Wasted Time Quotes

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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

Seneca
“Were all the geniuses of history to focus on this single theme, they could never fully express their bafflement at the darkness of the human mind. No person would give up even an inch of their estate, and the slightest dispute with a neighbor can mean hell to pay; yet we easily let others encroach on our lives—worse, we often pave the way for those who will take it over. No person hands out their money to passersby, but to how many do each of us hand out our lives! We’re tight-fisted with property and money, yet think too little of wasting time, the one thing about which we should all be the toughest misers.”
Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

A.W. Tozer
“When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.”
A.W. Tozer

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

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, Abarat: Absolute Midnight

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...

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Telling some people not to waste time is a waste of time.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Carlos Wallace
“There should never be a time you make time for people who waste your time.”
Carlos Wallace

“I am tired
of undressing to no comment,
years and years of youth
wasted to the particles in the air.”
Analicia Sotelo, Virgin

Ryū Murakami
“I never liked to just absorb something somebody else created. I’m too self-conscious, and too critical, I guess, and it always felt like I was wasting time. But after you went away... well, it started to feel like time was wasting me. Every tick of the second hand was like a needle in my skin. Tick, tick, tick...”
Ryū Murakami, Tokyo Decadence

Isbelle Razors
“Like dying cells of beatless hearts I'm cold
I wasted years in promised lands they sold”
Isbelle Razors, Reflective Dogma

Emilyann Allen
“I was afraid to be confident for a long time. I had to quit second guessing everything because I worried so much about being wrong or worse, offending anyone. It was never intentional, but I wasted far too much energy and time holding myself back.”
Emilyann Allen (pseudonyms Emilyann Phoenix and Emilyann Girdner)

Nick Hornby
“She had to defend him in order to defend herself. That was why people were so prickly about their partners, even their ex-partners. To admit that Duncan wasn't up to much was to own up publicly to the terrible waste of time, and terrible lapses in judgment and taste. She had stuck up for Spandau Ballet in just the same way at school, even after she had stopped liking them.”
Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked

Jill Telford
“Law of Attraction 101 — the basics.
Don’t waste someone’s time if you don’t want them wasting yours.”
Jill Telford

Bobby Darnell
“Don’t waste time and energy defending your idea that could be used pursuing your idea.”
Bobby Darnell, Time For Dervin - Living Large In Geiggityville

Steven Redhead
“Over a lifetime there are vast amounts of available time that on analysis are wasted.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is a Dance

Munia Khan
“Whereever we go, whatever we earn
the time we waste can never return
The mistakes we've made are now to burn
into the bonfire of guilt and wrongdoing
Will we ever learn to stop pursuing
those temptations of life that minds are wooing?”
Munia Khan

“So you can get on with your search, baby
And I can get on with mine
And maybe someday we will find
That it wasn't really wasted time”
Don Heney, Glen Frey

Abhishek Ratna
“We must keep in mind that we have limited time, and it is not wise to waste your time doing the wrong thing.”
Abhishek Ratna, small wins BIG SUCCESS: A handbook for exemplary success in post Covid19 Outbreak Era

“There seems almost a shared society-wide delusion at play where we all accept that wasted effort is just a fact of life.

And that is fine.

Or rather, it would be fine if we had already conquered hunger in the world.

Or if half of the world’s children would not live in poverty.

Or had we become a multi-planetary species, protecting us from a planetary catastrophe.

But we have not.

Quite the opposite, our species is actually threatened from several quarters, yet we insist on having some of our best people waste their lives LARPing instead of contributing.”
Gereon Hermkes, Scaling Done Right: How to Achieve Business Agility with Scrum@Scale and Make the Competition Irrelevant

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Waste no time to work.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

K.M. Mayville
“If he left, he’d be taking two centuries of wasted effort with him. Who would be able to put out the fire of her anger once it was an inferno? No one but him.”
K.M. Mayville, Vertus State

“The amount of time one waste searching for quick fixes to the problems of life, one could have put this effort into developing lasting solutions instead. Quick fixes don't last, but effort will.”
Christine E. Szymanski

Marianne Williamson
“Durning the years when we were carelessly dismissing what we later came to see as the most important things in life, we kept crying out woefully that we were looking for meaning. All that time we were starved for meaning, we were lacking it for no other reason than we weren't ascribing meaning to the situations right in front of us! meaning isn't what a situation gives us; its what we give to a situation.”
Marianne Williamson, The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife

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