Lateness Quotes

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Sergei Lukyanenko
“If age teaches you anything, then one of its lessons is certainly not to hurry if you're already late....”
Sergei Lukyanenko, Day Watch

Jasper Fforde
“The youthful stationmaster wore a Blue Spot on his uniform and remonstrated with the driver that the train was a minute late, and that he would have to file a report.

The driver retorted that since there could be no material differene between a train that arrived at a station and a station that arrived at a train, it was equally the staionmaster's fault.

The stationmaster replied that he could not be blamed, because he had no control over the speed of the station; to which the engine driver replied that the stationmaster could control its placement, and that if it were only a thousand yards closer to Vermillion, the problem would be solved.

To this the stationmaster replied that if the driver didn't accept the lateness as his fault, he would move the station a thousand yards farther from Vermillion and make him not just late, but demeritably overdue.”
Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Everything comes at the right time, but if the right time is too late to be patient, go earlier before it becomes too late.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

J.D. Salinger
“She was around ten minutes late, as a matter of fact. I didn't give a damn, though. All that crap they have in cartoons in the Saturday Evening Post and all, showing guys on street corners looking sore as hell because their dates are late - that's bunk. If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody.”
J.D. Salinger

Ivan Klíma
“وعلى المرء أن يفي بما يعد حتى ولو كان متأخرا”
Ivan Klíma, No Saints or Angels

Rose Macaulay
“The superior thing, in this as in other departments of life, was to be late. Lateness showed that serene contempt for the illusion we call time which is so necessary to ensure the respect of others and oneself. Only the servile are punctual...”
Rose Macaulay , Mystery at Geneva

Arlene Ang
“Just being alive should make you late for everything. In case you've never noticed, the dead are always on time.”
Arlene Ang

Cormac McCarthy
“All my life, he said, I been witness to people showin up where they was supposed to be at various times after they'd said they'd be there. I never heard one yet that didnt have a reason for it.
But there aint but one reason.
You know what it is?
No sir.
It's that their word's no good. That's the only reason there ever was or ever will be.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Before you speak... I have already heard. Before you see... I had seen a million times. Before you reach... I came and departed, so is the way and life of a versatile soul.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Israelmore Ayivor
“I saw many people who begun their marathon races lately, but they eventually came up as top winners. I believe that your "lateness" does not account for your "lastness". It's not too late for you to make a start... Begin it now! No further delays!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

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

Jan Karon
“Maybe it's because he never had any control over what was happening to him as a boy. Being late was somehow a way of taking charge.”
Jan Karon, Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

عصام منصور
“لن تعرف أبدًا ما سيكون، تمامًا كما حدث مع شياطين (سليمان) الخادمة، هكذا علمَت متأخرًا جدًا الحقيقة، وياله من تأخر”
عصام منصور, النحاس

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Laziness bears the fruit of hunger and crimes, and those who choose the right path are those willing to pay the price”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign

“Whenever you're late, make others wonder if they can handle your success if you came on time”
Vignesh S

Uzodinma Iweala
“I'm late, the kind of late that suggest I have no regard for the emotional health of my Nigerian parents who probably think I've been kidnapped by the enemies of progress.”
Uzodinma Iweala, Speak No Evil

Anthony Liccione
“Why when people are on their deathbed, they finally come to terms with life?”
Anthony Liccione

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Waiting patiently for the fatest bone is a dog's lifestyle.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“Every lateness give us a staggering statistics in negative economic effect”
Sunday Adelaja

“There is no lateness in life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Israelmore Ayivor
“Leaders should know how fast time runs and how faster they can beat it. Poor leaders run slowly till time overtakes them.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Lara Prior-Palmer
“p.46 My tendency for lateness comes from a fear of feeling committed when early...Time is a muscle that seems to randomly flex and relax in a bid to misplace me and many others. I can't rid myself of the sensation that I'm about to fall off the world, as you might fall off the back of a treadmill.”
Lara Prior-Palmer, Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race

“One is never too late to become young at heart.”
Nadun Lokuliyanage

“You must however pay attention to the fact that we don’t only lose time to lateness. We also lose time to jokes, gossip, empty talks, sleep on duty, social media etc.”
Sunday Adelaja

Anthony Liccione
“Give, it's time to. Its time too. Time to. Time.”
Anthony Liccione

Viv Albertine
“I wait in the lobby for an hour, he’s always really late, but this time I’ve had enough – there’s something so unmasculine about a man who’s always very late – so I give up and go home.”
Viv Albertine, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

Winifred Watson
“My goodness, I daren't think how late we are!" She suddenly developed another craze for speed.”
Winifred Watson, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day