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Quotes About Anticipation

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A.A. Milne
“Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Dr. Seuss
“Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Khaled Hosseini
“Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

Nicholas Sparks
“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, Three Weeks With My Brother

John Green
“The pleasure isn't in doing the thing, the pleasure is in planning it.”
John Green, Paper Towns

Cassandra Clare
“Jem: Come in.
Jace: Where's Brother Zachariah?
Jem: I'm right here. Jace Herondale. And once more a Herondale is the object of my deliverance. I should have anticipated.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

Andy Warhol
“The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting”
Andy Warhol

Amy Plum
“He ran his finger along my jawline and down my neck. "The wait will be fun, but it's not going to be easy.”
Amy Plum, Die for Me

Kelly Creagh
“Her fingertips reached to trace the damage, but he grasped her hand with his own. He leaned down, far enough that the dark ends of his hair brushed feather-light against her face, caught in her lashes.”
Kelly Creagh, Nevermore

Sarah Dessen
“Suddenly, I was just sure he was going to kiss me. He was there, I could feel his breath, the ground solid beneath us. But then something crossed his face, a thought, a hesitation, and he shifted slightly. Not now. Not yet. It was something I'd done so often - weighing what I could afford to risk, right at that moment - that I recognized it instantly. It was like looking in a mirror.”
Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

Robin Hobb
“Anticipating pain was like enduring it twice. Why not anticipate pleasure instead?”
Robin Hobb, Renegade's Magic

Alexander Shulgin
“Some part of me can't wait to see what life's going to come up with next! Anticipation without the usual anxiety. And underneath it all is the feeling that we both belong here, just as we are, right now.”
Alexander Shulgin

Roman Payne
“In my experience, when a woman's cruelty is combined with love and devotion, it is almost always without exception an act performed not out of treachery, but as a painful self-sacrifice for the good of her beloved, to obtain for him a future bounty where he would not know how to obtain it for himself, or have the courage, patience, or foresight to obtain it. Womankind always seems to be able to see a dozen steps into the future, far ahead of what men are able to see. And they have strength where we do not.”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

Albert Camus
“Whereas during those months of separation time had never gone quickly enough for their liking and they were wanting to speed its flight, now that they were in sight of the town they would have liked to slow it down and hold each moment in suspense, once the breaks went on and the train was entering the station. For the sensation, confused perhaps, but none the less poingant for that, of all those days and weeks and months of life lost to their love made them vaguely feel they were entitled to some compensation; this present hour of joy should run at half the speed of those long hours of waiting.”
Albert Camus, The Plague

Jane Austen
“..that sanguine expectation of happiness which is happiness itself”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Steven L. Peck
“The days passed in a dream. I pictured our reunion again and again, played it out in my mind over and over until I’d almost worn a groove in my thoughts, so deep that it seemed the only thing I could think of was our reunion. Anticipation is a gift. Perhaps there is none greater. Anticipation is born of hope. Indeed it is hope’s finest expression. In hope’s loss, however, is the greatest despair.”
Steven L. Peck, A Short Stay in Hell

Hannah Nikka Bryan
“Though the task of opening these doors is in no means difficult, Andria finds herself unable to bend her shaking knees; her ankles tremble in her crystal heels. Holding gently onto the length of her opulent gown, her fingers terribly shake in step with the beat of her precious, precious heart.”
Hannah Nikka Bryan, A Royal Reborn

Yevgeny Zamyatin
“It is said there are flowers that bloom only once in a hundred years. Why should there not be some that bloom once in a thousand, in ten thousand years? Perhaps we never know about them simply because this "once in a thousand years" has come today.”
Yevgeny Zamyatin, We

L.M. Montgomery
“When I think something nice is going to happen I seem to fly right up on the wings of anticipation; and then the first thing I realize I drop down to earth with a thud. But really, Marilla, the flying part is glorious as long as it lasts...it's like soaring through a sunset. I think it almost pays for the thud.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Steve Toltz
“The moment seemed endless, but it was probably only half that.”
Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“Your strength as a rationalist is your ability to be more confused by fiction than by reality. If you are equally good at explaining any outcome, you have zero knowledge.”
Eliezer Yudkowsky

Julian Barnes
“Remember the botched brothel-visit in L’Education sentimentale and remember its lesson. Do not participate: happiness lies in the imagination, not the act. Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory.”
Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

Lisi Harrison
“It was an image Melody would never forget. Or was it the emotions the image conjured - hope, excitement, and fear of the unknown, all three tightly braided together, creating a fourth emotion that was impossible to define. She was getting a second chance at happiness and it tickled like swallowing fifty fuzzy caterpillars.”
Lisi Harrison, Monster High

“...anticipation of happiness can sometimes be as gratifying as its consummation.”
Gaynor Arnold, Girl in a Blue Dress

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“If you come at four in the afternoon, I'll begin to be happy by three.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Alex Flinn
“I wanted to preserve this moment, this slice of time when the night was cool and bright with reflected moonlight and the possibility of a kiss hung between us, full of unspent promise. Every event in my life after this would be different because I would have been kissed.”
Alex Flinn, Bewitching: The Kendra Chronicles

Ana Monnar
“Anticipation is sometimes more exciting than actual events.”
Ana Monnar

Samuel R. Delany
“Clouds out of control decoct anticipation. What use can any of us have for two moons? The miracle of order has run out and I am left in an unmiraculous city where anything may happen.”
Samuel R. Delany, Dhalgren

Jeffrey Eugenides
“At night the cries of cats making love or fighting, their caterwauling in the dark, told us that the world was pure emotion, flung back and forth among its creatures, the agony of the one-eyed Siamese no different from that of the Lisbon girls, and even the trees plunged in feeling.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

Dejan Stojanovic
“You ask how it is possible to be your own father and son. You should seek answers, although it is better to anticipate some, to be the light and dream.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

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