Quotes About Impatience

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Jarod Kintz
“I’m not waiting until my hair turns white to become patient and wise. Nope, I’m dyeing my hair tonight.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“I told her I'd wait forever for her, but that was before I found somebody else who'd give me a ride home.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Dante Alighieri
“The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.”
Dante Alighieri

I am a fisherman among farmers, and as a farmer what I grow is tired
“I am a fisherman among farmers, and as a farmer what I grow is tired of waiting for her to love me.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Criss Jami
“The common man prays, 'I want a cookie right now!' And God responds, 'If you'd listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you 100 cookies.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Janette Oke
“Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things. ”
Janette Oke

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Hannah Hurnard
“When you wear the weed of impatience in your heart instead of the flower Acceptance-with-Joy, you will always find your enemies get an advantage over you.”
Hannah Hurnard, Hinds' Feet on High Places

Steve Maraboli
“What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation.”
Steve Maraboli

Hilary Thayer Hamann
“The unusual thing about quiet is that when you seek it, it is almost impossible to achieve. When you strive for quiet, you become impatient, and impatience is itself a noiseless noise. You can block every superficial sound, but, with each new layer extinguished, a next rises up, finer and more entrapping, until you arrive at last in the infinite attitude of your own riotous mind. Inside is where all the memories last like wells, and the unspoken wishes like golden buds, and the pain that you keep, lingering and implicit, staying inside, nesting inside, articulating, articulating, through to the day you die. (p. 240)”
Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

William Shakespeare
“Time goes on crutches till love have all his rites.”
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

W.H. Auden
“Laziness acknowledges the relation of the present to the past but ignores its relation to the future; impatience acknowledge its relation to the future but ignores its relation to the past; neither the lazy nor the impatient man, that is, accepts the present instant in its full reality and so cannot love his neighbour completely.”
W.H. Auden, The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Volume III: 1949-1955

“What you're missing is that the path itself changes you.”
Julien Smith, The Flinch

Jarod Kintz
“Today likes to happen before tonight. Impatient, I guess.
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Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

“When we get impatient because something is taking too long, we should remember that Life waits on us a thousand times more than we wait on Life.”
Laura Teresa Marquez

Roland Barthes
“A paradox: the same century invented History and PHotography. But History is a memory fabricated according to positive formulas, a pure intellectual discourse which abolishes mythic Time; and the Photograph is a certain but fugitive testimony; so that everything, today, prepares our race for this impotence: to be no longer able to conceive duration, affectively or symbolically: the age of the Photograph is also the age of revolutions, contestations, assassinations, explosions, in short, of impatiences, of everything which denies ripening.”
Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

Martin Luther
“Those speak foolishly who ascribe their anger or their impatience to such as offend them or to tribulation. Tribulation does not make people impatient, but proves that they are impatient. So everyone may learn from tribulation how his heart is constituted.”
Martin Luther

Robert Bresson
“The eye solicited alone makes the ear impatient, the ear solicited alone makes the eye impatient. Use these impatiences. Power of the cinematographer who appeals to the two senses in a governable way.
Against the tactics of speed, of noise, set tactics of slowness, of silence.”
Robert Bresson

Megan Chance
“Impatient men are generous ones. Or haven't you learned that by now?”
Megan Chance, The Spiritualist

Théophile Gautier
“The years I have squandered in puerile excitement, in going hither and thither, in seeking to force nature and time, I ought to have spent in solitude and meditation, in endeavoring to make myself worthy of being loved.”
Théophile Gautier, Mademoiselle de Maupin

Jarod Kintz
“I had a dream about you. We were waiting in line, and you were right in front of me. The line was three people long, and I felt like the bronze medalist of the Checkout Championship. You must have felt like a winner, because you didn’t seem to be in a rush or impatient. I should have trained harder.
”
Jarod Kintz, We Had A #Dream About You

Katerina Stoykova Klemer
“Impatience kills quickly.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Edwidge Danticat
“Old age is not meant to be survived alone," Man Rapadou said, her voice trailing with her own hidden thoughts. "Death should come gently, slowly, like a man's hand approaching your body. There can be joy in impatience if there is time to find the joy.”
Edwidge Danticat, The Farming of Bones

Alain de Botton
“Blind impatience is equally evident in the fruit section. Our ancestors might have delighted in the occasional handful of berries found on the underside of a bush in late summer, viewing it as a sign of the unexpected munificence of a divine creator, but we became modern when we gave up on awaiting sporadic gifts from above and sought to render any pleasing sensation immediately and repeatedly available.”
Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Jarod Kintz
“-I’m looking for a man—

-There are several suspects in Topeka, Ks. that match that description. Why don’t you try there first?”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Michel Houellebecq
“Ce n'est pas la lassitude qui met fin à l'amour, ou plutôt cette lassitude naît de l'impatience des corps qui se savent condamnés et qui voudraient vivre, dans le laps de temps qui leur est imparti, ne laisser passer aucune chance, ne laisser échapper aucune possibilité, qui voudraient utiliser au maximum ce temps de vie limité, déclinant, médiocre qui est le leur, et qui partant ne peuvent aimer qui que ce soit car tous les autres leurs paraissent limités, déclinants, médiocres.”
Michel Houellebecq, The Possibility of an Island

Jarod Kintz
“I’m too impatient to be impatient, as impatience often wastes time through repetition and redundancy.”
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Vladislav Krapivin
“Корнелий испытывал беспокойство вообще. И какое-то детское нетерпение. Как мальчишка, которого ждёт дальнее путешествие.”
Vladislav Krapivin, Выстрел с монитора. Гуси-гуси, га-га-га...

“pause, ponder,consult, think through it well, understand the consequence, know the benefit and take a second look at it again for it takes a little mistake to cause a big had I know with a deep regret”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

M.T. Bass
“Impatience is the cardinal sin of youth.”
M.T. Bass

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