Frustrated Quotes: Quotes to Vent Your Frustrations

In the rollercoaster ride of life, frustration is an emotion we’ve all experienced at some point. Whether it’s a traffic jam that seems never-ending, a project that won’t cooperate, or a goal that remains just out of reach, frustration can be both a daily annoyance and a major roadblock. It’s a feeling that can leave us drained, exasperated, and at times, even questioning our ability to persevere.

But frustration is not all bad; it’s a potent source of motivation and a testament to our desire for progress. It’s a common thread that binds us all, making it an emotion that we can all relate to. To help you navigate these moments of exasperation, we’ve compiled a collection of frustrated quotes.

These quotes, gathered from the words of wise thinkers, authors, and everyday individuals, encapsulate the essence of frustration, offering insight, empathy, and sometimes even a humorous twist. Whether you’re looking for solace, inspiration, or simply a moment of commiseration, this compilation of frustrated quotes will remind you that you’re not alone in your exasperation and that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

So, let’s dive into the world of frustration and find solace in the words of those who have been there before.

Kurt Vonnegut

“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

Kurt Vonnegut Quote on Frustrated

Criss Jami

“The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.”

― Criss JamiKillosophy

Criss Jami Quote on Frustrated

Molly Ringle

“And I got out of there without punching anyone, kicking anyone, or breaking down in tears. Some days the small victories are all you achieve.”

― Molly Ringle, Relatively Honest

Molly Ringle on Frustrated Quote

Soren Kierkegaard

“I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.”

― Soren Kierkegaard

Steve Maraboli

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

― Steve Maraboli

Steve Maraboli on Frustrated Quote

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

― Steve Maraboli

Steve Maraboli on Frustrated Quote

Erik Pevernagie

“Better thinking out loud than suffocating from frustration. (“The upper lip must never tremble” )”

― Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie on Frustrated Quote

Eric Hoffer

“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

Eric Hoffer on Frustrated Quote

Rod Serling

“Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.”

― Rod Serling

Rod Serling on Frustrated Quote

Cooper Edens

“If you’re at the end of your rope . . . untie the knot in your heart.”

― Cooper Edens

Cooper Edens on Frustrated Quote

Lemony Snicket

“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 SnicketThe Wide Window

Lemony Snicket on Frustrated Quote

Lailah Gifty Akita

“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

Lailah Gifty Akita on Frustrated Quote

Denis Johnson

“With a certain frustration I knew I spoke too soon, too urgently. I wanted to get out of the way the things I knew to say, wanted to say, the things I’d been thinking, all in the hope of moving into the unforeseen.”

― Denis JohnsonThe Name of the World

Denis Johnson on Frustrated Quote

Ann Marie Aguilar

“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

Ann Marie Aguilar on Frustrated Quote

Susan Andersen

“What is it about men, anyway? You can’t live with ’em and the law frowns on neutering them. It’s not exactly a win-win situation.”

― Susan AndersenBurning Up

Susan Andersen on Frustrated Quote