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Anticipation Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Anticipation

Please enjoy these Anticipation Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.
- Gloria Swanson

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Expecting is the greatest impediment to living.
In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction,
but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation.
- Umberto Eco

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

 

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
- Norman Cousins

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
- Aristotle

Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinions of others.
- Henry Taylor

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There is no more respected or influential forum in
the field of journalism than the New York Times.
I look forward, with great anticipation,
to contributing to its op-ed page.
- Ted Koppel

I have good anticipation, and good reaction to the
the ball because I've played so many matches in my life.
- Martina Hingis

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response.
It is therefore fear-based.
- Deepak Chopra

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation,
just remember that this is also true of trouble.
- Elbert Hubbard

Anticipation of movement, through muscular innervation and memory,
by its retention of nerve impulse images,
extend the present to the limit of a second or so.
- John Desmond Bernal

He who matures early lives in anticipation.
- Theodor Adorno

A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation;
therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone,
regardless of the past or future.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Hollywood...
a city I was to come back to time and again,
in sickness and in health, in success and in failure,
with anticipation and with dread.
- Dirk Benedict

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality;
our desires being often but precursors of the things
which we are capable of performing.
- Samuel Smiles

When I was little I always thought I was marked out,
special, on the verge of something momentous.
I used to tingle with anticipation.
- Felicity Kendal

The racing driver's mind has to have the ability to
have amazing anticipation,
coordination, and reflex.
Because of the speed the car goes.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

At any rate, I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone,
particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further.
- Franz Beckenbauer

I can look at the future with anticipation.
And it's comforting to know that someday,
as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have
a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened.
- Amy Grant

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a
child listens to a favorite story.
The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins,
the anticipation of familiar turns it takes,
the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
- Fred Rogers

But if we learn to think of it as anticipation,
as learning, as growing, if we think of the time we
spend waiting for the big things of life as an opportunity
instead of a passing of time,
what wonderful horizons open out!
- Anna Neagle

It varies from song to song, although Buck Owens and
I recently collaborated on writing a duet together
and am looking forward with a great deal of anticipation
to recording that track for the new studio album.
- Dwight Yoakam

Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do,
then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation.
So there is considerable flow, but always within channels.
- Piers Anthony

So not only do we need to deal with threats as they emerge,
we have to be thinking in anticipation of future threats,
and the things we do have to be things that enable
the system to continue to work.
- Janet Napolitano

Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others.
- John Maynard Keynes

Even if you walk exactly the same route each time -
as with a sonnet -
the events along the route cannot be imagined to be
the same from day to day,
as the poet's health, sight, his anticipations,
moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same.
- A. R. Ammons

Fulfill - you can far more than fulfill -
the brightest anticipations of those who,
in the name of human freedom, and in the face of threats
that have ripened into terrible realities since,
fought that battle which placed you where you now stand.
- Robert Dale Owen

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
- Lao Tzu

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

For decades, Japan has been a friend and reliable trading
partner with the United States,
and I anticipate that relationship will prosper.
- Jim Costa

When I'm about ready to press the cable release on the View camera,
I've tried to anticipate some of the challenges I'm
going to encounter in the darkroom.
- John Sexton

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all
his capital in one concern,
so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate
all our happiness from one quarter alone.
- Sigmund Freud

Nowadays the audience has changed.
No one can anticipate the audience.
- Vincente Minnelli

What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least
expect generally happens.
- Benjamin Disraeli

In my own work, I've tried to anticipate what's coming over the horizon,
to hasten its arrival, and to apply it to people's
lives in a meaningful way.
- Paul Allen

Each system is trying to anticipate change in the environment.
- Kevin Kelly

I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency.
I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust
that my sincerity will not be called into question.
- Victoria Woodhull

The way that organizations and organisms anticipate
the future is by taking signals from the past,
most the time.
- Kevin Kelly

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes.
What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

So more than 8 million people lost their jobs.
It's going to take a significant push on our part and
time before that comes down.
I don't anticipate it coming down rapidly.
- Austan Goolsbee

We usually get what we anticipate.
- Claude M. Bristol

One of the functions of an organization,
of any organism, is to anticipate the future,
so that those relationships can persist over time.
- Kevin Kelly

I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people.
I can anticipate what a gorilla's going to do,
and they're purely motivated.
- Dian Fossey

The first script I got was Narc and I really responded to it;
it reminded me of a '70s type movie,
I really liked the characters, I didn't anticipate the ending.
- Ray Liotta

The more ambivalent you are and the more uncertain you are,
then you can get something that you cannot anticipate.
- Elia Kazan

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.
- Maimonides

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being
subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain
in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
- Herodotus

I'd like to help educate kids about the Major Leagues -
what to anticipate,
what to expect, what they'll need to do to prepare themselves.
- Barry Bonds

And this is one way to do technology forecasting;
get a sense of where technology is,
and then anticipate the next upturn.
- Chris Anderson

I would anticipate that the Electoral College will
be held on the 13th of December,
and our 20 electorate votes will go to the certified winner.
- Kenneth Blackwell

My photographs are not planned or composed in advance,
and I do not anticipate that the onlooker will share my viewpoint.
However, I feel that if my photograph leaves an image on his mind,
something has been accomplished.
- Robert Frank

People are afraid to ask musicians to be involved in
projects because they anticipate being turned down.
Young artists hesitate before contacting me.
People in my position don't get approached often enough.
- David Sylvian

By no means do I anticipate screening those who come on to campus...
And I have no difficulty if a bishop across the country
or some local pastor may say that's not Catholic teaching -
that's fine.
- William P. Leahy

It is to be feared that those who emigrate to New South Wales,
generally anticipate too great facility in their future
operations and certainty of success in conducting them;
but they should recollect that competency cannot be obtained without labour.
- Charles Sturt

If the composer withholds more than we anticipate,
we experience a delicious falling sensation;
we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the
musical ladder and thrust into the void.
- Levi Strauss

One likes to think that one anticipates changes in the spaces we inhabit,
and our ideas about space.
- Jasper Johns

We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother.
It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still
but children with playthings.
- F. H. Bradley

Sometimes they are a matter of luck;
the photographer could not expect or hope for them.
Sometimes they are a matter of patience,
waiting for an effect to be repeated that he has seen
and lost or for one that he anticipates.
- Bill Brandt

History can predict nothing except that great changes
in human relationships will never come about in the
form in which they have been anticipated.
- Johan Huizinga

The value of an item - in the mind of a consumer -
is simply the difference between the anticipated price
and the price on the tag.
- Roy H. Williams

I always anticipated difficulties in order to avoid scenes.
- Gloria Swanson

When I first met Sean Connery he was as charming and
wonderful as I first anticipated.
I left Rome thinking: even if I don't do this,
at least I have had a day with Sean.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

If something anticipated arrives too late it finds us numb,
wrung out from waiting, and we feel -
nothing at all.
The best things arrive on time.
- Dorothy Gilman

The news is staged, anticipated, reported,
analyzed until all interest is wrung from it and abandoned for some new novelty.
- Thomas Griffith

In the course of the reform, some new circumstances
that we had not anticipated have appeared.
- Zhu Rongji

I think that much of this was running in background
as I contemplated whether or not to attend the PS 99 reunion,
although I certainly anticipated that I would not;
it smelled like death,
not youth.
- John Thorn

In the first place, the preparation of the Nobel lecture
which I am to give has shown me,
even more clearly than I knew before,
how many others share with me, often,
indeed, have anticipated me, in the discoveries for
which you have awarded me the prize.
- Frederick Soddy

I'd heard a lot of Asian people were rooting for me,
but I had no idea.
I was stunned.
They were...
impassioned, especially compared to Japan.
I couldn't even have anticipated that kind of welcome.
- Ayumi Hamasaki

You look back on films sometimes and if they have not
been as all-out successful as you anticipated you try
to find reasons why maybe it didn't come off for audiences
as well as you would have liked.
- Robert Wise


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