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1,112.  … There are bad times just around the corner,

There are dark clouds hurtling through the sky

And it’s no good whining

About a silver lining

For we know from experience that they won’t roll by …  (Life’s Like That & Experience & Expectation & Pessimism)  Noel Coward, There are Bad Times Just Around the Corner, 1953 song

 

95,073.  ... There are bad times just around the corner,

The horizon’s gloomy as can be;

There are black birds over

The greyish cliffs of Dover,

And the rats are preparing to leave the BBC ...  

We’re an unhappy breed
And very bored indeed

When reminded of something that Nelson said
While the press and the politicians nag nag nag
We’ll wait until we drop down dead …  (Life’s Like That & Pessimism & BBC & Expectation)  ibid.

 

95,074.  ... There are bad times just around the corner,

We can all look forward to despair,

It’s as clear as crystal

From Bridlington to Bristol

That we can’t save democracy and we don’t much care ...  (Life’s Like That & Democracy & Pessimism & Despair & Expectation)  ibid.

 

 

2,086.  For he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much – if he lives and uses that in hand day by day – shall be full to running over.  (Life’s Like That & Expectation)  Edgar Cayce

 

 

4,485.  And my communication to him is that he has great expectations.  (Self & Expectation & Communication)  Charles Dickens, Great Expectations,  Jaggers

 

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78,408.  I’m here to inform you that he has great expectations.  Great Expectations 2012 starring Jeremy Irvine & Helena Bonham Carter & Ralph Fiennes & Robbie Coltrane & Jason Flemyng & Holliday Grainger & Ewen Bremner & Sally Hawkins & David Walliams & Olly Alexander et al, director Mike Newell, Jaggers

 

 

85,783.  Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge.  A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.  (Probability & Expectation)  George Boole  

 

 

56,748.  Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.  (Proverbs & Expectation)  Late 16th century proverb

 

 

71,822.  He hath indeed better bettered expectation than you must expect of me to tell you how.  William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing I i 15

 

 

85,856.  Promising is the very air o’ th’ time; it opens the eyes of expectation.  Performance is ever the duller for his act.  (Promise & Expectation)  William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens V i 23-24

 

 

25,901.  For now sits Expectation in the air

And hides a sword from hilts upon the point

With crowns imperial, crowns and coronets,

Promised to Harry and his followers.  (War & Expectation)  William Shakespeare, Henry V II i 8

 

 

71,823.  Great expectations are never fulfilled ... Much can go wrong as the new administration is buffeted by events.  Tony Blair, article London Evening Standard 8th January 1993

 

 

71,824.  If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.  (Expectation & Disappointment)  Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

 

 

6,306.  I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.  (Self & Life’s Like That & Expectation)  Bruce Lee

 

 

71,826.  I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.  (Expectation & Life’s Like That)  Bill Watterson

 

 

71,827.  To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect.  (Expectation & Wish & Hope)  Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility   

 

 

71,828.  I want to top expectations.  I want to blow you away.  Quentin Tarantino              

 

 

71,829.  Expectations are an evil thing.  Skylar Grey

 

 

71,830.  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

 

 

71,831.  The great source of pleasure is variety.  Uniformity must tire at last, though it be uniformity of excellence.  We love to expect; and, when expectation is disappointed or gratified we want to be again expecting.  (Pleasure & Variety & Expectation)  Samuel Johnson, Lives of the English Poets

 

 

71,832.  Life is largely a matter of expectation.  Horace

 

 

71,833.  When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.  Stephen Hawking

 

 

97,002.  ‘OK.  Some day – we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and …’

 

An’ live off the fatta the lan’,’ Lennie shouted.  ‘An’ have rabbits.  Go on, George!  Tell about what we’re gonna have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, and how thick the cream is on the milk like you can hardly cut it  Tell about that, George.’  (Expectation & Rabbit & Future)  John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

 

 

95,185.  Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.  (Good & Expectation)  George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

 

 

122,506.  In an education system under the greatest financial pressure for a generation, how much should we expect from our teachers, our children and ourselves?  (School & Expectation)  School II, BBC 2018  

 

 

70,265.  The expectations of life depends upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.  (Diligence & Expectation)  Confucius

 

 

69,120.  Exceed your customer’s expectations.  If you do, they’ll come back over and over.  Give them what they want – and a little more.  (Customer & Expectation)  Sam Walton

 

 

76,440.  A satisfied customer.  We should have him stuffed.  (Hotel & Comedy & Customer & Expectation)  FAWLTY TOWER [crooked L]  Fawlty Towers: Communication Problems s2e1, Basil to Sybil

 

76,441.  That is Torquay, madam.  Well may I ask what you were expecting to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window?  Sydney Opera House perhaps?  The Hanging Gardens of Babylon?  Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically ...  (Hotel & Comedy & Customer & Expectation)  ibid.  Basil to Mrs Richards

 

 

65,891.  The calamity that comes is never the one we had prepared ourselves for.  (Calamity & Expectation)  Mark Twain