The worst thing we could do is impose time limits and then expect people to sink or swim once they move off welfare.
Art is not the kind of thing where you get what you put into it all the time. So I learned to not expect anything other than the sort of joy of having a poem in front of me.
We must expect to fail… but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process.
If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.
Men make the moral code and they expect women to accept it. They have decided that it is entirely right and proper for men to fight for their liberties and their rights, but that it is not right and proper for women to fight for theirs.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.
I love argument, I love debate. I don’t expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that’s not their job.
If I were to die thinking that I’d written three poems that people might read after me, I would feel that I hadn’t lived in vain. Great poets might expect the whole body of their work, but most of us – well, I would settle for a handful.
Imperialism was genuinely popular among Athenians who would expect to share in its profits, even if only indirectly and collectively, and not to have to bear its burdens.
The only safety for the conquered is to expect no safety.