If you accept full responsibility for yourself, you will be released forever from expectation, resentment, blame and guilt.
The American dream has now morphed into an expectation. And if it isn't provided, or if it doesn't happen, then people feel cheated.
Most people have always done better than their parents, and their parents have done pretty well, and there's always been a sense of expectation or entitlement. It's part of being an American in a sense.
We're talking tens of thousands, millions, nobody gives you that kind of money without an expectation for it. It has to be paid back somehow. You pay it back with policy.
It is in the expectations of happiness that much of happiness itself is found. And it takes courage to expect happiness.
I think it's always nice to have a film where the underdog comes out on top, doing their best, and surpasses everybody's expectations.
In many parts of the world, women and girls are especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS because they lack control over most aspects of their life. Cultural expectations and gender roles expose women and girls to violence, sexual exploitation and far greater risk for infection.
Out in the field I try not to hold expectations. I try to achieve an openness. The senses heighten so that I am totally immersed in what's happening at the moment. I want to be receptive to an image coming together.
You can build up expectations for a song before you record it, and then it's like nothing's good enough in the studio.
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
Liz W. Garcia
I think it's hard for everyone to find their way as an adult and to match up their expectations from their youth to what their adult life looks like.
I don't think that I want to meet any of the icons. I don't think that anybody can quite live up to your expectations.
So, yeah, I can say I always set my expectations so high that I had a lot to live up to.
Stuart Pearson Wright
One of my principal concerns is the contradiction between appearance and reality - illusion and reality. I try to set up an expectation of sorts and then contradict it.
Introducing a spelling test to a student by saying, 'Let's see how many words you know,' is different from saying, 'Let's see how many words you know already.' It is only one word, but the already suggests that any words the child knows are ahead of expectation and, most important, that there is nothing permanent about what is known and not known.
I'm past patiently waitin,' I'm passionately smashin' every expectation, every action's an act of creation.