Anticipation Quotes

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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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Serena Grey
“It's as if I've stepped off the edge of a cliff, and even though my heart's in my mouth and my stomach is in knots, I'm the most excited I've ever been in my life. I'm totally enthralled by him. I want him, every part of him, and I desperately want him to feel the same way about me.”
Serena Grey, Rebellion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Russell Brand
“People do this a lot. They don't seem to realise that the future is just like now, but in a little while, so they say they're going to do things in anticipation of some kind of seismic shift in their worldview that never actually materialises. But everything's not going to be made of leather, the world won't stink of sherbet. Tomorrow is not some mythical kingdom where you'll grow butterfly wings and be able to talk to animals - you'll basically feel pretty much the same way you do at the moment.”
Russell Brand, My Booky Wook

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

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

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

Thomas Henry Huxley
“But anyone who is practically acquainted with scientific work is aware that those who refuse to go beyond fact, rarely get as far as fact; and anyone who has studied the history of science knows that almost every great step therein has been made by the 'anticipation of Nature,' that is, by the invention of hypotheses, which, though verifiable, often had very little foundation to start with.”
Thomas Henry Huxley, The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century

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