Inspirational Disheartening Quotes In Life

These disheartening quotes will inspire you. Disheartening causing someone to lose determination or confidence; discouraging or dispiriting.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging disheartening quotes, disheartening sayings, and disheartening proverbs.

Best Disheartening Quotes

  1. “Without the spiritual world, the material world is a disheartening enigma.” ~ Joseph Joubert
  2. “When someone has tried to please you, it is rude, as well as disheartening, to respond by announcing that the effort was a failure.” ~ Judith Martin
  3. “I don’t think that moms, with all that’s going on in our society today, would want to put their kids in front of something that will be disheartening rather than uplifting.” ~ Octavia Spencer
  4. “As a writer, it’s disheartening to write books that you pour your soul into and not have them distributed widely enough to find their audience.” ~ Sylvia Day
  5. “Knowing now what goes into making a successful artist, it’s disheartening.” ~ Sia Furler

  6. “PESSIMISM- philosophy forced upon the convictions of the observer by the disheartening prevalence of the optimist with his scarecrow hope and his unsightly smile.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  7. “Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.” ~ Willa Cather
  8. “The most disheartening tendency common among readers is to tear out one sentence from a work, as a criterion of the writer’s ideas or personality.” ~ Emma Goldman
  9. “It’s disheartening that animal people criticize societies that enlist the help of actors or organize creative acts like ‘I’d rather go naked than wear fur,’ to increase public awareness to our cause. These are great/courageous ideas which time has come! Liberation of animals is REVOLUTION – not elegant performance/ intellectual competition. We should do most anything to advance the animal rights cause. All the bickering may make the one step forward… TWO STEPS BACKWARD???” ~ Adela Popescu
  10. “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit.” ~ Paul Brandt

  11. “Choice is more than picking ‘x’ over ‘y.’ It is a responsibility to separate the meaningful and the uplifting from the trivial and the disheartening. It is the only tool we have that enables us to go from who we are today to who we want to be tomorrow.” ~ Sheena Iyengar
  12. “Among the most disheartening and dangerous of . . . advisors, you will often find those closest to you, your dearest friends, members of your own family, perhaps, loving, anxious, and knowing nothing whatever . . .” ~ Minnie Maddern Fiske
  13. “When you think of what Americans accomplished, building these amazing cities and all the good it’s done in the world, it’s kind of disheartening to hear so much hatred of America, not just from abroad, but internally.” ~ Frank Miller
  14. “If there is anyone thing that will bring peace and contentment into the human heart, and into the family, it is to live within our means. And if there is anyone thing that is grinding and discouraging and disheartening, it is to have debts and obligations that one cannot meet.” ~ Heber J. Grant
  15. “It’s disheartening to read the really negative stuff, but at the same time, I know who I am, and I’m comfortable with myself.” ~ Austin Carlile

  16. “Other bands gave us lip service, but when it came down to it they kind of backed off. That was a little disheartening. But I respect them. That’s their business.” ~ Mike McCready
  17. “I think any filmmaker will tell you when they wandered from theater to theater to watch their prints, it was disheartening to see the poor levels of light and the disrespect for films that existed in certain theater chains. It was always inconsistent. And in the lab, too, the photochemical process was very difficult to watch, because sometimes they were shipping prints that you didn’t even know were two points off or three points off. We suffered greatly to make these films, and they’d be out-of-focus, with the sound too low.” ~ Oliver Stone
  18. “It’s not like I had to throw the football and deal with that as well. It was more disheartening, to be honest with you, just to kind of see how the National Football League really is.” ~ Adrian Peterson
  19. “The shame of the U.S.S. Liberty incident is that our sailors were treated as though they were enemies, rather than the patriots and heroes that they were. There is no other incident–beyond Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty–that shows the power of the Israeli Lobby by being able to silence successive American governments. Allowing the lies told by the Israelis and their minions in the U.S. is disheartening to all of us who are proud of our servicemen.” ~ James Abourezk
  20. “Choice is the only tool we have that enables us to go from who we are today to who we want to be tomorrow.” ~ Sheena Iyengar

  21. “Disloyalty in trusted servants is one of the most disheartening things that can happen to a public performer.” ~ Harry Houdini
  22. “I found it incredibly disheartening that in the late ’90s, suddenly pop culture became even more misogynistic and more homophobic, and so I criticized Eminem for having lyrics that were egregiously homophobic and egregiously misogynistic.” ~ Moby
  23. “It really has been a blessing because you can go and look at our other movies we’ve done in a studio system. We didn’t get to make the movie that we wanted to make. We made the movie that someone else wanted us to make. That can be a little disheartening, a lot disheartening. While there have been struggles, it doesn’t matter which table you’re at because you’re going to have obstacles, but I kind of like being able to make the movie that you want to make.” ~ Todd Farmer
  24. “Indecision is the most unsexy thing on the planet. I don’t know if I’m sexy but I think decisiveness is sexy. I also lose trust and faith in them when I realize I’m a bit on my own and that’s a very disheartening feeling.” ~ Drew Barrymore
  25. “I love the art form, but working in film can be a disheartening experience.” ~ Madonna Ciccone

  26. “I had taken some of my solo music into the record label. They didn’t really care for the direction I was moving in and I found it really disheartening. They wanted a pop hit, which I understand in terms of making money. I get that. But what they were going to ask of me was something I wasn’t prepared to deliver and I felt kind of trapped. I just stopped writing. I just stopped. It was stifling.” ~ Shirley Manson , Really disheartening quotes
  27. “As the reflections of our pride upon our defects are bitter, disheartening, and vexatious, so the return of the soul towards God is peaceful and sustained by confidence. You will find by experience how much more your progress will be aided by this simple, peaceful turning towards God, than by all your chagrin and spite at the faults that exist in you.” ~ Francois Fenelon
  28. “It is instructive, although somewhat disheartening, for the ardent advocate of a purely scientific psychology to contrast the practice and theories of his colleagues with those of the students of the principal physical sciences.” ~ George Trumbull Ladd
  29. “I think it’s very disheartening and undermining to focus on nostalgia or youthful sentimentality as the lens through which you view art and culture because then you feel like everything good already happened. I really just try to be in the present with music and just find the things that are invigorating and make me feel happy to be alive right now.” ~ Carrie Brownstein
  30. “My mother told me that everything in life happened for a purpose. She said all things were part of God’s plan, even the most disheartening setbacks, and in the end, everything worked out for the best.” ~ Ronald Reagan

  31. “What first stuns the young writer emerging from college is that there is no clear-cut road for him to travel on. He must chop a path in the wilderness of his own soul, a disheartening process, lifelong and lonesome and therefore, of what use graduate work?” ~ Brad Gooch
  32. “[On her collaboration with Adolph Green:] We stare at each other. We meet, whether or not we have a project, just to keep up a continuity of working. There are long periods when nothing happens, and it’s just boring and disheartening. But we have a theory that nothing’s wasted, even those long days of staring at one another. You sort of have to believe that, don’t you? That you had to go through all that to get to the day when something did happen.” ~ Betty Comden
  33. “I was only driven to be the best and it was very disheartening sometimes that it took me so long to start getting my voice heard. That certainly started with television, but it was never because of where I came from, it was because people saw something in me.” ~ Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  34. “Whether people like your work or not, but it’s also based on a lot of other things – geography, who you happen to connect with, and where they sit in that ladder – and all of that felt really isolating and disheartening to me when I figured it out.” ~ Victoria Chang
  35. “How poor and disheartening a thing is experience compared with hope!” ~ Vita Sackville-West

  36. “Be patient, do nothing, cease striving. We find this advice disheartening and therefore unfeasible because we forget it is our own inflexible activity that is structuring the reality. We think that if we do not hustle, nothing will happen and we will pine away. But the reality is probably in motion and after a while we might take part in that motion. But one can’t know.” ~ Paul Goodman
  37. “To hear the amount of hate that people have in the United States is disheartening. However, I still have hope that we have not reached the pinnacle.” ~ Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
  38. “A wretched disheartening result. And a little mouse shall lead them.” ~ Hugh Dalton

  39. “It’s very disheartening to encounter a fearful twenty-one-year-old. They haven’t earned the right to be that afraid. It’s not like we’re living in war-torn Bosnia or something.” ~ Fran Lebowitz
  40. “The music industry went through such a strange stretch in 1977, especially in this country, with the whole punk rock thing coming about. Punk was rebellious-and justified in that response-but it had very little to do with music, and so it created a highly-charged but frighteningly floundering atmosphere that I found very, very disheartening. Musical quality for me has always been an important part of rock’n’roll-and winning recognition for that has long been an uphill battle all the way. Punk seemed like rock’n’roll utterly without the music.” ~ Steve Winwood

Disheartening depressing a person’s hope, courage, or spirits; discouraging.

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