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I'll think I have a few wonderful friends and all of a sudden, ooh, here it comes. They do a lot of things. They talk about you to the press, to their friends, tell stories, and you know, it's disappointing.
Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing.
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
You're always a little disappointing in person because you can't be the edited essence of yourself.
But I found that disappointing people is a good thing, because disapproval is freedom.
When something disappointing happened, my mother would remind me not to let that become my focus. There's still so much to be grateful for.
For me the printing process is part of the magic of photography. It's that magic that can be exciting, disappointing, rewarding and frustrating all in the same few moments in the darkroom.
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.
Gael Garcia Bernal
I like to do drama, something about life that could be disappointing.
The exit polls suggest that after a relatively disappointing first term, Obama managed to reassemble almost all of his 2008 electorate.
I woke up full of hate and fear the day before the most recent peace march in San Francisco. This was disappointing: I'd hoped to wake up feeling somewhere between Virginia Woolf and Wavy Gravy.
When you're a very ambitious person, the things that are disappointing are when other people around you aren't as enthusiastic.
It's so disappointing, to put it mildly, that people know so much about my life. Because it means that they're always trying to look at my books in terms of my life.
When you're trying to pass on the best of the stuff you're culling to what should be a hungry culture but you have it diminished... that's kind of disappointing.
If a book I've committed myself to review turns out to be 'disappointing' I make an effort to present it objectively to the reader, including a good number of excerpts from the text, so that the reader might form his or her own opinion independent of my own.
Joyce Carol Oates
It's always bitterly disappointing to people to see how normally one can live.
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.
An obsessive attention to the news, I've realized, only serves to paint a picture of the world as a throbbing blob of dysfunction, most news falling somewhere on a scale from disappointing to calamitous.
I feel like a human pinata. The disappointing thing is, no candy is going to spill out.
There's a variety and depth to the song topics I get to write about in children's music and books: being able to write about things I wouldn't normally write about, like a disappointing pancake, or monsters or opposite day is really different than writing about heartbreak and relationships.
It's precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life.
Even great people are always slightly disappointing, which is generally what makes them interesting.
I had the feeling I was going to be successful, and I didn't want to be another disappointing Indian.
I never felt I was quite the ticket academically. I always felt I had to put in an enormous amount of effort not to be disappointing. So I worked really hard, but at the time it suited me, because I didn't do very much else.
Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag.
My greatest fear is disappointing the reader, so each book has to be better than the one before.
It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming of themselves like grass.
There are so few women in general who aren't completely threatened and confused by other women's success. It's very disappointing.
When you come off something really disappointing, you want to come back and kind of regroup and get involved in something positive right away.
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