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Funny Expectations Quotes
Funny Quotes about Expectations

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Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have NO EXPECTATIONS.
Life will not meet your expectations.
Choose joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life will not meet your expectations -
choose joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When life offers you a dream so far
beyond any of your expectations,
it's not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer


 

Don't live down to expectations.
Go out there and do something remarkable.
- Wendy Wasserstein

Scuttle the Assumptions, dash the Expectations,
and hoist the sails of CHOICE to harness the winds of JOY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"You always..." and "you never..." are code phrases for
"you don't meet my expectations,
so I am declaring you inadequate and unacceptable."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering are
Our Past, and Our Expectations and Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Expectations Diminish Joy.
- Anonymous

I renounce all assumptions and expectations.
I thoughtfully consider all possibilities,
and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit.
I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing,
or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

The River of Life has no expectations
and makes no assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

When your whole family is loving and supportive, it is a great blessing.
But when family members are indifferent or hostile, release your expectations,
and find the love and support you need elsewhere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart -
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and I declare that I will thoughtfully consider all possibilities.
I will CHOOSE with courage, awareness,
consciousness, and compassion toward all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration:
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and declare that I will thoughtfully consider
all possibilities and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lucas attended a conference on rational expectations
at the University of Minnesota in the spring of 1973.
The day after the conference, I received a call from Pittsburgh.
- Thomas J. Sargent

My parents had very high expectations.
They expected me to get straight A's from the time I was in kindergarten.
- Amy Tan

I think it will be helpful to people because I know
the expectations that are put on you as a sex symbol,
and how Marilyn Monroe suffered and so on,
and I was able to get free of that.
- Kim Novak

I don't have any expectations as an actor and being
rich and famous is not my driving force.
- James D'arcy

I was grateful to have two weeks to shoot this one scene in Harry Potter.
It's a big, big scene, but they have to deliver.
And they have high expectations.
- Ralph Fiennes

The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication
of my disappointment in man,
which is the opposite way of saying that I have high
expectations for the human race.
- Jack Levine

I'm excited, happy, nervous, anxious,
all those feelings about playing for the Jets again.
If I didn't have high expectations, I wouldn't come back here.
- Vinny Testaverde

I try not to have high expectations of people because
it just sets you up for disappointment,
but it's great to work with actors who are that talented and accomplished.
- Famke Janssen

This whole mission has surpassed all of our expectations.
- Steven Squyres

I have great expectations for the future,
because the past was highly overrated.
- Sylvester Stallone

It is only through raising expectations and striving
for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
- Brad Henry

I do my best not to have any expectations when I go
into a movie because it's not fair.
- Joel Siegel

The best things in life are unexpected -
because there were no expectations.
- Eli Khamarov

I can't imagine going on when there are no more expectations.
- Edith Evans

It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations
and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
- Mike Huckabee

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Simplicity is not the goal.
It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
- Paul Rand

Our environment, the world in which we live and work,
is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
- Earl Nightingale

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between
our talents and our expectations.
- Edward de Bono

It's always good to have no expectations when you see a film.
Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised.
- Bill Paxton

You're under pressure when you produce facts.
You're working with facts in journalism,
but you're under all kinds of formal constraints;
there are expectations.
- Denis Johnson

When you make speeches you elicit expectations against
which you will be held accountable.
- Bill Bradley

I love the idea of stepping out of the band situation
into a solo world with no boundaries,
no expectations, where nothing is out of bounds.
- Tommy Shaw

All clients' needs and expectations are vastly different.
- Bruce Bennett

I believe every chess player senses beauty,
when he succeeds in creating situations,
which contradict the expectations and the rules,
and he succeeds in mastering this situation.
- Vladimir Kramnik

I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life -
you know,
loss, whether it be death, illness, separation.
I mean, the failed expectations...
We all have dreams.
- Annie Lennox

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers,
motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
- Bob Beauprez

We don't want people to have expectations of us,
but then we have expectations of everybody else.
- Lauryn Hill

We will not fail your expectations of us as a new nation dedicated to peace,
democracy, and freedom.
- Shigeru Yoshida

Winning a Grand Slam changes everything.
There is so much off-court stuff to deal with.
And there are expectations of keeping it going that make it tough.
- Mary Pierce

Our limitations and success will be based,
most often, on your own expectations for ourselves.
What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
- Denis Waitley

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations,
and small needs.
- William Howard Stein

Having that amount of nominations makes me a little nervous,
because you feel that the bar is really high,
the expectations are really high, but it also feels great.
- Lee Ann Womack

I want to top expectations.
I want to blow you away.
- Quentin Tarantino

To free us from the expectations of others,
to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great,
singular power of self-respect.
- Joan Didion

We cannot let our respect for the FBI blind us from
the fact the FBI has sometimes come up short of our expectations.
- Orrin Hatch

I don't have high expectations anymore.
Maybe they've just been beaten out of me.
- Elisabeth Shue

I hate to lull the audience into letting them think
that something is something.
It's always fun to defy expectations.
- Martin Short

Dreaming is one thing, and working towards the dream is one thing,
but working with expectations in mind is very self-defeating.
- Michael Landon

I have absolutely no plans and no expectations of ever being a candidate again.
- Al Gore

The people who don't like it tend to dislike it intensely.
That's unfortunate, but not surprising when one deliberately
goes against audience expectations.
- John M. Ford

I think the media makes it tough to play in New York.
There are so many papers and TV channels covering the
Knicks and the expectations for the Knicks are so high.
- John Starks

Long after Salinger sent me away, I continued to believe
his standards and expectations were the best ones.
- Joyce Maynard

Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness,
injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand
with increasing prosperity.
Expectations are dashed.
What can I say!
- Mary Douglas


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