Anticipation Quotes

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

Samuel Smiles

When things mean a very great deal to you, exciting anticipation just isn't safe.

Dodie Smith

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

Seneca

He who matures early lives in anticipation.

Theodor Adorno

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides

W.E. Johns

The anticipation of touch is one of the most potent sensations on earth.

Richard J. Finch

Therein lies the defect of revenge: it's all in the anticipation; the thing itself is a pain, not a pleasure; at least the pain is the biggest end of it.

Mark Twain

The poetry is all in the anticipation, for there is none in reality

Mark Twain

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

Umberto Eco

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

Aristotle

Our growing ability to eliminate the slow-moving aspects of entertainment and go hopping from one peak to another is not without cost. Stand-up comics, movie-makers and others who earn their living entertaining no longer "waste" time with setups and plot development, lest we reach for the remote and click them off our screen. The result is a loss of subtlety, anticipation and nuance and, in the process, a coarsening of our discourse.

William Raspberry

Endurance is composed of four attributes: eagerness, fear, piety and anticipation (of death). So whoever is eager for Paradise will ignore temptations; whoever fears the fire of Hell will abstain from sins; whoever practises piety will easily bear the difficulties of life and whoever anticipates death will hasten towards good deeds.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

We always feel better in anticipation. You don't think about something and think "Aw, it's gonna be shitty." NO! You say "This is gonna be the greatest weekend ever! Sonuvabitch!" And then, by Monday, you're throwing up and you're thinking "You know, I always thought those guys were pricks!"

Lewis Niles Black
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