« Page 1 from 16, showing 1 - 60 from 941 »


The ideal of brotherhood of man, the building of the Just City, is one that cannot be discarded without lifelong feelings of disappointment and loss. But, if we are to live in the real world, discard it we must. Its very nobility makes the results of its breakdown doubly horrifying, and it breaks down, as it always will, not by some external agency but because it cannot work.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lose/Win people bury a lot of feelings. And unexpressed feelings come forth later in uglier ways. Psychosomatic illnesses often are the reincarnation of cumulative resentment, deep disappointment and disillusionment repressed by the Lose/Win mentality. Disproportionate rage or anger, overreaction to minor provocation, and cynicism are other embodiments of suppressed emotion. People who are constantly repressing, not transcending feelings toward a higher meaning find that it affects the quality of their relationships with others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Disappointment doesn't kill. Yeah, rejection kills. Disappointment only maims.More [09/06/2005 12:09:00]
Riff: Boy, am I a victim of disappointment in you.More [12/28/2005 12:12:00]
ďIt was a big disappointment right after the match. Even during, at certain times.ĒMore [11/16/2006 12:11:00]
Lawrence Bourne III: I need to have a talk with you; sort of a little father-son chat.
Lawrence Bourne Jr: Have we ever done this before?
Lawrence Bourne III: No, we're breaking new wind. Dad, I need $28,000; it's the matter of a little gambling debt. I can assure you it will never happen again.
Lawrence Bourne Jr: Well, I must say it doesn't surprise me. You have been a constant disappointment to your mother and me ever since the day we brought you home from the orphanage.
Lawrence Bourne III: Stop it, Dad. You know I'm not adopted.
Lawrence Bourne Jr: [Puts his head in his hands] I know, but please; just allow me this little fantasy.More [06/05/2007 12:06:00]
Vince: I never have to listen to you again, do I? With your "You're no son of mine, you miserable little worm! You've been a disappointment to me since the day your mother farted you out of her womb!"More [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Memphis: Without disappointment you cannot appreciate victory.
Det. Roland Castlebeck: Did Eleanor tell you that?More [12/28/2007 12:12:00]
Professor Wagstaff: I married your mother because I wanted children. Imagine my disappointment when you arrived.More [03/28/2008 12:03:00]
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?More [04/02/2008 12:04:00]
A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.More [05/12/2008 12:05:00]
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?More [05/16/2008 12:05:00]
Kate: Look, this is not complex. He gave me the Palm Pilot, he just forgot the pointy thing.
Leopold: I've been warned about you.
Kate: Oh. And what, pray tell, did the great disappointment say?More [05/23/2008 12:05:00]
Dr. Frank Napier: Did you see this yet?
[holding up newspaper story about Clark's fight with a former student]
Dr. Frank Napier: You know, a lot of your shits comes down on my head.
Joe Clark: Oh, Frank! Look, this is...
Dr. Frank Napier: No, You let me talk! It's like you're a big bird with radar and I'm tired of getting hit!
Joe Clark: Th... this is my fault?
Dr. Frank Napier: This is nothing! I've got union lawyers threatening me and there's talk of a walk-out!
Joe Clark: Well, let 'em! They're not doing anything down there anyway!
Dr. Frank Napier: It is your job to...
Joe Clark: None of them have a personal stake at that school! Not one!
Dr. Frank Napier: The fire chief was just in here. He said it was illegal to bar those doors. Mrs. Barrett is organizing a parents' group to try and get you removed since you insulted them at that meeting the other night when you suggested they should get off welfare...
Joe Clark: Oh, I didn't mean all of...
Dr. Frank Napier: ...because the fact is quite a few of them need it.
Joe Clark: I wasn't talking to all of them, Frank! Look, you came and recruited me, man, but you disappoint me, brother. You disappoint me!
Dr. Frank Napier: The disappointment here is you!
Joe Clark: Me?
Dr. Frank Napier: Yes!
Joe Clark: You know who I am. You've known me thirty years! You knew what I would do! You know how I operate!
Dr. Frank Napier: Nigger, will you keep quiet! the fact is you're screwing up! You're alienating everybody! Look at you, you have no life! Your wife left you! Hell, I oughta walk out on you myself!
Joe Clark: Well, go ahead! Bail the hell out!
Dr. Frank Napier: But I said I'd back you up!
Joe Clark: That's what you said, man! That's what you said!
Dr. Frank Napier: I would go through the... fire with you, but you are not taking care of business! This shit you're pulling now, you've just gone plain loco! Now you suspend Darnell! What the hell was that?
Joe Clark: Darnell is symptomatic of the disciplinary problems...
Dr. Frank Napier: He is a good, strong, young Black teacher! So he... dumped that desk right on top of your head. Well, right on! Good for him! You will reinstate that man, you hear? And you fire Mrs. Elliott! Why? Because she didn't want to kiss your ass! I wouldn't neither! How about that?
Joe Clark: Mrs. Elliott has an ego problem!
Dr. Frank Napier: Well, you lost the best teacher we ever had! We couldn't get her back now if we wanted to!More [07/13/2008 12:07:00]
[in his dying letter to Nero] To Nero, Emperor of Rome, Master of the World, Divine Pontiff. I know that my death will be a disappointment to you, since you wished to render me this service yourself. To be born in your reign is a miscalculation; but to die in it is a joy. I can forgive you for murdering your wife and your mother, for burning our beloved Rome, for befouling our fair country with the stench of your crimes. But one thing I cannot forgive - the boredom of having to listen to your verses, your second-rate songs, your mediocre performances. Adhere to your special gifts, Nero - murder and arson, betrayal and terror. Mutilate your subjects if you must; but with my last breath I beg you - do not mutilate the arts. Fare well but compose no more music. Brutalise the people but do not bore them, as you have bored to death your friend, the late Gaius Petronius.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
I'm truly sorry to have been a disappointment to you.

Seth Lord:
I've never said that and I never will.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
General Broulard:
Colonel Dax, you're a disappointment to me. You've spoiled the keenness of your mind by wallowing in sentimentality. You really did want to save those men, and you were not angling for Mireau's command. You are an idealist - and I pity you as I would the village idiot. We're fighting a war, Dax, a war that we've got to win. Those men didn't fight, so they were shot. You bring charges against General Mireau, so I insist that he answer them. Wherein have I done wrong?

Colonel Dax:
Because you don't know the answer to that question, I pity you.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Rita Littlewood:
Did you ever run away from home?

Norris Cole:
No, I most certainly did not!

Rita Littlewood:
That must have been a great disappointment to your mother!

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Four-and-a-half years I live wit' a buddy an' his family. I think I'm diggin' a guy's character... Boy, I'm a victim of disappointment in you.

End ya sufferin', little man. Why dontcha just pack up ya gear an' move out?

'Cause ya ma's hot fa me...

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Terry Stevens - Daughter:
I'm a great disappointment to my mother.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Katherine Olivia Gatling:
Benson, what's a broken heart?

Benson DuBois:
Oh, there's no such thing, Katie. It's just a term we use to describe one of life's little disappointment that comes close to killing you.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Michael Palin:
So, this is Poona. Bit of a disappointment really.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Jake Spoon:
A man that will talk to a pig ain't no better than a farmer.

Gus McCrae:
I expected you to own a bank or at least a whorehouse by now Jake. It seems life has been a disappointment to both of us.

Jake Spoon:
That might be so, but by God, I ain't never said a word to a pig.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
I'm doing some research on this 17th century cleric who lived in this house. He thought he could make himself immortal.

Rev. Tommy Sonnenscheim:
Then I should imagine he had a great disappointment in store.

Possibly, though I saw him last night in the dining room.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli:
[trying to blackmail Hannah] How's the turtle Mrs. Stubbs? Did your kids ever figure out you switched turtles on them because I know it would be a major disappointment for the to find out.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Jake Gittes:
I wouldn't extort a nickel from my worst enemy. That's where I draw the line.

Loach Jr.:
Well, I'll tell you, Jake. I knew a whore once. For the right amount of money, she'd piss in a guy's face. But she wouldn't shit on his chest. You see, that's where she drew the line.

Jake Gittes:
Well, Junior, all I can say is: I hope she wasn't too much of a disappointment to you.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
George Sand:
Chopin, do you love me?

Frederic Chopin:
God help me, I do. You are superb.

[They kiss passionately, but Chopin stops]

Frederic Chopin:

George Sand:
[desperately] What is wrong now?

Frederic Chopin:
I'm frightened.

George Sand:
Of me?

Frederic Chopin:
Certain acts are... uh, unseemly. They are unsuitable.

George Sand:
Chopin... it's an act of love! It's the divine mystery itself!

Frederic Chopin:
You must think I'm inexperienced, but I assure you, I was baptized... in the brothels of Paris, when I first arrived. But, um... I'm so ill... and I have been for such a long time, and my body is such a great disappointment to me, that I've already said goodbye to it, I'm... not really *in it* any more, I'm just... happier floating about in music. And if I should come back... inside this miserable collection of bones, then I... am afraid that it would probably collapse altogether. Forgive me. I'm ashamed.

George Sand:
No, no. Forgive me. I'm a fraud, you know. "Divine mystery"? I never experienced that with anyone! Always had disastrous relationships. And I never manage to stay in love.

Frederic Chopin:

George Sand:
I don't know. I want too much... I think. Except when I hear you play... and when I'm around you. Look... I simply want to be with you. The rest doesn't matter. Really. Do you think we could just be together, like this?

Frederic Chopin:
Yes. Yes.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[Frost's wife has just died]

The other night I sat there. All night I sat there, trying to feel something. She was my wife, and she was dying, and I couldn't feel anything for her. Things started to go wrong for us God knows how many years ago. When we found out she couldn't have kids, I don't know, she just changed. We changed. She suddenly became all house proud. Everything had to be clean and neat and tidy. Well, you've only got to take one look at me. With my job. I'm a street copper, that's where I belong. But that wasn't good enough for her now. She wanted me to go for promotion, to be ambitious, to make something of myself. She wanted something to be proud of, you see. And what the poor cow got was me. She came to despise me in the end. I know she did. I used to dread going home, to see that look of disappointment in her face. So I stopped going home. You know, it was any excuse. Anyway, I, uh... I met someone else. When don't you? I made up my mind to leave her. On the very day that I plucked up the courage to tell her, her doctor phoned me at the station. "She's got cancer. Eighteen months to live", so they reckon. She always had trouble with her stomach. She thought it was nerves, or one thing or another. Anyway, she wanted to know. She hoped she could cope. She went to pieces. She clung to me for the first time in years, her whole body shaking. "You will look after me, Billy? You will look after me, Billy? You'll look after me, won't you?" I said, of course I'll look after you. Of course I'll stay and take care of you. I went out and I got so drunk, and I was still drunk when this call came through about this nutter with a gun. And before they could stop me, I was moving in on him. Do you know what I was thinking? All I was thinking was, "Go on, you bugger, shoot me. 'Cause I don't give a damn one way or the other." And for this outstanding act of heroism, I got a medal. I think that was the happiest day of her life, you know. She was standing next to me in my top hat at Buckingham Palace. At last I'd done something to make her proud of me. And I wasn't even there when she died. She would have liked that. "You even let me down on that, Billy. Can't trust you to do anything."

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[about Wesley Clark's decision to drop out of the presidential race]

Jon Stewart:
Now, Samantha, could you describe the attitude in Wesley Clark's campaign bus? I'd think it would be one of disappointment.

Samantha Bee:
Well, Jon, if you can just *assume* my report, then I guess I don't have to be here in Arkansas.

Jon Stewart:
I'm sorry, Samantha. Tell us, what was the mood in Clark's bus?

Samantha Bee:
Actually, disappointment was pretty apt.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Disappointment doesn't kill

Dr. Abby Barnes:
Right... rejection kills. Disappointment only maims.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Mozelle Batiste Delacroix:
Life is filled with goodbyes, Eve, a million goodbyes, and it hurts every time. Sometimes, I feel like I've lost so much, I have to find new things to lose. All I know is, there must be a divine point to it all, and it's just over my head. That when we die, it will all come clear. And then we'll say, "So that was the damn point." And sometimes, I think there's no point at all, and maybe that's the point. All I know is most people's lives are a great disappointment to them and no one leaves this earth without feeling terrible pain. And if there is no divine explanation at the end of it all, well... that's sad.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Faher Halligan:
[after Damon is acquitted for George's murder, Gwen is asked to resign from teaching at her Catholic grammar-school] ... Gwen, you know all of us have been moved by your courage during this trying time in your life. Last night, the Board of Directors decided to reward you with a sabatical, so that you could have time to heal properly.

Gwen Saticoy:
I thought the summer vacation would do that.

Faher Halligan:
In my experience, a trial such as the one you've been through can take a long while to heal.

Gwen Saticoy:
So this "healing period" would overlap next year's school calendar?

Faher Halligan:
Well, much as that would be a disappointment to us all, we're willing to sacrifice your tremendous services for the sake of your well-being.

Gwen Saticoy:
[realizes that, in effect, she's being fired] Not to mention the sake of St. Augustine's coffers. What happened, Father Halligan? Did the contributors threaten to cancel those big checks if I'm still teaching their kids?

Faher Halligan:
What the contributors did or didn't do is entirely beside the point.

Gwen Saticoy:
On the contrary, I believe it entirely IS the point.

Faher Halligan:
I TOLD them what a fine teacher you are, and how lucky the school is to have you. In the end, there was nothing else I could do.

Gwen Saticoy:
Wasn't there?

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Kitty Forman:
[to Red and Eric] Now stop fighting and help me do this crossword. I need a 4-letter word for disappointment

Red Forman:

[glares at Eric]

Kitty Forman:
[looks up nervously] It fits...

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Independence Inn.

You really should identify yourself when you answer the phone at work.

Sorry. Independence Inn, major disappointment speaking. Better?

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Cat Deeley:
Good evening, and welcome to 'Fame Academy'

Patrick Kielty:
I'm Patrick Kielty. Look, I'm Irish, I've got spiky hair, so, in theory I should be as lovable and funny as Graham Norton. So much for theories.

Cat Deeley:
And I'm Cat Deeley, top, hot, toffee-coloured totty. Later tonight you'll be seeing tears and disappointment when my agent tells me that CD:UK won't have me back after this carnage finishes.

Patrick Kielty:
Tonight we've got 12 contestants, 3 judges, 2 viewers.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Spacker Dave:
You are insignificant. You, are a coward. You, are a great disappointment to your mother and I!

[hitting buttons, then spins around on chair. Camera zooms out to reveal a videogame]

Spacker Dave:
Yes, die die die! I am the most amazing person in the world!

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
I'd say I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I'm not. I excel at not giving a shit. Experience has taught me that interest begets expectation, and expectation beget disappointment, so the key to avoiding disappointment is to avoid interest. A equals B equals C Equals A, or whatever. I also don't have a lot of interest in being a good person or a bad person. From what I can tell, either way, you're screwed. Bad people are punished by society's laws, and good people are punished by Murphy's Law. So you see my dilemma.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Hugo Jarry:
And you, Mr. Wolcott, I find you the most severe disappointment of all.

Francis Wolcott:
Often to myself, as well.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
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.More [06/29/2011 01:06:48]
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.More [07/11/2011 04:07:17]
There's a disappointment there because I still feel there's an emptiness in my career that just wasn't filled.More [07/25/2011 04:07:49]
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.More [08/01/2011 11:08:12]
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.More [08/11/2011 03:08:32]
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.More [08/17/2011 05:08:47]
I think It's a bit of a disappointment that a lot of people's Golden Age of music is still the '60s.More [08/23/2011 04:08:57]
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.More [09/01/2011 07:09:13]
Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.More [09/12/2011 11:09:41]
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.More [10/13/2011 10:10:37]
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.More [10/17/2011 12:10:34]
he beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. More [10/20/2011 11:10:40]
It's just disappointment that after all these years we're still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people.More [10/27/2011 06:10:20]
What keeps me going is a constant sense of disappointment with what I've already done.More [01/06/2012 01:01:43]
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has noted with great disappointment that some media has reported certain rumors in relation to the arbitration procedure involving the International Cycling Union (UCI), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Alberto Contador and the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC).More [02/09/2012 12:02:35]
We cannot accept it when disappointment degenerates into violence.More [02/23/2012 06:02:31]
The mentality now is a winning mentality, so when people lose they find it harder to console themselves. We compare ourselves to our peer group and if we don't achieve, our disappointment will be greater if our peer group is doing well.More [08/24/2012 05:08:30]
There is nothing far-fetched about disappointment as a subject for comedy. It's something we are all too familiar with.More [03/15/2013 04:03:14]
The most common disappointment saw the ordinary floor scales.More [04/23/2017 09:04:59]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

« Page 1 from 16, showing 1 - 60 from 941 »

Quotes of the month

Donald Trump Well, itís really quite simple. You just canít have more votes than people! [11/17/2020 09:11:16] More

Joe Biden I believe that at the moment, Russia poses the greatest threat in terms of undermining our security and alliances. Secondly, I believe China is the biggest competitor. [10/27/2020 10:10:39] More

Eugene Ryabyi Your own person is always in your heart, and neither scandal nor quarrel will get him out of there, and a stranger will not be able to take a place in it even with love and boundless tenderness. [11/11/2020 10:11:04] More

Eugene Ryabyi In order to walk through life with a happy gait, one needs to be engaged to hope and dream. [11/15/2020 05:11:08] More

Eugene Ryabyi To perceive the wisdom of life, one needs to experience all the delights of love. [11/07/2020 05:11:54] More