37 Anticipation Quotes

 

  • Anticipation leads the way to victory, and is the spur to conquest. – Nicolas Chamfort

 

  • Anticipation is a gift. Perhaps there is none greater. Anticipation is born of hope. Indeed it is hope’s finest expression. – Steven L. Peck

 

  • The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting. – Andy Warhol

 

  • Perpetual anticipation is good for the soul but it’s bad for the heart. – Stephen Joshua Sondheim

 

  • We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting. – Samuel Johnson

 

  • Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them. – Lucy Maud Montgomery

 

  • When you expect things to happen – strangely enough – they do happen. – J. P. Morgan

 

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

 

  • Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy. -Lao Tzu

 

  • There are two ways to face the future. One way is with apprehension; the other is with anticipation – Jim Rohn

 

  • Anticipation – It’s a ticklish thing really, Quivering, exciting, waiting, Until it dies – Killed by it’s own self Lost through virtue of being there. – Dal Perry

 

  • Anticipation is making me late, it’s keeping me waiting. – Carly Simon

 

  • The price we pay for anticipation of the future is anxiety about it. – Carl Sagan

 

  • Anticipation was the soul of enjoyment. – Elizabeth Gaskell

 

  • Anticipation of pleasure is, in itself, a very considerable pleasure. – David Hume

 

  • Nobody knows what anticipation is anymore. Everything is so immediate. – Joan Jett

 

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

 

  • Anticipating pain was like enduring it twice. Why not anticipate pleasure instead? – Robin Hobb

 

  • Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life. Work’s important, family’s important, but without excitement, you have nothing. You’re cheating yourself if you refuse to enjoy what’s coming. – Nicholas Sparks

 

  • He who matures early lives in anticipation. – Theodor Adorno

 

  • It is expectation makes a blessing dear; heaven were not heaven if we knew what it were. – John Suckling

 

  • The anticipation of discovering new possibilities becomes my greatest joy. – Jerry Uelsmann

 

  • We need the sweet pain of anticipation to tell us we are really alive. – Albert Camus

 

  • Anticipation is sometimes more exciting than actual events. – Ana Monnar

 

  • Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization. – Amelia Earhart

 

  • Live with the anticipation that something incredible might happen at any time. – Sharon Gannon

anticipation quotes

  • Anticipation! It occurred to him that his anticipation was more pleasant to him than the experiencing. – Patricia Highsmith

 

  • By anticipation we sugar misery and enjoy happiness before they are in being. We can set the sun and stars forward, or lose sight of them by wandering into those retired parts of eternity when the heavens and earth shall be no more. -Joseph Addison

 

  • Anticipation makes pleasure more intense. – Iris Johansen

 

  • Anticipation is the greater part of pleasure. – Angela Carter

 

  • Somehow the anticipation of pain can be even more troubling, more a misery than the pain itself. – Joanne Harris

 

  • The excitement of anticipation was *almost* equal to the thrill of lovemaking … – John Irving

 

  • Never yield to gloomy anticipation. Place your hope and confidence in God. He has no record of failure. – Lettie Cowman

 

 

  • Wait for it, wait for it! Anticipation is half the fun, So I’ve been told… – Phil Collins

 

  • Often expectation fails, and most often there where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest, and despair most fits. – William Shakespeare

 

  • Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage. – Regina Nadelson