Frustration quotes

  • I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
    -- A. Whitney Brown

    #Anger #Frustration #Confusion

  • The Middle East has the highest unemployment percentage of any region in the world we have the largest youth cohort of history coming into the market place that frustration does translate into the political sphere when people are hungry and without jobs.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Jobs #Frustration #People

  • It is true to say that the first kill can influence the whole future career of a fighter pilot. Many to whom the first victory over the opponent has been long denied either by unfortunate circumstances or by bad luck can suffer from frustration or develop complexes they may never rid themselves of again.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Frustration #Careers #Long

  • It would be an endless battle if it were all up to ego because it does not destroy and is not destroyed by itself It is like a wave it makes itself up, it rushes forward getting nowhere really it crashes, withdraws and makes itself up again pulls itself together with pride towers with pride rushes forward into imaginary conquest crashes in frustration withdraws with remorse and repentance pulls itself together with new resolution
    -- Agnes Martin

    #Pride #Frustration #Ego

  • I don't have the feeling of being motivated by anger, revenge or frustration.
    -- Agnes Obel

    #Revenge #Frustration #Feelings

  • In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word "frustration".
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Frustration #Frustrated #Definitions

  • There is no formula for generating the authentic warmth of love. It cannot be copied. You cannot talk yourself into it or rouse it by straining at the emotions or by dedicating yourself solemnly to the service ofmankind. Everyone has love, but it can only come out when he is convinced of the impossibility and the frustration of trying to love himself. This conviction will not come through condemnations, through hatingoneself, through calling self love bad names in the universe. It comes only in the awareness that one has no self to love.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Life #Frustration #Self

  • Big tears of frustration and exhaustion were streaming down his cheeks. But because of all the wrinkles, they weren't dripping off. They spread out and ran together again, leaving a watery film over his ruined face.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Frustration #Wrinkles #Leaving

  • I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Frustration #Confusion

  • People are terrified of other people or difficult projects because they tell themselves that they could fail or be rejected. Failure can lead to sorrow, regret, frustration and annoyance-all healthy feelings without which people couldn't exist.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Regret #Frustration #People

  • You have to look at the history of the Middle East in particular. It has been one of failure and frustration, of feudalism and tribalism.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #Frustration #Middle East #Looks

  • Sit, Phantom!" Ivy cooed. "On your bottom!" "Oh, for goodness' sake!" Gabriel put down his book and pointed a longer finger at Phantom. "Sit," he commanded in a deep voice. Phantom looked sheepish and sank straight to the floor. Ivy scowled in frustration. "I've been trying to get him to do that all day! What is it with dogs and male authority?
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Dog #Book #Frustration

  • In some suburban schools, the curriculum is chock-full of rigorous A.P. courses and the parking lot glitters with pricey SUVs, but one doesn't have to look hard to find students who are starving themselves, cutting themselves, or medicating themselves, as well students who are taking out their frustrations on those who sit lower on the social food chain.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #School #Cutting #Frustration

  • The damnable frustration of revenge. Revenge is for dreams...never for reality.
    -- Alfred Bester

    #Dream #Revenge #Frustration

  • The outcome of fear is disappointment and shyness is frustration.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Disappointment #Frustration #Insightful

  • I'm just generally hugely frustrated, I'm a very, very frustrated man. I'm just a ball of pent-up frustration.
    -- Allen Carr

    #Frustration #Men #Frustrated

  • When you're playing somebody who's going through a lot - frustration and hardship - you're just purging all your emotions, and it feels really good to do that.
    -- Amanda Seyfried

    #Frustration #Hardship #Emotion

  • Frustration is not a work plan.
    -- Ami Ayalon

    #Frustration #Plans

  • There are two types of seeds in the mind: those that create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity and joy. Spirituality is germination and sprouting of the second group and transforming the first group.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Frustration #Compassion #Two

  • The Arab soul is broken by poverty, unemployment, and general recession. The Tunisian revolution is not far from us. The Arab citizen entered an unprecedented state of anger and frustration.
    -- Amr Moussa

    #Frustration #Broken #Soul

  • We were meant to survive because of our minds' ability to reason, our ability to live with frustration in order to maintain our virtue. We wore smiling masks while dying inside.
    -- Anchee Min

    #Frustration #Order #Mind

  • Since I'm a mother and a wife, I have to have passion or the frustration would win out. But I love managing people. The product is second to managing the people. And marketing to consumers is so challenging because it is evolving constantly.
    -- Andrea Jung

    #Mother #Passion #Frustration

  • Do not try to live your children's lives out of your own frustrations.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Children #Frustration #Trying

  • You know, I was such a big Beatles fan, and when I'd buy a new album I'd invariably hate it the first time I heard it 'cause it was a mixture of absolute joy and absolute frustration. I couldn't grasp what they'd done, and I'd hate myself for that.
    -- Andy Partridge

    #Hate #Frustration #Joy

  • She glared at him, feeling the old frustration. Sometimes in his presence she felt the deepest connection to him, and other times she felt completely alone-as though any bond to him was her own bitter imagination.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Frustration #Imagination #Feelings

  • If there is any one thing most needed in this time of tumult and frustration, when men and women and youth and young adults are desperately seeking for answers to the problems which afflict mankind, it is an "iron rod" as a safe guide along the straight path on the way to eternal life, amidst the strange and devious roadways that would eventually lead to destruction and to the ruin of all that is "virtuous, lovely, or of good report."
    -- Ann M. Dibb

    #Men #Frustration #Iron

  • Poverty does not make people terrorists, but terrorists can exploit the frustration it creates and use it as a breeding-ground for violent ideas.
    -- Anna Lindh

    #Frustration #Ideas #People

  • Satanism encourages its followers to indulge in their natural desires. Only by doing so can you be a completely satisfied person with no frustrations which can be harmful to yourself and others around you. Therefore, the most simplified description of the Satanic belief is: INDULGENCE INSTEAD OF ABSTINENCE
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Frustration #Desire #Satanic

  • Expectation is the mother of all frustration.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Mother #New Beginnings #Frustration

  • The American mood, perhaps even the American character, has changed. There are few manifestations any longer of the old American self-assurance which so irritated Dickens. Instead, there is a sense of frustration so perceptible that even our politicians have attempted to exploit it.
    -- Archibald MacLeish

    #Character #Frustration #Self

  • Sometimes I had to force the overpainting of three corners almost without any feeling for shape, almost without inspiration, only to find my way back, to get out of this hell...
    -- Arnulf Rainer

    #Inspiration #Frustration #Feelings

  • Man generally is entangled in insoluble problems; history is consequently a tragedy in which we are all involved, whose keynote is anxiety and frustration, not progress and fulfilment.
    -- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

    #Frustration #Men #History

  • The vanity of existence is revealed in the whole form existence assumes: in the infiniteness of time and space contrasted with the finiteness of the individual in both; in the fleeting present as the sole form in which actuality exists; in the contingency and relativity of all things; in continual becoming without being; in continual desire without satisfaction; in the continual frustration of striving of which life consists. . . Time is that by virtue of which everything becomes nothingness in our hands and loses all real value.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Real #Frustration #Hands

  • Any form of corporal punishment or 'spanking' is a violent attack upon another human being's integrity. The effect remains with the victim forever and becomes an unforgiving part of his or hier personality--a massive frustration resulting in a hostility which will seek expression in later life in violent acts towards others. The sooner we understand that love and gentleness are the only kinds of called-far behavior towards children, the better. The child, especially, learns to become the kind of human being that he or she has experienced. This should be fully understood by all caregivers.
    -- Ashley Montagu

    #Children #Integrity #Frustration

  • The thing I like about decathlon is also the thing I dislike: It's the maximum challenge, but also the maximum frustration.
    -- Ashton Eaton

    #Frustration #Challenges #Maximum

  • Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Lonely #Hero #Frustration

  • The evasion of responsibility is the major cause of most peoples frustrations and defeats.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Responsibility #Frustration #Causes

  • It's much more fun to share and laugh at the bad times and the frustrations. I find you get a much deeper connection with the audience that way.
    -- Aziz Ansari

    #Fun #Frustration #Laughing

  • You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Jobs #Frustration #Gun

  • It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Frustration #Gun #People

  • You can't realise love or yourself until you are still enough to drop down through the restlessness and frustrations into that deeper level of your being
    -- Barry Long

    #Spiritual #Frustration #Levels

  • We need to be much clearer about what we do and do not know so that we don't continually confuse the two. If I could have one wish for education, it would be the systematic ordering of our basic knowledge in such a way that what is known and true can be acted on, while what is superstition, fad, and myth can be recognized as such and used only when there is nothing else to support us in our frustration and despair.
    -- Benjamin Bloom

    #Inspirational #Education #Frustration

  • Like most authors, I'm a raging egomaniac. I know that about myself. And I know that, if I had internet access, I would waste countless hours looking up things about myself, writing fake posts about how great I am and arguing with people who don't like my work. It saves me a lot of time and frustration to just stay out of the loop.
    -- Bentley Little

    #Writing #Frustration #People

  • The basic issue of an American society which is fair, which is providing opportunity for all, is nowadays being replaced by the correct perception that we're living in a rigged economy - where it doesn't matter how hard you worked, the result will be all the income goes to the people at the very top. It's leading to a lot of frustration and anger, and people want some fundamental changes to the way we do economics and growth.
    -- Bernie Sanders

    #Frustration #Opportunity #Issues

  • Inspiration without perspiration leads to frustration and stagnation.
    -- Bill Bright

    #Inspiration #Frustration #Stagnation

  • You can't use stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry to deal with your stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry. It's like pulling up to a burning building with a flame thrower. The energy of the problem can't be the energy behind a successful solution.
    -- Bill Crawford

    #Stress #Successful #Frustration

  • Crazy frustration, about my lovin situation; When patience was a virtue...but I wasn't used to waitin.
    -- Black Thought

    #Crazy #Rap #Frustration

  • The single largest frustration in the massage field is the waste of resources and training resulting from high attrition among those who start practicing massage therapy. While some affected individuals may have made an ill-suited vocational choice and others underestimated the profession's physical demands, most appear to stumble in assembling the self-confidence and persistent salesmanship necessary to develop a professional practice
    -- Bob Benson

    #Self Confidence #Frustration #Practice

  • I had endured six years of frustration so I think winning it all meant more to me than most of the others on the team.
    -- Bob Cousy

    #Basketball #Team #Frustration

  • I identify with this guy's frustration and inability to control his fury at moments. I even identify with the way that this guy covers up a lot with humour. So yeah, it's interesting.
    -- Bradley Whitford

    #Frustration #Interesting #Guy

  • You will find joy, frustration and sorrow in your quest. Never forget that friendship and loyalty are more precious than riches...Happiness can be brief, but it knows no time in the land of dreams.
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Loyalty #Dream #Frustration

  • The day that you stop learning is the day that you start decreasing your rewards and start suffering from frustration and lower levels of satisfaction.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Motivational #Frustration #Suffering

  • You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Powerful #Frustration #Self

  • Without frustration you will not discover that you might be able to do something on your own. We grow through conflict.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Frustration #Might #Able

  • Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work - though it's not necessarily evident in anything that's finished.
    -- Bruce Nauman

    #Anger #Frustration #Anger And Frustration

  • I am a lover of what is, not because I'm a spiritual person, but because it hurts when I argue with reality. We can know that reality is good just as it is, because when we argue with it, we experience tension and frustration. We don't feel natural or balanced. When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.
    -- Byron Katie

    #Spiritual #Hurt #Frustration

  • It doesn't really matter whether you grip the arms of the dentist's chair or let your hands lie in your lap. The drill drills on.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Lying #Frustration #Hands

  • I think I am beginning to understand why grief feels like suspense. It comes from the frustration of so many impulses that had become habitual. Thought after thought feeling after feeling action after action had H. for their object. Now their target is gone. I keep on through habit fitting an harrow to the string then I remember and have to lay the bow down. So many roads lead through to H. I set out on one of them. But now there's an impassable frontier-post across it. So many roads once now so many culs de sac.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Grief #Frustration #Thinking

  • As Kylie buried her head on the camp leader's shoulder, she heard Burnett scold, "I thought I told you to wait at the camp." Kylie felt Holiday tense at the reprimand, and then she raised her head. "And I thought you knew I don't follow anyone's orders." "Does anyone listen to me around here?" Burnett asked, his frustration making his tone sound almost comical. "Obviously not," one of the FRU agents said, and chuckled.
    -- C.C. Hunter

    #Holiday #Frustration #Order

  • And I'm telling you now the frustration The future's facing from the anger in the nation.
    -- C.L. Smooth

    #Rap #Frustration #Hip Hop

  • I can understand the frustration felt by the many basketball players who feel that they have been forced to conform with the league's new dress code, .. Iverson and other NBA players have suggested that they will not abide by the league's dress code, and Bodog.com will offer to reimburse any fines levied, and match the payment with a donation to each player's charity of choice.
    -- Calvin Ayre

    #Basketball #Frustration #Player

  • Then I realised that I was the god on this occasion. I had tried to help the bluebottle, but it wouldn't let me. And then I felt sorry for God because I understood his frustration. Sometimes when people offer a helping hand, it gets pushed away. People always want to help themselves first.
    -- Cecelia Ahern

    #Sorry #Frustration #Hands

  • The fear really hits you. That's what you feel first. And then it's the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself.
    -- Charles Bronson

    #Betrayal #Anger #Frustration

  • The goals you set for yourself and the strategies you choose become your blueprint or plan. Strategies are like recipes: choose the right ingredients, mix them in the correct proportions, and you will always produce the same predictable results: in this case financial success. The success strategies for managing money and building wealth are called Money Strategies. By learning to use money strategies as a part of your day-to-day life, financial frustration and failure will become a thing of the past.
    -- Charles J. Givens

    #Frustration #Past #Goal

  • Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.
    -- Charlie Chaplin

    #Love #Beautiful #Frustration

  • In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within.
    -- Chen-Ning Yang

    #Frustration #Emotional #Expression

  • I’ve told you the four thunderstorms – disappointment, frustration, unfairness and isolation. You cannot avoid them, as like the monsoon they will come into your life at regular intervals. You just need to keep the raincoat handy to not let the spark die
    -- Chetan Bhagat

    #Disappointment #Frustration #Needs

  • Life off Earth is in two important respects not at all unworldly: you can choose to focus on the surprises and pleasures, or the frustrations. And you can choose to appreciate the smallest scraps of experience, the everyday moments, or to value only the grandest, most stirring ones.
    -- Chris Hadfield

    #Frustration #Two #Appreciate

  • People are not good at expressing their frustration. The best way to listen to the customer is through metrics.
    -- Chris Hughes

    #Frustration #People #Metrics

  • The difference between tragedy and comedy is the difference between experience and intuition. In the experience we strive against every condition of our animal life: against death, against the frustration of ambition, against the instability of human love. In the intuition we trust the arduous eccentricities we're born to, and see the oddness of a creature who has never got acclimatized to being created.
    -- Christopher Fry

    #Ambition #Animal #Frustration

  • A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.
    -- Chuck Noll

    #Motivational Sports #Athlete #Frustration

  • Screenwriters get paid a hell of a lot more money but their level of frustration seems to be so high that I don't want that.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Frustration #Levels #Want

  • It used to be that a son could look at the father, and pretty much know what life was gonna be like as an adult. There was confidence in that, and comfort in that, and frustration also.
    -- Clancy Brown

    #Father #Son #Frustration

  • I've spent so long on some paintings that I no longer know what to think of them, and I am definitely getting harder to please; nothing satisfies me...
    -- Claude Monet

    #Frustration #Thinking #Long

  • Frustration begins where knowledge ends
    -- Clinton Anderson

    #Frustration #Ends

  • The fundamental problem with golf is that every so often, no matter how lacking you may be in the essential virtues required of a steady player, the odds are that one day you will hit the ball straight, hard, and out of sight. This is the essential frustration of this excruciating sport. For when you've done it once, you make the fundamental error of asking yourself why you can't do this all the time. The answer to this question is simple: the first time was a fluke.
    -- Colin Falconer

    #Sports #Golf #Frustration

  • I can't go on anymore bad dates. I would rather be home alone than out with some guy who sells socks on the internet.
    -- Cynthia Nixon

    #Home #Frustration #Guy

  • The real destroyer of inner peace is fear and distrust. Fear develops frustration, frustration develops anger, anger develops violence.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Real #Frustration #Inner Peace

  • Nowadays, we are confronted by a huge gap between rich and poor. This is not only morally wrong, but practically a mistake. It leads to the rich living in anxiety and the poor living in frustration, which has the potential to lead to more violence. We have to work to reduce this gap. It's truly unfair that some people should have so much while others go hungry.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Mistake #Frustration #People

  • Winning isn't everything to me, but it's a close second. Losing isn't something that I can just brush off and fake a smile to hide my frustration. It's that will and determination that I hope will get me where I want to go.
    -- Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

    #Determination #Frustration #Winning

  • One source of frustration in the workplace is the frequent mismatch between what people must do and what people can do. When what they must do exceeds their capabilities, the result is anxiety. When what they must do falls short of their capabilities, the result is boredom. But when the match is just right, the results can be glorious. This is the essence of flow.
    -- Daniel H. Pink

    #Fall #Frustration #Essence

  • The smell of frustration cannot compete with the stench of non-creation
    -- Daniel Lee

    #Frustration #Smell #Creation

  • But the grind has begun. The windows don’t open, and even the availability of near-constant jokes about Jews and Mormons fails to stem the tide of frustration, decay. We’ve reached the end of pure inspiration, and are now somewhere else, something implying routine, or doing something because people expect us to do it, going somewhere each day because we went there the day before, saying things because we have said them before, and this seems like the work of a different sort of animal, contrary to our plan, and this is very very bad.
    -- Dave Eggers

    #Inspiration #Frustration #Animal

  • Frustration is the wet nurse of violence.
    -- David Abrahamsen

    #Frustration #Nurse #Violence

  • There is a growing frustration that the EU is seen as something that is done to people rather than acting on their behalf. And this is being intensified by the very solutions required to resolve the economic problems.
    -- David Cameron

    #Frustration #People #Acting

  • Developing a character with genuine depth requires a focus on not just desire but how the character deals with frustration of her desires, as well as her vulnerabilities, her secrets, and especially her contradictions. This development needs to be forged in scenes, the better to employ your intuition rather than your intellect.
    -- David Corbett

    #Character #Frustration #Focus

  • Experimental artists build their skills gradually over the course of their careers, improving their work slowly over long periods. These artists are perfectionists and are typically plagued by frustration at their inability to achieve their goals.
    -- David Galenson

    #Artist #Frustration #Skills

  • I mean, I have moments of huge frustration because of my inability to express myself linguistically as clearly as I would like to.
    -- David Gilmour

    #Mean #Frustration #Inability

  • In a head-on collision with Fanatics, the real problem is always the same: how can we possibly behave decently toward people so arrogantly ignorant that they believe, first, that they possess Christ's power to bestow salvation, second, that forcing us to memorize and regurgitate a few of their favorite Bible phrases and attend their church is that salvation, and third, that any discomfort, frustration, anger or disagreement we express in the face of their moronic barrages is due not to their astounding effrontery but to our sinfulness?
    -- David James Duncan

    #Real #Believe #Frustration

  • Domestic violence and violence against women in general seems to be a big problem everywhere in the world. It seems to me this problem comes from stress, pent up anger, frustration, and all kinds of negativity within human beings.
    -- David Lynch

    #Stress #Frustration #Negativity

  • If women are often frustrated because men do not respond to their troubles by offering matching troubles, men are often frustrated because women do.
    -- Deborah Tannen

    #Frustration #Men #Offering

  • I wish to note that the level of discourse in Nigeria is abysmally low, and, usually, garnished with character assassination. We allow our personal frustrations to becloud reason
    -- Dele Momodu

    #Character #Frustration #Wish

  • You have to feel your own personal truth with a little ‘t’ – your sadness, rage, frustration for example -- in order to get to the Truth with a big ‘T’.
    -- Derek Rydall

    #Sadness #Frustration #Order

  • Yeah, to me, acting is very therapeutic. I get out a lot of anger and frustration.
    -- Diane Kruger

    #Frustration #Acting #Yeah

  • Most of my learning and philosophy regarding coaching basketball was developed after great frustration.
    -- Dick Bennett

    #Basketball #Philosophy #Frustration

  • I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.
    -- Dick Dale

    #Patience #Anger #Frustration

  • I prefer to channel my problems and inner demons through a character. Another persona. That protects me and my family. I can get my frustrations out that way.
    -- Dolph Lundgren

    #Character #Frustration #Inner Demons

  • If you envy me whatever modicom of success that I enjoy, you must also envy me my time, my labour, my finance, my anxiety, my frustration and my determination. Jose Sulaiman is the greatest boxing man that I have ever met. I think he is a knight in shining armour for the boxer, but I always insulate myself with the rules.
    -- Don King

    #Determination #Frustration #Men

  • The world is complex, and so too must be the activities that we perform. But that doesn't mean that we must live in continual frustration. No. The whole point of human-centered design is to tame complexity, to turn what would appear to be a complicated tool into one that fits the task, that is understandable, usable, enjoyable.
    -- Donald A. Norman

    #Mean #Frustration #Design

  • All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.
    -- Dorothea Brande

    #Inspirational #Frustration #Faces