Top 454 Hoping Quotes

In this post, you will find great Hoping Quotes from famous people, such as Jerry Cantrell, David Andrew Sinclair, Justin Gaethje, Lech Walesa, Luc de Clapiers. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

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I’m going to keep thinking about topping myself every time. I can say very confidently that Alice In Chains have done that on every record. It surprises me. I don’t go in there expecting that, but I do go in there hoping for it.
Jerry Cantrell
So what we’re all hoping to do, us researchers, is to develop ways to not really just extend lifespan but to keep people healthier for longer. We may just have a greater impact than a single drug because these drugs could potentially treat one disease but prevent 20 others.
I’m hoping to earn enough to buy a few properties, that way I can make money that way and I want to do social work.
We were hoping Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America. That failed.
Patience is the art of hoping.
Luc de Clapiers
I make a model of the site. There are some obvious things: where the entrance should be, where the cars have to go in. You start to get the scale of it. You understand the client‘s needs, and what the client is hoping for and yearning for.
I have three grandchildren and am hoping for 20.
Maureen Forrester
I’m hoping that with the high profile that the Go-Go‘s are going to have over the next year, that if anybody is interested in what else I do, I’ll have something I can say that I do.
Kathy Valentine
I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping everyone loves what I do and loves what’s on screen.
J. R. Ramirez
And people talk about the stimulus package and the jobs that it was supposed to create, it certainly didn’t have the intended effects that everybody was hoping for or that the president and administration certainly was hoping for. So I think it’s time to lay some new solutions on the table, some new ideas.
Kristi Noem
My parents spent 16 years hauling my butt to L.A. for audition after audition. I remember always hoping I could help take care of them because they took such good care of me.
I’m hoping to get started on a new novel.
About myself I have no great illusions. I know what I am. I know what I’m good at. I know what I ain’t. I’m always hoping to surprise myself. But I do have a love of music and I do love to communicate it, and that’s the best I can do, really. And I can raise a good family, too.
Our fumbling government‘s response since Beirut – during both Republican and Democratic administrations – has been to cut and run, or to flat ignore this growing threat, apparently hoping it would go away.
David Hackworth
I am hoping for peaceful transition into a new age. Obama has already played a great role in initiating us into that vision. If he were to be harmed in any way, it would spawn the birth of a million Obamas.
The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now.
I think a lot of people are getting more serious about how to do the most good, but there is no road map. I’m hoping I can offer an example.
It’s been a difficult thing because some great opportunities have come and I’ve just been holding my breath and praying… I’m basically gambling hoping something will come along this season and if not, I don’t know what the future holds.
The more traditional fuel sources we have relied on as a nation – coal, oil, and natural gas – I’m hoping they can allow us the financial springboard to move to the next generation of energy sources: renewables and alternatives.
Alarm‘ was about a boy that cheated on me, and when I found out, I wondered if I should give him another chance. I used to give a lot of chances to people hoping they would become better people, but this one didn’t.
I know from personal experience how damaging it can be to live with bitterness and unforgiveness. I like to say it’s like taking poison and hoping your enemy will die. And it really is that harmful to us to live this way.
You can’t go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
I’m hoping to bring some raunchy, risky, soulful frankness to the stage, really.
I am looking forward and I am hoping that I will be the catalyst that makes India and Pakistan live for peace forever.
I went to see ‘Kinky Boots‘ to see my friend Billy Porter in his groundbreaking performance. But while backstage, I was hoping for a chance to meet this young, dynamic performer Annaleigh Ashford. Her comic timing was brilliant. And she is obviously a triple threat.
We were just hoping ‘Prayin’ for Daylight‘ wasn’t a complete flop. Selling a million records wasn’t even in our wildest thoughts.
In the summer of 1866, as Leo Tolstoy prepared for his serialized novel ‘War and Peace’ to be published as a single volume, he wrote to illustrator Mikhail Bashilov, hoping to commission drawings for the new edition of the novel, which he referred to by its original title,1805.
In ‘Hope Never Dies’, Biden attempts to disguise himself with a beach look, hoping that the incongruity of it will allow him to snoop around Wilmington without being recognized. Obama, on the other hand, knows the best way to keep a low profile is to just be himself.
I am hoping to improve my writing and rapping, as well as get a better grasp on how to make beats and music that complements what I do vocally. It’s a learning process that hopefully won’t end.
If I say often enough that I’m going to be in ‘King Kong,’ I’m hoping that Peter Jackson will take the hint.
I’m just kind of taking whatever life gives me and hoping that I make the right decision.
Amy Smart
I'm hoping I can evade a type and go for roles based on

I’m hoping I can evade a type and go for roles based on what I consider plausible and what I consider good.
I’m living in the present, thinking about the past, hoping for the future.
Instead of just surviving life and hoping to make it through one more day, I live my life with joy now, and I’m incredibly grateful.
Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.
The gleam in their eyes telegraphs only too clearly that they are hoping for a headline, which of course means something disparaging, because nothing makes such good copy as a feud.
Leslie Charteris
I’m hoping that, over the years, people will come back to ‘MADtv’ and think it isn’t that bad. We had some really talented people on there.
Bobby Lee
When you play this game, you’re not just playing for yourself and your fans. You also play for a name you have to represent. You have a family that’s hoping you do good every single day.
That’s why I began doing makeup in the first place: I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me.
I stand on stage hoping to give good energy to the audience, but if I cannot give good energy anymore, I will have to leave right away.
I wait for options, hoping that a space for a pass will appear at the last moment.
It is of course very difficult to see relations between America and Iran becoming increasingly tense and knowing that it is not the people of the countries but a subset of leaders and radicals that are causing such strife. I am hoping that the spirit of the people will triumph.
Ultimately, you’ve got to answer your critics on the track, and I am very much hoping 8.41m is acceptable for people.
There are so many scenarios here. We tried to prepare for the worst summer in 40 years and build assumptions based on that. We’re preparing for the worst, but we’re hoping for the best. And I’ve told people the end is in sight.
We continued to move forward without loss of time, hoping to be able to reach the wood described by the Indians before all our horses should become exhausted.
Azzam is an amazing yacht. I was hoping for more wind to really see what she could do but I enjoyed the racing tremendously.
I’m hoping maybe people like working with me because I like what I do for a living and I want to have a good time.
You write alone, but you write hoping that there will be readers who will connect with what you write, and it’s so wonderful and amazing – I can’t even tell you – when that actually happens.
You should live hoping you are going to offend people, because then you’re doing something.
I have worked with the biggest actors from the beginning. I am hoping God will bless me to work with other big actors.
I’m hoping to knock down the walls and broaden the lane a little bit more for music that’s pop music at the heart of it.
Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents. But mostly I love having family and friends gathered, and sharing traditions.
Ellen Hopkins
When the holidays approach and the weather turns cold, you spend your nights watching and rewatching saccharine movies until you fall asleep, hoping for some gleam of happiness or catharsis that never comes, a version of life that looks like a Hallmark movie or where your idealized prince finally shows up.
On another level I’d unfortunately read the books. I knew Barristan had a different story in the books and I was hoping for a bit more of Barristan alive before he met his comeuppance… well, comeuppance is unfair, he didn’t deserve a comeuppance.
I spend most of my time at concerts hoping for that one second that the artist looks at me, I look at the artist, and that’s when I get to say, ‘Thank you.’
I am hoping this is my year to have children. I understand that I am possibly more European in my views of marriage. I am not going to say I’m not going to get married, but it’s not my priority.
I’ve learned that you can never predict what will happen to a film. You can never predict if people will love it, if they’ll hate it. It’s an act of ego if you’re hoping for everyone to love the film and tell you how great you are.
When we were kids, I remember we’d use lemon in our hair and go into the sun, hoping it would make us blond. Obviously, I have very dark hair and olive skin, and when I was a kid, I wanted to be blond, of course. It never worked.
I believe now that I can win tournaments, and before I was just hoping.
I’m hoping I don’t get Alzheimer‘s.
I’m hoping that fans will enjoy finally having a ‘SpongeBob‘ comic book from me. All the stories will be original and always true to the humor, characters, and universe of the ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ series.
I’m hoping they slow down a little bit with technology, because I’m just trying to keep up.
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I’ve been awarded fur coats and I’m hoping to stop it in our pageant community.
I am going a bit deaf and I am hoping that technology is going to come on leaps and bounds and that one day I will hear better.
I first went to India because of my interest in yoga, hoping to go to the Iyengar Centre in Pune for a while. That didn’t work out, but I ended up on a beach in Goa, writing.
There are two ways to worry words. One is hoping for the greatest possible beauty in what is created. The other is to tell the truth.
Instead of hoping that some day the boys’ club will open its doors, we can form our own clubs, defineworthy‘ our own way, and celebrate the books and voices that we decide deserve celebration.
I’d like to think that the notion of inspiration will transcend cultural things that are going on. There’s something classic about this movie that I’m hoping reaches kids.
Rob Morrow
I spent most of the early years of my walk with God focused on what was wrong with me. Most of us probably do that, hoping to change ourselves.
The problem with taking venture capital is if you take $5m from someone, it may feel great; you may feel like they’re validating your business model. But they’re giving $5m out to 20 different people, hoping one of them will be a hit. They don’t really care if it’s you.
I don’t want to be 45 competing with 20-year-olds, running to go get Botox. I want to be an expressive actor hired for the age that I am, portraying women who are my age: 40. I’m just hoping I can find some of those roles to play. Otherwise, I have to find something else.
They say you hit your stride as a writer at about 50. I’m hoping to do that.
I’m not well-versed in the science fiction world. I’m hoping that I’ll get more opportunities in it because you get to create a new world.
Kelly Masterson
Deep inside, I was hoping I’d win: The competition was tough, but I learned from other’s mistakes.
Nafisa Joseph
I’m hoping to work on some original songs and to keep performing in front of a crowd as much as I can.
Courtney Hadwin
I finished my degree so I’m definitely hoping I have some more time to climb.
There are so many projects that you go into hoping the story works, and here comes a new third act and that kind of thing.
I would assume most people hate my character. But I’m hoping that I’m the character you love to hate.
Charlotte Ross
I think Donald Trump believes in putting a wall around America and hoping everything turns out OK.
Uriah Hall, you ever play that game Tekken where you just button bash? I always think that’s what he looks like. He’s just button bashing and hoping something cool will come out of it.
I find myself hoping I can get on a TV show, and then people from Oklahoma will come to my restaurant. Then I’ll be able to make enough money to open my own place.
But referees have to remember there is a reason managers are being nice to them – we’re hoping that it just might make the difference when there is a borderline decision.
I’m hoping that Abu Dhabi’s first piece of street art will inspire the next generation of artists the same way that the discovery of subway art inspired me all those years ago.
Everyone is making the same kind of shows, about underworld and things like that. So I am hoping somebody breaks this trend, else we will again enter the same grind.
It all started in Michigan. My dad got a job in Michigan, so we all moved up there from St. Louis. I kind of hung out in the summer and had nothing to do, so I sort of got into acting. And then I was going to Grand Blanc High, doing the acting thing and hoping it would pan out.
Singing is more of a hobby than really something I want to do for a career. But I love musical theater, so I’m hoping I can go back to it and do a role on Broadway for a few weeks. That would be a dream come true. My dream role would be Roxie in ‘Chicago.’
Jillian Rose Reed
I’m hoping I can get in a position where I’m self-supporting from my own work.
It’s always this thing about being the big brother and the little brother coming to try to overtake the big brother. That always happens in families and in clubs – the young player hoping to take the old player’s position – and City are hoping to overtake United. I don’t think they’ll ever be able to, though.
Most writers spend their lives standing a little apart from the crowd, watching and listening and hoping to catch that tiny hint of despair, that sliver of malice, that makes them think, ‘Aha, here is the story.’
I was always the kid dribbling the ball on the sidelines, hoping someone would pick me. I’d go with my older brother to the gym or park, and when I went out there, I’d pass the ball so I could get picked again.
I think every player aspires to challenge themselves against the very best and that’s what I’m hoping to do.
I’m hoping that college students and young professionals in general will pay very close attention to what is being said by both parties and all the candidates in the parties and pick the best person that best reflects the values that we all have.
I spend so much time hoping things for myself.
You see a lot of European influence coming in with bigg

You see a lot of European influence coming in with bigger guys having a larger skill set, shoot the ball, handle the ball, pass the ball. I’m hoping that’ll develop into something I can do.
Kelly Olynyk
I’m hoping that the administration and other thought leaders will succeed eventually in bringing the country back to the older idea that the American dream is having a career, getting a job, and getting involved in it, and doing well. That was the core of the good life.
Brodie Lee would be a match I’d love to have. When he was the TNT Champion, I was sort of hoping to work my way up to that level.
I was kind of secretly hoping one of my kids would go out and make a million bucks. So when they put me in a home, at least I’ll have a window with a view.
I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
I think when anyone says you look like a famous person you fiercely deny it, and then go around hoping other people will say it, too.
It’s far too much to say that effective hoping is the only – or even the biggest – part of what it takes to succeed. If 14% of business productivity can be attributed to hope, that means 86% is dependent on raw talent, fickle business cycles, the quality of the product you’re selling, and often pure, dumb luck.
A relationship isn’t a priority of mine but, you know, I’m hoping soon enough.
I feel now it’s useless to keep hoping. The way things are today, we live in a world that needs laughter, and I’ve decided if I can make people laugh, I’m making a more important contribution.
Since Hamas took over, nothing has happened that is good for Gaza. They keep doing the same thing over and over, hoping for a different result. The problem is they have an ideological movement that considers Tel Aviv a settlement.
There is always a lot of competition at a big club like Manchester City, so I need to keep working hard, having patience and hoping for the best.
I was hoping that I could one day get a job at Quik or Billabong working on their videos. So I madeMomentum‘ on a shoestring budget for fun and sort of a resume to work for others.
I came to England in 1962 as a very young bride, in my teens, hoping just to stay two years and go back.
Buchi Emecheta
I’m an actor, and I want to play flawed characters, and I’m a writer that wants to write flawed characters, trying to let something out and hoping people relate through that or have fun experiencing the story.
My IQ is 154. It was measured because my father was desperately hoping that they could determine if I had anything wrong psychologically so that I could be locked up the way one of his sisters had.
Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart.
My big thing is I like to be in a spot where I can have an opinion every single day, and I’m hoping to keep that going because, you know, it’s not normal yet for women in this business to have an opinion, and I was very grateful that I got to do that.
We’re hoping that there is large-scale recognition that CTE is a risk when playing football.
I’m just experimenting with every different type of music you can imagine and seeing where my voice lies and what sounds best. I think when I do finally do the album it will be very eclectic – just loads of different stuff on it. That’s what I am hoping.
Charlotte Church
We in the Congress Party are hoping to do greater efforts to help the people of India, especially the downtrodden who find it very tough to get ahead in life. We are focusing on tackling issues related to unemployment and poverty.
I guess they just wanted to scoop a bunch of people up, hoping they got me, and unfortunately they did.
Sherman Austin
Top Gear‘ is the thing that helped shape my life with cars, my perception of cars and my obsession with cars, and I’m raring to give it a go. I’m also quite gobby and happy to get into trouble, so I’m hoping I can underpin the programme with journalistic credibility but still cause some mischief.
I left acting school really hoping that I could be on a television show of some sort, working in movies in Hollywood.
And I’m hoping that fair-minded people will stand up and say that what’s been done to me is wrong, and that-that people’s personal lives have no impact on their ability to be a journalist, you know. Why should my past prevent me from having a future?
Jeff Gannon
I’m hoping that maybe everyone on the Olympic team thinks that I’m worthy to carry the flag. That’s my next goal, to carry the flag during the opening ceremonies, if everyone chooses me.
Recently, I’ve been working on anew album of material, which should be out in the new Millennium. I’m not sure which song will be put out as a single, but I’m still hoping to get another record in the charts.
Desmond Dekker
I am hoping that in this year of the family we will go into our families and reconcile differences.
I didn’t plan to go to Eurovision and I didn’t plan on winning. I was a struggling musician, hoping for a couple of gigs.
As an actor, as you grow into where you fit in the industry, you’re just trying to find the opportunities, hoping they grow and you get to do more.
Whenever you’re making something, you’re hoping that it connects with somebody in some big way, but I’d have to be crazy to expect that.
I think, in Japan, animation isn’t relegated to being a genre unto itself. It’s just a medium by which you can tell any number of stories, be it horror or action or adventure or drama or whatever, and we’re trying to do that as well. Every film that you go see from Pixar, we’re hoping is a little bit of a surprise.
Many of the architects I admire have given the best of

Many of the architects I admire have given the best of themselves as they mature. I’m hoping to do the same.
From age six to 12, I lived in seven different countries, moving from one refugee camp to another, hoping we would be wanted.
My favorite song that I wrote is ‘Love Line.’ This was my first song that I wrote lyrics for, and I really wanted to express the feeling when you’re in love and hoping the other person feels the same way.
Have you ever Googled yourself? I did, most depressing thing ever. People have websites hoping I die at 38.
At 30 I was not quiet enough inside myself. At 40 I was not rich enough. At 50 I was still hoping to change the world.
It must be horrible to do things that you don’t like hoping to please other people, and they don’t like it either, and you’ve got to eat it.
The last decade has been a little rough, so I’m hoping to start this one on the right foot.
So, I kind of rather was hoping that people thought it would have a nice mixture of different topics and it also takes in the fact that I’ve had two children recently.
I’m hoping to be recognized in Europe, because that would truly indicate that the Tampa Bay Rays have arrived on the continent.
I am hoping to work with writers publishing books for first time, since I of course remember what that experience is like. It’s all a bit of a mystery for new authors who don’t know what to expect.
In the end, what’s any good reader really hoping for? That spark. That spell. That journey.
We need to stop hoping that our systems will right themselves. We need to actually take the reins of government and fix our institutions. We need to save lives by making change at every level.
Chelsea Manning
This generation has given up on growth. They’re just hoping for survival.
When we read dystopia, we root for these people to break free because we are these people; hoping and fighting against things that are bigger than ourselves.
Ally Condie
I am hoping very much to get re-elected but it is going to be a tough fight.
Being a full-time musician back before I had my son, it was sort of too much ‘me’ all the time. I felt like a bit of a narcissist, always doing just my art – even though I feel like artists are doing a service as well. I needed something a little more literal, instead of writing music and hoping people enjoyed it.
Perceptions really do define what our realities are. What we’re hoping to do with ‘Atlanta‘ is to really shatter that. To shatter it completely wide open. To go from the furthest lane of absurdity to the furthest lane of reality and make them blend.
I also paint, draw and I’m into film and photography as well, and the same thing applies to all of them. You’re presenting this material to the general public and hoping that they’re going to ‘get’ what you’re doing. Some don’t, some do.
I never open the newspaper, never. I never go to a website; I never turn on the T.V. hoping to find something I can attack. It isn’t what I do. I defend.
It’s really hard once you do reality to kind of get out of that stereotype. I’m hoping to break that.
Guys like Andre Miller and Kevin Garnett – they’re posting up hoping a second guy will run at them so they can pass. You’re better just playing one-on-one in the post if you can.
I’m hoping there’ll be, if not a boom, then a big pick-up in housing because if that happens, then it will employ a lot of people, and the domino effect will go through the community, and it will help everyone.
I always had an ability to listen and give people the space to open up and express themselves, and I was hoping it would translate on TV.
I’m hoping that these next 20 years will show what we did 20 years ago in sequencing the first human genome, was the beginning of the health revolution that will have more positive impact in people’s lives than any other health event in history.
I’ve never worried about anything in my life a fraction of the way I worry about my daughter. It’s much more than hoping people like the play you’re in, or that your outfit doesn’t look bad. It’s the real deal.
Singing in the jungle was very hot and very sticky, which was a bit hard going. I had a little piano, which they trudged around on the back of a lorry, hoping it would survive the journeys.
I’ve always saved. I believe in keeping money back for a rainy day and living within my means. I don’t buy expensive clothes; I have a 10-year-old car I’m hoping to replace when a big job comes in. I suppose when we do go on family holidays, I am quite happy to spend when we are there.
I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day, rather than a sex symbol.
May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down: write down what you feel. It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery.
I was hoping David Haye would beat the fight out of me in the second fight.
I’m passing on a tradition of which I am part. There’s a long line of poets who went before me, and I’m another one, and I’m hoping to pass that on to other younger, or newer, poets than myself.
Programmers have been wandering out and shooting a shot

Programmers have been wandering out and shooting a shotgun into the night sky and hoping they hit something, and I end up paying $150 for channels full of nothing I want to watch.
When I joinedEssence,’ I was a young, single mother. I was 24. I hadn’t gone to college. I wasn’t making any money at ‘Essence’ – what was it, $500 a month – and I was struggling. So I was always looking down the road, always hoping for a better, you know, tomorrow.
I was up watching Meet Joe Black at four AM. I was hoping Brad Pitt would die, and he was still alive at seven forty in the morning! I actually felt sorry for once, for critics.
The film ‘The Queen‘ came about with a producer saying to me that he wanted me to write about the circumstances behind Diana‘s death. I think he was hoping that I would come up with some journalistic scoop that would identify an MI5 covert plot.
You’re young and you want to play, you have got to make the most of your youth because before you know it, you’re 20, 21 or even 25 if you’re unlucky, and you’re still trialing and hoping to get a chance. And then a lot of people don’t take chances on guys who are a little bit older.
London was the hardest Olympic Games, and before it, I was really just hoping to win a medal, even if it was not the gold medal. At the same time, I have my next target. I am not settling for three golds in a row. I now want to try for a fourth.
Saori Yoshida
When I was growing up, I kept hoping that I wasn’t really gay because I wanted to have children. I went through a long, tortured period, so the fact that I have been able to be true to myself and have a family has been the nicest surprise of my adulthood.
I’d really love to live in New York for awhile. That’s what I’m hoping to do.
I went overseas hoping to prove that all our POWs were home. I came back convinced that they were still alive.
Bo Gritz
It’s not nice to say it – I know female musicians, but not so many rappers. I can’t think of one I idolize, which is sad, but I’m hoping that will change.
I don’t feel as though I am under any pressure to return to Australia, given I won the PGA Championship, and I am just hoping everyone back home will understand my situation. I just want to make sure I am there for Ellie and that she has my support when she has our second child.
I receive many letters from people hoping to research their own houses.
I’m one of those guys: I’m out there trying to punch you out and to hurt you, but as soon as I’m done, hopefully there’s nothing wrong with you; I’m hoping that you’re okay.
When you are hoping for a call or want something different, I think you lose your edge.
What I’m hoping is that people in my age group will grow up with me and keep listening.
I grew up hoping that my father might win a Nobel Prize.
Bruce Beutler
Wherever Mantle went in the great metropolisDanny‘s Hideaway, the Latin Quarter, the ’21’ Club, the Stork Club, El Morocco, Toots Shor’s – his preferred drink was waiting when he walked through the door. Reporters waited at his locker for monosyllabic bons mots. Boys clustered by the playersgate, hoping to touch him.
I was just hoping I’d be drafted in the first round. So to be able to be the first receiver, that was a big pride thing. I can always say now that I was the first receiver taken in my class.
I always squirm when I read what’s called ‘creative nonfiction,’ and the writer is lobbing gobs of emotion and language at the world, hoping some of it will stick.
Stewart O’Nan
I am hoping to film another ad in the summer for Carte Noire.
David Ginola
What I’m hoping to do is see Democrats get elected. That’s what I’m trying to contribute to.
At the end of my trial, I was rather hoping the judge would send me to Australia for the rest of my life.
We come across thirty or so hurried graves with makeshift wooden markers. ‘Private Edwards, E.’, a number, and that was all. Fourteen days ago he was alive, thinking feeling, hoping… If war was a game of cards, I’d say someone was cheating.
I like to think I’m fairly grounded, and I have friends who will very happily tell me if I’m ever being big-headed. I know things will change. But I’m hoping it’s nothing too drastic.
Fionn Whitehead
I remember Tim telling me that he had an idea for a musical and he said to me that he was hoping that ABBA would be writing the music, which I thought was a pretty wild idea because they were obviously known very much as pop writers.
Elaine Paige
Look, the president is elected to lead and to face the country’s biggest challenges. The country’s biggest challenge domestically speaking, no doubt about it, is a debt crisis, and I’m really hoping that he is going to give us a budget that tackles this debt crisis.
If you’re dealing with personal kind of acting, you’re not going to want to open up and expose it to everybody, because that’s where the power lies, you know? It would be a little like showing your hand in poker, and then hoping you can still win.
Jim Parrack
North Korea is really just the kid who decided he’d be ‘all out crazy,’ hoping people would be scared off by the tirades and avoid stepping up to the plate.
I’m certainly hoping that all the recommendations that we have heard will be implemented.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
I’m hoping I can fill a gap by helping to advise people on acting mechanics – the kinds of things that, looking back, I would have really benefited from as a teenager.
The truth is, even those who think Dreams only happen to someone else carry a Dream hidden deep in their heart, just hoping it can come true.
Bruce Wilkinson
Just strengthening that theme that America is a place o

Just strengthening that theme that America is a place of opportunity and hoping to inspire people to fulfill those opportunities, and to want more, and to want better, and to see the places we can go. So many people identify with me because of the place that I come from.
Sometimes I leave an encounter or a conversation hoping that I didn’t come off as above my raisin‘ – hoping that I didn’t make somebody feel bad for not having as much as we’re fortunate to have.
If I could offer but one helpful hint to young Hoosiers hoping to better their odds for success in life, I would simply note the importance of thoughtful reading.
There’s something about that idea of looking up and hoping, and thinking, ‘I’m good.’ Some things, like show business, are absolutely subjective. People look at a TV show and think, ‘I could do that.’ And maybe they could do that. But they’re not.
There are always going to be times when it doesn’t flow as much as you were hoping. So of course I’m going to fail. And when I do fail I hope I fail better and better, again and again. I am happy to fail.
The change that I never fall into is the, ‘I’m-above-you-look-at-me-do-stuff-for-me change.’ The change that I’m hoping I get to is where I become wiser, smarter – where I put myself in situations that don’t have a huge potential for disaster.
I am hoping the four new players can bring in some energy and fresh enthusiasm because they do not have the baggage that comes from being part of a losing side.
Andy Pick
I would say I was jock. I went to Sierra College. I was a big baseball player. Getting into the MLB was my dream – to become a left-handed pitcher for the Yankees. That’s what I was hoping, but life kind of went the other way.
I’ve never written a movie, I’m not in the movie business. I go out to L.A. and I’m like everyone else wandering around in a daze hoping I see movie stars. I write the novels that the movies are based on, and that feels like enough of a job for me.
Someone told me a woman bought a dog so she could take it to the same park where I go running, but I’m hoping that’s rubbish.
I just wanted to be an actor. I was hoping for opportunities to unveil, and I wanted to make the most of whatever came my way.
There’s always a certain concern whenever you go and shoot a field piece: that maybe all the elements won’t come together, knowing that you have limited time to tell a story, hoping that you get all the elements you need, hoping the subjects are comfortable.
I would have 55 dogs if I could. I’m hoping one day to open my own shelter.
I don’t want to have another baby, but my little sister is adopted, and I was hoping that one day I could do that…There are so many possibilities.
Our country is made up of groups of immigrants who came here hoping for a better life. They created America. It’s a sad thing to have so many people not remember that, including Trump.
I had a teammate whose motto was, ‘If I make a million dollars, I must spend a million dollars.’ I was like, ‘If I make a million dollars, I’m hoping I can keep a million dollars.’
When we uncovered the Hinkley case, there were so many other cases like it, and they’re just catching up. And we’re just starting to see the damage. I was hoping by now there would be more transparency and less defeat and cover-up. I haven‘t seen much of that change.
A lot of people don’t have near the amount of success as I’ve been blessed to have, and it’s all about working hard and hoping that continues.
When my book was first sent out to publishers, my agent told me to buy a lot of ice-cream and wait. So I bought a gigantic amount of ice-cream, and huddled by the freezer eating it and shaking, hoping someone would like it.
Broadway is like a club I haven’t been invited to, and I’m hoping that maybe they will give me a guest pass one of these days.
Merritt Wever
I am hoping good roles will come my way after the success of ‘Happy.’
I think that everybody needs to find meaning in life. I was hoping to do something that serves the needs of society.
I did want to play a superhero. I mean, who doesn’t when you’re a kid? I would have loved to be a superhero. But as I’d gotten older, I wasn’t ready to jump into tights and put the cape on. I was hoping to play something a little more grounded and realistic.
I’m hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I’d be pulling for him.
Probably some of the projects I chose to do after that had more to do with what people thought of me. The industry was very open and probably hoping that I could do anything.
Bo Derek
I have no wish to go back to being frustrated by a character. It’s really just part of being on an ongoing series. You’re constantly hoping the next episode you get, something will happen for you. You’re on the edge of your seat all the time, pressing your hands together and hoping that something cool will turn up.
Bitcoins are not a real investment; they are bets inside a casino. If the price goes back up, don’t be fooled. In the parlance of popping investment bubbles, it’s something called a ‘dead-cat bounce.’ People who are desperate to keep the game going rush back in, hoping to bring the price back up, but it never lasts.
And it was only released in London last week, so when I go back to England Monday or whatever, I am expecting heaps of adulation. I’m hoping there is. If that doesn’t happen I will be disappointed.
Hope is not the basis for policy. Wise policymakers analyze major issues such as immigration carefully and look at facts and probabilities instead of just hoping for the best.
My grandparents left the Pale of Settlement at the border of western Russia and Eastern Europe in the early 1900s, fleeing anti-Semitism and hoping to make a better life for their children in America.
Merrick Garland
You’re always hoping for a title shot.
I've always had a thing about Judi Dench, Cate Blanchet

I’ve always had a thing about Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, and Imelda Staunton. I’m hoping to follow in their footsteps.
As a competitor, you always want to go against the best, so whoever guards me, I’m hoping it’s the best defender from the other team.
But everyone comes to Hollywood hoping to get a role people are going to remember them for, and I get girls saying I was their first crush, or Asian guys saying Rufio was the first time they saw an Asian kid on-screen that wasn’t nerdy or stereotypical, so I was lucky the character that resonated was cool.
I haven’t done much voice-over work, but I enjoy it. I’m hoping to do more in the future.
Mark Valley
Jamie Moyer was in his third year as a major league pitcher and was, by his own admission, still wide-eyed, watching everything going on around him and soaking it in. He paid particular attention to older teammates on his Chicago Cubs squad, hoping to emulate habits that had allowed those veterans to extend their careers.
It all comes back to the same place, whether she does well, I do well, or we both do well, which is obviously what we’re hoping for. It’s all good. You know? We’re definitely pull for each other.
I was hoping he would get up so I could hit him again and keep him down.
I have been blessed with a bunch of great kids, grandchildren, and daughters-in-law. It’s been a great life. I know I am probably in the fourth quarter, but I am hoping for triple overtime.
As far as ‘Windup Girl’ becoming a hit – none of us expected that. ‘Night Shade’ was just hoping not to lose their shirts, and I had grown up hearing from everyone that science fiction didn’t sell, so all of our expectations were very low.
I think the people who experienced the Apollo missions came away from that experience wondering to themselves, ‘When can we get a chance to experience spaceflight?’ I’ve heard that many, many times: that people got into a new career field hoping that they would be able to experience spaceflight.
I’m always hoping for the nights that are inspired where you almost have an out of body experience.
But I was still hoping to be able to coach and teach.
Lee Majors
I’m hoping to see some minorities in executive offices in positions of power, people who see the merit of projects with minority themes. That may or may not happen.
I am always hoping for drama that is as engaging and as challenging as ‘Love My Way’ was to make and to watch.
I bought a house in England in 1990, shortly after my father died, hoping to come home to England and spend time with my family.
I am hoping, though, that many of them have kids, who, when they have a moment to take a break from their iPods, Internet, or Google, will explain to their parents running the country just how the world is being flattened.
Making people uncomfortable is one of my hobbies. I’m always hoping that half the people get the joke and the other half are the joke.
I don’t feel like a hero – just another person involved in the space business. I’m hoping to encourage young folks to become explorers.
My main motivation is not to get bored. I’m just hoping I get a vaguely maverick reputation.
Obviously, I’m going to be embarrassing to the kid. There’s just no way not. I just hope the kid has a really good sense of humor… My husband‘s very serious – he doesn’t find me funny at all – so I’m hoping the kid is like, ‘Mom is hilarious!’ That’d be really great.
I was hoping for it to be possibly a movie career as I still would like to see that happen. I enjoyed making 200 Motels and did try out for a few things when I lived in LA, but nothing ever happened. I’m still hoping though.
Of course, in China, there’s already plenty of people who like badminton. I’m hoping more foreigners, Americans, and other countries can get into this sport.
Some of you may have been hoping that today I would speak about Lucien Bouchard’s latest economic theories. But I have decided to spare him for the time being: after all, he is a man.
I’m just hoping that as I get older, and as more and more movies get made by female directors, what we start to see is how, in the same way good male directors get a shot at creating interesting male and female characters, women do as well.
If you are hoping for a Champions’ League final or winning a title, it’s the same. You are working for a result.
We get caught in our little silos and end up working against ourselves. And I think social media culture really encourages that, because you’re really just shouting into a void hoping someone picks up on what you’re saying.
The world is in a bit of a state. I don’t know how it’s happened so quickly but everyone’s a bit on edge. I’m not sure that our leaders are doing a great job globally. We’re hoping on Trump and Kim Jong-un – these two people who maybe aren’t necessarily the sanest.
I don’t think any of us grew up into the world we were hoping for or expecting.
People have the right to support who they want of course but I’m hoping in the future maybe they or their kids will become England fans and players.
I’m hoping that the legacy of ‘Girlfriends‘ is just that you can enjoy and connect to Joan, Maya, Toni, Lynn, and William and see your humanity reflected in theirs. That’s what I’m hoping that it did.
Educators are still spending way too much time trying to control what kids learn, bending the content to their own purposes, hoping beyond hope to change – by using technology – but not change too much.
Because too much of my life was spent waiting to be see

Because too much of my life was spent waiting to be seen. Hoping to be seen, hoping to be picked. Once you realize that you aren’t looked at that way any more, other things start to happen and you have to depend on other things to get by.
There were days when my father didn’t have money for food, and we slept hoping the next day something could be got from work.
Sergio Aguero
If you’re an actor from New York, and you’re Italian-American, you grow up hoping Marty Scorsese knows your name at some point before you die.
I’m hoping one day I can make one really good film.
I love Andre 3000 from OutKast. I think we’d complement each other, but I’m hoping he’s got a good sense of humour.
Popular Monster‘ is the voice inside my head, hoping you will listen. It’s the story of a hero that’s been falsely accused and torn down by society. It shows what happens when you get pushed too far.
We all love to sing along with our favorite songs. We sing in the car, in the shower, and at the karaoke bar. The problem is that half the time we don’t know what we’re singing. We’re making up lyrics as we go along and hoping no one will notice.
‘Runaways’ was exciting because it was something brand-new and fresh, and I’m hoping to be able to bend the rules in my own way of what a Marvel superhero story can be.
I have two sensational kids who I have raised with my husband, hoping and working every day to help them become healthy, happy, and decent human beings.
I feel I have had a very interesting life, but I am rather hoping there is still more to come. I still haven’t captained the England cricket team, or sung at Carnegie Hall!
Well, I think the way to go is civil unions. But I do think when you talk about the Republican Party and the debates that are going on within the Republican Party on a number of issues, what I’m hoping is that they will get to a point where they will work with us on moving forward with this economy.
I’ve spent a number of years hoping and wanting to get somewhere, where an organization is willing to do whatever it takes to win because it’s not like that everywhere.
I’m hoping that a lifetime of compromise and disappointment will read as extra depth and layers in my work.
The thing that I look for in a script – I’m not looking for anything next because you never know where life’s going to take you, so you can’t just expect, ‘I want to do this next.’ So I’m not expecting anything; I’m just hoping.
Writing is agony for me. I work at it eight hours every day, hoping to get six pages, but I am satisfied with three.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
I think by now I have made it fairly clear that I am not very happy with the word hope. I don’t believe in people just hoping.
What I’m hoping is that every album I’m going to do will give my audience something different, and that they’ll grow as I do.
Leadership is an act of submission to God. To be a leader means listening to all kinds of people and situations. Out of that listening, we are hoping to discern the mind of God as best we can. This is the price of leadership – it’s an act of sacrifice. So leadership is part and parcel of the work of submission to God.
Richard Foster
Like in those cancer villages, a group of old ladies kneeling down in front of me, you know, holding a bottle of polluted water and hoping that they would get help, this is the voice that got drowned in this complex, globalized supply chain system.
Love is always a leap into the unknown. You can try to control as many variables, and understand a situation as you can, but you’re still jumping off a cliff and hoping that someone catches you.
Lisa Kleypas
What I’ve observed and what I’ve imagined – and definitely what I’m hoping – happens as you get older is that there’s a mellowing, an acceptance that comes with time. I guess that I’ll find out.
I feel like I have been portrayed as if I was standing outside Cipriani hoping someone picks me as their plus-one.
I’m hoping to reach a point when I can play all kinds of roles with equal ease.
Lazy journalists, they’ll read stuff and get a quote then ask the same question again hoping I’ll say a similar thing; it’s very tiresome.
We cannot give our students all that they expect, whether by way of the quality of their schooling or by way of the jobs that they were hoping to get. Student frustration is a worldwide phenomenon, pushing our societies into adjusting faster than they are used to.
Arthur Lewis
I thought it was normal to recycle pants and shoes from your older cousins. That was just my way of life. At the end of the month, there was not much food in the refrigerator and you’re hoping the first comes so food can come again. You never forget those things.
Tyson Chandler
Democrats want to peer into every second of President Trump‘s life, hoping to find a smoking gun.
I was hoping, actually, that being on the other side of the camera in a scary movie, see how it’s filmed and maybe you won’t be as scared next time you watch one… didn’t really work out! Because I know it’s fake, but I just get so into it.
Taissa Farmiga
I remember before the Olympics, I was asked, ‘What do you think you’re going to do in the Olympics?’ and I said, ‘I’m hoping I’m going to win a medal, and, if possible, it’s going to be a gold one.’
The dilemma I have is that everything I do at work is all about me, and at what point is that selfish? I’m just talking and singing about myself, or I’m standing on a stage and hoping that everybody likes me. Obviously, it’s also about the music and feeling and connecting; I know it’s deeper than that.
Throughout history, groups of Americans have attacked immigrants who fled danger and destruction at home and arrived in America hoping for the opportunities those of us born here are lucky enough to enjoy.
You write, hoping to write a good book; that's it.

You write, hoping to write a good book; that’s it.
Marissa Moss
Being an actress can be a little like being a girl in the ’50s: You’re stuck waiting by the phone, hoping that the boy you like will call.
I was hoping I could die of old age in the military, but they wouldnt let me.
For me, I am always hoping to play for the national team.
I’m really keen to go back and do some theatre, but I can’t afford to at the moment because we’re getting married in September. And then I’m hoping to direct a film at the end of this year, and that means a year of your life without pay.
Richard Roxburgh
Whether it’s theatre or TV or film, you’re hoping you’re going to bump into a writer that’s got a bit of honour in him, that wants to tell a good story and is able to tell it well.
I’ve been acting since second grade, telling stories, making my parents laugh here and there, so I’m hoping my ‘thing’ is acting. But I also make a really good bread pudding.
Anna Camp
I go from stool to stool in singles bars hoping to get lucky, but there’s never any gum under any of them.
I think that there are a number of older-guard technology companies who either genuinely believe or are hoping people will believe that companies aren’t going to move to the cloud that quickly or that a very large amount of workloads will remain on-premises forever. I don’t believe that.
Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, suffering yet hoping all things.
Felicia Hemans
What is tricky for those hoping to utilize such weapons is that TATP bombs are quite difficult to make because their ingredients, when combined, are highly unstable and can explode easily if mishandled.
In 2013, I was broke after making my first movie, ‘Jason Nash is Married,’ and I got on Vine hoping to sell a few copies.
I never did theater. I was a theater major at USC my first year because I didn’t get into the film school. I was biding my time, hoping to be accepted to film school, and I ended up transferring to UCLA my sophomore year.
I’m always hoping no one is following me around with a camera.
I think every election is sui generis. I think it starts with where we are in the country at this time, with what Americans are thinking, feeling and hoping, and it proceeds from there. And it is always about the future.
Before I was going into tournaments and just hoping I would win one match. But now I’ll go into tournaments expecting to do well and if I bring my best game I know I can win them and beat all the big players.
The left’s panic and politicization of the coronavirus is not unusual. It is the typical reaction for a party and a media hoping desperately to see the end of the Trump presidency.
Well we are hoping that the power of the community of free nations is such that our sovereignty our rights are not going to be challenged by anybody who’s going try to undermine the freedom, the openness of our societies and our security.
Douglas Feith
When I make a film, I am hoping to reinvent the genre a little bit. I just do it my way. I make my own little Quentin versions of them… I consider myself a student of cinema. It’s almost like I am going for my professorship in cinema, and the day I die is the day I graduate. It is a lifelong study.
I’ve never been conscious of having any real career plan, and I do not have a wish-list of actors, directors, screenwriters, or cameramen I’m hoping to work with. Life, I feel, has a way of leading us to the right situations and people, or at least to interesting ones.
Democrats were simply hoping to win some political points by getting their outlandish rhetoric published in the newspapers and heard on the talk shows.
With any piece of writing, you’re hoping that it will change something, and it seldom does.
For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
I’m hoping I’m remembered as one of the most prolific shot-blockers.
Time is the most important thing to me – how can you do all the things you want to do with such limited time… I’m hoping science of life extension makes progress.
You write a thing down because you’re hoping to get a hold on it.
Sigrid Nunez
I would say we, as the people, kind of lost the Internet back to the capitalist society, which we were hoping to take it back from.
I was hoping I could become a success to give my mother and my father a better way of living.
Initially, I wanted to do films with A-list actors when I was struggling. I was hoping that I could also get that platform where I’m launched with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan or Aamir Khan… and with them my career could also start, but it didn’t happen. And then came ‘Queen.’
Kangana Ran
It’s hard and sometimes it’s scary. It still amazes my mother. I went home for Christmas one year and there were fans all over the front lawn, hoping to see me.
Honestly, I’m not interested in gossip. Thing is, I know a lot of successful actors, and in hoping to be successful myself, I would like to think others would respect my privacy.
Nathan Parsons
I wanted to be champ of the world, but I kept hoping so

I wanted to be champ of the world, but I kept hoping something would happen to Frazier. I didn’t want to fight him. Nobody wanted to fight Joe Frazier.
I don’t just want to support only Muslim women. I want to inspire women across the board, and I’m hoping they won’t allow things to get in the way.
I’m hoping one day to open my own shelter. I would be the person with the three-legged dog. I just love animals more than people; I really do.
I’m going to call WWE like I call everything. Yes, I’m going to be passionate. Yes, I’m going to be excited, but at the same time, I’m hoping to get better as a storyteller, and I’m hoping to complement the people I work with who have been doing this a lot longer than I have.
I never talked about launch angle, never mentioned launch angle. I know there’s a lot of people probably hoping that I would say that because that’s just the trend in baseball.
When I was writing ‘Withnail,’ I was so busted flat that I had one lightbulb that I would carry around the house with me. I mean, really. No furniture, no money, and I was hoping to be an actor, but I could never get a job.
Bruce Robinson
I mean, my music career and my acting career – if I want to do them to the extent that I eventually do want to get to, it’s going to be a bit of a balancing act. But I’m hoping they’ll just go hand in hand.
Being bitter about the success or draft status of someone else is like swallowing Drano and hoping the other guy gets sick. You don’t have time to fret and worry about the other guys vying for what you want.
Now, anybody who thinks that we can move this economy forward with just a few folks at the top doing well, hoping that it’s going to trickle down to working people who are running faster and faster just to keep up, you’ll never see it.
If people see me giving back to the military, they’ll hopefully follow suit and be good to these guys who have done so much. I’m not Lance Armstrong or Tiger Woods – I’m just an old, gray-beard mountain climber, but I’m hoping to inspire people to follow my way.
The only thing that’s helped me get through some really hard times was just being able to write and express – it’s very cathartic for me. I’m hoping that, by writing and performing for other people, it affects them the same way.
With the Black Lives Matter movement, a lot of the focus is on the protest and dissent. I’m hoping to dismantle the public notion – for folks outside of the community – of what Black Lives Matter means. It’s really about saying that black lives matter: that humanity is the same when you go inside people’s homes.
There is no such thing as low maintenance or high maintenance, just a bunch of women hoping for a capable mechanic.
Liz Vassey
Opposition to abortion was one of the ways the Christian right was brought into the Republican Party by conservatives hoping to move the party further right. Now, of course, the tail is wagging the dog.
I’m hoping to dive into the producing aspect of this industry. I don’t want to limit myself to just one thing, so I kind of want to dip my toe in every field and see what clicks with me.
Sistine Stallone
I still feel like I gotta prove something. There are a lot of people hoping I fail. But I like that. I need to be hated.
I am not at a level where I will be flooded with offers. Hopefully, things will change after ‘Pink.’ It is one film after ‘Shaitan’ where I am hoping things will change for me.
I feel like guys, girls, whatever it is, you just come out hoping to make the best record. You just try to have a conversation and just create what you’ve talked about. Whatever you find to fit the beat at the time, what the person is down for, wherever the beat takes you towards.
To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.
We’re definitely hoping ‘Travelersattracts more than just solely the sci-fi audience, too. There are so many elements here. I think this will be a show that women like, because there’s a lot of unlikely romance in it between people who were in love 300 years from now, but they’re in different bodies.
I was just hoping to have the freedom to do my work.
Let me give you an idea of Fifties Britain. The war had ended ten years before, and most people had returned to their gardens and allotments hoping life would revert to how it was before the hostilities.
I look at actors like Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, and Benicio Del Toro, and they play all these different characters. I’m hoping that, in my lifetime, I’ll be able to look back and say, ‘You know what? I did all these different characters, and I enjoyed every single film I did.’
Efren Ramirez
I talk fast because I’m asthmatic, and I’m desperately hoping the words get out before my breath fails.
Juggling is the word. I’m a bad juggler, and there are often balls dropped. There is no balance. The idea of work/life balance is a myth. There’s teetering from one end and running to the other and hoping not to fall off.
I’m hoping that I’ll be able to find a distributor to come into Canada with it, because I think it is a wild and crazy romp that really tells things like it is.
Burt Ward
I never staged a coup. They picked me up. Like I say, they forced me to become premier, maybe hoping that by that way, they send me to the electric chair.
Nguyen Cao Ky
I’m pretty sure I’m going to fall in my GaGa shoes one night on tour and I’m hoping it becomes a Youtube sensation.
Chris Colfer
Although there are people saying I’m putting on a show, I’m hoping more will emulate my ‘performance.’ If more people did, more needy people would get help.
Sahara Shree has put a lot of faith in me and I’m hoping to live up to his confidence.
Think that I started taking emceeing very serious probably from the very beginning. Because I started as a battle rapper. It was something that I was doing hoping that I could hang with my older cousin.
In our family, mom and dad are Longhorns, our first two

In our family, mom and dad are Longhorns, our first two kids are Aggies and we’re hoping our last one is a Longhorn. It gives us family fun on Thanksgiving Day.
Bob Wells
There’s no weightlifting event in Palaro, that’s why I’m going here, hoping they consider including weightlifting again.
The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out. That’s why I’m always hoping society never collapses because the first ones to go will be entertainers.
I always come into these competitions hoping to come away with a gold medal. I won’t relax until I have the gold medal around my neck.
During the summer of 2000, in the run-up to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s 100th birthday, I asked the Duke of Edinburgh if he was hoping to reach 100. ‘Good God, no,’ he spluttered, ‘I can’t imagine anything worse. What a ghastly idea.’
I knew that the most important thing a man has is in his head, and from a young age, I often studied the head structure of each person, hoping to crack his codes. I considered a high forehead a gift from God.
Sureness is something like a neck brace, which we clamp around our lives, hoping to somehow protect ourselves from the frightening, constant whiplash of change. Sadly, the brace doesn’t always hold.
I mean, coming into this season I was just hoping to come back, stay healthy and help the team.
Johan Santana
For the moment, I am more focused on classical chess rather than rapid and blitz, as I am hoping to make my move in the classical World championship cycle.
Anish Giri
I remember hoping there’d be 10 people at a show in 1998 when there was an incredible write-up in the local weekly. I don’t want to go back to that period of being obscure and having nobody know who I am, let alone have to struggle to get people to come to the show.
With a fresh start, I hope it’ll work out good. I know the whole Fox story and how he came over here and had a great year for them. I’m hoping that’s what it’ll be – fresh start, new faces, new team, new city. I’m looking forward to getting out there.
Billy Koch
During the whole ‘Jeopardy‘ experience, I felt like I was living a bit of a double life, I would be secretly flying out to L.A. to tape new shows, hoping that none of my coworkers would notice the absence and figure out what was going on. ‘Jeopardy’ tries very hard to keep their secrets.
I don’t have much experience, but the few times when I would go on a date with a girl – like when I was 12 – there was a lot of sharing, and a lot of talking, and a lot of asking how I am. They thought we were dating, and I was sort of hoping to meet their brothers.
Every candidate goes into every debate hoping that they can own a particular moment.
I really rely on knowing how to apply make-up properly, rather than slapping it on and hoping for the best.
The film ‘Back to the Future’ certainly did a lot to put me where I am today, and I did not foresee that. I just was hoping the film would open successfully, the first one, but it’s gone way beyond what I think most of us have imagined.
The English have a special sense of humour. This I immediately experienced in the dressing room. As I walked with two plates while eating, suddenly a team-mate asked me, ‘Basti, what time is it?’ hoping I would automatically turn my hand to look at my watch. That’s quite entertaining.
We’re not done. We’re just going to continue playing and hoping to put some wins together again.
Johan Santana
It requires a lot of courage for someone to cast me in something else. I am just hoping that someone sees something else in me other than comedy.
I surround myself with books, kind of hoping the vast knowledge will just seep into my mind through osmosis.
I’ve been good at the game of basketball my whole life, so I’m hoping I can get back to that.
I think that we had a really loyal, great audience on Tuesdays and we were hoping that with the move, they would come with us. It looks like they have, so things are good and we are going to keep building.
I’ve got no anti-America or anti-Hollywood kick, it’s just that I never wanted to go and kick my heels around L.A. for six months hoping something would happen.
When it comes to music, we should be hoping for as outlandish a Republican candidate as we can get.
I’m hoping to have a huge future in voice-overs. For years, people have said, ‘I recognized your voice before I recognized your face!’
I’m hoping that what I am or what I’m not ethnically doesn’t limit me in anyone else‘s eyes. I guarantee you it doesn’t in mine.
I’m hoping to make the kind of difference in my lifetime that allows me to be remembered positively.
My natural instinct after doing something shameful is not to rush into the street boasting about it but to put on dark glasses and head for the next county, hoping nobody notices I’ve been in the neighborhood.
Chemistry is one of these crazy things you can’t teach or learn or you can’t fake. You go in hoping it will work, hope that you will connect with the other actors. I was fortunate on ‘Modern Family’ and ‘The Procession.’ They are great people, very easy to like.
It was so draining. Going to parties to rub elbows with so-and-so and act like it’s no big deal, when really all I was doing was hoping I’d have the success they had.
I know that there are many people who are hoping that things don’t go well for me.
It's been a long time since I've written old-fashioned

It’s been a long time since I’ve written old-fashioned sword and sorcery; I’m hoping it’s like riding a bicycle.
There were times when I was working three jobs at one time, and I was still auditioning just to make ends meet, and I was hoping that something was going to come through. Especially after you have two degrees, standing solid through the process is sometimes the hardest part because there is no guarantee.
It came right on the heels of A Room With A View. And that was such an enormous success, so I think people were hoping that Maurice would also have that kind of success.
In the public debate, while commentators and critics have targeted immigrants with blame and bullying, our nation’s immigrants have simply kept on working, kept on contributing, and kept on hoping for a solution.
I’m not going to freeze under the pressure. I’m hoping I can stand up to it.
I’m such a big fan of Woody Allen. I once tried staying at the same hotel as him, hoping I would bump into him!
I’m just hoping my children will get enough of a foundation to remember what it was like before technology, how good that feels. Because I remember.
Keri Smith
Initially, when I was a nobody in the eyes of the world, I would often approach filmmakers hoping that they would see in me the potential that I saw in me.
You just keep shining a light and hoping people will start to pay attention.
Beth Macy
Once I started to get some of the things I’d always craved, I still found myself incredibly unhappy. It was never enough. A lot of that stems from being real, real insecure, wanting more and hoping that will fix the insecurity.
I’m somebody who gets up every day and says, ‘What am I going to do today, and how am I going to do it?’ I think it moves me toward some outcome I’m hoping for and also has some, you know, some joy attached to it.
I wanted to play games in the best way possible, a way that was better than anyone else would have access to. As time went on, it became clear that VR was actually feasible on a large scale at a low cost, and at a quality far beyond what I had been hoping for.
I was very glad later when I was directing that I wasn’t in the hands of a cinematographer and hoping that he would do it well. I would know what he was doing, and we could discuss how that scene would look.
It’s funny, though, because when I first started going to races after we met, I was extremely nervous. It’s like being backstage and hoping you don’t trip over something or break an amp or accidentally speak into a live microphone, so I was really hesitant.
Our son is in school now. You know, he’s six-and-a-half and so a big chunk of the day is taken up by school. So I’m hoping that I’ll be able to certainly take him to school in the morning, maybe pick him up in the afternoon and come back to work.
You make shows, and you don’t go into it thinking, ‘Our show’s going to be number one’; you go into it hoping to stay on the air.
Growing up, when I was at live shows, I was always hoping someone would come out on stage and say, ‘The guitarist is sick and couldn’t make it… does anybody know how to play all the songs?’ That was always my little dream. It was a massively inspiring thing to be in a space with live shows.
I’m smiling every single day because every opportunity I’ve been given feels like a baby in Disneyland, I’m constantly hoping to move on to the next job.
I’m hard on myself but I’m just hoping I can go out there and be able to make mistakes and learn from them and not have to worry about what’s said and what’s going to happen.
I’m hoping that autism is going to get to that same point, where it becomes quite ordinary to say, ‘I have autism,’ or ‘I have Asperger’s syndrome,’ and that there will be many more resources available to make life easier for people on the autistic spectrum.
I was hoping for big TV, film, and this and that, but stand-up was the only thing I knew.
I’ll never forget watching ‘I’m Not There’ with Cate Blanchett, because it was the first time she saw the finished film and saw her performance in it. I was sitting next to her experiencing it vicariously through her fresh eyes and hoping she liked it.
What the Ellison Foundation and I are hoping to encourage is a more holistic approach to psychiatry, in which psychotherapy is put on as rigorous a level as psychopharmacology.
Doing comedy for film is always a challenge because you are in the hands of the editor after the fact. I am hoping I can do some more soon, I enjoy doing comedy.
Tim Roth
It’s not ideal to always be one eye on the Blackberry and two arms around my children. For the sake of mothers out there who don’t have the Blackberry but do have the children and are hoping someone will be raising their voice on their behalf, it’s a great privilege.
I’m just hoping that, as more black artists take control of the narratives that are out there, more opportunities will come around for artists of colour. We want to make the same waves that the white artists do.
Despite the painful changes we have had to make, we continue to believe in the St. Louis market. And we are hoping to add flights, in a careful way, as the economics of our business improve and the demands of the traveling public in St. Louis become clear.
I keep telling myself I should try very hard to write a novel of about 210 pages… I don’t seem to be capable of it, but I keep hoping it will happen.
Elizabeth Kostova
I’m watching the charts every week and hoping something will pop into my head.
In all honesty, I was hoping to use football as a path to play basketball in college.
I am hoping for a long career.
Art is basically communication, and I think everyone wh

Art is basically communication, and I think everyone who’s a music lover has had that experience where a record or a recording has kept you company when no one else is around. And I think that is what I’m hoping that people get out of my music.
There are pitfalls in World Cups, there are players who can win penalties and players who get the slightest touch and go down holding their face or whatever and get someone sent off. There are all these little things and you’re hoping that you’re not on the wrong end of it.
We’re hoping that fans who have listened for a while, or only know the singles will be like, ‘Damn, man, I didn’t realize track 9 on ‘Catalyst,’ I didn’t realize how awesome that song is.’
What excites me, what attracts me, what gets me up in the morning is telling the next story and getting it out in front of readers and hoping they’ll love it too.
I’m hoping to raise a little consciousness and shine some light on the idea of responsibility.
It’s like Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy had a baby, and I was it. I’ve got Rory’s length, and I’m hoping that I’ve got Jordan’s touch.
In open range fires it is about picking a spot and hoping it is the right location. At the head of the fire you have to worry about wind and humidity and a number of other factors.
John Glover
In an era when so many women are stepping up to lead, I’m hoping people will focus on our ideas and accomplishments instead of our appearance.
I hope that the German people will never again make the mistake of believing that because the American people are peace-loving, they will sit back hoping for peace if any nation uses force or the threat of force to acquire dominion over other peoples and other governments.
I’m not sure if President Obama is an ideologue or a pragmatist. I am hoping and praying he’s a pragmatist.
When I was a kid, I used to do my homework in the living room, where there was a picture window. I was hoping that someone would walk by and see me looking very studious in my living room.
What I remember the most really was just running wild there. Barefooted, swimming in dirty lakes, selling fruit, picking mango trees, hoping not to get caught because they don’t take kindly to thieves in Africa.
I know that people in Dubai are particularly well read, educated and intelligent and that the audience in front of me will come looking forward to an evening that is different from watching a film. That is the kind of crowd that goes to a theatre or a play and I am hoping to see many of them in Dubai.
Divine fires do not blaze each day, but an artist functions in their afterglow hoping for their recurrence.
Ned Rorem
I was only fifteen when I finished my high-school studies, always having held first rank in my class. The fatigue of growth and study compelled me to take almost a year’s rest in the country. I then returned to my father in Warsaw, hoping to teach in the free schools.
Because of the ‘Twilight‘ series, our company gets every speculative piece of fiction from people hoping for the next ‘Twilight,’ and so you read them, and they all kind of wash over you after awhile.
Wyck Godfrey
Lord of the Rings was something I always wanted to do. I read the book when I was about 25, and I was always hoping if it was ever made into a feature film that I would be involved in some way. And then I finally got it, and I was over the moon. It was fantastic news.
As comedians, we work our whole lives hoping for a break.
Nigel Ng
Rock bottom is a crisis… and everyone wants to avoid crisis. But what ‘crisis’ means literally is ‘to sift‘ – like a child who goes to the beach, lifts up the sand, and watches all the sand fall away, hoping that there’s treasure left over. That’s what crisis does.
Regarding the Hall of Fame, when they decided I was going to be one of the possible candidates, when I heard that, I was so thrilled. You’re always hoping for something like that.
You are always hoping that movie audiences are interested in characters and interested in story values rather than just mindless special effects. But you never know.
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.
Hopefully it will be possible to get all our other albums in American shops one day so if people are interested they can hear it but I’m hoping that people are going to be interested in what we are going to do, not just what we’ve done.
As mechanistic biologists, we are hoping that by understanding how the virus works at the molecular level, we will be able to predict with more accuracy how it will evolve.
Jennifer Doudna
I want a really diverse range of different people under my belt. That’s what I’m hoping to do with my career.
Dominic Sherwood
With Bojack we are seeing him on this journey. I think we’re hoping for him to find a way to be more gracious and kind and positive and better to people in his life and better to himself, but I don’t know if I necessarily frame it as he was a bad person and he will become a good person.
My women students openly admit that they dress for interviews like dates, hoping to look their best: makeup, high heels, a well-fitting suit that shows off their figure. And I always tell them to make sure to wear a shirt under the suit jacket. Form fitting, yes. Cleavage, no.
People collect boredom, they hoard it, they wallow in it, hoping that one day it’ll be of interest and become an effete ennui. Let me tell you, it doesn’t.
I will admit, I once launched myself at Julie Garwood for a hug, hoping some of her magic would rub off on me… and I have fangirl crushes on Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Linda Howard, and Kresley Cole, among many others.
Lisa Kleypas
I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn’t expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration.
I am playing the character of Saumya, a transgender, again. Shakti’ is going for a giant leap and we are making a more interesting and risky attempt again, hoping that it will be received well by the audience.
Why be boring? Have some fun. Rock shows should be like

Why be boring? Have some fun. Rock shows should be like movies: I don’t go to a movie hoping it’ll change my life.
We need to develop artists who are not just scoring films. I’m hoping ‘Gully Boy’ can help with that.
All I am hoping for is to be able to work – I think my best work is still ahead of me – I think all that I have been through in the last several years have only made me a better, more interesting actor.
Those who give hoping to be rewarded with honor are not giving, they are bargaining.
A little secret about actors is that we never think we do a great job in auditions. We kind of just go in and do our work and leave sort of hoping for the best. It’s an interesting dynamic – acting is such an interesting job. You never quite know how well you do.
The joy and the pain for me is about tightroping between being a cynic and being a romantic – the tug between barely believing in anything and hoping for everything.
There’s a lot of little ‘Bonnie-isms’ in ‘Teenage Dream’ that I was hoping to keep for myself.
People enter Web sites hoping to be led somewhere, hoping for a payoff.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
I write down portions, maybe fragments, and perhaps an imperfect view of what I’m hoping to write. Out of that, I keep trying to find exactly what I want.
I’ve always thought of myself as an organic writer, rather than a cerebral one. I feel my way along as I go, hoping I’ll get to the place I intend to reach.
I can imagine it’s not attractive for the spectators when we play teams with 10 players around their own box, just defending and hoping for a set-piece or throw-in, anything.
That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God’s will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively.
Isaac Barrow
When you work with actors, what you’re hoping to absorb is good ways to be an actor as opposed to how to handle being famous.
I’m a polarizing person, so people get caught up in hoping I fail. And just like success, failure is a perspective.
Waiting and hoping are the whole of life, and as soon as a dream is realized it is destroyed.
We said we’d fly the flag without him and carry on. I didn’t give him a kiss because I still hadn’t accepted what was happening. I was hoping that some miracle was going to happen. Of course, it didn’t. I wish I had kissed him now.
When I started working, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, in that I was just wandering around, hoping that I could succeed. Then after I got a little under my belt, it took me about 25 years to feel like I knew what I was doing.
It’s always obvious to me when someone is looking at me with an idea of who I am and hoping that that’s the person I’m going to be. No matter how subtle it is, it’s there, and you want to give them who they really want. But it ain’t me.
Judith Guest
In my years of doing the K1 fights, one thing I’ve learned is that the guys who you think will be there in the end – very rarely do you get the match up you were hoping for.
That’s all true, but there was something else going on for me as a kid, something about my gender identity that I haven’t figured out yet. And that’s one of the things I’m hoping to dissect and investigate in this memoir project.