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Quotes About Procrastination

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Mark Twain
“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
Mark Twain

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married

Bill Watterson
“You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
Last-minute panic.”
Bill Watterson

Pablo Picasso
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone”
Pablo Picasso

Benjamin Franklin
“You may delay, but time will not.”
Benjamin Franklin

Ellen DeGeneres
“Procrastinate now, don't put it off.”
Ellen DeGeneres

Margaret Mitchell
“I'll think of it tomorrow, at Tara. I can stand it then. Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Oscar Wilde
“I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after.”
Oscar Wilde

Margaret Mitchell
“I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Charles Dickens
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”
Denis Waitley

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
Karen Lamb

Rita Mae Brown
“If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.”
Rita Mae Brown

Jarod Kintz
“When faced with two equally tough choices, most people choose the third choice: to not choose.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

Abraham Lincoln
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
Abraham Lincoln

Leonardo da Vinci
“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Charles Dickens
“My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”
Charles Dickens

Augustine of Hippo
“God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.”
Augustine of Hippo

Lisa Kleypas
“I'm a big believer in putting things off, In fact, I even put off procrastinating.

-Ella Varner”
Lisa Kleypas, Smooth Talking Stranger

“If you choose to not deal with an issue,
then you give up your right of control over the issue
and it will select the path of least resistance.”
Susan Del Gatto

Janet Dailey
“Someday is not a day of the week.”
Janet Dailey

Alan Dean Foster
“The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing.”
Alan Dean Foster

Holbrook Jackson
“Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.”
Holbrook Jackson

Steven Wright
“Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.”
Steven Wright

“Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.”
Aaron Burr

Erica Jong
“We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.”
Erica Jong, Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life

Oscar Wilde
“It is awfully hard work doing nothing. However, I don't mind hard work where there is no definite object of any kind. -Algernon”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

“Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will--tomorrow”
Gloria Pitzer

Don Marquis
“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday”
Don Marquis

James Surowiecki
“Lack of confidence, sometimes alternating with unrealistic dreams of heroic success, often leads to procrastination, and many studies suggest that procrastinators are self-handicappers: rather than risk failure, they prefer to create conditions that make success impossible, a reflex that of course creates a vicious cycle.”
James Surowiecki

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