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Famous Wasting Time Quotes

I like refried beans. That’s why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they’re just as good and we’re just wasting time. You don’t have to fry them again after all. Mitch Hedberg

There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. Bill Watterson

I’m very direct, I don’t believe in wasting time, in wasting words. Deborah Meaden

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. Jack London

For some reason, as time gets short in life, wasting time escaping through entertainment bothers me. Dick Van Dyke

Clocks slay time time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. William Faulkner

Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time. E. W. Howe

Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are. Turcois Ominek

If I’m half as good as everybody said I am, I’m far too good to be wasting time with ordinary people. But I seem to be spending my life with ordinary people, who are the best people in the world. Stan Lee

Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since the rest of your life won’t last forever. Omar Khayyám

I feel like I’m wasting time if I repeat myself. Heath Ledger

I don’t understand women that call themselves a bitch. It doesn’t empower a woman. Rather, it reveals to everyone that you were deeply hurt at one time. Because of the pain your still carrying, you will continue to hurt anyone that reminds you of those moments when you let your guard down and were fooled. Sadly, it sends a clear message to the observant that you are still hurt. If only women would realize that we all have moments of stupidity then they would stop comparing themselves to the masses. Shannon L. Alder

Staying in Likud means wasting time in political squabbles rather than acting on behalf of the good of the country. Ariel Sharon

One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not to be done at all. Brian Tracy

Wasting time is something that people do or feel all over the world, not just in Italy. Paolo Sorrentino

It is named the Web for good reason. David Foster Wallace

I hate wasting time or money and that happens all the time for no good reason, and then people save money by skimping on the important things. Rick Baker

Stop wasting your time looking for the key to happiness the door is open and unlocked just walk through it. Steve Maraboli

I’m not running around as a continual ray of sunshine. It’s just I don’t believe in wasting time feeling sorry for myself. Get over it. Aimee Mullins

When it comes to love and loss, acceptance is never easy. We can’t make someone see all we have to give, make them love us, or make them change. All we can do is move on and stop wasting time. April Mae Monterrosa

The reason I want to be able to teleport is that I don’t like waiting around. It’s one of my pet peeves. I also don’t like traveling, because I don’t like sitting on a plane for six hours, doing nothing, essentially wasting time. You know what would be awesome? Bam, I’m in New York. Alan Schaaf

Sometimes exhaustion is not a result of too much time spent on something, but of knowing that in its place, no time is spent on something else. Joyce Rachelle

My father didn’t think running was sensible. He told me running is just wasting time. Haile Gebrselassie

So this is it what cost me all that time. A man who turned out to be old, a house that turned out to be empty. Jennifer Egan

I’m so an all or nothing person in dating, always. I’m big on not wasting time. And so, yeah, if something’s not working, it’s time to not hold people back. Ginnifer Goodwin

He did not waste time in a vain search for a place in history. Dejan Stojanovic

There’s no good way to waste your time. Wasting time is just wasting time. Helen Mirren

I prefer solitude to companions, since there are so few men who are trustworthy, and almost none truly learned. I do not say this because I demand scholarship in all men although the sum total of men’s learning is small enough; but I question whether we should allow anyone to waste our time. The wasting of time is an abomination. Girolamo Cardano

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality. Benjamin Franklin

But sometimes you cope by wasting time, yes? Tracy Deonn

There are things we control but things that are not in control, no point wasting time and energy into that. Rohit Sharma

When you are constantly reacting to having been wronged or perhaps to what you may regard as a wrong; when you are always giving in by practically living to defend, retaliating one time after another, again and again, you then spend double that time trying to prove the whole story because to third parties, you will frequently appear to be on the attack, and therefore potentially receiving attacks once more henceforth an unending pattern of misunderstood retaliations. Criss Jami

Don’t keep your own schedule that will eat too much of your time keeping your own schedule. And when you are tired, stop. Because if you are too tired, you become not productive, and you are wasting time. Christine Quinn

Worry wastes time, envy wastes wealth. Amit Kalantri

Instead of wasting time on proposals which are difficult to forge consensus on, such as public nomination and party nomination, it’s better to focus the discussion on how to form the nominating committee and the nomination process. Carrie Lam

The things in any shape, as like love, promise, law, and justice, if that’s going the delay, I take that as a denial, and hoping for any best outcome of it; otherwise, it is wasting of time and making yourself deliberately a fool. Ehsan Sehgal

I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time. Stephen Hawking

To waste time is to waste your life. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

It’s tough to go to sleep at night, and I wake up after five hours because I feel like I’m wasting time. I just sit up at night and think about what I can do next. Dave Grohl

We might call it resting, but too often it looks, smells, and sounds a lot like we’re wasting our singleness at least it did for me sometimes. Marshall Segal

Washio provides laundry and dry cleaning on demand. They pick it up, clean it, and return it within 24 hours and often with a cookie. No more forgetting to pick up the dry cleaning or wasting time in line. Yael Cohen

In every tick of the clock a tiny door slams shut; in the following tock is heard the turn of the lock. Garry Fitchett

It wasn’t just about doing films to be cool or to have people remember you for one film. I wanted to be proud of whatever work I did and if I wasn’t learning anything or not enjoying what I was doing, there was no point wasting time. Shamita Shetty

When we understand the fragility of life, we live consciously. People generally live as if they have all the time in the world. They don’t. They have the time of one lifetime, however long that will be. It’s not a lot. We don’t have enough time to procrastinate and waste large chunks of our lives. It is a valuable offering when we give our attention and love to anything in life. What we spend our time on will determine the course of our life. If we know that we are here for a short time, our choices will become more meaningful and satisfying. We don’t have to be told to be brave and follow our inner leanings when we are aware of our limited time. Who cares what other people think of us when we are busy living a brief life to the best of our ability? We will want to use it every day to better ourselves and the world we live in. Donna Goddard

As I get older, the idea of wasting time is becoming more and more abhorrent to me and I can’t stand the idea of simply lying in bed. Chris Tarrant

Time is a horrible temptress to waste one’s life pondering. Courtney M. Privett

Women can be made to feel like that makes them seem too demanding, but it’s better than wasting time on someone who isn’t planning any future with you. Matthew Hussey

How tragic it is to find that an entire lifetime is wasted in pursuit of distractions while purpose is neglected. Sunday Adelaja

I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time. Dean Kamen

Time spent reading a book, even a bad one, is never wasted. Stewart Stafford

I quit high school the first day of 10th grade because I felt like I was wasting time. Bam Margera

When you understand that through the power of conversion in solitude you can become great, so many things you’ve been wasting your time on will no longer interest you. You will even run away from some friends. Sunday Adelaja

The Small Business common app would function much like the one that students complete to apply to multiple colleges and universities simultaneously. It would ensure that small businesses across the country can concentrate on growing and creating jobs not wasting time, filling out mountains of repetitive paperwork. Kay Hagan

Telling some people not to waste time is a waste of time. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I love the Internet, and I love wasting time on the Internet even though it sometimes ends up being not being a waste of time. Claire Cameron

Life is unpredictable. Situations will move at their own pace, especially the ones we have no control over. We find ourselves at times, angry at a possible scenario in a situation that hasn’t even happen yet. Then, the exact opposite happens. Looking back at the thoughts wasted and false anguish, we’re all better off with patience and an open mind. Ron Baratono

I want guys that are sincerely interested in coming to Clemson. I don’t need any practice recruiting, and I don’t like wasting time. I want to be transparent, and I want prospects to be transparent, and if they’re really interested in Clemson, then they’re going to come here unofficially on their own. Dabo Swinney

Life is lived in time. Therefore he who wastes time, wastes life. Vincent Okay Nwachukwu

I have no patience for wasting time. William Clay Ford, Jr.

Wasting time is unbecoming of a saint who is bought by the precious blood of Jesus. His time and all he has is to be used for the Lord. George Muller

Ambition has become a dirty word, and I believe it is a great evolutionary force for the positive. If people fail or go astray in their ambition I can live with it but not with people lowering their expectations, wasting time, slacking off and glorifying failure and stupidity. Robert Greene

Minutes may seem as worthless as pennies until you add them up. Neither should be wasted. Richelle E. Goodrich

You know, you only get to live life once, so there are two things that that yields. One is that there’s no point in crying over spilt milk, but secondly you hate wasting time, energy, and whatever talent you’ve got. David Miliband

Time is relative. In human life, time is experience. The faster you archive a significant experience to your memory, the more you live in the same clock time. In physics, experience is represented by the distance traveled, and this entire thing is called the Relativity of Time. I want to age and die through archiving my experiences, not watching my biological clock. Please don’t waste my clock time with mediocrity and egotism, let me use it towards serving to others. Alper Mazun

All mental hygiene is based on the core practice of doing nothing. Most of us are good at wasting time, staring at the wall while telling ourselves we should be working. We call this doing nothing, but our brains are furiously active. We think constantly, and our thinking is often rife with distress. Martha Beck

Anyone who takes your time is a thief. Protect your time, it’s what makes up your life. J.R. Rim

It goes without saying that the desire to accomplish the task with more confidence, to avoid wasting time and labour, and to spare our experimental animals as much as possible, made us strictly observe all the precautions taken by surgeons in respect to their patients. Ivan Pavlov

Life is a reality don’t live it like a rehearsal. Amit Kalantri

What I do is I keep trying to focus on what I am doing now, instead of wasting time thinking about what went wrong in the past or will happen in the future. HoYeon Jung

Don’t allow time to while away but take hold of time and make a demand on it to bring forth offspring. Sunday Adelaja

I’m not a big sleeper. It just feels like wasting time. If I wake up, and it’s after 5 A.M., I stay up. Margherita Missoni

The men who will act today and the men who will act tomorrow get beaten by the men who acts now. Amit Kalantri

I hate wasting time. Robert Plant

Growing in character bit by bit with each day is a wonderful way to make sure we aren’t wasting our lives ordained by God. VKBoy

If everybody knows where everything is kept you can avoid wasting time looking for things. Anthea Turner

What the hell has he been wasting his time doing? Indulging his insanity, that’s what. A.D. Aliwat

I walk fast. I have an aversion to wasting time. My sense of constant motion is one of the reasons that my eldest daughter, Amy, nicknamed me the Tasmanian Devil when she was in her teens. Jim Webb

I would rather prefer wasting the time in planning my work over losing the time in working my plan. P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

I wrote about wasting time, which I suppose is a part of the great human journey. We’re supposed to wallow, to go through the desert without water for a long time so that when we finally drink it, we’ll truly need it and we won’t spill a drop. It’s about being present. Walton Goggins

Stanley was passed from store to store doing free labor in exchange for an opportunity to learn the business. This way I decide which business I like well enough to set up for myself, he told me. You tell me what books to read and I’ll read them, but I don’t have time to waste in school unless I want to end up like the rest of these people, working for somebody else. After I heard that I couldn’t in good conscience keep him locked up. Could you? If you say yes, tell me why. John Taylor Gatto

For a long time I was cautious of working with my parents because I wanted to feel separate from them in the community. Now there’s no more wasting time. Lily Rabe

I cannot understand and realize that many people have time to waste their time. Ehsan Sehgal

I felt I ought not to be wasting time, and I hurried to graduate from high school to enroll at UCSD. I also hurried to finish college, to go on to higher studies. By the time I was in my teens, I had a strong sense of mission, wanting to discover something important or solve a major problem in biology or medicine. Bruce Beutler

Don’t waste your time chasing things that will never be beneficial to your future. April Mae Monterrosa

With World of Warcraft, I like the potential for wasting time. Kristian Nairn

You don’t want to wake up and realize you could have been happy, that the risks would have been worth it, but you dwindled away your chances. Sarah Noffke

I hate wasting time getting dressed. I like to put something on and just think, Yes. That’s it. Sonia Rykiel

Time is not money because it never returns. Amit Abraham

I don’t want no lies, I don’t watch TV. I don’t waste my time, won’t read a magazine. Madonna

The quickest way to run out of time is to think you have enough of it. Stewart Stafford

I don’t waste time being soft. I’m not cold, but I don’t like being, wasting my time with life’s too short. Anthony Hopkins

Don’t waste your whole lifetime waiting for the perfect life when there’s a perfectly good one within and right in front of you. Rasheed Ogunlaru

I don’t trust valets, waiters nobody. I don’t waste my time anymore trying to figure out who leaks things to the press. Nicole Richie

Many people make the mistake of saving money by wasting time. J.R. Rim

If I did only one thing at a time I’d think I was wasting my time. If, for example, I only wrote novels I would feel like a charlatan and a fraud. Peter Ackroyd

If there’s something I’m not good at, it’s usually because I just organically despise it. I can’t help that. I’m fabulous at too many other things to waste my time faking it. Crystal Woods

My advice Don’t waste so much time worrying about your skin or your weight. Develop what you do, what you put your hands on in the world. Meryl Streep

True dexterity is not just in books; It is giving from above, we learn it, it is nurtured, it is applied and it is developed. He who does not know what has been giving to him from above, shall never know how to use what he has been giving effectively and efficiently. Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. Steve Jobs

Do not waste time attempting to make sense out of nonsense. Johnnie Dent Jr.

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius

Do not seduce yourself to temporary person, as you may aware that people doesn’t have much time to remember that feeling which you were shared. Anuj Kr. Thakur

What will happen will happen and I won’t waste my time worrying. Christopher Paolini

Invest your evaporating time and leave a legacy behind for future generations. Sunday Adelaja

I’m here to change the world, and if I am not, I am probably wasting my time. Utah Phillips

Flights are expansive moments when the phone doesn’t ring and the Internet doesn’t work. The maxim that flying time is wasted time liberates me from my anxieties and guilt feelings, and it strips me of all ambitions, leaving room for a different sort of existence. A happy, idiotic existence, the kind that doesn’t try to make the most of time but is satisfied with merely finding the most enjoyable way to spend it. Etgar Keret

Don’t waste your time with explanations people only hear what they want to hear. Paulo Coelho

Why do people feel guilty about TV? What is wrong with it? Just this that it shuts out all the wonderful things of which the mind is capable, leaving it drugged in a state of thoughtless stupor. For the same reason, a mediocre school or teacher is a bad school or teacher. Last week it was announced in the papers that a large convention concerned with violence and disorder in our schools came to the unanimous conclusion students and teachers alike that the main cause of the mischief was boredom. Underperformance, the job that does not challenge you, can make you sick work that puts repetition and routine in the place of real work begets a sense of guilt; merely doodling and noodling in committees can give you ulcers, skin rashes, and heart trouble. God is not pleased with us for merely sitting in meetings How vain and trifling have been our spirits, our conferences, councils, our meetings, our private as well as public conversations, wrote the Prophet Joseph from Liberty Jail, too low, too mean, too vulgar, too condescending for the dignified characters of the called and chosen of God. Nibley

Don’t waste your time striving for perfection; instead, strive for excellence doing your best. Laurence Olivier

There will never be a point in my life where it is acceptable to waste time. Carlos Wallace

Don’t waste your time explaining who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you. LeCrae