Quotes About Frustration

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.”
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Stephenie Meyer
“Did you seriously just stamp your foot? I thought girls only did that on TV.”
Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse

Jason Mraz
“Transformation is my favorite game and in my experience, anger and frustration are the result of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life. Being fake about anything creates a block inside of you. Life can’t work for you if you don’t show up as you.”
Jason Mraz

Criss Jami
“The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Guys always think tears are a sign of weakness. They’re a sign of FRUSTRATION. She’s only crying so she won’t cut your throat in your sleep. So make nice and be grateful.”
Donna Barr

Brandon Sanderson
“I'm not really sure why. But... do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don't think so. That's what makes the betrayal hurt so much - pain, frustration, anger... and I still loved her. I still do.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

T.F. Hodge
“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Knut Hamsun
“...I will exile my thoughts if they think of you again, and I will rip my lips out if they say your name once more. Now if you do exist, I will tell you my final word in life or in death, I tell you goodbye.”
Knut Hamsun, Hunger

Molly Ringle
“And I got out of there without punching anyone, kicking anyone, or breaking down in tears. Some days the small victories are all you achieve.”
Molly Ringle, Relatively Honest

R.A. Salvatore
“Nostalgia is a necessary thing, I believe, and a way for all of us to find peace in that which we have accomplished, or even failed to accomplish. At the same time, if nostalgia precipitates actions to return to that fabled, rosy-painted time, particularly in one who believes his life to be a failure, then it is an empty thing, doomed to produce nothing but frustration and an even greater sense of failure.”
R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver

Rick Riordan
“Percy, we're going to Polyphemus' island! Polyphemus is an S-i-k...a C-y-k..." She stamped her foot in frustration. As smart as she was, Annabeth was dyslexic, too. We could've been there all night while she tried to spell Cyclops. "You know what I mean!”
Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

Rod Serling
“Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.”
Rod Serling

Søren Kierkegaard
“I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.”
Søren Kierkegaard

Ashly Lorenzana
“There is nothing worse than having an enemy who is a total loser. It's incredibly frustrating when seeking revenge against one, because you come to the realization that there is really nothing you can do to make the person's life worse than it already is. They have nothing to take, there is no way to screw them over if you have been their victim. It's maddening.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Steve Maraboli
“It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Steve Maraboli
“You’re frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Shannon A. Thompson
“I wanted to punch him and understand him at the same time.”
Shannon A. Thompson, Take Me Tomorrow

Franny Billingsley
“I don't like my shoes,' said Rose.
'I'm wearing my shoes and you don't see me complain.'
'You only hear a person complain,' said Rose. 'Not see.'
How has Rose lived for seventeen years and no one has killed her, not once?”
Franny Billingsley, Chime

Jack Campbell
“I need to stop getting into situations where all my options are potentially bad.”
Jack Campbell, Dauntless

J.K. Rowling
“I am very frustrated by fear of imagination, I don’t think that’s healthy.”
J.K. Rowling

Eric Hoffer
“Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.”
Eric Hoffer

Cecelia Ahern
“Then I realised that I was the god on this occasion. I had tried to help the bluebottle, but it wouldn't let me. And then I felt sorry for God because I understood his frustration. Sometimes when people offer a helping hand, it gets pushed away. People always want to help themselves first.”
Cecelia Ahern, The Book of Tomorrow

Criss Jami
“Constantly stopping to explain oneself may expand into a frustrating burden for the rare individual, so ceasing to do so is like finally dropping the weights and sprinting towards his goals. Those who insincerely misunderstand, who intentionally distort the motives of a pure-intentioned individual, then, no longer have the opportunity to block his path; instead, they are the ones left to stand on the sidelines shouting frustratedly in the wind of his trail.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Joss Whedon
“Tonight sucks. And look at me. Look at - look at stupid Buffy. Too dumb for college, and-and-and freak Buffy, too strong for construction work. And-and my job at the magic shop? I was bored to tears even before the hour that wouldn't end. And the only person that I can even stand to be around is a... neutered vampire who cheats at kitten poker.”
Joss Whedon

Misty Massey
“Were you born this infuriating?"
"It's taken me years of practice.”
Misty Massey, Mad Kestrel

Hubert Selby Jr.
“All the energy of their frustration and fear going into their laughter.”
Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream

Preeti Shenoy
“Men are always complaining about how difficult it is to understand women but I think it is the other way round. Men clan up and do not express what they feel. Then they suddenly stop all communication with you and vanish. All you can do is wait. I wish men came with instruction manual.”
Preeti Shenoy, The One You Cannot Have

Robert Burns
“Gin a body meet a body
Coming thro' the rye,
Gin a body kiss a body—
Need a body cry?”
Robert Burns

Harper Lee
“I can't beat you, I can't join you.”
Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman

Lemony Snicket
“Frustration is an interesting emotional state, because it tends to bring out the worst in whoever is frustrated. Frustrated babies tend to throw food and make a mess. Frustrated citizens tend to execute kings and queens and make a democracy. And frustrated moths tend to bang up against lightbulbs and make light fixtures all dusty.”
Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window

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