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Quotes About Wasting Time

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Bill Watterson
“There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
Bill Watterson

William Faulkner
“Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.”
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

Turcois Ominek
“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can't accept who you are.”
Turcois Ominek

Jack London
“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
Jack London

Omar Khayyam
“Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since "the rest of your life" won’t last forever.”
Omar Khayyam, Quatrains - Ballades

Shannon L. Alder
“I don't understand women that call themselves a "bitch". It doesn't empower a woman. Rather, it reveals to everyone that you were deeply hurt at one time. Because of the pain your still carrying, you will continue to hurt anyone that reminds you of those moments when you let your guard down and were fooled. Sadly, it sends a clear message to the observant that you are still hurt. If only women would realize that "we all" have moments of stupidity then they would stop comparing themselves to the masses.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“When you spend time worrying, you’re simply using your imagination to create things you don’t want.”
Shannon L. Alder

Norton Juster
“But why do only unimportant things?" asked Milo, who suddenly remembered how much time he spent each day doing them.

"Think of all the trouble it saves," the man explained, and his face looked as if he'd be grinning an evil grin--if he could grin at all. "If you only do the easy and useless jobs, you'll never have to worry about the important ones which are so difficult. You just won't have the time. For there's always something to do to keep you from what you really should be doing, and if it weren't for that dreadful magic staff, you'd never know how much time you were wasting.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Stop wasting your time looking for the key to happiness… the door is open and
“Stop wasting your time looking for the key to happiness… the door is open and unlocked… just walk through it.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Brian Tracy
“One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not to be done at all.”
Brian Tracy, Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

David Foster Wallace
“It is named the "Web" for good reason.”
David Foster Wallace

V.C. Andrews
“What's done
is done. Say good-bye to the past, and hello to the future And we're
wasting time, when already we've wasted enough. We've got everything
ahead, waiting for us."
Just the right words to make me feel real, alive, free! Free enough to
forget thoughts of revenge.”
V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

Alexandra Bracken
“I'm sick of wasting time on things that don't matter.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

Amit Kalantri
“Thinking before taking actions is useful only if you are going to take action, otherwise you are wasting time and insulting your mind.”
Amit Kalantri

Shaun Hick
“When the time comes for you to leave this earth, if it doesn’t become a lesser place with your absence, then you have wasted your life.”
Shaun Hick, The Army of Five Men

Jarod Kintz
“So that was how I spent nine months of my life. I felt like I was pregnant, except instead of giving life, I was wasting mine.”
Jarod Kintz, Gosh, I probably shouldn't publish this.

“We all have the same 24/7. What we do with our time, becomes our priority.Avoid priorities by default.”
Patt Hollinger Pickett Ph.D.

Jennifer Egan
“So this is it ⎯ what cost me all that time. A man who turned out to be old, a house that turned out to be empty.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

“I prefer solitude to companions, since there are so few men who are trustworthy, and almost none truly learned. I do not say this because I demand scholarship in all men -- although the sum total of men's learning is small enough; but I question whether we should allow anyone to waste our time. The wasting of time is an abomination.”
Girolamo Cardano

Amit Kalantri
“If you honor the moments by not wasting them, the Time will honor you back by remembering you as the hero, for the rest of the time to come.”
Amit Kalantri

Shannon L. Alder
“If you are reading this then you have wasted another day of your life day dreaming, rather than planning the life God intended you to live.”
Shannon L. Alder

Karen Essex
“Lovers of words have no place where honest work must be done.”
Karen Essex, Stealing Athena

Jarod Kintz
“What I’m doing is not doing anything, and I’m doing a half-ass job.”
Jarod Kintz

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Tempted to type meaningless twaddle all the time on Twitter...with alliteration, no less!”
E.A. Bucchianeri

“We only get one life. Wasting someone’s time is the subtlest form of murder.”
Lindy West

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