Top 202 Expecting Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Expecting Quotes from famous people such as Joyce Meyer, Anjelica Huston, David Bryan, Lisa Joy, Andre Iguodala, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I've learned through my own relationship with God that

I’ve learned through my own relationship with God that He’s not expecting me to be perfect; He wants me to do my best to be in His will and take steps of faith as He leads me, through His Word and the promptings He speaks to my heart.
Joyce Meyer
I’ve always thought with relationships, that it’s more about what you bring to the table than what you’re going to get from it. It’s very nice if you sit down and the cake appears. But if you go to the table expecting cake, then it’s not so good.
Anjelica Huston
I just wanted to release an album of piano music for music’s sake. I’m not expecting to sell millions of albums. It’s was just nice to be able to sit down at an acoustic piano and make some music.
David Bryan
I think that sense of wonderment, where you walk out expecting the ordinary and are confronted by the extraordinary, is something that has always interested me, whether in TV or comic books.
Lisa Joy
I wasn’t highly touted coming out of high school, so it wasn’t like I was expecting to get a lot of minutes. For me, I didn’t know how good a player I was, even though I think I did decent as a freshman.
Andre Iguodala
I left for New York expecting to repeat my success, only to be turned down by almost every publisher in that city, till the Viking Press, my American publishers of a lifetime, thought of taking me on.
Patrick White
I don’t concern myself with thinking ahead to the finished product. I focus more specifically on what the character is experiencing. Once you relieve yourself of the very arbitrary and always punishing pressure of what an audience is expecting you to do, acting becomes a lot more fun and pure.
Jesse Eisenberg
I always try to see it in positive way, like, you know what, the people that are expecting so much about of me know I can do it and believe in me. So I just kind of think about it like that. And it makes me feel a little better.
Chloe Kim
No matter what, if you write a song that’s great that everyone expects to be a hit, then everyone’s going to be expecting another one from you. If you write a song that no one notices, you’re going to want to write one that someone will.
I took the job at United fully expecting to be walking around after the last home game of the season either challenging for a league title or parading a league title because that’s what this club demands.
Phil Neville
So many times, these kids know more about the technology than their parents. And so many times, we’re putting kids in very adult situations and expecting them to behave like they’re 40 years old. Well, that’s just not going to happen.
Amy Klobuchar
I think my comedy’s probably the same as my art, which is kind of abstract, impressionist, emotional. You create an emotion and then you knock it down. You take something the way people are expecting it to go, and then give it a different conclusion.
Vic Reeves
I don’t know what to expect out of my films. My first two films were with extremely talented directors, and they didn’t work. And my next two films were with newcomers, and they worked well. So I’ve stopped expecting anything from my movies.
Sonam Kapoor
People see a ‘South Park’ episode, and there’s racially insensitive jokes – nobody bats an eye because they’re expecting that in that context. In hip-hop, they don’t expect that kind of thing because it’s a white person in a predominantly black world.
Lil Dicky
The U.K. and Europe in general seem to be a lot more patient. The U.S. are expecting ‘joke joke joke joke joke joke joke.’ They don’t actually sit and listen to you.
Bo Burnham
I think when I first came into the League, I was blowing the zone all the time, just kind of expecting pucks to get out. You learn very quickly that you can’t be doing that.
Connor McDavid
One thing I would say about the Indian consumer is that as much change and as much technology, innovation that you offer to the Indian consumer, the Indian consumer is very receptive and actually keep expecting more, and we have had that great experience.
Chanda Kochhar
To be honest, I was never expecting to be in a World Cup final, a Euro final, a Champions League final, a Europa League final. I’ve done much more than I dreamt, and that’s incredible.
Juan Mata
When I moved to Hollywood, I was expecting it to be this Mecca of extraordinarily talented musicians, and it was instead the era of Faster Pussycat and bands that had an appeal, but I couldn’t do anything like that. There’s nothing in my being that can do anything like that.
Tom Morello
I was not getting much time on the pitch and was in need of this time to improve and play my best football. Wenger was not prepared to give it to me. Also my position on the wing was not what I was expecting and I wasn’t happy with it.
It’s hard when people are expecting things from you, and all you’re trying to do is write songs that you like for yourself.
Ryan Ross
Every time I have stepped up a level, I wasn’t expecting it to happen, but once it did, I just made sure I worked as hard as I possibly could to stay there.
Jamie Vardy
My dream job would be to design a sexy maternity collection, maybe also beautiful lingerie for expecting women. It’s impossible to find nice sexy lingerie anywhere for pregnant or nursing women, which is when you actually need an extra boost of confidence and feel sexy.
Julia Restoin Roitfeld
Whenever I deal with heartbreak, my therapy is to listen to all the love songs I can to purge my system – and I change my phone number so I won’t be tempted to call or keep expecting him to call back.
LeToya Luckett
You never go into a marriage expecting to get divorced. You go into a marriage expecting it’s going to last forever, and you have a lot of ways you dream about the future. You have all these expectations, and then you have to adjust those expectations, and it can be a very unnerving, confusing time.
Jenna Fischer
I think we get stuck in routines so easily that when an absurd moment in life seems to be there for no reason, it wakes you up out of your everyday pattern. You pull back and look at life a little bit wider because of that one weird thing you weren’t expecting.
Kurt Braunohler
People can have so many ill-conceived ideas about me based on the parts that I play. I’ve had guys, when I’ve been single, come out of the woodwork to date me and I’ve found out very quickly that they were expecting some kind of whirlwind, some dramatic crazy person – and that’s just not me.
Jennifer Jason Leigh
So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting.
June Allyson
My shows have never been related to my albums at all because my albums have all kinds of crazy instruments and stuff that could never be performed live. I’m used to people expecting this 12-piece band to show up with three drum sets and an accordion.
Phil Elverum
You begin by always expecting good things to happen.
Tom Hopkins
I’m pleased to say my knee feels a lot better. It’s still not back to normal, and I don’t know if it ever will be, but I’m learning to deal with it instead of expecting it to be like it was before.
Shawn Johnson
The script was just the best I'd read in a long time an

The script was just the best I’d read in a long time and I love the humor, which I wasn’t expecting, and I like the fact that my six year old daughter can see the show without being, you know, protected from it.
Stephen Collins
The whole world is moving to Kyoto II, but Australia is not there on the same basis because it is now seen as a delinquent country. Prime Minister Howard has led a delinquency because we signed up, and then we reneged on it. The world will be expecting that next time around as well.
Bob Brown
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.
Andriy Shevchenko
I think we have to get back the value of behavior that is consistent with being taught: that’s to say, respecting teachers, listening, and not always expecting your opinion to take precedence.
Isabelle Adjani
It just feels good to talk to the coaches and know what they’re expecting so I can get better and just be happy.
Evan Fournier
We have a core value here at Twitter that says we want to defend and respect the user’s voice. And that’s important to us on a global basis. Someone doesn’t sign up for a service expecting that their sign up information is going to be handed over without them being asked… We’re going to defend our users’ rights.
Dick Costolo
People are always surprised when they meet me. I was in Nigeria and I went to one of the radio stations and they were like, ‘Aww you look cute!’ They were expecting me to look more rough, and I was like: ‘Yeah, I’m polite!’
J Hus
I still remember the first gig where I got people going, it was Rascals in New Jersey, and the place was packed. I was scared. People were expecting me to be funny. I gotta be honest, every time I walk into a club, it’s that same fear.
Bill Burr
What having a Down’s syndrome child isn’t – and I feel very strongly about this – is a tragedy. All those pregnancy books you read when you are expecting refer to Down’s syndrome as if it were the worst possible outcome, and it’s not.
Sally Phillips
I am not expecting anyone to feel sorry for me, but when friends ask how it feels to be a debut novelist who has also been long listed for the Man Booker prize, I have to admit that my response has confused me. I am so overwhelmed, so delighted, so honoured and so surprised, I have come out in a violent cold.
Rachel Joyce
The audience is expecting good work from me. They want me to do roles that are unique and important in the story. So, I am trying to focus on different characters to play. I am doing the kind of films which are completely different from each other.
One of the things that gave me most pleasure was a letter sent to me by Sebastian Vettel, written in his own hand, full of beautiful words and kindness. I wasn’t expecting this; usually, drivers don’t do this: they drive, and that’s it. But he is a beautiful person.
Niki Lauda
Even after your fight on the night, you have loads of media you have to do and people expecting stuff from you and you want to make everyone proud. So afterwards I take three or four days off and I just want to eat and eat and eat.
Anthony Yarde
Seriously, I was the wrong fit at ESPN. Definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Jason Whitlock
I was not expecting my sister to ask me to be her best man. I was so honored.
Brad Goreski
I don’t go into these Daytona 500s expecting to win. I go into it hoping to win, but definitely not expecting because there’s just too many moving parts and pieces for you to guarantee your success.
Denny Hamlin
There is a lot of pressure because of what my father achieved and everyone is expecting so much, but that gives me that extra drive in the gym every day to graft hard.
Chris Eubank Jr.
I think that when you start rolling with an entourage, you attract attention, and you tend to create this whole big thing. My mom taught me that when you keep a low profile, most people tend to totally miss you because they’re not expecting anything.
Evan Ross
I don’t think when I started off that I was expecting to become so specialized, but what happened is that when my career started, I didn’t pick my first film. I was picked to do it, and it happened to be a horror film.
Christopher Young
Of course voting is useful. But then again, I don’t put a big glow to it. Voting is about as essential as washing yourself. It’s something you’re supposed to do. Now, you can’t go around bragging, expecting to get props because you voted. That’s stupid.
Chuck D
I never have cakes or biscuits. I don’t have a sweet tooth at all, and I can’t stand chocolates – I find them so sickly. However, I will buy cakes if I’m expecting company.
Kate O’Mara
Children that have been petted and waited upon, always expect it; and if their expectations are not met, they are disappointed and discouraged. This same disposition will be seen through their whole lives, and they will be helpless, leaning upon others for aid, expecting others to favor them and yield to them.
Ellen G. White
I don’t think that Dreamworks would have signed me expecting to really mess around with whatever it is I do.
Elliott Smith
Every once in a while, when the audience is expecting to see one thing, you have to show them something else.
Conrad Hall
I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.
Alan Turing
I was not expecting Linda Hamilton to be there auditioning with me. I never would’ve imagined that. I didn’t recognize her. We went into a room with four people, and the scene was really emotional. She held my hand and hugged me. She was so loving.
Natalia Reyes
Letter writing was clearly important to Reagan. Even as president he kept dashing off letters to friends, pen pals, media people, statesmen, critics, and the kind of people who write to presidents never expecting a reply.
Russell Baker
In a sense, the market, by expecting a fall in prices, discounts that fall and makes it happen right away instead of later. Expectations speed up future price reactions.
Murray Rothbard
Everyone’s expecting you to be playing fantastic football, winning every game, and course it doesn’t happen like that.
Gareth Barry
Coming out of Juilliard, I honestly was expecting and willing to be breaking my neck, hustling, and being unemployed for a decade, two decades. I was gritting my teeth, but I was so down to do that.
Alex Sharp
We’re still expecting capitalism to solve problems: ‘Maybe if we sell enough oil, we can give some profits to an environmental agency!’ Capitalism isn’t a moral system.
I think a lot of women want to be, like... 'I'm cool wi

I think a lot of women want to be, like… ‘I’m cool with stretch marks and my body changing.’ To be honest, I thought I’d be a lot cooler with it, but I’m struggling with my weight gain. I know I’m healthy… but I was expecting to not be as affected by it… I’m self-conscious.
Kat Von D
We put no greater trust in our government than when we turn on our faucet expecting clean water, and I applaud the Drinking Water and Groundwater Advisory Commission for their hard work in addressing this critical priority.
Chris Sununu
A lot of people say second seasons are harder than the first because people are now expecting you to do stuff, so yes, that’s down to me to work hard and try and improve and, like I say, just letting my football do the talking.
Harry Kane
Real Christians revel in desperate ventures for Christ, expecting from God great things and attempting the same with exhilaration.
Charles Studd
If you get involved in music expecting to make a living out of it, then you’ve picked the wrong thing to do. That shouldn’t really be in your mind.
Jarvis Cocker
Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission.
Lion Feuchtwanger
‘American Horror Story’ is dark, so you shouldn’t be expecting too much happiness.
Taissa Farmiga
I have stopped expecting from films. What I expect never happens.
Abhimanyu Singh
I was almost expecting the Olympics to be the biggest thing ever, but it wasn’t. It was just another race.
Jonathan Brownlee
My father told me once not to expect anything from anybody so I wouldn’t be disappointed. If somebody was nice and did nice things for me, I should be overjoyed, but I shouldn’t go through life expecting it, which is very good advice.
Iris Apfel
I – at the table reads, I break constantly. If something is up there that I’m not expecting, I tend to – I can’t help myself; I’ll start laughing.
Bill Hader
During ‘Idol,’ I wasn’t expecting anything. I just wanted to survive the competition, but my album and my music are a big part of who I am. Hopefully it translates well and I keep growing as an artist.
Jessica Sanchez
I think a lot of composers get into trouble just making up a plot and expecting an audience to follow that.
John Eaton
We can’t understand when we’re pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time – like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children.
Anne Lamott
We knew that Erik Morales was a great warrior and he was going to give a great fight. I never thought it was going to be an easy fight. I was expecting a war and that is exactly what happened.
Marcos Maidana
I’ve never been a heavy practitioner of the method or, at least, with any specific intent; I’m kind of an impulse-based person. Like, I’m sort of waiting for something to happen that I’m not expecting, and I kind of want to jump on that train of emotion, whatever it is, both from myself or from the other actor.
Liev Schreiber
I was out on the golf course, a guy came riding out in a golf cart and said, Did you know that Elvis died? And I just said, Well, there you go. It was like I had kinda been expecting it.
Mac Davis
Faith is about offering emotional and practical help to your neighbours while expecting nothing in return: you do so simply because you think it’s needed.
Dawn Foster
I go to movies expecting to have a whole experience. If I want a movie that doesn’t end, I’ll go to a French movie. That’s a betrayal of trust to me. A movie has to be complete within itself; it can’t just build off the first one or play variations.
Joss Whedon
Few things can make us feel crazier than expecting something from someone who has nothing to give.
Melody Beattie
I’m not expecting much work in Hollywood, to be honest. People stick to film because they tend to get offered the same roles over and over again, and it’s safe. But I’m not interested in doing that.
Kim Cattrall
I’d much rather have that pressure than be at the end of the field and no one expecting you to win. That’s the kind of pressure that you’ve got to enjoy and love.
Jason Day
It’s nice to know that a studio is willing to put a female in a film without expecting the character to have a love interest.
Kaya Scodelario
Directing is definitely something that is in my life for keeps, and the more I do it, the more I realize how much I want to learn and how much I have to give. And it kind of bolsters my acting – it enhances it in a really wonderful way that I wasn’t expecting.
Carrie Preston
If you’re not going to the World Cup expecting to win, then you probably shouldn’t go.
Dale Steyn
I used to draw cartoons. I’d just show them to some of my friends, expecting that they were going to appreciate them, that they were going to enjoy reading them.
Shigeru Miyamoto
Much of the time in the writer’s room is spent working on story, and I was always challenging myself to make it more interesting, tighter and more surprising: to come at it sideways in a way that the audience wasn’t expecting.
Maria Semple
My mom wasn’t expecting me to end up how I ended up. When she wanted to have kids, she wanted to have two girls, and then she got my brother and me. Which is a disappointment to anybody. You can’t help it.
You don’t get to where you are by just sitting on your butt and expecting it to come.
Mookie Betts
When hard-working Brits hand over a chunk of their pay cheque every month so they can look forward to a decent retirement, they are expecting bosses to look after it. That’s something you should be able to take for granted.
Amber Rudd
In 2004, I don’t think any Silver Jews fan was probably expecting another record.
David Berman
If teams come to Anfield, I don't think they will be ex

If teams come to Anfield, I don’t think they will be expecting to get an easy game.
Emre Can
I think the fans from the original ‘Teen Wolf’ tuned in expecting us to ruin the franchise, and I think that we’ve only heightened it. So we’ve brought ‘Teen Wolf’ back.
Colton Haynes
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
It has gotten worse as I’m becoming more successful. My nerves. Just because there’s a bit more pressure, and people are expecting a lot more from me.
I wasn’t really expecting me to win the gold in this race. To get another medal for myself and for the U.S. was a pretty good thing to happen, I’d say.
Bonnie Blair
The thing that I look for in a script – I’m not looking for anything next because you never know where life’s going to take you, so you can’t just expect, ‘I want to do this next.’ So I’m not expecting anything; I’m just hoping.
Julia Garner
The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I got to sing for Julie Andrews when I was a senior in college. I was singing some of her songs for an audition and wasn’t expecting her to be there, so when I walked in, I barely avoided peeing myself.
Beth Behrs
There’s nothing wrong with constructive criticism, and I learn from that and better myself. I’m not expecting anyone to be sycophantic in any way; I never expected that.
Victoria Beckham
I think the excitement of movies is discovering stuff you weren’t expecting, and I hope to preserve that.
Joseph Kosinski
I know a lot of people weren’t expecting ‘BLACKSummers’Night’ to be what it was, just like a lot of people weren’t expecting ‘Embrya’ to be what it was. People will listen to what I’ve been a part of and see what I’ve done.
I sometimes wonder if I might be a bit of a disappointment to people, because they are expecting all these ’80s hits and what they get is a dark industrial wall of noise.
Gary Numan
There was an existential moment – I don’t know if I want to call it crisis – when I turned 50 and I felt ‘this is interesting; how did this happen?’ It affected me in a way I wasn’t expecting. It made me pause for reflection.
Bill Bailey
I think bravery is to get on the ball and be bold enough and confident enough to try things when everyone is looking at you and the pressure is on and people are expecting you to win.
Michael Carrick
My favorite part of my job is really getting to connect people to their loved ones and, really, to allow them to have a release and be able to come into a session not knowing what they’re wanting or expecting, and be able to leave it feeling a sense of healing and a sense of closure.
Tyler Henry
I wasn’t expecting to be traded, so it definitely was a surprise to me. But things happen in this league so I just decided to take in stride and start a new journey in Milwaukee.
Michael Carter-Williams
With ShamWow, I had to become my own distributor because no one wanted it. Out of necessity you become something you’re not expecting. It was actually a blessing.
Vince Offer
Postwar America was a very buttoned-up nation. Radio shows were run by censors, Presidents wore hats, ladies wore girdles. We came straight out of the blue – nobody was expecting anything like Martin and Lewis. A sexy guy and a monkey is how some people saw us.
Jerry Lewis
If people are expecting the mayor of Portland to solve the problem of homelessness they’re going to be sorely disappointed and that’s just the truth.
Ted Wheeler
People aren’t expecting me to look how I do. But that’s one of the main reasons it works so well: the surprise factor.
Murda Beatz
I remember the first time I read Freud, I was 25 or 30, and I was expecting it to be about the Oedipus complex. But what I actually discovered confirmed my own common experience, that you also had little boys who loved their fathers and little girls who loved their mothers.
Arnaud Desplechin
Everybody comments that I’m white. I’m surprised I haven’t gotten more criticism for it. I’m always expecting any day now it’s gonna come. I guess I just attribute the lack of hate to people hearing the music and hearing how much I genuinely love it.
Mayer Hawthorne
Great sculptors and artists spend countless hours perfecting their talents. They don’t pick up a chisel or a brush and palette, expecting immediate perfection. They understand that they will make many errors as they learn, but they start with the basics, the key fundamentals first.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
I think everybody does go in expecting they’re making ‘Gone With The Wind’ on their first movie. But you know, that’s just not going to be the case, everybody. Hold onto your hat. Buckle in. It’s probably going to take a few.
Jimmi Simpson
I hate having to pose for photos. It’s just so embarrassing. Everyone is expecting you to know what to do because you’re an actor, but I haven’t a clue.
Claire Foy
I know a lot of people who make records, and when you meet them, it’s not their personality or they’re not what you’re expecting. But El-P is exactly what you’d expect.
Aesop Rock
I’m expecting big things from our bowlers, from Peter Siddle, who plays the enforcer role, Stuart Clark, Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee when he gets fit again. In batting, there’s Phil Hughes, whose already done well for Australia and scored hundreds for Middlesex.
Glenn McGrath
I don’t think any of us grew up into the world we were hoping for or expecting.
Alan Moore
It’s so unfair on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ because when the men celebrities are competing, all you look at is the females! So nobody really watches them. Then when you see the women stars competing, you’re expecting them to look like the females and they just can’t! It’s an unfair advantage.
Sara Evans
Everybody’s looking at me expecting me to shrink up and die.
Tommy Morrison
‘Prodigal Son’ actually came along a lot quicker than I was expecting my next job to come. I was prepared to take a while off, but then it was such a good opportunity that I couldn’t turn it down.
Tom Payne
I was expecting someone dark to play 'Dexter' - someone

I was expecting someone dark to play ‘Dexter’ – someone like Johnny Depp.
Jeff Lindsay
Somewhere, sometime I’d stopped expecting my father to father.
Andre Dubus III
Finding out I was expecting a child was highly inconvenient for doing all the promotion for ‘Venus.’
Keren Woodward
Robb Stark was a young man not expecting anything, thinking his life is going to be on one path, and then he’s pushed. More weight and responsibility get put onto him; more demands are made of him. For me, as an actor, there are parallels to that.
Richard Madden
I never grew up thinking, ‘One day I will play so and so’ because I wasn’t expecting to be an actor at all.
Wallace Shawn
When Charles Dickens arrived in Boston Harbor, where he started, they had to keep it secret because there was such a mob of people expecting him, and they actually chased down his carriage at the hotel, the Parker House Hotel.
Matthew Pearl
My feet are like something from another age – prehistoric and troll-like. I keep expecting them to talk, they have that much character.
Sally Hawkins
The passing game is timing and trust, expecting those guys to be in the right spot at the right time.
Ryan Tannehill
At the beginning of the first season, you don’t have that pressure to perform at 100 per cent, because it’s always hard when you first start. But now, in the second season, people are expecting big things from you, so you can’t really disappoint them.
Hector Bellerin
See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise, you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.
Douglas Adams
Once, players came to football expecting to be wealthy when they retired. Now, they expect to be wealthy before they’ve played their first game!
Jose Mourinho
Obviously, I wasn’t expecting Wall Street to be a laid-back place. I was prepared for hard work. Sadly, much of the work the new guys were asked to do and the insane hours we were expected to keep had little to do with making the bank more productive. It felt more like hazing.
David Einhorn
I lost my girl a couple years back, Aaliyah, in a plane crash. I wasn’t expecting that, and also, my mother died, and at the time, my father wasn’t in my life; the only person that took care of me was my mom.
Damon Dash
You don’t go into a game expecting to lose.
Julius Randle
We lost a baby at 11 weeks when I was 34, and we got married expecting we would have no trouble having another child, because I’d fallen pregnant that one time. But it just didn’t happen and we did about four years of IVF, trying very hard to have a baby.
Annastacia Palaszczuk
I, Master John Hus, in chains and in prison, now standing on the shore of this present life and expecting on the morrow a dreadful death, which will, I hope, purge away my sins, find no heresy in myself, and accept with all my heart any truth whatsoever that is worthy of belief.
Jan Hus
People are expecting me to still be fourteen years old. It cracks me up, especially when people see me walk by with my husband. They’re like, ‘What? You’re married? You’re not old enough to be married.’ Thank you. I’m glad that you think that.
Alexa Vega
We all know, going into this business and stepping into the ring, there’s a possibility of injury. But you’re never expecting it to happen, and when it does, it’s just the worst thing ever.
Something I’ve always written about is social expectations: that the eyes of the community are on you all the time, expecting you to line up with certain social norms, certain behaviours. Whenever you forgot about them, they’d be strongly reiterated to you, in no uncertain terms.
Lynn Coady
Sometimes when you’ve had a long series of disappointing things happen, you can get into the very bad habit of just expecting more of what you’ve already had.
Joyce Meyer
A lot of times you can fall into the trap of expecting too much before things actually happen.
Baron Davis
Am I coasting on some early success? Yeah. It was a good lucky break for me. But I would rather earn my way back again than simply conform to what people are expecting.
Liz Phair
George Washington didn’t have to make us laugh; he just had to establish precedents and avoid chopping down more cherry trees than he could possibly help. But somewhere along the line, Americans began expecting their presidents to do more than just govern. They also had to make us laugh.
Alexandra Petri
Someone at Tidal came to our show in New York in 2016, and I guess he was expecting, like, K-Pop. But he was surprised: he saw we were doing R&B and hip hop authentically.
Jay Park
Wimbledon, for me, is the most important tournament of the year, so you know there’s always going to be people expecting me to do well.
Andy Murray
The time that people aren’t expecting what’s going to happen, I find that’s the best time to really cause the damage that needs to be done.
Marilyn Manson
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles Kettering
If we get to the design sensitivity and make no detections, then there are a lot of things that will have to go back to the drawing board theoretically. If we fail, we’re not expecting that the NSF will help bail it out somehow.
Barry Barish
It was a recession when I graduated, but I was so unequipped to have a job anyway, I don’t think it would have mattered if the economy was booming. I think I was expecting bad jobs. But as it went on through my 20s, I began to wonder how things were going to turn out.
Jeffrey Eugenides
If, as the popular saying goes, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, the people who run our public schools fit that description.
Newt Gingrich
When we started playing our music, there weren’t really many bigger punk bands. We wrote for ourselves. We weren’t expecting to get a record deal or get on the radio.
Chad Gilbert
Outsiders don't get it easy. I was not even expecting t

Outsiders don’t get it easy. I was not even expecting to get a film.
Tripti Dimri
I recorded my first song, ‘Greetings,’ and it got so much attention on SoundCloud. I was not expecting that.
Ravyn Lenae
Some kids go walking in the mountains, but I just went to the cinema. So when I told my parents I wanted to be an actor, even though this wasn’t normal for Arab kids or anyone in the town, they were sort of expecting it and were very supportive.
Tahar Rahim
The big cop-out would be to accept popularity rather than opting to try to create potent work. It’s so easy to do the popular thing, the expected thing, and that’s where you start to cheat yourself – and your fans, in the end – because there’s an inherent dishonesty in pandering and dishing up what everyone’s expecting.
The Edge
For a lot of people, becoming an author is a change in occupation… they are coming from something that totally has nothing to do with this. If they are expecting to come into a room full of people praising them, then they are in the wrong place.
Eric Jerome Dickey
Good is somebody who delivered and allowed the company to overcome obstacles, without leaving a profound impact on its culture. Great is somebody who leads his company to achievements and performance and value that nobody was expecting it had.
Carlos Ghosn
Honesty has come to mean the privilege of insulting you to your face without expecting redress.
Judith Martin
People are used to getting a lot of information quickly, and they’re used to being quite empowered as consumers, and they go to governments expecting a similar treatment; they want to find data and they want to influence events quickly, and yet they come into this brick wall.
Heather Brooke
Before I was going into tournaments and just hoping I would win one match. But now I’ll go into tournaments expecting to do well and if I bring my best game I know I can win them and beat all the big players.
Judd Trump
Drumming is a real part of my live show, and I like to do it because so many people aren’t expecting me to go and do it.
Anderson Paak
Life doesn’t always give us what we are expecting.
Victoria Osteen
What surprises me, what amazes me, is that it seems the military people were expecting to stumble on large quantities of gas, chemical weapons and biological weapons.
Hans Blix
Expectations don’t scare me because I have worked towards them. I want people to expect better things from me with every film. I never want to be in a position where they don’t expect anything from me. I want to be in a position where if they are expecting sun from me, at least I will be able to reach the moon.
Vicky Kaushal
You can’t keep doing the same things and expecting the same results. So as you get older, you should get wiser. You learn to invest. You learn what to invest in. Then you start having kids and life changes.
Some say that Cusk has no sense of humour, but expecting giggles from this writer would be akin to expecting sonnets from Benny Hill.
Julie Burchill
If you’re expecting an intellectual film, then you will be disappointed.
Barry Pepper
My father was a negative person. He actually taught me to be negative, if that makes any sense. I remember him saying: ‘You know there’s no point in expecting anything good to happen because it won’t.’ I grew up in such a negative atmosphere.
Joyce Meyer
I like to do an interview when the other person isn’t expecting it. I find it’s more spontaneous.
Gregory Hines
A lot of the evangelicals supporting Donald Trump aren’t expecting that he’s going to start holding Bible studies in the Oval Office. They just want somebody who’s going to solve problems.
Robert Jeffress
From a very young age people have been touting me as a world champion. So it can be tough, playing in the spotlight and people expecting big things from you all the time.
Judd Trump
The pressure is high because of course… everyone’s expecting me to win the gold medal in Tokyo.
Hidilyn Diaz
It is vitally important for me to concentrate on myself, on the work that I have to do on the track and off it with the engineers, without really thinking about what people are expecting from me on the outside.
Charles Leclerc
I really wasn’t expecting to fall so hard for Phil. As a matter of fact, when my dad said he was talking to Phil Jackson about him coming to L.A. to coach the Lakers, I tried to argue against it.
Jeanie Buss
I didn’t climb into that tree expecting to become a spokesperson.
Julia Butterfly Hill
Never ask a woman when she’s due unless you know for a fact she’s expecting.
Eric Dane
I went to dinner with my mother-in-law and I just realized I was talking in sound bites to her and expecting her to laugh every time I said anything or be jotting something down in a notebook. So you have to kind of really have a talk with yourself after you’ve done a press tour and say, ‘Chill out!’
Emily Mortimer
We need to make sure we’re bringing in diverse voices and not expecting everyone to be a representation of their ethnicity or their age or their gender, but judge them individually and make sure that we’re figuring out who the person is and not just checking a box.
Megan Ganz
We can love all people while loving the law and expecting the law to be fulfilled, and that’s a tricky balance.
Sonny Perdue
I am just as ordinary as anyone else, and I also have my problems, but I also am responsible for my own health. So I’ll be on that exercise bike, I’ll be out there walking and try to improve my health and diet as much as I’m expecting of other Tasmanians.
Lara Giddings
I had such a run of bad luck that you lose faith that good things are going to happen any more. I still don’t answer the door because I went through so long expecting it to be a bailiff.
Jack Monroe
A friend gave me a CD of the ‘Pathetique’ Symphony as a Christmas present. I went home, and I put on the CD expecting to listen to Tchaikovsky. But it started ‘ta ta ta taaa.’ It was too long for me. I didn’t understand it at first, but then I fell in love, in love, in love.
Gustavo Dudamel
There weren't many options that came my way after Tum B

There weren’t many options that came my way after Tum Bin.’ Yet, people started expecting too much from me after that film.
Priyanshu Chatterjee
Literature more often tells the story of impulses we don’t act on than of ones we do. I could joke about the Cain and Abel story with my brother without expecting him to be worried, though it’s always possible he was more anxious than he let on.
Howard Jacobson
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.
Samuel Johnson
Entrepreneurs may be brutally honest, but fostering relationships with partners and building enduring communities requires empathy, self-sacrifice and a willingness to help others without expecting anything in return.
Ben Parr
Expecting to be able to get rid of the competitive drive, first of all, flies in the face of human nature – and little girls certainly have this drive, as much as little boys do, or at least the little girls I have observed in my immediate family have it.
Lynne Cheney
This idea of the world expecting you to remain an ingenue forever – it’s a very short shelf life if you’re going to commit to that as your career, and I knew that early.
Patricia Arquette
At the time when this famous historical battle was fought in Kosovo, the people were looking at the stars, expecting aid from them. Now, six centuries later, they are looking at the stars again, waiting to conquer them.
Slobodan Milosevic
You have to be practical. So every time I say, if you want to write a novel you have to be practical, people get bored. They are disappointed. They are expecting a more dynamic, creative, artistic thing to say. What I want to say is: you have to be practical.
Haruki Murakami
I’ve spent a lot of years confused. Am I straight? Am I bi? Is there something wrong with me that I’m not attracted to girls? Everyone’s always expecting me to be gay. I’m like, ‘No, I love men.’
Liz Cambage
So we originally expected to make about 35 gigawatt hours at the cell level and about 50 gigawatt hours at the module or pack level. Now we are expecting to do about 150 gigawatt hours in the same volumetric space as the original design.
Elon Musk
I think sometimes when you go to a space you might like it, but the landlord is expecting something different from you. Our concept is very specific to us, so we need to have the freedom of doing it.
Dominique Crenn
‘Jekyll and Hyde’ I read in high school. I was expecting a Hollywood-type horror story and couldn’t believe it when I got this very complex narrative from all these different points of view.
Ian Rankin
Nobody’s ever made a film in the history of cinema where they weren’t expecting some return on their dough.
Johnny Depp
My desire as a storyteller is to always catch the readers off guard; to give them something they aren’t expecting, and take them in a direction that is satisfying in the here and non.
Chris Claremont
I do feel my loved ones that have passed on; I feel them looking over my shoulder… So yeah, that’s pretty profound, when you’re not expecting it, you didn’t particularly believe in it and then it just sort of happens too often to ignore.
Bonnie Raitt
I miss the experience of walking into a record store and find old stuff without expecting to.
Mark Hoppus