39 Quotes About Wasting Time

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Wasting time does nothing to contribute to your goals and objectives. As we ignore the passing of time, we risk a greater loss of life purpose and meaning. These quotes about wasting time bring you the type of encouragement you need.

“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.”

“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.”

“Convert every passing time of your life before it melts away.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“For some reason, as time gets short in life, wasting time escaping through entertainment bothers me.”

“Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.”

“He did not waste time in a vain search for a place in history.”

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

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

“I feel like I’m wasting time if I repeat myself.”

“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.”

“I have no patience for wasting time.”

“I know so much pressure is on all of us to waste time and to just trivialize it. There is so much pressure on us to try to overcome boredom by spending time on frivolities.”

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

“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.”

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

“If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.”

“If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Invest your evaporating time and leave a legacy behind for future generations.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Never allow any of your time to be wasted on the frivolities of life.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”

“There’s no good way to waste your time. Wasting time is just wasting time.”

“To waste one hour is a proof that you lack understanding of life.”

“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.”

“You are not told that while you try to eliminate your boredom by playing games and chatting on social media or watching movies and making unnecessary phone calls; your life is diminishing into vanity.”

“You are to use this one life to make a difference in your world. You are to invest your time and not waste it.”

“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.”

“You will need an evidence to show the world that you didn’t waste your time here on earth.”

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

“Your time keeps flying away into vanity while you dine with your distractions. Your life keeps diminishing while you waste your time feeding your distractions.”

Examining how your time is wasted will help you to preserve a greater loss of life due to poor habits.