100+ Best Expectation Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Expectation Quotes

Much of Avon’s premium valuation is built on the market’s expectation that the firm will continue to tick off positive financial results with the precision of a fine watch. While we think Avon has a stable business model, it’s not immune to business hiccups. – Carl Sibilski

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. – Cindy Crawford

My fervent expectation is that sooner rather than later, the United States Senate will more closely reflect the rich diversity of this great country. – Edward Brooke

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Because I’ve got an AFI award, I feel there is a certain expectation when I walk into a room, you know, that ‘That Deb Mailman must know something!’ But I’m just as nervous with every experience. I still doubt whether or not I can pull something off. I still think, ‘When is the review going to come along that says Deb Mailman’s not very good?’ – Deborah Mailman

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. – Philip Schultz

My expectation is that Intel’s new products are definitely going to narrow the gap with AMD, and in some cases may even close the gap. – Nathan Brookwood

My expectation is to begin the first of May. – Joseph Kerby

We throw at female artists this expectation that their work has to speak to the female experience. And if it doesn’t, you’re letting the side down. Throwing this stumbling block in the way of female artists is counterintuitive. – Eleanor Catton

One of the most important factors driving bonds, clearly, and stocks, less clearly, is the expectation that the euro will fall further, … It is attracting capital from European markets to the U.S. – Hugh Johnson

There is a level of expectation here when it comes to the steeple. It’s not much different than Ohio State football. We expect to be one of the top programs in the country each season. – Robert Gary

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

Unfortunately, it’s an expectation when you hold an evening social event that there will be adult beverages, … MOSI does so well, they have several events during the year. And Lowry Park Zoo, they make a lot of money. – Victor Crist

When there’s instant success, there is this expectation that (making it that far) is the norm and that we’re always going to be there. What a lot of people don’t realize is that the region is a lot tougher than before. Every team that has made it this far has earned it. – Amy Pettibone

My hope is that he can play similar to where he was a couple of years ago, … I don’t know that that’s a realistic expectation starting this week. – Ken Holland

My expectation today remains exactly what it was nine years ago, even, six, five and four years ago. I expect children’s deaths to be investigated, – Gordon Campbell

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. – Brian Eno

The expectation on me as a solo artist is very different to the audience’s expectation of a Pink Floyd show. – David Gilmour

With what a heavy and retarding weight does expectation load the wing of time – William Mason

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. – Elizabeth Blackburn

I have every expectation we can finish within the week — within a week, not this week, – Tom Daschle

My expectation is they will start to come down. I just can’t bring them down as fast as everyone would like. – Peter Currie

When we are fully conscious and aware, we actually know when we are about to overreact. When we are mindful, we have the mental space and are aware of when our moods change. When we are mindful, we are aware of when our mental models are being challenged and when expectation does not meet with reality, which can trigger an emotional response. – Elizabeth Thornton

My expectation is to win every game. The sense of not winning now is over. Now is the time to win. We should go down there and beat all these teams. – Robby Wine

My expectation is that I want to see actual leases. If they have to be redacted somewhat to ensure privilege, OK. But I want to see lease terms — square footages and rent levels — to ensure consistency with the original plan. We want to feel assured that there is a real likelihood that they will be capable of securing the construction loans they need to complete the project. – Carl Goldberg

While market expectation is that it will eventually lead to a full blown takeover, it could in the medium term prove to be a negotiating tactic – the board of the London Stock Exchange now have to think again with regards to their possible future while Nasdaq has effectively left itself with a big say in any future developments. – Keith Bowman

My expectation is that based on the amount of chemical weapons in the pit and then what we’ve been told about wind patterns on that day and the disposition of forces … there could be a very large number of troops included in a possible cloud area. – Ken Bacon

So if we’re seeing incremental evidence now of the economy slowing down, then we should have a reasonable expectation to continue to expect that to happen. – Peter Chandler

When you nominate for a seat, the expectation is that you serve that district and serve that seat if you are elected. – Denis Napthine

Obviously, the expectation levels are always high, and they are again. So, we’ll just get ready to take the journey. – Augie Garrido

There is clearly an expectation of higher bond yields going forward. Negative sentiment towards Canadian fixed income did not shift significantly since the last survey, but then again, it would have been difficult to be more negative. – E. Hicks

What we probably needed to do was not put that expectation on that he’s going to kick four goals every game, – M. Thompson

My expectation is to practice hard. I’m back to being a freshman in college. I’ll make those guys’ life a little bit tough in practice. I want to go out there and do the dirty work. – Ronny Turiaf

Presidents have a right to certain prerogatives, including the expectation of a certain deference. He’s the president; this is history. But we seem to have come a long way since Ronald Reagan was regularly barked at by Sam Donaldson, almost literally, and the president shrugged it off. – Peggy Noonan

My expectation of him is to be a leader, and from everything I know about him, talking to him, he already is a leader. So that point is not going to change. The way he works, the way he carries himself, he’s a leader. You talk about makeup, he’s a 10. – Joe Girardi

Last year was a massive year for holiday travel. The summer kept going in that direction, and we have the same expectation for this year despite fuel costs. If you wait until November, I think you run the risk of not getting what you want or paying a whole lot more to get what you want. – Amy Ziff

What’s my expectation in the U.S.? I would like to replace Grey Goose. – Roustam Tariko

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. – Rosecrans Baldwin

My expectation is that we will see countries lapsing back to some sort of controls on trade, on capital, which isn’t going to be too healthy for the global economy. – Desmond Lachman

One hit can get the audience’s faith back that a comedy can be good. They’ve been exposed to so many dire, bad half-hour shows that the expectation is that any half-hour comedy is going to be the same stale stuff we’ve seen. So there’s a disinclination to sample them. – Joe Keenan

Since we have only a general volume guidance for 2006, we do not have a specific earnings-per-share guidance, other than our expectation that earnings per share will increase in 2006. – Randy Baker

My expectation is the general trend of the next few quarters is for profit growth rates to come down, and it will start by having companies send out that message. – Dorsey Farr

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. – Oliver Ellsworth

I was in the military for over 40 years, and one of the principles I kept with me was that there’s an expectation globally that the U.S. will lead. Questions about that expectation have certainly risen in recent years. The fact that there’s even a question about that is worrisome to me, and I think needs to be for a lot of people. – Michael Mullen

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. – Halle Berry

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. – Josh Trank

My expectation for him is to be a leader. From everything I know, and from talking to him, he already is a leader. So I just want him to be himself. Don’t try to do too much, because I’m not going to let him. – Joe Girardi

The main thing in making art often is letting go of your expectation and your idea. – Agnes Martin

Right now I think the expectation is that a lot of these companies are meeting muted estimates. I think you’ll see earnings guided higher, but that outlooks will be tempered. – James Park

Some customers have the expectation that you flip a switch and you’re done. But there are setup costs and training costs and ramp-up costs. There’s getting the system customized to match the business context and then getting people to use the system. CRM implementations are still complex, even if they’re delivered in an on-demand fashion. – Rob Bois

Since I stayed in a colony where either one was an engineer or a scientist, everybody thought I would be a scientist. This was the expectation everybody had apart from my parents. Honestly, I, too, wanted to be a scientist. I think it was the way Dad would explain us scientific theories and concepts that made the subject more intriguing. – Shreya Ghoshal

Now the expectation is to be (in the playoffs). Everybody knows that, and they know we can do it. We’ve done it. So why can’t we do it again this year? – Drew Brees

Live in the very soul of expectation of better things, in the conviction that something large, grand, and beautiful will await you if your efforts are intelligent, if your mind is kept in a creative condition and you struggle upward to your goal. – Orison Swett Marden

I’ve always got such high expectations for myself. I’m aware of them, but I can’t relax them. – Mary Slaney

Patients who trust their doctors and have a psychological expectation of getting better could trigger a reaction in their body. – Irving Kirsch

Nobody had that expectation before. Television was something you had absolutely no control over. – Robert Thompson

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. – Bill Buford

My expectation is that Pavel will be back to play for us. – Ken Holland

Obviously if he came in the expectation that he will leave this issue behind us, then it has not succeeded. – Kofi Annan

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. – Michael Sandel

We’ve spoken to Steve at length and made it very clear that we would like him to stay. It’s an ongoing process, and my expectation is that it will be a few days before we know one way or the other. – Gareth Davis

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

We believe we have a very good chance of winning this weekend. What’s important to me is that the many thousands of Scots’ fans traveling to Dublin do so not just in hope but with a genuine expectation of us doing something special again. – Frank Hadden

Nine Dragons’ performance was in line with market expectation. Though there was some profit-taking, I expect the stock to post further gains as the price is still cheap. – Kingston Lin

What I came away with last week was a very strong sense that the kids had been marooned up there. They’re in a place where opportunities continue to shrink and were going to continue to shrink and that creates a frame of reference for what it is possible to achieve. It begins to lower the standards of expectation for your life. – Michael Bennet

We know we are in a tough division. The three teams we’re competing with have the same expectation of winning the division. That’s our expectation. – E. Hicks

My expectation is that car sales should be at least in the lower double- digits. The excise duty is a big positive factor. – Kalpesh Parekh

Right now I’m going in with the expectation of me doing well and trying to play my game and make them make a tough decision on where I fit in. – Brad Boyes

My expectation was the trade deficit would increase anyway into the low 60 (billion dollar a month) range. A $70 billion (monthly trade gap) sounds like a stretch, but we could be looking at the mid to high 60s now. – Jay Bryson

My expectation would be that he’s closer to ready than he was at this time a week ago. – Marty Schottenheimer

Mississippians know us well and there’s an expectation we are going to be there in bad times as well as good. Our job is to live up to that. – Don Harrison

We’re marketing no expectation, and we’re trying to introduce people to players. – David Samson

My expectation will be — has been every year — it will always be to get into the NCAA tournament, whatever that means. I will be disappointed if that does not happen this year. – Cheryl Burnett

My expectation is that she’ll be in Vernon for years. – David Haynes

I have every expectation it will set a new record, I think manufacturing has a future. – James Buchen

We’re looking for the wording of the Fed’s statement to change in an encouraging direction. The economic numbers would argue for more optimism than caution at this point, … My expectation is that this economy will be sizzling in the third quarter and hopefully in the fourth quarter, and that should lead to more jobs. – Sung Sohn

My expectation is that Microsoft’s entrance into the security product market will drive out many of the smaller vendors within 24 months. – Joe Wilcox

If you have a trust in and an expectation of your own solitude, everything that you need to know will be revealed to you. – John O’Donohue

My expectation is that we will be able to reduce this to a very simple series of logical events that could have taken place with no divine intervention, – David Liu

People want you to satisfy every possible dream or expectation they would have for a woman president, … We still live at a time when a female president is controversial – even though it seems so bizarre that we’ve made it to the 21st century excluding half of the potential talent pool. – Geena Davis

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. – Jessica Valenti

With their Q4 guidance, the growth rate probably wasn’t as impressive as investors were expecting. But my expectation is that they’ll have a real strong fourth quarter. – David Edwards

Critics can say what they like about the films, but very often, there’s a certain expectation of documentaries that they’re supposed to be like PowerPoint presentations. I see documentaries as movies. So when I see some critics writing that we could have done without the recreations altogether – well, perhaps. – Alex Gibney

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. – Martha Beck

I have every expectation to be ready for spring training, – Scott Rolen

We want to show how technology can be applied to fix our problems. We need to celebrate not just success but to celebrate people who make a difference. It starts with people who do things for love, with no expectation of return. Some of that turns into enormous financial success, and then some of it goes back into doing it for love. – Tim O’Reilly

I have failed to live up to those high expectation and the expectations of the public. I am very disappointed in myself, – Bob Taft

Unfortunately, New Yorkers know firsthand the anguish associated with such a horrific disaster, but we also know there is great strength and generosity from so many willing to help those in need. As we have proved in the past, we are a resilient and determined country. It is the Yankees’ hope — and expectation — that the best fans in the world will follow the lead of so many others in giving of themselves at a time when so much is needed. – Randy Levine

On the other hand, landowners need to be realistic when it comes to their expectations of what resources and how long it takes to reach their objectives, whether it’s a crop of trees or an aesthetic view, … Unreasonable expectation by the landowner can also result in expensive lessons. – Eric Taylor

My expectation is she will be in the hospital for many years. – David Haynes

The population at large, I think, has a greater expectation of quality. – Bill Meyer

We have no illusions about China an d will continue to operate with the expectation that China, like many other countries, will seek to acquire sensitive information and technology for military uses. – James Rubin

Obviously, I’m very happy to be here. When I came here, my expectation was to finish my career at Georgia Tech, and this is a big step in that direction. – Chan Gailey

We have significantly increased our short-term and long-term commodity price forecasts to reflect our expectation of sustained tight markets and ongoing deficits in 2006. – Morgan Stanley

My expectation is Charlie will be looking for some sizable acquisitions to add onto Canon. The wicked side of me says Charlie has been angling for a job in the sun, and I’m sure he’ll fit very well in la-la land. – Richard Mead

We also think that the Street’s fourth quarter 2002 expectation of 17 cents in earnings per share is unreasonably high, – Joseph Osha

When I emerged from drama school, I had no expectation that I would ever work in film. – Cate Blanchett

Centenarians are still living near their children and feel loved and the expectation to love. Instead of being mere recipients of care, they are contributors to the lives of their families. They grow gardens to contribute vegetables, they continue to cook and clean. – Dan Buettner

We always have the expectation that we will work as hard as we can to win as many games a possible. In spite of losing some close games early, this team did improve as the year went on. – Dave Hubert

If I sit down to write a young-adult novel, then I’m going to write either to the punch-pulling expectation of what I can’t do, or I’m going to go the other way and think about what can I sneak in to be ‘down with the kids’ – which would be excruciating. – Patrick Ness

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