Expecting Quotes

Expecting Quotes by Kaya Scodelario, Anne Lamott, Rachel Joyce, Johnny Mathis, Samantha Bee, Judith Martin and many others.

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It’s nice to know that a studio is willing to put a female in a film without expecting the character to have a love interest.
Kaya Scodelario
We can’t understand when we’re pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time – like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children.
Anne Lamott
I am not expecting anyone to feel sorry for me, but when friends ask how it feels to be a debut novelist who has also been long listed for the Man Booker prize, I have to admit that my response has confused me. I am so overwhelmed, so delighted, so honoured and so surprised, I have come out in a violent cold.
Rachel Joyce
And fortunately, I haven’t had any problem with my voice. I’ve been able to sing at a level of consistency that the people are expecting.
Johnny Mathis
We definitely sometimes get stuff that’s different that we were expecting. I mean, that’s part of the joy and the terror of interviewing real, live people. Sometimes they come along the journey with you, and most of the time they don’t.
Samantha Bee
Honesty has come to mean the privilege of insulting you to your face without expecting redress.
Judith Martin
I think a lot of composers get into trouble just making up a plot and expecting an audience to follow that.
John Eaton
I am no stranger to working hard. I have done it all my life. As a result I have become accustomed to expecting success in everything I do. Some people call me lucky, but I know better.
Donald Trump
I’m expecting the best John Thompson. I’d be a fool to expect anything less.
Liam Smith
I’ve always had problems with my brain, so a lot of the songs are about issues I have with paranoia or freak-outs. ‘When My Head Explodes’ is about being on stage, having people look at you and expecting you to perform, then literally your head explodes.
Ty Segall
I did have pushback in the beginning of my career because my parents weren’t really sure what I was going to do with my life going in the route of makeup. I was planning on medical school, so when I threw the makeup wrench at them, they were not expecting that.
Manny MUA
Expectation is a good thing. I think it shows you’re doing a lot of good stuff. Clearly, I’d rather it to be that way than people expecting it to be the other way.
Tommy Fleetwood
Running well is a matter of having the patience to persevere when we are tired and not expecting instant results.
Robert de Castella
Sacrifice to me is something you do without expecting something in return.
Marilyn Manson
I don`t think this wall [Donald Trump wants to build], having the – there`s no way to force them to, but expecting the Mexicans to pay for it doesn`t make any sense either.
John Yarmuth
We put no greater trust in our government than when we turn on our faucet expecting clean water, and I applaud the Drinking Water and Groundwater Advisory Commission for their hard work in addressing this critical priority.
Chris Sununu
I always make this joke that I know you were expecting to see the big skirts and the hoops. But that was a long time ago. Artists aren’t always seen as real people. If you start out as a teenager, sometimes people want to keep you locked as that. But I’m a woman now.
Jody Watley
When you can give without expecting anything in return, you have mastered the art of living.
Jon Mead
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
I don’t go into these Daytona 500s expecting to win. I go into it hoping to win, but definitely not expecting because there’s just too many moving parts and pieces for you to guarantee your success.
Denny Hamlin
I think continued actions by Bashar al-Assad clearly call into any question of him expecting to have any legitimacy to continue as the leader of Syria. With each of those actions, like attack with conventional weapons, barrel bombs and block humanitarian aid he really undermines his own legitimacy.
Rex W. Tillerson
It may sound surprising, but a joke and a crime novel work in very much the same way. The comedian/writer leads their audience along the garden path. The audience know what’s coming, or at least they think they do until they get hit from a direction they were not expecting.
Mark Billingham
Faith is about offering emotional and practical help to your neighbours while expecting nothing in return: you do so simply because you think it’s needed.
Dawn Foster
Yeah, I was expecting most of the comments about my appearance to be about me being fat, because I’m not a skinny girl by any means. But I wasn’t expecting there to be that sort of wave of ‘Wow – the new Chaser’s hot!’
Jenny Ryan
That’s what the news is: You turn on the news every night, whatever you watch, and you’re expecting to see things that you didn’t know happened. And that’s not what it is.
Rush Limbaugh
My parents were not pushy or anything like that. I think my mom was still expecting me to be an astronaut, but now she is very happy that I’m not doing that.
Berenice Bejo
Reparative justice is not about black people standing on the street corners expecting charities from white folks. This is about building of bridges across lines of moral justice.
Hilary Beckles
I’m sitting with six and a half billion dollars we’re going to use to close the Mars-Wrigley deal on October 6. I’ve got to hand over that six and a half billion on October 6. Now, I have to be very careful about who I leave it in between now and then, because they’re expecting that he show up.
Warren Buffett
I hate having to pose for photos. It’s just so embarrassing. Everyone is expecting you to know what to do because you’re an actor, but I haven’t a clue.
Claire Foy
What I’m expecting is for you to behave like the gentleman I always thought you were.
Wendelin Van Draanen
An investor in Duke Energy is expecting a dividend payment. That’s roughly 70 to 75 percent of the earnings I produce. The business that goes with that level of dividend is a business that has more predictability, more stability.
Lynn Good
I think it’s fun to serve comfort food because it’s an instant ice-breaker. If somebody’s expecting fancy food, and you whip out some fried chicken, they feel like, you know, they can put their elbows on the table, and the etiquette police aren’t going to come out.
Katie Lee
I think pressure exists in a situation only when you are unsure of your talent and people are expecting a lot from you due to your lineage.
Armaan Malik
My father told me once not to expect anything from anybody so I wouldn’t be disappointed. If somebody was nice and did nice things for me, I should be overjoyed, but I shouldn’t go through life expecting it, which is very good advice.
Iris Apfel
If you are expecting Paul to read the Bible like it was set in stone, you will find yourself getting pretty nervous. For Paul, now that Jesus has come, the Bible was more like clay to be molded.
Peter Enns
An efficient and valuable man does what he can, whether the community pay him for it or not. The inefficient offer their inefficiency to the highest bidder, and are forever expecting to be put into office. One would suppose that they were rarely disappointed.
Henry David Thoreau
I don’t go to the start line expecting to win. I go to the start believing this could be the day when incredible things happen
Ryan Hall
Sometimes surprising an actor in a good way like that can actually create a response you’re not expecting.
David Nutter
A popular saying in Alderson went as follows: ‘They work us like a horse, feed us like a bird, treat us like a child, dress us like a man – and then expect us to act like a lady.
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
If you would follow on to know the Lord, come at once to the open Bible expecting it to speak to you. Do not come with the notion that it is a thing which you may push around at your convenience. It is more than a thing, it is a voice, a word, the very Word of the living God.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
I don’t fault my former law firm for running their business like a business or expecting their new hire to be worth the obscene rate she was billed out at, but fun it was not.
Rachel Sklar
Robb Stark was a young man not expecting anything, thinking his life is going to be on one path, and then he’s pushed. More weight and responsibility get put onto him; more demands are made of him. For me, as an actor, there are parallels to that.
Richard Madden
Don’t settle for helping those who will help you in return or doing a good deed for others to see. Help others without expecting anything back. Even if nobody else cares, God will notice.
Dillon Burroughs
The pleasure of rooting for Goliath is that you can expect to win. The pleasure of rooting for David is that, while you don’t know what to expect, you stand at least a chance of being inspired.
Michael Lewis
It’s a great thing to hear people putting me up to this standard and putting me on this pedestal and expecting greatness from me, but at the end of the day, I’m just trying to be a better me as an artist musically.
Gabriella Wilson
The audience that surprised us the most was definitely Paris, when we played there last. They were just incredibly into us and we weren’t expecting it at all.
Jon Crosby
I was out on the golf course, a guy came riding out in a golf cart and said, Did you know that Elvis died? And I just said, Well, there you go. It was like I had kinda been expecting it.
Mac Davis
The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Edgar Allan Poe
I go to the theatre expecting to have a good time. I want each play and performance to take me somewhere. Naturally, this doesn’t always happen.
John Lahr
Some people really expected he could do that, would do that. They’re not expecting [Donald Trump] to target Hillary [Clinton], just to clean out the swamp.
Rush Limbaugh
People are always surprised when they meet me. I was in Nigeria and I went to one of the radio stations and they were like, ‘Aww you look cute!’ They were expecting me to look more rough, and I was like: ‘Yeah, I’m polite!’
J Hus
It’s so unfair on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ because when the men celebrities are competing, all you look at is the females! So nobody really watches them. Then when you see the women stars competing, you’re expecting them to look like the females and they just can’t! It’s an unfair advantage.
Sara Evans
We have a tendency to assume or believe saying I love you means we are ready for love, or that hearing it from someone else means they are ready. We just assume that we are on the same page about what it means. We don’t know what someone else is thinking, projecting, assuming, expecting when they say that.
Jay Shetty
I will prove that a great conducting career is expecting me.
Placido Domingo
But you weren’t born expecting that kind of beauty in everyone, all the time. You just got programmed into thinking anything else is ugly.
Scott Westerfeld
I was expecting someone dark to play ‘Dexter’ – someone like Johnny Depp.
Jeff Lindsay
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only what you are expecting to give — which is everything. What you will receive in return varies. But it really has no connection with what you give. You give because you love and cannot help giving.
Katharine Hepburn
Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise,
He who defers this work from day to day,
Does on a river’s bank expecting stay,
Till the whole stream, which stopped him, should be gone,
That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on.
Abraham Cowley
When you’re expecting a baby, there’s a lot you can plan for, but when it happens early you just have to jump into it. Whatever plans you had, everything goes out the window.
Rob Huebel
Father monks, why do you fast! Why do you expect reward in heaven for that?…No, saintly monk, you try being virtuous in the world, do good to society, without shutting yourself up in a monastery at other people’s expense, and without expecting a reward up aloft for it–you’ll find that a bit harder.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
There is no such thing as expecting too much.
Susan Cheever
It’s a strange thing when someone passes away. It’s always when you’re not expecting it that you’re affected by it. When we first started filming, we were filming with existing characters in a location that we’d never been before.
Greg Davies
There was an existential moment – I don’t know if I want to call it crisis – when I turned 50 and I felt ‘this is interesting; how did this happen?’ It affected me in a way I wasn’t expecting. It made me pause for reflection.
Bill Bailey
I’m white. I have privileges as a parent that many others don’t. Of not only teaching but expecting my daughter to stand up for herself because I have no fear that harm will come to her when she does. I am reassured by her teachers that her willfulness will do her good as she gets older.
Stephanie Land
My feet are like something from another age – prehistoric and troll-like. I keep expecting them to talk, they have that much character.
Sally Hawkins
I don’t think I am scared of intimacy, but I am frightened of making a mistake. offering more than I have, or expecting more than you can give. – Matt Sedon
Nick Bantock
Someone at Tidal came to our show in New York in 2016, and I guess he was expecting, like, K-Pop. But he was surprised: he saw we were doing R&B and hip hop authentically.
Jay Park
People see a ‘South Park’ episode, and there’s racially insensitive jokes – nobody bats an eye because they’re expecting that in that context. In hip-hop, they don’t expect that kind of thing because it’s a white person in a predominantly black world.
Lil Dicky
Of course you have days that are long, you’re tired, and things aren’t working out, and you can get frustrated, but I would say any of the things that make it less glamorous or cause some complexity or turn you down the road you weren’t expecting to go down is a part of the thrill.
Ellen Page
Great design alone isn’t going to yield the results investors are expecting.
Angela Ahrendts
I do not think that life has a suspense more sickening than that of expecting a letter which does not come.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
I was brought up differently than the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy.
Marilyn Monroe
They’re not gong to give Hateful Eight its credit now, they’ll give it its credit later. Hateful Eight was too long. I think we’ve indulged Quentin [Tarantino] so much with his monologues. Quentin has this very strong cult following around him and his projects, and people are always expecting so much from him.
Bun B
It really means a lot that I won the gold medal – but I woke up the next morning expecting to feel different. I felt the same.
Dan O’Brien
Not to excuse myself, but when you have people right in front of you denying your very presence like that, then see if you don’t doubt whether you actually exist. I look at my hands half expecting to see clear through them.
Haruki Murakami
If you’re pitching to investors for the first time and expecting them to be so blown away by how thoroughly amazing your pitch is that they write a check on the spot – well, prepare to be disappointed.
David Cohen
There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age 11.
Dave Barry
I find that it’s easier to disguise yourself when you go to Florida or places like that, because no one is expecting to see a celebrity there. When you throw on a hat and glasses, no one really looks at you twice – because why would you be in Florida? People just assume that if you’re famous, you’re in Hollywood.
Megan Fox
Often, we don’t recognize real moments of happiness in our lives because we’ve been expecting something different- something bigger or perhaps more dramatic.
Joan Lunden
No matter how much you’re expecting it, it’s still unexpected when it comes.
Jason McAteer
It’s crazy to call myself as the sexiest woman. I’m like, wow; this is cool. Looking at the past years, I was expecting 5th or 6th position. But standing on the 3rd position was totally unexpected.
Nia Sharma
Obviously, I wasn’t expecting Wall Street to be a laid-back place. I was prepared for hard work. Sadly, much of the work the new guys were asked to do and the insane hours we were expected to keep had little to do with making the bank more productive. It felt more like hazing.
David Einhorn
I’ve met a man and fallen in love with him. I allowed myself to fall in love for one simple reason: I’m not expecting anything to come of it. I know that, in three months’ time, I’ll be far away and he’ll be just a memory, but I couldn’t stand living without love any longer; I had reached my limit.
Paulo Coelho
I won’t be indulging in anger anymore, vehemently and self-righteously singing protest songs, and expecting them to bring peace to me or anyone else.
Susan Schneider
What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.
Chuck Palahniuk
Cultivating inner discipline is something that takes time; expecting rapid results is simply a sign of impatience.
Dalai Lama
I am pessimistic, I think that’s the best way to be, because if you’re always expecting the best – the best doesn’t always happen. Nine times out of 10 it doesn’t. I’m surprised when things go smoothly. I don’t know what’s wrong with being pessimistic – unless you are such a pessimist that you don’t do anything.
Karl Pilkington
Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you’re expecting a reward. Most people do the exact opposite: They only take action when they expect a reward, and they don’t enjoy the action. And that’s the reason why they don’t do their best.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
Faith is like stepping off a cliff and expecting one of two outcomes- you will either land on solid ground or you will be taught to fly.
Hillary Clinton
When poverty declines, the need for government declines, which is why expecting government to solve poverty is like expecting a tobacco company to mount an aggressive anti-smoking campaign.
Stefan Molyneux
In 1953, Mom and Dad, living in Toronto, discovered, to their shock, that Mom was expecting. I was born in June 1954. My parents, thrilled, showered me with love.
Dan Hill
A lot of people come up to me expecting to meet the person they have seen perform. It’s not going to happen, unless my mania, my stage person, responds to them and not the real me.
Sia Furler
When Andy Kaufman performed, he was not just trying to be funny. He was playing with the notion of what it means to try to be funny, of what it means to be an audience expecting somebody to be funny. He was doing a dance and playing a game.
James Murphy
Expecting hell, we’re ill prepared for heaven.
Shalom Auslander
I would like to say to people, open your eyes and find beauty where you normally don’t expect it.
Jean Paul Gaultier
I really wasn’t expecting to fall so hard for Phil. As a matter of fact, when my dad said he was talking to Phil Jackson about him coming to L.A. to coach the Lakers, I tried to argue against it.
Jeanie Buss
I came to Playboy not expecting to stay. But after five years, I found myself really enjoying the business world, and I realized I had some skill.
Christie Hefner
Hold on to that new, enlarge vision of victory that God has given you. Start expecting things to change in your favor. Dare to boldly declare that you are standing strong against the forces of darkness.
Joel Osteen
Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.
Arnold H. Glasow
His love for her was a gift he gave her daily, expecting nothing in return. He walked at her side, his love for her a torch to guide her footsteps along the dark path she walked.
Margaret Weis
I wasn’t expecting to really draw in respected comedians but it’s going to happen along the way and I’m truly honored by that.
Brian Regan
The folks like myself that do this for a living, we were expecting a regular campaign had built the databases, done all the new social media, learned our lessons from [Barack] Obama whipping us twice on how to do voter contact, and then Donald Trump gets in it and turns it into a national election.
Melissa Harris-Perry
Expecting to be wrong about most things most of the time brings, finally, the kind of humility that leads to peace. I think.
John Burdett
See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.
Douglas Adams
You have to find some way to not become a cynical or negative person, a person who keeps walking around and opening your eyes in the outside world but inside you close down, a person who stops expecting tomorrow to be better than today.
Richard Rohr
For me, I can’t watch violence when it’s too grotesque, and it’s just like, that’s revolting to watch. I don’t enjoy it. But when it’s a Tarantino film, I’m lining up outside the door to see it, and I’m expecting to see something really crazy, a lot of blood, and for it to be funny.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
The thing about movies these days is that the commerce end of it is so inflated and financiers are just expecting this enormous return on their investment.
Alex Winter
Come on obstacles! I’ve been expecting you! This is the chance that I’ve been waiting for!
Daisaku Ikeda
Everyone’s expecting you to be playing fantastic football, winning every game, and course it doesn’t happen like that.
Gareth Barry
Few things can make us feel crazier than expecting something from someone who has nothing to give.
Melody Beattie
There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation.
Francois Rabelais
Let there be nothing harmonious about our children’s playthings, lest they grow up expecting peace and order, and be eaten alive.
Kurt Vonnegut
Not Expecting, but hoping. Always hoping
Melissa Marr
I feel like people are expecting me to fail; therefore, I expect myself to win.
Lewis Hamilton
Sometimes the key to happiness is just expecting a little bit less
Jodi Picoult
We lost a baby at 11 weeks when I was 34, and we got married expecting we would have no trouble having another child, because I’d fallen pregnant that one time. But it just didn’t happen and we did about four years of IVF, trying very hard to have a baby.
Annastacia Palaszczuk
I started realising I’m bigger and stronger than a lot of the full-backs. I was expecting everyone in the Prem to be so strong.
Yannick Bolasie
We need to create schools that are organized to meet the needs of the kids they serve instead of what we’ve been doing. We expect kids to adjust to the schools and if they can’t, we say something is wrong with the child – instead of focusing on engagement and nurturing the love of learning in kids.
Pedro Noguera
Before I was going into tournaments and just hoping I would win one match. But now I’ll go into tournaments expecting to do well and if I bring my best game I know I can win them and beat all the big players.
Judd Trump
I just wanted to release an album of piano music for music’s sake. I’m not expecting to sell millions of albums. It’s was just nice to be able to sit down at an acoustic piano and make some music.
David Bryan
I go to movies expecting to have a whole experience. If I want a movie that doesn’t end I’ll go to a French movie. A movie has to be complete within itself, it can’t just build off the first one or play variations.
Joss Whedon
but a sanguine temper, though for ever expecting more good than occurs, does not always pay for its hopes by any proportionate depression. it soon flies over the present failure, and begins to hope again.
Jane Austen
Much of the time in the writer’s room is spent working on story, and I was always challenging myself to make it more interesting, tighter and more surprising: to come at it sideways in a way that the audience wasn’t expecting.
Maria Semple
I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn’t expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration.
Neil Diamond
I know a lot of people who make records, and when you meet them, it’s not their personality or they’re not what you’re expecting. But El-P is exactly what you’d expect.
Aesop Rock
Ranger fans, they’re expecting you to win, so you really want to show up every day.
Carl Hagelin
Even though Xavier was only human, it seemed he could protect me from anything and everything. I wouldn’t have been worried if a fire-breathing dragon had torn of the roof, because I knew that Xavier was there. I wondered fleetingly if I was expecting to much og him, but dismissed the idea.
Alexandra Adornetto
People were expecting Rouge to go bankrupt, so there was a lot of anxiety. The corporate culture problem was even worse than in Russia. And at the same time, the work rules were more difficult.
Alexei Mordashov
Look for opportunities to help someone else, but don’t give expecting something in return. Give knowing that if we give we receive.
Who knows what will happen or where I will be sent, yet already I have given a great many things away, expecting to be told to pack nothing, except the prayers which, with this thirst, I am slowly learning.
Mary Oliver
But whereas a puppy will cringe away or roll on its back, groveling, a little boy may cover his shyness with nonchalance, with bravado, or with secrecy. And once a boy has suffered rejection, he will find rejection even where it does not exist-or, worse, will draw it forth from people simply by expecting it.
John Steinbeck
Fate stalks us with depressing monotony from womb to tomb, and, when we are least expecting it, deals us a series of crushing blows from behind.
Hesketh Pearson
See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise, you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.
Douglas Adams
I never want to get caught with not expecting something.
Roger Ailes
Any game is important to me. At Boston College, when I went out for the spring games, I wanted to win. Maybe it is more important than other preseason games. It’s just that everyone is expecting a lot from me in my first week of professional football. I want to confirm my expectations.
Doug Flutie
I know people come to my shows expecting me to give voice to some of the frustrations that nice, happy, progressive people like me have with the world.
Tim Minchin
At a time when special interest money is being showered on legislators in Washington, grassroots donors offer members of Congress a refreshing independence. The $25 and $50 donor is not looking for special favors. He or she is simply expecting their Congressman to go do the right thing.
John Sarbanes
My own disposition is to trust the reader. Of course, there’s a line between trusting the reader and expecting her to read your mind. That’s where a friend or an editor comes in. A great editor will tell you straight when you’ve drifted into the latter territory.
Zia Haider Rahman
You have to put in an effort in everything that you do, and you cannot just sit around expecting something to happen.
Mithila Palkar
When you nurture people and add value to them without expecting anything in return, they feel significant.
John C. Maxwell
Painting isn’t a question of sensibility; it’s a matter of seizing the power, taking over from nature, not expecting her to supply you with information and good advice.
Pablo Picasso
My wife is very stealth-funny. She’ll come out with something when I’m not expecting it, and it’ll just kill me.
Paul Rudd
I’m cautious about the currency situation, oil pricing and the economies of some countries not performing as we are expecting.
A lot of people will refer to comics by number to me, and I’ll realize they’re expecting me to remember all the comics by number. And I can’t even remember what I ate this morning, let alone which comic was #473!
Randall Munroe
When we can do nothing else, we can still love, without expecting any reward or change or gratitude.
Paulo Coelho
Most are expecting 5 percent to 10 percent hikes, but there are rumblings of far nastier surprises.
Hugh Hewitt
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
I used to draw cartoons. I’d just show them to some of my friends, expecting that they were going to appreciate them, that they were going to enjoy reading them.
Shigeru Miyamoto
Like for Einstein, and for people who create nuclear weapons, the problem with the pursuit of knowledge and the pursuit of the greater good is that it invariably leads to things you weren’t expecting.
Tom Riley
I’ve done everything for the wrong reasons. All the good works people credit to me are nothing because I did them expecting God to repay me. I thought if I worked hard enough, God would have to give me what I wanted. The truth is I’ve never served the Lord at all. I was always serving myself.
Francine Rivers
Instead of expecting truck drivers and warehouse workers to rapidly retrain so they can compete with tireless, increasingly capable machines, let’s play to their human strengths and create opportunities for workers as companions and caregivers for our elders, our children, and our special-needs population.
Oren Etzioni
When I come into a tournament, I’m expecting to win. That’s my philosophy. I can’t go to a tournament thinking, ‘I’m going to get my ass kicked today, so I might as well leave.’
Maria Sharapova
That’s what happens with most comedies. If you watch 10 minutes and there’s no joke, then you’re disappointed because you’re expecting jokes. The same goes for emotional movies. You have to feel something. If you don’t feel anything for 10 minutes, you get bored.
Quentin Dupieux
When we won gold I was expecting overwhelming relief, but it just didn’t come.
Stephanie Labbe
You get whatever you expect to get. The only question is. What do you want?
Mark Victor Hansen
Postwar America was a very buttoned-up nation. Radio shows were run by censors, Presidents wore hats, ladies wore girdles. We came straight out of the blue – nobody was expecting anything like Martin and Lewis. A sexy guy and a monkey is how some people saw us.
Jerry Lewis
In 2004, I don’t think any Silver Jews fan was probably expecting another record.
David Berman
I’ve been in so many bad movies and worked with so many bad directors that I go into a film expecting nothing.
Cliff Robertson
I recorded my first song, ‘Greetings,’ and it got so much attention on SoundCloud. I was not expecting that.
Ravyn Lenae
Don’t expect anyone to give you anything. If you really believe in something, then fight for it.
Damon Dash
My favorite songs of all time are songs that take you on a journey and give you pleasurable moments you weren’t expecting.
I think people were expecting me to be that kind of glamorous sexpot. So they were always, Wow you’re not what I expected.
Mariska Hargitay
No matter what, if you write a song that’s great that everyone expects to be a hit, then everyone’s going to be expecting another one from you. If you write a song that no one notices, you’re going to want to write one that someone will.
If somebody tells me, ‘You have to pass that car right there,’ I guarantee you I’m going to step up the aggressiveness to a whole other level and that may mean beating and banging. But until it calls for that moment, I’m not expecting to go out there and just beat and bang for no reason.
Jeff Gordon
Any work of art makes one very simple demand on anyone who genuinely wants to get in touch with it. And that is to stop. You’ve got to stop what you’re doing, what you’re thinking, and what you’re expecting and just be there for the poem for however long it takes.
W. S. Merwin
They got special terms that they use when they’re pregnant. They don’t even say pregnant, got special words they use – I’m expecting. Expecting what? I’m expecting a child, silly. Well, then, you probably got a good shot!
Brad Stine
I’ve learned through my own relationship with God that He’s not expecting me to be perfect; He wants me to do my best to be in His will and take steps of faith as He leads me, through His Word and the promptings He speaks to my heart.
Joyce Meyer
Every time a man expects, as he says, his money to work for him, he is expecting other people to work for him.
Dorothy L. Sayers
I lost my girl a couple years back, Aaliyah, in a plane crash. I wasn’t expecting that, and also, my mother died, and at the time, my father wasn’t in my life; the only person that took care of me was my mom.
Damon Dash
You begin by always expecting good things to happen.
Tom Hopkins
If you don’t have patience in this profession, you almost always end up getting bent out of shape expecting quick results.
Parineeti Chopra
So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting.
June Allyson
Run faster, jump higher, reach farther, and you’ll always win! live life expecting the worst, hoping for the best, and living for the future! Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
Jerry Garcia
Just where death is expecting you is something we cannot know; so, for your part, expect him everywhere.
Seneca the Younger
I think a lot of women want to be, like… ‘I’m cool with stretch marks and my body changing.’ To be honest, I thought I’d be a lot cooler with it, but I’m struggling with my weight gain. I know I’m healthy… but I was expecting to not be as affected by it… I’m self-conscious.
Kat Von D
I’m going to keep thinking about topping myself every time. I can say very confidently that Alice In Chains have done that on every record. It surprises me. I don’t go in there expecting that, but I do go in there hoping for it.
Jerry Cantrell
I’m the bad guy on the rest of Jennifer Love Hewitt’s ‘The Client List,’ I’m the bad guy in Renny Harlin’s ‘Hercules 3D,’ and I’m a movie star – finally – on Showtime’s new series ‘Ray Donovan.’ But most importantly, I’m about to be a daddy, so I’m expecting some ‘Dark Circles’ for real.
Johnathon Schaech
Be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, always offering respect onto others and never expecting any in return
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
Directing is definitely something that is in my life for keeps, and the more I do it, the more I realize how much I want to learn and how much I have to give. And it kind of bolsters my acting – it enhances it in a really wonderful way that I wasn’t expecting.
Carrie Preston
From my point of view what I have to do now is appreciate and enjoy what football gave me, but now do something else with the same energy and enthusiasm I gave to football without expecting the same results.
Graeme Le Saux
Oh, its big enough,” he said patronizingly, “but somehow I was expecting…you know.” He gestured with his hands, indicating something roughly the size of a house cat. “It’s the Mortal Cup, Jace, not the Mortal Toilet Bowl,” said Isabelle. -Jace & Isabelle, pg.349-
Cassandra Clare
All one’s life as a young woman one is on show, a focus of attention, people notice you. You set yourself up to being noticed and admired. And then, not expecting it, you become middle-aged and anonymous.
Doris Lessing
Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.
Seneca the Younger
I say ‘come with it.’ I’m not expecting anything easy. You have to earn your place. That’s fine with me.
Carmelo Anthony
Putting a computer in front of a child and expecting it to teach him is like putting a book under his pillow, only more expensive
Joseph Weizenbaum
A lot of places we go, when they see the organ coming in, they’re expecting rock and roll, but after they hear us play they like it. To me, guitar cuts through-it carries more than organ. But organ has got more guts.
Wes Montgomery
Coming after all the bullshit related to A Million Little Pieces, nobody was expecting anything from me. No publisher, no agent, no one. Just me and the book. It was great.
James Frey
I feel like sometimes people see us as like robots and out there expecting to win every time. But, in reality, that’s not how it is, and it’s not that easy.
Nyjah Huston
A lot of times you can fall into the trap of expecting too much before things actually happen.
Baron Davis
So many people are expecting a miracle instead of BEING a miracle.
Wayne Dyer
I wasn’t expecting to be traded, so it definitely was a surprise to me. But things happen in this league so I just decided to take in stride and start a new journey in Milwaukee.
Michael Carter-Williams
Hoary idea, in any case, expecting a woman to surrender her name to her husband’s in exchange for his. Why? Would any man submerge his identity and heritage to the woman he wed?
Marya Mannes
The cause of so much suffering and pain and one of the impediments to our spiritual progress, is the conditioning of expecting things to go our way, even in our spiritual life.
Radhanath Swami
It is more than their land that you take away from the people, whose native land you take. It is their past as well, their roots and their identity. If you take away the things that they have been used to see and will be expecting to see, you may, in a way, as well take their eyes.
Isak Dinesen
I suppose I’m going on stage and making jokes about the fact that the audience are expecting the show to be about something and that they might learn something.
Andrew Lawrence
To expect a personality to survive the disintegration of the brain is like expecting a cricket club to survive when all of its members are dead.
Bertrand Russell
Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!
Andrew Murray
It was a recession when I graduated, but I was so unequipped to have a job anyway, I don’t think it would have mattered if the economy was booming. I think I was expecting bad jobs. But as it went on through my 20s, I began to wonder how things were going to turn out.
Jeffrey Eugenides
If you go into a relationship expecting someone else to fill you up, you’re doomed right off.
Jennifer O’Neill
Something I’ve always written about is social expectations: that the eyes of the community are on you all the time, expecting you to line up with certain social norms, certain behaviours. Whenever you forgot about them, they’d be strongly reiterated to you, in no uncertain terms.
Lynn Coady
People aren’t expecting me to look how I do. But that’s one of the main reasons it works so well: the surprise factor.
Murda Beatz
Everyone is expecting something in each game I’m playing. I don’t have to score in every game, but I want to do my best. I want to give everything for the club, for my teammates, and myself also.
Mohamed Salah
To anyone who took the trouble to look, I was plainly visible, but when people are expecting to see nothing, that is usually what they see.
Diane Setterfield
The passing game is timing and trust, expecting those guys to be in the right spot at the right time.
Ryan Tannehill
People are expecting me to be a certain way all the time. It’s not like if I come in here with a totally different personality and right before the camera starts they see this new character. It confuses everything. Life has a consensus reality to it and if you use that to your advantage it makes it much easier.
Richard Gere
We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.
So for a period of time each day, try to sit, without moving, without expecting anything, as if you were in your last moment. Moment after moment you feel your last instant. In each inhalation and each exhalation there are countless instants of time. Your intention is to live in each instant.
Shunryu Suzuki
I had such a run of bad luck that you lose faith that good things are going to happen any more. I still don’t answer the door because I went through so long expecting it to be a bailiff.
Jack Monroe
The pressure is high because of course… everyone’s expecting me to win the gold medal in Tokyo.
Hidilyn Diaz
As a reggaeton act, I’ve always felt people are looking down on us and expecting us to fail. That’s enough of a burden, and we automatically try to act with dignity.
Nicky Jam
I was almost expecting the Olympics to be the biggest thing ever, but it wasn’t. It was just another race.
Jonathan Brownlee
Genius is, to be sure, not a matter of arbitrariness, but rather of freedom, just as wit, love, and faith, which once shall become arts and disciplines. We should demand genius from everybody, without, however, expecting it.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
We’re expecting a lot of rain in the state of Oregon, so let’s just get rid of Oregon.
Ryan Stiles
We have a great field and I’m very happy about that. It’s a tough time of year as it gets closer to the Masters, but I’m appreciative of the players who are here, and I’m expecting a great week.
Arnold Palmer
The state of the world petrifies me as much as it does everyone else at the moment. Anyone who comes to my show expecting incisive political analysis will be deeply disappointed.
Greg Davies
If we get to the design sensitivity and make no detections, then there are a lot of things that will have to go back to the drawing board theoretically. If we fail, we’re not expecting that the NSF will help bail it out somehow.
Barry Barish
When you ask it is given – but at some point you have to stop asking and start expecting.
Esther Hicks
You have to learn and develop from every experience you see on the field. I might see an unscouted blitz. I might see different coverages than I’m expecting. So I need to process and make those adjustments as I go.
Patrick Mahomes
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it.
H. G. Wells
Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendships and intimacies … and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to “keep” by force of mere inertia.
William James
Being gay facilitated my capacity for shame. As a child, I carried around this thing that gradually became this big dark secret. When I came out in a newspaper interview at 30 I was expecting the reaction the following day to be like the climax of ‘Dead Poets Society,’ but actually no one really cared.
Derren Brown
Once you have done a man a service, what more reward would you have? Is it not enough to have obeyed the laws of your own nature, without expecting to be paid for it?
Marcus Aurelius
A lot of good things can come from not expecting anything.
Scott Aukerman
Brazil goes into every World Cup expecting to win – so when it is in Brazil it is expected even more. You can’t understand what the World Cup means to our country.
Those words are from Lynda Barry’s novel ‘Cruddy.’ I’ve carried them with me for some time. There’s a lot in my life I wasn’t expecting. One is the realization that I stood at this pulpit and delivered a reading for my own graduation…15 years ago. Unexpectedly, I’m old.
Jack Dorsey
How often we expect big things from God without preparing for big things from him
Beth Moore
My sister gained 80 pounds expecting her baby. Well, you get nervous, waiting for those adoption papers to clear.
Emo Philips
Some say that Cusk has no sense of humour, but expecting giggles from this writer would be akin to expecting sonnets from Benny Hill.
Julie Burchill
Expecting anybody else?” Shane asked Eve. “Your distant cousin Jack the Ripper dropping by too?” “Screw you, Collins.
Rachel Caine
I’ve always thought with relationships, that it’s more about what you bring to the table than what you’re going to get from it. It’s very nice if you sit down and the cake appears. But if you go to the table expecting cake, then it’s not so good.
Anjelica Huston
I don’t expect anybody to know who I am.
Nathan Fillion
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me? Am I full of the little things that cheer His heart over me, or am I whimpering because things are going hardly with me? There is no joy in the soul that has forgotten what God prizes.
Oswald Chambers
I will say this: one of the things that is a pain when you’re expecting children is how much advice unsolicited people give you when you’re not asking for it.
Matthew McConaughey
Take the very hardest thing in your life – the place of difficulty, outward or inward, and expect God to triumph gloriously in that very spot. Just there He can bring your soul into blossom.
Lilias Trotter
The vertigo is a difficult thing: it just comes and goes whenever it pleases. I wasn’t expecting it. I’ve had it before, and there have been years between stretches, and unfortunately it happened at the U.S. Open, and that knocked me off my feet.
Jason Day
I still remember the first gig where I got people going, it was Rascals in New Jersey, and the place was packed. I was scared. People were expecting me to be funny. I gotta be honest, every time I walk into a club, it’s that same fear.
Bill Burr
I think my comedy’s probably the same as my art, which is kind of abstract, impressionist, emotional. You create an emotion and then you knock it down. You take something the way people are expecting it to go, and then give it a different conclusion.
Vic Reeves
I have to tell you it was the first time even after all these years of expecting my own death that i truly knew what it meant to die because with you gone there was nothing left for me to live for.
Julia Quinn
Insanity is repeating the same actions and expecting different results.
Everybody comments that I’m white. I’m surprised I haven’t gotten more criticism for it. I’m always expecting any day now it’s gonna come. I guess I just attribute the lack of hate to people hearing the music and hearing how much I genuinely love it.
Mayer Hawthorne
I’m looking forward to real big advances in autopilot capability. I’m also expecting companies all over the world starting to deploy mapping and experimental cars for taxi services. You’ll see a lot more activity around that.
Jensen Huang
Today I will not wait for someone to come to my aid. I’m not helpless. Although help may come, I’m my own rescuer. My relationships will dramatically improve when I stop rescuing others and stop expecting others to rescue me.
Melody Beattie
I had no idea the Vikings were interested. I was actually expecting other teams because the Green Bay Packers and three or four other teams asked for film after the combine in Dallas, and the Vikings weren’t one of them.
Adam Thielen
People always ask me to list my greatest accomplishments, expecting me to rattle off a bunch of movies I’ve made, but what I’m proudest of is my kids.
Mel Gibson
Live life expecting the worst, hoping for the best, and living for the future!
Jerry Garcia
When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.
Donald Miller
Unfortunately, Susan didn’t remember what Jane Fulton once said, ‘Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.
Rita Mae Brown
Just as a random thing, because I can’t choose a favorite song ever, I’ll go for Minnie Riperton’s “Expecting”.
Alison Goldfrapp
I’m not expecting the American literary community to welcome me with open arms. To them I’m just some schmuck kid who wrote some book.
Macaulay Culkin
When I moved to Hollywood, I was expecting it to be this Mecca of extraordinarily talented musicians, and it was instead the era of Faster Pussycat and bands that had an appeal, but I couldn’t do anything like that. There’s nothing in my being that can do anything like that.
Tom Morello
I think that sense of wonderment, where you walk out expecting the ordinary and are confronted by the extraordinary, is something that has always interested me, whether in TV or comic books.
Lisa Joy
Don’t expect a great day; create one.
Bob Proctor
All those awkward moments – that’s on the cast for doing such an amazing job. I think it was funny on the page, but when they did it, you definitely went, “Oh!” Watching it with a crowd that, like you said, was not expecting it to be funny, but then genuinely finding it funny, is totally a credit to their performances.
Ti West
With my own memoirs, they are truthful, and I write everything fully expecting to some day end up televised on Court TV, and I’m fully prepared to be challenged legally on it. Everything I write is the truth and I know that I would win.
Augusten Burroughs
We can’t afford to be so worried about losing the next election that we lose the battles we owe to the next generation. The real gamble in this election is playing the same Washington game with the same Washington players and expecting a different result. And that’s a risk we can’t take.
Barack Obama
I think it’s what we’ve always tried to do, is just find a unique way in, and find a unique way to be true to what the character is from the comics and what fans are aware of and expecting. And at the same time do it in a way that mainstream audiences and as wide an audience as possible can find their own way into it.
Kevin Feige
We knew that Erik Morales was a great warrior and he was going to give a great fight. I never thought it was going to be an easy fight. I was expecting a war and that is exactly what happened.
Marcos Maidana
I think we get stuck in routines so easily that when an absurd moment in life seems to be there for no reason, it wakes you up out of your everyday pattern. You pull back and look at life a little bit wider because of that one weird thing you weren’t expecting.
Kurt Braunohler
Chicago keeps getting all these complete games. Im expecting 50 cent hot dogs.
Mitch Albom
If you’re not going to the World Cup expecting to win, then you probably shouldn’t go.
Dale Steyn
When Charles Dickens arrived in Boston Harbor, where he started, they had to keep it secret because there was such a mob of people expecting him, and they actually chased down his carriage at the hotel, the Parker House Hotel.
Matthew Pearl
We may have revolved every possible idea in our minds, and yet the truth has never occurred to us, and it is from without, when we are least expecting it, that it gives us its cruel stab and wounds us forever.
Marcel Proust
Expecting rain, the profile of a day Wears its soul like a hat.
John Ashbery
When you live completely in each moment, without expecting anything, you have no idea of time.
Shunryu Suzuki
I wasn’t highly touted coming out of high school, so it wasn’t like I was expecting to get a lot of minutes. For me, I didn’t know how good a player I was, even though I think I did decent as a freshman.
Andre Iguodala
The true power of love is found in selfless attitudes and actions that seek the best for another person without expecting anything in return. When we act in that way, the feeling of love follows close behind.
David Jeremiah
Generosity is doing something for someone else expecting nothing in return.
Simon Sinek
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.
Katharine Hepburn
Because of ‘Wasn’t Expecting That,’ I’ve had a lot of people come up to me and say how I’ve written their lives or their grandparents’ lives. It means the world to me that I helped in the tiniest way.
Jamie Lawson
The thing that I look for in a script- I’m not looking for anything next because you never know where life’s going to take you so you can’t just expect I want to do this next. So I’m not expecting anything, I’m just hoping.
Julia Garner
Let whatever is going to happen to me happen. I’m expecting the worst for myself and I’m resigned to it.
Alexander Dubcek
You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. A life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Albert Einstein
I think about more than I forget, but I don’t go around fire expecting not to sweat.
Lil Wayne
When I met Ram Charan, he told me not to worry about how much my films make. After ‘Magadheera,’ people began expecting big things from him. So he did films to keep up to that expectation. He advised me to not fall into that trap.
Varun Tej
Of course voting is useful. But then again, I don’t put a big glow to it. Voting is about as essential as washing yourself. It’s something you’re supposed to do. Now, you can’t go around bragging, expecting to get props because you voted. That’s stupid.
Chuck D
Altruism is one of the most fundamentally social impulses, and doing things for others without expecting anything in return is core to what makes us human. This is why, from the day Facebook Platform launched in 2007, Causes has been honored to be one of the most popular applications, with over 140 million users.
Joe Green
In God’s eyes, the greatest heroes of faith are not those who achieve prosperity, success, and power in this life, but those who treat life as a temporary assignment and serve faithfully, expecting their promised reward in eternity.
Rick Warren
Cinema without risk is like having no sex and expecting to have a baby.
Francis Ford Coppola
Only when the mind is still, tranquil, not expecting or grasping or resisting a single thing, is it possible to see what is true. It is the truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
In hindsight, I think my manager and I both knew that ‘Someone You Loved’ was a special song that we had to put out. But no one was expecting it to do so well.
Lewis Capaldi
Expect the best, Prepare for the worst.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
I think sometimes when you go to a space you might like it, but the landlord is expecting something different from you. Our concept is very specific to us, so we need to have the freedom of doing it.
Dominique Crenn
I think most of us become nicer as we get older, less judgmental, less full of certitude; life tends to knock a few corners of us as we go through. Cancer, divorce, teenagers, and other plagues make us give up on expecting ourselves – or life – to be perfect, which is a real relief.
Molly Ivins
For me, I think ‘Jem’ fans were expecting a remake of the cartoon, and the movie really is inspired by the cartoon based in a 2015, modern-day setting. It is going to be very different, but it’s also going to be very familiar as well.
Hayley Kiyoko
So many times, these kids know more about the technology than their parents. And so many times, we’re putting kids in very adult situations and expecting them to behave like they’re 40 years old. Well, that’s just not going to happen.
Amy Klobuchar
Of course voting is useful. But then again, I don’t put a big glow to it. Voting is about as essential as washing yourself. It’s something you’re supposed to do. Now, you can’t go around bragging, expecting to get props because you voted. That’s stupid.
Chuck D
There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.
Nelson Mandela
I used to take pride if my kids were playing basketball, and I’d be there, and I wouldn’t say anything. People were obviously expecting me to yell and scream at the ref and at them and everything. I wouldn’t say anything.
John McEnroe
I’m not expecting much work in Hollywood, to be honest. People stick to film because they tend to get offered the same roles over and over again, and it’s safe. But I’m not interested in doing that.
Kim Cattrall
Hardly any one is able to see what is before him, just as it is in itself. He comes expecting one thing, he finds another thing, he sees through the veil of his preconception, he criticizes before he has apprehended, he condemns without allowing his instinct the chance of asserting itself.
Arthur Symons
I wasn’t really expecting me to win the gold in this race. To get another medal for myself and for the U.S. was a pretty good thing to happen, I’d say.
Bonnie Blair
If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you’re fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat him.
John Spence
Sometimes when you’ve had a long series of disappointing things happen, you can get into the very bad habit of just expecting more of what you’ve already had.
Joyce Meyer
I know I’m capable of greatness, and I’m expecting to reach that level.
Aaron Rodgers
Every once in a while, when the audience is expecting to see one thing, you have to show them something else.
Conrad Hall
I’m teetotal and a vegetarian, which is sometimes a surprise to people who meet me expecting me to resemble one of the characters in my books.
Allan Guthrie
I don’t do drugs. If I want a rush I just stand up when I’m not expecting it.
Dylan Moran
Hope for everything, expect nothing.
Darren Criss
Winston Churchill is always expecting rabbits to come out of an empty hat.
Evelyn Waugh
I was not expecting my sister to ask me to be her best man. I was so honored.
Brad Goreski
You have to be practical. So every time I say, if you want to write a novel you have to be practical, people get bored. They are disappointed. They are expecting a more dynamic, creative, artistic thing to say. What I want to say is: you have to be practical.
Haruki Murakami
You may not always end up where you thought you were going, But you will always end up where you were meant to be.
Jessica Taylor
Expecting perfection from ourselves or others is not what holiness is about.
Kevin DeYoung
I always try to see it in positive way, like, you know what, the people that are expecting so much about of me know I can do it and believe in me. So I just kind of think about it like that. And it makes me feel a little better.
Chloe Kim
You never go into a marriage expecting to get divorced. You go into a marriage expecting it’s going to last forever, and you have a lot of ways you dream about the future. You have all these expectations, and then you have to adjust those expectations, and it can be a very unnerving, confusing time.
Jenna Fischer
If people are expecting the mayor of Portland to solve the problem of homelessness they’re going to be sorely disappointed and that’s just the truth.
Ted Wheeler
A lot of people say second seasons are harder than the first because people are now expecting you to do stuff, so yes, that’s down to me to work hard and try and improve and, like I say, just letting my football do the talking.
Harry Kane
Some of those songs, you really have to bite them. You challenge yourself, you challenge the audience, you do something different. People weren’t expecting it.
Andy Taylor
What I wanted was to write a memoir that was immersive rather than reflective, to resurrect a long-gone version of my own consciousness. I kept expecting that sooner or later the effort would come to seem like second nature to me, but it never did.
Kevin Brockmeier
Certainly nobody gets married wanting to get divorced or even expecting to – except me.
Rush Limbaugh
Heaven is a paradise, a city, a country . . . and so much more that we can’t begin to wrap our finite minds around it. But one thing I do know: Jesus is expecting me, and He’s prepared a place for me.
Greg Laurie
At 57, to have a No. 1 album, I wasn’t expecting it.
Jimmy Buffett
Whatever we refuse to recognize about ourselves has a way of rearing its head and making itself known when we least expect it.
Debbie Ford
Italian girls are famous for being snobby and expecting men to make the first move. In America, if I don’t make eye contact, the guys won’t come over and talk. American girls just go for it. You men are spoiled.
Silvia Colloca
I never have cakes or biscuits. I don’t have a sweet tooth at all, and I can’t stand chocolates – I find them so sickly. However, I will buy cakes if I’m expecting company.
Kate O’Mara
Surprise keeps the reader awake. The only alternative is to continue saying what the reader is expecting. What fun is that?
Aaron Belz
Comedy is harder than drama, because with comedy you’re expecting a result..you make them laugh. [If] they ain’t laughing then you’re screwed.
Billy Bob Thornton
With ShamWow, I had to become my own distributor because no one wanted it. Out of necessity you become something you’re not expecting. It was actually a blessing.
Vince Offer
Never put anything past anyone. Stop expecting people to be as genuine as you are, it’s never the case & it will almost always be a let down.
Behdad Sami
You cannot keep doing the same thing, the same way, and keep expecting something different to happen.
Beth Moore
It was important to me to go back to the grungy, because all of a sudden you get excited again, ’cause there’s another whole dimension of ‘Clef that you wasn’t expecting to hear.
Wyclef Jean
They played great and I can honestly say I don’t think any of us were expecting this type of performance. They were great. You have to give them credit for that.
Erik Spoelstra
The U.K. and Europe in general seem to be a lot more patient. The U.S. are expecting ‘joke joke joke joke joke joke joke.’ They don’t actually sit and listen to you.
Bo Burnham
His blue-black hair fell over his face when he moved, like tiny arrows pointing to pronounced cheeckbones. “Starting to think you were going to bail on me.” “Didn’t know you were expecting me,” she said in what she hoped was a casual voice. He gets sexier every day. “Not Expecting, but hoping. Always hoping
Melissa Marr
Every time someone come out with an album don’t change the whole style up but don’t do what they are expecting. Surprise them.
Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Love the people that wanna see you be successful and help you expecting nothing in return. That’s priceless. Those are real friends.
Mark Patterson
The big cop-out would be to accept popularity rather than opting to try to create potent work. It’s so easy to do the popular thing, the expected thing, and that’s where you start to cheat yourself – and your fans, in the end – because there’s an inherent dishonesty in pandering and dishing up what everyone’s expecting.
The Edge
Altruism is one of the most fundamentally social impulses, and doing things for others without expecting anything in return is core to what makes us human. This is why, from the day Facebook Platform launched in 2007, Causes has been honored to be one of the most popular applications, with over 140 million users.
Joe Greene
Our relationship felt like a Christmas gift that you hadn’t asked for and weren’t expecting to receive, but the minute you saw it, you knew it was perfect for you.
Erin McCarthy
To be honest, I was never expecting to be in a World Cup final, a Euro final, a Champions League final, a Europa League final. I’ve done much more than I dreamt, and that’s incredible.
Juan Mata
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Michael Jordan
Now because the film industry is what it is, if people are expecting a certain film genre and they’re not getting it, there are howls of outrage.
Steven Knight
I’ll never forget the moment in class when I went from being afraid to fail, to expecting to fail. This informs everything I do.
Nick Gehlfuss
I know it’s hard to blame the time, but there’s a bit of an expectation for a summer movie. I think that ‘Superman Returns’ was a bit nostalgic and romantic, and I don’t think that was what people were expecting, especially in the summer.
Bryan Singer
We cannot ask forgiveness over and over again for our sins, and then return to our sins, expecting God to forgive us. We must turn from our practice of sin as best we know how, and turn to Christ by faith as our Lord and Savior.
Billy Graham
The burning bushes, the smoking mountains, . . . the Cumorahs, and the Kirtlands were realities; but they were the exceptions. . . . Always expecting the spectacular, many will miss entirely the constant flow of revealed communication.
Spencer W. Kimball
With my own memoirs, they are truthful, and I write everything fully expecting to some day end up televised on Court TV, and I’m fully prepared to be challenged legally on it.
Augusten Burroughs
Entrepreneurs may be brutally honest, but fostering relationships with partners and building enduring communities requires empathy, self-sacrifice and a willingness to help others without expecting anything in return.
Ben Parr
The great test of faith is to wait on God. . . not expecting to push a button and get whatever we want now.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Miss Tarabotti was not one of life’s milk-water misses–in fact, quite the opposite. Many a gentleman had likened his first meeting with her to downing a very strong cognac when one was expecting to imbibe fruit juice–that is to say, startling and apt to leave one with a distinct burning sensation.
Gail Carriger
Promise me we’ll stay together, okay? His eyes are once again the clear blue of a perfectly transparent pool. They are eyes to swim in, to float in, forever. “You and me”. “I promise”. I say. behind us the door creaks open, and I turn around, expecting Raven, just as a voice cuts through the air: “Don’t believe her.
Lauren Oliver
That’s what I strive for every time I’m in the studio, to make sure that y’all love it and that I’m not giving y’all something I’m expecting you to buy. I want y’all to want to buy it and want to hear it again. If you like it, go get it, if you don’t, throw it out.
Willie Taylor
I’ve got some news… I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon.
No share-pusher could vend his worthless stock, if he could not count on meeting, in his prospective victim, an unscrupulous avarice as vicious as his own, but stupider. Every time a man expects, as he says, his money to work for him, he is expecting other people to work for him.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.
Haruki Murakami
I feel I should get better at my fitness regimen, but I think it’s about doing it more regularly rather than expecting miracles. There are no shortcuts.
Sonali Bendre
The audience had a huge expectation from me in Bengal, and now in Hindi also people have started expecting from me because they know I am a senior actor from Bengal.
Rituparna Sengupta
Somewhere, sometime I’d stopped expecting my father to father.
Andre Dubus
People are always expecting to get peace in heaven: but you know whatever peace they get there will be ready-made. Whatever making of peace they can be blest for, must be on the earth here.
John Ruskin
I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.
Alan Turing
It doesn’t matter what the other is being, doing, having, saying, wanting, demanding. It doesn’t matter what the other is thinking, expecting, planning. It only matters what you are being in relationship to that.
Neale Donald Walsch
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.
Samuel Johnson
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. People know themselves much better than you do. That’s why it’s important to stop expecting them to be something other than who they are
Maya Angelou
There are things which need to be shown in the trailer in order to let the audience know what kind of film it is that they’re going to be expecting to see.
Duncan Jones
I think when people watch a lot of artists, they’re expecting this showiness, and I’m cracking jokes with people. I’m heckling back. I’m interacting.
Caitlin Rose
We cannot continue leaving teachers behind but expecting them to lead the way for our children.
Roy Cooper
If, as the popular saying goes, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, the people who run our public schools fit that description.
Newt Gingrich
Letter writing was clearly important to Reagan. Even as president he kept dashing off letters to friends, pen pals, media people, statesmen, critics, and the kind of people who write to presidents never expecting a reply.
Russell Baker
‘Monuments Men’ is a movie… I don’t want to say for grown-ups, because some young folks could appreciate it, too. But if you’re expecting ‘Transformers,’ you’re going to be disappointed.
Grant Heslov
What I have since realized is that if people expect you to be brave, sometimes you pretend that you are, even when you are frightened down to your very bones.
Sharon Creech
When I was making ‘Bourne Identity,’ I wasn’t making a dumb action movie like they were expecting it to be.
Doug Liman
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
Leonardo da Vinci
When we started playing our music, there weren’t really many bigger punk bands. We wrote for ourselves. We weren’t expecting to get a record deal or get on the radio.
Chad Gilbert
Right, and the definition of basic stupidity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result. I’m not stupid. (Xypher) I didn’t say to keep doing it. Move forward with purpose. Examine what went wrong and correct that one mistake. (Acheron)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
It just feels good to talk to the coaches and know what they’re expecting so I can get better and just be happy.
Evan Fournier
We need to make sure we’re bringing in diverse voices and not expecting everyone to be a representation of their ethnicity or their age or their gender, but judge them individually and make sure that we’re figuring out who the person is and not just checking a box.
Megan Ganz
The separating of a section of America for Afro- Americans is similar to expecting a heaven in the sky somewhere after you die.
Malcolm X
I remember the first time I read Freud, I was 25 or 30, and I was expecting it to be about the Oedipus complex. But what I actually discovered confirmed my own common experience, that you also had little boys who loved their fathers and little girls who loved their mothers.
Arnaud Desplechin
What did you expect? ‘Welcome, sonny?’ ‘Make yourself at home?’ ‘Marry my daughter?’ You’ve got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know . . . morons.
Gene Wilder
Pleasures, riches, honor and joy are sure to have care, disgrace, adversity and affliction in their train. There is no pleasure without pain, no joy without sorrow. O the folly of expecting lasting felicity in a vale of tears, or a paradise in a ruined world.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first. They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true. There is, I believe, no other way to live.
Joe Montana
I think most gypsies all over the world are used to being not really welcome and always on the run, expecting people to not like them and to be critical.
Noomi Rapace
I think the excitement of movies is discovering stuff you weren’t expecting, and I hope to preserve that.
Joseph Kosinski
Being an opener is easy because fans aren’t expecting anything. However, when you go up there and blow their minds and they flip out that is such an unbelievable feeling, so you want to make sure you bring your everything, every single night to ensure that happens.
Andrew Ripp
My dream job would be to design a sexy maternity collection, maybe also beautiful lingerie for expecting women. It’s impossible to find nice sexy lingerie anywhere for pregnant or nursing women, which is when you actually need an extra boost of confidence and feel sexy.
Julia Restoin Roitfeld
It’s my goal to show the world that Americans know how to help Americans without expecting the government to come riding in on a white horse and save the day.
Mike Gallagher
I suppose “giving without expecting anything in return” isn’t something new, but it always pushes your happy button when you do it or see it.
Misha Collins
King Shrewd is expecting me, rather he isn’t expecting me, and that is precisely why I must go to him now.
Robin Hobb
You know what I think? Fate! That’s what it is fate! There’s a thing that comes after a fellow:got a name,but I forgot what it is. Creeps up behind him, and puts him in the basket when he ain’t expecting it.
Georgette Heyer
I didn’t climb into that tree expecting to become a spokesperson.
Julia Butterfly Hill
You know what isn’t class warfare? Progressive taxation, as in, say, expecting billionaires to pay at least as much in taxes as their secretaries. Ideally, in fact, they should pay more.
Timothy Noah
The price we have paid for expecting to be so much more than our ancestors is a perpetual anxiety that we are far from being all we might be.
Alain de Botton
May we live here like strangers and make the world not a house, but an inn, in which we sup and lodge, expecting to be on our journey tomorrow.
Charles Spurgeon
Outsiders don’t get it easy. I was not even expecting to get a film.
Tripti Dimri
The time that people aren’t expecting what’s going to happen, I find that’s the best time to really cause the damage that needs to be done.
Marilyn Manson
Not to settle. If you’re not happy with a person, leave. And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.
Zoe Saldana
Those of us of a certain age grew up expecting that by now we would have Rosie the Robot from ‘The Jetsons’ in our house. And all we’ve got is a Roomba.
Juan Enriquez
I remember being taken to visit houses by my father, who then tested my powers of observation by expecting me to describe the things I had seen… Unusual furniture always seemed easier to remember than other things.
David Linley
Most things don’t work out as expected, but what happens instead often turns out to be the good stuff.
Judi Dench
We labor to make a house a home, then every time we’re expecting visitors, we rush to turn it back into a house.
Robert Breault
You don’t take a job in acting at all expecting 25 years in and a pension.
Sarah Wayne Callies
I’ll take account of things at the end of the season. Now I’m expecting a good finish to the league season.
Carlo Ancelotti
I pause at the door, wishing I could find a corner and sleep until my head clears, but the sailor said the abbess is expecting me, and while I do not know much about abbesses, I suspect they are not fond of waiting.
R.L. LaFevers
I’ve spent a lot of years confused. Am I straight? Am I bi? Is there something wrong with me that I’m not attracted to girls? Everyone’s always expecting me to be gay. I’m like, ‘No, I love men.’
Liz Cambage
Everybody’s looking at me expecting me to shrink up and die.
Tommy Morrison
The expectation level is high at the University of Alabama and it should be. What’s wrong with people expecting excellence?
Gene Stallings
Emailing a meaningful photograph to someone who is not expecting it can change a relationship forever.
Nick Kelsh
The defense should be expecting a run or a pass here.
John Madden
Cancer is a cruel killer. It creeps up on us when we aren’t expecting it. But cake is not cancer. A doughnut does not creep up on you.
Katie Hopkins
I think people were not expecting us [with Robert Ben Garant] to, they were just like, “Well here come the writers,” but we both were coming out of a sketch comedy background, so when we pitch a movie, we play every character in the film. You act it out, you perform it – you do a 10-minute performance of the movie.
Thomas Lennon
I’m expecting big things from our bowlers, from Peter Siddle, who plays the enforcer role, Stuart Clark, Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee when he gets fit again. In batting, there’s Phil Hughes, whose already done well for Australia and scored hundreds for Middlesex.
Glenn McGrath
At the time when this famous historical battle was fought in Kosovo, the people were looking at the stars, expecting aid from them. Now, six centuries later, they are looking at the stars again, waiting to conquer them.
Slobodan Milosević
You can’t be going through life expecting everything. You gotta have discipline.
I don’t think when I started off that I was expecting to become so specialized, but what happened is that when my career started, I didn’t pick my first film. I was picked to do it, and it happened to be a horror film.
Christopher Young
We tend to think, ‘Life should be fair because God is fair.’ But God is not life. And if I confuse God with the physical reality of life- by expecting constant good health for example- then I set myself up for crashing disappointment.
Philip Yancey
It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.
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Ram Dass
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein
I think we have to get back the value of behavior that is consistent with being taught: that’s to say, respecting teachers, listening, and not always expecting your opinion to take precedence.
Isabelle Adjani
For years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?
Anne Graham Lotz
You want to have a future where you’re expecting things to be better, not one where you’re expecting things to be worse.
Elon Musk
So here I was expecting at the very best a cordial welcome from the girls who were prepared to fight me to the death for someone I didn’t want. Instead I was embraced.
Kiera Cass
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
Seriously, I was the wrong fit at ESPN. Definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Jason Whitlock
By ‘expecting nothing’ you are not ‘giving up.’ Far from it! You are making a decision to focus on what needs to be done rather than on outcomes.
Eric Maisel
You don’t sign up to ‘Trainspotting’ expecting glamour.
Jonny Lee Miller
One thing that I’ve found is that people could relate and see different qualities in the video that they enjoyed. That wasn’t something I was necessarily expecting.
Emily Ratajkowski
We certainly weren’t expecting to become pop stars.
Judith Durham
What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ was gifted to me by my best friend Antara, a new mom herself. The book helped me enormously.
Koel Mallick
If you get involved in music expecting to make a living out of it, then you’ve picked the wrong thing to do. That shouldn’t really be in your mind.
Jarvis Cocker
I looked around. As flock leader, everyone was expecting me to make a decision. Jeb’s presence here would bring uncertainty, chaos, probably danger. It would perk up my day.
James Patterson
The problems in life come when we’re sowing one thing and expecting to reap something entirely different.
Stephen Covey
By circumstance and perhaps also by inclination, I think in complete intellectual isolation. To expect others to help me think seems to me almost like expecting them to help me digest my food.
Eric Hoffer
I’ve always made sure that I tour with bands that people aren’t expecting me to tour with.
Mayer Hawthorne
England’s always expecting. No wonder they call her the Mother Country
Fred Trueman
I wasn’t expecting two seconds of me on the medal stand to go viral after the Olympics. I came back to my room after the medal ceremony, and my dad said this picture of me doing a face I don’t even remember making is blowing up.
McKayla Maroney
But considering that I walked in expecting no complexity at all, let alone the visual wonderments, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ is a considerable experience.
Roger Ebert
You always have to be ahead of the audience so that they have to always catch up and know the movie’s not quite going exactly where you think it’s going, or expecting it to be going.
Todd Solondz
My father was a negative person. He actually taught me to be negative, if that makes any sense. I remember him saying: ‘You know there’s no point in expecting anything good to happen because it won’t.’ I grew up in such a negative atmosphere.
Joyce Meyer
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
One of the things that gave me most pleasure was a letter sent to me by Sebastian Vettel, written in his own hand, full of beautiful words and kindness. I wasn’t expecting this; usually, drivers don’t do this: they drive, and that’s it. But he is a beautiful person.
Niki Lauda
You know, I was pretty comfortable where I was at. We had cars that could win races… I know they’re expecting me to perform and do my job. Before this year I can’t remember the last time I’ve ever been nervous at all inside of a race car.
Matt Kenseth
I go to movies expecting to have a whole experience. If I want a movie that doesn’t end, I’ll go to a French movie. That’s a betrayal of trust to me. A movie has to be complete within itself; it can’t just build off the first one or play variations.
Joss Whedon
Our spiritual life is a life in which we wait, actively present to the moment, expecting that new things will happen to us, new things that are far beyond our own imagination or prediction. This, indeed, is a very radical stance toward life in a world preoccupied with control.
Henri Nouwen
I think the fans from the original ‘Teen Wolf’ tuned in expecting us to ruin the franchise, and I think that we’ve only heightened it. So we’ve brought ‘Teen Wolf’ back.
Colton Haynes
The script was just the best I’d read in a long time and I love the humor, which I wasn’t expecting, and I like the fact that my six year old daughter can see the show without being, you know, protected from it.
Stephen Collins
I’ve never been a heavy practitioner of the method or, at least, with any specific intent; I’m kind of an impulse-based person. Like, I’m sort of waiting for something to happen that I’m not expecting, and I kind of want to jump on that train of emotion, whatever it is, both from myself or from the other actor.
Liev Schreiber
Now as a former welfare recipient, I don’t have a problem with expecting people to work to earn money. But where I come from we call that a job, not volunteerism.
LZ Granderson
What having a Down’s syndrome child isn’t – and I feel very strongly about this – is a tragedy. All those pregnancy books you read when you are expecting refer to Down’s syndrome as if it were the worst possible outcome, and it’s not.
Sally Phillips
The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment.
Samuel Johnson
Life doesn’t always give us what we are expecting.
Victoria Osteen
Grief jumps out at you when you’re least expecting it.
Dominic Cooper
True beauty radiates not from outer cosmetics, but from the simple joy of making a difference for those that need your voice, passion, and time without expecting or wanting anything in return.
Deborah Barnes
I look in the mirror expecting to be 34 and see someone who is 58. What’s that all about? I haven’t even thought about turning 60 yet, but so many of my friends have celebrated it by now that it’s lost its terror. And I don’t mind being 58; it’s just such a surprise when one doesn’t feel it at all.
Deborah Moggach
I miss the experience of walking into a record store and find old stuff without expecting to.
Mark Hoppus
“Statues are too much like dolls, and dolls are creepy. You keep expecting them to blink. And the ones that smile, like this?” Eve kept her lips tight together and she curved them up. “You know they’ve got teeth in there. Big, sharp, shiny teeth.” “I didn’t. But now I’ve got to worry about it.”
Nora Roberts
The Church is a family expecting guests.
Andy Stanley
I learned a long time ago life just isn’t fair, so you better stop expecting it to be.
Dana Reeve
I don’t think any of us grew up into the world we were hoping for or expecting.
Alan Moore
Anonymously perform acts of kindness, expecting nothing in return, not even a thank-you. The universal all-creating Spirit responds to acts of kindness with the response: “How may I be kind to you?”
Wayne Dyer
I was not getting much time on the pitch and was in need of this time to improve and play my best football. Wenger was not prepared to give it to me. Also my position on the wing was not what I was expecting and I wasn’t happy with it.
I believe in books that do not go to a ready-made public. I’m looking for readers I would like to make. To win them, to create readers rather than to give something that readers are expecting. That would bore me to death.
Carlos Fuentes
Opportunity is ever worth expecting; let your hood be ever hanging ready. The fish will be in the pool where you least imagine it to be.
I always ask two questions when we are closing in on a deal: What currency are we dealing in and how many people are expecting to get paid as part of this transfer?
Alan Pardew
Not expecting someone to measure up is an insult
Marshall Sylver
Sometimes when I’m under pressure, if I think somebody is expecting stuff from me, I’ll do better than if I was just left on my own. I can sit down – I’m a skilled writer, I’ve been doing it all my life – and I can get down to it.
Dolly Parton
Even feigning surprise, pretending it was unexpected and saying a ritual thanks, is surely wiser than just expecting everything so carelessly.
Barbara Kingsolver
I don’t think there’s anything more tiring … than expecting people who don’t turn up.
Elizabeth Goudge
Human kindness has no reward. You should give to others in every way you see. expect absolutely nothing from anyone. It should be your goal to love every human you encounter. All human suffering that you’re aware of and continues without your effort to stop it becomes your crime.
Louis C. K.
A lot of people come up to me expecting to meet the person they have seen perform. It’s not going to happen, unless my mania, my stage person, responds to them and not the real me.
Am I coasting on some early success? Yeah. It was a good lucky break for me. But I would rather earn my way back again than simply conform to what people are expecting.
Liz Phair
Perhaps he wanted to be alone with Dr. G., who was here, but he should have let me know. At Hoffmann’s I felt I was sitting on hot coals, expecting him to arrive every moment.
Eva Braun
I think when I first came into the League, I was blowing the zone all the time, just kind of expecting pucks to get out. You learn very quickly that you can’t be doing that.
Connor McDavid
If an audience is watching you and you’re a bloke – it’s the same as if you’re a woman. They’re expecting the same: to be entertained.
Sarah Millican
If comedy is about surprises, about tension, there’s a lot of tension and surprise there, in the fact that people are expecting this to be natural.
Bo Burnham
I don’t reckon there are many writers who start out really expecting writing to be an attainable occupation. Well, I didn’t. It was a pipe dream.
Sarah Hall
But the truth is, at some point, our films – almost every single one of them – are really bad. And it’s largely hats off to John Lasseter and Ed Catmull who have set up a system whereby they’re expecting it.
Pete Docter
All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself.
Gore Vidal
It is vitally important for me to concentrate on myself, on the work that I have to do on the track and off it with the engineers, without really thinking about what people are expecting from me on the outside.
Charles Leclerc
Everyone’s just looking at you. They’re expecting you to win every game, and it’s just not possible.
Judd Trump
To demand that people find their assigned narrow corridors of culture or ethnicity or gender, expecting people to forevermore stay in that lane, is to limit our human potential. It’s oppressive.
Andreja Pejic
One of the chief duties of the mathematician in acting as an advisor … is to discourage … from expecting too much from mathematics.
Norbert Wiener
Finding out I was expecting a child was highly inconvenient for doing all the promotion for ‘Venus.’
Keren Woodward
To expect a man to retain everything that he has ever read is like expecting him to carry about in his body everything that he has ever eaten.
Arthur Schopenhauer
O my God, teach me to be generous
to serve you as you deserve to be served
to give without counting the cost
to fight without fear of being wounded
to work without seeking rest
and to spend myself without expecting any reward
but the knowledge that I am doing your holy will.
Ignatius of Loyola
We expect more from technology and less from each other. We create technology to provide the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship.
Sherry Turkle
If you have never known the power of God’s love, then maybe it is because you have never asked to know it – I mean really asked, expecting an answer.
Frederick Buechner
I think bravery is to get on the ball and be bold enough and confident enough to try things when everyone is looking at you and the pressure is on and people are expecting you to win.
Michael Carrick
It bothers me when people, say, you know, write for, you know, a web publication and get paid little or nothing or, you know, expecting to, like, read the best newspapers in the world and not pay a cent for it. Those newspapers need money in order to operate.
Terry Gross
We have a core value here at Twitter that says we want to defend and respect the user’s voice. And that’s important to us on a global basis. Someone doesn’t sign up for a service expecting that their sign up information is going to be handed over without them being asked… We’re going to defend our users’ rights.
Dick Costolo
Children that have been petted and waited upon, always expect it; and if their expectations are not met, they are disappointed and discouraged. This same disposition will be seen through their whole lives, and they will be helpless, leaning upon others for aid, expecting others to favor them and yield to them.
Ellen G. White
I want my music to feel like I’m giving something to someone else and not that I’m expecting something back.
Kris Allen
‘Prodigal Son’ actually came along a lot quicker than I was expecting my next job to come. I was prepared to take a while off, but then it was such a good opportunity that I couldn’t turn it down.
Tom Payne
When we are expecting only suffering, the least joy surprises us: Suffering itself becomes the greatest of joys when we seek it as a precious treasure.
Therese of Lisieux
It’s interesting: when your wife is pregnant and you’re expecting, everyone’s like, ‘It’s incredible. Get ready. It’s magic. It’s the most life-changing experience you’ll ever have. Brace yourself for heaven.’ And then the second the baby comes, everyone’s like, ‘Welcome to hell! Ha ha ha! You fool!’
Andy Samberg
There was mass hysteria in the Chess Recording Studio when I did the “Shapes of Things” solo … they weren’t expecting it, and it was just some weird mist coming from the East out of an amp.
Jeff Beck
It is a rude feeling, because it is natural only to people standing on the lowest level of morality, and expecting from other nations such outrages as they themselves are ready to inflict.
Leo Tolstoy
If you aim at anything lower that is expecting your audience to be really alert and aware, then you’re going to be caught out sooner or later as a composer.
Peter Maxwell Davies
I have stopped expecting from films. What I expect never happens.
Abhimanyu Singh
I’m expecting a lot from myself, I have set the bar high and I want to do really well for my teammates. I love working out and preparing so I have spent a lot of time doing that.
Giovani Bernard
We tend to get what we expect.
Norman Vincent Peale
You can’t talk defeat and expect to have victory. You can’t talk lack and expect to have abundance. You’ve got to send your words out in the direction you want your life to go.
Joel Osteen
Americans love marriage too much. We rush into mariage with abandon, expecting a micro-Utopia on earth. We pile all our needs onto it, our expectations, neuroses, and hopes. In fact, we’ve made marriage into the panda bear of human social institutions: we’ve loved it to death.
Barbara Ehrenreich
I’d much rather have that pressure than be at the end of the field and no one expecting you to win. That’s the kind of pressure that you’ve got to enjoy and love.
Jason Day
My mom wasn’t expecting me to end up how I ended up. When she wanted to have kids, she wanted to have two girls, and then she got my brother and me. Which is a disappointment to anybody. You can’t help it.
If you choose to be looking for something, you’d better be ready for whatever it is you are find. Because it may not be what you’ve been expecting.
Jodi Picoult
You have to be a lover of books without expecting more of them than they give – a little pleasure, a little insight, a moment of escape, a deepening of your own humanity. Not much else.
Anne Roiphe
I sometimes wonder if I might be a bit of a disappointment to people, because they are expecting all these ’80s hits and what they get is a dark industrial wall of noise.
Gary Numan
A girl expecting rescue never learns to save herself. Even with the means, she will find her courage wanting.
Kate Morton
Start believing bigger, dreaming bigger & expecting bigger.
Joel Osteen
I think that it definitely makes the transition easier being able to know linebacker and having also played on the defensive line. You can kind of know what they’re expecting on the back end and what you are kind of expecting from them.
Justin Cole
I’m a dreamer and continue to dream of what can and will be, “Expecting great things from God, Attempting great things for God
William Carey
Expecting a novel to bear the weight of our whole disturbed society—to help solve our contemporary problems—seems to me a peculiarly American delusion. To write sentences of such authenticity that refuge can be taken in them: isn’t this enough? Isn’t it a lot?
Jonathan Franzen
The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech.
Richard M. Nixon
I should stop expecting so much.
Ishida Mitsunari
Crime, especially crime involving money, reflects the gap between the expectation to provide and the ability to provide… If we really want men to commit crime as infrequently as women, we can start by not expecting men to provide for women more than we expect women to provide for men.
Warren Farrell
Every time I have stepped up a level, I wasn’t expecting it to happen, but once it did, I just made sure I worked as hard as I possibly could to stay there.
Jamie Vardy
I’m pleased to say my knee feels a lot better. It’s still not back to normal, and I don’t know if it ever will be, but I’m learning to deal with it instead of expecting it to be like it was before.
Shawn Johnson
I don’t know what I was expecting the World Cup to be like. I never thought to ask anybody; maybe I should have. I’ve never played in a stadium with, like, 20,000 watching. It was an intense sensory experience.
Karen Bardsley
‘Jekyll and Hyde’ I read in high school. I was expecting a Hollywood-type horror story and couldn’t believe it when I got this very complex narrative from all these different points of view.
Ian Rankin
Good is somebody who delivered and allowed the company to overcome obstacles, without leaving a profound impact on its culture. Great is somebody who leads his company to achievements and performance and value that nobody was expecting it had.
Carlos Ghosn
‘American Horror Story’ is dark, so you shouldn’t be expecting too much happiness.
Taissa Farmiga
This majority is working for America, and one of those ways is we have tremendously low unemployment. This economy has created millions of new jobs, and we are expecting growth this first quarter of somewhere higher than 4 percent.
Marsha Blackburn
Im not expecting to grow flowers in the desert, but I can live, and breathe, and see the sun in wintertime
Stuart Adamson
With ‘Good Will Hunting,’ Miramax made certain the recruited audience wasn’t expecting to laugh at Robin Williams like they normally do. From my limited experience, you can really blow test screenings by conducting them in the wrong way.
Gus Van Sant
Certain things are done intentionally opposite – like there’s no sound at the end or synthesizers or all that stuff. Anything that drowns the movie, no. Anything that makes you sit up and watch it, yes. So, some are expecting a very sad theme going on.
A. R. Rahman
People are always asking me where I come from, and they’re expecting me to say India, and they’re absolutely right insofar as 100 percent of my blood and ancestry does come from India. Except, I’ve never lived one day of my life there. I can’t speak even one word of its more than 22,000 dialects.
Pico Iyer
Expecting to be able to get rid of the competitive drive, first of all, flies in the face of human nature – and little girls certainly have this drive, as much as little boys do, or at least the little girls I have observed in my immediate family have it.
Lynne Cheney
I wasn’t sure what expression I was expecting her to wear when she saw that it was me. I’d braced myself for disgust or anger. But she just looked at me like I was — nothing. An annoyance, maybe.
Maggie Stiefvater
Somewhere, sometime I’d stopped expecting my father to father.
Andre Dubus III
I think everybody does go in expecting they’re making ‘Gone With The Wind’ on their first movie. But you know, that’s just not going to be the case, everybody. Hold onto your hat. Buckle in. It’s probably going to take a few.
Jimmi Simpson
History is the same thing over and over again.
Woody Allen
There is a great responsibility on the team to perform well, because our supporters and the whole of the country are expecting us to do just that.
Andriy Shevchenko
I have the bug again. I’m expecting the response to seeing the show again on Nick to be very good, and this will set the groundwork for what I want to do.
Flip Wilson
Television executives only commission something that somebody else has already commissioned that’s doing well on another station – they’re afraid of expecting an audience to concentrate for longer than three minutes on any particular item.
Mariella Frostrup
I feel like people are expecting me to fail, therefore, I expect myself to win.
Lewis Hamilton
I think that in the last eight years, we were averaging economic growth of about 2 percent. It’s not good. It’s very slow. It’s a slow pace. People are expecting that pace to continue if Hillary Clinton becomes president.
Maria Bartiromo
I still suffer terribly from stage fright. I get sick with fear. Not every night, but at the beginning and on occasion – not necessarily when I’m expecting it. You just have to cope with it – take it on the chin and work through it, trying to use the adrenalin to perform.
Helen Mirren
There are many people who have worked just because they love the community in which they are in, without expecting any financial consideration.
Nelson Mandela
Generally speaking, the more money that’s involved in anything, the more people are expecting and hoping that it’s not going to fail.
Chris Pine
I don’t know anything about you, so when you randomly come up and grab my ass, this isn’t a friend doing it. It’s like, “Who the f
I prepare myself for all disappointments by expecting nothing.
Mary Russell Mitford
We are sorry about [the E3] media briefings, specifically for those who were expecting to see Nintendo show something about ‘Super Mario’ or ‘Legend of Zelda.’
Satoru Iwata
Certainly we know from our own experience how very difficult it is when you’ve lost an election that perhaps a lot of people were expecting you to win.
Patricia Hewitt
The sudden death of a partner while expecting a child is so universally understood as awful that I don’t think anyone with any other weight to carry is going to get to same kind of sympathy – except perhaps people who lose a child.
Carolyn Hax
People are expecting me to still be fourteen years old. It cracks me up, especially when people see me walk by with my husband. They’re like, ‘What? You’re married? You’re not old enough to be married.’ Thank you. I’m glad that you think that.
Alexa Vega
My advice to every one expecting to go into business is to hit often and hit hard; in other words, strike with all your might.
Madam C. J. Walker
I know a lot of people weren’t expecting ‘BLACKSummers’Night’ to be what it was, just like a lot of people weren’t expecting ‘Embrya’ to be what it was. People will listen to what I’ve been a part of and see what I’ve done.
Can you honestly say the environment(s) you are in will yield the kind of harvest you are expecting?
Eric Thomas
Being awarded the OBE was a great honour and something I had not been expecting.
Nasser Hussain
There are Millions of people in this world. Then why are you born? The reason is, Allah is expecting something from you, which is not possible by Millions.
Shahid Afridi
I have failed many times, but I have never gone into a game expecting myself to fail.
Michael Jordan
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles Kettering
The man who lives in contact with what he believes to be a living Church is a man always expecting to meet Plato and Shakespeare tomorrow at breakfast. He is always expecting to see some truth that he has never seen before.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Fame is temporary, make it longterm by putting smiles on people’s hearts and helping others by expecting nothing in return. Be famous and unforgettable for your Unconditional Love.
Arsi Nami
People can have so many ill-conceived ideas about me based on the parts that I play. I’ve had guys, when I’ve been single, come out of the woodwork to date me and I’ve found out very quickly that they were expecting some kind of whirlwind, some dramatic crazy person – and that’s just not me.
Jennifer Jason Leigh
When I went off to college, I was expecting to be a concert musician. In music school I heard all of these kids who were just unbelievable. And I understand that you can be very, very good, but there’s something that separates very, very good from great, and I knew that I wasn’t great.
Condoleezza Rice
To be kind is good. To be kind without expecting anything in return is better.
Tariq Ramadan
I got married, and it was a bit of a whirlwind I wasn’t expecting for the next phase for Penn and I.
Domino Kirke
Having stopped expecting truth, we rarely get it.
Erica Jong
I never grew up thinking, ‘One day I will play so and so’ because I wasn’t expecting to be an actor at all.
Wallace Shawn
There is a lot of pressure because of what my father achieved and everyone is expecting so much, but that gives me that extra drive in the gym every day to graft hard.
Chris Eubank Jr.
When you Love.. you Expect.. Once u start Expecting.. u have Hope.. Hopes in return makes you to put Trust.. and Trust makes u prone to Betrayal.. and whn u r Betrayed.. Hell falls over U…!!!
Abhijeet Sawant
It’s never enjoyable watching yourself. Because you’re never as good looking as you hope you are. You’re not expecting to be Penelope Cruz… but I’m a female of the species. I have my hang-ups and all of that.
Anne-Marie Duff
It’s definitely hard to live up to expectation. Especially early in my career, everyone was expecting so much from me, everyone was comparing me to my father. They didn’t understand that they’re comparing me to a world champion, which is very unfair as a novice.
Chris Eubank Jr.
I’ve been lucky enough to live through all the things that are supposed to give meaning to our lives, like parenting, grandparenting, art, celebrity. All these things you expect meaning to come from, and sometimes it comes when you’re not expecting it.
Alan Alda
To be brave is to love unconditionally without expecting anything in return.
Madonna Ciccone
Once, players came to football expecting to be wealthy when they retired. Now, they expect to be wealthy before they’ve played their first game!
Jose Mourinho
At the time when this famous historical battle was fought in Kosovo, the people were looking at the stars, expecting aid from them. Now, six centuries later, they are looking at the stars again, waiting to conquer them.
Slobodan Milosevic
Spiritual security means you are fully alive and comfortable in your life as it is, without expecting anything.
Dainin Katagiri
When I was six, I entered a talent contest. I dyed my hair blond, had a chainsaw and pretended I was Eminem. The old folk weren’t expecting that.
Nico Mirallegro