Urgency Quotes

Quotes tagged as "urgency" (showing 1-30 of 43)
Leonardo da Vinci
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Leo Babauta
“The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.”
Leo Babauta

Héloïse d'Argenteuil
“Would that thy love, beloved, had less trust in me, that it might be more anxious!”
Héloïse d'Argenteuil, The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse

Adam Gopnik
“Yet human intelligence has another force, too: the sense of urgency that gives human smarts their drive. Perhaps our intelligence is not just ended by our mortality; to a great degree, it is our mortality.”
Adam Gopnik

Douglas Coupland
“You should be spreading the good word. You should be etching the good word onto the glass scanning beds of library photocopiers. You should be scraping the truth onto old auto parts and throwing them off bridges so that people digging in the mud in a million years will question the world, too. You should be carving eyeballs into tire treads and onto shoe soles so that your every trail speaks of thinking and faith and belief. You should be designing molecules that crystallize into poems of devotion. You should be making bar codes that print out truth, not lies. You shouldn't even throw away a piece of litter unless it has the truth stamped on it--a demand for people to reach a finer place!

...Your new life will be tinged with urgency, as though you're digging out the victims of an avalanche. If you're not spending every waking moment of your life living the truth, if you're not plotting every moment to boil the carcass of the old order, then you're wasting your day.”
Douglas Coupland, Player One: What Is to Become of Us

N.K. Jemisin
“Urgency and despair don't get along well.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Obelisk Gate

Keri Arthur
“Though the urge to hurry was beginning to beat through my brain, I knew that was the one thing I couldn't do. Not of I wanted to save lives.”
Keri Arthur, Full Moon Rising

William James Moore
“Time to improve is limited. The clock is always on and doesn't care if you don't feel like it. Someone else does and they're passing you by.”
William James Moore, On Character and Mental Toughness

Zadie Smith
“Mothers are urgently trying to tell something to their daughters, and this urgency is precisely what repels their daughters, forcing them to turn away. Mothers are left stranded, madly holding a lump of London clay, some grass, some white tubers, a dandelion, a fat worm passing the world through itself.”
Zadie Smith, NW

Chris Matakas
“We rise to meet each day because there will come a time when the day will rise without us”
Chris Matakas

Chris Matakas
“If nothing lasts then everything has meaning. If everything dies that means we actually live.”
Chris Matakas

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“When everyone is hungry and waiting – when things need doing urgently and the clock is ticking - it’s often wiser to get cooking and present a ready-made dish they’ll find tasty to eat rather than getting everyone involved in deciding on the recipe.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

E.R. Eddison
“Lightning shall be slow to my hasting.”
E.R. Eddison, The Worm Ouroboros

Tony Curl
“When you are the central character in a seemingly boiling pit of “busy-ness” the time will come when the pace of decline cannot be countered. You build yourself the circumstances of ultimate failure by failing to grow, by failing to act on your learnings.”
Tony Curl

Michael Hyatt
“You must create more margin so you have room for what’s important, not merely urgent.”
Michael Hyatt, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want

Jeff Foster
“Oh, sweet little boy, beloved little girl, you are so overwhelmed by life sometimes, I know, by the enormity of it all, by the vastness of the possibilities, by the myriad of perspectives available to you. You feel so pressed down sometimes, by all the unresolved questions, by all the information you are supposed to process and hold, by the urgency of things. You are overcome by powerful emotions, trying to make it all "work out" somehow, trying to get everything done "on time," trying to resolve things so fast, even trying not to try at all.
You are exhausted, sweet one, exhausted from all the trying and the not trying, and you are struggling to trust life again. It's all too much for the poor organism, isn't it? You are exhausted; you long to rest. And that is not a failing of yours, not a horrible mistake, but something wonderful to embrace!”
Jeff Foster, The Way of Rest: Finding the Courage to Hold Everything in Love

Maggie Stiefvater
“His quest was a wolf, and it starved. - Gansey”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Richie Norton
“Overworking is the Black Plague of the 21st Century.”
Richie Norton

Stephen L. Carter
“In a crisis, time was always the enemy.”
Stephen L. Carter, Back Channel

Sivananda Saraswati
“O Man! Be ever prepared. Live this moment as though it is your last moment on this earth and acquire the maximum spiritual wealth here and now.”
Sivananda Saraswati, Life And Teachings Of Lord Jesus

Malti Bhojwani
“Start from here, now is all you have, there will never be a better place or time and by tomorrow you would have lost more time.”
Malti Bhojwani

“F.U.R FOCUS-URGENCY-RESPONSIBILITY--- As a team you can move mountains without any effort, simply because of our combined faith and commitment!”
Katlego Semusa

Charles Eisenstein
“I would like to propose that the reason our actions have been so manifestly unsuccessful in steering the world away from its present collision course is that we have not, generally speaking, been basing them on any true understanding.”
Charles Eisenstein, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

Mitch Albom
“After the funeral, my life changed. I felt as if time were suddenly precious, water going down an open drain, and I could not move quickly enough.
No more playing music at half-empty night clubs. No more writing songs in my apartment, songs that no one would hear.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Jason Medina
“They’re going to drop a nuke on New York! Hurry up! We need to leave, right now!”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Barack Obama
“What's missing is not money, but a national sense of urgency.”
Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Katherine McIntyre
“What bothered me the most was the hesitation in his voice when he said that— like he was running out of time.”
Katherine McIntyre, By the Sea

Richie Norton
“Urgency makes the difference between practitioners, proclaimers and procrastinators.”
Richie Norton

Richie Norton
“Make time while you can take time cause time will soon take all you make.”
Richie Norton

“As the pace of the campaign quickened, politics began to clash with Kennedy's innate sense of responsibility. – Arthur Schlesinger”
David Pietrusza, 1960--LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies

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