31 Quotes About Unrealistic Expectations


Letting go of expectations will help to release you of the burdens and obligations you feel weighed down with in your life. These quotes about unrealistic expectations will bring you the encouragement you need in life.

“Artists are strange people. They make the world a beautiful place, and make others feel good, but they are a bunch of lonely people. Artists are people with unfulfilled, unrealistic dreams, lonely, and always searching for perfection.”

“As you get older, you tend to be a little less patient with people – people who are not prepared, people who have unrealistic expectations, people who make unrealistic demands, people who think they’re more special than other people.”

“Being thin created intense anxiety that I wouldn’t be able to maintain that weight for life, and I couldn’t.”

“Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”

“Expectations are the shackles that will not permit something to be what it actually is.”

“Holidays in general breed unrealistic expectations. The minute you start wondering, ‘is it going to be wonderful enough?,’ it never will be.”

“I had these kind of unrealistic expectations that were fueled by romantic comedies, and it has both helped me and hurt me in many ways. It helped me because, in general, they’ve made me hopeful.”

“I know that some poor immigrants from that era had unrealistic expectations and were disappointed, but I don’t think my grandparents were disappointed at all, even though they experienced some very hard times during the Great Depression.”

“I would like my car to fly and make me breakfast, but that’s an unrealistic expectation.”

“Idealizing life is surely quite unrealistic, however, it is much better than living in constant despair.”

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”

“In media, there’s a distance and an unrealistic expectation of knowledge about a person that’s created.”

“It would be perfect if everyone who makes love, is in love, but this is simply an unrealistic expectation.”

“It’s better to look strong and healthy.”

“I’ve always said that people have unrealistic expectations.”

“Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.”

“Most change initiatives either fail or fall far short of original (perhaps unrealistic) expectations.”

“Regulators have not been able to achieve the level of future clarity required to act pre-emptively. The problem is not lack of regulation but unrealistic expectations. What we confront in reality is uncertainty, some of it frighteningly so …”

“Some people have an unrealistic expectation when it comes to getting published; the fact is most publishers will turn down your work which is why you need to be persistent.”

“Sometimes your belief system is really your fears attached to rules.”

“The idea that positive illusions are in the service of self-esteem virtually requires that they stay in check. ”

“The more I try to be perfect; the more I fail.”

“The more invested I am in my own ideas about reality, the more those experiences will feel like victimizations rather than the ups and downs of relating.”

“There’s strong data that, within companies, the No. 1 reason for ethical violations is the pressure to meet expectations, sometimes unrealistic expectations.”

“We [need to] stop treating each other like that, stop calling each other fat and stop with these unrealistic expectations for women. It’s disappointing that the media keeps it alive and fuels that fire.”

“We cannot possibly take them all into this country [asylum seekers] – it is a completely unrealistic expectation.”

“We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter.”

“What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.”

“Which is the true nightmare, the horrific dream that you have in your sleep or the dissatisfied reality that awaits you when you awake?”

“Your expectations of other people should never be greater than what you expect of God. Why is it that you can patiently wait for him to make your life better, but you won’t consider he is patiently waiting for you to be better?”

“Your soulmate wasn’t suppose to be perfect. You were meant to see the cracks in her soul and fill them with what you have and she was meant to see yours. Together you would be complete.”

Having expectations for your expectations can lead you down a path of failure head first. The fear of what may change is what fuels our doubt and ambition.

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