Quotations on Waiting

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The man for whom time stretches out painfully is one waiting in vain, disappointed at not finding tomorrow already continuing yesterday.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Time, Man, Tomorrow, Waiting, Yesterday)

I'm one of the great unemployed looking for the next job. I'm waiting for the right offer. Like anyone, I want something that turns me on inside.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Job, Right, Waiting, Want)

I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along.
- Piers Anthony
(Keywords: Hope, Being, EnglFantasy, Light, Obvious, Trouble, Waiting, Writers)

You can think you've made it and yet the next day's press will always be waiting for you, the public will always ask more of you. In short, you can always do better!
- Giorgio Armani
(Keywords: Day, Press, Public, Waiting, Will)

So, the combination of looking at lots of different people and how they react to each other and how they relate to each other and waiting for that inspiration is the thing that allows me to keep writing.
- Joan Armatrading
(Keywords: People, Inspiration, Waiting, Writing)

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting.
- Robert Benchley
(Keywords: Time, Evil, Nation, Reputation, Waiting, Windows)

When you've toured for about 10 years like me, you end up feeling like you're always waiting for somebody or something. The whole day is a drag.
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Keywords: Day, End, Feeling, Waiting, Years)

I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Business, Dad, Soul, Heart, Values, Jobs, Name, Nation, Night, Office, School, Waiting, Washington)

Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Keywords: Peace, Heart, Abundance, Awareness, Contentment, Grace, Mind, Open, Waiting, Will)

Without the funding Amtrak needs to keep operating, we will soon see people that rely on Amtrak to get them to work each day, waiting for a train that isn't coming.
- Corrine Brown
(Keywords: Work, People, Day, Needs, Waiting, Will)

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Faith, Work, Hope, Lies, Pen, Waiting, Writer)

Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver
(Keywords: People, Earth, Name, Names, Waiting, World)

The present moment is nice but it does not last. Living in it is like waiting in a junction town for the morning limited; the junction may be interesting but some day you will have to leave it and you do not know where the limited will take you.
- Bruce Catton
(Keywords: Day, Living, May, Present, Waiting, Will)

In this respect early youth is exactly like old age; it is a time of waiting for a big trip to an unknown destination. The chief difference is that youth waits for the morning limited and age waits for the night train.
- Bruce Catton
(Keywords: Age, Time, Difference, Night, Old, Respect, Waiting, Youth)

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
(Keywords: Time, Now, Waiting, Will)

There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water.
- Alan Clark
(Keywords: Politics, Blood, Friends, Waiting, Water)

I think either Robert Blake wither pulled the trigger or hired someone to do it, but it will be a tough case to prove. I think there's a very good chance he may take the stand, and that's what I'm waiting for.
- Catherine Crier
(Keywords: Chance, May, Waiting, Will)

Every sentence has a truth waiting at the end of it and the writer learns how to know it when he finally gets there.
- Don DeLillo
(Keywords: Truth, End, Waiting, Writer)

I've figured out what to do so far, but it's always the next thing you come to where the man with the bucket of ice cold water is waiting - whoosh! in your face. That's why you work with directors who know what to tell you to do.
- Judi Dench
(Keywords: Work, Man, Waiting, Water)

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Tension, Waiting, World)

The problem was with Bill Clinton, the scandals and rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out.
- Louis Freeh
(Keywords: Consulting, Direction, Dying, Leading, President, Waiting, Wrong)

If we wait for the U.S. to do something, we will be waiting for a very long time. It's Europe, it's Australia, it's the other developed and middle developing countries that have got to do the job.
- Susan George
(Keywords: Time, Countries, Europe, Job, Waiting, Will)

For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song, on commission. The artists would come up with a masterpiece without waiting to have their muse inspire them.
- Tom Glazer
(Keywords: People, Inspiration, Artists, Song, Waiting, Years)

My mother had always taught me to write about my feelings instead of sharing really personal things with others, so I spent many evenings writing in my diary, eating everything in the kitchen and waiting for Mr. Wrong to call.
- Cathy Guisewite
(Keywords: Mother, Feelings, Eating, Kitchen, Sharing, Waiting, Writing, Wrong)

All those days of waiting on tables until I could get a role on Broadway, all that time going to school taking lessons, and all those years of being a nobody following a dream-and now here it is.
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Keywords: Time, Dream, Being, Now, School, Waiting, Years)

It's very important to reveal the mystery of the pyramid. Science in archaeology is very important. People all over the world are waiting to solve this mystery.
- Zahi Hawass
(Keywords: Science, People, Mystery, Waiting, World)

Men who have reached and passed 45, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.
- Benjamin Haydon
(Keywords: Men, Waiting, World)

I suppose that every time there is difficulty. I remember about Space Mountain: It took us ten years before we found the technology that would allow such a ride. And during these ten years, I had a model that I kept, waiting for the technology we needed.
- John Hench
(Keywords: Technology, Time, Difficulty, Space, Waiting, Years)

The reality is, it will be a significant conflict going for many, many months, if not longer. Saddam Hussein is not a fool. He hasn't been sitting there waiting to get shot for 13 years.
- John Hewson
(Keywords: Conflict, Fool, Months, Reality, Waiting, Will, Years)

God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self-control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers.
- Richard Holloway
(Keywords: God, Strength, Act, Children, Hunger, Prayer, Self, Waiting, Will)

In a world where discovery is more important than delivery, it's the people who find, remix and direct attention to old stuff that should be rewarded, not the people who deliver it or sit on it waiting for someone to show up.
- Joichi Ito
(Keywords: People, Attention, Discovery, Old, Waiting, World)

You are young, gifted, and Black. We must begin to tell our young, There's a world waiting for you, Yours is the quest that's just begun.
- James Weldon Johnson
(Keywords: Quest, Waiting, World)

You know, if I tell the press that I like long blonde hair, the next day there will be girls with long hair wigs outside waiting for me.
- Andy Lau
(Keywords: Day, Girls, Hair, Press, Waiting, Will)

I am waiting for a sign that will indicate to me what meaning I must give to my life, but right now my existence is satisfactory.
- Lucy Lawless
(Keywords: Life, Existence, Meaning, Now, Right, Waiting, Will)

The workers of the nation were tired of waiting for corporate industry to right their economic wrongs, to alleviate their social agony and to grant them their political rights. Despairing of fair treatment, they resolved to do something for themselves.
- John L. Lewis
(Keywords: Corporate, Rights, Nation, Treatment, Waiting, Workers, Wrongs)

But as a woman, I really started feeling vulnerable on the set, and I really felt that it was important that I should not be open for invitation or making myself look as though I was waiting for something.
- John Lone
(Keywords: Feeling, Open, Waiting, Woman)

The film world is a crazy place to be. You sit around all day waiting for the phone to ring. Are people talking about you or aren't they?
- Kyle MacLachlan
(Keywords: People, Day, Film, Talking, Waiting, World)

I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside.
- Barry Mann
(Keywords: Fear, Waiting, Writers)

Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
- Don Marquis
(Keywords: Poetry, Echo, Waiting, Writing)

There are a lot of people out there who are just waiting that we fail. They brought up the theory that we're one-hit wonders and they want us to fall flat on our noses, just to prove them right.
- Mark McGrath
(Keywords: People, Noses, Right, Theory, Waiting, Want, Wonders)

When we'd suggested doing it, the Theatre Royal management had said, 'Nobody wants to see Waiting for Godot.' As it happened, every single ticket was booked for every single performance, and this confirmation that our judgment was right was sweet. Audiences came to us from all over the world. It was amazing.
- Ian McKellen
(Keywords: Management, Performance, Audiences, Judgment, Right, Theatre, Waiting, World)

Eight generations of African-Americans are still waiting to achieve their rights - compensation and restitution for the hundreds of years during which they were bought and sold on the market.
- Cynthia McKinney
(Keywords: African, Rights, Generations, Waiting, Years)

Our hope is to deliver an incredibly fun and compelling game that will give the fans more than what they've been waiting for, and show a whole new generation of gamers how much fun it is to live the life of a pirate!
- Sid Meier
(Keywords: Life, Hope, Fans, Fun, Waiting, Will)

Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.
- Golda Meir
(Keywords: Men, Waiting, World)

I got a script sent to me at this office and I got a call from a woman - Universal's doing a snowboarding movie. I'm not in it yet, but I'm supposed to meet with the director in New York soon. I'm waiting to hear back from them.
- Jason Mewes
(Keywords: Office, Waiting, Woman)

Art is the production of objects for consumption, to be used and discarded while waiting for a new world in which man will have succeeded in freeing himself of everything, even of his own consciousness.
- Eugenio Montale
(Keywords: Art, Consciousness, Man, Production, Waiting, Will, World)

I know all about you. You're the people waiting on the shoreline with the warm towels and the hot chocolate after the woman swims the English Channel.
- Gwen Moore
(Keywords: People, English, Waiting, Woman)

Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration.
- Ernest Newman
(Keywords: Time, Inspiration, Day, Job, Waiting, Waste)

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
(Keywords: Change, Time, Waiting, Will)

Explore your mind, discover yourself, then give the best that is in you to your age and to your world. There are heroic possibilities waiting to be discovered in every person.
- Wilferd A. Peterson
(Keywords: Age, Mind, Possibilities, Waiting, World)



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