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.

Waiting in uncertainty takes longer than when one is informed. Mark Van Hagen
Waiting, like nothing else, reveals our complex human relationship with time. Margaret Whipp
Waiting is as resistant to description and analysis as time or boredom. Homer
Waiting is more than merely an inconvenient delay. It is more than a matter of time. Harold Schweizer
What really matters is the cost of one's waiting experience, not just in money but in frustration, aanger, and other stresses. Harold Schweizer
The problem with waiting is that it runs counter to our cultural expectations of ceaseless activity. Margaret Whipp
Serene, I fold my hands and wait, / Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea; / I rave no more 'gainst time or fate, / For lo! my own shall come to me. John Burroughs
What matter if I stand alone? / I wait with joy the coming years; / My heart shall reap where it hath sown, / And garner up its fruit of tears. John Burroughs
I am waiting for someone / No one is there / It is reality or illusion / I have to bear. Ehsan Sehgal
I've learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you're with me, even when you're not by my side. Paulo Coelho
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful... Jose N. Harris
After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting. Chuck Palahniuk
Knowing someone isn't coming back doesn't mean you ever stop waiting. Toby Barlow
The wait is long, my dream of you does not end. Nuala O'Faolain
Waiting is a period of learning. The longer we wait, the more we hear about him for whom we are waiting. Henri Nouwen
Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting! Jules Verne
Spending your days waiting to die is no way to live. Anthony Ray Hinton