waiting Quotes

58 of the best book quotes about waiting
  1. #1
    “When that day comes, we’ll be waiting. Waiting for Charlie St. Cloud to come home to us. Until then we offer these parting words... May he live in peace.”
  2. #2
    “Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.”
  3. #3
    “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
  4. #4
    ″Jon warned me that sometimes this took great patience—even years.’But in the end,’ he said, ‘people will show you their good side. Almost everybody has a good side. Just keep waiting. It will come out.’ ″
  5. #5
    “It was lovely to realize that while the fat farmer was sitting up there on the hill waiting for them to starve, he was also giving them their dinner without knowing it.”
  6. #6
    “She crept back into the silent house, past the closed bedroom door inside which the other mother and the other father [...] what? she wondered. Slept? Waited?”
  7. #7
    “Nate had been spying on the candy shop for almost thirty minutes. His hour had to be waning. If he was going to risk a direct assault on the shop, he knew it was now or never.”
  8. #8
    Estragon: “You’re sure it was this evening?”
    Vladimir: “What?”
    Estragon: “That we were to wait.”
    Vladimir: “He said Saturday. (Pause.) I think.”
  9. #9
    Vladimir: “He didn’t say for sure he’d come.”
    Estragon: “And if he doesn’t come?”
    Vladimir: “We’ll come back tomorrow.”
    Estragon: “And then the day after tomorrow.”
    Vladimir: “Possibly.”
    Estragon: “And so on.”
    Vladimir: “The point is—”
    Estragon: “Until he comes.”
    Vladimir: “You’re merciless.”
    Estragon: “We came here yesterday.”
    Vladimir: “Ah no, there you’re mistaken.”
  1. #10
    “We wait. We are bored. No, don’t protest, we are bored to death, there’s no denying it. Good. A diversion comes along and what do we do? We let it go to waste. ...In an instant, all will vanish and we’ll be alone once more, in the midst of nothingness.”
  2. #11
    Vladimir: “Well? What do we do?”
    Estragon: “Don’t let’s do anything. It’s safer”
  3. #12
    “Why are we here, that is the question? And we are blessed in this, that we happen to know the answer. Yes, in this immense confusion one thing alone is clear. We are waiting for Godot to come...We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment.”
  4. #13
    Estragon: “Let’s go.”
    Vladimir: “We can’t.”
    Estragon: “Why not?”
    Vladimir: “We’re waiting for Godot.”
  5. #14
    “Do not wait. The time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”
  6. #15
    “Promptly at seven the next morning Jurgis reported for work. He came to the door that had been pointed out to him, and there he waited for nearly two hours. The boss had meant for him to enter, but had not said this, and so it was only when on his way out to hire another man that he came upon Jurgis. He gave him a good cursing, but as Jurgis did not understand a word of it he did not object.”
  7. #16
    “Sometimes if you have a difficult decision to make, just stall until the answer presents itself.”
  8. #17
    “Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting.”
  9. #18
    “Maybe I’ll be like that man in ‘The Hanging Tree’. Still waiting for an answer.”

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  1. #19
    “Misfortune always comes to those who wait.”
  2. #20
    “I wait full knowledge ere I judge.”
  3. #21
    “During the whole underside of her life, ever since her first memory, Eleanor had been waiting for something like Hill House. Caring for her mother, lifting a cross old lady from her chair to her bed, setting out endless little trays of soup and oatmeal, steeling herself to the filthy laundry, Eleanor had held fast to the belief that someday something would happen.”
  4. #22
    “It was during this period that he might have hearkened to the memories of the lair and the stream and run back to the Wild. But the memory of his mother held him...So he remained in his bondage waiting for her.”
  5. #23
    “Waiting for the pen to dry up so he can start fresh with thoughts that are worth new ink.”
  6. #24
    “I was waiting for the longest time, she said. I thought you forgot.
    It is hard to forget, I said, when there is such an empty space when you are gone.”
  7. #25
    “I think fear had made us all a little cantankerous. I had spent the night in the waiting room. Gramps offered to get me a motel room, but I was afraid that if I left the hospital, I would never see Gram again.”
  8. #26
    “Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. ”
  9. #27
    “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.”
  1. #28
    “Oh, how long Me seems it, ere the promis’d help arrive!”
  2. #29
    “Who knows the end? What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise. Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men.”
  3. #30
    “Because the truth is that my God is coming back. When he arrives I’ll be waiting for him with a shotgun. And I’m keeping the last shell for myself.”
  4. #31
    “Sometimes the trick to getting the best of a situation was just to wait.”
  5. #32
    “Sometimes, oh God, the Green Mile is so long.”
  6. #33
    “It was nothing like what I’d dreamed of when I was a little girl—what I had hoped for myself growing up. But it was the only life I had, and it was mine. The days of waiting around for someone else to ride in and save the day for me were over.”
  7. #34
    “Too often the people complain that they have done nothing with their lives and then they wait for somebody to tell them that this isn’t so.”
  8. #35
    “When you’re feeling overwhelmed or your body is giving you signs that you’re overdoing it,: stop,breathe, and remember one thing: everything can wait. Fall in love with you. Love, support, validate, and nourish a relationship with yourself.”
  9. #36
    Every moment waited is a moment wasted.

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  1. #37
    “Waiting is a sustained effort to stay focused on God through prayer and belief.”
  2. #38
    “I can’t do this, I can’t just be a wife. I don’t understand how anyone does it—there is literally nothing to do but wait. Wait for a man to come home and love you. Either that or look around for something to distract you.”
  3. #39
    “Those freckles make you seem like a galaxy of stars, just waiting to be explored and loved.”
  4. #40
    “I took solace in knowing that something better waited for me on the other side, something as pure and deep as the ocean itself.”
  5. #41
    “I imagined the waiting was just part of their game. A way to break me down before the real torture began.”
  6. #42
    “Hell waits in a doctor’s office,
    tapping his shoe against a loose strip of carpet,
    holding a magazine in front of his face,
    trying to look professional,
    whilst eyeing the children’s toys.”
  7. #43
    “All your life you wait, and then it finally comes, and are you ready?”
  8. #44
    “Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying. You’ll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing.”
  9. #45
    “The Waiting Place...for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or the waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting.
    “Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for the wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting.”
  1. #46
    “When people are waiting, they are bad judges of time, and every half minute seems like five.”
  2. #47
    “No, don’t apologize. I’m sorry. You’re right. I keep waiting to not care about her.”
  3. #48
    “Speculation was a waste of time: he must wait until there was more evidence.”
  4. #49
    “I know that she will never tell me that she is waiting for a new world where a Greek may love an Italian and think nothing of it.”
  5. #50
    “Bartleby: ‘I would not like it at all; though, as I said before, I am not particular.‘”
  6. #51
    “I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina,” he said. “You and I are going to change the world.”
  7. #52
    “The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don’t wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.”
  8. #53
    “...the worst moment of any campaign is waiting for the sun to rise on the morning of the battle.”
  9. #54
    “As for oblivion, well, we can wait a little while for that.”
  10. #55
    “Don’t ever wait around for your life. Go get what you want. Because believe me, no one’s going to give it to you.”
  11. #56
    “Now I found it in writing sentences. You can write that sentence in a way that you would have written it last year. Or you can write it in the way of the exquisite nuance that is sitting in your mind now. But that takes a lot of ... waiting for the right word to come.”
  12. #57
    “The enemy wants to steal our peace and keep us stirred up, anxious, fearful, upset, and always in a stance of waiting for something terrible to happen at any minute.”
  13. #58
    “He could not possibly survive until Discovery II made its rendezvous with Japetus, four or five years hence.”
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