Disappointed Quotes

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H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

Masaru Emoto
“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.”
Masaru Emoto, Secret Life of Water

Haruki Murakami
“I’m not totally mad at you. I’m just sad. You’re all locked up in that little world of yours, and when I try knocking on the door, you just sort of look up for a second and go right back inside.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

M.F. Moonzajer
“Do not be disappointed if no one appreciates your true feelings, because they do not deserve them.”
M.F. Moonzajer

Larry McMurtry
“At times he felt that he had almost rather not be in love with her, for it brought him no peace. What was the use of it, if it was only going to be painful?”
Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Expectation is the only seed of disappointment.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Abundant living is realizing that life is a privilege whether it’s adhering to our scripts or not.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The real promise in too many promises is a promise that I’m going to be disappointed.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Iris Murdoch
“People have disappointed me and deceived me and let me down.”
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good

Catherine Lacey
“But we always avoided talking about these things—difficult things—and I wondered if that meant we'd be a little uncomfortable with or disappointed by each other for the rest of our lives.”
Catherine Lacey, Nobody Is Ever Missing

Dorothea Lasky
“Not sure what of this you did offer me
Never did amount to anything
So with this
I go”
Dorothea Lasky, Rome: Poems

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I’m conceited enough to believe I’m invincible, then maybe it will take me doing the very thing I swore I would never do to understand that I’m not as wonderful as I thought I was.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Destroying the seeds of disappointment requires you to unexpect the expected.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mouloud Benzadi
“THE GREATEST DISAPPOINTMENT IS WINNING ALL THE BATTLES THEN LOSING THE WAR”
Mouloud Benzadi

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“No person, collection of people, institution, government or organization of any kind can in any way promise to meet all of my needs for no person, collection of people, institution, government or organization possesses the array of resources necessary to do that. And so, I am left with the reality that either there is a God who can meet all of my needs, or I’ve been stranded in an existence that created me with needs that the existence itself cannot meet.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We can live out our lives, and in the end realize that we never really ‘lived’ a day in our lives.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Don't set your husband up on a pedestal and then cry when you find that he is only an ordinary man, after all.”
Blanche Ebbutt, Don'ts for Wives

Lamine Pearlheart
“We are never disappointed with people we think little of, those who disappoint us are thus by definition of importance to us.”
Lamine Pearlheart, The Sunrise Scrolls: To Life from the Shadows II

R.J.  Lawrence
“She sat at the little table, her expression like that of a child digesting failed plans.”
R.J. Lawrence, The Fortunate Only

“he would awake from those dreams with an overpowering sadness and the familiar knowledge that this deprivation could not be alleviated without the risk of further betrayal and the eventual certainty of absolute erasure. Both pains were too extreme to face again. Better, it seemed, just to let his soul die slowly, bit by lonely bit.”
― Ken Grimwood, Replay

Jason Medina
“She could see the destroyed remnants of the George Washington Bridge and kept preparing for the flash and mushroom cloud, but it did not come. In a way, she was slightly disappointed.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Jason Medina
“He would have liked spending a little time with one of the girls himself. Instead, he had to settle for sleeping in a room with a bunch of guys. It was a total sausage fest, he thought.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Imagination envisions what could be. Reality states what is. And when my journey is shaped by one of these at the exclusion of the other, I will eventually wake up on some road facing the ‘reality’ that I’m far more lost than I could have ‘imagined’.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I’m surprised at where I’m at, it’s probably because I’m not listening to the reality that listening to the voices that I’ve listened to have put me here. So, maybe I should be less surprised and more disappointed.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Iris Murdoch
“Ducane knew that Willy had looked forward to this visit. He knew too that the visit was rendering Willy unspeakably miserable.”
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Of course I fear the journey. For if I didn’t, I’d be left with the horribly disappointing sense that it was never big enough. And if there’s something I should fear, that would be it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Michael  Grant
“The door exploded inward and a tangle of bug legs appeared.
“I can hold them, but I can’t kill them all,” Caine shouted.
“Yeah. They’re hard to kill. You got a plan?”
Caine bit savagely at his thumb, worrying the cuticle. They were surrounded. The very walls were being battered. The windows were all smashed. They couldn’t fit through the door but they would soon make it wide enough.
They stood, Caine and Brianna, in the kitchen, the center of the house, as far as possible from the windows, but now the bugs had their mandibles shoved in through the doors and windows, questing, slicing the air, their ropelike tongues lashing madly.
The entire house was like a drum pounded by dozens of drumsticks.
“You know, I’m kind of disappointed,” Brianna said. “Situation like this? Sam would come up with a plan.”
Michael Grant, Plague

“Hello, Rylan,"Ivy greets me. Even with her transformation, her voice still has that magical quality about it. Her white arms wrap me in a hug, which I return. Throughout the room, I can hear disappointed sighs; the crazy-hot babe is taken.”
Colleen Boyd, Swamp Angel

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To be thankful for one thing is infinitely more powerful than to be bitter about a hundred others.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If we stand for nothing we will likely become nothing and subsequently achieve nothing, for nothing can only breed more of itself.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

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