It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Those who meet Jesus always experience either joy or its opposites, either foretastes of Heaven or foretastes of Hell. Not everyone who meets Jesus is pleased, and not everyone is happy, but everyone is shocked.
There is only one kind of shock worse than the totally unexpected: the expected for which one has refused to prepare.
Pain can kill, all on its own: the body goes into shock and shuts down.
Death was an inverse Big Bang; an impossible magic trick where everything had become nothing in the very same instant, where one state had been replaced so completely by another that no evidence of the first could be detected, and where the catalyst had been vaporized by the sheer shock of the new.
Knowing was not necessarily accepting.
To look at ourselves from afar, to make the subjective suddenly objective: this gives us a psychic shock.
So many killings of black men in my lifetime. The physical shock is astounding.
The photographs of Iraqi prisoners being subjected to degrading and humiliating treatment by their captors, and the reports of acts of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other acts of maltreatment shock the conscience.
Delhi came as a shock. There were so many people, and oh, the traffic.
When reason and unreason come into contact, an electrical shock occurs. This is called polemics.
As an adult, it's a huge shock to be orphaned; as a child it's just hideous, ghastly.
I wanted to be a blues guitar player. And a singer. And a songwriter. Not a shock jock.
Most interviewers are looking for a headline. They're not skilled. They're looking for shock value.
We were all hit with sticker shock: $87 billion is a huge number.
Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.
If Sudan starts to crumble, the shock waves will spread.
It's not that I'm easily shocked. It takes a lot to shock me. And wildness I like. But vulgarity shocks me.