Waiting quotes

  • Those who write are writers. Those who wait are waiters.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Writing #Waiting #Waiter

  • Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm...I wonder what is more damaging?
    -- Aaron Paul

    #Waiting #Barbie #Wonder

  • Salvation, the prophets tell us, is preconditioned by repentance. The redeeming act of God waits upon man's initiative.
    -- Abba Eban

    #Men #Waiting #Initiative

  • I will definitely attempt to sail around the world again. In fact, I can't wait for the chance to try again.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Waiting #Trying #World

  • Jerusalem is a time bomb that I fear is just waiting to go off.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Waiting #Bombs #Jerusalem

  • 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.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Inspirational #Waiting #Luck

  • I have liked many but loved very few. Yet no-one has been as sweet as you. I'd stand and wait in the world's longest queue. Just for the pleasure of a moment with you.
    -- Abhijeet Bhattacharya

    #Love #Sweet #Waiting

  • Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart. Audacious longing, burning songs, daring thoughts, an impulse overwhelming the heart, usurping the mind--these are all a drive towards serving Him who rings our hearts like a bell. It is as if He were waiting to enter our empty, perishing lives.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Song #Heart #Waiting

  • I'm not here to perform. I'm here to sign autographs. You have to wait till I come back with my own hand.
    -- Ace Frehley

    #Hands #Waiting

  • Everything comes to the man who won't wait.
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Men #Waiting #He Man

  • Some people wait constructively; they read or knit. I have watched some truly appalling pieces of needlework take form. Others - I am one of them - abandon all thought and purpose to an uneasy vegetative states.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #People #Waiting #Purpose

  • Real serious waiting is done in waiting rooms, and what they all have in common is their purpose, or purposelessness, if you will; they are places for doing nothing and they have no life of their own. ... their one constant is what might be called a decorative rigor mortis ...
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Real #Waiting #Purpose

  • Waiting is a large part of living. Great, passive, negative chunks of our time are consumed by waiting, from birth to death. Waiting is a special kind of activity - if activity is the right word for it - because we are held in enforced suspension between people and places, removed from the normal rhythms of our days and lives.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #People #Waiting #Special

  • Wait a minute, I'm a fan of yours; you can't be a fan of mine!
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Waiting #Fans #Minutes

  • We're all waiting for the opportunity to do big films but you have to wait your turn - unless you get offered something like Twilight when you're 20! Otherwise, you just have to keep slogging away.
    -- Adam Rayner

    #Twilight #Opportunity #Waiting

  • Maybe some are so busy waiting, they forget what indescribable beauty is right there in front of them.
    -- Adam Young

    #Waiting #Busy #Forget

  • I'm waiting for the time when I fail - because we all fail - and I'm ready, I'll take up carpentry.
    -- Ade Edmondson

    #Waiting #Failing #Ready

  • By bringing current events into the classroom, everyday discussion, and social media, maybe we don't need to wait for our grandchildren's questions to remind us we should have paid more attention to current events.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Grandchildren #Media #Waiting

  • When a girl is beautiful, she gets to pick - she never has to wait for someone to choose her.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Beautiful #Girl #Waiting

  • Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Destiny #Men #Waiting

  • I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then - I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn't, luckily, have to bother about that.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Death #Waiting #Dying

  • Jealousy, you know, is usually not an affair of causes. It is much more-how shall I say?-fundamental than that. Based on the knowledge that one's love is not returned. And so one goes on waiting, watching, expecting...that the loved one will turn to someone else.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Love Is #Waiting #Causes

  • I Became a free woman when I decided to stop dreaming, freedom that is waiting for nothing .. and anticipation is a state of slavery
    -- Ahlam Mosteghanemi

    #Dream #Waiting #Slavery

  • We can afford to follow Him to failure. Faith dares to fail. The resurrection and the judgment will demonstrate before all worlds who won and who lost. We can wait.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Waiting #World #Resurrection

  • I love Toronto. I love it. I love Toronto. I love Canada. I can't wait to get back. Can't wait to have some Timbits.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #Waiting #Toronto #Canada

  • I think the elections have gone well, although there is so much insecurity in Iraq. So far during the counting of ballots, there has not been a significant complaint. We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #Thinking #Iraq #Waiting

  • Wake up, Carolee, the plane is waiting for us, we have to get to the game.
    -- Al Davis

    #Games #Waiting #Wake Up

  • The good news is, we have everything we need now to respond to the challenge of global warming. We have all the technologies we need, more are being developed.... But we should not wait, we cannot wait, we must not wait.
    -- Al Gore

    #Technology #Waiting #Challenges

  • As the days went on, I didn't mind the games. In fact, I looked forward to them. That was the easiest part of all. I couldn't wait to get to the ballpark I'd be the first one there and I was willing to do anything. I think that's why the veterans liked me.
    -- Al Kaline

    #Thinking #Games #Waiting

  • It's never really that much fun for me to do movies anyway, because you - you know, you have to get up very early in the morning and you have to go in and you spend a lot of time waiting around.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Morning #Fun #Waiting

  • I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?
    -- Alan Alda

    #Winning #Waiting #Actors

  • Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Perfect #Waiting #Acting

  • Waiting does not exist in the experience of those who recognize the presence of love wherever they are.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Patience #Waiting #Doe

  • ... I had never given much credence to the phenomenon of "writer's block". I was more inclined to think of it as "writer's impatience", and to follow Arthur Koestler's dictum: "Soak; and wait.
    -- Alan Garner

    #Block #Thinking #Waiting

  • We are waiting not for a Godot but for another-doubtless very different-St. Benedict,
    -- Alasdair MacIntyre

    #Waiting #Different #Godot

  • She was waiting, but she didn't know for what. She was aware only of her solitude, and of the penetrating cold, and of a greater weight in the region of her heart.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Heart #Waiting #Solitude

  • I'd buy myself a cabin on the beach, I'd put some glue in my navel, and I'd stick a flag in there. Then I'd wait to see which way the wind was blowing.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Beach #Wind #Waiting

  • Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Inspirational #Life #Waiting

  • You have so much inside you, and the noblest happiness of all. Don’t just wait for a man to come along. That’s the mistake so many women make. Find your happiness in yourself.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Mistake #Men #Waiting

  • Life continues, and some mornings, weary of the noise, discouraged by the prospect of the interminable work to keep after, sickened also by the madness of the world that leaps at you from the newspaper, finally convinced that I will not be equal to it and that I will disappoint everyone all I want to do is sit down and wait for evening. This is what I feel like, and sometimes I yield to it.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Morning #Yield #Waiting

  • N'attendez pas le jugement dernier. Il a lieu tous les jours. Do not wait for the last judgment. It happens every day.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Waiting #Lasts #Judgment

  • The music of Mozart is of such purity and beauty that one feels he merely found it - that it has always existed as part of the inner beauty of the universe waiting to be revealed.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Creativity #Imagination #Waiting

  • Don't wait for miracles, your whole life is a miracle.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Hate #Waiting #Miracle

  • I have no feelings of guilt regarding the books I have not read and perhaps will never read; I know that my books have unlimited patience. They will wait for me till the end of my days.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Book #Waiting #Feelings

  • When I sit at my table to write, I never know what it's going to be until I'm under way. I trust in inspiration, which sometimes comes and sometimes doesn't. But I don't sit back waiting for it. I work every day.
    -- Alberto Moravia

    #Inspiration #Writing #Waiting

  • Everyone else is waiting for eternity and the shamans are saying, 'How about tonight?'
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Waiting #Tonight #Eternity

  • The thin and precarious crust of decency is all that separates any civilization, however impressive, from the hell of anarchy or systematic tyranny which lie in wait beneath the surface .
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Lying #Civilization #Waiting

  • I tend to wait for true stories to mature into fiction. Most of my fiction grew out of a long-germinating real-life situation.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Real #Long #Waiting

  • I do have a sense of displacement as constant instability — the uninterrupted existence of everything that I love and care about is not guaranteed at all. I wait for catastrophes.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Waiting #Care #Existence

  • Drugs were pretty easy to quit taking. I was never addicted to anything to begin with. But then, liquor - I had to wait about another six years before I finally got around to quitting that. I'm sure glad I did.
    -- Alex Chilton

    #Years #Waiting #Drug

  • Don’t trade the ultimate for the immediate. Don’t settle for less, wait for God’s best.
    -- Alex Gonzaga

    #Waiting #Settling #Trade

  • Sometimes writing songs is like waiting for deliveries.
    -- Alex Turner

    #Song #Writing #Waiting

  • I only know how to approach a place by walking. For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heat of the known awaits just around the corner.
    -- Alex Webb

    #Photography #Waiting #Secret

  • Something in my gut twisted so hard that it felt like I was being tickled by an invisible hand, and it took me a moment to realize what it was. Hope. It had been so long since I'd felt it that the sensation was like something living inside me, something wonderful waiting to break free, just like I was.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Hands #Long #Waiting

  • Sooner or later something had to give. But President Bush, faced with the unprecedented affront of 9-11, could not wait to take action. So he had to do what we were capable of doing, and he did it brilliantly.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #Giving #Waiting #President

  • The prayer that begins with trustfulness, and passes on into waiting, will always end in thankfulness, triumph, and praise.
    -- Alexander MacLaren

    #Prayer #Waiting #Thankfulness

  • On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Waiting #Vengeance

  • Some part of me can't wait to see what life's going to come up with next! Anticipation without the usual anxiety. And underneath it all is the feeling that we both belong here, just as we are, right now.
    -- Alexander Shulgin

    #Waiting #Anxiety #Feelings

  • He's just like a stallion. Wild and kicking on the outside, but a heart soft as satin on the inside. Just waiting for the right girl to break him in.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Girl #Heart #Waiting

  • I'm trying to feel sorry for you, really I am,"North said."If you wait just a moment I'm sure the tears will come.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Sorry #Waiting #Tears

  • Too many people miss out on real love because they're too busy waiting for the ONE to show up
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Real #People #Waiting

  • I cant wait until Im able to afford really posh bags.
    -- Alexandra Roach

    #Waiting #Bags #Able

  • Wait, and hope" (The Count of Monte Cristo)
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Waiting #Monte Cristo

  • Time, dear friend, time brings round opportunity; opportunity is the martingale of man. The more we have ventured the more we gain, when we know how to wait.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Opportunity #Men #Waiting

  • I was like, wait a minute. When I hear my sisters' names, I want to have a joyful feeling in my heart about it.
    -- Alfre Woodard

    #Heart #Names #Waiting

  • Religion is the vision of something which stands beyond, behind, and within, the passing flux of immediate things; something which is real, and yet waiting to be realised; something which is a remote possibility, and yet the greatest of present facts; something that gives meaning to all that passes, and yet eludes apprehension; something whose possession is the final good, and yet is beyond all reach; something which is the ultimate ideal, and the hopeless quest.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Real #Giving #Waiting

  • Too often man handles life as he does the bad weather. He whiles away the time as he waits for it to stop.
    -- Alfred Polgar

    #Men #Weather #Waiting

  • The camera was waiting for me by predestination and I took to it as a musician takes to the piano or a painter to canvas. I found that I was master of the elements, that I could work miracles.
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Piano #Waiting #Miracle

  • There's so much craziness that comes along with being a movie star that you can get so confused. Unless you've spent your whole life waiting to be the centre of attention, it's pretty terrifying.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Stars #Confused #Waiting

  • Anyway, the sort of love that will not wait is probably best to pass by
    -- Alice Hoffman


  • I never have a problem with finding material. I wait for it to turn up, and it always turns up. It’s dealing with the material I’m inundated with that poses the problem.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Waiting #Problem #Turns

  • Mr. President how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve.
    -- Alice Paul

    #Rights #Long #Waiting

  • What gardening teaches us is that if you plant things, they'll come up. But you have to be willing to wait for them to bear fruit because things are seasonal.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Waiting #Gardening #Fruit

  • we are the ones we have been waiting for
    -- Alice Walker

    #Confidence #Waiting #African American

  • Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don't even recognize that growth is happening...Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Long #Waiting #Personality

  • What do you do when you see a man masturbating at a salad baran actual salad shooterbut wait, I'm single, we're both at the salad bar, we have a lot in common. I like fresh produce, he likes to get fresh with produce. I like nuts on my salad, he likes to nut on his salad.
    -- Alison Rosen

    #Men #Nuts #Waiting

  • Mental disorders don't really live 'out there' waiting to be explained. They are constructs we have made up - and often not very compelling ones.
    -- Allen Frances

    #Waiting #Made #Disorder

  • Waiting. Like it or not, it's a skill all spies have to master eventually.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Skills #Waiting #Spy

  • It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.
    -- Ally Condie

    #Past #Waiting #Pieces

  • I want to reach out and grab his hand and hold it to me, right over my heart, right where it aches the most. I don't know if doing that would heal me or make my heart break entirely, but either way this constant hungry waiting would be over.
    -- Ally Condie

    #Heart #Hands #Waiting

  • We must show charity towards the sick, who are in greater need of help. Let us take them some small gift if they are poor, or, at least let us go and wait on them and comfort them.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Sick #Waiting #Comfort

  • If you really love stuffing, wait until the turkey comes out of the oven, add some of the pan drippings to the stuffing, and bake it in a dish. That's called dressing, and that's not evil - stuffing is, though.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Turkeys #Evil #Waiting

  • I know who I am supposed to be with. Im just waiting until the time is right. I know what i want. I want to be so sure of everything in my life and be so good on my own that someone just comes in to compliment it. I want somebody who is happy. I dont want to meet someone who needs me. I want someone who is good on his own.
    -- Amanda Bynes

    #Who I Am #Waiting #Needs

  • Life is too short to be doing work that doesn't make you feel happy and fulfilled. I'd rather wait for the right project, as opposed to just taking whatever is handed to me.
    -- Amanda Crew

    #Life Is Too Short #Life Is Short #Waiting

  • I have no regrets about not having children. I still wait for the pang of guilt, but I have none. I tune into the television show Nanny 911 occasionally which reminds me how much patience and love it take to be a good parent.
    -- Amanda Donohoe

    #Children #Regret #Waiting

  • I, too, was carrying around my own fate. All the things I couldn't know sat somewhere inside, embroidered into me-maybe not quite fixed to the point of inevitability but waiting, in any event, for a chance to unspool.
    -- Amanda Lindhout

    #Fate #Waiting #Events

  • Even now, so many years after the end of the show, there are still new fans finding their way into Sunnydale. Buffy doesn't care that they're late to the game. She's been waiting for them - and she accepts all of them exactly as they are. Besides, no matter how many times you may have seen an episode, there's no such thing as an expert. I can guarantee there are always new and intriguing things to discover in Buffy; things that you missed somehow on previous viewings.
    -- Amber Benson

    #Years #Games #Waiting

  • Measurement is like laundry. It piles up the longer you wait to do it.
    -- Amber Naslund

    #Waiting #Marketing #Measurement

  • I don't come taking millions of pictures. I spend time with them and simply observe. If you wait long enough those amazing images will come.
    -- Ami Vitale

    #Long #Waiting #Enough

  • To name something is to wait for it in the place you think it will pass.
    -- Amiri Baraka

    #Thinking #Names #Waiting

  • they danced as though they'd been waiting all their lives for each song.
    -- Amy Bloom

    #Song #Waiting

  • I have spent probably years of time waiting in studio lounges - waiting on a mix, waiting on my time to sing, waiting on, waiting on, waiting on. That's just the nature of life.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Years #Waiting

  • I can't wait to be racing through the streets of Chicago. As a notoriously fast course, I am out there to run a PR and compete with some of the world's best until the very end.
    -- Amy Hastings

    #Running #Waiting #Racing

  • He could not wait to get rid of them so he could enjoy remembering them.
    -- Amy Hempel

    #Waiting #Remember #Enjoy

  • I probably have less revision than those who have that wonderful rush of story to tell - you know, I can't wait to tell you what happened the other day. It comes tumbling out and maybe then they go back and refine. I kind of envy that way of working, but I just have never done it.
    -- Amy Hempel

    #Envy #Waiting #Tumbling

  • He ran his finger along my jawline and down my neck. "The wait will be fun, but it's not going to be easy."
    -- Amy Plum

    #Fun #Waiting #Lust

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

    #Song #Waiting #Situation

  • I would like to have your sureness. I am waiting for love, the core of a woman's life." Don't wait for it," I said. "Create a world, your world. Alone. Stand alone. And then love will come to you, then it comes to you. It was only when I wrote my first book that the world I wanted to live in opened to me.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Book #Waiting #World

  • To gain knowledge, we must learn to ask the right questions; and to get answers, we must act, not wait for answers to occur to us.
    -- Anatol Rapoport

    #Knowledge #Waiting #Answers

  • It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.
    -- Anatole Broyard

    #Waiting #Forever #Literature