Impatience Quotes

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Dante Alighieri
“The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.”
Dante Alighieri

Criss Jami
“The common man prays, 'I want a cookie right now!' And God responds, 'If you'd listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you 100 cookies.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Erik Pevernagie
“When one has come to explore the ' instant moment ' and one has chosen to savor the delights of life, which are hidden behind the curtain of haste and superficiality, then ' mental time ' is replacing ' sequential time '. So ' here ' and ' now ' are keeping hustle and impatience in check. (" Just for a moment ")”
Erik Pevernagie

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century.”
Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Janette Oke
“Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things. ”
Janette Oke

Richard  Adams
“You're trying to eat grass that isn't there. Why don't you give it a chance to grow?”
Richard Adams, Watership Down

Hannah Hurnard
“When you wear the weed of impatience in your heart instead of the flower Acceptance-with-Joy, you will always find your enemies get an advantage over you.”
Hannah Hurnard, Hinds' Feet on High Places

Steve Maraboli
“What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation.”
Steve Maraboli

William Shakespeare
“Time goes on crutches till love have all his rites.”
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Hilary Thayer Hamann
“The unusual thing about quiet is that when you seek it, it is almost impossible to achieve. When you strive for quiet, you become impatient, and impatience is itself a noiseless noise. You can block every superficial sound, but, with each new layer extinguished, a next rises up, finer and more entrapping, until you arrive at last in the infinite attitude of your own riotous mind. Inside is where all the memories last like wells, and the unspoken wishes like golden buds, and the pain that you keep, lingering and implicit, staying inside, nesting inside, articulating, articulating, through to the day you die. (p. 240)”
Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

W.H. Auden
“Laziness acknowledges the relation of the present to the past but ignores its relation to the future; impatience acknowledge its relation to the future but ignores its relation to the past; neither the lazy nor the impatient man, that is, accepts the present instant in its full reality and so cannot love his neighbour completely.”
W.H. Auden, The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Volume III: 1949-1955

“What you're missing is that the path itself changes you.”
Julien Smith, The Flinch

Israelmore Ayivor
“LOVE is made up of a strong affection and patience whiles LUST is made up of a strong affection and impatience. Affection is common to them, but patience is not common.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Roland Barthes
“A paradox: the same century invented History and PHotography. But History is a memory fabricated according to positive formulas, a pure intellectual discourse which abolishes mythic Time; and the Photograph is a certain but fugitive testimony; so that everything, today, prepares our race for this impotence: to be no longer able to conceive duration, affectively or symbolically: the age of the Photograph is also the age of revolutions, contestations, assassinations, explosions, in short, of impatiences, of everything which denies ripening.”
Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

Robert Bresson
“The eye solicited alone makes the ear impatient, the ear solicited alone makes the eye impatient. Use these impatiences. Power of the cinematographer who appeals to the two senses in a governable way.
Against the tactics of speed, of noise, set tactics of slowness, of silence.”
Robert Bresson

“When we get impatient because something is taking too long, we should remember that Life waits on us a thousand times more than we wait on Life.”
Laura Teresa Marquez

Martin Luther
“Those speak foolishly who ascribe their anger or their impatience to such as offend them or to tribulation. Tribulation does not make people impatient, but proves that they are impatient. So everyone may learn from tribulation how his heart is constituted.”
Martin Luther

Théophile Gautier
“The years I have squandered in puerile excitement, in going hither and thither, in seeking to force nature and time, I ought to have spent in solitude and meditation, in endeavoring to make myself worthy of being loved.”
Théophile Gautier, Mademoiselle de Maupin

Megan Chance
“Impatient men are generous ones. Or haven't you learned that by now?”
Megan Chance, The Spiritualist

Allen Ginsberg
“who journeyed to Denver, who died in Denver, who came back to Denver & waited in vain, who watched over Denver & brooded and loned in Denver and finally went away to find out the Time, & now Denver is lonesome for her heroes,”
Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems

Alain de Botton
“Blind impatience is equally evident in the fruit section. Our ancestors might have delighted in the occasional handful of berries found on the underside of a bush in late summer, viewing it as a sign of the unexpected munificence of a divine creator, but we became modern when we gave up on awaiting sporadic gifts from above and sought to render any pleasing sensation immediately and repeatedly available.”
Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Katerina Stoykova Klemer
“Impatience kills quickly.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Edwidge Danticat
“Old age is not meant to be survived alone," Man Rapadou said, her voice trailing with her own hidden thoughts. "Death should come gently, slowly, like a man's hand approaching your body. There can be joy in impatience if there is time to find the joy.”
Edwidge Danticat, The Farming of Bones

Paulo Coelho
“A warrior of the Light is never in a hurry.

Time works in his favor; he learns to master his impatience and avoids acting without thinking.”
Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light

Michel Houellebecq
“Ce n'est pas la lassitude qui met fin à l'amour, ou plutôt cette lassitude naît de l'impatience des corps qui se savent condamnés et qui voudraient vivre, dans le laps de temps qui leur est imparti, ne laisser passer aucune chance, ne laisser échapper aucune possibilité, qui voudraient utiliser au maximum ce temps de vie limité, déclinant, médiocre qui est le leur, et qui partant ne peuvent aimer qui que ce soit car tous les autres leurs paraissent limités, déclinants, médiocres.”
Michel Houellebecq, The Possibility of an Island

Jessica Khoury
“We were too greedy, grasping for immortality too soon. Perhaps if we had only been patient, content to wait, we would all have forever in the end.”
Jessica Khoury, Origin

Vladislav Krapivin
“Корнелий испытывал беспокойство вообще. И какое-то детское нетерпение. Как мальчишка, которого ждёт дальнее путешествие.”
Vladislav Krapivin, Выстрел с монитора. Гуси-гуси, га-га-га...

Franz Kafka
“There are two cardinal human sins from which all others derive: impatience and indolence.”
Franz Kafka, The Zürau Aphorisms

Sarah J. Maas
“Four fucking days,' Cassian hissed from where he and Azriel monitored the castle. 'We've been sitting on our asses for four fucking days.'

Azriel sharpened Truth-Teller. The black blade absorbed the dim sunlight trickling through the forest canopy above. 'It seems you've forgotten how much of spying is waiting for the right moment. People don't engage in their evil deeds when it's convenient to you.'

Cassian rolled his eyes. 'I stopped spying because it bored me to death. I don't know how you put up with this all the time.'

'It suits me,' Azriel didn't halt his sharpening, though shadows gathered around his feet.”
Sarah J. Maas, A ​Court of Silver Flames

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