150+ Interesting Quotes About Waiting

A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back – but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you. – Marian Wright Edelman


A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be. – Bruce Springsteen


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made. – Robert H. Schuller


All things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for.                    – Woodrow T. Wilson


All things come to him who waits, but they are mostly leftovers from those who didn’t wait. – Evan Esar


All things come to him who waits, but they come faster if he meets them halfway.             – Evan Esar


All things come to those who wait. – French Proverb


All truths wait in all things. – Walt Whitman


And sure enough, even waiting will end…if you can just wait long enough.                          – William Faulkner


Are you waiting for success to arrive, or are you going out to find where it is hiding?          – Napoleon Hill


As an actor, I am always waiting for my luck to run out. – Tom Hanks


Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves – or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth. – Ayn Rand


Be bold. Don’t wait. Go ahead. – Debasish Mridha


Behind every fear, there is a miracle waiting. – Marianne Williamson


Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. – William Jennings Bryan 


Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. – Mother Teresa


Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.                                    – William Butler Yeats


Do your job. Do it the best you can. Do it right, because somebody, sometimes your best friend, is waiting for you to screw up so she can take your place. – Abby Lee Miller


Don’t always wait for someone else to inspire you. Inspire yourself! – Rodney Walker


Don’t wait for change. You change. – Earl Nightingale


Don’t wait for it. – Go for it. – Tommy


Don’t wait longer. It is always the right time for the right action. – Debasish Mridha


Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin and inspiration will find you.                        – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck. – Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. – Orison Swett Marden


Don’t wait for the last judgment – it takes place every day. – Albert Camus


Don’t wait for your ship to come in – swim out to it. – Jerry Smith


Don’t wait the time is never just right. – Mark Twain


Don’t wait to be perfect. That day will never come. – Robert Celner


Don’t Wait! Start on your dreams, your impulses, your longings, your special occasions today. Because this is your moment. – Mary Anne Radmacher


Dreaming is happiness. Waiting is life. – Victor Hugo


During the night we must wait for the light. – Saint Francis de Sales


Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen. – Amy Winehouse


Everybody’s waiting on the downfall of artists. – Blueface


Everyone’s tolerance for waiting is different. – Kate Silver


Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. – Leo Tolstoy


Everything comes to him who waits – if he waits till it comes. – Evan Esar


Everything comes to him who waits, except a loaned book. – Kin Hubbard


Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. – Jules Renard


For every problem or confusion and for every desire or ambition there is an available force waiting for your call. – Vernon Howard


God hasn’t given up on you. He can still do great things for you, in you, and through you. God is ready and waiting and able. – Peter Marshall


Good things pass by those who wait. – Marion Bekoe


How much of human life is lost in waiting? – Ralph Waldo Emerson


I am ready at any time. Do not keep me waiting. – John Mason Brown


I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I’ll be waiting for you there. – David Mitchell


I find waiting unbearable because it makes me passive and negates me. I hate being nothing. – Kathy Acker


I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them. – Edward Verrall Lucas


I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us. – Khaled Hosseini


I’m so tired of waiting, aren’t you, for the world to become good and beautiful and kind?    – Langston Hughes


If not today, it will be tomorrow. If not in this world, then I will wait till the next.                – Bridie Bumilao


If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way. Don’t wait for great opportunities. Seize common, everyday ones and make them great. – Napoleon Hill


If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.             – Gurbaksh Chahal


If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.            – Morris West


If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd. – Edward de Bono


If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don’t wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. – Senegalese Proverb


If you wait, you grow old, nothing more. – Walter Bargen


It is a fine game to play – the game of politics – and it is well worth waiting for a good hand before really plunging. – Winston Churchill


It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.             – Baltasar Gracian


It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. – Elizabeth Taylor


It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting for them on this earth. – Joseph Conrad


It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. – Elizabeth Taylor


It’s time to come together. We all have the power to change, so what are we waiting for?    – Yann Arthus-Bertrand


Just can’t wait to get on the road again. – Willie Nelson


Keep working. Don’t wait for inspiration. Work inspires inspiration. Keep working.              – Michael Crichton


Life is difficult, and if you sit around waiting for the fun to show up, you’ll find yourself going without it more often than not. – Jill Biden


Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act. – Paulo Coelho


Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first and is waiting for it. – Terry Pratchett


Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself. – Marianne Williamson


Misfortune always comes to those who wait. The trick is to find happiness in the brief gaps between disasters. – Christopher Paolini


My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership. – James Dobson


My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers.                      – Tom Stoppard


Never wait for tomorrow, what if tomorrow never comes? – Elvis Presley


Nothing’s going to come to you by sitting around and waiting for it. – Zoe Kazan


Now financial liberalization is just a catastrophe waiting to happen, and there are very well understood reasons for that. – Noam Chomsky


One does not necessarily have to wait for a revolutionary situation: it can be created.         – Che Guevara


One of the greatest strains in life is the strain of waiting for God. – Oswald Chambers


Opportunity ideas do not lie around waiting to be discovered. Such ideas need to be produced. – Edward de Bono


Our willingness to wait reveals the value we place on the object we’re waiting for.              – Charles Stanley


Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.               – Joyce Meyer


Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing” it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. – Fulton J. Sheen


Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. – Rainer Maria Rilke


Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.                        – Saint Augustine


Say it before you run out of time. Say it before it’s too late. Say what you’re feeling. Waiting is a mistake. – Haruki Murakam


Sitting and waiting is one of the most miserable occupations known to man – not that it usually is known to men; women do it much more often. – Diana Gabaldon


So much of control is not authoritative action but mindful waiting. – Cameron Conaway


Some government workers are dedicated and work hard, but most of them are just waiting to retire. – Wanda Sykes


Some things in life are worth waiting for. – Danielle Steel


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. – Carl Sagan


Spread your wings – today. Why wait? – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power. – Gregory Corso


The change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama


The inaction of waiting is charged with significance. – Alan Blum


The Indian race is waiting and praying. – Chief Joseph


The longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you will never actually do it. – John C. Maxwell


The man for whom time stretches out painfully is one waiting in vain, disappointed at not finding tomorrow already continuing yesterday. – Theodor W. Adorno


The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. – Melody Beattie


The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. – Fran Lebowitz


The problem with waiting until tomorrow is that when it finally arrives, it is called today.    – Jim Rohn


The professional does not wait for inspiration; he acts in anticipation of it.                         – Steven Pressfield


The thing about waiting is that the longer you wait, the more impatient you become.          – Ashay Abbhi


The trick is to make sure you don’t die waiting for prosperity to come. – Lee Iacocca


The waiting game is like a gun without a trigger. – Kelvin Osaghae


The whistle is always waiting to be blown, and in some ways, it gets me to do better work. – Anne Lamott


The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.                   – Ralph Waldo Emerson


The world is always open, waiting to be discovered. – Dejan Stojanovic


The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.                – Bertrand Russell


The world is waiting for men with the vision – it is not interested in mere pictures.              – Charles Webster Hawthorne


The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is to have someone worth waiting for. – Unknown


There are two kinds of people in one’s life: people whom one keeps waiting, and people for whom one waits. – S. N. Behrman


There is an army of waiters in this world. – Henry Ward Beecher


Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.              – Abraham Lincoln


Though I have tremendous support from lots of people, there are so many others waiting to tear me down. – Misty Copeland


Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!                 – Jules Verne


Time and tide wait for no man. – Geoffrey Chaucer


Time felt slower when we do nothing but wait. – Toba Beta


Time waits for no one. – Yasutaka Tsutsui


To know how to wait is the great secret of success. – De Maistr


Unforgiveness is like drinking poison yourself and waiting for the other person to die.         – Marianne Williamson


Waiting does not mean doing anything. Waiting is a time of listening. – Lisa Clements


Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress. – Seth Godin


Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful… – José N. Harris


Waiting is a form of passive persistence.  – Ogwo David Emenike


Waiting is a period of learning. The longer we wait, the more we hear about him for whom we are waiting. – Henri Nouwen


Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count. – Robert Anthony


Waiting is almost an action less action: the action of inaction, the suspension of movement, the anticipation of action rather than the action itself. – Diane Elam


Waiting is definitely a test. It tests our patience and our loyalty. It tests our love and our mercy. Waiting is not for the weak. – Lee Young


Waiting is just the period of time right before action! – Jennifer J. Weiss


Waiting is normal. Expect it. – Pavel Somov


Waiting is not always a bad thing; it can bring its own joy -the thrill of anticipation.            – David Jeremiah


Waiting is not just about passing the time between the moment when the expectation is raised and when it comes to completion … it has deep and lasting value in and of itself.     – Paula Gooder


Waiting is not mere empty hoping. It has the inner certainty of reaching the goal.              – I Ching


Waiting is not wasting. It is a strategy for champing for greater things.                              – Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha


Waiting is one of the great arts. – Margery Allingham


Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering. – Paulo Coelho


Waiting is still an occupation. It is having nothing to wait for that is terrible.                      – Cesare Pavese


Waiting is the rust of the soul. –  Carlos Ruiz Zafon


Waiting makes me restless. When I’m ready, I’m ready. – Reba McEntire


Waiting makes wine better, but waiting makes man decay! Don’t wait because you have no time! Move fast! – Mehmet Murat ildan


Waiting to live now so you can live later is stopping you from living now and later.              – Richie Norton


Waiting turns men into bears in a barn, and women into cats in a sack. – Robert Jordan


Waiting was a sin against both the time that was still to come and the moments one was currently disregarding. – Neil Gaiman


We are not born to wait. We are born to do. – Dean Koontz


We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. – Khalil Gibran


We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.    – Joseph Campbell


We will wait. We will wait till all are made righteous (glorious) according to the word of God. – John Piper


We’re like so many puppets hung on the wall, waiting for someone to come and move us or make us talk. – Luigi Pirandello


What we are waiting for is not as important as what happens to us while we are waiting. Trust the process. – Mandy Hale


When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.       – George Harrison


While waiting for Moses to lead us into the promised land, we have forgotten how to walk.   – Wendell Johnson


You are waiting for something good to come; but you know, if the life is also waiting, then nothing will happen, nothing will come! – Mehmet Murat ildan


You cannot afford to wait for perfect conditions. Goal setting is often a matter of balancing timing against available resources. Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions. – Gary Ryan Blair


You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. – A. A. Milne


You don’t waste your entire life waiting to go back to dust. – Reba McEntire


You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for. –  Craig Bruce


Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout. – Morihei Ueshiba


You’ve got a lot of very, very smart people standing by waiting for somebody else to do the work. Not a recipe for long-term solvency in my opinion. – Mike Rowe



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