the mic to talk – it was near an outlet and there was water. I got shocked, and the jolt went from my head to my feet, shutting down my body and I just passed out. My friends woke me up and took me to the hospital.
I like visceral writing that people can’t help but respond to, even if they respond, and they’re shocked, or they’re angry, or they’re offended. I think that’s the only way to reach people.
Geneva Carr
I’ve always known what I wanted for myself. I was 10 years old when I said nobody is going to be the boss of me. And I shocked a lot of people with that statement. I mean, I can barely listen to my own mother – how am I going to have a boss, you know?
Whenever an earthquake or tsunami takes thousands of innocent lives, a shocked world talks of little else.
It is true that women in Paris never put on make-up. It shocked me when I first got there – then I realised how much I liked it.
I was always shocked when I went to the doctor‘s office and they did my X-ray and didn’t find that I had eight more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
Whenever I go to any particular event, people are shocked that I’m a fighter. To be a fighter, I have to look a certain way, and to be an actress, I have to look a certain way. I have to change that; I’ve joined acting to do meaningful cinema and to show that there is much more than glamour that actresses can offer.
Curvy and plus-size models will just be models once it becomes more normalized and we get more representation and people are used to it and not shocked by it.
I would be shocked if Tom Izzo left Michigan State.
When, after the accident, I came out into the world and people looked at me, they were shocked. It upset me. I thought they were impolite not to hide their negative emotions about my look.
Like a lot of New Yorkers, I assumed that I knew all about the U.N. I was shocked to find out it’s not like anything I had in mind. There are only six languages accepted there. It’s considered international territory.
I think there’s a stereotype of what a biker is, and I think that’s one of the reasons people are shocked when they find out that I ride. I’ve been trying to break down the stereotypes and inspire new riders.
People always look shocked when I tell them the Cincinnati Open is one of my favorite tournaments.
I enjoyMurphy Brown,’ but I am shocked that people really like ‘Married… With Children.’ These shows are toilet humor, and none of them have good characters.
Jamie Farr
When I first got to L.A., I was shocked at how business was done, and how people… it’s like everything I was told not to fall for, I was surrounded by. And it was very difficult for me, because I just didn’t like the industry at all.
Most people are not shocked that I am occasionally rude to journalists. They are probably amazed I don’t punch one in the face.
I am shocked that Republicans can’t explain why our technological and economic advantages are the result of sound monetary and economic policy.
Black women have a kind of advantage over white women in the workplace. They go in prepared to face some discrimination, so when it happens, they aren’t shocked.
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.
I shocked my parents with a lot of things, whether it was becoming an actor or when I was dating someone outside the Egyptian community or when I moved away from home before getting married.
While consumers may be more shocked by pink slime or the feeding of Prozac to poultry, the routine feeding of millions of pounds of human antibiotics to chickens presents a much graver threat.
Friends at school were always quite shocked that we holidayed in Nigeria, but it was all pretty middle-class, really.
I was shocked when I first read the script of ‘Vellai Pookal.’
In 1965, I was teaching a seminar on freedom when I told my students that the ultimate freedom lay in casting a dice to decide what to do. They were so shocked and fascinated that I knew I had to write the book.
Luke Rhinehart
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.
I suddenly find out that I’m 60, and I get shocked by the number, because I feel like I’m 20.
Ursula Andress
No matter how many times it happens, the public always seems to be shocked when an athlete dies young, but the reality is, there are no promises.
When I spoke to pupils at Sydenham School in London, I was shocked and saddened to hear some of the teenage girls say they felt pursuing a career in television was not even worth the effort as a Black woman.
In retrospect, I’m really shocked at how far I put my heart out there on the line with ‘Prima Donna’. I seem to have this knack for being able to accomplish that.
I used to shake my head when I heard about mothers who were shocked – shocked! – when their kids came out. I didn’t understand how they had missed seeing something so essential when looking at their children. But too many parents see only what they want to see, and that’s true whether our kids are gay or straight.
Suzanne Brockmann
I was so shocked by how many people watched ‘Lois and Clark.’
Michael Landes
I don’t expect that we’re going to become the biggest craze. If it happened, I’d be really shocked. I think people will dig it, but there will be a sea of people who just don’t get it.
Dustin Diamond
Howard University shocked me into realizing how desperately sick the Negro could be, how he could be led into self-destruction, and how he would not realize that it was the society that had forced him into a great sickness.
I’m told I am over-choosy, and I shocked everybody by doing Jeffrey Archer. I did that to annoy everybody; sometimes, between Medea and Virginia Woolf, you can get punch-drunk.
Nudity has never seemed to bother Grace Jones. Her art has thrived, in part, on a physical candor that both shocked people and redrew the boundaries of taste, beauty, and eroticism around her masculinity, ebony skin, and unrelenting intensity.
It seems like every few years a big name author will holler something about how evil, heinous, and morally wrong fan fiction and fan fiction writers are, and then the Internet gets all upset and shocked, and then the author is shocked that people could get so upset.
Catherynne M. Valente
When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the ’70s and ’80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law.
Somewhere it was written that October 18th is my birthday, and some people flew to Georgia to wish me! They came to my college, spoke to my professor, found out where I lived, and they were at my doorstep! I was shocked!
As a practicing Catholic, I am shocked that the Catholic League is speaking out against my PETA ads, which I am very proud of.
I’ve never lost my capacity to be shocked.
Kathy Reichs
I am always shocked that there are still a handful of defenders of the dubious practice of abstinence, surely the worst idea since chocolate-covered ants.
I realize that when I moved out of my father’s house I shocked and frightened him because I needed a room of my own, a space of my own to reinvent myself.
Shell Shocked’ is so different from what people are used to hearing from Ty Dolla Sign.
Nothing would have shocked Proust more than to hear that his work was perceived as difficult or inaccessibly rarefied.
Someone gave me a New Testament. I had never before read it systematically. Some parts made sense, some parts shocked me.
I was shocked cause I didn’t even know that they made my jersey. I didn’t know that they made it so fast, so when I saw it I was like, I had to look three times and I was like, ‘Did they customize that?’ And then I saw a couple of other ones and I was like, ok, they must‘ve made them overnight or something.
My brother and I were brought up sort of thinking that we were English. I remember hearing the poet Roy Campbell on the radio and being quite shocked that he had a South African accent. I didn’t know there were any South African poets.
One of the things that is devastating is I realise I haven‘t been living a different life than when I was, like, 12. I’m shocked at how reclusive I’ve been since then. I was unaware of it until recently.
I think for all of us, as we age, there are always a few moments when you are shocked.
People that haven’t seen us yet are shocked because they think that Alice Cooper must be a female folksinger. They don’t expect the whole thing.
I came from a very middle class Maharashtrian family. It was a big step to get into movies. My family was shocked.
My girlfriend at the time convinced me to send these songs to Cavity Search. When they wanted to put out my record I was totally shocked.
Elliott Smith
I was shocked after hearing the news of Milkha Singh’s death. He was a great athlete… an inspiring personality.
I wake up each night eight times a night or so because of my knee or my back or my elbow or my shoulder. If I wake up one day and am not crippled-feeling then I’m shocked like, wow, it’s going to be a good day.
When I watch a film, I watch it as an audience instead of thinking as an actor or an intellectual. I see whether it made me laugh, get involved or shocked me at certain points. Something has to stir inside me.
I’ve done a lot of surveys and interacted with a lot of students, and I was shocked to see that at 12 years old, girls are already talking about dumbing themselves down.
Whenever I go to any particular event, people are shocked that I’m a fighter. To be a fighter, I have to look a certain way, and to be an actress, I have to look a certain way. I have to change that; I’ve joined acting to do meaningful cinema and to show that there is much more than glamour that actresses can offer.
I am shocked by the easy attitude of many in the media towards disclosing our Nation’s secrets.
India should not have any ties with Pakistan, be it Bollywood or cricket. I am shocked that Bollywood is saying that cricket and movies should be kept ahead of national sentiments.
Some smashes have been timed at more than 250 mph, so you get less than a second to react. People who see a professional badminton match up close are always shocked at the speed.
Rajiv Ouseph
Old school fans are going to be shocked at just how much of the pro wrestling they grew up watching was, indeed, contrived, manipulated or, as it’s called in the business, ‘worked.’
I have not been in Washington very long, but I’ve been there long enough to be shocked by how antiquated some of our laws have become.
I was shocked when I first read the script of ‘Vellai Pookal.’
People just assume that you are not going to act after marriage, will stop doing romantic roles, and that every guy will stop his wife from acting. People who choose that are absolutely fine. I won’t be shocked if I myself do it later. But that wasn’t the case with us.
Nazriya Nazim
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.
My office is tiny. I think most people would be shocked if they came to my home and saw it. It is, in fact, the former makeup room of a gorgeous local TV newscaster. I keep a neat desk. Clutter makes me anxious.
Woman to woman, I shared a connection with Omarosa as a friend and a campaign sister, and I am absolutely shocked and saddened by her betrayal and violation on a deeply personal level.
I am deeply saddened and shocked at the loss of umpire Wally Bell.
I have writer friends who go to the premiere of a film with their name listed as the writer, but they are shocked: ‘That’s not what I wrote!’
When you hear that China is overcrowded, that’s an understatement. I was shocked at the number of people. Even in the rural areas. I was also shocked at the poverty and at the living conditions.
The trial of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has kept me fascinated and shocked in equal measure. But like many women, I was relieved this week when he was found guilty of culpable homicide after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
I do still get shocked every once in a while when I catch my reflection when I’m walking past a glass building, but it’s in my mind about getting older and finding out what I’m going to look like as it unfolds – or as it folds, depending on where the marks and scars land.
I’ve never heard Donald Trump say that he watches ‘House of Cards,’ but I’d be really shocked if he didn’t because he appears to be copying Frank more than we’re copying the current administration.
I really fought hard to bring that story to life on ‘Total Divas,’ the factory farming and free-range chicken. I’m shocked to see the positive response because you never know. People could be sensitive to certain things.
Even growing up the way I did, I was shocked by the level of poverty I saw as a college student. I thought the best way to understand it was to get close to it on the ground level.
Because I grew up with this naive expectation of people doing right, I get shocked by every little violation.
No, I am a crier and if people ever saw me privately they would be shocked at what a bowl of mush I am underneath it all.
I mostly associated video game storytelling with unforgivable clumsiness, irredeemable incompetence – and suddenly, I was finding the aesthetic and formal concerns I’d always associated with fiction: storytelling, form, the medium, character. That kind of shocked me.
People would be shocked to know… that despite the nature of my TV character, I am actually a nice guy.
I was shocked when I came to New Orleans. I never knew there were beggars on the streets here. I didn’t know that there were poor people. I thought this was Heaven, you know?
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
It really shocked me just to hear of the fans’ response to ‘St. Anger‘ not having guitar solos.
In all my childhood, I never heard my grandparents say that anything shocked or surprised them. They knew what their country was capable of.
My first college roommate greeted me with a shocked silence followed by, ‘So… you’re black.’
The state of Michigan going to Trump was an amazing thing. Of course the fake news media was shocked; they never considered that white working class residents of Michigan may not like being called evil racists clinging to guns and Bibles.
I watch and listen to movies today and am shocked by the way actors deliver their lines. Everybody mumbles now and I don’t understand why.
I’m a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette. I feel like people treat me now how I should be treated. People used to be shocked, when I was blond, that I wasn’t stupid.
I was shocked the first time the paps got me in America – when a video camera is put in your face and you’re asked questions and 15 people are walking backwards taking your picture. I was coming out of a pizza shop and had my daughter with me.
There is really no one who hasn’t made mistakes in their career. I’m always shocked that people would be so surprised that I might make mistakes. Martin Scorsese has made mistakes – why can’t I?
I believe in good films and bad films. Box-office business and all is my husband‘s section. Sometimes I really get surprised when good films don’t do well… Sometimes you are really shocked when an average film does very well.
I was shocked, and I ended up contacting three academics to find out if it could possibly be that my grandmother was a courtesan.
My whole childhood, I’d been dreaming of this two-point-four children, living in the country – everything was just going to fall into place, and I’d be this perfect mum. And it didn’t happen. I was very shocked and disappointed.
To tell you the truth, I’m shocked, as I travel across this country, at how little people know or don’t want to know about HIV/AIDS. There are a lot of people who don’t know that HIV is one thing and AIDS is another. Those people just think it’s one big old alphabet of a disease.
Sheryl Lee Ralph
It’s taken us 10 years, and it was constant excitement. I was constantly shocked by how evil he could be. Mao was very, very shrewd but he didn’t have human feeling.
Jung Chang
I had two experiences with very close friends of mine who experienced aphasia, the loss of language. It shocked me.
I normally did isolation/bodybuilding-style workouts. But since coming to the Performance Center, the strength and conditioning coach has me doing a lot of different workouts I’ve never done before, and it’s really shocked my body in a good way.
When my husband and I first got married, I was so shocked at my own level of joy that I was convinced it was all going to come crashing down.
I think one of the things I was shocked about was how interested the world is in ‘American Idol‘ and how people, writers, they write about ‘Idol’ all the time, and I guess I didn’t expect that.
I’ve always been shocked and waiting-for-the-other-shoe-to-drop that a girl would ever talk to me, let alone want to marry me. They always seem to hold the power to me, and from my mother to my wife to my daughter, every time I try to really figure them out, and think I’ve got them pegged, I pay for it.
Obviously, you’re always shocked when you feel like you’re not wanted anymore.
Honestly, I am always shocked when I see myself in the mirror because I feel exactly the same as I did when I was 18 getting off the plane to go to Juilliard in New York.
My mother wanted me to join the Indian army, as the army was seen as a decent and respectable career to have. I shocked my mother by telling her that I wanted to be a writer.
You think the world was shocked when Nixon resigned? Wait till I whup George Foreman’s behind.
I’ve been badly shocked before. I grabbed the mic to talk – it was near an outlet and there was water. I got shocked, and the jolt went from my head to my feet, shutting down my body and I just passed out. My friends woke me up and took me to the hospital.
When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would win Wimbledon and have my kids seeing me lift the trophy, so this is pretty surreal. And yeah, I was almost shocked in the moment that it all came together so nicely.
When I first heard the ‘Urumi’ script, I was surprised, shocked, and excited. It was a strong script with a reference to the past. It had fact mixed with fiction. To incorporate facts into a film and introduce fictional characters was interesting. I loved the script.
I went back to Hong Kong for the first time in 17 years and I was culture shocked in Hong Kong.
I knew more about produce from the sea than any of my schoolmates, and my reports in school, from kindergarten on, amused and shocked my classmates and teachers. I told them how we ate with chopsticks, had rice and seaweed for breakfast, raw fish, octopus, and sea urchin eggs for supper, and cakes made from sharks.
Eugenie Clark
I was shocked when I heard that Farghadani had been sentenced to 12 years and nine months in prison on spurious charges, as Amnesty International notes, of ‘spreading propaganda against the system,’ ‘insulting members of the parliament through paintings‘ and ‘insulting the Supreme Leader‘ with her cartoon.
We were so shocked by how fast that war went that President Bush did not have a plan, a peace plan.
On my first night at boarding school, I felt entirely alone. I was shocked, frightened and intensely homesick, but I soon discovered that expressing these emotions, instead of bringing help and consolation, attracted a gloating, predatory fascination.
Not much shocked me. You know, I worked in a home for Alzheimer‘s patients and my dad used to be really into murders and stuff, so I saw dead bodies. It desensitised me to a lot of things.
To be civilized is to be potentially master of all possible ideas, and that means that one has got beyond being shocked, although one preserves one’s own moral aesthetic preferences.
I used to listen to Usher’s ‘Yeah!’ and ‘Run It!’ by Chris Brown. I was really shocked that I could make a record with him.
I have been shocked at the number of people who don’t watch television.
I was shocked when Raj Kumar Santhoshi approached me for ‘Ghatak.’
I’m not a trained dancer – I know, I know, you’re shocked, I’m sure.
Larry, I spent probably most of my professional life helping to build Enron Corporation. I don’t think there was anyone that was as shocked by the – by the collapse of the company as I was.
Jeffrey Skilling
Africa has lost its dream, and when people don’t have a dream and don’t pursue it, they flounder. People are shocked that I would move to Africa. But I say the place of greatest need is the place of greatest opportunity.
Bruce Wilkinson
Most people enjoy ‘potato-chip news’ from time to time – to track a presidential election or the Oscars. However, some are particularly drawn to material that makes them feel shocked, frightened, insecure, or indignant, and that’s what potato-chip news often provides.
Once I was in a shopping centre with some Western Sydney Wanderers boys and this kid came up to me and said, ‘Hi I’m a Kuhlman, we have the same dad and my mum’s got photos of you as a baby.’ I was shocked, lost for words, really uncomfortable. I knew he’d had kids but no idea how many or age.
I am quite schizophrenic as a person. I can be sweet as anything and lovely, and then I can just go into a scene that people are quite shocked with.
In the morning he was lying dead on one of the beds fully clothed. He was dead. I got the impression he wanted to go, and I must have killed him. I can’t remember strangling him. I just sat there shocked.
Dennis Nilsen
I was shocked by the amount of Welsh people in L.A. We’d go to this British pub to watch the ‘Six Nations‘ early in the morning and I remember the first time I walked in it was just a sea of red.
When I see images of a girl who is obviously far too thin, I am just as shocked as anyone else.
We all pulled together at the right time, unfortunately, we were down 3-0 to the Yankees when we decided to do it, but we did it. And we shocked the world.
Johnny Damon
I’m always shocked when people feel threatened by me.
Every single day I’m shocked.
As I got older, I learned about how some people treated their transgender children, and I was shocked. I couldn’t understand how someone would leave their child and throw them on the street. I was always taught you give your kid unconditional love and if you don’t, something’s wrong with you, for real.
Half the population of the entire world is women, and people are somehow shocked that this entire half is as capable as the other half.
I wasn’t in any way a kind of soothsayer or not surprised when Sept. 11 happened. I was absolutely shocked.
I was shocked when some villagers called out ‘Crorepati’ during a recent trip down south. It proved that ‘KBC-2’ has caught on in the countryside as much as it has among the urban youth.
Nizhalgal Ravi
Snowden‘s revelations shocked the world and made it very clear why we need to have some way to look over those who look over us. With increasing terrorist attacks, security is critical, but not without any accountability or oversight.
When I first signed to RCA, I was sort of excited and shocked that it was happening. But over the next couple of years, it really started to feel like that game you play when you’re a little kid – the one where you put your nose on a bat and then spin around and try to walk.
There is a definite Chinese pop sound developing, but I was shocked at how influenced it is by American music.
Paul Oakenfold
People are so shocked when they find… out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church, and I love God, and I love my church.
Donald Trump
My mother did movies from the New Wave, but I was quite shocked I didn’t know much about that period. Bernado showed us film of the demonstrations of the time.
I never had a plan. I have to say, I’m very shocked when people start a company and say, ‘In five years I want to launch a perfume, or in 10 years I want to have this.’ How can you know?
It sounds terribly cynical, but the real surprise in the Philando Castile case is not that the officer was acquitted but that he was charged at all. The prosecutors in the case deserve great credit for even trying. But no one should be shocked about how it turned out.
I’ve had so many people tell me that they are shocked that AM radio still even exists with all the different listening options.
I used to keep a coin jar and would cash it in when I was pinched a little, back-in-the-day. I would always be shocked when the amount totaled $200 to $300.
The E.U. referendum didn’t cause divisions, but it certainly did reveal them. Many people are shocked at the result, but they really shouldn’t be. What I would like to say to them is, please, don’t be afraid.
When I first went to London to do a film in 1949, I naturally went to visit the site of the Globe. There was this small plaque on the side of a grimy brewery wall in a derelict alley near the riverfront. I was shocked.
I was shocked when four Arlington girls at a track meet this spring asked me for my autograph. I told them, ‘Don’t think I’m dumb for asking this, but are you serious?’
Parkinson‘s is very hard to diagnose. So when I finally went to a neurologist, and he said, ‘Oh, you have Parkinson’s disease,’ I was completely shocked.
I’ve been performing since I was in high school, so I’ve seen people react to my music and my playing. I’m always appreciative when people like the music, but I’m not shocked.
People would be shocked to know… that despite the nature of my TV character, I am actually a nice guy.
Scarlett Johansson was wonderful in ‘Lost in Translation,’ and then, seemingly within a couple of weeks, she became completely Hollywoodised. I was shocked. I didn’t recognise her. I hope to God it’s just a phase.
Ian Holm
I have very strong memories of my early years. In fact, I remember the house I was born in, and we moved from that house when I was less than ten months old. I have drawn pictures of it and shown my mother, and she was shocked because we have no photos of the place, and I was very accurate.
I was shocked and surprised and very humbled that the Hall Of Fame came about. Going into it and coming out of it, all the support has been amazing; it really has.
Cleveland was the only visit I made. I had a good feeling they were going to draft me, but I was still shocked when they jumped up to the second round.
First Day Out’ just took off under our noses. I was shocked. I was happy. I can’t even explain the feeling. It’s something I always wanted my whole life.
Whenever I come across an Arabic word mired in English text, I am momentarily shocked out of the narrative.
The more comfortable I got onstage, the more comfortable I got expressing myself in a physical manner. And it almost shocked people – ‘Oh, is there something happening?’
Being an astronaut, there are not a lot of things that have really shocked me in my life.
The first I paid to see with my own money was ‘Laputa Castle In The Sky.’ And I was like, wow! I really shocked by it. So I want to make movies that have a similar impact on the audience to that.
My first college roommate greeted me with a shocked silence followed by, ‘So… you’re black.’
I was very shocked to hear about Michael Jackson‘s passing. He was a pioneer, and icon and a legend. I remember buying ‘Thriller‘ when I was pretty young.
Adam Gontier
People have come up and told me they were WCW fans from the early ’90s, or they were watching my work in FCW when I first started in the late ’80s, and they’ll spit out a match of mine that they still remember. I stand there in awe, shocked that someone still remembers.
Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.
In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.
I once played Jennifer Lopez’s werewolf body double in a sketch. I don’t think anyone was shocked when the sketch got cut after dress rehearsal.
Lindsay Shookus
Only on the last day of the shoot Bhumika Chawla revealed that she was pregnant. None of us had a clue about it and I was shocked to say the least. She is a thorough professional and just carried on with her job with no fuss whatsoever. Hat’s off to her.
When onstage, I always try to take my audience through as many emotions as I possibly can. I want them to go from laughter to tears, be shocked and surprised and walk out the door with a renewed sense of themselves – and maybe a smile.
Whenever an earthquake or tsunami takes thousands of innocent lives, a shocked world talks of little else. I’ll never forget the wrenching days I spent in Haiti last year for Save the Children just weeks after the earthquake.
There was a manifesto in the late ’60s/early ’70s, and it basically laid out what ‘black art’ was and that it should embrace black history and black culture. There were all these rules – I was shocked, when I found it in a book, that it even existed, that it would demarcate these artists.
I didn’t know what to expect of real America. What shocked me was the diversity of it and how different every city is. But also just how polite and usually good-willed and optimistic most Americans are.
No one who hired Siegfried & Roy was shocked when they brought a tiger onstage. So you shouldn’t be shocked if you book a comedian and she points out that the emperor has no clothes.