Top 35 Astonished Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Astonished Quotes from famous people such as Howard Jacobson, Alphonsus Liguori, Charles Dance, Danielle Steel, Pliny the Elder, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I've always felt as much outside the Jewish experience

I’ve always felt as much outside the Jewish experience as in it. It astonished my family that I wrote about things Jewish.
Howard Jacobson
Job was astonished at seeing Almighty God so intent on doing good to us that He seems to have nothing more at heart than to love us and to induce us to love Him in return.
Alphonsus Liguori
There is a huge fan base; they’re very knowledgeable and very loyal. I was astonished – before I started working on the series, I didn’t know anything about ‘Game of Thrones.’ I hadn’t heard of the books.
Charles Dance
I’m astonished by my success. I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I’d become famous.
Danielle Steel
We trace out all the veins of the earth, and yet, living upon it, undermined as it is beneath our feet, are astonished that it should occasionally cleave asunder or tremble: as though, forsooth, these signs could be any other than expressions of the indignation felt by our sacred parent!
Pliny the Elder
If I were to give you a list of names of the people, world political figures, who have been assisted by the CIA, and even assisted to office around the world, you’d be astonished and probably wouldn’t believe it. But it’s very long, and the names are very distinguished.
Charles McCarry
I’m just so grateful and astonished that I’m still respected and listened to.
Mike Oldfield
Play Trivial Pursuit with me, and you’ll be astonished. I can remember every outfit I wore to every party going back to 1983.
James St. James
Tom Brokaw has friends who are actors, and yet he feels that, as bright as they are, they are not articulate. So he said how astonished he was that Sidney Poitier, with whom he’d just taped an interview, had been so articulate.
Mariette Hartley
I’m always astonished by the confidence my readers put in me.
Mary Karr
In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
Andre Maurois
Indeed, I am repeatedly astonished by the number of really good writers who understand human beings so well on paper but don’t know how to deal with them in real life.
Mark Haddon
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion – I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more – I could be martyred for my religion – Love is my religion – I could die for that.
John Keats
Did you hear the one about the elderly Jew on his deathbed who sent for a priest, after declaring to his astonished relatives that ‘I want to convert.’ Asked why he would become a Catholic, after living all his life as a Jew, he answered: ‘Better one of them should die than one of us.’
Alan King
I am astonished but not discouraged by my enormous responsibility. Devoted both from affection and duty to the cause of the people, I shall combat with equal ardor aristocracy, despotism, and faction.
Marquis de Lafayette
Harry Truman’s decision to fire Douglas MacArthur at the height of the Korean War in April 1951 shocked the American political system and astonished the world. Much of the world didn’t realize the president had the power to fire a five-star general; much of America didn’t realize Truman had the nerve.
H. W. Brands
When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough.
Fran Lebowitz
I’m astonished to say, but people are really pleased to hear what happened to me, the way I got a little bit more confident, the people I’ve met, and the things I didn’t know.
Roger Rees
I expected women to get mad at me because I was knocking pregnancy any way shape or form even though I wasn’t against the act, just the timing. And also they said, ‘Well he’s mad because Becky Lynch is pregnant.’ No I’m not mad, once again, I’m astonished! At the timing!
Jim Cornette
You’ll be a good parent when you’re ready to no longer be selfish. Until I was about 35, it was all about me. I look back and I’m astonished at how I lived my life – it was totally self-involved.
Lauren Holly
With Donald J. Trump’s arrival to power, many feel astonished by the growth of populism. Others analyze with extreme care the decline of companies that measure public opinion. I am saddened to watch the lack of temperament and political stability of those who ‘represent’ a trend or ideology.
Fabrizio Moreira
Professionalism in art has this difficulty: To be professional is to be dependable, to be dependable is to be predictable, and predictability is esthetically boring – an anti-virtue in a field where we hope to be astonished and startled and at some deep level refreshed.
John Updike
Whenever television cameras are interviewing people in their homes, I tend to look over their shoulders and have a good snoop at their living rooms. I am always astonished at how clean they all look, with nothing out of place or unnecessary or dropped down any old how.
Craig Brown
Music is like girlfriends to me; I’m continually astonished by the choices other people make.
David Lee Roth
I am astonished and surprised that someone could consider making a film about me without talking to me about it.
Brigitte Bardot
I might find myself standing, transfixed, by the roadside, watching a sparrowhawk hunting among the bushes, astonished that other people could ignore it. But they might just as well be wondering how I could have failed to notice the new V6 Pentastar Sahara that just drove past.
George Monbiot
I’m always astonished to see how badly people can behave when they think no one is noticing.
Diane Mott Davidson
Those who remember Washington’s cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan’s intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva – alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! – with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev.
Russell Baker
I often imagine that the longer he studies English literature the more the Japanese student must be astonished at the extraordinary predominance given to the passion of love both in fiction and in poetry.
Lafcadio Hearn
It astonished me in the early Nineties to suddenly have musicians admit that they had been inspired and influenced by us. That meant a lot at that time. But of course, being human, the… disrespect isn’t even strong enough a word, is it? The opprobrium was painful. Being popular and hated is not satisfying.
Neil Peart
I’ve always tried to be an actor who… I just plod on and try to keep my mouth shut, mind my own business. I find the whole thing about people’s lives… I can’t understand it. I’m always astonished that people want to know anything about me.
Michael Gambon
I am frequently astonished that it so often results in

I am frequently astonished that it so often results in correct predictions of experimental results.
Murray Gell-Mann
People do not always understand the motives of sublime conduct, and when they are astonished they are very apt to think they ought to be alarmed. The truth is none are fit judges of greatness but those who are capable of it.
Jane Porter
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.
Baruch Spinoza
We’ve been astonished by how good groups working together can predict the outcomes of events.
Louis B. Rosenberg