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He who matures early lives in anticipation. (Theodor W. Adorno)

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. (Aesop)

Set up the next step at the end of each day's work – mark the stone where it needs to be cut next – quickly dab on a contrasting and exaggerated tone over the problem one in the painting and purposely do not fix it until the next morning. (Kelly Borsheim)

If we are inclined to forget how much there is in the world besides that which we anticipate, then works of art are perhaps a little to blame, for in them we find at work the same process of simplification or selection as in the imagination. (Alain de Botton)

Once I was beset by anxiety but I pushed the fear away by studying the sky, determining when the moon would come out and where the sun would appear in the morning. (Louise Bourgeois)

Tension is anticipation and uncertainty. Every art has to have it. (Rex Brandt)

Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

We usually get what we anticipate. (Claude M. Bristol)

Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe. (Truman Capote)

I'd start to paint a chair, finish an arm, and get bored because I already knew what the other arm was going to look like. But in playwriting you don't know what the second act's going to look like. (Anne Commire)

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. (Emily Dickinson)

What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens. (Benjamin Disraeli)

An artist is alone with his/her art, but the art comes in huge multiplicity, and an almost promiscuous sense of what's next. The process is the fun; the product is only a possibility. (Vicki Easingwood)

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand. (George Eliot)

Maybe it's like the real estate bubble. Everyone waits for it and waits for it, but it hasn't happened yet. (Bridget Foley)

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. (Henry Ford)

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble. (Elbert Hubbard)

I can't help flying up on the wings of anticipation. It's as glorious as soaring through a sunset... almost pays for the thud. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

When spring is here the sketcher begins to look over his equipment and relishes in anticipation the soothing hours he will spend in the open, warmed by the sun, fanned by the breeze, charmed by the manifold delights of nature. (Walter J. Phillips)

I await joyous surprises while working, an awakening of the materials that I work with and that my spirit develops. (Odilon Redon)

We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

There are two ways to face the future. One way is with apprehension; the other is with anticipation. (Jim Rohn)

A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

It's good to feel the rush of something nice coming on. (Mary Smart)

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing. (Samuel Smiles)

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. (Oscar Wilde)


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