Deadlines Quotes

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Douglas Adams
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Rick Riordan
“Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan
“We still should have enough time to reach Rome.”
Hazel scowled. “When you say should have enough…”
Leo shrugged. “How do you feel about barely enough?”
Hazel put her face in her hands for a count of three. “Sounds about typical for us.”
Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

Rita Mae Brown
“A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.”
Rita Mae Brown

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.”
Diana Scharf

Tom Robbins
“Are you aware that rushing toward a goal is a sublimated death wish? It's no coincidence we call them 'deadlines.”
Tom Robbins, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
“I am a person who works well under pressure. In fact, I work so well under pressure that at times, I will procrastinate in order to create this pressure.”
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Patrick Rothfuss
“Normally I miss deadlines like a storm trooper misses Jedi.”
Patrick Rothfuss, Unfettered

Émile Zola
“One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.”
Émile Zola

Anthony Liccione
“As a king can wear a crown, a crown can also weary a king.”
Anthony Liccione

Lorii Myers
“Wasted strokes, like missed deadlines, are preventable and costly.”
Lorii Myers, Targeting Success, Develop the Right Business Attitude to be Successful in the Workplace

Courtney Summers
“...a deadline should not prevent you from writing, but writing will help prevent you from missing your deadline. Then write a word. Then remind yourself of that again. And then write another and hey, look at you! You’re spitting in that deadline’s eye.”
Courtney Summers

Raven Moore
“A deadline is a finish line. Don't stop 'til the door shuts in your face!”
Raven Moore

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

Amit Kalantri
“A professional who doesn't deliver as committed is not just lazy, he is a liar.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

George R.R. Martin
“If the novels are still being read in 50 years, no one is ever going to say: ‘What’s great about that sixth book is that he met his deadline!’ It will be about how the whole thing stands up.”
George R.R. Martin

“Historically, the 'deadline' was the line around a prison beyond which prisoners were eligible for shooting. In keeping with shifts in the exercise of control, what one was delineated spatially over life is now enforced temporarily over labor.”
CrimethInc., Contradictionary

“At times, it is better to "just do it" than to "do it right". One reason new year resolutions don't work is because we expect too much from ourselves. Rush, meet your deadlines, you can always continue from where you stopped next year.”
Asuni LadyZeal

Jim Butcher
“I had three days to screw over Nicodemus Archleone and his crew and get this thing out of my head, without getting myself or my friend killed while I did it.”
Jim Butcher, Skin Game

Irving Wallace
“When you are a free and independent writer, without employer, without hours or deadlines, you have to play little games to force yourself into the actual writing. For me, one game is to announce...that I have finally decided on my next book, that I am ready to write put my pride on the line.”
Irving Wallace, The Writing of One Novel

John Patrick Hickey
“Deadlines give us the sense that we are really on our way and that we will achieve the goal – soon!”
John Patrick Hickey, On The Journey To Achievement

“Nine people can't make a baby in a month.”
Fred Brooks

Nana Awere Damoah
“In Sikaman, deadlines are on wheels.”
Nana Awere Damoah, Sebitically Speaking

Erica Cameron
“I tell myself I have time. But the itch forming along the back of my neck and across my shoulders says otherwise.

I hate this. It’s like I’m racing a clock ticking down to doomsday without knowing how much time I have left.”
Erica Cameron, Sing Sweet Nightingale

“Deadlines and daily dilemmas are stressful focus on solutions problems concerns don't sweat make best out of the moment.”
Kishore Bansal

Mark Batterson
“Dreams without deadlines are dead in the water. Deadlines are really lifelines to achieving our goals.”
Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Prof. Gerd Gleixner said “ Lailah recommend that you work every morning on the dissertation in order to meet the deadline. There are only 4 weeks .”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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

Sarah Manguso
“The fastest way to revise a piece of work is to send it, late at night, to someone whose opinion you fear. Then rewrite it, praying you'll finish in time to send a new version by morning.”
Sarah Manguso, 300 Arguments

“Deadlines are a great antidote to insecurity.”
Tina Brown, The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992