Best Quotes About Expectations

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

Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality. -Ralph Marston

High expectations are the key to everything. -Sam Walton

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

Other people may not have had high expectations for me… but I had high expectations for myself. -Shannon Miller

It's great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people. -Pamela Anderson

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. -Leo Buscaglia

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to. -Greg Anderson

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations. -Patricia Neal

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love. -Erich Fromm

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. -Confucius

Men… are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations. -Frederick William Robertson

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine. -Bruce Lee

Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations… They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them 'operators' or 'programmers.' -Peter Drucker

Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation. -Orison Swett Marden

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

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

Life… It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations. -Richard M. DeVos

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. -Michael Jordan

Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations. -Ryunosuke Satoro

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

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

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

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information. -Peter Drucker

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

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

Nothing seems to come up to your expectations. But nothing I had heard about Hollywood was enough. -Conrad Veidt

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

The Internet has exceeded our collective expectations as a revolutionary spring of information, news, and ideas. It is essential that we keep that spring flowing. We must not thwart the Internet's availability by taxing access to it. -Chris Cannon

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

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

Segregation was a burden for many blacks, because the end of the civil war and the amendments added to the constitution elevated expectations beyond reality in some respects. -Ed Smith

The biggest problems with movies are expectations. -Frank Oz

The progress of the natural sciences in modern times has of course so much exceeded all expectations that any suggestion that there may be some limits to it is bound to arouse suspicion. -Friedrich August von Hayek

I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine. -Fritz Perls

It's a good place when all you have is hope and not expectations. -Danny Boyle

I think the President himself is a remarkably intelligent, decent, ethical man. I think he did very well, but I think the job builds up over expectations which all candidates contribute to including this President that simply cannot be fulfilled. -Lloyd Cutler

We are Liverpool Football Club and the expectations are so high. -Steven Gerrard

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

Everything this series is being built up to be – I think it's going to live up to those expectations. -Matthew Hayden

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

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

The first and most optimistic response was complete rational expectations econometrics. A rational expectations equilibrium is a likelihood function. Maximize it. -Thomas J. Sargent

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

I had very low expectations. Honestly, I think I had 11 rounds of golf the entire year in before this tournament, and I had hit balls maybe four or five times. -Trent Dilfer

Though, since the first record, I've dramatically changed my expectations for our records. -Daniel Johns

I felt trapped and fabricated in the fifties living up to other people's expectations. -Rosemary Clooney

What you say about this world I do not quite agree with; I think it a very good world, and only requires a person to be reasonable in his expectations, and not to trust too much to others. -William John Wills

And indeed if you think you're a genius at something, what you achieve is very much according to your expectations; if you think you're no good, you're not going to get anywhere. -Diana Wynne Jones

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

Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. -Marilu Henner

Reputation is fine but you have to keep justifying it. In a sense, it makes it harder because people's expectations of you are higher. So, you have to fulfill those expectations. Or, try to exceed those expectations. But, it becomes more difficult as time goes on. -Derek Jacobi

I think my expectations for myself are much more severe and much more direct. You can't work on a film for six years without being your own toughest critic. So you can't really be distracted by the expectations based on your previous performance. -Ken Burns

When you do a writing job for a studio, one of the things you want to do is satisfy the expectations of your employer. That's a little bit different than when you sit down and write something to satisfy yourself, because then you're the employer. -Joel Coen

When you make a film like this, you must have the highest expectations of your audience. Having worked in situations where we have the lowest expectations of our audience. -Atom Egoyan

I'd rather play here in this small bar and just do a good show. Because it's fun and there's no expectations, it's encouragement to be different, do something new. -Bill Kreutzmann

I think that sometimes when they see me in a movie they expect me to be something nasty. I mean, I play a lot of villains and you show up and they think maybe… That's why it's good to defy expectations sometimes. -Christopher Walken

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

One of the things that's influenced me musically was my experience at Brown University. I was surrounded by musicians that I really admired, and felt challenged to come up with music, lyrics, and recordings that stood up to the expectations of those musicians and myself. -Lisa Loeb

I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport. -Barry Bonds

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

I do believe we have to understand why reality turned out to be different than expectations and estimates. But you have more public service – certainly many of you – than I have ever had, and you recognize that this is not unusual. -David Kay

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

Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. -Richard Ernst

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

So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself for any level of success or failure. -Gavin DeGraw

If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations. -Nora Roberts

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

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

The position that I take partly as a result of living in Asia is where you stop living according to your expectations and you become available to experience things as they are. -Martha Beck

We're starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations, and you can also have your own style, personality and sense of humor, because now we're allowed to. -Lisa Guerrero

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

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

But in any case, I did poorly on the tests and so, in the first three years of school, I had teachers who thought I was stupid and when people think you're stupid, they have low expectations for you. -Robert Sternberg

They flooded liquidity in the marketplace but the mortgage rate is based much more on expectations of inflation. So if the average investor believes that there is inflation coming, they'll move that rate up. -Franklin Raines

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

Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience. -Samuel Alexander

The interval between a cold expectation and a warm desire may be filled by expectations of varying degrees of warmth or by desires of varying degrees of coldness. -Samuel Alexander

To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria. -Ibrahim Babangida

Confounding people's expectations was a way to maintain integrity. -Lindsey Buckingham

Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh. This way, others' expectations can be avoided. -Tina Weymouth

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. -Jane Horrocks

Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election I received many letters from people representing all segments of the population and all professions, especially from the younger generation, linking my inauguration with great – far too great – expectations. -Gustav Heinemann

At this level, the individual perceives the maintenance of the expectations of his family, group, or nation as valuable in its own right, regardless of immediate and obvious consequences. -Lawrence Kohlberg

I don't have expectations. Expectations in your life just lead to giant disappointments. -Michael Landon

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

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

Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love. With Dad, I'd always felt there was something to live up to – expectations. But in the last year, we had a wonderful relationship. -Greg Louganis

Even within the band, if I cannot manage to persuade the members of what I see to be the next course of action, how do you expect the group to deal with the expectations of thousands of people. It is not possible. -Robert Fripp

Well, for us, it's always better not to have too many expectations and to just go with the flow because then it's always a big plus no matter what happens. -Ville Valo

There was expectations that the fights there, the operation there might be extended for several months, even for several years. But within a few weeks it ended, because obviously the Taliban wasn't a real force. -Bulent Ecevit

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 would like to do more dramas when I find a good role that will allow me to politely upset people's expectations of me as a comic actor. -Ben Stiller

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

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

She was in a difficult position being the widow of a great American hero, a role that carried high expectations but she did a credible job of continuing Dr King's dream especially in the face of a changing and often hostile American public. -Morris Dees

With a genre like film noir, everyone has these assumptions and expectations. And once all of those things are in place, that's when you can really start to twist it about and mess around with it. -Lana Wachowski

Based on history the expectations are simply the highest, it kind of could become a burden for you or it could be something that you are really proud of, you know so I take the second one. -Jurgen Klinsmann

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

Walking into a show when I was 16, at that time when it was the No. 1 hit show, and replacing a character comes with so many expectations. I felt a lot of pressure with that. -Sarah Chalke

At MIT, I had the good fortune for seven years to teach network theory, which is basic to many disciplines, to one-third of the undergraduate student body. It was an experiment to see how high we could bring their level of understanding, and it exceeded all of my expectations. -Amar Bose

Have you heard of this new thing called the internet? It's giving people new expectations. It's allowing them to become their own expert. Knowledge lies anxious at their fingertips. Gloss over the truth in your advertising and you'll quickly be dismissed as a poser. -Roy H. Williams

The first step in exceeding your customer's expectations is to know those expectations. -Roy H. Williams

People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don't have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart. -Candice Bergen

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

So obviously, any religion embodies some form of rules and expectations for behavior, and even sometimes consequences, and they don't want to hear any of that. -Pat Boone

My expectations of other people, I double them on myself. -James Brown

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

I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don't know if I'm the monarch of all I survey. -Sylvester Stallone

No, I don't make my work in order to challenge or confuse other people's expectations – I only do what I find natural. -Ian Hamilton Finlay

So, yeah, I can say I always set my expectations so high that I had a lot to live up to. -Johnny Bench

We all have an equal interest in stability and security throughout Europe. The years the OSCE has existed, and particularly this year, have given rise to great expectations and at the same time to powerful disappointments. -Boris Yeltsin

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

The fewer expectations you have, the better. -Laurie Anderson

We tend to live up to our expectations. -Earl Nightingale

Lower your expectations of earth. This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be. -Max Lucado

It seems we always exceed even our own expectations-after a lot of hard work, though! -Roberta Williams

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone's expectations. -Bill Watterson

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

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

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event. -Brian Tracy

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

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've always got such high expectations for myself. I'm aware of them, but I can't relax them. -Mary Decker

We live in an era of revolution, the revolution of rising expectations. -Adlai Stevenson II

If you're not just a little bit nervous before a match, you probably don't have the expectations of yourself that you should have. -Hale Irwin

The expectations are that when this investigation is completed, Fitzgerald will make the appropriate decision, which is not to charge Karl with any criminal offenses. -Robert Luskin

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

Holidays in general breed unrealistic expectations. The minute you start wondering, 'is it going to be wonderful enough?,' it never will be. -Pepper Schwartz

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

Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent. -Baltasar Gracian

To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your clients' best interests first. When you do, your personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations. -Anthony Hitt

I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it's definitely a journey I'm glad to be taking. Number one, it's a great learning experience. When my mother told me it's a 24/7 job, she wasn't kidding. -Christopher Meloni

Under the Obama administration, TSA has been operating without an administrator for a year and a half. After the president's first two choices failed to meet expectations, a new administrator, John Pistole, was finally approved on Friday. Unfortunately, it will be the fifth administrator in eight years. -John Mica

I still think in this country, and this might surprise you, the one thing that George Bush said as president that I do agree with, I love that phrase, 'the soft bigotry of low expectations.' -Tavis Smiley

That is still the case in this country for too many students, the soft bigotry of low expectations. If you don't expect them to learn, if you don't expect them to succeed – then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. -Tavis Smiley

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. -Steve Jobs

Things have gone beyond my wildest expectations and dreams, and I feel like I've been given so many blessings in my life, between my friendship with the guys in the band, our wonderful audience, being able to play this music, and then my family. -Trey Anastasio

I have a lot of expectations and a lot of goals I want to fulfill, but the biggest dream is still to make the Olympic team for London. -Shawn Johnson

Everybody out there watches the show and has expectations of wanting to be an 'Idol', but we're going to teach them how much hard work goes into it. -Bo Bice

I think that we could be more careful about what we're saying to young women in terms of their expectations. It's unrealistic to expect people to always be in designer clothes. Girls growing up deserve more freedom in how they look and how they feel about how they look. -Emily Procter

In my 20 years in football, I was fortunate enough never to have experienced relegation. And while there is the pressure of expectations at the top of the league, at the bottom it comes in fear and trepidation, which is almost worse. -Gary Neville

There were times in my career I went a little further than I wanted because of expectations. Doing certain things onstage when children were in the audience, wearing certain clothes, singing certain lyrics. -Cheryl James

When you're on your fifth album, you are going to be judged against all your previous work and expectations. -Chris Martin

Hoover was incredibly ambitious as a young man. He was highly motivated to succeed in Washington, primarily due to his mother's expectations of him. -Leonardo DiCaprio

In Athens I was 17 and I didn't have any expectations. I was just swimming fast and racing everybody. I didn't have the joy after my races in 2007. I didn't want to go to Beijing. I had to for sponsors. -Laure Manaudou

Obviously, everybody has their own expectations of you, but you have to have your own expectations for yourself. For me, I'm right on track. -Freddy Adu

And they know I didn't hold expectations for them like I do for myself. But I also tell them I'm not going to lower the expectations I do have for them because we're playing Division II. -Cat Osterman

I don't have any expectations. -Delta Goodrem

But if I worried too much about publishers' expectations, I'd probably paralyze myself and not be able to write anything. -David Baldacci

Whatever happens in the world is real, what one thinks should have happened is projection. We suffer more from our fictitious illusion and expectations of reality. -Jacque Fresco

If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed. -Terrell Owens

There's a difference between expectations and aspirations. -Alex Kapranos

People have expectations of me but I'm not a magician. -Ruud Gullit

I think the bar is higher these days in terms of audience expectations of authenticity. -Shawn Ryan

I had very modest expectations when I first moved to New York. I didn't even expect to get a record deal. -Norah Jones

We should have high expectations of our children, but politicians should not tell teachers how to meet them. -Charles Kennedy

I think that people have expectations of themselves and other people that are based on these fictions that are presented to them as the way human life and relationships could be, in some sort of weird, ideal world, but they never are. So you're constantly being shown this garbage and you can't get there. -Charlie Kaufman

A lot of kids are bullied because of their sexual identity or expression. It's often the effeminate boys and the masculine girls, the ones who violate gender norms and expectations, who get bullied. -Dan Savage

Don't be limited by the expectations of others. You can always be better and do more. -Bruce Oldfield

When I put out a record or single I don't allow myself to set up expectations like, 'This song must be a number one hit. Its got to sell X amount of records.' -Scott Weiland

John and I were lucky because our mother was a strong woman with high expectations and a strong sense of values. She encouraged us to pursue things we were interested in and not think about what other people wanted us to do. -Caroline Kennedy

The fact that I was going to be the first American woman to go into space carried huge expectations along with it. -Sally Ride

People look at me like I should have been like Malcolm X or Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks. I should have seen life like that and stay out of trouble, and don't do this and don't do that. But it's hard to live up to some people's expectations. -Rodney King

I don't have anything to prove anymore. I don't have a record deal, no one has any expectations, I'm in a position of freedom. I don't need anyone's approval. -Juliana Hatfield

The campaigns of Steve Forbes, Pat Buchanan, Ross Perot, and John McCain all outperformed expectations on their support from independent voters. They made no effort to shy away from ideology, but conveyed to voters that their policies were driven by principle, not party talking points. -John Sununu

I had these kind of unrealistic expectations that were fueled by romantic comedies, and it has both helped me and hurt me in many ways. It helped me because, in general, they've made me hopeful. I just figure things will eventually work out for me. But nobody is like any Tom Hanks character. Nobody is Hugh Grant. No one is Meg Ryan! -Mindy Kaling

I feel lucky because I was a nerd, which I talk about in the book, but I had academic success, so through that, because that's what my parents put a great deal of value on, I had a great childhood because I sort of fulfilled the expectations of being good at school. -Mindy Kaling

I don't have to do anything for anyone else's benefit anymore. I just want to exceed my own expectations. -Dane Cook

When I look at my daughter, who's 24, she is much more confident than I ever was and her expectations are higher. But I worry that there is a backlash brewing against progress on equality. -Frances O'Grady

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. -Michael J. Fox

I try not to listen to the shoulds or coulds, and try to get beyond expectations, peer pressure, or trying to please – and just listen. I believe all the answers are ultimately within us. -Kim Cattrall

I do not want to admit to the world that I can be a bad person. It is just that I don't want anyone to have false expectations. Moviemaking is a harsh, volatile business, and unless you can be ruthless, too, there's a good chance that you are going to disappear off the scene pretty quickly. -Tom Hanks

High expectations weren't nurtured in my neck of nowhere back then – children weren't fawned over from an early age as 'gifted' and groomed for a prizewinning future; self-esteem was considered something you had to pick from the garden yourself. -James Wolcott

I think one of the major differences between Wonder Woman and Jessica Jones is that Wonder Woman is iconic and much better known, so you get into a lot of ridiculous expectations, like what's her costume going to look like? Well, nobody knows who Jessica Jones is, except for fangirls and boys. -Melissa Rosenberg

I don't play an instrument – I just write in my head, and I usually hear fully formed songs. 'We Are Young' turned out so much like it was in my head. But it also exceeded all my expectations. -Nate Ruess

I have very high expectations of myself. I'm a very competitive person but competitive with myself. I want to be the best that I can be and if that means that I'm eventually better than everyone else then so be it. -Wentworth Miller

It's the way the business works, you're not just an actor, you're a diplomat and a publicist and a politician, and there are certain expectations. -Wentworth Miller

Films for TV have to be much closer to the book, mainly because the objective with a TV movie that translates literature is to get the audience, after seeing this version, to pick up the book and read it themselves. My attitude is that TV can never really be any form of art, because it serves audience expectations. -Michael Haneke

My worst expectations never happened. -Barbara Bush

Well I do think there are people who are habitually negative and depressed and take the opposite approach because they imagine the worst, and their minds become dominated by that. They let their own emotions and expectations transform their perceptions of the world. -Barbara Ehrenreich

Once you feel like you're being dictated by other people's expectations, it usually backfires. -Rob Zombie

I had such high expectations of myself. I was going to be the best mother, the best housewife, the best entertainer, the best nurse, you know – what it was, I was going to be the best. And I could never live up to my expectations. -Ann Richards

In life and in movies, it's a similar challenge, where you have expectations, and you end up in situations that are not meeting your expectations. -Jeff Bridges

One isn't born one's self. One is born with a mass of expectations, a mass of other people's ideas – and you have to work through it all. -V. S. Naipaul

We are just at the studio, me and my choreographers, we are spending like 30 nights and we are thinking, what is my next dance move? Because in Korea there are huge expectations about my dancing. So it was a lot of pressure. -Psy

I admire many actors, though I don't think there's anyone whose career I would want to mirror sort of by the beats. What I'm really looking to do is constantly defy expectations. I'm very curious to see if you can actually have a character actor and a movie star's career combined. -David Oyelowo

I said publicly last year that I wanted 2012 to be a great season, not just a good season. We certainly had a very good season and perhaps exceeded a few expectations. But Broncos fans, you and I know what a great season looks like. -Pat Bowlen

I spent an awful lot of my life underestimating myself and, as a result, not exceeding my own expectations. -Jane Pauley

Hollywood has a history of raising expectations beyond Washington's reach, of appealing to the very American desire to mythologize political leaders, particularly the president. -Ron Fournier

But I think it is always difficult to have high expectations of yourself or anyone else. -Uma Thurman

Any game is important to me. At Boston College, when I went out for the spring games, I wanted to win. Maybe it is more important than other preseason games. It's just that everyone is expecting a lot from me in my first week of professional football. I want to confirm my expectations. -Doug Flutie

The hard thing about 'The Saint' was that my character was supposed to die, but then they reshot the ending based on tests and she lives. I created the character based on her dying – she would never have been as innocent otherwise. So I didn't have high expectations for that film. -Elisabeth Shue

Men go into marriage with virtually no expectations whatsoever. Ten years later, the men are delightfully surprised to find out that it's actually kind of nice, and the women have sort of had to take a nose dive from what they thought it was going to be. -Elizabeth Gilbert

I never had any real expectations about what sort of success I would have or all the publicity. -Joshua Bell

You never choose the way that you're raised, it's just the way that you were raised, but you do get to a certain age where you're in a position to question the expectations of you and the way that you've been formed by your surroundings. -Mia Wasikowska

There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be. -Kevin Smith

People like to set the bar high. I like to put the bar on the ground and barely step over it. I like to keep the expectations really low. -Kevin Smith

When you have controversial parents, people have expectations about you. If every day at work I thought to myself, 'How does this relate to them?' I'd be paralyzed. -John Podhoretz

You work hard and you have expectations. So I'm living my expectations right now. -Jenni Rivera

The only way to go on holiday is with your expectations at ground level. Convince yourself before you go that the weather's going to be dreadful and there will be nylon sheets. You'll then be pleasantly surprised. -Jenny Eclair

It's always better to shock people and change people's expectations than to give them exactly what they think you can do. It's not unexpected for me to be in a comedy film anymore; I'm no longer the underdog in that world. Not that I'm great or good at it or anything, it's just that I've done a bunch of them, so you're not shocked. -Jonah Hill

'That's What She Said' is not Hollywood's standard picture of women: preternaturally gorgeous, wedding obsessed, boy crazy, fashion focused, sexed up 'girl' women. These are real women, comically portrayed, who are trying to wrestle with the very expectations of womanhood that Hollywood movies set up. -Carrie Preston

I do feel pressure. I have always been able to surprise people because they didn't know to expect anything from me. And now people are starting to have expectations. -Michael Cerveris

It's art that pushes against psychological and social expectations, that tries to transform decay into something generative, that is replicative in a baroque way, that isn't about progress, and wants to – as Walt Whitman put it – 'contain multitudes.' -Jerry Saltz

People have these incredible expectations. So instead of being inspired by, say, Joni Mitchell's music, I look at it and say to myself, 'I'm going to quit – why would I think of writing or performing after listening to that?' -Idina Menzel

I don't like expectations. -Rashida Jones

You never go into a marriage expecting to get divorced. You go into a marriage expecting it's going to last forever, and you have a lot of ways you dream about the future. You have all these expectations, and then you have to adjust those expectations, and it can be a very unnerving, confusing time. -Jenna Fischer

Non-disclosure in the Internet Age is quickly perceived as a breach of trust. Government, corporations and each of us as individuals must recalibrate how we live and share our lives appropriate to the information now available and the expectations of others. -Simon Mainwaring

It's not really possible to open 'The Casual Vacancy' without a lot of expectations both high and low crashing around in your brain and distorting your vision. There's no point pretending they're not there. -Lev Grossman

I'm not very well known. However, the more well known you get, the more people are going to have expectations of you. Although that's great, it also imposes certain pressures. -Sally Hawkins

I'm already the most fortunate girl in the world, so I have zero expectations for what the future will bring. -Shailene Woodley

Everyone has expectations. You just don't want to have them dashed, so you're quiet about them. -Josh Radnor

It's so much easier to have no expectations than to have big ones. -Ann Brashares

Because of the generation in which I came into the world, there were expectations. Of course there were expectations. It was something having to do with being a respectable Negro woman who would make the people in Baltimore proud. -Anna Deavere Smith

People have different expectations when you're younger – it's less about changing yourself into a character; they want a more natural thing. And they just want you to be able to turn up every day and carry on working. They have a horrible fear of 10- or 11-year-olds, that they're going to say 'I don't want to play today.' -Freddie Highmore

Words matter, especially words defining complicated political arrangements, because they shape perceptions of the events of the past, attitudes toward policies being carried out in the present, and expectations about desirable directions for the future. -Michael Mandelbaum

I have always been able to rise above the expectations. -Kay Bailey Hutchison

I don't like to have really any expectations for myself. -Lee DeWyze

Luckily, unreasonable expectations go hand in hand with naive young scientists. The more naive the better – otherwise we would never have the audacity to try and build a 22,000-mile-high space elevator or some sprawling underwater hotel. -Daniel H. Wilson

I don't think about the gender of my readers or about reader expectations. I'm frankly scared to. I figured out a long time ago that if I tried to guess the audience, it would be like me trying to guess which stocks to buy. -Robert Crais

I am consumed, or I have been consumed, with these issues of motherhood and the way we act out societal expectations and roles. So both my nonfiction and my fiction have been pretty much exclusively about that. -Ayelet Waldman

The combat environment has the effect of flattening out civilian identities. If you're young or old, or a graduate from Harvard or the son of a farmer from Alabama, or if you're gay or straight or good-looking or ugly: none of those things matters much in combat, as long as you can conform to the group expectations. -Sebastian Junger

I really don't want to do anything that resembles stand-up comedy. But I will agree to say that I am doing it, and I will hope that people expect it to be that, so I can thwart those expectations. -Lucas Neff

I think I can be pretty focused, but as I say, it was more wanting to be the good student, seeing myself as a good student, and also, my parents had expectations. They wouldn't have cared if I got a B or a C or even a D. -Emmylou Harris

My dad is the type of person that says yes to life, and to the adventures it throws at you. Because of that, he never forced me into a particular career, or had wild expectations for me; his concern was simply that I was fulfilled and happy. -MyAnna Buring

My dad has always been very proud of me but I think I have exceeded his expectations. When I told him I wanted to be an actor and moved to New York City, I think he assumed I would be playing the guitar on the subway and collecting spare change in my guitar case. The fact that I'm not doing that means that I'm a huge success. -Jesse Tyler Ferguson

The mistake isn't releasing something bad. The mistake is to launch it and get PR people involved. You don't want people to start amping up expectations for an early version of your product. The best entrepreneurship happens in low-stakes environments where no one is paying attention, like Mark Zuckerberg's dorm room at Harvard. -Eric Ries

You should have high expectations for yourself and others should come second. -Florence Welch

You can't live someone else's expectations in life. It's a recipe for disaster. -Bear Grylls

I really try to wake up with my music the same as I do with my life, and that is with no expectations. I just feel what I feel that day and follow it. -Robin Thicke

Dizzee's just my childhood hero. He's definitely the inspiration. He's got himself to a very good place. He's defied the expectations of what British black urban music was like. He was the first person who made the rest of Britain realise it wasn't just a one-album-type situation. You've got to take your hat off to somebody like that. -Tinie Tempah

As long as I focus on what I feel and don't worry about where I'm going, it works out. Having no expectations but being open to everything is what makes wonderful things happen. If I don't worry, there's no obstruction and life flows easily. It sounds impractical, but 'Expect nothing; be open to everything' is really all it is. -Marketa Irglova

I didn't have any expectations of what my family life would end up being like. But I've been very blessed in my life to have a wife who loves me and supports me and is able to be in my band and travel with me. -Josh Turner

Recent research suggests that New Deal programs may actually have had their primary impact on the economy by influencing consumer and business expectations of future growth and inflation. -Christina Romer

The most effective way to shake an economy out of a terrible downturn when we're at the zero lower bound is an aggressive change in policy that makes people wake up, say 'this is a new day' and change their expectations. -Christina Romer

I have a complex feeling about genre. I love it, but I hate it at the same time. I have the urge to make audiences thrill with the excitement of a genre, but I also try to betray and destroy the expectations placed on that genre. -Bong Joon-ho

Because videogames are so inherently influenced by movies, to take a movie and literally create a videogame out of it, you're immediately setting limitations and expectations on what that game can be. -Josh Trank

I know a lot of actors have all these expectations and believe that one thing should lead to another thing, and that's probably the right way to build a career. I don't know what's wrong with me – I just don't think like that! -Melanie Lynskey

There's a victory in letting go of your expectations. -Mike White

There are certain expectations that are put on you as a child actor, but mainly it's just turn up and say your lines with a lot of energy and a cute smile. -Naomie Harris

I always have high expectations for me. -Nelson Cruz

One of the things my service in Iraq did give me was this freedom from fear of failure or any kind of expectations that I had to take a standard path. -Kevin Powers

I don't like labels. I don't understand the need for them. When you define yourself a certain way, people have expectations. -Eddie Huang

Watching yourself on screen is always a little weird, but I didn't cringe when I saw myself on 'The Hour.' It actually exceeded my expectations; every shot looks like a vintage postcard and even my most brutally honest friends have said they think it's good. -Oona Chaplin

I have a different starting premise from those 100 academics who are so heavily invested in the regime of low expectations and narrow horizons which they have created. -Michael Gove

As long as there are people in education making excuses for failure, cursing future generations with a culture of low expectations, denying children access to the best that has been thought and written, because Nemo and the Mister Men are more relevant, the battle needs to be joined. -Michael Gove

I do this for the sake of myself. It's a selfish process. I don't really have any expectations from anyone for your comments or your reviews or your previews. -Lupe Fiasco

You know when I was 20 and 30, they were insecurities. Now they're just a new normal. I'm 60 years old, so my expectations of who I am and how I look and how I show up in the world had to shift. Not because I couldn't help it, or not because I did anything wrong, but because I had to get into the natural flow of my being as a woman. -Iyanla Vanzant

What's hard, it seems, is living up to the expectations Democracy imposes upon those who would participate in society. -Steven Weber

With 'The Angel's Game', there was a lot of pressure from the expectations – expectations from the book industry and from readers; it's natural. -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

There is no such thing as an average person. They really are guidelines for people to grapple with the unknown, and we can always surprise expectations. -Daniel Tammet

Americans think African writers will write about the exotic, about wildlife, poverty, maybe AIDS. They come to Africa and African books with certain expectations. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

If I want to know how I'm doing at work, I don't wait for a pat on the back; I ask the people who will give me a clear, objective opinion. When I need a real, arms-wrapped-around-me hug, I go to someone who does that. I stopped getting disappointed by my expectations from non-huggers. -Chandra Wilson

Often too many expectations are put on by society as to what we're supposed to look like and it's fed to people at an age that's too young. -Dustin Clare

I do try to speak of positive things. I still try to, like, present two sides of the story, and I do try to relate to life in a 360 degree and not be one-dimensional. But by all means, manage expectations. -Q-Tip

One thing the music industry has taught me is to manage my expectations. -Q-Tip

The people of the Sudan expect a lot from the institution of the presidency, and we should live up to their expectations. -Salva Kiir Mayardit

Whatever he does in office, no man can live up to the high expectations of the world, but we have been changed by his election. Obama's inauguration is a historic global achievement, a major milestone in the journey of a powerful nation. -Des Browne

Every time you hear someone read your book and liked your book, you're never sure whether that's going to follow with a similar remark from someone else. Perhaps I have low expectations, but whenever I hear someone say, 'I liked your book,' I don't know if it's going to happen again. -Joshua Ferris

The biggest challenge of my career, which is something that authors of genre fiction face all the time, is writing something fresh and new and at the same time meeting reader expectations. -Julia Quinn

When I first met my husband, he had a very good job – company car, pension plan, grudging respect from his staff – the lot. I, on the other hand, was badly paid and devoid of ambition. Then I had a couple of books published and confounded all expectations by starting to earn more than he did. -Marian Keyes

We need to find ways to elevate the expectations, particularly of those individuals who may start off on a lower socioeconomic rung, who might be seen as disadvantaged. But, you know, the reason I say be seen as disadvantaged, it's because life is so short, and there's so much that can change. -Ben Carson

I'm lucky to have a job doing something I really love to do, and I'm happy to accept the pressures of relentless deadlines or reader expectations as necessary evils. It's probably not as stressful as mining coal or leading men into battle. -Grant Morrison

While one should never underestimate the ability of risk-besotted financiers to wreak havoc, the real threat to capitalism isn't unfettered financial cunning. It is, instead, the unwillingness of executives to confront the changing expectations of their stakeholders. -Gary Hamel

Truth be told, there are lots of companies that provide exemplary phone support. DirecTV, Virgin America and Apple are a few that regularly exceed my expectations. -Gary Hamel

Just because an employee does things differently doesn't mean he or she won't do the job right or as well. If you establish expectations of the goal and the standards to follow, then methodology shouldn't be an issue. -Harvey Mackay

I kind of – I like my life; I feel I have lots of opportunities. And my parents actually having had such high expectations for me – I would say it's the greatest gift that anyone has ever given me. I complained a lot when I was little, but that's how I feel now. And that's why I tried to do the same with my two daughters. -Amy Chua

I was raised, myself, by extremely strict but also extremely loving Chinese immigrant parents. To this day, I believe that their having high expectations for me, coupled with love, was the greatest gift that anyone's ever given me. And so that's why, even though my husband is not Chinese, I try to raise my own two daughters the same way. -Amy Chua

Running a successful, growing company in Silicon Valley can create an ironic sort of depression and delusion. The better you're doing, the higher the stakes, and higher expectations for you to win. Maybe that's why people say it's so hard. But that doesn't make it hard. That just makes it distracting. -David Ulevitch

The word that I constantly hear out of women is 'fear.' It's almost like a background melody. Women have excellent degrees and experience, but we are afraid we aren't good enough because we have such high expectations. -Mireille Guiliano

The good thing is that women have such high expectations of men that it inspires us to live up to them. That's what I learned about male-female relationships. -Neil Strauss

I can only say that in life when you have the greatest expectations and you try to do things the right way, it doesn't always work out. -Brad Grey

When Marcus Garvey died in 1940, the role of the British Empire was already being challenged by India and the rising expectations of her African colonies. Marcus Garvey's avocation of African redemption and the restoration of the African state's sovereign political entity in world affairs was still a dream without fulfillment. -John Henrik Clarke

Children that have been petted and waited upon, always expect it; and if their expectations are not met, they are disappointed and discouraged. This same disposition will be seen through their whole lives, and they will be helpless, leaning upon others for aid, expecting others to favor them and yield to them. -Ellen G. White

When you see a finished film, it's very rare that it exceeds your expectations. -Matthew Goode

One of the things I've tried to do in my career is really write different kinds of books, so I'm able to broaden people's expectations of what I'm allowed to do. -Lauren Oliver

I know that there's people that have expectations of me, and I'm a people pleaser, so I want them to be happy. -Yvette Nicole Brown

Partnerships are increasingly seen through the prism of promises and expectations, and as a kind of product for consumers: satisfaction on the spot, and if not fully satisfied, return the product to the shop or replace it with a new and improved one! You don't, after all, stick to your car, or computer, or iPod, when better ones appear. -Zygmunt Bauman

There are expectations in how you play your character as a black woman, to be sassy and the same kind of feel, as if there are no quirky black women. I struggle with those things constantly, trying to add dimension to my work, and that's the goal, too. -Nicole Beharie

Twitch launched in June of 2011, and our growth ever since has exceeded even my expectations, which were not small. A year and a half later, the community of broadcasters and viewers has multiplied hundreds of percent. -Emmett Shear

My mother has a very chic sense of style, but she also has high expectations for her clothes to be functional and practical. -Joseph Altuzarra

You have to be up-front from the very beginning about what your expectations of the other person are, and you can't make any promises you don't intend to keep. -Jesse Williams

My expectations are incredibly high. -Paula Creamer

If expectations of lifetime earnings drop, then so will spending. -Amity Shlaes

It would be counterproductive to tell people exactly what they are supposed to do and exactly how they are supposed to do it to a point where they become more concerned about your expectations than about completing their work in a quality way. -Douglas Conant

People lead complicated lives and aren't hanging on your every word or the company mission statement. You have to become a broken record of your expectations of the organization and show people why it is relevant and how it works in specific ways. -Douglas Conant

If you have an over-preoccupation with perception and trying to please people's expectations, then you can go mad. -Benedict Cumberbatch

I think sometimes you have high expectations for people because you have high expectations for yourself. -Gisele Bundchen

With a Nine Inch Nails show, I'm building on a legacy that comes with a certain set of expectations. I have to push that forward, I have to reinvent myself, I have to feel current and valid. -Trent Reznor

We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests. -Sheryl Sandberg

A lot of people feel trapped by circumstance, by the expectations of others or the perception that they need a lot of money. They would like to have a different direction in their lives, but they're held back by fear or desires that are incompatible with that freedom. -Roz Savage

Against expectations I was charmed by Gehry's Edgemar development, which housed the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and positively awed by the Bilbao Guggenheim. That Gehry is a great artist I have no doubt, but talent and determination are no warrant against confusion, nor are they a guaranty to produce great art. -Leon Krier

When I first began doing TV pilots, my expectations were high. I didn't understand that world. So when 'Weeds' took off, I was so happy. Especially as I was just a guest star in the pilot. But once it got picked up, they made me a regular cast member. -Kevin Nealon

Anytime we're interacting with someone, we're judging them, we're sharing expectations, we think they didn't live up to those expectations. -Jonathan Haidt

Amazon has well passed any expectations of its ability to change distribution and marketing. -Eric Schmidt

A voice is very intimate. It's something of your own. So there's always this fear, because you feel naked. There's a fear of not reaching up to expectations. As you become more famous, people come and expect to hear something extraordinary, so you don't want to disappoint them. I feel this sense of responsibility. -Andrea Bocelli

I'm not someone who feels the pressure of someone else's expectations. That's a very young way to feel. -Kirsten Dunst

Metaphor matters because it creates expectations. -James Geary

We look at science as something very elite, which only a few people can learn. That's just not true. You just have to start early and give kids a foundation. Kids live up, or down, to expectations. -Mae Jemison

The first time I came to London on my own, I was 15. I was absolutely oblivious to so many things. I had no expectations, no fears. I just came to do a National Youth Theatre season one summer. It was just brilliant. -Gina McKee

Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. -Ralph Marston

I do know one thing about me: I don't measure myself by others' expectations or let others define my worth. -Sonia Sotomayor

I'm not interested in meeting people's expectations, and I'm not interested in pleasing people. -John Frusciante

Many people feel so pressured by the expectations of others that it causes them to be frustrated, miserable and confused about what they should do. But there is a way to live a simple, joy-filled, peaceful life, and the key is learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the traditions or expectations of man. -Joyce Meyer

What we need to understand is that when traditions become laws, rules, obligations and expectations others put on us that we don't want to fulfill, then they lose real meaning and steal the joy from our lives. And if we're too religious, we won't be able to be led by the Holy Spirit and enjoy an intimate relationship with Him. -Joyce Meyer

As a new artist – I don't care who you talk to – I think everyone would agree, it's hard to get your expectations right. -Hunter Hayes

I think it's a problem when something's a dream because it'll never live up to your expectations. It's better to go somewhere thinking it'll be horrible, and then be pleasantly surprised. -Karl Pilkington

More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it's bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions. -Simon Sinek

I think, as most of us do, I put such high expectations on myself that this spills over onto other people. And not everyone is wired this way. Some people can shrug expectations off their shoulders like a cardigan, remaining cool and breezy. Others wear them like a parka with a stuck zipper, hot and stifling. -Kristin Armstrong

I've already exceeded my expectations for myself. I'm one of the most influential people! I mean come on! I wanted to be… I never thought the things I've experienced in my life, I didn't think that was the life that I was gonna get to live. -Ashton Kutcher

Hip-hop lasted and survived all these years that you have to give it credit. Even though it's not up to people's expectations anymore, its still here, and that's says a lot. -Nas

Living with very limited expectations is a much more immediate way of living. You really do just make the best of everything you have. I guess kids have that ability; they wait in joyful anticipation of something rather than that sense of entitlement. -Natascha McElhone

I live in New York and I love it, because it doesn't make me feel like my life is always just about acting and that world of acting. I don't have expectations. -Sebastian Stan

I love going to theatres and seeing honest little indie films I know nothing about… being surprised by a beautiful film I had no expectations about but just got lost in. I'd like to do more well-written indies. I don't know exactly what my dream role will be yet, but it's somewhere within that realm. -Laura Mennell

At some level, every relationship is assaulted by an aroma of judgment – this sense that we will never measure up to the expectations and demands of another. -Tullian Tchividjian

When a man has written a role for you that you admire, the expectations are higher. -Luke Goss

I think there are things that you look for when you're younger, and you think they are going to make you happier or make you feel complete. That's not going to happen, and it's really about living the moments. Eventually, you reach a point when you're at ease with your life and don't have any unrealistic expectations. -Kangana Ranaut

I don't bring expectations to any of my books. I don't tell people what to do. I want to invite them in. -Barbara Kingsolver

It's almost like the better I do, the more my feeling of inadequacy actually increases, because I'm just going, 'Any moment, someone's going to find out I'm a total fraud, and that I don't deserve any of what I've achieved. I can't possibly live up to what everyone thinks I am and what everyone's expectations of me are.' -Emma Watson

The joy of losing consists in this: Where there are no expectations, there is no disappointment. -Charles Krauthammer

I was the first Navy, Marine or Air Force person who had been an astronaut to return back to the Air Force. I had certain expectations about what would be a reasonable and desirable position to be assigned to after my years of service. -Buzz Aldrin

I think both the space shuttle program and the International Space Station program have not really lived up to their expectations. -Buzz Aldrin

I think expectations of 'Doctor Who' should always be high, because it's a show that must always progress and get better and better. -Matt Smith

The presidency is the most visible thread that runs through the tapestry of the American government. More often than not, for good or for ill, it sets the tone for the other branches and spurs the expectations of the people. -Mike Pence

False expectations take away joy. -Sandra Bullock

All the things you're not supposed to do at the beginning of your professional life – transgressiveness, arbitrariness and violating expectations – you find more attractive at the end of your professional life. -Milton Glaser

My experiences with gender bias are probably the norm. What I found was that expectations of women were simply lower, and this resulted in being overlooked for certain opportunities. -Heather Bresch

Stage fright is my worst problem. A voice is very intimate. It's something of your own. So there's always this fear, because you feel naked. There's a fear of not reaching up to expectations. -Andrea Bocelli

Our laws need to reflect the evolution of technology and the changing expectations of American society. This is why the Constitution is often called a 'living' document. -Al Franken

When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. -Ryan Reynolds

I'm a textbook definition of that perfectionist girl who has huge expectations of herself. -Rachel Zoe

I never had any expectations of winning a Grammy. It wasn't something I was set on, that I was hoping and praying and starving for. -Beck

Real leaders have to live a paradoxical life, where they must break the rules in order to maintain them. If your expectations are high, you're setting yourself up for disillusionment. The land of governance is paved with gray streets, not black or white ones. -Beau Willimon

The reality of the writer's world is that you set yourself up for future disappointment with every success that you deliver because you end up raising your audience's expectations. -Ashwin Sanghi

I don't stay in one discipline because it's more lucrative than another. In fact, the most successful thing I ever did was 'Just Kids,' for which I had absolutely no expectations. -Patti Smith

I have high expectations of myself. I always have, always will. That will never waver. I always believe in my talent – always have. -Russell Wilson

Broadway has some very tight expectations as to what a show is. -Twyla Tharp

One of the things that I find so exciting about life is that you're constantly surprised. You never know what's going to happen, and it's certainly like that making movies; every once in a while, one will come along that transcends all of your expectations. -Jeff Bridges

True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share. -Suze Orman

Many people struggle to make hummus that lives up to their expectations at home, and recreating a favourite brand or the stuff from your local deli is almost impossible. -Yotam Ottolenghi

I could talk for ages about how women are amazing, but essentially we shouldn't be manipulated by the media's expectations of our bodies. I'd recommend every woman to read 'Women Who Run with the Wolves' – it's about being in touch with your more wild, free and powerful side. -Bat for Lashes

There is certainly some predisposition to wellbeing, based on the research I've looked at. There are people who have a lot more natural discipline. But for most of us, it takes a lot more in terms of social expectations, where, say, we tell people we're going to run a 5K. -Tom Rath

Building outrageous expectations about the next big thing – be it a personal video chatting service or venue-based photo sharing app – can create all sorts of complications when things don't go as planned. -Ryan Holmes

This initial experience has not lived up to our expectations… and it is not acceptable. While these problems will require a lot of hard work, the bottom-line conclusion is this site is fixable. -Marilyn Tavenner

CMS has a track record of successfully overseeing the many contractors our programs depend on to function. Unfortunately, a subset of those contracts for have not met expectations. -Marilyn Tavenner

Fans feel they know me, so they want me to be on-the-spot funny, and it's hard to fulfil their expectations. -Chris Lilley

'House of Balloons' was special because I had no deadlines, and nobody knew me, so there were no expectations. Spent a year making it perfect. Every song had at least, like, 7 different versions to them before picking the right one. -The Weeknd

One can fall into the 'soft bigotry of low expectations.' -Gerald Chertavian

The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations. -Zig Ziglar

I have no expectations. I just want to better myself. -Jessica McNamee

I think it's part of the responsibility of an artist to shock, to upset, to make people think differently, and to surprise people. And that's where the good humor is, if there's a surprise and there's something unexpected. Something that's not normal, not in the realm of general living expectations. -Bill Plympton

I think it is really important that people at least have some potentially difficult discussions about what their expectations are – and not just financially – prior to getting married. It should really even happen prior to people living together or casting their lot together. -Laura Wasser

I'm a sports junkie, and I am interested in athletic will – how you exceed the expectations of your own performance when it counts to deliver something beyond yourself so that you can win. -Alex Gibney

The biggest difference in writing a sequel is that now there are expectations. But also – and this is the awesome part – now there are fans, too! -Tim Federle

The Miguel Syjuco character is not me. I wanted him to represent my own fears and frustrations and guilt, my own worst tendencies and my optimistic expectations. He's a cautionary tale for me. But he's also an examination of the darkest things that haunt me as a person. -Miguel Syjuco

I'm not a birthday person. Maybe because I don't like to build expectations around that one day. You never know how it'll turn out to be. -Ranbir Kapoor

As far as expectations go, you can never work for expectations. You have to work against them. -Kajol

Momofuku is not me. It's everyone. I'm just the facade. We have to exceed expectations and be our harshest critics. -David Chang

The hardest thing about starting a company and running a company is, there's just so many expectations on you, and there are so many people who have things that they want you to do. It's a lot like life about that. -Ben Horowitz

When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have. -Stephen Hawking

At the point that an idea approaches perfection, fashion and expectations surge ahead, leaving the innovator with considerable room to find further improvements. -Max McKeown

WI played a young Helena Bonham Carter in a BBC film called 'A Dark Adapted Eye,' and I thought she was a completely spellbinding person. Totally unmoved by other people's expectations, fashions or opinions. She's probably the coolest English actress there is. Incredibly idiosyncratic. -Honeysuckle Weeks

In person, George Clooney lives up to all your expectations. -Mariella Frostrup

Size matters in fiction, but so does lack of size. Everything else being equal, fat novels tend to be perceived as serious, very thin ones as more honest, more real. Writers address these age-old expectations by filling their big books with philosophy and cramming their little ones with feeling. -Walter Kirn

When I write, I write for myself, and I have high expectations… so I'm just trying to meet those. I'm not going to distract myself with other people's expectations. -Hannah Kent

If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes. -Henry Cloud

Robots have gotten steadily more capable, but humans' expectations that robots should have minds keeps biting robot developers. -David Hanson

I never wanted to be a public figure. I feel that I always have to dampen down people's expectations. They expect me to be an oracle, wave a magic wand, sprinkle some slow, sparkly dust on them, to make everything all right. -Carl Honore

We have cultural expectations that everyone needs a dining room, yet they're only used three times a year. But if I put a bone handle on the door of an upper-end brick home, I'm making an outlandish statement. -Dan Phillips

Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations. -Les Brown

There's strong data that, within companies, the No. 1 reason for ethical violations is the pressure to meet expectations, sometimes unrealistic expectations. -Stephen Covey

If expectations are low, you can only impress people. But if expectations are there for you to be the leading guy, and you've been paid X amount of money, you're on a tightrope, and all of a sudden, you're looking down. -James Marsden

It's difficult to keep that perspective, I think, as a parent: to know your boundaries as to what's good parenting or just projecting your own expectations on your kids. That's the hardest. -Anthony Edwards

As I prepare for my second term as Secretary-General, I am thinking hard about how we can meet the expectations of the millions of people who see the U.N.'s blue flag as a banner of hope. We have to continue our life-saving work in peacekeeping, human rights, development and humanitarian relief. -Ban Ki-moon

As I get older, I find myself getting angrier and angrier. Doubtless, change itself, not to mention physical decline and inevitable petty tragedies of disappointed expectations, would have made for resentment in any event; but I used to be a passive schoolboy, my negative impulses turned obediently inward. -William T. Vollmann

I think there's a sort of satisfaction in defying people's expectations. -Gillian Jacobs

There are limits on what a president can achieve or do, but the expectations are so great. -Robert Dallek

There's always pressure playing in the NHL. You want to play your best game every game. Expectations are always gonna be there; it's just important that you know how to handle expectations. -Carl Hagelin

Our thoughts about an event can have a dramatic effect on how we go through the event itself. When our expectations are low, it's easy to be pleasantly surprised. When they're not, we're vulnerable to painful disappointment. Because of this, many people spend a good deal of effort trying to avoid developing high hopes about anything. -Martha Beck

If we're stuck with having expectations, there's a very good reason to embrace positive ones: It's that we often create what we anticipate. -Martha Beck

Different people approach the universe in different ways, but they also approach their own expectations in different ways. -Chiwetel Ejiofor

Exceed your customer's expectations. If you do, they'll come back over and over. Give them what they want – and a little more. -Sam Walton

Share your profits with all your associates, and treat them as partners. In turn, they will treat you as a partner, and together you will all perform beyond your wildest expectations. -Sam Walton

The expectations were low for 'Castle;' people thought we'd be one season and done. -Tamala Jones

We live in an age of global expectations. Our hopes have converged in many ways, none more so than in our democratic aspirations. -Eskinder Nega

I wrote 'Don't Look Back' in November 2011, and when I wrote the novel, it wasn't contracted, so there was a freedom in that – no expectations or anything like that. It was also my first contemporary novel I'd written and sold, which was to Disney/Hyperion in January of 2012. -Jennifer Armentrout

Being in Silicon Valley is like playing for the Yankees. You get knocked around more than anywhere else, the glare of the media spotlight is more brutal, and the expectations are higher than they'd be in any other city. -Sarah Lacy

Society judges political parties based on the results that they give. When they don't meet the population's needs, when they are not up to expectations, that leaves society free to pick other parties. -Enrique Pena Nieto

People who are constantly looking for the opportunity to do something new are also people who are not going to be helped by having job titles – job titles create expectations of specialization and focus which don't map really well to creating the best possible experience for your customers. -Gabe Newell

I have no direct knowledge of this, but I suspect that Apple will launch a living room product that redefines people's expectations really strongly, and the notion of a separate console platform will disappear concurrent with Apple's announcement. -Gabe Newell

I feel that 'Tokoyo Drift' blew people away because not many people had high expectations for it. -Nathalie Kelley

If you're playing a good guy, you show some darkness. If you're playing a dark guy, you show something different, like humor, that will mix it up and hopefully surpass the audience's expectations. What I'm battling all the time is complacency in the audience. I try to bring a little mystery to what might happen because that engages people more. -Campbell Scott

Sometimes I was so busy being tuned in to outside ideas, expectations, and demands, I failed to hear the unique music in my soul. I forfeited my ability to listen creatively to my deepest self, to my own God within. -Sue Monk Kidd

I went into the 'Idol' audition with no expectations; that's just the kind of person I am. If it doesn't happen, it doesn't hurt so badly, you know? But once I made it past the first round, and the second, and third – I started to realize, 'Maybe my goals and dreams really are attainable.' -Crystal Bowersox

I had had some successes in the '90s, always made money, but the truth was I was like a man pushing a boulder up a hill. A huge, heavy, difficult boulder made up of some career mistakes, projects that didn't meet expectations, and twenty years of being a known quantity. -Rob Lowe

YouTube has become more mature, both as a platform and as a community. So much content has been added in almost every conceivable category that there are no more free passes on just getting there first. I think there are greater expectations for audience participation, the kind of participation that makes a real impact in a show's community. -Ze Frank

With a popular show, you know that there's expectations there, so that's a little nerve-wracking when you're new and you're just trying to find your legs on something, but it's exciting, too, because that's what we work so hard for. -Aaron Ashmore

It makes my skin crawl when people tell me, 'Don't worry, you'll get another series.' Their expectations have little to do with mine. -Stephanie Zimbalist

Customer expectations? Nonsense. No customer ever asked for the electric light, the pneumatic tire, the VCR, or the CD. All customer expectations are only what you and your competitor have led him to expect. He knows nothing else. -W. Edwards Deming

It's sort of good to see your vocation as a daily task and have fairly modest expectations for financial or reward in other coin – glory, love, whatever. -John Updike

I think I don't really have any expectations; I don't look at the season as a whole – I look at it race by race. -Casey Stoner

Evangelical Christian politicians who cheat often raise questions about hypocrisy, especially if they preached piety in public and disregarded it in private. When Jewish politicians fall, they shatter different expectations, particularly that American Jews need to work together to preserve respectability and fireproof against anti-Semitism. -Jodi Kantor

Our children can achieve great things when we set high expectations for them. -Jeb Bush

'Wild at Heart' created a set of expectations maybe, partly, on my part, certainly on my publisher's part, but also in the world out there, that my next books would be as remarkable. -John Eldredge

With expectations, when you throw that stuff out there, when you put a bunch of pressure on yourself to reach those goals, you don't do anything different. You just keep working to get better. -Chuck Pagano

A conservative government survives essentially by dampening expectations and subduing hopes. Conservatism is basically pessimistic; reformism is basically optimistic. -Gough Whitlam

The sitcom's traditional role has been to comfort the viewer who feels burdened by the unreality of American expectations. -Lee Siegel

The pressure is all self-imposed, and it's to live up to the expectations of people who are going to shell out their hard-earned cash to listen to the music. It's actually more than that, though. I wouldn't want to make a record that didn't live up to my expectations. -Tom Scholz

Second novels are bears. As are other people's expectations for them. I think taking the time you need with the second book is key. Writers spend years and years on their first novels and then are often expected to turn out a second at warp speed, a recipe for failure. -Jandy Nelson

As the future is never known with certainty, the evaluation of the prospective benefits requires the formation of expectations. An acceptable house, partner or job, then, is one that offers an expected stream of future benefit that has a value in excess of the option to continue to search for an even better alternative. -Dale T. Mortensen

Coach Morris wasn't too hard on me, not at all. Being drafted where I was at, there were high expectations for me. I still have high expectations for myself. -Gaines Adams

I have a lot of what you might call creative self-loathing – I have pretty high expectations, and they seem to consistently be higher than what I'm able to accomplish. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

My mom had very low expectations for me, and she really had a point. I was a big problem at seventeen. If I had a kid like me, I would have those same expectations. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

My parents never told me I was beautiful, and for one very good reason. I wasn't. When your child is a tubby, bespectacled little oddity, as I was, it's important not to give them false expectations. -Laurie Graham

As we got older, we grew comfortable in roles that met our parents' expectations. Nora was the smart one. Delia, the comedian. I was the pretty, obedient one. And Amy was the adventurous mischief-maker. -Hallie Ephron

No expectations, no tension between goals and performance, no outrage, resolve or intention, no action, no results. There's only one way to get a government – and a nation – to stop drifting to low performance. That's to wake up and insist on higher standards. -Donella Meadows

I've always considered myself a Libertarian. While I was running for governor of New Mexico, the Republicans were totally inclusive of me; the party was open-armed, but they never thought I'd win. I delivered in a really big way; I exceeded their expectations and think I'm still highly regarded by the GOP in New Mexico. -Gary Johnson

To me, Hollywood seems a little bipolar. Things happen; things don't happen. Someone's in a movie; someone's not in a movie. I've learned not to build my expectations. -Joel Edgerton

I originally invested in Dropcam because I foresaw what the company and their products could do for consumers and the industry. I've been deeply impressed with what they've done in such little time, and I'm confident that they'll continue to exceed my expectations. -Mitch Kapor

When new technology in the classroom starts happening, some people get very excited and think of it as a panacea. It attracts very high amounts of money; it raises expectations, and those expectations aren't met. -Mitch Kapor

That incredible bubble and high expectations built at festivals can work against a film. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I am extremely ecstatic about the presidency of Barack Obama. I think he is paving the way for young African-American men like myself. I have very high expectations for Obama, and I am extremely hopeful that he will bring great lasting change not just to America, but to the entire world. -Texas Battle

When the economies of emerging markets don't just grow but beat expectations, there's scarcely a mention. -Kenneth Fisher

If you look hard at it, if you look hard at the bleeding heart attitude to always throw money at issues, throw money at problems, what you're in fact probably saying is you're exercising a prejudicism of low expectations. -Andrew Forrest

People love to play expectations games, and that is always bad for collaboration internal to a team, with your manager, or externally with customers. -Steven Sinofsky

In campaign reporting more than any other kind of press coverage, reporters aren't just covering a story, they're a part of it – influencing outcomes, setting expectations, framing candidates – and despite what they tell themselves, it's impossible to both be a part of the action and report on it objectively. -Michael Hastings

No, feminism isn't 'over.' We need it not only to challenge injustice but because the whole gender expectations thing is bad for men, too. -Robert Webb

Because they are so humbled by their creations, engineers are naturally conservative in their expectations of technology. They know that the perfect system is the stuff of science fiction, not of engineering fact, and so everything must be treated with respect. -Henry Petroski

I always love to be careful with my expectations so that life has pleasant surprises for me. -Sebastian Thrun

I love a challenge. And I love defying limitation, gender stereotypes, and people's expectations of me as an actress. -Gwendoline Christie

Sometimes, when the material is really good, you put expectations on yourself to make it the best possible show. You're not just serving up the regular hash and doing your job and going home. -Peter Dinklage

As a creator, I always want to betray fans' expectations. -Hideo Kojima

Being a mother is complicated because it's not just a paternal culture making demands on you; it's those internal demands and expectations that women have and are self-generated. -Siri Hustvedt

The future is, of course, imaginary – an unreal place that I create from my expectations, which are made from my remembered experiences, especially repeated experiences. -Siri Hustvedt

Perhaps some of the appeal of the dangerous-but-yummy paranormal anti-hero lies in his scorn for societal expectations. Yes, women have come a long way, but there are still some cultural stigmas more associated with women than men. -Jeaniene Frost

I think there are a lot of rules for women. We have a lot of expectations and a lot of rules for women. So we're expected to march in a straight line, and when we don't, all hell breaks loose. -Roxane Gay

There's always a bit of nerves that come with expectations and new situations. -Brendon Urie

In life, there are a lot of expectations. I see why in the South, especially, there's a simple existence. People, whether they're cowboys or farmers or ranchers, you just get up, you do your job, you have a family, you come home. -Scott Haze

The millennial generation in the US is the first that has reduced expectations from those of their parents. And I think there is something decadent and declinist about that. -Peter Thiel

I have great expectations for our company; pretzels were just the beginning. -Nell Newman

It is always a challenge to work when people have big expectations. I would much rather feel comfortable working without expectations. -Dilip Shanghvi

Growth in the Chinese automobile market has exceeded everyone's expectations. -Martin Winterkorn

It's pretty disabling sometimes, the terror of not living up. My expectations are the worst. -Lily James

There must be an opportunity that matches with our strategy. Just because we have a gap, we don't want to go and acquire anything and everything. What we acquire should fit in with our strategy, human resources and market expectations. -Adi Godrej

A good monetary policy follows inflationary expectations and not historical numbers. -Adi Godrej

America's lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence. -Jeff Greene

Any time you sign a big contract, you get in those later years, the expectations are high to play at a high level. -Johnathan Joseph

New leaders must also expect and manage setbacks. In post-revolutionary times, expectations are high, and the obstacles to meeting them are enormous. -Sri Mulyani Indrawati

I don't have any expectations of anything. -Peter Capaldi

I think people in Europe are generally pessimistic about the future. They have low expectations; they're not working hard to change things. When you're a slacker with a pessimistic view of the future, you're likely to meet those expectations. -Peter Thiel

Genre expectations can kill creativity. If you do something different, it will get hated. The best filmmakers can do everything on the approval list and knock it out of the park. For me, I have a hard time being creative when I have to color in between the lines. -David Ayer

I think the danger with using the term 'trilogy' is that it sets up particular expectations in the reader's mind. -Alastair Reynolds

The key is allowing your partner to be who they are and not having expectations that really have nothing to do with the person you married. -Tamara Tunie

The thought of having the expectations of the whole country on my shoulders worried and unnerved me. -Kim Yuna

If we are going to compete in this world we're in today, there is no possible way we can do it with lowering expectations and dumbing down everything. Children are going to suffer, and families' hearts are going to be broken that their kids won't be able to get a job in the 21st Century. -Jeb Bush

The reality of the writer's world is that you set yourself up for disappointment with every success that you deliver because with every success you raise your readers' expectations. -Ashwin Sanghi

When kids are met with the highest expectations and given the extra supports they need, they can be as motivated as kids anywhere. -Wendy Kopp

As far as 'Windup Girl' becoming a hit – none of us expected that. 'Night Shade' was just hoping not to lose their shirts, and I had grown up hearing from everyone that science fiction didn't sell, so all of our expectations were very low. -Paolo Bacigalupi

I've had mainstream readers complain that the book is really a romance, and romance readers complain that the book isn't a romance – with the same book! It really depends on the individual reader's expectations going into the story, and that's very hard to predict person to person. -Lauren Willig

I'm a junkie for exhaustion, and I'm a junkie for setting up my expectations too high and then trying to meet them. -Stephen Colbert

My expectations are not in any future event. I would rather just be prepared for whatever might take place. -Dan Webster

Russia and the U.S. must jointly manage expectations to ensure that attempts to 'reset' our relationship succeed. -Sergei Lavrov

I support safeguarding users' personally identifiable information and sensitive data like health or financial records. I also believe the government has a responsibility to punish deceptive and unfair practices that defy reasonable expectations about consumers' privacy. -Marsha Blackburn

When people who are not black are interested in what I do, frankly, I'm always surprised. I don't know if it's my low expectations for white people or what. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

I would say that I am a jaded man beyond most expectations, but, like everyone else, I still have hope. -James Salter

Endings are the toughest, harder than beginnings. They must satisfy the expectations you have hopefully generated in your reader – not frustrate them, leave the reader grasping at elusive strings. -Jeffrey Thomas

Usually when you get a script from actors, you don't have high expectations. -Patrick Whitesell

I could try to incorporate or reflect in my models what it is that an employee, manager, or entrepreneur does: to recognize that most are engaged in their work, form expectations and evolve beliefs, solve problems, and have ideas. Trying to put these people into economic models became my project. -Edmund Phelps

Ask your editor or ask your agent to find out what the house's goals are for your book before it comes out. Get some sense of expectations so you are prepared. -M. J. Rose

Something I've always written about is social expectations: that the eyes of the community are on you all the time, expecting you to line up with certain social norms, certain behaviours. Whenever you forgot about them, they'd be strongly reiterated to you, in no uncertain terms. -Lynn Coady

Dating, like almost every other male-female interaction in present-day society, is based on outmoded and unequal social roles and expectations. -Lynn Coady

For commercial books in a genre, readers' and editors' expectations may be fairly rigid. Some romance lines, for instance, issue fairly detailed writers' guidelines explaining exactly what must happen in a book they publish (and what must not). -Nancy Kress

I nursed Mason for 14 months and Penelope for 16, and I loved it. It was built-in time that the two of us could share alone every day. I didn't have any goals or expectations. -Kourtney Kardashian

Some people look gender non-conforming because they want to look that way – they don't want to conform to society's expectations. -Caitlyn Jenner

Whether you work with a small or corporate press, the important thing is to have realistic expectations in terms of sales, promotion, and the work you have to do as an author promoting your novel. -Joe Meno

The first accepted piece of writing is the most exciting. No other publishing experience matches it. Perhaps jaundice sets in, or expectations are raised, or one starts to think that one is better than is the truth. -David Bergen

People have expectations of what you are as a writer. And writers, on the whole, don't like to be classified. -Tobias Hill

I fully understand the expectations of the state governments. Thus, I am better placed to work closely with the chief ministers. -Narendra Modi

Crime novels have a clear beginning, middle, and end: a mystery, its investigation, and its resolution. The reader expects events to play out logically and efficiently, and these expectations force the writer to spend a good deal of time working on macrostructure rather than prettifying individual sentences. -Jesse Kellerman

The bigger you become of a celebrity, the bigger the expectations, the pressure on you – to make change, to say what people want, to target the people they want to target. Fame is toxic; it is quite toxic. -Bassem Youssef

Reading isn't about managing expectations. In certain ways, writing is. You're trying to send signals early in a book about what might be coming later, but I think worrying about the kind of chatter around a book is something I try and stay as far away from when I'm reading. -Garth Risk Hallberg

If college expectations are not taught at home, teach them in school. -Lionel Sosa

My father is definitely not the kind of guy who'd place his children in key roles within his organization if he didn't think we could surpass the expectations he had for us. -Ivanka Trump

When I was younger, I was more self-conscious about living up to or surpassing the expectations of others. But as you get older, you start to build confidence. -Ivanka Trump

Receiving an economic boost from the digital era is not a luxury – it is essential to ensuring that Europe continues to grow and deliver levels of prosperity that meet the rising expectations of its citizens. -Klaus Schwab

It's hard to be in the limelight and write songs that cater to fans that have expectations of you. We just want to write songs that we love, but all the different people with different ideas coming in make it difficult. We have to ask ourselves if we're writing for the most important people: the fans. -Josh Dun

You have to be aware of what the audience's expectations are, and then you have to pervert them, basically, and hit them upside the head from a direction they weren't looking. -Wes Craven

In this industry, where things change so quickly, I've found that having no expectations is the happiest way to go. -Brie Larson

Although 'Mockingjay 2' grew $650 million at the worldwide box office, its domestic performance fell short of our expectations. -Jon Feltheimer

The great thing about writing 'Deadpool' is that he can demolish expectations and typical comic book conventions with monster truck force. There are few other characters who can transition so easily from one type of story to the next. -Cullen Bunn

The filmmakers have a story they want to tell, and they go get the material they need for it. The film either exceeds or fails to meet up to their expectations or it's different. -Joshua Oppenheimer

I try not to think about the expectations of other people because there's always going to be expectations. -Stephanie Sigman

There are certain people who aren't with me any more, but they're with me in spirit. I just want to do them proud and live up to expectations that they had. -Henry Speight

I have no expectations. Not in a bad way, but I've learned that you can't plan ahead. I live day by day and see what happens. -Behati Prinsloo

My expectations for myself were never high. I had a very unusual way of writing songs and of thinking about music. I wasn't at all like Bob Dylan or Simon and Garfunkel. I was completely different – I didn't have a David Geffen at my side. -Don McLean

Listen, I've been pretty fortunate. And if I've been underrated, it's actually been something I've been able to work with; I can surprise people. It sets me up to exceed expectations, so I don't mind. -Brad Pitt

If girls hear that they can create and fulfill their own ideas of who they might be, those extraneous expectations can become less restricting and a lot more healthy. -Megan Shull

The expectations for a nonfiction writer are awful high. -Richard Ben Cramer

The irony is that kids are treated equally when it comes to tests and standards and expectations but not treated equally when providing funds to meet those standards and expectations. -Pete Gallego

Why should Bollywood accept me? I should accept Bollywood. I don't care if Bollywood has accepted me. I don't seek acceptance. I don't need to live up to anybody's expectations. -Kangana Ranaut

I liked the fact that my father had a lot of expectations from my brother. I probably wanted to be that person who he could be proud of. -Kangana Ranaut

I write poems, I meditate. I don't live up to people's expectations. I don't do the conventional cool things – I know I am the coolest person. -Kangana Ranaut

There are expectations with sequels, and people want them to be bigger and better than the prequel. -James Wan

I love the idea of being the underdog, coming in with a take on this underdog character and completely blow people's expectations away. Like, 'Oh, you thought he was going to be a wimpy character? No no no.' -James Wan

Ben Kingsley was my ideal choice for Gandhi, and he really lived up to the expectations of an international audience. I did not find any Indian actor worthy to perform the role of Gandhi in the early Eighties, though there were brilliant performers like Naseeruddin Shah in India. -Richard Attenborough

Changing professional expectations and technological tools have created an impossibility of balancing work and life. -Rebecca Traister

I think that technology – computers and smart phones and 24-hour availability – often leaves me, and others I know, feeling blank and depressed at the end of a day. I also believe that hyped expectations for raising children leaves many women and men feeling as if their days are a blur of carpools and play-groups and tutors. -Rebecca Traister

My mother didn't set out to surround us with white students or colleagues. My mother just sought a quality education. People have these expectations of who they think you should be. And I say it's because they don't really understand Malcolm X – or his wife. -Ilyasah Shabazz

I have a sort of Catholic-slash-Calvinist view of human nature, but every day I meet somebody who is doing cool things. So people get you out of your solitude and do things that exceed your expectations every day. -Tim Kaine

It is difficult to meet fan expectations, especially when people say, 'Oh, the last one was the best one.' It creates more pressure each time for the next game to top the last one. -Yuji Horii

When I write books, I've learned not to have any expectations that I'm going to change the world. -Jon Krakauer

Emerging from embattled and humble beginnings, the Jewish state has exceeded all expectations for its success and prosperity. -Ehud Olmert

I financed and made my own films from the start. My path has been autonomous and independent, so I don't have any horror stories about glass ceilings and expectations and tense studio meetings. -Ava DuVernay

I know I have a lot of expectations to live up to, which I need to do and am willing to do. -Giancarlo Stanton

When expectations are really high, you're doomed. -Thomas Gibson

I work very hard every day not to have a lot of expectations. You just let go of the results, because a book will be on bookshelves and in libraries long after we're gone, and, in some ways, whatever happens is none of our business. -Bill Clegg

I was eight when independence happened. I remember my mum and dad getting dressed up to go to the independence concert to go listen to Bob Marley. Independence was such a wonderful time; we had so many expectations of the kind of country we would become. The vision of the government then was a wonderful vision. -Petina Gappah

I'm an actor. Since I was a teenager, I have had to play different characters, negotiating the cultural expectations of a Pakistani family, Brit-Asian rudeboy culture, and a scholarship to private school. The fluidity of my own personal identity on any given day was further compounded by the changing labels assigned to Asians in general. -Riz Ahmed

Fortunately or not, expectations are always high for all my films. -Mahesh Babu

Pressure is there with any release of mine. It's more my own, as I need to surpass my own expectations. -Mahesh Babu

There are no expectations other than those I place on myself to be a great father and husband. -Sturgill Simpson

The only way I'm going to support my family is to tour. I love playing, don't get me wrong. That 90 minutes every night, that's free. We get paid to travel. But every night, I have to get myself locked in. There are a thousand people that don't want to be disappointed, because they have a lot of expectations. -Sturgill Simpson

Just be yourself and be upfront about your expectations and desires. Don't be ambiguous and play hard to get. It doesn't work. You'll end up in the friend zone. -Mike Posner

We've never made progress in this country or in this state by lowering expectations. -Maggie Hassan

Boulder was not the small town I had expected. It is a vivacious community of sophisticated people, who have the same aspirations and expectations you find in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. -Kimbal Musk

Competing in pageants made me hyper-aware of the unfair expectations society places on women in terms of youth and beauty. But it also gave me empathy for women who use beauty as a creative exploration. When expressed healthfully, dressing up, doing hair, crafting makeup, etc., is an art form. -Rae Carson

So many things have to come together to get a creatively successful and financially successful film. Sometimes you'll have a movie that you're very proud of, and you think it transcended all of your expectations, but it doesn't come out at the right time. I have done movies that have never been released. That can be depressing. -Jeff Bridges

What makes Mom the best is that she never put any expectations too high on the kids. She just wanted us to be doing the things that made us happy, as long as we were working hard, but we never had to live up to something. -Kate Hudson

We push players beyond their limits and expectations every day. We ask them to take risks. Sometimes, as coaches, we have to remember to do that with our decisions, too. -Jeff Fisher

In the egoic state, your sense of self, your identity, is derived from your thinking mind – in other words, what your mind tells you about yourself: the storyline of you, the memories, the expectations, all the thoughts that go through your head continuously and the emotions that reflect those thoughts. All those things make up your sense of self. -Eckhart Tolle

Especially when the expectations become so high of you, you always remember the last record that might have been really successful, and you're trying to outdo that or trying to make something that does not sound like the last record. -Missy Elliott

I can't think of anything worse, really, than to try to live up to someone else's expectations of what you should be. You don't make art by consensus. -Tracy Chapman

I don't want to say that our expectations of love are too high; it's just that if we're to meet them, we have to become a little more self-aware. -Alain de Botton

I see myself in a Cleveland Browns uniform and a return for Josh Gordon. Hopefully this time, the biggest and the best I've ever been. Really looking forward to giving the people what they deserve, not letting anyone down, myself included. And exceeding their expectations. -Josh Gordon

I got my first job by exceeding expectations. -Gwen Ifill

To me, race is not all about grievance. It is also about pride and empathy and humanity and understanding the value of difference. But along with that, there are also expectations that we should set for ourselves and for others. We should expect to be treated as equal citizens. -Gwen Ifill

I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own. -Michelle Obama

SpaceX is very unusual. I don't know of any other startup where the founder put in $100 million of his own money before looking for any outside capital. They have wildly exceeded any reasonable expectations. -Steve Jurvetson

I always feel that a viewer has an expectation about every moment of the film and where it's going, so if I act against that, I've created a twist. In fact, it becomes a kind of game with the expectations of the viewer. This is the superficial appearance. In the layer beneath, there is a hidden theme. -Asghar Farhadi

By not having to live up to people's expectations, I was somehow free. -Kris Kristofferson

If you aren't going to make your revenue plan, it's unlikely you'll make your EBITDA or Net Income plan. You don't even have to get complicated and look at Gross Margin or more derivative metrics – if you are off in Q1 and have any sort of growth expectations , you are going to miss for the year. -Brad Feld

In terms of pace, I think I just have to revisit my relationship with expectations. That has a little bit to do with comparing ourselves to other people and seeing other people's journey and seeing how they had a certain success at a certain age. -Mahershala Ali

I have high expectations of my audience, and in general, I would say they've met that. -James Turrell

Novels set in distant places give us expectations not unlike those we have of travel writing, and often the distinctions are blurred, as in, say, the way the low life of Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward is depicted in John David Morley's recent 'Pictures from the Water Trade.' -Darryl Pinckney

People in my confirmation process, on the right and the left, really loved that idea of having someone who's going to be in meetings arguing on behalf of the dignity of people who sometimes aren't represented in meetings. But by the same token, they have somewhat unrealistic expectations that I can kind of make my own policy. -Samantha Power

We must make choices that are outside of the familial expectations of us, or we'll just be repeating the mistakes. Our parents came here to give us better choices. -Nia Vardalos

Starting a new business will take its toll on your time and energy, and this can place strain on family and social relationships, depending on their expectations and how open you are in your communication with them. -Fabrizio Moreira

Sometimes, our expectations of being all-knowing is somewhat unrealistic. At the end of the day, there are people out there who mean harm to us, are thinking about doing harm to us and motivated to do it, and we don't know what that is. -Jack Keane

In 'The Goods,' I'm Ed Helms' dad, and I was known all those years as Kirk Cameron's father, and now I'm known as Robin Thicke's father, so I find myself playing myself a lot and, frankly, living up to expectations of what the public's image of me is. -Alan Thicke

I've always felt that improv looks and feels more clever when you're there to experience it live than when you have the degree of separation that television creates. Television raises expectations. -Alan Thicke

We don't use the term 'big data' – not on our website, not with customers. Saying it sets up expectations, the wrong expectations. -Gurjeet Singh

Nothing shatters the relationship between you and your boss like you failing to meet expectations, deadlines, and goals. -John Rampton

I feel like if you don't put too much expectations and too much high hopes into things, everything will fall into place. -Christina Milian

During the 1970s, inflation expectations rose markedly because the Federal Reserve allowed actual inflation to ratchet up persistently in response to economic disruptions – a development that made it more difficult to stabilize both inflation and employment. -Janet Yellen

Financial market participants appear to recognize the FOMC's data-dependent approach because incoming data surprises typically induce changes in market expectations about the likely future path of policy, resulting in movements in bond yields that act to buffer the economy from shocks. -Janet Yellen

My life motto is basically to lower your standards and expectations so you're never disappointed and never put any trust in anything, and I try to prepare for the day that I wake up, and everyone I know is like, 'LOL JK best long-running practical joke ever', so I've never really let myself freak out or get too excited about anything. -Tavi Gevinson

I try not to think about anyone's expectations but rather focus on always doing my personal best. Modeling was never a thought in my mind growing up, but my mom felt it was important for me to be open to business opportunities and expand my horizons. -Anwar Hadid

Every single thing you do, you don't really have expectations. -Alexandra Daddario

I really believe my films are going to be successful, that I'm making 'The Blair Witch Project' – something that will transcend expectations and resonate with people. -Ryan Gosling

Our customers, system, and shareholders are best served when we direct our focus and energy towards executing against these critical customer expectations. -Steve Easterbrook

In my case, of course, people had a lot of expectations, but that didn't pressurise me because I'm pretty confident about my musicality and my talent. -Armaan Malik

There is such a hype and a big build up to me, and it's very hard to meet those expectations. That's been a big stress in my life. -Shawn Mendes

I've always had high expectations of myself. I've never felt that there was anything I couldn't do in this world. -Dak Prescott

Being star kids, there are certain expectations to live up to. There's a certain pressure from the public. And, if your film doesn't work, it's even worse. -Tiger Shroff

Hope is not just… out in the sky, or accepting the facts or reality. Hope is having optimistic, positive expectations. -Craig Sager

I wouldn't say I'm a victim of high expectations. The expectations are going to be there. -Ezekiel Elliott

Nobody's expectations are going to be more than mine. -Ezekiel Elliott

You kinda got to embrace expectations, but it's not something I pay attention to. -Ezekiel Elliott

I live for the high expectations. -Ezekiel Elliott

I was the youngest child and the only son. I was expected to shine in academics. It seemed like too big a risk to take up cricket as a career. I thought I had to live up to my family's expectations. So I chose to be an engineer. -Sushant Singh Rajput

I'm going to put a lot of expectations on myself. -Carson Wentz

As an actor, my job is to perform to the best of my ability. Success or the ratings of a show are not in my hands. But yes, people's expectations can be unnerving. -Mouni Roy

There are happy stories out there, but I think some of them may raise false expectations for teens. -Adam Silvera

I never had high expectations going into Hollywood. I went there just to work. -Dana Ashbrook

I was always very academically focused when I was growing up, and music was something for which I really had no preconceptions or expectations for myself or really any rules. It kind of represented, at least for me, a divergent path of creativity and self-discovery. -K. Flay

When you do acoustic shows, there's always a more intimate vibe. I go into them with lowered expectations and assume that people don't want to hear me. -Verite

I think it's natural when a team has such high expectations, under .500 halfway through the season, they're going to go after a brand new coach. -Dan Gilbert

As a franchise, we don't have any different expectations than anyone else. -Dan Gilbert

We have the talent in place, and I think if you are a Jaguars fan, you should be excited, and you should have some expectations that we're going to be a sustainable, winning organization now. -Shahid Khan

Wait the end with joy. It is the end which characterizes everything and which tests a man's expectations. -Thomas Becket

I love subverting expectations or playing with the sort of unspoken kind of connections that the audience has. -Jonathan Levine

It's so wonderful that women continue to break down barriers and change societal expectations, but women still suffer discrimination for their gender, class, and race. -Sasheer Zamata

Make sure you are clear about the expectations your boss has for you. -Judy Smith

I really felt like 'Chandelier' was a big pop song. But we weren't sure what would happen if I wasn't willing to show my face and do promo and go on tour and do the traditional kind of pop strategy. So I had no expectations. -Sia

I never judge myself according to the expectations of others. I judge myself by the jobs I've been given over the years and by the extent to which I succeeded in those jobs. -Bob Iger

I say this all the time: I've always been really good at managing my expectations so that I'm not let down. -Brett Young

I think Valentine's Day is one of those holidays like New Year's where people develop such high expectations that even if it's a decent day, it doesn't live up, and it's disappointing. -Brett Young

I didn't have any expectations with 'Traveller' – I don't think anybody did. That's how I prefer the process to be. -Chris Stapleton

Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity set the expectations for behavior; they set a standard for our work. More than just a motto, for the men and women of the FBI, Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity is a way of life. -Robert Mueller

I never go into a situation with any type of expectations. -Kevin Gates

When you are writing for the Christian culture, there is a whole gamut of expectations. -Frank Peretti

Trying to project our expectations and our desires onto the sci-fi being written in China now isn't terribly helpful. -Ken Liu

Selfless service to the people and resolution of their problems should be the top priority of local bodies representatives, as they can come up to the expectations of the people only through service, hard work, and honesty. -Shehbaz Sharif

At the end of the day, you're saying lines and playing pretend. All that varies from show to show is the level of the intensity and the terms of the expectations you place on yourself. -Eric Johnson

If you look at somebody like Sam Bee, she got to create her own thing without any expectations that there was a show there. That was probably liberating for them. -Larry Wilmore

The sad fact is that it would be fair to say that United is a generic, bureaucratic, tired company. A sort of DMV in the sky. No real culture. No real strategy. No real expectations for employees or customers. All of which is a shame. -Patrick Lencioni

I've done some really off-the-wall stuff and stuff that people might not expect. That's one way to work through people's expectations of you. -Haley Joel Osment

It would be nice at some point to do something that people expect to be good. Although then with high expectations come a lot more pressure. -Christopher Miller

Low expectations is the key to happiness in life. -Christopher Miller

All of everything we've ever done has been riding on low expectations. 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,' a terrible idea. Doing '21 Jump Street' as a movie is a terrible idea. 'The Lego Movie' sounds like a terrible idea. -Christopher Miller

We have contradictory expectations of police: We want to be perfectly safe and perfectly free. We want total security and total privacy. We want the bad guys stopped and the good guys unmolested. That's great for the consumer; try providing it. -Don Winslow

You can't write about a personal struggle if you're going to water it down to meet everyone's expectations about what's appropriate. -Heidi Roizen

You have to have honesty to the product. You have to meet consumer expectations. You give them value for their money and give them a product that they need. I don't see anything wrong with all these things. And I don't think it's a bad thing to meet consumers' expectations. -Janet Evanovich

My story is a little unorthodox. At first, I just wanted to book a commercial. I didn't have any expectations, and I wanted to try something new. -Rotimi

When we in our sector talk of the adoption of Indian consumers to new products and innovative ways of doing banking, they always exceed our expectations. -Chanda Kochhar

I use my interaction with both my kids to know how the youth today relates to technology, their expectations in terms of mobility and social solutions by customer services-oriented businesses like banking. -Chanda Kochhar

It's very Western to idealize a kind of love that does not come with any expectations, that still permits both the giver and recipient to be completely free. -Jenny Zhang

I think, with every kid I coach, I'm trying to get them to do the right thing all the time. I always feel like you should raise the bar. There needs to be expectations. -Larry Brown

I really do think that putting expectations on a holiday is setting yourself up for failure. -Delilah

All the time, there was the weight of my community's expectations on my shoulders. -Nina Simone

I dare you to be married for 44 years and exceed anyone's expectations. -Jeffrey Katzenberg

As the Internet has sped up the consumer experience, customer expectations are higher. -Greg Gianforte

I always try to design fashion that is interesting and innovative, and I like to break traditions and challenge people's expectations. -Jonathan Anderson

When I look back at my first few seasons in the NBA, we didn't dominate as a team. There were a lot of nights where we took a beating and got whacked across the head. But we got better along the way, and we started to taste the success. With that came the pressure and expectations to be successful. -Scottie Pippen

How can you not have preconceived notions and expectations of who Kelsey Grammer is gonna be? He's been in my living room since my TV was on. And he exceeded them all, somehow. He's such a beautiful and open-hearted collaborator and mentor and such a great family man. I was just lucky to get to work with him and learn from him. -Matt Bomer

When you set these high expectations and goals, and they are demolished so early in the season, that has an effect on the psyche. It wears you down. -Ara Parseghian

No one puts higher expectations on themselves than I do. -Billy Eichner

If you're pretty, you want to be ugly. If you're loud, you want to play quiet. You always want to challenge people's expectations. -Billy Eichner

I have always had an interest in performers who play against the most obvious of expectations and are able to find something secret, something withheld, and some level of restraint. -Todd Haynes

Let's face it, us '60s folks had pretty high expectations. -Walter Becker

It's something nice to be number one, of course, but there are much more expectations. -Angelique Kerber

Barry Bonds was still young when his father's fall began. Although Bobby still continued to put up good numbers year after year, he never lived up to expectations. -David Grann

My foundation is acoustic guitar, and it is finger-picking and all of that and sort of an orchestral style of playing. Lead guitar came later, more out of the necessity to do so because of expectations in a particular situation. -Lindsey Buckingham

People have certain expectations from me, and I want to do different characters. -Disha Patani

A movie has to get good reviews, high grosses – it has to beat expectations. The same thing with television and the ratings. But being curious isn't like that. It's not a public thing. It's private, and the test is a private one. You have to be on your toes. -Brian Grazer

Amazon has done something for all of retail, which is resetting the customer expectations about how quickly and easily you can get things. -Mary Dillon

Generation Alpha has very different expectations for the entire world. Everything that's going to happen in their lives needs to be visual, on demand, adaptive, in demand, and we have to find a way to embed that into our toy experiences. -Margo Georgiadis

I'm looking forward to seeing more ICO projects provide increased clarity about the performance metrics expectations they plan to exhibit during their future adult lives in addition to the assumptive utility of that token they are selling. -William Mougayar

The dangerous thing about platform introductions is that they tend to create unrealistic expectations. -G. Edward Griffin

Having no expectations is a really good thing. -Alycia Debnam-Carey

The top principle for disruptive and sustaining innovation is that it has to have a laser focus on customers. Innovation begins with their needs and expectations. -Denise Morrison

With experience, you understand expectations, you understand consequences, but sometimes it gets a little bit hard, especially for me, that I'm a perfectionist – I want to analyse everything. And sometimes it's most important to just let go and trust your instincts. This is what I need to do more of. -Ana Ivanovic

The expectations of people and society on Samsung have grown stricter and bigger. -Jay Y. Lee

We have failed to live up to the expectations of the public. -Jay Y. Lee

Mobile devices, high-speed data communication, and online commerce are creating expectations that convenient, secure, real-time payment and banking capabilities should be available whenever and wherever they are needed. -Jerome Powell

Against this backdrop of technological change and heightened expectations, it is worth remembering our broad public policy objectives, which are driven by the fundamental importance of the payments system in our society. -Jerome Powell

The only way to ensure that inflation expectations remain safely anchored near the FOMC's target is to keep inflation close to that target on a consistent basis. -Jerome Powell

I'm not by nature a cynical person. But sometimes your expectations are different from reality. -Fred Armisen

Reactive and proactive policing are both necessary. Still, we need to lower expectations that such efforts can ever be responsive to crime. -Greg Boyle

At It's a 10 Haircare, our products are for all hair types and create instant miracle results, exceeding industry norms and consumer expectations. -Carolyn Aronson

Sometimes I think about, 'What if I'm not the person everyone idealizes me to be? Maybe I'm just a regular old Joe. What if I can't live up to all these expectations? Maybe I'm just not who they think I am or who they want me to be. -Selah Louise Marley

I have really high expectations for myself, so I just want to go out there and compete. -Zach LaVine

I think the biggest thing you take from the stunt world is your understanding of the filmmaking process. For years, you've worked with every other department closely. You know hair, makeup, wardrobe, special effects, and you know what everybody's needs are and their expectations. You also know how to collaborate with them. -David Leitch

I had no expectations of white people at all. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

You never know what's going to happen. It's kind of nice to limit your expectations so when something clicks, you go, 'Hey, that's nice. Thank you.' -David Eigenberg

Customers are enormously punishing when companies don't meet their expectations. -Tahl Raz

Quality that significantly exceeds the customer's expectations doesn't seem to pay off. This 'delight the customer' stuff isn't rewarding. One has to be careful about delighting customers too often, because it sort of reshapes customer expectations. -Tahl Raz

Every individual's listening is as unique as his or her fingerprints because we all listen through filters that develop from our personal mix of culture, language, values, beliefs, attitudes, expectations and intentions. That is why one person's musical taste is another person's hideous noise. -Julian Treasure

Retouching is an incredible tool but can also create unrealistic expectations for women who don't understand that an image is not how the subject really looks. Even the subjects themselves can't live up to their retouched images. -Amanda de Cadenet

There are people who have really high expectations for what we're doing. I have to not think about that so that I can be free and play around every day and not feel like I have to get it right. You want to be loose. -Katherine Waterston

A club like Arsenal, it's normal that expectations are high. This club must compete for titles, and that's what we want to do. -Granit Xhaka

The expectations are high, so we know: If we do not meet them, there is criticism. We have high expectations ourselves. We are not happy with fourth, third, or second, either. -Granit Xhaka

Audience come with expectations, and our job is to engage them for two hours. We take efforts to make the story more interesting and also present it in such a way that it is liked by all the audience. -Vijay Sethupathi

I can feel this pressure of living up to the expectations of people. I hope I can fulfill it. -Ashish Sharma

When you go into to vacationing with kids, what people don't get is that there is a portion of it that's going to be unpleasant because you're traveling with children. When people have these expectations that it's going to be perfect or amazing, that has never been my experience. -Busy Philipps

I feel Arjun is one of the central characters of 'Mahabharata' and people have lots of expectations from me when I started working on the show. -Shaheer Sheikh

I think there comes a time when you start dropping expectations. Because the world doesn't owe you anything, and you don't owe the world anything in return. Things, feelings, are a very simple transaction. If you get it, be grateful. If you don't, be alright with it. -Fawad Khan

People have expectations from you – and the whole fun of acting is taking expectations and completely upending them. That's how you get laughs in comedy, and that's how you scare the daylights out of people in a horror film. -John Lithgow

I was very lucky – I grew up with two parents who loved each other and gave me unconditional love. They set high expectations for me, and they gave me an infinite amount of support. So I stand on their shoulders; I follow their example in every way. -Valerie Jarrett

Simply put, we haven't lived up to your expectations… That's going to change. -Oscar Munoz

In the telecommunications, consumer products, and railway businesses, there are very real consequences if you don't meet the consumer's needs and desires. There are also substantive rewards for doing so, and especially for exceeding customer expectations. -Oscar Munoz

I believe we must go further in redefining what United's corporate citizenship looks like in our society… and we intend to live up to those higher expectations in the way we embody social responsibility and civic leadership everywhere we operate. -Oscar Munoz

There's so much judgment geared toward young girls. People just expect so much from girls. Even physically and aesthetically, people expect us to always look right, to have a certain etiquette – to talk a certain way and act a certain way – and to know certain things. It's all different expectations, but there are always expectations. -Bibi Bourelly

There were times I was underestimated a lot. It gave me a unique benefit. The expectations were so low I could blow their head off. -Elaine Welteroth

Concerns about the possible side-effects of connected care are swept aside by the expectations of the benefits when people are confronted with a chronic disease themselves. Resistance that could be privacy-related completely disappears. -Frans van Houten

I think, going forward, we need to be much more modest on expectations with regard to China growth: That's just being realistic. -Frans van Houten

When you're in your twenties, you're made of expectations, and when they're shattered, you don't know how to behave. The fact is if you react really outraged, you fear that you'll get dropped and feel even more terrible. But there's only a certain amount you can put up with before you become obnoxious in your own eyes, right? -Anjelica Huston

I've always said my expectations are higher than what anyone else could put on me. -Mikaela Shiffrin

I have high expectations for the people who work for me. I figure that if they work really hard and do a good job on one of my campaigns or in my office, that experience will serve them well later on. -Amy Klobuchar

I have written about cultural dislocation, and I understand the corrosive effect of diminished expectations. -Richard Cohen

The thing you think is going to be huge ends up not being huge at all, and the most minute thing you do is talked about for the rest of your life, so I try not to have any expectations at all. I think that helps, if you're just focusing on the project at hand. -Kaya Scodelario

I want to put expectations on our team that are high. That's kind of the way I've always been, and I want to put those expectations on our team as well. -Blake Griffin

Is the 'black designer' label there to warn everyone not to have the same level of expectations for me, or is it some type of prize? I just want to work in an even playing field where I can get press for my work and not just my race and my personal views on it. -Kerby Jean-Raymond

'Moonlight' undoes our expectations as viewers, and as human beings, too. As we watch, another movie plays in our minds: real-life footage of the many forms of damage done to black men, which can sometimes lead them to turn that hateful madness on their own kind, passing on the poison that was their inheritance. -Hilton Als

I feel like I'm a New Yorker to the bone. But there is a lot of the South in me. I know there is a lot of the South in my mannerisms. There's a lot of the South in my expectations of other people and how people treat each other. There's a lot of the South in the way I speak, but it could never be home. -Jacqueline Woodson

My experience for myself as a performer is not one of high expectations. -Ruby Dee

I love the Comedy Cellar. The audience has no expectations because they don't know me. It's great. It's only winning – if I bomb, they just say, 'Oh, the French guy sucks.' But if I do well, then they remember me. -Gad Elmaleh

Indeed, it is a common goal to create a stronger United Nations able to meet the multitude of expectations placed upon it. To that end, I will facilitate a constructive, informed, and open interaction among Member States and with the Secretary-General. -Miroslav Lajcak

We continue to hope that a way can be found for Benchmark to move forward, having profited so handsomely from the work of Travis Kalanick and many others, and to do so without inflicting gratuitous harm on the company which we have all supported, and for which we continue to have the greatest expectations. -Shervin Pishevar

I think we are challenged in how we define humanitarian action today and how we relate to long-term needs. We are also confronted with legitimate expectations from the people who want us to respond far more thoroughly to their basic pleas than we would have done in a much more contained form of conflict. -Peter Maurer

Our political leaders have great responsibilities, but as with many situations in life, people often rise or fall to meet your expectations. Our responsibility as citizens is to expect our leaders to lead and to give them enough support so that they may do so. -Paul Polman

Like many teens, I struggled with my body and looks, but my despair was amplified by the expectations of cisnormativity and the gender binary as well as the impossibly high beauty standards that I, and my female peers, measured myself against. -Janet Mock

A lot of people think I popped out of some pink cloud fully formed, ready for action, but I've been putting songs on SoundCloud since I was 16. Five people would listen and like them. I never had any expectations for myself. -Shura

'What's It Gonna Be?' is about having a massive crush on someone, so it made sense to go back where – to school, where it all began. But it was important for us to explore those archetypal characters – The Jock, The Nerd, The Dork, The Popular Kid – and then flip expectations. -Shura

We need better measures of people's expectations and levels of satisfaction, of how they spend their time, of their relations with other people… We need to focus on stocks as much as on flows, and we need to broaden the range of assets that we consider important to sustain our well-being. -Jose Angel Gurria

People get married for a wide array of reasons and have all sorts of expectations of how marriage will change the relationship. And while it's true that turning the person you're dating into a legal partner does affect certain things, those who expect marriage to be a cure-all for all your relationship woes are sorely mistaken. -Emily V. Gordon

Ghosts of Marriages Past can haunt many aspects of a new relationship – your expectations of what a man should do, how you behave in conflict, your ideas of how commitment should look – they can even make your new man look untrustworthy when he's really behaving normally. -Emily V. Gordon

A lot of new stepparents fall into the trap of letting children disobey household expectations in order to gain favor with them. -Emily V. Gordon

At a certain point, a critical mass of people either have used the Internet or have expectations. Anything less than the free flow of information will be seen as having something taken away. We've seen time and again – in Egypt and Iran, for example – that creates a backlash. -Jared Cohen

Learning to live with not meeting other people's expectations has been extremely freeing and is the only gift I wish to pass on to any future offspring. -Jenna Wortham

'Drag Race' has become a staple of modern television for the way it skewers expectations and attitudes about gender, much as a show like 'black-ish' works to challenge stereotypes about black families in America. -Jenna Wortham

Deathstroke is a villain. Don't come to the book with any expectations that he will, in any way or sense or form, act heroically. He's a bad guy, and that's the fun of it. -Christopher Priest

Some Muslim children, both male and female, have little choice in who to marry, what to study, what their careers will be, and who they can socialise with. Their lives are constrained under the expectations of family 'honour.' -Deeyah Khan

Within a life that seems uncomfortably scripted by family and community pressures, hyper-religiosity can provide a way to break with parental expectations and flee from parental control. -Deeyah Khan

A hedonistic lifestyle contrary to all the rules and expectations of Islam is not an unusual precursor to radicalisation: in fact, some young radicals see joining in the jihad as a way of achieving redemption for past sins. -Deeyah Khan

I know some women's rights activists have seen so much abuse that they can't stand men, but I have a sense of empathy with the men. Without excusing the abuse they are capable of, many of them are trapped within these communities and bound by expectations they didn't necessarily ask for. -Deeyah Khan

I'm always making movies for my audiences, but I'm not trying to meet their expectations. -David Lowery

Taking full advantage of all that college offers can be tough for teens facing a major life transition under pressure to perform. Perhaps we should all lower our expectations and let kids find their way. -Rachel Simmons

Masculinity is kind of a toxic curse, isn't it? The expectations of it were hard on me. -Luis Alberto Urrea

I feel like the expectations have gone up. It's not a complaint, but it's a little intimidating. People are like, 'Oh, you're on Matador. It's kind of a legendary label – you're going to have to live up to all those other bands.' I guess it's not that explicit. -Lucy Dacus

The success of 'The Widow' meant there were expectations for the second book from the first word, and it has created a completely different writing experience. Not to say I haven't enjoyed writing 'The Child,' but I confess there were times when I felt as if I was wrenching it out of my body with bloodied fingernails! -Fiona Barton

There are certain expectations placed on writers if other people have put a value on their gender. I'm aware of the hundreds of tiny differences that happen when people are seeing your gender before they see something else. -Laeta Kalogridis

Every morning, I have high expectations, and then I confront the reality of what happens at 4 o'clock. -Ron Williams

My belief is that a positive culture works best because people want to meet or exceed expectations, not demands. -Ron Williams

I had a little bit of expectations just to be not terrible, because you can't be named so similar to a sport and not be at least adequate at that sport. I don't think there's been expectations to be really good, because my parents never put that kind of pressure on me, but I had to be at least decent. -Tennys Sandgren

Think about just exceeding expectations of every job you're being asked to do. Continually ask for feedback on how it's going. Ask everybody involved what you can do to do an even better job, and the world will beat down your door trying to ask you to do more and more. -Alan Mulally

Building up expectations, creating unrealistic time frames, feeling like our end goal is the end all, be all can all lead to frustration or anxiety. We end up feeling as though we have to power through what we want rather than enjoy the process and just let the result come as it may. -Gretchen Bleiler

Chefs get sucked into the trap of 'fine dining' because some guides make it central to their ratings system and because some customers have been trained to focus their expectations on the trappings and not on the food. It's all a gigantic waste of energy. -John Lanchester

Many alternatives to traditional marriage have emerged. People feel free to shop around, experimenting with several living arrangements in succession. And when people do marry, they have different expectations and goals. -Stephanie Coontz

As a teenager, I felt so hemmed in and trapped, both by the place I lived and the expectations others had about school, college, and a future career. -Sabaa Tahir

When you write your first book, you're writing in a vacuum; it doesn't matter how much time it takes. And then with the second book, you're on contract, and you have deadlines, and it's a little bit tougher. And also the expectations. You don't want to let your characters down. -Sabaa Tahir

I love doing action. Since I'm not 21, there's some, 'Let me get to the gym so I can do it.' But I love to defy expectations. -Angela Bassett

I remember watching the Tony Awards as a young girl, thinking I would never get that far but, in my heart, wanting so badly to perform on Broadway and defy the expectations of my small town. -Taylor Louderman

I can't change the preconceived notions a reader brings to a work, but I can do my best to be aware of, address, and subvert tropes and expectations that readers may have as best I can and hope I don't screw it up too much. -Kameron Hurley

I set pretty high expectations for myself,and I hold myself to a pretty high standard. -Jimmy Garoppolo

At some point, you got to stop caring about people's expectations and care only about your expectations of yourself. -Ana Navarro

Just getting to the NFC Championship isn't good enough. Winning the Super Bowl is what the expectations are. -Mike Daniels

What I try to do is defy expectations in terms of boundaries, whether it is high or low art, pop culture, or fine-art culture. My work is about reconciling myriad cultural influences and bringing them into one picture. -Kehinde Wiley

The world is changing, and you have to keep up with the way the world is changing as well as your own expectations that you set for yourself or that your family might set you. -Ella Purnell

People with Down syndrome can do anything. They just do it at their own pace. Give them a chance, and you will be rewarded beyond your greatest expectations. -Madeline Stuart

I am happy with what comes, I don't have expectations of any stature. -Leon Russell

My last name is all I have. I try to carry that to a high standard by setting high expectations. -Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

I definitely feel that society sets expectations for transgender people to fit in and makes us feel as if we have to dress a certain way so that we blend in with everyone else. But I believe all transgender individuals should be able to wear whatever they want and not worry about fitting in. -Jazz Jennings

My parents have always had pretty high expectations, but they're very supportive. -Lauren Cohan

People keep asking me if I feel pressure. But I don't feel pressure. I realize there's a lot on my plate, a lot of expectations for me to come in and win and do certain things. But I'm just playing the way I always have. -Trae Young

Social media, unfortunately, just makes it a lot easier to be jealous. It sets up false expectations of reality, so it's really easy to look at someone else's life online and assume that they have everything going great for them and that their life is perfect. -Franchesca Ramsey

I always kept my expectations in life very tame. -Hannah Gadsby

I decided that I would defy expectations, be it those put on me by society, race, socioeconomic status, or my father. -Michael Tubbs

I wanted to explore expectations we have of people – what a woman should be, what a man should be. And if they don't meet our own interpretation of who they should be because of their gender, their background, their ethnic group, we then come to conclusions about them that are not accurate. -Ayobami Adebayo

I think all scientists are like detectives. We are most happy when we find something that doesn't fit our expectations. -Heidi Hammel

Season 1 of CTV's 'The Launch' exceeded our wildest expectations! -Scott Borchetta

I think, all my life, I've grown up and had high expectations, but that becomes so stressful. -Anne-Marie

We didn't set out to be cool. We set out to be an extremely tight band. We wanted to defy expectations. The more negative your mindset on coming to one of our gigs, the better for us, frankly. -James Murphy

White people in North America live in a social environment that protects and insulates them from race-based stress. This insulated environment of racial protection builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress. -Robin DiAngelo

The idea that the president doesn't interfere in law-enforcement investigative matters is one of our deep normative expectations of the modern presidency. But it is not a matter of law. Legally, if the president of the United States wants to direct the specific conduct of investigations, that is his constitutional prerogative. -Benjamin Wittes

My fans are so open-minded and trust that whatever I'm doing, in whatever moment of time, is the most accurate form of expression that I have to offer them. There are no expectations – only a journey which we all share together. -Mija

Women often live according to rules they get from magazines or media. For example, if I don't have kids by the age of 30, there must be something wrong with me. Goals are great to have, but having too many expectations won't work, and worse, it will alienate your partner. -Rachel Hollis

I'm drawn to subversive material and material that speaks to communities and people who tend to be marginalized, and telling those stories in ways that subvert expectations. That's always been fun for me to play and always been fun for me to write. -Natasha Rothwell

Sequels are generally done in a rush. They're done with a sense of urgency. The first time, you spend a long time developing to get it over the line. The second time, you don't. Your expectations are different, and your motivations are different. -Alex Garland

I feel like a lot of my fans hold high expectations of me when it comes to inside the Octagon – not so much outside of the Octagon – but I feel like most of my performances are pretty dominant, so I don't feel like I have the luxury to not perform in an extremely impressive fashion. -Jon Jones

I went into NXT with no expectations. That's what I was told when I was hired – have no expectations, just do the best I could – and that's always what I've done for the last fifteen years. That's what I did, and you know, it's obviously working out pretty good. -Kevin Owens

If you're fortunate, you'll meet people over the course of your career who exceed your expectations in every way. When you work or spend time with them, you find yourself wanting to be a better person. -Mark Goulston

The problem with idealizing love is that it causes us to develop unrealistic expectations about what love actually is and what it can do for us. -Mark Manson

People have all sorts of expectations which you can't meet. Me, I'm so reclusive I stay away from such things as much as I can. I never go anywhere. -Ry Cooder

There's loads of eyes and expectations. People are almost waiting for you to make a mistake so they can say, 'Oh, she's a one-hit wonder!' -Ella Mai

I've exceeded the expectations people had for me as an unconfident runt who grew up in North Jersey as well as the expectations I had for myself. -Chris Gethard

It's nice to squash people's expectations. -Lauren Mayberry

The thing I know about Diana Trout is that she's the hardest-working person. She even says it in season one – that nobody works harder than she does. I believe that's always been true about her. That is why she has high expectations of everyone around her. -Miriam Shor

I just create. I don't have expectations. I just make music. -21 Savage

Since the Second World War, as female expectations and opportunities have risen, becoming a royal woman – and remaining a royal woman – has seemed less and less an attractive proposition. -Linda Colley

The more work you put in, and the more you constantly and consistently give good performances against good opponents and constantly exceed people's expectations, the more you really endear yourself to the crowd. That's how your career takes off – it's just consistency and time. -Sami Zayn

What's great about being an opener is that even when you lose, you win. There's no pressure. And no expectations. If you sell merch, you're killing it. But when you headline, you have to sell those tickets. -Walker Hayes

Many fathers and sons never get to reconcile their differences or come to an understanding that fills the gap between love and expectations. -George Pelecanos

When we interact with others from a place of compassion without expectations, things are set up to go pretty smoothly. -Tara Stiles

When we practice cleaning our slate and interacting without motive, what we actually 'get' in return is greater than what we might have expected. Life can open up and be full of surprises that blow past our narrow expectations. -Tara Stiles

Everybody comes in with a certain goal. Some are performance, some are aesthetic. Even athletes have aesthetic goals, but first and foremost, they have performance goals, and those need to be addressed. They have weaknesses that need to be shored up. You have to manage expectations sometimes. -Gunnar Peterson

I had to really learn what it meant to be on a set and what the expectations were and what producers are. I had to learn who I'm talking to and what their functions are. I had a couple of gaffes: I would ask a person a question, and it wasn't their job. I had to Google their job description. That was the first big adjustment. -Shalita Grant

Though 'Child's Play' is ultimately more concerned with subverting storytelling expectations and satirizing the expected trajectory of traditional mystery, Posadas does embed some insights about the writer's responsibility to the reader. -Sarah Weinman

People should know that I am Dybala, and I want to continue to be so. I understand the comparisons and expectations on me from the Argentines, but I don't want to be the new Messi or the Messi of the future. -Paulo Dybala

It is a burden that people have expectations about me. -Paulo Dybala

I like to keep my expectations low and my aspirations high in my career and my life. That way I'm pleasantly surprised more often than desperately disappointed. -Jason O'Mara

Sometimes when you look at life really closely and you realise that things are not as smooth or as kind as they should be, then you create a world outside that matches up to your expectations or matches up to your beliefs. That's the kind of world both my brother and I have created for ourselves through stage and through entertainment. -Kubra Sait

I think if you have a good attitude and go in with no pressure or expectations, just for a chance to play with all these talented people and do your thing, then it's always a blast! -Dania Ramirez

Being known doesn't get you anywhere; it just makes the bar and the expectations higher, especially if the venue wants to charge a certain ticket price because you're known. So people are like, 'I paid $60 to see you, and you're on TV'. -Whitney Cummings

I know the expectations are higher on me now because I've played more matches and done well. But I need to keep improving to make the supporters happy. I know I can improve. -Philippe Coutinho

My expectations have always been to be one of the top players in the world, and that matches well with Paylocity's mission. They are changing things in their industry just like I want to make a mark on professional golf. -Brooks Koepka

I talk out of experience that relationships don't get messy; it's our heads that are messy. People's expectations and beliefs screw up relationships. -Vicky Kaushal

When I became an actor, I knew that there were only two ways of going about it – either I become an actor who has expectations, or the reverse of it. -Vicky Kaushal

If you are an industry kid, the first film is given to you on a platter. However, the pressure and expectations are immense. -Radhika Apte

A brand should live up to the expectations of people; it should deliver what it promises. -Radhika Apte

Everybody's got high expectations for me. I just don't want to let anybody down. -Kane Brown

The expectations some Americans put on me is too much, is what I would say. But I don't take it that way. I know no one means harm to me like that or wanting to put too much pressure on me. -Christian Pulisic

I try not to focus too much on the expectations there are of me. -Marco Asensio

Doing a film with somebody who's from a different country or culture than you is very fulfilling because they bring with them different insights, experiences, cultural norms, and expectations. All of those things can sort of broaden your own understanding of things or provide a different perspective. -Ryan Eggold

Always, if you win prizes and are successful, of course expectations are higher, at Bayern especially. -Arjen Robben

Judgment comes from you comparing yourself to other people, and expectations of what you think life should be. -Ruth Wilson

I had no dreams of such economic success. You should have fun and not be so weighed down by expectations. -Sergey Brin

Both parents worshiped individual achievement, but because of the Depression and the war, they never achieved what they wanted and deserved. So their ambition and high expectations were transferred to me. -Benoit Mandelbrot

When 'Ye Maaya Chesaave' released, there were no expectations. With '100% Love,' I felt, 'Oh my God, it has to work.' -Naga Chaitanya

Oh, it is a boon to have a lineage like mine. Of course there's additional responsibility, and I have to live up to expectations all the time, but that's fine with me. -Naga Chaitanya

I had little or no expectations coming in. I was thrilled when I was drafted in the first round because that meant I was going to be given a full year's chance to make the team. -John Stockton

One of the expectations growing up was that I'd become a well-known artist. -Domino Kirke

The challenge we face as a government is meeting expectations – not specific expectations, but the larger expectations: things that need to be changed and that Narendra Modi will do it as though he has a magic wand. -Nirmala Sitharaman

I'm always confident, always expect high expectations for myself. -Kyle Kuzma

If you want to be an entertainer, then go be an entertainer and give people what they want. If you want to be an artist, then you have to be true to yourself, and you have to be prepared to confront expectations – and you have to be prepared to disappoint your fans, too. -Steven Wilson

If you want to be an entertainer and just keep your audience happy, that's one thing. But to be an artist, I think, means ultimately primarily pleasing yourself, and in that respect, you constantly have this sense of confronting the expectations of your audience. -Steven Wilson

I always wanted to create my own musical world. That takes time and must be earned, and it does mean sometimes confronting the expectations of the audience. -Steven Wilson

Pop shouldn't be a comfortable slipper. It should shock and surprise you and confront your expectations. -Steven Wilson

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, the end result does not match the expectations. '10 Enradhukulla' is still a movie very close to my heart. -Vikram

Since the Rio Olympics, the expectations are always high, and the responsibilities are also high. I am used to it now. You have to keep going and keep working hard. -P. V. Sindhu

I didn't have huge expectations for 'Frampton Comes Alive!' My previous album, 'Frampton,' had sold about 300,000 copies – a decent amount but not mind-blowing. There was talk at the label that maybe the live record could go gold. I was hoping we could do it, but I wasn't sure. -Peter Frampton

I carried around a lot of weight and anxiety – expectations of being a top draft pick and fulfilling those. It was really burdensome and not fun. Stressful. I had to go through some things before I finally turned that around and got back to playing for the right reasons. -Alex Smith

I know a lot of people try and set expectations for me. No offense to you guys, but I set my own expectations. -Saquon Barkley

I have to believe in myself, set goals for myself, set expectations for myself, and continue to work for those goals every single day. -Saquon Barkley

If I follow the media and everyone that tries to set expectations for me because I'm a high draft pick, if I follow that, I will never become a great player. -Saquon Barkley

It starts with myself. I have to believe in myself and set expectations for myself, set goals for myself, and continue to work for those goals every day. -Saquon Barkley

My father grew up very conservative, and he really had set expectations for what boys and girls were supposed to be like. So when I came out to him, that did not fit into his plan of what raising twin boys was going to be like. -Nicole Maines

I'm so glad I got an opportunity to meet Shawn Michaels, because he didn't let any of my expectations down. He's the coolest guy ever. -Enzo Amore

Breaking expectations, even as an audience member, is something that I have enjoyed. -Shruti Haasan

At Leeds, it was to stay up. I was such a young player, Leeds were my club, and we didn't do it. That was a lot to take. At Newcastle, the expectations to win a trophy were enormous. The No. 1 thing everyone up there thinks about is the football club. -James Milner

One of the marks of our economic management is that we've always exceeded expectations. -Scott Morrison

We try to respond as closely as we can to the nature of each city, to the traditions, to their expectations. I don't believe that architects should be imposing their style or their plans on every city in the world. -Cesar Pelli

I remember, in the early days of my marriage, I thought I married the wrong person. We held to our own ideas of what the other should be and do, but neither of us lived up to those expectations. -Gary Chapman

My expectations for myself were really high. -Shaquem Griffin

I never was a person who let people who have their ideas and their expectations of me dictate who I became. -Shaquem Griffin

I'll tell you, in making film, especially when you're an actress, you're always worried about how you look on film, how they light you, always working with your camera people to be at your best, with the expectations of our culture that you always look perfect and beautiful and whatever. -Betty Buckley

I think if you don't give people the tools and the expectations for success, and yet hold them to some value, then you're difficult to work with. -Brian Krzanich

I think your expectations as a player are always high. No matter how high the expectations are from the outside, from media, from fans, wherever, you hold yourself to a high standard and understand what you are capable of. -Christian Yelich

I think expectations are a good thing. As a player, you should embrace them and not shy away from them. -Christian Yelich

Whether it's a guy getting a big contract, getting a franchise deal, that comes with expectations. -Sean McVay

Obviously, when you have a quarterback of the caliber of Aaron Rodgers, we're going to have high expectations. -Matt LaFleur

Of course there's going to be expectations when you're playing well in the national team. But you just have to deal with that. -Jack Wilshere

Contrary to general expectations, caste, regionalism, criminalisation, and parochial interests continue to sway the nation. -N. Bhaskara Rao

A great conductor is an alchemical force: someone who can absorb the historical weight of a famous melody, the expectations of an audience, and the mercurial brilliance of a host of musicians, and shape them all to his or her interpretative ends. -Sue Perkins

Half the people might like me – the other half might not. But throughout my life, I have had high expectations for myself – so I just try to make the non-believers into believers. -Dimitar Berbatov

I have a lot of expectations on myself. That's important. -Memphis Depay

If you're joining the Knicks, there's expectations that follow that; there's a lot that comes with it. -Reggie Miller

I enjoy turning things on the audience. I really like working in genre because people come into the films with certain expectations. They know the tropes so well that, when you turn on those, it can be shocking because there's a complacency that comes with watching those films. -Ari Aster

My films typically veer towards the darker side, and I enjoy turning things on the audience. I really enjoy working in genre because people come into the film with certain expectations, and they know the tropes so well that when you turn on those, it can be really shocking. There's a complaisance that comes with watching those films. -Ari Aster

Our lives are a series of lowered expectations year after year. We got pounded by everything around us. Just like our parents and their parents. We are products of our social and economic milieu. -Dan Pena

The Arab world was ripe with hope during the spring of 2011. Journalists, academics, and the general population were brimming with expectations of a bright and free Arab society within their respective countries. -Jamal Khashoggi

I think… as an actor, you never want to overspeak about something because, frankly, you want people to be excited about it but still have relatively low expectations so that people will feel better about it. -Nicholas D'Agosto

Before you go through with an experience, think about what you expect it to feel like. Once you've experienced it, reflect on whether your expectations differed from reality. -Hideaki Itsuno

I am satisfied with my achievements in terms of both development and welfare. I have not only lived up to most of the expectations of people, but also surpassed some of their expectations. -N. Chandrababu Naidu

Nobody really knows how I fight or what I'm capable of. Nobody has high expectations for me. I get to go out and prove I belong. -Johny Hendricks

The mobile gaming experience is fundamentally limited by this very small screen in front of you that occupies maybe 15 degrees of your field of view. The PC and console experience, you have a 45-degree field of view. VR is 120 degrees: your entire view space. The expectations of users on the platform will rise to levels we've never seen before. -Tim Sweeney

Real Madrid has a lot of high expectations, not only in terms of results but also with nice football and a lot of goals. -Clarence Seedorf

I know everyone wants to see India winning on home soil, be it in hockey or cricket. But sometimes with expectations come pressure, which can affect our performance. -Sandeep Singh

I look primarily at my own expectations. These include improving steadily. -Mario Gotze

It was a big step for me to go to Bayern Munich. Of course, the expectations were different than at Dortmund, but that's what I wanted. -Mario Gotze

I set really high expectations. -Jahlil Okafor

It is an advantage to be born in Kapoor family and to be known by that name, but it also a burden because there are lots of expectations from you. -Rishi Kapoor

People have high expectations of me, and I want to fulfil them. -Diego Forlan

I want to continue to broaden expectations of what an Asian can be. -Jessica Henwick

So many want me to do another 'Paruthiveeran'; others are fans of my 'Siruthai' avatar. Extreme expectations, but I have to strike a balance. -Karthi

We, as a company, take the most risks in pushing the boundaries on consumer expectations. -Reggie Fils-Aime

I hope that teachings about inclusion and love win out over what I personally consider to be a handful of scriptures that reflect the moral expectations of the era in which they were recorded. -Pete Buttigieg

This is UCLA. The expectations are higher here than anywhere. The amount of success both in terms of championships and wins as well as success off the floor has been second to none in college basketball. I knew that when I took this job. I know the expectation level, and no one has higher expectations than I do. -Ben Howland

At UCLA, there will always be high expectations. That's why you want to play here or coach here. -Ben Howland

In life, we are told to do or be so many different things and expected to fit so many different expectations; I think that's something I always had a hard time with. -Katelyn Ohashi

I cannot be expected to behave like a film star when I have decided to serve my people. They have voted for me with expectations, and I cannot take them for granted. -Hema Malini

It's hard to live up to the expectations. Besides that, I think I had a very good NBA career, and I'm proud of it. I might not have been an absolute monster, but I thought I did pretty good. -Christian Laettner

When I was 15 years old, the Duke-UNC game looked like the funnest game in the world to be a part of. So I chose to make sure I was a part of it for four years, and when I was at Duke, it exceeded all my expectations. -Christian Laettner

A TV show has to be a certain length and, you know, you have expectations from the viewers. You know, you want to see the characters again, or you want to see certain dynamics between the characters or certain kinds of storylines. And you kind of figure out how to best fit what you want to say into that format. -Hiro Murai

When we were making 'Teddy Perkins,' we were playing with a lot of horror tropes and things you might've seen in movies before, but we get the ability to subvert expectations or get a comedic element out of a horror moment. -Hiro Murai

When you are very young and come through at a club, like I did at Sunderland, I suppose people do not expect as much and have not really heard much about you. Whereas, when you sign for a club, the expectations are higher. -Jordan Henderson

I've learned to not have expectations. If you don't expect things from anyone, you can't get let down. -Mickie James

I'm always my toughest critic. I'm setting the expectations for myself, and that's enough pressure. I don't need to worry about the haters or the Twitter trolls or what everybody else thinks. -Molly Qerim

I guess, throughout my entire time in NXT, I didn't really have any false expectations of what it would be like to reach the main roster. I knew you'd have to work harder. I knew you'd have to bring it every single time. -Elias

I think Ronda Rousey is fantastic. She's a fantastic addition to the entire crew of WWE. I think she has kind of blown away people's expectations. -Elias

I've heard a lot about what second-round picks usually do – whether it's D-League or whether it's not playing – but for me, I have high expectations of myself regardless of where I'm picked. -Malcolm Brogdon

It's tough for a child to deal with expectations that people have if they have a successful parent. A child often fails to cope with the same and constantly tries to find out possible ways to excel – just to live up to the name. -Soni Razdan

Compared to Alia, it's little more difficult for Shaheen, as she has a famous father and a famous sibling, too. So, I always tell my daughters to not to pay much heed to these expectations and give more importance to their dreams. They should keep working hard and find their own talent. -Soni Razdan

I think that every manager who starts work with a team has the best expectations and is giving all he's got to improve immediately. -Frank Rijkaard

I have to live up to my expectations – which is to break all the records that I can, dominate by a wide margin. -Myles Garrett

If I hope for four or five sacks, and I only get two or three, that's still a good week for me, so I gotta go out there with those high hopes, those high expectations, and try to achieve them. -Myles Garrett

My mother is special to me. She understands me. She has no expectations from me. -Sanjay Leela Bhansali

I have high expectations for myself – as an athlete, as a man, as an individual – and wrestling has helped me build a lot of character knowing that I have to remain humble but also fight complacency. -Jordan Burroughs

Marcus Rashford has done really well. He had a great first season, and then people had really high expectations, but he showed his quality on the pitch in the second season. -Park Ji-sung

I felt terrible when I went to Roma because I hadn't fulfilled the expectations of the Florentines. -Gabriel Batistuta

We always have to believe in what is possible in life and not be hindered by history or expectations. -Gareth Southgate

High expectations are really intimidating. -Mya

I think expectations are sometimes dangerous things. I think the only thing you can be sure of is that it won't go to plan. I think that's the only thing that's definite. -Passenger

At 50-60, people either retire or they start falling sick, but 'Swami' is a person who will always remain strong. He has lots of expectations. He wants to fulfil his dreams and is very honest. First you play a character; then you play the age. -Manoj Bajpayee

I'm as strict as my parents – I have high expectations, too. I'd never ask the kids to do something outside their capabilities, but I'll encourage them not to be lazy and to try hard. -Tim Minchin

Mum and Dad had high expectations of us as human beings – it wasn't just about education. It's a fantastic way to go about parenting, and I aspire to that. -Tim Minchin

We want to change the way people think about England teams. At the men's tournaments, we haven't exceeded expectations, and it's the same with the women's. If we can change that, it could have a knock-on effect, even for the men's team. -Lucy Bronze

I never had any expectations. When I was 11, I just wanted to play for England. I didn't know when it would happen, how it would happen. I picked that dream, and I wanted that dream. -Karen Carney

I love L.A. Some people arrive with big expectations and are inevitably disappointed, but I can audition in the day, which can be gruelling and lonely, but then gig and be creative in the evenings. -Aisling Bea

I love running good because it meets expectations, whether it's the fans' or my own. And I know that they come to be entertained: they pull for a particular driver to be entertained by that driver's success and that driver's personality, and they relate to that individual. -Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The reason for certain shows not doing well or as per expectations is that they were not aired on not so popular channels. -Ekta Kapoor

You have expectations always when you buy players. Mostly, you have positive expectations. -Louis van Gaal

When you slide into television, no one tells you exactly how manage expectations and work with your staff. -Pete Holmes

We want to play a great a role as possible in making sure this country lives up to the expectations. -Beto O'Rourke

My dad was very critical and had very high expectations without a lot of the details filled in. It was, 'I expect you to achieve greatness in grades, in athletics, in whatever you do.' -Beto O'Rourke

There are different games for different people and different expectations. Sometimes you want a great story, and sometimes you don't. I don't believe we should have stories in every single game. Sometimes it doesn't matter. -David Cage

Real is when you go to training camp. Real is when you finally get the guys in pads. Real is those guys in that locker room setting those goals because we have some guys now that can set goals and expectations for those guys in the locker room because, ultimately, who are the Cleveland Browns but those guys in that locker room. -John Dorsey

Our goal in Washington must not be to impose but to expect and assist: Expect the most of educators and students and assist them as they work together to meet those expectations. Rather than tightening our grip, we should set clear, ambitious goals and support innovative local efforts to achieve them. -Michael Bennet

As an urban school superintendent, I learned that hiring, training, and investing in professionals to support our children's social and emotional development, meeting academic expectations for students with special needs, and finding more minutes of instruction in the week, not fewer, mattered. -Michael Bennet

There's something about the energy and the expectations that an audience projects at you. I get up on stage and work and work, and there's chaos all around me, then I'll shut my eyes, and boom! I slot into the zone. It's like the eye of the hurricane. Everything is easy, and I'm capable of doing things I didn't know I was. -Jimmy Barnes

Gamers love technology, and they have high expectations. -Lisa Su

I'm pretty much an out-front, straightforward chick, and I get a bit confused by expectations. -Margaret Trudeau

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