Let Down Quotes

Quotes tagged as "let-down" (showing 1-14 of 15)
Toba Beta
“Don't pretend to comfort me, my friend.
I might also pretend to not let you down.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

“Love might be frightening, at times, and some are scared of becoming infatuated. Therefore, they may rather choose to chicken out, while walking on thin ice, poise and guts are letting them down. (“Amour en friche”)”
Erik Pevernagie

“Even the ones who love you most will let you down. They are the ones who will disappoint you more because your expectations of them are higher. When you feel like they have let you down, you need to realize that it is not them who have let you down, but it is only your expectations that were not met.”
Pinkie Numa

“What is much harder to handle is the sense that you have to live up to the mark someone else has set for you. The grades become too important, the competition too frantic, the fear of disappointing those who believe in you turns into an overwhelming nightmare. And it is desperately unfair to the boy. He cannot live his parents' life over again for them. He cannot make up for their own lacks, their own unfulfillments. He cannot carry their torch -- only his own.”
Sydney J. Harris, Best of Sydney Harris

Donna Lynn Hope
“She never wants to get to the point where she looks forward to hearing from someone. Once you look forward to something, you’re inevitably let down and nothing can stay the same so she'd rather expect nothing at all and just be surprised that she was thought of at all.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Joe Dunthorne
“He had a bad feeling that there was literally no one he could think of who wasn't in some very significant way a let-down.”
Joe Dunthorne, Wild Abandon

“In my experience, the biggest reason people struggle to get where they want to be is guilt. Guilt that they have let someone down, and also guilt that they are about to leave someone they love ...behind.”
Bethany Brookbank, Write like no one is reading

Crystal Woods
“Making the hard to decision to throw away a once favorite bra is like deleting an ex-friend that repeatedly let you down.”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading

Sarah Ockler
“He was always worrying about me – even when we were kids. If I scraped my knee or fell off my bike, he was the first one to help me up and make sure Mom got a Band-Aid.”
“I remember.” I smile. “He was the quintessential big brother.”
“He was. But that’s just it – he’s not here to protect me anymore, Anna. And you don’t have to be, either. I know I let stuff get crazy. I didn’t mean to be like that – it just kind of happened. You couldn’t have changed that. I – it was something I had to go through myself.”
My throat tightens. “I felt like I let him down,” I say. “All that stuff with smoking and Johan and Jake – I didn’t take care of you. I couldn’t even keep that one simple promise.”
“Anna, my brother died. There’s no way you could protect me from that. It’s up to me, now. I let him down. I let me down.”
Sarah Ockler, Twenty Boy Summer

Kate McGahan
“I don't know where you've gone this time
But if you don't come back
You're going to have to leave.”
Kate McGahan

“Graduating after twenty- five years at Community College was a personal triumph for me. I couldn't let myself down again.”
Charmaine J. Forde

J. Courtney Sullivan
“And anyway, once you allowed yourself to picture such a scenario, it couldn't happen. That was just the way life went.”
J. Courtney Sullivan, Maine

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

“It's when we waste what we've been given that we waste away our lives.”
Anthony T. Hincks