Quotes and Sayings about Waiting
"To make films is as boring as watching paint dry - you usually have to do little tiny bits here and there. You go off waiting for lighting, you come back - the energy dies. You hope you can find someone who can keep it going."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Hope, Energy, Waiting)
"Mars is there, waiting to be reached."
- Buzz Aldrin
"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."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Act, Comedy)
"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."
- Kirstie Alley
"I've been waiting for that bright sunshine to show up and shine in my back door someday."
- Luther Allison
"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."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Months, Physics, University, Waiting)
"Seek that which within lies waiting to begin the fight of your life that is everyday."
- Ian Anderson
(Related: Life, Fight, Lies, Waiting)
"It was like there was a pile of kindling that was in the back of my imagination just waiting there. Once I lit it, it just flared up and I kept getting ideas and ideas."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Imagination, Ideas, Waiting)
"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
(Related: First, Right, Waiting)
"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."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Job, Right, Waiting, Want)
"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."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Hope, Being, EnglFantasy, Light, Obvious, Trouble, Waiting, Writers)
"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."
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Related: Death, People, Suffering, Trying, Waiting)
"You can think you've made it and yet the next day's press will always be waiting for you, the public will always ask more of you. In short, you can always do better!"
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: Day, Press, Public, Waiting, Will)
"So, the combination of looking at lots of different people and how they react to each other and how they relate to each other and waiting for that inspiration is the thing that allows me to keep writing."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: People, Inspiration, Waiting, Writing)
"Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Heaven, Waiting)
"I think it is important that you care about the characters, and you are not just waiting for the next action sequence but have a vested interested in what happens to them."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Action, Care, Waiting)
"You see these shuffling rows of shiny faces, waiting for their turn, so they're very dedicated to the program and desperate to know what it is they've got - so often, they have no idea."
- Michael Aspel
(Related: Idea, Faces, Waiting)
"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."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Family, Successful, End, Waiting)
"If you're an actor, even a successful one, you're still waiting for the phone to ring."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Successful, Actor, Waiting)
"One of the things that has to be faced is the process of waiting to change the system, how much we have got to do to find out who we are, where we have come from and where we are going."
- Ella Baker
(Related: Change, Waiting)
"It's about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along. That's partly because I found myself getting typecast, as everyone does unless they pursue roles that are very different from what they've done before."
- Christian Bale
"My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Mom, Feet, Waiting)
"So I'm just waiting until one party or the other actually gets a moral compass and a backbone."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Party, Waiting)
"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."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Car, Waiting)
"The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting."
- Dave Barry
(Related: History, Development, Communication, Internet, Invention, Waiting)
"I listen like mad to any conversation taking place next to me just trying to hear why this is funny. Women's restrooms are especially great. I wash my hands twice waiting for people to come in and start talking."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Funny, Women, People, Conversation, Talking, Trying, Waiting)
"This conflict is one thing I've been waiting for. I'm well and strong and young - young enough to go to the front. If I can't be a soldier, I'll help soldiers."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Conflict, Help, Soldiers, Waiting)
"I get speeding ticket like everybody else. If the restaurant is full I'm waiting in line like everybody else."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
"It doesn't seem as if there's that much of a difference between a big production and a little production, other than you have a smaller space in which to get dressed and you have a shorter waiting time."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Time, Difference, Production, Space, Waiting)
"For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Time, Evil, Nation, Reputation, Waiting, Windows)
"We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going... Concentrate on something useful."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Time, Tomorrow, Waiting)
"I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images."
- Ingmar Bergman
"I've heard every pie joke in the book. I'm still waiting for an original one."
- Jason Biggs
"When you've toured for about 10 years like me, you end up feeling like you're always waiting for somebody or something. The whole day is a drag."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Day, End, Feeling, Waiting, Years)
"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
(Related: Goal, Waiting)
"No, when I worked as an accountant I was falling asleep waiting for 5 o'clock."
- Heston Blumenthal
"We're waiting for the pendulum to swing back again, which I am absolutely confident it will."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Waiting, Will)
"I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Dad, Soul, Heart, Values, Jobs, Name, Nation, Night, Office, School, Waiting, Washington)
"Opportunity ideas do not lie around waiting to be discovered. Such ideas need to be produced."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Lie, Opportunity, Ideas, Waiting)
"The gun lobby finds waiting periods inconvenient. You have only to ask my husband how inconvenient he finds his wheelchair from time to time."
- Sarah Brady
(Related: Time, Husband, Waiting)
"Sometimes they are a matter of luck; the photographer could not expect or hope for them. Sometimes they are a matter of patience, waiting for an effect to be repeated that he has seen and lost or for one that he anticipates."
- Bill Brandt
(Related: Hope, Effect, Luck, Patience, Waiting)
"I didn't know the full dimensions of forever, but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come."
- Richard Brautigan
(Related: Christmas, Waiting)
"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
(Related: Peace, Heart, Abundance, Awareness, Contentment, Grace, Mind, Open, Waiting, Will)
"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."
- Alan Brien
(Related: Men, Impression, Being, Debt, End, Job, Law, Majority, Occupation, Waiting)
"Without the funding Amtrak needs to keep operating, we will soon see people that rely on Amtrak to get them to work each day, waiting for a train that isn't coming."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Work, People, Day, Needs, Waiting, Will)
"'Made it as a writer'? I'm still wondering if I've made it as a writer. I've made it as a published writer of the type of SF that I want to write and read, but I'm still waiting for that big breakthrough."
- Eric Brown
(Related: Waiting, Want, Writer)
"I am ready any time. Do not keep me waiting."
- John Mason Brown
(Related: Time, Waiting)
"You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Waiting, Worth)
"A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be."
- Steven Brust
(Related: Ambition, Man, Old, Waiting)
"In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Faith, Work, Hope, Lies, Pen, Waiting, Writer)
"What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence."
- George Byron
(Related: Travel, Existence, Man, Quiet, Waiting)
"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."
- Meg Cabot
(Related: Nothing, Parents, Queen, Waiting)
"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."
- John Cameron
(Related: Imagination, Memory, Prizes, Research)
"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Life, Waiting)
"This was an important part of my life. But it was also sad that we didn't play there, cause we had such alot of fans that were waiting for us and Brazilians are great people. It's now my second home."
- Jim Capaldi
(Related: Home, Life, People, Cause, Fans, Now, Play, Waiting)
"We have a VA hospital back home in St. Louis. Like many of our colleagues, we hear continued concerns about the access and the service. I have seen a statistic that more than 60,000 veterans today are waiting more than 6 months for an appointment at a VA hospital."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Home, Months, Service, Today, Veterans, Waiting)
"People are always waiting to be discovered."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: People, Waiting)
"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
(Related: People, Earth, Name, Names, Waiting, World)
"It's hard to find a play that's right for me to do. Rather than waiting around for the right script to come along, I decided to write one myself."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Play, Right, Waiting)
"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
(Related: Day, Living, May, Present, Waiting, Will)
"In this respect early youth is exactly like old age; it is a time of waiting for a big trip to an unknown destination. The chief difference is that youth waits for the morning limited and age waits for the night train."
- Bruce Catton
(Related: Age, Time, Difference, Night, Old, Respect, Waiting, Youth)
"We always keep God waiting while we admit more importunate suitors."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: God, Waiting)
"I had done everything I could do as an astronaut, and we have a long line of inexperienced astronauts waiting for their first missions, and so my role really should be to step aside and help them prepare for their missions, rather than to try to get another mission."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: First, Help, Mission, Waiting)
"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."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Time, Now, Waiting, Will)
"There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water."
- Alan Clark
(Related: Politics, Blood, Friends, Waiting, Water)
"Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Suffering, Waiting)
"Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Life, Act, Right, Waiting)
"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
(Related: Rain, Skin, Waiting)
"Dynasty was the opportunity to take charge of my career rather than waiting around like a library book waiting to be loaned out."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Opportunity, Career, Waiting)
"It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: People, Earth, Fate, Waiting)
"I'm just waiting for people to start asking me to make the rain disappear."
- David Copperfield
(Related: People, Rain, Waiting)
"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."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Chance, May, Waiting, Will)
"His venture sounds like a banana peel awaiting its victim."
- Charlotte Curtis
"Wake up, Carolee, the plane is waiting for us, we have to get to the game."
- Al Davis
"From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Hell, Waiting)
"Every sentence has a truth waiting at the end of it and the writer learns how to know it when he finally gets there."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Truth, End, Waiting, Writer)
"I've figured out what to do so far, but it's always the next thing you come to where the man with the bucket of ice cold water is waiting - whoosh! in your face. That's why you work with directors who know what to tell you to do."
- Judi Dench
(Related: Work, Man, Waiting, Water)
"You get involved with a character after spending a long time waiting, and this demands a lot of energy and concentration."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Time, Character, Energy, Waiting)
"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."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Actor, Waiting)
"My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership."
- James Dobson
(Related: Leadership, Women, Husbands, Observation, Waiting)
"Making a movie is a long, dull process. There's a lot of waiting around."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
"The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence."
- Freeman Dyson
(Related: Intelligence, Destiny, Question, Space, Will)
"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."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: People, Martin, Waiting)
"I'm waiting for the time when I fail - because we all fail - and I'm ready, I'll take up carpentry."
- Adrian Edmondson
(Related: Time, Waiting)
"But for every hour and a half on stage, you have a five hour long bus ride, waiting for five hours at the airport, five hours of interviews... I know, it's part of the job, but that doesn't imply I have to like it."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Job, Waiting)
"On those, I've said it before, I work free. It's the waiting they pay me for."
- Hector Elizondo
(Related: Work, Waiting)
"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."
- Ben Elton
(Related: People, Conversation, Waiting)
"The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Tension, Waiting, World)
"Waiting for the end, boys, waiting for the end."
- William Empson
(Related: Boys, End, Waiting)
"With Ice Cube they ain't no telling. He might have one cocked and loaded, ready to bust. We might do The Sunday, two old men sitting around the house waiting on the social security check."
- Mike Epps
(Related: Men, Old, Security, Waiting)
"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."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Politics, Focus, Hollywood, Nothing, Opinion, Saying, Voice, Waiting)
"On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died."
- Sam Ewing
(Related: Decision, Dawn, Hesitation, Waiting)
"I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: God, American, Waiting)
"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."
- Will Ferrell
(Related: Funny, End, Film, Waiting)
"But there isn't any second half of myself waiting to plug in and make me whole. It's there. I'm already whole."
- Sally Field
"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."
- Howard Finster
(Related: Credit, Difference, Interest, Waiting)
"Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die."
- Carrie Fisher
(Related: Drinking, Poison, Resentment, Waiting)
"The type of mixing that was out then was blending from one record to the next or waiting for the record to go off and wait for the jock to put the needle back on."
- Grandmaster Flash
"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."
- Curt Flood
(Related: Work, People, Court, Waiting)
"I use a professional researcher in New York who does all the legwork, all that stuff which would take me days and weeks of calling, waiting for people to call back."
- Ken Follett
(Related: People, Waiting)
"I'm an assistant storyteller. It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant, but I'm waiting on six million people a week, if I'm lucky."
- Jane Fonda
(Related: People, Being, Waiting)
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Life, Waiting)
"To die, to be really dead, that must be glorious. There are far worse things awaiting man than death."
- Garrett Fort
(Related: Death, Man)
"A man sits in his car at the traffic lights, waiting for them to go green."
- Michael Frayn
(Related: Car, Man, Waiting)
"The problem was with Bill Clinton, the scandals and rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Consulting, Direction, Dying, Leading, President, Waiting, Wrong)
"Congress should be forward thinking in the policies we set, instead of waiting until catastrophe looms."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Congress, Thinking, Waiting)
"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."
- Daisy Fuentes
(Related: Attention, Study, Waiting)
"If we wait for the U.S. to do something, we will be waiting for a very long time. It's Europe, it's Australia, it's the other developed and middle developing countries that have got to do the job."
- Susan George
(Related: Time, Countries, Europe, Job, Waiting, Will)
"Since the events of September 11, we've rightfully changed our military strategy so we're now taking the fight to those individuals who aim to do us harm, rather than waiting for another atrocious attack to happen."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Strategy, Events, Fight, Harm, Military, Now, Waiting)
"To me an audition is 30 crazed people in a room waiting to be axed."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: People, Waiting)
"If something anticipated arrives too late it finds us numb, wrung out from waiting, and we feel - nothing at all. The best things arrive on time."
- Dorothy Gilman
(Related: Time, Nothing, Waiting)
"It's odd how people waiting for you stand out far less clearly than people you are waiting for."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: People, Waiting)
"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."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: People, Inspiration, Artists, Song, Waiting, Years)
"Waiting is the great vocation of the dispossessed."
- Mary Gordon
(Related: Vocation, Waiting)
"It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Luck, Skill, Waiting)
"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."
- Spalding Gray
(Related: Age, Mother, Grave, Suicide, Waiting)
"As of right now, I'm still waiting to meet Halle Berry. And she is single."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Now, Right, Waiting)
"So I plan to prepare thoroughly and have several outfits waiting in the wings in case of inclement weather."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Waiting, Weather)
"My mother had always taught me to write about my feelings instead of sharing really personal things with others, so I spent many evenings writing in my diary, eating everything in the kitchen and waiting for Mr. Wrong to call."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Mother, Feelings, Eating, Kitchen, Sharing, Waiting, Writing, Wrong)
"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
(Related: Soul, Prayer, Waiting)
"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."
- Douglas Haig
(Related: War, Idea, Victory, Desire, Enemy, Waiting)
"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."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Time, Soul, Christmas, Day, Summer, Waiting)
"I mean, it's been quite busy, especially with the rain delay the first few days, and then having to play the late evenings, waiting here every day. It's been kind of difficult."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: Day, Delay, First, Play, Rain, Waiting)
"All those days of waiting on tables until I could get a role on Broadway, all that time going to school taking lessons, and all those years of being a nobody following a dream-and now here it is."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Time, Dream, Being, Now, School, Waiting, Years)
"When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there."
- George Harrison
(Related: Peace, May, Mind, Waiting)
"The worst part was waiting around. Sometimes you are ready at 9 a.m. and you don't start until the afternoon. Occupying your time while you wait is the hardest part of the movie."
- Colleen Haskell
(Related: Time, Waiting)
"It's very important to reveal the mystery of the pyramid. Science in archaeology is very important. People all over the world are waiting to solve this mystery."
- Zahi Hawass
(Related: Science, People, Mystery, Waiting, World)
"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."
- Benjamin Haydon
(Related: Men, Waiting, World)
"So you have to keep waiting and then they give you the script and it's terrible. Then you have to go to the rewrite and they're very upset because you didn't like it. I went through that for seven years."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Waiting, Years)
"I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Man, Waiting)
"The thing I hated about it was that you live in your trailer all the time and then they call you and you do maybe two dozen lines. Then they do that for three hours and you wait and wait and wait, and I don't like waiting."
- Lee Hazlewood
(Related: Time, Waiting)
"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."
- Lee Hazlewood
(Related: Film, Television, Waiting)
"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."
- John Hench
(Related: Technology, Time, Difficulty, Space, Waiting, Years)
"The reality is, it will be a significant conflict going for many, many months, if not longer. Saddam Hussein is not a fool. He hasn't been sitting there waiting to get shot for 13 years."
- John Hewson
(Related: Conflict, Fool, Months, Reality, Waiting, Will, Years)
"When I started working with mirrors, it seemed to be the perfect material to stand in for that waiting."
- Jim Hodges
"God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self-control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers."
- Richard Holloway
(Related: God, Strength, Act, Children, Hunger, Prayer, Self, Waiting, Will)
"By-and-large, these are families that are just waiting to get out of here. They are frustrated; I would be, too. I get frustrated at the cash register counter when the paper runs out."
- Russel Honore
"I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom."
- Bob Hope
(Related: Dance, Brothers, Waiting)
"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."
- Stephen Hopkins
(Related: Birthday, People, Night, Waiting)
"We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released."
- Jean Houston
"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."
- Carl Hubbell
(Related: Funny, Thought, Waiting)
"The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Prosperity, Waiting)
"There are times when even the best manager is like the little boy with the big dog, waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Manager, Waiting)
"Her face betokened all things dear and good, The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep, and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts, like flowers would drift away."
- Jean Ingelow
(Related: Thoughts, Day, Flowers, Light, Waiting)
"I remember wearing overcoats, hiding in the bushes outside of Abbey Road Studios, waiting for the traffic to clear. As it did, we would drop our overcoats and run out on to the cross walk and strike our poses."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Road, Waiting)
"In a world where discovery is more important than delivery, it's the people who find, remix and direct attention to old stuff that should be rewarded, not the people who deliver it or sit on it waiting for someone to show up."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: People, Attention, Discovery, Old, Waiting, World)
"I felt like a hunted animal, followed constantly, waiting to be killed."
- Richard Jewell
"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
(Related: Quest, Waiting, World)
"While waiting for a Moses to lead us into the promised land, we have forgotten how to walk."
- Wendell Johnson
(Related: Land, Waiting)
"The Indian race are waiting and praying."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Race, Waiting)
"It's incredible when I'm out in these towns. I have people telling me they were waiting for hours just to meet me and get my autograph. I feel so guilty. I always feel like I have to give them more than just Kato Kaelin."
- Kato Kaelin
(Related: People, Waiting)
"To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Idea, Waiting)
"Amin managed to invite both the US and Soviet ambassadors to his palace at the very same time and then deliberately kept them together in his waiting room."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Time, Waiting)
"Miller didn't write Death of a Salesman. He released it. It was there inside him, waiting to be turned loose. That's the measure of its merit."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Death, Measure, Merit, Waiting)
"When I found the book was condemned as soon as the book was printed, or rather as soon as it was set up ready to print, I held it in plates for a year nearly, waiting to see what would come out of all this discussion."
- John Harvey Kellogg
"You have it within your grasp to be regarded as one of the greatest legislative sessions in the history of the state. If you're bold and if you're ready to aggressively reach for our future, all the ingredients are here. The opportunities are waiting for us."
- Dirk Kempthorne
(Related: History, Future, State, Waiting)
"I never, absolutely never, keep people waiting."
- Graham Kennedy
(Related: People, Waiting)
"But after a few minutes of convincing myself that I really wanted to go - telling myself that I love skating and that my coach is there waiting for me - I would get up and go. And my mother would always get up and eat breakfast with me!"
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Love, Mother, Coach, Waiting)
"Five to six thousand people die every year waiting for organs, but nobody cares."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: People, Waiting)
"Most people are awaiting Virtual Reality; I'm awaiting virtuous reality."
- Eli Khamarov
(Related: People, Reality)
"We haven't played that many of them because all our gear was over here waiting for us when we could get here. So we didn't get to rehearse any of the new stuff, so we have planned to play 3 or 4 new ones."
- Kerry King
(Related: Play, Waiting)
"I honestly have no strategy whatsoever. I'm waiting for that script to pop through the letterbox and completely surprise me."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Strategy, Waiting)
"But when it really happens I'm very fascinated, I'm waiting for the moment, because the moment where life abandons you and death steps in, that moment must be fantastic, no?"
- Nastassja Kinski
(Related: Death, Life, Waiting)
"Conservatives and liberals alike have been waiting for this moment for a third of a century."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Liberals, Waiting)
"I wasn't the kind of person that liked waiting for autographs or following them, I just liked to go to the shows, study their records, driving many, many hours to different states to go to concerts."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Driving, states, Study, Waiting)
"The end is the beginning of all things, Suppressed and hidden, Awaiting to be released through the rhythm Of pain and pleasure."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Beginning, End, Pain, Pleasure)
"Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race."
- Stanley Kunitz
(Related: Wisdom, Gods, Heroes, Mind, Myths, Old, Race, Waiting)
"Yes, and I can sit down on a white piece of paper and work because I don't believe too much into inspiration, only I'm waiting for inspiration, work and then inspiration may come. It's a little too easy to say that."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: Work, Inspiration, May, Waiting)
"Walt Disney had always tried to get more dimension in his animation and when I saw these tapes, I thought, This is it! This is what Walt was waiting for! But when I looked around, nobody at the studio at the time was even halfway interested in it."
- John Lasseter
(Related: Time, Thought, Animation, Disney, Waiting)
"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."
- Andy Lau
(Related: Day, Girls, Hair, Press, Waiting, Will)
"I am waiting for a sign that will indicate to me what meaning I must give to my life, but right now my existence is satisfactory."
- Lucy Lawless
(Related: Life, Existence, Meaning, Now, Right, Waiting, Will)
"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."
- Matt LeBlanc
(Related: Life, People, Waiting)
"The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Listening, Talking, Waiting)
"It's a natural thing for people to say, you know, Who's in this book? I find myself get ting a little defensive. People come along and I'm waiting for that first question."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: People, First, Question, Waiting)
"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
"What would you say? And why are you waiting?"
- Stephen Levine
"The workers of the nation were tired of waiting for corporate industry to right their economic wrongs, to alleviate their social agony and to grant them their political rights. Despairing of fair treatment, they resolved to do something for themselves."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: Corporate, Rights, Nation, Treatment, Waiting, Workers, Wrongs)
"Zhang Yimou is an artist. Sometimes we did only two or three shots a day because we were waiting for the sun."
- Jet Li
(Related: Artist, Day, Sun, Waiting)
"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Lie, Beach, Open, Reward, Sea, Waiting)
"Eric McCormack is directing talent waiting to happen."
- Ron Livingston
(Related: Talent, Waiting)
"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."
- Joe Lockhart
(Related: Court, Judges, Waiting)
"Right now music is more my outlet than acting, but I'm waiting for that one satisfying role."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Music, Acting, Now, Right, Waiting)
"But as a woman, I really started feeling vulnerable on the set, and I really felt that it was important that I should not be open for invitation or making myself look as though I was waiting for something."
- John Lone
(Related: Feeling, Open, Waiting, Woman)
"Perhaps there is no agony worse than the tedium I experienced waiting for Something to Happen."
- Lance Loud
"I suppose I was waiting until I was old enough to have some sort of experience to sing about. When you're young, it's hard to sing the blues. Nobody believes you."
- Nick Lowe
(Related: Experience, Old, Waiting)
"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."
- Derek Luke
(Related: Daughter, Action, Help, President, Waiting)
"The film world is a crazy place to be. You sit around all day waiting for the phone to ring. Are people talking about you or aren't they?"
- Kyle MacLachlan
(Related: People, Day, Film, Talking, Waiting, World)
"I know firsthand how agonizing waiting can be."
- Joe Manchin
"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."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Waiting, Years)
"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."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Life, Waiting)
"I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Fear, Waiting, Writers)
"Gotham Games called me, and I could not be more thrilled. I've been waiting to be in a video game forever, so when they called there was no hesitation."
- Cindy Margolis
(Related: Games, Hesitation, Waiting)
"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."
- Mother Maribel
(Related: Life, Circumstances, Secrets, Waiting)
"Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Echo, Publishing, Waiting)
"Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Poetry, Echo, Waiting, Writing)
"I'm waiting for them to make 'Thundercats'. I would love to be Cheetara."
- Rachel McAdams
(Related: Love, Waiting)
"Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die."
- Malachy McCourt
(Related: Poison, Resentment, Waiting)
"I like to be in waiting rooms with people as they're auditioning, because their terror calms me."
- John C. McGinley
(Related: People, Terror, Waiting)
"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."
- Mark McGrath
(Related: People, Noses, Right, Theory, Waiting, Want, Wonders)
"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."
- Ian McKellen
(Related: Life, Love, Christmas, Waiting)
"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."
- Ian McKellen
(Related: Management, Performance, Audiences, Judgment, Right, Theatre, Waiting, World)
"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."
- Cynthia McKinney
(Related: African, Rights, Generations, Waiting, Years)
"Our hope is to deliver an incredibly fun and compelling game that will give the fans more than what they've been waiting for, and show a whole new generation of gamers how much fun it is to live the life of a pirate!"
- Sid Meier
(Related: Life, Hope, Fans, Fun, Waiting, Will)
"Men who have reached and passed forty-five, 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."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Men, Waiting, World)
"Waiting and hoping are the whole of life, and as soon as a dream is realized it is destroyed."
- Gian Carlo Menotti
(Related: Life, Dream, Waiting)
"I got a script sent to me at this office and I got a call from a woman - Universal's doing a snowboarding movie. I'm not in it yet, but I'm supposed to meet with the director in New York soon. I'm waiting to hear back from them."
- Jason Mewes
(Related: Office, Waiting, Woman)
"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."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Work, Draft, Legislation, Responsibility, Waiting)
"If I were to wait only for roles that clarify my racial makeup, I'd be waiting for a very, very long time."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Time, Makeup, Waiting)
"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
"At the time when this famous historical battle was fought in Kosovo, the people were looking at the stars, expecting aid from them. Now, six centuries later, they are looking at the stars again, waiting to conquer them."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: Time, People, Battle, Famous, Now, Stars, Waiting)
"We have been waiting for you so that we could turn over the government."
- Duong Van Minh
(Related: Government, Waiting)
"But God really did bless me, you know? He really said, All right. Come on. I'm still waiting for you. Get over here. Get over here."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: God, Right, Waiting)
"I'm in this position where I can afford to wait, I'm lucky enough to be financially secure to not have to do anything that's thrown at me. You know the next couple of jobs are going to be pretty crucial in terms of how you're perceived by people. So I'm just waiting."
- Dominic Monaghan
(Related: People, Jobs, Pretty, Waiting)
"Art is the production of objects for consumption, to be used and discarded while waiting for a new world in which man will have succeeded in freeing himself of everything, even of his own consciousness."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Art, Consciousness, Man, Production, Waiting, Will, World)
"I know all about you. You're the people waiting on the shoreline with the warm towels and the hot chocolate after the woman swims the English Channel."
- Gwen Moore
(Related: People, English, Waiting, Woman)
"You know, I'm not making top dollar, but when you're making top dollar, there are a lot of people waiting for you to fall."
- Esai Morales
(Related: People, Waiting)
"When I sit at my table to write, I never know what it's going to be until I'm under way. I trust in inspiration, which sometimes comes and sometimes doesn't. But I don't sit back waiting for it. I work every day."
- Alberto Moravia
(Related: Trust, Work, Inspiration, Day, Waiting)
"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."
- Kate Moss
(Related: People, Waiting)
"People watch me, waiting for me to slip up, so my privacy has gone - but that's a price you pay."
- Samantha Mumba
(Related: People, Privacy, Waiting)
"There's a line of dancers waiting to get into Sydney Dance Company."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Dance, Company, Waiting)
"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."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: President, Thinking, Waiting)
"We seem to somewhat be behind an eight ball, and what I mean by that is we're constantly waiting for a call from Neil as to whether he wants to do CSNY."
- Graham Nash
"But the important thing about learning to wait, I feel sure, is to know what you are waiting for."
- Anna Neagle
(Related: Learning, Waiting)
"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
(Related: Life, Time, Opportunity, Anticipation, Learning, Open, Waiting)
"Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration."
- Ernest Newman
(Related: Time, Inspiration, Day, Job, Waiting, Waste)
"Being in the stands is very difficult. I was never playing but I am nervous watching, waiting."
- Yannick Noah
(Related: Being, Waiting)
"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."
- Graham Norton
(Related: Ambition, Being, Living, Waiting)
"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."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Love, Defeat, Repetition, Waiting)
"I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Debt, Office, Waiting)
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Change, Time, Waiting, Will)
"There's no such thing as failure - just waiting for success."
- John Osborne
(Related: Success, Failure, Waiting)
"When I got Jacob's Latter, I was nervous because I felt I wasn't allowed to fail. I felt that they were waiting for one little failure and that would prove them right and I'd be,"out of there.""
- Elizabeth Pena
(Related: Failure, Right, Waiting)
"Explore your mind, discover yourself, then give the best that is in you to your age and to your world. There are heroic possibilities waiting to be discovered in every person."
- Wilferd A. Peterson
(Related: Age, Mind, Possibilities, Waiting, World)
"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
- Eden Phillpotts
(Related: Universe, Waiting)
"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."
- Iggy Pop
(Related: Money, Waiting)
"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
(Related: Darkness, First, Light, Waiting, Wrong)
"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Day, Magic, Waiting)
"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."
- William Proxmire
(Related: People, Spirits, Waiting, Years)
"My readers at that time were still men of letters; but there had to be other people waiting to read my poems."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Men, Time, People, Letters, Poems, Waiting)
"Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent, O God. Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting, and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise."
- Karl Rahner
(Related: God, Hope, Longing, Promise, Songs, Waiting)
"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."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Dream, Greatness, Earth, Heaven, Now, Waiting)
"Marilyn Monroe was no fun to work with. She would report to work around 5:00 in the evening. You've been in make-up since 8:30 in the morning waiting for her."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Work, Evening, Fun, Waiting)
"When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble."
- John C. Ransom
(Related: Poets, Prose, Style, Waiting)
"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
(Related: Environmental, Government, State, Waiting)
"There is no magic person out there, no perfect human being out there waiting for you."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Being, Magic, Waiting)
"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
(Related: Action, Waiting, Want)
"Arizona's forest fires are not waiting for April, and neither will we. That is why I am pushing for stepped up deployment for Hot Shot wildfire crews in March rather than April, in order to better prepare for the expected fires in northern Arizona."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: April, March, Order, Waiting, Will)
"When you're getting ready to launch into space, you're sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Space, Waiting)
"Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
"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."
- Rebecca Romijn
(Related: Life, People, Favorite, Waiting, Want)
"The world is full of genies waiting to grant your wishes."
- Percy Ross
(Related: Waiting, Wishes, World)
"The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Waiting, World)
"People think that they just want movies like Pretty Woman, when really they - at least the ones that I know personally - have been waiting for something that doesn't completely insult them."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Movies, People, Insult, Pretty, Waiting, Want, Woman)
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
- Carl Sagan
"If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Women, Fame, Waiting)
"Spending waiting moments doing crossword puzzles or reading a book you brought yourself."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Moments, Reading, Waiting)
"Barack Obama says that we need to be humble toward terrorism. Yet he is the one we have been waiting for. That is humble?"
- Evan Sayet
(Related: Terrorism, Waiting)
"I saw the booster, not Sputnik, flying by, and I said, maybe this is the way we should be going, not just sitting back waiting for something to happen."
- Wally Schirra
(Related: Flying, Waiting)
"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
(Related: Decision, Waiting)
"You can scream at me, call me for a shoot at midnight, keep me waiting for hours - as long as what ends up on the screen is perfect."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Midnight, Waiting)
"I can imagine few things more trying to the patience than the long wasted days of waiting."
- Robert Falcon Scott
(Related: Patience, Trying, Waiting)
"But the issue became, how long do you keep the press waiting so that you can gather more information?"
- William Scranton
(Related: Information, Press, Waiting)
"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."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Death, Hope, Waiting)
"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."
- Hun Sen
(Related: Future, Rights, Now, Waiting)
"When I did that first movie, it was the introduction to all the set-up time and the waiting time that's endemic in motion pictures, and the repetition."
- Harry Shearer
(Related: Time, First, Repetition, Waiting)
"When we started the band, it was because we were waiting for a sound that never happened. We got tired of waiting, and we decided to just do it ourselves."
- Mike Shinoda
(Related: Sound, Waiting)
"I've been waiting 13 years for justice."
- Curtis Sliwa
(Related: Justice, Waiting, Years)
"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."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: Men, Crime, Homosexuality, Prison, Punishment, Russia, Waiting, Years)
"What is important is not what someone is but what he is waiting for. Not the events of life but its possibilities."
- Dorothee Solle
(Related: Life, Events, Possibilities, Waiting)
"I don't know if it has set in or not. Honestly, it's crazy. It's such an amazing honor. I remember thinking back to being in my room waiting for the call to see if I got the part. It's like winning the lottery. I'm proud to be a member of such an amazing cast - that's the best award of all."
- Hailee Steinfeld
(Related: Winning, Being, Honor, Thinking, Waiting)
"The essence of a government health care system - for people who have never lived under it and don't know - is waiting, waiting, waiting. You wait for everything. You wait for years for operations that are routine in America."
- Mark Steyn
(Related: Government, Health, People, America, Care, Routine, Waiting, Years)
"I tried for modelling work but it was a bit slow and that's when I took a part-time job at McDonalds. It gave me income while I was waiting for my big break and at the very least I could eat."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Work, Income, Job, Waiting)
"My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: Life, Answers, Questions, Waiting)
"I love going to the set every day, because Noah Wylie will be there waiting."
- Sherry Stringfield
(Related: Love, Day, Waiting, Will)
"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."
- Jim Sullivan
(Related: Mistake, Light, Waiting)
"When I did the record, I was coming off a time when my contract had been sold and the music industry had changed a lot. I didn't understand how to make records for big labels. I was waiting for a new kind of record label to emerge."
- Matthew Sweet
(Related: Music, Time, Waiting)
"I get really restless when I haven't worked for a day and a half. I have a recurring dream that people are lined up next to my bed, waiting for autographs and taking pictures of me!"
- Taylor Swift
(Related: People, Dream, Bed, Day, Waiting)
"Gout produces calculus in the kidney... the patient has frequently to entertain the painful speculation as to whether gout or stone be the worst disease. Sometimes the stone, on passing, kills the patient, without waiting for the gout."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Disease, Waiting)
"Some government workers are dedicated and work hard, but most of them are just waiting to retire."
- Wanda Sykes
(Related: Government, Work, Waiting, Workers)
"I slide my arm from under the sleeper's head and it is numb, full of swarming pins, on the tip of each, waiting to be counted, the fallen angels sit."
- Wislawa Szymborska
(Related: Angels, Waiting)
"Boyhood is the longest time in life for a boy. The last term of the school-year is made of decades, not of weeks, and living through them is like waiting for the millennium."
- Booth Tarkington
(Related: Life, Time, Living, School, Waiting)
"It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting."
- Elizabeth Taylor
(Related: Time, Patience, Waiting, Years)
"A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love; The world is waiting for the spring."
- Sara Teasdale
(Related: Women, Love, Spring, Waiting, World)
"No matter how great you are, the next great one is already sitting there waiting to take your place."
- Joe Theismann
"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."
- Dick Thornburgh
(Related: People, Congress, Constitution, Direction, Tools, Vote, Waiting)
"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."
- G. M. Trevelyan
(Related: God, May, Waiting)
"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?"
- Anne Tyler
(Related: Work, Mother, Waiting, Writing)
"Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Heart, Waiting)
"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 hoe great it will get!"
- Stevie Ray Vaughan
(Related: Today, Waiting, Will)
"I don't want to spend the rest of my life in politics. When I'm finished with my term as governor, I'm going back to the life that's waiting for me in the private sector."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Life, Politics, Rest, Waiting, Want)
"I am waiting for the decision, which is not depending of me, to know if the trial will be in Iraq, in the states, or in international court. Of course, the decision is not mine."
- Jacques Verges
(Related: Decision, Court, Iraq, states, Waiting, Will)
"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."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Life, Politics, People, Culture, Economy, Waiting)
"The selfless actions of these heroes have removed them from their families, businesses and homeland to fight, so that others may experience the liberty awaiting our troops upon safe return to America."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Experience, Actions, America, Fight, Heroes, Liberty, May, Troops)
"I don't like waiting in airports for my bags. Even worse, I don't like waiting in airports when my bags are lost."
- Steve Waugh
"I have to keep reminding myself that I am their mother. Sometimes we are sitting at home and I feel like we are waiting for our mom to come home."
- Ruby Wax
(Related: Home, Mom, Mother, Waiting)
"Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired."
- Mae West
(Related: Men, Home, Waiting)
"If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine."
- Morris West
(Related: Life, Waiting)
"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."
- Vivienne Westwood
(Related: Time, People, Waiting)
"I also don't trust Caribou anymore. They're out there, on the tundra, waiting... Something's going down. I'm right about this."
- Joss Whedon
(Related: Trust, Right, Waiting)
"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
(Related: Life, Love, Action, Hope, Beliefs, Earth, Future, Grace, Honor, Now, Right, Waiting)
"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."
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Thought, Christmas, Day, Party, President, Speech, Vice, Waiting)
"There is no denying that Hitler and Stalin are alive today... they are waiting for us to forget, because this is what makes possible the resurrection of these two monsters."
- Simon Wiesenthal
(Related: Forget, Today, Waiting)
"All my life I've been waiting for this, and now it can happen. A Williams is going to win."
- Richard Williams
(Related: Life, Now, Waiting)
"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
(Related: Maturity, Waiting)
"Your future is still before you. Your land is a vast storehouse of mineral and agricultural wealth awaiting further development for the benefit of mankind. It potentialities are magnificent."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Development, Wealth, Future, Land, Mankind)
"I lay in my dressing room after being in make-up waiting to go on. They knew I was feeling pretty rotten and they tried to give me time to rest. But I couldn't sleep. I couldn't do anything."
- Dick York
(Related: Time, Being, Feeling, Pretty, Rest, Sleep, Waiting)
"I wrap my heart in yours, placing divulged faith in the whole of your being, wistfully awaiting the trumpet you return."
- Isabel Yosito
(Related: Faith, Heart, Being)
"For a writer, published works are like fallen flowers, but the expected new work is like a calyx waiting to blossom."
- Cao Yu
(Related: Work, Flowers, Waiting, Writer)
"It is a pain in the ass waiting around for someone to try to kill you."
- Roger Zelazny
(Related: Pain, Waiting)
"I believe in love, but I don't sit around waiting for it. I buy houses."
- Renee Zellweger
(Related: Love, Houses, Waiting)