Quotes and Sayings about Frustration
"We can't have - we can't have a patchwork of 50 states developing their own immigration policy. I understand the frustration of people in Arizona. They want the federal government to step up and deal with this problem once and for all, and that's what we want to do."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Government, People, Policy, Frustration, states, Want)
"Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Positive, Frustration)
"I didn't know how to go about preparing for the part of someone who can't remember who he is. The frustration angle is written in, but there's also this incredible passive state."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Frustration, State)
"All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is to - act as if it were impossible to fail."
- Dorothea Brande
(Related: Act, Frustration)
"All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success."
- Dorthea Brande
(Related: Success, Failure, Act, Formula, Frustration, Right)
"The fear really hits you. That's what you feel first. And then it's the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself."
- Charles Bronson
(Related: Anger, Fear, Betrayal, Body, First, Frustration)
"It used to be that a son could look at the father, and pretty much know what life was gonna be like as an adult. There was confidence in that, and comfort in that, and frustration also."
- Clancy Brown
(Related: Life, Father, Son, Comfort, Confidence, Frustration, Pretty)
"Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Public, Writing)
"John Paul II, above all, managed to contain the huge mass of frustration, of hate that had accumulated in that region, in favour of a peaceful transition. This was, without doubt, something that changed European history."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: History, Doubt, Frustration, Hate)
"My main frustration is the fear of cancer from low dose radiation, even by radiologists."
- John Cameron
(Related: Fear, Cancer, Frustration)
"Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Work, Fatigue, Frustration, Resentment, Worry)
"I'm just generally hugely frustrated, I'm a very, very frustrated man. I'm just a ball of pent-up frustration."
- Allan Carr
(Related: Frustration, Man)
"I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Music, Anger, Soul, Frustration, Patience, Play)
"There is a frustration too, that at moments when there's not a coup, when there are not people in the streets, that the country disappears from people's consciousness."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: People, Consciousness, Country, Frustration, Moments)
"My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Anger, Business, Kitchen, Sound)
"Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?"
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Love, Music, Religion, People, Frustration, Jealousy, Neighbors, Preaching, Reality, Rituals)
"I share their frustration at times and I get down just like them when we suffer a bad result."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Frustration, Result)
"That was always my frustration with so many of these shows, because design is not an ambush... it's a relationship. You have to know how people move and live and work to be able to design for them."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Design, Work, People, Frustration)
"I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Being, Frustration, Talk, Words)
"You have to look at the history of the Middle East in particular. It has been one of failure and frustration, of feudalism and tribalism."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: History, Failure, Frustration)
"It was my angry, Dickensian novel, I suppose. It was cathartic - I expended a lot of frustration on that one."
- Richard Helms
"But clearly at the same time you've got to get out there and connect with voters and actually respond to the needs, the frustrations, whatever problems their now saying are not being adequately solved."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Time, Being, Needs, Now, Problems, Saying)
"Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Frustration, Nothing, Want)
"It is not enough to tackle the mechanics of terror organizations. We must also tackle the situations that create terrorists. We desperately need to address the frustration, the loss and the despair that drive some to these actions."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Actions, Despair, Frustration, Loss, Terror)
"A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Belief, Ambition, Frustration, Hell, Majority, Rumor)
"I actually share her view and understand her frustration when any government attempts to ban secular symbols like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Government, Christmas, Frustration, Santa claus)
"The idea in The Man that Would Be King was that the music should recreate all that majestic surrounding and emphasize the adventure, but also speak about the frustration or, rather said, the curse of both protagonists, even before happened what happens them."
- Maurice Jarre
(Related: Music, Idea, Adventure, Frustration, Man)
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Dreams, Concern, Potential)
"The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Action, Frustration, Guilt, Living, Mistakes, Sense)
"We're trying to build a platform utilizing the Internet that allows the good American people to speak out about their frustration about the polarized country that we live in politically."
- Hamilton Jordan
(Related: People, American, Country, Frustration, Internet, Trying)
"Since I'm a mother and a wife, I have to have passion or the frustration would win out. But I love managing people. The product is second to managing the people. And marketing to consumers is so challenging because it is evolving constantly."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Love, Mother, Wife, People, Frustration, Marketing, Passion)
"Despair and frustration will not shake our belief that the resistance is the only way of liberation."
- Emile Lahud
(Related: Belief, Despair, Frustration, Will)
"The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Change, Accidents, Cause, Emotions, Events, Reason)
"We must not condemn to frustration those whose job it is to protect us by failing to provide them with the necessary resources to meet the threats they face."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Frustration, Job)
"Poverty does not make people terrorists, but terrorists can exploit the frustration it creates and use it as a breeding-ground for violent ideas."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: People, Ideas, Breeding, Frustration, Poverty)
"You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Determination, Positive, Energy, Frustration, Now, Possibilities)
"I've always wanted to write a book relating my experiences growing up as a deaf child in Chicago. Contrary to what people might think, it wasn't all about hearing aids and speech classes or frustrations."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: People, Chicago, Growing up, Hearing, Speech)
"It is criminal to put our servicemen and women in harm's way and to put the lives of so many civilians on the line for the misguided frustrations of the Bush administration."
- Dave Matthews
(Related: Women, Harm)
"In terms of the frustration of my character, I suppose any teenager has probably gone through that, in terms of telling their parents, I want to do one thing, and their parent says no. I think parents sometimes forget that they were children."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Character, Children, Forget, Frustration, Parents, Want)
"Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work - though it's not necessarily evident in anything that's finished."
- Bruce Nauman
(Related: Anger, Work, Frustration)
"I find it very difficult to relax. I find it increasingly difficult to find outlets for my frustration."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Frustration, Relax)
"A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning."
- Chuck Noll
(Related: Life, Winning, Coach, Enjoyment, Frustration)
"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Religion, People, Sentiment)
"On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we're going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future."
- Barack Obama
(Related: People, Fear, Progress, Hope, Vision, Answers, Country, Feeling, Frustration, Future, Giving, Job, Sense)
"You know, I was such a big Beatles fan, and when I'd buy a new album I'd invariably hate it the first time I heard it 'cause it was a mixture of absolute joy and absolute frustration. I couldn't grasp what they'd done, and I'd hate myself for that."
- Andy Partridge
(Related: Time, First, Frustration, Hate, Joy)
"In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word "frustration"."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: Living, Obvious, Word)
"It's thrilling. There's birth and death and frustration and victory in raising horses. It's like a little microcosm of life is built into the short lives of these creatures."
- John Phillips
(Related: Death, Life, Victory, Frustration, Horses)
"To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them."
- Hugh Prather
(Related: Actions, Frustration, Results, Reward)
"Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe."
- Sumner Redstone
(Related: Success, Failure, Frustration)
"Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates."
- Mordecai Richler
(Related: Time, Dying, Frustration, Writing)
"I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Failure, Frustration, Living, Now, Past)
"With Stacy, it was interesting because you know he was within all this chaos, all these different lives that were so broken and so much anger and so much frustration and their skating came out of that, their different styles came out of that."
- John Robinson
(Related: Anger, Chaos, Frustration)
"I know there has long been a great frustration among the African Americans in Nevada over their belief that we have not adequately responded to their desires to become more educated and more productive citizens."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Belief, African, Americans, Frustration)
"I was an accomplice in my own frustration."
- Peter Shaffer
"Working in an underdeveloped land for two or three years, the volunteer will often find that his work is routine and full of frustration."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Work, Frustration, Land, Routine, Will, Years)
"Life is not an easy matter... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: Life, Idea, Cynicism, Frustration, Misery, Weakness)
"Lives have been altered in fundamental ways, and later, after they acquire a more complete understanding of what goals are actually attainable, many are left facing a lot of pain and frustration. And yet, there's no culture of complaint."
- Garry Trudeau
(Related: Goals, Complaint, Culture, Frustration, Pain, Understanding)
"Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations."
- Samuel Ullman
(Related: Feelings, Ability, Act, Dignity, Maturity, Measure, Spiritual)
"The social sciences were for all those who had not yet decided what to do with their lives, and for all those whose premature frustrations led them into the sterile alleys of confrontation."
- Peter Ustinov
"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: Exhaustion, Frustration, Laughter, Tears)
"It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Bitterness, Frustration)
"We started the company out of frustration with the employer that we had because we were building great stuff and there was no way that this stuff was ever going to get into the hands of the people who could use it."
- John Warnock
(Related: People, Building, Company, Frustration)
"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
(Related: Action, Hope, Americans, Apathy, Despair, Disappointment, Frustration, Vote)
"I identify with this guy's frustration and inability to control his fury at moments. I even identify with the way that this guy covers up a lot with humour. So yeah, it's interesting."
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Control, Frustration, Moments)
"In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within."
- Chen Ning Yang
(Related: Anger, People, Corruption, Expression, Frustration, Oppression)