Wasted Time Quotes

Quotes tagged as "wasted-time" (showing 1-30 of 58)
A.W. Tozer
“When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.”
A.W. Tozer

Idowu Koyenikan
“We do not get to choose how we start out in life. We do not get to choose the day we are born or the family we are born into, what we are named at birth, what country we are born in, and we do not get to choose our ancestry. All these things are predetermined by a higher power. By the time you are old enough to start making decisions for yourself, a lot of things in your life are already in place. It’s important, therefore, that you focus on the future, the only thing that you can change.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Idowu Koyenikan
“But if you forgive someone for something they did to you, it doesn’t mean you agree with what they did or believe it was right. Forgiving that person means you have chosen not to dwell on the matter anymore; you have moved on with your life.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Idowu Koyenikan
“Today is a new day and it brings with it a new set of opportunities for me to act on.
I am attentive to the opportunities and I seize them as they arise.
I have full confidence in myself and my abilities.
I can do all things that I commit myself to.
No obstacle is too big or too difficult for me to handle because what lies inside me is greater than what lies ahead of me.
I am committed to improving myself and I am getting better daily.
I am not held back by regret or mistakes from the past.
I am moving forward daily.
Absolutely nothing is impossible for me.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

“Regret for wasted time is more wasted time ”
Mason Cooley

Laini Taylor
“He dreamed of deserts and great empty cities and imagined he could feel the minutes and hours of his life running through him, as though he were nothing but an hourglass of flesh and bone.”
Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer

Monica Drake
“The only value of wasted time is knowledge.”
Monica Drake, Clown Girl

Clive Barker
“Funny that. We live in islands of Hours and we never seem to have time enough for anything...”
Clive Barker, Absolute Midnight

Malinda Lo
“I don't believe in worrying. It's a waste of energy.”
Malinda Lo, Huntress

Clare Winger Harris
“Already, in the last few decades, you have realized the utter futility of of encumbering yourselves with superfluous possessions that have no useful virtue, but which, for various sentimental reasons, you continue to hoard, thus lessening your life's efficiency by using for it time and attention that should have been applied to the practical work of life's accomplishments. (The Miracle of the Lily - 1928)”
Clare Winger Harris, The Dreaming Sex: Early Tales of Scientific Imagination by Women

Will Advise
“And now, for something completely the same:

Wasted time and wasted breath,
's what I'll make, until my death.
Helping people 'd be as good,
but I wouldn't, if I could.

For the few that help deserve,
have no need, or not the nerve,
help from strangers to accept,
plus from mine a few have wept.

Wept from joy, or from despair,
or just from my vengeful stare.
Ways I have, to look at stupid,
make them see I am not Cupid.

Make them see they are in error,
for of truth I am a bearer.
Most decide I'm just a bear,
mauling at them, - like I care.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Ta-Nehisi Coates
“I remembered that once, as a child, I was filled with wonder, that I had marveled at tri-folded science projects, encyclopedias, and road atlases. I left much of that wonder somewhere back in Baltimore. Now I had the privilege of welcoming it back like a long-lost friend, though our reunion was laced with grief; I mourned over all the years that were lost. The mourning continues. Even today, from time to time, I find myself on beaches watching six-year-olds learn to surf, or at colleges listening to sophomores slip from English to Italian, or at cafés seeing young poets flip though "The Waste Land," or listening to the radio where economists explain economic things that I could've explored in my lost years, mourning, hoping that I and all my wonder, my long-lost friend, have not yet run out of time, though I know that we all run out of time, and some of us run out of it faster.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

Rebecca McNutt
“He’s completely blown through his younger years like his childhood was one big cigarette to smoke carelessly.”
Rebecca McNutt, Hello, My Name is Grief: A Short Story About 9/11

“Though not everything is so easy in doing, ponder before you say something is far difficult to do! When you think of the difficulty in getting it done, think and think again; you may have spent the same time you should have used for the utmost preparations that could have made the difficulty you look at but cannot see the panacea on something else, or you are not finding the necessary time, wit, courage, tenacity and the will power to release your whole and true self to master the very act and art of making difficult things easier!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

C.S. Lewis
“She wasted all her school time wanting to be the age she is now, and she'll waste all the rest of her life trying to stay that age.”
C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

Stewart Stafford
“Time spent reading a book, even a bad one, is never wasted.”
Stewart Stafford

“You either waste, spend or invest time. Make your choice wisely”
Sunday Adelaja

Jason Medina
“Every second wasted might have saved a life.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

“Sometimes to keep it together, you've got to leave it alone.”
Eagles, Eagles -- Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975: Piano/Vocal/Chords

“It is true that you may have lost some time in the past. You may have allowed your life melt away with your time, but the good news is that you still have the future.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

T.F. Hodge
“To their own demise, most attended the party and still remain. Time wasters and space takers.”
T.F. Hodge

“{She} considered mentioning...how she, to, was all alone. But it didn't matter. So many stupid ways to live and die. She felt a shift inside herself at the thought, a letting go...she had reached a limit now and was moving into something new.”
Michael Knight, Eveningland: Stories

“The only thing you have to show for a wasted or spent time is that you just realize that you are getting older.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“You need to see time correctly for you not to waste your life”
Sunday Adelaja

Violet Trefusis
“Across my life only one work will be written: "waste" _ waste of love, waste of talent, waste of enterprise.”
Violet Trefusis

Carlos Wallace
“Every thought, every action, every statement should have meaning.”
Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

Carlos Wallace
“There will never be a point in my life where it is acceptable to waste time.”
Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

“Time is like the fan, if you keep enjoying its comfortable air without using it distinctively, you shall surely feel its true and real hotness when it stops its cool and refreshing air”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Iain M. Banks
“We are wasting time.
Time wastes itself. Who are we to float in its way?”
Iain M. Banks, The Algebraist

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