Best 101 of Expecting quotes - MyQuotes
If you start the day not really expecting substantial change, but anticipating some small new revelation or some small alteration, then over time you're able to find them in more places.
Jorge Luis Borges was lamenting a variety of Orientalism that was used to measure the alleged authenticity of Argentine and Latin American writers in the midcentury. The Argentine literary tradition was believed by many, including many Argentines, to be concerned with a national imaginary in which the gauchos and the pampas and the tango were fundamental tropes. Borges, in part to legitimize his own Europhilia, correctly pointed out that expecting writers to engage with these romantic nationalist tropes was arbitrary and limiting, a genre that was demonstrative of its own artificiality.
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.
I'm not angry. Everybody thinks I'm so angry because I have a point of view. They're expecting me to just be all Smucker's Jam.
Rita Mae Brown
Unfortunately, Susan didn't remember what Jane Fulton once said, 'Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.
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.
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.
Never want something without expecting it
We buy expecting to hold a bond to maturity and a stock forever.
Certainly nobody gets married wanting to get divorced or even expecting to - except me.
Instead of expecting an ideal world, we must learn to live in the real world. Instead of making our life miserable for the sake of others, we must learn to make our own lives joyful. We can give only what we have. If we are unhappy, we can’t make others happy. When we have no love in our heart, we can’t love anyone. You can’t gift wealth to anyone unless you earn it yourself.
God is expecting us to stand in the gap between the dying earth and the heavens, for the will of God to be done on earth like it is in heaven
My expectations for the future? A beautiful past.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Those days [of the Vietnam War] you couldn't get on a bus going to the South without expecting a riot over something or the other. All of that has disappeared thanks to Lyndon Johnson.
Someday, you do not know when, you will be driving down the road and someday, you do not now when, you will make a wrong tun. At the end of the road, when you're least expecting it, he (or indeed she) will be there.
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.
Generally speaking, the more money that's involved in anything, the more people are expecting and hoping that it's not going to fail.
Live life expecting the worst, hoping for the best, and living for the future!
There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age 11.
It seems ironic, expecting the unexpected, like she had fabricated pieces of her story to make it more interesting. Considering my boredom with the current version, I can't imagine the first draft.
Johnnie Dent Jr.
Forgive your past because it the vehicle through your process and from this point forward your life is made of 100% future; Caterpillars always look up despite having no wings... and butterflies don't waste time crying over the legs they lost or dwelling on on the ground.
I wasn´t expecting to come home to you, but now that you´re here, I have no intention of letting you leave." Patch :D (p. 295)
Donna Lynn Hope
Shoo. Away with you. It's my fault for expecting the extraordinary from the ordinary.
No matter how much you're expecting it, it's still unexpected when it comes.
Expecting hell, we're ill prepared for heaven.
Much of what we called "depression" was really dissatisfaction, a result of setting a bar impossibly high or expecting treasures we weren't willing to work for.
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.
A sellout is putting your name on any piece of crap and then expecting people to buy it because it's got your name on it. That's what a sellout is to me.
Merely transferring the content of existing newspapers online and expecting payment won't work because they are two separate business concepts.
When people aren't expecting to be seen, they look their truest.
Lailah Gifty Akita
You get what you expect in life. Expect great things in life. Live your best life.
A lot of good things can come from not expecting anything.
Stop expecting others to act first, be the one who makes a positive change.
Bret Easton Ellis
I laugh maniacally, then take a deep breath and touch my chest- expecting a heart to be thumping quickly, impatiently, but there's nothing there, not even a beat.
God's Kingdom is "present in its beginnings, but still future in its fullness. This guards us from an under-realized eschatology (expecting no change now) and an over-realized eschatology (expecting all change now). In this stage, we embrace the reality that while we're not yet what we will be, we're also no longer what we used to be.
Instead of expecting all and being lowered into despair each time I get less, I expect nothing now and, occasionally, I get a little, and am more than a little happy.
Some say that Cusk has no sense of humour, but expecting giggles from this writer would be akin to expecting sonnets from Benny Hill.
To be kind is good. To be kind without expecting anything in return is better.
Most are expecting 5 percent to 10 percent hikes, but there are rumblings of far nastier surprises.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
I don't think any of us grew up into the world we were hoping for or expecting.
I'm a positive person, so I don't get bogged down with it. If you're expecting that, if you wall in that, if you practice that, then you'll attract what you fear.
Instead of expecting someone from somewhere to spearhead or bring about a change that we desire, it is much more practical to begin to something personally.
I say 'come with it.' I'm not expecting anything easy. You have to earn your place. That's fine with me.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Friendships aren't perfect and yet they are very precious. For me, not expecting perfection all in one place was a great release.
Only way you can you get upset is when you expecting something.
But the wild is unpredictable, stuff does happen, and it's always when you're least expecting it.
The Church is a family expecting guests.
Things could always be, but some things will never have been.
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.