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100 It Was Expected Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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I was dead. That was really the only explanation I had for the sensation that I was lying in a comfy bed, cool, clean-smelling sheets pulled up to my chin, and a soft hand stroking my hair.
That was nice. Being dead seemed pretty sweet, all things considered. Especially if ti meant I got to nap for all eternity. I snuggled deeper into the covers. The hand on my hair moved to my back, and I realized someone was singing softly. The voice was familiar, and something about it made my chest ache. Well, that was to be expected. Angels' songs would be awfully poignant.
"'I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, when I met you ... '" the voice crooned.
I frowned. Was that really an appropriate song for the Heavenly Host to be-
Realization crashed into me. "Mom!
Rachel Hawkins It Was Expected Sayings By Rachel Hawkins: I was dead. That was really the only explanation I had for the sensation that
Who the hell are you?" "A friend of a friend." "Like who?" "Marianne, works at Charlie Char-Broil." "That silly bitch hasn't got any friends." Had I done any pleading or begging, she would have slammed the door. So I stood easy, mildly smiling. It's a relaxed area. There is a code for all the transients. If you are presentable, unhurried, vaguely indifferent, it is a challenge. I was having better luck with this than I expected, up to this point. I wanted it to continue. If you push against hostility and suspicion, you merely increase it. In a few moments I saw a little less animosity.John D. MacDonald It Was Expected Sayings By John D. MacDonald: Who the hell are you?" "A friend of a friend." "Like who?" "Marianne, works at
There was a fine line between love and hate you heard that cliche all the time. But no one told you that the moment you crossed it would be the one you least expected. You'd fall in love and crack open a secret door to let your soul mate in. You just never expected such closeness one day to feel like an intrusion.Jodi Picoult It Was Expected Sayings By Jodi Picoult: There was a fine line between love and hate you heard that cliche all the
It was idealism that made him so angry. He expected too much out of life.Milan Kundera It Was Expected Sayings By Milan Kundera: It was idealism that made him so angry. He expected too much out of life.
I meant to resist your charms; I really did.I wasn't going to do this."
Alan took her wrist, guiding her hand over so that he could press a kiss to the palm. "Make love with me?"
"No." Shelby's gaze traveled from his mouth to his eyes. "Be in love with you."
She felt his fingers tighten on her wrist, then loosen slowly as his eyes stayed dark and fixed on hers. Beneath her, she felt the change in his heartbeart. "And are you?"
"Yes." The word, hardly audible, thundered in his head.
Alan brought her to him, cradling her head against his chest, feeling her low slow expulsion of air as his arm came around her. He hadn't expected her to give him so much so soon. "When?"
"When?" Shelby repeated, enjoying the solid feel of his chest under her cheek. "Sometime between when we first stepped out on the Write's terrace and when I opened a basket of strawberries."
"It took you that long? All I had to do was look at you.
Nora Roberts It Was Expected Sayings By Nora Roberts: I meant to resist your charms; I really did.I wasn't going to do this."Alan took
He was demanding. He always would be. But sometimes, he was so vulnerable and she realized she had power in the relationship as well. She hadn't expected that. He was as vulnerable to her as she was to him. He just acted arrogant and bossy, but deep down, where it counted, he didn't want to lose her either.Christine Feehan It Was Expected Sayings By Christine Feehan: He was demanding. He always would be. But sometimes, he was so vulnerable and she
She knew she'd wounded him when he'd least expected it, and her satisfaction lasted until the door had closed behind him. Once he was gone, it ebbed away along with her anger, leaving her with naught but the ashes and embers of a dying hearth fire.Sharon Kay Penman It Was Expected Sayings By Sharon Kay Penman: She knew she'd wounded him when he'd least expected it, and her satisfaction lasted until
Waves of despair rolled over him. He hadn't expected any of this: not the caved-in barns or crumbling fences, not the rotting wheat in the unplowed fields. It was as if the life had been punched right out of this place.Christine Brodien-Jones It Was Expected Sayings By Christine Brodien-Jones: Waves of despair rolled over him. He hadn't expected any of this: not the caved-in
What's always exciting is when you hear something amazing when you least expected it. Every now and then I'll hear something for the first time that forces me to re-examine my frames of reference, and re-consider musical parameters in general, and that's wonderful . And what's even more wonderful in a way, is when you hear something that you know, and already think you have an opinion about, and then suddenly discover that it isn't what you thought it was, but something quite different, which makes it just as surprising as if you'd never heard it before. That's REALLY great!Fred Frith It Was Expected Sayings By Fred Frith: What's always exciting is when you hear something amazing when you least expected it. Every
Four days. And she had two gay sons, a large black mother, a demented poet for a friend and was considering getting a duck. It was not what she'd expected from this visit.Louise Penny It Was Expected Sayings By Louise Penny: Four days. And she had two gay sons, a large black mother, a demented poet
I would prefer," Pat said, his voice a little stiff, as if he expected resistance, "that I be the cosigner on the loan, if you go through with this. I know I'm not a famous billionaire, but I think my credit's just as good."
No, you're wrong about that," Tess said, shaking her head.
What?"
As far as I'm concerned, it's better. I'd much rather do business with you."
They shook on it. It was a deal, after all, not a time for hugging.
Favors, Arnie Vasso had once said. Your father knows all about favors. He had meant it as an insult, a sly reference to the corners the Monaghans and Weinsteins cut here and there. Now Tess saw it for the simple truth it was: Her father understood favors. How to do them, how to accept them, how to walk away when the price was too steep. It was a lesson she wouldn't mind learning someday.
Maybe this was the place to start.
Laura Lippman It Was Expected Sayings By Laura Lippman: I would prefer," Pat said, his voice a little stiff, as if he expected resistance,
It was stunning actually, because what you would hope for from our national leaders is some reflection, some understanding that the situation that we encountered in Iraq was not what we expected, that it was not what he said it would be.Chris Van Hollen It Was Expected Sayings By Chris Van Hollen: It was stunning actually, because what you would hope for from our national leaders is
Absently, she brushed back some of the hair from her face, and she saw as Jaguar's eyes followed how the long strands slid across her throat. Though his dark skin did not show pallor as clearly as Lord Daryl's had, Turquoise could tell Jaguar had not fed yet, and she recognized the hungry look in his black eyes.
Testing, she stood, the movement appearing reluctant. "I"ll leave you to your work if you'd like."
He answered the way she had expected him to. Not raising his gaze from her throat, he said, "Come here." Though the words were an order, the tone left room for argument.
For a moment, Turquoise almost felt guilty. She was intentionally manipulating him. A feeding vampire is an easy target; most of them completely lost sense of their surroundings as they drew blood. Jaguar did not even try to catch her mind as his lips fell to her throat. If she had been armed, it would have been revoltingly easy to kill him.
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes It Was Expected Sayings By Amelia Atwater-Rhodes: Absently, she brushed back some of the hair from her face, and she saw as
We've known for a long time that the universe is expanding. But about 15 years ago, my colleagues and I discovered that it is expanding faster and faster. That is, the universe is accelerating, and that was not expected, but it is now attributed to this mysterious stuff called dark energy which seems to make up about 70 percent of the universe.Adam Riess It Was Expected Sayings By Adam Riess: We've known for a long time that the universe is expanding. But about 15 years
If there is a country in the world where concord, according to common calculation, would be least expected, it is America. Made up as it is of people from different nations, accustomed to different forms and habits of government, speaking different languages, and more different in their modes of worship, it would appear that the union of such a people was impracticable; but by the simple operation of constructing government on the principles of society and the rights of man, every difficulty retires, and all the parts are brought into cordial unison. There the poor are not oppressed, the rich are not privileged. Industry is not mortified by the splendid extravagance of a court rioting at its expense. Their taxes are few, because their government is just: and as there is nothing to render them wretched, there is nothing to engender riots and tumults.Thomas Paine It Was Expected Sayings By Thomas Paine: If there is a country in the world where concord, according to common calculation, would
Stronger than rage, astonishment, contempt, the pleasurable sense that at last she had slapped Frederick's face, the less pleasurable surmise that his slap back would be longer-lasting; stronger even than the desire to see Minna was her feeling that of all things, all people, she most at this moment wished to see Ingelbrecht, and the sturdy assurance that she would find in him everything that she expected. If she had gone up the stairs in the rue de la Carabine on her knees, she could not have ascended with a more zealotical faith that there would be healing at the top; and when he opened the door to her, enquiring politely if her errands had gone well she replied with enthusiasm, "Perfectly. My husband
it was he I went to see
has just threatened to cut me off with a penny."
"A lock-out," said Ingelbrecht. "Very natural. It is a symptom of capitalistic anxiety. I suppose he has always been afraid of you."
She nodded, and her lips curved in a grin of satisfaction.
Sylvia Townsend Warner It Was Expected Sayings By Sylvia Townsend Warner: Stronger than rage, astonishment, contempt, the pleasurable sense that at last she had slapped Frederick's
I couldn't be messing around and acting like an 11-year-old if we expected to compete well. I wanted to compete well, because it was great to see the looks in the eyes of men-like, "Wow, I am having a hard time beating this kid."Karch Kiraly It Was Expected Sayings By Karch Kiraly: I couldn't be messing around and acting like an 11-year-old if we expected to compete
Miriam snorted. It was not a very ladylike snort. She was the sort of woman one expected to find tramping the countryside in tweeds with a gun under her arm and a bulldog at her side, probably one of her own breeding.Marie Brennan It Was Expected Sayings By Marie Brennan: Miriam snorted. It was not a very ladylike snort. She was the sort of woman
Just then Patch ambled through the front door. I did a double take to make it was really him. I hadn't expected him to come. We'd never resolved our fight, and I'd pridefully refused to take the first step, forcing myself to lock my cell phone in a drawer every time I was tempted to call him and apologize, despite my increasing distress that he might never call either. My pride immediately turned to relief at the sight of him. I hated fighting. I hated not having him close. If he was ready to mend this, so was I.A smile flickered across my face at the sight of his costume; black jeans, black t-shirt, black face mask. The latter concealed all but his cool, assessing gaze.
"There's my date," I said. "Fashionably late.
Becca Fitzpatrick It Was Expected Sayings By Becca Fitzpatrick: Just then Patch ambled through the front door. I did a double take to make
I didn't tell him I was a virgin, just that I hadn't done it 'that much.' It hurt a little more than I'd expected but in a different way, and he was nervous too and he never came. Afterwards we lay there and talked, and I could tell he was a really nice person. I commended myself for making a healthy, albeit hasty, partner choice. I really couldn't wait to tell my mom.Lena Dunham It Was Expected Sayings By Lena Dunham: I didn't tell him I was a virgin, just that I hadn't done it 'that
Peruzzi, secured on expected revenue from the wool tax. When this brought in too little and Edward could not repay, the drain on the Italian companies bankrupted them. The Peruzzi failed in 1343, the Bardi suspended a year later, and their crash brought down a third firm, the Acciaiuioli. Capital vanished, stores and workshops closed, wages and purchases stopped. When, by the malignant chance that seemed to hound the 14th century, economic devastation in Florence and Siena was followed first by famine in 1347 and then by plague, it could not but seem toBarbara W. Tuchman It Was Expected Sayings By Barbara W. Tuchman: Peruzzi, secured on expected revenue from the wool tax. When this brought in too little
Retiring was scary and it was tough to give up gymnastics, but so many great opportunities have come from it that I never expected.Shawn Johnson It Was Expected Sayings By Shawn Johnson: Retiring was scary and it was tough to give up gymnastics, but so many great
her mother had never done what was expected of her, had seemed determined to ignore proprieties. In so doing she had broken the glass ceiling. And it was not all that she had broken.Brian McGilloway It Was Expected Sayings By Brian McGilloway: her mother had never done what was expected of her, had seemed determined to ignore
You are the one who taught me that love was never what we expected it to be and that it was all we needed. For that, and for a thousand other things, I send my gratitude.Alice Hoffman It Was Expected Sayings By Alice Hoffman: You are the one who taught me that love was never what we expected it
She was my mother and she would not leave me. This I had simply accepted and expected. I had no more thanked her for it than i did the sun for shining on me.Khaled Hosseini It Was Expected Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: She was my mother and she would not leave me. This I had simply accepted
The school plays needed kids that were big and bold and weren't afraid to be on stage, and I fit that bill, so I was expected to do it. And then I went to college, and the exact same thing happened.Jesse Johnson It Was Expected Sayings By Jesse Johnson: The school plays needed kids that were big and bold and weren't afraid to be
I grew up in a community where it was not the exception to be a good girl. It was sort of expected. And all of my friends were good girls too, and my boyfriends were good boys. Everybody was pretty nice. And that affects how I write my characters. There aren't very many bad guys in my novels.Stephenie Meyer It Was Expected Sayings By Stephenie Meyer: I grew up in a community where it was not the exception to be a
Why do you think I am like this?" It didn't really sound like a question; there was no regret, or sorrow, or genuine tinge of curiosity. I didn't think he expected a complex answer in any case, as I'm pretty sure we both knew that a team of neuroscientists and psychologists could work on Mad Dog for a decade and still not have all of the answers. Instead, I removed a sheet of paper from my legal folder and wrote one quatrain from a poem by W.H. Auden: I and the public know What all schoolchildren learn, Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return. He received this carefully and spent a moment looking it over. For the tiniest fraction of a second his face relaxed and his eyes softened and he seemed to shrink into himself as he breathed in. Then it was over, and he turned away from me, a dismissal if I ever saw one. He crumpled up my note angrily and tossed it away onto the floor. It was the last time we ever spoke.Jean Casella It Was Expected Sayings By Jean Casella: Why do you think I am like this?" It didn't really sound like a question;
She expected the pain, when it came. But she gasped at its sharpness; it was not like any pain she had felt before. He kissed her and slowed and would have stopped. But she laughed, and said that this one time she would consent to hurt, and bleed, at his touch. He smiled into her neck and kissed her again and she moved with him through the pain. The pain became a warmth that grew. Grew, and stopped her breath. And took her breath and her pain and her mind away from her body, so that there was nothing but her body and his body and the light and fire they made together.Kristin Cashore It Was Expected Sayings By Kristin Cashore: She expected the pain, when it came. But she gasped at its sharpness; it was
Living in this city, you developed a certain relationship with violence and news of violence: you expected it, dreaded it, and then when it happened, you worked hard to look away from it, because there was nothing you could do about it - not even grieve, because you knew that it would happen again and maybe in a way that was worse than before. Grieving is possible only when you know you have come to an end, when there is nothing more to follow. This city was full of bottled-up grief.Bilal Tanweer It Was Expected Sayings By Bilal Tanweer: Living in this city, you developed a certain relationship with violence and news of violence:
She didn't do anything at all
except arrived without warning
in the middle of the night
(right when I least expected it)

She walked by me, with a strut in her step
smelling like summer
causing me to turn my head
(even the leaves swayed her way)

All she did was look at me
with bright, curious eyes
filled with mirth and secrets
(as if an adventure was about to happen)

I tried not to think of her at all
not the curves of her body
or the stories that she told
(you knew there'd never be dull conversations)

By then, I couldn't walk away
I got caught up in her storm
without a care in the world
(I was a very good swimmer)

She was a hurricane who created her own sunshine.
M.J. Abraham It Was Expected Sayings By M.J. Abraham: She didn't do anything at allexcept arrived without warningin the middle of the night(right when
Cinder gaped at her stepmother, her own anger eclipsed with a surprising jolt of pity. This woman was full of so much ignorance it was almost like she wanted to stay that way. She saw what she wanted, believed anything to support her limited view of the world. ( ... )Five years she had lived with this woman, and never once had she seen Cinder as she was. As Kai saw her, and Thorne and Iko and all the people who trusted her. All the people who knew her.
She shook her head, finding it easier than she'd expected to dismiss her stepmother's words. I'm done trying to explain myself to you. I'm done seeking your approval. I'm done with you.
Marissa Meyer It Was Expected Sayings By Marissa Meyer: Cinder gaped at her stepmother, her own anger eclipsed with a surprising jolt of pity.
See, I've had this notion about you and me since you was seventeen. I shouldn't have expected you to read my mind or wait till I was ready to do somethin' about it. I am sorry for that."
Ben smirked. "You're a little slow on the draw there. I was ten when I got that same notion.
Eli Easton It Was Expected Sayings By Eli Easton: See, I've had this notion about you and me since you was seventeen. I shouldn't
A lesson in bringing about true changes of mind and heart comes from a Japanese functionary. By day, he crunched numbers that showed his country was approaching imminent energy crisis and helped to craft policy. By night, he weaved a novel in which a bureaucrat-hero helps see the country through to new energy sources. When the crisis came faster than he expected, he actually put the novel away because he did not want to make the burden of his countrymen worse. When the short-term crisis passed, he published his novel. It's phenomenal and well-timed success fueled the vision that inspired difficult change and maintained a sense of urgency.Daniel Yergin It Was Expected Sayings By Daniel Yergin: A lesson in bringing about true changes of mind and heart comes from a Japanese
He had bucked harder with me than the fellows expected him to, and I don't know how I stayed on. I guess I was just too scared to fall off. Anyway, Mr. Cooper shook hands with me after Hi lifted me down. He said, "By God, you're going to make a cow poke, Little Britches. As long as you're with me you can call him your own horse." Then he laughed, and said to the other men, "I thought, by God, the kid was going to pull that one-inch hackamore rope in two before the music stopped."
Father never swore, and I know I wouldn't ever have said it out loud, but before I really knew what I was thinking, "By God, I thought so, too," went through my head.
Ralph Moody It Was Expected Sayings By Ralph Moody: He had bucked harder with me than the fellows expected him to, and I don't
He called it taking, but I felt as though he were giving me these things, these actions, like pieces of himself. Challenging me to receive these odd gifts, because they were all he had to give. His attention, his regard. His respect, which was the strangest thing of all, because I had expected to feel degraded at some point in all this and instead I felt valued beyond measure. Cherished. Strong.Delphine Dryden It Was Expected Sayings By Delphine Dryden: He called it taking, but I felt as though he were giving me these things,
It's got you thinking - you've never really known anyone who's died of natural causes, have you? Parents and grandparents, plus friends and neighbors and casual lovers, they've all left you too early, and in such ghastly ways. Cancers and violence, accidents and congenital defects, aneurysms of the brain and psyche. You've heard of people who've slipped peacefully away in their sleep, or in their favorite easy chairs, after ripe octogenarian lives, but suspect they must be mythical, in the company of unicorns and mermaids. If you didn't know better, you'd think there was a deliberate methodology behind it all, a gradual pattern of calamity spiraling inward until, at last, you're the only one left to be dealt with. You could be expected to think that, but don't, because you still keep your wits about you, thank god - So to speak.Brian Hodge It Was Expected Sayings By Brian Hodge: It's got you thinking - you've never really known anyone who's died of natural causes,
On Sunday morning, April 12th, my wife woke from what was really a deep, profound sleep and as she was waking a voice distinctly spoke to her; and the voice spoke to her; and the voice spoke with great authority and it said to her: "You must stop spending your thoughts, your time and your money; everything in life must be an investment." So she quickly wrote it down and went straight to the dictionary to look up the two important words in the sentence, 'spending' and 'investing': the dictionary defines 'spending' as "to waste, to squander, to layout without return." To 'invest' is to "layout for a purpose, for which a profit is expected".Neville Goddard It Was Expected Sayings By Neville Goddard: On Sunday morning, April 12th, my wife woke from what was really a deep, profound
For him in India the British were ridiculous, stiff, unconfident, rule-bound. And he'd made me feel that we couldn't allow ourselves the shame of failure in front of these people. You couldn't let the ex-colonialists see you on your knees, for that was where they expected you to be. They were exhausted now; their Empire was gone; their day was done and it was our turn.Hanif Kureishi It Was Expected Sayings By Hanif Kureishi: For him in India the British were ridiculous, stiff, unconfident, rule-bound. And he'd made me
How was the sermon?" "Was it a good service?" Same blank stare from the ancestors. In those days, churches didn't have to be rockin' it, nobody expected the preacher to hit it out of the park, and the service was, well, a service.Michael S. Horton It Was Expected Sayings By Michael S. Horton: How was the sermon?" "Was it a good service?" Same blank stare from the ancestors.
I was part of a band of eleven fortunate men who had been given the duty of representing close to a billion Indians. It was an honour every aspiring cricketer lives for, to play for his country against the best of world cricket. And with the honour came responsibility. I was going to be accountable to the cricket fans back home and was expected to give my best for them.Sachin Tendulkar It Was Expected Sayings By Sachin Tendulkar: I was part of a band of eleven fortunate men who had been given the
So this was how it was going to be: use the half-blood for her peculiar party tricks. I should have expected it. I'd been used to it most of my life. Why should things change now?Pippa DaCosta It Was Expected Sayings By Pippa DaCosta: So this was how it was going to be: use the half-blood for her peculiar
The college of that day had a very laudable desire to get students, and having admitted them, it was equally alert in striving to keep them and help them get an education, with the result that very few left of their own volition and almost none were dropped for failure in their work. There was no marked exodus at the first examination period, which was due not only to the attitude of the college but to the attitude of the students, who did not go there because they wished to experiment for a few months with college life and be able to say thereafter they had been in college, but went because they felt they had need of an education, and expected to work hard for that purpose until the course was finished. There were few triflers.Calvin Coolidge It Was Expected Sayings By Calvin Coolidge: The college of that day had a very laudable desire to get students, and having
The lamp tipped over, nailing Kane in the head.
Sabin shook his head. The man was a walking disaster Literally. Whenever Kane stepped into a room, things went to hell pretty quickly. Sabin expected the ceiling to cave in any moment. And yea, it had happened before.
Gena Showalter It Was Expected Sayings By Gena Showalter: The lamp tipped over, nailing Kane in the head.Sabin shook his head. The man was
Why did you do it?" Ethan asked suddenly. "Why save my life?"
Carwyn looked at me. I had to admit, I was curious to know the answer as well. It didn't seem like the kind of thing a doppelganger would do. "It was a whim. It was that or buy the weird cheese-and-crackers package off the food cart."
I had honestly not expected a doppelganger to be sassy.
Sarah Rees Brennan It Was Expected Sayings By Sarah Rees Brennan: Why did you do it?" Ethan asked suddenly. "Why save my life?" Carwyn looked at
I'm really lucky I'm still around. Everybody expected me to die next ... But it was always someone else instead of me.Dee Dee Ramone It Was Expected Sayings By Dee Dee Ramone: I'm really lucky I'm still around. Everybody expected me to die next ... But it
Pointed out that the corporation enjoys the same rights as a living person under the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. This concept was upheld in 1886 by the Supreme Court in 'Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company' and has been a fact of law ever since. I emphasized to those executives that the corporation should also be required to accept the same responsibilities as those expected of a person; it too should be a good citizen, an honorable, ethical member of the community. In the case of international corporations, that community has to be defined as the world.John Perkins It Was Expected Sayings By John Perkins: Pointed out that the corporation enjoys the same rights as a living person under the
I learned what education was expected to do for an individual. Before going there I had a good deal of the then rather prevalent idea among our people that to secure an education meant to have a good, easy time, free from all necessity for manual labor. At Hampton I not only learned that it was not a disgrace to labor, but learned to love labor, not alone for its financial value, but for labor's own sake and for the independence and self-reliance which the ability to do something which the world wants done brings. At that institution I got my first taste of what it meant to live a life of unselfishness, my first knowledge of the fact that the happiest individuals are those who do the most to make others useful and happy.Booker T. Washington It Was Expected Sayings By Booker T. Washington: I learned what education was expected to do for an individual. Before going there I
I often think that at the center of me is a voice that at last did split, a house in my heart so invaded with other people and their speech, friends I believed I was devoted to, people whose lives I can simply guess at now, that it gives me the impression I am simply a collection of them, that they all existed for themselves, but had inadvertently formed me, then vanished. But, what: Should I have been expected to create my own self, out of nothing, out of thin, thin air and alone?Lorrie Moore It Was Expected Sayings By Lorrie Moore: I often think that at the center of me is a voice that at last
Those who romanticize war often like to think of it, at least in areas of mortal peril, as nothing but "guts and glory." Those who are inclined to pacifism, by contrast, often think of it as an unbroken sequence of horrors. Actually, however, people in wartime still fall in love, do the laundry, worry about pimples, drink beer, and do most of the same things that they do in times of peace. The patterns of daily life may be mundane, but they are remarkably tenacious.
But, while people in wartime still go about their daily routines, the prospect of imminent death can give even quotidian chores a heightened intensity. When the first bombs were dropped on London in autumn of 1940, the population bore adversity better than almost anybody had expected. The danger was mixed with excitement, and the terror had a sort of apocalyptic magnificence.
Boria Sax It Was Expected Sayings By Boria Sax: Those who romanticize war often like to think of it, at least in areas of
It wasn't just OK to achieve in my family - it was expected.Tananarive Due It Was Expected Sayings By Tananarive Due: It wasn't just OK to achieve in my family - it was expected.
You are a very interesting man," Rosamund stated. "And you have female friends. Actual friends. I don't think Lord Cosgrove can claim that."
He smiled, sincerely complimented. "Why thank you, my lady. So, as long as I'm here, shall we kiss again, or do you wish to proceed along the garden path a bit further?"
She backed up a step. "That's not very romantic."
It took more control than he expected to remain where he was and not pursue her. "Neither is your prospective husband. Don't expect posies. If you do receive them, they're more than likely deadly nightshade.
Suzanne Enoch It Was Expected Sayings By Suzanne Enoch: You are a very interesting man," Rosamund stated. "And you have female friends. Actual friends.
But was this the touted bliss of love that she'd read about in Madame Sand's spicy novels? It was not the crushing sensation she'd expected, but rather feathery and weightless. How lightly had his hand covered hers! And how much it assured: to keep her safe, to guide and delight. Such a simple act, holding hands. We are a pair, it said. Two in harmony against this inattentive, suffering world.Enid Shomer It Was Expected Sayings By Enid Shomer: But was this the touted bliss of love that she'd read about in Madame Sand's
All things are possible. When I was a girl in Blundermeecen, the miraculous happened every day. Or every other day. Or every third day. Actually, sometimes it did not happen at all, even on the third day. But still, we expected it. You see what I'm saying? Even when it didn't happen, we were expecting it. We knew the miraculous would come.Kate DiCamillo It Was Expected Sayings By Kate DiCamillo: All things are possible. When I was a girl in Blundermeecen, the miraculous happened every
People would tell you much more than you expected to if you were generically presentable and left silence next to them like a friendly stranger; it was like they were waiting for some friendly silence so they could fill it with words; and words were useful, words were hints and intimations, words were fingers pointed in certain directions, if you listened carefully..Brian Doyle It Was Expected Sayings By Brian Doyle: People would tell you much more than you expected to if you were generically presentable
I wanted someone to open doors and lend a helping hand, not because it was expected but because they wanted to. Because they liked me that much.Laurel Ulen Curtis It Was Expected Sayings By Laurel Ulen Curtis: I wanted someone to open doors and lend a helping hand, not because it was
And yet how treacherous, I thought, after such neutrality, bordering on indifference, and occaisonally open hostility, when the whole city finally seemed alive and tremulous to my touch, a seething structure reaching out to meet me and accommodate my every move, as if I had been expected and was welcome there, that she was the only thing in it that would not respond.Olivia Sudjic It Was Expected Sayings By Olivia Sudjic: And yet how treacherous, I thought, after such neutrality, bordering on indifference, and occaisonally open
I love you, I will always be yours Zane- no matter where I am or where you are.I promise you that, he said, the words as serious as Zane had ever heard Ty utter.
Zane felt flush all over, a little light-headed, and more than a little off kilter. What Ty promised.. It was more than Zane had ever expected to want from anyone else ever again. But he did want that from Ty, desperately.
Abigail Roux It Was Expected Sayings By Abigail Roux: I love you, I will always be yours Zane- no matter where I am or
You're hair was softer than I expected it to be, more beautiful when it's down than I expected it to be. You're sweeter than I expected you to be, funnier, more loyal and I expected all that to be phenomenal so, I gotta tell you, baby, it pleases me no fuckin' end to learn the reality is off-the-charts. Better than that, when you get pissed, I gotta fight against goin' hard. When you smile, I gotta fight against goin' hard. And when you look deep into my eyes and see whatever the fuck you see and I know how much you like it because it's written all over your face, I gotta fight against goin' hard. But even with the promise of that, finally havin' you is another reality that's off-the-charts.Kristen Ashley It Was Expected Sayings By Kristen Ashley: You're hair was softer than I expected it to be, more beautiful when it's down
"There was no public to humiliate him here. They already knew he was a lunatic. They expected it. He could burst into howls of insanity, and they would only smile those gentle smiles at him and wrestle him into the chains."Laura Kinsale It Was Expected Sayings By Laura Kinsale: "There was no public to humiliate him here. They already knew he was a lunatic.
They expected her to kill. It's what they'd trained her for. Her team was the deadliest - capable of wiping out entire cities, just the four of them. TheSimon Curtis It Was Expected Sayings By Simon Curtis: They expected her to kill. It's what they'd trained her for. Her team was the
Is this cock big enough for ya?" I looked at it. It was certainly medium-sized, and not skinny. I wasn't sure if it had been a rhetorical question, like when people say "hot enough for ya?" or if he expected a thought-out response. I was momentarily confused, looking at his wielded appendage. "Yes," I replied, with certainty. It was big enough for me.Kelley Kenney It Was Expected Sayings By Kelley Kenney: Is this cock big enough for ya?" I looked at it. It was certainly medium-sized,
It is certainly of great importance for a general to keep his plans secret; and Frederick the Great was right when he said that if his night-cap knew what was in his head he would throw it into the fire. That kind of secrecy was practicable in Frederick's time when his whole army was kept closely about him; but when maneuvers of the vastness of Napoleon's are executed, and war is waged as in our day, what concert of action can be expected from generals who are utterly ignorant of what is going on around them?Antoine-Henri Jomini It Was Expected Sayings By Antoine-Henri Jomini: It is certainly of great importance for a general to keep his plans secret; and
Part of the far shore disappeared into a shimmer that looked like water. There was no certainty in seeing, no proof that what you saw was there or was not there. And the people of the Gulf expected all places were that way, and it was not strange to them.John Steinbeck It Was Expected Sayings By John Steinbeck: Part of the far shore disappeared into a shimmer that looked like water. There was
No ancient Jew was ever promised, or expected, a heavenly life. That was a wild and outrageous teaching of Jesus. Holy text never offers a heavenly hope
before Jesus. Think about it: No matter how faithful Adam would have been, he could never graduate to heaven. Going to heaven was a 'Jesus teaching.' It simply does not exist in Torah.
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Michael Ben Zehabe It Was Expected Sayings By Michael Ben Zehabe: No ancient Jew was ever promised, or expected, a heavenly life. That was a wild
Nothing had worked out the way he'd hoped. He should've expected it by now, maybe. After all, things never had before. And yet he kept on pissing into the wind. He was like a man whose door's too low, but instead of working out how to duck, keeps on smacking his head into the lintel every day of his miserable life. He wanted to feel sorry for himself, but he knew he deserved no better. A man can't do the things he'd done, and hope for happy endings.Joe Abercrombie It Was Expected Sayings By Joe Abercrombie: Nothing had worked out the way he'd hoped. He should've expected it by now, maybe.
Most people believe they have a clear idea of what's right and wrong. Many say they know how they'll act, or how they'll handle an extreme situation. But to be honest, no one knows. Not really. Even if you say, 'I'll never do this or that.' it actually might not be true. Because no one of us truly knows what we'll do when the circumstances become so overwhelming and complex that we can't even tell right from wrong. And then there are the totally unforeseen situations, when life deals cards you never expected, or when something's that's considered wrong morphs into something right and your mind determines that what once was the rule is not written in stone.Lurlene McDaniel It Was Expected Sayings By Lurlene McDaniel: Most people believe they have a clear idea of what's right and wrong. Many say
It's not human to let go of love, even when it's dead. We expected one of these monthly
anniversaries to be the Final Goodbye. We figured that we'd said all our goodbyes, and given up all the tears we had to give. We'd passed the test
and would get back what we'd lost. But instead, every anniversary it hurt more, and every anniversary it felt like she was further away from coming
back. The idea that there wouldn't be a final goodbye - that was a hard goodbye to say in itself and, at that point, still an impossible goodbye. No
private eye has to tell you it's a long goodbye.
Rob Sheffield It Was Expected Sayings By Rob Sheffield: It's not human to let go of love, even when it's dead. We expected one
I once asked Randy how he knew that he had fallen in love with his girlfriend, Amy, and he just looked at me like it was the hardest question in the world. I expected some floral, florid explanation, about the air lightening and flute music filling his ears. This relationship that had him so transfixed - I expected a masterpiece of sentiment, one that would make me so happy for him and so empty inside. Instead he just turned to me and said,
"The minute I knew I was in love was the minute when there was no question about it. One night I was lying in the dark, looking at her looking at me, and it just was there, undeniable."
There is no question about it.
David Levithan It Was Expected Sayings By David Levithan: I once asked Randy how he knew that he had fallen in love with his
Unlike me, Renee was not shy; she was a real people-pleaser. She worried way too much what people thought of her, wore her heart on her sleeve, expected too much from people, and got hurt too easily. She kept other people's secrets like a champ, but told her own too fast. She expected the world not to cheat her and was always surprised when it did.Rob Sheffield It Was Expected Sayings By Rob Sheffield: Unlike me, Renee was not shy; she was a real people-pleaser. She worried way too
Just then he spotted a German Messerschmitt in the sky ahead of them. It was firing its machine guns and seemed to be aiming right for them. He ordered everyone to dive into the alleyway beside them, and they all took cover just as the fighter roared by, killing all those who remained in its path. Then came another explosion, just behind them. Luc pressed his body down on Monique and Jacqueline, doing everything he could to protect them. But he knew they couldn't stay pinned down. He could hear the German tanks rumbling up the road from the east. The Nazis were approaching far more quickly than he'd expected. They had to keep moving.Joel C. Rosenberg It Was Expected Sayings By Joel C. Rosenberg: Just then he spotted a German Messerschmitt in the sky ahead of them. It was
Poets and songwriters speak highly of spring as one of the great joys of life in the temperate zone, but in the real world most of spring is disappointing. We looked forward to it too long, and the spring we had in mind in February was warmer and dryer than the actual spring when it finally arrives. We'd expected it to be a whole season, like winter, instead of a handful of separate moments and single afternoons.Barbara Holland It Was Expected Sayings By Barbara Holland: Poets and songwriters speak highly of spring as one of the great joys of life
I entered Princeton University as a graduate student in 1959, when the Department of Mathematics was housed in the old Fine Hall. This legendary facility was marvellous in stimulating interaction among the graduate students and between the graduate students and the faculty. The faculty offered few formal courses, and essentially none of them were at the beginning graduate level. Instead the students were expected to learn the necessary background material by reading books and papers and by organising seminars among themselves. It was a stimulating environment but not an easy one for a student like me, who had come with only a spotty background. Fortunately I had an excellent group of classmates, and in retrospect I think the "Princeton method" of that period was quite effective.Phillip A. Griffiths It Was Expected Sayings By Phillip A. Griffiths: I entered Princeton University as a graduate student in 1959, when the Department of Mathematics
Hastings sat down and braced his arm along the back of the chaise, quite effectively letting it be known he did not want anyone else to join them.
"You look frustrated, Miss Fitzhugh." He lowered his voice. "Has your bed been empty of late?"
He knew very well she'd been watched more closely than prices on the stock exchange. She couldn't smuggle a hamster into her bed, let alone a man.
"You look anemic, Hastings," she said. "Have you been leaving the belles of England breathlessly unsatisfied again?"
He grinned. "Ah, so you know what it is like to be breathlessly unsatisfied. I expected as little from Andrew Martin."
Her tone was pointed. "As little as you expect from yourself, no doubt."
He sighed exaggeratedly. "Miss Fitzhugh, you disparage me so, when I've only ever sung your praises."
"Well, we all do what we must," she said with sweet venom.
He didn't reply - not in words, at least.
Sherry Thomas It Was Expected Sayings By Sherry Thomas: Hastings sat down and braced his arm along the back of the chaise, quite effectively
Your holiness!" She raised her voice, forcing herself to sound tearful and
supplicatory. "If we are to die, would you let me kiss him one last time?"
She half expected Taka to react to her uncharacteristic behavior, but he didn't
move, didn't look at her. He was kneeling in the frozen dirt beside her, every inch of him alert, and she was probably the least of his concerns.
"You want to kiss the man who tried to kill you? You are a very foolish young
woman," the Shirosama said. "Go ahead."
Taka turned to her, his eyes dark and unreadable, waiting. She reached up, put her mouth against his and whispered, "I have a knife that's fallen down the front of my shirt, you son of a bitch. See if you can get it." The feel of his lips against hers was agony. The sickness deep inside her was that she wanted to kiss him anyway, no matter what he'd done.
Anne Stuart It Was Expected Sayings By Anne Stuart: Your holiness!" She raised her voice, forcing herself to sound tearful andsupplicatory. "If we are
Sometimes life was hard, she thought, walking across the grass to be with her friends. Just when you least expected it, you had to start over. There was pain in that, but also satisfaction. With or without her wanting it to, life moved on. And she would, too.Susan Mallery It Was Expected Sayings By Susan Mallery: Sometimes life was hard, she thought, walking across the grass to be with her friends.
Mostly, kids were expected to entertain themselves and stay out of their parents' hair. To that end, you were sent outside to play at the drop of a hat. It wasn't an option; it was a standing mandate. If there wasn't a winter blizzard or a spring rainstorm or a summer heat wave, you went outside and stayed outside until the next mealtime came around.Terry Brooks It Was Expected Sayings By Terry Brooks: Mostly, kids were expected to entertain themselves and stay out of their parents' hair. To
And all that time I was lying to my support group. I told the ladies, "Sure! I'm writing!" when I wasn't. Yes, I could have filled all those newfound minutes with actual work, but I had no confidence in myself. I was a fraud. Who was I to pick up a pen and expect anything good to come out of it? I expected perfection as soon as the pencil hit the paper, and since that's impossible, I couldn't get myself to start. Then I felt guilty about not starting, which made me want to start even less. And with no game to bury the feelings, I got very depressed. No wonder I didn't book any acting jobs in the last half of 2006. No one wanted to hire a clinically depressed person to sell snack foods.Felicia Day It Was Expected Sayings By Felicia Day: And all that time I was lying to my support group. I told the ladies,
I've always expected parties to be exciting and brilliant, like some rare drink." She laughed; there was a note of sadness in it. "But I don't drink, either. That's just another symbol that doesn't mean what it was intended to mean." He was silent. She added, "Perhaps there's something that we have missed.Ayn Rand It Was Expected Sayings By Ayn Rand: I've always expected parties to be exciting and brilliant, like some rare drink." She laughed;
It was so odd what brought out tenderness in people. It was never what you have expected.Cassandra Clare It Was Expected Sayings By Cassandra Clare: It was so odd what brought out tenderness in people. It was never what you
What I want to tell you is what I think he would tell you if he could.
Living means taking chances. Risks. Playing it safe all the time is being dead inside, even if you happen to still be breathing. people expected Connor to play it safe all the time. And when he did, he felt dead inside. I saw him take risks, and then he was the most alive person I've ever known. he would ask you to take chances. Sometimes that means getting hurt. Getting an F. Losing a game. Losing someone you love. But if you always play it safe, you lose anyway.
Ellen Hopkins It Was Expected Sayings By Ellen Hopkins: What I want to tell you is what I think he would tell you if
When we meet with better fare than was expected, the disappointment is overlooked even by the unscrupulous. When we meet with worse than was expected, philosophers alone know how to make it better.Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann It Was Expected Sayings By Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann: When we meet with better fare than was expected, the disappointment is overlooked even by
She was fast approaching thirty, and with that impending birthday the way she thought of her own life was beginning to change. When she was twenty, she thought of people in their thirties as, well, old: after all, they had lived as long as she had and half as long again, and so they must have been tired, with the beginnings of aches in their bones and the first intimations of their own mortality.

But the peculiar horror of growing older was not what she expected. In fact, she felt the same age as she had eight years ago, and twenty-eight years of life had managed to compress themselves into a life-span that once comfortably held twenty. It wasn't that she was getting older, but that the years were getting shorter, and were therefore more precious. You had to use them sparingly.
Dexter Palmer It Was Expected Sayings By Dexter Palmer: She was fast approaching thirty, and with that impending birthday the way she thought of
with my nicely butter-laminated dough. It was, as expected, perfect. I marveled again at the way someone as strong as Tarry could so carefullyElizabeth A. Reeves It Was Expected Sayings By Elizabeth A. Reeves: with my nicely butter-laminated dough. It was, as expected, perfect. I marveled again at the
Frustrated, Carl said, 'Ain't we anarchyists?'
'It's pronounced an-are-kists. And no, we aren't.'
'I thought we was.'
'We rule through chaos. That's different.'
Carl sounded like a pouting child. 'We need to be doing some anarchyism.'
Intellectual arguments between satanists were less witty than I had expected.
Dean Koontz It Was Expected Sayings By Dean Koontz: Frustrated, Carl said, 'Ain't we anarchyists?''It's pronounced an-are-kists. And no, we aren't.''I thought we was.''We
When I went into the Army, I made up my mind that I was putting myself at the Army's disposal. I believe in the war. That doesn't mean I believe in the Army. I don't believe in any army. You don't expect justice out of an army, if you're a sensible, grown-up human being, you only expect victory. And if it comes to that, our Army is probably the most just one that ever existed ... I expected the Army to be corrupt, inefficient, cruel, wasteful, and it turned out to be all those things, just like all armies, only much less so than I thought before I got into it. It is much less corrupt, for example, than the German Army. Good for us. The victory we win will not be as good as it might be, if it were a different kind of army, but it will be the best kind of victory we can expect in this day and age, and I'm thankful for it.Irwin Shaw It Was Expected Sayings By Irwin Shaw: When I went into the Army, I made up my mind that I was putting
According to U.S. strategy, if you never see the other, his destruction will be more acceptableso that when Iraqi soldiers surrendered, sooner than expected, it was as if they emerged from a dream, a flash-back, a lost epoch
an epoch when the enemy still had a body and was still like us.
Serge Daney It Was Expected Sayings By Serge Daney: According to U.S. strategy, if you never see the other, his destruction will be more
The popular conception of any philosophical doctrine is necessarily imperfect, and very generally unjust. Lucretius is often alluded to as an atheistical writer, who held the silly opinion that the universe was the result of a fortuitous concourse of atoms readers are asked to consider how long letters must be shaken in a bag before a complete annotated edition of Shakespeare could result from the process; and after being reminded how much more complex the universe is than the works of Shakespeare, they are expected to hold Lucretius, with his teachers and his followers, in derision. A nickname which sticks has generally some truth in it, and so has the above view, but it would be unjust to form our judgment of a man from his nickname alone, and we may profitably consider what the real tenets of Lucretius were, especially now that men of science are beginning, after a long pause in the inquiry, once more eagerly to attempt some explanation of the ultimate constitution of matter.Fleeming Jenkin It Was Expected Sayings By Fleeming Jenkin: The popular conception of any philosophical doctrine is necessarily imperfect, and very generally unjust. Lucretius
In the past a man was expected to give his seat on a bus to a woman. Today it would be much more courteous for that man to give her his job.P. J. O'Rourke It Was Expected Sayings By P. J. O'Rourke: In the past a man was expected to give his seat on a bus to
As I was growing up, it was made clear that the fat me wasn't welcome, that a thin person was expected and awaited, and impatiently so.Arabella Weir It Was Expected Sayings By Arabella Weir: As I was growing up, it was made clear that the fat me wasn't welcome,
It is never to be expected in a revolution that every man is to change his opinion at the same moment. There never yet was any truth or any principle so irresistibly obvious that all men believed it at once. Time and reason must cooperate with each other to the final establishment of any principle; and therefore those who may happen to be first convinced have not a right to persecute others, on whom conviction operates more slowly. The moral principle of revolutions is to instruct, not to destroy.Thomas Paine It Was Expected Sayings By Thomas Paine: It is never to be expected in a revolution that every man is to change
Still, though reading absorbed her, what the Queen had not expected was the degree to which it drained her of enthusiasm for anything else.Alan Bennett It Was Expected Sayings By Alan Bennett: Still, though reading absorbed her, what the Queen had not expected was the degree to
The final two words of his challenge, "no tears", meant that the loser was expected to suffer a great deal of pain, but wasn't entitled to whine, bitch or moan about it. He'd just have to hunker down and keep his poverty to himself.Michael Lewis It Was Expected Sayings By Michael Lewis: The final two words of his challenge, "no tears", meant that the loser was expected
We did this grown-up thing. This really adult thing. But we were still ourselves. We still laughed and made jokes. I expected to feel like this whole new person, but really it was me--plain old me--making this decision that I can never unmake.Julie Murphy It Was Expected Sayings By Julie Murphy: We did this grown-up thing. This really adult thing. But we were still ourselves. We
Knowing Chris Bennett's Writing as I do, I expected Only Superhuman to have an imaginative plot and a compelling superheroine in Emry Blair. What I hadn't expected was for the backstory to make so much sense. Usually science is the first causality of superhero stories, tossed aside with the breezy rationalization: 'Hey, it's comics!' Only Superhuman is, to my knowledge, the first hard science superhero story. And the Story is the better for it.Mike W. Barr It Was Expected Sayings By Mike W. Barr: Knowing Chris Bennett's Writing as I do, I expected Only Superhuman to have an imaginative
While it has been hurtful to my family and me to read constantly in the media that I was under investigation, I am pleased that as expected my spending has been found to be in order.Peter Slipper It Was Expected Sayings By Peter Slipper: While it has been hurtful to my family and me to read constantly in the
I was pleasantly disappointed on entering Bohemia. Instead of a dull, uninteresting country, as I expected, it is a land full of the most lovely scenery. There is every thing which can gratify the eye - high blue mountains, valleys of the sweetest pastoral look and romantic old ruins.Bayard Taylor It Was Expected Sayings By Bayard Taylor: I was pleasantly disappointed on entering Bohemia. Instead of a dull, uninteresting country, as I
Enid had sent Rose a card with the words "I'm sorry" on it. She hadn't known what else to say because at that point she wasn't sure James knew anything about Toby Halliday. But now she wishes that she had said something else. Now that she's in love again herself - a complete surprise really, after all this time, and with someone she never expected to be in love with - Enid would tell Rose that she understands love is never the same. You can love different people over the course of a lifetime, but you won't love any two of them the same way, and quite frankly, you will love some of them more than others. A great deal more. If Toby was that to Rose - if he was the one she loved the most - then Enid would have said to her, "You will continue. But you will not recover. Don't expect that.Helen Humphreys It Was Expected Sayings By Helen Humphreys: Enid had sent Rose a card with the words "I'm sorry" on it. She hadn't
The hand on my hair moved to my back, and I realized someone was singing softly. The voice was familiar, and something about it made my chest ache. Well, that was to be expected. Angels' songs would be awfully poignant.
"'I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, when I met you ... '" the voice crooned.
I frowned. Was that really an appropriate song for the Heavenly Host to be
Rachel Hawkins It Was Expected Sayings By Rachel Hawkins: The hand on my hair moved to my back, and I realized someone was singing
Given that the nineteenth century was the century of Socialism, of Liberalism, and of Democracy, it does not necessarily follow that the twentieth century must also be a century of Socialism, Liberalism and Democracy: political doctrines pass, but humanity remains, and it may rather be expected that this will be a century of authority ... a century of Fascism. For if the nineteenth century was a century of individualism it may be expected that this will be the century of collectivism and hence the century of the State.Benito Mussolini It Was Expected Sayings By Benito Mussolini: Given that the nineteenth century was the century of Socialism, of Liberalism, and of Democracy,