— M. K. Hobson American writer 1969
The Hidden Goddess (2011), Chapter 4, “Dmitri” (p. 46)
„Of all the uses of adversity which are sweet, none are sweeter than those which grow out of disappointed love…“
— Henry Taylor English playwright and poet 1800 - 1886
Notes from Life (1853), The Ways of the Rich and Great.
„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
„In the end, the desolate age always turns instinctively to Classicism, which if nothing else legislates against certain kinds of disappointment.“
— Don Paterson Poet 1963
Aphorisms in Poetry, vol. 187, n. 1, October 2005
„Although he is disappointed, I know he will step forward and play a really important part in Labour’s future.“
— Harriet Harman British politician 1950
On David Miliband's narrow defeat to become Leader of the Labour Party http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2010/09/27/david-miliband-will-not-quit-his-seat-in-south-shields-61634-27347209/, September 27, 2010.
„The strength of a love is always misjudged if we evaluate it by its immediate cause and not the stress that went before it, the dark and hollow space full of disappointment and loneliness that precedes all the great events in the heart's history.“
— Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories
— George Eliot, livro Daniel Deronda
Daniel Deronda (1876)
— George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799
1780s, Context: My manner of living is plain. I do not mean to be put out of it. A glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready; and such as will be content to partake of them are always welcome. Those, who expect more, will be disappointed, but no change will be effected by it. Letter to George William Fairfax (25 June 1786), published in The Writings Of George Washington (1835) by Jared Sparks, p. 175
„She had expected to encounter death as a kind of existential depth and had been disappointed. But maybe there was a deeper truth there. Maybe profundity actually is a mode of disappointment. The rhythm of the climax—joy and despair, sex and pain—is of course the currency of life. Death can only ever be a sort of anticlimactic belatedness.“
— Adam Roberts, livro Jack Glass: The Story of a Murderer
Jack Glass (2012), Part 2, Chapter 3, “The Utility of Dreaming” (pp. 119-120).
„I believe that more women are disappointed in marriage than men; a woman gives the whole of her heart — the man only gives the remains of his, and very often there is only a little left. Besides his idol is rarely so much the work of his own hands as her's; at the end of the first year she may ask, where are the picturesque and ennobling qualities with which she invested her lover? in nine cases out of ten echo will indeed answer “where."“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
Literary Remains, No.15. Ivanhoe — REBECCA.
„I wish to know your Excellency's pleasure about my returning to camp. I expect Mrs. Greene will be put to bed every day. She is very desirous of my stay until that event; and, as she has set her heart so much upon it, I could wish to gratify her, for fear of some disagreeable consequences, as women sometimes, under such circumstances, receive great injury by being disappointed.“
— Nathanael Greene American general in the American Revolutionary War 1742 - 1786
Letter to George Washington (September 1778)