Waiting Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Waiting

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I was at the vice president's Christmas party. I thought that his speech was spectacular, and I knew that it was a very emotional and difficult thing for him to do, but I admonished him for not waiting just one more stinking day.
~By Bradley Whitford ~


My ambition was to stop waiting tables. That was how I measured success: finally, I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent, and that was by being a stand-up comic. Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living.
~By Graham Norton ~


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


If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


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


Look, you're here to see me, and I can't go on until my dealer is here, and he's waiting to be paid, so give me some money so I can fix up, and then you'll get your show.
~By Iggy Pop ~


His venture sounds like a banana peel awaiting its victim.
~By Charlotte Curtis ~


You have got to pay attention, you have got to study and you have to do your homework. You have to score higher than everybody else. Otherwise, there is always somebody there waiting to take your place.
~By Daisy Fuentes ~


If I were to wait only for roles that clarify my racial makeup, I'd be waiting for a very, very long time.
~By Wentworth Miller ~


Mozart often wrote to his family that certain variations or sections of pieces were so successful that they had to be encored immediately, even without waiting for the entire piece to end.
~By Emanuel Ax ~


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.
~By Marian Wright Edelman ~


All my life I've been waiting for this, and now it can happen. A Williams is going to win.
~By Richard Williams ~


I am ready any time. Do not keep me waiting.
~By John Mason Brown ~


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.
~By Andy Lau ~


It is extremely difficult to say how long the process actually took to finally achieve my fragrance, Boudoir, because there was a lot of time waiting around for other people.
~By Vivienne Westwood ~


I keep waiting for the roof to cave in. I was raised to follow the Golden Rule, you know, treat people the way you wish to be treated. That's kind of the way I live my life. Maybe someone up there likes me for that.
~By Matt LeBlanc ~


James Caan told me at the end of filming 'Elf' that he had been waiting through the whole film for me to be funny - and I never was.
~By Will Ferrell ~


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.
~By Francesca Annis ~


While awaiting sentencing, I decided to give stand-up comedy a shot. The judge had suggested I get my act together, and I took him seriously.
~By Tim Allen ~


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.
~By Mark McGrath ~


I don't sit in the corner waiting for death: death has to pursue me. I'm going strong. I hope to reach 100 and ask for an extension, just like my grandmother did.
~By Compay Segundo ~


I can imagine few things more trying to the patience than the long wasted days of waiting.
~By Robert Falcon Scott ~


On those, I've said it before, I work free. It's the waiting they pay me for.
~By Hector Elizondo ~


As of right now, I'm still waiting to meet Halle Berry. And she is single.
~By Brian Austin Green ~


We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, and they were going to be full of initiative in all areas of life - in culture, in economy and in politics.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


There is no magic person out there, no perfect human being out there waiting for you.
~By Helen Reddy ~


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.
~By John Hench ~


The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting.
~By Alan Brien ~


I wrap my heart in yours, placing divulged faith in the whole of your being, wistfully awaiting the trumpet you return.
~By Isabel Yosito ~


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.
~By Catherine Crier ~


I had a birthday one night on a farm we were shooting on. I walked into the tent, and there were 150 people waiting for me, all wearing masks of my face.
~By Stephen Hopkins ~


For a writer, published works are like fallen flowers, but the expected new work is like a calyx waiting to blossom.
~By Cao Yu ~


We're waiting for the pendulum to swing back again, which I am absolutely confident it will.
~By Don Bluth ~


But the issue became, how long do you keep the press waiting so that you can gather more information?
~By William Scranton ~


If you're an actor, even a successful one, you're still waiting for the phone to ring.
~By Kevin Bacon ~


The inconvenience, the glaring lights, the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than a real mastery of love technique.
~By Ivor Novello ~


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


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.
~By Piers Anthony ~


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.
~By Gary Ryan Blair ~


Should we have background checks, waiting periods? To drive a car you have to pass a test that shows you know how to drive your car safely, you should have to do the same thing with guns.
~By Michael D. Barnes ~


Waiting, waiting, waiting. All my life, I've been waiting for my life to begin, as if somehow my life was ahead of me, and that someday I would arrive at it.
~By Camryn Manheim ~


To die, to be really dead, that must be glorious. There are far worse things awaiting man than death.
~By Garrett Fort ~


I was darkly convinced that at age 52 I would kill myself because my mother committed suicide at that age. I was fantasizing that she was waiting for me on the other side of the grave.
~By Spalding Gray ~


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.
~By Tom Glazer ~


That's true, you don't want to let anybody down and here are millions of people who've been waiting for their favorite characters to be brought to life and you don't want to disappoint.
~By Rebecca Romijn ~


I was really nervous, intimidated by the whole thing-all the people and all the buzzing, and all the sitting around waiting. I felt really small in this huge place.
~By Kate Moss ~


There's nothing secret about it. Everyone knows that I am waiting for my real parents, the king and queen, to come restore me to my rightful throne.
~By Meg Cabot ~


Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.
~By Dag Hammarskjold ~


If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
~By Stephen Levine ~


Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
~By G. M. Trevelyan ~


I've heard every pie joke in the book. I'm still waiting for an original one.
~By Jason Biggs ~


Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand and explain the many mysteries of our bodies, such as the basic mechanism of memory or imagination.
~By John Cameron ~


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


And the inner dynamics of Hollywood are like politics. Say you give a script to a group of executives - they all sit around, afraid to voice an opinion, saying nothing, waiting to know what the consensus is. Just like focus groups, opinion polls or a cabinet.
~By Joe Eszterhas ~


Rather than waiting to restore fiscal responsibility after we pass legislation, we must work to ensure we remain committed to it as we draft legislation.
~By Gary Miller ~


I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.
~By Leonard Cohen ~


Apparently tired of waiting for clear direction from Congress, the people of Puerto Rico have used the tools provided by their own local constitution to schedule a vote for Dec. 13 on the status of the island.
~By Dick Thornburgh ~


As we all know, many people remain buried under tons of rubble and debris, waiting to be rescued. When we think of their suffering, we feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death.
~By Jean-Bertrand Aristide ~


I get speeding ticket like everybody else. If the restaurant is full I'm waiting in line like everybody else.
~By Mikhail Baryshnikov ~


It's odd how people waiting for you stand out far less clearly than people you are waiting for.
~By Jean Giraudoux ~


I didn't know the full dimensions of forever, but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come.
~By Richard Brautigan ~


No collection of people who are all waiting for the same thing are capable of holding a natural conversation. Even if the thing they are waiting for is only a taxi.
~By Ben Elton ~


I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics.
~By Sidney Altman ~


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.
~By Agatha Christie ~


Well, you'll find the most boring part of it is the waiting, at least if it's in films anyway. Television's a lot faster, but the product... I don't think it's as good as a film.
~By Lee Hazlewood ~


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.
~By Marianne Williamson ~


I honestly have no strategy whatsoever. I'm waiting for that script to pop through the letterbox and completely surprise me.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


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.
~By Benjamin Haydon ~


To wait, for an actor, is not like someone who's waiting to see the doctor. It's not the kind of wait where you get bored.
~By Catherine Deneuve ~


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.
~By Cynthia McKinney ~


I never did buy things on credit, I always paid for 'em, because I can't see much difference in paying for something and just waiting a week and pay interest on it; that looks foolish to me.
~By Howard Finster ~


I was standing in the schoolyard waiting for a child when another mother came up to me. Have you found work yet? she asked. Or are you still just writing?
~By Anne Tyler ~


Our Lord did not try to alter circumstances. He submitted to them. They shaped his life and eventually brought him to Calvary. I believe we miss opportunities and lovely secrets our Lord is waiting to teach us by not taking what comes.
~By Mother Maribel ~


I never, absolutely never, keep people waiting.
~By Graham Kennedy ~


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


The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
~By Dave Barry ~


All the grand work was laid for people who came after me. The Supreme Court decided not to give it to me, so they gave it to two white guys. I think that's what they were waiting for.
~By Curt Flood ~


But there isn't any second half of myself waiting to plug in and make me whole. It's there. I'm already whole.
~By Sally Field ~


He's looking for the president's kidnapped daughter; everybody he calls on to help him is busy, but lo and behold, you look across the room, and I'm waiting for that action.
~By Derek Luke ~


The last few years have been my happiest. I'm happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don't feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit.
~By William Proxmire ~


We are still waiting for the president to introduce a concrete plan. He has just hinted at what he is thinking about doing, but no one has seen a proposal.
~By Grace Napolitano ~


I was so naive I didn't even know about agents. I telephoned the William Morris agency and asked to speak to Mr. Morris. I expected Bill Morris to be waiting for my call.
~By Kirstie Alley ~


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.
~By Ayn Rand ~


The way I see it, I can either cross the street, or I can keep waiting for another few years of green lights to go by.
~By Camryn Manheim ~


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.
~By Sarah Ban Breathnach ~


It was funny, when I thought of it afterward, how Ruth and Gehrig looked as they stood there. The Babe must have been waiting for me to get the ball up a little so he could get his bat under it.
~By Carl Hubbell ~


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.
~By Ian McKellen ~


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


Godot is whatever it is in life that you are waiting for: 'I'm waiting to win the lottery. I'm waiting to fall in love'. For me, as a child, it was Christmas. At least that eventually came.
~By Ian McKellen ~


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


The gun lobby finds waiting periods inconvenient. You have only to ask my husband how inconvenient he finds his wheelchair from time to time.
~By Sarah Brady ~


What is important is not what someone is but what he is waiting for. Not the events of life but its possibilities.
~By Dorothee Solle ~


We have dozens and dozens and dozens of judicial nominees up there waiting and we have a court system that's crying out for more judges.
~By Joe Lockhart ~


You sit there waiting for the RED LIGHT to go on. You could be sitting there for five minutes, waiting, while the producer talks to the engineer. Then the light goes on you know that you mustn't make a mistake for at least 4 minutes.
~By Jim Sullivan ~


I like to be in waiting rooms with people as they're auditioning, because their terror calms me.
~By John C. McGinley ~


Cambodia possesses now the rights to look far into the future and everything for making a future construction is waiting for the Cambodian own efforts.
~By Hun Sen ~


The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory.
~By Douglas Haig ~


Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.
~By Yakov Smirnoff ~


I believe in love, but I don't sit around waiting for it. I buy houses.
~By Renee Zellweger ~


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.
~By Terry Pratchett ~

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February 4 ,2023
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