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

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

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

Prem Jagyasi
“When negative thoughts about anything – be it a person, an unhealthy habit, a circumstance or a work deadline – surround our existence, we tend to feel helpless, for our energies are draining faster than we had anticipated.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

“Respect your deadline like it’s a field marshal.”
Neeraj Agnihotri, Procrasdemon - The Artist's Guide to Liberation from Procrastination

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

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

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: Essays

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

“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

“Without a deadline, your work is never over. The power of deadlines leads your work to completion. What is done poorly is better than what is 20% done perfectly assuming person operates on a progress-driven mindset. Then you can improve to make things less bad faster.”
Thomas Vato

“Without deadlines, nothing get done.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Assignments without deadlines are far better at producing guilt than stimulating action.”
Kerry Patterson, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High

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

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

Patrick S. Tomlinson
“You're just going to have to accept that people are *never* ready in times like these. Page-turners and bolt-tighteners always demand more time than external forces permit. That's your job. My job is to remind you the real world and the people cutting our checks don't care. So get us as ready as you can in a week, and maybe find yourself a little helping of faith.”
Patrick S. Tomlinson, Gate Crashers

Aspen Matis
“I could not deny that in this attractive city, without compelling assignments or any deadlines to reach for, all painful catalysts for growth had been eliminated, erased from my existence like the rogue lines in a sketch—the unexpected marks that make the picture’s expression passionate and real, gone now. Living here, I was growing complacent again, seduced by a stagnant state of mind I hated to indulge—”
Aspen Matis, Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir

Lexie Elliott
“Writing a second book is not like writing the first. I don't mean that every book is different, though of course there's an element of that. The crucial difference is that when you write your first book, you don't have a publisher, which means you don't have a deadline. Deadlines-well. Deadlines put a whole new spin on this writing lark.”
Lexie Elliott, The Missing Years

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

“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

“Ants owe their superiority to their terrestrial life. This assertion may seem paradoxical, but consider the exceptional advantages afforded by a terrestrial medium to the development of their intellectual faculties, compared with an aerial medium! In the air there are the long flights without obstacles, the vertiginous journeys far from real bodies, the instability,
the wandering about, the endless forget fulness of things and oneself. On the earth, on the contrary, there is not a movement that is not a contact and does not yield precise information, not a journey that fails to leave some reminiscence ; and as these journeys are determinate, it is inevitable that a portion of the ground incessantly traversed should be registered, together with its resources and its dangers, in the animal's imagination. Thus here results a closer and much more direct communication with the external world.”
Alfred Espinas, Des sociétés animales (2e éd.) (Éd.1878) (Sciences Sociales)

“...deadlines get jobs done :)”
Cahit Kargi

“Sometimes ending a week is tough. You remember the failings of yesterdays then anticipate the frustrations of today and you get sour!
You know, it helps to start Fridays with a cup of "GO-juice"
(G▪︎ GOD & O▪︎Optimism)

I'm hoping you drink deep today...
Jn 7:37-38
Good Morning.”
Manuela George-Izunwa

“Inspiration has no deadlines.”
Alan Safier

Anton Chekhov
“Deadlines produce haste and the feeling of a great weight pressing down on my neck, and both of these get in the way of writing. 19, How to Write Like Chekhov”
Chekhov Anton Pavlovich 1860-1904

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