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1. "Do you know that moment when you paint a landscape as a child and, when you're maybe under seven or something, the sky is just a blue stripe across the top of the paper? And then there's that somewhat disappointing moment when the teacher tells you that the sky actually comes down in amongst all the branches. And it's like life changes at that moment and becomes much more complicated and a little bit more boring, as it's rather tedious to fill in the branches…"
Author: Alan Rickman
2. "It was always disappointing to see that what I could really master in terms of form boiled down to so little."
Author: Alberto Giacometti
3. "The study of law can be disappointing at times, a matter of applying narrow rules and arcane procedure to an uncooperative reality; a sort of glorified accounting that serves to regulate the affairs of those who have power--and that all too often seeks to explain, to those who do not, the ultimate wisdom and justness of their condition.But that's not all the law is. The law is also memory; the law also records a long-running conversation, a nation arguing with its conscience."
Author: Barack Obama
4. "Personally, I've always found the study of life incredibly boring – I much prefer to just live it. I do enjoy speculating on life, though. But to go and ruin that speculation by checking it against facts, it's terribly disappointing. I'm afraid it would turn me into a cynic."
Author: Bauvard
5. "Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing."
Author: Bernard Baruch
6. "Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others."
Author: Brene Brown
7. "You know how sometimes you remember a place you once loved, a movie you've enjoyed, only to be disappointed when you return to that place or see that movie for a second time? Well, it wasn't disappointing. She sounds exactly as I remember her—and there is still something so warm and caring about her that it is difficult to hate her for how she abandoned us."
Author: Christina Westover
8. "The contracts are structured different than athletes in America, but for me, it was good to move on and go back to playing in the premiere league, which is the best league. It was disappointing, as far as the team goes, but for me, there wasn't much I could do."
Author: Claudio Reyna
9. "The food in Europe is pretty disappointing. I like fried chicken. But other than that Europe is great."
Author: Donnie Wahlberg
10. "I regularly invite educators and leaders to send me their questions, and hundreds of them do so every month. The most common question, however, is one to which my response is probably most disappointing. The question is "How do I get better buy-in from my staff before I implement some critically needed changes?" The answer is "You don't."
Author: Douglas B. Reeves
11. "Now I'll just have to do without."She raised her eyebrows. "I'm sorry?"Then Maximus did something very strange: he went on one knee before her."This isn't right at all," he said, continuing to glare as if he found it all her fault.She sat up. "What are you doing?""Artemis Greaves, will you do me the honor of —""Are you insane?" she demanded. "What of your father? Your conviction that you must marry for the dukedom?""My father is dead," he said softly. "And I've decided the dukedom can go hang.""But —""Hush," he snapped. "I'm trying to propose to you properly even without my mother's necklace.""But why?" she asked..."I know that this is rather disappointing," he said. "But I intend to make you respectable."
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
12. ". . . I can see how the issue of exercising corporate control over users content is truly enraging here, on a site significantly made by these contributors. It's unavoidable that we come to this, in my opinion (corporations always do), and GR/Amazon has all keys to the kingdom, but I can see why it's so disappointing and enraging.Your content is theirs to do with as they please, their software works as they want, your choices are take it or leave it.The Internet is no longer for sharing (nor for porn!), it's for corporations to exercise their control over users."
Author: G.R. Reader
13. "We think that democracy can change a lot of things, but we're being fooled, because democracy is not the election. We've been taught that democracy is having elections. And it isn't. Elections are the most horrendous aspect of democracy. It's the most mundane, trivial, disappointing, dirty aspect."
Author: Gael Garcia Bernal
14. "Tom has a theory that homosexuals and single women in their thirties have natural bonding: both being accustomed to disappointing their parents and being treated as freaks by society."
Author: Helen Fielding
15. "Waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought. Useless and disappointing." ~ Sam (Hilary Duff), A Cinderella Story"
Author: Hilary Duff
16. "We start off with high hopes, then we bottle it. We realise that we're all going to die, without really finding out the big answers. We develop all those long-winded ideas which just interpret the reality of our lives in different ways, without really extending our body of worthwhile knowledge, about the big things, the real things. Basically, we live a short disappointing life; and then we die. We fill up our lives with shite, things like careers and relationships to delude ourselves that it isn't all totally pointless."
Author: Irvine Welsh
17. "You just had a disappointing date with Parker, and you smiled when Travis called. Are you really that dense?"
Author: Jamie McGuire
18. "But I guess everything in life is a bit disappointing, isn't it?"
Author: John Stephens
19. "The time to read Madame Bovary is when your romantic hopes and desires have crashed, and you will believe that your future relationships will have disappointing - even devastating - consequences."
Author: John Irving
20. "Wilbur Larch knew that freedom was an orphan's most dangerous illusion, and when he finally heard from Homer, he scanned the oddly formal letter, which was disappointing in its lack of detail. Regarding illusions, and all the rest, there was simply no evidence.‘I am learning to swim,' wrote Homer Wells. (I know! I know! Tell me about it! Thought Wilbur Larch.) ‘I do better at driving,' Homer added."
Author: John Irving
21. "I think most writers' houses are disappointing. What's much more atmospheric and interesting are the places they wrote about."
Author: Joseph Kanon
22. "But I don't think any parent can expect to escape this life without disappointing his child at some point. And the same could be said the other way around. We all of us fall short now and again, and disappoint someone dear to us, or ourselves. Thankfully, my parents have always been the forgiving sort."
Author: Julie Klassen
23. "Dean coughed helpfully. Somewhere in the cough was the word "persuasion." He was throwing Mo a lifeline.Mo preferred to go down. "I haven't actually read any Austen. I'm more into mysteries, crime fiction, courtroom stuff." This was disappointing, but not damning. On the other hand it was a failing; on the other, manfully owned up to. If only Mo had stopped there."I don't read much women's stuff. I like a good plot," he said.Prudie finished her drink and set her glass down so hard you could hear it hit. "Austen can plot like a son of a bitch," she said. "Bernadette, I believe you were telling us about your first husband.""I could start with my second. Or the one after that," Bernadette offered. Down with plot! Down with Mo!"
Author: Karen Joy Fowler
24. "To the people who tries to make me suffer, or like to see me suffer, better luck everytime and sorry for disappointing you each time."
Author: Karthhic
25. "To refer even in passing to unpublished or struggling authors and their problems is to put oneself at some risk, so I will say here and now that any unsolicited manuscripts or typescripts sent to me will be destroyed unread. You must make your way yourself. Why you should be so set on the nearly always disappointing profession is a puzzling question."
Author: Kingsley Amis
26. "She hadn't expected to be sorry, and at first she wasn't. The act itself was neither disappointing nor magical; it was what it was: a new closeness. A shared secret."
Author: Laini Taylor
27. "They burn books now, mama.The monsters burn fucking books now, mama. They have eyes full of disappointing madness. Their tongues taste like fulvous indoctrination. They teach us. Teach us sadism, hatred, lust to kill, conformity. What do you see when you look at me? Daddy?"
Author: Laura Gentile
28. "The truth is so often disappointing, or ugly; don't you find that, ma petite?"
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
29. "They handled it very badly. It was disappointing and very humiliating. John York was very rude. He never consulted with me over what he said to the press."
Author: Louise Jameson
30. "Yeah, sure," I scoffed. "You're the picture of respectability and moral character…You expect me to believe you were your parents' worst nightmare? What was your criminal act of choice—drunken bar fights? Or maybe grand theft auto? Don't tell me you sold the crown jewels to buy drugs…It's so disappointingly cliché."
Author: M.A. George
31. "Second records aren't usually very good. Even Bob Dylan's was a bit disappointing."
Author: Madeleine Peyroux
32. "A note of caution: We can never achieve goals that envy sets for us. Looking at your friends and wishing you had what they had is a waste of precious energy. Because we are all unique, what makes another happy may do the opposite for you. That's why advice is nice but often disappointing when heeded."
Author: Marcus Buckingham
33. "Shoot. It's always so disappointing to realize the world goes on without me."
Author: Meg Donohue
34. "Fine," Connor tells him. "Think about stuff until your head explodes. But the only thing I want to think about is surviving to eighteen."I find your shallowness both refreshing and disappointing at the same time. Do you think that means I need therapy?"
Author: Neal Shusterman
35. "Does that help? Probably not, unless you are sane enough to believe that the truth about anyone is disappointing, the truth about me especially so."
Author: Nick Hornby
36. "Sophisticated people seem to think that "the truth" must always be dark, disappointing, disillusioning. But this is not so at all. Most of the time, darkness, disappointment, and disillusionment are the illusion.Truth is neutral. Our decisions determine what darkens and what lightens our lives."
Author: Orson Scott Card
37. "If your hope disappoints you, it is the wrong kind of hope. You see, hope in God never disappoints, precisely because it is hope *in God.* This means that hope placed in any other thing will always end up disappointing."
Author: Paul David Tripp
38. "When you're a very ambitious person, the things that are disappointing are when other people around you aren't as enthusiastic."
Author: Reba McEntire
39. "It's disappointing to see films become pure entertainment, so that it's not an art form."
Author: Richard Linklater
40. "I mean, at first, it was kind of disappointing. But people recover from disappointment. Otherwise we'd all be hanging from nooses. Right?"
Author: Sarah Dessen
41. "Anna seems warmer every time I meet her, thinks Lou. Funny, that. Some people, who seem friendly on first impression, turn out to be disappointingly superficial, whereas the aloof ones, like Anna, emerge as affectionate and loyal."
Author: Sarah Rayner
42. "Honestly, if I was looking at myself and I cheated, then I'd just think, 'Wow, how disappointing, I actually thought you were better than that.' It's about me and about the kind of man I want to be."
Author: Seal
43. "One of the tricky things about running a TV show is that you just never know how good the guest stars you cast on a weekly basis, how good they're going to be in the episode. Sometimes they surprise you in good ways and sometimes they surprise you in disappointing ways."
Author: Shawn Ryan
44. "Jerusalem has a way of disappointing in tormenting both conquerors and visitors. The contrast between the real and heavenly cities is so excruciating that a hundred patients a year are committed to this city's asylum, suffering from the Jerusalem Syndrome, a madness of anticipation, disappointment and delusion."
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
45. "When God creates Eve, he calls her an ezer kenegdo. 'It is not good for the man to be alone, I shall make him [an ezer kenegdo]' (Gen. 2:18 Alter). Hebrew scholar Robert Alter, who has spent years translating the book of Genesis, says that this phrase is 'notoriously difficult to translate.' The various attempts we have in English are "helper" or "companion" or the notorious "help meet." Why are these translations so incredibly wimpy, boring, flat...disappointing? What is a help meet, anyway? What little girl dances through the house singing "One day I shall be a help meet?" Companion? A dog can be a companion. Helper? Sounds like Hamburger Helper. Alter is getting close when he translates it "sustainer beside him" The word ezer is used only twenty other places in the entire Old Testament. And in every other instance the person being described is God himself, when you need him to come through for you desperately."
Author: Stasi Eldredge
46. "The most disappointing thing this week is that Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan, because he was the intellectual leader of the Republican Party. Because Paul Ryan decided to join Mitt Romney's ticket, he is completely reversed himself on some of the issues he has been very strong on, like the $716 billion in savings that are in two of his budgets."
Author: Stephanie Cutter
47. "Even great people are always slightly disappointing, which is generally what makes them interesting."
Author: Steve Coogan
48. "You're just scared. You're afraid of what you're unfamiliar with. You're too worried about disappointing people. You stifle your own potential because of what you think others expect of you- because you still follow the rules you've been given."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
49. "Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag."
Author: Van Morrison
50. "School is disappointing. If science is exciting and art is exhilarating, the schools and universities have achieved the not inconsiderable feat of rendering both dull. As every scientist and poet knows, one discovers both vocations in spite of, not because of school. It takes years to recover from the stupor of being taught Shakespeare in English Lit and Wheatstone's bridge in Physics."
Author: Walker Percy

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I was always into fashion, and used to go on spending sprees when I was a university student in Miami. My father would be furious, but I would always say, 'It was an emergency! I had a party to go to!'"
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