We have collected the best Expectation Quotes by famous authors including Voltaire, , Tommy Franks, Laurie Hernandez, Halle Berry and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
In India, it’s a matter of fact that a girl child is seen as a liability. Probably the only expectation is that you grow up to a presentable young woman who can get a decent spouse.
I had a hope that the Iraqis would embrace a new government, would establish a new Iraq very quickly, and, but I never had that as an expectation.
When you’re a little kid, and you’re, like, thinking about the Olympics, and you just have this big expectation, it just lived up exactly to that.
People win Oscars, and then it seems like they fall off the planet. And that’s partly because a huge expectation walks in the room and sits right down on top of your head. The moment I won the Oscar, I felt the teardown the very next day.
A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
TV showrunners have become known entities to people who watch television in the way that movie directors have been known to filmgoers for a long time. When I started out as a writer and producer in television, I never had the slightest expectation that fame would be part of the job.
It’s totally appropriate to be anxious about the future of things you care about, especially in a shifting world. But I’ve every expectation that literature will continue to exist.
I no longer worry whether a painting is about something or not. I am only concerned with the expectation, from a flat surface, of an illusion.
When you nominate for a seat, the expectation is that you serve that district and serve that seat if you are elected.
One of the hazards of making a major discovery early in your career is the burden of expectation, not helped in my case by becoming a wife and mother soon afterwards. I’m sure some people think it was a flash in the pan.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
There’s always expectation with a Lady A single.
While a large segment of the art world has obsessed over a tiny number of stars and their prices, an aesthetic shift has been occurring. It’s not a movement – movements are more sure of themselves. It’s a change of mood or expectation, a desire for art to be more than showy effects, big numbers, and gamesmanship.
In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.
As far as I’m concerned, and this is a big theme of mine, I’m not interested in white people loving me. It’s an unrealistic expectation. Black people don’t love anybody but themselves.
What does it mean to be an oncologist? It means that you get to sit in at a moment of another person’s life that is so hyper-acute, and not just because they’re medically ill. It’s also a moment of hope and expectation and concern.
I’m probably one of the best players in the world and there should be expectation when you’re in contention to be able to continue to play well in that situation.
Kings and queens are expected to have offspring to carry on the name. There are no such demands on American presidents, but there is an expectation. There is a hope.
The interval between a cold expectation and a warm desire may be filled by expectations of varying degrees of warmth or by desires of varying degrees of coldness.
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
There is an interesting parallel between the ‘Argo’ story and ’13 Hours’ in that, around the world, we have 285 or so diplomatic outposts and the expectation that the local government will come to our aid if we ever come under attack on the sovereign property of the United States in an embassy.
An intuitive part of the American ethos is a kind of protectiveness of the public’s fear. We have to remember how unique that is. As scandal-ridden as we may be, we start with a basic expectation that it’s not your job in public service to use it to help your friend.
I feel like British designers are having a real moment; there’s a lot of freedom to be different, and I think that that’s what so unique. There’s no expectation of what you’re going to see at London Fashion Week, and I think that’s why you get such a mixed bag of sweets.
Accountability for police officers should be an expectation, not an aberration.
When I came in at United, I’d seen what the manager set, how the players lived their lives, how they trained, how they lived with the expectation and all sorts, playing three games a week at that level. And that is when I thought ‘woah – this is different, this is something else.’
Well, I think by any expectation South Africa has come a tremendously long way. We’ve seen a society that many people thought couldn’t withstand a peaceful transition to democracy without a great deal of violence, in fact, make that transition and do it in relative peace and security.
Ninety percent of all people under 30 are in developing countries, and that means that this new access to tech, which is such a positive thing… is also a ticking time bomb of frustration… You get this clear mismatch of opportunity and expectation.
An expectation is a future object, recognised as belonging to me.
You never want to plateau out. Getting better every day is my expectation.
Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.
Students take out loans with the expectation that they will receive an education that sets them up for success – yet too many students are left with enormous debt from predatory institutions and no education to show for it.
Consequences of linear thinking in Afghanistan and Iraq included overestimating indigenous forces’ capabilities, underestimating the enemy, and the associated expectation that the coalition could soon reduce force levels and shift to an exclusively advisory effort.
H. R. McMaster
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.
Orison Swett Marden
The American dream has now morphed into an expectation. And if it isn’t provided, or if it doesn’t happen, then people feel cheated.
To succeed in the tech industry, you start businesses, make money, and make smart investments. But to succeed in the tech community, you do and build awesome things, are generous with your time and efforts, and make a point of making space for strangers – without any expectation of payback.
I know nobody likes practice, nobody enjoys it, but you have to build some type of excitement and expectation and learn something.
The earth’s history over the past several million years is that for every 100,000 years, we go through a dramatic climatic cycle where we get 90,000 years of ice age and 10,000 years of a warm period. I think people today just have the expectation that we deserve a perfectly benign climate forever.
What’s my expectation in the U.S.? I would like to replace Grey Goose.
I do everything in my power to promote positivity however and whenever I can; and, constructively and softly, try to encourage tweens and teens that if they want to be part of a dialogue on my social platforms, there is an expectation that they do so with poise and respect.
I think all literature should be read as comparative literature. And I think we should write out of what we know, but in the expectation that we can be changed at any moment by something we have yet to discover.
Expectation is the mother of all frustration.
There are still a lot of people who have the expectation that they’re entitled to everything and want to pay for nothing.
All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
I myself have never been enchanted by the dream of the white wedding, and, heaven help us, the expectation that this exquisitely catered event should be ‘the happiest moment’ of one’s life.
So sometime the expectation of the female by a high expectation. Because peoples think that female were weak in term of, like, of the physically and compared to the men.
Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope.
Customer expectation and need was quite limited when we started in 2013.
Of course, there’s no reason that Paris should have decent Mexican food. It’s a silly expectation – there’s a Mexican population in Paris, but they’re not exactly traveling there from across the border. Paris also doesn’t do Peruvian all that well, either.
You should always be prepared to win. But as much as I tell myself that, I’ve accepted another kind of role. Racism undercuts expectation, something like that. I’m not saying that to excuse myself from anything, but I’ve lived all this time, and things don’t happen.
My fervent expectation is that sooner rather than later, the United States Senate will more closely reflect the rich diversity of this great country.
‘As Long As I Know I’m Getting Paid’ is a satire. Lyrically, I want to be direct. With my history in Fall Out Boy, there’s some expectation that I’m going to be lyrically obtuse. But that song is a straight-faced satire of consumerism.
I went from playing small gigs for 80 people to like 2,000 or 3,000 people, and they were arriving with all this expectation and excitement.
Corinne Bailey Rae
You might not be able to operate your own Learjet and have an unlimited expense account, but if you have a reasonable expectation for a print-based product, whether it’s a newspaper or a magazine, you can certainly exist.
We all know when you have a huge price tag on your shoulders, there’s always a lot more pressure on you, a lot more expectation.
I think that the expectation on parents has changed from giving your children shelter and love and support and guidance to this idea that observation and structure and sort of watching them all the time – that that’s what a good parent does.
When I compete, I love a huge crowd, expectation, pressure, and I like to have nerves: the butterflies flying and my hands shaking. This way, I am completely amped, focused, and ready; otherwise, I tend to be to relaxed, content, and don’t perform at my maximal potential.
As a director, I was apprehensive about the outcome of ‘Kick.’ As it scored well, it is my duty to get above that expectation.
How to strike the right balance between our privacy and our expectation that the state will protect us and facilitate our freedom is one of the most difficult challenges facing us all.
I don’t want to have to be beautiful all the time. I want to be able to look cruddy in my weekend sweats, with a pimple on my face and pimple cream on top of the pimple. The expectation to always be beautiful bothers me.
Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.
Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth. Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it.
Giving back was an expectation, not an option.
The cultural expectation should be if there’s infidelity, the marriage is more important than fidelity.
Until the last great war, a general expectation of material improvement was an idea peculiar to Western man. Now war and its aftermath have made economic and social progress a political imperative in every quarter of the globe.
Lester B. Pearson
The chief symptom of adolescence is a state of expectation, a tendency towards creative work, and a need for the strengthening of self-confidence. Suddenly, the child becomes very sensitive to the rudeness and humiliations which he had previously suffered with patient indifference.
There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
And I’m working at trying to find a kind of language where I won’t be so easily modulated by expectation.
The 1996 welfare reform law, for the first time, connected welfare benefits with an expectation that recipients would work or participate in training. That work requirement led to record increases in employment and earnings and a record decrease in poverty and welfare dependence after it was enacted.
On ‘Modern Family,’ we have outlines, really strong outlines, when we go off to draft, so you have a reasonable expectation that that will be the story of your episode.
The main thing in making art often is letting go of your expectation and your idea.
In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession that he proposed to himself in the expectation.
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
I started to understand that for me, art was no longer about self-expression but about creative engagement with the world. I started to respond in an excited way to making work inside an industry and not feeling the constraints of audience expectation as some kind of thing that I should avoid.
My expectation for the first year was to work hard, and whenever I get a chance, whenever I get on the floor, to do my best.
Our expectation is that by 2050, which is a long time away, India will be the largest economy in the world, overtaking both the U.S. and China.
The expectation of gradual policy normalization should reduce the likelihood of outsized movements in interest rates.
You have to cope with expectation if you want to play for England.
I work fitfully, in hope rather than in expectation, invent methods which last a week, and fill notebooks with tiny, illegible writing which often defies my own attempts to decipher it.
I hate holidays because one expects them to be perfect and so often they are not. There’s the build-up, the looking forward to it and wanting everything to be right, but so many things can go wrong and then it can be such a disappointment. I find the expectation is usually bigger than the result.
The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country.
You are only as beautiful as the many beautiful things you do for others without expectation.
Third books are a scary thing. They come with the weight of so much expectation, and I’ve been keenly aware of that.
By the time I started writing plays, Broadway was never an expectation, so it’s never been central.
In ‘Bojack,’ at least at first, we had to couch some of the sadder or weirder or introspective stuff we were doing in the costume of a typical adult animated comedy. With ‘Undone,’ it felt like we’d outgrown that expectation.
I think it’s difficult to be No. 1. ‘There’s too much attention, too much expectation from other people.
That leading-man expectation is, sadly, to have all these rippling muscles.
I feel like certainly there are people expecting ‘Looking’ to be representative of everyone that’s gay, the entire gay community. And it’s a dangerous expectation to come in watching the show expecting that. Expecting that out of any show.
With the police thriller genre, people come to it with an expectation. It allows you to get away with a bit of violence, edginess, darkness.
The only other thing which I think is important is: Don’t write a book or start a book with the expectation of communicating a message in a very important way.
We’re in a tightening cycle and the reason is the economy is growing, there’s no expectation that the global economy and the Polish economy as a consequence could slow down dramatically.
It is not easy to deliver a good film and take the expectation of the audience one level higher every time.
Caretaking is different from care giving. Care giving has no second agendas or hidden motives. The care is given from love for the joy of giving without expectation, no strings attached. It cannot be manipulated or discouraged because love cannot be manipulated or discouraged.
Expectation builds the one thing you must have when you get to a new stadium when it’s built, which is a winning team.
I would agree that President Carter didn’t live up to the expectation we all had when he came in 1976. My husband and I were young idealists who worked on his campaign.
If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life – that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment – that would be the perfect state.
In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I’d love to do well on a big weekend with people watching and cheering, of course. But it’s not fair to create an expectation level before I know what is realistic. I want to finish as well as possible. Is that top 20? Top 15? Top 25? You just have to play it by ear.
There are times when I’ll send a manuscript to an editor, and I’ll think it is the most likely project I’ve ever sent them. And they might call me the next morning and say they couldn’t tolerate it. That happens so frequently that I’ve given up any expectation of knowing what anybody’s going to like.
I want people to know my political point of view. There’s an appetite for that, almost an expectation. I also want to make people laugh, but I wouldn’t want to do it at the expense of my point of view.
We do, and there is a law in the United States – the Torture Convention – that prohibits the United States from deporting an individual to a country where there is a reasonable expectation that he will be subjected to torture – physical, mental or otherwise.
More than anything else I recall being, or trying very deliberately to be, a perfect child. Not a Goody Two-shoes, but a kid who did good, who worked hard and met every expectation. I strove to achieve in the excessive way that psychotherapists tend to regard with concern.
Expectation loiters in the DNA of every sentient being; when you tell yourself or a loved one, ‘Don’t get your hopes up,’ you’re fighting ancient genetic programming.
Maybe unlike a lot of people who join the SNP today, I never had any expectation of a political career.
Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines us to act as if certain things were true, and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true.
A lot of the guys that work for Warners and make these big films there all come from the same film school. Like Michael Bay, Zack Snyder, Tarsem Singh – they all went to Art Center in the College of Design. And there’s a certain expectation when these guys graduate.
Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
We’re very lucky in England: everything’s very structured. But in India you have to deal with chaos, and I think that helps dealing with expectation.
I always feel that a viewer has an expectation about every moment of the film and where it’s going, so if I act against that, I’ve created a twist. In fact, it becomes a kind of game with the expectations of the viewer. This is the superficial appearance. In the layer beneath, there is a hidden theme.
Most superheroes are painted with a specific moral objective that makes them who they are. And that moral objective influences everything they do, so there’s an expectation for what you’re going to see out of a certain character.
Our expectation is that the Russian Federation does its part to protect its own citizens in full respect of human rights principles.
Life was very simple. My parents had come from the North of England, which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England, and so there was not the expectation of luxury.
I think when you have to deal with everyone else’s expectation and it’s not in line with how you feel, that’s difficult.
If you stop and think about it before you compete, you would freeze. If you think about the millions of people watching, the expectation, the consequences of winning, of losing, it’s a massive moment in your life.
When we have nothing to cling to as our own and cease thinking of ourselves as people who must defend privileges, we can open ourselves freely to others with the faithful expectation that our strength will manifest itself in our shared weakness.
If I have any audience, they can know that anything I am in, I would go see, with the expectation of being really satisfied.
We do believe in an inside-out culture. If we hold our hosts and guests to an expectation of acceptance and belonging, it has to start within our company. Otherwise, how on earth do we have the credibility to hold them accountable if we’re not doing it to ourselves?
You can’t play for Everton if you can’t handle the expectation because the fans love the club so much and I have played in some tough European away nights at a young age when things have not gone very well.
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.
I think because of how big the women’s teams at Lyon and PSG are, the expectation on the team and the huge fan base – it leaves the door open for so much media. But I think that’s a good thing.
It’s a reality that in this business there’s an expectation of being thin. But having a baby is a reality too, and it’s more important for me to make milk than to fit into those tiny pants. So that’s just going to have to wait.
There’s a cultural expectation that everyone will be immunized, in part to protect the entire population. When people refuse that expectation, they’re indulging in a certain kind of political or social immunity.
A government capable of controlling the whole, and bringing its force to a point, is one of the prerequisites for national liberty. We combine in society, with an expectation to have our persons and properties defended against unreasonable exactions either at home or abroad.
It’s really great to hear that people do look at us as role models and we hope we are able to live up to that expectation as well.
A person who suffers from severe locomotor anxiety finds himself in an almost permanent state of mental tension. He wakes in the morning with the anxious expectation of having to go out somewhere in the course of the day.
When the calamity we feared is already arrived, or when the expectation of it is so certain as to shut out hope, there seems to be a principle within us by which we look with misanthropic composure on the state to which we are reduced, and the heart sullenly contracts and accommodates itself to what it most abhorred.
Writing is taking a risk, and it is actually fighting invisible and invincible enemies. They are over-confidence, stupidity, expectation and narcissism.
Since 1890, the Tour d’Argent’s basic recipe hasn’t changed. If you find yourself at the restaurant tomorrow, you will eat duck in the confidence that it was what someone ate a hundred years ago. You will eat it in the expectation that someone else will be served it a hundred years from now.
We have 40 people over for Thanksgiving, 30 people for Easter lunch, 35 people on Christmas Eve. People tend to expect to spend their holidays with us, which is lovely and an expectation I carry with pride.
I modeled for a little while in college. I was desperate to travel, and I got scouted, and they wanted me to go to Paris and London for six months. And I discovered that I hated it. I didn’t like the expectation to be pretty all the time.
Representing the Selecao is a very great expectation, being able to play is even greater.
When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens.
Nobody puts more expectation on me than myself. That’s just the heart of the competitor. That’s how I was raised.
I think kids in France, and certainly in my household, don’t necessarily stop interrupting when you tell them, but they gradually become more aware of other people, and that means that you can have the expectation of finishing a conversation.
I feel like I’m put in a position where I have to engage with what people bring to my work, which is an expectation for me to talk about race because it’s not normal for a black writer to be writing in the theatre.
I just feel like in society and in public, we have this unspoken expectation that we’re all trying to meet. And there’s so much pressure to try to fit in.
We are No. 1 worldwide by quite a margin on the client side and expanding, according to IDC and others, every single quarter. Our expectation is that the industry will consolidate and that more of our competitors will exit.
Thirty years on, I am no longer as certain about anything as I was at age 20. I now regret my support for the war in Iraq and kick myself for the naive expectation that freedom was destined to prevail.
I think there’s always the whole expectation that men can age and look fine, and girls have to be all conscious. But guys can also keep their skin intact.
Buying a particular vintage because everyone tips it and then waiting for it to mature is like gambling. The thrill is in placing the bet. Once the race is run or the match is played, you’ll either win or lose. Until that happens, you’re caught in this wonderful, agonising sense of expectation.
I found myself trying to be all things to all people. I felt a tremendous sense of responsibility and the pressure of expectation.
The expectation on me as a solo artist is very different to the audience’s expectation of a Pink Floyd show.
I think that the same kind of openness and fluidity and willingness to interrogate power that we, as feminists, expect from men in alliance on questions of class should also be the expectation that women of colour can rely upon with our white feminist allies.
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
I loved the expectation that every year we were going to the Super Bowl.
There are certain directors I have worked with who build up the scene and get you all excited, but when you actually do it, it falls below your expectation.
‘Kitchen Confidential’ wasn’t a cautionary or an expose. I wrote it as an entertainment for New York tri-state area line cooks and restaurant lifers, basically; I had no expectation that it would move as far west as Philadelphia.
I’ve always been so confused about being a girl. Not in a Bruce Jenner way, just… there’s that expectation where you walk into a room, and it’s like, Is it OK to be a woman?’ Or, you know, you’re looking for your keys in the back of a cab, and sometimes the driver can treat you like you’ve had a lobotomy.
In the past, candidates’ performances of ‘Christianity’ have been strong points for voters, but Trump’s ascendancy with evangelicals has eviscerated that expectation. Evangelicals, like other voters, can be very pragmatic about the issues they want addressed by the leadership they support.
The truth is when you have a movie that was as successful as ‘Chronicle’ was, it’s not as quick of a process. There are a lot more voices coming in and saying ‘This is what the sequel should be’ because there’s a bigger expectation and a bigger fear of failure. And that’s really what’s going on with ‘Chronicle 2.’
Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation.
Orison Swett Marden
Sometimes the expectation of being inspired in one specific way may close you off to the actual inspiration.
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
You realize, as time goes on, there is a certain expectation now in 2018 where fans want to see cool, exciting, hard-hitting sports entertainment or hard-hitting pro wrestling, and there are ways to give them that without necessarily putting yourself in the hospital that night or not being able to move the next morning.
Public servants should be focused on serving the public – not any special interest group, and good governance should be an expectation – not an exception.
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
Henry David Thoreau
When Britain and the U.S. invaded Iraq, it was with the reasonable expectation that it was going to increase the threat of terror, as it has.
I never do any song with any expectation.
Yo Yo Honey Singh
The difference between me and American-born actors is that I came here with the expectation of not being treated fairly.
Stay-at-home mothers, working mothers, people are very tough on each other. I don’t see that in the world of men. I don’t see working men who have children, and those who don’t, judging each other. I think there’s a different category of expectation.
The expectation from other people kind of gets on me.
If women talk in ways expected of them or project a feminine demeanor, it’s seen as weak. But if they talk in ways associated with men or bosses, then they’re seen as too aggressive. Whatever they do violates one or the other expectation: either you’re not talking as you should as a woman or as boss.
When you ask most American parents why they want to have kids, it’s to bring more joy into their lives. So, when you don’t feel that all-encompassing joy, it must be that something is wrong with you. I think it’s dissatisfaction that the expectation was different than the reality.
I have handled pressure and expectation all through my life. I am not scared of it.
There’s a certain grace in accepting what your life is and embracing all the good things that have been – but there’s still an expectation of good things to come. Not necessarily what you expected.
As devices become more portable and content is increasingly digital, connectivity is fast becoming a fundamental expectation and lifestyle requirement.
I have a relatively sunny spirit, and I always had the expectation that my path through life would be relatively sunny, no matter what happened. I have never allowed myself to be bitter.
Being out in the street is not an expectation of privacy. Anyone can look at you, can see you, can watch what you’re doing.
Peter T. King
Incentive schemes, whereby people who have done the most good for humanity are rewarded 20 years into the future, would create the expectation that doing long-term good is valuable.
When I got to the second album, there was an expectation, because we’d sold nearly seven million albums on the first record, that this would do eight or nine.
In about an 18-month period, my mother got sick and died, and then I had a freak illness less than a year later and almost died myself. And I found in both of those situations that there was this expectation to have a kind of transformative experience.
I don’t feel any more pressure or expectation because I’m captain. I want to win.
‘Dhoom’ is a franchise that has a certain expectation from it.
Vijay Krishna Acharya
The expectation at United is to win every game and you have to be at your very best in training, never mind in the games.
It’s always been my expectation to be the top guy, the face of the company, the one with all of that responsibility. But that should be everybody’s goal. I didn’t get into this to just be in the middle of the pack. If you want to do that, go work in a different line of work. This isn’t the place to camouflage yourself.
The CD, it should be noted, was born out of greed. It was devised to prop up record sales on the expectation of people replenishing their record collections with CDs of albums they had already purchased.
I think the expectation of me was that I’d grow up, get married, have a family, probably not even have a job outside the home. I had bold notions sometime in my childhood that I wanted to be veterinarian… I wasn’t sure I’d ever do it.
Drew Gilpin Faust
To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam.
There’s so much pressure on kids to perform and to be the best they can be, and particularly with boys: boys who are the gifted ones get loaded with an awful lot of expectation and self-expectation, and that’s really hard for an 18 year old.
I thought I was prepared for space, and it still absolutely defied every expectation and dream. It is an incredible thing to put yourself on a rocket and launch off the planet. It is an amazing thing to see the planet from space. This blue sphere is almost indescribably beautiful.
One day, as I was speaking to another mother of a disabled child, I said our secret weapon against this disease is to do all we can without any expectation of results.
I think the only expectation is that I put on myself to do everything right and to put myself in a position to perform as best that I can.
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.
You can’t control it once you turn it into the label, so there’s the expectation that it’ll leak a week before the album comes out. That’s the world we live in.
People should be allowed to document evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Where is the expectation of privacy if someone is conspiring to commit crime?
Do I have a reasonable expectation of privacy in any information that I share with a company? My Google searches? The emails I send? Do I have a reasonable expectation of privacy in anything but maybe a letter I hand deliver to my wife?
To be asked to perform a new ‘Talking Head’ was beyond any expectation. The matchless brilliance of Alan Bennett’s words coupled with the extraordinary wisdom of Nick Hytner’s direction made this a thrilling and quite simply unforgettable experience, and I’m enormously grateful.
People win ‘Oscars’, and then it seems like they fall off the planet. And that’s partly because a huge expectation walks in the room and sits right down on top of your head.
‘First Gen’ is kind of the ode to my parents and to really all immigrant children who come here with kind of a preemptive expectation placed on them, and then they get there, and they realize the American dream is bigger than, sometimes, what our parents dreamt.
It’s now expected of me that I will defy expectation, so I really generally seem to be free to write what I want.
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.
Optimism is an expectation that good things are going to be plentiful. The wealthy generally have the sense that life will bring good rather than bad outcomes. That doesn’t mean they believe that good things will be omnipresent, but that they will outnumber the not-so-good.
The very expectation that an actor loves to experiment becomes a shackle that is difficult to snap out of.
I have not given up my faith in democracy – it remains the worst form of government except for all the others – but I have given up my youthful expectation that it would inevitably triumph.
Democrats creating the expectation that judges should act as politicians in robes is a dangerous precedent to set, threatening the very independence of the judiciary.
The mistake that straight people made was imposing the monogamous expectation on men. Men were never expected to be monogamous.
We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.
One of the lovely things about writing when nobody knows who you are is there’s no expectation.
I was so lucky because what I did in ‘Thor’ was I built the character from the ground up – the foundations of his spirit, really. He was someone who was born with an expectation that he would one day be a king, born with an entitlement.
A lot of people have the expectation that politicians shouldn’t just disappear into the woodwork even if they didn’t win the election.
The best lesson I was given is that all of life teaches, especially if we have that expectation.
I definitely think there is a lot of expectation and pressure being a star’s son.
Crim has baggage: expectation, history, responsibility.
I loved music from a young age. At school I played the violin but I didn’t sing much; there was an expectation of the kids in the choir that they’d have really pure tones, and my voice had all this texture to it. The anodyne soul of Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey was in the charts and I couldn’t relate to it.
Corinne Bailey Rae
I think that people have this unrealistic expectation that people are just supposed to love them. I’m sorry to break it you, but ain’t nobody supposed to do nothing.
When you go to jail, you are under the supervision of the state. You are housed with people who are criminals, so that becomes the expectation. People learn to become better criminals in jail and prison.
I have a very high expectation for everything I do. And when I go out and compete, I expect myself to make every play.
You know, the men go to tea houses with the expectation that they will have a nice quiet evening and not read about it the next morning in the newspaper.
When I first came to Chelsea, I realised there is an expectation on everybody here and history proved that this club wins trophies. I wanted to be a part of that. Thankfully, I’ve worked hard, got in the team and I’ve played my part.
When I write, I don’t have any expectation of what kind of song it will become or who it might reach.
A sense of the universe, a sense of the all, the nostalgia which seizes us when confronted by nature, beauty, music – these seem to be an expectation and awareness of a Great Presence.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I don’t think that the next generation should fear just being who they are rather than confirming to an expectation of what they are meant to be.
I had a very realistic expectation of the level of success that it was possible to attain writing romance novels.
The NSA is not listening to anyone’s phone calls. They’re not reading any Americans’ e-mails. They’re collecting simply the data that your phone company already has, and which you don’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy, so they can search that data quickly in the event of a terrorist plot.
When you play for Liverpool, there’s always pressure, pressure to perform, expectation. Of course, that’s the reason why you want to go there.
It’s always tough when you beat your expectation and you win 48, 49 games and you expect the next year to win 50, 55 games.
This is UCLA. The expectations are higher here than anywhere. The amount of success both in terms of championships and wins as well as success off the floor has been second to none in college basketball. I knew that when I took this job. I know the expectation level, and no one has higher expectations than I do.
Where is the expectation of privacy in the commission of a crime?
Oftentimes unhappy, unfulfilled people with a relationship thats pulling them apart channel so much of their expectation and so much of their energy in a very unhealthy way on their children.
The school was prone to dishing out punishments for anything creative that didn’t fit with expectation – I just followed the logic and figured the folk club was probably much the same.
When things are going well, everyone’s coming into training, having a lot of banter and joking about and enjoying things, and when you are not, it’s not that feeling, because the expectation level is to win.
Caregiving has no second agendas or hidden motives. The care is given from love for the joy of giving without expectation, no strings attached.
I believe thrillers work if the story is good. It is not easy to make a thriller because the audience is making their own story in their minds as they watch the film. You have to break that expectation and still make them like the film.
The expectation with family foundations is that if your name is on the foundation, unless you’re dead, it’s your money that’s being given away. And even if you are dead, it was your money before.
If you’d asked me at the start of my career I would have said I was going to be a manager. I may still be in future, but there seemed to be an expectation it was a natural progression for me.
You used to be able to identify Sox fans in Yankee Stadium. They sat, slump-shouldered, with the same panicked expectation nervous motorists have looking in the rearview mirror at the 16-wheeler behind them on Interstate 95 near New Haven.
If you pay a child a dollar to read a book, as some schools have tried, you not only create an expectation that reading makes you money, you also run the risk of depriving the child for ever of the value of it. Markets are not innocent.
No one ever said, ‘Be a doctor.’ But because so many members of my extended family – aunts, uncles – were doctors, there was this expectation that I’d probably be a physician.
The weight of expectation is huge. But for me, that pressure has been outweighed by getting text messages from mums I know saying how huge it is for their mixed-race daughters that I am playing Hermione.
It happens so quick. You lose a game; you lose another game; it’s a World Cup; media scrutiny; public expectation, and then you almost go into sort of survival mode. We’ve all been there.
My dad tells me to ignore any expectation.
I learnt early to have little expectation so I protected myself from ever feeling greatly disappointed.
I translate Hawaii as a place where people make sure I’m having a great time, eating terrific food, without any expectation of anything in return. It’s a place for people to be happy. It sounds corny, but in Hawaii, it’s not; it’s uncorny.
Thrift shopping is all about going into the thrift shop and having no expectation of what you might find.
I love that moment just before the curtain goes up, whether I’m sitting in the audience or standing backstage. It’s full of expectation. It’s a thrill that’s unequaled anywhere.
There’s a lot of expectation after you do something that seems to have been well received. It’s kind of unfair.
My mother taught me a lot of things, but they had big presuppositions built in – like her expectation that I’d be a missionary nurse in a religious order.
If one is going to plagiarize, it pays to be in politics, where the expectation for remorse and the likelihood of punishment are minimal.
In a gallery, there’s an expectation of high prices and a somewhat elitist atmosphere.
Unfortunately, in today’s world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them.
James L. Buckley
In my own writing, I tend to be very honest, and my goal is to identify something people think but are afraid to say. That’s not the general cultural expectation of women.
There was no question that in our house doing well, doing it the right way, school, sports – there was an expectation. One of the things I’ve taken away from that is that I’m unafraid to expect a fair amount from people. It makes them so much better – you’re doing them a disservice if you don’t.
My father and his brothers were all lawyers, so I think that the expectation was probably for me to grow up to be an attorney, but it never really fascinated me that much. I was more interested in building things.
My only expectation, which I tell my kids very, very often, is that they follow their heart.
Hope is favorable and confident expectation; it’s an expectant attitude that something good is going to happen and things will work out, no matter what situation we’re facing.
I don’t think the expectation is that the ‘Psych’ musical is going to be ‘Rent,’ so I think as long as we didn’t completely humiliate ourselves and it is funny and it is in the tone of what we do, we’d have a fighting chance of pulling it off.
I’m very lucky to be a comedian, and I feel privileged that people come to see me in the expectation that I will make them laugh.
I wanted to make music that spoke to me, without having the expectation of success that comes with Lady Antebellum.
More expectation is a healthy thing and something we have to embrace.
The Canadian teams just have great training and great coaches and that’s sort of why there’s the expectation that they’re going to win. But there’s a lot of really good teams coming out of the European countries.
Planning bores me. I like to go with the flow. Being whimsical is nice, occasionally. It keeps things fresh; there’s no expectation.
Millennials are exceptionally independent and innovative. Striking out on your own and failing a few times is de rigueur, while going to work for a company on the expectation that you’ll build a 30-year career there is unheard of.
I wanted to be a filmmaker, so my parents helped me by encouraging me to save my allowance. So I bought my first video camera, and I would make movies, but I never made a movie that I finished until I was in college. There was no expectation, but I would make movies every day.
If you have a level of expectation in your life that you have to be a quote-unquote star, whatever that means, you might be setting yourself up for failure.
When I emerged from drama school, I had no expectation that I would ever work in film.
Although cover notes for classical music albums tend to say that the trill of flutes suggests mountain streams and so on, I don’t think anybody listens to music with the expectation that they’re going to be presented with a sort of landscape painting.
This goes to show how much of an impact culture has. Even in countries where online access is readily available, there may not be the same expectation for women.
To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
I never feel more alone than when I’m traveling. Alone and, to some extent, helpless. The world expects a certain level of competence and can be merciless when this expectation is unmet.
I think ultimately if you have a very high expectation of your audience and you know exactly what it is you’re trying to express through the medium of film, there will always be an audience for you.
I feel like when I look back at my career I’ve always done better and I’ve always been happier when there’s more expectation and more pressure.
J. J. Redick
Sometimes the best experiences are when I know nothing about this movie: I’ve never met the director, and I come and see something and I’m blank, because then it’s coming at you in a way it would never come at you if you’d read the script, with an expectation.
It’s more responsibility for star kids. Instead of having things easy, expectation is higher. They are compared to their parents, and that’s unfair.
The expectation was I would get married and become a mother and settle down. We didn’t have any role models. We saw teachers and doctors and nurses, but I’m not a teacher, and there was no possibility of being a doctor or a nurse. I had to work and find my own way.
Our top priority is our troops, who are making the extraordinary effort to fulfill the mission they have been given. Democrats will work with this Administration to better define that mission and a realistic expectation of success in Iraq.
Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.
I don’t think you can create effectively toward expectation. I’m not in the service business.
Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
What’s great about cable is that the ceiling of expectation is lowered because fewer people have to tune in for it to be a success. You don’t need 23 million people a week like you do in broadcast.
I do worry about the expectation to look a certain way.
The expectation was that ‘True Confessions’ would be my first published book, but that didn’t happen. After it was rejected by every publisher in New York and Canada, I shoved it in a closet and went on to write and publish my next three books.
Doors opened for me because of who I am. But the downside is, there is way way too much expectation from me, much more than there would have been if I were from outside the film industry.
The expectation that ‘Trump as president’ will be starkly different from ‘Trump as candidate’ is a false hope at best.
I love being from the States and having that pride. But at the same time, there is a lot of expectation.