Disappointment quotes

  • Love is what enables us to bridge the gap of disappointment when others don't live up to the expectations we have of them.
    -- Abigail Van Buren

    #Disappointment #Women #Love Is

  • Hope is a decision we make, a choice to believe that God can take the adversity, the disappointment, the heartache, and the pain of our journeys and use these to accomplish his purposes.
    -- Adam Hamilton

    #Pain #Disappointment #Believe

  • A world of confusion and disappointment results from trying to believe without obeying.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Disappointment #Believe #Confusion

  • Each sporadic burst of work, each minor success and disappointment, each moment of calm and relaxation, seemed merely a temporary halt on my steady descent through layer after layer of depression, like an elevator stopping for a moment on the way down to the basement.
    -- Al Alvarez

    #Depression #Disappointment #Relaxation

  • I don't think actors should ever expect to get a role, because the disappointment is too great. You've got to think of things as an opportunity. An audition's an opportunity to have an audience.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Disappointment #Opportunity #Thinking

  • In the intricate paths of life when difficulties and hardships confront a man, and the darkness of difficulty and suffering becomes long, it is patience only that acts like a light for a Muslim, that keeps him safe from wandering here and there, and saves him from the muddy marsh of disappointment, desperation and frustration.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Disappointment #Islamic

  • I've always enjoyed stories that take place in the future but my one disappointment was that the future books described never came. We're not on other planets, there are no flying cars, and the only robots we have in our homes just sweep the floor. So I wanted to write about a future that I thought could really happen. People ask me when I tell them the title of the book, 'Are we all dead?' The good news is, no. We're still here. And I even think the future in my book is strangely hopeful, although I'm sure there will be people who strongly disagree.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Disappointment #Book #Home

  • A life directed chiefly toward the fulfillment of personal desires will sooner or later always lead to bitter disappointment.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Disappointment #Desire

  • I've run a lot of miles over the years, some fast and some not so fast. I've won some big races and I've had some big disappointments, but I enjoy the freedom of running and the challenge of training and competition as much now as when I first started back in high school.
    -- Alberto Salazar

    #Running #Disappointment #School

  • No holiday is ever anything but a disappointment.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Disappointment #Holiday

  • Dreaming led to disappointment, and disappointment to a kind of depressed funk that wasn’t easy to shake. Better to stay in the gray than get eaten by the dark.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Dream #Disappointment #Dark

  • The wise expect nothing, hope for nothing, thus avoiding all disappointment and anxiety.
    -- Alexandra David-Neel

    #Wise #Disappointment #Expectations

  • As much as a disappointment this was, I can only learn from it and become a better fighter.
    -- Alexis Davis

    #Disappointment #Mma #Fighter

  • I went whenever I could, and always my eyes lifted to the hills. I was to find a spiritual and physical satisfaction in climbing mountains and a tranquil mind upon reaching their summits, as though I had escaped from the disappointments and unkindness of life and emerged above them into a new world, a better world.
    -- Alfred Wainwright

    #Spiritual #Disappointment #Eye

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

    #Disappointment #Frustration #Insightful

  • There is a hint of despair in the cry of 'I told you so,' an element of disappointment in the apparent satisfaction when idols turn out to have clay feet. The human race, when it thinks it has proved that no one is superior, is partly gratified and partly depressed.
    -- Alice Thomas Ellis

    #Disappointment #Thinking #Idols

  • Even the Savior of the world, the Only Begotten Son of God, was obliged to come to earth and to take upon himself an earthly tabernacle. He experienced joy and sorrow, happiness and grief, lasting satisfaction and frequent disappointments. As Paul has written, "Though he were a Son yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; and being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him."
    -- Alma P Burton

    #Disappointment #Grief #Son

  • There's a disappointment there because I still feel there's an emptiness in my career that just wasn't filled.
    -- Alonzo Mourning

    #Disappointment #Careers #Emptiness

  • He stops in his tracks, face expressing major disappointment. "Wait - seriously? That's it? We don't get to do a stealthy tiptoe as we slip around back? No sneaking through a cracked window, or arguing over who gets to crawl through the dogie door to let the other one in?
    -- Alyson Noel

    #Disappointment #Doors #Track

  • Whatever is meant to be will be and you just have to trust that things happen for a reason. It's made handling disappointments that much easier because I just remember my mom's words and know that something better is meant to come my way.
    -- Amanda Bynes

    #Mom #Disappointment #Way

  • Year: A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Disappointment #Years #Three

  • predilection, n. The preparatory stage of disillusion.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Disappointment #Stage #Disillusion

  • Opportunity: A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Disappointment #Opportunity #Grasping

  • Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Hope #Disappointment #Eternity

  • If my attitude be on of fear, not faith, about the one who has disappointed me; if I say “Just what I expected,” if a fall occurs, then I know nothing of Calvary Love.
    -- Amy Carmichael

    #Disappointment #Attitude #Fear

  • Friendships can survive after massive disappointment, but only if both parties are honest with one another.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Disappointment #Women #Party

  • If nothing changes, you will have to put your disappointment in perspective.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Disappointment #Women #Perspective

  • We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Inspirational #Honesty #Disappointment

  • The difference in 'seeing' between the eye and the lens should make it obvious that a photographer who merely points his camera at an appealing subject and expects to get an appealing picture in return, may be headed for a disappointment.
    -- Andreas Feininger

    #Disappointment #Eye #Differences

  • I give and give, even when I get nothing back - and that sets me up for disappointment.
    -- Angie Stone

    #Disappointment #Giving

  • Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book.
    -- Anita Desai

    #Motivational #Disappointment #Book

  • Only a few of us are going to be willing to break our own hearts by trading in the living beauty of imagination for the stark disappointment of words.
    -- Ann Patchett

    #Disappointment #Writing #Heart

  • To discover depravity in those whom we have loved, is one of the most exquisite tortures to a virtuous mind, and the conviction is often rejected before it is finally admitted.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Disappointment #Mind #Conviction

  • To a generous mind few circumstances are more afflicting than a discovery of perfidy in those whom we have trusted ...
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Disappointment #Discovery #Mind

  • What are riches - grandeur - health itself, to the luxury of a pure conscience, the health of the soul; - and what the sufferings of poverty, disappointment, despair - to the anguish of an afflicted one!
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Disappointment #Integrity #Luxury

  • Presents can make up for some of the disappointments that life doles out, such as it makes almost no sense and is coming to an end more quickly than ever.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Disappointment #Ends #Coming To An End

  • We tend not to choose the unknown, which might be a shock or a disappointment or simply a little difficult to cope with. An yet it is the unknown with all its disappointments and surprises that is the most enriching.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Disappointment #Littles #Might

  • This evil, this concept, it comes from disappointment, from bitterness! Don't you see? Children of Satan! Children of God! Is this the only question you bring to me, is this the only power that obsesses you, so that you must make us gods and devils yourself when the only power that exists is inside ourselves? How could you believe in these old fantastical lies, these myths, these emblems of the supernatural?
    -- Anne Rice

    #Children #Disappointment #Lying

  • I know that family life in America is a minefield, an economic trap for women, a study in disappointment for both sexes.
    -- Anne Roiphe

    #Family #Sex #Disappointment

  • Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Photography #Disappointment #Landscape

  • Optimism is the parent of despair, while pessimism allows the mind to accustom itself to the inevitable disappointments of human existence by degrees, just as some drugs induce a state of tolerance. Pessimists, moreover, have the better sense of humour, for they have a livelier apprehension of pretension and absurdity. In a meritocracy, furthermore, those who fail must either indulge in elaborate mental contortions to disguise reality from themselves or sink into a deep melancholy.
    -- Anthony Daniels

    #Disappointment #Reality #Optimism

  • Parents. . . are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years.
    -- Anthony Powell

    #Children #Disappointment #Years

  • If while alive you hurt or disappoint people you love, there's no use continuing such behavior when you're dead.
    -- Anthony Swofford

    #Hurt #Disappointment #People

  • Art, especially the stage, is an area where it is impossible to walk without stumbling. There are in store for you many unsuccessful days and whole unsuccessful seasons: there will be great misunderstandings and deep disappointments… you must be prepared for all this, expect it and nevertheless, stubbornly, fanatically follow your own way.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Art #Disappointment #Acting

  • There are still many more days of failure ahead, whole seasons of failure, things will go terribly wrong, you will have huge disappointments , but you have to prepare for that, you have to expect it and be resolute and follow your own path.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Disappointment #Path #Stills

  • At last I came to college. I rushed for it with the outstretched arms of youth's aching hunger to give and take of life's deepest, and highest, and I came against the solid wall of the well-fed, well-dressed world - the frigid whitewashed wall of cleanliness. ... How I pinched, and scraped, and starved myself, to save enough to come to college! Every cent of the tuition fee I paid was drops of sweat and blood from underpaid laundry work. And what did I get for it? A crushed spirit, a broken heart, a stinging sense of poverty that I never felt before.
    -- Anzia Yezierska

    #Education #Wall #Disappointment

  • It is such a disappointment in American political reaction and actions. When some of our politicians are flying around the country in private airplanes all the time, using public services as their mode of private transportation, and then criticizing us who are in business.
    -- Arnold Palmer

    #Country #Disappointment #Airplane

  • Those who never philosophized until they met with disappointments, have mostly become disappointed philosophers
    -- Arthur Helps

    #Disappointment #Philosopher #Mets

  • He would say, "How funny it will all seem, all you've gone through, when I'm not here anymore, when you no longer feel my arms around your shoulders, nor my heart beneath you, nor this mouth on your eyes, because I will have to go away some day, far away..." And in that instant I could feel myself with him gone, dizzy with fear, sinking down into the most horrible blackness: into death.
    -- Arthur Rimbaud

    #Disappointment #Heart #Eye

  • There is only one inborn erroneous notion that we exist in order to be happy So long as we persist in this inborn error the world seems to us full of contradictions. For at every step, in great things and small, we are bound to experience that the world and life are certainly not arranged for the purpose of maintaining a happy existence hence the countenances of almost all elderly persons wear the expression of disappointment.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Disappointment #Errors #Elderly

  • The reality of the writer's world is that you set yourself up for future disappointment with every success that you deliver because you end up raising your audience's expectations.
    -- Ashwin Sanghi

    #Disappointment #Reality #Expectations

  • For some reason that only a sociologist might be able to accurately explain, the Brazilian Press was extremely unkind to me, reporting only selective derogatory untruthful rumors (some of which are still around), harsh criticism, and unwarranted sarcasm. I was very hurt by this. It was such great disappointment... When I came back from Brazil at that time, I made a promise to myself that I would never, ever again sing in Brazil. So far [as of 2002], I have kept this promise, having declined each and every invitation or proposals to perform in Brazil. Once was enough!
    -- Astrud Gilberto

    #Music #Hurt #Disappointment

  • Anybody who thinks there's nothing wrong with this world needs to have his head examined. Just when things are going all right, without fail someone or something will come along and spoil everything. Somebody should write that down as a fundamental law of the Universe. The principle of perpetual disappointment. If there is a God who created this world, he should scrap it and try again.
    -- Athol Fugard

    #Disappointment #Writing #Thinking

  • Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Birthday #Success #Disappointment

  • Change leads to disappointment if it is not sustained. Transformation is sustained change, and it is achieved through practice.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Disappointment #Practice #Transformation

  • In all things preserve integrity; and the consciousness of your own uprightness will alleviate the toil of business, soften the hardness of ill-success and disappointments, and give you a humble confidence before God, when the ingratitude of people, or the iniquity of the times may rob you of other rewards.
    -- Babe Paley

    #Disappointment #Integrity #Humble

  • I had nothing to fear from my father. Except his disappointment. Which was no small thing.
    -- Barbara Delinsky

    #Disappointment #Fear #Father

  • We can choose to gather to our hearts the thorns of disappointment, failure, loneliness, and dismay in our present situation. Or we can gather the flowers of God's grace, boundless love, abiding presence, and unmatched joy. I choose to gather the flowers.
    -- Barbara Johnson

    #Disappointment #Loneliness #Flower

  • It is much more sensible to be an optimist instead of a pessimist, for if one is doomed to disappointment, why experience it in advance?
    -- Barbara Mertz

    #Disappointment #Pessimist #Optimist

  • if we continue with what is surely our greatest Western temptation, and think that in some way history owes us a solution, that we can, by pursuing our own most parochial self-interest, achieve in some miraculous way a consummation of world order, then we are heading not simply towards great disappointments, but towards disaster and tragedy as well.
    -- Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth

    #Disappointment #Thinking #Self

  • I think women sign on for some ideal when they get married, and when they realise they haven't got anything close to what they want, they bury their disappointment.
    -- Bella Pollen

    #Disappointment #Thinking #Want

  • A lot of the material is about the inevitable disappointment people feel as they move through life, and things don't feel the way they expect. No experience will ever match up to the idealized version in your mind.
    -- Ben Gibbard

    #Disappointment #Moving #People

  • That praises are without reason lavished on the dead, and that the honours due only to are paid to antiquity, is a complaint likely to be always continued by those who, being able to add nothing to truth, hope for eminence from the heresies of paradox; or those who, being forced by disappointment upon consolatory expedients, are willing to hope from posterity what the present age refuses, and flatter themselves that the regard which is yet denied by envy will be at last bestowed by time.
    -- Ben Jonson

    #Disappointment #Envy #Age

  • I'm interested in the hope we invest in science, and the disappointment we can feel when science flattens, or 'explains,' the larger mysteries of religion.
    -- Ben Marcus

    #Disappointment #Mystery #Feels

  • The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Time #Disappointment #Succeed

  • None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread. ... The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
    -- Bernard Baruch

    #Art #Disappointment #Lying

  • Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
    -- Bernard Baruch

    #Disappointment #Freedom #Political

  • If we try and fail, we have temporary disappointments. But if we do not try at all, we have permanent regrets.
    -- Bernard Williams

    #Disappointment #Regret #Failure

  • Success is built on disappointment, and disappointment is inherent in all success.
    -- Bette Davis

    #Disappointment #Success And Failure #Inherent

  • It is not easy to be the best. You must have the courage to bear pain, disappointment, and heartbreak. You must learn how to face danger and understand fear, yet not be afraid. You establish your goal, and no matter what deters you along the way, in your every waking moment you must say to yourself, "I could do it."
    -- Betty Skelton Erde

    #Pain #Disappointment #Goal

  • It is a good thing to learn the truth one's self. To first believe with all your heart, and then not to believe, is good too. It fattens the emotions and makes them to stretch. When as a woman life and people disappoint her, she will have had practice in disappointment and it will not come so hard. In teaching your child do not forget that suffering is good too. It makes a person rich in character.
    -- Betty Smith

    #Children #Disappointment #Believe

  • I'm English and, as such, I crave disappointment. That's why I buy Kinder Surprise.
    -- Bill Bailey

    #Disappointment #Surprise

  • I'm English, and as such I crave disappointment. That's why I buy Kinder Surprise. Horrible chocolate; nasty little toy: a double-whammy of disillusionment ! Sometimes I eat the toy out of sheer despair.
    -- Bill Bailey

    #Disappointment #Chocolate #Despair

  • Hope isn't destiny. Left passive its nothing more than disappointment deferred
    -- Bill Willingham

    #Disappointment #Destiny #Passive

  • Don't let failure or disappointment cut you off from God or make you think that the future is hopeless. When God closes one door, He often opens another door - if we seek it.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Disappointment #Cutting #Thinking

  • Sometimes your disappointments make you a stronger person for the future.
    -- Blanka Vlasic

    #Stay Strong #Disappointment #Stronger

  • He [the golfer] must have the courage to keep trying in the face of ill luck or disappointment, and timidity to appreciate and appraise the dangers of each stroke, and to curb the desire to take chances beyond reasonable hope of success.
    -- Bobby Jones

    #Disappointment #Golf #Appreciate

  • Don’t think about happiness. If it doesn’t come, there’s no disappointment; if it does come, it’s a surprise.
    -- Bolesław Prus

    #Disappointment #Thinking #Doe

  • We all have an equal interest in stability and security throughout Europe. The years the OSCE has existed, and particularly this year, have given rise to great expectations and at the same time to powerful disappointments
    -- Boris Yeltsin

    #Powerful #Disappointment #Years

  • We live in a day when the adversary stresses on every hand the philosophy of instant gratification. We seem to demand instant everything, including instant solutions to our problems. . .It was meant to be that life would be a challenge. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal.
    -- Boyd K. Packer

    #Disappointment #Philosophy #Stress

  • If you are burdened with depressing feelings of guilt or disappointment, of failure or shame, there is a cure.
    -- Boyd K. Packer

    #Depressing #Disappointment #Feelings

  • To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal.
    -- Boyd K. Packer

    #Disappointment #Anxiety #Suffering

  • Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.
    -- Boyle Roche

    #Disappointment #Nurse

  • Life delivers far less disappointment when your expectations are low.
    -- Brad Meltzer

    #Disappointment #Expectations #Lows

  • Disappointment is just the action of your brain readjusting itself to reality after discovering things are not the way you thought they were.
    -- Brad Warner

    #Disappointment #Reality #Brain

  • If we want to cultivate hopefulness, we have to be willing to be flexible and demonstrate perseverance. Not every goal will look and feel the same. Tolerance for disappointment, determination, and a belief in self are the heart of hope.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Perseverance #Determination #Disappointment

  • If we want to be able to move through the difficult disappointments, the hurt feelings, and the heartbreaks that are inevitable in a fully lived life, we can't equate defeat with being unworthy of love, belonging and joy. If we do, we'll never show up and try again.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Hurt #Disappointment #Moving

  • Squandering our gifts brings distress to our lives. As it turns out, it's not merely benign or 'too bad' if we don't use the gifts that we've been given; we pay for it with our emotional and physical well-being. When we don't use our talents to cultivate meaningful work, we struggle. We feel disconnected and weighted down by feelings of emptiness, frustration, resentment, shame, disappointment, fear, and even grief.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Motivational #Meaningful #Disappointment

  • Raising children who are hopeful and who have the courage to be vulnerable means stepping back and letting them experience disappointment, deal with conflict, learn how to assert themselves, and have the opportunity to fail. If we’re always following our children into the arena, hushing the critics, and assuring their victory, they’ll never learn that they have the ability to dare greatly on their own.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Disappointment #Children #Mean

  • For those who feel their lives are a grave disappointment to God, it requires enormous trust and reckless, raging confidence to accept that the love of Jesus Christ knows no shadow of alteration or change. When Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened," He assumed we would grow weary, discouraged, and disheartened along the way. These words are a touching testimony to the genuine humanness of Jesus. He had no romantic notion of the cost of discipleship. He knew that following Him was as unsentimental as duty, as demanding as love.
    -- Brennan Manning

    #Love #Jesus #Disappointment

  • I think anyone would be disappointed with a .230- something season. Now I've dealt with disappointment and hopefully I can bounce back and learn from it.
    -- Brian Dopirak

    #Disappointment #Thinking #Would Be

  • Nothing to me is unexpected. No disappointment is unexpected - whether it's movies or people or relationships. I'm always ready for the punch directly between the eyes. So I get hurt, but I never get hurt. Happens all the time.
    -- Brian Grazer

    #Hurt #Disappointment #Eye

  • Your persistence is, in fact, the true measure of your belief in yourself and your ability to succeed. Each time that you persist in the face of adversity and disappointment, you build the habit of persistence.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Perseverance #Disappointment #Adversity

  • Hate and anger and disappointment and rage can be channeled in music into the most positive place.
    -- Brody Dalle

    #Disappointment #Hate #Rage

  • If you expect perfection from people your whole life is a series of disappointments, grumblings and complaints. If, on the contrary, you pitch your expectations low, taking folks as the inefficient creatures which they are, you are frequently surprised by having them perform better than you had hoped.
    -- Bruce Barton

    #Inspirational #Disappointment #People

  • If you expect perfection from people your whole life is a series of disappointments, grumblings, and complaints.
    -- Bruce Barton

    #Marriage #Disappointment #People

  • Each of us will taste the bitter ashes of life, from sin and neglect to sorrow and disappointment. But the atonement of Christ can lift us up in beauty from our ashes on the wings of a sure promise of immortality and eternal life. He will thus lift us up, not only at the end of life, but in each day of our lives.
    -- Bruce C. Hafen

    #Disappointment #Wings #Promise

  • Life is a school, a place for us to learn and grow. We, like Adam and Eve, experience 'growing pains' through the sorrow and contamination of a lone and dreary world. These experiences may include sin, but they also include mistakes, disappointments, and the undeserved pain of adversity. The blessed news of the gospel is that the Atonement of Jesus Christ can purify all the uncleanness and sweeten all the bitterness we taste.
    -- Bruce C. Hafen

    #Jesus #Pain #Disappointment

  • Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us.
    -- Bruno Bettelheim

    #Love #Disappointment #Children

  • While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure.
    -- Bryant H. McGill

    #Disappointment #Father #People