Wasting Time Quotes

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Bill Watterson
“There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
Bill Watterson

Jack London
“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
Jack London

William Faulkner
“Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.”
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

Turcois Ominek
“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can't accept who you are.”
Turcois Ominek

Omar Khayyám
“Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since "the rest of your life" won’t last forever.”
Omar Khayyám, Quatrains - Ballades

Shannon L. Alder
“I don't understand women that call themselves a "bitch". It doesn't empower a woman. Rather, it reveals to everyone that you were deeply hurt at one time. Because of the pain your still carrying, you will continue to hurt anyone that reminds you of those moments when you let your guard down and were fooled. Sadly, it sends a clear message to the observant that you are still hurt. If only women would realize that "we all" have moments of stupidity then they would stop comparing themselves to the masses.”
Shannon L. Alder

Brian Tracy
“One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not to be done at all.”
Brian Tracy, Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

David Foster Wallace
“It is named the "Web" for good reason.”
David Foster Wallace

Norton Juster
“But why do only unimportant things?" asked Milo, who suddenly remembered how much time he spent each day doing them.

"Think of all the trouble it saves," the man explained, and his face looked as if he'd be grinning an evil grin--if he could grin at all. "If you only do the easy and useless jobs, you'll never have to worry about the important ones which are so difficult. You just won't have the time. For there's always something to do to keep you from what you really should be doing, and if it weren't for that dreadful magic staff, you'd never know how much time you were wasting.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Steve Maraboli
“Stop wasting your time looking for the key to happiness… the door is open and unlocked… just walk through it.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“When it comes to love and loss, acceptance is never easy. We can't make someone see all we have to give, make them love us, or make them change. All we can do is move on and stop wasting time.”
April Mae Monterrosa

Katie Dale
“Worry is like a rocking chair-it keeps you busy but gets you nowhere.”
Katie Dale, Someone Else's Life

Joyce Rachelle
“Sometimes exhaustion is not a result of too much time spent on something, but of knowing that in its place, no time is spent on something else.”
Joyce Rachelle

Margaret Thatcher
“If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing."
~ Margaret Thatcher”
Margaret Thatcher

Jennifer Egan
“So this is it ⎯ what cost me all that time. A man who turned out to be old, a house that turned out to be empty.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Dejan Stojanovic
“He did not waste time in a vain search for a place in history.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

“I prefer solitude to companions, since there are so few men who are trustworthy, and almost none truly learned. I do not say this because I demand scholarship in all men -- although the sum total of men's learning is small enough; but I question whether we should allow anyone to waste our time. The wasting of time is an abomination.”
Girolamo Cardano

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“To waste time is to waste your life.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We cannot really save time. We can merely avoid wasting it.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Dream as if it were your last dream.
Think as if it were your last thoughts.
Create as if it were your last art.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Oneironaut’s Diary

Garry Fitchett
“In every tick of the clock a tiny door slams shut; in the following tock is heard the turn of the lock.”
Garry Fitchett

Donna Goddard
“When we understand the fragility of life, we live consciously. People generally live as if they have all the time in the world. They don’t. They have the time of one lifetime, however long that will be. It’s not a lot. We don’t have enough time to procrastinate and waste large chunks of our lives. It is a valuable offering when we give our attention and love to anything in life. What we spend our time on will determine the course of our life. If we know that we are here for a short time, our choices will become more meaningful and satisfying. We don’t have to be told to be brave and follow our inner leanings when we are aware of our limited time. Who cares what other people think of us when we are busy living a brief life to the best of our ability? We will want to use it every day to better ourselves and the world we live in. ”
Donna Goddard, Writing: A Spiritual Voice

Louis Yako
“Yesterday I learned that hours are nothing but bodies
We kill upon confronting,
Or perhaps they are the ones
That backstab us as soon as they are behind.”
Louis Yako, أنا زهرة برية [I am a Wildflower]

Courtney M. Privett
“Time is a horrible temptress to waste one's life pondering.”
Courtney M. Privett, Sand into Glass

“Time heals nothing if you waste it.”
Tamerlan Kuzgov

“If you don't know what's worth spending your time, ask yourself, if you were to die in five years, what would you do?”
Tamerlan Kuzgov

“Lately I’m too tired to care
about getting old. I never put my phone down.
I scroll many futures away. I sleep many futures
away, I write them away, the longer I live,
the more the future disappears.”
Lena Moses-Schmidt

Rebecca Yarros
“You're not going to make it. Best accept it now and not take up more of my time.”
Rebecca Yarros, Fourth Wing

“Time is intentional.
It brings together and also
For letters dance over the
bridge of four ever.
Knowing what you want is
On the contrary
Things change all the time.
Including the things we think we
But time.
Time is something we don't
simply enjoy enough of.
It separates but also brings
Back together.
For letters dance over the
bridge of four ever.
Why waste what can't be
Given back”
Kewayne Wadley, More Songs to Listen to at Midnight

“You've filled my dreams &
Gave them something beautiful
to believe in.
Inside my mind, inside my skin.
Time remembers everything
And remains the only thing we truly
have abundance of,
We shouldn't waste it.
Any minute one of us
might wake up”
Kewayne Wadley, More Songs to Listen to at Midnight

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