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Disappointment Quotes

Feeling disappointed is quite natural and almost all of us feel disappointed at some point in time in our lives. Disappointment comes to you naturally when things are not in your favor or didn’t turn out to be the way you expected it to be. However, disappointment usually is temporary and does not last for a long period. It is therefore important to learn how to overcome your dissatisfaction. Here is a list of some of the most famous quotes on disappointment to help you get over your dissatisfaction.

Conan O'Brien

The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.

Arthur Ashe

I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do.

Eudora Welty

It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming of themselves like grass.

W. H. Auden

All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.

Annie Leibovitz

When I started working for Rolling Stone, I became very interested in journalism and thought maybe that's what I was doing, but it wasn't.

Robert Burns

Suspense is worse than disappointment.

Malcolm De Chazal

The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.

Ambrose Bierce

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.

Carl Jung

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering.

Vladimir Nabokov

It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

Arthur Ashe

I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner.

D. H. Lawrence

But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.

Maya Angelou

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.

Courtney Love

Being a rock widow is not my job, so I would hire people to do it for me.

Coco Chanel

I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Discipline trains you to put up with disappointments, every rose has a thorn.

P. G. Wodehouse

I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit.

Les Brown

Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.

Edgar Watson Howe

Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.

George Eliot

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.

Eric Hoffer

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy - the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.

Edgar Watson Howe

For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone.

Billy Joel

There's a deep-seated paranoia that Americans have about not being Americans or something.

Henry Ward Beecher

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.

Aldous Huxley

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.

Woody Allen

I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.

Courtney Love

I'm not a woman. I'm a force of nature.

John Stuart Mill

Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.

Hillaire Belloc

I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.

Gene Tierney

The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter's unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college... I did other things.

Alan Watts

The reason we want to go on and on is because we live in an impoverished present.


Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.

Joseph Addison

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.

Nicole Kidman

What's the point of doing something good if nobody's watching.

Billy Joel

Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings.

Erich Fromm

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.

William Makepeace Thackeray

I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.

Ambrose Bierce

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.

Elbert Hubbard

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation .

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

My mother was a powerful influence. She made me toe the line. If I didn't have a perfect report card, she showed her disappointment.

Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.