Disappointment Quotes

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

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

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

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

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To my disappointment, not many young people seem to be interested in science, especially chemistry. Akira Suzuki

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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

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I often feel I'm a disappointment to people because they expect me to be the guy in the books. When I sit next to someone at a dinner party I can see they expect me to be quick and witty, and I'm not at all. Bill Bryson

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America is a great disappointment to me. As I said in one of my books, other societies create civilisations; we build shopping malls. Bill Bryson

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You have perspective when little people come into your life. You take the best things you have and let them overshadow your disappointment. Brian O'Driscoll

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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

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I typically don't get into predicting the success of my projects. I've been involved with a lot of projects that I thought should have really gained notoriety and furthered my career, only to be met with the cold grasp of disappointment. So I typically stay away from predicting how a film will do. Bokeem Woodbine

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If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life - that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment - that would be the perfect state. Cate Blanchett

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Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment. Charles Lamb

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Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there's a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan. Charles Stanley

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

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Poor people and working people have not been the focus of the Obama administration. That for me is not just a disappointment but a kind of betrayal. Cornel West

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The joy of losing consists in this: Where there are no expectations, there is no disappointment. Charles Krauthammer

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Most of us women like men, you know; it's just that we find them a constant disappointment. Clare Short

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Brazil doesn't get a lot of gold medals, so whenever I get a chance, everybody expects me to win, and to get second is a big disappointment. Cesar Cielo

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Being on stage is a seductive lifestyle. My advice to aspiring actors is think twice. People sometimes go into acting for the wrong reasons - as a shortcut to fame and fortune. If these goals are not attained, they feel a bitter disappointment. Chris Sarandon

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You can't see fear or lust; you can't photograph someone's anxieties, how disappointment feels. Photographs are approximations. Duane Michals

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I made my kids into Viking fans, so they will carry their misery with them, too. A little disappointment in life goes a long way. Dave Goldberg

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When you are an actor, rejection and disappointment are an occupational hazard. David Morrissey

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Kids now are so used to surround sound and the power in theater speakers, that the concert hall is a disappointment to them. David Ogden Stiers

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Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger. David Rudisha

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The one major disappointment I have is that I didn't get a hundred against India in India. I got lots of runs against India in England including a double hundred I am very proud of. David Gower

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There's always something good to come out of disappointment: Comfort. Deborah Wiles

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

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I had many moments of disappointment, despondency, and exhaustion, but I always found that by reading the literature and showing up at my lab looking at the data as they emerged day by day and discussing them with my students and postdoctoral fellows, I would gain a notion of what to do next. Eric Kandel

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Few progressives would take issue with the argument that, significant accomplishments notwithstanding, the Obama presidency has been a big disappointment. Eric Alterman

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