Wasting Time Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Wasting time is unbecoming of a saint who is bought by the precious blood of Jesus. His time and all he has is to be used for the Lord.”
George Muller

J.R. Rim
“Anyone who takes your time is a thief. Protect your time, it's what makes up your life.”
J.R. Rim

Amit Kalantri
“Life is a reality don't live it like a rehearsal.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

John Green
“Hank: This is my one beautiful existence, and over the course of my life I will spend years of my life watching television; years of my life pooping; years of my life on twitter. How ok is that? [...]

One thing that I really want to get away from is the idea that time is wasted when you are not producing something. [...]

John: I do think that there might be some value in asking yourself: "What do I want to do while I'm here? What do I want to do with my time?"

And part of the answer for that should, I think, be: "I want to distract myself from the pain of meaninglessness.”
John Green

“Growing in character bit by bit with each day is a wonderful way to make sure we aren't wasting our lives ordained by God.”
VKBoy

Amit Kalantri
“The men who will act today and the men who will act tomorrow get beaten by the men who acts now.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Minutes may seem as worthless as pennies until you add them up. Neither should be wasted.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

“I would rather prefer wasting the time in planning my work over losing the time in working my plan”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Amit Kalantri
“If you misuse your youth, you get misery when you are old.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Lewis Carroll
“Alice sighed wearily. "I think you might do something better with the time," she said, "then waste it asking riddles that have no answers."

"If you knew time as well as I do," said the Hatter, "you wouldn't talk about wasting it.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

John Taylor Gatto
“Stanley was passed from store to store doing free labor in exchange for an opportunity to learn the business. "This way I decide which business I like well enough to set up for myself," he told me. "You tell me what books to read and I’ll read them, but I don’t have time to waste in school unless I want to end up like the rest of these people, working for somebody else." After I heard that I couldn’t in good conscience keep him locked up. Could you? If you say yes, tell me why.”
John Taylor Gatto, The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling

Ehsan Sehgal
“I cannot understand and realize that many people have time to waste their time.”
Ehsan Sehgal

A.D. Aliwat
“What the hell has he been wasting his time doing? Indulging his insanity, that’s what.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Amit Kalantri
“Worry wastes time, envy wastes wealth.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“TODAY WILL LEAVE THE WORLD AND NEVER COME BACK, DON'T WASTE IT”
J. Ruby

“We might call it resting, but too often it looks, smells, and sounds a lot like we’re wasting our singleness—at least it did for me sometimes.”
Marshall Segal, Not Yet Married: The Pursuit of Joy in Singleness and Dating

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