Expectations Quotes

Ram Mohan

Expect nothing and accept everything. That is the only key to happiness.

Jourdane Erasquin

I miss you every minute of every day. If I could miss you more than that, I would.

Bill Watterson

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.

Brian Tracy

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.

Jourdane Erasquin

If you only knew how to respect my heart, I wouldn't have found a reason to let you go.

C. JoyBell C.

I hope I don't write TOO many books! When I look at authors who have written
I hope I don't write TOO many books! When I look at authors who have written too many books, I wonder to myself "When did they live?" I certainly want to write BECAUSE I live! I know I don't want to write in order to live! My writing is an overflow of the wine glass of my life, not a basin in which I wash out my ideals and expectations.

Brenda Ueland

Of course, in fairness, I must remind you of this: that we writers are the most lily-livered of all craftsmen. We expect more, for the most peewee efforts, than any other people.

A.J. Darkholme

If you plan for failure, then you are expecting to fail. If you plan for success, you’ll be successful. Once you start making a ‘Plan B’, you distract from ‘Plan A’, and the moment you start believing there are other options, you start settling for less.

Richard Marius

We bring to everything we read the expectations we have built up by a lifetime of reading.

Jourdane Erasquin

There are times that the emotions we keep in our hearts, no matter how abundant, are better left unexpressed.

Lev Grossman

We're wired to expect the world to be brighter and more meaningful and more obviously interesting than it actually is. And when we realize that it isn't, we start looking around for the real world.

Isabella Poretsis

Never expect to be given anything, other than love, for free in your life because if you do you will fail.

Amit Kalantri

I don't expect congratulations for successful beginning, what I want is the applaud at successful ending.

Anthony Liccione

One can talk good and shower down roses, but it's the receiver that has to walk
One can talk good and shower down roses, but it's the receiver that has to walk through the thorns, and all its false expectations.

Lailah Gifty Akita

You have to love what you do, to give your best.

Don Roff

Writers often torture themselves trying to get the words right. Sometimes you must lower your expectations and just finish it.

Sartika Kurniali

It's no use going the extra mile if people don't expect it. You will never get extra credit for it. Just invest it on something else.

Charlotte Eriksson

I believe in knowing who you are but without limiting yourself to your own expectation of who you are.

Lev Grossman

That was the thing about the world: it wasn't that things were harder than you thought they were going to be, it was that they were hard in ways that you didn't expect.

Patricia McCormick

Look. I have a strategy. Why expect anything? If you don’t expect anything, you don’t get disappointed.

Stephen Hawking

My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus."

[The Science of Second-Guessing (New York Times Magazine Interview, December 12, 2004)]

Vera Nazarian

Would you like to know your future?

If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator.

So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence - a surprise.

Angel Wagenstein

The fruit of empty hopes is more bitter than the saddest truth.

Alexandra Katehakis

Yes, sex is troublesome and beautiful. And only when we drop our expectations, and know that we'll have moments of great sex and moments when our sexuality confounds, pains, or infuriates us, will we be liberated to enjoy it in a way that's true to ourselves.

Fulton J. Sheen

It takes three to make love, not two: you, your spouse, and God. Without God people only succeed in bringing out the worst in one another. Lovers who have nothing else to do but love each other soon find there is nothing else. Without a central loyalty life is unfinished.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Anticipate the miraculous splendour of everyday wonder.

Bruce Lee

I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this
I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.

Jodi Picoult

There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it.

Vijay Dhameliya

Expect more get less and feel sadness Or expect less get more and feel happiness

Alan Bennett

One recipe for happiness is to have to sense of entitlement.' To this she added a star and noted at the bottom of the page: 'This is not a lesson I have ever been in a position to learn.

Alexander Pope

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Jane Austen

To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect

Abhijeet Sawant

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...!!!

Melissa Marr

It's okay. You're going to save me, Miss Maylene." The girl gave her a genuine look of happiness. "I know it. I knew if I found you everything would be okay.

Alice Hoffman

He knew even at an early age of seven, how dangerous it was for someone like him to have hope. He knows how to have no expectations. He can completely control not just what he wants, but what he needs

Dana Arcuri

Although we may encounter dark seasons, when we're filled with joy we'll have confident expectations that the sun will soon return and dark clouds will pass.

Tayeb Salih

Everyone who is educated today wants to sit at a comfortable desk under a fan and live in an air-conditioned house surrounded by a garden, coming and going in an American car as wide as the street. If we do not tear out this disease by the roots we shall have with us a bourgeoisie that is in no way connected with the reality of our life...

M.E. Thomas

When you grow up as a girl, it is like there are faint chalk lines traced approximately three inches around your entire body at all times, drawn by society and often religion and family and particularly other women, who somehow feel invested in how you behave, as if your actions reflect directly on all womanhood.

Lailah Gifty Akita

We wait expectantly for what we hope for.

Mark W. Boyer

If you go through life expecting nothing chances are you'll be content most of the time.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Hope is an enthusiastic assurance.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Hope is the assurance of positive expectations.

Donald Miller

When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.

Kemi Sogunle

You can't give love when you haven't experienced love.

Turcois Ominek

Don’t assume your partner knows about everything you expect in a relationship. Let them know. A relationship should be based on communication, not on assumptions.

Agnostic Zetetic

No one has the right to demand that your body be something other than what it is.

Agnostic Zetetic

Should' assumes that when either willingness or ability is lacking, it may be compensated for by an abundance of the other. This is simply not realistic.

David Mitchell

Men marry women hoping they'll never change. Women marry men hoping they will.. David Mitchell
Men marry women hoping they'll never change. Women marry men hoping they will.

Rachel Carson

Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is... we cannot expect things to be much better in this world... We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Don't let the disappointments of today kill tomorrow's blessings, destroy the negative flashes of pessimism, and focus on the mirror of optimism.

Saji Ijiyemi

If you want to be outstanding, stop meeting expectations, start exceeding them

Dee Dee Artner

Blaming others is an act of refusing to take responsibility. When a person can’t accept the fact or the reality, they blamed another person or the situation instead of taking accountability.

Sylvia Townsend Warner

She was heavier than he expected - women always are.

Sanhita Baruah

He wanted to be so many people all at the same time. He feared to be
He wanted to be so many people all at the same time. He feared to be a nobody.
Only years later did he realize that all he knew was what he didn't want to be - a disappointment.

Sharon Creech

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.

Julie Murphy

As it turned out, my greatest fear in life had become expectations.

Anna R.

We are always afraid to ask because we aren't afraid of the answer but the feeling of rejection

Milan Kundera

Fortunately, I read (the books) without knowing what I was in for, and the best thing that can ever happen to a reader happened to me: I loved something that, by conviction (or by my nature) I should not have loved

William Shakespeare

She will outstrip all praise and make it halt behind her.

Holly Sprink

We can make our own plans and judge them by our narrow expectations, or we can experience life as the boundless reality of the One who created it.

Jacob M. Appel

I used to dream of true love; now I'm open to false, but convincing....

C.S. Lewis

We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn,' and I accept it. I've got nothing that I hadn't bargained for. Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.

Jourdane Erasquin

What they have been teaching us is wrong. Yes, we do have control over our choices. Why? Because life gave us the freedom to choose. The only downside to this freedom are the insatiable consequences we shall have to face because of the choices we learned to embrace.

Husam Wafaei

There is no corelation between life and death, except that life is the biggest lie we believed, while death; is the most certain truth.

Abhinav Sakalle

A man does not care if somebody loves him or not. All he wants is to be understood.

Callie Hunter

Expectations led to disappointments; in this family, expecting more than disappointment was the first mistake

Steven Redhead

Does your reality match your expectations? If not it's time to change either your expectations or your reality.

Jerril Thomas Abraham

Unexplained isn't a word it's a statement of what it meant.And i guess in the real world that definition doesn't exists in a conceptual way.

Brandon Sanderson

Expectation. That is the true soul of art. If you can give a man more than he expects, then he will laud you his entire life. If you can create an air of anticipation and feed it properly, you will succeed.

Gary Hopkins

Unrealistic expectations often lead to disappointment, while simple unbiased attention and detachment to outcome often lead to pleasant surprises.

Amit Kalantri

People crave for more respect than love, because they expect love only from few people but they want respect from everyone.

Faisal Khosa

History fondly remembers those who meet expectations but is written by a few who exceed them.

Charlotte Brontë

There are certain phrases potent to make my blood boil - improper influence! What old woman's cackle is that?"

"Are you a young lady?"

"I am a thousand times better: I am an honest woman, and as such I will be treated.

Zora Neale Hurston

Husbands and wives always loved each other, and that was what marriage meant. It was just so. Janie felt glad of the thought, for then it wouldn't seem so destructive and mouldy. She wouldn't be lonely anymore.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

To halve the number of times that other people hurt you: halve the number of expectations that you have from other people.

Mehek Bassi

Life is a beautiful journey, full of joy and pain
You never know when it will end, don’t let a moment pass in vain…
In the whole ruckus of life, nothing had I gained,
I just wanted freedom, no more did I wanted to be chained…

Sri Chinmoy

Peace begins
When expectation ends.

Brandon Sanderson

Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.

Sujit Lalwani

At times what you expect and what happens don’t match.
The faster you accept and adapt to what happened & work towards creating what you believed, that what you expected gets created in a whole new way..!

Dejan Stojanovic

A big desire is not enough to meet the expectations of lost dreams.

Larissa Qat

La vie est belle .....La vie est loca!
Sometimes up...Other times down
Big smiles....Waterfalls
Make the best of it...As no one knows
It's up to you how it goes

Dan Sofer

Nothing in life or love slipped easily into the tidy little box of his expectations.

Hera Septyadita

Take that chance :
even though this is hard, you'll get it in a peace.

Leave that chance :
i know it's easy, but you will always walk in regret

Lailah Gifty Akita

You get what you expect in life.
Expect great things in life.
Live your best life.

Abby Rosmarin

Reality is never what you imagined it would be. Sometimes it’s better. Sometimes it’s worse. And sometimes it’s just different. It’s not worth wasting time and energy trying to predict how things are going to turn out. Just go with the flow and keep your eyes and ears peeled.

Shivam Singh

Sometimes expecting too much lands you nowhere in life..

Grigoris Deoudis

Freedom is to stand naked at the moment, having no expectations, nothing to lose or to gain. The empty then is fulfilled, just to be emptied again at the next moment. The Absolute Freedom is, to become every path, at any given moment.

Linda Deir

Free yourself from the expectations of having to be right with the wrong information.

Sol Luckman

I just want to live my own life instead of everyone else’s version of it.

Diane Meier

Change rarely happens in doses large enough to choke you. Everyday you swallow a little more and expect a little less.

A. Saleh

When people starts to enjoy a writer's pen, he becomes a legend even if his stories are neither long nor publicly surrounded by expectations.

Chris Hodges

We usually expect too much from people. Often we judge them based on their actions even as we judge ourselves based on our intentions.

James Joyce

And it was the din of all these hollow-sounding voices that made him halt irresolutely in the pursuit of phantoms. He gave them ear only for a time but he was happy only when he was far from them, beyond their call, alone or in the company of phantasmal comrades.

Ryan Lilly

My greatest expectation is that I expect more of myself than anyone could expect.

Gino Norris

In a world of increasing uncertainty, expect...

David Brooks

People tend to want to live up to their friends’ high regard.

Huseyn Raza

Do someone a favour, you make a friend; favour 'em too much, you make an enemy.

Colson Whitehead

Here's a tip for new parents: Start lowering those expectations early, it's going to pay off later.

Amy Chua

I’m not holding myself out as a model, but I do believe that we in America can ask more of children than we typically do, and they will not only respond to the challenge, but thrive.

Cooper Davis

Sometimes I wonder if I'm nothing more than the sum of who [my parents] were. Even worse, I worry that I don't add up nearly so well, that I'm just a shadowed reflection of them. Now that question hounds me a lot more often than I like to admit.

Anthony Liccione

It's the giving that makes one stronger, but sometimes the taking can make one weaker, if even vulnerable or blinding.

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