56+ Best Waiting Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Wait is to allow time to go by, especially while staying in one place without doing very much, until someone comes, until something that you are expecting happens or until you can do something. Profoundly inspirational waiting quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Waiting Quotes

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. Billy Graham

Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. Bradley Whitford

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

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

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

If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the right’ thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip. Robert Kiyosaki

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?  Stephen Levine

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

Most of us are waiting. We’re waiting for something interesting to happen. And I think we’re going to wait forever if we don’t do something more interesting with our lives. Donald Miller

When you spend a lot of time, like I do, just standing around and waiting, or being moved from place to place, every minute gets consumed by something someone else has set up for you. And it’s not like I’m always in a beautiful place wearing something gorgeous. Scarlett Johansson

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

I like Aurora, Sleeping Beauty, because she’s just sleeping and looking pretty and waiting for boys to come kiss her. Sounds like a good life lots of naps and cute boys fighting dragons to come kiss you. Ariana Grande

Godot is whatever it is in life that you are waiting for Im 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. Ian Mckellen

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

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

As Trade Secretary I see the world is waiting. The Australians, the Americans, the Kiwis, the Japanese they all want us to get Brexit done so that we can begin negotiations and forge new relationships that will open up new markets for British businesses, create jobs and attract new investment. Liz Truss

I want to do things scuba diving, sky diving, seeing the world. I’m an avid supporter of living life to its fullest and not always waiting for tomorrow. Teri Polo

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

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

There was a council house waiting for me when I had Ryan, there was a welfare state. I never put into the system before I took out, I was on income support before I’d even paid a penny of tax. Angela Rayner

On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died. George W. Cecil

There was a time when men thought it was sexy to have a housewife waiting for him to come home from work in her slippers, but in modern society, I think an independent woman is even more sexy. Kat Graham

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

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

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

When growing up, I saw segregation. I saw racial discrimination. I saw those signs that said white men, colored men. White women, colored women. White waiting. And I didn’t like it. John Lewis

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

All the screen cowboys behaved like real gentlemen. They didn’t drink, they didn’t smoke. When they knocked the bad guy down, they always stood with their fists up, waiting for the heavy to get back on his feet. I decided I was going to drag the bad guy to his feet and keep hitting him. John Wayne

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

A vision is like an oasis in a desert. You can’t have it all the time, as you need to keep on continuing your journey through the desert of life experiences, full of faith trials. I am not so concerned about waiting for a vision to appear because I know it will come to me when I least expect it. I still do have visions that inspire my work. Akiane Kramarik

There are many persons ready to do what is right because in their hearts they know it is right. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the first move and he, in turn, waits for you. Marian Anderson

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

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

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. Ronald Reagan

I was taught to think the next week or month or year will only get better than it is today. So I just keep waiting to see how great it will get! Stevie Ray Vaughan

Russell James asked me to shoot underwater. He tied my feet under the water. I don’t know how many feet maybe five, six meters. He tied me underwater and I had no air. Somebody had a tube, and they were giving me some oxygen, but I couldn’t really see anything. Everything was blurry. I’m waiting for the oxygen that was the craziest thing. Alessandra Ambrosio

Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. Bradley Whitford

There are many persons ready to do what is right because in their hearts they know it is right. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the make the first move and he, in turn, waits for you. Marian Anderson

But if we learn to think of it as anticipation, as learning, as growing, if we think of the time we spend waiting for the big things of life as an opportunity instead of a passing of time, what wonderful horizons open out! Anna Neagle

Man, people have been waiting for me to fall off my whole career. From the first time I stepped on the court. It probably made people sick to their stomachs watching my whole career, watching the things that I’ve done in my career. Allen Iverson

Waiting. Simply one person doing nothing, over time, while another approached. Ian McEwan

Women take so long to get ready, but when they get out of the bathroom, they look smokin hot. That’s the struggle of men throughout history, waiting by the door. The wait is so worth it. Always. Andy Grammer

Waiting is a form of passive persistence. Ogwo David Emenike

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

Before the first before and after the last after, there is night waiting. Dejan Stojanovic

Never was a faithful prayer lost. Some prayers have a longer voyage than others, but then they return with their richer lading at last, so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer. William Gurnall

Sometimes one does wonder if one lives quietly from choice or if in reality one is merely waiting for something that may never come. Mary Balogh

This year I guess I decided in the bigger matches to take it more to my opponent instead of waiting a bit more for the mistakes. Yeah, this is I guess how you want to win Wimbledon, is by going after your shots, believing you can do it, and that’s what I was able to do today. Roger Federer

Waiting for someone is a terrible time, and feeling that we cannot describe in words. Ehsan Sehgal

We spend our lives, all of us, waiting for the great day, the great battle, or the deed of power. But that external consummation is not given to many: nor is it necessary. So long as our being is tensed, directed with passion, towards that which is the spirit of all things, then that spirit will emerge from our own hidden, nameless effort. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Whatever you are waiting for won’t come to you you have to go for it. Israelmore Ayivor

I know I am not Braddock’s savior, never felt that way, and never will. There’s no ‘Rudy’ style ending waiting for me where I get carried off the field and everything turns out O.K. for me or for Braddock. John Fetterman

Patience isn’t simply waiting, it is caring enough about the situation and those involved to remain calm and courteous throughout the wait. Richelle E. Goodrich

I don’t believe in writer’s block or waiting for inspiration. If you’re a writer, you sit down and write. Elmore Leonard

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