58+ Best Frustration Quotes: Exclusive Selection

In psychology, frustration is a common emotional response to opposition, related to anger, annoyance and disappointment. Inspirational frustration quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Most Famous Frustration Quotes

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

The winds of other people’s demands, and our own inner compulsions, have driven us onto a reef of frustration.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Frustration is the fuel that can lead to the development of an innovative and useful idea Marley Dias

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.

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

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.

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

Frustration, disillusionment and a profound sense of loss came to characterize the war weary survivors and influenced their artistic productions.

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

You know what I hate most of all, Will? Not being able to run anymore, like you.

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

Talk. I pointed to my board. I hit the word again and again. Talk. Talk. Talk. I have so much to say.

Explain your anger instead of expressing it, and you’ll find solutions instead of arguments.

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.

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

Some people will always taste like fire and leave the ones that love them tasting like ash.

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

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

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

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.

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

I can’t stand the sight of them huddled together against the truth, deaf and dumb to anything remotely real.

People need trouble and a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. William Faulkner

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?

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

You may grow frustrated and depressed, never realizing that the source of it is your alienation from your own creative potential.

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

The prince is never going to come. Everyone knows that; and maybe sleeping beauty’s dead.

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

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.

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

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!

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

You can’t stop animals from running away! They’re frightened. They don’t want to be killed and eaten!

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

I punched the pillow, harder and harder. Then I missed and punched the wall instead.

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

It must be frustrating for him to have a son as clever as me. It must be hard knowing that he can never win.

It is okay to air out your frustration, just don’t dwell on them. Find out the cause and find a solution to get rid of it. If you can’t have the solution as well, accept it. Ann Marie Aguilar

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? 

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

Why can’t I ever get you, Polly, when that other wolf managed to get his little girl.

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh since there is less cleaning to do afterward. Kurt Vonnegut

Tears are often a sign of frustration.

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

Expectation is the mother of all frustration. Antonio Banderas

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

The feeling of frustration forces some to seek inspiration. Sara Wellington

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

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