Quotation Explorer - 'Expected'

The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be. - Alain de Botton
People won't see Imagination in something that doesn't relate to their experience because of their own mental limitations. I want people to escape the expected and ordinary, to escape the regular expectations of a story, and truly step into a different world of literature. - Lionel Suggs
If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected. - Bill Gates
In the 1950s at least less was expected of women. Now we're supposed to build a career, build a home, be the supermum that every child deserves, the perfect wife, meet the demands of elderly parents, and still stay sane. - Sara Sheridan
I think I have something that belongs to you'. I held out my open hand, the stone resting in my palm. I expected her to take it. Instead she took the whole hand, and held it. - Catherine Ryan Hyde
Creativity isn't meant to introduce complexity it is expected to add simplicity. - Amit Kalantri
You are not expected to know, but you are expected to wish to know. - Tom Brokaw
Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end. - Daisaku Ikeda
Let go of all expectations, and you shall never be disappointed. I find that rather disappointing to never be disappointed is very expected. Therefore let's only let go of those expectations we know will disappoint us and let's expect to be disappointed sometimes. Life is beautiful that way. - Nicole Haslam
For every setback, do not get discouraged. Rejoice because you learned more than you expected. - Debasish Mridha
Fuck! Is one expected to be a gentleman when one is stiff? - Marquis de Sade
It's as if they've planned out my life for me and I'm expected to live it for them. I hate it. So I don't tell anyone much. It's easier that way." ~Dani O'Meara from the forthcoming amateur sleuth mystery, Dangerous Days for Dani - Claire A. Murray
A mighty fortress is our God, and in Him we are safe for time and for eternity. Shall we murmur if we have less of time than we expected? The less of time, the more of heaven. The briefer life, earlier mortality. - Edith E. Searell
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. - Steve Jobs
I have found that in fiction one is freer to speak the truth, if only because in fiction the truth is not expected or required. You may easily disguise it, so that it is only recognized much later, when the story and the characters have faded into darkness. - Philip Sington
The concept of leadership is abused by people who think a person becomes a leader when he grows grey hair, put into a position and expected to function. Everyone has a leadership potential carried within in a specific area of his or purpose. Leadership is universal and built on trust. - Israelmore Ayivor
If we are to fight discrimination and injustice against women we must start from the home for if a woman cannot be safe in her own house then she cannot be expected to feel safe anywhere. - Aysha Taryam
We as human being do dream & do expect a lot for what we are not entitled but there comes a phase when we get what we have never expected or dreamt of.... So, Accept every little thing that life offers cause might be this is what we deserve ....... - Anonymous.
People think about life in terms of changes, not levels. They can be changes from the status quo or changes from what was expected, but whatever form they take, it is changes that make us happy or miserable. - Richard H. Thaler
I know many people who believe in God, and I expected to find Him on my way to the South Pole if he exists. My religious experiences were very different however, [only] involving myself, nature and the universe. - Liv Arnesen
I have seen the science I worshipped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve. - Charles Lindbergh
Senior Republicans certainly expected the president to come clean over Miss Lewinsky. - Bridget Kendall
My integrity refuses to be altered to fit in with what I'm expected or intimidated to believe. - Lori Goodwin
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything - Unknown
I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up. - Beverly Sills
There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Who knew Demon Child would have such a normal name? I expected something exotic like Serena or Destiny or the Evil One That Comes in the Night to Make Us Chilly. - Darynda Jones
To embrace the message of Christmas is to throw off my hedonistic rebellion and bow before the chafing reality that I can't save myself, and in that very act to be suddenly taken aback in that I've stumbled upon the very freedom I've longed for in the very place I'd least expected it. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I can't tell you why I was in love with her. People didn't require that much as they do now. Folks were expected to be civilized to one another, honest, and - and clear. You relied on people being what they said they were, because there was no other way to survive. - Toni Morrison
It is funny that those who make the laws by which we are expected to live are usually the ones who have no regard for it. - Paul Bamikole
A nation of philosophers [might have no need for the steadiness of venerable institutions], but a nation of philosophers is as little to be expected as the philosophical race of kings wished for by Plato. - Madison, James
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong. - Leo Rosten
Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. - Og Mandino
I can be expected to look for truth but not to find it. - Denis Diderot
We had a policy of "no looking back". Once a decision was made, all members of our team were expected to stop talking about obstacles and instead focus intensely on solutions."Don't tell us all the reasons this might not work. Tell us all the ways it could work. - John Wood
I found myself when I least expected you- at the same old rocking chair in the room with the same flavor of tea. The only difference was the tea had turned cold, just as life had. And I found myself with an option. I could abandon this tea anytime and make a fresh one. You see? - Jasleen Kaur GumberKaur Gumber
Yes, he had made a good choice after all when he had chosen the God of the green pasture and the still waters! He was very powerful, and the fact that He expected you to think for yourself and do something in return for His help did not matter, as long as you could work things out. - Anne Holm
One should have expected some terrible enormities charged to those who are excluded from heaven, as the reason; but no,—they are condemned for not doing positive good, as if that included every possible harm. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
It is kind of ridiculous that a poet is expected to live in the real world. - Sanober Khan
Some days I feel more like a scribe than a creator. I will have the major points fleshed out, but there is always a turn or two that I didn't see coming, or which came earlier than I expected it to, or not at all... - J. Neven-Pugh
Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work. - Frederick Douglass
To Fred, those years seemed to pass like quickly skimming a book and then finding the ending wasn't what he expected. He wished he'd paid more attention to the story. - Sarah Addison Allen
Do not yearn to be popular; be exquisite. Do not desire to be famous; be loved. Do not take pride in being expected; be palpable, unmistakable. - C. JoyBell C.
Considering what is at stake politically, economically and technically for most organizations; usually justifying IT governance deployment based on one viewpoint narrows suitability and expected benefits. - Robert E. Davis
Not even a book on prosperity can prosper you, when what is expected of you is given, your time won't be wasted. - Michael Bassey Johnson
O bliss of the collector, bliss of the man of leisure! Of no one has less been expected and no one has had a greater sense of well-being than... a collector. Ownership is the most intimate relationship one can have to objects. No t that they come alive in him; it is he who comes alive in them. - Walter Benjamin
She had not expected, out in the world, to find herself quite so much the wrong sort of person. - Ali Smith
Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true. - Samuel Johnson
What you have when everyone wears the same playclothes for all occasions, is addressad by nickname, expected to participate in Show And Tell, and bullied out of any desire form privacy, is not democracy; it is kindergarten. - Judith Martin
Everyone is expected to be highly productive... but they do not all need to be turning out the same product.
Voltaire expected that within fifty years of his lifetime there would not be one Bible in the world. His house is now a distribution centre for Bibles in many languages. - Corrie ten Boom
I was raised to believe that God speaks in the language of sacrifice," he told me, "You are expected to sacrifice because it is the measure of the depth of your belief... - Neil Abramson
Her angel didn’t look at all like she’d expected. He was no benevolent creature with long, flowing robes and a bland, peaceful smile. Instead he was the stuff of every teenage girl’s—and quite a few teenage boys’—fantasies. - Rosalie Lario
While I'm frustrated at the amount I'm expected to take on in the present, the 1950s woman was frustrated by being excluded - not being allowed to take things on at all. - Sara Sheridan
Relative calm is expected in South Central Los Angeles for the next several weeks, as looters stay home and try to program their new VCRs.
Find magic in the little things, and the big things you always expected will start to show up. - Isa Zapata
A thousand moments lost because you took them for granted, just because you expected a thousand more. - Saleem Sharma
To those who are given much, much is expected. - Maya Angelou
Create the kind of climate in your organization where personal growth is expected, recognized and rewarded.
If I ever reach heaven I expect to find three wonders there: first, to meet some I had not thought to see there; second, to miss some I had expected to see there; and third, the greatest wonder of all, to find myself there. - Billy Joel
The matter came up for judicial investigation, but as might have been expected, the white people concluded it was unnecessary to wait the result of the investigation—that it was preferable to hang the accused first and try him afterward. - Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Good is not good, where better is expected. - Thomas Fuller
. .his cell phone didn't work in Three Pines, and neither did email. He almost expected to see messages fluttering back and forth in the sky above the village, unable to descend. - Louise Penny
There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience. - Anatole Broyard
Love is giving without desiring, it's giving without requiring, but know that it will be returned. Maybe not as expected, but as needed - Gerald Mills
I never expected you to understand, but I did expect you to be there. - Dominic Riccitello
What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens. - Benjamin Disraeli
It doesn't matter how green a blade of grass is expected to be, when it's already smashed beneath the feet. - Munia Khan
Expect the unexpected from the expected is key to happiness though they will be far - Sabin Basnet
Do more than expected, promise less than you can keep. - Debasish Mridha
I’ve always wondered why women are expected to deny their true age. Why? To be a woman of 50 and up is a badge of triumph—a hard-earned certificate that says you survived the shallowness, the violence, the meanness, and the caprice of a male-dominated society without losing your mind! - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
I should rip your eyes out, Newt said, spraying Thomas with spit. Teach you a lesson in stupidity.Why’d you come over here? You expected a bloody hug? Huh? A nice sit-down to talk about the goodtimes in the Glade? - James Dashner
There are some great positive quotes out there that I can't quite share as I wonder how a victim in a war torn country could be expected to see from their perspective? - Jay Woodman
Hatred of enemies is easier and more intense than love of friends. But from men who are more anxious to injure opponents than to benefit the world at large no great good is to be expected.
And you asked why people always expected you to smile in photographs. And I told you it was because they hoped that in the future, there would be something to smile about - pleasefindthis
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman. - David M. Ogilvy
It isn't what you will do for your children that makes you a great mother or father. It is what you do for God that isn't self serving, which sets the stage for children to learn to care about something other than what is expected. - Shannon L. Alder
Do not run away; let go. Do not seek, for it will come when least expected. - Bruce Lee
Sometimes ya gotta do stuff 'cause it's expected of ya, not 'cause of anything else. - Laura Moncur
According to the historian William H. McNeil, European churches did not have pews until sometime in the eighteenth century. People stood or milled around, creating a very different dynamic than we find in today's churches, where people are expected to spend most of their time sitting. - Barbara Ehrenreich
Beneath beautiful appearances I search out ugly depths, and beneath ignoble surfaces I probe for the hidden mines of devotion and virtue. It's a relatively benign mania, which enables you to see something new in a place where you would not have expected to find it. - Gustave Flaubert
I consider my time too valuable to be spent in cultivating acquaintance with a person from whom neither pleasure nor improvement are to be expected. - Hanna Webster Foster
If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. - Plato
All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them. - Charles M. Schwab
A man generally lives up to what is expected of him. - Henrietta C. Mears
Excellence will give you the recognition you crave for, but humility will keep you standing longer than expected. - Rebecca Edmund
Living in sterile man-made environments that are disconnected from nature should be expected to lead to sickness. - Steven Magee
The restoration of man’s inner eyes can hardly be expected in this day and age unless, first of all, one were willing and determined simply to exclude from one’s realm of life all those inane and contrived but titillating illusions incessantly generated by the entertainment industry. - Josef Pieper
Life is not a miracle. It is a natural phenomenon, and can be expected to appear whenever there is a planet whose conditions duplicate those of the earth.[Stating how planets supporting life cannot be rare.] - Harold Urey
Only half of writing is saying what you mean. The other half is preventing people from reading what they expected you to mean. - James Richardson
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. - Leo Buscaglia
When good times turn out way bigger than you first expected, that's when you know you're on a roll! - Stephen Richards
Mathematics education is much more complicated than you expected, even though you expected it to be more complicated than you expected. - Edward Griffith Begle
Grandfather recently died. He died alone on a trip away from home in a town where no one expected him to be - Téa Obreht
I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do today. - Will Rogers
One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else. - K.L. Toth
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