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 Garet Garrett - “The spectacle of a great, solvent government paying a fictitious price for gold it did not want and did not need and doing it on purpose to debase the value of its own paper currency was one to astonish the world.”  
 Mark Twain - “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”  
 Thomas A. Edison - “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.”  
 Terry Southern - “The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish. Not shock - shock is a worn-out word - but astonish.”  
 Milan Kundera - “The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.”  
 Paul Cezanne - “With an apple I will astonish Paris.”  
 Miriam Beard - “Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.”  
 Charles Baudelaire - “One must astonish the bourgeois.”  
 David Blaine - “In truth, the only restrictions on our capacity to astonish ourselves and each other are imposed by our own minds.”  
 Clive James - “All television ever did was shrink the demand for ordinary movies. The demand for extraordinary movies increased. If any one thing is wrong with the movie industry today, it is the unrelenting effort to astonish.”  
 Mark Twain - “But we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and we glorious Americans will occasionally astonish the God that created us when we get a fair start”  
 Charles Colton - “It is an easy and vulgar thing to please the mob, and no very arduous task to astonish them”  
 Alexis Tocqueville - “By and large the literature of a democracy will never exhibit the order, regularity, skill, and art characteristic of aristocratic literature formal qualities will be neglected or actually despised. The style will often be strange, incorrect, overburdened, and loose, and almost always strong and bold. Writers will be more anxious to work quickly than to perfect details. Short works will be commoner than long books, wit than erudition, imagination than depth. There will be a rude and untutored vigor of thought with great variety and singular fecundity. Authors will strive to astonish more than to please, and to stir passions rather than to charm taste.”  
 Mark Twain - “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”  
 Andre Maurois - “In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people.”  
 Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - “When the world has got hold of a lie, it is astonishing how hard it is to kill it. You beat it over the head, till it seems to have given up the ghost, and behold the next day it is as healthy as ever.”  
 Boris Pasternak - “Immensely grateful, touched, proud, astonished, abashed.”  
 Edith Nesbitt - “It is wonderful how quickly you get used to things, even the most astonishing.”  
 Grace Paley - “You know the mind is an astonishing, long-living, erotic thing.”  
 Andrea Dworkin - “Women, for centuries not having access to pornography and now unable to bear looking at the muck on the supermarket shelves, are astonished. Women do not believe that men believe what pornography says about women. But they do.”  
 Mark Twain - “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”  
 Eugene Ionesco - “Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder as if creation rose, bathed in the light, out of the darkness, utterly new and fresh and astonishing. The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us.”  
 Miriam Beard - “Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as the bizarre. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.”  
 Proverb - “If at first you do succeed try to hide your astonishment.”  
 Unknown - “Be everywhere, do everything, and never fail to astonish the customer.”  

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