Disappointment Quotes

Haruki Murakami

Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment.

Paulo Coelho

When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

Ann Patchett

Only a few of us are going to be willing to break our own hearts by trading in the living beauty of imagination for the stark disappointment of words.

Raghad Khalil

as kids we counted on our fingers, as we grew up we started counting more on people, now what do you think was more disappointing?

Ram Mohan

Regret fills your heart, only if you do not give your best to accomplish something.

John Geddes

...words are so strong and I am so timid - my soul ignores warnings and I end up covered with your paint ...

Phillip Gary Smith

Once again discovered: Do what you do because you enjoy. If expect others to give credit or honor your work, you are due for disappointment

Scott Turow

Nobody ever gets what they want when it comes to love.

Stefan Zweig

The strength of a love is always misjudged if we evaluate it by its immediate cause and not the stress that went before it, the dark and hollow space full of disappointment and loneliness that precedes all the great events in the heart's history.

Thomas Moore

Disappointments in love, even betrayals and losses, serve the soul at the very moment they seem in life to be tragedies. The soul is partly in time and partly in eternity. We might remember the part that resides in eternity when we feel despair over the part that is in life.

Kaui Hart Hemmings

Why is it so hard to articulate love yet so easy to express disappointment?

P.G. Wodehouse

Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city's reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty.

Patricia McCormick

Look. I have a strategy. Why expect anything? If you don’t expect anything, you don’t get disappointed.

P.G. Wodehouse

He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.

Henry David Thoreau

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.

Vannary Rang

The person you hurt the most in this world was the person that brought you into it.

Elizabeth Gilbert

I was a veritable Johnny Appleseed of grand expectations, and all I reaped for my trouble was a harvest of bitter fruit.

Kate Chisman

We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams.

Lailah Gifty Akita

No matter what happens to you, you do not have to be bitter. You deserve to be happy.

Anthony Swofford

If while alive you hurt or disappoint people you love, there's no use continuing such behavior when you're dead.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Hold fast to your faith.
Keep your hope in the Lord.
Embrace the love of God.

Alexander Pope

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Perry Moore

I caught myself thinking about falling in love with someone who I hoped was out there right now thinking about the possibility of me, but I quickly banished the notion. It was that kind of thinking that landed me in this situation to begin with. Hope can ruin you.

Mary Karr

What hurts so bad about youth isn't the actual butt whippings the world delivers. It's the stupid hopes playacting like certainties.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Do not give up. Be strong!

Lailah Gifty Akita

Life is hope.
Hope is faith.
Faith is believe.
Believe is possibilities.
Possibility is miraculous.
Miraculous is divine.
Divine is supernatural.
Supernatural is spiritual.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Be happy but when sad times come, know that God allow these time for self-realisation.

Graham Greene

disappointment had to be postponed, hope kept alive as long as possible;

Stephen Dunn

I'll say I love you,

Which will lead, of course,
to disappointment,
but those words unsaid

poison every next moment.
I will try to disappoint you
better than anyone else has.

Stephen Dunn

I will try to disappoint you
better than anyone else has.

Aishwarya Shiva Pareek

For me Humanity > Country > Family > Friends > (Religion = Science).
Sorry if I disappointed you, but this is what I was and I will follow my whole life.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Living by faith, living by hope.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Failure is an arrow pointing the right direction.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Stay focus and complete the journey.

Buky Ojelabi

Don't ever regret your good deeds even when its abused. Don't lose heart you will be
Don't ever regret your good deeds even when its abused. Don't lose heart you will be vindicated and obtain favor with God and man.

Evelyn Leilou Colon

Your love is most generous.
You can love, perhaps for a year
a month, a day, even for an hour
but after your soul suffers from boredom requiring an audience
a grand standing ovation for all to witness how your mechanical heart works.

Bamigboye Olurotimi

When the mind is distressed, the flow of inspiration will be distorted, intellectual faculties will be affected and unexpected confusion/problem will appear

Katie Kiesler

Disappointments are often my greatest motivation.

Oscar Wilde

Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

Nicole Krauss

We met each other when we were young, before we knew enough about disappointment, and once we did we found we reminded each other of it.

Cecelia Ahern

Truth is, something that I thought was perfect was taken away from me, and I never wanted perfect again. I wanted middle of the road, stuff I didn’t care about so that I couldn’t lose anything I really loved ever again.

Crystal Woods

Realizing that many you once thought the world of are nothing but glorified assholes means you've grown up. 

Alfred North Whitehead

The study of mathematics is apt to commence in disappointment... We are told that by its aid the stars are weighed and the billions of molecules in a drop of water are counted. Yet, like the ghost of Hamlet's father, this great science eludes the efforts of our mental weapons to grasp it.

Lailah Gifty Akita

May you find comfort and peace in every situation.

Lailah Gifty Akita

We must read, mediate and affirm the writings of Holy Scriptures, to partake in the divine nature and overcome the struggles of life.

Susan Fletcher

It takes so little... to lose it; grief and disappointment can takes one's faith away so easily that you might wake one morning and have none left.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Don't let the disappointments of today kill tomorrow's blessings, destroy the negative flashes of pessimism, and focus on the mirror of optimism.

Bamigboye Olurotimi

The road may be rough, the journey may be tough and the experience may be bitter, but they are stepping stones to our future thrones

Markus Zusak

She wanted none of those days to end, and it was always with disappointment that she watched the darkness stride forward.

Sanhita Baruah

He wanted to be so many people all at the same time. He feared to be
He wanted to be so many people all at the same time. He feared to be a nobody.
Only years later did he realize that all he knew was what he didn't want to be - a disappointment.

John Daniel Thieme

. . . This
is not the same river at my fingertips.
There are no paths, no sunken roads
familiar in the forest, by which we can
retrace our steps,
by which we can escape
by which we can reclaim and return,
or hear the child’s song running in the timothy . . .

George Packer

At the heart of the matter is a battle between wish and fear. Fear generally proves stronger than a wish, but it leaves a taste of disappointment on the tongue.

Barbara Delinsky

I had nothing to fear from my father.
Except his disappointment.
Which was no small thing.

Harold S. Kushner

Perhaps they suspected that I thought less of them because I knew it. (I'm too aware of human frailty to have let that happen. If anything, I thought more of them for wanting to face up to what they had done and for trying to change.)

Simon Van Booy

I think people would be happier if they admitted things more often. In a sense we are all prisoners of some memory, or fear, or disappointment - we are all defined by something we can’t change.

Kurt Vonnegut

I hear he liked flowers pretty well."
"Yes," said Annie, "he said they were the friends who always came back and never disappointed him."
-"Out, Brief Candle

Callie Hunter

Expectations led to disappointments; in this family, expecting more than disappointment was the first mistake

Praveen KC

I have never been sad because my losses are my profits

Bethany Brookbank

... And I wondered if we had disappointed God so much, that he wrote us off as pets, just alive to entertain.

Bryant McGill

The same numbness and disappointment every day sends some people looking for something tragic for proof of life.

Heenashree Khandelwal

Carry your wings of hope so high in the sky that there is no room left for disappointments.

Amit Kalantri

People are already disappointed by their acquaintances, they can not handle anymore hate from stranger, so show some instantaneous kindness and forgiveness to them.

Sonya Hartnett

I thought about how stupid it is, that all of us are born destined to desire somebody else, though desire brings with it such disappointment and pain. Humankind's history must be scored bloody with heartbreak. This hankering for affection is a blight upon us.

Margaret Atwood

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.

P.G. Wodehouse

When you have been just told that the girl you love is definitely betrothed to another, you begin to understand how Anarchists must feel when the bomb goes off too soon.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Look deeply into your soul. You have enough grace and strength to overcome any struggle.

Crystal Woods

(On getting married at 19)
We told ourselves we had forever and we never looked back. The problem was that we never really looked ahead.

Nora Roberts

A marriage is a delicate thing, Maggie, a balance of two hearts and two hopes. Sometimes the weight's just too heavy on the one side, and the other can't lift to it.

Kate Atkinson

How many times would he disappoint you in a day if you were married to him, Ursula wondered?

Rachel Abbott

Today is the day after my wedding. And nothing is the way I expected it to be.

Christina Enevoldsen

It’s common to reject or punish yourself when you’ve been rejected by others. When you experience disappointment from the way your family or others treat you, that’s the time to take special care of yourself. What are you doing to nurture yourself? What are you doing to protect yourself? Find a healthy way to express your pain.

Anthony Liccione

Trust, is the stone thrown into the sea, sinking deep in all its murkiness, unable to see what it once lived and believed to be a promise.

W. Somerset Maugham

He was not crying for the pain they had caused him, nor for the humiliation he had suffered when they looked at his foot, but with rage at himself because, unable to stand the torture, he had put out his foot of his own accord.

Jeanette Winterson

We heal up through being loved, and through loving others. We don't heal by forming a secret society of one - by assessing about the only other 'one' we might admit, and being doomed to disappointment.

John Geddes

...you disappoint me -I am the worst liar in the world - I can't hide my pain or my need so I make a bouquet of my sorrows and give them to you ...

Lailah Gifty Akita

May you find comfort by reading and mediation on God’s word.

Vikas Swarup

Lajwanti made the cardinal mistake of trying to cross the dividing line that separates the existence of the rich from that of the poor. She made the fatal error of dreaming beyond her means. The bigger the dream, the bigger the disappointment.

Femi Olalekan Erejuwa Komolafe

Disappointment is like a death! In most cases both are not preplanned. They both come when they will come. Only that the former builds up experiences by the latter stops all form of experiences.

Harley Mei Kent

I have come to realize that we are born and we die and that the word 'freedom' is a man's greatest lie.

A.S.A. Harrison

Life has a way of taking its toll on the person you thought you were.

Laura Taylor

I do look for the good in everyone. I also give them a chance to be their best, and I try to cope with my disappointment when they're not

Laurence Stuart

Personal loss is the greatest motivator to a call for action!


Perhaps her requirements were too great,
Or her indulgence for human weakness too small,
For her attempts to form a friendship had always
Ended in disappointment.

Rufi Thorpe

How could it be that I wanted those scary narrow streets and books and coffee shops for her so much more than she wanted them for herself?

Erol Ozan

A stupid friend can hurt you more than a smart enemy.

Ben Marcus

It was hard not to realize what kind of kid his parents wished they'd had, and when he thought about that kind of kid it was tempting for Paul to want to track, hunt, and eat the little thing.

Robert Browning

In this world, who can do a thing, will not;
And who would do it, cannot, I perceive:
Yet the will's somewhat - somewhat, too, the power -
And thus we half-men struggle.

Thomas Moore

It may help us, in those times of trouble, to remember that love is not only about relationship, it is also an affair of the soul.

R.J. Anderson

But there were worse things than disappointment, and I'd lived through several of them already.

Lailah Gifty Akita

When the expected occurred, never panic, by keep calming, you gain control over the situation.

Candace Bushnell

All those men who end up disappointing you. After a while, you don't even want to have feelings anymore. You just want to get on with your life.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Discouragement is like a scorpion in your shoe; it takes courage to toss it out so you can move on.

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