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Best 175 Frustration Quotes

Frustration Quotes

This post contains some of the best frustration quotes.

Frustration Quotes

1. “A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.” — Chuck Noll

2. “A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.” – Eric Hoffer

3. “A sense of humor is God’s antidote for anger and frustration.” – Rick Warren

4. “After years of frustration, I finally left my corporate job and focused on the websites. With focus and perseverance, I was able to learn and apply many different theories – some worked, others were disastrous, but I never gave up.” – Catherine Pulsifer

5. “All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.” – Wayne Dyer

6. “All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration.” – Tony Robbins

7. “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.” — Dorothea Brande

8. “As he plays their relationship over in his mind like a movie, he wonders: What if his heart’s delight doesn’t call? Will life be worth living then? ” – Per Nilsson

9. “Barriers tend to intensify romance. It’s called the ‘Romeo and Juliet effect.’ I call it ‘frustration attraction.’” — Helen Fisher

10. “Be patient when you are frustrated. Be silent when you are angry. Be brave when you are confronted with challenges.” – Dr. T.P. Chia

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11. “Being alone with fear can rapidly turn into panic. Being alone with frustration can rapidly turn into anger. Being alone with disappointment can rapid turn into discouragement and, even worse, despair.” – Mark Goulston

12. “But I remember thinking that learning how to endure your disappointment and frustration is part of the job of a creative person. If you want to be an artist of any sort, it seemed to me, then handling your frustration is a fundamental aspect of the work – perhaps the single most fundamental aspect of the work.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

13. “Change is gradual, trying to change too many things at once is what leads to frustration and failure – instead, pick any one particular trait or characteristic that you would like to change and start working specifically on that.” – Michael Andrews

14. “Controlling your time helps overcome frustration and brings life into balance and order, giving you the feeling of control and poise.” – Bill Newman

15. “Customer service skills help you keep your happy customers happy, help prevent customers from becoming unhappy and taking out their frustrations on you, and help you deal effectively and quickly with customers who are upset and unhappy.” – Robert Bacal

16. “Did you ever notice how difficult it is to argue with someone who is not obsessed with being right?” – Wayne Dyer

17. “Do not be afraid to express your goal to the other person because failure to communicate can be a major cause of frustration.” – Jim Berry

18. “Don’t say ka, Roland. If you say ka one more time … my head’ll explode. ” – Stephen King

19. “Dreams that are planned are called frustration.” — Bill Duke

20. “During the day, you can go from task to task, to meet each colleague and each person no matter how frustrating without losing your temper, or showing frustration by being arrogant or ignorant. After all, it is only one day.” – Byron Pulsifer

21. “Expectation feeds frustration. It is an unhealthy attachment to people, things, and outcomes as wish we could control; but don’t.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

22. “Expectation is the mother of all frustration.” — Antonio Banderas

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23. “Explain your anger instead of expressing it, and you’ll find solutions instead of arguments.” – Unknown

24. “For many of us, football is both a source of frustration and absolute euphoria.” — Nish Kumar

25. “For me, being upset is different than being frustrated. Frustration, it’s a little more deep inside. Being upset, you can get over it the next day.” – Raphael Assuncao

26. “Forget perfect on the first try. In the face of frustration, your best tool is a few deep breaths and remembering that you can do anything once you’ve practiced two hundred times. Seriously.” – Andrea Buchanan

27. “Four Horsemen–Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, and Despair.” – Bill Wilson

28. “Freedom aggravates at least as much as it alleviates frustration. Freedom of choice places the whole blame of failure on the shoulders of the individual.” – Eric Hoffer

29. “From my anger, frustration, and hurt, I wrote the short story that would later become ‘The Hate U Give.’” — Angie Thomas

30. “Frustration always comes before the achievement.” – Unknown

31. “Frustration is a sign I am acting independently. The more you try your own way, the tighter the doors will stay closed.” – Joyce Meyer

32. “Frustration is a very positive sign. It means that the solution to your problem is within range, but what you’re currently doing isn’t working, and you need to change your approach in order to achieve your goal.” – Anthony Robbins

33. “Frustration is an inevitable part of success. When you are passionate about something and you fail for the first time, there’s nothing more motivating than the feeling of frustration you get.” – Unknown

34. “Frustration is commonly the difference between what you would like to be and what you are willing to sacrifice to become what you would like to be.” – Unknown

35. “Frustration is fuel that can lead to the development of an innovative and useful idea.” – Marley Dias

36. “Frustration is out of expectation; expectation is our projection. All kinds of love frustrate unless love is based in meditation.” – Rajneesh

37. “Frustration is the first step toward improvement. It’s only when I face frustration and use it to fuel my dedication that I feel myself moving forward.” – John Bingham

38. “Frustration is the fuel that can lead to the development of an innovative and useful idea.” — Marley Dias

39. “Frustration is the nagging feeling that tells us we are not listening or following our intuition.” – J.R. Incer

40. “Frustration smells like air freshener at office.” – Unknown

41. “Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.” – Bo Bennett

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42. “Frustration, disillusionment and a profound sense of loss came to characterize the war-weary survivors and influenced their artistic productions.” – Paul Brody

43. “Hope fills the holes of my frustration in my heart.” – Emanuel Cleaver

44. “How many times have we attempted the impossible and tried to change other people. Often this ends up being an exercise of frustration as attempting to change others truly is a waste of time!” – Catherine Pulsifer

45. “How we decide to react to what is thrown at us is what determines our level or happiness or frustration.” – Folorunsho Mejabi

46. “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

47. “I can’t stand the sight of them huddled together against the truth, deaf and dumb to anything remotely real.” – Libba Bray

48. “I feel like you get more bees with honey. But that doesn’t mean I don’t get frustrated in my life. My way of dealing with frustration is to shut down and to think and speak logically.” – Beyonce Knowles

49. “I have moments of huge frustration because of my inability to express myself linguistically as clearly as I would like to.” – David Gilmour

50. “I make things of my own that aren’t that glam, but I’m not known for that, which has always been a bit of a frustration for me.” — Vera Wang

51. “I mean, I have moments of huge frustration because of my inability to express myself linguistically as clearly as I would like to.” — David Gilmour

52. “I punched the pillow, harder and harder. Then I missed and punched the wall instead.” – Jacqueline Wilson

53. “I think that crying is a way women and men express frustration, anger, or passion. And we should not feel compelled to mute those emotions.” — Jennifer Palmieri

54. “I understand the family’s frustration, but we’re working on this expeditiously… We’re not going to sacrifice accuracy and thoroughness for speed.” – John Connelly

55. “I was an accomplice in my own frustration.” — Peter Shaffer

56. “I was very sensitive, so when sensitivity has no place to go, it’s often turned into anger or frustration.” – Sam Levinson

57. “I would’ve expected (frustration), but people understand what working with technology is all about. And I think people are helping each other out.” – Pat James

58. “I’m not good in all emergencies. The frustration of an unopenable jar of jam can tip me over the edge, but at least I could use it adequately to cave in the heads of the undead.” — Sarah Millican

59. “I’m sick of a system where the richest man gets the most beautiful girl if he wants her, where the artist without an income has to sell his talents to a button manufacturer.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

60. “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

61. “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” – Anthony Robbins

62. “If the human body recognized agony and frustration, people would never run marathons, have babies, or play baseball.” — Carlton Fisk

63. “If you are in a customer service role, your smile makes people a lot more amenable to work with you and you will certainly find a lot fewer people who will take their frustration out on you.” – Byron Pulsifer

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64. “If you so choose, every mistake can lead to greater understanding and effectiveness. If you so choose, every frustration can help you to be more patient and more persistent.” – Ralph Marston

65. “If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second: Have you actually flat-out asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining. You can’t expect the world to read your mind. You have to put it out there, and sometimes putting it out there is as simple as saying, ‘Hey, can I have that?‘” – Sophia Amoruso

66. “In computing, turning obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word ‘frustration’.” — Alan Perlis

67. “In fact, what do you know that can be done without a bit of struggle? Could it be acquiring an education, or learning a new skill, or developing a successful business, or an accomplished painter, musician, or athlete? Well, the answer is obvious; none of these were acquired without work, effort, struggle, overcoming obstacles, perseverance, giving up free time, or long hours of frustration until a skill was developed.” – Byron Pulsifer

68. “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca

69. “It is a pity that most of the frustrated are those who dreamed great dreams once, and, lost!” – Johnson. V

70. “It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness, and a mood of helplessness prevail.” — Lech Walesa

71. “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.” — Hussein of Jordan

72. “It is okay of airing out your frustration, just don’t dwell on them. Find out the cause and find a solution of getting rid of it. If you can’t have the solution much as well accept it.” – Ann Marie Aguilar

73. “It is within your hands to be frustrated in life or not. Just your expectations should become smaller, smaller, smaller, and in the same proportion the frustration will become smaller. A day will come when there will be no expectation; then you will never come across any frustration.” – Rajneesh

74. “It must be frustrating for him to have a son as clever as me. It must be hard knowing that he can never win.” – Andy Griffiths

75. “It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.”― Steve Maraboli

76. “It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.” – Phil McGraw

77. “It’s better to cry than be angry, because anger hurts others while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanse the heart.” – Pope John Paul

78. “It’s so frustrating to know how terrible, how fake a person actually is, yet everyone loves them because they put on a good show.” – Unknown

79. “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” – Anthony Robbins

80. “Just remember: if ever you feel weighed down by the bureaucracy and often mundanity of modern life, don’t fight the frustration. Let it be the catalyst for whimsy.” — James Veitch

81. “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

82. “Learn how to turn frustration into fascination. You will learn more being fascinated by life than you will by being frustrated by it.” – Jim Rohn

83. “Leave it to the gods—that is all we can do, leave it to the gods.” – Anita Desai

84. “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho

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85. “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

86. “Looking back at the times where I allowed my work to create stress and frustration in my life, I now realize what I thought was important really was not. I am not saying you should not take your work seriously, what I am saying is that we need to realize that life is all about balance.” – Catherine Pulsifer

87. “Lots of mothers wishing that these days, while their sons walk to California, where rain comes, and the color green doesn’t seem like such a miracle, and hope rises daily, like sap in a stem. And I think, some day I’m going to walk there too, through New Mexico and Arizona and Nevada. Some day, I’ll leave behind the wind, and the dust and walk my way West and make myself to home in that distant place of green vines and promise.” – Karen Hesse

88. “Louis struggled with his temper and went silently back to the wagon. The keys were gone, but the first-aid kit was still in the glove compartment. He got it and came back. When Ellie saw it, she began to scream louder than ever.” – Stephen King

89. “Love as education is one of the great powers of the world, but it hangs in a delicate suspension; it achieves its harmony as seldom as does love by the senses. Frustrated, it creates even greater havoc, for like all love it is a madness.” – Thornton Wilder

90. “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

91. “Mentors provide professional networks, outlets for frustration, college and career counseling, general life advice, and most importantly, an extra voice telling a student they are smart enough and capable enough to cross the stage at graduation and land their first paycheck from a career pathway job.” – Gerald Chertavian

92. “My great frustration is that, more and more, my memories come and go, and friends all my life are not recognized. Many of the things I say and do, I can no longer remember even right afterward.” — Alex Spanos

93. “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

94. “Needing to have things perfect is the surest way to immobilize yourself with frustration.” — Wayne Dyer

95. “Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress.” – Og Mandino

96. “No matter what type of anger or frustration we have to struggle with, a clear picture of how our faith in God is the answer to anything we need to overcome.” – Carol Graham

97. “No one goes into standup to make money. The frustration and rejection are just too much.” – Jim Gaffigan

98. “Nothing frustrates team members more than leaders who can’t make up their minds.” – John Maxwell

99. “Nothing is more frustrating than being disappointed by the person you thought would never hurt you.” – Unknown

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100. “Of course everyone has those moments of frustration now and then, when you say, ‘I wish I could play well already – or just stop.’ But it’s too much trouble to stop just for a moment of frustration. It is when you keep going that you make the most progress.” – Hilary Hahn

101. “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

102. “One of my biggest frustrations was watching people not succeeding. As a leader I had a passion to see people grow and develop. I constantly was looking for ways to help people. The other frustration was listening to people complain about not getting ahead yet they didn’t take any steps to help themselves and their career.” – Catherine Pulsifer

103. “One of the greatest sources of insecurity and frustration is our tendency to try and change things that we don’t have any control of.” – Ryan Help

104. “One source of frustration in the workplace is the frequent mismatch between what people must do and what people can do. When what they must do exceeds their capabilities, the result is anxiety. When what they must do falls short of their capabilities, the result is boredom. But when the match is just right, the results can be glorious. This is the essence of flow.” – Daniel H. Pink

105. “Our ability to tolerate frustration can be especially low when we are under time pressure or have too many things to do, a significant feature of many modern workplaces.” – Russell Kolts

106. “Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment.” — Dale Carnegie

107. “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

108. “People need trouble – a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it.” – William Faulkner

109. “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

110. “Producing good stuff can be quite tough, and it involves a lot of frustration, but I always like things to be jolly and happy, and I forget that’s actually not the point at the end of the day.” – Ewan McGregor

111. “Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something, then you have the time to do something about it.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

112. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling

113. “So just what is so fascinating about blame avoidance? … One is that having become alerted to blame avoidance as a phenomenon, you start to see it everywhere… blame avoidance is capable of being discussed at all levels, from abstruse philosophical analysis of the nature of responsibility to everyday conversations on the bus or in the bar that swap battle stories about the frustrations of dealing with big organizations whose systems and structures seem to be carefully designed to make ordinary human communication with them as difficult as possible.” – Christopher Hood

114. “So now it’s both of you! First it’s all warm, warm, warm. Then it’s all soft, soft, soft. Now it’s all nice, nice, nice!” – Raymond Briggs

115. “Some people will always taste like fire and leave the ones that love them tasting like ash.” – Nikita Gill

116. “Sometimes I get to the point of frustration, that I just become silent.” – Unknown

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117. “Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.” – Hayley Williams

118. “Sometimes, you have to get to a point of total frustration before you’ll be ready to make a big change. Don’t wait for what anyone else should do but hasn’t yet and likely won’t. Instead, look for what you can do to change the situation for the better… Even if it means walking away entirely.” – Doe Zantamata

119. “Stress is the reason for crime and all other kinds of frustration. To relieve it will eliminate everything else.” — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

120. “Success is buried on the other side of frustration.” — Jony Robbins

121. “Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.” – Sumner Redstone

122. “Take the high road. No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with – don’t go to that level.” – Tim Gunn

123. “Talent is not enough. It’s a mental game. You have to deal with frustration when you don’t play; you have to deal with the pressure. There are no excuses.” — Emiliano Martinez

124. “Talk. I pointed to my board. I hit the word again and again. Talk. Talk. Talk. I have so much to say.” – Sharon M. Draper

125. “Tears were coursing down the faces of Kennedy’s moonstruck recruits. John Kennedy had inspired us with his vision. One by one, we left work to grieve in private. The flag was at half-staff in our hearts.” – Gene Kranz

126. “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

127. “The fact of the matter is that anger is unleashed emotions. It is emotions that you cannot handle and thus, the only way forward is to let out all of those feelings of frustration…it’s possible to handle all of your emotions in a positive way, instead of letting anger get the better of you.” – A.C. Drexel

128. “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

129. “The feeling of frustration forces some to seek inspiration.” – Sara Wellington

130. “The kind of hope I’m talking about is the belief that something good will come. That everything you’re going through and everything you’ve gone through will be worth the struggles and frustrations. The kind of hope I’m talking about is a deep belief that the world can be changed, that the impossible is possible.” – Ronda Rousey

131. “The more positive emotions you feel, the happier you are. On the other hand, the more you indulge in negative emotions like anger and frustration, the unhappier you are.” – Maximilian Weigand

132. “The people sometimes who are closest to us are the ones who bear the brunt of our frustration.” — Lynn Nottage

133. “The prince is never going to come. Everyone knows that; and maybe sleeping beauty’s dead.” – Anne Rice

134. “The temptation to quit and start over infects every creative process I’ve ever been in. Frustration and boredom always fuel this self-doubt.” – Robert Lopez

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135. “The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and ”mangled mind” leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.” – Elizabeth Drew

136. “The web and physical world is plagued with abundance – people need help sorting through all the good and bad stuff out there. The tyranny of choice is causing major psychic pain and frustration for people.” — Jason Calacanis

137. “The whole injury experience was so frustrating. I knew if I could get back I would never take running for granted.” – Cicero

138. “The winds of other people’s demands, and our own inner compulsions, have driven us onto a reef of frustration.” – Charles E. Hummel

139. “The word “frustration” is defined as the unfortunate tendency of lessening one’s destiny. Rise up and take all frustrations away! Stop squeezing your dreams into a small size… You were not created to settle for less!” – Israelmore Ayivor

140. “There are going to be frustrations in life. The question is not: How do I escape? It is: How can I use this as something positive?” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

141. “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

142. “There is a sense of frustration because we are losing games that we know we are capable of winning.” – Kyle Lowry

143. “There’s a lot of confusion. There’s a lot of frustration and anger.” – James Roberts

144. “There’s so much frustration.” – Melanie Doane

145. “Things never go the way you expect them to. That’s both the joy and frustration in life. I’m finding as I get older that I don’t mind, though. It’s the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don’t see coming.” – Michael Stuhlbarg

146. “This endless search [for personal fulfillment] leads every ignorant human being to engage in various situations and entanglements, which in the beginning seem to hold the possibility of bringing about a happy circumstance, but which invariably leads to pain, suffering, and frustration.” – Muata Ashby

147. “Thoughts that are powered by fear will cause feelings of anxiety, anger or frustration, which will manifest into your life and create negative or bad experiences.” – Joe Hinchliffe

148. “To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” ― T.F. Hodge

149. “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

150. “Trying to please everyone is a recipe for stress, misery, and frustration. Be yourself. It’ll be good to know who’s down with that.” – Unknown

151. “We all face similar setbacks and problems in life. How we decide to react to what is thrown at us is what determines our level or happiness or frustration.” – Folorunsho Mejabi

152. “We are properly ready for marriage when we are strong enough to embrace a life of frustration.” — Alain de Botton

153. “We can make ourselves sick, when we try to predict, And, we always end up in frustration, Our minds are so set, that we tend to forget, That it’s God, choosing our destination.” – Jim Thistle

154. “We develop the kind of citizens we deserve. If a large number of our children grow up into frustration and poverty, we must expect to pay the price.” — Robert Kennedy

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155. “We’re at the creek catching fish with a holey net. Understandably, this may take some time. Come join us if you enjoy frustration.” – Glendy Vanderah

156. “When a successful man goes to pieces, his frustration engulfs the entire surroundings.” – Dimple Kapadia

157. “When a woman is frustrated, and it’s your wife, you as the husband get that frustration.” – Magic Johnson

158. “When leaders know how to lead great meetings, there’s less time wasted and less frustration. We have more energy to do the work that matters, realize our full potential, and do great things.” — Justin Rosenstein

159. “When there is no understanding to the problem, when your reasoning falls short and in your mind; there is turmoil and unrest and such frustration that no answer to your puzzling you find . . . think of quiet pools and rivers in the bright sun, skies of blue and trees and flowers in the spring, in the garden of the inner heart resplendent, there’s a peace of mind that answers everything!” – John McLeod

160. “When you create Hope in people, you create expectations. When you do not fulfill those expectations, when the change becomes more of the same old, same old, the Hope that was created can only turn to anger, frustration, and bitter disappointment.” — Vermin Supreme

161. “When you work hard, you are not going to be happy the whole time; you are going to have frustration, bad times in life.” — Emiliano Martinez

162. “When you’re a chill, laid back guy, you maybe have more pent-up frustration, anger, bitterness, than maybe somebody a little wilder would have.” — Adam Page

163. “While all the other kids were out playing in the summer evenings, I had to be in bed at six-thirty. They did that to discipline me, but for me it was the wrong way to bring up a child. It gave me a feeling of frustration and of reaching-out-and-trying-to-please. I found the quickest and easiest way to do that was to make people laugh. I suppose you could say it led to my wanting to be an actress.” – Lucille Ball

164. “Why can’t I ever get you, Polly, when that other wolf managed to get his little girl.” – Catherine Storr

165. “With an outraged groan he tears the coat off again, splitting the shoulder of it, and hurls it across the room. It strikes against the shelf of Laura’s glass collection, and there is a tinkle of shattering glass. Laura cries out as if wounded. ‘My glass!—menagerie…‘” – Tennessee Williams

166. “With his hands pressed to his chest and his eyes still streaming with forced tears, he ran towards the nestling of lanes about the great cathedral. Softhearted ladies stared as he passed, moved by the sight of the weeping urchin. Then his eyes dried up, his nose recovered- and his grand determination flared anew. He would learn to read!” – Leon Garfield

167. “You can’t stop animals from running away! They’re frightened. They don’t want to be killed and eaten!” – Raymond Briggs

168. “You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared, or anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a ‘negative person’. It makes you human.” – Lori Deschene

169. “You have control over you and that is the only person you can change. When you realize this you will save yourself a lot of frustration.” – Catherine Pulsifer

170. “You know that when confronted by a particular challenge or obstacle that is far more effective to look for a solution and not to be stuck in the problem. Problems can easily mire you in a complaint cycle where nothing is accomplished except frustration but searching for solutions gives you hope rather than wishing for a way around or through the problem.” – Byron Pulsifer

171. “You know what I hate most of all, Will? Not being able to run anymore, like you.” – Ray Bradbury

172. “You may grow frustrated and depressed, never realizing that the source of it is your alienation from your own creative potential.” – Robert Greene

173. “You must determine where you are going in your life, because you cannot get there unless you move in that direction. Random wandering will not move you forward. It will instead disappoint and frustrate you and make you anxious and unhappy and hard to get along with (and then resentful, and then vengeful, and then worse).” – Jordan B. Peterson

174. “You’re frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds.”― Steve Maraboli

175. “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

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