"Enter, my friend, enter. How goes your trade?" "In all candor, not too well," said Cugel. "I am both perplexed and disappointed, for my talismans are not obviously useless."
Not every painter has a gift for painting, in fact, many painters are disappointed when they meet with difficulties in art. Painting done under pressure by artists without the necessary talent can only give rise to formlessness, as painting is a profession that requires peace of mind. The painter must always seek the essence of things, always represent the essential characteristics and emotions of the person he is painting...titian
...[T]ry not to be too angry or disappointed with your fellow Americans. Most of them don't care about politics as much as the majority of my readers, and the education they have received about it from the government's public school system is nothing more than a septic tank full of warmed-over self-serving statist lies and leftist propaganda.l. neil smith
Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. – In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? – Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?blair hugh
The only reason why God created man is because he was disappointed with the monkey.mark twain
You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won't happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.Joel Osteen
Igot disappointed in human nature as well and gave it up because I found it too much like my own.
I was disappointed it wasn't reported that I said Rio Ferdinand was the best defender in the world.rio ferdinand
Curiously, it is hard not to be a little optimistic about the future for Zimbabwe (as nobody at all calls it yet, except in political speeches). The fear is not that there will be mass slaughter of the whites, followed by their flight to South Africa and the collapse of the economy, but that the need to retain white confidence may mean that the blacks are badly disappointed.simon hoggart
California is a tragic country — like Palestine, like every Promised Land. Its short history is a fever-chart of migrations — the land rush, the gold rush, the oil rush, the movie rush, the Okie fruit-picking rush, the wartime rush to the aircraft factories — followed, in each instance, by counter-migrations of the disappointed and unsuccessful, moving sorrowfully homeward.christopher isherwood
Certainly we were disappointed. But the thing that really kept us in our spirits was that the entire country was behind us.aamir khan
This debate is coming down essentially to two visions — Mr. Harper's vision for Canada and my vision for Canada, and to a decision to be made by people disappointed by Mr. (Stephane) Dionjack layton
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.beverly sills
Of all the uses of adversity which are sweet, none are sweeter than those which grow out of disappointed love…henry taylor
We have so often been disappointed that we must not be too sure of anything, save of God’s help and presence which He will never withhold.james hudson taylor
Contempt for science could perhaps depend on the fact that, science hasn’t been able to solve any of our basic problems, for example the environmental pollution or the problems with HIV and AIDS. This is the worst disease of our time, and scientists are lost. I believe that many people are disappointed with science when the answers we need are not delivered.björn ulvaeus
'No, not one little song,' replied the Rat firmly, though his heart bled as he noticed the trembling lip of the poor disappointed Toad. 'It's no good, Toady; you know well that your songs are all conceit and boasting and vanity; and your speeches are all self-praise and and well, and gross exaggeration and and ' 'And gas,' put in the Badger, in his common way.Kenneth Grahame
A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and am cultivating a garden.Alexander Hamilton
Although he is disappointed, I know he will step forward and play a really important part in Labour’s future.harriet harman
She would have come from Paradise and complained to God that the apple wasn’t a winesap at all, but a great big pulpy Washington Delicious; and after the Ark she would have said that there had not been the animals, the spring rains, and the nice long ocean-voyage the prospectus from the travel agency had led her to expect and that she had been most disappointed at not finding on Mount Ararat Prometheus.Randall Jarrell
I [Boswell] was somewhat disappointed in finding that the edition of The English Poets , for which he was to write Prefaces and Lives, was not an undertaking directed by him: but that he was to furnish a Preface and Life to any poet the booksellers pleased. I asked him if he would do this to any dunce's works, if they should ask him. JOHNSON: "Yes, Sir, and say he was a dunce."samuel johnson
If there are but few who interest thee, why shouldst thou be disappointed if but few find thee interesting?john lancaster spalding
If we are disappointed that men give little heed to what we utter is it for their sake or our own?john lancaster spalding
Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.oscar wilde
Surely God must have been disappointed in Adam: He made Eve so different.
Blessed is he who expects nothing for he shall never be disappointed.
Blessed are those that nought expect, For they shall not be disappointed.
Of all the uses of adversity which are sweet, none are sweeter than those which grow out of disappointed love…