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There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
People don't realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind.
Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I can look at the future with anticipation. And it's comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened.
Before I ever start a job that I'm really excited about, I usually have some sleepless nights or weeks or months. But that anticipation for a person like me... I don't do so well with a lot of time off.
What the world needs is an Emergency Boss. An Emergency Czar. An Emergency Commander. A true Master Of Disaster. One person completely responsible for the anticipation, immediate reconnaissance, and urgent execution of rescue and relief efforts around the world.
Steven Van Zandt
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
Long intros are cool because there's a little bit of anticipation, you know?
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.
Thrills are much more about anticipation than action. An unfired bullet is more dangerous than one that has already met its target.
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
For most Americans, Friday afternoons are filled with positive anticipation of the weekend. In Washington, it's where government officials dump stories they want to bury. Good news gets dropped on Monday so bureaucrats can talk about it all week.
Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.
If I had to live my life in anticipation of what others thought of me, little would get done.
Nobody knows what anticipation is anymore. Everything is so immediate.
We are ever on the threshold of new journeys and new discoveries. Can you imagine the excitement of the Wright brothers on the morning of that first flight? The anticipation of Jonas Salk as he analyzed the data that demonstrated a way to prevent polio?
Joseph B. Wirthlin
But if we learn to think of it as anticipation, as learning, as growing, if we think of the time we spend waiting for the big things of life as an opportunity instead of a passing of time, what wonderful horizons open out!
The opportunity to orbit the Earth, witnessing multiple sunrises and sunsets every day, looking back to our small blue life-sustaining jewel from a distance, gives me the greatest sense of anticipation.
If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.
Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again.
I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.
He who matures early lives in anticipation.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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