Late Quotes

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Dr. Seuss
“How did it get so late so soon?”
Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss
“How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
Dr. Seuss

Edward Verrall Lucas
“I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.”
E. V. Lucas

Jennifer Estep
“You're late."

"Sorry. I was busy talking about my feelings and killing people.”
Jennifer Estep, Spider's Bite

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Ah, Nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

John Kennedy Toole
“I avoid that bleak first hour of the working day during which my still sluggish senses and body make every chore a penance. I find that in arriving later, the work which I do perform is of a much higher quality.”
John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

Lauren Kate
“People who are chronically tardy never understand the many ways in which they screw up the schedules of people who are punctual and 'normal'...”
Lauren Kate, Fallen

Shigeru Miyamoto
“A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever.”
Shigeru Miyamoto

Victoria Aveyard
“And you're late."
"I prefer chronologically challenged.”
Victoria Aveyard, Cruel Crown

Cassandra Clare
“Magnus deeply disliked people who were early to business meetings. It was just as bad as being late, since it put everyone out, and even worse, people who were early always acted terribly superior about their bad timekeeping skills. They acted as though it were morally more righteous to get up early than to stay up late, even if you got the same amount of work done in the exact same amount of time. Magnus found it to be one of the great injustices of life.”
cassandra clare, What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything

Mitch Albom
“It is too late."

The old man shook his head. "It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be."

He smiled. "There is a plan, Dor.”
Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

Piet Hein
“It ought to be plain how little you gain
by getting excited and vexed.
You'll always be late for the previous train,
and always on time for the next.”
Piet Hein

Michael Bassey Johnson
“It doesn't really matter if you are left behind the back, but what matters is your capacity to pull and push everyone by your way to get to the front.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Benedict Cumberbatch
“I've been quite a late developer on the clothes front, but I've suddenly realised it is one of life's joys.”
Benedict Cumberbatch

Adam Rex
“Sorry I'm late," Ms. Egami said to the class. She dropped her papers, which scattered in that special way papers do when one is running late.”
Adam Rex, Cold Cereal

Michelle Sagara West
“She had managed to go almost three weeks without being late. Admittedly on two of those days she'd perambulated around the office like someone doing a good imitation of the walking dead - but she'd been timely walking dead, damn it.”
Michelle Sagara West, Cast in Peril

Toba Beta
“Often, it’s hard to identify an economic event risk until it's too late.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Shannon Wiersbitzky
“That's the funny thing about old people: they never seem in a hurry. I think old people have figured out that being five minutes late really doesn't matter much.”
Shannon Wiersbitzky, What Flowers Remember

“At SpaceX, we specialize in converting things from impossible to late.”
Elon Musk

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The person you are mad at for being late could be late.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, P for Pessimism: A Collection of Funny yet Profound Aphorisms

Ocean Vuong
“our present tense
was not too late”
Ocean Vuong, Time Is a Mother

Molly Harper
“I was lost, hopelessly, irretrievably lost. Amelia Earhart lost. All-that’s-missing-is-the-smoke-monster lost. The kind of lost you only got when you were running seriously late and were this close to being fired. Again.”
Molly Harper, Driving Mr. Dead
tags: late, lost

“Once alive, there is nothing late.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Late, as usual,” the Mesmerizer greets. “Were you meditating at every crossroad, Monk?” His eyes hidden beneath his hat.”
Misba, Wisdom Revolution

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“You can wear an expensive watch and still be late.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Jeremy Atherton Lin
“I was under the impression I was always late to the party, but in fact I may not have been invited.”
Jeremy Atherton Lin, Gay Bar: Why We Went Out

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“After some point, it becomes too late to be early.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Whoever said 'better late than never' knows it's necessity.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are hurried, not by what is happening, but by what we are desiring.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mary Oliver
“How perfect to be aboard a ship with maybe a hundred years still in my pocket, but it's late for all of us. And in truth, the only ship there is, is the ship we are all on, burning the world as we go.”
Mary Oliver, Dog Songs: Poems

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