Expectation Quotes and Sayings

Expectations are dangerous when they are both too high and unformed.
– Lionel Shriver

Many things have been written and will be written for dream. Dreams are nothing but our unclear expectations.
Santosh Kalwar

Expectations should not always be taken as reality; because you never know when you will be disappointed.
– Samuel P. Huntington

Unhappiness lies in that gap between our talents and our expectations.
– Sebastian Horsley

He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that.
– Robert Jordan

My expectations are sky low, because I’m standing on a mountaintop.
– Jarod Kint

No expectations mean there is no risk of disappointment.
– Jude Morgan

Expect everything so that nothing comes unexpected.
– Norton Juster

Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.
– Brandon Sanderson

Maybe my expectations for honesty are too high.
– Kelley Armstrong

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I’d rather be pleasantly surprised than fatally disappointed.
– Julia Glass

That was the thing about the world: it wasn’t that things were harder than you thought they were going to be, it was that they were hard in ways that you didn’t expect.
– Lev Grossman

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Brian Tracy

If you’re going to say what you want to say, you’re going to hear what you don’t want to hear.
– Roberto Bolano

You can’t expect everyone to have the same dedication as you.
– Jeff Kinney

There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.
Jodi Picoult

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.
Bill Watterson

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.
– J.K. Rowling

If you expect nothing, you can never be disappointed.
– Tonya Hurley

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