A collection of inspiring and thought-provoking frustration quotes that’ll inspire you to not give up and motivate you to keep going.
Frustration is a part of life. We all get frustrated every now and then. But you must not let these frustrations stop you from going after your dreams and from enjoying every moment of your life.
Instead, use these frustrations to fuel your determination for improvement, growth, and success.
May these quotes about frustrations below inspire you to do just that.
Frustration Quotes and Sayings
Frustration is fuel that can lead to the development of an innovative and useful idea.
— Marley Dias
To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.
— T.F. Hodge
Expectation is the mother of all frustration.
— Antonio Banderas
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
It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.
— Steve Maraboli
Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
— Bo Bennett
I am very frustrated by fear of imagination, I don’t think that’s healthy.
— J.K. Rowling
Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.
— Sumner Redstone
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.
— Kurt Vonnegut
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
You’re frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds.
— Steve Maraboli
Frustration Quotes About Life
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
Frustration is a sign I am acting independently. The more you try your own way, the tighter the doors will stay closed.
— Joyce Meyer
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
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
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
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
— Dale Carnegie
Expectation feeds frustration. It is an unhealthy attachment to people, things, and outcomes we wish we could control; but don’t.
— Steve Maraboli
A sense of humor is God’s antidote for anger and frustration.
— Rick Warren
Frustration is not a good enough reason to stop trying….death is.
— Sameh Elsayed
The feeling of frustration forces some to seek inspiration.
— Sara Wellington
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
Eye-opening Frustration Quotes
Frustration is the compost from which the mushrooms of creativity grow.
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
When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is, it’s a good indication of what you’re made of.
— H. Jackson Brown
At the end of the day, you’re responsible for yourself and your actions and that’s all you can control. So rather than be frustrated with what you can’t control, try to fix the things you can.
— Kevin Garnett
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
Meet every level of frustration with a greater level of character.
— Wes Fesler
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
— Tom Robbins
All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration.
— Tony Robbins
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
Without frustration you will not discover that you might be able to do something on your own. We grow through conflict.
Wise Frustration Quotes
Frustration is the wet nurse of violence.
— David Abrahansen
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
No matter how discouraged we get, God has not asked us to do the impossible.
— George Grace
I was an accomplice in my own frustration.
— Peter Shaffer
People need trouble — a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it.
— William Faulkner
The people sometimes who are closest to us are the ones who bear the brunt of our frustration.
— Lynn Nottage
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
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 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
Hope fills the holes of my frustration in my heart.
— Emanuel Cleaver
More Quotes About Frustration
There are moments of frustration in life. You must build good relations to support you in these moments. You must also learn to encourage yourself and decide to stay determined in life.
— Lailah Gifty Akita
The message of frustration is an exciting signal. it means that your brain believes you could be doing better than you currently are.
— Tony Robbins
All the energy of their frustration and fear going into their laughter.
— Hubert Selby Jr.
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
Frustration is an interesting emotional state, because it tends to bring out the worst in whoever is frustrated. Frustrated babies tend to throw food and make a mess. Frustrated citizens tend to execute kings and queens and make a democracy. And frustrated moths tend to bang up against lightbulbs and make light fixtures all dusty.
— Lemony Snicket
All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is to — act as if it were impossible to fail.
— Dorothea Brande
If you’re at the end of your rope . . . untie the knot in your heart.
— Cooper Edens
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
— Pope John XXIII
Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.
— Rod Serling
No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
— George Jean Nathan