— Kambri Crews American storyteller 1971
„I wake up every morning disappointed that I have to wear pants and walk. Imagination has a way of breeding disappointment.“
„The last speaker alluded to this movement as being that of a few disappointed women. From the first years to which my memory stretches, I have been a disappointed woman... I was disappointed when I came to seek a profession worthy an immortal being—every employment was closed to me, except those of the teacher, the seamstress, and the housekeeper. In education, in marriage, in religion, in everything, disappointment is the lot of woman. It shall be the business of my life to deepen this disappointment in every woman's heart until she bows down to it no longer.“
— Lucy Stone American abolitionist and suffragist 1818 - 1893
Remark made at a National Woman's Rights Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. (1855) as quoted in Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings (1972) by Miriam Schnier
— Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957
— Ridley Scott English film director and film producer 1937
Context: I do despair. That's a heavy word, but picking up a newspaper every day, how can you not despair at what's happening in the world, and how we're represented as human beings? The disappointments and corruption are dismaying at every level. And the biggest source of evil is of course religion. … Can you think of a good one? A just and kind and tolerant religion? … Everyone is tearing each other apart in the name of their personal god. And the irony is, by definition, they're probably worshipping the same god.
— Norman Mailer American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007
„There are two ways of waking up in the morning. One is to say, 'Good morning, God,' and the other is to say, 'Good God, morning'!“
— Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Letter to Reverend William Henry Channing http://web.csustan.edu:80/english/reuben/pal/chap4/channing_henry.html (21 February 1841) quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1898) by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, p. 112.
— Roger Zelazny American speculative fiction writer 1937 - 1995
„One man, he disappoint me;
He give me the gouge and he take my glee.
Now every other man I see
Remind me of the one man who disappoint me.“
— Fiona Apple singer-songwriter, musician 1977
Get Him Back
„I got disappointed in human nature as well and gave it up because I found it too much like my own.“
— J. P. Donleavy Novelist, playwright, essayist 1926
A Fairy Tale of New York (London: Eyre Methuen, 1973) p. 224.
— William Carlos Williams American poet 1883 - 1963
Context: It's a strange world made up of disappointments for the most part. I keep writing largely because I get a satisfaction from it which can't be duplicated elsewhere. It fills the moments which otherwise are either terrifying or depressed. Not that I live that way, work too quiets me. My chief dissatisfaction with myself at the moment is that I don't seem to be able to lose myself in what I have to do as I should like to. Letter to Robert McAlmon (8 August 1943), published in The Selected Letters of William Carlos Williams (1957) edited by John C. Thirlwall, p. 216