Dissapointment Quotes

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Fannie Flagg
“I wonder how many people don't get the one they want, but end up with the one they're supposed to be with.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Jane Green
“Every time my dreams threaten to become reality, something always happens and I end up alone.”
Jane Green, Swapping Lives

John Green
“I wasn't disappointed. My expectations had been met.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

J.G. Ballard
“They thrived on the rapid turnover of acquaintances, the lack of involvement with others, and the total self-sufficiency of lives which, needing nothing, were never dissapointed.”
J.G. Ballard, High-Rise

Erol Ozan
“Happiness is the most tired word in any language.”
Erol Ozan

“Tomorrow, you promise yourself, things will be different, yet, tomorrow is too often a repetition of today. And you disappoint yourself again and again.”
James T. McCay

Adlai E. Stevenson II
“Someone asked me...how it felt and I was reminded of a story that a fellow townsman of ours used to tell--Abraham Lincoln. They asked him how he felt once after an unsuccessful election. He said he felt like a little boy who had stubbed his toe in the dark. He said that he was too old to cry, but it hurt too much to laugh.”
Adlai E. Stevenson II

Michelle Rowen
“I'd never been a big fan of disappointment.”
Michelle Rowen, Primal

Toba Beta
“Nobody sane wants to disappoint himself intentionally.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Anthony Kiedis
“I walked away a little disheartened, thinking, 'Oh well. I came a long way to meet the Wizard of Oz, but I guess I won't. Such is life.”
Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue

Toba Beta
“If I tell you not to follow me, it ain't because I hate you, kiddo.
I just don't want you feel dissapointed...when seeing the truth.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Sharon Weil
“If I’m going to have hope, I’m going to have to learn to endure disappointment.”
Sharon Weil, ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change

“People start to lie more once they start to care less.”
Rain Cooper

Toba Beta
“Can't even feel dissapointed when seeing
heaven ain't as wonderful as ever expected.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Akshay Vasu
“The child inside me wouldn't stop crying. Every time it loses something so important to it. A person or a thing it loves the most, I pretend like nothing happened. But I hear it sobbing helplessly inside me. And the pathetic part of all this is, It neither grows up nor dies. Every time I stand in front of a mirror, it stares at me through my eyes. With its tear-stained face and that intense eyes that rip my ribs apart and the cry of it echoes through every room of my soul.”
Akshay Vasu

Mladen Đorđević
“The hunger for believing in good things, usually turns up as starvation.”
Mladen Đorđević, Svetioničar - Pritajeno zlo

Tomi Adeyemi
“I release the throwing knife as something I can't place deflates in my chest. It sinks like disappointment.

It breathes like relief.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone

Carlos Wallace
“Occupy your thoughts with purpose and you will be so busy pursuing a meaningful future there will be no time for doubt, chaos and disappointment.”
Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

William Faulkner
“It does last," Horace said. "Spring does. You'd almost think there was some purpose to it.”
William Faulkner, Sanctuary

Dave Eggers
“–Don’t you think the vast majority of the chaos in the world is caused by a relatively small group of disappointed men?

–I don’t know. Could be.
–The men who haven’t gotten the work they expected to get. The men who don’t get the promotion they expected. The men who are dropped in a jungle or a desert and expected video games and got mundanity and depravity and friends dying like animals. These men can’t be left to mix with the rest of society. Something bad always happens.”
Dave Eggers, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

“What doesn’t kill you doesn’t make you stronger.
What breaks you doesn’t make you bolder.
In a matter of fact, nothing becomes stronger or better if it has been broken or shattered;
Because a piece of you is always going to be missing, less trusting in any other soul, and those heart and mind of yours will always receive some messages from your past to chain you into the darkness once again.
Bad times, knockouts, and disappointments have made no one any stronger, so don’t fool yourself of thinking otherwise …”
Samiha Totanji

Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly
“Now, Mesnilgrand saw himself come to full maturity without the great military career that he had hoped for, his sword rusting in its scabbard, his feelings swelling up into the bitterest kind of rage. [...] An ingenious moralist, preoccupid by how illogical our destinies appear to be, once explained it by hypothesizing that men are like portrairs: the ones who have only their head and shoulders depicted seem larger than they could really have been in life, while others practically disappear, shrunken and reduced to looking like dwarves by the absurd size of their portrait's frame. [...] Back then, people thought he would either kill himself or go mad. He did not kill himself, and his mind stayed whole. He did not go mad. But then, that was because he was mad already, said the jokers—for there are always jokers. But although he did not kill himself—and, given his nature, his comrades chose not to ask him why he did not—he was not the kind of man to let his heart be eaten by a vulture without at least trying to break the vulture's beak.”
Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Les Diaboliques

John Marrs
“Everything that makes you happy eventually disappoints.”
John Marrs

Sarah  Clay
“We all have someone in our lives that has disappointed us a time or two, someone that no matter what they do you still try to love them through it" I just stare down at our joint hands. "The boys' dad, our son Benjamin he…" she squeezes my hand "he loves the boys in his own way" I look up into her face, but she's looking past me at Ry and Jase. "It was hard to watch those two grow up without either of their parents around for them and we tried to make up for it. To be what they needed, but every time we taught them new things or helped them with their homework or even attended their sporting events; every single time I saw the boys faces fall in disappointment. I felt that I felt disappointed towards my Benjamin."

I tighten my grip on her hand, knowing it must not be easy to admit out loud. "We all have a weak spot; their dad was ours. Until he wasn't until he couldn't be anymore.”
Sarah Clay

“I spoke to you in a language that only you may understand, but I was so naïve to never realize that you cannot teach a person what he has never had an aim to learn...”
Samiha Totanji

Haruki Murakami
“once your get your hopes up, your mind starts acting on its own. And when your hopes are dashed you get dissapointed, and dissapointment leads to a feeling of helplessness. You get careless and let your guard down. And right now, she though, that si the last thing I can afford.”
Haruki Murakami

Sharon Weil
“We cannot protect ourselves from disappointment and still live a fully engaged life.”
Sharon Weil, ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change

“I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can hear the sound of a victory parade. I can see the clouds of uncertainty dispersed, the valley of despair exalted, the mountain of obstacles brought low and the crooked path of disappointments made straight. Surely, these times have an expiry date. When they are gone, as they always do, I shall remain - stronger and more experienced.”
Abiodun Fijabi

Ramani Durvasula
“Each time something more interesting than you turns up— at work, a person, an opportunity—he will ignore you again. The disappointment each time this takes place can be paralysing. I presented the idea of being “enough.” Always remember, you are more than enough, always have been, always will be. The narcissist also never feels like he is enough, so he is always seeking attention and affirmation from the outside. If he is never enough, then no one else is either, but he is not aware of this dynamic. It would be an entirely different experience if he sat with you and said, “I am very empty, and I will never feel like I am enough, so I know that I will always treat you like you are not enough, even though you are.” If your partner had that level of insight, then he would not be narcissistic.”
Ramani Durvasula, Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Surviving a Relationship with a Narcissist

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