Disappointment Quotes

By Alan Reiner – July 6, 2024

‘We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He’s sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.’ – Charles Stanley

‘When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.’ – Ryan Reynolds

‘We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.’ – Jim Rohn

‘A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.’ – Carl Jung

‘The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.’ – Robert Kiyosaki

‘You’re not looking for perfection in your partner. Perfection is all about the ego. With soulmate love, you know that true love is what happens when disappointment sets in – and you’re willing to deal maturely with these disappointments.’ – Karen Salmansohn

‘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

‘I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.” – Mark Twain

‘The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.’ – Conan O’Brien

‘There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take… The line between reason and madness grows thinner.’ – Rosa Parks

‘Ambition is a very dangerous thing because either you achieve it and your life ends prematurely, or you don’t, in which case your life is a constant source of disappointment. You must never have ambition.’ – Jeremy Clarkson

‘The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.’ – Thomas S. Monson

‘When you create Hope in people, you create expectations. When you do not fulfill those expectations, when the change becomes more of the same old, same old, the Hope that was created can only turn to anger, frustration and bitter disappointment.’ – Vermin Supreme

‘Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger.’ – David Rudisha

‘Being alone with fear can rapidly turn into panic. Being alone with frustration can rapidly turn into anger. Being alone with disappointment can rapid turn into discouragement and, even worse, despair.’ – Mark Goulston

‘I know what it is to feel unloved, to want revenge, to make mistakes, to suffer disappointment, yet also to find the courage to go forward in life.’ – Tim O’Brien

‘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

‘When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.’ – Kristin Armstrong

‘The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.’ – Thomas Hardy

‘Hope is tomorrow’s veneer over today’s disappointment.’ – Evan Esar

‘Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.’ – Joyce Meyer

‘When expectations are too high, sometimes the disappointment is out of proportion.’ – Deco

‘The joy of losing consists in this: Where there are no expectations, there is no disappointment.’ – Charles Krauthammer

‘Suspense is worse than disappointment.’ – Robert Burns

‘Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power – a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.’ – Marsha Sinetar

‘Expectations are dangerous. I recommend not having any, if only to avoid disappointment.’ – Conchita Wurst

‘When things are a disappointment, try not to be so discouraged.’ – Carol Burnett

‘You can’t dwell on disappointment. You’ve got to take the positives and keep looking ahead.’ – AJ Tracey

‘Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.’ – Les Brown

‘If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.’ – Henry David Thoreau

‘Regret is not a proactive feeling. It is situated in disappointment, sorrow, even remorse. It merely wishes things were different without an act to cause a difference. However, repentance is different. Repentance is an admission of, hatred of, and turning away from sin before God.’ – Monica Johnson

‘Let all your moments of self-doubt, fear, or disappointment fuel your drive to be great.’ – Devin McCourty

‘Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.’ – Kurt Vonnegut

‘Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It’s how we deal with life, love, death, birth, disappointment… all of that is expressed in culture.’ – Wendell Pierce

‘Every disappointment can be a learning curve and it’s how you get the best out of that situation.’ – Aaron Ramsdale

‘The natural state of the football fan is bitter disappointment, no matter what the score.’ – Nick Hornby

‘My greatest disappointment is that I believe that those of us who went through the war and tried to write about it, about their experience, became messengers. We have given the message, and nothing changed.’ – Elie Wiesel

‘Failing my driving test first time; that was a disappointment on a geological scale.’ – Richard Hammond

‘In England, an inventor is regarded almost as a crazy man, and in too many instances, invention ends in disappointment and poverty. In America, an inventor is honoured, help is forthcoming, and the exercise of ingenuity, the application of science to the work of man, is there the shortest road to wealth.’ – Oscar Wilde

‘Evil lurks where disappointment lodges.’ – George Foreman

‘Trying to design the perfect plan is the perfect recipe for disappointment.’ – Patrick Lencioni

‘There is so much inherent drama in the matter of change. Disappointment in yourself and others, coping with the fact that life is essentially shipwreck, becoming a person you yourself could not imagine yourself to be, for good and for bad, and then ultimately there is the basic matter of loss.’ – Jane Hamilton

‘People ask me, ‘Don’t you ever run out of ideas?’ Well, on the first place, I don’t use ideas. Every time I have an idea, it’s too limiting and usually turns out to be a disappointment. But I haven’t run out of curiosity.’ – Robert Rauschenberg

‘Perfectionism rarely begets perfection, or satisfaction – only disappointment.’ – Ryan Holiday

‘Without transformation, you can assume you’re at a high moral, spiritual level just because you call yourself Lutheran or Methodist or Catholic. I think my great disappointment as a priest has been to see how little actual spiritual curiosity there is in so many people.’ – Richard Rohr

‘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

‘Disappointment builds character and strength.’ – Nafessa Williams

‘Opening day. All you have to do is say the words and you feel the shutters thrown wide, the room air out, the light pour in. In baseball, no other day is so pure with possibility. No scores yet, no losses, no blame or disappointment. No hangover, at least until the game’s over.’ – Mary Schmich

‘I think every opportunity, every disappointment, every rejection, every accolade… everything has contributed in shaping my character and my choices and who I have become.’ – Dia Mirza

‘Peace with the Palestinians will open ports of peace all around the Mediterranean. The duty of leaders is to pursue freedom ceaselessly, even in the face of hostility, in the face of doubt and disappointment. Just imagine what could be.’ – Shimon Peres

‘The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.’ – James E. Faust

‘A father’s disappointment can be a very powerful tool.’ – Michael Bergin

‘You go to conferences, and your fellow African intellectuals – and even heads of state – they all say: ‘Nigeria is a big disappointment. It is the shame of the African continent.” – Wole Soyinka

‘Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy – the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.’ – Eric Hoffer

‘Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.’ – Ansel Adams

‘UNIFIL was a complete disappointment. But a kind of multinational force.’ – Menachem Begin

‘Don’t fall in love with politicians, they’re all a disappointment. They can’t help it, they just are.’ – Peggy Noonan

‘A widely held, but rarely articulated, belief in our society is that the ideal self is bold, alpha, gregarious. Introversion is viewed somewhere between disappointment and pathology.’ – Susan Cain

‘There’s always failure. And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.’ – Michael J. Fox

‘I wanted to explore the kinds of hope and doubt, faith and disappointment, that shape the next generation, whether consciously or not. I suppose, in all of my work, I’m always going back in time.’ – Dara Horn

‘I don’t know what to say to that, but I have to agree with Johnny that, yeah, we do touch upon things that most men would rather not admit: That we feel pain, we cry, get sad and sometimes don’t deal well with disappointment.’ – Peter Steele

‘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

‘I loved every minute of my 17-year career, all the Test matches, the ODIs and the World Cups. The only disappointment, if you ask me, was I never won a World Cup for West Indies.’ – Brian Lara

‘Finding out that I was gay when I was older was a shock and a disappointment.’ – Maurice Sendak

‘Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.’ – Ambrose Bierce

‘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

‘I worked hard at my four-year M.A., but got a 2.1. That was a big disappointment, as I wanted to write about history and thought I needed a First.’ – Saul David

‘Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there’s a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan.’ – Charles Stanley

‘There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘The commonest error made in relation to poetry is that it consists simply in verse-making. Many confound the casket of meter and rhyme with the jewel of thought which it encloses, and, perhaps, in some instances, after close investigation, they have found the casket empty and turned away with feelings of disappointment and disgust.’ – Orson F. Whitney

‘I don’t think actors should ever expect to get a role, because the disappointment is too great. You’ve got to think of things as an opportunity. An audition’s an opportunity to have an audience.’ – Al Pacino

‘I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children.’ – Tiger Woods

‘Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.’ – Murray Gell-Mann

‘I can’t even explain to you how terrible that feels, that I equate dating a woman with punishment, shame, guilt, disappointment, reproach, reprimand, persecution. It’s a nightmare.’ – John Mayer

‘No, only disappointment in myself on those occasions I didn’t manage to rise to the occasion as I felt I should’ve done. I can always see how to do it, and then the challenge is, Can I manage that each and every day?’ – Christian Bale

‘The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.’ – Fred G. Gosman

‘Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.’ – Euripides

‘Over the course of six amateur fights and two professional fights I learned a lot about how to get things done, how to pick myself up after disappointment, how to work through frustration and how to process moments of success.’ – Sharice Davids

‘You have to be able to bounce back and deal with disappointment, failure and weaknesses, and a lot of that happens behind the scenes for teams that are very successful.’ – Maya Moore

‘I tell young people, including my own kids, don’t do this, it’s too difficult. It’s a career full of rejection, disappointment and failure. It’s murderously hard on the ego. Don’t become an actor.’ – John Lithgow

‘Discord or jealousy inhibits the ability of the Holy Ghost to teach us and inhibits our ability to receive light and truth. And the feelings of disappointment that invariably follow are the seeds of greater discord and faultfinding among those who expected a learning experience that did not come.’ – Henry B. Eyring

‘As a kid, falling was embarrassing. As I got older, I got used to falling and picking myself back up. There’s not a sense of failure. It’s of disappointment. You train so hard to not make mistakes. When you do, you’re learning from that. How do I improve? How do I get better for the next time? Through every failure, there’s something to be learned.’ – Michelle Kwan

‘I think childhood is, generally speaking, a preparation for disappointment.’ – Seamus Heaney

‘I’d like to see much more understanding of emotional issues around hurt, abandonment, disappointment, longing, failure and shame, where they stem from and how they drive people and policies brought into public discourse.’ – Susie Orbach

‘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

‘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

‘Intimidation is an unusual animal: it’s a lot about body language and understanding the human psyche. Knowing that usually a direct stare will crush most human souls, and that’s just the basic gist of it… The soul-crushing stare, the fatherly disappointment, mixed with a little bit of hate and rage – you’re on your way.’ – Samoa Joe

‘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

‘Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do.’ – Judd Nelson

‘Even if my fellow man has proven faithless time after time, I can at least retain a hope that he will improve, pray for him, and think kindly without frustration and disappointment.’ – Mother Angelica

‘Yes, years of compromise and disappointment have added depth to my acting.’ – Rufus Sewell

‘Ronnie is the greatest player to have ever picked up a snooker cue. People have said that about me. But although I won 50 or so tournaments I never picked up the world championship. That was a little bit of a disappointment.’ – Jimmy White

‘I have two daughters and one of them is now a bigger Celtic fan now than when I was manager, which is a major disappointment to me!’ – Martin O’Neill

‘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

‘The very first time a politician puts you in his target is sometimes a disappointment, because perhaps you thought you were friends and getting along well… But it is not something that you dwelled on. At least, I did not.’ – Walter Cronkite

‘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

‘I believe first of all it’s always a disappointment to lose the players at an important moment of the season.’ – Sam Allardyce

‘Disappointment is an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration.’ – Martin Freeman

‘Every published writer suffers through that first draft because most of the time, that’s a disappointment.’ – Rebecca Stead

‘In the school of mortality, we experience tenderness, love, kindness, happiness, sorrow, disappointment, pain, and even the challenges of physical limitations in ways that prepare us for eternity.’ – David A. Bednar

‘I haven’t been very good about dealing with disappointment. I suffer it, and then when that suffering becomes a kind of predation, then it’s gone. Because the disappointment is not always realistic.’ – Donald Sutherland

‘There’s always something good to come out of disappointment: Comfort.’ – Deborah Wiles

‘My first biography written in ’73 was not ‘Journey To The Moon.’ It was ‘Return To Earth.’ Because for me, that was the more difficult task – disappointment.’ – Buzz Aldrin

‘Life is life, and one has experiences that are painful and some that are very pleasant, and one has reward and sacrifice and more reward and disappointment and joy and happiness, and it’s always going to be the same.’ – Mel Gibson

‘Television is kind of a disappointment. I often want to watch it, but I find it quite hard – I don’t like soaps, reality TV or celebrity chefs.’ – Quentin Blake

‘Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.’ – Charles Lamb

‘Football helped me build confidence on and off the field and taught me to grow through moments of success and disappointment.’ – Ali Krieger

‘Aware that his disappointment has its source in a defective education, he looks with anxiety on his other daughters, whose minds, like lovely buds, are beginning to open. Where shall he find a genial soil in which he may place them to expand?’ – Emma Willard

‘For many my behavior has been a major disappointment, my behavior has caused considerable worry to my business partners, and everyone involved in my business, but most importantly to the young people we influence, I apologize.’ – Tiger Woods

‘I don’t think there’s any disappointment in my career because everything that maybe didn’t go my way was a learning experience.’ – Ali Krieger

‘My mother was a powerful influence. She made me toe the line. If I didn’t have a perfect report card, she showed her disappointment.’ – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

‘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

‘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

‘There’s a disappointment there because I still feel there’s an emptiness in my career that just wasn’t filled.’ – Alonzo Mourning

‘How disappointment tracks the steps of hope.’ – Letitia Elizabeth Landon

‘Today, for a Jew who writes in the German language, it is totally impossible to make a living. In no group do I see as much misery, disappointment, desperation and hopelessness as in Jewish writers who write in German.’ – Stefan Zweig

‘I wish I had had a great disappointment, a real one.’ – Nastassja Kinski

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.’ – William Throsby Bridges

‘Music is 10% exhilaration and 90% utter disappointment.’ – John Barrow

‘I give and give, even when I get nothing back – and that sets me up for disappointment.’ – Angie Stone

‘They may turn out to be a great disappointment, or perhaps they may be full of enchanting surprises.’ – Mary Wesley

‘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

‘Wet Hot American Summer so far is a financial disappointment and money was lost on it. But perhaps it will find its audience in video, cable, etc, maybe over the course of years.’ – David Wain

‘What keeps me going is a constant sense of disappointment with what I’ve already done.’ – Robert Wyatt

‘Yet there is disappointment in Washington and in the United States that Canada is not supporting us fully.’ – Paul Cellucci

‘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

‘The biggest disappointment has been seeing the number of people in this business with very shortsighted views.’ – Greg Ginn

‘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

‘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

‘The disappointment of losing is huge.’ – Jack Youngblood

‘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

‘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

‘First love is first love, first marriage is first marriage, disappointment is disappointment.’ – Maximilian Schell

‘Kids now are so used to surround sound and the power in theater speakers, that the concert hall is a disappointment to them.’ – David Ogden Stiers

‘I have never won a race, and that is my main disappointment – but you have to be positive.’ – Jean Alesi

‘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

‘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

‘Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.’ – Joseph Barbera

‘I think It’s a bit of a disappointment that a lot of people’s Golden Age of music is still the ’60s.’ – Jonny Greenwood

‘Obviously the first sentiment is disappointment that we didn’t get the car home and more disappointment that at the time that it stopped the car was in the lead.’ – John Surtees

‘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

‘When too many Americans don’t vote or participate, some see apathy and despair. I see disappointment and even outrage. And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action.’ – Paul Wellstone

‘The episodes all blend together for me, so I don’t remember. I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast this morning. I always feel I must be such a disappointment to them.’ – Sarah Michelle Gellar

‘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

‘Most of us women like men, you know; it’s just that we find them a constant disappointment.’ – Clare Short

‘Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don’t fulfill the promise of their early years.’ – Anthony Powell

‘If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.’ – Frances Wright

‘I am afraid I am a constant disappointment to my party. The fact of the matter is, the longer I am president the less of a party man I seem to become.’ – William Howard Taft

‘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

‘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

‘Poor people and working people have not been the focus of the Obama administration. That for me is not just a disappointment but a kind of betrayal.’ – Cornel West

‘To my great disappointment, it appears that the politics of division are making a big comeback. Many Americans share my disappointment – especially those who were filled with great hope a few years ago, when then-Senator Obama announced his candidacy in Springfield, Illinois.’ – Paul Ryan

‘And it hurts as a player, that you put a lot of hard work in during the week, and at the end of the week, Sunday, when you get on the field, that’s when they acknowledge about the hard work that you put in throughout the week. That’s actually a disappointment.’ – Randy Moss

‘Few progressives would take issue with the argument that, significant accomplishments notwithstanding, the Obama presidency has been a big disappointment.’ – Eric Alterman

‘If I bring back only one gold people are going to say it’s a disappointment. But not too many of them own an Olympic gold medal so if I get one I’m going to be happy.’ – Michael Phelps

‘People from New York have been calling, to see if I’m still alive. When I answer the phone, you can hear the disappointment in their voice.’ – Maurice Sendak

‘It took years, honestly, to deal with the disappointment of Beijing.’ – Ryan Hall

‘I hate Valentine’s day. It is a day for nothing but disappointment.’ – Larisa Oleynik

‘I don’t think it was a surprise that I ended up as an actor, and it was anything but a disappointment.’ – Martin Freeman

‘There is nothing far-fetched about disappointment as a subject for comedy. It’s something we are all too familiar with.’ – Martin Freeman

‘I’ve never been someone that’s had a five-year plan, or a three-year plan. That just seems to lead to a lot of disappointment, and doesn’t give you the chance to be flexible.’ – Eric Bana

‘My dad never told me that when you audition, you might not get the role. He wanted to wait until my first disappointment to tell me.’ – Haley Joel Osment

‘I am literally smaller than life. I am an unextraordinary-looking person. I’ve seen people trying to hide their disappointment when they meet me, and I have to watch them get over it.’ – Terry Gross

‘I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed. But his promises gave way to disappointment and division. This isn’t something we have to accept. Now is the moment when we can do something. With your help we will do something.’ – Mitt Romney

‘I was blessed with a long career where I won gold medals for myself and my country. Nothing stands out as a disappointment.’ – Gail Devers

‘I sometimes wonder if I might be a bit of a disappointment to people, because they are expecting all these ’80s hits and what they get is a dark industrial wall of noise.’ – Gary Numan

‘It is always a disappointment to turn from forthright consideration of some subject – whether from the Left or the Right, a poet or a plumber – to the Beltway version, in which the only aspects of the issue that matter are the effects it will have on the fortunes of the two parties and the various men in power.’ – Thomas Frank

‘I’m not funny. People assume that because my books are funny, I’ll be funny in real life. It’s the inevitable disappointment of meeting me.’ – Jonathan Safran Foer

‘To be honest I don’t watch the show, I don’t watch any TV, so I have no idea what the show is about. I go to Hawaii, shot my scenes and script and ‘Ciao.’ I’m not a ‘Lost’ fanatic and it’s a disappointment for thousands people and friends that are dying to know what will happen. They know more than me.’ – Sonya Walger

‘Being on stage is a seductive lifestyle. My advice to aspiring actors is think twice. People sometimes go into acting for the wrong reasons – as a shortcut to fame and fortune. If these goals are not attained, they feel a bitter disappointment.’ – Chris Sarandon

‘Casting can be heartbreaking. Dealing with the disappointment is the hardest part.’ – Stockard Channing

‘You don’t have to do everything by the time you’re 30. Or 40. All you need is a work ethic. It’s what allows you to push through moments of disappointment and self-doubt and fear.’ – Candace Bushnell

‘I’m hoping that a lifetime of compromise and disappointment will read as extra depth and layers in my work.’ – Rufus Sewell

‘When I look in the mirror, I am slightly reminded of self-portraits by Durer and by Rembrandt, because they both show a degree of introspection. I see some element of disappointment; I see a sense of humour, but also something that is faintly ridiculous; and I see somebody who is frightened of being found out and thought lightweight.’ – Robert Winston

‘None of us has control over the economy, the job market, or anything else in the global sense. But we are 100% in charge of how we respond to challenges that come our way, be it the loss of a job, a career derailment, or some other disappointment.’ – Edward Whitacre, Jr.

‘When I was a child I wanted to be Pope. My greatest disappointment is missing out on that. I also wanted to be a tap dancer but I never fulfilled that ambition either.’ – Peter Ackroyd

‘When fans of mine meet me, I can see the disappointment in their eyes. Every artist knows of this phenomenon.’ – John Banville

‘We are setting ourselves up for disappointment if our hope is built on anything less than Jesus.’ – Shane Claiborne

‘When you are an actor, rejection and disappointment are an occupational hazard.’ – David Morrissey

‘I’m interested in the hope we invest in science, and the disappointment we can feel when science flattens, or ‘explains,’ the larger mysteries of religion.’ – Ben Marcus

‘You start at a young age, going on auditions, and you think you did a good job and expect to get that role, and you don’t, and it’s a letdown, a disappointment. So you tell yourself to just do the work and disconnect, because you have no control over the outcome.’ – Michael B. Jordan

‘Nothing to me is unexpected. No disappointment is unexpected – whether it’s movies or people or relationships. I’m always ready for the punch directly between the eyes. So I get hurt, but I never get hurt. Happens all the time.’ – Brian Grazer

‘America is a great disappointment to me. As I said in one of my books, other societies create civilisations; we build shopping malls.’ – Bill Bryson

‘I often feel I’m a disappointment to people because they expect me to be the guy in the books. When I sit next to someone at a dinner party I can see they expect me to be quick and witty, and I’m not at all.’ – Bill Bryson

‘There’s something depressing about a young couple helplessly in love. Their state is so perfect, it must be doomed. They project such qualities on their lover that only disappointment can follow.’ – Roger Ebert

‘I’ve always been a religious person, and I try to think that every disappointment might just be a blessing in disguise.’ – Jermain Defoe

‘Find a good teacher that will keep the game fun. Work hard and don’t be afraid to have success or disappointment. That is what golf is all about.’ – Paula Creamer

‘When I run into disappointment – say, for example, not getting a role I’d hoped for – I just try not to take it personally.’ – Sasha Grey

‘When you lose a game or don’t play well you can’t wait for the next one, because it soon disappears, the disappointment.’ – Ryan Giggs

‘There’s a lot of talk about the positive aspects of love. We as a society downplay the danger, the anxiety, and the disappointment. We romanticize romance.’ – Helen Fisher

‘We’re so preoccupied with protecting children from disappointment and discomfort that we’re inadvertently excusing them from growing up.’ – LZ Granderson

‘I love that, even after jumping through hoops forever, I can still get that buzz, that hook. That’s very healthy, but it’s bittersweet, too, because if you don’t get the part, you have to deal with the disappointment. I don’t think I’ll ever negotiate those peaks and troughs wholly healthily.’ – Gina McKee

‘Thank you for reminding Canada that I’m a disappointment to them. I like hockey, I love it, but I’m not an avid hockey – let’s face it, true Canadian – fan. I’ve always been more into snowboarding and skateboarding and sort of the alternative sports, I’m not crazy about hockey – but love it!’ – Dustin Milligan

‘Regrets are something you can’t really have as an actor, because ultimately you’ll end up destroying yourself… there’s a lot of disappointment in this business.’ – Henry Cavill

‘Disappointment is a sticky one, because no one can steal contentment, joy, gratitude, or peace – we have to give it away.’ – Kristin Armstrong

‘I think the problem is that there has been a kind of backlash against feminism. I think women just didn’t really see themselves winning that fight, and I think that probably led to a lot women feeling trapped in a perpetual cycle of disappointment – trying to be feminists and failing to be.’ – Romola Garai

‘I typically don’t get into predicting the success of my projects. I’ve been involved with a lot of projects that I thought should have really gained notoriety and furthered my career, only to be met with the cold grasp of disappointment. So I typically stay away from predicting how a film will do.’ – Bokeem Woodbine

‘I wasn’t really driven to be an actor or anything, but in college I decided to study acting, much to my parents’ disappointment. I attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers where Bill Esper was, and that is where I really got hooked on the art of acting, and, almost, the chemistry of acting.’ – Roger Bart

‘My parents were disappointed I didn’t finish college, and they were really upset when I went to Hollywood to become an actor. I was a big disappointment to them.’ – George Clooney

‘I was really surprised when I was told that my grandmother did not come to see me till a month after my birth. I was born seven years after my only sister Chandranshu, and my birth was a big disappointment for her.’ – Saina Nehwal

‘For a while, I thought the great disappointment of my life was that I don’t have a family of my own. Then it dawned on me: That’s not what I think; that’s what married people think.’ – Lewis Black

‘Political ignorance helps explain Americans’ perpetual disappointment with politicians generally, and presidents especially, to whom voters unrealistically attribute abilities to control events.’ – George Will

‘Living together places a huge burden on the other person to be lover, friend, entertainments manager, chef, domestic help, which is almost impossible and can lead to disappointment. If you don’t live together, you spend more time with other people and ease the pressure off your lover.’ – Deborah Moggach

‘The reality of the writer’s world is that you set yourself up for future disappointment with every success that you deliver because you end up raising your audience’s expectations.’ – Ashwin Sanghi

‘I don’t want to be a figure of disappointment.’ – Boy George

‘I think everyone understands grief, the journey it takes us on, whether it’s the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a disappointment. Some people don’t deal with it, the power of it. Some do. Some feel the weight of it and it informs their choices. I’ve had to open up to grief in different contexts.’ – Tori Amos

‘I love Chicago, but in a lot of ways it’s a disappointment. You can work there for years and years, and because you’re in Chicago, you don’t get the recognition. It has some of the best theater in the country, but when they shoot a movie there, they bring in all their actors.’ – John Malkovich

‘You can’t see fear or lust; you can’t photograph someone’s anxieties, how disappointment feels. Photographs are approximations.’ – Duane Michals

‘I do whatever is necessary in order to maintain the equanimity we all need to withstand the disappointment and rejection that are the lot of every writer, no matter where we are in our careers.’ – Dani Shapiro

‘My impressions of the Russian Revolution can be divided into two periods. The first period was when I showed deep sympathy. My second period is one of disappointment. This change was the result of close observation on the spot.’ – Chiang Kai-shek

‘My biggest disappointment is that once I’m finished working on the characters, I really do expect to see them in the flesh one day.’ – Kimberly Willis Holt

‘Like everyone else in this world, I have had struggles. There’s disappointment and obstacles in everybody’s life. I feel like I was writing ‘Second Chance’ not just for myself, but also for the people who have struggled.’ – El DeBarge

‘Cynicism stems from disappointment. Cynical and faithless people were not always like that. They were filled with possibilities and hope as kids. But they tried and perhaps failed.’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘I’ve often fantasized about visiting the Bahamian beach where Columbus first stumbled ashore in 1492. Sadly, no one knows where that beach is. In fact, no one’s even sure which island Columbus first encountered (there are three candidates). It’s a pity, a disappointment, and a lost revenue source for the Bahamians.’ – Seth Shostak

‘I always channeled what I felt emotionally into skiing – my insecurities, my anger, my disappointment. Skiing was always my outlet, and it worked.’ – Lindsey Vonn

‘As someone who has faced as much disappointment as most people, I’ve come to trust not that events will always unfold exactly as I want, but that I will be fine either way.’ – Marianne Williamson

‘I see disappointment as something small and aggregate rather than something unified or great. With a little effort, every failure can be turned into something good.’ – Eleanor Catton

‘I had many moments of disappointment, despondency, and exhaustion, but I always found that by reading the literature and showing up at my lab looking at the data as they emerged day by day and discussing them with my students and postdoctoral fellows, I would gain a notion of what to do next.’ – Eric Kandel

‘I’ve had a lot of disappointments. I think my biggest disappointment is the failure of elected officials to make good on their promises in regards to the environment or anything else, really. I have very little faith in politicians.’ – Paul Watson

‘It would be a disappointment for me to take a job, as often happens, having to shoot out-of-town and not where I live.’ – Joshua Malina

‘Our thoughts about an event can have a dramatic effect on how we go through the event itself. When our expectations are low, it’s easy to be pleasantly surprised. When they’re not, we’re vulnerable to painful disappointment. Because of this, many people spend a good deal of effort trying to avoid developing high hopes about anything.’ – Martha Beck

‘Everyone at home thought I was nuts when I said I wanted to be an actress, and I’m sure they were just trying to protect me from disappointment.’ – Kerry Condon

‘I’m talking to anyone who has been dumped – have not gotten the job you really wanted or have received those horrible rejection letters from grad school. You know, the disappointment of losing, or not getting something you badly want. When that happens, show what you are made of.’ – Jill Abramson

‘I choose to live without hope to protect myself from disappointment. It’s very effective!’ – Spencer Kayden

‘I’ve always been opinionated, unfortunately, to my mother’s disappointment.’ – Nina Garcia

‘The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is met with both pride and disappointment by the Civil Rights community. We are proud that he has been the best Attorney General on Civil Rights in U.S. history and disappointed because he leaves at a critical time when we need his continued diligence most.’ – Al Sharpton

‘I love working for myself. I’ve grown to dislike the Hollywood machine. Too much bull, disappointment, and quite frankly, untalented, mindless, and hugely disrespectful people involved in the process. I’ll take carrying the load on my back, all the way up Everest if needed, to be able to steer away from it.’ – Corbin Bernsen

‘I always feel as if I’m a disappointment: that people want a grand dame in furs like Barbara Taylor Bradford.’ – Sue Townsend

‘You have perspective when little people come into your life. You take the best things you have and let them overshadow your disappointment.’ – Brian O’Driscoll

‘The recipe to an unhappy life in Japan is to want to be Japanese if you are not. Anyone who wants to penetrate the country is setting themselves up for tears and disappointment.’ – Pico Iyer

‘I’m sure I was a great disappointment to many women because I wasn’t Errol Flynn. But I’m me. I think that’s got some merit.’ – Orlando Bloom

‘The reality of the writer’s world is that you set yourself up for disappointment with every success that you deliver because with every success you raise your readers’ expectations.’ – Ashwin Sanghi

‘In any given project, there are a few moments where there is the usual disappointment, as it were, when you look in the mirror, and you realize you’re not 23 and looking like Brad Pitt.’ – Kenneth Branagh

‘There is no such thing as disappointment for those who continue to cherish the selflessness of which is born the noblest inner self. There is no such thing as failure for those who invest in the potentialities of the Ideal of the Soul.’ – Ameen Rihani

‘I don’t want to suggest that matrimony was necessarily a tragic affair – some of our neighbours’ marriages seemed quite functional, if somewhat routine; nevertheless, in the workaday world, it is wedlock that is most likely to offer the occasion for life-threatening disappointment.’ – John Burnside

‘I made my kids into Viking fans, so they will carry their misery with them, too. A little disappointment in life goes a long way.’ – Dave Goldberg

‘Kim Jong Un came in as a fresh face, so I think there’s a great disappointment that he’s playing the same game as his father.’ – Barbara Demick

‘To my disappointment, not many young people seem to be interested in science, especially chemistry.’ – Akira Suzuki

‘Oahu in the distance, a group of grey, barren peaks rising verdureless out of the lonely sea, was not an exception to the rule that the first sight of land is a disappointment.’ – Isabella Bird

‘I believe the people of Arizona and the people of America are fed up with the federal government. The bottom line is, is that they need to secure our borders. And in regards to Senate Bill 1070, what a disappointment! It hasn’t been divisive; it has united Arizona! It has united America!’ – Jan Brewer

‘Have you recently been through a challenge, disappointment, break up or disloyalty with somebody in your life? If so, it’s important after you’ve been hurt, to take some time to think like a lion tamer about your pain, so you can tame the possibility of more negativity coming back to bite you again!’ – Karen Salmansohn

‘The one thing that never changes in America is that the white straight male is born with a promise. Women are not promised very much, and we embody our disappointment from the beginning.’ – Anna D. Shapiro

‘At a certain point, people in Panama thought that everything was going to be solved as soon as Noriega was gone. Of course, the disappointment was huge.’ – Ruben Blades

‘Brazil doesn’t get a lot of gold medals, so whenever I get a chance, everybody expects me to win, and to get second is a big disappointment.’ – Cesar Cielo

‘The information age has made Thiel rich, but it has also been a disappointment to him. It hasn’t created enough jobs, and it hasn’t produced revolutionary improvements in manufacturing and productivity. The creation of virtual worlds turns out to be no substitute for advances in the physical world.’ – George Packer

‘I always tell young film-makers, ‘Find the song that only you can sing.’ It doesn’t just come to you. It’s trial and error and disappointment before you find, slowly but surely, the confidence to express your film-making identity.’ – Paul Greengrass

‘There’s one profound difference between secular and religious pilgrimages. It’s inconceivable that a Muslim would feel a sense of anticlimax when reaching Mecca. But for a secular pilgrim, the potential for disappointment is always there.’ – Geoff Dyer

‘The devastating scale and frequency of my disappointment was proof of how much I still expected and wanted from the world, of what high hopes I still had for it.’ – Geoff Dyer

‘This is a day of little faith – of few convictions – a day when men seem to have no great causes and no great passions. So in frustration, in disappointment, they are inclined to say, ‘You can’t change human nature.’ It is true that we cannot change human nature. But God can.’ – Peter Marshall

‘For many, embracing the ideology of Osama bin Laden or ISIS allowed them to become the heroes of their own story as well as actors in a cosmic crusade. For others, a ‘cognitive opening’ to militant Islam was often precipitated by a personal disappointment or loss.’ – Peter Bergen

‘Despite my great disappointment in American foreign policy, I am very proud of the American tradition of wild land conservation. It is the best tradition and example of land conservation in the world. It goes back a long way.’ – Douglas Tompkins

‘Just, whenever you can, get up and sing at a gig or jam. If you have a chance, take it and keep on getting up. Keep going – but not If people boo, ’cause that’s just mean. I think that could be setting yourself for disappointment.’ – Sia

‘As actors, we get used to disappointment. We go on a hundred job interviews a year and get two or three jobs.’ – Paul Sparks

‘There were no surprises, because when you sell a pilot based on a pitch, no matter how great the script is, it’s going to look different and feel different from what someone imagines in their head. There will always be varying degrees of disappointment or confusion.’ – Jennifer Konner

‘For me, the interesting thing about anorexia is that you show your wound. There’s no hiding it. So my anger and sense of disappointment, all the stuff I was out of touch with, became this visible rebuke to my parents.’ – Marti Noxon

‘As I look back and connect the dots, all I want to do is go back and hug my scared young self, who took a lot of steps out of impulse not knowing what will happen. So many nights of disappointment, so many others of being disillusioned where I would have just gone ahead and quit it all – I still do not know what kept me hanging in there.’ – Arfi Lamba

‘True, foolish risks can lead to difficult consequences. But having said that, don’t be so scared of failure and disappointment that you fail to dream.’ – Robin S. Sharma

‘The last thing I want to do is to present something as ‘Stephen King, Part II,’ and have it be something that’s a big disappointment.’ – Owen King

‘My wife was an amazing, amazing person. Sophia’s Heart is an organization that I founded in honor of my wife when she passed away. When she passed away it was a complete shock, and it was disappointment, anger. I felt all those emotions.’ – Danny Gokey

‘The ‘Chicago Sun-Times,’ I remember, ran a full-page, front-page photo-shop of me walking on water across Lake Michigan, as if by showing up I was going to miraculously fix the team’s fortunes. Imagine their disappointment, then, when I announced a long-term rebuilding plan focused on acquiring young players and winning in five years.’ – Theo Epstein

‘We had an agreement with Borussia that I could leave. It didn’t happen. It is a disappointment. But I’m also happy to stay.’ – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

‘When you’re involved in those big-budget movies, there’s a lot of hype: ‘Oh this is gonna be a big hit!’ And ‘A Christmas Story’ wasn’t. It came and went and was a big disappointment at the box office.’ – Peter Billingsley

‘My first big disappointment is always, why don’t I look like Julie Christie? Then I realise I don’t look remotely like Julie Christie, and that’s always a great sadness to me. Because I used to think I might have done, at one time. And I’m too fat. And I’m too old. You always see your faults, you see.’ – Anne Reid

‘I had this total obsession that I would have my first movie at the Empire when I was 24, so it was a big disappointment that it didn’t happen.’ – Miguel Sapochnik

‘It’s a great disappointment as a leader in the biotech industry that with all the amazing things the drug industry has done in the last couple of decades, we have not made a single major advance, have not not developed a single new chemical entity approved for the treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.’ – Vivek Ramaswamy

‘There is always disappointment, heartache. You are losing almost every tournament. You need to just accept it and be positive because you are going to lose and fail. We’re not all Nadal or Djokovic, who can win most tournaments.’ – Stan Wawrinka

‘The tea party movement sprung from plain old disenchantment, disappointment, and outright anger at being fleeced by a government who mistook their primary job as being ‘spend cash mon-nay’ rather than execute the Constitution.’ – Dana Loesch

‘The worst career advice is to just do something because it’s paying, and there are a lot people out there that will push you to take a job because of money. I am not motivated by money, and I have found a lot of disappointment when I’ve had to do something because I needed to support myself in that way.’ – Melina Matsoukas

‘If you think about it, there are a lot of parallels between a sportsman’s journey and the acting journey. You face so much adversity and disappointment, and you can work incredibly hard for a long time with very little results, and then, hopefully, something happens.’ – Luke Hemsworth

‘I would probably confess that I was the greatest disappointment of my mother’s life, but my father only admired his son’s moxie, drive, hustle, and wherewithal to pursue his dreams no matter how I achieve them.’ – Paul Heyman

‘My mom wasn’t expecting me to end up how I ended up. When she wanted to have kids, she wanted to have two girls, and then she got my brother and me. Which is a disappointment to anybody. You can’t help it.’ – Syd

‘I’m forever grateful to have had the opportunity to prove myself to my dad. After I took over the diner, the look in my father’s eyes went from disappointment to respect.’ – George Pelecanos

‘In a sense, human beings are human beings. Their feelings of aloneness, of brokenness, their feelings of hurt and disappointment, are universal. It’s the ways they choose to act on their feelings that separates them.’ – David Harbour

‘I think so many men have this really sharp feeling of being a disappointment in their mid-forties. There’s probably something chemical about it – the drop of testosterone, the fact that you don’t feel the same way physically. It’s a real thing. You do tend to feel like a disappointment.’ – Jonny Lee Miller

‘It is important for children to understand that some of the disappointment their parents feel for them is often really the parents’ disappointment in their own lives.’ – David Viscott

‘To a certain extent, I think I’ve tried to train myself to not dive too deep into things or get my hopes too way up, because the fear of disappointment and whatnot is only natural.’ – Kiernan Shipka

‘With Barca, we won the Champions League after many years of disappointment, and the fans went delirious.’ – Samuel Eto’o

‘If you’re at school, children who play football, you give everything to win… If you don’t succeed, that’s a huge disappointment. Then it’s okay to be sad, but better times are coming.’ – Arjen Robben

‘The best thing about football, and sport in general, is that if you suffer a big disappointment, then there is no better feeling than coming back the following year and doing well.’ – Arjen Robben

‘The only way I know to get out of disappointment is to work hard, keep doing the right things, and don’t make any rash decisions.’ – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

‘I’ve been really vocal about my disappointment about how the WNBA athletes get treated like second-class citizens in relations to the NBA when they’re a subsidiary.’ – Jalen Rose

‘Throughout my childhood, a heavy cloud of pain and disappointment and insecurity hovered over my home, my little street, my neighborhood, Jewish Jerusalem, Jewish Israel.’ – Amos Oz

‘There’s never been a Van Morrison album that I haven’t immediately listened to, whether with delight or crushing disappointment.’ – Greil Marcus

‘When you lose a game, there’s obviously disappointment, and you want a game straight away.’ – Ashley Young

‘I’ve never been troubled by disappointment, and I get over it quickly. But I’m not good at making plans, and I don’t have any ambitions. I never did.’ – Ian Gillan

‘Life’s not so rocky now. It was very volatile when you’re young: you’ve got no experience. Your sense of disappointment is far greater; your sense of success is overwhelming. And then you’ve got the emotional conflict within any group that you’re not mature enough to deal with until you get older. It levels out.’ – Ian Gillan

”Livin’ on the Fault Line’ was kind of a commercial disappointment for us, although it seemed to have a certain buzz with the smaller fan base we had.’ – Michael McDonald

‘Throughout my career, there has always been an element of surprise. Sometimes there are moments of disappointment; sometimes there are moments of surprising success.’ – Michael McDonald

‘Being vice-captain at Chelsea, I’ve learned to manage my emotions better this season and have matured massively, but part of that is embracing those feelings of disappointment rather than suppressing them and pretending everything is OK.’ – Millie Bright

‘You look at players who are off form and there’s a general disappointment, their confidence goes low and their whole demeanour can change. I’ve seen it hundreds of times but it’s difficult to know what’s really going on inside someone’s mind.’ – Michael Carrick

‘The disappointment of getting relegated from the Premier League is an awful time for anybody as a footballer.’ – Harry Maguire

‘Throughout my career, we beat India in many matches, but for some reason, we never managed to get the better of them in World Cup matches, and it remains a disappointment for me.’ – Inzamam-ul-Haq

‘Missing the chance to go to the 2007 World Cup was the biggest disappointment of my career.’ – Steph Houghton

‘To not play in the Champions League is a disappointment, something negative.’ – Hector Bellerin

‘In sports, you deal with disappointment often, but it’s how you handle it and come back from it that shapes you. All these lessons are transferable to life and have really helped me with the adversities I’ve had to deal with in life.’ – Sonya Deville

‘As you get older, you do reflect more. They were great times, but the biggest thing we all had to deal with a lot more disappointment from an engineering point of view, there was not the reliability that there is now.’ – Nigel Mansell

‘For many progressives, 2016 will go down as a year of electoral shocks and profound disappointment. In the U.S., France and many other parts of Europe, the right enters 2017 with newfound confidence while the left recoils in fear of the future, unsure how to get back on the front foot.’ – Keir Starmer

‘My biggest emotion on Apollo 13 after the oxygen tank explosion was disappointment that we had lost the landing.’ – Fred Haise

‘Regardless of what happens, I want to be part of a successful England team and if I have to swallow my pride and disappointment at not being the number one, then I’ve got to do that for us to be successful and obviously to help whoever is in goal perform at their best.’ – Jack Butland

‘Every one of us have been disappointed before and have had to go through the grieving process of anger and, you know, disappointment and then acceptance and forgiveness.’ – Mathew Knowles

‘The real story of Netflix is complicated: an epic tale full of struggle, disappointment, drama, humor, and achievement.’ – Marc Randolph

‘People watch ‘The Social Network,’ and what they hone in on is the wealth and the parties and the excitement, and they don’t realize the grind and the ‘gruelingness’ and the disappointment.’ – Marc Randolph

‘There will always be a sense of things you want to achieve, where you want to be, a sense of disappointment, a few regrets here and there. Those are always going to linger. How you cope with them and how you move on is what your life is about.’ – Arbaaz Khan

‘Throughout your career, whether you’re getting into the sport or have been it in for a number of years like me, there will always be obstacles. The important thing is how you deal with those obstacles and come back from any disappointment or setback, no matter how big or small.’ – Kyle Busch

‘The way I’ve always dealt with disappointment or challenges in my life is to find the bright spot and focus on it.’ – Shangela

‘My fear is of the message we put out to millions of voters is that if change is not initiated through the ballot box, then they may regard disappointment in that as a trigger to initiate other methods of change.’ – James Cleverly

‘Actually, my career as a music director turned out to be a disappointment. I believed I gave good songs but the response and recognition from the industry was not great.’ – Vijay Antony

‘The only thing you are guaranteed in football is disappointment.’ – Adam Lallana

‘The MLS Cup is always the goal. If we don’t win that, it’s always a disappointment and we haven’t won. No matter how well you do in the regular season, it’s always seen as a failure.’ – Bradley Wright-Phillips

‘I always felt capable of playing at the highest level. The biggest disappointment is that I’ve had a lot of injuries.’ – Lee Cattermole

‘I will say that Surface has been a big disappointment for us and for Microsoft. Both of our expectations from the product were much greater than what came to be and not only that. We invested enormous amount into research and development and spent a lot of time and energy into it.’ – Jensen Huang

‘I have never played a Test match at the Eden… It’s such a big shame and disappointment.’ – Brian Lara

‘In football, if you have a big break after a disappointment you can stew on things, and that hurts you.’ – Michael Ballack

‘There are many terms that have been used to describe me: man, comedian, disappointment, hammock enthusiast.’ – Joe Lycett

‘All my life, I never gave up on music and though there was a lot of disappointment for some that the commercial thing never happened, it has never been a disappointment for me.’ – Sixto Rodriguez

‘There are no guarantees in the music field. There’s a lot of rejection, a lot of criticism and a lot of disappointment. You have to be prepared for that. And after 1973, it just wasn’t happening for me.’ – Sixto Rodriguez

‘Under-mature beef with no fat through the meat will be a dry and tasteless disappointment and you will get little yield from it.’ – John Torode

‘Well, as a player you try to learn how to win, and when you get exposed to success there’s also disappointment that comes along the way. So it becomes about how you deal with the ups and downs.’ – Martin Brodeur

‘There’s a lot of disappointment when you lose a playoff game.’ – Joe Flacco

‘There is a lot of pressure on organizations and on players to win it all. If you don’t, there is a lot of disappointment and a lot of fallout because of it.’ – Joe Flacco

‘India is still searching for its first World Cup title. Australia and England have shown they are able to bounce back from disappointment.’ – Mithali Raj

‘The reaction from the fans has, quite possibly, been the most rewarding part of the journey thus far. I feel as though the fans have grown with me over the past 12 years through both triumph and disappointment.’ – Tommaso Ciampa

‘There was a lot of disappointment and rejection that came really early in my life, until I had to change my mindset and become even stronger.’ – Sabrina Claudio

‘The reality of going to the Super Bowl was beyond words, as was the disappointment of falling short.’ – Greg Olsen

‘I’m obviously aware that Germany’s head-to-head record with Italy is not particularly positive. I myself have memories from a few previous encounters. I was 11 years old for the 2006 disappointment and the 2012 match is obviously much fresher in my memory.’ – Joshua Kimmich

‘Let all your moments of self-doubt, fear or disappointment fuel your drive to be great. Because it will be in those moments of fear that we have to realize we must redefine success and what it means to us.’ – Jason McCourty

‘I was at 14 or 15 different clubs when I was younger, and I didn’t play that well when I was away. I would readily admit that now, there was a lot of disappointment as a kid.’ – Matt Doherty

‘At Wolves I just had all the experiences – disappointment and then obviously getting promoted and stuff like that, but then taking it to the next level and getting into Europe as well.’ – Matt Doherty

‘You know how hard you work. You know what you put into it. You want to win more than anything else. So the disappointment at the end is not because of anything other than being frustrated with yourself.’ – Chris Hoy

‘If the lead line in my obituary is ‘She once tweeted that the president is a white supremacist,’ I will see my life as a professional disappointment.’ – Jemele Hill

‘You’ve got to laugh in the face of disappointment.’ – June Brown

‘It is hard when you fall. I know that feeling. That disappointment sucks. You’ve just got to get up and keep moving.’ – MyKayla Skinner

‘The more you expect out of a person, place or party, the higher your chances of disappointment.’ – Shweta Bachchan Nanda

‘I hate holidays because one expects them to be perfect and so often they are not. There’s the build-up, the looking forward to it and wanting everything to be right, but so many things can go wrong and then it can be such a disappointment. I find the expectation is usually bigger than the result.’ – Arlene Phillips

‘I was a disappointment to my parents before I drew my first breath. After five boys, they had been praying for a girl and were convinced their prayers would be answered. So when Dad rang the hospital from a public phone and heard about my arrival, he started kicking and punching the kiosk.’ – Nigel Benn

‘Golf is a strange game, because after finishing second in one of the biggest tournaments in the world, you have such disappointment.’ – Shane Lowry

‘The disappointment I’ve had in losing two Cup finals will never be taken away.’ – David James

‘My disappointment with Christmas stems from my abject horror at losing the magic of Christmas when I was young. That’s where it comes from. Because I’ll never capture that Christmas joy and excitement again.’ – Paul Whitehouse

‘I hear from a lot of homeowners about projects they’ve attempted to do themselves, or contractors that did not live up to their expectations. Of course, where there’s disappointment, there’s blame.’ – Bryan Baeumler

‘I’ve won the very top club prizes in my career but I think the top sportsmen will tell you that the disappointment stays with you for longer.’ – Martin O’Neill

‘I was very selfish and if I didn’t score, I still remained on the pitch to celebrate anyway. I endured the disappointment.’ – Luca Toni

‘We put so many eggs in the basket of parasocial relationships and these expectations that are impossible for these normal human beings to meet, and then we feign disappointment when they don’t meet them.’ – Rachel Zegler

‘I projected after I beat Alistair I thought that would be enough to propel me into a title shot and I was wrong. I won’t project anymore because all it leads is to disappointment.’ – Curtis Blaydes

‘I think when you set goals, you get disappointed. Things that seem in reach can become unrealistic so quickly and that only causes disappointment in itself.’ – Ruel

‘The disappointment level is a lot greater at Arsenal if you don’t get the right result.’ – Aaron Ramsdale

‘I have realised that the goals you set yourself are never quite what you imagine them to be. They are often a bit of a disappointment, actually.’ – Tara Fitzgerald

‘The biggest problems come in when you have talent and expectations but you don’t work hard. That’s a big disappointment.’ – Jerome Bettis

‘I’m not really into online gaming because I like to talk smack to guys when I play. I like to see the disappointment in their faces as they sit across from me.’ – Shelton Benjamin