Deadline Quotes

Quotes tagged as "deadline" (showing 1-25 of 25)
Duke Ellington
“I don't need time, I need a deadline.”
Duke Ellington

“A deadline is, simply put, optimism in its most kick-ass form. It's a potent force that, when wielded with respect, will level any obstacle in its path. This is especially true when it comes to creative pursuits.”
Chris Baty, No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

Stephen King
“I'm convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing. If one is writing for one's own pleasure, that fear may be mild — timidity is the word I've used here. If, however, one is working under deadline — a school paper, a newspaper article, the SAT writing sample — that fear may be intense.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Chris Crutcher
“You put yourself out there in the truest way you can and hope others do the same. You'll connect or you won't, but you did what you could. It's like playing ball in some way. There are guys on the team, like Cody, I'd give my life for. But you have to be willing to lay down your life for all of them if you want to put the best you on the field. Every guy on that field has to believe you'll bring nothing back off the field with you.”
Chris Crutcher

Tim Kreider
“Squandering time is a luxury of profligate youth, when the years are to us as dollars are to billionaires. Doing the same thing in middle age just makes you nervous, not with vague puritan guilt but the more urgent worry that you're running out of time, a deadline you can feel in your cells.”
Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing

Chris Crutcher
“Like I said before, Rudy says, it's all about differences. Something about humans really doesn't like them, when they are the very thing we should embrace. If someone's different from you and it scares you or makes you mad, that's God telling you to take a closer look. If you're scared or mad, that's about you, not about the person who scares or angers you.”
Chris Crutcher

Moffat Machingura
“It was just a lie that seemed real.
It was a promise that was never meant to be true.
The forever that had a deadline.
It felt like falling in love, but it was falling in a
heartbreak café!”
Moffat Machingura, How I Kissed Heartbreak Goodbye

Adriana Trigiani
“There's nothing an artist needs more - even more than excellent tools and stamina - than a deadline.”
Adriana Trigiani, Viola in Reel Life

Chris Crutcher
“You can't judge Islam by those people any more than you can judge Christians by abortion clinic bombers or white separatists. Love turn to hate at the fringes of any belief system.”
Chris Crutcher

A.A. Patawaran
“A deadline gets a writer's work done done better and faster than any inspiration, if only because inspirations don't always come, but the deadline is always there.”
A.A. Patawaran, Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator

Howard Tayler
“New orders: Make sure everybody who doesn't want to live here is aboard in five minutes. We are leaving.
-Captain Kevyn Andreyasn”
Howard Tayler, Resident Mad Scientist

Ryan Lilly
“A hammer made of deadlines is the surest tool for crushing writer's block.”
Ryan Lilly

Rachel Aaron
“What we did and who we were are just dregs compared to who we are now and how we act when the sword is coming down.”
Rachel Aaron, The Spirit Eater

Santosh Kalwar
“The deadline is set and they think I am their pet.”
Santosh Kalwar

Ajit Kumar Jha
“Being proud of my work and wanting to nurture this relationship, I never failed in my commitments to her. In general, I make a point of meeting all my deadlines. But, I distinctly remember one time that I couldn’t deliver the job in time…”
Ajit Kumar Jha, Seeking Human Kindness

“Wanneer u beschikt over een beperkt budget of u hebt een deadline die angstig snel nadert, concentreer u dan op de belangrijkste richtlijnen.”
Peter Kassenaar, Handboek Website Usability

M.F. Moonzajer
“I never expect appreciation. I always set a deadline for the things I have to do to be a successful person, when I complete them, I give myself a piece of candy, a glass of tea and some free time to enjoy- that is how I honor my hardworking and appreciate my struggles.”
M.F. Moonzajer, LOVE, HATRED AND MADNESS

Kristen Henderson
“Editors keep pushing
deadline strain while people sleep
on benches and subway grates;
a welter weight boxer dances
on the platform at 125th Street
station, commuters look unfazed...”
Kristen Henderson

Carlos Wallace
“Assign a deadline to your biggest objectives and stick to it so they don’t become just another litany of “what ifs” and sad regrets.”
Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

“The only deadline that concerns me is the day that I die and whether or not I had loved enough while I was here.”
Karen A. Baquiran

Richie Norton
“If you want to double your productively, shorten the timeline to by 50%.”
Richie Norton

Mitch Albom
“I was cranked to a fifth gear, and everything I did, I did on a deadline.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If in fact it’s not too late to realize that something’s ‘too late’, then there’s a good chance that it’s not.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Ravi Ranjan Goswami
“Why can't we get the energy, which we get just before a deadline, a few days in advance?”
Ravi Ranjan Goswami

Mira Grant
“I like to think of myself as a reasonable man. But I have buried too many friends in the too-recent past, and I have seen too many lies go unquestioned, and too many questions go unasked. There is a time when even reasonable men must begin to take unreasonable actions. To do anything else is to be less than human. And to those who would choose the safety of inaction over the danger of taking a stand, I have this to say: You bloody cowards. May you have the world that you deserve.”
Mira Grant, Deadline