Quotations on Expectation

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And I'm working at trying to find a kind of language where I won't be so easily modulated by expectation.
- Kathy Acker
(Keywords: Expectation, Language, Trying)

That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Keywords: Delight, Expectation, Profit)

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.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Desire, Expectation, Expectations, May)

An expectation is a future object, recognised as belonging to me.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Expectation, Future)

Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope.
- Shana Alexander
(Keywords: Expectation, Letters)

I can establish the expectation of retributive justice. Have we done that? No.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: Expectation, Justice)

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.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Life, EnglExpectation, Luxury, Parents)

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.
- Cate Blanchett
(Keywords: Life, Disappointment, Excitement, Expectation, Sense, State)

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.
- George Boole
(Keywords: Change, Knowledge, Acquaintance, Certainty, Circumstances, Expectation, Theory)

There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Keywords: Challenge, Expectation, Satisfaction)

Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
- Charlotte Bronte
(Keywords: Life, Expectation, Will)

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
(Keywords: Power, God, Expectation, Fact, Honor, Promises, Today, Will, World)

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.
- Frances Burney
(Keywords: Ambition, Contentment, Enjoyment, Expectation, First, Mind)

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.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: Father, Brothers, Building, Expectation, Lawyers)

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.
- Jim Clyburn
(Keywords: Success, Work, Democrats, Effort, Expectation, Iraq, Mission, Troops, Will)

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
- William Congreve
(Keywords: Life, Expectation, Security, Uncertainty)

I also want to draw attention to the responsibilities that people have to live up to their election promises and to live up to the votes that were cast by the people of Wales, in the General Election, in the expectation that we would deliver this promise.
- Ron Davies
(Keywords: People, Attention, Expectation, Promise, Promises, Want)

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.
- Princess Diana
(Keywords: Knowledge, Act, Day, Expectation, Kindness, Reward)

Future orientation is combined with a notion and expectation of progress, and nothing is impossible.
- Alan Dundes
(Keywords: Progress, Expectation, Future, Nothing)

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.
- Atom Egoyan
(Keywords: Expectation, Film, Trying, Will)

All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
- Francois Fenelon
(Keywords: Enjoyment, Expectation, Spiritual)

I was always surrounded by expectation from the very first race I ran as a 5-year-old.
- Cathy Freeman
(Keywords: Expectation, First, Race)

Now, if King Crimson accepts responsibility for innovating its own tradition, you can't accept responsibility for the audience. And there is an enormous tangible weight of expectation, which comes from an audience attending a King Crimson concert.
- Robert Fripp
(Keywords: Expectation, Now, Responsibility, Tradition, Weight)

In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Keywords: Power, Expectation, states, United)

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.
- Arthur Golden
(Keywords: Men, Evening, Expectation, Houses, Quiet, Tea, Will)

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.
- Jennifer Granholm
(Keywords: Education, Opportunity, College, Economy, Expectation, Reality, School, Students, Succeed, Tools)

I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged.
- David Guterson
(Keywords: Successful, Being, Expectation, First, Promise, Sense, Writers)

A public expectation, it has to be said, not of poetry as such but of political positions variously approvable by mutually disapproving groups.
- Seamus Heaney
(Keywords: Poetry, Expectation, Public)

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard
(Keywords: Answers, Expectation, Satisfaction)

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.
- Dean Inge
(Keywords: Faith, Act, Choice, Expectation, Will)

We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Love, Expectation, Want)

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.
- David Knopfler
(Keywords: Expectation, Folk, Logic, School)

It's now expected of me that I will defy expectation, so I really generally seem to be free to write what I want.
- Jonathan Lethem
(Keywords: Expectation, Now, Want, Will)

I think I infuse the music with a new passion. Part of this is because I have fallen in love: I am in love with the New York Philharmonic. The chemistry has just been right. Beyond expectation.
- Lorin Maazel
(Keywords: Love, Music, Expectation, Passion, Right)

The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.
- Marya Mannes
(Keywords: Dreams, End, Expectation, Greed, Reality, Romantic)

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
- Orison Swett Marden
(Keywords: Hope, Expectation, Medicine, Tomorrow)

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.
- Orison Swett Marden
(Keywords: Hope, Expectation, Medicine, Tomorrow)

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
(Keywords: Work, Expectation, Expectations, Will)

Crim has baggage: expectation, history, responsibility.
- Pat Mastelotto
(Keywords: History, Expectation, Responsibility)

Americans have an expectation that the Postal Service will abide by its well-known, although unofficial, motto - a commitment to deliver.
- John McHugh
(Keywords: Americans, Commitment, Expectation, Service, Will)

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.
- Lyn Nofziger
(Keywords: Government, People, Concern, Country, Expectation, Nothing, Reason, Socialism, Vote)

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
(Keywords: War, Idea, Progress, Expectation, Improvement, Man, Now)

Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth. Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it.
- Ellis Peters
(Keywords: Death, Cowards, Expectation, Heroes)

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.
- Ramakrishna
(Keywords: Work, God, Fear, End, Expectation, Punishment, Reward, World)

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.
- Kevin Rollins
(Keywords: Expectation, Will)

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.
- William Scott
(Keywords: Expectation, Illusion, Painting, Worry)

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.
- Jonathan Shapiro
(Keywords: Country, Expectation, Law, states, United, Will)

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.
- Robert South
(Keywords: Expectation, Man, Pleasure, Possession)

A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
(Keywords: America, Children, EnglExpectation, Houses, Living, Man)

Kids will reach whatever expectation you set for them.
- James Sullivan
(Keywords: Expectation, Kids, Will)



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