Quotations on Disappointment

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Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Disappointment, Photography)

I have never won a race, and that is my main disappointment - but you have to be positive.
- Jean Alesi
(Keywords: Positive, Disappointment, Race)

I have never described the time I was in Doctor Who as anything except a kind of ecstatic success, but all the rest has been rather a muddle and a disappointment. Compared to Doctor Who, it has been an outrageous failure really - it's so boring.
- Tom Baker
(Keywords: Time, Success, Failure, Disappointment, Rest)

I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded.
- Kristen Bell
(Keywords: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us.
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Keywords: Love, Children, Disappointment, Discouragement)

Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Hope, Disappointment, Eternity, Present)

If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life - that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment - that would be the perfect state.
- Cate Blanchett
(Keywords: Life, Disappointment, Excitement, Expectation, Sense, State)

I have to be happy in the here and now because every time you start focusing on your legacy you're really setting yourself up for disappointment.
- Michael Bolton
(Keywords: Time, Disappointment, Now)

The 9/11 Commission recently released their report, citing important changes which need to be made to improve our nation's homeland security. I voiced my disappointment with the House leadership when this report was left until after the August recess for action.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Leadership, Action, Disappointment, Nation, Security)

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
- Benjamin Britten
(Keywords: Beauty, Music, Nature, Love, Strength, Disappointment, Freedom, Loneliness)

Suspense is worse than disappointment.
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Disappointment, Suspense)

I don't feel a lack of hope. It's just disappointment that after all these years we're still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people.
- Geezer Butler
(Keywords: People, Hope, Disappointment, Fighting, Years)

When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, People, Disappointment, End, Identity, Spiritual)

Yet there is disappointment in Washington and in the United States that Canada is not supporting us fully.
- Paul Cellucci
(Keywords: Canada, Disappointment, states, United, Washington)

You know, a song is like a kid. You bring it up. And sometimes something you thought was going to be fantastic, by the time it's finished, is a bit of a disappointment.
- Phil Collins
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Disappointment, Song)

I think the intelligent thing about it is that you have to carefully listen to it all to grasp it, and because I'm not in every scene - colossal disappointment to everybody that it may be - I'm not getting the full picture here today while recording it.
- Paul Darrow
(Keywords: Disappointment, May, Today)

Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book.
- Anita Desai
(Keywords: Motivation, Disappointment, Feeling)

Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness, injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand with increasing prosperity. Expectations are dashed. What can I say!
- Mary Douglas
(Keywords: Disappointment, Expectations, Injustice, Promises, Prosperity)

Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment.
- Evan Esar
(Keywords: Hope, Disappointment, Today, Tomorrow)

Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.
- Euripedes
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Children, Disappointment, Grief, Man)

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
- Jim Fiebig
(Keywords: Age, Disappointment, Extreme)

The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.
- Fred G. Gosman
(Keywords: Children, Disappointment, Disappointments, Future, Will)

The one major disappointment I have is that I didn't get a hundred against India in India. I got lots of runs against India in England including a double hundred I am very proud of.
- David Gower
(Keywords: Disappointment, England)

Disappointment over nationalistic authoritarian regimes may have contributed to the fact that today religion offers a new and subjectively more convincing language for old political orientations.
- Jurgen Habermas
(Keywords: Religion, Disappointment, Fact, Language, May, Old, Today)

When I left Van Halen, I went in the studio and made a CD called Marching to Mars with all studio musicians. I did it immediately. With the disappointment riding on my shoulders of the breakup of the band.
- Sammy Hagar
(Keywords: Disappointment, Musicians)

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
- Thomas Hardy
(Keywords: Hope, Disappointment, Fulfillment)

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy - the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
- Eric Hoffer
(Keywords: Soul, Hope, Disappointment, Expectation)

The natural state of the football fan is bitter disappointment, no matter what the score.
- Nick Hornby
(Keywords: Disappointment, Football, State)

My failure, during the first five or six years of my art training, to get set in the right direction, and the disappointment which it caused me, drove me the more persistently into writing as an alternative.
- Laurence Housman
(Keywords: Art, Failure, Direction, Disappointment, First, Right, Training, Writing, Years)

Please let me assure you, however, that the keen disappointment and regret which I feel in this regard serve only to enhance my profound appreciation of the great honor which you have done me; and my sincere gratitude for your generous action.
- Cordell Hull
(Keywords: Gratitude, Action, Appreciation, Disappointment, Honor, Regret)

I try not to have high expectations of people because it just sets you up for disappointment, but it's great to work with actors who are that talented and accomplished.
- Famke Janssen
(Keywords: Work, People, Actors, Disappointment, Expectations)

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.
- Carl Jung
(Keywords: Disappointment, Terror, Woman)

There was a tremendous amount of disappointment in missing the World Cup finals in 1998, so they're getting excited about this one and I really think we could do well in the Far East.
- Robbie Keane
(Keywords: Disappointment, World)

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Keywords: Hope, Disappointment, Infinite)

Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.
- Charles Lamb
(Keywords: Curiosity, Disappointment, Feeling, Newspapers)

The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication of my disappointment in man, which is the opposite way of saying that I have high expectations for the human race.
- Jack Levine
(Keywords: Direction, Disappointment, Expectations, Man, Race, Saying)

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't angry some days. But I really have worked hard to put a lot of the anger and disappointment in the past.
- Monica Lewinsky
(Keywords: Anger, Disappointment, Lying, Past)

There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That's not what the American people want to hear.
- Frank Luntz
(Keywords: Anger, People, American, Communication, Disappointment, Pain, Party, Practice, Regret, Republican, Sorrow, Suffering, Want)

While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure.
- Bryant H. McGill
(Keywords: Happiness, Father, People, Progress, Failure, Hope, Disappointment, Promise)

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
- Thomas S. Monson
(Keywords: Courage, Cheerfulness, Disappointment, Humility, Living, Principles, Trouble)

It's a disappointment to lose key players. On the other hand it creates an opportunity to play other players.
- Tom Moody
(Keywords: Opportunity, Disappointment, Key, Play)

Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do.
- Judd Nelson
(Keywords: Alienation, Disappointment, First, Growing up)

Astronomers are greatly disappointed when, having traveled halfway around the world to see an eclipse, clouds prevent a sight of it; and yet a sense of relief accompanies the disappointment.
- Simon Newcomb
(Keywords: Clouds, Disappointment, Sense, Sight, World)

Don't fall in love with politicians, they're all a disappointment. They can't help it, they just are.
- Peggy Noonan
(Keywords: Love, Disappointment, Help, Politicians)

Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word.
- Laurence Olivier
(Keywords: Love, Time, Sacrifice, Disappointment, Living, Storms, Today, Word)

Parents - especially step-parents - are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
- Anthony Powell
(Keywords: Children, Disappointment, Parents, Promise, Years)

Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
- Anthony Powell
(Keywords: Children, Disappointment, Parents, Promise, Years)

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
- Jim Rohn
(Keywords: Discipline, Disappointment, Pain, Regret)

First love is first love, first marriage is first marriage, disappointment is disappointment.
- Maximilian Schell
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Disappointment, First, First love)

It is with great disappointment that I call on Representative Anthony Weiner to resign. The behavior he has exhibited is indefensible and Representative Weiner's continued service in Congress is untenable.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Keywords: Behavior, Congress, Disappointment, Service)



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