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

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

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

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

CrimethInc.
“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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 it...to put my pride on the line.”
Irving Wallace, The Writing of One Novel

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

“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 Societes Animales

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

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

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

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

“...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

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

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

“Time will turn upon itself when deadlines draw near.”
Anthony T Hincks

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