Shocking Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old shocking quotes, shocking sayings, and shocking proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There is only one kind of shock worse than the totally unexpected: the expected for which one has refused to prepare. Mary Renault
Shock is a funny thing. Things get both sharp and fuzzy. Time stretches and distorts. Things come rushing into focus and seem larger than they are. Other things vanish to a single point. Maureen Johnson
Hope for the best, be prepared for the worse. Life is shocking, but you must never appear to be shocked. For no matter how bad it is it could be worse and no matter how good it is it could be better. Maya Angelou
Nobody sets out to offend or shock for the sake of shocking. You set out to get laughs. Seth MacFarlane
Your spirit must be strong to survive a shock. Lailah Gifty Akita
Don't worry, keep at it, you will soon shock the world” TemitOpe Ibrahim
Sometimes the only way to make palatable that which is appalling and apprehensive is to season it with some humor. Terrence Howard
What is this life but the sound of an appalling love. Louise Erdrich
There is nothing more shocking than to see assertion and approval dashing ahead of cognition and perception. Marcus Tullius Cicero
You will be old-fashioned one day. It's more shocking than getting old. Enid Bagnold
The fact that people are shocked is the best proof that they need shocking. Aldous Huxley
That's what art is, shocking people. Sometimes shocking yourself. Willow Smith
Every new truth begins in a shocking heresy. Margaret Deland
Every moment is a new and shocking transvaluation of all we have ever been. T. S. Eliot
The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling. Orison Swett Marden
It's sometimes shocking to find out what people really believe in. Tracey Ullman
Being comfortable with the norm can make changes come as a shock. Steven Redhead
When two people unite, kindness must be mutual, or shocking things will happen. Rosamond Lehmann