Waiting Sayings and Quotes

Technology has made it easier than ever to get what we want instantly. Grocery delivery? No Problem. Express shipping? You got it. However, sometimes life requires us to be patient and wait. If you’re struggling with impatience, check out the collection of wise and insightful quotes about waiting below.

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
Waiting makes wine better; but waiting makes man decay! Don't wait because you have no time! Move fast! Mehmet Murat ildan
You are waiting for something good to come; but you know, if the life is also waiting, then nothing will happen, nothing will come! Mehmet Murat ildan
Waiting is not wasting. It is a strategy for champing for greater things. Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Waiting is not always a bad thing; it can bring its own joy -the thrill of anticipation. David Jeremiah
I find waiting unbearable because it makes me passive and negates me. I hate being nothing. Kathy Acker
The waiting time, my brothers, Is the hardest time of all. SARAH DOUDNEY
You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for. Craig Bruce
Don't rush things. Anything worth having is worth waiting for. unknown
But the important thing about learning to wait, I feel sure, is to know what you are waiting for. Anna Neagle
Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations. Charles Richter
If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd. Edward de Bono
Spread your wings - today. Why wait? Jonathan Lockwood Huie
If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don't wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. Senegalese Proverb
To know how to wait is the great secret of success. De Maistre
Nothing's going to come to you by sitting around and waiting for it. Zoe Kazan
Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not going to sleep. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given. G. Campbell Morgan
The thing about waiting is that the longer you wait, the more impatient you become. Ashay Abbhi
Waiting is a form of passive persistence. Ogwo David Emenike
At the violet hour, when the eyes and back / Turn upward from the desk, when the human engine waits / Like a taxi throbbing waiting. T.S. Eliot
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. Leonard Cohen
We've been waiting for seven hundred years, you can have the seven minutes. Michael Collins
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. Don Marquis
Life is very much like an arms race, each side waiting for the other one to put his stick down first. Merle Shain
To wait for luck is like waiting for death. Japanese Proverb
Being supportive often means waiting and listening and more waiting until you're better able to understand the drama. Fred Rogers
Our lives have become a perpetual waiting game. This is a societal norm. We spend an absurd amount of time simply waiting. Dr. Asa Don Brown
We have become a global community that relies on patience because waiting has become the norm. Dr. Asa Don Brown
Waiting is tough. Waiting is frustrating Marlinda Ireland
Anxiety makes waits seem longer. Mark Van Hagen