Our normal expectations about reality are created by a social consensus. We are taught how to see and understand the world. The trick of socialization is to convince us that the descriptions we agree upon define the limits of the real world. What we call reality is only one way of seeing the world, a way that is supported by social consensus.
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
You fall into my arms. You are the good gift of destruction's path, When life sickens more than disease. And boldness is the root of beauty. Which draws us together.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.
All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected.
What they could do with 'round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.
All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.
If you do not the expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
When I tried to branch out into comedy, I didn't do very well at it, so I went back to doing what I do naturally well, or what the audience expects from me - action pictures.
For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much - if he lives and uses that in hand day by day - shall be full to running over.
Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.
He who awaits much can expect little.
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.
Film-making was not at all what I had expected.