Quotes: expectations

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  • Beck
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    I think it's interesting being American, the expectations for an American guy, and the image that has to be projected. 'Oh, I can't wear pink,' that kind of stuff. There's none of that in Europe.
    Source: Black Book magazine, Fall 2002
  • Buzz Aldrin
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    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.
  • Bill Kreutzmann
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    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.
  • Brad Feld
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    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.
  • If you have an over-preoccupation with perception and trying to please people's expectations, then you can go mad.
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    Norman Vincent Peale
    American minister and author 1898-1993
    Norman Vincent Peale
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    If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
  • Campbell Scott
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    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.
  • Brad Henry
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    It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
  • Bill Paxton
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    It's always good to have no expectations when you see a film. Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised.
  • Frederick W. Robertson
    Frederick W. Robertson
    English divine 1816-1853
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    Men... are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
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    My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.
    Source: The New York Times (12 December 2004)
  • Ralph Charell
    Ralph Charell
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    Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations.
  • Earl Nightingale
    Earl Nightingale
    American radio speaker and author 1921-1989
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    Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis Waitley
    American motivational speaker, writer and consultant 1933-
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    Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
  • People expect a certain reaction from a business and when you pleasantly exceed those expectations, you've somehow passed an important psychological threshold.